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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 )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358007
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DRIVE A NEW 2013 EXPLORER FOR ONLY $199 PER MONTH*24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3549 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #13T244. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $2000 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 05/31/13 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, May 16, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 15 50¢ Plus tax Crossword Puzzle ...Page 7 Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com 4-Hers take honors at district events ...Page 20 Glades at a glance ..Page 3 Inland birding ...Page 9 Commissioner calls for ring of SFWMD head ...Page 18 Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Moore Haven High School Scholarship Organization Board of Directors are pictured from left to right: (front row) Bonita Drayton, Lorie Ward, Sandra Brown, Ellen Geake, Susie Woodward; (back row) Scott Bass, Gordon Bryant, Bob Way, John Huysman, Rogel Brown and Paul Beck. Not pictured are Michelle Thomas, Everett Coleman, Wayne Aldrich, Larry Luckey and Joe Flint, Director Emeritus. The Moore Haven High School Scholarship Organization will once again give out scholarships to graduating seniors. The banquet will be held on Thursday, May 16. Since 2002, the organization has provided nearly 500 graduates with scholarships. In the past three years, they have provided scholarships to 74 graduates totaling more than $171,000. All graduating seniors who plan to seek higher education are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Banquet to bene t MHHS scholarshipSee BANQUET — Page 18 L i v e b u r n t r a i n i n g e x e r c i s e Live burn training exercise G l a d e s C o u n t y r e g h t e r s p a r t i c i p a t e d i n a l i v e b u r n t r a i n i n g e x e r c i s e Glades County re ghters participated in a live burn training exercise i n L a k e p o r t o n M a y 4 F o r m o r e o n t h e s t o r y s e e p a g e 8 in Lakeport on May 4. For more on the story, see page 8. By Charles M. MurphyGlades County Democrat Glades County Commissioners welcomed a new County Manager and honored the graduating seniors at Moore Haven High School when they met in regular session on Tuesday. The board voted to hire Thomas Corbitt last month and approved an employment contract with him last Wednesday. This was his rst of cial meeting as County Manager. "I've been very, very impressed with my reception in the community, everyone has been extremely helpful with getting my arms around the bowl of jello," he stated. County hires ne w managerSee COUNTY — Page 18

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Tobacco-Free Partnership meeting plannedGlades County Tobacco-Free Partnership Fourth Quarterly Meeting will be held Thursday, May 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Moore Haven High School Library, 700 Terrier Pride Drive, Moore Haven. This will be the nal partnership meeting for the 20122013 scal year. Business will consist of Tobacco Policy Updates and SWAT Reports; training on Point of Sale Tobacco Advertising will also be conducted. For more information, please contact Teresa Coco at 863-946-0707 ext. 404 or teresa_coco@doh.state. .us.Muse Community Association plans events in MayThe Muse Community Association has planned events for May. On May 16, the regular monthly meeting will start at 7 p.m. At this meeting the nal draft to the by-Laws and the rental Agreement will be available. Meetings are open to anyone who would like to come. Refreshments will be served. On May 18, Karaoke and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. There will be NO Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner on the fourth Saturday, May 25. All of the events are open to the public and will be held at the Muse Community Center building on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call 863-674-0467.Elks Lodge plans barbecueElks Lodge 2871 will hold a Family BBQ on Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at BHR Community Park on Rt. 78 behind the BHR Fire Department. The menu will include BBQ chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, bread and dessert plus hot dogs for the kids. Ice tea and lemonade will be provided. A donation $8 will be charged and will be used for the building fund.Bob Jones to speak on Hurricane AwarenessThe guest speaker at the next Friends of the Library meeting will be Bob Jones, Director of Public Safety for Glades County. His presentation will be a Hurricane Awareness Program featuring some of the topics that Emergency Management will have to deal with during a hurricane emergency. Here is an opportunity for you to ask questions and get some answers from Public Safety about hurricane preparedness. This presentation will be held in the conference room of the Glades County Public Library at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, and is open to the public. Feel free to come and join us at the Friends of the Library meeting.Pop Warner sign ups openMoore Haven Mighty Terriers Pop Warner sign ups for players and cheerleaders are now open. For more information contact: Tim Jones at 863-265-0560 or Cedrick Tullock at 863-227-0761.Car club to host cruise inLABELLE--On May 21 from 5-8 p.m. the South Central Florida Car Club will host it's monthly Cruise In at Barron Park. The Cruise In is open to all area auto lovers. Come on out and enjoy some ne automobiles along with great grilled hot dogs served up with a great assortment of toppings. Drinks, chips and more served on the side. For more information, call 863-634-1791.Fire ghter classes plannedGlades County Public Safety will host a Fire ghter 1 class in Moore Haven. Orientation will be Wednesday, May 22, at the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce on State Road 78. Orientation will start at 6 p.m. The First Responder Class will start June 3 and Fire ghter 1 will start in July and run through the end of September. Classes for First Responder will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Fire ghter 1 class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Memorial Day services setMemorial Day services will be held at Ortona Cemetery on May 27 at 11 a.m. The speaker will be WWII veteran Mr. Travis Dowhen and music will be provided by Mr. Bob Way. The Glades County Sheriff's color guard will present the ag. Everyone is invited to attend to honor America's fallen veterans.Register for kindergartenMoore Haven Elementary will host a preregistration for Kindergarten on Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. in the Richie Bldg. at the elementary school. All children who are 5 before Aug. 31, are eligible to begin Kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. Registration papers and information will be distributed during the meeting. NRA banquet plannedThe Second Annual Friends of the NR A Banquet will be held May 31 at 6 p.m. in the Doyle Conner Building in Moore Haven. The dinner will be catered by Cracker Cookin' and Caterin'. There will be live and silent auctions. Friends of the NRA has donated over $6,000 in grants and supplies to the Glades County 4-H Shooting Sports program.Memorial service rescheduledA memorial service for Clifton B. Morningstar has been rescheduled for May 18, at 10 a.m. at the Christian Church of Moore Haven.ACT offers counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter and a 24-hour hotline. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 Glades at a Glance

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The Clewiston Bass Anglers, the largest and oldest bass club on Lake Okeechobee, had their Annual two-day tournament series on Lake Toho for May, 2013 on May 4 and May 5. On day one, rst place was won by Judy Lee; Steve Seals took second place and third place went to Jimmy Barnes. Judy Lee also received a Big Bass Award. On Day 2, held Sunday May 5, Tim Loftis had rst place and the Big Bass Award; Brandon Herrera received second place and Steve Seals took third place. If you are interested in joining the club, their monthly meetings are held at the club house at Roland Martin Marina and Resort the rst Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. This was the ninth and tenth tournament for this season, which ends in August. Bass Angler Annual Tournament 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average, which has increased 6.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 15.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 5.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 5.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "The national average has perked up again in the last seven days across the nation," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Many motorists remain skeptical of the socalled reasons that we blame higher prices on: re nery production and maintenance, tightening supply, and the now completed switch over to EPA mandated cleaner summer gasoline. Tight gasoline supply exists, especially along the West Coast, and other factors are coming into play in some of the bigger metro areas, where more expensive reformulated gasoline has hit pumps," DeHaan said. Gas Price Update SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured are (from left to right) Steve Seals, Judy Lee, Jimmy Barnes on the rst day of the two-day series on Lake Toho. SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured (from left to right) are Tim Loftis, Steve Seals, and Brandon Herrera, on the second day of the two-day series on Lake Toho.