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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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stk # 13c56 Image is for illustration purposes only.BUY A NEW 2013 FIESTA S FOR JUST $13995 AND PAY NO DEALER FEE. See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, February 7, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 1 50¢ Plus tax Crossword ...Page 15Lake condition is not improving, says Audubon ... Page 9 Dogs from prison training program ready for new homes Page 11 Glades at a Glance ...Page 3Area festivals ...Page 9 Man accused of threatening deputy with loaded rearm ...Page 6 Special to the Glades County Democrat Art in the ParkChalo Nitka Queen Haley Stephens, with Sandy Lundy local artist, enjoy Art in the Park in the Glades County Library on Jan. 26. For more, see page 14. Special to the Glades County Democrat4-H Livestock Judging TeamGlades County 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed at the South Florida Fair in West Palm, Jan. 26. The members present were: JR Team (Bottom Row Left to Right) Ethan Taylor, Ross Perry, Coach Kimberly Clement, Brice Prowant, Lacy Green, and Jaime Hingson. SR Team. (Top Row Left to Right) Tanner Mathis, -Drafted members from ClewistonCaleb Curry, Ryan Nesbitt, and Weston Rayburn. Keep a look out for these kids as we prepare for state contest. They are working very hard and hoping to go far this year! Moore Haven will host the 53rd annual Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament Saturday, Feb. 23, at Alvin Ward Park. Purported to be the oldest shing tournament in Florida, according to Florida Sportsman magazine, the Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament harkens back to the days before the "catch and release" rules were established, when strings of bass an armlength's across were displayed during the Chalo Nitka Festival itself and live bait was not a dirty word among professional anglers. The tournament will get underway Feb. 23 from safelight 'til 1 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. There is no age limit, anyone can sh, but each person on the boat must pay the entry fee. Cash payouts are guaranteed. First place is $1000, Second, $400, Third, $300, down to $50 for seventh place. There's a mystery gift for Luck y Big Bass tournament planned for Feb. 23See BASS — Page 14 Halter was so tight, the horse’s esh had grown over itBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A phone call from a concerned animal control of cer led to the arrest of an Okeechobee man on a charge of animal neglect. James Lee Weimann, 27, Johns Road, was arrested Feb. 4 on a felony Area man accused of neglecting horse Jason Lee Weimann See HORSE — Page 14 Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com

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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDSA cacophony of images, riddled with heartache and sadness; this is exactly what those who walk in to Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center for Jenny Woods’ gallery exhibit on February 19 will nd themselves among. Woods’ work can be seen in every crevice of the Internet, most notably the famous fashion magazine, Vogue Italia. However, she explained that she did not fall into photography to please others, but rather to allow those looking at it a small glimpse into her world. “My pictures are literally a book of who I am. I cannot write, so this is a way for me to let people in,” said Woods. “I don’t open up well with other people, but I can through my photography because I’m vulnerable. I’m letting them get to know a piece of me, in a way.” Woods’ experience and vast collection of photographs may cause her age to come as a shock to some people. However, being only 20 years old enables her to recall the events leading up to her love for photography. “I had a lot of self esteem issues in school. Kids picked on me a lot, so I didn’t think that I was pretty,” explained a reluctant Woods. “I remember that I always wore a jacket, even if it was 100 degrees outside, to cover my body. Then I discovered a camera that my mom had and I started taking pictures of myself. It made me view myself in a different way. I liked the feeling; I became addicted to that feeling.” Since her addiction to photography began, she has not been able to put the camera down. One of her signature traits, which many models have come to recognize, is her ability to almost always connect emotionally with her subjects, which allows her to create images riddled with emotion; capturing more than just a photograph: a feeling. “I think that everybody has self esteem issues, especially the people that I shoot. What most people don’t understand is that models are some of the most insecure people you will ever meet. They are constantly being told that they are not good enough; they need to lose weight, gain weight, their face isn’t perfect, they aren’t tall enough, they’re not pale enough. “I don’t want them to think that they’re just a model to me; someone that I can dress up and use like a doll. They’re humans. I want to see their mind, their soul, their heart. I want to show that there is more to them then just a body. I don’t try to convey anything purposely with my photographs. I would hope that people see them as messy and honest and perfectly imperfect. I hope that people love that about them and realize that perfection is not beauty. I think that beauty is being completely yourself. Raw, uncut, just unapologetically who you are and not giving a damn about what anyone else thinks of you; internally and on the outside as well.” Many who have worked with Woods refer to her as a “ ower child,” which is somewhat tting as many of her pictures are either taken among the owers or have a ower overlay. Most of her photographs have been taken in Hendry County and Palm Beach County, out among the elements. “I like to feel free when I’m shooting,” explained Woods. “The studio limits my mind, I feel like I’m in a cage. When I’m one with nature I feel like it’s more natural and honest.” Woods feels that she gets her artistic side from her father, who she explained is a musician, painter, and singer, among other things, which all comes naturally to him. “I would hope that he is proud of me,” said Woods. “When I was rst starting out he didn’t want to pay for my art school. I think that it had to do with the fact that he could never make a living off of what he did; he just didn’t want me to get hurt. I think that he realizes now that I wasn’t going to give up as easily as he did. I feel sad for him more than anything. I think that the biggest failure in life is not pursuing your dreams.” Woods plans to pursue her dreams passionately, with one of her most persistent goals being to move to New York. “I grew up in Clewiston, but I was born again in New York. I left myself in New York.” She explains that her photographs are much like New York in one aspect; that if they could speak freely, they would “tell all of my secrets. I’m really glad that they don’t.” Woods’ exhibit will open on February 19 and will remain until March 1. You can stop by and view them from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and one hour before all performances. Her photographs will be up for viewing and purchasing during this time. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SFVS(South Florida Veterinary Service)Providing ambulatory service to the South Florida area, focusing on food animal and equine medicine/surgery. In addition will provide house calls for routine care of small/ companion animals. Dr. JL Shewmaker III 863-673-2665www.MyVetDirect.com/jlshewmaker 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 February 7, 2013 Down the Rabbit Hole: An Art Exhibit at Dolly Hand PHOTOS / JENNY WOODS “I don’t try to convey anything purposely with my photographs. I would hope that people see them as messy and honest and perfectly imperfect. I hope that people love that about them and realize that perfection is not beauty.”-Jenny Woods

