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Glades County Democrat ( June 20, 2013 )

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Glades County Democrat
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Moore Haven Fla
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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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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 )

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Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note:
Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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
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UF00028301:00516


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See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, July 4, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 22 50¢ Plus tax Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Jobless rates ...Page 11 Area of cials named in lawsuit ...Page 14 Flooding in Ortona ...Page 6 Special to the Glades County Democrat The Glades County Commission voted to terminate the employment of County Manager Thomas Corbitt without cause during their regular meeting on Monday, June 23. The motion was made by Commissioner Dennis Grif n and seconded by Commissioner Paul Beck. Vice Chairman Donna Storter Long voted in favor of the motion. Chairman Russell Echols and Commissioner Tim Stanley dissented. Mr. Corbitt was still in his 90-day probationary period as county manager and no reason was required for his dismissal. The board appointed Road Superintendent Avant Brown to run the day to day operations and Deputy County Manager/Director of Public Safety Bob Jones to be the lead supervisor of the county until a new county manager is hired. Commissioner Beck suggested the board contact Noah Powers, who was ranked number two in their last county commission candidate search, to see if he is still available. The commissioners agreed to invite Mr. Powers to the next commission meeting for an Commission res new county managerSee MANAGER — Page x Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Waddy ThompsonFireworks shows plannedGlades County residents can choose from several Fourth of July reworks shows. The Moore Haven reworks will be at dark, with reworks shot from the Alvin Ward Ward Boat Docks. Those who live in the Muse or North LaBelle area can nd nearby reworks over the Caloosahatchee River (photo above). The show 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 nearby at the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area, on State Road 78 at the Kissimmee River. The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police will host an Independence Day Celebration at Okee-Tantie starting at 4 p.m. with reworks at 9 p.m. By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat Glades County saw a decrease of over 25 percent in the crime rate, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's (FDLE) annual report released earlier this year. The FDLE also reported that the state crime rate dropped by 6.5 percent and the total number of crimes dropped by 5.7 percent. Violent crimes were also down in the state b y 4.3 percent. The report for Glades County in 2011 mentioned one murder, one forcible rape, six robbery cases, 33 aggravated assaults, 77 burglary investigations, 172 larceny cases and 21 motor vehicle thefts. In 2012 Glades County law enforcement investigated three forcible rapes, one robbery, 35 aggravated assaults, 72 burglary cases, 111 larceny cases and 11 motor vehicle thefts. The number of crimes dropped from 311 in 2011, to 233 last year. It should be noted that, on the surface, there appears to be a lot of violent crimes. However, the statistics mentioned only re ect Glades County crime rate drops by 25%See CRIME — Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle and Clewiston (starting June 13) to better serve the south lake area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Fourth of July Fireworks planned in Moore HavenThe 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.BHR VFW Post to host a July 4th CelebrationBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a July 4th Celebration. Music starts at 1 p.m., and food will be served 1-5 p.m., with burgers, hot dogs, brats, corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad and Phyllis's Cole Slaw. Games a activities will include jail & bail, corn hole and washer tournaments and ladies cake walk. A Flag Disposal Ceremony will be held at at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will be at sunset. All proceeds goes to veterans and family needs. For more information, call 863-467-2882.4-H Sewing Camp to begin July 8 in Moore HavenInterested in learning to sew or quilt or to improve your sewing skills? Sign up for Sewing Camp for July. Classes will be two-hour sessions and a exible schedule for you to enjoy your summer and still learn something new. The classes will begin on July 8 and run through July 31. Space is limited. This for students ages 8-18. The cost will be $15 plus the material for a garment. On Wednesday, July 10, the class will go on a eld trip as a group to Wal-Mart in Okeechobee to purchase project material. Sign up at the Doyle Conner 4-H of ce for 8 two-hour instruction sessions. Classes will be available on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday 1-3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. 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 assistanceHistorical 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 863946-2060 or 863-801-5199. Memberships are $15 per year.Outreach program now available through the VAThe 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 to Glades County 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 before storm seasonThe 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 availableThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families pay the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/or to reinstate a delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be "forgiven" in 5.5 years after completing the program. The program is open to residents of Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties. You can register by calling Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing at 863-4675525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, would like to announce the y 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 is now available to host your eventGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political part y get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Red Cross needs volunteersThe American Red Cross needs volunteers in Glades County to help provide services to county residents. American Red Cross services include Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Services, International and Diversit y 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.Submit your event, photos or articles to the DemocratIf your church or organization planning a special event? List it here in "Glades at a Glance." Events must be open to the public. Events must be either free or charge or raising money for a charity or non-pro t organiztaion. E-mail your news for "Glades at a Glance" to gcdnews@newszap.com. Photos are also welcome. Please e-mail photos at jpg attachments. Glades at a Glance

