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Glades County Democrat ( June 20, 2013 )

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Title:
Glades County Democrat
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Democrat
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Newspaper
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Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Moore Haven Fla
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United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )

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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.
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Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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Material Information

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

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

Notes

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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000358007
oclc - 01461464
notis - ABZ6307
lccn - sn 83000793
issn - 0745-4120
System ID:
UF00028301:00517


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DRIVE A NEW 2013 FUSION SE FOR ONLY $219 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2976 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C112. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1250 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savin g s. Ima g e is for illustration purposes onl y Offer ends 07/31/13. See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, July 11, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 23 50¢ Plus tax Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Save Our Creek successful in ght to keep Fisheating Creek open ...Page 4 State Legislature passes new laws ...Page 14 Students Working Against Tobacco ...Page 11 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Katrina ElskenFireworks over the Kissimmee Glades County residents enjoyed several area reworks shows on July 4 including reworks shot over the Kissimmee River across from the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area on SR 78. Fisheating Creek WMA reopensThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has increased ows from Lake Okeechobee for at least the next week. The corps increased the discharges beginning Friday, July 5. The target ow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at the Moore Haven Lock and Dam (S-77), and 1,800 cfs for the St. Lucie Estuary as measured at the St. Lucie Loc k and Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The corps expects these ows to be in effect for at least the next 14 days, unless conditions signi cantly change. "Heavy rain has caused the lake to rise rapidly over the past few days," said Jorge Tous, Chie f of Jacksonville District's Water Management Section. "It is necessary to increase ows from the lake to slow the rise." On July 5, the lake stage was Corps increases ows from lakeSee LAKE — Page 14 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Eric KoppPatriotic escortMembers of the Buckhead Ridge VFW Club escorted a Huey helicopter on a atbed truck to the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area for a Fourth of July celebration. Later this year, the Vietnam War era helicopter will be placed on display as part of the War Memorial in Flagler Park in the City of Okeechobee. Cool off at the beach or area swimming pools ...Inside!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013 BY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchOne group with whom I shared decided to take a one-day cruise and I enjoyed the break from our usual routine. Mealtime came and we ate together. The person waiting on our table invited us each to take a chance of a prize ticket and added, “I guarantee you’ll win.” I declined and he repeated his offer. I was assured of winning. “You can’t lose,” he promised. I declined a second time and he realized that I would not be a taker. It wasn’t that I doubted I would win something, my doubt was about the usefulness of the prize. Maybe I would have won a trip at a time that would be pre-empted by other events, maybe the trip would leave from another port in a distant city, perhaps the prize would mean that I’d have to buy something to go along with my winnings in order to cash in. My decision was not to play, in that way, I’d win by breaking even! Other times, I’ve been told I’ve won something: tickets to a distant amusement park requiring travel, meals, a hotel and time away. My free gifts were certainly coming with costs. Once I won a Pontiac. I needed to call a certain number in Nevada to learn the details, so I called “collect.” The woman on the other end of the telephone line had to check with her boss to see if they would accept my collect call, and she learned they could not do so. I felt that if they could afford to give away a car, certainly, they could accept my phone call -but no. I understand “free” as meaning without any strings, requirements, attachments, conditions, limitations, drawbacks, interlocking clauses, or ... free. I get this idea from Scriptures. I read that we have our problems, limits and drawbacks by virtue of “human nature” -we live in an imperfect world and it rubs off on us. We inherit our mortal, lesser nature by virtue of being born. It all comes with conditions. How many times have I seen people sacri ce their values to do right out of fear? Or how many times do people act without looking at the consequences of their actions, being overwhelmed by the emotions and passions of the moment? Living in the world comes with “strings attached,” even when our intentions are the best or when we know better. Paul writes that sin entered into the world through one man and we all suffer for it. Well, however it arrived, it is obvious that we’re living with it. If there is to be any corrective change for humanity then it must be without conditions or “ ne print,” otherwise, we’d be back where we started and nding that the correction to the problem had conditions, just like the problems we faced in the rst place. Saint Paul addressed this condition in his Epistle to the Romans, “The gift is not like the trespass (5:16).” The gift of which he speaks is the gift of justi cation before God; no condemnation that comes with conditions, just God’s grace for humanity. That’s a gift that comes without conditions, strings or limits. That is the promise of John 3:16-17: God loved the world, and the things that ultimately cause people to perish will no longer keep them from having life. We were born not to be condemned by our limits or anyone else’s limits placed upon us, we were born to live here and hereafter. When people receive very valuable gifts from time to time, they wonder, “What’s the catch?” Who gives away a new car, a trip or a pass to a very expensive amusement park without expecting at least something in return? If your experiences are like mine, there is always something else involved. Then I think about God’s grace and how it involves “no catch”! That’s a very pleasant surprise! But then again, it’s from God and I can believe in it. Free, no catches, and the greatest gift of all. Religion ColumnWhen Free Is Not Free, and When It Is! If there is to be any corrective change for humanity, then it must be without conditions or “ ne print.”— S. Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013 Football practice under wayPop Warner football practice started Monday, July 8. Practice is at 4:30 p.m. at Washington Park Field. For more information, contact Coach Cedrick at 863-227-0761 or Coach Tim at 863-265-0560.Archery contest plannedThe Glades County 4-H 3D Archery Contest will be Aug. 24 at Fisheating Creek Outpoist. 4-H registration is $18 per archer. Participants must be a member of a 4-H Club, 4-H Archery Club, 4-H Shooting Sports Club, or a County 4-H Shooting Sports Program where during the club year they have received archery instruction from a certi ed Florida 4-H Archery Instructor. There will also be an open shoot category with a registration fee of $20. Registration deadline is Aug. 16. For more information, contact the Glades County Extension Of ce at 863-9460244.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 Junior/Senior High School. The of ce hours during the summer are Monday Thursday, 7 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. The of ce is closed on Fridays. If you have any questions, please call the school of ce at 946-0811 for assistance.Historical Society has T-shirts for saleGlades County Historical Society (GCHS) has T-shirts for sale displaying the organization's logo of the 200-year-old Cypress Tree located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. These shirts can be purchased for $5 each at 805 U.S. 27 in the Moore Haven Mall. The GCHS will feature a summer luncheon in July. A meeting will be held late in June for the planning. Dates will soon be announced. For more information, phone 863946-2060 or 863-801-5199. Memberships are $15 per year.Veterans outreach program available to area veteransThe VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach has started an outreach program to assist veterans being treated by the Medical Center in West Palm Beach, to become enrolled in the VA Health Care System. Their purpose is to come out to the Glades on a regular basis to enroll those who are interested. They will also assist those who have lost/ misplaced their DD214 certi cates. You do not have to be a combat Veteran to qualify, or if you have been previously denied, you may be eligible under the newer relaxed rules. For those that are interested or for any questions, please contact James Harrington, at the Glades County Veterans' Affairs Service of ce 863-946-1281. Please watch this newspaper for future information.Mobile Mammogram visits to Moore Haven 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 hitsThe 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, invites 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.Fire ghters meeting planned for July 17 in Moore HavenA community meeting on Florida Statutes and mandates for all Florida Volunteer Fire Fighters will be held July 17 at 6 p.m. in the Doyle Conner Building, 900 U.S. 27. If you have question for Glades County you can call Neal Chapman at 954-605-4300 or Angela Colegrove at 863-946-6020. If you have questions regarding Hendry County, please call Chief Donna Akin 863-674-5412.Westergaard House available for meetings and eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political part y get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.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. Glades at a Glance Football camp a successThe Mulk Area Christian Football Camp was held on June 29, at the Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School Field. A big shout out to the players, coaches, Booster Club, Deans Catering, Joey's Pizza, and Mr. and Mrs. Clouse for their contributions that made this camp successful. Regards, Rod Huggins Letter to the Editor