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OCA plans spaghetti dinnerThe Ortona Community Association will host its popular spaghetti buffet dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the OCA Firehouse Hall, Ortona Locks Road (Highway 78A). The all-youcan-eat buffet features delicious meat sauce and pasta, and includes garlic bread, tossed salad, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea, all for $7.00 (advance purchase or reservation) or $8.00 at the door. For advance tickets or reservations, contact Fran Way at 863-675-7880 or email franwayrn@aol.com.Historical Society to meetThe Glades County Historical Society invites all to their next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Pieter Westergaard House at 270 Ave. L in Moore Haven. Please join us for an informative meeting and refreshments. Some items on the agenda will be future election of of cers, the annual spring barbecue and plans for a yard cleanup. See you there!! Phone 863-946-2060 or 863-801-5199.Church to host yard saleBuckhead Ridge Christian Church, 1167 Linda Road (behind the Moose Lodge on SR 78) will host a yard sale on Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.VFW Auxiliary plans dinnerVFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 will host a Baked Ham & Sweet Potato and all The Fixin's Dinner on Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. We are a SMOKE FREE Dining Room, located on So. Hwy. 29, by the Rodeo Grounds. Get there early before we run out$7 per plate. For further information call 863-675-8008. All proceeds will go to the Ladies Veteran Relief Fund. The Ladies Auxiliary meet the second Wednesday of each month at The Post at 7 p.m.The Muse Community Association plans eventsOn Saturday, Feb. 9, there will be a Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Muse Community Center. The Muse Community Association Regular Board Meeting, election of of cers and discussion for the coming year will start at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. There will not be a Jam Session on the fourth Saturday. All Muse Community Association events are open to the public. All of the events will be held at the Muse Community Center Building on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. For further information call 863674-0467.LIONS Club to meetJoin the Moore Haven LIONS CLUB meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce conference room. Future fundraising projects will be on the agenda. A light refreshment will be served. Please Join us. Eye exams, surgeries and glasses for all needy persons are provided by this worthy organization.Barbecue to bene t scholarship fundThe Moore Haven High School Scholarship Organization will hold a fundraising barbecue on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Doyle Conner Building on Highway 27 in Moore Haven. They will serve from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinners are $8 and include a half barbecued chicken, two sides and a roll. Tickets can be purchased prior to the barbecue by contacting the Scholarship Of ce by phone, 863-946-2083, or e-mail mhhs.scholarship@ yahoo.com, or from any Scholarship Board Member: Wayne Aldrich, Scott Bass, Paul Beck, Rogel Brown, Sandra Brown, Gordon Bryant, Bonita Drayton, Joe Flint, Ellen Geake, John Huysman, Larry Luckey, Lorie Ward, Bob Way, or Susie Woodward. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event. Tickets for a chance at a $1,000 drawing will also be on sale. The drawing will be held at the award dinner in May. You need not be present to win. F or over 10 years, the Moore Haven High School Scholarship Organization has raised money to provide graduating seniors with academic and career scholarships. Seniors who will be attending a college, university, or vocational technical school are encouraged to submit an application. All quali ed seniors will receive a scholarship. The MHHS Scholarship Organization is a 501C3 and all donations are tax deductible.The Eagles Riders plan partyThe Eagles Riders are having The 4th Annual Party Under the Bridge, Feb. 16. The y want to Salute all Veterans with a picture wall. We 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 S.W. Moore Haven, Fl. 33471.Fashion show plannedThe Glades County Woman's Club will present their annual Style Show on Saturday, Feb. 16, at noon in the M Resort Hall located approximately six miles north of Moore Haven on U.S. 27. This event features all homemade salads, soups, sandwiches and of course, those luscious desserts. The fashions are trendy with all sizes and reasonabl y priced. Everyone wins a prize and enjoys lots of laughs. We look forward to seeing all you wonderful women in the county. Admission is $10. You purchase tickets from members or pay at the door. BHR Christian Church to hold yard saleBuckhead Ridge Christian Church, 1167 Linda Road behind the Moose Lodge on Highway 78, will have a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. 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 February 7, 2013 See GLADES — Page 16

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonMark your calendar for the 16th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) to be held from Feb. 15 to 18. Discover and help the birds in your community. The GBBC is fun, family-friendly, and educational. This event is free and open to birders of all ages and skill levels. Everything you need to know to participate is on the GBBC website at www.birdsource. org/gbbc/ including instructions, regional checklists, FAQ’s, classroom activities, and a how-to-video. For the past six years Clewiston has been in the “Top Ten” for the number of birds reported during this annual count. Students and adults from Belle Glade, Clewiston, Felda, LaBelle, Moore Haven, and Okeechobee submitted reports in 2012. It is easy to participate. Just spend 15 minutes or more each day then enter your tallies on the Great Backyard Bird Count website. If you don’t have internet access you may request a print tally sheet by contacting Margaret England. HendryGlades Audubon volunteers will enter your data if the completed form is returned by Feb. 28. The Great Backyard Bird Count helps scientist learn about the distribution of bird species including the Northern Pintail. These dabbling ducks are found in a variety of habitats in Eurasia and North America. In North America they breed in Alaska, central Canadian Arctic, western Greenland, and the central and western portion of United States. Northern Pintails who migrate down the Atlantic Flyway are often found on their wintering grounds in Florida, Central American, the Caribbean, or northern Colombia. These long slender ducks with long narrow wings and long necks are sometimes called the “greyhound of the air.” Males have elongated central tail feathers about one-fourth the length of their bodies. They have a chocolatebrown head with a white strip on each side of the neck that extends up from their white breast and belly. Males have a blackish-gray back and blue-gray bill. The female Northern Pintail has a dark-brown upper body with a buff or gray head and lower body. Males make wheezy mewing “kwee” or “kwee-hee” calls, but the female’s vocalization is a hoarse, muf ed “quack.” The Northern Pintail spends the winter in a wide variety of shallow inland freshwater and intertidal habitats. They dabble and up-end while feeding on grain, seeds, weeds, aquatic insects, crustaceans, and snails. Their nest is a scrape in the ground in brush or grass in open county with shallow, seasonal wetlands and low vegetation. This nest which is often far from water is lined with grass and down. The female lays three to 12 greenish buff eggs which she incubates for 21 to 25 day. The young edge when they are 39 to 52 days old. You and your guests are invited to participate in upcoming birding trips Saturday, Feb. 16, Sunday, Feb. 17, or Monday, Feb. 18, at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). A few volunteers will be working on the Great Backyard Bird Count survey. Birders and/or photographers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the STA5 Deer Fence Canal Trailhead. To make a reservation please e-mail Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2013 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. “Like” Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Northern Pintail (NOPI) Margaret England PHOTO / GREG CORNETTNorthern Pintail.