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Waste Management has extended Curbside Recycling to your area. You will receive two bins the last week in May and service will begin the “rst week in June CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM PROGRAMA DE RECICLAJE THINGS TO REMEMBER: Newspaper, magazines, junk mail, clean food boxes and cardboard should be broken down or cut up to 4 x 4 or less pieces. Bottles, jugs, glass and plastic containers should be rinsed. Separation of materials is not necessary. ITEMS TO RECYCLE: Aluminum soda/beer cans/foil/pie pans Glass soda/beer/liquor/wine bottles; jelly/salsa/any other clear/brown/green bottles/jars Metal soup/fruit/juice/pet food/tuna/vegetables cans Paper news/magazines/bags/phone books/junk mail/ catalogs/of“ce/computer/cardboard/cereal boxes/gift boxes/pasta boxes Plastic containers marked #1 through #7, milk jugs/detergent/bleach/water/soda/shampoo bottles/ butter/whipped topping tubs/#2 black nursery plant pots please) ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: screens/lawn furniture as in juice boxes or waxed cardboard ”ower pots (except black #2)/medicine viles/egg car tons/polystyrene trays/newspaper sleeves/Styrofoam These items need to be disposed of with the regular household garbage. Most grocery stores have a recy cling container to return plastic bags. PICKUP SCHEDULE: Put out within 6 of curb by 6 am, to ensure pick up. North LaBelle/Fort Denaud/Wheeler Road Areas: Pickup Day will be Thursday. Port LaBelle/South Montura Areas: Pickup Day will be Wednesday. South 29/Leon Dennis/Pioneer/LaDeca/Everhigh Areas: Pickup Day will be Monday. Pickup Day will be Tuesday. Flaghole/North Montura Areas: Pickup Day will be Friday. Questions: COSAS A TENER EN CUENTA: Peridicos, revistas, correo basura, cajas de alimen tos limpios y cartn deben desglosarse o cortados hasta 4x4 o menos piezas. Botellas, jarros, vidrio y envases de plstico deben ser enjuagados. La separacin de los materiales no es necesario. ARTCULOS PARA RECICLAR: Aluminio minio / pie cacerolas Glass jalea / salsa / otras botellas / frascos claro / marrn / verde Metal / atn / verduras puede Papel cas / correo basura / catlogos / o“cina / ordenador / cartn / cajas de cereales / cajas de regalo / cajas de pasta Plastico las / mantequilla/ champ/ crema batida baeras / # 2 macetas de vivero negro Navidad envoltura de papel / cajas (sin cintas) LOS ARTCULOS NO ACEPTADOS: Ollas de aluminio / sartenes / utensilios de cocina / Vidrio medicina botellas / platos / vasos / ventanas / espejos potable / pyrex carnet de conducir Papel triturado/ envase con una capa de cera, por ejemplo en cajas de jugo o de cartn encerado cos / aceite de motor / anticongelante / macetas (excepto negro # 2) / medicina viles / huevo cajas / bandejas de poliestireno / peridico mangas / espuma de poliestireno permercados tienen un contenedor de reciclaje para volver bolsas de plstico. HORARIO DE RECOGIDA: Ponga en el plazo de 6 de la acera a las 6 am, para garantizar la recogida. North LaBelle / Fort Denaud / reas Wheeler Road: Puerto LaBelle / rea del sur de Montura: Sur 29 / Leon Dennis / Pioneer / LaDeca / Everhigh Acres: Flaghole / North reas Montura: Preguntas: Hendry County Waste Management se ha extendido de reciclaje de su zona. Usted recibir dos contenedores de la ltima semana de mayo y el servicio se iniciar la primera semana de Junio. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 The Birthday of the Church: PentecostBY REVEREND SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church, ClewistonSunday, May 19 is celebrated by many in the Church as the day of Pentecost. The word is related to “ fty”(“pente”) and is approximately fty days after Easter. It is celebrated as the birthday of the Church; when the Holy Spirit came among those gathered in an upper room and lled with God’s Spirit. With the coming of God’s Spirit, a miracle occurred. People from many backgrounds, cultures, nations and lifestyles, all began to communicate with one another. Some of the Jewish members present asked “Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? (Acts 2:8).” That’s a very, very good question! I talk to people about God’s presence in Church and how His Spirit manifests itself. I compare it to a group of persons who work together or a group of children who are in school together. One day, they decide “Let’s have a party!” It’s the same people, but the party gathering changes the tone, the atmosphere, the “spirit” of the group. So it is “when two or three are gathered together in my name” – the Spirit comes to be there as well. Is this Spirit to overcome the difculties in understanding each other? It could well be. I recall studying German, while spending my summers in France at the Universite de Strassbourg. On the weekends, I’d cross the Rhine River and spend a few days on the German side, seeing what I could gather from my newlylearned language experience. Very little for the most part. I’d go to a movie on Saturday night to see if something might “sink in” and was often surprised about how much I really understood. As I look back, I think my most valuable asset in this experience was my attitude toward understanding what was going on. I intended to try to understand a plot and the characters; a few words here and there, actions among the actors, scenery to give some idea about the story and the time when it was taking place. The pictures on the billboards outside of the theaters gave me some idea, but it was carefully listening, paying attention, watching for what I could discern, or...being in the spirit of what was going on that made the difference. I’ve attended religious services in languages that I did not understand; but participated, worshipped, was part of the fellowship, and ful lled by them. The upper room scenario is not beyond us; God makes it possible for us to transcend even the most dif cult barriers that stand between us and other members of His family. We celebrate the birthday of His Church and God’s presence in our houses of worship. Those places set aside for the gathering of people “with one accord,” stand as witnesses to His presence in this world. Most of all, they are the outward and visible signs of His community on earth: those who gather in His name and share their common union. From that rst gathering in that upper room those centuries ago until now, the Spirit of God is present and empowers His people to overcome all of the obstacles this world might throw at it. We give thanks to God for His presence, His sending the Holy Spirit, His Church as we celebrate her birthday and promise that not even “the gates of Hades will overcome it (Matthew 16:18).” Religion Column COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Luke Herrera, infant WELLINGTON „ Luke Herrera, infant son of Daniel and Melissa (Ransom) Herrera was stillborn on May 12, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Other survivors include, brother, Daniel Herrera, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Armando and Domitila Herrera; maternal grandparents, Rex and Mary Lou Ransom; aunts and uncles, Michelle (Sonny) Ralston, Randy (Jamey) Ransom, Jeff (Helen) Ransom, Albert (Cheryl) Herrera, Margie (Terry) Pruitt, and Jeannette Crespo. Graveside was held on May 15, 2013 in Ridgelawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Father Jiobani Batista presiding. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available. Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 The FHSAA has Joined Forces with Professional Athletes with Florida Roots, To Donate Sat/Act Prep SoftwareIn 2005, eKnowledge formed The SAT/ACT Donation Project with support and Partnerships with caring athletes from the NFL and MLB, as well as over 100 corporations, foundations, and not-for-pro“ t organizations. To date, the project has provided over 200,000 SAT/ACT Prep Programs valued over $42,000,000. Through the SAT/ACT Project, eKnowledge donates $200 SAT and ACT College Test Prep programs to students and families. This is a truly amazing opportunity for our student athletes and their families. Every student who wants to attend college must complete the SAT or ACT test, so these prep programs are invaluable. Our biggest obstacle has been simply getting the word out to parents and students that all of the students in the State of Florida are now included in the SAT/ACT Project. We hope local media will assist us in getting this good news out to parents in Florida.Ž Elliot Hopkins, MLD, CAA, NFHS Director of Educational Services, National Federation of High Schools, With the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) involved we are compelled, to make Florida Families aware of the Donation Project. eKnowledge and 100+ organizations and professional athletes are donating $200 and $250 SAT and ACT PowerPrep Programs to Florida students and families throughout the 20132014 School Year. Simply put, the Donation ProjectsŽ goal is to increase the opportunity for students and families to reach their educational goals, through the donation of SAT and ACT Prep Software. Many great athletes since then have supported our cause and continue to advocate education for our youth. Chipper Jones(MLB) was born in DeLand and went Bolles School in Jacksonville. Warrick Dunn(NFL) went to Florida State and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Roy Miller(NFL), played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is now with Jacksonville Jaguars, and Paul Posluszny(NFL) with the Jacksonville Jaguars are all part of the Donation Project for Florida. The SAT and ACT PowerPrep programs include more than 11 hours of video instruction, 3,000 “ les of supplemental test preparation material, sample questions and practice tests. Students select the training and study at their own pace. Upcoming test dates: SAT Test dates: June 1 and October 5 ACT Test dates: June 8 and September 21 To order a FREE program, go to: www. eknowledge.com/FNZ or, Telephone, 951-2564076 (Reference: Florida News). Now entering its 8th year, with the involvement of caring professional athletes and organizations the SAT/ACT Donation Project has donated over 200,000 programs valued over $40 million to students and families. We receive many comments from parents thanking the Project because they could not afford to buy this product without the Donation Projects support. $200 SAT and ACT Prep Material Available Free of Charge to All Florida Students My father is in the Army, so growing up we moved around a lot which presented challenges with school. But my parents always stressed education and I worked hard to earn academic and athletic recognition. Nothing is more important than a good education which is why I joined with all the other professional athletes and sponsors supporting the eKnowledge SAT/ACT donation program. Its an honor to assist students and families in this way.Ž„ Roy Miller Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to hear from deer enthusiasts and those who have deer farms or hunting preserves about a proposed rule change that would prohibit the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources. The change is being proposed in an effort to reduce the chances of chronic wasting disease (CWD) being introduced into the state. CWD is not known to affect people. The disease, which has been discovered in 22 states, two Canadian provinces and in South Korea, is a contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose. It is similar to mad cow disease, always fatal, and there is no known cure or vaccine for the animals. The rule-change proposal will go before the Commission at its June 13 meeting in Lakeland, and the FWC encourages all those who have an interest to go to MyFWC.com/Deer and select Captive CervidsŽ to read about what is being proposed and offer any comments, questions or concerns they may have. If the proposal is passed at the June meeting, it would go into effect soon after. Proposed Rule Would Affect Importation of Deer