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BY KATRINA ELSKEN INIA state plan to dump tons of sand into Cowbone Marsh in Glades County has been blocked by a judge’s ruling. On July 3, Division of Administrative Hearings Judge Bram Canter recommended denial of permit changes which would have allowed dumping of 27,000 cubic yards of sand into Cowbone Marsh, ruling in favor of the challenge by nonpro t citizens groups Save Our Creeks and the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida. Judge Canter wrote in his 28-page recommended order that the state’s plan would adversely affect public welfare by impairing navigation and recreation on Fisheating Creek. “Adequate measures are not included in the permits to ensure that after back lling and planting, the creek would have the ordinary attributes of a creek,” the judge wrote. The judge noted that “the proposed back lling would not restore a typical stream pro le, deepest in the middle and becoming more and more shallow moving toward the banks. “That kind of pro le can be seen in the photographs of Fisheating Creek taken before the cookie-cutter project. The proposed modi cation calls for lling the cut channel from ‘bank to bank’.” He also noted that “the proposed modi cation would not restore the natural depths of the creek. The back lling plan calls for a nished grade of plus or minus six inches above the adjacent marsh. A nal grade of zero to plus six inches would essentially eliminate Fisheating Creek.” The judge concluded that the proposed modi cations would not restore the pre-existing hydrologic conditions of the creek. Save Our Creeks board member Erica Lynne said Ellen Peterson, past president of Save Our Creeks who died in 2011, “would be thrilled with this decision. Opening and preserving the public’s access to Fisheating creek was her mission. I know she was smiling on Friday.” Save Our Creeks board member Paula House said the state’s plan was “a hamsted attempt to eradicate Fisheating Creek through Cowbone Marsh in order to further industrialization and water storage plans favored by Florida State Audubon (not a part of the National Audubon Society) and agri-giant Lykes Brothers.” Ms. House said these interests support altering the natural environment as an alternative to effectively restoring and preserving the Everglades. “With Fisheating Creek gone, the coup would be complete,” Ms. House said. “Lands belonging to the people of the State of Florida, such as Fisheating Creek, must be managed to preserve their natural conditions, allow for the propagation of sh and wildlife and traditional recreational uses such as shing, boating and swimming. The state’s plan was found to be directly contrary to these requirements.” The back lling plan would have cost the taxpayers approximately $3 million.Creek has history of lawsuitsLykes Brothers acquired the land around Fisheating Creek in the early 1900s. In the 1980s, Lykes Brothers closed public access to its land along the creek and obstructed access to the creek by boats. By 1989, Save Our Creeks challenged the Lykes Brothers authority to restrict public access. At issue was whether or not Fisheating Creek was considered a navigable waterway, in which case it was considered state property. A landmark 1998 state court decision ruled the stream navigable. The case was appealed and in 1999, a settlement was reached. As part of the settlement, the state purchased approximately 18,000 acres along the stream, which became the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area. The state also bought a conservation easement on more than 41,000 acres of Lykes Brothers land (known as the Fisheating Creek Expanded Corridor) and agreed to maintain a navigation channel in Fisheating Creek from Lake Okeechobee to Palmdale. This agreement calls for aquatic weed control and removal as well as removal of fallen logs and obstructions. It does not authorize dredging. Over the years, the Fisheating Creek channel within Cowbone Marsh had lled in with vegetation. After the FWC acquired the property, they hired a contractor to spray and then cut through the vegetation with a mechanical machine known as a “cookie-cutter.” According to court documents, a cookie-cutter has two cutting wheels at the front of the vessel to shred and side cast vegetation. The cutting wheels also act as propellers to propel the cookie cutter forward. In July 2010, before the work was completed, the Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District’s Regulatory Division issued a cease and desist order, claiming that the “cookie cutter” was not just cutting vegetation but had actually dug up part of the creek bed and had created a large channel resulting in increased water ow out of Cowbone Marsh, draining much of its 2,500 acres. The matter was referred to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the Clean Water Act, the corps regulates the discharge of many wetlands such as Cowbone Marsh. According to court documents, before the cookie-cutter project, the navigable channel of the waterway was “one to two feet deep.” According to a Save Our Creeks spokesperson who enjoys boating in the area, the channel is now about three feet deep. Due to recent hearvy rainfall, the water level in that area is currently two feet or more above the cut. In 2011, EPA ordered interim corrective action in an attempt to repair the damage. The state put in check dams and weirs to slow the ow of water while keeping the creek open to navigation. When this was deemed ineffective, the FWC proposed to re ll the cut, using clean sand as ll. In June 2012, FWC applied for a “minor modi cation” to the existing permits, seeking to back ll the area where the cookiecutter cut a channel with approximately 27,000 cubic yards of sand. On Oct. 2, 2012, Earthjustice, which represents Save Our Creeks and the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, challenged the permit change, stating that the proposed ll would block that part of the waterway completely. Last week, the judge found in favor of the petitioners. While the judge pointed out that the current depth of some areas is unnatural, due to the cookie-cutter work, he stated that the proposed back lling would not restore the natural depths and would not maintain the navigability of the creek. “Lykes Brothers has been using its political heft for years to try to keep the public from boating and shing on the creek, and today we won,” said Earthjustice attorney Alisa Coe on July 5. “The plan to ll a two-mile section of a stream with sand was just nuts. Florida boaters and sportsmen should not have to deal with the state trying to block them from the public waters we all have a right to use.” Fisheating creek is a tributary of Lake Okeechobee, accounting for approximately 9 percent of the water entering the lake. Note: Some information for this article came from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District web site, Save Our Creeks and Earthjustice. The judge’s ruling is online at http:// www.doah.state. .us/ROS/2012/12003427.pdf. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013 Judge blocks plan to dump sand in Cowbone Marsh

