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Glades County Democrat ( June 20, 2013 )

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Title:
Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title:
Democrat
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Newspaper
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English
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Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date:
June 20, 2013
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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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UF00028301:00522

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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:

Subjects

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

Notes

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

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All 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:
UF00028301:00522


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SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 2013 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $229 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. Only state title & license fees due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & $0 capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C120. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $2150 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 08/31/13 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, August 15, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 28 50¢ Plus tax Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Crossword Puzzle ...Page 2 Glades at a Glance ...Page 3 Brain-eating amoeba infects Port LaBelle boy ... Page 19 Arrest Report ... Page 18 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisNew high school funding presentedState funds for the rst phase of the new Moore Haven High School were presented at the Aug. 8 meeting of the Glades County School Board. Funding for the $23.6 million project was approved by the Florida Legislature in May. Left to right: are Senator Bill Galvano; Board Member Mike Pressley; Galvano staff Allie Mattice; Superintendent of Schools Scott Bass; Senator Denise Grimsley staff Marty Mielke; Rep. Cary Pigman staff Bryan Mielke; Galvano staff Vicky Brill; board members Jeri Wilson, Jenny Allen, Patti Pearce and Janet Storey. Thanks to technology, Rep. Pigman and Sen. Grimsley joined the group via Skype. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Charles MurphyNancy Ashley (left) received an outstanding achievement award from Glades County Commission Chairman Donna Storter Long on Tuesday. She was honored for earning an Associate in Science Degree in Paralegal Studies in April of this year. By Charles M. MurphyGlades County Democrat An approval of plans for the Palmdale store, discussion on needed improvements at the court house, and a dialogue about the Cypress Knee Museum highlighted the agenda when the Glades County Board of County Commissioners met on Tuesday in Moore Haven. Tom Gaskins III addressed the Commission in support of the County acquisition of the museum. He said it could be a destination for tourists. He said there is a lot of interest in the public about this facility. “If you Google Cypress Knee Museum you get County plans courthouse improvementsSee COUNTY — Page 18Hoover Dike safety concerns increase as lake level rises ... Page 8

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Hendry County School BoardAnnounces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under theNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMSAny interested person may review a copy of the policy by contactingDarrell Harris, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975, or call (863) 674-4113Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contain s complete income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, housethe school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Jodi Bell at (863) 674-4108. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service membe r’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; • Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and • Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy DARRELL HARRIS will review applications and determine eligibilGordon Swaggerty, 475 East Osceola Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Telephone # (863) 674-4620Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALSEffective from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014 To determine annual income: • If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52. • If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26. • If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24. • If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. Remember: “In accordance with Federal Law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is pro2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

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Football practice under wayPop Warner football practice started July 8. Practice is at 4:30 p.m. at Washington Park Field. For 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 Outpost. 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 information, contact the Glades County Extension Of ce at 863-946-0244.Foreclosure prevention workshop in ClewistonCLEWISTONCredit Card Management Services, Inc. D.B.A. Debthelper.com will be hosting a foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, Aug. 31, 9-3 p.m. at the Clewiston Youth Center located at 110 W. Osceola Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440. There will be Housing Counselors, Fannie Mae, and Legal Aid present for free consultation. For information, call 863-301-3180 or 1-800920-2262.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. For information, phone 863-946-2060 or 863801-5199. Memberships are $15 per year.Garden Club plans sh fryThe Lakeport Garden Club will host a Fish Fry on Monday, Sept. 2, at noon at Twin Palms on State Road 78 in Lakeport for $6 per plate. There will be music, dancing and raf es.Outreach program availableThe 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 will be in Moore HavenThe 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 239936-2316 for appointments or information.Register for Glades County Special Needs Shelter The 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 24hour 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 information or to apply for the Special Needs Program, visit www.myglades.com or contact Glades County Emergency Management at 863-9466020 for an application.Mortgage assistance availableThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families pa y the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/or to reinstate a delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be "forgiven" in 5.5 years after completing the program. The program is open to residents of Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties. You can register by calling Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing at 863-4675525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, invites everyone to attend services: Services are Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Church service 11 a.m, and Sunday night service at 6 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings at 6 p.m. Arlen Cook, is our Pastor. Come out for some preaching and good gospel singing. We still sing the old hymns. We do have Sunday School classes for children, would love to see you on Sunday morning.Send your news to the GDCThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news items, photos and letters to the editor. E-mail your news to gcdnews@newszap. com. Please e-mail photos as .jpg attachments. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 Glades at a Glance

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Fish CrowBY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonFish Crows are found across much of the eastern United States, from Massachusetts to south Florida and along the Gulf Coast to southern Texas. Resident and migratory Fish Crows are common in Florida’s coastal areas and many inland cities. These hefty, wellproportioned birds have heavy bills, sturdy legs and broad wings. Adults have glossy black feathers and are slightly smaller than an American Crow. Immature birds are not as glossy and their rst-year feathers can become brownish from wear. The oldest recorded Fish Crow lived to be 14 years and six months old. The Fish Crow’s most common call is a short nasal caw that sounds like someone saying “uh-uh”. When they are on the ground, the often call and puff out their necks and body feathers, forming a ragged ruff on their throat. These Crows make a shorter, higher-pitched call when they are in large groups, perched or while in ight. These birds are often found sharing the same habitat as American Crows near water in towns, parks or docks. In addition to waterfront habitats, they are often seen foraging on agricultural elds, golf courses, land lls and wooded areas. They eat almost anything they can nd. These small crows often eat invertebrates, carrion, bird eggs, berries, fruit and seeds. They are opportunistic birds who will often rob eggs from the nests of wading birds and songbirds, dig up turtle eggs or steal food from Crows, Gulls, Ibis and Ospreys. Their surplus food is often hidden in grass, Spanish moss or crevices for later use. Nesting adults will use these caches when feeding their young. Fish Crows are very social birds and form ocks of several hundred or more during the winter or migration. These Crows will join together or team up with American Crows to mob predators, including hawks, raccoons, owls and even humans. Their nests are often built in evergreens, palms, mangroves or other trees. They will nest in Heron colonies, but pairs of these crows will not normally nest within 100 yards of each other. The mated pair is secret and silent during nest-building and incubation. The female gathers the nesting materials and builds the nest without her mate’s help. The bulky nest of sticks, usually built six feet or less above the ground, is about 19 inches across when completed. The cup, which is about ve inches across, is lled with soil, brous bark, Spanish moss, pine needles, hair, grass and other materials. Egg laying usually occurs in April or May. Four to ve bluish or grayish-green eggs marked with brown or gray spots are incubated for 16 to 18 days. The young, who are born helpless, edge at about 21 days of age. Watch for Fish Crow around Lake Okeechobee and inland rivers and creeks. For information about the free escorted driving trips to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) on August 17 or September 21, visit www. hendrygladesaudubon.org or call 863.674.0695. Reservations are required for these escorted driving trips. PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured above is the Fish Crow. “Watch for Fish Crow around Lake Okeechobee and inland rivers and creeks.”— Margaret England Meet Mama and her pups! Mama is an American Pit bull. She and her puppies were abandoned on CR 720 near Clewiston last week. Mama and her puppies are energetic and lovable and they need a good home. If you are interested in adopting Mama or her puppies -or all three! -please contact Clewiston Animal Control at 863.983.1474 or stop in at their facility located at 1320 S. Olympia Street in Clewiston. Animal of the Week PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZ

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON USE OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS COLLECTED ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida (BOCC), at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering a change in the use of non-ad valorem special assessments collected on residential properties located within the West Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. Currently, an assessment in the amount of $100 per dwelling unit is levied on residential properties within the West Hendry County Recreational MSBU. In 2011, the assessment was raised from $75 to $100 to pay for completion and operation of the recreation complex under development on Forrey Drive. e BOCC is considering changing the use of the assessment revenues to contribute not only to the completion and operation of the recreation complex but also to the costs associated with the design and construction of an 18hole golf course adjacent to the recreation complex. e assessment amount would not change; only the use of the revenues collected from the assessment. e assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and will be collected annually until the BOCC discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of increased non-ad valorem special assessments on residential properties located within the East Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessments is for expanded recreational programming, capital improvements, required maintenance, and payment of debt owed by the East Hendry County Recreational MSBU to the County general fund. e amount of the assessment within the Central County Water Control District is proposed to increase from $20 per dwelling unit to $40 per dwelling unit per year, and the assessment on each dwelling unit in the remainder of the eastern portion of the unincorporated County is proposed to increase from $50 per dwelling unit to $100 per dwelling unit per year. e proposed assessments will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessments will be collected annually until the County Commission discontinues them. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magni ed. Unfortunately, underage drinking and driving is all too prevalent. Nearly a quarter of American high school students said that in the past 30 days, they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol, according to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. While parents can play an active role in helping prevent their kids from dangerous behaviors like drunk driving, they can't be everywhere at once. Luckily, new technologies are making it easier for communities to stop this life-threatening problem in its tracks while kids are out of the house. For example, barZapp, an ID veri cation mobile app, allows users to use their smartphone to quickly verify the authenticity of an ID card, making it easier for bars and restaurants to protect their patrons. Users aim a smartphone at the barcode on a driver's license to instantly read and verify the encoded information and display the results -including the bearer's name, date of birth, height, weight, eye color, hair color, gender, issue date, expiration date, issuing jurisdiction and ID number. "When lives are at stake, a bartender or server should not have to rely solely on a hunch," says Dr. Nelson Ludlow, the CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa, the technology company behind the barZapp app. "It's a low-cost solution for establishments to deter underage drinking, so you can expect to see more and more venues adopting this technology." More information about this potentially lifesaving technology can be found at www.icmobil. com. So what can parents do to protect their kids from themselves? Being involved in your kids' lives is crucial. Here are some ways to become more vigilant: Ask questions: When kids are heading out the door to meet with friends, be sure to ask plenty of questions. Where are you going? Who will be there? When will you be home? Set a curfew: Even on weekends, a curfew is important. Parents can rest easy when they know they can expect kids to return home at a certain time. Meet friends: Get to know your children's friends and their parents. Encourage them to spend time with friends who are responsible and mature. Plan activities: Binge drinking and boredom go hand in hand. Provide alternative sources of fun for your kids so they won't turn to drinking for lack of anything better to do. It's no secret that teenagers are prone to make bad decisions. But parents can play in uential roles in helping kids make smarter choices. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Best Vision Exam is the answer to your eye health and your wallet. Call us today for details on back to school specials 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 A con rmed case of Naegleria fowleri has been reported in Glades County. Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the "brain-eating amoeba") is a microscopic single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater, such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals. Infections can happen when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Infections usually occur when it is hot for prolonged periods of time, which results in higher water temperatures and lower water levels. The peak season for this amoeba is July, August and September. Naegleria fowleri infections are rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28 infections were reported in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012. The infections occurred from exposure to contaminated recreational water. Naegleria fowleri infections cannot be caused by drinking contaminated water and the amoeba is not found in salt water. Initial symptoms of PAM usually start within one to seven days after infection. The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea or vomiting. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures and hallucinations. After the start of symptoms, the disease progresses rapidly. Naegleria fowleri is found in many warm freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers in the United States, but mostly in southern-tier states. The low number of infections makes it dif cult to know why a few people have been infected compared to the millions of other people that used the same or similar waters across the U.S. The only way to prevent a Naegleria fowleri infection is not to participate in freshwater-related activities. However, following these tips can help prevent infection: Limit the amount of water that enters the nose by holding it shut, using nose clips, or not going under water when taking part in warm freshwater-related activities. Avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperature and low water levels. Avoid digging in or stirring up the sediment while taking part in water-related activities in shallow, warm freshwater areas. For more information about Naegleria fowleri, please visit the CDC website: http://www.cdc. gov/parasites/naegleria/ Con rmed Case of Naegleria FowleriRisks of Swimming in Freshwater Lakes, Ponds and Canals How to Protect Your Kids from Underage Drinking and Driving COURTESY PHOTONew technologies are helping businesses verify the authenticity of IDs.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem assessment on vacant residential lots within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain water lines. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $24 per vacant lot to $36 per vacant lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the lot connects to the water system. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR PORT LABELLE STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT NO. 1 MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem special assessment on properties located within the Port LaBelle Street Lighting District No. 1 Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessment is for maintenance and operation of street lighting within the Port LaBelle Street Lighting District No. 1 MSBU. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $35 per lot to $60 per lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the County Commission discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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By Katrina ElskenSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Lake Okeechobee continues to rise due to heavy rainfall in the basin. On Aug. 8, the lake topped 16 feet above sea level, half a foot higher than the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) target schedule for the big lake. ACOE has already increased inspections of the lake’s earthen dike, especially in areas w here seepage has been seen during high w ater events in previous years. When the lake level reaches 16.5 feet—which is expected to happen in less than two weeks—the dike will be inspected daily. Above-average rainfall in the Kissimmee River basin that drains into Lake Okeechobee has meant twice as much water is entering the lake than water managers can move out. The lake level could go up even faster if a tropical storm or hurricane hits. After Tropical Storm Faye hit the state in 2008, the level of Lake Okeechobee rose more than 2 feet in 10 days. Should the lake top 18 feet, chances that the dike will fail increase drastically. At 16 feet, the chance of dike breach is about 5 percent, according to the Army Corps of Engineers studies. At 18 feet, the probability of dike failure is 45 percent. Should the dike reach 20 feet, a dike breach is expected. The Herbert Hoover dike is ranked as one of the most high-risk dikes in the United States. Should the dike fail, there could be catastrophic ooding in the areas south of the lake, where some lake side areas are only 11 to 12 feet above sea level. More rainfall is expected. The hurricane season which began June 1, usually peaks in A ugust and September. Four tropical storms have formed so far this season, and forecasters predict 13 to 20 named storms. “What we’re doing now is preparing for the next event,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, A COE Jacksonville District deputy commander for South Florida in an Aug. 7 press conference. “We still have several months left in the w et season. We still have not reached the peak of the hurricane season,” Lt. Col. Greco said. “We’re taking that very seriously.” Seepage of water through the dike has been reported when the dike reached 18 feet in 1995 and in 2004. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma caused damage to the dike near Pahokee w here an old dike repair job reportedly failed. Since then, the ACOE has made repairs to the dike, including a retaining wall in the most vulnerable area between Port Mayacca and Belle Glade. The release of water into the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Canal have brought protests from coastal residents over the damage to the coastal estuaries. According to the South Florida Water Management District the district is saturated and water retention areas are full. The SFWMD is working with property owners to retain water on their land rather than drain it, to accept and detain regional runoff, or do both. The recent development of an algal bloom in the St. Lucie Estuary has highlighted the complexity and unique challenges these ecosystems present. SFWMD meteorologists report the wettest April through July period on record in South Florida since 1932. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the heavy in ux of fresh water into the St. Lucie basin at this time of year is a primary reason for the type of bloom currently occurring over a signi cant segment of the estuary. FDEP deployed staff to sample the algae and current water quality conditions in three locations in the St. Lucie basin last week. Initial tests con rmed a bloom of potential toxin-producing cyanobacteria. FDEP’s laboratory in Tallahassee conducted additional analyses of the samples. The results received Tuesday con rmed the presence of microcystin (toxin). These results have been shared with the Department of Health and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This data, along with different types of investigations by the Department of Health and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will inform both shortand long-term strategies to protect public health and the environment. The area remains under a precautionary advisory by the Department of Health (DOH) in Martin County and residents are encouraged to follow that guidance and stay advised to any current advisory conditions. “People need to know that they can become sick or experience respiratory problems from swimming in or coming in contact with the affected waters,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Floridians should listen closely to local health advisories to keep their families safe.” In addition, DOH of cials urge people not to allow their pets to swim or drink in or near algae blooms. Avoid eating sh harvested from areas near or in the blooms. Some people who are very sensitive to the algae may develop a rash. If you do come in contact with affected waters, wash with soap and water right away. As always, if you experience an illness, please see your health care provider immediately. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Research Institute is continuing regular monitoring of sh and wildlife in the area and working with our state and federal partners to gather and analyze current data. Fish kills can occur due to low dissolved oxygen in the water, which can be caused by algal blooms, as well as high temperatures and extended periods of cloudy, rainy weather. Although cyanobacteria blooms can occur at any time of year, they usually take place during summer or early fall. They are in uenced by light, nutrients, and temperature. “This is a complex issue that involves several eco-systems and the unprecedented amounts of rain in the last several months,” said Nick Wiley, Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “We encourage the public to help our efforts to better understand this situation by adding to our surveillance capacity and reporting sh kills and injured or sick wildlife”. To report a sh kill or abnormally behaving sh, call FWC’s Fish Kill Hotline at 800636-0511 or submit a report online at MyFWC.com/FishKill. Report sick, injured or dead wildlife including manatees and sea turtles to the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-3922. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 Concerns about dike safety increase as lake level rises

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Wood staining is crucial for protecting siding, outdoor furniture, play sets and decks from damage and deterioration. Before beginning any staining project, make sure the wood surface has been properly prepared. Pick a day to work that is between 50 and 90 degrees and when cold or wet weather is not expected within 48 hours. Remember: staining projects can be labor intensive, particularly when working on a large surface. To reduce project time, team up with a friend. Have one person use a roller to apply a layer of stain, while the other person uses a brush to go over it. This speeds up the staining process by an estimated 32 percent, according to Flood Wood Care. To avoid bending over in a way that is stressful to back and knees, attach a pole to the brush. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle and Clewiston to better serve the south lake area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 905 West Ventura Ave € Clewiston(Sharing of“ce space with Dr. Nelson) Orthopedic Services Only Starting June 13Call us for your next appointment at 1-877-675-5810 David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Visit our website at: www.jointteam.com Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/jointteam 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThere’s a legend about a king who decided to set a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard. Four nalists were brought forward. The rst person was a wealthy philanthropist. The people were told that this man was highly deserving of the honor because of his humanitarian efforts. He had given much of his wealth to the poor. The second person was a celebrated physician. They were told the doctor was highly deserving of the honor because he had rendered faithful and dedicated service to the sick for many years. The third person was a distinguished judge. They were told that the judge was worthy because he was noted for his wisdom, fairness and brilliant decisions. The fourth person was an elderly woman. She hardly looked the part of someone who would be honored as the greatest subject in the kingdom. People were intrigued and somewhat puzzled when the king chose to honor her as the greatest and asked who she was. The answer came: “You see the philanthropist, the doctor and the judge? Well, she was their teacher!” The profession of teaching dates back to the third millennium B.C., and school texts dating from 2500 B.C. have been unearthed that included such topics as botany, geology and mathematics. Classes were held from sunrise to sunset and the discipline in these schools was extremely strict. The early Hebrews were given a strict injunction to teach their children at home, which was a logical development for nomadic people. As times became more settled, prophets followed the parents as teachers, gathering around themselves small groups of disciples whom they instructed. It wasn’t until the Jews returned from Exile that organized schools appeared. These schools were the synagogue schools, which replaced the Temple as a place for instruction in things holy (which for the Jews were the only things worth knowing in life). Synagogues became common throughout Palestine and were used even after the rebuilding of the Temple. Students learned Deuteronomy, Psalm and Proverbs, and memorized other parts of the writings, as well. By New Testament times, parents were required to enroll their children in school at the age of six or seven. The Torah was the basic text on the elementary level and children learned their lessons by the process of constant repetition. In addition to Torah, they received instructions in reading, writing and arithmetic. For young people of ability, and for those who could be spared from the household, there were higher level schools. The teacher, who was always male, sat on a raised platform with his students sitting on the ground around him in a semi-circle. In Talmudic times, the student to teacher ratio was no more than 25 to one. Teachers in the elementary schools were paid by the parents of the pupils, while teachers of the higher level students were unpaid and had to earn their livings at a second vocation. Teachers were exempt from paying taxes and could discipline their students in any way they chose. One favorite method was the use of a strap of reeds on inattentive students! Imagine trying to get away with that today! Also, we shouldn’t forget the great respect in which the teacher was held. The word “teacher” was frequently used as a term of respect and was found coupled with “lord” and “king.” In Ephesians 4:11, teachers are listed among those who have received divine gifts and were given equal standing to leaders in the church and community. Teachers, we still thank God for you and honor you for all you do and are! Religion ColumnIn Honor of Teachers COURTESY PHOTO Use These Tips to Make Wood Staining Simpler

