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Glades County Democrat ( June 20, 2013 )

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Glades County Democrat
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Democrat
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Moore Haven Fla
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Began in 1922.
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Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
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Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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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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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:

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Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable 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:
UF00028301:00515


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See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, June 27, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 21 50¢ Plus tax Crossword Puzzle ...Page 9 Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Panther corridor protects area where big cats cross river ...Page 8 Glades at a Glance ...Page 3 Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High School students on honor roll ...Page 13 By Katrina ElskenSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Glades County residents won’t have to go far to nd a reworks show this Fourth of July. The City of Moore Haven and Glades County will host a community reworks show at the Alvin Ward Boat Docks at dark on Independence Day. The event can also be viewed from the city boat docks or from the park. Those who live in the Muse or North LaBelle area can nd nearby reworks over the Caloosahatchee River. The sho w will begins Thursday, July 4, courtesy of the City of LaBelle, at dark at Barron Park, located at SR 29 N and the Caloosahatchee River. Glades County residents in the Buckhead Ridge area can view a reworks show nearb y at the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area, on State Road 78 at the Kissimmee River. The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police will host an Independence Da y Celebration at Okee-Tantie Fourth of July reworks shows planned in area Special to the Glades County Democrat“Gator Fred” Langdale (front of boat) enjoyed an airboat ride with Billy Walker, Felinda Langdale, Linda Peeples Martin and airboat driver Hans during his visit to the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation. By Linda Peeples Martin and Melissa ShermanSpecial to the Glades County Democrat It has almost been a year since Kaleb “Fred” Langdale took a swim in the Caloosahatchee River where he almost lost his life to an 11-foot gator. He survived the incident but did lose his right arm in the attack. He has become a local celebrity now better known as “Gator Fred” because of his quick reaction and survival skills. “Gator Fred” has never let his loss of limb detour him from being an outdoorsman. He still does everything he loves: shing, hunting, Gator Fred' enjoys a new adventureSee FRED — Page 11 See FOURTH — Page 11 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisGlades County residents can nd Fourth of July Fireworks shows around Moore Haven, LaBelle or Buckhead Ridge

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BY TOM NORDLIE IFAS NewsIn malaria-ridden parts of Africa, mosquito netting protects people from being infected while they sleep. Now, a University of Florida entomologist wants to improve the netting by coating it with insecticide toxic only to mosquitoes. The insecticide would work by interfering with an enzyme found in the nervous systems of mosquitoes and many other organisms called acetylcholinesterase. Existing insecticides target the enzyme but affect a broad range of species, said entomologist Jeff Bloomquist, a professor in UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute and its Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Acetylcholinesterase helps regulate nervous system activity by stopping electrical signaling in nerve cells. If the enzyme can’t do its job, the mosquito begins convulsing and dies. The research team’s goal is to develop compounds perfectly matched to the acetylcholinesterase molecules in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, he said. “A simple analogy would be that we’re trying to make a key that ts perfectly into a lock,” Bloomquist said. “We want to shut down the enzyme, but only in target species.” Malaria is spread by mosquitoes in the Anopheles genus, notably Anopheles gambiae, native to Africa. The disease is common in poor communities where homes may not have adequate screens to keep ying insects out. Malaria is caused by microscopic organisms called protists, which are present in the saliva of infected female mosquitoes and transmitted when the mosquitoes bite. Initial symptoms of the disease can include fever, chills, convulsions, headaches, and nausea. In severe cases, malaria can cause kidney failure, coma, and death. Worldwide, malaria infected about 219 million people in 2010 and killed about 660,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 90 percent of those infected lived in Africa. Bloomquist and colleagues at Virginia Tech, where the project is based, are trying to perfect mosquito-speci c compounds that can be manufactured on a large scale and applied to mosquito netting and surfaces where the pests might land. It will take at least four to ve years before the team has developed and tested a compound enough that it’s ready to be submitted for federal approval, Bloomquist said. The team recently published a study in the journal Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology comparing eight experimental compounds with commercially available insecticides that target the enzyme. Though they were less toxic to mosquitoes than commercial products, the experimental compounds were far more selective, indicating researchers are on the right track, he said. “The compounds we’re using are not very toxic to honeybees, sh, and mammals, but we need to re ne them further, make them more toxic to mosquitoes and safer for nontarget organisms,” he said. In the project, Bloomquist tests experimental compounds on Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, held in a quarantine facility on the UF campus. He worked at Virginia Tech for 20 years and came to UF in 2009. Bloomquist joined the project at the behest of lead investigator Paul Carlier, a professor of organic and medicinal chemistry in Virginia Tech’s College of Science. Funding for the project came from a veyear, $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. In Florida, malaria was a signi cant problem in the early 20th century, transmitted by native Anopheles mosquitoes. The disease has been greatly curtailed via mosquito-control practices, but even today, cases are occasionally reported in the Sunshine State. UF Targeting Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 PHOTO/ TYLER L. JONESPictured above is the Entomologist Jeff Bloomquist, a professor at the University of Florida, in his laboratory on the UF main campus. Bloomquist is part of a research team developing insecticides that kill mosquitoes but are harmless to other organisms.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 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." Glades 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. 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.Fourth of July Fireworks plannedThe City of Moore Haven and Glades County will once again host a community Fourth of July reworks show at the Alvin Ward boat ramps on July 4 at dark. Fireworks may be viewed from the boat ramp area or from the city dock or the city park.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 assistanceFirst responder classes setGlades 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 wil 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.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 Calusahatchee River. These shirts can be purchased for $5 each at 805 US 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 863-946-2060 or 863-801-5199. Memberships are $15 per year.Outreach program available to Glades County veteransThe 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.Register for Special Needs Shelter in advance of stormsThe Glades County Special Needs Program is a SPACE LIMITED shelter program, created for people in the community that have special needs. The PSN 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 PSN 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 program available in Glades CountyThe 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.Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, would like to announce they now have a full-time Pastor, Pastor Arlen Cook. They invite everyone to attend services: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship service 11 a.m. and Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m., with supper starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in worship.Westergaard House available for club and private eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 9462060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Red Cross needs volunteersThe American Red Cross needs volunteers in Glades County to help provide services to count y residents. American Red Cross services include Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Services, International and Diversity Services. Your community needs you! The Glades County Emergency Management Of ce is working with the American Red Cross to recruit volunteers for shelter operations and disaster services. If you are interested, please contact John Cain at 239-278-3401. Glades at a Glance