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The nutritional choices you make for your children are crucial, setting the stage for good health and good habits for years to come. So if you’ve heard about the bene ts of organic food, you may be wondering if it’s worth the extra expense, especially if you’re on a budget. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recently weighed in on the subject of organic food for the rst time, what’s most important is that children eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products, whether those are conventionally or organically grown. Organic foods do have lower levels of pesticides and drug-resistant bacteria, says Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, president of the AAP. “That may be important for kids because young children are more vulnerable to chemicals, but we simply don’t have the scienti c evidence to know if the difference will affect a person’s health over a lifetime,” says McInerny. Both organic and conventionally grown foods have the same vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, lipids and other nutrients that are important for children’s health. “If you’re on a budget, don’t buy the more expensive organic option if it’s going to reduce your family’s overall intake of healthy foods like fresh produce,” advises McInerny. “It’s better for kids to eat ve servings of conventionally grown produce a day than for them to eat one serving of organic vegetables.” Families can also be selective in choosing particular organic foods to stretch their budget. The Environmental Working Group has created a Shopper’s Guide that rates the level of pesticides in produce. Their guide indicates that conventionally grown onions, sweet corn and pineapples have relatively low pesticide rates, making them safer to purchase. If you can budget a few extra dollars to spend on groceries, opt for organic apples and celery, which are among the most pesticideladen crops. According to the AAP, organic milk is not healthier for kids than conventional milk, but parents should make sure all milk they purchase is pasteurized. The jury is still out on the long-term health bene ts of organic produce, but in the meantime keep your eyes and ears open for new information as it becomes available -so you can make the best possible choices in the future. You can nd nutrition tips for kids on the AAP website for parents, www.healthychildren.org. No matter the size of your budget, you can do your kids a world of good by ensuring they get at least ve servings of fruits and vegetables daily. “The Big Candy lobby has complained of high sugar prices on Capitol Hill for months despite their own increasing pro ts,” said Ryan Weston, chairman of the ASA. “Now they have big pro ts, cheap sugar, and a rosy outlook for the future, so lawmakers will be much less receptive to their poormouthing.” Raw sugar prices dipped as low as 21.5 cents per pound during October. With 2.2 million tons of surplus overhanging the market, a strong domestic crop, and subsidized foreign sugar still owing in under a myriad of trade deals, cheap sugar is predicted for the foreseeable future. Weston believes that sugar’s price reality as other commodities are enjoying record highs proves how well the current sugar policy has worked for consumers. “Our policy doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime. It helps counter subsidies by foreign competitors like Brazil, which controls nearly half of the world dump market. And it ensures consistent homegrown supplies at consistent prices,” he explained. October’s 21.5 cent low is remarkably similar to raw prices seen in past decades. Prices averaged 22.2 cents in the 1980s, 22.0 cents in the 1990s, and 21.4 cents in the 2000s. More than half of all U.S. sugar-producing operations closed during that three-decade period. Prices brie y increased in 2010 and 2011, allowing farmers to begin paying down years of accumulated debt, but have since fallen back to historic depressed levels. Unfortunately for sugar producers the cost of labor, fuel, fertilizer, and other inputs continue to climb, which is why sugar producers are ghting hard to keep a strong policy under the next Farm Bill. Sugar’s biggest customers, candy makers, have had more success. Domestic consumption and production of candy is on the rise, as are candy prices – a situation that has helped confectioners achieve pro t margins that are surprisingly higher than major oil companies and even casinos. Weston noted that food makers aren’t passing along any of the lower sugar prices to consumers and have, instead, continued price increases at the grocery checkout line. This documented lack of pass-through, he said, should further call into question the credibility of that talking points being used by opponents of the sugar policy. In addition, today’s market shows that it is false to claim that U.S. prices are much higher than on the world market, where foreign subsidies arti cially depress prices. When transportation costs are factored into world raw sugar prices, it is almost identical to current U.S. prices, which already re ect transportation costs. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 See Better, Look Better, Feel Better No-Glare Lenses“The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Falling Sugar Prices Should Strengthen Support for No-Cost Sugar Policy Is It Important to Feed Kids Organic Food?Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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Man reportedly threatened deputy with loaded rearmBy Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat A LaBelle man is being held on bond in the Glades County Jail following his arrest for allegedly threatening a Glades County deputy with a loaded rearm. Joshua Matthew Bond, 29, is being held on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon and assault on a law enforcement of cer. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. Jail records indicate that the man's bond has been set at $112,500. An arrest report by Deputy Sergeant Richard Jones, of the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), stated that he was sent to a home in Country Meadows due to a possible domestic disturbance. Once at the scene, Sgt. Jones stated he could hear loud noises coming from inside the home like it was being destroyed. At that time, continued the report, only Bond was inside the home. A woman who also lives in the home was outside with the deputy. Sgt. Jones went on to state that as he approached the rear door to the singlewide mobile home, Bond came out and appeared to be enraged. When the man was ordered to show his hands, he went back inside the home, added the report. The deputy stated that while he was at the back he heard what sounded like a ri e being prepared to re because he heard what he thought was a ri e's bolt being pulled back then released. At this point Sgt. Jones went to his car to retrieve his ri e. He also ordered the woman to leave the scene. According to the arrest report Bond came out of the home and started walking towards the deputy. Sgt. Jones stated Bond was armed with a ri e. "You do not want to die today, son. You do not want to die today," Bond allegedly said to Sgt. Jones. Sgt. Jones stated that he then moved to the opposite of his patrol car to protect himself. When he looked up, Bond was gone. The deputy went on to state that he could then see Bond inside the home. He also apparently heard Bond re a round from the ri e. At some point Deputy Steven Casserly arrived at the scene along with Wildlife Of cer Andy Taylor, from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and deputies from the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce. However, Bond left the scene and was eventually apprehended at a Walmart store in Lehigh Acres by deputies from the Lee County Sheriff's Of ce. Sgt. Jones stated in his report that GCSO Deputy Richard Ermeri stayed in contact with Bond by talking to him on his cell phone. Law enforcement then traced the calls to the suspect, which led them to the Walmart store. Bond was taken into custody without further incident, stated Sgt. Jones. Man to deputy: ‘You don’t want to die today’ 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 The Glades County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: BUCKHEAD RIDGE Hunter Road theft LAKEPORT Loop Road burglary MOORE HAVEN Avenue C burglary Indian Hills Drive fraud U.S. 27 S. theft S.W. Ave. J theft PALMDALE Main Avenue theft Glades County Investigations The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Department (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). John R. Gomez, 22, C.R. 721, Moore Haven, was arrested Jan. 29 by the GCSO on an Alachua County warrant charging him w ith the felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held without bond. Joshua D. Braswell, 26, S.R. 78 E., Moore Haven was arrested Jan. 31 by the GCSO on a felony charge of smuggling contraband into a state detention facility. He was released on his own recognizance. Josiane Phillips, 36, N.W. 96th St., Miami, was arrested Jan. 31 by the GCSO on a Miami-Dade County warrant charging her with the felonies of second degree murder and aggravated battery. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report Joshua Bond Special to the Glades County DemocratBig bassA 9 lb. 1oz. bass 26.5in. long was caught by Ron Andres on a Bitter Bait skip shad watermelon red with the help of Norm Tilman on Jan. 28, 2013. They were shing at Indian Prairie on Lake Okeechobee. Send your big sh photo to gcdnews@ newszap.