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! What are you doing this summer?Prepare for a Early Childhood inEducation!great careerThe Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certi cate (ECPC) is coming to Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus for fall term 2013—but to enroll you must be ready! The ECPC program will prepare you to work with children ages 3-5 years old in a licensed child care setting and for the National Child Development Associate credential.to obtain the ECPC (formerly the CDA) :Follow these stepsComplete Entry-Level Training Attend free ECPC Information SessionNote: Students participating in the ECPC program must be currently employed working with children birth-5 years old. Take the prerequisite 40-hour Child Care Training at the Belle Glade campus. (If you already have this training, go to Step 2.) REGISTER NOWClasses begin May 28www.PalmBeachState.edu/programs/ChildCareGO TO561-868-4048 Call for more information on entry-level training. Session is mandatory for fall term applicants: Tuesday, July 30 | 6:30-9:00 pm Belle Glade Campus, Room CRB 126Students successfully completing the ECPC program are eligible for a Department of Children and Families Staff Credential. SIGN UP REQUIREDwww.PalmBeachState.edu/programs/ChildCareGO TO561-868-4049Call for more information on ECPC. 2 11977 College Drive | Belle Glade 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 ACROSS 1 Co. with brown trucks 4 Eat with relish 9 Brand-new barker 14 Vietnamese holiday 15 Yale or Root 16 Be in harmony 17 Fiancs last words? 18 *Sculling competition craft 20 Toreador SongŽ opera 22 Cheers for Escamillo in 20Across 23 Zing 24 Annual fact book 26 __ of office 28 *Support our troopsŽ symbol 33 Singer Guthrie 36 Historic womens gp. 37 Comic actor Dudley 38 Middling mark 39 New Jersey port with a bridge to Staten Island 42 Slipshod 43 Speak of the __!Ž 45 Prefix with -lithic 46 Liquefy 47 *Convenient neckwear 51 Without repetition 52 Develop stage fright, say 56 Me timeŽ resort 59 Lady of Lisbon 61 Freeports GrandŽ island 62 *Disorder on the court 65 PygmalionŽ playwrights initials 66 Els with tees 67 Big name in metal wrap 68 Permit 69 Buddies, in slang 70 British comedian Gervais 71 History chapter DOWN 1 Seat of New Yorks Oneida County 2 Sewing machine lever 3 Thunder source 4 Cool and collected 5 Hawkeye Pierce portrayer 6 Londons Old __ 7 Buckeye State 8 Get close to EmptyŽ 9 Fritter away the hours 10 Blech!Ž 11 GRE practice 12 One-named soccer immortal 13 Website with restaurant reviews 19 Transmission choice 21 BLT dressing 25 Medium for some animators 27 Game of ThronesŽ network 29 Maine campus town 30 Tree trunk 31 Like Sabins polio vaccine 32 Bank tellers cry 33 Outlet letters 34 Lively dance 35 First name in jeans 39 Brownies with brown sugar in place of chocolate 40 Pond critter 41 Small laptop 44 Much-hyped NASDAQ event for Facebook 46 Fry basket material 48 Cpls. and sgts.49 Remain close to 50 Sort of 53 Soaring hunter 54 RawŽ pigment 55 Food found in the shapes at the ends of the answers to starred clues 56 Staircase part 57 Famille patriarch 58 Writing sister of Emily and Charlotte 60 Thats __ need!Ž 63 __ in the bud 64 Send covertly, as a dupe email By Gareth Bain (c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 05/21/13 05/21/13 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: xwordeditor@aol.comCrossword Puzzle

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By Austin MoorhouseSpecial to the Glades County Democrat In the early years in Moore Haven, before the advent of mosquito control, it was almost impossible to remain outdoors at dusk or dawn when mosquitoes are most active. The female mosquito requires blood for reproduction, not for feeding. Early mosquito control methods included the use of DDT or other harsh chemicals that were harmful to animals and the environment. These chemicals sometimes killed bene cial insects such as bees necessary for pollination of our crops as well as mosquito populations. New chemicals have been developed which are much more environmentally friendly and are still just as effective. Recently, an elderly gentleman pointed out that many years ago the thermal fogger used to put out a very heavy cloud of pesticides and now the ultra low volume (ULV) aerosol mist is more effective. Mosquito control is regulated by federal, state and local laws with regard to the kinds and amounts of chemicals for use in mosquito control and the number of droplets per cubic meter. Local mosquito control boards are charged with the responsibility of seeing that laws and standards are met. However, since mosquito populations are obviously much greater where there is standing water, it stands to reason that those who choose to live next to ponds, lakes canals as well as rivers are going to experience greater populations of mosquitoes. The truck mounted ultra low volume aerosol mist is able to reach most of the critical areas where mosquitoes breed. However, the ULV cannot always reach areas where the roads are unimproved, too narrow or do not provide adequate space to turn around without infringing on private property. Nevertheless, by adulticiding on improved roads around these areas, mosquito populations are greatly reduced. Most mosquitoes breed in standing water. Source reduction can be as simple as emptying water from containers around the home. This is something that homeowners can easily accomplish. For example homeowners can eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by removing unused plastic pools, old tires or buckets, by clearing clogged gutters and repairing leaks around faucets or by regularly changing water in bird baths and by lling or draining puddles, swampy areas and tree stumps. Eliminating such mosquito breeding areas can be an extremely effective and a permanent way to reduce mosquito populations without resorting to insecticides. In addition to source reduction there are other methods of controlling mosquito populations. One such method is to use a slow drip can of biodegradable oil such as vegetable oil to drip on the surface of standing water that cannot be removed. This kills mosquito larvae by preventing them from getting their breathing tubes above the surface of the water and in addition it discourages the adult mosquito from the laying eggs on the surface. Also there are other methods such as the hanging of a lighted mosquito trap that attracts mosquitoes and kills them. Yet another method is known as mosquito attractants that emit a plume of carbon dioxide along with other attractants such as sugary scents, lactic acid, octenol, warmth and water vapor mimicking the scent o f mammals. According to the American Mosquito Control Association, "these devices will, indeed, trap and kill measurable numbers of mosquitoes." There are many more ways to deal with mosquitoes too numerous to mention here. The Internet is a great resource. Mosquito control important to Glades County 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Phone and Internet Discounts Available To CenturyLink Customers CenturyLink participates in a government bene t program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible lowincome individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as de ned by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized tribal lands may qualify for additional tribal bene ts (up to an additional $25 of enhanced Lifeline support monthly and a credit of up to $100 on their initial installation charges) if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is de ned for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home highspeed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/ internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-888-833-9522 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the \ rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still quali es during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for rst 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 By Tony YoungFWC If you haven't been seeing the quantity or quality of game you'd like, you may want to consider applying for a special-opportunity hunt. For the past 16 years, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has offered these unique fall-season hunts for deer, wild hog and released quail on the best of the state's public hunting lands. Maybe it's time you look into getting in on the action and experience the hunt of a lifetime. These extraordinary hunts offer large tracts of land with an abundance of game and low hunting pressure. All deer hunts enable you to take only mature bucks with at least one antler having four or more points, one inch or longer. This practice of deer management offers hunters excellent chances of taking quality bucks on public land. Wild hogs also are legal to take, and