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY PLAT APPLICATION HENDRY COUNTY RESCHEDULED LPA HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on July 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida, to consider the Preliminary Plat Application of River Landings (PL13-0001), a subdivision of a portion of Sections 21 and 28, Township 43 South, Range 28 East. e subdivision is located north of SR 80, south of the Calooshatchee River, and is adjacent to the west side of the Riverbend Motorcoach RV Resort. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: PL13-0001 Applicant: Tice Street, LLC, represented by Davidson Engineering Location: 5992, 5970, 5942 West SR 80, LaBelle, FL Property size: 30.20 acres +/Request: e applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary plat for a RV motorcoach development in accordance with RZ12-0007. Orvell Howard, Chair Hendry County Local Planning Agency RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON 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! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners released seven rehabilitated manatees Tuesday in Cape Coral. These manatees were rescued during the recent red tide bloom in southwest Florida. “We are very pleased that so many of the manatees we rescued from the effects of red tide have recovered to reach this point,” said Andy Garrett, an FWC biologist and Florida’s manatee rescue coordinator. “Our staff and partners worked very hard during the red tide to get to distressed manatees in time.” The FWC and partners rescued 16 manatees suffering from the effects of a red tide bloom that was documented from late last September to April. Fifteen manatees survived after they were initially taken to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for treatment. Two rehabilitated red tide-affected manatees were released in June, and more releases are scheduled later this month. Five of the seven manatees released Tuesday remained at the zoo for the duration of their rehabilitation. Earlier this year, the other two manatees were moved to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to ensure the zoo had space for critical care cases. The Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership – a cooperative effort of several nonpro t, private, state and federal organizations – helps to coordinate the releases of rehabilitated manatees and monitors their health upon return to the wild. Red tide is the primary cause of death for 272 manatees in 2013, a single-year record. Manatees are exposed to the red tide toxin mainly through ingestion of food such as seagrass with accumulated toxin levels. Citizen observers play a vital role in response efforts. The public is asked to report distressed or dead manatees by calling the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), dialing #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone, or texting Tip@MyFWC.com. Florida residents can support manatee research and conservation through the purchase of the Save the Manatee license plate. For more information, visit www.buyaplate. com. To learn more about manatee conservation, go to MyFWC.com/Manatee. FWC, partners release 7 rehabilitated manatees 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.Celia A. Stapler, 80OKEECHOBEE — Celia Ann Stapler of Pahokee passed away July 1, 2013 at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. She was born August 13, 1932 in Canal Point. She was a lifelong resident of the Glades area and was a nurse for Ceasar Orduna for 30 years. She loved to travel to the mountains to visit family and friends. Her greatest ful llment in life was caring for others. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Oliver Richard Stapler. She is survived by her daughter, Olivia Kaye A rlington (Bill) of Okeechobee; granddaughter Gina Meegan (John) of Cibolo, Texas; two great grandchildren, Kayla and Trevor Meegan; and her sister Ollie Arlene Rashley of Okeechobee. A Celebration of Life was held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Eva Elizabeth Sapp, 89CLEWISTON — Eva Elizabeth Sapp passed away July 7, 2013 in Atlantis, Fla. She was born Dec. 14, 1923 in Arcadia, Fla. to George W. and Alma (Yeager) Summeralls. She w as married to Thomas V. Sapp; he preceded her in death on July 11, 1990. She was a nurse for many years. Survivors include son, George Sapp; daughter, Margaret Sapp; brother, Charles Summeralls; and sister, Alma Rice; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on W ednesday, July 10, 2013 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Rev. John Hicks of ciating. Interment was Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation was Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Santiago Villatoro, 47CLEWISTON — Santiago Villatoro passed away July 4, 2013 in West Palm Beach. He was born May 23, 1966 in El Salvador to Epifanio and Maria (Lasaro) Villatoro. Mr. Villatoro married Idelsis Pena. Survivors include his wife, Idelsis Villatoro; three daughters, Rosisela, Victoria Ubina, and Lisney Kenia; three brothers, Ricardo Villatoro, V ictor Villatoro, and Ofany Villatoro; and ve sisters, Maria Villatoro, Blanca Villatoro, Claudia V illatoro, Maria Lola Villatoro, and Maria Santos V illatoro. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on W ednesday, July 10, 2013 at Iglesia Apostolico Maranatha, Clewiston, with Pastor Luis Ramirez of ciating. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 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 Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ FWCManatee #5 is a male and was rescued from Orange River in February and rehabilitated at the Lowry Park Zoo.