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Red-tailed Hawk (RTHA) PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured left is the Red-tailed Hawk. Gas Price UpdateAverage retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 26.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 12.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “After an impressive surge abated several weeks ago, we’re seeing gasoline prices decline nicely,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “One-inve states currently has at least one gas station with gasoline under $3/gallon: South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio, Texas, New Mexico, Virginia, Indiana, and Michigan all have at least one station statewide under $3. The national average is likely to continue its decline this week as retail prices catch up to the decrease in wholesale gasoline prices,” DeHaan said. BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonThe Red-tailed Hawk is probably the most common hawk found throughout North America. They breed throughout most of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. In Florida, nesting begins in February and extends through June. Florida’s largest breeding hawk is also known as the Buzzard Hawk or Red Hawk. These large hawks have very broad, rounded wings and are slightly larger than Red-shouldered Hawks and smaller than an Osprey. Their short, wide tail is usually pale below and cinnamon-red above, though in young birds the tail is brown and banded. The oldest recorded Red-tailed Hawk lived to be 28 years and 10 months old. The adult’s hoarse, screaming “kee-eeeeearr,” which usually lasts two to three seconds, is often used for movie soundtracks whenever a hawk or eagle species appears on the screen. During courtship, these birds make a shrill “chwik,” sometimes giving several of these calls in a row. The Red-tailed Hawk is often found soaring above open elds, perched on telephone poles, fenceposts or trees, or standing alone along edges of elds. In high winds, they may hover without apping, their eyes xed on the ground in search of prey. Their diet consists mainly of small mammals, including mice, rabbits and ground squirrels. They also eat birds, snakes and carrion, which can weigh anywhere from less than an ounce to more than ve pounds. Red-tailed Hawks have been seen hunting in pairs, with each bird observed on the opposite side of the same tree while trying to catch squirrels. These sharp-taloned birds will aggressively defend their nests or territories. They are known for chasing off other hawks, eagles, and Great Horned Owls. They attack with their legs outstretched while making a slow controlled dive. Courting birds will y with their legs hanging beneath them or chase and swoop after each other, while sometimes locking talons. The mated pair stays together until one dies. Nests are usually built in the crown of tall trees where the mated pair can view the surrounding landscape. In Florida, they sometimes nest in cypress tree islands, Australian pines, billboard platforms, or power poles. The pair will either build a new nest or refurbish their previous year’s nest. The bulky nest of dry sticks is up to 6.5 feet high and three feet across. It is completed in four to seven days and lined with bark strips, dry vegetation and fresh foliage. The female lays one to three white eggs, which are sometimes marked with brown, in the nest. These eggs are incubated for 32 to 34 days, with the young edging when they are 43 to 47 days old. For information about the free trip to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) on July 20 go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Reservations are required for these escorted driving trips.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchOur nation is 237 years old this year, and we have the freedom, among other things, to poke fun at ourselves and our country! America, you’ve got to love it! We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from arti cial avors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. We leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our junk in the garage. We make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions, while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. A pizza gets to our house faster than an ambulance, and people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a Diet Coke. 237 years of existence to develop such freedoms seems like a lot of time, but compared to other nations, we are just a child. And yet we stand tall among these countries because of the principles on which we were established: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence). I still believe in the USA. Something still happens to me when I see people waving ags and I hear patriotic songs being sung. Call me optimistic, but I still believe in one nation under God. In God I still trust. And I still celebrate the Fourth of July and anticipate reworks as part of that celebration. I want to tell you that I still anticipate reworks out of my faith, as well. Did you know there is approximately the same amount of gunpowder in a recracker as in a ri e shell? The recracker’s explosion power is unfocused, and makes a loud noise. The ri e shell, on the other hand, focuses that power in a speci c direction and delivers an enormous punch. One makes a lot of noise. The other gets results. It’s a matter of focus. It’s a matter of what’s needed or what’s desired. We can be a recracker Christian or a ri eshot Christian. One makes a lot of noise. The other gets results. The third option is to be a reworks Christian. Fireworks begin by focusing power to get them to a desired location and then explode in all kinds of ways to catch people’s attention and amaze them in all kinds of wonderful ways. There is too much to be done here in our corner of God’s world for us to quit taking risks and stepping out on faith. Our calling is to go forth into the world with the authority we receive from God and make explosive things happen. You see, I still anticipate reworks. I still anticipate miracles. I still anticipate excitement and enthusiasm, healing, and conversion. I expect reworks to happen every time God calls us and sends us out. I expect my faith and my church to make a difference in my world. And I want you to expect it, too! I believe the colonists trusted and depended on God when they made and adopted the Declaration of Independence. Because of their trust, God blessed us as a nation. I believe that if we remember to trust and depend on God today, God will use us to make reworks happen; and again, God will bless us as a nation. Religion ColumnAmerica, You’ve Got to Love It COURTESY PHOTO Are you taking good enough care of your eyes? According to a new study, your gender and where you live may indicate if you are practicing good eye health. Women go to eye doctors 28 percent more than men, according to the 2013 Eye Health Index released by VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-pro t vision bene ts and services company in the country. Analysis showed that women, who are statistically at greater risk for eye-related diseases, make a more concerted effort to care for their eyes. The research also concluded that Boise City, Idaho is the top city where residents took good care of their eyes in 2012. Boise City had the highest rate of eye exams compared to any other city on the index for the past two years. Other cities ranking in the top 10 eye-healthy cities are Sacramento, Oklahoma City-Tulsa, Wichita, Columbus (Ohio), Des Moines, Birmingham, Denver, Raleigh, and the San Francisco Bay Area. More details about the new study, along with eye care tips, can be found at www.vspblog.com/healthyeyes. In addition to identifying vision correction needs, eye doctors are often rst to detect signs of serious health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Getting Proper Eye Care?