there is no size or bag limit on them. These special-opportunity deer and wild hog hunts take place on Fort Drum (Indian River County), Lake Panasoffkee (Sumter County), Triple N Ranch (Osceola County) and Green Swamp West Unit (Pasco County) wildlife management areas. Fort Drum has 20 permits available for its seven-day general-gun deer and hog hunt on 20,858 acres; they cost $50, should you get drawn. Lake Panasoffkee offers eight fourday archery hunts on the 8,676-acre tract at a cost of $100 each. Triple N Ranch has two seven-day general-gun deer and hog hunts on its 15,391 acres, and each permit costs $175. Green Swamp West Unit is where James Stovall took the state's highest-scoring deer on record a 25-point, nontypical that netted a 206 Boone-and-Crockett score. He took the trophy buck in 1999 after getting drawn for the special-opportunity archery hunt. The area offers archery and gun hunts on 34,335 acres, and permits cost $100 each. The FWC also has week-long releasedquail hunts on the Blackwater Carr Unit in Santa Rosa County. With these hunts, you must bring and release your own pen-raised quail. There's just one $100 permit available for each of the 16 weeks, and if you're lucky enough to draw one, you and up to three of your friends will have the entire 590 acres to yourselves. If you'd like to apply for any of these great hunts, the rst thing you'll need to do is get a 2013-2014 Special-Opportunity Fall Hunt Worksheet. It is available at MyFWC. com/Hunting by clicking "Limited Entry/ Quota Hunts" then "Special-Opportunity Fall Hunts" toward the bottom of the page. You can submit your completed application at License.MyFWC.com or at any county tax collector's of ce or license agent. The application period runs through June 2. These coveted permits are issued by random drawing, and you may apply for as many hunts and dates as you like to increase your chances of being selected. You must include a $5 nonrefundable fee for each hunt application, although hunters are limited to being drawn for one permit per hunt. If you're selected in the random drawing, you have until the deadline speci ed to pay the cost of the selected hunt. You can do this online at License.MyFWC.com or at any license agent or tax collector's of ce. If not, you forfeit it, and it'll go to the next applicant selected in the random drawing. A pply for a hunt of a lifetime

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration Spring Savings 15 Point Tune-up Only $6499 SINCE 1975 Hot Deals to keep You Cool !! Free Checking We Believe In You This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Elsie Sellers Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product. Completely Free Business Checking 205 South W.C. Owen Ave Clewiston, Fl. 33440 (863) 983-6181 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonYellow-billed Cuckoo’s winter range extends into South and Central America, Trinidad and Tobago. It is a widespread breeder in the eastern United States, and southern Canada. The Florida resident breeder nests between May and August. The yellow-billed Cuckoo is a slender, mediumsized bird with white spots along the edges of its long tail. It has a dull brown back, rufous colored wings, and is white underneath. The bill is black above with a yellow lower mandible. There is a yellow ring around its eyes. Juveniles are similar to the adults, but have a paler tail pattern and their bill may show little or no yellow. Its loud call is heard more frequently than the bird is actually seen. It produces at least six vocal sounds, with the most frequent being eight to ten guttural, wooden-sounding syllables, “ka-ka-ka-ka-kakow-kow-kowlp-kowlp-kowlp”. Other sounds include a rapid series of notes that resemble a metal door knocker and soft repeated cooing notes. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo prefers to live in forests, cypress swamps, hammocks, and dense thickets, close to water. It will often wait motionless for long periods of time watching for prey to move. Its diet usually consists of large insects, including caterpillars, small frogs, lizards, eggs, and small birds. It will also eat small fruit and seeds. The nest site is usually on a horizontal branch or vertical fork of a tree or large shrub, about three to 20 feet above the ground. Both adults build the at, imsy twig nest, which they line with dried leaves, bark and plant material. They will defend the nest and the immediate vicinity. The female lays three to six pale blue, unmarked eggs at two or three day intervals. Both parents incubate the eggs equally during the day, however, the male takes the night shift. The male will bring nesting material each time he relieves the female. The entire period from egg laying to the edglings leaving the nest may last only 17 days. Occasionally, the female will lay her eggs in the nest of another bird species. The young climb around the nesting tree when they are seven to nine days old, in order to meet the adults approaching with food. The young can y when they are three weeks old. Inland Birding Fun: Yellow-billed Cuckoo (YBCU) PHOTO/ OWEN COMORAYellow-billed Cuckoo at STA5.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 See Players Club for more details. Management reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time based on opera tional and/or business concern. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT. SP See P l layer Cl s Cl bf ub fo r mor dt e det i ails. Man SEMINOLE BRIGHTON CASINO NEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!Like us on Facebook Bus Transportation and Group Packages AvailableHighway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com WIN A 2014 FORD MUSTANG! Drawing on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10pmEarn entries daily in May!*May not accurately represent model won. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 Special to the Glades County DemocratBackyard BarbecueThe Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce cook team was named the reserve grand champion in the Backyard Division at the O.L. Raulerson Jr. Scholarship Fund Barbecue Cookoff in Okeechobee the rst weekend in May. Team members are Russell Echols, Les Balcum, Robert Carver, Jack Davis, Gary Yebba and George Duckstien. Pictured with the team is Major Noel Stephen (front, second from right) who helped organize the annual event. Special to the Glades County DemocratChildren’s Book WeekWest Glades School is celebrating Children’s Book Week (May 13-19) with several special events. Our kick-off event was an author presentation by Donna Shirley who read her book “The Land That Lost Its Green” that encouraged students to take care of the world around them. Additionally, there is a daily theme for the week that includes “Be Cool at School,” and wear sunglasses to be a bright reader, “T-Shirt Tuesday,” “Sock-it-to-Me Day,” and “Be a Good Sport and Read.” On Friday, students and staff are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character. West Glades School Panthers love to join in this celebration that had its beginning back in 1919.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 By: Bobbi BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat A few service clubs have a mother and daughter as members, but very few have four generations of members who are serving their communities. At the installation of the new of cers for Glades County Woman's Club, retiring president, Kandi Snow, had her daughter, Kacie Swaford, her granddaughter, Lindsey Swaford, and her mother, Barbara Brown cheering for her, as she passed the gavel to their new president. Following a wonderful meal catered by Cassie W illiams' Country Cookin' and Caterin'. Kandi conducted a short business meeting, and installed the new of cers. She surprised Bette Davis by informing her that the club is giving a scholarship in her honor to a graduating senior. "Miss Bette, this is for all those years you served the club as treasurer!" She was told when Bette asked "Why me?" Another scholarship is being given in honor of a former president and long time member, Ruby Yock. The third is in memory of Pat Ringstaff, a former chaplain who passed away recently. A fourth scholarship is being given during the second semester to a deserving senior. Mrs. Snow stated that her goal had been to not only work to increase the membership, but to get younger members interested in helping their communities through serving in Glades County Woman's Club. She has been successful with both, and the club has adopted a new slogan as a result of the new younger members: "It's not just your mama's club any more!" She stated that the scholarships the club has been giving are wonderful, but she w ould like to see other projects undertaken in addition to this, such as the trees that were planted along the river by Woman's Club several years ago. Ideas for the new year w ere cited to help improve outlying areas in Lakeport, Palmdale and Ortona, as there are club members from all three of these communities. Suggestions will be welcome, so be sure to let the new president or a club member know if your Glades County community has a need that the club can ll. Kandi handed a ower to each new of cer, as she read what the ower represented, and told the of cer what her duties will be. Following the installation, the of cers placed their ower in a container of other owers and greenery, representing the supporting club members. Of cers for the year 2013-2014 are: President, Kim Clement; First Vice President, DeeDee Beck; Second Vice President, Sue Ilich; Recording Secretary, Kelly Brantley; Treasurer, Bonita Drayton. and Corresponding Secretary, Barbara Brown. Vaushea Lewis was initiated, and there are several others who have been approved for membership, but were unable to attend the dinner. These will be initiated when the club reconvenes in the new club year. Glades Woman’s Club installs new of cers Special to the Glades County DemocratNew of cers are (left to right) Bobbi Brown, Kelly Brantley, Bonita Drayton, Sue Ilich, DeeDee Beck, Kim Clement and Kandi Snow. Special to the Glades County DemocratBette Davis was surprised by Kandi Snow with the news of a scholarship in her honor.