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Whether you’re a risk taker or a more conservative saver, retirement planning should be a top priority. Taking charge of your savings, regardless of your life stage or savings style, can help to ensure you get “to” and “through” retirement and live the lifestyle you think is right for you. If you have an employer-sponsored retirement plan, experts say that you can bene t by taking a closer look at your account to explore ways to combat risk and protect savings for the future. “No matter what kind of saver you are, connecting with a retirement consultant or nancial professional can help restore con dence in your retirement plan,” says Chuck Cornelio, President of Retirement Plan Services at Lincoln Financial Group. “These individuals will review your risk preferences, as well as what’s available within your plan to help you map out a path to retirement that is right for you.” Consider the following ve tips that can help you manage risk and volatility within an employer-sponsored account, like a 401(k) or 403(b): Know your plan: Many options within an employer-sponsored plan are designed to offer capital protection and volatility management. Some can accommodate changing market conditions, seeking to protect growth as the market uctuates and defend against losses. Knowing what investment options are available to you is the rst step to protecting your savings. Consider lifestyle options: Your risk tolerance may change over time based on how many years away you are from retirement. For example, investments known as target date funds are designed to manage risk over time without moving assets out of a retirement portfolio, so participants always stay invested. The exibility of these funds can cover a broad range of risk tolerance. Explore in-plan guarantee options: Some features in today’s retirement plans include guaranteed income options that can provide savers with a steady income stream in retirement, while also offering protection against downturns in the market. Review your investments: Ask your employer about retirement planning education, online tools or one-on-one support to get a better handle on whether your investment strategy is in line with your overall retirement goals, as well as your risk tolerance. Take advantage of all the resources available to you. Stay the course: A common mistake people make is letting their emotions lead to actions. Resist the temptation to move out of your investments into areas you think are more stable. The best way to prepare for retirement is to ride the market’s waves and remain invested for the long-term. More retirement planning information and tools can be found at www.lincoln nancial.com. If you’re enrolled in your company’s retirement plan, remember to stay on track to be better prepared for the years ahead. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 BY PATRICIA DOBBINS Hendry County Department of HealthAs we head into the summer, temperatures will continue to rise. The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties want you to be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke become more common in very humid environments. High humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating and cooling the body. To avoid becoming dehydrated, it is important to drink plenty of uids -especially water -even if you don’t feel thirsty. Signs of dehydration include thirst, weakness, nausea, muscle cramps, headache, and feeling dizzy or light-headed. Warning signs of heat exhaustion can vary, but may include the following: heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness or weakness, dizziness and/or fainting, headache, nausea or vomiting, your skin may be cool and moist, your pulse rate may be fast and weak, and/or your breathing may be fast and shallow. When heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. Try to cool off and seek medical attention if symptoms get worse or if the symptoms last longer than one hour. Here are some ways to help prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke: drink lots of water or drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages, wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, seek an air-conditioned location when possible, take a cool shower or bath, do not engage in strenuous activities when you know temperatures are at high levels. Plan ahead. If you know that you will be outside for extended periods of time, please be sure to have water available. Get into the habit of drinking water throughout the day -not just when you feel like you have a dry mouth. Protect Yourself from Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke Retirement Plan Tips for Conservative Savers

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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 27, 2013 Crossword Puzzle BY REVEREND SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church, ClewistonSometimes our dog is reluctant to eat her dinner. She is accustomed to eating it in the living room from her bowl near the television. If another dog appears on the TV screen, she’ll bark and eat all that has been set before her. I’ve concluded that she feels the TV is a large window. She’ll even smell behind it looking for that other dog from time to time. We’ve asked her if she’d like to share her dinner with those other dogs; apparently, and emphatically, not! There have been times when she didn’t particularly like what was set before her. I’ll ip through channels to see if I can nd a dog in an advertisement to “motivate” her and it usually works. The thought of sharing doesn’t t well with her canine instincts. Apparently, that’s so with humans, as well. I’ve seen kindergarten children being chided by a teacher to share toys or share their cookies; they never seem to be overjoyed at the prospect of parting with something for the bene t of another. Adults also do not seem to look at sharing as an opportunity to help for the most part. This is a learned act of charity that does not seem to be ours just from our natural instincts. Nevertheless, the human instinct to be compassionate when we see someone who is hurting or defenseless has moved all of us from time to time. It’s harder when people are not in our presence, unknown to us personally, or maybe even thought to be unworthy of our help. My ministry is an attempt to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” when it comes to using the resources entrusted to me to share. There is a call to be a “cheerful giver” – God loves them (2 Corinthians 9:7) and that we should give something we decide on giving without reluctance or compulsion (ibid). A more drastic account is reported in Acts 4 and 5: Things were going well for the “believers” and they shared what they had; nobody claiming possessions for their own (Acts 4:32ff). Then there were no needy persons among them (v.34), but all did not live happily ever after. One couple, Ananias and his wife Sapphira sold a piece of land but decided to keep some of the money for themselves (Acts 5:1ff). Historians report that this kind of sharing was practiced for a short time and this kind of “communistic” system only in limited places. What seemed to be the problem was not the “holding back,” but the deceit. Ananias might have said “We’re saving for our children’s education” or “We’re putting aside something for our old age,” followed by “...but here’s the rest.” But they did not; apparently, being able to share more but saying to themselves “too bad for the needy!” The message: “Share what you have to share, but don’t be greedy or deceitful about it.” Somewhere between Robin Hood (who stole -that’s right, stole -from the rich and distributed) and Ananias and Sapphira, comes a message of sharing; being a joyful giver. After all, sharing means you do keep something for yourself too. The question is “How much?” and the answer is “Let your conscience be your guide.” Now, every once and awhile, my dog will bring me one of her puppy biscuits. She doesn’t have to do that; it’s an act of pure charity on her part. Apparently, she doesn’t recognize that I don’t need any more food, or that I may not really want it. I pretend to eat it, then give it back. Affection and sharing are closely linked -I’m grateful at that moment that I’m not one of the dogs on TV or I’d be out of luck. At any rate, she has shown me something about sharing what I have. If she can do it, so can I. So can we all. Religion ColumnPuppy Biscuits, Robin Hood, Ananias and Sapphira SAMUEL S. THOMAS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Calixto Garcia-Iniguez, 88BELLE GLADE — Our dear father, born April 5, 1925 in Havana, Cuba, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 54 years, Lucia Garcia-Iiguez. Calixto is survived by his daughters, Lucy (Monte) Marshall of St. Louis, Mo., Rose (Rodi) Bowen of Tampa, Fla and Mercedes (Mark) Motzer of Tampa, Fla. He leaves behind six grandchildren Heather (Dave) Andrews, Christine (Andy) Steiner, Cindy Marshall, Kyle Marshall, Blake Motzer, and Andrew Motzer and one great-grandchild Conrad Steiner. He is also survived by his three beloved brothers Carlos Garcia-Iiguez of Miami, Fla and Justo GarciaIiguez of Pembroke Pines, Fla, and Rafael Garcia-Iiguez of Houston, Texas. He was an agronomist who contributed greatly to the Glades sugarcane community and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Our father also leaves many friends and co-workers from the Belle Glade & West Palm Beach area – too many to mention but very dear to us. He will be greatly missed by all. He was an inspiration to all who met him and because of him, the world is a better place. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Palms West Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church in Wellington, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family requests that contributions can either be made to the LifePath Hospice or Alzheimers Association. Arrangements by the Palms West Funeral Home & Crematory, Royal Palm Beach, FL 561-753-6004, Family Owned & Operated www.palmswestfuneralhome.comJulie Pinter, 82MOORE HAVEN — Julie Pinter passed away J une 22, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was the daughter of Vincent and Lena Csiti. She married Joseph J. Pinter; he preceded her in death. She was a real estate manager for many years. She is survived by her son Joseph and his wife Sylvia; her daughter Susan Karkowski and her husband Jack; grandchildren Joseph Jr and his w ife Ana, Donna, William, Julianne, Sarah; along with her many great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and many local, national and international friends. We would like to thank her dear friends and neighbors for all their help throughout her illness. We will miss her dearly. Cremation arrangements are incomplete with A kin-Davis Funeral Home.Patricia Ann Bickers McQueen, 83CLEWISTON — Patricia Ann Bickers McQueen was born March 26, 1930 in Indianapolis and passed away at home on Sunday J une 23, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Cleste Seamon Bickers; her husband of 57 years, Robert D. McQueen Sr; her grandson, Thomas Q. McQueen; her brothers, W esley Bickers Sr., Charles Bickers, and her sister, Gertrude Day. She is survived by her loving sister, Betty Hussion; seven precious children, Carolyn Sharp, Robert (Lynette) McQueen, Donald (Monika) McQueen, Nancy (Ronald) Butler, John (Mary ann) McQueen, Larry (Robin) McQueen and Patricia L. McQueen; 20 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. During her working life, Pat was employed at the Circle Theater where she met her future husband. She also worked at Western Electric (until she went to lunch). Pat was the school bus driver at St. Roch School, for the Roncalli High School band, and extra school activities. She retired after working at the Indianapolis International Airport as a transit security agent. Pat w as a member of St. Roch Catholic Church for more than 45 years and was a winter member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Moore Haven, Florida for over 20 years. She was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and a sel ess volunteer as evidenced by her contributions to mercy meals, cleaning the church, v olunteering at St. Roch School and Roncalli High School, democratic precinct committee chair person for Perry Township, working at bingo and serving as a Eucharistic Minister. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. in St. Roch Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home where morning prayers will be said on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Roch Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be shared with the family at orileyfuneralhome.com. RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 863-675-2441CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 As a committed contributor to the advancement of the industry, Syngenta is proud to continue its investment in the future of Florida agriculture by sponsoring the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association’s (FFVA) education scholarship. Applications for the $5,000 scholarship are being accepted now through August 16 at www.SyngentaFFVAScholarship.com. Florida high school seniors and college students pursuing a career in agriculture are eligible to enter. “Syngenta is committed to investing in the future of agriculture in Florida. We believe that encouraging our best and brightest to pursue agricultural degrees is the key to nding solutions for the challenges facing modern agriculture,” said Mary DeMers, Syngenta vegetables portfolio communications lead. “We’re excited to read about the innovative, new marketing strategies that scholarship applicants envision for the produce industry.” The $5,000 scholarship opportunity is available to students who meet one of these requirements: any high-school senior participating in Florida 4-H or FFA programs who will attend either the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida; the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture at Florida A&M University; or the Horticultural Science program at Florida Southern College in the fall. Any student (graduate or undergraduate) enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida; the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture at Florida A&M University; or the Horticultural Science program at Florida Southern College are also eligible to apply. As part of the application, students will be asked to submit a marketing plan (750 words or less) demonstrating how to drive demand and sales of Florida fruit and vegetables to tech-savvy consumers. Applications are due by August 16, 2013, and can be submitted online at www.SyngentaFFVAScholarship.com or sent to: Bonnie Thomas Gibbs & Soell 8521 Six Forks Rd. Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27612 Ph: (919) 870-5718 Fax: (919) 870-8911 E-mail: bthomas@gibbs-soell.com Please feel free to contact Bonnie Thomas directly if you have any questions about the scholarship information included below or you would like additional details. The winner will be announced in September and presented with the scholarship during the FFVA 70th Annual Convention at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Fla., Sept. 24. Syngenta Florida Agriculture Scholarship With college costs skyrocketing, more college students are waking to the realization that they are trapped under massive debt. It doesn’t have to be this way, say experts. The numbers are staggering, as 65 percent of student loan borrowers misunderstand or are surprised by aspects of their student loans, according to studies. And student loans account are the most common form of increasing debt among ages 18-24, with 60 percent of students graduating with an average of $24,572.45 in student loan debt. Students are not being taught enough nancial responsibility, say experts at Lexington Law, a leading provider of consumer credit correction services. Only four states require a class in nancial education. As such, many educators are urging greater nancial education requirements. In the meantime, there are things students can do to avoid getting buried under debt. A recent survey revealed that one in three graduates would have pursued one of the following, if they could do it all again: scholarships, nancial aid, start saving earlier, pursue higher paying major, and working while in college. Parents and students can access free nancial education tips and services at www.lexingtonlaw.com. Avoiding Student Loan Debts

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BY MICKIE ANDERSON IFAS NewsFloridians have negative feelings about undocumented immigrants, but an overwhelming majority favor policy that would allow such immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences survey suggests. The survey of 507 Floridians found that although many see undocumented immigrants as threats to their economic well-being and personal safety, they still had “pockets” of sympathetic views toward those trying to establish themselves as U.S. residents, said Tracy Irani, director of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education, or PIE Center, the research group that led the study. “They de nitely have some concerns and some less favorable perceptions about undocumented immigrants, but despite that, still, the majority feels positively about there being some pathway toward citizenship for undocumented immigrants,” Irani said. “To me, that’s the big takeaway.” Jack Payne, UF’s senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said the immigration survey results point out precisely why the university must take a leading role in studying immigration and educating the public about the pros and cons of immigration reform. “To solve an issue, you must understand that issue,” Payne said. “Immigration is a critical issue for Floridians – it’s affecting agriculture, which is a key economic driver in our state, it affects our public schools, and our health care system … we can’t separate ourselves from it.” Irani said the study found signi cant knowledge gaps about current and pending immigration policy. Among those gaps, many respondents knew that undocumented immigrants often work in agriculture or outdoor industries, such as construction or roo ng, but only six percent of respondents knew that many work in the hospitality industry. About 58 percent of respondents did not know that babies born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants are automatically granted U.S. citizenship. And more than half of the survey’s respondents were unaware of the E-Verify system being considered as a mandatory check to see if potential employees are authorized to work in the United States, she said. 73 percent of survey respondents said they believe undocumented immigrants are a burden on the economy more than an asset, and 58 percent of respondents agreed with the statement “undocumented immigrants reduce the number of good jobs for Americans.” Despite those negative feelings, 85 percent said the government should either allow undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and eventually become citizens or require them to leave and return and become citizens only if they meet speci c requirements. Only 15 percent said they would prefer the government to force undocumented immigrants out of the U.S. permanently. The survey showed that 44 percent of respondents reported knowing someone who came to the U.S. in the last 10 years, either documented or undocumented. 39 percent of those said they consider that person a friend. Survey respondents were asked to assign levels of importance to a number of topics, and immigration was not among their chief concerns. Only 70 percent of respondents reported it as extremely or highly important, dead last behind the economy, health care, water, the federal budget de cit, housing, K-12 education and higher education. The survey respondents were selected as a demographically representative sample of adult Florida residents. This is the second of four surveys PIE Center of cials hope to conduct every year to track public sentiment over time. Besides immigration, the other topics include water, endangered species, and perceptions about organic and non-organic foods and agricultural practices used to grow them. Survey Reveals Floridians Con icted about Immigrants 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Petition Number: VC13-0001 Resolution Number: RES2013-31 NOTICE is hereby given that on the 28th day of May, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida adopted Resolution No. 2013-31. e eect of this Resolution is to vacate the publics interest in the right-of-way or portion of rightof-way legally described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: € e entire un-vacated portion of Maple Street, as depicted in the subdivision known as LaBelle Estates which is recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. € e portion of Washington Avenue which extends from the westerly right-of-way of Maple Street to the southerly extension of the east line of Lot 22, Block 2, as depicted in the subdivision known as LaBelle Estates which is recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners NOTICE OF ADOPTION FOR RESOLUTION VACATING TWO ROAD RIGHTS-OF-WAY 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 COURTESY PHOTO

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By Erica SkolteU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sometimes it really does take a village to accomplish an important goal. Numerous partner agencies, non-governmental organizations and ranchers came together in LaBelle recently to celebrate the acquisition of the American Prime property one year ago, and to chart the path forward. The purchase of this “keystone tract,” now known as the Lone Ranger Forge, preserved a vital corridor for natural expansion of the endangered Florida panthers. The movement of the animals northward is considered to be one of the keys to the continued recovery of the species. Panther scientists estimate that there are only 100 to 140 Florida panthers remaining in the wild, and the last remaining breeding population of Florida panthers is in south Florida, south of the Caloosahatchee River. Though their home ranges are fairly large, female panthers tend to stay close to w here they were born. When males mature, they naturally disperse. Historically, this was a wonderful natural strategy for maintaining genetic diversity, as males could introduce fresh genetic material as they bred with small pockets of related females throughout the southeastern part of the country. With breeding populations in more than one area, there is less competition for prey, mates and territory, and intra-speci c aggression, a leading cause of death second only to vehicle collisions, is reduced. And if there are separate populations in different locations, it is easier for the species to recover from the effects of a natural disaster or a disease outbreak. Though there have been numerous stories of panthers with kittens north of the Caloosahatchee, none have been con rmed by panther scientists. However, maintaining a path for panthers to migrate to other areas is of the utmost importance. The areas east and west of Lake Okeechobee were not previously connected; today, one may cross the state from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico on the Okeechobee Waterway. In the late 1800s, the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee River were connected to the west side of Lake Okeechobee via a three-mile canal at the Moore Haven Lock and Dam. On the east side of Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie canal was cut at the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam, connecting the lake to the St. Lucie River. This presented a problem for the northward movement of panthers, in that they had to cross a wide body of water and climb steep banks caused by channelization. Still, panther biologists have tracked the movement of male panthers with radio collars across the Caloosahatchee River in one key area. Animals don’t move randomly through the wild; even creatures of different species tend to move through certain areas more frequently than others, sometimes even creating trails. The panthers coming out of south Florida seemed to be traveling along the edges of a natural waterway, and then following an agricultural ditch to a narrow spot along the Caloosahatchee River. It was this area that was identi ed as most important to preserve and protect, so that panthers could continue to move northward in the future. Just how special is this spot? During the meeting, neighboring ranchers Chris Asplundh and Dwayne House, provided some perspective on just how important this area is – though few people have been lucky enough to get a glimpse of a Florida panther in the wild, Mr. House and Mr. Asplundh say they see panthers in the area almost every week. The 1,278-acre Lone Ranger Forge property where the ditch is located, fronts a narrow section of the Caloosahatchee River that is about 92 feet wide, only a few miles west of the Ortona Lock and Dam. The complex purchase of this key property last year, with an incredible number of moving parts, extraordinarily tight deadlines, and multiple legal and funding issues, was brought to a successful conclusion at the eleventh hour, due only to dedication and combined efforts of many individuals and groups working together to achieve a common goal. Larry Williams, eld supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Florida Ecological Services of ce in Vero Beach, explained “We have a lot of momentum right now, and we want to keep that momentum going,” he said. Williams also announced the formation of a new panther recovery implementation team. There were several other presentations during a recent celebratory meeting to highlight everything that had gone on behind the scenes to make this important acquisition a reality, and to illustrate the work that must still be done to restore and manage the property. Part of the meeting was dedicated to recognizing the many individuals at multiple organizations and agencies that played a part in the eventual success of what often seemed a near-impossible undertaking. Tunis McElwain, Fort Myers regulator y section chief, represented the corps team members at all levels who collectively prepared the necessary documents to facilitate the easement exchange required to set the stage for the purchase. Susan Waichulis, regulatory project manager in the Fort Myers of ce, was the Corps’ rst “boots on the ground” representative at the beginning of the project. She accepted an award for her contribution to moving the project forward. “This is very exciting,” said Ms. Waichulis. “I was privileged to represent the U.S. Arm y Corps of Engineers and meet everyone for the site visit, and then complete the jurisdictional determination in June 2011.” “The Corps values our partnerships with other federal and state agencies,” said McElwain. “Establishment of the panther corridor shows just how important these partnerships are and underscores the fact that innovative problem solving can make a tremendous difference to the south Florida ecosystem. The employees recognized today represent a broad cross-section of the corps team who worked to make the corridor a reality.” Corps helps make Florida panther corridor a reality 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Department (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Raul Ramirez Benavidez, 47, Ave. E, Moore Haven, was arrested June 12 by the GCSO on a felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender. He is being held without bond.  Albert Lewis Hester, 20, Tridad Apartments, Clewiston, was arrested June 13 by the GCSO on felony charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and aggravated assault with a weapon. His bond was set at $45,000.  Arthur Tishion Harrington, 18, Georgia Ave., Clewiston, was arrested June 13 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $10,000.  Jodi Renee King, 36, E. 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. This column lists arrests and not convictio ns, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Glades County Arrest Report Special to the Glades County Democrat/ USACEA unique collaboration between federal, state and private organizations preserved the single most important area in Florida for ensuring the natural recovery of Florida panthers.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 BY TOM NORDLIE IFAS NewsDogs are notorious for eating just about anything, and the nastier, the better -which is why a University of Florida expert is advising canine owners to keep an eye out for poisonous mushrooms as summer approaches. One particularly common species is known scienti cally as Chlorophyllum molybdites and often called the false parasol, said mycologist Matthew E. Smith, an assistant professor with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The large, light-colored fungus grows in grassy areas, such as lawns, throughout the Eastern United States and in California. "Mushrooms can grow very quickly, so it's important to be observant," Smith said. "If you have a puppy or a dog, you should check the yard before you let the dog out, or supervise it when it goes outside." Though poisoning cases are rare, the false parasol causes intense gastrointestinal distress in people and may be deadly to dogs and horses. Puppies and adult dogs that like to chew are especially at risk for ingesting the fungus. The false parasol is easy to spot against a grassy background. White or tan, it has a domed or at cap and a thick stem; at maturity it may be several inches tall. Colonies often grow in circles, called "fairy rings." Smith suggests that animal owners learn to identify the species, check their property often and destroy the mushrooms if they appear where animals might eat them. When a veterinarian suspects mushroom poisoning, Smith is sometimes called upon to identify any fungus fragments that have been recovered. It's not an easy or pleasant task, but Smith said he's glad when he can give owners helpful information. He's been involved in 10 to 15 cases of suspected mushroom poisoning in dogs since arriving at UF about 18 months ago. Photographs can aid identi cation, he said, especially if they show intact specimens and the area where the fungus grew. False parasols are responsible for more human poisonings than any other U.S. mushroom species, but they are seldom cited in animal poisonings, said Michael Beug, a professor emeritus with The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and a noted mushroom expert. Hard statistics on dog poisoning cases are kept by the North American Mycological Society, and their records from 1980 to the present include just three cases with the false parasol. However, Beug noted that when he hears about a case of mushroom poisoning in an animal from Florida, it invariably involves the false parasol. "C. molybdites can be pretty devastating," Beug said. "Especially if it's eaten raw, which is the way dogs eat them." There's generally not much that veterinarians can do for af icted dogs except provide intravenous uids and palliative care to reduce distress and discomfort. Fido isn't the only animal potentially in danger: Livestock are at risk, too. Grazing animals such as horses may consume wild mushrooms accidentally as they browse on grass and other forages. Horses suspected of consuming false parasols should receive immediate veterinary care. Smith's overall advice: Discourage dogs from investigating wild mushrooms. "And don't let your dog eat any mushrooms, even supermarket ones," he said. Keep Pets, Livestock Away from False Parasol Mushrooms PHOTO/ TYLER L. JONESPictured above is expert Matthew E. Smith and his dog Pica encountering a toxic mushroom. PHOTO/ TYLER L. JONESPictured above are six examples of the mushroom Chlorophyllum molybdites, which is toxic to people, dogs and horses.

