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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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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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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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24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3513 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13t128. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $2000 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/31/13.DRIVE A NEW 2013 EXPLORER FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH.* newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads S ee Page 3 for information on h ow to contact the newspaper.Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 Vol. 84, No. 49 50¢ Plus tax Sour orange cook off contest open to all ...Page 9 Guide to area festivals inside!Man accused of shooting at deputies...Page 14 County Commissioners unhappy about SFWMD proposed purchase of 638 acres from DudaBy Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat By a 3-0 vote, commissioners Tuesday agreed to send a letter to water managers asking them to hold off on their proposed purchase of 638 acres of A. Duda & Sons property in Glades County. Commissioners Paul Beck, Donna Storter Long and Dennis Grif n directed staff to pen the letter of opposition that will be presented to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) governing board at their meeting Thursday, Jan. 10 (today). The governing board is slated to vote on Resolution 2013-105 which would pave the way for SFWMD staff to enter into negotiations with A. Duda. According to SFWMD wants more Glades land Attention: All girls who attend Glades County schools interested in being in the 2013 Chalo Nitka J r. Miss or Queen Contest (grades 7-12). The nal day to sign up is Thursday, Jan. 10. Registration forms are available in the Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School of ce. Practice will start on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Chalo Nitka festivities plannedSee FESTIVAL — Page 8 By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat The rst meeting of 2013 included items on impact fees, two rezoning requests, a request from the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, and other matters, when the Glades County Board of County Commissioners held their regular session on Tuesday in Moore Haven. Cliff Smith, President of the United Way asked the Commission to consider providing of ce space for a center that would include the United Way, County Housing Assistance programs, Food Stamps, Boy Scouts, the Red Cross, Goodwill Industries, a food bank and other community needs. They currently have an of ce at the new Health Department. Possible locations include the Doyle Conner Building, the old Health Department complex on US 27, and the old jail. Mr. Smith said the goal is to help communities access the services they need, help collaboration among agencies and help distribute emergency food and shelter during crisis. Commissioners agreed to study the matter but would make no promises. Commissioners also question whether they would receive rent from the agency. Commissioners voted to suspend all impact fees until February, 2014. These include fees for emergency medical services, schools, parks and recreation and roads. The New Hope Baptist Church was allowed to have one and a half acres rezoned to planned development in order for the church to build a new sanctuary near the intersection of US 27 and Yaun Road. The old zoning of agriculture residential allowed only 10-percent of the property to be used for a building. Commissioners denied an application from James Beck to build four duplexes on Calumet Circle in Port LaBelle. The applicant requested to rezone four lots from residential County considers impact fees, rezoningSee SFWMD — Page 8 See COUNTY — Page 8

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonIn the 1940’s Whooping Cranes were on the verge of extinction with fewer than 20 birds in the wild. Of the 600 that currently exist, only about 445 are found in the wild, with 115 of these being in the Eastern United States. The migratory population has increased through the efforts of the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP), International Crane Foundation (ICF), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other organizations. Over the years, twelve groups of Whooping Cranes have been lead by ultralights from Wisconsin to their wintering grounds at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Gulf Coast. For eight years a second method, Direct Autumn Release (DAR), has been used to rear and reintroduce groups of rst time migratory cranes. At research facilities in Wisconsin the chicks are often raised next to and then later visited by wild adult Whooping Cranes who serve as imprinting models. Biologists at ICF’s facilities wear costumes in order to mask the human form prior to the juvenile bird’s release. The young birds are released at locations where they can learn the migration route from older cranes. The six fall 2012 DAR Whooping Cranes were released on Oct. 23. These Whooping Cranes are monitored by the Eastern Whooping Crane Partnership using transmitters and each crane has unique leg bands. The 2012 DAR Whooping Cranes have all completed their migration to Florida. Lily (14-12, male) migrated with Sandhill Cranes in November and is currently in Volusia County. The other ve arrived at a ranch in south Hendry County on November 9 and stayed together for several weeks. Currently, Tussock (13-12, female) and Cypress (15-12, male) are in Broward County. Sedge (12-12, male), Fireweed (16-12, male), and Rush (17-12, female) are in southern Hendry County. Fireweed was observed this past week at Devils Garden Bird Park. For information about the park tours go to www.devilsgardenbirdpark.com. The transmitters on the DAR 2012 shifted to winter mode this week and will only transmit data every three to four days. Please submit your observations and photos to Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership at www.bringbackthecranes. org. The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP) “asks anyone who encounters a whooping crane in the wild to please give them the respect and distance they need. Do not approach birds on foot within 200 yards; remain in your vehicle; do not approach in a vehicle any closer than 100 yards. Also, please remain concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the birds can hear you. Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view or photograph whooping cranes (WCEP).” Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding or photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips from Jan. 19 to 26 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 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! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Whooping Crane Update (WHCR) PHOTO / RHONDA ROFFJuvenile Whooping Crane. Margaret England

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Child Advocate Volunteer Orientation AnnouncedWho 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, at 3:00 p.m. 4:00 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.Square dance classes planned in Moore HavenSportsman’s Village Condo Association, 1159 Daniels Road S.E. in Moore Haven, will host square dance workshops on Mondays. Plus dancers will be at 1 p.m.; mainstream at 2:30 p.m. and beginners at 4 p.m. The caller is Mike Gormley from Sebring. For more information, call 419-376-0557. Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes.Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 plan January eventsThe Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523, 101 Avenue J, Moore Haven, has activities planned for January. On Jan. 10 the Eagles Auxiliary will host a dinner (open to the public), On Jan. 16, the FOE will host a sh fry; limited seating tickets are available. On Jan. 18, there will be a barbecue luncheon to bene t the Ball Softball Team; tickets are $8. On Tuesday nights, the FOE has Bingo at 7 p.m. (open to the public). On Wednesday nights, the Eagles have free pool and juke box for members and guests. On Friday Nights, steak dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m. (open to the public). On Saturdays and Sundays, a full breakfast is served from 8–11 a.m. (open to the public). On Saturday nights there will be members pool tournaments. Also on Saturdays, the FOE will serve chicken wings—carry out only (open to the public). Regular meetings are: Men’s Aerie, second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Ladies Auxiliary rst and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. Initiations are on the last Sunday of the month.VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 Beef Brisket DinnerLABELLE—On Friday, Jan. 11, at 5 p.m. the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will host a beef brisket dinner for $7 which includes dessert in their smoke-free dining room, located on Hwy. 29, by the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds. Get there early before they run out. For more information, call 863-675-8008. All proceeds will go to the Ladies Veteran Relief Fund.Ortona Community Association spaghetti dinnerThe Ortona Community Association will hold its rst spaghetti buffet dinner of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. at the OCA Hall, on Ortona Locks Road (Highway 78A). This popular all-you-caneat buffet features delicious pasta and meat sauce, and includes garlic bread, tossed salad, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea for $7 (advance purchase or reservation) or $8 at the door. For advance tickets or reservations, contact Fran Way at 863-675-7880 or email franwayrn@aol.com.The Muse Community Association plans eventsThe Muse Community Association will host the following events in January:  On Jan. 12, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. 9 p.m.; Jan. 17, regular monthly Board Meeting. It will start at 7 p.m. This meeting will be a CPR Class only, open to anyone who would like to come. Refreshments will be served.  On Jan. 26, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. 9 p.m. All events are open to the public. All of the events will be held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call 863674-0467.Holder Family concert planned for SundayBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, is proud to announce the John Holder Family will present a concert on Sunday morning, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. A free will offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome.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 ever y Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. For information, contact Marion at 863-946-1600, ext. 2139.MHES Safety Patrol to host cornhole tournamentMoore Haven Elementary School Safet y Patrol will host its inaugural cornhole tournament on Saturday, Jan. 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 defra y 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. Continued on page 6. Glades at a Glance 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. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 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 10, 2013 The public is invited to joinfamed photographer Clyde Butcher and his wife Niki for the 20th anniversary celebration of the Big Cypress Gallery in the Florida Everglades. The anniversary weekend activities will take place at Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery in the Big Cypress Preserve, Western Everglades during the annual open house on Feb. 16 to 18. During the three-day President’s weekend event, guests are invited to meet the photographer, take guided swamp tours, and learn about Butcher’s 20 years of displaying unique and beautiful black and white photography at thegallery. “Twenty years! It seems like yesterday that we began the joy of hard work creating the dream of Big Cypress Gallery in a setting surrounded by the peace of over a million acres of wilderness,” said Clyde Butcher. “The public has been a big part of that dream, and we invite everyone to join with us as we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Big Cypress Gallery,” he said. Butcher will be in the gallery all three days to greet guests and autograph books from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This rare opportunity to meet the photographer will also feature family friendly activities throughout the weekend including speakers throughout the day: Rangers from the Big Cypress National Preserve, Friends of Big Cypress, Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge and more. There will also be guided wet swamp walks where visitors can explore the beautiful nature preserve right in the backyard of the gallery. Guests interested in taking part in a wet swamp walk are asked to bring a bag lunch and reserve a space online in advance. The times are as follows: Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids under 18 are free. Free guided dry walks will leave every half hour with no reservation required. Clyde Butcher’s black and white photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than forty years, he has been preserving on lm the untouched areas of the landscape. His images are captured with an 8”x 10”, 11”x 14”, and 12”x 20” view camera. The large format camera allows him to express the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the intricacy of the landscape. The photographs range in sizes from 8”x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. Recent projects include work for Florida’s “Save Our Rivers” program, the South Florida Water Management District, the D.E.P., Divisions of State Lands, the Bureau of Submerged Lands and Preserves, Everglades National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, River Keepers, and the Wilderness Society. Clyde has been honored by the state of Florida with thehighest award that can be given a private citizen: the Artist Hall of Fame Award. He was also privileged to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association and given the honor of being the Humanitarian of the Year for 2005 from International University. He hasalso received the Heartland Community Service Award from the state of Florida for educating the people of Florida about the beauty of their state. The Sierra Club has given him the Ansel Adams Conservation Award, which is given to a photographer who shows excellence in photography and has contributed to thepublic awareness of the environment. A large selection of Clyde’s photography can be seen at his Venice Gallery & Studio in Venice, Florida, and at his Big Cypress Gallery, which is located on thirteen acres in the center of the Everglades, mid-way between Naples and Miami on Tamiami Trail (Hwy. 41), in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The gallery is surrounded by more than a million acres of National Park wetlandsand cypress strands of wild Florida. For more information go to www.clydebutcher.com/events.cfm Clyde Butcher Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary With President’s Weekend Open House