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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.Rosa Lee Goodbread, 87FORT MYERS — Rosa Lee Goodbread passed away June 24, 2013 in Fort Myers. She was born Mar. 8, 1926 in Mayo, Fla. She married Howell Goodbread, he preceded her in death in 1995. She leaves behind her children Steven, Stace y and Sandy; her two sisters Lorraine and Mar y Lou; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Graveside funeral services were held at noon Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home ClewistonRABIES $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 July 4, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Dale ConyersHeavy rainfall leaves Ortona area oodedRecent heavy rainfall, including more than 4 inches on Tuesday evening, brought ooding to the Ortona area this week. Despite releases to both the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Canal, the level of Lake Okeechobee rose from 13.99 feet on Friday, June 28 to 14.33 feet on Wednesday, July 3. The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoints (DUI Checkpoint) during the month of July. FHP sets up such details to proactively remove impaired drivers from the roadways and ultimately enhance the safety of the motoring public. Troopers conducting the checkpoint will monitor those who pass through to ensure they are properly licensed and driving sober. Driving impaired from alcohol or drugs put everyone on the roadways in danger. Florida law considers a driver with .08 or higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation of Florida law. The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone contacts FHP should you need to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance. Locations of the checkpoints will be announced at a later date. FHP plans DUI checkpoints Glades County Democrat available onlineGet the Glades County Democrat delivered via email with an e-subscription. Want more local news? Keep up with news updates all week with the Glades County Democrat web page at Florida. newszap.com or nd the Glades County Democrat page on Facebook.

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On the grounds of the National Mall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued its annual report of deaths and injuries involving legal and illegal reworks for 2012. Fireworks can have a life-altering impact on consumers, including severe eye injuries, loss of limbs and even death. CPSC works closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireworks and Explosives; the Department of Transportation; and the Department of Justice to enforce federal safety standards and raise awareness about the dangers of reworks. Last year, CPSC received reports of six men who were killed by professional-grade, homemade or banned rework devices. In addition, an estimated 8,700 consumers were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for reworks-related injuries. Between June 22, 2012 and July 22, 2012, more than 5,000 consumers were treated in hospital emergency rooms due to reworksrelated injuries. Sixty percent of all reworks injuries occur during the 30 days surrounding the July Fourth holiday. More than half of these reported injuries involved burns to the hands, head and face. About 1,000 reported injuries involved sparklers and bottle rockets, reworks that are frequently and incorrectly considered safe for young children. Follow-up investigations of incidents showed that most injuries were associated with malfunctioning reworks or improper use. Malfunctioning reworks often resulted in unexpected ight paths and dangerous debris. Improper use included igniting reworks too close to someone, lighting reworks in one's hand and playing with lit or used reworks. Most victims recovered from their injuries or were expected to recover completely; however, several victims reported that their injuries might be long term. "These gures represent more than numbers; they represent the lives of real people who have been affected well beyond the Fourth of July," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "The federal government is working hard to keep the public safe by monitoring the ports, the marketplace and the transportation of reworks. Now we need consumers to do their part and celebrate safely." Working with CBP, CPSC conducts surveillance on imported reworks. During 2012, the agencies collected and tested shipments of imported reworks for compliance with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (FHSA). About 30 percent of the tested products were found to be in violation of the law and were immediately stopped at the U.S. port. This import surveillance program strives to keep violative and dangerous reworks off of U.S. store shelves and roadside stands. "The solid partnership between CBP, CPSC and other agencies at the Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) enables greater sharing of information and targeting to ensure the safety of imported reworks," said CBP Assistant Commissioner Allen Gina. "Interagency collaboration at the CTAC results in the identi cation and interdiction of potentially unsafe imported merchandise, including non-compliant reworks, and truly exempli es working together as one U.S. Government at the Border to protect American consumers." At the national level, CBP, CPSC and the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) work side-by-side at the CTAC in Washington, DC to effectively combat the importation of illegal reworks. The CTAC provides a platform for the agencies to share data, analyze import trends and conduct joint risk-based targeting to identify reworks shipments that pose a safety risk. "Fireworks are explosives. Protecting the public means making sure that our safety regulations work when these explosives are being transported," said PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman. "As the federal law enforcement agency charged with enforcing federal explosives laws, ATF actively works with other federal agencies, such as CPSC, through its reworks enforcement program to protect the public from the dangers of illegal explosive devices," said ATF Acting Director B. Todd Jones. Consumers who decide to purchase legal reworks are urged to take these safety steps: Make sure the reworks you want to buy are legal in your area before buying or using them. Never allow young children to play with or ignite reworks, including sparklers. Parents may not realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees -hot enough to melt some metals. Always have an adult closely supervise reworks activities if older children are allowed to handle devices. Avoid buying reworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the reworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers. Never place any part of your body directly over a reworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting reworks. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of re or other mishap. Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning reworks. Soak them with water and throw them away. Never point or throw reworks at another person. Light reworks one at a time, then move back quickly. Never carry reworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers. After reworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding the device to prevent a trash re. ATF encourages the public to report the manufacture or sale of illegal reworks to your local law enforcement agencies or to the ATF hotline at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662). Fireworks: Injuries and Safety Precautions 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 COURTESY PHOTO

