Glades County Democrat

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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
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June 20, 2013
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Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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.
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Began in 1922.
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Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
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Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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DRIVE A NEW 2014 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $199 PER MONTH *36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2649 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #14t06. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1425 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 09/30/13. See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, September 19, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 33 50 Plus tax Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Crossword Puzzle ...Page 5 Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 Good eating habits important ... Page 8 United Way kicks off campaign ... Page 18 Its a wing thing ... Page 11 High-Heel-A-Thon planned ...Page 10 Flock of volunteers sought for annual bird count...Page 2 Notes from county commission ... Page 13 Special to the Glades County Democrat This is 2013 homecoming week at Moore Haven High School. Moore Haven High School is celebrating Terrier Spirit with Shark week. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, a Dodge Ball tournament was be held in the gym. A Powder Puff Football game will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. on TerMHHS celebrates Homecoming week Jordan Drayton Thomas Bareld Special to the Glades County DemocratMattie Bass Javontae Broughton Skyler Burke Special to the Glades County DemocratNianna Hallback Barrion Cohen Isaac Cisneros Special to the Glades County DemocratSamantha Shearer Bailey Browning Joshua Rich Special to the Glades County DemocratThomas Perry See HOMECOMING Page 20

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Join the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society for the Fall North American Migration Count at the popular Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA -5) in Hendry County. Birders and photographers are welcome to help with this all-day count, which tracks the progress of the fall migration while of fering a fun day in the outdoors. Teams plan to cover the eight-square miles of STA-5, located 20 miles south of Clewiston. A total of 5,500 indi vidual birds and 69 species were spotted during last years count. Birders hope to spot the 203rd bird species found at the site. This is the eighth year for the fall count at STA-5, which has become nationally known as a bird watching spot. Stormwater Treatment Areas are the water-cleaning workhorses of Ev erglades restoration, using aquatic vegetation to remove nutrients from the water. They have also become renowned havens for wildlife and out door enthusiasts alike. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) partners with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society to provide guid ed bird-watching tours at STA-5, which features a parking area and shelter with picnic tables. SFWMD provides a variety of recreational op portunities at STAs and other lands throughout South Florida, while continuing to manage them in order to support environmental restoration and water management goals. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have en hancements, such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational oppor tunities throughout SFWMDs 16-county region, visit SFWMDs recreation webpage and check out the 2013-2014 schedule of bird watching trips at STA-5. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 a.m. at the Fall North American Migration Count in STA-5. The count will begin at the Deer Fence Trailhead located off C.R. 835 in Hendry County. Contact Margaret England, Hendry-Glades Audu bon, at 863-517-0202 or at sta5birding@embarq mail.com for more information. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BUDGET SUMMARYPORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014General fund 4.1400 GENERAL ESTIMATED REVENUES FUND ESTIMATED REVENUES Taxes: Millage per $1000 Ad valorem 4.1400 341,182.60 Intergovernment Revenue 80,858.00 Interest Income 1,500.00 Rental Income 15,900.00 Miscellaneous Revenue 2,000.00 TOTAL SOURCES 441,440.60 Fund Balances 406,731.00 TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 848,171.60 EXPENDITURES General Government 158,864.60 Road Department 199,102.00 Mosquito Control 12,133.00 Culture/Recreation Department 57,200.00 Capital Outlay 13,000.00 Contingency Fund Reserves 0 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 440,299.60 Fund Balances 407,872.00 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, RESERVES & BALANCES 848,171.60 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEe Port LaBelle Community Development District has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy .................................. $ 302,513 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes ............................. $ 0 C. Actual property tax levy ..................................... $ 302,513 is years proposed tax levy ................................... $ 344,344 is tax increase is applicable to Hendry and Glades Counties. All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: September 23, 2013 5:30 P.M. at Port LaBelle Community Development District Oce 3293 Dellwood Terrace LaBelle, FL A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Seeking Flock of Volunteers for Bird Count Hendry-Glades Audubon Seeks Flock of Volunteers for Bird Count Birders; photographers welcome at STA-5 for Fall North American Migration Count

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Muse Community Association plans eventsThe Muse Community Association plans the following events this month:  Sept. 19 will be the regular monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. MCA meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Sept. 28, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Jam Sessions are the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome to come and play. All of the events are open to the public and held at the Muse Community Center building on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Come out for a fun evening and meet your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 863-674-0467.MHHS SAC to meetThe Moore Haven High School Advisory Council meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Mrs. Kelsoe’s classroom.Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership to meetIt is an exciting time to be involved with the Glades County Tobacco – Free Partnership! The Glades County Tobacco Free Partnership is working to make a difference in GladesCounty by establishing long-lasting system and policy changes that promote tobacco-free social norms, and collaborating with community members and organizations to form healthy and safe communities. Please join us at the Glades County TobaccoFree Partnership quarterly meeting to learn how you can help create a healthier community to live, work and play tobacco-free! Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership Meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Moore Haven School Cafeteria, 401 Terrier Pride Drive S.W. The Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership is committed to “Making a Difference Where Lives Matter”! Light refreshments will be served. For additional information or to be placed on the agenda, contact Teresa Coco at 863946-0707 ext. 404 or teresa_coco@doh. state. .us Individuals needing accommodations under ADA should contact the sender of this notice at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled function to request an accommodation through email or by calling: (863) 946-0707 ext. 404.Movie night at BrightonNew faith based movie with Erik Estrada to premiere at Brighton reservation’s Florida Seminole veterans building. All family ministries will be screening a new faith and family friendly lm called nding faith on Friday, Sept. 27 At 6 p.m. All family ministries will also be hosting the star of the lm, Erik Estrada to the screening. There is no charge but there will be a love offering received. There will also be lm related sales and concessions available.Wild hog hunts plannedThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog control hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of US 27 to residents of Glades and Hendry counties. The two hog control hunts will be on Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3. Twentyve permits will be issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rst-served basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution will take place at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 19 beginning at 10 am. Individuals must be present to receive a permit. You cannot pick up permits for other people. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information you may contact the Fisheating Creek WMA of ce at 863-9461194.Amateur Radio ARES/RACES Net resumes for GladesThe Moore Haven repeater sponsored by the Glades County Emergency Operations Center is once again up and running. Terri (KJ4FJC) and Austin Moorhouse (KJ4FJD) will host as Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergency Management Operations Center (EOC). For more information, contact Angela Snow Colegrove or LaTosha Reiss at the Emergency Management Operations Center at 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 863946-0697.Historical Society has T-shirts for saleGlades County Historical Society (GCHS) has T-shirts for sale displaying the organization’s logo of the 200-year-old Cypress Tree located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. These shirts can be purchased for $5 each at 805 U.S. 27 in the Moore Haven Mall. For more information, phone 863-946-2060 or 863-801-5199. Memberships are $15 per year.Veterans 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. Mobile Mammogram visits to Moore Haven plannedThe Glades County Health Department encourages women to be proactive and schedule regular mammograms. The Mobile Mammogram bus will be in Moore Haven at 1021 Health Park Dr., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 and Dec. 18. Call 239-936-2316 for appointments or more information.Register for Special Needs Shelter in Glades CountyThe 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 dened 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 o f a condition by a health professional. Those who require skilled care on a 24-hour basis, should contact their medical professional to make arrangements, if hospital admission is required. The PSN cannot provide 24-hour skilled care. Special Needs Shelters are trul y identi ed as facilities of last refuge for those persons in the community with health and medical conditions. For more information or to apply for the Special Needs Program, please visit www.myglades.com or contact Glades County Emergency Management at 863-946-6020 for an application.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.Westergaard House available for public and private eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political part y get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 863-9462060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.ACT offers counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273. 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 September 19, 2013 Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, av eraging $3.45 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddys daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.54 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Flori da during the past week, prices yesterday were 33.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 3.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 2.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 31.6 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. The national average has seen some downward direction in the last week, but the best is likely yet to come, said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. While there certainly are a few issues that could impact gasoline prices on our plate, the switch over back to winter gasoline has begun, and I do expect that gas prices may continue to move downward this week for most of the United States. California, however, does have some recent rening kinks that may mean it joins the lower price party a bit later, but by Halloween, my expectation is the national av erage will stand ve to fteen cents per gallon lower than where it is today, DeHaan said. Florida Gas Price Update BY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church My lifestyle has caught up with me. I was leav ing one meeting early, getting to another late and squeezing a third one in between. Long hours and heavy scheduling, then two weeks in the hospital recuperating and asking myself, How did this happen? The answer became obvious: I did it to myself. The important thing was to learn from it. Lat er, as I was coming home from a distant commu nity and traveling through the mountains that fall, I saw something that I usually didnt notice. The leaves were changing color. The greens were becoming beautiful shades of red and yellow. These hillsides, which usually went un noticed as I sped from place to place, radiated with a beauty and serenity I had missed for so long. It was the moment when I realized I didnt need to hurry and I slowed down. Now, I could appreciate Gods handiwork with the uniqueness of the season, the rolling hills and a quiet countryside. I missed it with all of the hur rying that had gone on before. It was learning to pace myself again, and to no real surprise, every thing that needed to be done got done anyway. I was assured that I would recuperate and took time to walk, to catch up on reading, to call old friends and acquaintances. One day, I saw some one who was sent by a physician for a rash that didnt seem to respond to any treatment. Tell me about your lifestyle, I asked. She was being over-scheduled: taking care of her children and the children of her partner, working, trying to keep the house together, be ing the taxi and housekeeper, and so on. I asked, What is it that you do for yourself? She said that shed lock herself in the bath room and take a long bath when she felt she could get away with it. The question, Is life intended to be lived that way? got me the response, I guess not. I was speaking from experience. Human be ings have consequences when they continually push themselves to their limits and beyond. One of my ministerial colleagues showed me his schedule. Time was blocked out for neces sary meetings and events, but there was also time for preparing and time for family, too. No last-minute rushes to put something together, no slighting the children due to pressures. Less stress. Jesus encountered Mary and Martha who had opened their home to Him (Luke 10:38ff). Marthas sister Mary was sitting at the Lords feet listening to Him and Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made (v.40). She came and asked, Lord, dont you care that my sister has left me to do the work to do by my self. Tell her to help me! Jesus answered, You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her (v.41). The problem of being harried is at least as old as the New Testament era and, doubtless, even older. The question Ive had to ask myself from time to time is just what is better and just what is really important. Ive found that I have sufcient work, and more. I also have interruptions along the way and priorities have to be reset. Some of the things I thought were important take a back seat, but, somehow, they get done anyway -if theyre at all im portant. I think we all need to appreciate the things around us more: simple things, like a sunset or faithful pets or loved ones we take for granted. Its very easy to get caught up in busy-ness and things that are felt to be important. Sometimes God gives us a wake-up call. I share my experiences with others with the hope that they can learn from them and not have to repeat them. Thats part of ministry. Each of us needs to learn to choose the better part that Jesus promises. It will not be taken away from us, we need only to see it and thank Him for it. Religion Column Important Things and Better Things Samuel S. Thomas The question Ive had to ask myself from time to time is just what is better and just what is really important. Samuel S. Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTO Lake Okeechobee Directional Signage Is Now Installed on I-95 Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance (LORE) raised awareness for the need of directional signage to the lake from the east coast for economic reasons. With the help of PBC Commissioner Santamaria, PBC Legislative Delegation and DOT, these signs are now erected on one of Floridas busiest roadways, just in time for the snowbird season beginning next month. SUBMITTED PHOTO 12-year-old Caleb Frey, of Clewiston, holds the 9.90 pound bass he caught in Lake Okeechobee on Sept. 14, along with four other bass weighing 21.45 pounds all together. Caleb won rst place in the Junior Bass Anglers Club, along with his boat partner Ramsey Witt, 11, who came in second place with some pretty big bass himself. John Cote and Roy, members of the Clewiston Elks Lodge, put this Junior Bass Angler Club together for the boys and girls. Big thanks to them, as well. Great job, Caleb and Ramsey! Jr. Bass Anglers Club Winner

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MICKIE ANDERSON IFAS News Theres an old head-scratcher that asks whether the refrigerator light really goes out when you close the door. The answer may be about to change. Scientists have known for hundreds of years that plants respond to light in a variety of ways, but the results of a new University of Florida study tell them how specic light wavelengths can ma nipulate volatile compounds that control aroma and taste in several high-value crops, including petunia, tomato, strawberry and blueberry. And their ndings open the door to more studies into ways light may someday be used to improve the avor and nutritional content of fruits, vegetables and herbs, even the scent of owers, said Thomas Colquhoun, an assistant professor in environmental horticulture at UF and lead author of the study that was published online this month by the journal Postharvest Bi ology and Technology. The team began with petunia cuttings, expos ing them to narrow bandwidth LED light in vary ing wavelengths. They found that a key oral vol atile called 2-phenylethanol increased when the plant was exposed to red and far-red treatments (far-red is a hue so far on the color spectrum that humans cant detect it, but plants can). They conducted similar tests on tomato, strawberry and blueberry, nding that avor vola tiles in each of those fruits could be manipulated with light. Blueberry volatiles changed the least, but the changes were still statistically signicant, said Kevin Folta, chairman of UFs horticultural sciences department. Folta and Colquhoun are part of UFs Institute for Plant Innovation, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The technology will likely nd its way into grocery store produce sections, greenhouses and food companies involved in postharvest handling and shipping, Folta said. And consumers might someday nd the tech nology used in their homes, as well. You might even see it used in your refrigera tor instead of you closing the door and the light goes out, youll close the door and the light goes on, Folta said. And itll all happen in a way that positively inuences the avor proles of food. The team is now working with UF dentistry professor and taste expert Linda Bartoshuk on a National Institutes of Health-funded study that will test whether consumers can taste differenc es in light-treated fruit. Tariq Akhtar, a colleague of Colquhoun and Folta and soon-to-be faculty member at the Uni versity of Guelph in Ontario, studies plant molec ular compounds and said the UF study describes a noninvasive, subtle change that could unlock vast potential for plants used for both food and medicines. The UF research team also included Michael Schwieterman, a graduate student in theplant molecular and cellular biology program; Jessica Gilbert, a graduate student in horticultural sci ences; Elizabeth Jaworski, Kelly Langer, Correy Jones, Gabrielle Rushing and Tia Hunter, under graduate students in environmental horticulture; James Olmstead, an assistant professor in hor ticultural sciences; and David Clark, a professor in environmental horticulture and director of the Institute for Plant Innovation. Light Can Change Flavor and Scent 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. Dr. John David Thomas Dr. John David Thomas went to be with the Lord on, Sunday, September 15, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia Beck Thomas; daughters, Diane Kimball (Gary), Teresa Mitchell (Daniel), Rachel Deweese (Daniel); and his brother, Eric Thomas (Dorothy). He is also survived by eight grandchildren; and three great grand children. Dr. Thomas was a Veteran of World War II and Korea. He retired as an Army Captain. He worked for The Duval and Palm Beach County School Systems. He earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Florida and a Doctorate Degree from Nova University. He pastored churches in Palm Dale and Pioneer, Florida. He also volunteered with the Big Lake Baptist Association. He loved playing in the Lampi Memorial Band. He also loved singing and playing the piano and harmonica. Although we know he is with his Lord and Saviour, he will be missed by his family and friends left behind. The family received friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid. Funeral services to celebrate Mr. Thomas life will be 11 p.m., (today) Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the Faith Baptist Church 660 Holmes Avenue, Lake Placid with Pastor Bill Cole ofciating. Military honors to follow presented by the VFW Post 4300 Honor Guard. Interment at the Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Clewiston, Fla. Words of comfort to the family and a video tribute of Mr. Thomas life can be seen by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-4134 Henry C. Langston, Jr., 95 CLEWISTON Henry C. Langston, Jr., passed away Sept. 17, 2013 in Lake Worth. He was born Jan. 15, 1918 in Bushnell to the late Henry C. Langston, Sr. and the late Bertha Langston. