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Glades County Democrat ( June 20, 2013 )

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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
Creation Date: June 20, 2013
Publication Date: 06-20-2013

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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358007
oclc - 01461464
notis - ABZ6307
lccn - sn 83000793
issn - 0745-4120
System ID: UF00028301:00514

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028301/00479

Material Information

Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date: June 20, 2013
Publication Date: 06-20-2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

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.

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358007
oclc - 01461464
notis - ABZ6307
lccn - sn 83000793
issn - 0745-4120
System ID: UF00028301:00514


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DRIVE A NEW 2013 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH*24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2209 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #13C103. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 0 /13. See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, June 20, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 20 50¢ Plus tax Crossword Puzzle ...Page 9 Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Birding ...Page 19 Glades at a Glance ...Page 3 Moore Haven Elementary students on Honor Roll ..Page 8 Summer water safety important ...Page 6 Commission meeting notes ...Page 18 Glades County arrests ...Page 20 Obituaries ...Page 6 Special to the Glades County DemocratFamily Fun DayFirst United Methodist Church of Moore Haven recently hosted the annual Family Fun Day. For more on the event, see page 11. By Erica SkolteU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forty years ago, career choices for women were generally not as diverse as they are today. Pam Peralta never let that stand in her way. Her choices leaned toward the non-traditional and resulted in several historic rsts. In 1973, Ms. Peralta served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC), the women's branch of the United States Army. The same year, she graduated from the Southeastern Signal School in Fort Gordon, Ga. Lock leader honored with Steel de Fleury Special to the Glades County Democrat/ ACOEAdam Morrison (left), Jacksonville District Equal Employment Opportunity Of ce, visited lock leader Pam Peralta (right) and lock operator Robert Holmes (center) at Moore Haven Lock and Dam on the Okeechobee Waterway. See PERALTA — Page 11 By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat The Florida Highway Patrol is actively searching for family members of a man killed in a two-car accident early Saturday morning on S.R. 78 E. at Banana Grove Road in Glades County. An FHP report by Trooper Y.D. Valle indicated the man's name has not been released pending noti cation of next of kin. Several Okeechobee residents were also involved, and two of them were transported to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. A third vehicle that apparently came along immediately after the wreck reportedly hit some debris in the road, but left the scene before the troopers had arrived. That driver and the type of vehicle being driven are unknown at this time. Trooper Valle stated in his report that vehicle onedescribed as a 2008 Jeep Patriot was traveling south on S.R. 78 E. around 4:58 a.m. when it crossed the center lane and struc k an oncoming 2003 Chevrolet Suburban being driven by Alejandro Sanchez Ruiz, 20, o f Okeechobee. The trooper's report stated the left front o f Man killed in car crash on S.R. 78 ESee CAR — Page 11 Arrests ...Page 20

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 As residents prepare for Hurricane Season, they are urged to trim trees and remove yard trash BEFORE a storm threatens. This tip is to prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles during a hurricane. In rural communities, tree and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, palm fronds, trees and tree stumps start to accumulate. Some rural residents do not have access to county or commercial solid waste collection service for yard trash. Rural residents have two options: selfhauling yard trash to the neighborhood trash and recycling centers or burning yard trash. Yard trash burning might be a cost effective solution to hauling the debris away. Burning small amounts of yard waste does not require an authorization from the Florida Forest Service, but you should check with your local city, county, or Florida Forest Service of cials to see if there are any restrictions in your area. Many people do not know or are not aware of Florida’s outdoor burning regulations. Familiarize yourself with the burning regulations in your area. If you are going to burn anything, here a few tips to keep in mind. Never leave a re unattended, and make sure it is out before you leave. Keep a shovel and water hose handy. Don’t burn on windy days or when the humidity is below 35 percent. The yard trash material intended to be burned must be generated on the premises of the burn site. The res must not cause smoke, soot, odors, visible emissions, heat, ame, radiation, or other conditions to the degree that they become a nuisance or safety hazard. The re must be started after 9 a.m. and be out by one hour after sunset. Your re must be contained to an eight-foot diameter pile or noncombustible barrel, and must be at least 25 feet from forests, 25 feet from your house, 50 feet from a paved, public road, and 150 feet from other occupied buildings. If your re escapes, you may be held liable for suppression costs and damage to the property of others. Wild res can occur all year round in Florida. During the summer months, wild res typically are smaller in size due to the wet season.Burning Yard Trash in Light of Hurricane Season Technology has swept the heartland of America, providing families new, more ef cient ways to use their home computers to manage household nances, maintain personal histories and records and store precious digital photographs. But what happens when a computer virus or invader attacks a family's computer? Worse still, what happens when an Internet interloper misuses technology and gains access to a family's bank account, personal passwords and other sensitive information? "I know a lot of people think, That won't happen to me,'" says Kelly Morgan, Vice President and General Manager for Frontier Secure, which offers computer cyber security and identity protection to residential and commercial customers nationwide. "Sadly, many people learn the hard way that cyber thefts and intrusions are real threats that can create untold dif culties for families." Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to mitigate cyber threats and also limit children's access to undesirable Internet content. Look for a protection package that offers the following: Computer security that protects against viruses, spyware, rootkits and other malware for Windows and Mac computers, and offers e-mail lters, rewall protection, URL blocking, parental controls and real-time protection against new threats. Backup and sharing services that automatically, silently back up unlimited computer information and provide remote access to les and documents from other Internet-enabled devices. Technical support that includes unlimited remote telephone support from certi ed experts around-the-clock, and access to information about wireless network setup, troubleshooting, diagnostics and repairs, PC tune-ups and security checks, iTunes and social media basic installation and training, e-mail setup on multiple devices, Microsoft software applications setup and troubleshooting, and le back-up and storage transfer. Identity protection that offers unlimited professional consultation on identity protection, triple bureau credit monitoring and alerts, interval identity and privacy scans and identity theft restoration. "The need for digital protection will only grow in the coming decade as information becomes more accessible and advanced security threats are created," says Morgan. More information about protecting your digital life can be found at www.Frontier.com/secure. Don't take your cyber security for granted. By taking measures now, you can save yourself from heartache and headache in the future. How to Protect Your Family from Cyber Threats COURTESY PHOTO With all the aquatic recreational activity that occurs during the Memorial Day weekend, fun can easily turn tragic. In Palm Beach County, children ages one to four have had the highest drowning rate based on population in the last ve years, and 22 percent of all drowning deaths occurred in swimming pools. Such sobering statistics should serve as a reminder to caregivers to be water smart and follow the ABCD's of water safety this holiday weekend. A Adult supervision Whenever infants and toddlers are in or around water, an adult should supervise within an arm's length of the children. In addition to parental supervision, designate an adult "water watcher" (using a distinguishable item such as a lanyard or funny hat) whose sole responsibility is to watch the pool area for 15 minutes and not read, talk on the phone, or be in uenced by other distractions. After 15 minutes, the distinguishable item should be given to another adult for 15 minutes, and so forth. Ensure that the water watcher is a sober adult who knows CPR and has basic swimming skills. Do not use otation devices as a substitute for supervision. "Water wings" or " oaties" (in atable water rings) and other pool toys are NOT safety devices. Only life jackets approved by the U.S. Coast Guard are designed and tested for safety. B Barriers, beach safety and boating safety Have a properly working physical barrier around, on, or in the pool (i.e., isolation fence, pool safety cover, pool alarm) that meets code requirements. Have window and door alarms that sound when breached. Always swim at a lifeguarded beach and pay attention to the beach ags. Wear properly tted life jackets approved by the U.S. Coast Guard while on a boat. C Classes Take a water safety course at a local aquatic facility to learn the skills necessary to survive in the water. Take CPR classes. D Drain Safety Have a pool professional check residential drain covers to determine whether or not they are safe. Encourage children to stay away from drains. Noncompliant drain covers can cause suction entrapment injuries and possible death. Those using a pool or spa should know where the cut off switch is for the pump, in case a suction entrapment incident occurs. The ABCDs of Water Safety COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 Free HIV testing availableNational HIV Testing Day (NHTD), held annually on June 27, encourages people to get tested for HIV. Early HIV diagnosis is crucial so that people who are infected can fully bene t from life-saving treatments and also take extra precaution to prevent transmission to others. Currently, almost 40 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV in the USA have already progressed to AIDS which means that they were probably rst infected years before and didn't know it. In observance of NHTD, Hendry and Glades County Health Departments will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Thursday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. at three health department clinic sites: 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven; 1100 Olympia St, Clewiston; and 1040 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle. Please "Take the HIV Test, Take Control."Job Fair to be rescheduledThe Job Fair sponsored by the Glades County Economic Development Council has been cancelled. An alternative date will be announced later. For more information, phone 863-946-0300. We regret any inconvenience. Mini Health Fair plannedA Mini Heath Fair will be held Monday, June 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Hope Connections, 691 U.S. 27 in Moore Haven. It will be open to the public. The event will include free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. For more information, call Tabitah Yebba with Ace Homecare Outreach at 863-233-1305.Football Camp plannedThe Muck Area Football Camp for players in grades 7-12 will be held Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moore Haven JrSr High School Field. Cost is $10. The camp will include coaching from former pro and college players, along with area high school coaches. For more information, contact Rod at 561-809-8300 or email rfelt10@aol.com.First responder classesGlades County and Fire ghter 1 will start in July and run through the end of September at the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce on State Road 78. 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. For more information, contact Neal Chapman, Chief, Operations/Training at 863-946-3282.B.R.A.T. Club hosts partyOKEECHOBEEThe B.R.A.T. Club will host a Summer Splash Party on Saturday, June 29, at the Okeechobee Freshmen Campus from 5 9 p.m. There will be a bubble tent, Slip and Slide, cotton candy, pizza, soda and chips with games, music, prizes, dunk tank and a small kids area (parents are welcome). Admission is $7 and appropriate dress is required. Parents must sign consent forms upon arrival. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996 or Matt Buxton at 863-634-3706.4-H Sewing Camp plannedInterested in learning to sew or quilt or to improve your sewing skills? Sign up for Sewing Camp for July. Classes will be two-hour sessions and a exible schedule for you to enjoy your summer and still learn something new. The classes will begin on July 8 and run through July 31. Space is limited. This is for students ages 8-18. The cost will be $15 plus the material for a garment. On Wednesday, July 10, the class will go on a eld trip as a group to Wal-Mart in Okeechobee to purchase project material. Sign up at the Doyle Conner 4-H of ce for eight, twohour instruction sessions. Classes will be available on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday 1-3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Historical Society has T-shirts for saleGlades County Historical Society (GCHS) has T-shirts for sale displaying the organization's logo of the 200-year-old Cypress Tree located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. These shirts can be purchased for $5 each at 805 U.S. 27 in the Moore Haven Mall. The GCHS will feature a summer luncheon in July. A meeting will be held late in June for the planning. Dates will soon be announced. For more information, phone 863946-2060 or 863-801-5199. Memberships are $15 per year.Veterans outreach program available to Glades CountyThe VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach has started an outreach program to assist Veterans being treated by the Medical Center in West Palm Beach, to become enrolled in the VA Health Care System. Their purpose is to come out to the Glades on a regular basis to enroll those who are interested. They will also assist those who have lost/misplaced their DD214 certi cates. You do not have to be a combat Veteran to qualify, or if you have been previously denied, you may be eligible under the newer relaxed rules. For those that are interested or for any questions, please contact James Harrington, at the Glades County Veterans' Affairs Service of ce 863-946-1281. Please watch this newspaper for future information.Mobile Mammogram visits plannedThe Glades County Health Department encourages women to be proactive and schedule regular mammograms. The Mobile Mammogram bus will be in Moore Haven at 1021 Health Park Dr., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 21, Oct. 16 and Dec. 18. Call 239-936-2316 for appointments or more information.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.FCAT scores available for pickup at Jr./Sr. High SchoolParents and/or students may come to the school of ce to pick up their 2013 FCAT Scores for Moore Haven Jr-Sr High School. The Of ce Hours during the summer are Monday Thursday, 7 a.m until 4:15pm. Closed on Fridays. If you have any questions, please call the school of ce at 9460811 for assistanceRegister for Special Needs Shelter before storms hitThe Glades County Special Needs Program is a SPACE LIMITED shelter program, created for people in the community that have special needs. The Special Needs shelter is de ned as a structure that has auxiliary power and is capable of providing a safe refuge for people who require assistance with management of a health condition or supervision of a condition by a health professional. Those who require skilled care on a 24-hour basis, should contact their medical professional to make arrangements, if hospital admission is required. The Special Needs Shelter cannot provide 24-hour skilled care. Special Needs Shelters are truly identi ed as facilities of last refuge for those persons in the community with health and medical conditions. For more information or to apply for the Special Needs Program, please visit www.myglades.com or contact Glades County Emergency Management at 863-946-6020 for an application.Mortgage Assistance available through federal programThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families pa y the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/or to reinstate a delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be "forgiven" in 5.5 years after completing the program. The program is open to residents of Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties. You can register by calling Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing at 863-4675525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.Historic Westergaard House available for eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political part y get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information. Glades at a Glance