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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 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisVacation Bible SchoolArea children -grades kindergarten through sixth grade -enjoyed SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church of Moore Haven June 9-13. Family, friends, food and reworks are a good mix to celebrate America's birthday but mixing alcohol and driving can turn the celebration into a tragedy. The Florida Highw ay Patrol will be out in full force during the Independence Day holiday travel period, w hich runs July 4 through July 7, looking to remove impaired drivers from the road. Some tips from FHP for a safe Fourth of J uly: Plan a safe way home before the fun begins. Before drinking, designate a sober driver. If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely. If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don't hesitate to contact local law enforcement. And remember, if you know people who are about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. TTo learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FDHSMV or nd us on Facebook. Celebrate ‘independence’ from drunk driving

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has extended water release from Lake Okeechobee through July 5. The current release began June 24, on a seven-day schedule that was to end on July 1. The Corps has extended that release until J uly 5. The average target ow remain the same3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) for the Caloosahatchee Estuary as measured at W .P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers, and 1,170 cfs for the St. Lucie Estuary as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The target ows will include lake water, and any runoff that might be collected in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie canal. On June 28, the lake stage was 13.98 feet, which is within the Low Operational Sub-Band as de ned under the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule, the master plan for water management of the lake. Despite releases, by July 3, the lake level w as 14.33 feet. Conditions around the lake remain wet, with rainfall 40 percent above average since the beginning of April. Wet conditions are forecast to continue, with above average rainfall predicted through September. Additional increases in the discharge rate may be necessary as conditions change. The Corps will continue to monitor and make adjustments as necessary. Since the Corps began water releases on May 8 approximately 310,000 acre-feet of water has passed through the Franklin and St. Lucie Locks. However, only 95,000 acrefeet of that total, or 31 percent, has come from the lake. The remainder of the water is runoff that has been collected in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal. For more information on water level and ows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the Jacksonville District's water management page: http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml. Corps extends current Lake Okeechobee release Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Eric KoppThe level of Lake Okeechobee has topped 14 feet, as more water enters the lake from rainfall and runoff than leaves the lake through releases and evaporation.

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Labelle 7/6, 7am -?, 404 Belmont St., huge moving sale, something for everyone. NOW HIRING AT THE TIKI BAR FOOD RUNNER & BARBACK APPLY AT TIKI BAR 920 E. Delmonte Ave. Clewiston, FL. BETWEEN 11am. – 5pm. Drivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 OPERATORS Looking for experienced operators for an agricultural land leveling company. Please call 561-319-0778. Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Editor’s note: Glades County Commiss ioner Donna Storter-Long shared the foll owing meeting notes from the June 24 m eeting. GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING Monday, June 24, 2013-6:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER/PRAYER/PLEDGE AGENDA AMENDMENTS Note: Unanimous Board Action is required to amend agenda for of cial vote. Added Business Item 10 "County Industrial Park" PRESENTATIONS / AWARDS 1. Lake Okeechobee Habitat Alliance Curry Island Project Jeff Allen of LOHA reported to the Board that LOHA had received a $2million grant to be administered by DEP to perform a w ater quality enhancement FAVT (Floating Aquatic Vegetation Tillage) program. Mr. Grandusky of the engineering rm Federico & Lamb explained that water will be pumped from Fisheating Creek to ood a 50-acre parcel on LOHA's 2700-acre lease and will be contained by embankments for the purpose of growing hyacinths that will lter the water; when the hyacinth "crop" is mature, the area will be dewatered and the hyacinths tilled into the ground thus keeping unwanted excess nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients from entering the Lake. PUBLIC INPUT ON AGENDA ITEMS Steve Dobbs requested explanation for A genda Item 6 Terminate the county manager without cause. (Termination "without cause" means no reason is required and in fact in order to prevent jeopardy of the county in violating the liberty interests of the employee being terminated, reason cannot be given. In this case, the employee was still under the 90-day probationary period in his employment contract and no reason is required for dismissal.) PUBLIC HEARINGS 2. Local Bidder Preference Ordinance (continued from June 11, 2013 BOCC) Board adopted an ordinance to provide advantage to local bidders when bidding on county projects. Supporting documents may be viewed at www.myglades.com Agenda item 2 3. Petition to vacate a portion of Trout Street in Buckhead Ridge. Board approved petition to vacate the street right of way on a parcel (shaped like 1/4 of a circle) on Trout Street at request of homeowner James Kirby. Supporting documents may be viewed at www.myglades. com Agenda item 3 CONSENT AGENDA All approved. Vice Chairman Storter requested that SHIP applications not be included in the Consent Agenda as she had questions about themthere were multiple applications listed as one item for consent. 4A. County Warrants. 4B. SHIP Applications BUSINESS AGENDA 5. Report on "Legal and Regulatory Reform to Increase Government Ef ciency in Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern in Southwest Florida" SWFRPC Board accepted report which covered issues of regulatory permitting agencies and their effect on economic growth in Hendry and Glades Counties. Supporting documents may be viewed at www.myglades. com Agenda item 5. 