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1 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2013 For those who enjoy swimming in the ocean, south Florida’s coastline o ers plenty of choices in public beaches. S o u t h F l o r i d a b e a c h e s a r e p o p u l a r South Florida beaches are popular S o u t h F l o r i d a b e a c h e s a r e p o p u l a r South Florida beaches are popularSwimming at state parks• Avalon State Park, State Road A1A North, Fort Pierce, has more than a mile of increasingly rare undeveloped beach front. The park provides habitat for many species of wildlife. Threatened and endangered sea turtles such as the loggerhead, Atlantic green and leatherback nest on the beach during the spring and summer. Dune crossovers protect the fragile dune ecosystem. The park is ideal for swimmers, snorkelers, shermen and sunbathers for beach recreation. Swimmers and snorkelers are advised to be cautious of underwater obstacles left behind by amphibious warfare exercises during World War II. Visitors can enjoy a meal at sheltered picnic tables overlooking the beach. Admission fee is $2 per v ehicle (for up to 8 people). For information, call 772-468-3985. • Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Drive in Fort Pierce, features a breathtakingly beautiful half-mile beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling, sur ng, and scuba diving. Beachcombing, picnicking, or just relaxing on the sand are also popular activities. Dynamite Point was once the training site for W WII Navy Frogmen, but is now a haven for birdwatchers. Along the south end of the park, Fort Pierce Inlet is a popular place for anglers to catch their dinners. J ack Island Preserve, located one mile north of the park, has trails for hiking, bicycling, and nature study. At the west end of the Marsh Rabbit Run Trail, visitors can climb an observation tower to get a bird’s-eye view of Indian River and the island. A primitive youth/group campground is available on a reservation basis; please call the park. Admission fee is $6 per vehicle (for up to 8 people). For more information, call 772-468-3985. • John D. MacArthur State Beach Park 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach, o ers a unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest. This barrier island provides a haven for several rare or endangered native tropical and coastal plant species. The park’s Nature Center shows visitors why the park is a biological treasure. Visitors can swim, picnic, and surf at the beach; scuba diving and snorkeling are also popular activities. Birdwatchers can see herons, brown pelicans, terns, sandpipers, and gulls. Anglers can sh in the lagoon by wading, kayaking, or canoeing. They can also sh from non-swimming areas of the beach. Admission is $5 per vehicle (for up to 8 people). For more information, call 561-624-6950. • St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park 4810 S.E. Cove Road in Stuart, is accessible only by boat, but it is worth the ride. A boardwalk takes visitors across mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees, and wild limes to a neatly preserved Atlantic beach. During the summer months, the island is an important nesting area for loggerhead, leatherback, and green turtles. They come ashore at night to dig holes in the beach sand where they lay their eggs. The preserve is a favorite for nature students interested in learning about the native ora and fauna of Florida barrier islands. Visitors come to swim, sunbathe, or picnic at the pavilion on the quiet beach. Others make the trip for the great surf shing. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular activities. Admission is $3 per boat. For more information, call 772-219-1880. • Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach, is one of four barrier islands that make up this state park. A haven for wildlife, the islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles. The two-mile long beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram and is popular for shelling, swimming, picnicking, and sunbathing. Black Island has over ve miles of multiuse trails for hiking and bicycling. Anglers and boaters can launch their vessels from the park’s boat ramp. The park’s concession o ers kayak tours, as well as bicycle, canoe and kayak rentals. For tour reservations and rentals of bicycles, canoes and kayaks, call 239-765-7788. Admission is $8 per vehicle (for up to 8 persons). For more information, call 239-463-4588. • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park 11135 Gulfshore Drive in Naples, features a mile-long stretch of white sugar sand. The 166-acre park is a tropical paradise for beach lovers, boaters and divers. The beach is a popular spot to sunbathe, swim, beachcomb, snorkel and picnic. At the beach along Wiggins Pass, where swimming is not allowed, shing is a popular activity. Boaters can launch their vessels into Water Turkey Bay and travel to the Gulf or up the Cocohatchee River for both saltwater and freshwater shing. Kayakers can enjoy paddling through estuaries and scuba divers can explore the hard bottom reef in the Gulf. At the north end of the island, a tower gives visitors a bird’s-eye view of Wiggins Pass and the surrounding coastal habitat. Admission fee is $6 per vehicle (for up to 8 people). For information, call 239-597-6196.Other public beaches, Atlantic Coast• Alex’s Beach, one mile south o f Jensen Beach on Highway A1A, in Jensen Beach is open for swimming, shelling, and dune walkovers. The beach is pe t friendly and ample parking make this beach a favorite. • Bathtub Reef Beach 1585 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart, on the south end of Hutchinson Island, is one of the mos t popular sunning and swimming beaches. Scuba diving is also available o shore in the shallow waters around the reef. • Chastain Beach, 1213 S.E. McArthu r Blvd, Stuart, is between House of Refuge and Bathtub Reef along Highway A1A. The beach is not guarded year round, so check to make sure a lifeguard is on duty. (The historic House of Refuge was originally built and manned to help shipwreck survivors.) • Frederick Douglass Park 3500 S. A1A, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, is on South Hutchinson Island. The beach covers 13.7 acres. Lifeguards are on dut y during summer months only. • Glasscock Beach 4775 N.E. Ocean Blvd, Stuart, Martin County, is o High-See BEACHES — Page 2