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Beat the heat this summer while having fun in the sun. With the temperatures rising during the summer months throughout Florida, the Department of Health urges people to take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses such as heat stress, exhaustion and stroke. More than 3,000 people are seen in emergency rooms each year for heat-related illnesses. Heat exhaustion can develop after exposure to high temperatures and not drinking enough water. Those who are most vulnerable to heat exhaustion are the elderly, infants and small children with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, and individuals working or exercising in a hot environment. Warning signs of heat exhaustion vary, but may include:  Heavy sweating;  Paleness;  Muscle cramps;  Tiredness;  Weakness;  Dizziness;  Headache;  Nausea or vomiting;  Fainting;  Moist and cool skin;  Fast and weak pulse; or  Fast and shallow breathing. If heat exhaustion is suspected, cooling measures that may be effective include:  Drinking cool, non-alcoholic beverages as directed by a physician;  Resting in an air-conditioned environment;  Taking a cool shower, bath or sponge bath. If left untreated, heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke, which occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. Immediately seek medical attention if any of these symptoms are present:  Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating;  Throbbing headache;  Confusion/dizziness;  Hallucinations;  Chills;  High body temperature; or  Slurred speech. Tips for preventing heat related illness include:  Drink plenty of uids that don’t contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar. Limit sodas because of the added sugar and caffeine. Sweat is 99 percent water, so when you exercise or play, you lose water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink uids and always make sure your water is clean.  Limit outside activity to morning and evening hours. Be cautious and stay out of the sun when exercising between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children and persons with health problems should stay in the coolest available place.  Rest often in shady areas, or remain inside in an air conditioned space.  Dress for summer by wearing lightweight, light-colored and loose tting clothing to reect heat and sun. Wear wide-brimmed hats to shade the sun.  Protect your eyes and skin by wearing sunglasses and sunscreen. Use sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher that protect against both UVA and UVB rays.  Do not leave children or pets in an unattended vehicle because the temperature can reach 135 degrees in less than ten minutes. Tips for avoiding heat injury 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 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Lacy GreenStudents Working Against TobaccoGlades County fth graders (photos above and below) enjoyed an end-ofyear celebration at West Glades School on June 5 in Ms. Tindall's room courtesy of the SWAT club. SWAT encourages everyone to help beat big tobacco. (Photo at right) Monica Leavy received an award for perfect attendance at the SWAT celebration.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 starting at 4 p.m. There will be a “Kids Fun Zone” sponsored by Dairy Queen that will have three giant bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, a variety of other children’s games, and of course ice cream. A Public Safety Educational Expo at the July 4 event will include educational booths, presentations and demonstrations by a large variety of public safety organizations including: Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, Okeechobee Police Department, Okeechobee City Fire Department, Glades County Sheriff Ofce, Florida Forest Service, Florida Wildlife Commission, Florida Highway Patrol, military and Veterans of Foreign Wars. There will be music and a variety of other activities including watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, frozen t-shirt contest, and a blue ribbon baking contest. The event grand nale will be an amazing Zambelli reworks show synchronized to music at 9 p.m. The reworks will be shot over the river from the dike on the Glades County side. The reworks show can be viewed from Okee-Tantie Park, Lock 7, Nubbins Slough or any area on the waterways near the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee. Boaters coming out for the reworks only are encouraged to use C. Scott Driver Park boat ramp access on the north side of State Road 78. FOURTHContinued From Page 1 w ake boarding and has become a great shot w ith his rearms. He continues to weld and modi ed his favorite equipment by making foot steering for his airboat and changed the controls on his 4-wheeler so he can drive it left handed. He accomplished a lot this year, from getting acquainted with his prosthetic arm and graduating high school. Seminole Tribe Councilman Manuel “Mondo” Tiger was moved by his unconquered spirit and invited Gator Fred to a Seminole adventure on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation to celebrate his y ear of achievements. The Seminoles have a long history with alligator wresting, but Fred credits his quick reaction to a popular gator reality show. “When the alligator was a few inches from my face I grabbed the gator under the jaw and pushed up,” he explained. The alligator did get hold of his arm and went into a death roll; Fred held on tight and eventually put his feet on top of the gator’s mouth and was able to break free from the gator’s grasp, unfortunately without his arm. He quickly made it to the bank and used spider webs to stop the bleeding before the paramedics arrived. He was airlifted to the hospital where he stayed for six days. A year after the alligator attack, when Fred and his Mother Felinda Langdale arrived on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation they thought they were going to just go for a buggy and airboat ride at Billie Swamp Safari. However, they had another adventure w aiting for them, but this time it was a fun and safe one. Councilman Tiger revealed his VIP plans to Gator Fred. The rst stop w as at the Big Cypress Hunting Adventure, an area rarely visited by the general public, for a tour where they spotted several buffalo and hogs. Next, they made their way to the Aviation Department where they were given a tour of the hanger, then briefed on helicopter safety for their aerial tour of the reservation and experience zero gravity. The only other time Fred had ridden in a helicopter was for the trip to the hospital. “I didn’t get to see much the last time,” Fred joked. Once they landed, everyone went to the Swamp Water Caf at Billie Swamp Safari for lunch and fun. After lunch they met Billie Swamp Safari employee Hans who gave them a guided tour on an airboat. After returning to the dock they were greeted by Tribal Member Billy Walker who shared many interesting facts about the Seminole culture and also joined them on the swamp buggy ride. “This has been one of the best days I have had since my accident,” said Fred. “I want to thank the Seminole Tribe, Councilman ‘Mondo’ Tiger, the staff at Billie Swamp Safari and Hunting Adventure. My Mom and I had a wonderful time.” Fred has plans to attend Edison State College to get his Associates Degree and then attend St. Petersburg College to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor, specializing in prosthetics and orthotics so he can help others who have lost limbs. “It makes me feel great to help others who are in similar situations.” Fred added, “I am not bitter, if anything it has made me a stronger person.” For more information about visiting the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation please visit www. oridaseminoletourism or call 863-902-3200 and get the latest deals and events the Seminoles have to offer. FREDContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County Democrat“Gator Fred” enjoyed a helicopter ride. Fred joked that the last time he was in a helicopter (being taken by Medivac to the hospital) he did not get to see much. Special to the Glades County DemocratLosing his right arm to an alligator attack last summer did not stop Fred Langdale from successfully completing his senior year and graduating with his class from Moore Haven High School. At right is Superintendent of Schools Scott Bass. The group enjoyed a ride in a swamp buggy during their tour of Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation.