6. Personnel Terminate the County Manager without cause. Change Mr. Hilton's job title to Community Development Director vice Deputy County Manager. Commissioner Grif n Board moved to terminate employment of County Manager Thomas Corbitt without cause with 3-2 vote with motion by Commissioner Grif n, second by Commissioner Beck and third vote by Vice Chairman Storter. Chairman Echols and Commissioner Stanley dissented. By 4-1 vote with Chairman Echols dissenting, Board appointed Road Sup't Avant Brown and Deputy County Manager Director of Public Safety Bob Jones to run the dayto-day operations of the county until further action from the Board, with DCMDPS Bob Jones to be the lead supervisor. 7. Hiring Freeze Commissioner Grif n Item tabled until July 9 meeting. 8. Communication and data services and repair Commissioner Grif n Commissioner Grif n expressed concern over the maintenance of county communication equipment requesting that the Maintenance Dept personnel be trained to work on the telephones. At the last meeting the Board gave consensus for Century Link to assess the county's communication equipment and bring back a report; Vice Chairman Storter suggested perhaps Sheriff Whiddon's IT employee may be able to participate in that assessment along with Larry Hilton. 9. County Manager Organizational Structure County Manager Item deleted due to motion of item 6. 10. County Industrial Park (Added by Agenda Amendment) Board discussed at length the need to begin the installation of infrastructure in the county's industrial park in order to accommodate the new tenant Institute St. Onge. Several options were considered and Board consensus was to engage engineering services to design the road and utility layouts from the entrance on SR 78 across to the southwest property line. Attorney Pringle was directed to determine if existing contract with Aim Engineering was still in effect and if not to prepare RFQ for engineering services to nalize the design plans. The Board had approved (November 13, 2013) the EnCite Engineering conceptual plans as presented by FGCU's Dr. Margaret Banyan and the project should qualify for approximately $136,000 from the City-County Public Works authority for the wastewater part of the project but those funds must be expended by December 31 and this part of the infrastructure must be engineered and installed by CCPWA; also, there is another $350,000 CCPWA funding which may be allocated. Rough order of magnitude cost estimates are $510,000 for the water and sewer system, and $630,000 for road work. STANDING AGENDA 10. Small County Coalition PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) Commissioner Beck stated he had talked at length with Small County Coalition Director Chris Doolin who has an idea for an alternative strategy for acquiring PILoT, and Commissioner Beck will meet with him at the Florida Association of Counties conference in Tampa later this week. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS In response to Vice Chairman Storter's request, County Clerk Sandra Brown agreed to prepare the agenda packets for the Board meetings until further action from the Board and to reestablish the item "Department Heads" on the Agenda along with "County Manager'. COUNTY ATTORNEY Attorney Pringle informed the Board he has only two Property Management Agreements signed (Ortona Community Association and Lakeport Community Association) but had met with Al Brown of Washington Park Community Coalition and they had provided the input of preferences; he also said he had heard from Kim in Palmdale and the desire there was for the County to continue managing the community center facility in Palmdale. Pringle stated he had nalized the contract for Ajax Building Corporation for the construction management of the new EOC facility and had sent it to Ajax. Mr. Pringle informed the Board he would be going on vacation but would be in attendance at the next Board meeting. COUNTY MANAGER Vice Chairman Storter initiated dialogue concerning the Board's desire to recruit a county manager. She emphasized that when advertising for a county manager was prepared that explicit quali cations should be named and applicants not meeting those quali cations would not even be considered by the Board and that the County Attorne y and HR Director should be the ones to initially screen them. She said she didn't want to even see a resume of an applicant that did not meet the required quali cations. The Board had previously advertised requirement of an educational degree or equivalent experience in local government and/or public administration, with a Master's degree preferred. Storter stated that this should be explicitly clari ed in the advertisement. She also said she was "making a oneeighty turn" in that she now thought that Commissioner Beck and Chairman Echols were right during prior recruiting processes when they both felt that county residenc y should not be named as a requirement. Commissioner Beck stated we had spent $10,000 in the last process and he felt that before we restarted the recruitment process we should go back to our number 2 choice Noah Powers and see if he was still available as Mr. Powers had the quali cations we had advertised, had worked for two senators and had been an Assistant School Board Superintendent and had handled budgets much larger than ours. Board consensus was to invite Mr. Powers to the next commission meeting for an interview and for Attorney Pringle to prepare recruiting documents for the Board to review as well. COMMISSIONERS ITEMS AND COMMENTS Vice Chairman Storter stated that construction of the new community center in Ortona was coming along well and Orton a Community Association would be planning a dedication ceremony in the early fall and would invite the Board to participate. Chairman Echols announced that when he adjourned this meeting it would be his last as Chairman as he was stepping down due to con icting employment time requirements. NOTE: These agenda notes may not be in exact chronological order or complete and are prepared by Donna Storter who is solely responsible for their content. Glades County Commission meeting notes By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat Jobless rates rose in Okeechobee and Glades County, the state of Florida and the nation in May according to the monthly release from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Glades County ranked 16th in the state with a May jobless rate of 7.7 percent. The report said 390 residents collected bene ts in May. In April, jobless rates stood at 7 percent as 346 people collected bene ts. One year ago the jobless rate stood at 9.1 percent as 453 residents collected bene ts. Around this region, Hendry County had 11.1 percent, the highest in the state. Okeechobee County was ranked 11th in the state overall in unemployment rates at 8 percent. Highlands County had 7.4 percent unemployment. Osceola County had 7.1 percent. St. Lucie had 9.3 percent. The Florida rate increased from 7 percent to 7.2 percent in May. While Hendry Count y had the highest rate in the state, the lowest was found in Monroe County and the Keys, at 4 percent. The national jobless rate increased from 7.1 to 7.3 percent in May. Glades County unemployment rates increase in Ma y