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2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2013 way A1A north of Jensen Beach Causeway. This beach is perfect for sur ng and shelling. • House of Refuge Beach, one mile south of Stuart Beach on Highway A1 A in Hobe Sound is a good spot for snorkeling. • Jensen Beach 4191 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach, at intersection of Highwa y A1A and State Route 732, is a popula r spot for visitors. The park area has volleyball courts as well as bathrooms and showers. • Kimberly Bergalis Beach o South A1A on South Hutchinson Island, has lifeguards on duty during summe r months only. There are covered picnic areas, restrooms and showers. • Pepper Park Beach Park 3375 N A1A, Fort Pierce, on North Hutchinson Island includes 52.4 acres and is guarded year round. The beach has a large pavilion, picnic tables with grills, restrooms, showers, playground, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts, ample parking. This beach is next to the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum. • Stokes Beach o Highway A1A in Jensen Beach o ers opportunities fo r swimming, sur ng and snorkeling. • Waveland Beach 10350 S. A1A, on South Hutchinson Island, includes 3.6 acres The beach is guarded year round and has bathrooms & showers. Gulf Coast beaches• Fort Myers Beach, o Estero Boulevard in the City of Fort Myers Beach, is on San Carlos Bay, which is wide open to the Gulf of Mexico, although not actuall y on the gulf. It is billed as the safest beach on the Gulf Coast because of its calm and shallow waters. There are more than 30 beach access points. The beaches are open from sunrise to half an hour pas t sunset. • Sanibel Island is a barrier island jus t o shore from Fort Myers, accessible b y the Sanibel Causeway. The island has sandy beaches that are well known fo r shelling. The beaches h ave public res t rooms. Beach parking is $2 per hour. There is a $6 bridge toll to get to Sanibel. Captiva Island, also know for its beaches, is accessible over a bridge which crosses at Turner Beach. BEACHESContinued From Page 1 Swimming, one of the most popular activities in the country, is a fun, active, and healthy way to spend leisure time. Every year, millions of people visit recreational water sites, such as swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, or the ocean. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages all parents and child Visit a state park in JulyTALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida State Parks and Of ce of Greenways and Trails invites visitors and residents to visit a state park and trail for outdoor recreation, events and family fun throughout July. Governor Rick Scott proclaimed July as Recreation and Parks month, observing that parks and recreation programs build family unity, strengthen neig hborhood involvement and promote cultural diversity. “July is the perfect time for residents and visitors to take the time to enjoy the many activities available at one of our awar d-winning state parks and trails,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. “Florida’s state parks are a great place for famil ies and friends to experience the outdoors and build a healthy lifestyle together.” Recreation and Parks Month recognizes the importance of recreational and educational opportunities available at parks and trail s, including boosting economies, attracting new business and increasing tourism. During the 2011-2012 scal year, nearly 25 million people visited Florida’s 171 state parks and state trails. This July, the department encourages residents and visitors to visit a state park in their district for exciting events and act ivities. An easy way to plan a fun trip to a park this July is to download the Florida state parks mobile app, available for free download for smartphone users. This interactive guide gives users access to all state parks and trails with information on park amenities, facili ty maps and a real-time calendar of events. S t a y s a f e w h e n s w i m m i n g Stay safe when swimming S t a y s a f e w h e n s w i m m i n g Stay safe when swimming care givers to be more careful in their everyday responsibilities including swimming. DOH supports the work of Safe Kids Florida, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide and supports the following tips: • NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE NEAR WATER. • Tell children never to run, push, or jump on others near water. • Learn infant and child CPR. • Children should always wear U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets. • In atable inner tubes and “water wings” are not safety devices. • Teach children to swim after age 4. • Make sure children swim within designated swimming areas of rivers, lakes and oceans.Beat the heat with pools or water parksWith the summer sun blazing, south Florida residents head to area swimming pools and water parks. South Florida o ers a w ide variety of swimming choices, from county public swimming pools to water parks. • The Okeechobee Sports Complex Pool, 640 Northwest 27th Lane in Okeechobee, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. through Aug. 18. The L-shaped pool has a shallow area for the little ones as well as lanes for more serious swimmers. There are two w aterslides which are supervised by lifeguards. On Thursday nights, the pool is open for Family Swim Night from 6 to 8 p.m. the pool will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The pool o ers senior water exercise classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Regular admission is $3 per person. Discount rates are available for groups. Family swim night admission is $2. Senior water exercise fee is $2 per day. The pool is also available for rent for private parties. For more information, call 863-467-7667. • Clewiston’s public swimming pool at 113 W. Osceola Avenue in Clewiston, has both a water slide and a diving board. The pool is under construction currently, should reopen later this month. For more information, please call 863-983-7656. • Pioneer Park Aquatic Center, 866 State Road 715, in Belle Glade, is the perfect place to cool o on those scorching, hot days. The center features a public swimming pool with three waterslides and tipping buckets in the shallow end. The pool is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission fee is $1. Swimming lessons are also available. Pioneer Park also has a Splash Park; this area has no admission fee and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-993-3892. • The Immokalee Sports Complex is a large tness and activity center located at 505 Escambia St. in Immokalee. The Immokalee Sports Complex has many amenities including an aquatic facility w ith a 25-yard by 25-meter pool (heated), 1 one-meter springboard, slide and children’s activity pool (heated). Summer pool hours (through September) are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Winter pool hours are Monday-Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. If the temperature is 59 degrees or below, the park may close water facilities. For more information, call 239-657-1951. • Lion Country Safari, 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, a drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park, has a 4,000 squarefoot water spray ground with 23 interactive water features located in the walkthrough, “Safari World.” Discounts are available if tickets are purchased online. The park is open daily form 9:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 561793-1084. • Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, 15000 Livingston Road in Naples, is Collier County’s only water park. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon includes four pools, a long lazy river, a lit splash playground or interactive water feature, ve exciting water slides, a concession stand other typical amenities such as restrooms and lockers. The park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day during the summer and weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school year. Operating hours are subject to change during inclement weather. Those over the age of 60 qualify for a senior discount. Groups of 20 or more persons may qualify for a group rate. For more information, call 239-252-4021. • Sunsplash Family Waterpark, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd., in Cape Coral is a 12-acre waterpark with more than two dozen wet and dry attractions, including a tube ride, waterslides, and a tot spot. Season passes are also available. Hours of operation through Aug. 7 are Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aqua Theater night is July 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. Family fun night is July 13 from 5:308:30 p.m. Aug. 8-Sept. 29 the park will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Labor Day, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family Fun Nights are planned for Aug. 10 and from 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information online, go to www.sunsplashwaterpark.com. • Rapids Water Park, 6566 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 2. For ticket and other information online, go to www.rapidswaterpark. com. Rapids Water Park o ers 29 water slides. The park includes a 25,000 square-foot w ave pool, lazy river, body and tube slides, activity pools and a children’s water play area. The park also has some unique water rides. Big Thunder is a four-person Tornado tube ride. Black Thunder is another four-person Tornado tube ride in total darkness. 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3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2013 Win a 2013 For d Fusion at Seminole Casino BrightonOKEECHOBEE—This July, Seminole Casino Brighton has a fusion of games and a Ford Fusion giveaway! Play all throughout July to earn daily entries into the grand prize drawing on Saturday, July 27 at 10 p.m. How good are your guessing skills? Try them during Seminole Hi Lo. On Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 28, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., ve lucky winners will have the opportunity to win $50 to $500 in Free Play. Draw a card and guess if the next card will be Hi or Lo. Make sure to h ave your Player’s Club card inserted into your favorite machine for your chance to play. In July, poker players can win a seat at Seminole Casino Brighton to the $10 Million Guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. The top 30 players with 30 hours of recorded poker play can earn entry into the satellite Texas Hold’em Tournament on Sunday, July 28. Satellite tournament prizes include a share of $1,500 in Free Play and a seat in the SHRPO. Poker players also can buy in for $125 to the Mega Satellite Tournaments every Sunday through July for the chance to win a seat to the $1 Million Mega Tournament. One winner per every 10 players will win a seat! We’re bringing the latest and greatest in slots! New slots include Family Guy, Wizard of Oz Around the Globe and CSI. Many more are on the way. The casino also recently installed an all-new air ltration system. Please contact the casino or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000-square-foot casino with 419 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and highstakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located in the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County, FL 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998 or visit seminolebrightoncasino.com.