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By Katie PurcellFWC With over 12,000 square miles of water, 2,000 miles of beautiful tidal shoreline and 12,000 miles of shable rivers, streams and canals, Florida is a boating paradise. As the weather heats up and kids get out of school, many people will be taking to the waters to cool off and relax. That's where the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) comes in. In addition to patrolling all of Florida's waterways, FWC staff promotes access to them by developing and maintaining boat ramps. The goal is for everyone to be able to enjoy the water safely. Each year, FWC of cers rescue around 1,000 people, many of them on the water. Earlier this year, in Escambia County, two people were left hanging onto the Bob Sikes Bridge after their boat began to take on water and sink. Fortunately, two FWC of cers responded and brought them safely to shore. However, not everyone is so lucky. In 2012 there were over 700 boating accidents, and 55 people tragically lost their lives as a result. FWC of cers do everything they can to keep people safe, but there are also measures that boaters should take to protect themselves. Remain alert, wear a life jacket at all times and designate a sober boat operator. These three simple actions can mean the difference between a fun day on the water and a tragic one. There are many comfortable life jackets on the market today, including compact styles that automatically in ate if you hit the water. Having it stored in a bin is legal for adults, but you will be much more likely to stay a oat if you're always wearing it. Some popular waterways can get crowded at times. Ensuring that your boat operator pays close attention to the surroundings, including signage, other boats and animals, and hasn't had any alcohol are absolutely necessary to be safe. Recently, FWC of cers in Duval County received a complaint of an impaired boater. When they located him, he had three children onboard and was unable to dock his boat. The of cers used a rope and pulled his boat to the dock. After sobriety tests and a check of his blood-alcohol level, he was arrested for BUI and taken off the water before he could injure himself or others. If you see someone operating dangerously, putting himself or others in harm's way say something! The FWC's Wildlife Alert hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can report sh and wildlife law violations as well as dangerous boaters. Helping the FWC is another way to stay safe and enjoy your day on the water. Enjoy a safe day on the water – and stay out of trouble! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 Fire ghter trainingOn May 4, Glades County held a "Live Burn" of an acquired structure in Lakeport, Florida. The structure was a 1938, all wood home donated by Fred and Mary Foster. Planning for this "live burn" started March 31, to make sure all state regulations were followed. This was a rare training opportunity for all volunteer remen from different communities to see and learn re behavior, including, how to "read smoke" for signs of ashover. It was a pleasure working with Hendry County, Okeechobee, the Seminole Tribe and LaBelle instructors and volunteers. Our communities are safer and better because of them. Neal Chapman, Chief of Fire Operations and Training for Glades County, thanks each of the re instructors along with professional re ghters and instructors from Miami Beach Fire Department for donating their own time to help our volunteers learn how to stay safe. Their willingness to participate in this valuable training exercise and dedication to our communities is greatly appreciated. Miami Beach Fire Department has assisted Glades County with live burns since 2009 w ithout payor recognition. The knowledge and time spent with our volunteers by these six men has been priceless. One Live Burn instructor is required for every four volunteers entering the burn building. With instructors from other communities working together, 39 volunteers were able to receive this valuable training. Civilian volunteers, Glenda Finney, Rhonda Linn, and Marie Chapman assisted the re ghters by making sure they remained hydrated and cool during this exercise. Once again, thank you to all the instructors and volunteers for your time and dedication to your communities. Neal Chapman, Chief Operations and Training Glades CountyMemorial service rescheduledCharlie Morningstar announces that because of emergency surgery, the Memorial Service for my Son, Clifton B. Morningstar had to be cancelled. It has been rescheduled for May 18, at 10 a.m. at the Christian Church of Moore Haven, Pastor John H. Booher. I would be pleased to have my friends and neighbors attend. Thank you, Charlie Morningstar Moore HavenTeacher Appreciation WeekMoore Haven Jr.-Sr. High School would like to extend a special thank-you to the businesses and individuals for their support during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6th 10th. They contributed great food, gifts, cards, thoughtful tasks and kind words of appreciation to our awesome MHJSHS teachers during the past week: Ahern's BP Convenience Store & Ahern's Service Center Jason Griner, First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven Pastor Charley Watts, InSPArations Salon Hattie Taylor, Joey's Sergio Filion, Rainbow Gardens Cindy Davidson, Sharon's Beauty Salon Sharon Harris, Superintendent Scott Bass, Glades County School Board Members, Mike Pressley, Janet Storey, Patricia Pearce, Jenny Allen, Jeri Wilson, George & Christine Coates, Dr. Mary Delsignore, Sharon Davis, Lafonda Hallback. Lori S. Bond Moore Haven Jr-Sr High School Letters to the Editor Special to the Glades County DemocratFire ghter training was conducted May 4 during a "live burn" of a structure in Lakeport.

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Journeyman Plant Mechanics $22.88 per Hour Perm Full Time Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. CLEWISTON Condo, furnished, 2BR, 2BA, corner unit w/open view, kitchen, porch tiled & screened. Excellent condition. Parking space, community pool. Great location, adjacent to Lake (352)256-9325 CLEWISTON 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. LABELLE Nice 3br/2ba w/d, d/w, Ctrl. ac, 2.5 acres, fenced, deck, pets OK. $900/mo. + $900 sec. & last month. (239) 910-5115. 3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. Moore Haven Doublewide 2bd/1ba. w/ porch on 2 acres, sm. pond w/ barn and pasture, $48,000, 1257 Hicpochee Lane SW, Moore Haven. Call 863-227-1975. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that the following parcel of land owned by the County is available for sale and the County is receiving offers: Parcel: 1-33-44-31-A00-0419.0000 840 S. Jasmine Street, Clewiston, Florida Interested persons should contact Luan Walker, Sugar Realty, 863-983-2933 or luan@sugarrealty.com. 443102 CN/CB 5/16/2013 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that the following parcel of land owned by the County is available for sale and the County is receiving offers: Parcel: 2-29-43-02-150-0004-002.0 90 North Main Street, LaBelle, Florida Interested persons should contact Trisha Arnold, Southern Heritage Real Estate & Investments, Inc., 863-675-4500 or trisha@soland.com. 443105 CN/CB 5/16/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013_ at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 442040 CN 5/9,16/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 22 de mayo de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 442039 CN 5/9,16/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY COMMUNITIES RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting May 23, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board 443100 CN/CB 5/16/2013 Notice of Ranking Committee Meeting Hendry County Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking and evaluating proposals from insurance agents to procure health insurance for Hendry County employees on May 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Administration Building, Conference Room 1, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the committee with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County Karson Turner, Chairman 443352 CN/CB 5/16/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING OF DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a Meeting of the Landowners’ of DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the of ces of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing Supervisors; 2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action with respect therein as the Landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting, If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District at (239), 226-2000 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of proceeding. DATED this 6th day of May, 2013. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 443007 CN 5/30;6/6/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Seminole Tracks, Inc (Seminole Tracks) 590 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022, has submitted Application 130419-16 for a C-139 Basin Works of the District Permit 26-00328-E for 403.86 acres of pasture lands. The water will be discharged to an on-site detention pond and the project is located in Sections 4, 5, 9, Township 46 South, Range 33 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 443164 CN 5/16/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS SUPPLY AVIATION FUELS TO HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2013-21 OPENING DATE AND TIME: June 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, to “Supply Aviation Fuels to Hendry County”. 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 June 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, by calling (863) 675-5220 or by emailing jmcelhaney@hendry a.net. 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 443341 CN/CB 5/16,23,30;6/6/2013 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 2758 2008 1214334-010000Q0330 Samuel Moody and Tracy Moody Thomas Lots 42 and 43, Block Q, HARLEM SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, 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 First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442243 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2027 2009 1354432-A0000140000 Pablo & Migdalia Ramos The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4645 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442233 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2186 2009 1364432-A0002260000 Laida Naranjo Casanova MD & Orlando Naranjo Jr TR The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, 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 Tract 4139, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442240 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1992 2009 1274432-A0002740000 Orlando Naranjo The West one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 231, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442241 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Sale Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesFind it faster. 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Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com Laboratory Technician/Medical Assistant Phlebotomy certi cate or experience necessary. Bilingual Spanish/English pref. Competitive salary and excellent bene ts. Fax resume to: (863) 983-9604 or apply at FCHC, 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL. e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Everglades Federal Credit Union Accounting Clerk Needed Must have excellent communication and organizational skills and be pro cient in MS Word and Excel. Previous accounting experience preferred. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bi-lingual a plus. May apply in person or email resume to accounting @evergladesfcu .com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. 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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 2134 2009 1364432-A0000830000 Nellida Cuego The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4713, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442242 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1941 2009 1274432-A0001270100 Raul Hernandez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, 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 No. 698, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442232 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2160 2009 1364432-A0001480100 Omar & Damaris Rodriquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4011, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442231 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1940 2009 1274432-A0001240000 Raul Hernandez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, 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 No. 699, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442229 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2118 2009 1364432-A0000150000 Lou’s Properties Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4899, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442236 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2124 2009 1364432-A0000310100 Stanley F. Gronkiewiecz & Joan E. Rzepka The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4836, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442239 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1945 2009 1274432-A0001430100 Orlando Naranjo TR & Aida Naranjo TR The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 58, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442238 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2172 2009 1364432-A0001830000 Caminito Fond-Rose The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road over the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal over the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4051, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442234 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1944 2009 1274432-A0001430000 Orlando Naranjo TR & Aida Naranjo TR The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet and North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 57, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442235 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1998 2009 1344432-A0000180000 Lourdes Pares & Juan E. Pares & Migdalia Pares The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 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 North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4373, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442230 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2179 2009 1364432-A0002050100 Eduardo Chavez & Lorena De Villalobos The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4155, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442237 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS MOWING IN HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2013-18 OPENING DATE AND TIME: June 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Mowing in Hendry County”. 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 June 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request wi ll 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, by calling (863) 675-5220 or by email to jmcelhaney@hendry a.net. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference to be held on May 28, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Facilities Maintenance Building, 3300 Utility Drive, 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. There may be awards to multiple rms, possibly one per service area. 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 443231 CN/CB 5/16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ONGOING MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONAL PLANNING, SURVEYING, ENGINEERING AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS SERVICESRFQ # 2013-17 Opening Date and Time: May 23, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking professional planning, surveying, engineering, and economic analysis consultant services for ongoing assistance in these functional areas. Firms submitting must have expertise in the following areas: 1) functional, comprehensive and small area planning, 2) land development regulations, and 3) economic, market and scal impact analysis. Proposers can have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services. Firms are not required to submit a proposal for all three areas of expertise that is desired. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Section III, Submissions Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be 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 2:00 p.m., May 23, 2013, 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 RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by calling (863) 675-5220 or by email, jmcelhaney@hendry a.net. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. There may be awards to multiple rms for various services and there is no guarantee for any particular level of work. 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 RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 442273 CB/CN 5/2,9,16/2013 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 5/28/13 SUBJECT AREA: 213 Instructional Increments, Performance Pay, Differentiated Pay and Administration Tuition Reimbursements EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for instructional increments, performance pay, differentiated pay and administration tuition reimbursements. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.22 (1)(c)4, and 1012.66 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.22 (1)(c)4, and 1012.66 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for instructional increments, performance pay, differentiated pay and administration tuition reimbursements. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on May 28, 2013. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 442038 CN 5/2,9,16 CB 5/16/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 22-2012-CA-000057 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GARRETT CHAPMAN A/K/A GARRETT CHAPMAN JR. IVY CHAPMAN A/K/A IVY L. CHAPMAN, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on April 9, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida described as: TRACT 15 B: THE NORTH 335 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1340 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS OVER THE EAST 30 FEET AND OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. and commonly known as: 1725 SWINGING TRL ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales held on the front steps of the Glade County Courthouse, on June 6, 2013 at Thurs @ 11 am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of May, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Sandra H. Brown BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Nicholas J. Roefaro (813) 229-0900 x1484 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 443298 GCD 5/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA Case No.: 13-253-DR IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: ROGELIO GARCIA Husband, and JUANA MARIA REYES PERDOMO Wife, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: JUANA MARIA REYES PERDOMO YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Agoston Law Group, whose address is 3375 East Tamiami Trail, Suite 400, Naples, Florida 34112 on or before APRIL 20, 2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at HENDRY County Courthouse whose physical address is 25 HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LA BELLE, FLORIDA 33935, and whose mailing address is PO BOX 1760 LA BELLE, FLORIDA 33975, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how real or personal property should be divided. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 3-26-2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ R. DE LA CRUZ Deputy Clerk 441404 CN 4/25 & 5/2, 9, 16/ 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-01CP IN RE: ESTATE OF MATTIE JOSEPHINE JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mattie Josephine Jones, deceased, whose date of death was April 30, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 1175, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 16, 2013. Personal Representative: John C. Jones 230 Cottage Avenue LaBelle, Florida 33935 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver, Florida Bar Number 215848 Ralph Elver, P.A., Attorney for Per. Rep P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, Florida 33975 (863) 675-5800 (863)675-4998 Fax Email Service: E-service@ralphelverpa.com Email: ralph@labellelaw.com 443134 CB 5/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000642XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, NA., Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA MARSHALL; et al,. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BARBARA MARSHALL Last Known Address 2006 CLIPPER TER PORT LABELLE, FL 33935 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action, to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 3, BLOCK 9, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SHD Legal Group P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, answers@shdlegalgroup.com, within 30 days from rst date of publication, and le the original with Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on May 6, 2013. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact. Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center,1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 443026 CN 5/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262011CA000646XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS, RICHARD B. HORNSBY, JR., et al., Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated. May 9, 2013; and entered in Case No. 262011CA000646XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is Plaintiff and RICHARD B. HORNSBY, JR.; LISA P. HORNSBY; PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT NO 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY THEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 1 TO 4, INCLUSIVE AND LOTS 19 TO 22, INCLUSIVE, BLOCK 20, GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71-78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on May 10, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.coni 443321 CN 516,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2011 CP 109 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ROBERT WEEKLEY, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the ESTATE OF ROBERT WEEKLEY, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The estate is intestate. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served who challenges the validity of the Will or Codicils, quali cation of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the Court is required to le any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be led by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be led by or on behalf of the surviving spouse entitled to an elective share under Section 732.201 732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedent’s death. The time for ling an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. DATED APRIL 25, 2013. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Darlene W. White 1129 Mississippi Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 THOMAS MONGOMERY, P.A. Atty. for Per. Representative P.O. Box 1510 Belle Glade, FL 33430 (561) 996-6317 Florida Bar No: 148310 442461 CN 5/9,16/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-000885-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. PRISCILA TORRES A/K/A PRICILA F. TORRES A/K/A PRISCILA F. TORRES; HECTOR M. TORRES; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PRISCILA TORRES A/K/A PRICILA F. TORRES A/K/A PRISCILA F. TORRES 369 AVENIDA DEL SUR CLEWISTON, FL 33440 OR 110 N LINDERO STREET CLEWISTON, FL 33440 HECTOR M. TORRES 369 AVENIDA DEL SUR CLEWISTON, PL 33440 OR 110 N LINDERO STREET CLEWISTON, FL 33440 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 52, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 37 THROUGH 39,INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME MAKE: REDMAN, MODEL: CRESCENT, YEAR: 1993, VIN # 416M7940A/B. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Alexander J. Fumagali, Butler & Hosch, PA., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 1st day of May, 2013.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Barbara S. Butler CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 442645 CN 5/9,16/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Jessinea Powell, bedroom suite, kids toys, cocktail table, mattress and box spring, 3 piece entertainment center, TV, miscellaneous boxes. 