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If it seems like your grocery store bills are getting bigger, you’re not imagining it: food prices are on the rise, and poised to go higher. Scarce rainfall plus last summer’s recordbreaking heat wave resulted in scorched crops in many of the nation’s grain-producing regions. The reduced fall harvest has created higher prices at the supermarket now, for products ranging from boxes of cereal to bottles of soda, and from bacon to beef. The World Bank has even warned that high and volatile food prices may be the “new normal.”Buy fewer processed food productsThat means buying fresh fruit instead of processed packaged fruit snacks, or peanuts in the shell rather than shelled, roasted and salted peanuts in a can. Less processing equals greater value, explains Kara Newman, author of “The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets.” “When you buy packaged food, only 15 to 20 cents of every dollar goes toward the raw commodities used in that product,” Newman says, citing a USDA study that focused on price inputs for a typical box of corn akes. In that box, 15 percent to 20 percent of the price goes toward the raw corn, she explains -the rest goes toward processing, transportation and fuel, advertising, and other expenses related to getting a box on a retail shelf.Try out “Meatless Mondays”Consider preparing vegetarian meals at least once a week. In 2012, the steepest food price increases were among beef and veal, and poultry products, according to USDA gures -and those products are expected to trend higher still in 2013. By comparison, fresh vegetables were the only category that saw a decline in prices last year. Can’t bear to go completely veggie? Try subbing eggs, dairy and sh for beef and poultry -those products have had slightly gentler price increases.Cut out the middleman“One of the secrets nobody tells you is that you can opt out of buying ‘commodity products’ if you want,” Newman notes. “To do that, shop at greenmarkets where you can buy direct from farmers and other food producers.” There are many different factors that in uence food prices and many ways the nancial markets in uence prices in the supermarket, points out Newman, whose new book, “The “Secret Financial Life of Food,” explores the mysteries behind culinary trends, grocery pricing, and restaurant dining. Thankfully, there also are many different ways you can help lower your family’s food bills. December proved to be a month of contrasts where rain fell across the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Jupiter experienced a nearly 10-inch rainfall event on December 11, while Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties were more than an inch below average for the entire month. The Southwest Coast was slightly above average, while the East Caloosahatchee Basin was slightly below average. “This variability of where the rain fell across the District shows the challenges we face in estimating where we will be later in the dry season,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “Fortunately, water levels in most areas remain well positioned at this point in the dry season.” For the month, an average of 1.93 inches of rain fell across the District’s 16 counties, representing 102 percent of average, or 0.04 inches above average. The Lower Kissimmee Basin experienced the most rainfall for an entire basin, with 3.60 inches, representing 202 percent of average, or 1.82 inches above average. Eastern Miami-Dade County was among the driest areas, with 0.59 inches, representing 31 percent of average, or 1.32 inches below average. Lake Okeechobee stood at 14.97 feet NGVD today, which is 0.23 inches above its average for this time of year. The lake stood at 15.08 feet NGVD a month ago. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTO‘Burrowing Owls and Moorhen Chicks’Enthusiastic and entertaining Cape Coral wildlife photographer, Dan Tudor, will present a new slide-show and video clips of “Burrowing Owls and Moorhen Chicks” at the Hendry County Audubon Society program at 7 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 14. This free public program will be held at the Cooperative Extension, Dallas Townsend Building located at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Dan is well known for his Burrowing Owl slide-shows and video presentations at Cape Coral’s Annual Burrowing Owl Festival and other various nature organizations throughout Southwest Florida. If time permits, Dan will share some images from his recent trip to Vancouver Island, B.C. of Beautiful Scenery Grizzly Bears enjoying Salmon. For more information contact Butch Wilson at 863-983-2870 or Margaret England at 863-674-0695 sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Visit the Hendry-Glades Audubon website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or “like” us on Facebook. Take a Bite Out of Your Family’s Food Bills in the New Year December 2012 Rainfall is Scattered Throughout South Florida

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MHES Safety patrol to sell pork dinnersThe Moore Haven Elementary School Safety Patrol will sell pork dinners on Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Park. The cost is $8 and will include a beverage and two sides. Call Kristi Hingson at 863946-0737 (at school, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.) for more information or to reserve y our dinners.Church to host dinnerThe Knights of Columbus of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church will host an Italian dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the church hall, on State Road 78 West at Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge. The menu includes lasagna, baked ziti, spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert with coffee, iced tea or lemonade for a donation of $8 for adults, $3 for children. Take out is available. Proceeds will go to the annual Bishop’s Appeal Fund Drive.Legislative Delegation to meet in Glades CountyThe annual meeting of the Glades County Legislative Delegation will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Glades County Courthouse Commission Chambers, located at 500 Avenue “J” SW, Moore Haven, FL 33471. A luncheon sponsored by CAS Governmental Services, LLC w ill be held prior to the delegation meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Haven Yacht Club, located at 233 Yacht Club Way, Moore Haven, FL 33471. This luncheon is open to the public. The delegation will hear presentations on proposed local bills, general presentations, and constituent issues. However, please be advised that the delegation will not be receiving or hearing any community budget requests. For additional information, or for those seeking to be placed on the delegation agenda, contact Kathy Galea via email at galea. kathy@ senate.gov. This is an open meeting and the public is encouraged to attend and/or speak before the delegation. Forms requesting to speak w ill be available at the meeting. The Glades Legislative Delegation consists of Senator Bill Galvano, Chairman, and Representative Cary Pigman, Vice Chairman. Contact information can be found at www.leg.state. .us.Eagles Riders host partyThe Eagles Riders will host The Fourth A nnual Party Under the Bridge Feb. 16. They w ant to Salute all Veterans with a picture w all. They need pictures, please send pictures to Virginia at vrat61@hotmail.com or submit pictures along with self addressed envelope to FOE 4523 Attn.: Virginia 101 Avenue J SW Moore Haven, FL 33471.Mortgage Assistance availableThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families pay the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/or to reinstate a delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be “forgiven” in 5.5 years after completing the program. The program is open to residents of Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties. You can register by calling Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing at 863-4675525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.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.BHR VFW Auxiliary helps homeless veteransThe Buckhead Ridge VFW womens’ auxiliary is asking for contributions of denim jeans, in any condition, to be used in the making of bed roles for homeless vets. These will be distributed locally by Big Lake Missions. Jackets and blankets are also needed. Contributions may be dropped off at either of Okeechobee’s VFW posts or the Buckhead Ridge VFW post. For more information, call 863-763-8011.Westergaard House available for community eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.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.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!Radio drills plannedAll licensed Amateur Radio Operators, please be aware that Terri and Austin Moorhouse will host as the Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergency Management EOC. The ARES-RACES Network was established to provide emergency communications during civil emergencies such as oods, hurricanes, tornadoes or any other civil emergency. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators are invited to participate in the ARES-RACES Net drills held every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Interested parties please contact Angela Snow Colegrove at the Emergency Management Operations Center 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 683-946-0697. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Olla Vene Weeks, 91Olla Vene Weeks passed away on Jan. 3, 2013. She had three daughters, one sister, three brothers, seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. She lived a life devoted in love to her family. A grave-site memorial service for Olla Vene Weeks will be held at ForeverGlades Memorial Cemetery,1500 Gator Blvd., Belle Glade, Fla. on Jan. 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. Olla Vene was loved by many and will be greatly missed. We can be assured she is no w celebrating her new life in heaven with Jesus Christ! Please join us to honor the life of a strong and courageous woman. TAX IMPACT OF VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 Glades at a Glance Continued from page 3 We want your news!The Glades County Democrat encourages submissions from community members, clubs, schools and churches. 