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By Tobacco-Free Partnership Why pursue restrictions to avored tobacco sales? Florida's Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2007 Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs recommendations. In order to truly reduce youth tobacco use, we must change the way communities think about tobacco, and tobacco companies, in their homes, schools, worksites, parks and public places. This shift in social norms will occur because of policies that will make tobacco less desirable, less acceptable and less accessible. Each county in Florida is working towards passing resolutions that will restrict the sale of avored tobacco products not already covered by the US Food and Drug A dministration (FDA). A few facts….It appeals to kids. Candy and fruit avors mask the bad taste of tobacco, making it easier for kids to start using these products. Once they start using one tobacco product, they are more likely to experiment with others. Young people are much more likely to use candy and fruit- avored tobacco products than adults, and tobacco industry documents show that companies have designed these products with kids in mind. In Hendry County, 1 in 6 youth between the ages of 11 and 17 have tried avored tobacco. In Glades County, 1 in 8 youth between the ages of 11 and 17 have tried avored tobacco.Disguise the taste of tobaccoCandy and fruit avors mask the bad taste of tobacco, making it easier for kids to start using tobacco products. Once they start using one tobacco product, however, they are more likely to experiment with others. Are just as addictiveScientists have found that many kids think avored tobacco products are safer and less addictive than regular tobacco products. This is not true. All tobacco products contain nicotine, one of the addictive chemicals that make it so hard to quit using tobacco. Most avored tobacco products like smokeless tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, and dip can be purchased at local convenience stores. These kinds of avors make tobacco products especially appealing to kids, and can lead to a lifetime of tobacco addiction. Have same harmful effectsFlavored cigars and pipes are not less dangerous than regular tobacco products. Smoking any kind of tobacco product increases your risk of developing serious health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema. Tobacco products that you don't smoke, like snuff and chewing tobacco, have also been shown to cause gum disease and cancers of the mouth. The FDA is encouraging parents to understand the serious risks associated with avored tobacco products.Begin with the end in mindAdvocating for policy change is an ongoing process. With each step, we get closer to protecting future generations of youth from the manipulative tactics and new products 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 Parents need to know the facts about avored tobacco products Booker T. Washington Alumni Association members, along with their families, friends, and guests, celebrated their biennial reunion July 19-21. Nada Miles Harrison and Verna Bell Okali served as the reunion coordinators, and Myrtle Thomas Pittman, Bennie Gadson, Ruth Miles Neasman, Alzora Thomas Chilous, Claudie Drummond McPherson, Robert McPherson and Marvin Brown headed up the various committees, with support from Felton Huggins and rsttime attendees Parolyn Tobias Davidson and Wayne Reese. The program included three days of entertaining and lively activities that focused on the theme, "Retaining the Legacy." The reunion began with registration and a meet and greet at the Holiday Inn in Clewiston on Friday, July 19, and continued at the Washington Park Community Center in Moore Haven with a picnic and banquet on Saturday. The evening's banquet included a program chaired by Myrtle Pittman, followed by a delectable meal prepared by Tom and Angela Catering. One of the highlights of the program was recognition of the Class of 1963 in observance of their ftieth year. Members gathered on Sunday morning for a spirit- lled worship service at Bethel AME Church, Moore Haven, with Pastor Shanetta Ligon. Beautiful, soulful music was provided by the church choir. Apostle Robert Bell, pastor of Pentecostal Faith Cathedral and a BTW alumnus, also blessed the congregation with moving solos. The weekend concluded with a memorial tribute to deceased classmates and teachers that was followed with a repast provided by Tom and Angela Catering. Mrs. Sarah Gamble Greenlee of Greensboro, N.C., and the longest serving teacher at Booker T. Washington, was the center of attention throughout as she reminisced about the good life in Moore Haven. Teachers Mr. Clem C. Benton, Jr., of Fort Pierce, Mrs. Lillie Crosby Mitchell of Beaufort, S.C., and retired Union College (Union University, N.Y.) biological sciences professor and BTW alumnus, Dr. George W. Smith, of Niskayuna, N.Y., and also Mr. Norman Thornton, of Miami, F.L., retired teacher of Moore Haven High School and the rst graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School were present. Mr. Anthony Bennard of Clewiston provided the music and photography services were provided by Lo Davis Production of Fort Pierce and Mr. Johnny Hall of Moore Haven. Members expressed their gratitude to the planning committee for an enjoyable weekend and encouraged more alumni to attend the July 2015 reunion in Moore Haven. 2013 Booker T. Washington school reunion was held By Barbara BrownGlades County Woman's Club Just because it is summer, and most of the clubs have put their meetings on hold, is no reason to think Glades County Woman's Club is not still actively planning. Newly elected president, Kim Clement called special meetings to continue planning for the fundraiser "High Heel A-thon," and for her of cers to help with planning the new club year. The HHA is the clubs project for breast cancer awareness. Due to increase in membership, the club will be meeting in the lobby of the Doyle Conner building instead of the Westergaard House, and an advanced time to 6 p.m. will be brought before the club for a vote. The rst meeting will remain on the second Thursday on Sept. 12, but will start at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. This earlier time was suggested so that those who live out of town are not so late getting home after meetings. Club of cers will provide the refreshments for this rst meeting. Bonita Drayton reported that her committee has extended the time for designs for the Glades County Woman's Club logo to be presented. They will decide on the logo, and take orders for tee shirts at the September meeting. All members have great ideas, put them on paper, canvas or fabric, and get them to Bonita. Vaushea Lewis informed the group that she is continuing to work on a website for the Glades County Woman's Club that will also be available through Facebook, as Facebook is the rst place people check to see what is happening. Kim is busily organizing the High Heel-AThon which will be on Oct. 5 at the Chalo Nitka grounds. This is a community event, and the Woman's Club is hoping to have activities for kids at little or no cost to the child. Vendors are on a rst-come, rst-served basis, price $25, and if food is sold, it must not be a duplicate of another vendor. Be sure to sponsor your favorite male for the Womanless Beauty Pagaentit is onl y $10 to sponsor a man who is 21 or older. This should be hilarious, and the highlight o f the day. Kim warned the group to be sure to remember this is to be a family affair when sponsoring him. There is no fee to enter the grounds. Anyone can enter the contest for the High HeelA-Thon, and not all have to wear heels, but to be considered for rst, second and third prizes they must wear heels. To enter this walking contest, the fee will be $10 for ages 13 and up; and $5 for 12 and under. If you wish to enter as a team, you must have 10 people in your team. Other contests will be a Bra Decorating Contest, $5 to enter; a Pink Pumpkin Contest, $5 to enter; and, Cow Chip Bingo. Tickets are already being sold for the bingo, and you will get to watch to see if the cow deposits her chip where it is pro table for you. A fashion show is scheduled for noon b y Southern Diva from LaBelle. So, as I said, Glades County Woman's Club is happily and busily getting ready for the new club year. Bobbi Brown, 863-946-3356 Glades County Woman's Club plans events 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.