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Pump Operations & Stormwater ManagerIndian Trail Improvement District seeks a Pump Operations & Stormwater Manager. Responsibilities include managing day-today drainage systems, pump station maintenance & operations, aquatic weed control, & telemetry. Must have extensive relevant experience including Level I & II Stormwater Operator Certi cations, and be able to work a exible schedule. Application available www.indiantrail.com. Email or fax resume, application, & salary requirements to HR@indiantrail.com or Fax: (561) 793-3716. Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. I buy pre-1920 Florida origin handwritten material letters, documents, business records, etc. Will make offers. Joe Rubin ne, P. O. Box 1000, Cocoa, FL 32923. (321)455-1666 Joerubin ne@ mindspring.com Dell Desktop Towers Just $30 each. Very Fast! See at Star Food Store by KFC or call Tony 863-517-2782. MOORE HAVEN 2 br. / 1 ba. apts. $550 month. $300 Security Deposit. 786-340-5042 or 856-982-9636. CLEWISTON Condo, furnished, 2BR, 2BA, corner unit w/open view, kitchen, porch tiled & screened. Excellent condition. Parking space, community pool. Great location, adjacent to Lake (352)256-9325 Clewiston Vass and Son Condo for rent, long term or short, 2bd/2ba, call 765-969-2855 for more information. TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. $550/mo. Call Roberto @ 305-951-7666 CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $575 mo., & $400 security. (954)648-9926. MonturaLarge DW MH 4Bd\2Ba, chain length fence around entire property, shed and double pole barn, $800\mo. Call: 863-983-2841 after 6pm 5br, 2bath doublewide located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Easy nancing with you average credit. Only $54,900. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Land and home packages available. 3 and 4 bedroom homes marked down for summer sale. Very easy nancing with your average credit. Call Dwight 863-983-4663 Large pre-owned 3br, 2bath Zone II doublewide. Must go to Glades County. Only $32,900 includes new roof, setup and central a/c. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 We want your trade-ins. 3br and 4br doublewides available. We nance with your average credit. Call Dwight 863-983-4663 or 863-677-1114 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE of RANKING COMMITEE MEETING Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the responses to Bid # 2013-23, Mowing in Hendry County. It will be held on July 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., in Administration Conference Room #1, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 447147 CN/CB 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Ray Clinard, Chairman 446862 CN/CB 7/4/2013 *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 PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a workshop Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Clewiston City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered 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. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 447154 CN/CB 7/4/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: David Robinson: Stereo, pots and pans ,fryer. 446809 SUN 7/4,11/2013 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER: 13-6-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM D. SIMMS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM D. SIMMS, deceased, whose date of death was August 23, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 13-6-CP, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED 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 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: July 4 2013. Personal Representative: MARY MOORE Attorney for Personal Representative: GERALD SILVERMAN, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 074011 25 West Flagler Street #900 Miami, FL 33130 Tel. No. (305) 358-5690 Fax No. (305) 358-1126 Bar Form No. P3.0740 446851 CN 7/4,11/2013 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 447019 CB/CN 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HARLEM PUBLIC LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Harlem Community Public Library Advisory Board will hold a meeting July 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Harlem Library, 1010J Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Harlem Community Public Library Advisory Board 447196 CN/CB 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that I, Gretchen Kokomoor conducting a cattle business at 25400 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida, under the cititous name of Sabal Ridge Brangus and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose name and places of residence are as follows: Gretchen Kokomoor 25400 County Road 833 Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Sabal Ridge Brangus is as follows: Gretchen Kokomoor 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Sabal Ridge Brangus under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Gretchen Kokomoor DATE: July 1, 2013 25400 County Road 833 Clewiston, FL 33440 447209 CN 7/4/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Collectibles Computer/ Supplies Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs 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. 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 y ou looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 803 2007 1274331-010000N0071 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, lying East of the West boundary of the 42 foot canal. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445518 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 800 2007 1274331-010000M0101 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter lying East of the right-of-way of the 42 foot canal, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Part of Lot 10, Block M. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445516 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 802 2007 1274331-010000N0021 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter lying East of West boundary of 42 foot canal, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445517 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2192 2009 1364432-A0002460000 Lou’s Properties Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4202, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445527 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 TC 10L, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 897 2010 1284329-01000000070 Joe Lopez & Manuel Pizana Est Lot 7, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 173, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445539 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads h Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 what may have initially been reported to the sheriff’s of ce. The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) handled all but two of the criminal cases last year with the other two handled by the Florida Highway Patrol. The report said arrests were down in Glades County from 639 in 201,1 to 593 in 2012. Of those, 565 were adults and 28 were juveniles. The most common arrest was for burglary (23). The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce (GCSO) had 396 arrests which included 72 drug arrests and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported 105 arrests. The Florida Highwa y Patrol (FHP) made 91 arrests. There were 22 DUI arrests in