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Please be advised the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Recycle Collection Center, located at 1360 Forestry Division Road in LaBelle is now open to the public by appointment only. The Clewiston HHW Center, located at 1381 Evercane Road continues to be by appointment only. You may call 863-673-0508 to make an appointment. No illegal dumping outside the gate is permitted. If you have questions, you may call the above mentioned number or 863-674-4162 or the Hendry County Special Districts Of“ce at 863-675-5252.HELPFUL TIPS: Household Hazardous WasteMany products we use in and around our home and discard with our trash are similar to regulated hazardous waste produced by bus iness and industry. Products that are corrosive, such as acids and alkalis, are ”ammable, reactive or toxic and are found in homes, garages, workshops or used in gardens. Some examples are: Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides & Insecticides Batteries, rechargeable and auto Mothballs Liquid Paint & Thinners Furniture Strippers, Finishers, Polishes & Waxes Motor Oil, Brake & Transmission Fluid, Gasoline & Antifreeze Solvents & De-greasers Nail Polish & Remover Oven & Drain Cleaners Metal Polish & Rust Removers Mildew Removers Swimming Pool Chemicals Cleansers: Upholstery/All Purpose, etc. Fluorescent Tubes (Containing Mercury) (Non-household may drop off up to ten (10) for a fee of $0.50 each.) Thermometers (Containing Mercury) Wood Preservatives Small Freon Bottles Propane Tanks Electronics (TVs, computers, phones, etc.) These items may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers free of charge to residents.RECYCLINGAcceptable Items: Plastics #1 PET Drink Bottles Plastics #2 HDPE Frosted Milk Jugs Mixed Plastics #3 PVC, #4 LDPE, #5 PP & #6 Pigmented Jugs (laundry detergent) Tubs/Containers (jelly & butter) Bottles (shampoo, dish liquid & ketchup) Five-Gallon Pales (Rinse all recyclables, as necessary.)AVISO PBLIC AVISO PUBLICOPor favor, tenga en cuenta que el Condado Hendry Desechos Caseros Peligrosos (HHW) & Reciclaje Centro, ubicado @ 1360 Divisin de Silvicultura Carretera en Labelle se encuentra a disposicin del pblico slo con cita previa. El HHW Clewiston Centro, ubicado @ Evercane Carretera en 1381 sigue siendo nicamente por cita. Usted puede llamar 863-673-0508 para hacer una cita. Ningn vertido ilegal fuera de la puerta es permitida. Si usted tiene preguntas, usted puede llamar el mencionado nmero o 863-674-4162 o el condado Hendry distritos especiales O“cina @ telfono 863-675-5252.INFORMACI"N TIL: Desechos PeligrososMuchos de los productos que utilizamos en los alrededores de nuestra casa y de descarte con nuestra basura son similares a los residuos peligrosos producidos regulado por las empresas y la industria. Los productos que son corrosivos, como cidos y lcalis, son in”amables, reactivas o txicas y se encuentran en casas, garajes, talleres o utilizados en los jardines. Algunos ejemplos son: Pesticidas, herbicidas, fungicidas y plaguicidas Las bateras recargables y auto Las bolas de naftalina Lquido de Pinturas y Disolventes Strippers Muebles, “nalistas, Betunes y ceras Motor de fluido de aceite, frenos y transmisin, Gasolina y anticongelante Disolventes y engrasadores De* Esmalte de uas y removedor Horno y drenaje Cleaners Metal Polish & Removedores Rust El moho Removedores Productos quimicos para piscinas Limpiadores: Tapicera / All Purpose, etc Tubos ”uorescentes (que contienen mercurio) (No domsticos pueden dejar hasta diez (10) por un costo de $ 0.50 cada uno.) Los termmetros (que contiene mercurio) Los conservantes de madera Botellas Pequeas fren Tanques de propano Electrnica (televisores, computadoras, telfonos, etc) Estos artculos pueden ser llevados a las Peligrosos del Hogar Centros de recogida de residuos de forma gratuita a los resident es.RECICLAJE Artculos Aceptables Plsticos # 1 PET Beba Botellas Plsticos # 2 HDPE Frosted jarras de leche Plsticos mixtos # 3 PVC, # 4 LDPE, PP # 5 y # 6 Jarras pigmentadas (detergente para la ropa) Tinas / Contenedores (jalea y mantequilla) Botellas (champ, jabn lquido y salsa de tomate) Cinco galones Pales (Enjuague todos los materiales reciclables, segn sea necesario.) PUBLIC NOTICE 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013

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Special to the Glades County Democrat Glades County Commissioner Donna Storter Long shared her notes from the Monday, Jan. 28 meeting of the Glades County Board of County Commissioners: Public Hearings 1. J. J. Wiggins Comprehensive Plan A mendment (Larry Hilton) Applicant’s attorney Steve Ramunni explained the request w as two separately prepared applications but presented jointly. Following the Applicant’s Agent Engineer’s and Planner’s presentations and after considerable public input Board, moved to deny request. 2. J. J. Wiggins Rezoning (Larry Hilton) Item became moot and was not voted on following denial of item 1. Consent Agenda, All Approved 3A. Approve Minutes of the December 11, 2012 Regular Meeting 3B. Approve Minutes of the January 8, 2013 Regular Meeting 3C. Approve County Warrants Business agenda 4. Fisheating Creek Settlement Agreement Advisory Board – Appointment (Larry Hilton) Chairman Echols appointed Commissioner Beck. 5. Insurance Escrow Account (Commissioner Grif n) Discussion item only but drew Board consensus to create Reserves (not escrow) account at July budget workshop with the goal of establishing self-insuring fund. 6. Local Bidder Preference and Purchasing/Procurements (Commissioner Grif n) Grif n updated Board on task force assignment and Board requested Attorney Pringle to bring the proposed documentation to the next meeting. The Board recently changed the purchasing power of the county manager to be re ected in County Manager Policy effective now and for the new county manager to be hired in March. 7. Courthouse Renovations (Commissioner Grif n) Discussion item only. Interim County Manager Hilton explained and County Clerk Sandra Brown ampli ed the need to determine conditions of funding received and to obtain approval from Circuit and County judges for renovations needed and funding to be applied. One major item is the building elevator as the courtroom is on the second oor. Other items were replacing video surveillance system, upgrading re alarm and security systems, and add technology to the court room. Court “houses” are established for the judicial system. They are also used to house county of ces for which the county must provide maintenance. 8. EOC Status Report (Richard Pringle) A ttorney Pringle reported the state has approved a 60%-40% use of the proposed new EOC facility to allow Public Safety other than Emergency Management to utilize space. A rchitect CRA has revised plans and the construction manager Ajax Construction is rev iewing estimated costs with the revisions. Of the $5 million granted, one-half-million has been approved for the architect, and the construction manager will be working to see if the revised plans can be funded by the balance of $4-1/2 million with 10,000 SF “ nished” and the rest is garage. The 40% space will provide bays for emergency and re ghting vehicles and equipment. If Ajax Building Corporation cannot do so, then an impasse in negotiations will be declared and Glades County will then negotiate with the next applicant which was Wright Construction per the 9/11/2012 ranking. 9. Highlands County MPO Resolution (Larry Hilton) Board approved Resolution to become part of the creation of a Regional Transportation Planning Organization [TPO] for the proposed region including DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties, which share common economic, environmental ,and cultural ties and have effectively cooperated in community visioning and long-range transportation and economic planning. Such participation will allow relative and speci c input for the transportation needs of Glades County which is now determined by Florida DOT for use of federal transportation dollars. 4. Harney Pond Park – FDOT Resolution (Larry Hilton) Board adopted resolution requested by FDOT concerning the relocation of utility lines in the Harney Pond Park expansion area. 5. USCOE Park Leases (Larry Hilton) Hilton stated the Corps of Engineers is requesting Glades County consider leasing the Corps’ recreational park/boat ramp located north of Moore Haven Locks, and include the site with the renewal of the lease of Alvin Ward Boat Ramp south of the river. A 25year management plan will be required for both parcels. Board was divided in preference as Chairman Echols and Commissioner Stanley thought the parcel should not be county responsibility but be commercially operated, with Commissioners Beck and Grif n expressing desire to operate only the boat ramp area. Commissioner Storter voted with Beck and Grif n to explore the opportunity of leasing the property, removing the RV park amenities, and reducing the acreage to be maintained to only include the parking areas and boat ramps, thus reducing costs of maintaining the whole acreage. Existing utilities to each site will have to be removed, along with demolition of a swimming pool. There is a structure that could be used for a marina-type retail store, but would require a concessionaire to operate. The boat ramps need some repair along with removal of the Corps’ fuel tanks. Hilton will prepare the proposed agreement and consult with Corps representatives and bring back to the Board. Corps’ restrictions limit the economic commercial viability, in that campers are allowed to stay only for 14 days, and most RVers down for the winter prefer to stay located at one site. Board will review possibilities to provide parking and boat ramp area free for public use. Public input is invited!! 6. Water Management District Delinquent PILT (Paul Beck) DELETED 7. Economic Development Seminar (Tracy Whirls) EDC of Glades and Hendry Counties are hosting a development seminar presented by FPL on Friday Feb. 1.Constitutional of cersCounty attorney Attorney Pringle stated he is continuing to work on strategic planning, talking with FGCU’s Dr. Banyan about looking for grants. County manager Larry Hilton reported: 1. Only 15 citizens participated in the Hazardous Waste Day whereas last year there were 89. Most deposits were 2. A county mower/operator was recently involved in an accident. 3. NACO Rx plan announced they have saved Glades residents $14,000 for the few that have used it. Call for free participation cards: 946-6009. 4. Four resumes/applications have been received for the county manager position advertised with Int’l City-County Managers, Fla League of Cities, and Florida Association of Counties. 5. A pre-application meeting was held with Americas Gateway with plans to start the planning/zoning public hearing request for a 1950 acre tract providing for approximately 22,000,000 square feet of warehousing/manufacturing and associated retail and lodging. 6. HR Director Mary Ann Dotson is working on updating job descriptions for all staff positions and reviewing employee policy manual. 7. Washington Park facility should be completed in about two weeks. 8. Ortona Community Center construction will begin when buyer of the old facilit y removes it from the site. Commissioner Grif n stated he had been contacted by Eddie Hallback about management of the new Washington Park facility. With no executed management agreement, the facility will be operated by the County. Public Input On Non-Agenda Items Commissioners Items And Comments Commissioner Beck stated Water Management staff will be meeting with Commissioners (individually) Thursday and he planned to discuss trade-offs for the loss potential of WMD buying more property in the county, including mitigating lost jobs and economic earnings. Commissioner Storter inquired ho w the different county-owned buildings determine rental rates, such as the Librar y and the Health Department for use of their conference rooms by not-for-pro t groups. Consensus was the Board would have to approve the rates. These notes prepared by Donna Storte r Long who is solely responsible for their content. Documents supporting agenda items may be viewed at www.myglades.com then click on BOCC Agenda. Glades County Commission meeting notes 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.facebook.com/flwfishing www.twitter.com/flwfishing www.flwoutdoors.com Presented byFISHING. ADVANCED. 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Sour Orange FestivalThe Lakeport Sour Orange Festival w ill be held Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeport Community Center, 1239 Red Barn Road, off State Road 78 between Moore Haven and Okeechobee. A $1 donation is requested for parking. The festival features the traditional sour orange cookoff. 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 by the Lakeport Fire Department and sour orange pies. Cooks may enter their own original sour orange recipes to win money and ribbons. J udging starts at 10 a.m. For information on the cookoff, call 608345-1324. For vendor information, call 1-863227-1074. Festival visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating is limited.Top of the Lake Art FestivalOKEECHOBEE—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 for student artists. Artists from throughout the state are welcome to participate. This year the newest feature will be a “Chalk Walk” which will include street painters using a chalk medium.For additional information and applications contact Bridgette Waldau at bridgette.art@gmail. com, or call 863-357-6246; or go online to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com.Chalo NitkaMarch 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. Phosphorus levels in water entering Lake Okeechobee getting worseBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News While the condition of Lake Okeechobee is supposed to be improving, an Audubon Florida of cial said large amounts of phosphorus are still streaming into the big lake and, because of that, its condition is actually declining. To learn what the state plans to do about reversing this problem, Audubon of cials had a meeting with three state agencies Monday, Feb. 4. To date, those agencies—the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)—have not been doing their part to meet the rolling ve-year average of 140 metric tons going into the lake, according to A udubon reports. “It’s premature to say point blank they don’t want to meet water quality goals, but they just can’t continue with what’s being done,” said Audubon’s Everglades Policy Associate Jane Graham. “They made a few small changes but it’s still status quo. W e think there needs to be a major course correction to stop pollution coming off the farms.” High phosphorus levels have been linked to blue green algae blooms, and a heightened growth of vegetation like cattails that cannot only block navigation but damage wildlife habitat in marsh areas of the lake. Ms. Graham explained that a 2001 DEP rule established a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) to reduce the amount of phosphorus coming into the big lake. That TMDL proposed the rolling ve-year average of 140 metric tons, which would then lead to a target concentration of 40 parts per billion (ppb) in the open-water areas of the lake. The Lake Okeechobee Protection Act (LOPA) requires that goal to be met by 2015. But instead of getting better, Ms. Graham said the levels of phosphorus going into the lake are actually going up. The averages range from as high as 714 in 2007, to 387 metric tons last year. “We’re going to get to 2015 and Lake Okeechobee is going to be in much worse shape than it was in 2001,” said Ms. Graham. Hence, the meeting with the three state agencies that are supposed to be implementing best management practices (BMPs) for agricultural concerns, and nding ways to fund these practices for the small farms that just don’t have the money. These BMPs are for farming interests, not dairies. “We are actively engaging the three agencies in discussion and are hopeful they are going to move ahead and get funding for the BMPs in the Okeechobee watershed,” said Ms. Graham in a phone interview Tuesday morning. “Audubon is still hoping the agencies will take a closer look at how the BMPs are functioning in the Northern Everglades.” In a phone interview prior to Tuesday’s meeting, Ms. Graham said her group was looking for some commitment from those three state agencies. “We want to see a signi cant commitment in funding and staff levels to help make improvements so farms can hold water on their lands in better ways,” she said. She said small farm operations need help with culverts and detention ponds that can hold water and allow for the ltering of phosphorus before it ows into Lake Okeechobee and then on to the Everglades. The phosphorus is coming from various types of farming concerns, but some of the highest levels come from improved pastures. That phosphorus is coming from fertilizers and animal feeds. High amounts of phosphorus are also coming from vegetable farms, again, where large amounts of fertilizer are used. Ms. Graham said Audubon is also asking that water contaminated with animal waste be held in “... detention ponds and culverts that can be blocked to hold water and temper it before it ows off.” FDACS, DEP and SFWMD are the coordinating agencies and are supposed to be working together to clean up both Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. The primary funding for the BMPs and other programs is to come from the state. “I know there’s money from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) called EQIP (Environmental Qualities Incentive Program) funds. I think in the BMP process there is some federal funding,” Ms. Graham pointed out. She went on to say her organization has tried to be patient and work with these three state agencies, but because there is a lack o f commitment on their part and little is being done to improve water quality she expects Audubon to become more assertive. “We’ve tried to advocate for this for a while. We’re getting a little impatient here,” she said. “It’s been a couple of years and it’s still going in the wrong direction.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 A rea Festivals A udubon insists state do more to help big lake Special to the Okeechobee NewsJacket winnerPictured with Dowling Watford of the Okeechobee Battle eld Friends is Lee Lykes, the lucky winner of the beautiful Seminole jacket that was donated by Maggie Osceola. This jacket drawing occurred during the annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment that was held the weekend of Feb. 2 and 3 at the Okeechobee Battle eld State Park.

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Special to the Glades County Democrat The latest class from the Saving Pets In Need (SPIN) program at Moore Haven Correctional Institution in Glades County are ready for new homes. The SPIN program is an obedience training and behavior program. Inmates work daily to make the canines the best possible companion pets for adoption. Select inmates, who earn the privilege of w orking with the dogs with their own good behavior, spend 24 hours a day for 12 to 15 w eeks of training. Belinda Forlifer, Founder and Director of the Okeechobee Humane Society Pet Rescue, teaches inmates dog training skills. Tibor Fiegel CEO of ZEN-K9 has also donated his time to teach the inmates how to deal w ith the dogs’ behavior issues. All of the dogs are house broken. After the training period, the dogs return to the Okeechobee shelter for a stay until adopted into their forever home. “This program is a great way to rehabilitate and bond both humans and animals,” explained Mrs. Forlifer. SPIN graduates available for adoption include four, one-year-old Corgi/Catahoula Leopard Dog mix puppies from the same litter, two males and two females. All have been spayed or neutered and are up to date on shots. While the four—Eli, Prime, Chole and Honeybree—look very much alike and all are even-tempered and smart, each has his or her own personality. Blaze is a Carolina Dog mix, about one y ear old. He is one of those dogs who is just happy all the time. He enjoys playing with other dogs. Peggy Sue, a retriever mix, is also about a year old. Rosy is a white German Shepherd/Yellow Labrador Retriever mix. She is 9 months old. She is very sweet and friendly. Two dogs from a previous SPIN class are also available for adoption. Roy is a Bluetick Coonhound mix, about 18 months old. Sissy is a 3-year-old English Pointer/ Labrador Retriever mix. She is energetic but very obedient. For more information on these and other dogs available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue, go to www. pet nder.com. Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue is a nonpro t all-volunteer program operated by tax-deductible contributions. If you would like to support the prison program by adopting a companion dog or contributing to the shelter, program contact Belinda Forlifer 863-357-1104. (For more photos, see page 16.) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Dogs from prison program ready for new homes Special to the Glades County DemocratHoneybree Special to the Glades County DemocratEli Special to the Glades County DemocratBlaze Special to the Glades County DemocratChole Special to the Glades County DemocratRosie Special to the Glades County DemocratPrime

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Available at Ace Hardware, 310 East Sugarland Parkway. 863-983-8353 Apartments MIRA VERDE Ask us how to get 2 months FREE Let’s have a FRESH start for the New Year!!. $10.00 Application fee per person. 2 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $505.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $ 465.00 PER MONTH Open Saturdays 9:00a 3:00p !**Looking for FARMWORKERS to come live with us!!!!.**LOCATED AT: 6760 Santa Fe North, Labelle, FL. CALL US AT: (877) 255-7316 MIRA VERDE Vamos empezar FRESCO este Ano Nuevo!! $10.00 por costo Applicacion por persona!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $505.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $ 465.00 POR MES Abierto Sabados de 9:00a 3:00p! **Buscando TRABAJADORES DE AGRICULTURA para que vengan a vivir con nosotros.** LOCALIZADOS EN: 6760 Sante Fe North, Labelle, FL LLAMENOS AL: (877) 255-7316 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Condos/Townhouses RentCLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Tennis Courts. Boat Ramp. On canal view lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month short or long term 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.net Houses RentRIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, Golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. Houses SaleCLEWISTON In town Duplex (2 sep. 3/2 plus lrg yard). $37,500 ea. $75k total. Ideal to share w/relative or home + rental income. Call owner 863-673-5071. Mobile Home RentClewiston 2 Bedrooms. $475 Monthly. 3 Bedrooms. $550 & up. 863-983-8106. MonturaLarge DW MH 4Bd\2Ba, chain length fence around entire property, shed and double pole barn, $800\mo. Call: 863-983-2841 after 6pm Mobile HomeSaleCLEWISTON 3 Bed, 2 Bath 2013. Doublewide on NICE lot in City Limits. $550 Monthly. 863-983-8106. Hunting Camp 3 bedroom. As Is, Where Is. $4000 Obo. 863-983-3554. Montura Area -2 Bedroom. $4595 Obo. 863-983-3554. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 7th Annual “Cane Country” Auction Sat. ~ February 9, 2013 ~ 9:00 a.m.26400 State Rd 880 Belle Glade, FL (20 Miles W of West Palm Beach, FL) (Atlantic Sugar Mill Site) 800-985-5699 Tractors, Combines & Harvesters, Construction,Vehicles, Heavy Duty Trucks, Vans & Buses,Trailers, Farm Equipment, Power Units-Electric Motors-Gearheads-Welders and Misc. Don’t miss this auction! Check the web for additional information: www.demottauction.com Terry DeMott, Sr. ~ M)229-891-1832 sales@demottauction.com Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr. FL #AU1833-AB1285 Warranty/Condition: All items sold “As-Is”, “Where-Is” without any warranties as to usefulness & merchantability. Purchasers must inspect the property prior to bidding. This is only furnished as a guide, information and descriptions are believed to be accurate, however, DeMott Auction Co., Inc. makes no guarantees as to accuracy. A 10% Buyers Premium will be charged for all items selling for $35,000. & under A 5% Buyers Premium will be charged for all items selling above $35,001. All announcements made on sale day supersede everything written or implied. Despite our efforts to avoid withdrawal of items from the sale list after they are advertised, it may sometimes be necessary, call before coming to verify that a speci c piece is present. PUBLIC NOTICETHE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 AT 8:45 AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 436170 CN 2/7/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded two horses from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horses. 436184 GCD 2/7;2/14/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/08/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2006 SUZUKI JS1SP46A662100994 436113 CN 2/7/2013 PUBLIC NOTICETHE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013, 9:15AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT 436167 CN/GCD 2/7/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces a public meeting and public hearing 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 meeting and public hearing will be held at 1 p.m. on March 21, 2013 at the East Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave, Dade City, FL 33525. The meeting as previously advertised to be held by the use of communications media technology only, will not be held as such. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. The meeting will also include a public hearing to consider adoption of the annual budgets and capital improvement programs for the water and wastewater systems of Aqua Utilities Florida, Inc., and Crystal River Utilities, Inc., which are proposed to be acquired by the FGUA. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed annual budget and capital improvement programs and to le written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, 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 hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA. 435373 CN 2/7,14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12CA88 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 1996-10, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, in its capacity as Servicer, 7360 S. Kyrenc Road, Tempe, AZ 85283 Plaintiff, v. DONALD R. DEAN, LOUISE M. DEAN, N/K/A LOUISE PULLEN THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD R. DEAN, N/K/A SUZANNE DEAN CAPITAL ONE BANK, A CORPORATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit; THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTE R OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER, LESS THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF FO R ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 6 OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1997 LIMITED, 80 x 28 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLA14611383AB. Commonly known as: 2355 WENDY ROAD, LABELLE FLORIDA, 33920. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue. LaBelle, Florida, 33975, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 20th day of February, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds, 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 o f certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on the form below, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the form on the website below (choose the form for the county where the accommodation is being requested) and return it as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Please see contact information below and select the contact from the county where the accommodation is being requested. http://www.ca.ejis20.org/ home/main/adarequestasp CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 434831 CN 1/31;2/7/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on February 18, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 2001 Chevy, VIN:1GAHG39R011202018 ***We have to right to refuse any and all bids*** 436099 CN 2/7/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Johnnie Dent, miscellaneous boxes, refrigerator, mattress and box spring, 2 TV’s bedroom set, portable heater, clothes. 435801 SUN 2/7,14/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013, 9:30AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 436172 CN 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT RITTA Drainage District landowners meeting has been rescheduled to March 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT BY: STEVE STILES, PRESIDENT 435665 CN/BGS 1/31;2/7/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1L75 The improvements under this Contract consist of drainage improvements. Highlands Budget Estimate: $112,035.00 E1M33 The improvements under this Contract consist of Landscaping. Polk Budget Estimate: $ 175,000.00 E1M40 Performance Highway Lighting Maintenance, Manatee & Sarasota Counties Budget Estimate: $53,550.00; Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on February 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m., 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830. E1M41-R0 Tree Trimming and Removal and Power Shearing. Manatee & Sarasota Budget Estimate: $ 120,000.00 435417 CN 2/7,14/2013 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Apartments