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a nonad valorem special assessment on commercial properties located within the West Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to raise funds to design and construct an 18-hole golf course adjacent to the recreation complex currently under development on Forrey Drive. All commercial parcels are proposed to be assessed a at amount of $750 per parcel, plus an assessment based upon driving distance from the golf course. e farthest parcel within the West Hendry County Recreational MSBU will be assessed $5,821 for the part of the assessment based on distance. Parcels will be assessed more based upon being closer to the golf course using a formula based upon the relative distance of the subject parcel compared to the farthest parcel. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector annually for 30 years in approximately equal installments. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR A PORTION OF PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a non-ad valorem assessment on vacant residential lots within a portion of the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain water lines. e amount of the proposed assessment is $36 per vacant lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the lot connects to the water system. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 Focusing on organics recyclingGarick LLC, operator of Waste Management’s compost facility, will produce, package and sell the Organic Valley Brand Compost and Potting Mixes via a unique new collaboration involving Faith Farm Ministries. Garick LLC operates two Waste Management compost facilities in Florida, including the Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility, an eight-acre facility located adjacent to W aste Management’s Okeechobee Land ll. The facility, along with Waste Management’s V ista Organics Recycling Facility in Apopka, makes organic compost using local food, y ard and wood residuals. The compost is used to make high-quality soil mixes for the landscape and garden markets. Together, Garick and Faith Farm Ministries have invested in and built the new packaging facility on the Faith Farm Okeechobee campus to bring the compost product to market. The Organic Valley Brand will be available for sale in all Faith Farm thrift stores, as well as other retail stores focusing on organic products. “This collaboration allows us to grow our organics recycling and composting business w ith Waste Management while supporting the local community by giving men within Faith Farm Ministries’ program an opportunity to develop new skills they can take w ith them into the job market,” said Ray Stamper, general manager of Garick’s Florida operations. “I am very excited about this opportunity to mutually grow our business, further our commitment to green initiatives and support this mission.” The new collaboration provides a “closed-loop” solution – from raw materials taken out of the waste stream to a high-end organic packaged material all locally procured and manufactured. The Organic Valley Compost will be available in one cubic foot bags and the Potting Mix will be sold in a 1.5-cubic foot bag. “We are excited about being part of the organic recycling story here, including using and reusing what society throws away to help others,” says Allen Patterson, assistant campus director of Faith Farm Ministries in Okeechobee. “Faith Farm is all about helping men and women get a new start in life; men and women who have often been discarded by society, yet have intrinsic and eternal value. We look forward to offering our programs to others who need them in the days and months ahead.” The Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility is permitted to accept up to 30,000 tons of organic material per year. It is part of Waste Management’s strategy to expand organics recycling. To date, the company operates 36 organics processing facilities throughout North America. “As the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider, our customers are asking us to help them meet their sustainability and recycling goals,” said Karen Hawkins, manager of organics recycling for Waste Management. “We’re very pleased to have invested in and built the Okeechobee facility which provides the most advanced aerated composting technology available to make this project possible.” North America generates over 80 million tons of organic waste each year. In the United States, approximately one third of municipal solid waste is organic, including food scraps, yard trimmings and wood residue. Approximately 65 percent of American yard waste and 2.5 percent of food scraps are currently diverted from disposal. The market for composting services is growing. Consumers are increasingly demanding non-chemical solutions to lawn and garden care. Municipalities and companies are seeking to reduce the amount of organic material they send for disposal. Organic compost is considered a part of the green retail market, which has been growing at 20 percent annually. Garick LLC, waste management announce recycling initiative Due to the heavy rainfall and isolated ooding throughout the state this summer, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) emphasizes the importance of residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around your home or business, individuals should remember to drain and cover.  DRAIN standing water: Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, owerpots or any other containers where sprinkler or rainwater has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.  COVER your skin. If you must be outside when mosquitoes are active, cover up. Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves. Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with 10-30 percent DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than two months old.  COVER doors and windows with screens. Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches and patios. Symptoms of West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, and confusion. For information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit our Environmental Health website http://www.doh.state. .us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/info_links_ general.htm or call your local county health department. Protect your family from mosquito-borne illnesses Special to the Okeechobee NewsGarick, Faith Farm Ministries and Waste Management are bringing organic compost to market. Top row: Ray Stamper, general manager, Garick Florida operations; Allen Patterson, assistant campus director, Faith Farm Ministries Okeechobee; Pastor Jim Benton, Faith Farm Ministries; and Karen Hawkins, Waste Management manager of organics recycling. Bottom row: Faith Farm representatives Justin Lugo, Chance Smith, Mark Hinton, Monty Corbett and William Dickinson. Organic pre-consumer food scraps arrive from Publix and other customers. Food scraps are mixed with yard waste. Special to the Okeechobee NewsWindrows where the material is monitored to complete its transformation to organic compost.

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Employment Full Time REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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MEDS, Patient Advocacy leader, is seeking a candidate to work w/ uninsured clients on Medicaid and charity programs in Clewiston. The schedule is parttime and will include evenings and Saturdays. Bilingual skills preferred. Competitive salary. Resumes to: Amy.Meyer@ BHS-MEDS.com EOE. Employment Full Time Network Administrator IIResponsible for the maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting the network along with supporting rewalls and other network devices Requirements: Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, design, implementation, and end user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies; experience supporting telecommunications equipment. OSI model, STP, VLAN, DTP, Wireless 802.11 a,b,g,n OSPF, EIGRP, PIM. LACP, VMware, VRRP, HSRP. GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP. Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar .com New Home Health Agency seeking caring RN’s, LPN,s and HHA’s for perdiem Medicare Home Health visits. Excellent pay with work in your community. Please call 561-345-3448 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time THREE MECHANICS/ HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment. 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Computer/ SuppliesComputer Slow? Popups? Complete Clean $35 Reprogram $55 By Professional! Why pay more? Call Tony 863-517-2782 If we can’t x it, you don’t pay!. Houses RentM. Haven Furnished or Unfurnished 2BR/1 BA Double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile. $675 mo. Lrg. 3BR/2 BA Block house. Tile oors on double lot. $825 mo. Lrg. 1BR/1BA mobile home, $425 mo. 2BR/2 BA $500 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 Mobile HomeSale28x80 doublewide, 4br, 2 bath on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres off of Hwy 80. Only $54,900 with $5,500 down. You must have a credit score of 600 or more. Call 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 HORSESHOE ACRES For sale by Owner. 3/2 older dbl wide. Reduced $39,900, owner nancing with $10K down. (863) 517-0188. Used doublewide, 3br, 2 bath Zone II for Glades County only $31,900 includes setup and a/c. Call Jody at 863-675-1580 Zone II doublewide, 3br, 2 bath for Glades County or Highlands County only. $33,900 includes setup, a/c, skirting and steps. Home is in excellent condition with new metal roof. Call Brittany or Sue at 863-675-8888 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop to discuss the proposed 2013-2014 budgets for advertising purposes on the following date: Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:00 A.M The budget workshop will be held in the County Commissioners Chambers, Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida. Everyone is invited to attend. 450142 GCD 8/15/2013 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, 28 de Agosto de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 449218 CN 8/15/2013 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000594 EAA A-1 Flow Equalization Basin Palm Beach County, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for the EAA A-1 FLOW EQUALIZATION BASIN, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL. This Project includes, but is not limited to, construction of approximately 21 miles of earthen levees, fteen (15) water control structures, two (2) in ow channels, ve (5) boat ramps and four (4) parking areas, seventeen (17) stilling wells, and an out ow collection and conveyance canal that will route water to the NNRC upstream of existing pump station G-370. In addition to the construction of these Project features, the Project requires that existing onsite agricultural pump stations be demolished, existing muck piles and roads be degraded and the construction of earth plugs in numerous existing agricultural canals. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013 AT 10:00 AM, at the District’s Clewiston Field Station, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. For directions call (863) 983-1431. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 449895 CN 8/15 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Curtis Brown, TV speakers, A/C, miscellaneous boxes. • Property of: Sharanda Davis, Bedroom Suite, Matt & Box Spring, Headboard, miscellaneous boxes • Property of: Johnnie Dent, Bedroom Suite, Microwave, Refrigerator, Matt & Box, TV’s miscellaneous boxes. 449034 SUN 8/8,15/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a horse from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horse. 449403 GCD 8/8 & 8/15/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000367 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vsJuan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca and Oralia Medina Montes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca, Husband and Wife, et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: Juan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935 and Oralia Medina Montes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under, or against the named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 18, BLOCK 2150, FORT LABELLE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a cop[y of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 1st day of August, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER Circuit and County Courts By: S. Miller Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 449524 CN 8/8,15/2013 IN THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 502013CP002439XXXXMB IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTHONY NUNEZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Anthony Nunez, deceased, whose date of death is December 20, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Palm Beach County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number the address of which is Palm Beach County Courthouse, Probate Division, le number 502013CP002439XXXXMB, the address of which is 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. The name and address of the Personal Representative’s attorney is 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 THREE MONTHS (3) 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 AND OBJECTIONS 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 AUGUST 15, 2013. Personal Representative: Annette Dato Attorney for Personal Representative: KAREN ESTRY, ESQUIRE LAW OFFICES OF HARVEY M. ALPER 516 Douglas Avenue, Suite 1106 Post Of ce Box 162967 Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-2967 (407) 869-0900 (407) 869-4905 Florida Bar #91051 Estrylegal@aol.corn Cjsparalegal@aol.com (secondary email) 449836 8/15,22/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-142 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-4, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as servicer, 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, DEBBIE SANDOVAL CORTEZ A/K/A DEBBIE D. CORTEZ, VICENTE CORTEZ,JR. A/K/A VICENTE CORTEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEBBIE SANDOVAL CORTEZ A/K/A DEBBIE D. CORTEZ, VICENTE CORTEZ, JR., A/K/A VICENTE CORTEZ, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Hendry, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 34, SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 175, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 28 X 60 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS FLFLV79AB13142HE31. Commonly known as; 1842 JOSHUA, BLVD., CLEWISTON, FL 33440. You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Rd. Ste 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original. with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 7th day of August, 2013. Clerk of Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 449979 CN 8/15,22/2013 PAHOKEE HOUSING AUTHORITY, INC. PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID FOR LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICES BID NO. LM021080013 Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Pahokee Housing Authority, until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2013, local time, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment, and performing all work necessary and incidental to Lawn Maintenance Services for L.L. Stuckey Homes; McClure Village; Padgett Island Homes; and Fremd Village, in accordance with the Pahokee Housing Authority’s plans, speci cations and contract documents. Speci cations and Instruction to Bidder are available upon request, by contacting Satyam Polineni, Ass’t. Executive/Finance Director, at the Central Of ce of the Authority, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476; telephone no. 561-924-5565; or by email at polineni@bell south.net. Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace. 449862 SUN 8/15/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a special Board meeting at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 23rd in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.450103 CN/CB 8/15/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.450161 CN/CB 8/15/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/30/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1993 TOYOTA JT4VN93D0P5034561 450164 CN 8/15/2013 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP The Board of Supervisors for the Port LaBelle Community Development District has scheduled a Budget Workshop for August 19, 2013, at 5:30 PM at the District of ce located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Nancy Imhoff Chairman 449675 CN/CB 8/8 & 8/15/2013 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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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 4068 2008 4104329-06021940140 Ray A Flores Lot 14, Block 2194, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448382 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 3195 2010 1214334-01000130100 Leroy & Lynvetta A Myers Lot 26, Block 13, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448392 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1136 2010 1224331-010000L0010 Silvya Hinojosa The Southeast of the Northeast of the Northeast of the Southwest of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road over the East 30 feet thereof. (Lot 8, Block L, Pioneer Plantation, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448388 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 2595 2009 1214334-010000Q0280 TN Hill c/o Tasha Hill-Henry Lots 36 and 37, Block Q, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449618 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 2686 2008 1214334-01000050100 Daisy Bell Williams c/o Lois Gray Prof Bus Svc Lot 10, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449621 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 3408 2010 2024329-05000080090 Ervin A Kelting Jr and Kandis M Kelting Lots 14, 15 and 16, Block 8, ANDREWS ADDITION TO LABELLE PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 47, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013 Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448393 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 3412 2010 2024329-12000110032 Dorothy Rose Rebele c/p Frank Williams Lots 11 thru 14, Block 11, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 9, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449623 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 2396 2009 1314433-A0003380000 Lou’s Properties Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5865, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448381 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 2056 2008 1264432-A0001950000 Ana Von Buren Wenzel The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 293, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448374 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 1310 2009 1134432-A0002010000 Ruth Mercedes Reynolds Remudo The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3069, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449614 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 1244432-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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448371 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 2498 2009 1144334-A0000470200 Dwight Hat eld & Carrol C. Redish & Leroy Hare Est Begin at the Southwest corner of Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 28’ 25” East, 390 feet to Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 29’ 43” West, 158.66 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, 110 feet; thence South 00 degrees 29’ 43” East 158.71 feet; thence South 89 degrees 28’ 25” West, 110 feet to Point of Beginning, Excluding Right of Way. 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449617 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 3130 2008 2024329-670000B0090 Mary Culliver Est c/o Brenda K Kendrick Lot 17, Block B, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448376 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 3431 2010 2024329-250000B0050 Daniel M. Vasquez Lot 5, Block B, CROSS-TIE MOBILE ESTATES, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 103, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449624 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 3333 2010 2014329-01000410060 Sabitree Bhagwandin Lots 15 and 16, BUSH SUBDIVISION of LaBelle, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 7, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448397 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 802 2009 1274329-01000G10380 Leon + Isidora Gonzalez From the intersection of the North line of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of SR 29, run South 03 degrees 45’ East along said centerline 2899.3 feet to the Pointof-Beginning; thence North 86 degrees 34’ East, 450 feet; thence South 03 degrees 45’ East, 50 feet; thence South 86 degrees 34’ West, 450 feet; thence North 03 degrees 45’ West, 50 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS the Westerly 50 feet for R/W of SR 29. Also known as Business Lots 38 and 39, Section G-1, LABELLE RANCHETTES, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448398 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeSOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: HCGM, LLC, 6751 Professional Parkway, Suite 107, Sarasota, FL 34240, has submitted Application 130709-13 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00883-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 32, Township 45 South, Range 28 East. George D. and Barbara Thornton and Joseph D. Thornton (JD Thorton Nurseries SR 80 East) 1010 East US Highway 27, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 130715-15 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00909-W to irrigate 47 acres of nursery lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 450023 CN 8/15/2013 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 3411 2010 2024329-12000100030 Dorothy Rose Rebele c/o Frank Williams Lot 6, Block 10, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 9, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida AND the East one-half of the following: Begin at the Northwest corner of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence East 1120 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 72.03 feet to ditch; thence Easterly 200.59 feet; thence North 61.78 feet; thence West 200 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448395 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 701 2009 1264329-02000020030 Larry Dewayne Perkins Est + Dennis A Perkins The South 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 and the East 20 feet for the road Right-of-way, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Being Lot B-13, LABELLE ACRES, an unrecorded subdivision. LESS the following: Beginning at a point 25 feet North of the Southeast corner of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, thence West 208.91 feet; thence North 208.71 feet; thence East 208.71 feet; thence S 208.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, a portion of that tract also described as B-13, LABELLE ACRES, all lying and being in 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448385 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 2362 2009 1314433-A0001350000 David & Yasmin K McGee The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5847, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448380 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 4028 2008 4104329-060000D0010 Praim Gagraj & Margha Mahabir Tract D, Block 2196, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of G-2, S 00 degrees 40’ 08” E, along East right-of-way of Birchwood PKY1013.9 feet to Point-of-Beginning; thence S 68 degrees 15’ 26” E, 220 feet; thence S 32 degrees 48’ 48” E, 220 feet to North right-of-way of Garden Road, West along right-of-way on curve, delta 03 degrees14’56”, radius 4850 feet, length 275.01 feet to point of compound curve to right, delta 90 degrees 06’ 50”, radius 46.36 feet, length 72.92 feet to the East right-of-way of Birchwood PKY; thence N 00 degrees 40’ 08” W, along East right-of-way 230 feet to the Point-ofBeginning. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013 Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448378 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 2343 2009 1314433-A0000260000 Ismael Fernandez & Omar Fernandez The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31. Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6026, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449616 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING/INSPECTION SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTING A 12-FOOT WIDE TURN LANE FROM SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND CR 835 TO THE PROPOSED MAIN ENTRANCE OF A COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2013-24 Opening Date and Time: August 29, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for constructing a 12 foot wide turn lane from southbound and northbound CR 835 to the proposed main entrance of a commercial development known as Southeast Renewable Fuels in Hendry County, Florida. Two rms will be selected, one for the design & permitting services and one for the construction engineering/inspection services of the project. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design permitting services, and construction engineering/inspection services. The County will not allow the same rm to perform the design & permitting services and the construction engineering/inspection services for this construction project. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., August 29, 2013, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by email at jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 449187 CN/CB 8/1,8,15,22/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 449220 CN 8/15/2013 SOLE PURPOSE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FLORIDA RECREATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) GRANT FUNDS Notice is hereby given that a sole purpose public meeting will be held on Monday, August 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board Of ce Building, 310 Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL to discuss the proposed use of Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant funds. This meeting is for the sole purpose of discussing the proposed LaBelle Regional Sports Complex Phase II project on Forrey Road. Questions can be directed to the Hendry County Grants & Special Projects Of ce at 863-675-5264. This public meeting is being conducted in a handicap accessible location. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 450155 CN/CB 8/15/2013 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 1960 2008 1254432-A0001760000 Luis D. & Marta Sardinas The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to a canal easement over and across the South 30 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 561, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449620 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 2965 2009 2024329-670000B0230 Mary Culliver Est c/o Brenda K. Kendrick Lot 26, Block B, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449619 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 1995 2009 1344432-A0000060000 Manuel & maritza Gonzalez & Edgar Gonzalez The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4392, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449615 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 2743 2008 1214334-010000P0140 Daisy W. Hill Lot 22, Block P, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449622 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Earn some extra cash. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 all sorts of interesting things. I think the history there and of Glades County should not be ignored. I do not advocate the County taking on a burden by leasing the property,” he said. Leasing the property for a minimal amount, and working with other interests, could obtain funds needed to restore the facility. “I hate to see the condition this facility is in now,” he added. Harris Friedman of Muse has worked for a decade on the museum and its future. He is a professor at the University of Florida. He said the structure is unique and can be an economic engine for this community. “This is a very valuable resource. Despite its current condition it is basically a sound structure. Most of the problems are simply cosmetic and there is absolutely no reason it could not be restored,” he added. Historic preservation grants were sought at one time for the facility, he explained, but the economic downturn basically dried up those state funds. Friedman predicted once the economy turns around there will be funds available to restore the museum. The lease terms for the County are over 50 years at $300 per year. The county would lease three acres. The State Department of Env ironmental Protection will help the County develop a management plan for the facility. Commission Chairman Donna Storter Long said she would like to see a museum and welcome center, a rest stop that is priv ately operated. She said it will preserve the county options. If the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took over the facility they would likely remove all of the improvements and buildings on the property. There has also been graf ti that has ruined most of an historic mural on the building. Commissioners Paul Beck and Dennis Grifn said they would not support the lease at this point. Commissioners requested the Economic Development Council and the Tourist Development Council weigh in on the project. A Commission decision could take place at their meeting on September 10th at 9 am. Court Administrative Service Manager Dawn Oliver updated the Board on $851,000 in grant funds they received for court house renovations. The grant funds were received between 2006 and 2008. The county designated $301,000 for electrical and air conditioning upgrades and $550,000 for a record storage facility. She stated the money for the electrical and air conditioning can be used immediately. The County built a safe records storage area at a nearby re station with other dollars. Since it is not on court house property it did not qualify for grant funding. Commissioner Tim Stanley suggested the County use the off site storage facility for another purpose and use the grant dollars to construct a storage facility at the court house. “We need to spend this money before they take this money away from us,” he added. He cautioned against too many studies and assessments. Oliver said the state approved surcharges for non criminal traf c citations and DUI’s for counties. She noted over 4,000 citations issued last year could be eligible for these surcharges, which can range from $15 to $30. Only 14percent of the citations were issued to Glades County residents. This money can be used to maintain and upkeep the court house. “I believe this is a way that we can make some improvements to this facility,” she added. Chairman Storter Long said user fees are usually the most fair. The commissioners endorsed the concept and will consider an ordinance at a future meeting. Glades County is one of only three Florida counties that do not have these surcharges in place. Commissioner Dennis Grif n said the electrical system in the court house is in desperate need of an upgrade. He compared the system to a rat’s nest. Other upgrades could include a sally port for inmates, improved security and technology, and improvements to the elevator. One architectural rm presented a proposal for $24,400 to review some of these items last spring. The Commission approved a rezoning application for the Palmdale store on US 27 at Broadway Avenue in Palmdale. Over four acres was rezoned from residential mixed to neighborhood commercial. One public comment from Janet Fields of Lake Placid was in favor of the project. The applicant Marcia Taylor plans to enlarge the store and reopen it to the public. In other actions the Commission agreed to begin discussions on redistricting in 2014 and hold joint meetings with the Glades County School Board. Resident Ellen Beers complained that the commission has delayed the redistricting since 2010. She explained Florida has had many issues with voting. She said this issue should have been dealt with quickly and fairly. They also adopted state codes for re prevention and safety. Fire ghter Gerald Watson will be the inspector. The fees for plan review starts at $150. Fines for violations start at $50. The Commission scheduled a workshop meeting on Friday, August 30 at 9 am to discuss and review a county purchasing policy and procedures. A budget workshop is scheduled for August 23 at 9 am. A deadline for applications for the Glades County Manager position is August 23. The commission plans to review these applications on August 30th. The annual audit report conducted by Martin, Redovan, Clifton, Larson and Allen LLP stated the county’s total net assets increased by $127,000 in 2012-2013. Unassigned fund balance was $6.6 million, or 37% of total general fund expenditures. Sheriff Stuart Whiddon reported the murder trial of Lakeport resident Koty Lewis is scheduled to begin Monday, August 19 at the Glades County court house. He is charged with shooting an Okeechobee bail bondsman. Commissioners also approved various Ship projects. Clyde Johnson Construction was awarded three bids for a total of $205,997. The commission also approved a contract for $31,175 to pressure wash, and paint the court house. Service Painting of Florida was the low bidder. Gary Ritter of the South Florida Water Management District reported levels of Lake Okeechobee have exceeded 16 feet. Out ows have now out distanced in ows to the lake for the rst time in several weeks. Coastal areas continue to protest the lake releases. On August 22, a special legislative meeting will take place to discuss fresh water releases and possible alternatives in the future in Stuart. Mr. Ritter disputed predictions that the lake level would reach 18 feet this year. He also emphasized the lake releases do not account for all of the water that reaches the coast. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Charles MurphyTerrellynn Anascavage was honored Tuesday for her dedication to earn a certi cation as a Registered Public Safety Leader from APCO International in July. She received the award from Glades County Commission Chairman Donna Storter Long. The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Department (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Marivic Perez, 58, S.E. Daniels Road, Moore Haven, was arrested Aug. 8 by the GCSO on a felony warrant issued to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) charging her with submitting a false voter registration/information. She was released on her own recognizance.  Michael Lee Faz, 35, S.R. 29 S., LaBelle, was arrested Aug. 8 by the GCSO on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $11,000. He was also arrested on a Hendry County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance. He is being held without bond on that charge.  Michael Edward Coberly, 40, Lake Drive W., Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Aug. 8 b y the GCSO on felony charges of assault on a person 65 years of age or older and battery on a person 65 years of age or older. His bond was set at $20,000.  Barbara J. Thorne, 59, S.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, was arrested Aug. 11 by the GCSO on a warrant charging her with the felony of grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Nicole Michelle Gonzales, 24, N.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 by the GCSO on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. Her bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The infor mation will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Dale ConyersPrayers for ZacharyHundreds of area residents joined in prayer in LaBelle on Wednesday at a special service for Zachary Renya, the Port LaBelle boy who is ghting an infection by a brain-eating amoeba. For more on the story, see page 19.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD AND CHANGE IN PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENT FOR SKY VALLEY MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem special assessment and change in the purposes of the assessment for properties located within the Sky Valley Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purposes of the non-ad valorem assessment are being expanded to include road improvement and maintenance and the annual assessment amount is being increased to pay for turn lanes being constructed at the entrance of the Sky Valley subdivision. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $175.00 per lot to $195.58 per lot per year. e proposed increased assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the increased assessment will be collected annually for three years, aer which the assessment is scheduled to be reduced to $175.00 per lot per year and continue at that rate annually until the County Commission discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 BY KATRINA ELSKEN Ind epe nd e nt N e w s M e d iaA LaBelle Middle School student is ghting for his life at Miami Children's Hospital. Zachary Reyna, 12, has been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitisor PAM. The infection is caused by Naegleria fowleri, a braineating amoeba. PAM is deadly in most cases. According to the Center for Disease Control, in the past 50 years only three victims have survived, including the recent case in Arkansas of 12-year-old Kali Hardig, who is still hospitalized. An online campaign "Pray4Number4" has Facebook and Twitter fans all over the country sending prayers that Zachary will be the fourth. According to family members who have posted updates on Facebook and Twitter, Zachary is believed to have come in contact with the amoeba while kneeboarding in a ditch near his home in Port LaBelle on Aug. 3. When Zachary started showing signs of illness, at rst the family just thought Zachary had a "24-hour bug," according to Zachary's older brother, Brandon Villarreal. But when the normally active boy slept all night and all day, his mother sensed something was wrong. On Aug. 7, Zachary was hospitalized in Fort Myers. The next day, he was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital, where he is in pediatric intensive care. According to family member's reports on social media, a spinal tap showed positive for DNA remnants of the amoeba. The boy underwent surgery on Aug. 10 to relieve pressure on his brain. Zachary's doctors in Miami are in contact with the doctors in Arkansas who treated Kali Harding. According to Brenda Barnes of the Hendry County Health Department, initial symptoms of PAM usually start within one to seven days after infection. The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea, or vomiting. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures, and hallucinations. After the start of symptoms, the disease progresses rapidly. While keeping vigil at the hospital, Zachary's family is also using social media to warn others of the dangers of swimming in warm freshwater lakes, ponds and canals where the amoeba may be found. "Keep bringing your prayers," Danny Reyna, Zachary's uncle, tweeted Tuesday. "The support around the country is awesome. Also spread the word on amoebas. Keep our children safe. "Zac is a ghter and will kick this amoeba," he stated. Zachary's parents posted the following message online Tuesday morning: "Zac is still ghting. Doctors are saying things have not changed. We are still strong on our end because we know God will step in when he is ready. Keep praying." According to Danny Reyna, Zac is an athlete who loves being outdoors. Because he loves baseball, family members are urging him to "hit a home run" and win his ght against PAM. "I told him it's the ninth inning, ninth inning two outs, runner on third, he's up to bat. It's his turn to hit it out. Bring the runs home so we can go home. It's time to win," said Brandon Villarreal in an NBC television interview on Monday. "He's going to be OK." In LaBelle, residents held a prayer service for Zachary in front of the Hendry County Courthouse. Posts about Zachary can be found on Twitter at #pray4number4. Local Child Fights for His Life as Rare Disease Takes Hold PHOTO/ SWIM ABOVE WATER FACEBOOKPictured above is Zachary Reyna. "The support around the country is awesome. A lso spread the word on amoebas. Keep our children safe."— Danny Reyna

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Customer may elect additional vehicle discount in lieu of gi card.Ž stk# c614577, MSRP $25,680. Price/payment excludes taxes, tag and $699 dealer fee. Price includes all factory rebates and incentives, assigned to dealer. See dealer for details. Vehicle subject to prior sale. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors, sale ends 8/31/2013. Photo for illustrative purposes only. WE BUY CARS! 5 YEAR/100,000 MILE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY & ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE with EVERY new Chrysler we sell! 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013