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By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat After months of study, the U.S. Fish and W ildlife has decided they will not take over ownership of the Edna Pearce Lockett Estate in Fort Basinger as a visitor’s center, museum or support complex for the Northern Everglades Wildlife Refuge. The property is recently been recommended as surplus by the South Florida Water Management District. They conduct a 2013 Land Assessment of all their properties and recommended the property be disposed of, or exchanged for other surplus lands. The district did recommend the property remain open to the public. Charlie Pelizza, Manager of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge and others has studied the property for over a year after the proposal for the refuge was made. One of the problems came up was an old barn and other out buildings on the property that might have to be torn down. The estate measures close to 16 acres and includes the main house, a cemetery and 12 other buildings. It might be worth near $1 million on the open market. In recent years the district has negotiated with Florida Atlantic University, Highlands County and the Florida State Park Service, to possibly unload the property, with no success. Lockett Estate property won’t be part of wildlife refuge The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J acksonville District has increased discharges from Lake Okeechobee to ensure adequate storage capacity is available for the remainder of the wet season. The releases increased starting June 24. The average target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary over the seven-day period will be increased to 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be 1,170 cfs, as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam near Stuart. The target flows will include lake water, and any runoff that might be collected in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie canal. “Heavy rains over the past month increased the lake level by over half a foot,” said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. “These releases are essential to ensure the lake possesses the capacity to safely handle additional heavy-rain throughout the remainder of the wet season.” The release is being conducted in accordance with the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the master plan for water management of the lake. Today, the lake stage is 13.90 feet, which is within the Low Operational Sub-Band. Additional increases in the discharge rate may be necessary as conditions change. The corps will continue to monitor and make adjustments as necessary. For more information on water level and flows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the Jacksonville District’s water management page. Corps to increase water releases to Caloosahatchee 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 Moore Haven Jr-Sr High School students on the honor roll for the 4th Nine Weeks of the 2012-2013 school year included the following.7th GradeAll A’s & B’s Amery Bass Brooks Bass Kira Beck Nathaniel Harris Patrick He in Bryan Light Dylan Newman Maricela Rubio Mallory Thomas8th GradeAll A’s Shane Cowen Jesse Espinosa All A’s & B’s Blanca Aranda Shane Arnold Olivia Everett Nicolas Garcia Tori Light Taryn McCain Glendy Velasquez Wyatt Ward9th GradeAll A’s Monica Leavy All A’s & B’s Daniel Baker Darien Cook Brittney Drayton Austin Eaton Kate Perry James Reitz Kelly Rico Dezmon Shore Elsi Velasquez10th GradeAll A’s Bronson Bass Edny Martinez Tanner Mathis Justin Peterson Damien Stover All A’s & B’s Erica Brickel Ly’Kiara Durham Sharan Gary Andrew Guajardo Markeis Hallback Zenayda Hernandez Gabriella Mayorga Dorinda Morton Paula Pena Gonzalez Hannah Smith11th GradeAll A’s Mattie Bass Niannia Hallback All A’s B’s Thomas Bar eld Kaci Bostick Javontae Broughton Alyssa Clark Jordan Drayton Destiny Everett Elizabeth Johnson Alaina Lee Viviana Leon Sarah Lyons Amy Perry Thomas Perry Samantha Shearer Nathan Simmons12th GradeAll A’s Ashley Lara Nila Seales All A’s & B’s Kelsey Ahern Lance Bell Lailoni Caarey Denis Chavez Darius Cohen Aklk;ua Hallback Chelso Hough Erica Ivack Vinton Lewis Felip Morales Jorge Morales Luis Rico Daisy Sangabriel Jessica Smith Kambria Thompson Maria Toledo Students named to honor roll at Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High Glades County Democrat welcomes news submissionsThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news and photos from community members, clubs, organizations, businesses and agencies. Email your news to gcdnews@newszap.com. Include photos at jpg attachments. You can also nd the Glades County Democrat page on facebook.

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Employment Full Time SCHOOL POLICE OFFICERSSchool Police is seeking quali ed of cers for hire immediately. Starting salary $43,301 plus excellent bene ts. To apply, go to: http:// palmbeachschools.org/schoolpolice Questions call (561) 434-8435 Employment Full Time 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 NOW HIRING AT THE TIKI BAR FOOD RUNNER & BARBACK APPLY AT TIKI BAR 920 E. Delmonte Ave. Clewiston, FL. BETWEEN 11am. – 5pm. OPERATORS Looking for experienced operators for an agricultural land leveling company. Please call 561-319-0778. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 Patient Advocates Clewiston, FL. MEDS, Patient Advocacy leader, is seeking a candidate to work w/ uninsured clients on Medicaid and charity programs in Clewiston. Must be willing to work 10:30 a.m. 7 p.m., MF. Bilingual skills preferred. Competitive salary and bene ts. Resumes to: jobs@BHS-MEDS.com EOE. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ApartmentsMOORE HAVEN 2 br. / 1 ba. apts. $550 month. $300 Security Deposit. 786-340-5042 or 856-982-9636. Condos/Townhouses RentClewiston Vass and Son Condo for rent, long term or short, 2bd/2ba, call 765-969-2855 for more information. Land SaleCLEWISTON 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). Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Mobile Home RentCLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $575 mo., & $400 security. (954)648-9926. Mobile HomeSale5br, 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 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. 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 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Public Notice*NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 18, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1M34 Pavement markings on State Road 93 (I-75) and interchange ramps from south of Tucker’s Grade northerly approximately 3.451 miles, to south of North Jones Loop Road in Charlotte County Budget Amount: $149,330.77. E1N00 Pavement-core-back lling, and maintenance of traf c for pavement coring at various locations in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $141,400.00 E1N02-R0 Cleaning, Desilting, Pipe Lining and Repair with Video Inspection. Charlotte, Lee, Glades & Hendry Budget Estimate: $130,045.00 446328 CN 6/27;7/4/2013 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING Notice I hereby given that in accordance with chapter 77-562 Florida Acts of 1977, The Board of Supervisors of Sugarland Drainage District has caused to be prepared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and improvements of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014, and that said budget is on le in the of ce of the district, 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Sugarland Drainage District will meet in the of ce of the District on JUNE 27, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. for the purpose of hearing objections and complaints with respect to said budget. Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Sugarland Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he will need a record of the proceedings and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT JOE MARLIN HILLIARD PRESIDENT 446297 CN 6/27/2013 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING Notice I hereby given that in accordance with chapter 77-562 Florida Acts of 1977, The Board of Supervisors of Hendry Hilliard Water Control District has caused to be prepared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and improvements of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014, and that said budget is on le in the of ce of the district, 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Hendry Hilliard Water Control District will meet in the of ce of the District on June 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing objections and complaints with respect to said budget. Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry Hilliard Water Control District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he will need a record of the proceedings and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure verbatim record of the pr oceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HENDRY HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT JOE MARLIN HILLIARD PRESIDENT 446299 CN 6/27/2013 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING Notice I hereby given that in accordance with chapter 77-562 Florida Acts of 1977, The Board of Supervisors of Flaghole Drainage District has caused to be prepared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and improvements of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014, and that said budget is on le in the of ce of the district, 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Flaghole Drainage District will meet in the of ce of the District on June 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing objections and complaints with respect to said budget. Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he will need a record of the proceedings and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT JOE MARLIN HILLIARD PRESIDENT 446295 CN 6/27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 2595 2010 1364432-01000000120 Manuel A Marrero Lot 12, THE WOODLAND II SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 12, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446364 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District, for the year 2012, will be held at the of ce of Hilliard Brothers of Florida, Ltd., 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M., for the purpose of: 1.Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2.Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3.Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, He will need a record of the proceedings and that, for such purpose, He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of Supervisors Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District By: Joe Marlin Hilliard President 446298 CN 6/27/2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, AGENTS/BROKERS, SELF-INSURANCE FUNDS AND DIRECT WRITING INSURERS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT RFP NUMBER: 2013-20 OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking rms interested in providing property & casualty insurance for the Hendry County Board of County 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 staff for recommendation. 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 July 25, 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 Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by email at jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or by calling 863-675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County 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 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 RFP, 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 446661 CN/CB 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013