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Returning home after a storm may be just as deadly as the storm itselfPreparing to return home after evacuating will keep you safer while inspecting and cleaning up the damage to your home. Before traveling, ensure local of cials have declared that it's safe to enter your community and you have the supplies you will need. Follow the suggestions below for returning to, inspecting, and cleaning your home. Items to take when returning home include, governmentissued photo ID and proof of address; important phone numbers; bottled water and non-perishable foods; rst aid kit; cleanser/hand cleaning gel for personal use; hygiene products and toilet paper; insect repellent and sunscreen; long sleeved shirts, long pants, sturdy, waterproof boots and work gloves; ashlight, portable radio and extra batteries; and cameras for photos of damage for insurance claims. Before Returning Find out if it is safe to enter your community or neighborhood. Follow the advice of your local authorities. Carry plenty of cash. ATMs may not work and stores may not be able to accept credit or debit cards. Bring supplies such as ashlights, batteries, bottled water, and non-perishable foods, in case utilities are out. Create back-up communication plans with family and friends, in case you are unable to call from affected areas. Plan for delays when traveling. Bring extra food, water, pillows, blankets and other items that will make the trip more comfortable. Keep the fuel tank of your vehicle as full as possible, in case gas stations are crowded, out of fuel, or closed. Carry a map to help you route around heavy traf c or impassable roads. Find out if local medical facilities are open and if emergency services are functioning again. Do NOT call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number to do this. Understand that recovery takes time. Focus on the positive and have patience; others will have similar frustrations. First Inspection If possible, leave children and pets with a relative or friend. If not, keep them away from hazards and oodwater. Beware of rodents, snakes, insects and other animals that may be on your property or in your home. Before entering your home, look outside for damaged power lines, gas lines, foundation cracks, and other exterior damage. It may be too dangerous to enter the home. Smell for gas. If you smell natural gas or propane, or hear a hissing noise, leave immediately and contact the re department. If your home was ooded, assume it is contaminated with mold. Mold increases health risks for those with asthma, allergies or other breathing conditions. Open doors and windows. Let the house air out before staying inside for any length of time if the house was closed for more than 48 hours. Turn the main electrical power and water systems off until you or a professional can ensure they are safe. NEVER turn the power on or off, or use an electrical tool or appliance, while standing in water. Check the ceiling and oor for signs of sagging; water may be trapped in the ceiling, and oors may be unsafe to walk on. Cleaning Your Home Wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots. Be careful when moving furnishings or debris since they may be water logged and heavier. Throw out all food, beverages, and medicine exposed to ood waters and mud, including canned goods and containers with food or liquid that have been sealed shut. When in doubt, throw it out. Some cleaning solutions can cause toxic fumes and other hazards if mixed together. If you smell a strong odor or your eyes water from the fumes or mixed chemicals, open a window and get out of your home. Throw out items that absorb water and cannot be cleaned or disinfected (i.e., mattresses, carpeting, cosmetics, stuffed animals, and baby toys). Remove all drywall and insulation that has been in contact with ood waters. Clean hard surfaces (i.e., ooring, countertops, and appliances) thoroughly with hot water and soap or a detergent. Return to as many personal and family routines as possible. Using Generators Safely When using a portable generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not connect a portable generator to a home's electrical system. If you are considering getting a generator, get advice from a professional, such as an electrician. Make sure the generator you purchase is rated for the power you think you will need. Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoalburning device inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace, or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows, and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating, and cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock, and re. Let Your Family Know You’re Safe If your community has experienced a ood, or any disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website, available through RedCross.org, to let your family and friends know about your welfare. You may also call 1-866-GETINFO to register yourself and your family. Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51/g on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 20.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 5.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 8.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "The national average has continued its downward decline in the last week, likely being helped by relief in the Great Lakes, a region that had been plagued with re ning issues that have seemingly been resolved," said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While the national average stands higher than it did a year ago, we likely will see the average decline, and for motorists in the Great Lakes, the downward trend should mean well-needed relief at the pump. Areas of California may see prices rising slightly in the days ahead, but at this time we aren't seeing any short-term price spikes across the United States," DeHaan said. 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Are You Ready to Change a Life?BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchAre you ready to change a life? Within each of us is the power to impart a legacy of love and acceptance to our children, our spouses, our parents, our families, our friends, our neighbors, and those we meet. It’s called the blessing. By choosing to live and give blessings, we can make a difference and change the lives of those special someones in our lives, as well as those we meet and greet every day. Not only that, in the process of blessing others, we will even nd blessings for ourselves! Throughout the Scriptures, we have been given a guideline on effective ways to share the blessings we can bestow on others. Basically, there are ve elements of the blessing. We can live out the blessing every day by incorporating these elements as we reach out to bless those around us. First, giving the blessing involves appropriate meaningful touch. Whether it is laying on of hands, a hug, a pat on the shoulder, placing a hand on a young child’s head, or holding them in your arms, appropriate meaningful touch is a way to say “I love you” or to express care, concern, or friendship even before a word is spoken. The second element of the blessing involves the spoken (or written) word along with appropriate meaningful touch. Too many people have missed out on hearing their fathers, mothers, or spouses tell them they are loved or appreciated. The same is true for friends. The third element of the blessing involves af xing spoken or written words to someone, letting them know that you value them. It involves af rming their worth, uplifting them as a person of worth and a child of God. If a waiter or waitress is having a bad day, a word of encouragement or a note of thanks can lift them up. The same with those closest to us! In Scripture, the blessing was also a time for a parent (grand parent or loved one) to assure a child or person of God’s blessing on their future. It helped a child or loved one envision positive things in their life and future. The fourth element of blessing is helping impart the picture of a positive future. Too many people are bombarded with the negative and rarely hear the positive. People (especially children) carry the words we speak to them into their future, positive or negative. A harsh word begets a harsh word and attitude, but a smile or kind word brings forth a smile and more positive outlook. The fth element of the blessing involves commitment. In Scripture, the choice to bless was usually linked to a special day or occasion; but it wasn’t just a one-time event, it was an ongoing relationship. We might want to create a special, intentional, purposeful event for blessing a child, spouse, or friend, but true blessings come from an ongoing commitment to continuously live and give blessings each day. For instance, we can choose to hug our child before they head out the door (appropriate meaningful touch), or write them a note to put in their lunch box letting them know we are thinking of them and praying for a good day (spoken message and attaching high value and picturing a positive future). Life gets crazy, challenging, dif cult, and sometimes beyond painful. Within each of us is an amazingly simple, life-changing gift that can help us plant God’s love in the center of someone’s heart and future. Let’s all share this gift of blessing and change lives! Religion Column 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sunglass ExtravaganzaHot Savings at our Summer Sunglass Sale! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761New styles released for SummerJune 24th June 28thSavings up to 50% on all in stock sunglasses 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! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 JOHN HICKS Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate. At a minimum, you should have these basic supplies: water (one gallon per person, per day -three-day supply for evacuation, two-week supply for home); food (non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items -three-day supply for evacuation, two-week supply for home); ashlight; batterypowered or hand-crank radio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio, if possible); extra batteries; rst aid kit; medications (seven-day supply) and medical items; multi-purpose tool; sanitation and personal hygiene items; copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certi cates, insurance policies); cell phone with chargers; family and emergency contact information; extra cash; emergency blanket; and map(s) of the area.Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are: medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc); baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers); games and activities for children; pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl); two-way radios; extra set of car keys and house keys; and manual can opener. Additional supplies to keep at home or in your kit based on the types of disasters common to your area: whistle; N95 or surgical masks; matches; rain gear; towels; work gloves; tools/ supplies for securing your home; extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes; plastic sheeting; duct tape; scissors; household liquid bleach; entertainment items; blankets or sleeping bags. Prepare With an Emergency Kit COURTESY PHOTO

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Data shows that most child drownings occur in poolsA new report released today from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals that children younger than age ve represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths, and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involve children younger than 15 years of age. Government data also show that African-American and Hispanic children between the ages of ve and 14 are at a higher risk of drowning. "Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of one and four, and minority children drown in pools at an alarming rate," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "The lives of countless children can be saved this summer. Take simple safety steps today -teach all children to swim, put a fence around all pools, and always watch children in and around the water." CPSC's Pool Safely campaign is focusing its attention on populations most at risk of drowning: Children between the ages of one and three represented 67 percent of reported fatalities and 64 percent of injuries, and African-American children between the ages of ve and 19 are six times more likely to drown in pools than white and Hispanic children of the same age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from USA Swimming indicate that 70 percent of African-American children and 62 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim, making them more likely to drown. The new CPSC Pool or Spa Submersions: Estimated Injuries and Reported Fatalities, 2013 Report shows annual averages of 390 poolor spa-related drownings for children younger than 15, with 76 percent (296) of the victims being younger than ve; 5,100 poolor spa-related, emergency-department-treated submersion injuries for children younger than 15, with 78 percent (4,000) of the injured being younger than ve. CPSC Chairman Tenenbaum presented the annual Submersion and Entrapment reports for 2013 at an event today at the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center in Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Chairman Tenenbaum was joined by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.-23); Suzy DeFrancis, Red Cross chief public affairs of cer, and Katey Taylor, mother of entrapment victim, Abbey Taylor. Jesus Aguirre, director of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, welcomed the group to the popular neighborhood pool. "As we head into summer and families across the country are getting ready to take their kids to the pool, we must remind everyone how important it is to keep a careful watch on our children as they swim, and ensure that their pools and spas have proper safety equipment," said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. "Working together, we can improve the safety of all pools and spas by increasing the use of layers of protection and promoting uninterrupted supervision to prevent child drowning and entrapment. With government programs like the CPSC's Pool Safely, people can learn simple steps to take to save lives." "Learning how to swim saves lives," said Suzy DeFrancis, chief public affairs of cer for the American Red Cross. "The American Red Cross encourages all families to enroll in Learn-toSwim programs by contacting your local pool." Families can learn about Red Cross programs and nd water safety tips by going to redcross. org. New data from CPSC's 2013 Submersion Report compile information on reported poolor spa-related drownings between 2008 and 2010 and estimated poolor spa-related injuries from 2010 through 2012 for children younger than 15. The estimated averages for the three-year periods represented show that residential locations dominated incidents involving victims younger than ve years of age; 85 percent of the fatalities occurred at residential pools or spas. About 50 percent of the injuries and 73 percent of the fatalities involving children younger than 15 years occurred at a residence. Of the reported pool fatalities for children younger than age 15, about 60 percent (231) occurred in inground pools; 15 percent (59) in above-ground pools, and nearly 10 percent (37) in portable pools. There were no reported entrapment fatalities for 2012. The last recorded fatality of a child due to suction entrapment was in 2007. CPSC received seven reports of entrapment-injury incidents during 2012. 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.Joy T. Roberts, 64MOORE HAVEN Joy T. Roberts passed away June 7, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Mar. 25, 1949 in Clewiston, Fla. to the late Raymond D. Thielen, Sr. and Margie Nell (Cook) Thielen. Survivors include two daughters Ranae Roberts Harrington, Jerri Lynn Schlueter (Barry); mother Margie Nell (Cook) Thielen; brother Donnie Thielen (Marge); sisters Regina Brown (Donald), Theresa Prescott (Doyle); grandchildren, Shelby Schlueter, Savanna Schlueter, Skye Schlueter, Andrew Harrington and Madison Harrington. She was preceded in death by husband, Jerome W. Roberts; father, Raymond D. Thielen, Sr. and brother, Michael Thielen. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Moore Haven with Father Lorenzo Gonzalez of ciating. Interment was Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 FWC Permanently Waives License Requirement for Lion sh HarvestTemporary changes making it easier for divers to help control the lion sh population will be put into Florida rule soon. At its June 12 meeting in Lakeland, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted changes that will waive the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lion sh using certain gear, and exclude lion sh from the commercial and recreational bag limits, allowing people to take as many of the invasive sh as they can. Prior to the change, recreational anglers could not catch more than 100 pounds of lion sh without being required to have a commercial license. Speci c gear that can be used to target lion sh without the requirement of a recreational license includes handheld nets, pole spears, Hawaiian slings, or any other spearing devices designed and marketed exclusively for lion sh. An identical executive order was put into place in August 2012 and is set to expire August 3. The newly adopted rule will take effect before the executive order expires, so there will be no lapse in the expanded permissions. Lion sh are a non-native, invasive species that negatively impact Florida's native saltwater sh and wildlife. Currently, the most effective method of removing lion sh from Florida waters is by spearing or using a hand-held net. Removing the license requirements and bag limits will increase lion sh harvest opportunities.

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Students on the honor roll at Moore Haven Elementary for the fourth nine weeks are:Kindergarten A ll As Raymond James DraTavious Blackmon Devin Boe Michael Brewer Leyla Escobar A nthonie Jeffery A rkalynn Jenkins A ntonio Lopez J ohn Lucas Keelin Maloy Saige Petty Hailey porter A nnisette Villalobos Ciara Wilkerson Bruce Zeigler Summer Benegas Kaylee Steele Mariana Rico Timothy Atkinson J amarion Hall Cayson Holman Leah Johnson A llyson Lara V anesa Lopez Karyme Mayorga CaNya McCoy J acob Anderson Macy Cox A ddison Hel nstine Mercedes Locke J osiah Minikwu Tyler Norton Emilly Rico Michael Russell A ll As and Bs Marco Montanez Ricardo Resendez J ocelyn Rico Kaydence Swanson Maria Tapia Marcelino Salazar Myranda Thomas A lana White J ose Yanes J oshua Marti Lillie McClellan Y aneli Patishtan-Jose J on Pullen Bell J azmin Reveles A nahi Rico A lize Rodriguez Desiree Salazar Malia Wood First Grade All As Troy Kellogg D'Mari Hallback Aida Jose-Ramirez Tyler Lipps Adrian Nelson Dakota Newton-Prisk Carmen Perez Angel Sangabriel Herman Summers Ava Griner Keegan Pearce Tara Atkinson Caydence Cisneros Mackenzie Rednour Bodie Whidden Hayden Davis Samantha Flynn Colin Green Khyen Nelson All As and Bs Brady Bass Orlando Martinez Kyleigh Adams Elissa Herrera Kadence Spooner Chaz Brown Alexa Clift Tessa Toney Emily Woznick Abby Story Alyssa Walpole Calia White Second Grade All As Abby Williams Nicholas Garcia Lillian Everett Aurora Lipps Ladd Thomas Payton Rives All As and Bs Leonardo Aguilar Sean Miner Elyssa Pardo Angelica Rodas Cristina Toledo Wyatt Hines Wallace Parker Carlos Perez-Tellez Stephen Redus Rubi Rodriguez Tatiana Thompson Stephen Phillips Yadeera Centeno Third GradeAll As Sierra Hart Bryant Williams All As and Bs Reese Davis Collin Ahern Johnny Crawford Annalisa Martinez Jose Mirabal Madison Williams Ryan Cowen Hannah Moss Sean Osborne Rosmary RubioFourth GradeAll As Lizbeth Ruiz Jorden Perez Brice Prowant All As and Bs Brooklyn Carner Bailey Raulerson Briann Woodham Katelynn Barnes Anderw Blackwell Julio Escobar karla Hunter L'Javia McPherson Daniela Navarrethe Lizbeth Rico Gustavo Schwyer Jakhiz SmithFifth GradeAll As Christopher Eaton Rieonna Eley Zahn Cunningham All As and Bs Daymian Collazo Tyeveshia Cox kerri Hines Kimberly Mitchell Evan Navarro Joe Perry Makayla Strenth John Billings Mary Brewer Olivia Cook John Eaton Leonard Sampson Briana Stimp eLangdale Taylor McCain Tracie BranchSixth GradeAll As Staphanie Gamez Emily Kovalovsky Autumn Lee Cheyenne Osborne Austyn Kellogg Austin Lee Jacey Ridgdill All As and Bs Fatima Arroyo Alexis Burress Javier Cardona Karina Cisneros Donny Creagh Monica Devine Taiomi Dixon Na'Gianna Gary Lacy Green Trey Herrera Jarrett Lamb Sidoro Olivares Ross Perry Logen Redus Justin Sexton Kane Aragus Stephanie Aranda Alexis Auler Yailyn Cisneros Angel Galvez Cassandra Hart 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle and Clewiston (starting June 13) to better serve the south lake area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 MHES students on 9 weeks honor roll The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announced plans June 13 to increase the water releases from Lake Okeechobee as part of efforts to manage the rising lake level. The release is being conducted in accordance with the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the master plan for water management of the lake. Friday, the lake stage was 13.92 feet, which is within the Low Operational Sub-Band. Runoff from heavy rains in the area has prevented any discharges from the lake since June 6. As runoff subsides, lake water will gradually be released until target ows are achieved. The corps has developed a release schedule for seven days that began on Monday, June 17. The average target ow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary over the seven-day period has been increased to 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The new target ow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 950 cfs, as measured at the St. Lucie Lock near Stuart. The target ows will include lake water, and any runoff that might be collected in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie canal. Corps increases lake releases

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By Erica SkolteU.S. Army COE Like anything worthwhile, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District’s observance of Take Pride in America Day took a lot of planning, preparation and hard work. For the corps employees and volunteers who participated in the May 4 event, the results were w ell worth the effort again this year. It was a w in-win for everyone involved. The annual Take Pride in America Day is part of a long-standing tradition around Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway. The rst events took place at the South Florida Operations Of ce in Clewiston, beginning in 1986. Later, volunteer coordinator and park ranger Phil Hart, who works at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam in Alva, Fla. coordinated the event for ve years, from 1999 through 2003. Hart then passed the torch to park ranger Richard Bailey, who has taken the lead for the past 10 years. Bailey has worked with many organizations, including church groups, Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts, and Junior Reserve Of cer Training Corps (JROTC) units. The event prov ided an opportunity for the park ranger to do two of the things that he really enjoys. “I like working with people and I like working out in the eld,” Mr. Bailey said. Mr. Bailey has a background in wildlife biology and understands the principles such as diversity that drive a healthy ecosystem. “I don’t just plant Live Oaks; I always use a variety of plants and I try to replace exotic plants with something else. I try to integrate native plants into the landscape whenever I can,” he said. The small but beautiful Atala Hairstreak Butter y is dependent upon Coontie as its host plant. The Florida subspecies of this butter y w as at one time believed to have become extinct due to over-harvest of its host plant, and it was not collected in Florida from 1937 until 1959. The Atala is now common locally in southeast Florida, rebounding to some extent thanks to people like Mr. Bailey, who use native plants such as Coontie for landscaping purposes. During one of his earlier efforts, Mr. Bailey provided plants such as Blue Porter Weed, Red Tropical Sage and Blanket Flower to volunteers to create a butter y garden at W. P. Franklin Lock and Dam. He has spruced up visitor centers, locks and dams, campgrounds, volunteer camping sites and recreation areas. He uses plants for beauti cation and wildlife and to make camping areas more pleasant, providing shade and screening for more privacy. Several corps employees and volunteers worked hard for days ahead of the Take Pride event, digging holes wide enough to allow for healthy root expansion for newly planted trees and surrounding each hole with caution tape for safety purposes. Each plant with a onefoot by one-foot root ball required a three-foot by three-foot hole and most of the trees to be planted had seven to 15-gallon root balls. Trees, shrubs and mulch were set in place on site, and equipment such as shovels and rakes were assembled. Over the years, Mr. Bailey has built relationships and worked with a variety of organizations. Command Sergeant Major (retired) Bill Lansberry, senior Army instructor at North Fort Myers High School, contacted Mr. Bailey, seeking a community project for his unit. The corps provided the pavilions and other facilities for the campers, and for the fourth year in a row, the JROTC from the North Fort Myers High School volunteered to participate in Take Pride in America Day. The JROTC is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The purpose of JROTC is to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. Community projects are one way to accomplish this goal. On Friday afternoon, “Tootsie” one of the volunteer park hosts, welcomed the JROTC volunteers to the Ortona North Recreation Area, where they set up tents and camped out for the weekend. Waking up on site made it easier for everyone to be up bright and early to begin Take Pride in America Day in the cool of the morning on Saturday, May 4. The volunteers planted native trees and bushes at Ortona North Recreation Area on the Caloosahatchee River and at the entrance to the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam on the west side of Lake Okeechobee. At the Ortona North Recreation Area on the Caloosahatchee River in Alva, volunteers learned how to plant correctly, to give the plants the best possible chance for success. They planted, watered and mulched 10 new native trees, shrubs and owers. Some of the plants include the Pigeon-Plum, an evergreen tree that has purple fruit that attracts birds; ‘Little Gem’ Southern Magnolia, with fragrant white owers and bright red seeds used by a variety of wildlife; Gumbo-Limbo, a large tree with attractive shiny, coppery bark; shade-loving Myrsine that attracts butter ies; Red Maple for shade and fall color and Dahoon Holly, which has brilliant red berries that serve as an excellent food source for wildlife. Firebush, with its tubular red-orange owers and berries is another valuable addition to native plant, butter y and hummingbird gardens. The Firebush is not just beautiful—modern researchers have found that extracts of the plant contain several active phytochemicals that have antibacterial and antifungal properties. In addition to the planting, volunteers also learned ho w to do much-needed maintenance by pruning many of the existing trees and removing moss growth. The group then traveled to the Moore Haven Lock and Dam on the west side of Lake Okeechobee, where they planted, watered and mulched 12 Royal Palm trees along the entrance road. These beautiful and statel y palms, which are native to Florida, will provide shade. Republished with permission from the June 2013 edition of JaxStrong, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District monthly newsletter. V olunteers plant trees and shrubs in big lake area 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.centerstate b an k .com *Rate based on minimum beacon score of 721. **Line must be funded by 50% or $10,000 whichever is greater at closing. If line is closed within the “rst two years, consumer will be required to pay back the closing costs. Annual Percentage Rate may increase after consummation. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 A fter serving a year as a telecommunication specialist at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Peralta received orders to serve overseas at the Army Security Agency in Okinawa. Peralta was one of only 12 women in a class of 125 to graduate from the Korean-based noncommissioned of cer academy. She served for a total of ve years in Okinawa, rst as a telecommunications shift chief and later as the communications security chief. Ms. Peralta returned to the United States w hen she was assigned to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, where she served until her honorable discharge in 1979. In total, she served nearly seven years in the U.S. Army and earned several awards, including the National Defense Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal (second award) and the M16 Ri e Expert Quali cation Badge. Ms. Peralta began her federal civilian career in a six-month temporary position with the Corps' Huntington District, as a lock and dam operator at Racine Lock and Dam, West V irginia. She was later hired permanently at Marmet Lock and Dam, also in Huntington District. In 1984, Ms. Peralta accepted a lock and dam operator position with Jacksonville District, at Moore Haven Lock and Dam on the w est side of Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Her selection was historic Peralta was the Corps' rst female lock and dam operator in Florida. After nine years, she lled a critical v acancy at the Ortona Lock and Dam on the Caloosahatchee River for one year, before returning to Moore Haven. In 1997, Ms. Peralta was promoted to lock and dam leader at the Moore Haven Lock and Dam. Her promotion was another historic rst for a woman in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the state of Florida. Peralta served in that position with a reliable, steady dedication for 16 years. Ms. Peralta's responsibilities as the Moore Haven lock and dam leader included scheduling, coordination and execution of work projects for three lock operators manning a year-round 12-hour daily mission for navigation of vessels and spillway operations to balance water levels from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River. "Pam has always found ways and means to be successful," said Steven Dunham, chief of the South Florida Operations Of ce in Clewiston, Fla. "Despite the maintenance challenges of working on a lock built in the 1930s, she has worked steadily and responsibly to keep the mission going, even through times of great adversity. She was an expert in the abilities of the hydraulic machinery, gate operations, gear systems and spillway capabilities and she ensured any discrepancies were addressed and resolved." The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District recognized Peralta's 40 years of outstanding federal service by awarding her the Steel de Fleury Medal April 29 at the Moore Haven Lock. "Pam's four decades of outstanding service to the nation is exceptional and exempli es the sel ess service of those in our workforce," said Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, deputy district commander for south Florida. Greco described the signi cance of the award as he presented the medal and a certi cate signed by the Chief of Engineers. "The engineer regiment adopted the de Fleury medal as an award because of the values demonstrated by the man for whom it was struck values of special meaning to Engineer Soldiers," he said. "The de Fleury Medal was the rst congressional medal struck. This prestigious award recognizes both civilian and military personnel for outstanding contributions to the United States and to Army engineering." "Pam was the rst female hired by the division, and she maintained the position until her retirement. She kept up with all of the regulations, always made sure her people followed the standard operating procedures, and safety was always on her mind," said Jack Pasch, her supervisor and acting chief of navigation operations. "Pam made sure that her people were doing the right thing and then she always backed them up." "Pam was gifted in leading others and did her job very well during many storm events," said Dunham. "Her quiet con dence and resolute abilities on the job are her hallmark traits. She has earned this distinguished award given her 40 years of military and federal service." Republished with permission from the June 2013 edition of JaxStrong, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District monthly newsletter. PERALTAContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County DemocratFirst United Methodist Church of Moore Haven Family Fun Day 2013The First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven hosted the annual Family Fun Day on June 1. The day was lled with food, fun, and fellowship. The winner of the third annual Rib Cook Off was Gail Williams. She beat last year's winner, Wade Hingson, by a half point. After the rib judging a table was set with hotdogs, ribs, hamburgers, sausage, coleslaw, chips and drinks. Two giant water slides were enjoyed by the children. The most fun was watching the adults try to race tricycles. Another highlight was Bingo during which 33 prizes were given away. The prizes included rods and reels, coolers, candles, gift cards, etc. Keep looking for future family events at the First United Methodist Church where everyone is welcome and where we are helping to build strong families. the Jeep struck the left front of the Chevrolet SUV. Mr. Ruiz was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach. Two passengers in that vehicleErika Alvallana, 36, of Okeechobee, and Ramon Martinez, 16, also of Okeechobeewere taken to Raulerson. Three other Okeechobee residents in the SUVJose Luis Hernandez, 23, Ruben Chana, 23, and Lucrecia Hernandez, 17were not taken to a hospital. All of those in the Suburban were wearing seat belts, stated the trooper. While it's unclear at this time just what caused the fatality crash, the trooper's report indicated the driver of the Jeep may have been trying to pass a white vehicle towing a boat trailer. After colliding with the Suburban, stated the report, the Jeep began spinning counterclockwise until it struck a concrete barrier then overturned onto it nally came to rest on its roof. The vehicle driven by Mr. Ruiz also spun counterclockwise, the trooper stated, then struck a concrete wall and guardrail with the left rear of the vehicle. The SUV did not ip over, according to the report. Besides trying to nd the next of kin for the driver of the Jeep, FHP is also searching for the third vehicle that left the scene. FHP asks anyone with information about this crash to contact Trooper Corporal J. Rongish at 239-344-1730, ext. 1192; or, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. FATALITYContinued From Page 1