442278 SUN 5/9,16/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-000232-CA WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, NOT ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE OF THE PRIMESTAR-H FUND I TRUST Plaintiff, vs. JAMES E. BROWN; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND OTHER. UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDE R OR AGAINST, FLORENCE BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FLORENCE BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES E. BROWN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; ROCHE SURETY & CASUALTY COMPANY, INC.; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER O R AGAINST, FLORENCE BROWN UNKNOWN ADDRESS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED; CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit; LOT 8, BLOCK 15, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 5 TO CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 48 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Alexander J. Furnagali, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 clays from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 26th day of April, 2013.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hewing or voice impaired, call 711.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 442380 CN 5/9,16/2013 NOTICE OF MEETING The Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors will meet at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the of ce of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the 2013-2014 budget and assessment rates and conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public. 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-813 CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, Plaintiff, V S. ROBERT W. THOMPSON A/K/A ROBERT THOMPSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT W. THOMPSON A /K/A ROBERT THOMPSON; TERRIE M. THOMPSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERRIE M. THOMPSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, T HE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUST EES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION T O: ROBERT W. THOMPSON A/K/A ROBERT THOMPSON Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, T ampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lots 74, 75, 76 and 77, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, being and lying in Hendry County. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., T ampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at HENDRY County this A pril 26, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you arc hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 442356 CN 5/9,16/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, Agency, or Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Richard Yoraschek, Chairman 443208 CN/CB 5/16/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CP-005 IN RE: Estate of ALFRED COLLIER Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALFRED COLLIER, deceased, whose date of death was November 11, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: May 9, 2013. Personal Representative: LALAINE COLLIER 2449 CR 721 Loop Moore Haven, FL 33471 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 442615 GCD 5/9,16/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on May 23rd at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. 443351 CN/CB 5/16/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, May 16th, 2013, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce/Museum conference room, 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, May 23rd 2012 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R, Chairman 443314 CN/CB 5/16/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.443349 CN/CB 5/16/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, May 16th, 2013, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce/Museum conference room, 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, May 23rd 2012 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R, Chairman 443316 CN/CB 5/16/2013 Pahokee Housing Authority’s Waiting List Closed Pahokee Housing Authority’s Public Housing waiting list is currently closed for all bedroom sizes. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at (561)924-5565 Pahokee Housing authority is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a Drug-Free Work Place. 443353 CN 5/16,23/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/31/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1996 DODGE 1B3EJ46X8TN283190 1998 DODGE 1B4HS28Z7WF221139 1999 FORD 1FMRU1765XLB14060 2013 HYUNDAI 5NPDH4AE4DH258316 443315 CN 5/16/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. U.S. Sugar Corporation President and CEO Robert H. Buker, Jr. honored two of its railroad employees for 50 years of dedicated service to the company. “Fifty years with the same company is increasingly rare in business today, so we were particularly proud to recognize and honor Edward Brown and Jimmy Langston for their long service to U.S. Sugar, and we also honored nearly 60 others with ve to 35 years of service,” said Robert. H. Buker, Jr. Brown and Langston (50 years) were honored at an Employee Service Recognition luncheon for both U.S. Sugar and South Central Florida Express railroads held at the Clewiston Elks Lodge last week. Also honored were Selby Reese (35 years); James Hardy (30 years); Guadalupe Paniagua, Merle Phillips, Vernon Sullivan and Bruce Wilson (25 years); Otha Carter, Roy Facey, Corey Ferguson and Mickey Watson (20 years); Johnny Jones, Franklin Kendrick, Eddie Parker, Mario Tomas and Johnny Welborn (15 years); Benjamin Escorcia, Antonio Rodriguez, Josue Simon, Andre Snead, Ray Holcomb, Sam Mallo, Marvin Rivera, David Romero and Matthew Wiggins (ten years); Douglas Angram, Adrian Arnold, Jeremy Brown, Ismael Ceniceros, Jaqurral Hale, George Hernandez, Jessie Herring, Peter Johnson, Henry Mason, Anthony Pugh, Matthew Simmons, Adan Rico and Lorenza Williams ( ve years). Harlem resident Edward Brown started at U.S. Sugar in 1963 as part of the “bull gang” in the Clewiston Mill, cleaning up spilled cane in and around the railcar cane dump. He later worked as a Mechanic’s Helper and then was promoted to Mechanic. Today, Brown is a Multicraftsman for the U.S. Sugar railroad. Over the years, Brown said that the building of the Clewiston Re nery and the big upgrades in the railroad tracks and equipment are the biggest changes that he’s seen in U.S. Sugar’s operations. Clewiston resident Jim Langston’s career at U.S. Sugar began nearly 51 years ago as an of ce messenger. Over the course of his career with the railroad, he held the positions of Yardmaster and Engineer. ---Presently, Langston is a Locomotive Engineer for U.S. Sugar’s railroad. He says the biggest changes over the past 50 years have been the move toward world class equipment and the building of a much stronger relationship between U.S. Sugar and its workers that exists today. “U.S. Sugar’s railroad operations delivered 33,000 tons of sugarcane to the mill every day during the 2012-2013 harvest season within 7.5 hours of harvest, an unprecedented ‘cut to crush’ time in the Florida sugar industry,” Buker said. “This allows us to extract the maximum amount of white sugar from the sugarcane in our fully integrated process. “We certainly appreciate everyone’s hard work,” said Buker. U.S. SUGAR RECOGNIZES TWO RAILROAD EMPLOYEES FOR 50 YEARS SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above is Jim Langston being honored for his service. SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above is Edward Brown being honored for his service.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Like the famous line from the 1976 movie “Network,” Paul Beck is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it any more. The Glades County commissioner let it be known Tuesday that he wants Melissa Meeker, the executive director of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), unemployed. Mr. Beck brought up Mrs. Meeker during the commissioners’ comment section of the May 14 meeting of the Glades County Board of County Commissioners. Because it was brought up as a comment, Mr. Beck said no formal action will be taken at this time. He explained that he wanted to get his feelings on the record, and he wanted to put the SFWMD head on notice. “I was making a statement, but I asked the governor (Rick Scott) to terminate her employment because she has manufactured information on different occasions,” said Mr. Beck in an interview after the morning meeting. “She and the truth are absolute strangers to one another.” In response to an e-mail asking for comment, a SFWMD media relations spokesman stated: “Your request for comments are directly related to ongoing litigation. The District respectfully declines further comment on this matter.” This started with a Jan. 31 meeting in Moore Haven between he and Mrs. Meeker and some other water management of cials. Because he had concerns, Mr. Beck said he asked July Braddock to take notes of the meeting. Ms. Braddock, he explained, works for the Glades County Clerk of Courts and is a reporter for the commissioners. During that meeting Mrs. Meeker apparently told the commissioner about the district’s efforts to clean up Lake Okeechobee by reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake. Then, at some point, Mr. Beck brought up the current lawsuit by which the district is trying to take property belonging to Bonnie Luna Byars and other members of her family along the Kissimmee River through eminent domain. The lawsuit indicates the district wants to take 303.70 acres belonging to Montoya Ranch Inc., Mrs. Byars, BLB Holdings, Inc., and Patrick Henry Luna. That trial, being heard by Judge Elizabeth Metzger, started in January and has yet to be completed. But, recalled Mr. Beck, Mrs. Meeker said the district doesn’t take people to court to take their property and that this suit was being brought by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The commissioner, doubting the veracity of her statement, then told her that he had read about the lawsuit in the Okeechobee News. At that point, said the commissioner, she told him “... you can’t believe everything you read in a newspaper anyway.” It should be brought out that this lawsuit, which is case number 2012CA251, lists the South Florida Water Management District as the petitioner and the aforementioned members of the Luna family as the defendants. A records check also indicated that Mrs. Meeker was subpoenaed to testify, along with several other current and former water management employees. However, Mrs. Meeker has yet to be called to the stand. Then, about three weeks ago, Mr. Beck said he ran into Mrs. Meeker at another meeting and confronted her about telling him “a half truth” in regard to her statement about the Byars trial. She then apparently responded by reminding him that there was a story about the trial in the newspaper so why “... would I tell you something like that?” Mr. Beck said Tuesday the state government and SFWMD was trying to improve the water manager’s image the last few years “... and the best way I can gure to do this is to terminate her employment.” He went on to say that none of his fellow commissioners said anything when he made his statement, but that didn’t surprise him. “We don’t get into each others comments,” he pointed out. “I was just making a statement. But, if it would bring about a change it would be good.” Basically, he continued, he was putting this information out for public awareness and to serve notice that he and his fello w commissioners aren’t going to be bullied or lied to any more. “This is the one thing that there’s a record of and I can point to,” he said of the Jan. 31 meeting. Mr. Beck then said if Gov. Scott would like to talk to him about his complaint that would be ne. “I will be happy to take her (Ms. Braddock) and go to visit the governor,” he said. And even though no of cial action was taken, Mr. Beck was quick to point out that i f he or the county are lied to again he will not hesitate to take more formal action. Commissioner Beck wants SFWMD head red Mr. Corbitt said he looks forward to a very productive future as the county manager. He said the employees are good, are committed, and are willing to exchange ideas. “I do appreciate the opportunity. Mr. Hilton has been extremely helpful in dealing with immediate issues and