Glades County last year. CRIMEContinued From Page 1 interview. They also asked County Attorne y Richard Pringle to prepare recruiting documents for the board to review. For more on the county commission meeting, see page X. MANAGERContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat A telecommunications equipment prov ider has led a $25 million lawsuit in Hardee County against the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA), the Florida Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative (FHREDI) and some of its board members. Area of cials who sit on FHREDI’s board include Okeechobee County Commissioner J oey Hoover, Glades County Economic Dev elopment Council Executive Director Tracy W hirls, Glades County Economic Development Council member Paul McGehee and Hendry County Commissioner Al Perry. FHREDI Chief Executive Of cer Gina Reynolds is also named as a defendant in the complaint. The suit, led April 18 by Tampa-based Rapid Systems, Inc. (RSI), goes on to name a number of other individuals and groups. The lawsuit alleges that FRBA and some of its purported accomplices failed to pay RSI for services in connection with the development and management of a new broadband infrastructure that connects Rapid Systems Hardee County to several surrounding areas in rural Florida. FRBA, states the suit, was awarded federal grants to install broadband infrastructure in rural areas but did not pay RSI for their work. Some of the counties in this area designated to receives the infrastructure include Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Hardee, Highlands and DeSoto. FHREDI, along with some of its board members, were named because “... FHREDI was a managing member of FRBA,” states the suit. When contacted, Mr. Hoover said he doesn’t know why he was named in the suit because he wasn’t on the board at the time. He said he did not “rotate” to the board until recently. Ms. Whirls said she had not read the lawsuit and chose not to comment at this time. A phone call seeking more information on FHREDI’s alleged involvement was made to Ms. Reynolds, but she did not return the call. Daniel A. Nicholas, of the Tampa law rm Nicholas and Bell, also did not return phone calls. The Nicholas and Bell rm is representing RSI in the action. According to the suit FRBA was formed in March of 2010 by FHREDI, Opportunity Florida and others to build and provide broadband services to rural areas of “... critical economic concern located throughout 15 counties ...” in Florida, as well as the tribal lands of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. FRBA was awarded a federal grant of $23,693,665 on Aug. 1, 2010, and on Dec. 1, 2010, they entered into a consulting contract with RSI, the suit states. RSI, continued the complaint, went on to install roughly $2 million in equipment on the Hardee County Broadband Network and then operated the network. RSI claims the installation and operation of this equipment was its “in-kind contribution” as required for matching funds in the public/private partnership project. In January of 2013 FRBA terminated the contract with RSI and put a lien on its equipment. This lien, claims the suit, was done to “hijack” the network and then not pay RSI. The complaint accuses FRBA of embarking on “... a clandestine, fraudulent course o f conduct, including self-dealing and doubledipping, intended to misappropriate monies from the grant award.” This “conduct” allegedly enriched the “FRBA conspirators” The suit also alleges that FHREDI and Opportunity Florida -both non-pro t groups -paid themselves $8,500 a month in fees that were “... cloaked as administrative and community outreach funds.” It also accuses those two groups, as well as the FHREDI board members mentioned above, of perpetuating a fraud against RSI and misappropriating federal grant money and double dipping. RSI is asking for a jury trial. Mr. Hoover said work on the broadband network is continuing. “We hope to be operational in Okeechobee County in July,” he said. “We’re still looking pretty good.” Local of cials named in FRBA lawsuit The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Wilbert James, 25, LaBelle, was arrested June 25 by the GCSO on felony charges of burglary and grand theft. His bond was set at $25,000.  Robert John Jordan, 26, Fernwood Lane, LaBelle, was arrested June 26 by the GCSO on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $5,000.  Arthur Baker, 59, Thomas St., Moore Haven, was arrested June 28 by the GCSO on a Florida Parole Commission warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Glades County Arrest Report Outta’ the WoodsBy Tony YoungFWC To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is part of the reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often dif cult to nd. To help people nd one of these hunts and for other reasons, the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program. It offers hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove elds. Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (under age 16) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove eld of their choice. Permits cost $150 and enable both hunters to take a daily bag limit of birds. There are eight hunts on all these elds except Carav elle Ranch; it has six. All hunts are from noon until sunset and take place on Saturdays, starting Oct. 5 and ending Jan. 11. Last year, 2,841 birds were harvested from six elds. This coming season, there will be six special-opportunity dove elds again scattered throughout the state. Frog Pond North Public Small-Game Hunting Area (PSGHA) in Miami-Dade County was the top producer last year with 930 birds taken! Fifteen Dove Club permits are available to hunt its 50 acres. Koon Farm dove eld in Lafayette County came in second last year with 561 birds harvested off its 40 acres. There will be 13 Dove Club permits available to hunt there next season. The dove eld on Hilochee Wildlife Management Area, in Lake County, has 15 Dove Club permits available to hunt its 58 acres. Hunters there last season took 424 doves. Hunters harvested 384 birds from Allapattah Flats PSGHA in Martin County, east of Lake Okeechobee. Thirteen Dove Club permits are available for the 40-acre eld. North Newberry PSGHA, in Alachua County, has 15 Dove Club permits on its 40 acres. That eld produced 317 birds last year. The remaining eld, Caravelle Ranch in Putnam County, has a 140-acre dove eld with 30 Dove Club permits available. Last season, 225 doves were harvested there from just the six-day hunt. Dove Club permits will be issued by random drawing during Phase I. That application period runs through July 17. After obtaining the correct application worksheet by going to MyFWC.com/License and clicking on “Limited Entry/Quota Hunts,” you can apply for these season passes by lling out a single worksheet (with up to ve dove eld choices) and turning it in at any county tax collector’s of ce, license agent or by going online to License.MyFWC. com. During Phase I, hunters may be awarded a permit for only one dove eld. If you are successful in getting drawn, you must pick up and pay for your Dove Club permit at any of the same places mentioned above by Aug. 7. Check for drawing results the fourth week of July by logging in to your customer account at License.MyFWC.com. Any applicant who provides an email address will be noti ed by the FWC i f drawn as well. Brochures on each of these areas are available online at MyFWC.com/Dove. Also at that Web address, beginning in late September, hunters will be able to nd the most up-to-date information on these six specialopportunity dove elds, as well as Florida’s other public dove elds. The website is updated every Thursday throughout dove season. Information includes dove densities, previous weeks’ harvests and eld conditions. So if you’d like to join the FWC’s Dove Club, you need to try to do so in July. Remember to introduce someone new to hunting when you can. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we’ll see you in the woods! Join the Florida Wildlife Conservation's Dove Club Program