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Apply Online at www.ussugar.comClick Careers then Postings. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. In addition to cane sugar, the Company 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. EOE BI-LINGUAL LOAN OFFICERFirst Bank is seeking a loan of cer trainee who is uent in English and Spanish. A minimum of two years of college studies, business courses preferred or equivalent business experience required. The applicant must be able to communicate effectively in both languages, must possess great people skills and branch travel required. Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to: Nilda Sparks at: 863-983-5043 or send an e-mail to: nsparks@fbclew.com or pick up employment application at: 300 East Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston. EOE CERTIFIED WELDER NEEDEDThe School Board of Hendry County is seeking an AWS or NCCER certi ed welder to serve as an instructor for a post-secondary Welding program. Six years onthe job experience and certi cation required. This is a year around position with full bene ts. Salary based in part on amount of experience. For more information, call 863-983-1511. Mail resume and quali cations to: Gary Break eld, Administrator 475 E Osceola Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 The School Board of Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer RAILROAD MECHANIC / WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. 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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. BELLE GLADE 661 & 667 SE 4th St. 2BR, 1BA with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd BR, Central Air, W/D hookup. $725 mo. + Sec. 305-487-2850. MOORE HAVEN 2 br. / 1 ba. apts. $550 month. $300 Security Deposit. 786-340-5042 or 856-982-9636. M. Haven Furnished or Unfurnished 2br./1 ba Double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile. $675 mo. Lrg. 3br./2 ba. Block house. Tile oors on double lot. $850 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 WEST PALM BEACH 2005 24 X 60 OFFICE TRAILER, restroom, coffee bar, HVAC, 4-of ces w/reception area. Good condition. $18,900. (817)240-7884. CLEWISTON Indivual acres for sale, 197 Taft St. 5 acres $60,000.; 630 Romero St. 3.75 acres with trailer $50, 000.; 10 individual 1.25 acres $9,000 each acre lot.; 165 and 175 Verda St. sale $90,000. farm that includes double wide trailer, all animals, stables. Qualify nancing available. Call 786-253-7114 (Spanish) or 786-270-6689 (English). CLEWISTON: 1BR Singlewide, New appl., W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $600 mo., & $400 sec. (954)648-9926 or (863)805-2869 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. MonturaLarge DW MH 4Bd\2Ba, chain length fence around entire property, shed and double pole barn, $800\mo. Call: 863-983-2841 after 6pm MONTURA RANCHES 2/2with W/D, sleeper couch, chair, screen porch, fenced yard, 1 acre. $650/mo, $400 dep/sec. Avail June 14th. (863) 983-7661 5br, 2bath doublewide located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Easy nancing with you average credit. Only $54,900. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Land and home packages available. 3 and 4 bedroom homes marked down for summer sale. Very easy nancing with your average credit. Call Dwight 863-983-4663 Large pre-owned 3br, 2bath Zone II doublewide. Must go to Glades County. Only $32,900 includes new roof, setup and central a/c. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 We want your trade-ins. 3br and 4br doublewides available. We nance with your average credit. Call Dwight 863-983-4663 or 863-677-1114 Residential – Rental Properties for Sale – Moore Haven •Vacant Mobile Home Lots w/ pads and septic tanks •2 double lots or 4 single lots •One large lot with 2/2 Mobile Home •1.17 Acres on Saddle Lane with Fix-R-Up Mobile Home Call 863-983-9480 or 863-677-0796 for further information. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Administrative Assistant First Bank is seeking an administrative assistant with a minimum of ten years experience. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and con dential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Must possess knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Work requires continual attention to detail in composition, typing and proo ng materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to Nilda Sparks at 863-983-5043 or send an e-mail to nsparks@fbclew.com or pick up employment application at 300 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston. EOE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009CA001227 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. NORAIDA QUINTANA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORAIDA QUINTANA; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 03, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 7896 5TH PLACE, LEHIGH ACRES, FL 33972 at public sale on July 10, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in front of the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being cm the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., 2nd Floor, LaBelle, FL 33935, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida. Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at LaBelle, Florida, this 5th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax If you are a person with 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, vvhese 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. 445369 CN 6/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000695XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS, VICTORIA MARROQUIN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JUAN GRANADOS A/K/A. JUAN GRANADOS REYES, DECEASED; et al, Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 03/12/2013 and an Order Resetting Sale dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262012CA000695XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA. is Plaintiff and VICTORIA MARROQUIN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JUAN GRANADOS A/K/A JUAN GRANADOS REYES, DECEASED; RICHARD GRANADOS GOMEZ, A MINOR; YESENIA GRANADOS, A MINOR; 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 17th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK C, BRIDLEWOOD SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1990 LIBERTY HOMES MOBILE HOME VIN #S 10L21780X/10L2178OU. 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 June 7, 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 445619 CN 6/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000732 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CONSUELO TARIN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 03, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2011CA-000732 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and CONSUELO TARN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONSUELO TARIN N/K/A EDDIE LOPEZ; S. YVONNE B. DOLL A/K/A YVONNE B. DOLL A/K/A S. YVONNE DOLL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF S. YVONNE B. DOLL A/K/A YVONNE B. DOLL A/K/A S. YVONNE DOLL N/K/A JAMES DOLL; COUNTRYWIDE VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; FIRST BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JOE SANCHEZ are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK. OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 1, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 2018 MAINSTAY STREET, LABELLE, FL 33935-5305Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 4, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa., Florida 33622-5018 F11031138 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCR-marperez-Team 1 F11031138 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.445248 CN 6/13,20/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/12/2013, 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. 2001 DODGE 1B3AS46C71D231240 2004 FORD 1FMPU18L84LB49411 2006 TRAILER 1L9CW71716N383753 1998 CHEVY 1Y1SK5283WZ405305 1997 TOYOTA 4T1BG22K5VU099571 1985 ISUZU JAACL14S3F0710869 446046 CN 06/20/13 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.445767 CN/CB 6/20/2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT RFP NUMBER: 2013-04 OPENING DATE AND TIME: JULY 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. City of Clewiston is seeking rms interested in providing property & casualty insurance for the City of Clewiston Board of City Commissioners. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All submittals (see Section IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFP will be reviewed by a City Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received at Clewiston City Hall 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida by July 11, 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. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. A copy of the RFP can be obtained from the City of Clewiston Finance Department, located at 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by calling (863) 983-1484 or by locating it on our web site at www.clewiston .gov. This solicitation does not commit City of Clewiston to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The City 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 RFP, if it is in the best interest of the City to do so. City of Clewiston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. 446153 CN 6/20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-207 CA U.S. BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 1995-8, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 7360 S. Kyrene Road Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, v. ROBERT MEZA, MARY MEZA, Defendants. NOTICE OF_SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated. in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 8, COUNTRY MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 AND 4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHE R WITH THAT CERTAIN 1995 BROOKHOLLOW 40 x 24 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBE R 146M9185AB. Commonly known as: 1265 SEMINOLE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the at the Front Steps Clerk of Courts Of ce, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 11th day of July, 2013. If you are a subordinate lienholder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Cler k of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. 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 o f 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Cler k 445836 CN 6/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES MANUEL MARTINEZ, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES MANUEL MARTINEZ, deceased, whose date of death was July 29, 2012 and social security number is ***-**-1872, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33375. The name and address 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 June 20, 2013. OWETA GAYLE DAVIS Personal Representative 135 Taft Blvd. Clewiston, FL 33440 STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, ESQ Attorney for Personal Representative Post Of ce Drawer 2188 LaBelle, Florida 33975 Telephone: 863-675-0087 Florida Bar No.: 182567 446099 CN 6/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO,: 26-2011-CA-000537 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. ELMIRA L. JOHNSON et al, Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2011-CA-000537 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and ELMIRA L. JOHNSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELMIRA L. JOHNSON N/KJA NORMAN JOHNSON; JOSE A. DIAZ; KAREN L. DIAZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE LOT 8 AND ALL OF LOT 9, BLOCK 16, OF BELMONT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 15, BLOCK 16, OF SAID PLAT OF BELMONT, THENCE SOUTH 130 FEET, THENCE WEST 250 PEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE WEST 75 FEET, THENCE NORTH 130 FEET, THENCE EAST 75 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 130 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A/K/A 330 3RD AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, If any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must tile a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 10, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By:J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10106207 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jbonin-Tearn 2 Fl 0106207“See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.445723 CN 6/20,27/2013 Business Opportunities Apartments Houses Rent Commercial Property Sale Land Sale Mobile Home Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, LLC, 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 897 2010 1284329-01000000070 Joe Lopez & Manuel Pizana Est Lot 7, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 173, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445539 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 2008-832CA on February 11, 2013 in the matter of Crop Production Services, Inc. F/K/A UAP Distribution, Inc., as plaintiff and D & G Farming, Inc., and David Herrera a/k/a David Herrera, Sr. as defendant, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, to-wit: 2004 Beige Chevrolet Tahoe, vehicle identi cation number: 1GNEK13Z64R166936. and on July 11, 2013, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 444767 CN 6/6,13,20,27/2013 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: Magnum Seeds, Inc (Magnum Seeds Felda) c/o Genica Research Corporation, 5825 Sievers Road, Dixon, CA 95620, has submitted Application 130603-14 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-00520-W to irrigate 77.50 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 29 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. 446195 CN 6/20/2013 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 Glades County: US Army Corps of Engineers (Herbert Hoover Dike Culvert) P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232, has submitted Application 130510-19 for a Water Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 14, Township 42 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. 446194 GCD 6/20/2013 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF APPLICATION The Department announces receipt of an application to modify an environmental resource permit (ERP) from Cemex Construction Materials Florida, LLC, File No. 0277994-005, for an existing sand mine. The applicant is requesting approval to use synthetic gypsum to occulate suspended solids from the mine lakes at the Palmdale Sand Mine. The proposed gypsum storage area will be approximately 1.0 acre. Groundwater monitoring for the presence of various metals is proposed. A bench scale test conducted by Cemex has been done. In this modi cation, the area to be mined is not changing, the size of the mine boundary is not changing, additional wetland impacts are not proposed, the depth of mining is not changing, and the post-mining land use is not be changing. The mine is located southeast of Palmdale, directly northeast of US Highway 27 in Sections 7 and 18, Township 41 South, Range 31 East; and in Sections 12 and 13, Township 41 South, Range 30 East, Glades Co un ty, Florida. The ERP application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Mining and Mitigation Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. 445968 GCD 6/20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 262010-CA-000068 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. NIURKA QUINTANA et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 03, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-000068 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and NIURKA QUINTANA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE T-TERETN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in IN FRONT OF TILE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 2257, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 9002 E BROAD CIRCLE, PORT LA BELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of June 5, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10003466 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCTeam 1-F10003466 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (81.3) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 445368 CN 6/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000707 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENNIS HILLINGSWORTH; AMANDA HILLINGSWORTH; ACCESS INFUSION PARTNERS, LLP; PORT LABELLE VILLAS PROPERTY OWNERS A SSOCIATION, INC., ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST T HE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; T ENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 16, BLOCK 2137, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 5071 Wild Goose Circle, Labelle, FL 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Area, LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on July 10, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INT EREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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. For Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpockee 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, dial 711. Dated this June 3, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 445566 CN 6/13,20/2013 EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2013 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; 2. Election of Supervisors; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2013-2014 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Friday, the 14th day of June, 2013. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 446095 CN/CB 6/20,27/2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR MISCELLANEOUS UTILITY ENGINEERING AND/OR INSPECTION SERVICES RFQ # 2013-22 Opening Date and Time: July 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is requesting submittals from quali ed engineering individuals or rms interested in providing miscellaneous utility engineering and/or inspection services. Firms submitting must have expertise in planning, design, permitting and inspection of water, sewer and reuse facilities, knowledge of water and sewer treatment plant processes, ow analysis, and expertise in review of utility assessments and rates,. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Section IV, 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., July 11, 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 445570 CN/CB 6/13,20,27;7/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009CA001151 BANK OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT HERNANDEZ A/K/A ROBERT HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 9, 2013 and entered in Case NO2009CA001151 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ROBERT HERNANDEZ A/K/A ROBERT HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OP THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY. COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 02 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 07 SECONDS ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAM SOUTHWEST ONE. QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 609.16 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 02 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 07 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 609.17 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF “A” ROAD (60’ WIDE); THENCE S 84 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS W ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 338,41 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF SAID SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER; THENCE S 03 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 32 SECONDS W, ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 607.90 FEET; THENCE N 85 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 58 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 344.10 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. ALSO KNOWN AS THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 82, LABELLE RANCHETTES, UNRECORDED. SUBJECT TO AND RESERVING AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 20.00 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF SAID TRACT 82. A/K/A 1225 A ROAD (VACANT LOT), LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 10, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald P. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10109806 COUNTRY-Conv-R-jbonin-Team 2 F101109806“See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 445726 CN 6/20,27/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Paul Mastrella, 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 2875 2009 2024329-26000020150 David T. Esquivel Lot 15, Block 2, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 40, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445537 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 2083 2009 1354432-A0001690100 Rafael M Santi Quinones The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 3758, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445525 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 1567 2008 1154432-A0000900000 Jose A Carrazco Rossier & Aurora Guillot De Rossier The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3155, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445522 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Paul Mastrella LLC, 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 716 2009 1274329-01000010020 DDDLS Inc Beginning as a point 625.1 feet West of the Northeast corner of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence East 625.1 feet; thence South 1274.5 feet; thence West 521.2 feet; thence North 1278 feet to the Point-of Beginning, excepting therefrom the East 30 feet for use as a perpetual road right-of-way. More commonly known as PARCEL A-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, LLC, 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 770 2010 1264329-02000020031 Tonie Marie Tolar The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, less the North 25 feet and the East 20 feet for the road right-of-way, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. ALSO known as Lot B-4, LABELLE ACRES NO.2, an unrecorded plot Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445538 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS MOWING IN HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2013-23 OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for “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 July 1, 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 email to 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. 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 446108 CN/CB 6/20,27/2013 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 804 2007 1274331-010000N0100 FL Hendry Land Inc. The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, excluding that portion lying West of the 42 foot canal. Also known as part of Lots 10 and 15, Block N. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445519 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 803 2007 1274331-010000N0071 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, lying East of the West boundary of the 42 foot canal. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445518 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 800 2007 1274331-010000M0101 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter lying East of the right-of-way of the 42 foot canal, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Part of Lot 10, Block M. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445516 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 802 2007 1274331-010000N0021 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter lying East of West boundary of 42 foot canal, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445517 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 2192 2009 1364432-A0002460000 Lou’s Properties Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4202, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445527 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 2342 2009 1314433-A0000250000 Ismael Fernandez C/O Omar Fernandez 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 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6027, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445529 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-000088-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs.JOSE RAFAEL SIBELLO A/K/A JOSE R. SIBELLO; NORMA SIBELLO A/K/A NORMA MARIBEL ORTEGA A/K/A NORMA E. SIBELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE RAFAEL SIBELLO A/K/A JOSE R. SIBELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORMA SIBELLO A/K/A NORMA MARIBEL ORTEGA A/K/A NORMA E. SIBELLO; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, 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: JOSE RAFAEL SIBELLO A/K/A JOSE R. SIBELLO 1274 HOOKERS POINT ROAD CLEWISTON, FL 33440 OR POE: TAMPA TANK 5205 ADAMO DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33619 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE RAFAEL SIBELLO A/K/A JOSE R. SIBELLO 1274 HOOKERS POINT ROAD CLEWISTON, FL 33440 OR POE: TAMPA TANK 5205 ADAMO DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33619 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 abovenamed 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: A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE PARTIALLY WITHIN THE SURVEYED, AND PARTIALLY WITHIN THE UNSURVEYED PORTION OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS FROM THE RAILROAD RAIL MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23, RUN S. 58 DEGREES 29’06”E ALONG THE MEANDER LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 879.02 FEET TO A RAILROAD RAIL MONUMENT MARKING POINT 20 OF SAID MEANDER LINE; THENCE RUN S 73 DEGREES OF 23’24”E ALONG SAID MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF 765 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM THIS POINT OF BEGINNING RUN S 16 DEGREES OF 36’36”W AT A RIGHT ANGLE TO SAID MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF 105 FEET; THENCE RUN S 73 DEGREES OF 23’24”E A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN N 16 DEGREES OF 36’36”E A DISTANCE OF 105 FEET TO THE MEANDER LINE; THENCE CONTINUE N 16 DEGREES OF 36’36”E A DISTANCE OF 26.35 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 83 RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY N 73 DEGREES OF 23’24”W A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN S 16 DEGREES OF 36’36”W A DISTANCE OF 25.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you and you arc 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 above-styled 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 11th day of June, 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 bearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 445835 CN 6/20,27/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, LLC, 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 1133 2010 1224331-010000K0110 Saul Medina The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block K, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. And The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block K, PIONEER SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445542 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE OF AERIAL ADULT MOSQUITO TREATMENTS Hendry County will be conducting aerial adult mosquito control operations over the county as mosquito population levels warrant. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year. The treatments will be performed during evening hours, weather permitting. The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida. This operation will be conducted by Clarke. If you have questions concerning this operation, please call Clarke at 800-443-2034 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 445727 CN 6/20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 22-2011-CA-000107 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff. vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNESS, LIENORS, CREDITORS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HOSEA GIRTMAN OWNER; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY, IF ANY, JOHN JAY WATKINS, ESQUIRE, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF HOSEA GIRTMAN DECEASED; JOSHUA A. GIRTMAN Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN ENTREST IN THE ESTATE OF HOSEA GIRTMAN OWNER Last Known Address 17660 RESERVATION RD, NE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-2785 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: TRACT B, BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THOSE PORTIONS THEREOF AS CONVEYED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 184, PAGE 278 AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 227, PAGE 102, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. LEGAL RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 227, PAGE 102: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID CORNER TRACT B, THENCE N 8934’54” E, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT B A DISTANCE OF 131.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT B, N 8934’54 E, A DISTANCE OF 167.93 FEET; THENCE N 0025’06” W A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PALM STREET; THENCE ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING CONCAVE IN THE NORTHEASTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET. A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4620’03” AND A LONG CHORD BEARING OF N 6711’44” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 47,21 FEET; THENCE S 4558’17” W DISTANCE OF 172.02 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. LEGAL RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 184, PAGE 278 IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT “B”, THENCE N 0025’06” W ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B” A DISTANCE OF 56.27 FEET; THENCE N 6035’38” E A DISTANCE OF 280.38 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PALM STREET; THENCE ALONG AN ARC OF CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY, BEING CONCAVE IN THE WESTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, .A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 1558’43” AN A LONG CHORD BEARING S 928’42” W FOR DISTANCE OF 13.90 FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVE; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING CONCAVE IN THE EASTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 5000 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE 6129’47” AND A LONG CHORD BEARING OF S 1316’49” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 61.35 FEET; THENCE S 4558’17” W A DISTANCE OF 172.02 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B”, THENCE S 89’34’54” W ALONG SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B” A DISTANCE OF 131.98 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. A/K/A 1147 LISA LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you wrtieen defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before July 8, 2013, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the GLADES COUNTY DEMOCRAT, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 30 day of May, 2013. SANDRA BROWN As Clerk of the Court By Tina Espinosa As Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 644-8704 Telefacsimile: (954) 772-9601 444877 GCD 6/13,20/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 2014 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at approximately 10:00 a.m. during the Annual Landowners’ Meeting, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as proposed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervisors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as nally approved by the Board of Supervisors for the District. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Friday, the 14th day of June, 2013 BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 446096 CN/CB 6/20,27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 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? 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? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 Editor’s note: The following notes on the June 11 meeting of the Glades County Commission were provided by Commissioner Donna StorterL ong. Glades County Board Of County Commissioners Regular Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9 a.m. Call To Order / Prayer / PledgeAgenda AmendmentsNote: Unanimous Board Action is required to amend agenda for of cial vote. Agenda amended to place "Presentation by Century Link Communications and IT capabilities" under Presentations/Awards, and add #4 A ppoint Commissioner Storter to Small County Coalition Presentations / Awards John McGowan of Century Link presented to the Board an outline of services provided and/ or available for updating the county's telephone data and voice lines. Board consensus was to allow him to assess the current equipment and come back with recommendations.Public Input On Agenda ItemsPublic Hearings 1. Local Bidder Preference. (Richard Pringle) Board moved to continue the Public Hearing on Local Bidder Preference Ordinance until the J une 24 meeting because Commissioner Beck's agenda packet provided in preparation of the meeting did not contain a copy of the proposed ordinance. Discussion covered the de nitions/ quali cations of "local" vendors, the board's exclusive decision making ability on when the preference would apply, and an explanation of how it w ould be calculated. Supporting documents may be viewed at w ww.myglades.com BoCC Agenda "current" click on pdf icon for #1. Consent Agenda Approved 2A. County Warrants. 2B. Approve minutes of the May 8, 2013 Special Meeting. 2C. Approve minutes of the May 28, 2013 Regular Meeting. 2D. Authorize #3210-Printer and 3626-Dell Laptop be deleted from the Property Records and declared surplus. (County Clerk Sandra Brown) 2E. First Amendment to FDOT SCOP Agreement. (County Manager)Business Agenda3. Procurement Procedure Policy. (Commissioner Grif n) Board discussed a draft procurement procedure policy that was provided to the commission before the meeting but was not in the agenda packet. Commissioner Grif n requested the creation of a vendor list with full contact information to include both local and out-of-county vendors, said list to be provided to all departments. County Manager said most of the purchasing w as for administrative items that are not provided by any local vendor. He said he used the local vendor preference in a recent service needed for an air-conditioner repair. Vice Chairman Storter noted some minor typo errors and suggested inserting language that placed more responsibility and authority with the county manager; she also suggested 1) restricting purchasers from restructuring a project into phases in order to allow purchases in lower limit categories and 2) insert language prohibiting county employees from accepting any gift from any vendor within the business relationship of County/Purchaser and Vendor/Seller. Vice Chairman Storter questioned the "category" of spending authority from $10,000 to $50,000 in that the board has this year changed the spending authority limit from $50,000 to $25,000 and any purchase over $25,000 would require direct board involvement, approval and sealed bids. County Manager Corbitt stated he thought the purchasing limit was $50,000 with no speci c change for the new county manager. He stated putting this out in draft form was to draw comments and also Commissioner Stanley (who was not able to be in attendance today) had emailed him some suggestions. Chairman Echols stated he didn't want to "handcuff" the county manager and he thought his spending limit should be $50,000. Commissioner Grif n commented that the committee that had worked on the procurement policy had agreed up to $50,000 limit because they didn't want to "hamstring" the county. Commissioner Beck suggested a review of prior meeting minutes to determine the spending authority change and he agreed with including Vice Chairman Storter's suggestions. Vice Chairman Storter stated she would research and provide the language from the minutes concerning board action lowering the county manager's spending limit from $25,000 to $50,000. {**See note at end.} County Manager Corbitt was directed to incorporate the suggestions and corrections and to email the new draft to the commissioners, and to create an updated vendor list. 4. Appoint commissioner to Small County Coalition (Chairman Echols) Board moved to approve Chairman Echols appointment of Commissioner Storter to the Small County Coalition [SCC] to work on the PILoT [payment in lieu of taxes] issue. Commissioners Beck and Stanley's assignment to the SCC will not change. Chairman requested a monthly update from the commissioners on the PILoT item. Vice Chairman Storter asked the county manager to include as a standing agenda item the report on the PILoT matter.Constitutional Of cersCounty Attorney Mr. Pringle reported on the Property Management Agreements and informed the board that two communities (Ortona and Lakeport) had signed their agreements, two (Muse and Buckhead Ridge) had conferred with him and supplied him with expected changes so he can prepare the revised agreement for signature; he said he has not heard back from Washington Park but when he last talked with Mr. Brown of Washington Park, he understood Mr. Brown was going to have to go back to his board; Pringle stated two (Indian Hills and Palmdale) had not responded at all. He said he has talked brie y with Judge Lundy about getting together with him to review the proposed agreement for the management of the Doyle Conner Building by Glades County Youth Livestock. He stated these agreements would be termed to expire Sept. 30 and then could renew maybe with revisions for the next scal year. Mr. Pringle stated he has been trading language with SFWMD's Gary Ritter on the deed for the Curry Island property that Water Management has declared surplus and will be conveying to the county and he expects the deed to be signed soon. Mr. Pringle informed the board that the foreclosure sale of the Sanford property was scheduled for July 9. He said the court had given nal judgment to include our code enforcement violations lien covering our clean-up costs, accrued nes and court costs. Mr. Pringle stated he will nish getting the Ajax (construction manager of the new Emergency Operations Center EOC) contract ready today for bidding of subcontractors and other information to come back to board with list of low bidders that they recommend, plus info on all bidders and the county will evaluate and pick the subcontractors, and ultimately amend the contract to sign with guaranteed max price. Vice Chairman Storter stated she and Mr. Pringle had discussed on Friday the "probable cause" hearing by the Commission on Ethics and the two complaints, one from Mr. Rutherford, and one led for the Board by Mr. Pringle, had been combined into one. She said the investigation had been done, the Attorney General's of ce was noti ed and their advocate recommended to the Commission on Ethics that they nd that there was "probable cause" that a violation of the Florida statute had occurred, which the commission voted to accept. The alleged violation issue was raised when Storter ranked and voted last September in the RFQ process for an architect to design the EOC unaware that voting for the architect was a violation for her because her son's employer may have been working with the architect. Vice Chairman Storter stated, "This is very embarrassing to me as you know, very hard to deal with. The next step is the Commission on Ethics turns it over to the Department of Administrative Hearings." She said she was told that prior to the scheduling of a hearing, she could expect an offer of a negotiated settlement from the Attorney General Advocate; she said she did not know what that would be, but probably a ne which could be up to $10,000 each for the ranking and voting. She again apologized to the board for her lack of knowledge when this happened and stated she was ready to put it behind her. Mr. Pringle said he had not planned to mention it as it has not yet been released as public record. Storter told the board she would prefer to tell them herself rather than for them to hear it from someone else. Mr. Pringle stated she had described the next steps in the process, the complaint led for an administrative hearing or a proposed settlement agreement. She thanked Mr. Pringle for calling the Attorney General Advocate representing the county and informing the AGA that he expected and did not want any action on the matter, that it had been taken care of, so "no harm no foul." Commissioner Beck told Mr. Pringle that shortly after the meeting he would nd out the situation with the Palmdale community group concerning the property management agreement on the community center and get back with him on it. County Manager Mr. Corbitt informed the board of following up on the task of preparing the County's Industrial Park for the new training center, and said St. Onge is ready to sign the lease of ve acres in the park; he said he will be meeting with Aim Engineering Wednesday to look at what they were doing-they were the initial project engineers for installation of roads and utilities. Mr. Corbitt stated he had determined there is approximately $121k left in the existing sewer grant that has to be encumbered and spent this year, and we are to receive additional appropriations this year in the amount of $350k; he stated he is preparing a " rst run" back by the board by the night meeting. Chairman Echols stated at the last City County Public Works Authority (CCPWA) meeting they were informed that the money had to be encumbered by August; he said we need to work with the CCPWA to ensure that the new appropria-tions could be spent on utility infrastructure in the Park and there is funding in our Transportation Trust for the new roads and engineering, and then we would need to fund getting electricity in. Corbitt stated he is working with Dale and Connie (CSA Governmental Services) to determine the exact date the funding has to be remitted for an encumbrance, and Dale had also told him there may be some funds in the city's excess funds as well. Chairman Echols stated in his mind he thought the city had obligated themselves for $50k for this project. Corbitt stated he has asked Dale to organize a meeting with the city and the Smith Engineering staff to get everyone on the "same page" on the status of completion of projects and funds still encumbered. Echols stated we need to kno w exactly what St. Onge is planning and expecting from us. Mr. Corbitt asked the board to select date for the budget workshop and July 11 at 9 a.m. was chosen for the rst session. Mr. Corbitt informed the board that he, Commissioner Grif n and Mary Ann Whitney (Human Resources Director) plan to attend PRM's (our insurance provider) board meeting June 20, 21 in Marco Island. He said he has not seen the agend a so he does not know if there any critical decision points at the meeting but will keep the board informed. Vice Chairman Storter inquired of Mr. Corbitt his plans for providing custodial service for the courthouse since Shorty Garcia had tendered his contract termination. Mr. Corbitt stated he had talked with Shorty who will be taking off the month of July but had agreed to continue the service when he gets back. Public Input On Non-Agenda ItemsSteve Dobbs thanked the board for providing funding for installation of re hydrants in Buckhead Ridge. He said that he had learned in a recent meeting that Okeechobee Utilities Authority has not received such from Okeechobee County or City of Okeechobee. {The August 12, 2008 Minutes re ect that the BoCC authorized expending $60,000 from the $191,000 Buckhead Ridge Utilities fund for 10 re hydrants and 2500 additional feet of 6-inch lines in Buckhead Ridge upon request of Public Safety Director Bob Jones, and Commissioner Giesler who stated the utilit y fund is designated for BHR infrastructure including re hydrants, lights and roads. Revenue is collected by OUA in the form of a 2% franchise fee paid by BHR utility customers then remitted to the County for its discretion in pre-authorized disbursements.} Raoul Bataller of Hendry Glades Sunday news expressed his thoughts on the local bidder's preference ordinance cautioning the board to consider demographics and proximity of Glades and Hendry Counties.Commissioners Items and CommentsVice Chairman Storter stated she frequentl y checks the construction site of the new Orton a Community Center and with the roof on it, it looks very big; she said the community is excited about the facility and would hope to be in it in time for OCA's annual ice-cream social the end of July. Chairman Echols commented on the shing tournaments frequently held at Harney Pond Park and that the third boat ramp is quite rocky; he said these tournaments draw shermen who spend more than the pros, and they need a place to weigh in their sh. He said we need to remove the rocks, smooth it out, and make sure the ramps stay in tip-top shape as Harney Pond is the most used ramp in the county for bass tournaments. Commissioner Beck updated the board on the Harney Pond Park project stating that Larry Hilton has plans for a pavilion and construction on it could be started when the paving is nishedthe state is paving the road and enlarging the parking area. Beck stated when it's nished it would be more user friendly for the tournament shermen to get their boats in and out. Adjourn **Review of the Minutes revealed that the board had previously voted to limit the spending authority of the County Manager to $25,000 based on the DeSoto County spending authority list. Glades County Commission Meeting Notes