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4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2013 Summer music... J a z z M a r k e t J a z z J a m s Jazz Market, Jazz JamsFORT PIERCE—The Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market in historic downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of Indian River every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Every Tuesday, the Sunrise Theatre at the Black Box, 1117 South Second St. in Fort Pierce, features Jazz Jams from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Jazz Jams are every other Wednesday at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. C o n c h S t o m p B a n d Conch Stomp BandJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—The Conch Stomp Band will perform bluegrass music at the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park on July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. The concert is free with park admission. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. T h e U n t o l d R i c h e s The Untold RichesJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—The Untold Riches will perform bluegrass music om the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Amphitheater on July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. The concert is free with park admission. For more information, please call the Nature Center at 561-624-6952. PERFORMING A RTSArea specia l events... A r t s h o w a t D o l l y H a n d C e n t e r Art show at Dolly Hand CenterBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s spacious Grand Hall often plays home to visual art exhibits by local artists. Exhibits take place in conjunction with Guest Artis t Series performances. The Grand Hall is open Monday Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. Other viewing times available upon request. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160. P 1 S u p e r s t o c k P o w e r B o a t R a c e p l u s A q u a X J e t S k i R a c e P1 Superstock Power Boat Race plus AquaX Jet Ski RacePAHOKEE—The Lake Okeechobee Resort and Marina will host a World Series P1 Super Stock open-water Power Boat Race and the Aqua X Jet Ski series on July 19 through July 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the Lake Okeechobee Resort and Marina, call 1-855-99-LAKE (844-995-2536). D a y o f t h e C o w b o y Day of the Cowboy OKEECHOBEE—The National Day of the Cowboy Celebration will be held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on Saturday, July 27. The celebration will start with a cattle drive from downtown Okeechobee going east on State Road 70 to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The day-long festival will include demonstrations of saddle making and whip braiding. Ranch rodeos will be held at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Agri-Civic Center arena. Spectator entrance to the Agri-Civic Center is o State Road 710. L e a r n t o s u r f Learn to surfJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—Introduction to Sur ng will be presented at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park on July 21 at 1 p.m. Ranger Rob Matriscino will instruc t kids and adults on the basics of sur ng. Lessons will be on land and in the water. Bring you r sur oard if you have one. Reservations required. Participants must be able to swim and a t least 10 years old. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and reservations, please call the Nature Center at 561624-6952. The class is free with park admission. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach.

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Owen Ave Clewiston, Fl. 33440 (863) 983-6181 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades concluded its Allocation Process w ith a breakfast on June 21 honoring 351 A llocations Team members. The Allocation Process is the method by which the United W ay ensures scal and program accountability for all 176 programs and initiatives that it funds in our community. At the same time it helps assure that the real human serv ice needs of our community are met. The event was hosted by Chicos and breakfast was provided by Publix Super Markets. Three new agencies became United Way Partner Agencies once the process was complete, and the Board of Directors accepted its recommendations. Our Mothers Home, Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic, and Blessings in a Backpack are the new partner agencies and, they join 68 current partner agencies. Tom Uhler, Allocations Committee Chair and principal in Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners described the process. "Donors to great causes frequently ask themselves whether their money gets spent wisely. In an organization like the United Way, it's one of the most important questions. How can we be as certain as possible that our dollars are used properly? "At the United Way, the answer is simple. Hundreds of our peers look carefully at each program funded by the community's generosity. Allocations teams examine nancial reports, the results of the programs, and the cost effectiveness of each agency's efforts. In other words they ask, "Do our dollars go to the people who need it most?" These allvolunteer teams consist of business owners, community volunteers, accountants, attorneys and others who care about getting it right. "I've served as an allocation team member, team leader and now, chair of the process, and I can say with con dence that it works. The United Way is spending your and my money in the best way possible, delivering services to those most in need. It's how our community gives ef ciently and effectively," Uhler concluded. Carrie Smith of GE's Global Operations and a new member of one of the Allocations Teams talked about her experience. "As a United Way contributor and leader for my organization over the past three years, I was very excited to join the Allocations team. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The real impact was the site visits to the bene ciary organizations. Understanding rsthand the community need and the passion of those who provide support is invaluable. The decision to donate my time was a small sacri ce compared to those who give their lives to bettering our community. The experience will forever be with me, and I cannot wait to add to it next year. Allocations Volunteers, numbering 351 persons, were divided in 25 teams. They spent over 3,500 hours visiting 90 agency locations, and reviewing over 176 programs in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. This is an annual process at the United Way. Since the inception of United Way in 1957, over 120 million dollars have been raised and distributed in our community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way Partner Agencies and initiatives such as the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, Children's Advocacy Center, Harr y Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and United Way 211 serve a diverse range o f needs in our community. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. United Way honors Allocations Team members Special to the Glades County DemocratTom Uhler chairs the Allocations Team. Special to the Glades County DemocratCliff Smith, president, attended the Allocations Teams breakfast at Chicos auditorium. Special to the Glades County DemocratSWAT youth attend Region 4 meetingThe Region 4 SWAT, (Students Working Against Tobacco), meeting was one of the many meetings and trainings that SWAT youth will attend this summer. The youth received education on the “Not a Replacement Campaign” and Point of Sale marketing. SWAT youth want their peers to know that no matter how tobacco companies try to sugarcoat it. Tobacco Kills! The “Not a Replacement Campaign” and Point of Sale education are valuable tools that will aid SWAT in its mission to prevent youth tobacco use.