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BY TOM NORDLIE UFAn 80-year search for a tree killer has ended, says a University of Florida forest pathologist who helped identify the fungus that virtually wiped out the Florida Torreya and fears it may threaten other species. The fungus infects more than 90 percent of wild Florida Torreyas in their native range, which covers parts of North Florida and South Georgia close to the Apalachicola River, said Jason Smith, an associate professor with UF’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Smith is part of a research team that discovered the fungus, Fusarium torreyae, and formally described it in the journal Mycologia. Personnel from Atlanta Botanical Garden and the state Department of Environmental Protection are also involved. “Over the years, the most common hypothesis was that a disease was killing Torreya,” Smith said. “But nobody had pinned down the cause until now. Now we hope to use this information to conserve the species and make some progress toward re-establishing the tree in its native range.” The Florida Torreya is a primitive evergreen related to pines and rs. Once logged for its rotresistant wood, the tree began dying off in the 1930s. Today, it’s one of the world’s rarest tree species, found primarily in Torreya State Park in Florida’s Liberty County. Though all adult Florida Torreyas are gone, the species may continue to survive in the wild in a stunted form. Many of the remaining Torreya stumps send up healthy young shoots that survive until the fungus infects and kills them, usually about the time the shoots are 3 feet tall. A mature Florida Torreya tree can be 75 feet tall. A few of the wild specimens are disease-free, and Smith says one of the research team’s priorities is to conduct genetic testing to determine whether those trees possess natural resistance to the fungus. If so, it may be possible to induce resistance in other Florida Torreyas through conventional breeding or other means. The team is also raising healthy Florida Torreyas from seed. Some are being returned to the wild, but their prospects are uncertain. After extensive surveying, the researchers concluded that the fungus is present throughout the tree’s native range. To give those transplanted specimens a ghting chance, the researchers carefully select and prepare planting sites, amending soil and removing vegetation that might compete for sunlight. “There’s some hope,” Smith said. “If we can reduce the stress on the tree by growing it under different conditions, we might be able to boost its natural resistance to the fungus.” The team also plans to analyze the fungus and investigate ways to manage it. Researchers believe the pathogen is not native to the United States, but determining its origins could be difcult. The Fusarium genus is large and widely distributed around the globe, and scientists believe many species remain undetected in their natural habitats. If the fungus’ natural habitat is found, researchers may be able to pinpoint natural enemies useful in controlling the disease. Ironically, Smith’s biggest concern about the fungus doesn’t even concern the Florida Torreya tree. He’s afraid it will infect Fraser r and red spruce trees, economically important species shown to be highly sensitive to the fungus. Those trees grow in the Appalachian Mountains, several hundred miles north of the Florida Torreya’s native range. In theory, they should be safe. However, a group of environmental activists has been raising Florida Torreya trees and planting them in the wild, including parts of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. The activists say they believe the species was once native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains and want to re-establish it there. But Smith is worried they’ll end up introducing the fungus. “Almost all the cultivated Torreya trees we’ve seen have been infected,” he said. “So we’re concerned that one of these Torreya being planted in the Appalachians could end up leading to infection of spruce and r trees. The consequences could be disastrous.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE RODINA SECTOR PLAN POLICIESThe Hendry County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the following by ordinance. Public hearing on the ordinance will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on January 22, 2013, 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider adoption of the Rodina Sector Plan policies to the Future Land Use Element and Map of the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. ORDINANCE 2013-______ AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY REVISING AND CLARIFYING THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN POLICIES (ORDINANCE 2011-08) FOR THE RODINA SECTOR PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION IV, E. CONFORMING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS, OF THE CONVERSION AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION; SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available beginning Tuesday, January 15, 2013, for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or 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. Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 UF/IFAS Expert Helps Solve 80-Year Mystery PHOTO / U F Jason Smith, an associate professor with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, poses with a wild Florida Torreya tree at Torreya State Park in Liberty County, Fla., in this undated le photo. Smith is part of a research team that identi ed a pathogen responsible for killing adult Torreya trees since the 1930s. The culprit is a fungus, which the team described in a recent issue of the journal Mycologia. UF/IFAS photo by Adam Black

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 On December 14, 2012, Stephanie Hayes Robertson graduated from Edison State College with her Bachelors in Science Degree in Elementary Education along with her Reading Endorsement, ESOL Endorsement and Exceptional Education Certi“cation. Stephanie is the wife of Jamie Robertson, and the mother of Corie and Travis Robertson. Stephanie earned her degree while working full time at GCSB and graduated with a 3.50 GPA. Stephanie will be employed by Glades County School Board as a Middle School Reading Teacher. We are so proud of you!! Love always, Jamie, Corie and Travis. STEPHANIE HAYES ROBERTSON GRADUATION 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 Contestants will receive practice schedule and list of important events at this practice. Contestants will take eld trips and have a photo shoot. This year there will be a new Chalo Nitka Parade oat for the queen and her court. You w ill not want to miss out on all of this excitement! For any questions, contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-227-0832. March 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. FESTIVALContinued From Page 1 that resolution the district will pay Duda $1.9 million ($2,984 per acre) for the 638 acres, w hich is a 56 percent discount from the appraised value of $6,800 per acre. Water managers will also have an option to purchase an additional 2,489 acres from Duda for $16.9 million. Water managers will have four years in which to exercise that option, states the resolution. This entire deal, however, is contingent on A. Duda receiving a 30-year extension on two of its land leases with the state. At their Jan. 8 meeting, Glades County commissioners forcefully voiced their displeasure over this proposed deal and the fact that the district has kept them in the dark. Commissioner Beck and Commissioner Storter-Long both oppose the proposed purchase for a number of reasons which include the possible loss of jobs and the sti ing of future development. "It's our tax dollars buying this property that's going to hurt us," decried Commissioner Storter-Long. Commissioner Beck chimed in and said it's not just the sale of the property but the w ay Glades County is being treated and, at this late date, the fact that there really isn't too much the county can do about it. "I don't oppose the sale of the property, it's their treating us like a bunch of idiots," said Commissioner Beck. "We're just as toothless as a newborn baby." He added that if water managers have their way they will turn "... all of Glades County into an STA (stormwater treatment area)." The commissioner added that SFW MD already owns 13,000 acres in Glades County. Commissioners Russell Echols and Tim Stanley did not vote on the issuance of the letter due to a con ict of interest. Commissioner Echols works for A. Duda, while Commissioner Stanley works for the district. In an effort to glean more information about the proposed sale, commissioners asked that Gary Ritter, director of the SFW MD service center in Okeechobee, attend Tuesday's meeting. But, early on, Mr. Ritter told commissioners he really didn't know much more than they did about the situation. He did tell them the district was wanting to buy the property in order to rehydrate Lake Hicpochee and that the district was in need of 1.4 million acre feet of water storage in the watershed. Pressing on, Commissioner Beck then questioned Mr. Ritter on why did SFWMD need to buy additional lands for more STAs w hen they already own property in northeastern Glades County that is supposed to be used as an STA and lter phosphorus from stormwater before it reaches Lake Okeechobee. The commissioner was referring to a letter penned by Ruth Clements, the former head of the district's real estate division, on Oct. 31, 2005, to Keith Fountain, the director of protection for The Nature Conservancy. Ms. Clements retired from her position in 2012. In that letter Ms. Clements states that the purchase of 4,734 acres from PomCor "... will be utilized as a portion of a 16,000-acre stormwater treatment area (STA) to help reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Okeechobee ... ." The property to which she refers are three non-contiguous parcels the district currently leases to the Old River Cattle Company of Okeechobee. The property lies to the north of S.R. 78 W. Ms. Clements further states in her letter that phosphorus loads to the open water region of the lake tripled from the early 1970s to 2000. "The parcel in question will be utilized to capture and treat runoff in the Indian Prairie/ Harney Pond Basin. This basin has the largest phosphorus load reduction target in the watershed (60 metric tons per year must be captured in the STA)," stated Ms. Clements. She then added that the district "... is committed to the acquisition of any and all other lands within the STA footprint that might be necessary for the construction and proper operation of the STA." That "footprint" to which she refers does not stretch to the north shore of Lake Hicpochee in Glades County, which is where the 638 acres in question lie. Why then, asked Commissioner Beck of Mr. Ritter, doesn't the district just buy the some-10,000 acres in the Indian Prairie/Harney Pond Basin and "clean the water before it goes into the lake?" Mr. Ritter replied that the district needed 1.4 million acre feet of water storage, whether it was north or south of the lake. He went on to say that SFWMD has a number of water quality projects in the counties it serves, as well as on the east and west coasts and the northern portion of the watershed. Commissioner Beck said he was also unhappy about the fact that there has been no public meeting and that no one from the district bothered to tell he and his fellow commissioners about the proposed purchase. "They've (water managers) blind-sided everybody with this. This is something that needs to be brought out," said Commissioner Beck. Mr. Ritter told commissioners he would attend Thursday's governing board meeting and that he would return to give commissioners more information on the proposed project. SFWMDContinued From Page 1 single family to residential general. Commissioners said they were concerned with the allowable uses under this zoning district that included mobile homes and apartments. The Ccunty adopted their annual burn ban on outdoor burns. This does not impact permits issued by the Florida Department of Forestry commonly used by agriculture. It does ban reworks, burning of yard waste and recreational res. EMS Director Bob Jones said while the county isn't dry right now, drought conditions will likely exist. He said the remen spend about a month educating people about the ordinance before they write citations. In other actions the Commission agreed to start the process of redistricting commission districts. It is mandated after the census and must be done in odd years. Acting County Manager Larry Hilton said the goal is to have the districts be as equal as possible in population. He noted the districts include inmates at the county jail and Moore Haven Correctional. He noted the Muse area has seen a population increase since the 2000 census. The County will also host State Legislators on Friday, Jan.18 at 1:30 pm for their annual delegation meeting in the commission chambers. State Senator Bill Galvano and State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman represented Glades County this year. Among the legislative priorities this year include continued payment in lieu of taxes for land owned by the state and governmental agencies in Glades County, support for waste water improvements in Moore Haven, support for a new High School campus to replace Moore Haven High School, support for the dredging of the Moore Haven canal, and support to develop the new Glades County Business Park. Chairman Russell Echols said his biggest concern is the state's continued habit of purchasing land and taking it off the tax roll. He said the payment in lieu of taxes is only a fraction of what the property would normally pay. He also worried about the loss of development potential. "I don't want Glades County to become the green space and water reservoir for populated areas. These payments in lieu o f taxes are like a pat on the head to appease us," he added. Commissioner Donna Storter Long said the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is working with the County on the future of the former Cypress Knee Museum in Palmdale. The Washington Park Community Center project will be complete this month. The county also is training two remen to serve as part time code enforcement of cers. Commissioners also discussed the need to make improvements to the court yard at the County Court House. Mr. Hilton also said two pit bull dogs that attacked a boater at the Buckhead Ridge locks were classi ed as dangerous dogs. They were quarantined for 10 days and test results came back negative for rabies. The dog owner agreed to obey dangerous dog laws that require the dogs be placed in pens, be spade or neutered, and kept on a lease. If there is another violation the owner could face a felony charge. COUNTYContinued From Page 1

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A ccidental poisoningPoisoning kills more than 35,000 people in the United States each year, and most of these deaths are the result of accidental poisoning with common household products. Poisoning kills more people than car crashes, making it the number one cause of injury death.Top 5 causes of poisoning are: Painkillers  Cosmetics or personal products  Household cleaning products  Sedatives, hypnotics, and antipsychotics medicine  Foreign bodies, toys, and other objectsPoison proof your homeMedicines: Keep medicines in their original containers, properly labeled, and store them appropriately. Carbon Monoxide Detector: Have a w orking carbon monoxide detector in your home. The best places for a CO detector are near bedrooms and close to furnaces. Household Products: Keep products in their original containers. Do not use food containers like cups or bottles to store antifreeze, household cleaners, or other chemicals or products. Arts and Crafts: Some art products are mixtures of chemicals which should be kept in their original containers. They can be dangerous if not used correctly. Make sure children use art products safely by reading and following directions. Do not eat or drink while using art products. Wash skin after contact with art products. Clean equipment, wipe tables, desks, and counters. Kitchen: Wash hands and counters before preparing all food. Store food at the proper temperatures. Refrigerated foods should not be left out at temperatures above 40 degrees F (5 degrees C). Use clean utensils for cooking and serving. Outdoors: Know what poisonous snakes live in your area and wear proper attire (boots, etc.) when hiking outdoors. Check the label on any insect repellent — be aware that most contain DEET, which can be poisonous in large quantities. Be sure that everyone in your family can identify poisonous mushrooms and plants.What to do in an emergencyIf you or someone you know may have been poisoned — do not wait for signs of illness — call the toll-free Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222, which connects you to your local poison center. If the person is not breathing, call 9-1-1. Some additional rst steps include:  If the person inhaled poison, get to fresh air right away.  If the person has poison on the skin, take off any clothing the poison touched. Rinse skin with running water for 15-20 minutes.  If the person has poison in the eyes, rinse eyes with running water for 15 to 20 minutes. Your poison center can give you other rst-aid advice and may save you from a visit to the emergency room. Keep the number to the Poison Help Line, 1-800-222-1222, next to all phones and stored in your cell phone. For more information, visit poisonhelp.hrsa.gov Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services News from Glades County Emergency Management 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 The Lakeport Sour Orange Festival and Quilt Show will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeport Community Center, 1239 Red Barn Road in Lakeport (off State Road 78, between Moore Hav en and Okeechobee.) The Sour Orange Festival Dessert CookOff will be held during the festival. Win a ribbon and have some fun just by using your imagination and preparing something with sour orange in the recipe. All entries will be judged on appearance, aroma, texture, taste and originality. (You can use something from the sour orange cookbook.) Make sure that y our recipe has enough sour orange juice in it to be able to taste the avor. Contest organizers ask you to prepare two of the same recipe—one for the judges to taste and one to be auctioned or sold. Bring two copies of the recipe (do not put your name on the recipe) and have your entry there by 9:30 am. Judging will begin promptly at 10:00. The festival begins at 8 am. Prizes will be $50, $25 and $10. If you don’t have sour oranges, NO PROBLEM, they will get you some. Please contact contest organizers and let them know if you plan to enter. This will help them to prepare a better cook-off for you to enjoy—and better prizes too. For more information and details, call Jean Jacobs 608-345-1324. For vendor information, call 1-863-2271074. Lakeport Sour Orange Festival to host annual dessert cook-off The Florida Department of State and the Lawrence E. Will Museum, a museum of the Glades has brought an event of deep historical signi cance to Glades County. It is a dramatic historical exhibit about the littleknown people who lived throughout our Kissimmee River/Lake Okeechobee Basin for 3000 years and who were here when the Spanish rst arrived in 1513. Scholars call them the people of the Belle Glade Culture, since the mound in which they were rst discovered in modern times is just outside Belle Glade near the lake. They built their villages and towns on higher ground with ready access to water. Their public works included the longest known prehistoric canal in North America, which connected Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf at Ortona. Through a Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation Viva Florida 500 grant of $50,000 to the museum to make and sponsor this traveling exhibit, “We Were Here” will be at the Westergaard House in Moore Haven until Jan. 18. It is the rst ever comprehensive exhibit for the general public about a people who lived right here for 3000 years! The Glades County Historical Society is the local sponsor of this exhibition. Don’t forget—Jan. 4 through Jan. 18, 7 9 p.m. on Fridays and 1–3 p.m. on Sundays. ‘We were here’ Historical exhibit visits Glades County

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeCITY MANAGER CITY MANAGER City of Clewiston, FL (population 7100). Salary range: $85,000 to $100,000, plus bene ts. The City of Clewiston has a Commission/Manager government form. The City Manager is the chief administrative of cial for the City. The City Manager directs and coordinates administration of city government in accordance with the policies determined and established by the vemember city commission elected at large. The City’s current budget is $25.5 million; 105 full-time employees; full-service city. Applicants must possess skills and abilities including, but not limited to, managing all aspects of public works, budget preparation, utilities, intergovernmental relations, economic and community development, and be pro cient in the use of computers. Applicants must be able to recognize their role in keeping the city commission fully advised of all city matters, including nancial conditions and the forecast of future needs of the City. City residency is required wi thin three months of hire. Minimum quali cations: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, government, accounting, business administration or a related eld; or equivalent experience as a city manager or in a related eld with a high level of management and supervisory experience. Florida experience is preferred. Please submit resume, cover letter and references to: City Clerk Marilyn McCorvey City of Clewiston 115 West Ventura Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440. Position is open until lled. Under Florida Public Records Law, r esumes are subject to disclosure. The City of Clewiston is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug Free Workplace. Please visit our web site at www.clewiston .gov for more information about Clewiston. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 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.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat Wildlife advocates fear the grasshopper sparrow found at the Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve could be extinct within two y ears unless federal of cials approve an emergency effort to capture and breed them in captivity. The population at the preserve has dwindled in recent years, possibly due to invaders like re ants that have damaged their habitats and nests. Biologist Paul Miller invited readers and ranchers to contact him at the Preserve to discuss when re ants became a problem and techniques they use to try and control the ants. Each year surveyors at the preserve count the male sparrow population and the population has fallen from near 150 males in 2002 to just 14 last year. There was a healthy population at the nearby Avon Park Bombing Range 10 years ago but the bird is functionally extricated, from that facility. The largest population is found at the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area north of Kenansville. Mr. Miller said while he suspects the re ants are the main problem for the ground nesting bird, they have not been able to pinpoint the reason for the bird's decline. "We have theories. A big reason is the prairie landscape over the years was converted to citrus, agriculture, and houses and the bird lost a lot of its habitat. Most of them are now on a few state-managed lands and some local ranches." Mr. Miller said the preserve does good habitat management and sprays chemicals on the re ants after they conduct prescribed burns in the spring and summer months. "We try the best that we can to go after these ants to give the birds a chance to nest," he added. Mr. Miller noted in a large parcel of land, it is a real challenge to battle re ants with limited resources. His prediction is that the bird could be eradicated in this area if things don't change. "The current trends state that within ve to 10 years they could possibly blink out," he added. A working group of experts in the eld have worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife about a captive breeding program to save the bird. They meet twice per year to discuss the issues and what can be done. Other problems faced by the bird are drought, our rainy periods that might have ooded some nests, disease, and a loss of genetic diversity due to the small population. Mr. Miller noted that the count is not a population estimate. They can survey about 10 percent of the property and do so in April, May and June. They count only the males they spot in the spot surveys. "We'd like to assume it is a one-to-one ratio with females but we can't prove that," he added. The bird is also found in South America and in California. They feed mostly on grasshoppers and insects and have to compete with the re ants for food. The bird is listed as a species of special concern by the federal government and is listed as threatened in Florida. Federal of cials have debated whether to try to breed them in captivity because there is no guarantee it will be successful and the fact that taking them out of the wild would reduce the population there and could do more harm than good. One plan would take a few birds and raise them in cages and gradually increase the population while keeping at least 100 birds in the wild. Mr. Miller said he would like to talk with ranchers and others in Okeechobee who have experience dealing with re ants. He can be reached at 863-462-5360. Visitation at the Preserve continues to increase. Star gazing remains one of the most popular activities. The preserve is noted as the darkest sky on the peninsula of Florida. Another attraction is the purple prairie in October and November created by wild owers. Grasshopper Sparrow could face extinction By the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Grasshopper sparrows are small, drab, short-tailed birds with a median stripe at the top of a attened head. Twelve subspecies of the grasshopper sparrow occur in grasslands throughout North America, Central America, and the West Indies. The Florida grasshopper sparrow is a distinctly dark subspecies native to the southcentral prairie region of the state. During the breeding season, Florida grasshopper sparrows are isolated from the eastern subspecies in Georgia by over 300 miles. Other subspecies of migratory grasshopper sparrows also winter in Florida. The resident Florida subspecies requires large treeless grasslands dominated by bunch grasses, low shrubs, and saw palmetto with enough interspersed open areas for this grounddwelling sparrow to forage effectively. This dry prairie habitat was historically maintained by frequent wild res which were ignited by lightning and prescribed res set by cattle ranchers. Often unnoticed or overlooked because of their small size and cryptic habits, grasshopper sparrows are usually heard before they are seen. From late March to July, males in Florida sing from perches on shrubs and grasses to maintain their breeding territories. The primary song consists of two or three weak introductory notes followed by an insect-like "buzz." A less frequent secondary song is a sustained rambling warble. Adults are sedentary, using the same territory during successive years. Nests are made of grass and are domed. They are usually located in a slight depression in the ground, well-concealed by clumps of dwarf live oak, wire grass, or saw palmetto. Nest site selection appears to be in uenced by the availability of small clumps of dense vegetation for protection within more open areas needed for foraging and predator distraction displays. The female incubates three to ve eggs for 11-12 days. Grasshopper sparrow eggs are creamy white with red-brown ecks on the large end. The young grasshopper sparrows are brooded, or nurtured upon hatching, for about eight days. A second or third nesting attempt may be made within the breeding season. Less than 50 percent of the nests are successful in edging young, or raising the young until they leave the nest. Because the life expectancy of adult Florida grasshopper sparrows averages only three years, a few years of little or no reproduction can result in a drastic population decline.Grasshopper Sparrow Location MapThe Florida subspecies was rst described in 1902 by U.S. Army surgeon, Major Edgar A. Mearns from specimens collected 10 miles south of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County. Reports from the early 1900s suggest a relatively large, widespread population in south-central Florida. However, a decline in the number of sparrows and a contraction of its range by the 1970s coincided with the conversion of prairie grasslands to improved cattle pastures, sod production, and other agricultural uses. Only about 19 percent of the original dry prairie remains in Florida. The map at right shows the current range of the birds; the dots indicate the nesting areas. Florida Grasshopper Sparrow nests found locally Photo courtesy FWC The tiny Florida Grasshopper Sparrow could face extinction.

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Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 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 Autos WantedWe buy all junk cars starting at $400.00 and up! Call us at: (863)983-Junk (5865) or (305)970-4231 Located in Clewiston 24 hrs a day 7 days a week For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 10:00A.M. January 29, 2013, at the District of ce on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and review annual reports. Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346. The Board of Supervisors will meet immediately after adjournment of the Landowners’ Meeting. These meetings are open to the public. Mark D. Colbert, Chairman 434121 CGS 1/10,17/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 17th, 2013, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935 If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, Jan. 24th 2013 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, 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. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Hendry County Tourist Development Council 434132 CN/CB 1/10/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 21, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1996 Nissan, VIN: 1N4BU31D3TC189235 1995 Freightliner, VIN: 1FUYDZYB8SH830448 1999 Trail King, VIN: 1TKHA4525XB084566 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 434122 CN 1/10/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Glades Insurance: miscellaneous boxes • Property of: Glades Insurance: miscellaneous boxes • Property of: Emmanuel Joseph: Desk and Chair 433731 SUN 1/10,17/2013 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262008CA000430XXXXXX LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2007-HE1, Plaintiff, VS. JOSE E. CERVANTES, 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 10/6/2008 and an Order Resetting Sale dated December 27, 2012, and entered in Case No. 262008CA000430XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLM1 Trust Series 2007-HE1 is Plaintiff and JOSE E. CERVANTES; ANTONIA PEQUENO; 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 Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit; THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF BLOCK 39, LABELLE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN HENDY 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 January 2, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 433939 CN 1/10,17/2013 IN 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 11000372CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. AGUSTIN DERAS; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AGUSTIN DERAS, IF ANY; REYNALDO DERAS; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REYNALDO DERAS, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; All Unknown Parties Claiming By, Through, Under Or Against The Named Defendants, Whether Living Or Not, And Whether Said Unknown Parties Claims As Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, Or In Any Other Capacity, Claiming By, Through Under Or Against The Named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): AGUSTIN DERAS 3631 FORT ADAMS AVENUE FORT DENAUD, FLORIDA 33935 AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AGUSTIN DERAS 3631 FORT ADAMS AVENUE FORT DENAUD, FLORIDA 33035 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 4, BLOCK 9, FORT DENAUD ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 3631 Fort Adams Avenue, Fort Denaud, Florida 33935 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 800 Corporate Drive. Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA 33334 on or before February 9, 2013, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the Clewiston News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 2nd day of January, 2013. BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, phone (863) 675-5229, e-mail doliver@ca.cjis20.org as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled appearance or other court activity. 433975 CN 1/10,17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000555XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. WALTER YATES COX; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MELINDA ANN SHANOSKI Last Known Address 621 MERIT STREET CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 7, BLOCK E, SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT 5, PAGE 127, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA., TOGETHER WITH A 1996 REDM DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING IDENTIFICATION NOS. FLA1 4610175A AND FLA14610175B, TITLE NOS, 70124424 AND 70124425 AND RP NOS. R0638816 AND R0638817, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it. on SHD Legal Group P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, answers@shdlegalgroup.com, within 30 days from rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition, DATED on December 31, 2012. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Cler k 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 count), Justice Center, 1 700 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. 433945 CN 1/10,17/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Vaninlisa Briones conducting a Mobile Detailing business at LaBelle, Florida, under the ctitious name o f Ultimate Re ections and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places o f residence are as follows: Vaninlisa Briones & Mauricio Briones 450 S. Elm Street LaBelle, FL 33935 Ownership of Ultimate Re ections is as follows: Vaninlisa Briones 50% Mauricio Briones 50% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Ulitmate Re ections under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Vaninlisa Briones DATE: 11/20/12 434166 CN 01/10/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 433791 CN 1/10,17/2013 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 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. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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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 2207 2010 1254432-A0002280100 Mercedes Teresa C. Avila The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4986, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432942 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2036 2010 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, and Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5430 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432957 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000562 Slope Mowing Services, Clewiston Field Station Service Area The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 P.M. opening time on February 7, 2013 for Slope Mowing Services, Clewiston Field Station Service Area. A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE (Conference) will be held on January 22, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. at the Clewiston Field Station Main Conference Room, located at State Road 832, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, Florida. All Respondents who wish to respond to this solicitation must be present and on time at the Conference. Bids will not be accepted from Respondents who either did not attend the Conference or who are more than fteen (15) minutes late.THE DISTRICT WILL NOT ADMIT ANY RESPONDENTS AFTER 9:15 A.M.Due to the importance of all Respondents having a clear understanding of the scope of work and requirements of this solicitation, attendance at this Conference by a representative of each Prime Respondent shall be a prerequisite for submitting a bid. A Respondent’s failure to attend the Conference will result in the District declaring a submitted bid as non-responsive. A Respondent’s attendance at the Conference shall be evidenced by its representative’s signature on the District’s Sign-In-Sheet. Any bid received from Respondents who did not attend the Conference will be returned unopened. Work site visits will immediately follow the Conference and may include travel through rough terrain and remote and heavy vegetative areas. Transportation to the Conference and work site(s) shall be the responsibility of the Respondent. Site visit attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested Respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov/procurement; (3) by calling the BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290, option 1. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov 433995 CN 1/10/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Shawano Water Control District for the Year 2013. Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners Meeting will take place on the 4th Friday, in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, February 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, April 19, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, June 28, 2013 8:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 19, 2013 10:30 a.m or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, August 16, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, October 18, 20138:30 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, December 20, 2013 8:30 a.m. By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Shawano Water Control District Dated this Wednesday, 2nd day of January, 2013 433991 BGS 1/10/2013 Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2008-CA-17 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.Luis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 20, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-17 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Luis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His 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, A T 11:00 A.M. on January 31, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, towit: LOT 19, BLOCK A, MOORE HAVEN RIVER GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Glades County, Florida Julie Braddock DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 433957 CN 1/10,17/2013 NOTICE OF 2013 FGUA PUBLIC MEETINGS The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces public meetings to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida; DeSoto County, Florida; Hendry County, Florida; Pasco County, Florida; Polk County, Florida, and Lee County, Florida. The regular meetings for calendar year 2013 will be held on the following dates, times and locations: January 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 February 14, 2013 at 10:00 am Central Florida Development Council Of ce, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823 This meeting will include the Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session. March 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm Video Conference April 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm Video Conference May 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm Video Conference June 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trail, N.E., North Fort Myers, FL 33903 July 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm Video Conference August 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm Lee County East Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 September 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 October 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm Video Conference November 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm Video Conference December 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm Video Conference The meetings above labeled as “Video Conference” will be held by the use of communications media technology only. Interested persons may attend at any of the following FGUA Customer Service Of ce locations: Golden Gate: 11985 Collier Blvd. Unit 7, Golden Gate, FL 34116; Lehigh Acres: 1229 Homestead Road North, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936-6016; Pasco: 6915 Perrine Ranch Road, New Port Richey, FL 34655; North Fort Myers: 5660 Bayshore Road, Suite 36, Fort Myers, FL 33917 The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least three business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482. 433988 CN 1/10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2535 2010 1354432-A0001100100 Muiril Espino The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 4444 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas, and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432950 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads ff When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.

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A 62-year-old man is being held in Hendry County Jail after allegedly shooting at law of cers. Revis Calvin Napier was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, improper exhibition of a rearm or dangerous w eapon and resisting an of cer/obstruction w ithout violence. According to sheriff's reports, Deputy G. Rodriguez was rst on the scene after the resident at 815 Evans Road reported someone shining a light in his back yard pasture. He was dispatched at 8:20 p.m. The intruder was headed southwest toward the 800 block of A Road. Sgt. J. Woods headed in that direction and gained access to the pasture off A Road. Presently, canine handler Deputy Harrynarine arrived and began searching with K9 Dio. Deputy McClelland joined the searchall of cers were in of cial uniforms and arriving in marked Hendry County Sheriff's vehicles. The of cers had discovered tracks when approximately ve to seven shots were red in their direction. Sgt. Woods and Deputy McClelland came upon the intruder and a ght ensued. All of cers converged on the ght and Napier was arrested. At the scene, of cers recovered a Squires Binsham Model 20, 22 caliber semiautomatic pistol with partial serial number 2394536. Seven empty casings were discovered in the vicinity and one live 22-caliber round was still in the chamber of the pistol. A magazine containing three additional live rounds was also collected as evidence. Special to the Glades County Democrat FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Okeechobee Jan. 12 for the rst of four stops in the Southeastern Conference. Fifty college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament. "This is going to be a very fun tournament," said Evinrude pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup Champion who has ve top-10 nishes on his home waters of Lake Okeechobee. "Water levels on Okeechobee are a lot higher this year, and the college anglers are going to be able to sh wherever they want to. There is so much more shable water now; it's really pretty amazing. "The big sh are starting to bite," Martin continued. "The water has been up long enough that the sh are starting to settle in and move into the spawning phase. It's getting better and better every day, but the big spawn hasn't happened yet. The high water slowed them down from coming in on time, but they're getting on track right now. By tournament time it should be a good bite." When asked what baits would be popular in this event, Martin suggested that the majority of anglers would be ipping creature-style baits or throwing swimbaits. "Any time you are shing Lake Okeechobee, you're focusing your efforts on 3 to 6 feet of water," Martin said. "That will hold true again this year. I'd be ipping a Bruiser Baits Intruder or throwing a Bruiser Baits Super Swimmer." Martin also had some tips for college anglers who may not have much experience on Lake Okeechobee. "Bring big enough rods," he said. "That's a mistake so many people make here. They bring tackle down here that is not set up for the battle they are about to get into. During the tournament, pick an area and really concentrate on that spot. You don't have to run all over the place to win this tournament." Martin predicted that the winning team will bring about 20 pounds to the scales. Anglers will take off from C. Scott Driver Park located at 10100 W. Highway 78 in Okeechobee, Fla., at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Weigh-in will be held at the park beginning at 1:30 p.m. Takeoff and weigh-in are free and open to the public. FLW College Fishing teams compete in four qualifying events in one of ve conferences Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top fteen teams from each regular-season tournament will qualify for one of ve conference invitational tournaments. The top ten teams from each conference invitational tournament will advance to the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship. For regular updates, follow College Fishing on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing. Visit CollegeFishing.com to sign up or to start a club at your school. 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 Salas 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 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 Glades County man accused of shooting at deputies FLW College Fishing opens on Lake Okeechobee The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheri ff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Dep artment (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv ation Commission (FWC) or the Departm ent of Corrections (DOC). Michelle Leigh McNeely, 34, Calussa Lodge Loop Road, Lakeport, was arrested J an. 3 by the GCSO on a charge of child neglect without great harm. Her bond was set at $20,000. Shantell Denise Adderley, 27, Elmwood A ve., Moore Haven, was arrested Jan. 5 by the GCSO on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Her bond w as set at $10,000. Richard Harris, 43, Pinecrest Ave., Moore Haven, was arrested Jan. 7 by the GCSO on felony charges of possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond was set at $11,000. Shelby Laine Weeks, 22, E. Osceola A ve., Clewiston, was arrested Jan. 9 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $6,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. A nyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report The Glades County Sheriff's Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last w eek: BUCKHEAD RIDGE Hunter Road theft MUSE Deer Run theft W. Dolly St. criminal mischief ORTONA Canopy Lane theft of medication PALMDALE Palmetto Ave. burglary Pine Ave. burglary of a vehicle Investigations

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Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 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 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 Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to re-issue (renew) a Water Use Permit (permit) with conditions, Permit # 26-00162-W, Application 120911-2, to Alico, Inc., 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Ft. Myers, FL 33913, for the project called Alico Inc. Curry Citrus Grove (“Project”). The Project is an existing agricultural site with 250 acres of irrigated citrus, located in southwest Hendry County, in Section 27, Township 48 South, Range 31 East, seven miles north of I-75 and eight miles east of State Road 29. Withdrawals are from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer via two existing primary facilities and ve existing standby facilities with a permitted total annual allocation of 253 million gallons, a total maximum month capacity of 41.4879 gallons and a maximum daily freeze protection not to exceed 4.03 million gallons. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on December 17, 2012 including limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statues and rules, is reasonable-bene cial, does not interfere with any presently existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Support Bureau, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. Right to Request Administrative Hearing As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed appl ications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends requires reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 434134 CN 1/10/2013 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.26/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy. com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 4.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 5.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 9.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “With the fresh start of 2013 many motorists have begun seeking information on where gasoline prices will be going for the upcoming year,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “GasBuddy will be releasing its 2013 forecast this week, available on the GasBuddy Blog, which will highlight not only where we expect gasoline prices to go, but new this year is our diesel forecast, just more tools to help motorists budget and be prepared for what lies ahead,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2009 Jeep Wrangler 4X4Very nice X Package Wrangler. Perfect for on road or off, it has the 3.8 v-6, standard transmission, air conditioning, cruise, removable soft top, factory alloy wheels. Used but never abused and you can tell!was $21,995 $18,995SALE 2010 Ford Fusion SELEconomical v-6 engine, comfortable leather interior, power sunroof, alloy wheels, power seats, dual zone temperature control. Who says luxury cars aren’t affordable? was $17,450 $14,995SALE 2009 Dodge Caliber SXTLooking for an affordable and economical car? Look no further. 2.0L 4 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, power windows and locks, am/fm/cd, and keyless entrywas $12,875 $9,995SALE 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad CabSLT package, 4.7v-8, automatic transmission, power windows and locks, cruise control, bedliner, tow hitch, chromewheels. By far the cleanest one you will nd! $7,995SALE 2012 Ford F150 Super CrewWell maintained one owner pickup. XLT Package, power windows and locks, cruise control and tilt wheel, keyless entry, bedliner, alloy wheels. Still under factory warranty!was $27,275 $24,995SALE 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe5.3L v-8 engine, leather interior, third row seating, tow package, front and rear air, power seat, keyless entry, & more. Only 23K miles with factory warranty! was $34,875 $32,995SALEAP330New Year Celebration Home of the $ 19.95 Oil ChangePK20732 RK20786 C547195b C158766A PCL126790 Prices plus tax, tag, title, $699 dealer fee. Vehicles subject to sale. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Exp 01/15/13 OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $ 14 95 TIRE ROTATION AND BRAKE INSPECTION Most Cars & Light Duty Trucks WARNING LIGHT ON? FREE SCAN AND DIAGNOSTIC CHECK Most Cars & Light Duty Trucks $ 19 95 We service all makes and models • OPEN 6 days -Saturday till 12 We Sell Accessories for all makes and models • WE SELL TIRES!202 W Sugarland Hwy Clewiston (863) 386-6234 up to 5qts, diesel and synthetic extra, most cars and light duty trucks, tax and disposal fee extra 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 10, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions January 2013 anuary brings the start of South Florida’s festival season. Most towns in Florida h ave their own festivals, celebrating a historic event or something the area is famous for. Okeechobee is home to the annual Speckled Perch Festival, promoting Lake Okeechobee as the Speck Fishing Capital of the World. Clewiston—nicknamed the world’s sweetest town—hosts the Sugar Festival. Chalo Nitka in Moore Haven, honors the “big sh,” but the festival started as a celebration of the dedication of the town’s rst paved street. Some events began as harvest festivals. But while up north the harvest is in the late summer, in Florida the seasons are di erent with crops harvested in the late winter and early spring. Whether your idea of fun is listening to a bluegrass band, racing a lawnmower, cheering for rodeo bull riders or jumping out of an airplane, you’ll nd it at a South Florida festival.JANUARYThe 39th Annual Stuart Boat Show is set for Jan. 11-13 at three marinas o Dixie Highway in Stuart, north of the Roosevelt Bridge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. This year there w ill be more than 500 boats on display, most of them in the water. About 170 exhibitors are expected. You can see everything from small bay boats up to huge 70-foot plus sport shermen. A major new feature this year is the introduction of a new “Fisherman’s Village,” presented by Florida Sport Fishing—a special tent pavilion that will accommodate shing-related products and seminars for the many avid anglers and shing enthusiasts that visit the show. From in-shore shing and casting techniques to all the latest shing equipment, the Fisherman’s Village will offer something for everyone. For more information online, go to www.stuart a.com. The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 18-Feb. 3 in West Palm Beach. The fair includes the traditional livestock exhibits, carnival midway, concerts and special attractions. Gates open at noon. For more information, call 561-793-0333 or go online to www.south oridafair.com. The Ninth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will be Jan. 17-20, 2013 at the Sebring Regional Airport. Gates open at 8 a.m. Exhibits open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (3 p.m. on Sunday). The Expo is the place to see, try, buy and sell Light Sport Aircraft. This event brings prospective business clients from all over the world. Open to the public, it provides a variety of activities for the entire family, including educational exhibits, booths, Flight of Fantasy tethered balloon rides, AVBIDS auction, prizes and daily forums that showcase aviation professionals and speakers. The 2013 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is not just about aircraft. Four food, cheese and wine pairing events with legendary chefs and world-renowned vineyards will take place at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday of Expo. All of these tasting events bene t the Humane Society of Highlands County. The tastings all take place at the Sebring Regional Airport (SEF), in the Group 44 Hangar. Local award winning chefs and wine experts will enlighten guests on the science of pairing delicious wines with ne cuisine such as Gravalox Crostini’s, Crab Cakes with Dill Sauce and Crme Brulee created by Marva Roberts, Owner and Executive Chef of Peppercorns in Lake Placid. To learn more about the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, visit www.sport-aviation-expo.com or call 863655-6444. The 57th Annual Okeechobee American Legion Free Fair, will be held Friday, Jan. 10-19 at the American Legion Hall grounds o State Road 70 East in downtown Okeechobee. J & J Amusements will provide the carnival rides. The midway will open at 5 p.m. weekdays. On Saturdays the midway will open at noon and Sundays i t will open at 1 p.m. The Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire will be held at Lakes Regional Park in For t Myers, Jan. 12, 13, 19 and 20. For more information, go to www.medieval-faire.com. The 19th Annual Yee Haw Junctio n Bluegrass Festival will be held Jan. 24-26 2013. This is a unique bluegrass festival in the middle of Yee Haw Junction (at the intersection of U.S. 441 and State Road 60). Bluegrass music is held under the big top tent and will go on rain or shine. For more information, go to www.kidbass.biz. Skydive Air Adventures will host the annual Skydive Festival commonly referred to in the sport as a the “ Everglades Boogie ” from Friday Jan. 25 to Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Airglades Airport in Clewiston. Skydivers will h ave the opportunity to jump out of all kinds of aircraft like a De Havilland Otter, a Sky Van, a King Air, and a helicopter. In addition to jumping out of di erent types of aircraft, skydivers will h ave a unique opportunity to do high altitude jumps from 22,000 ft. on Saturday and Sunday. There’s something for everyone at Florida festivalsContinued on page 4 Courtesy photoThe U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will include displays of vintage aircraft. J

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!See Players Club for more details. Management reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion at any time. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO LIMITED TIME OFFER Limit one coupon per person. All offers are subject to availability. Non-negotiable, non-transferable, cannot be combined with any other offer and must be redeemed in person at Seminole Casino Brighton. No cash value. No un-used credit will be returned. Only valid for food service in the Josiah Restaurant. Alcohol not included. Dine-in only, May not be used towards To-Go items. 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D D D r r a a a w w w w i n gs o n S a t u r d d a y J a n n n u u a r y y 2 6 6 , 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 O O O n n n e e e V V e e e h h ic le a t 3 p m a a n n d O n e e e V e h i i c l e a t t 9 9 p m m m E E ar n e n t r i e s d d a i l y i n J J J a n u a a r y ! 11AM … 11PM / Monday … FridayValid January 7th Through January 18th, 2013 *PRESENT COUPON AT JOSIAHS RESTAURANT TO REDEEM THIS OFFER. VALID FOR UP TO 4 PERSONS! Not valid on Saturdays or Sundays$7.77 PRIME RIB DINNER* *May not accurately represent model won. 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions January 2013 In January, it’s a saving-at-the-pump thing at Seminole Casino Brighton with your chance to win one of two fuel-e cient cars and loads of Free Play prizes. On Saturday, Jan. 26, we’re giving away a 2013 Ford Fiesta and 2013 Ford Focus with up to 40 miles per gallon of fuel economy. Earn entries daily all month long to be one of two grand prize winners. On Mondays, win your share of more than $20,000 in Free Play. Earn points for a Mystery Free Play Decoder ticket worth up to $2,500 in Free Play. Don’t miss Lucky Puck Wednesdays for your chance to win up to $250 in Free Play. But the Free Play prizes don’t stop there. On Friday, Jan. 11, you could be one of 20 lucky players to win $250 in Free Play. On Thursday, Jan. 17 and Tuesday, Jan. 29, Seminole Casino Brighton’s hot seats are sizzling with your chance to win a share of another $5,000 in Free Play. Players can enjoy bingo matinee sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. Packs are $18 and $28. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, v isitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. On Sundays, the bus picks up at 11:15 a.m. and departs at 6 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a six-table poker room, live action e-tables blackjack and roulette, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big-city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, 34974 in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com. Win a 2013 Ford Fiesta and 2013 Ford Focus at Seminole Casino Brighton Art exhibits at the Dolly Hand CenterBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center spacious Grand Hall often plays home to visual art exhibits by local artists. Exhibits take place in conjunction with Guest Artist Series performances. The Grand Hall is open MondayThursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. Other viewing times available upon request. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160. Exhibitions planned include: • Jan. 22-30: Paintings by Maria Mills; • Feb. 1: Paintings by Yoyi Bueno & Checira Howard; and, • Feb. 4 8: ”The Real Haiti: Experience It Yourself” Photography by Diana Pierre Louis.South Central Florida Car Club hosts Cruise InLABELLE—On Jan. 15, the South Central Florida Car Club will once again host its monthly Cruise In at Barron Park from 5-8 p.m. All area car lovers and owners are welcome to come out and enjoy an evening of fun and conversation. For more information, call 863-634-1791 or 234-8343.Second Annual Love the Lake 5K-10KCLEWISTON—The Second Annual Love The Lake 5K-10K and half marathon will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, starting at the Roland Martin Marina Resort in Clewiston. For more information, call 863-983-7979.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 39thAnnual Stuart Boat ShowJanuary 11, 12 & 13 HMYs Waterway Marina € Apex Marine € Stuart Harbor MarinaNORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY NORTH SIDE OF ST. LUCIE RIVER WEST OF ROOSEVELT BRIDGEFRIDAY&SATURDAY10AM-6PM € SUNDAY10AM-5PMADMISSION ONLY $10 € CHILDREN UNDER 10 FREE Proudly Sponsored By:Produced and Managed By: Owned By:Event sponsored in part by the Martin County Tourist Development Council Show Information: 954-522-5288 allsportsproductions.net 39 39 New for 2013! Fishermans Village Presented by Florida Sport Fishing 4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions January 2013 The community is encouraged and w elcome to come on out to watch, participate, or jump and enjoy the festivities for a registration fee of $35. The U.S. Army Professional Demonstration Teams, the USASOC Daggers and the 82nd Airborne Division team will present morning shows from Friday to Sunday. There will be nightly entertainment with live bands and DJs, bon res, ra es, vendors, food, and even a bounce house for the kids. For more information, call 800-533-6151 or 863-983-6151 or go online to skydive .com. The Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival is held each year on the last Saturday in January. This year’s event will be Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on State Road 78. The festival features fried cat sh dinners, using Fire Chief John Wilkinson’s own recipe. The VFD Ladies Auxiliary will also sell hot dogs and other treats. Visitors will be entertained by local bands. Arts and crafts w ill be for sale at the vendor booths. The annual event raises money for equipment and training for the BHR Volunteer Fire Department. For information on reserving a booth space, or for more information on the festival, call 863-467-8220. The 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 or to reserve a place, contact Mary Booher, Director of Libraries at 863-946-0744 or mbooher@myhlc.org. The FTI Winter Equestrian Festiv al runs Jan. 12-March 30, every Saturday night, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. Be awed and amazed at the magical partnership of horse and rider in the thrills of jumping, the grace of show hunters, the elegance of dressage. Savor the horse sport spectacle while basking in South Florida sunshine or enjoying the glamor under lights this winter and spring. For more information online go to http://equestriansport.com.FEBRUARYThe Ortona Cane Grinding Festival will be held Feb. 2 in the Ortona Indian Mound Park, o State Road 78 in Glades County. The festival celebrates the part that sugar cane played in the lives of the early settlers and includes a demonstration of grinding cane with a millstone. Visitors can purchase sugar cane syrup and enjoy barbecue chicken and rib dinners. Entertainment will include bluegrass music and clogging. There will also be a variety of arts and crafts booths. Arts of the Inland is pleased to present our 2nd Annual Inland Arts Festival at Barron Park in LaBelle on Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barron Park is located along the Caloosahatchee River on the east side of SR29 at Fort Thompson Road in historic LaBelle. Visual artists, literary artists, and craftsmen will be showcasing their work for sale. All work must be an original creation, giclee or print of the artist. Food vendors will be on-site and performing artists will entertain in the Gazebo throughout the day. For more information go to www.artsoftheinland.com. The Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment and Festival (cover photo) set for Feb. 2 and 3, commemorates the largest and ercest battle of the Second Seminole War. The original battle was fought Christmas Day, 1837. Part of the original battleground has been preserved as a state park on 3500 S.E. 38th Avenue (o U.S. Highway 441 S.E.) in Okeechobee. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Re-enactments are at 2 p.m. each day. In addition to daily reenactments of the battle, the two-day festival will include alligator wrestling, a living history camp, artisans, Seminole arts, horse rides for the kids and folk music. Entry is $10 per car. For more information online go www.OkeechobeeBattle eld.com, or call 863-763-2121. The 12th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts will be held Feb. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 11954 S.E. Dixie Highway, in Hobe Sound. The festival starts at Bridge Road and alternate A1A, continuing South on A1A. Admission and parking are free. The festival will include a juried outdoor art showcase featuring 150 artists from 30 di erent states. Artwork prices range from $25 to $30,000. Artists are selected to participate in the festival by an independent panel of expert judges. Artistic media include paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. For more information online, go to www.artfestival.com. The Second Annual Seminole Wind Bluegrass Festival presented by KD Bass productions, is planned for the Fred Smith Arena at Brighton Seminole Reservation, o State Road 721 in Glades County, Feb. 1-2. For information, call 863-467-6039. Performers will include Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad, Grasstowne, Kickin Grass, Brule, Alecia Nugent, Still House and Keith Bass and the Florida Bluegrass Express. The Florida State Fair will be held Feb. 7-18 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The fair features a carnival midway, business and agriculture exhibitions, livestock shows, equestrian events, competitions for food, art, photography, sewing, woodcarving and horticulture. Entertainment will include the Country Gold Tour with Leroy Van Dyke, Lynn Anderson, Gene Watson, Janie Frickie, and T.G. Sheppard. For more information, call 800-3453247 or go online to www. oridastatefair. com. For o -road enthusiasts who like to play in the mud, Okeechobee Mudfest is the place to go. The “original party in the mud” is held in February and August each year on private property in Okeechobee County, 11705 State Road 70 East. The event draws thousands of mudders and all kinds of vehicles from all over the country. Camping facilities are available at the Mudfest site. Hotels are available in nearby Okeechobee. The next fest is planned for the weekend of Feb. 8-10. For more information online see the Okeechobee Mudfest page on Facebook. The Lakeport Sour Orange Festival will be held Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeport Community Center, 1239 Red Barn Road, o State Road 78 between Moore Haven and Okeechobee. A $1 donation is requested for parking. The festival features the traditional sour orange cooko An arts and crafts fair will feature local vendors. Plate lunches available will include a rib dinner. The festival will also feature a quilt show, Mr. and Mrs. Bubbles the Clown, a historical display, a photography display, children’s games, a display b y the Lakeport Fire Department and sour orange pies. Cooks may enter their own original sour orange recipes to win money and ribbons. Judging starts at 10 a.m. For information on the cooko call 608-345-1324. For vendor information call 1-863-227-1074. Festival visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating is limited. The 2013 Top of the Lake Art and Chalk Walk Festival is scheduled for Feb. 9 and 10 in the Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee. The main event will be a juried ne art show with a competition fo r student artists. Artists from throughou t the state are welcome to participate. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Okeechobee Main Street o ce a t 863-357-6246 for an application. This yea r the newest feature will be a “Chalk Walk” which will include street painters using a chalk medium. Chalk artists interested in participating should also contact the above number. For additional information and applications contact Bridgette Waldau a t bridgette.art@gmail.com, or call 863-3576246; or go online to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com. The Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show celebrates local agriculture. The event features a parade, livestock sho w and midway entertainment. The activities also include a beauty pageant and exhibits. The fair will be held this year from Feb. 15-23 in Clewiston. For more information, please call 863-983-9282 or gonline to www.hendrycountyfair.com. FESTIVALSContinued from Page 2 Continued on page 5 Courtesy photoMudfest always brings excitement.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions January 2013 Brighton Seminole Field Day & Rodeo, set for Feb. 15-17, 2013, originated in 1938 as a day of sporting events and arts and crafts competitions for members of the Seminole Tribe. William P. Boehmer and his wife Edith—teachers at the original Brighton Day School—originated the festival as a way to bring Seminoles from other reservations together for some friendly competition. Over the years, the event evolved into a festival that is open to the public and showcases Seminole and other Native American arts, crafts, dances and traditions. On Friday, the festival hosts “Kids Day” which is open to area school children. School buses from all over South Florida transport elementary school children to Brighton Reservation, w here they learn how Seminoles once lived in chickees, cooked food over open res, made their own canoes and weapons and made crafts such as sweetgrass baskets and clothing made from tiny pieces of cloth sewn into intricate patterns. The festival also includes wild animal exhibitions, alligator wrestling and native dances. In more recent years, the event expanded to invite Native Americans from all over the country to participate. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to the general public. The festival w eekend also includes a rodeo and XTreme Bull Riding. On Saturday, gates open at 9 a.m. and the rodeo starts at 3 p.m.; on Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. and XTreme Bullriding starts at 3 p.m. The festival grounds are next to the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena, o State Road 721 in Glades County. For more information call 863-467-6039 or go online to www.REZRODEO.com. The South Florida Ag Expo and Equipment Show will be held Feb. 15 at the old airstrip at 610 San Luis Avenue in Clewiston. The expo opens at 8 a.m. and w ill include a speaker forum, vendor demonstrations, a community luncheon, prize drawings and food vendors. Admission is free. For more information online, go to w ww.s agexpo.com. The 2013 Swamp Cabbage Festival is set for Feb. 23-24. The festival is LaBelle’s hometown blast and it’s open to everyone! The town goes a little wild with a huge parade beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by two days of great entertainment, booths of unique items for sale and of course great food. Look for the boiled swamp cabbage, raw swamp cabbage salad and swamp cabbage fritters. If you h ave an adventurous palate, you can also nd gator meat and other special treats. Saturday begins with a 5K Swamp Stomp run along a lovely route with glimpses of the Caloosahatchee River. The Swamp Cabbage Festiv al has something for everyone. Saturday: a bike show, car show, kiddie rides. On Sunday morning you can take part in nondenominational worship at Barron Park, w ith entertainment and festivities picking back up again after noon. There is also a shing tournament, lawnmower races and a rodeo. Check out more information at swampcabbagefestival.org.MARCHThe Seminole Tribe of Florida will present a re-enactment of the Second Seminole War at the Big Cypress Shootout at Billie Swamp Safari located between Fort Lauderdale and Naples, on the Big Cypress Reservation just north of I-75 (Alligator Alley) Exit 49. The event is planned for Friday, March. 1 through Sunday, March. 3, 2013. The battle reenactments will take place at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Friday is an educational day (no reenactments). The battle reenactments honor the Seminole’s struggle and sacri ce to remain in their homeland and will feature authentic weapons, soldier and warrior attire and tactics typical of the Second Seminole War. In the 1800s, a total of three wars were fought by the U.S. military against the Seminoles. These campaigns were the longest, costliest, and bloodiest of all the Indian wars. Although many Seminoles were killed or removed to presentday Oklahoma, they were never defeated, and to this day, more than 3,000 Seminoles are known as “The Unconquered” Seminole Tribe of Florida. The three-day event will also include music, Seminole food, Seminole and pioneer artisans, tomahawk throws, primitive archery competition, authentic Seminole and soldier camps, venomous snake shows and alligator wrestling. “Period settlers” from around the country will hew wood, iron and silver crafts and depict trading techniques from the Seminole war era. For more information, go to bcshoot.com or call 800-949-6101 ext. 12125 2013 will mark the 65th annual Moore Haven’s Chalo Nitka Festival Chalo Nitka is one of the state’s oldest continuing festivals. The festival grounds are in located at Chalo Nitka Park (across from the Glades County School Board O ce). The festival includes midway games, rides, and vendor booths selling food, crafts and jewelry. Events also include a rodeo and the Glades County livestock show. This year the festival is planned for March 1 and 2. The Chalo Nitka parade will be Saturday morning, March 2. For more information online go to www.chalonitka.com. FESTIVALSContinued From Page4 Continued on p a g e 6 Courtesy photoSpectators are invited to join in the Friendship Dance at Brighton Seminole Reservation’s Field Day. 2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change. Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions January 2013 The Okeechobee County Fair will be held March 8-17, 2013 at the Agri-Civic Center Fairgrounds, with entrance of State Road 710. The fair includes a carnival midw ay, livestock shows, cooking competitions, fruit and vegetable competitions, sewing and arts and crafts competitions. There is even a Lego building competition. The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Spring Rodeo will be held in conjunction with the rst weekend of the fair, March 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. each day. The Okeechobee 4-H and FFA Livestock Show will be the week of March 11-16, with the livestock sale on Saturday, March 17. Fairgrounds opens at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment will include the Kandu Magic Show, pig races, a petting zoo, performances by Okeechobee Steelers, horse shows, a monster truck show, Okeechobee Idol Talent Show and performances by Crossbone Band. The Speckled Perch Festival sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street, will be held in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee on the weekend of March 9 and 10. The festival starts around 9 a.m. The Speckled Perch Festival Parade will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. The festival began as a sh fry fundraiser for the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. When the original chamber folded, Okeechobee Main Street took over the traditional event. Over the years, the festival has grown and changed, adding arts and crafts vendors, games for children and entertainment. Due to state health laws, speckled perch—which is a game sh and not commercially harvested—cannot be served at public events. So the sh dinner served at the Speckle Perch Festival is cat sh. The Big O Birding Festival the largest bird-themed event in South Central Florida will be held March 12-16. The fourday event will h ave a r egistration “roost” at the Port LaBelle Inn o State Road 80 in LaBelle. From there, visitors will explore Hendry and Glades Counties, which are home to more than 400 species of birds, including Wood Storks, Everglades Snail Kites, Limpkins, Painted Buntings, and others who are resident in the area from October through April as well as species that live in Florida year round. Visitors can choose a single bird tour or opt for allinclusive four-day passes. The festival offers exclusive bird tours led by prestigious experts, workshops with a prestigious bird photographer, birding activities, meals and transportation to and from birding sites. For more information online go to www. BigOBirdingFestival.com or call 863-6750125. MegaCon the largest comic book, anime, science ction, fantasy, gaming and multimedia event in the southeastern United States, will take place March 15–17, at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive in Orlando. The annual event attracts around 50,000 visitors—many of them come dressed as a favorite character from a comic book, movie or video game. Visitors can meet stars from movies and television, writers and artists. At the 2013 Megacon, the original cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will provide a special event on Saturday, March 16, in Hall F, at the Orange County Convention Center. Join the cast as they interact together with the audience. They will eld and answer questions in an entertaining way that only they could do. Event tickets are available on the MegaCon website now. For more information online go to www. megaconvention.com. FESTIVALSContinued From Page 5 Continued on page 7 Courtesy photoThe petting zoo was a hit at the 2012 Okeechobee County Fair.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions January 2013 The Florida Strawberry Festival is set for Feb. 29-March 10 in Plant City. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, ne arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, y outh developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious oats and high-stepping marching bands. For more information online, go to www. strawberryfestival.com.APRILThe 35th Annual Black Gold Jubilee Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at the Torry Island Recreation Center in Belle Glade. The event kicks o with a 5K Walk/Run at 7:30 a.m., to be followed by all-day free children’s activities, rides, games, and a dunk tank. For the adults, food booths and arts and craft features the best in local cuisine and art. Rounding out the activities are photography displays, car show, volleyball tournament and a corneating contest. A reworks show at dusk caps o the festival. For more information, nd the Black Gold Jubilee on Facebook, or contact the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745. The Clewiston Sugar Festival an annual celebration of the end of the sugar cane harvest for Hendry County, will make a big return this year, with entertainment featuring such acts as: The Farm, Shane Duncan and Alter Eagles. The festival activities start on Thursday, April 18, with Seminole Heritage Day at the Clewiston Museum. The main events will be held April 19 and 20 in the heart of the city across from the Clewiston Inn and the U.S. Sugar campus. Festival events will include: Arts and crafts, food booths, a 5K run/walk, alligator wrestling demonstrations, a kids fun park area, Big Lake Cruisers Classic Car Show, the Sweet Taste of Sugar recipe contest, hospital bed races and the Raisin’ Cane Rodeo. This year’s festival promises to be another excellent event, with the support of several sponsors including the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the U.S. Sugar Corporation. For more information online go to www. clewistonsugarfestival.com. The third annual Avon Park Bluegrass Blueberry Festival, sponsored by Avon Park Rotary Club, will be held April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rotary Building, 20 S. Verona Avenue in Avon Park. For information, see the web site at www.aprotaryblueberryfestival.com. A new festival this year is the Elvis Festival set for April 26-28 at the Historic Citrus County Court House, one Court house Square, Inverness. Festival events will include award-winning Elvis impersonator, Ted Torres; Elvis Concert Under the stars; “When Elvis came to town” live on stage; and karaoke. For more information go to www.elvisin orida.com or call 352-33416427 or 352-341-6436.MAYMay brings the Brown Sugar Festival in Clewiston. The Brown Sugar Festival began with the organization of the Harlem Academy Alumni Association in Clewiston in 1976. Harlem Academy Alumni members decided to plan celebrations for students whenever they returned home to Clewiston to visit. The festival and pageant also serve as fund raisers for scholarships to send Clewiston’s Harlem community children to college. Over the years the festival has grown to include a gospel program, a talent show, a cruise trip, a dance, a parade, a basketball tournament, fashion show, a golden age banquet and all day festivities. For more information online, go to http:// brownsugarfestival.info/. The Watermelon Festival an Arcadia Main Street Program event will be held May 12 in Historic Downtown Arcadia.JULYThe National Day of the America n Cowboy Cattle Drive and Festival is held in July in Okeechobee. This year’s festival will be on July 26 and 27. The festival includes a rodeo, a cattle drive from Downtown Flagler Park to Okeechobee Count y Agri-Civic Center, an arts and crafts festival and a barbecue cooko For more information, online go to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com.AUGUSTThe Caladium Festival and Car Sho w will be held July 26-28, at Stuart park in Lake Placid. The festival o ers bus rides to the caladium elds and caladium displays in nearby subdivisions. For more information online, go to visitlakeplacid orida. com.SEPTEMBERLabor Day Weekend brings Okeechobee’s Annual Labor Day Festival with an arts and crafts festival in downtown Okeechobee, games for the whole family, a parade on Saturday morning, and a rodeo at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Fo r more information, on the rodeo online, go to ag.co.okeechobee. .us. For more information on the parade and festival, go to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com. For updated information on area festivals and special events, see future editions of G.O.: Going Out—A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions, available online at Florida.newszap.com. FESTIVALSContinued from Page 6 Courtesy photoSpectators bring lawn chairs to enjoy entertaintment at the Sugar Festival.

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