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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 3504 2010 2024329-46000000070 Winder VI, LLC LaBelle, MILLERS SUBDIVISION, Lot 11, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 88, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-02-460-0000-0007-0 Property Address: XXXX Miller Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434618 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 3531 2010 2024329-670000B0300 Denton ll, LLC Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of New York Street abutting said lots, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-02-670-000B-030.0 Property Address: 822 W. Seminole Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434622 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 3112 2010 1214334-010000L0240 Daisy Bell Willilams Lot 33, Block L, of HARLEM ADDITION No. 1 to Clewiston, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000L-024.0 Property Address: 1005 Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston, Fl 33440 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434581 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 3164 2010 1214334-010000U0061 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 9, 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. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000U-006.1 Property Address: 1234 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434614 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Flaghole Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Flaghole Drainage District, for the year 2012, will be held at the of ce of Hilliard Brothers of Florida, Ltd., 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:30 A.M., for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, He will need a record of the proceedings and that, for such purpose, He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of Supervisors Flaghole Drainage District By: Joe Marlin Hilliard President 436169 CN 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Sugarland Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Sugarland Drainage District, for the year 2012, will be held at the of ce of Hilliard Brothers of Florida, Ltd., 5500 Sugarland Road, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:00 A.M., for the purpose of: 1.Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2.Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3.Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Sugarland Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, He will need a record of the proceedings and that, for such purpose, He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of Supervisors Sugarland Drainage District By: Joe Marlin Hilliard President 436166 CN/GCD 2/7/2013 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 2540 2009 1214334-010000K0020 Elbert Allen Jr Lots 2,3 and 4 in Block K of HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the current 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434608 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 2912 2010 1314433-A0002650000 Pinot IV, LLC Lot 5879, Section “J-1” The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida, Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-33-44-31-A00-0265.0000 Property Address: 765 S. Willow Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434628 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 2531 2009 1214334-010000l0090 Daisy Hill Life Estate And Toshia R. Drummond Lots 9 and 10, Block I, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 2 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat ther eof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 2, 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434582 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Disston Island Conservancy District landowners meeting has been reschedule to March 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BY: SAM WILLIAMS, PRESIDENT 435666 CN/GCD 1/31;2/7/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Due to increased investments we’re making in technology, programming and customer care to bring you the best products and value, we are adjusting our prices. Beginning March 1st, 2013 the following price changes will take effect in the West Palm area: • Additional Voice Line with Calling Features will increase from $20.00 to $21.95. • Additional Voice Line without Calling Features will increase from $10.00 to $11.95. GENERAL INFORMATION After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions 436181 CGS 2/7/2013 ON 2/6/2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCESNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on February 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact second reading of an ordinance which is set forth as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 2013-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON ESTABLISHING A RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR ALL CURRENT EMPLOYEES AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2012, EXCEPT POLICE EMPLOYEES IN FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM, INCLUDING THOSE HIRED ON OR AFTER THAT DATE; ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO ADMINISTER THE PLAN; AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTING OF EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS; AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO DEVELOP A PLAN DOCUMENT SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION BY THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s of ce, City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or public hearing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerk’s of ce at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL 436066 CN 2/7/2013 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 2962 2010 1314433-A0004330000 Edgar Gonzalez & Robert dela Vega The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80.00 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 5994, in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, gas and mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easements of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434453 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Bolles Drainage District landowners meeting has been rescheduled to March 12, 2013 at 11:15 AM. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT BY: RUBEN RIFA, PRESIDENT 435663 CN 1/31;2/7/2013 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting/reception for the county administrator nalists on February 12, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn, 1563 Oxbow Drive, LaBelle, Florida and will hold a special meeting on February 13, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m., at the Hendry County Administration Building, Conference Room 1, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of interviewing county administrator nalists and making decisions related thereto. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 435716 CN/CB 2/7/2013 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 1599 2010 1144432-A0001690000 Jeanine Meleschi The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 2757 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. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0169-0000 Property Address: 660 N. Isora Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434616 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1788 2008 1224432-01000660130 Gloria M. Azuria Lot 13 in Block 66, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recor ded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434452 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1110 2009 1344331-020000C0120 Mary Elizabeth Karten c/o Joseph Flannagan The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 12, Block C, PIONEER PLANTATION, 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434580 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Special to the Glades County DemocratLocal artists display their workChalo Nitka Queen Haley Stephens, with Patsy Lucas, and Tammy Humphries displaying custom made bling caps at the Art in the Park event held in the city park next to the Moore Haven Library on Jan. 26. 13th place. The angler weighing in the biggest bass and wearing a 2013 Chalo Nitka t-shirt will win an additional $100. A Critter Division is sponsored by Ahern’s BP, giving the angler who brings in the largest Mud sh, Garr or Cat sh to win $100. All of the money received for this event is used for event prize payback, polygraph testing and a portion of all entry fees will be donated to help fund projects for the youth of Glades County. Special thanks to platinum level sponsors, including the City of Moore Haven, Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce, M RV Resort and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Check out these other great sponsors: AAA Self Storage, Adams Anglers Reef Package and Lounge, Ahern’s BP and Deli, Brian & Susan Prowant, Chalo Nitka Committee, Country K Drive Thru, Custom Lures by Sam, First Bank of Moore Haven, Grif n A/C & Electric, Jolly Roger Marina, Laundromat of Moore Haven, Mickey’s Bait and Tackle, Mike & Debbie Pressley, MooneshineBay. net Guide Service, Moore Haven Development Company, Inc., Ogletree Enterprises, LLC, Raptor Bass Boats, Sharon’s Boutique & Salon, Sherry’s Hide-Out Restaurant, StorMore Storage. Entry forms for the Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament are available at the EDC Of ce, (the old Chamber building) 998 U.S. Hwy. 27, Moore Haven. For more information, contact the EDC at 863-946-0300. BASSContinued From Page 1 charge of cruelty to animals. He was booked into the Glades County Jail under a bond of $5,500. Jail records indicate he has since been released on bond. An arrest report from the Seminole Police Department (SPD) on the Brighton Reserv ation stated that the animal control of cer contacted the police department and voiced concern about the condition of a small male horse. According to the arresting of cer’s report the white and gray horse was moderately thin and that there was no sign of any supplemental foods in the horse’s enclosure. The of cer’s report went on to add that the horse’s water container was empty, except for a small amount of greenish-brown water and slime. The report also stated that the front strap of a halter across the horse’s muzzle was imbedded under his skin. “The skin had grown back together over the strap, causing large mounds of skin to build up above and below the strap,” stated the report. “The skin on top of his head had also begun to grow around the halter strap as well.” The of cer went on to state that large amounts of puss had coagulated on each side of the animal’s muzzle where the strap was exposed. There was also puss draining from the ends of the exposed strap, the ofcer added. After speaking with the of cer, Weimann reportedly surrendered the horse to the animal control of cer. Veterinarian Dr. Paul Bryant examined the horse the next day and removed the halter from the animal’s head. The doctor noted in his report that he also found sores in the jaw region of the horse’s head. The of cer’s report indicated the horse is being kept and cared for in an impound area. HORSEContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County DemocratDevoted 36 yearsMrs. Julia Hall has devoted 36 years of her life to the kids, school and community of Glades County! She is being acknowledged as our star staff because of her dedication. Her family at school wish her a happy and enjoyable retirement! Ahern’s BP has partnered with the school and will be giving each recipient one of their delicious lunch specials. Please congratulate Mrs. Hall and thank the Aherns whenever you see them. Special to the Glades County Democrat LABELLE—Residents living in and around the LaBelle community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church will host Life Line Screening on March 7. The site is located at 355 S. Bridge St. in LaBelle. Mary Lou Alvadi of Niceville, Fla. attended a Life Line Screening and said, “Thank you, Life Line Screening, for making me aware of a problem I never knew existed.” Four key points every person needs to know:  Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability,  80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke,  Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke,  Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blo9cked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287 or visit our web site at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required. Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to area Garden Club newsTo whom it may concern We have enjoyed the Glades County Garden Club. It has been wonderful working with you all but we have to stop because we are not physically able to continue. We have learned all about the plants, gardening, met many wonderful people and made many friends. Richard A. Thatcher and Evelyne S. Thatcher are resigning as President and Treasurer of The Glades County Garden Club effective Monday, Feb. 4. You will nd all the bank statements, receipts, a copy of the by laws, and letterheads in the treasurer brief case. May God bless all of you, Richard A. Thatcher President Evelyne S. Thatcher Treasurer Letter to the Editor