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Condos/Townhouses RentCLEWISTON 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 TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. $550/mo. Call Roberto @ 305-951-7666 Mobile Home RentMonturaLarge DW MH 4Bd\2Ba, chain length fence around entire property, shed and double pole barn, $800\mo. Call: 863-983-2841 after 6pm Mobile HomeSale5br, 2bath doublewide located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Easy nancing with you average credit. Only $54,900. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Land and home packages available. 3 and 4 bedroom homes marked down for summer sale. Very easy nancing with your average credit. Call Dwight 863-983-4663 Large pre-owned 3br, 2bath Zone II doublewide. Must go to Glades County. Only $32,900 includes new roof, setup and central a/c. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 We want your trade-ins. 3br and 4br doublewides available. We nance with your average credit. Call Dwight 863-983-4663 or 863-677-1114 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 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. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public NoticeNOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013_ at 6 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 447032 CN 7/11,18/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 24 de julio de 2013 a las 6 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 447033 CN 7/11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Neil T. Little 4057 Caloosa Loop LaBelle FL 33935 Palena R. Dorsey 210 N. Palomino St Clewiston FL 33440 Joseph M. Moulton 814 Della Tobias Ave Clewiston FL 33440 Michelle L. Lowman 4052 E. Sun ower Cir. LaBelle, FL 33935 Lafonda D. Stewart 441 E. Trinidad Ave. Clewiston FL 33440 Tony L. Kinsler 1004 Bayberry Loop Clewiston FL 33440 John K. Mabry 34835 N. Horseshoe Rd. Clewiston FL 33440 William D. Lyons 923 Carolina Ave. Clewiston FL 33440 Willie C. Pierce 544 W. Alverdez Ave. Clewiston FL 33440 Ernest C. Clark 724 Central Ave. Clewiston FL 33440 Esteban Muro 624 Orange Rd. Clewiston FL 33440 Troy D. Woodard 1158 Della Tobias Ave. Clewiston FL 33440 Alton Grimsley 923 Virginia Ave. Clewiston FL 33440 Juan O. Guzman 30680 New Housing Rd. Clewiston FL 33440 Andrew L. Jaques 6825 Santa Fe S. Unit 126 LaBelle FL 33935 Eric L Westberry 613 Ponce De Leon Ave. Clewiston FL 33440 Steven B. Wilcoxson 401 E Rd. LaBelle FL 33935 You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no 447553 CN 7/11/2013 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 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that they will be conducting a Restaurant business at 675 W. Hickpoochee Ave., Florida, under the ctitious name of Pancho & Corieone Mexican & Italian Grill and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Italmex, LLC 675 W. Hickpoochee Ave LaBelle, FL 33935 Ownership of Pancho & Corieone Mexican & Italian Grill is as follows: Italmex, LLX It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporation to register the said name of Pancho & Corleone Mexican & Italian Grill under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. 447331 CN 7/11/2013 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 07/20/2013 at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL, the undersigned, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Askley Murphy Unit J-69 Misc. baby items Edvado Romero Unit J-27 Misc. items Gabriel Blandon Unit J-52 Tools, small refg. water cooler & misc. items James Louk Unit J-7 Misc. items Matt Berry Unit D-19 Sofa, loveseat, chair & tables Jeremy & Charity Howell Unit #12 Piano, tables, large AC, desk & misc. items Wendy Valadez Unit A-7 Furniture, Christmas items & misc. items 447671 CN 7/11,18/2013 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 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 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on July 22nd, 2013 at 10 am @ Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440: 2000 Ford, VIN: 1FAFP4040YF111131 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 447628 CN 7/11/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013