I appreciate that,” he stated. “Thank you for the board’s support and I look forward to working with you,” he added. Chairman Russell Echols presented certi cates to the graduating seniors at the high school. The Valedictorian this year is Maria Toledo and Salutatorian is Nila Seales. Other students honored included James Buonpastore, Luis Rico, Ashley Lara, Vinton Lewis, Kourtney Jimenez, Denis Chavez, Kaneidra McPherson, Maria Garcia, Julio Reyes, Akkua Hallback, Lailoni Carey, Jessica Smith, and Kelsey Ahern. Also graduating this year w ith the class of 2013 honored Tuesday w ere Lance Bell, Claudia Tapia, Alyssa Pasch, Joseph Palladino, Darius Cohen, Daisy Sangabriel, George Perez, Elijaquan Lee and Kambria Thompson. The teacher of the year for Glades County Schools this year was Renee Bass. Commissioners approved a 5 acre lease w ith Institute St. Onge for the County Business Park. The organization plans to establish a training center to train the local and regional workforce and assist the proposed A merica’s Gateway Logistics Center planned for Moore Haven. Commissioner Paul Beck said he has studied a similar facility developed by St. Onge. He stated 60-percent of those who attended that training center had jobs promised to them. He predicted this facility would be a tremendous attribute for the community. The lease is for a 40 year term. The commission also approved a resolution of support for a proposed building materials packaging company that plans to invest $5.7 million in Glades County, Project Green. The industry could create 50 manufacturing jobs in the community. This company plans to locate at the Jahna Mine Site in Ortona. They are eligible for local tax exemptions created by the state for rural communities. The commission also will consider Ad valorem tax abatements for 10 years. Representative of the rm, Richard Hamel, wrote a letter to the county and explained the company plans to build a 7,500 square foot warehouse and a 100 foot high superstructure. The plan includes an annual payroll in excess of $2.5 million and would employ 65 people. Fifteen of the jobs would be for truck drivers. The company requested assurance on what amount of tax abatement will be awarded before they construct the facility according to Glades County Economic Council Executive Director Tracy Whirls. She suggested some support for sliding scale tax abatement was mentioned in meetings with individual commissioners. Commissioner Echols said he suggested the county consider the amount of jobs creating, the salary offered for these positions and the capital investments of the company. Commissioner Dennis Grif n said he would like to know the total nancial impact the county would see from the project and any costs the county might incur as he considers a tax abatement. Ms. Whirls said the building would be worth $3.2 million and the equipment over $2.5 million. She said the wages offered range from $22,000 to $71,500 annually. The company would pay $52,000 per year to the county in taxes. The school board would receive roughly $40,000 annually. Commissioner Beck said his priority is job creation and the board is certainly willing to consider the tax abatements, at least on a sliding scale. The company wants to make a decision by July. Commissioner Tim Stanley said he wanted a decision made because there is no reason to miss out on an opportunity for revenue because the county receives no money from the property in its current condition. In other actions, the board approved amendments to a local bidder preference ordinance rst adopted in 2010. It will be scheduled for a public hearing. Local bidders can bid up to $5,000 more on quali ed projects and still win the bid. The board also lifted the burn ban in Glades County. The dry season was wetter than normal and authorities deemed that the dry conditions no longer exist that required the ban. “We feel the risk of brush res has been reduced drastically,” Fire Chief Bob Jones said. The board also approved the purchase of tables and chairs for the new Washington Park Community Center with the budget at $2,000. They also allowed Glades Electric Cooperative to use the Alvin Ward Park as a staging area in times of a disaster declaration. Ajax Paving won the low bid for just over $332,000 for various road paving projects in the county. Commissioner Stanley wants the county to send a letter to support a new cell phone tower in Buckhead Ridge. He also questioned why the County might have to return $850,000 in grant money to the state for the historic court house because the money wasn’t spent in a timely fashion. The issue remains unresolved. Commissioner Echols reported progress in the county’s quest to get a permit to dredge out close to seven miles of the Moore Haven canal to Lake Okeechobee. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Graduates are provided with an academic scholarship of $1,000 or a career scholarship of $500 depending on GPA as well as community service hours and other considerations. GPA must be at least 2.0 and students are asked to submit an essay describing their education and career goals. In addition, Memorial Scholarships are given for various amounts and are chosen by the donors. Throughout the year the Moore Haven High School Scholarship Organization accept donations. The organization is a 501C3 and all donations are tax deductible. The organization hopes to establish an endowment program to ensure all students who qualify will receive the funds. Contact the Scholarship Organization at mhhs.scholarship@yahoo.com, mail P.O. Box 795, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Phone 863-946-2083. BANQUETContinued From Page 1 Red Cross needs volunteersThe American Red Cross needs volunteers in Glades County to help provide services to county residents. American Red Cross services include Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Services, International and Diversity Services. Your community needs you! The Glades County Emergency Management Of ce is working with the American Red Cross to recruit volunteers for shelter operations and disaster services. If you are interested, please contact John Cain at 239-278-3401.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Clewiston High School Senior Graduates from Edison State College. On Friday, May 3rd Travis Adam Robertson, son of James and Stephanie (Hayes) Robertson, graduated from Edison State College with his Associate in Arts Degree just weeks before his high school graduation. Working very hard, he manages to do all this, be in the top of his class, and held three leadership positions: State Sergeant at Arms and Chapter President of The Florida Public Service Association and Lieutenant of the Clewiston Police Department Explorer Post 684. Upon his high school graduation, Travis will be attending Florida State University majoring in Political Science this fall. It has been amazing to watch you set your goals and then break through them like they never existed. We love you very much, and are all very proud of your accomplishments. Mom, Dad and Corie TRAVIS ROBERTSON GRADUATION 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 With over 12,000 square miles of water, 2,000 miles of beautiful tidal shoreline and 12,000 miles of shable rivers, streams and canals, Florida is a boating paradise. As the weather heats up and kids get out of school, many people will be taking to the waters to cool off and relax. That's where the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) comes in. In addition to patrolling all of Florida's waterways, FWC staff promotes access to them by developing and maintaining boat ramps. The goal is for everyone to be able to enjoy the water safely. Each year, FWC of cers rescue around 1,000 people, many of them on the water. Earlier this year, in Escambia County, two people were left hanging onto the Bob Sikes Bridge after their boat began to take on water and sank. Fortunately, two FWC of cers responded and brought them safely to shore. However, not everyone is so lucky. In 2012, there were over 700 boating accidents, and 55 people tragically lost their lives as a result. FWC of cers do everything they can to keep people safe, but there are also measures that boaters should take to protect themselves. Remain alert, wear a life jacket at all times and designate a sober boat operator. These three simple actions can mean the difference between a fun day on the water and a tragic one. There are many comfortable life jackets on the market today, including compact styles that automatically in ate if you hit the water. Having it stored in a bin is legal for adults, but you will be much more likely to stay a oat if you're always wearing it. Some popular waterways can get crowded at times. Ensuring that your boat operator pays close attention to the surroundings, including signage, other boats and animals, and hasn't had any alcohol are absolutely necessary to be safe. Recently, FWC of cers in Duval County received a complaint of an impaired boater. When they located him, he had three children onboard and was unable to dock his boat. The of cers used a rope and pulled his boat to the dock. After sobriety tests and a check of his bloodalcohol level, he was arrested for BUI and taken off the water before he could injure himself or others. If you see someone operating dangerously, putting himself or others in harm's way say something! The FWC's Wildlife Alert hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can report sh and wildlife law violations as well as dangerous boaters. Helping the FWC is another way to stay safe and enjoy your day on the water. Also, if you encounter any FWC of cers, remember it is their job to keep people safe, and they have many ways to do that. They may put on a boating safety course for students, be called to rescue someone or in some instances, have to issue a citation. If you are out on the water, you may be stopped brie y so they can check your vessel registration and safety equipment or inspect your shing licenses and catch. FWC of cers are trained to handle public interactions with respect and humility. But you can help ensure a positive experience and even reduce the number of times you are stopped. If an FWC of cer spots a boat without the proper registration, it is likely that the of cer will stop it. Operating recklessly is another sure way to be stopped. Also, having all of your safety gear onboard and easily accessible not only helps in case of emergency, but it makes checks go more quickly, as well. Enjoy A Safe Day On the Water

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 16, 2013 By Tycee PrevattGlades County Extension Of ce On April 23, Glades County 4-H held County Events. Youth were able to participate by giving demonstrations, modeling their clothing projects, entering their photos and showing off their talent. Congratulations to all of the following for doing a great job at county events: Lacy Green, Zorian Tullock, Brianna Leavy, Alexis Eley, Rieonna Eley, Jasey Ward, Jaime Hingson, Keri Hines, Gracie Goodwin, Kiley Prevatt, Araya Lennon, Briana Stimp e, Joe Perry and David Perry. This year we had several youth participate in the various categories. The following youth won their division and participated in District Events in Okeechobee: Jaime Hingson with her demonstration, "To show or not to show." Gracie Goodwin with her vocal/guitar act. Araya Lennon with her vocal act. Abby Williams, Madison Williams, Rieonna Eley and Alexis Eley all participated in Fashion Revue. In addition, Jaime Hingson won best of category at Okeechobee, and Lacy Green, David Perry and Joe Perry will be sending photos to the state contest to be held in Gainesville, later this summer. 4-H members participate in county and district events Special to the Okeechobee News/ Laura MathisFashion revue participants included, (back, left to right) Jasey Ward, Mrs. Jo Randolph, sewing leader; (front left to right) Abby Williams, Madison Williams, Zorian Tullock, Rieonn Eley, Alexis Eley, Brianna Leavy and Lacy Green. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Laura MathisJaime Hingson with her demonstration “To Show or not to show.” Special to the Okeechobee News/ Laura MathisParticipating in Share the Fun were (left to right), Kiley Prevatt, Briana Stimp e, Araya Lennon, Gracie Goodwin, Lacy Green, and Tycee Prevatt, Glades County 4-H Agent. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Laura MathisKeri Hines demonstration was on “Romagnola Cattle.”