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed BIDS No. 2013-01 for a Feeder Circuit Breaker and Rack Mounted Relay Panel will be received on behalf of the City of Clewiston, Florida at the of ces of: PowerServices, Inc. 1616 E. Milbrook Road Ste 210 Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 until 2:00 P.M. (E.S.T.) on Monday, March 4, 2013 and then at said of ce will be publicly opened and read aloud. BIDS are invited upon the several items and quantities of work as outlined in detail in the Bid Proposal No. 2013-01, but generally consisting of : one 15 kV, 1200 amp gas insulating circuit breaker and associated relaying. The City reserves the right to extend the award for additional similar circuit breakers not exceeding a total of seven upon mutual agreement between the City and the supplier. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following location: PowerServices, Inc. 1616 E. Milbrook Road Suite 210 Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS (Drawings and Speci cations) may be obtained at PowerServices, Inc. Attn: Lloyd Shank 1616 E. Milbrook Road Suite 210 Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 or at the of ce of the City Clerk. City of Clewiston Ms Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk 115 W. Ventura Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33430 Each BID must be accompanied by a Bid BOND payable to the OWNER for ve percent of the total amount of the BID As soon as the Bid prices have been compared, the OWNER will return the BONDS of all except the three lowest responsible BIDDERS When the Agreement is executed, the BONDS of the two remaining unsuccessful BIDDERS will be returned. The Bid BOND of the successful BIDDER will be retained until the contract from the successful bidder has been successfully delivered. A certi ed check may be used in lieu of a BID BOND. Date: 2/7/13 436104 CN 2/7/2013 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Due to increased investments we’re making in technology, programming and customer care to bring you the best products and value, we are adjusting our prices. Beginning March 1st, 2013 the following price changes will take effect in the West Palm area: • The CableLatino a la carte service currently available for $9.99 or $14.99 will be discontinued. • The new MultiLatino a la carte service will launch at $14.95. • New MultiLatino Packages will launch: MultiLatino Plus at $31.95, MultiLatino Plus with HBO at $41.95 MultiLatino Extra at $41.95 MultiLatino Max at $61.95 MultiLatino Ultra at $78.90 MutliLatino Ultra with HBO at $88.95 MultiLatino Ultra with 2 Premiums at $98.95. • New MultiLatino Triple Play Packages will launch: MultiLatino Plus at $89.95 MultiLatino Extra at $99.95 MultiLatino Max at $144.95 MultiLatino Ultra at $154.95 MutliLatino Ultra HD at $164.95 MultiLatino Ultra HD Plus at $184.95 MultiLatino Total at $214.95 GENERAL INFORMATION After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions. 436179 CGS 2/7/2013 ON 2/6/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS SKY VALLEY TURN LANE IMPROVEMENTS CLEWISTON, FL BID NUMBER: 2013-14 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Sky Valley Turn Lane Improvements, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on February 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 436106 CB/CN 2/7,14,21,28/2013 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 3147 2010 1214334-01000Q0410 Phyllis Morris Lot 52, Block Q of HARLEM #3, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000Q-041.0 Property Address: 1123 Florida Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434605 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1600 2010 1144432-A0001690100 Gerard Meleschi The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 2758 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. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0169-0100 Property Address: 670 N. Isora Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434619 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1625 2010 1144432-A0002380100 Avelino R. & Maria N. Leoncia c/o Rene F. Leoncio The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest 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 North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2858 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. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0238-0100 Property Address: 406 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434624 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 14.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56/g on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has increased 14.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.48/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 3.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 18.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 21.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 4.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The national average has ticked higher in the last week, as rising oil prices have put upward pressure on gasoline prices,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Unfortunately for angry motorists, there doesn’t seem to be much relief in sight, at least for the time being, as retail prices continue to climb in virtually all areas of the country,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationWe reserve the right to cancel at any time. See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Management reserves all rights. Person who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! Like us on Facebook BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINODrawing on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9pmBegin earning entries February 1, 20132013 Mercedes Benz SLK Roadster! 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 North Lake Estates hosts A rts and Crafts fairOn Saturday, Feb. 16, the North Lake Estates Clubhouse will have an arts and crafts fair. Located at 12044 East State road 78 in Lakeport Florida. There will be hand crafts such as fabric creations, wood carvings, knitted and crocheted items and many more! The NLE Woodworkers will offer lunch from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. You can get your choice of Hamburger or Jumbo Hot Dog with a soda, chips and a brownie for $5. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Leigh Crumpler at 804-895-2698 or Kay Cronk at 863946-0699.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 863634-4780.Buckhead Ridge church to host revivalBuckhead Ridge Church 1731 Hunter Rd, w ould like to invite everyone to a good time of preaching, singing and of course eating. The revival will be Feb. 10 Feb. 13, with Sunday morning service At 11 a.m. followed by a covered dish dinner; evening service A t 6 p.m. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. On Monday the church will have a sh fry at 5 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. It is free. The Bakers will be playing music in the sanctuary until service starts at 7 p.m. The Tuesday evening service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service will begin at 7 p.m. This will be the last day of the revival. Pastor John Holder will preach, If you have not Heard Bro. Holder, come out for a good message. He will also lead the singing, accompanied by his wife, Sue Holder. Church plans Fish Fry Dinners during LentSt. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church will host a sh fry in Parish Hall, 24065 U.S. Hwy. 27 in Moore Haven on Fridays in through March 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinners will be available for a donation of $8. All law enforcement personnel in uniform will receive a $3 discount. You may eat in or take out. All proceeds received from the dinners will be used to support St. Joseph Food Pantry.Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, would like to announce they now have a full-time Pastor, Pastor Arlen Cook. They invite everyone to attend services: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship service 11 a.m. and Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m., with supper starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in worship.ACT offers counseling Abuse 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. Glades at a Glance Continued from page 3 Library services available for out-of-state visitors and snowbirdsBy Austin MoorhouseGlades County Democrat The Glades County Public Library may issue library cards to snowbirds and outof-state visitors. The fee schedule is as follows: A card valid for 3 months for $10.00, 6 months for $20.00 and 1 Year for $30.00. This card entitles you to all of the privileges and services of the library. What can you get with a library card? Well, now that you have your library card, you can borrow books, DVDs, CDs, or use our wireless computer services with your laptop. Also there are computers available for your use with your library card. There are classes available on how to use your Kindle or Nook and on how to download books to your Kindle or Nook. You can also download books to ereaders other than Kindle or to your home computer or laptop. Audio books may also be downloaded. On the computer you will have access to universal classes in 41 different major areas of study. Within each of these areas there are numerous courses in business pleasure and continuing education. Some of these courses offer continuing education units (CEUs) for those who need them to maintain licenses and certi cations etc. Remember that you can use the computers at the library or, using your Glades County library card, you can sign up for free courses online through the Heartland Library Cooperative and do your studies on your own home computer at your leisure and at your own pace. Your library card also entitles you to join the Friends of the Library which meets onl y three times a year and plans activities and services such as book sales fundraisers etc. Glades County Library News Mortgage Assistance available to Glades County residentsThe 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 re-instate 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 863-467-5525. 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. Special to the Glades County DemocratDogs complete SPIN trainingThe latest class from the Moore Haven Correctional Saving Pets in Need Program are ready for “forever” homes. They can be adopted from the Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue. Left to right are Peggy Sue, Roy and Sissy. For more information on these and other dogs available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue, go to www.pet nder.com. or call 863-357-1104. For more on the story, see page 11.