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By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County DemocratMore than 150 new laws took effect last week that include: the closing of a loophole that allowed mentally ill people to buy guns; prohibiting the arti cial coloring of animals; and, limiting the use of unmanned drones by law enforcement. We'll take an encapsulated look at those and some other new bills that were signed by Governor Rick Scott, as well as indicate how local state legislators voted. In some cases, however, no votes were recorded but the bill passed and was then approved by the governor. Local legislators include Senator Bill Galvano (Glades County), Senator Denise Grimsley (Okeechobee County) and Representative Dr. Cary Pigman (Glades and Okeechobee counties). Bills will be designated as Senate Bills (SB) or House Bills (HB). ANIMAL SB 674 requires all public or private animal shelters and animal control agencies to compile and maintain records concerning dogs and cats the facility takes in and the disposition of those animals. The bill also authorizes a facility to charge a fee for requested records, pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Florida statutes. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 851 clari es and de nes aggravated animal cruelty by stating it can result from a person's failure to act, and a person who commits multiple acts of animal cruelty may be charged with a separate offense for each act. Also, it will be a second-degree misdemeanor to arti cially color animals under 12 weeks of age, or fowl or rabbits of any age. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. EDUCATION HB 609 requires each district school board to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying and harassment in district schools. The law prohibits bullying or harassment of any public K-12 student or employee during a public K-12 education program or activity; during a schoolrelated or school-sponsored program or activity; on a public K-12 school bus; or through a computer, computer system or computer network that is within the scope of a public K-12 educational institution. The bill passed favorably in the House 118-0. HB 21 requires the Department of Education to create a uniform, statewide identi cation badge signifying that a non-instructional contractor has satis ed the speci ed background screening requirements. The badge must be recognized by each Florida school district, visibly worn by the contractor when on school grounds and be valid for ve years. The bill passed favorably in the House 117-0. ENVIRONMENT SB 1472 deals with nuclear and combined cycle power plants and establishes a process for review and approval by the Public Service Commission. It also requires that commission to conduct a comprehensive review of any proposed nuclear power plant that meets speci ed conditions and for which early cost recovery has been authorized. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 1083 declares that underground storage of natural gas is in the public interest and establishes a regulatory structure that: provides for protection of water supplies; provides for protection of natural gas storage facilities and storage rights with respect to injected gas; speci es that limitations on the amount of oil and gas taken do not apply to non-native gas recovered from a permitted natural gas storage facility; and, speci es that such storage projects and projects to construct interstate natural gas pipelines are subject to certi cation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. SB 244 provides water management districts with guidance concerning minimum ows and levels, water reservations, recovery or prevention strategies and multi-district projects. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. LAW HB 875 makes it a rst-degree misdemeanor for an unlicensed private security or private investigator to engage in any activity that requires a license. It also authorizes licensed security of cers and licensed security agency managers who also possess a valid class G' rearms license to temporarily detain a person as long as they are on duty and in uniform, and have probable cause to believe that a person has committed or is committing a crime against the client operating the premises or the client's patron. The bill passed favorably in the House 116-0. HB 7083 creates another method in which a death warrant may be issued and repeals provisions of the Death Penalty Reform Act that were held unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court, and creates reporting requirements that hold courts accountable for delays in the post-conviction process. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 1355 prohibits the sale or delivery o f rearms to persons who have been "adjudicated mentally defective" or who have been "committed to a mental institution" by a court. Persons who have voluntarily admitted themselves to a mental institution are not precluded from purchasing a rearm. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. SB 454 expands the jurisdiction of Florid a College System institution police of cers to enforce the law, consistent with the same authority that is provided to state university police of cers. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. SB 390 makes it a violation of the Florid a Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act for an entity to advertise or hold itself out as a veterans' organization unless it is an actual veterans' organization as de ned by the bill. The bill also allows a veterans' organization to bring an action for injunctive relief against a violating entity. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 49 de nes drug paraphernalia and includes an extensive list of items that are intended to be used for growing a controlled substance. The bill also amends Florida statute 893.147 to make it a rst-degree misdemeanor for a person to sell or offer for sale at retail any of the drug paraphernalia listed in statute 893.145(12)(a)-(c) and (g)-(m). A second or third subsequent violation of this law becomes a third-degree felony. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley missed vote; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 55 requires a claimant under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act to provide a notice and an opportunity to cure prior to ling a lawsuit against an automobile dealer. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. SB 92 restricts the use of unmanned aerial drones by law enforcement unless a judge issues a warrant, there is a high risk of terrorist attack or of cials fear someone is in imminent danger. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. MOTOR VEHICLES SB 62 allows a vehicle to be titled or branded and registered as a low-speed vehicle to be administratively converted to a golf cart upon veri cation of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. How the y voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Ye More on these and other bills can be found at senate.gov or MyFloridaHouse.gov. Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013 14.52 feet. On July 10, the lake was at 14.77 feet, despite the increased releases. Conditions around the lake remain very wet, with rainfall 40 percent above average since the beginning in 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. High water levels caused the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to close Banana Grove Road, the boat ramp entrance and the campground at the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area for several days last week. On July 9, the FWC reopened the area. LAKEContinued From Page 1 State passes more than 150 new laws

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonGrasshopper Sparrows occur in North and Central America, Ecuador and in the West Indies. At least four subspecies of this sparrow occur on the North American continent. The migratory Eastern subspecies winters in Florida and breeds in Georgia. Other subspecies also winter in Florida and return north to breed. The resident Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is non-migratory with a range that is limited to central and southern Florida. This endemic subspecies, found in no other place in the world, is thought to live its entire life within a few miles of its birth place. With the loss of suitable habitat, re ants, diseases and genetic problems, the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is "perhaps the most endangered bird in the continental United States," according to Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon of Florida Lake Okeechobee science coordinator. The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is a small, drab, short-tailed sparrow about ve inches long. It is generally darker on top and whiter underneath than the migratory subspecies. The top of its head is mostly black with a light median strip. The Florida non-migratory species is patterned in brown, white and black, with yellow in the bend of its wing. Its bill is thick at the base and longer than the migratory species' bill. It has esh-colored feet. The life expectancy of an adult Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is about three years. This small secretive bird's song is usually heard before it is seen. Males sing from perches on shrubs and grasses from late March through July, in order to maintain its territory. It is more frequently heard from sunrise to 9 a.m. or for about 15 minutes before sunset. Its primary song begins with two or three weak introductory notes, followed by a longer, higher-pitched, insectlike "buzz." A less frequent song is a rambling warble. This ground dwelling sparrow occurs in the Kissimmee River Basin and west of Lake Okeechobee on dry saw palmetto prairies or grass pastures where there are bunch grasses or low shrubs. Frequent wild res and prescribed burns maintain the suitable habitat needed for the Florida subspecies to forage effectively. Their diet consists of insects, spiders and seeds. Florida Grasshopper Sparrows build their nests on the ground at the base of saw palmetto or clumps of dense vegetation in open areas. The female lays three to ve eggs in a domed nest, constructed of dried grasses. She incubates the white eggs, speckled with reddish-brown, for 12 days. Both sexes care for the young for six to eight days. The breeding pair may attempt to nest a second or third time during the nesting season. During the winter there are opportunities for volunteers to help with research and monitoring during "sparrow drives" at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. Reports and photographs of this species in inland Florida are needed to determine the extent and range of this unique bird. 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. Inland Birding Fun: Grasshopper Sparrow PHOTO/ COURTESY OF THE FLORIDA PARK SERVICE, KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE PRESERVEPictured above left is the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow ( oridanus) and above right is the Eastern Grasshopper Sparrow (pratensis). MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW. IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE, WINGS TO THE MIND, FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION, AND CHARM AND GAIETY TO LIFE AND TO EVERYTHING. PLATO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 202 W Sugarland Hwy Clewiston | (863) 386-6234$183 per month36 month lease thru Ally on new 2013 Dart Limited with MSRP $22040. Stk# C142726. 10,000 miles per year. $2999 due at signing plus tax and tag. With approved credit. Vehicle artwork for illustration purposes only. Vehicle subject to sale. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 11, 2013