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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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF PERMIT BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONNotice is hereby given that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has received Environmental Resource permit number 26-317398-001 from Brent Setchell, P.E. whose address is FDOT District 1, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831-1249. Permit Issuance Date: June 11, 2013. Project Activity: Widen the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with the addition of a ve foot-wide sidewalk berm. The project will also consist of a surface water management system to serve 100.63 acres of the entire project site. The surface water management system consists of dry retention and wet detention ponds, swales, culverts and pipes to treat and discharge stormwater runoff to nearby canals and wetlands. The project will occur within the landward extent of wetlands, Class III Waters, in Hendry County. Project Name: SR 80 from Dalton Lane to Indian Hills Drive. Project Size: 153.22 acres. Location: Labelle and Clewiston, Sections 1 and 2, Township 43S, Range 30E, Sections 4, 5, 6 and 9, Township 43S, Range 31E, Sections 34, 35 and 36, Township 42S, Range 30E, and Sections 31, 32 and 33, Township 42S, Range 31E, in Hendry County, at Latitude 26 46’7”W/Longitude 81 18’ 22”N. Outstanding Florida Water: No. Aquatic Preserve: No. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at the South District Of ce, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549.NOTICE OF RIGHTSInterested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 21 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be noti ed of agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Of ce of General Council, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. The Department does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at (239) 344-5600. 447121 CB/CGS 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000055 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL A. MAURO, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pirsuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure of Order dated June 24th, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 26-2012CA-000055, in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Floridam wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL A. MAURO, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER. LESS THE SOUTH 25.00 FEET, RESERVED FOR PERPETUAL ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PURPOSES, SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS THE EAST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 102, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS/ EGRESS OVER THE WESTERLY 15 FEET THEREOF AND OVER THE WESTERLY 30 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 30 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS/ EGRESS OVER THE EASTERLY 15 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, LESS THE SOUTH 25 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 102, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH 2002 NOBI MOBILE HOME ID # 60E41H16, TITLE # 87255243 AND ID # N810315B, TITLE # 87255177. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Hendry County Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main Street, 2nd oor hallway, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM on the 28th day of August 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale DATED: May 10, 2013“In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, telephone (863)675-5217, TDD 1-800-955 8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezwen spesiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogram sa a dwe, nan yun tan rezonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakte Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimero 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle. FL 33935-1760, telfon nam se (863)675-5217, oubyen TDD 1-800955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans tin temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter l’of ce administrative de la Court situe au 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, le telephone (863)675-5217 TDD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service. De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas cn necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, Telefono (863)675-5217, TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”.BY: /S/ J. Bevis Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 443838 CN 5/30;6/6/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Special to the Glades County DemocratAgape Missionary Center hosts 5K runAgape Missionary Center in Moore Haven hosted its Inaugural 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Moore Haven. Congratulations to the winners:  Men’s Category: First place, Guillermo Ortiz; second, Eduardo Vanegas Jr.; third, Jaime Alfonso.  Women’s Category: rst place, Ana S. Figueroa; second place, Barbara Perez; third place, Marci Vandhyunslager. The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-bystep process. The booklet, “What Tree Is That?” is available for a $5 donation to the nonpro t tree-planting organization. “What Tree Is That?” is a fun, easy-to-use tree identi cation guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket eld guide one of the most user-friendly resources to have. Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail to depict natural colors, shapes and textures, so users can make a positive species identi cation in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation offers this booklet to help people identify trees in Florida and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. “What Tree Is That?” uses a unique step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape of the leaves, differences in the leaf stems and twig structures and speci c characteristics of fruits, owers, buds and bark. “Our What Tree Is That? pocket brochure is an ideal resource for developing a greater appreciation for trees,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “What Tree is That?” is also available as an online interactive version at arborday.org. To obtain a tree identi cation guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at arborday.org. A rbor Day Foundation offers tree identi cation booklet