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Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 3041 2010 1144334-07000000060 Victor L Perez Lot 6, MIDSTATE SUBDIVISION, a subdivision in a portion of unsurveyed Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 132 and 133, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446366 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder 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 1823 2008 1224432-01000810030 Celia Rubin + Ruth Czukerburg + Dalilah Czukerburg + Vivian Goldikener Lot 3, Block 81, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446367 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 615 2010 1174329-07000000020 Agustin Atunez + Eusebia M Sanchez + Humberto Mendoza Lots 82, 83 and 84, SOUTH LABELLE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 49, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 1st day of August, 2013 Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446362 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice 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 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 the County of Hendry, the holder 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 3176 2008 2054329-A0000360200 Ruth W Stevens TR Begin at the Southwest corner of Government Lot 5; thence N 00 degrees 31’ 15” W, 1215.41 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; continue 31.71 feet; thence N 56 degrees 56’ 49” W, 42.48 feet; thence S 33 degrees 03’ 11’ W, 23.32 feet; thence S 43 degrees 30’ 32” W, 16.19 feet; thence N 46 degrees 29’ 29” W, 44.01 feet; thence S 44 degrees 14’ 42” W, 44.55 feet; thence S 79 degrees 51’ 08” E, 124.72 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446378 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 the County of Hendry the holder 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 1862 2008 1224432-A0000710000 Juan Perez The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5295, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 44639 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 the TC 10L, LLC the holder 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 1049 2010 1044430-01000050020 Santos M & Irene Perez The East 1/3 of Tract 3, Block 5, GERBER GROVES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 14-22, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. The West 2/3 of Tract 2, Block 5, GERBER GROVES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 14-22, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446356 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445523 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder 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 2326 2008 1364432-A0001470000 Carlos A Alvarez The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4014, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446374 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder 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 1016 2010 1344529-A0000020400 Faustino Hernandez-Antonio A parcel of land in the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows; Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of said Section 34 and run N 89 degrees 36’20” E, along the North line of said Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, a distance of 834.45 feet; thence S 00 degrees 23’40” E, a distance of 60.00 feet to the South right-of-way line County Road No. S-830-A and the Point-of-Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence S 00 degrees 00’19” W, a distance of 291.74 feet; thence N 86 degrees 03’32” E, a distance of 139.47 feet; thence N 89 degrees 36’20” E, parallel to the South right-of-way line of said County Road No. S-830-A, a distance of 166.48 feet; thence N 00 degrees 00’19” E, a distance of 283.11 feet to the South right-of-way line of said County Road No. S-830-A; thence S 89 degrees 36’20” W, a distance of 305.62 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446362 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 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 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 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 PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to disposal of County property entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE XVI. DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-306, METHODS OF DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSOF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 446405 CN/CB 6/27/2013 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 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. 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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; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1995 BROOKHOLLOW 40 x 24 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER 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 Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk 445836 CN 6/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000055 CITIBANK NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE4 TRUST, Plaintiff vs. JILLIAN SANTIESTEBAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 11, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000055 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Citibank NA, as trustee for WAMU Series 2007-HE4 Trust, is the Plaintiff and Jillian Santiesteban, Luis Santiesteban, Source Mortgage, Inc., are defendants, l will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida on the 11th day of July, 2013, at 11:00AM, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 7, OF RIVERVIEW, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 128, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2155 RIVERSIDE DR., MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any ether than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 12th day of June, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 09-16198 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL. 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-4771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 445838 CN 6/27;7/4/2013 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 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-213-CA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Petitioner VS. RICHARD J. MARQUITH A/K/A RICHARD MARQUITH; PATSY A. MARQUITH A/K/A PATSY MARQUITH Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09-213-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is Plaintiff and RICHARD J. MARQUITH A/K/A RICHARD MARQUITH; PATSY A. MARQUITH A/K/A PATSY MARQUITH; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OP CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO, COURT SE, AT 25 E. HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 33935, at 11:00 A,M., on the 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 57,TANGLEWOOD OAKS UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21 day of June, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in Order to participate in this proceeding, you arc entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions 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 lithe time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you arc hearing or voice impaired, call 711, Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.corn FILE NO.: 10-10913 BOA 446595 CN 6/27;7/4/2013 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until July 8, 2013 for Bid #Q13-0008, Welding Equipment, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Ray Clinard, Chairman 446640 CN/CB 6/27/2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on July 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact second reading of an ordinance which is set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE CITY’S CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL MAGISTRATE TO SERVE AS THE LOCAL HEARING OFFICER PURSUANT TO SECTION 316.003 (91) FLORIDA STATUTES,; AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO UTILIZE CODE ENFORCEMENT STAFF TO IMPLEMENT SECTION 316.0083, ET. SEQ. FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s of ce, City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or public hearing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerk’s of ce at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL 446343 CN 6/27/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the 27th Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on June 17, 2013, the 27th Annual Work Plan The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the Work Plan by writing to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 446293 CN/GCD 6/27/2013 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 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 PUBLIC NOTICE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013, 2:00PM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 446301 CN 6/27/2013 PUBLIC NOTICETHE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 27 2013, 2:15PM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT 446302 CN 6/27/2013 PUBLIC NOTICETHE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2013 AT 2:00 PM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 446296 CN 6/27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds.PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a Bull from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the Bull. 446729 GCD 6/27 & 7/04/2013 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat Just as family barbecues, reworks and parties are being planned for Independence Day, Waste Management asks its customers to keep a few safety and environmental tips in mind. For a greener barbecue, Waste Management urges consumers to consider using lump coal made from invasive tree species or harvested from sustainable managed forests. Additionally, petroleum-free charcoal starter is available for purchase at many household discount and hardware stores. Properly disposing of those coals from y our Independence Day barbecue can also make your holiday safer for yourself and y our local trash-hauling crews. "Just as those coals helped to get the re started in your barbecue, they can also start a re in your trash container or, once emptied into the back of one of our trucks, ignite the materials around it," said Teresa Chandler of Waste Management of Glades. "Coals that appear to be cooled can create an unsafe situation for you, your neighbors and our employees. Remember that coals can stay hot for hours, or even days, after y ou have nished using them." Coals or ashes fresh from the barbecue should never be disposed directly into your collection container or in your green waste container. Coals should be cooled for several days, and then placed in a metal container with a tight lid for proper disposal in your waste container. To speed up the cooling process, you can carefully place coals in a metal container full of water to "drown" them like you would a camp re. Remember: never place coals even if you think they're cool in plastic, paper or wood containers.Proper disposal of reworks debris Fireworks also require special handling when the celebration is over. The National Council on Fireworks Safety advises soaking used reworks in water and letting them sit for 15 minutes before disposal. Dispose of all rework debris, used matches, wrappers, etc. in your trash can to prevent littering and water contamination from gunpowder residue. Furthermore, reworks spew gunpowder, heavy metals and accelerants into our air. To help improve air quality and still enjoy the reworks festivities, avoid setting off personal displays, and check out your local area's show. You can also encourage your city of cials to start using more environmentally friendly reworks methods. Greening that red, white and blue partyFourth of July parties are another great opportunity to show your patriotism for the planet. Here are some eco-friendly party tips to help you go red, white, and green: Each year, Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. Using reusable dishware is always best, but if that's not practical, try to buy environmentally friendly, disposable tableware instead. Look for products made out of renewable and biodegradable materials like sugar cane and bamboo, or ones made from 100 percent recycled materials. When entertaining, be sure to provide a convenient, clearly marked receptacle for recycling next to any trash cans. To be even greener, add a bin for food scraps that you can compost later. Think locally when planning your menu. Shipping ingredients from another part of the world requires a tremendous amount of fuel. Look to your nearest farmers' market for in-season fruits and vegetables, as well as meat, eggs, and dairy products. They're fresher, taste better, and are oftentimes priced the lowest. Use aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap to cover and store food. Clean foil can be crumpled up and tossed into the recycling bin, making it the better option. Scrap your traditional paper party invitations and go digital. Online evites are often free, and help cut back on the four billion trees forested each year for paper products. Encourage guests to car pool; it helps save time, money and the environment. Let guests know who else is coming from their area, and offer to put them in contact with someone who might be able to give them a ride, or might appreciate getting a ride from them. "With just a little extra effort, local are a residents can have a safe, fun and ecofriendly 4th of July," said Ms. Chandler. "We know summer is a fun and busy time, and hope these simple tips will help keep thinking green a priority. W aste Management offers tips for a safe holiday Simple actions by consumers and food retailers can dramatically cut the 1.3 billion tons of food lost or wasted each year and help shape a sustainable future, according to a new global campaign to cut food waste launched last week by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners. Many people think of food waste as a benign substance. It rots down in the land ll anyway, so no problem, right? Wrong! For food to compost properly, it needs light and air. In the land ll, it has neither. Instead, food devoid of light and air produces methane gas, which contributes to global warming. It is estimated that we throw away a third of the food we buy each week! Through poor portion control or buying too much fresh food that goes off before we use it we create a lot of waste. Follow these top ten tips to reduce your "foodprint" and food bill: Shop Smartplan meals, use shopping lists and avoid impulse buys. Don't succumb to marketing tricks that lead you to buy more food than you need, particularly for perishable items. Though these may be less expensive per ounce, they can be more expensive overall if much of that food is discarded. Buy "funny" or "ugly" fruitmany fruits and vegetables are thrown out because their size, shape, or color are not "right." Buying these perfectly good funny fruit, at the farmer's market or elsewhere, utilizes food that might otherwise go to waste. Understand expiration dates in the U.S., "sell-by" and "use-by" dates are not federally regulated and do not indicate safety, except on certain baby foods. Rather, they are manufacturer suggestions for peak quality. Most foods can be safely consumed well after their use-by dates. Zero down your fridgeeat food that is already in your fridge before buying more or making something new, which will save time and money. Follow storage guidance to keep food at its best. Websites such as www.lovefoodhatewaste.com can help you get creative with recipes to use up anything that might go bad soon. Use your freezerfrozen foods remain safe inde nitely. Freeze fresh produce and leftovers if you won't have the chance to eat them before they go bad. You can also do this with take-away or delivered food, if you know you will not feel like eating it the next day. Compostcomposting (uncooked) food scraps can reduce climate impact while also recycling nutrients. Use FIFO (First in First Out) as a kitchen rule. Check your pantry. Cook and eat rst what you bought rst. Store newly bought canned goods at the back of the cabinet. Keep older ones in front for easy access. Love leftoverstonight's leftover chicken roast can be part of tomorrow's sandwich. Diced older bread can become croutons. Be creative! Ask your restaurant to pack up your extras so you can eat them later. Freeze them if you don't want to eat immediately. Very few of us take leftovers home from restaurants. Don't be embarrassed to do so! Donatenon-perishable and unspoiled perishable food can be donated to local food banks, soup kitchens, pantries and shelters. Local and national programs frequently offer free pick-up and provide reusable containers to donors. Think, eat, save: Reduce your ‘food footprint’By Austin MoorhouseSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Each year the week of June 26 is declared National Mosquito Control Awareness Week by the American Mosquito Control Association. AMCA's "Mosquito Week" educates the general public about the signi cance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important services provided by mosquito control workers through out the United States and worldwide. There are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes in our world, however only about 176 species are in the United States. Out of the 3,500 species, only a couple hundred feast on human blood. Mosquitoes have very poor eyesight; however, they can still detect movement. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide, lactic acid and octenol found in our breath and sweat and they also sense the heat and humidity that surrounds our bodies. They may also have a preference for beer drinkers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists only four chemicals as being effective for repelling mosquitoes: DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (or its synthetic version, called PMD), and IR3535. Mosquitoes will be more attracted to you if you are wearing the color blue. Darker colored clothing attracts mosquitoes more. They prefer children over adults as children are bitten more frequently. They prefer blond hair to brunette and darker hair colors and they prefer people who have stinky feet. Different species have different feeding habits. In South Florida, mosquitoes become more active at dusk and at dawn, particularly after a rain or heavy dew fall, however, some species feed during the day. The best time to avoid mosquitoes is in the afternoon when temperatures are the hottest and the insects are resting in cooler spots. Don't let their tiny size fool you. Adult mosquitoes weigh only two milligrams. Because they are so small, they are hard to see. Nevertheless, their tiny wings allow them to y between 1 to 1.5 miles per hour and that means that they can easily y a wide distance to nd warm-blooded humans and animals. Female mosquitoes don't "bite." They sting by inserting their proboscis into their victim and injecting them with saliva that contains an anti-coagulant that helps them suck in the blood. To avoid becoming a victim, use one of the effective repellents on exposed areas if the skin and wear light colored clothing. This week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2013

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonEastern Screech-Owls are common east of the Rockies in woods, suburbs, and parks, particularly near water where there is a fairly open understory. They breed from southern Canada to central Mexico and in the eastern United States to the Florida Keys. Nesting usually occurs from March through May, but edglings were reported in June, July, November and December during the rst Breeding Bird Atlas Survey (1987). An Eastern Screech-Owl is a short, stocky bird about the size of a pint jar, with a large head, yellow eyes, and almost no neck. An adult is an inch shorter and has an inch less wingspread than a Burrowing Owl. This Screech-Owl can be gray or mostly reddishbrown, but the red and brown morphs are more common in Florida. These birds are patterned with complex bands and spots that provide excellent camou age against tree bark. Males are smaller and more agile yers and hunters than the females. Eastern Screech-Owls are more often heard than seen. Both males and females sing, with the most common sound being an even-pitched trill that is often called a "bounce song" or tremolo; and a shrill descending whinny. Pairs and families use the three to six second long "bounce song" to keep in touch. Mated pairs may sing to each other day or night, but the male has a deeper voice than the female. The one-half to two second whinny is used to defend territories. These owls have many calls which range from soft low hoots to loud sharp screeches, which indicate alarm or agitation. They also make a three to four note chuckle or rattle when they are being mobbed by other birds. Eastern ScreechOwls are most active at night, but they often hunt at dawn or dusk, and occasionally in daylight. These small owls tend to pounce from perches or make short ights to capture their prey. Their diet consists mainly of bats, sh, tadpoles, invertebrates, birds, small birds, and mammals, including rats, mice, squirrels, and rabbits. They will cache extra food in tree holes for as long as four days. The ground below the owl's roost is often littered with oval pellets made up of bones, fur, and feathers of their prey. This owl species nests in hole and cavities that they never dig themselves. They depend on tree holes opened or enlarged by woodpeckers, rot, fungus, or squirrels. Eastern Screech-Owls readily accept nest boxes and sometimes nest in woodpiles, crates, or mailboxes. The female lays two to four all-white eggs on the debris at the bottom of the nesting cavity. She incubates the eggs for 26 days. When nesting, the female stays in the hole except for brief dawn and dusk excursions. The male brings his mate and the young food. The young edge when they are about 26 to 30 days old, but the parents continue to feed the young for eight to 10 weeks after edging. For information about the free trip to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) July 20 go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org Reservations required. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 27, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Eastern Screech-Owl (EASO)PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEPictured left is an Eastern Screech-Owl in a nest box.

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