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonRed-winged Blackbirds are one of the most abundant and boldly colored birds in North America. They breed in wetlands in most of the continent south of the tundra. Four of the 14 recognized North American subspecies of this bird breed in Florida. The male is a stocky, broad, glossy blackbird with red and yellow shoulder badges. This stocky bird has a conical bill and medium-length tail. Males often show a humpback silhouette while they are perched with their tale slightly ared. Females are streaky brown with a pale breast and often have a white-ish eyebrow. Young birds resemble the female, but are paler below and have buff feather fringes. The oldest recorded Red-winged Blackbird was almost 16 years old. The Red-winged Blackbird's song is a high whistle, with the male's song a scratchy "conkla-ree" and the female's song a series of three to ve short "chit" or "check" notes. They make a "check" call when feeding and an intense, fast scolding "chak chak chak" when alarmed. In inland Florida, Red-winged Blackbirds are found around freshwater ponds and marshes in rural and urban areas. Their diet consists of weed and grass seeds, grains, insects and other invertebrates. They will eat in a ock with other blackbirds, grackles, or starlings. Males ercely defend their territories more than a quarter of the day during breeding season. They are often seen chasing other birds, large animals, and even people. Females will also defend the nests from intruders or predators. During the breeding season, ve or more females will crowd their nests into one male's territory. These nests are made by winding stringy plant material around stems of cattails, marsh plants, or small shrubs. The female adds wet leaves or decayed wood to the woven nest, then she plasters the inside with mud. When nished, the nest is four to seven inches across and three to seven inches deep. Three to four pale blue-green to gray eggs with black or brown makings are laid during the breeding season from March to July. In about 12 days, the blind, naked, poorly coordinated young are born, with the young edging in nine to 10 days. For information about the free trip to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) July 20, go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Reservations are required. Inland Birding Fun: Red-winged Blackbird (RWBL) PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEPictured above is a Red-winged Blackbird female and chicks.

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Special to the Glades County Democrat For over 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way both at the national and local levels. On June 17, AT&T continues this legacy of support through a contribution of $4900 to United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades. In 2013 alone, AT&T gave $5.49 million to 562 United Ways across the country. United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades w ill use the contribution to support programs that create long-lasting change in the local community. The United Way is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good, as is evident from the work the United Way is doing in Southwest Florida. For example, in the past year, the organization funded summer mobile feeding at nine sites in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties; the We Care program that helps uninsured patients obtain vitally needed specialty medical care free of charge; The Bridges Program to help homeless school age children get their lives back on track, and many more. “AT&T’s support helps 70 United Way Partner Agencies meet the needs of thousands of our friends and neighbors in Lee, Hendry, and Glades. Because of this gift, seniors are assisted so they can stay in their homes, the abused are given safe haven and assistance and the unemployed can receive job training and placement help. Thank you AT&T,” said Cliff Smith, President of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades. In addition to this contribution, each year AT&T employees take part in an employee giving campaign that provides millions of dollars to the United Way. In 2012, AT&T employees, including employee members of the Communication Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Telecommunications International Union, pledged $33.7 million through this campaign. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades has been “the way the community cares” since it was established in 1957. For more information, please call United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades at 239-433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. A T&T contributes $4,900 to local United Way 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat From the left are Cliff Smith, President of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades; Jennylyn Mitchell, United Way Director of Employee Campaigns; and, Matt Mucci, Regional Director External Affairs, AT&T Services, Inc. The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO).  Jodi Renee King, 36, Village St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon. Her bond was set at $10,000.  Kenneth Ray Hendry, 57, Waymen Road, Moore Haven, was arrested June 17 by the GCSO on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $3,500.  Marilyn Michele Parker, 42, Gamble St., Moore Haven, was arrested June 19 by the GCSO on a felony charge of criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Tamika Ann Green, 31, Ave. B, Moore Haven, was arrested June 19 by the GCSO on a felony charge of aggravated assault w ith a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not conv ictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone l isted here who is later found innocent or h as had the charges against them dropped i s welcome to inform this newspaper. The i nformation will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report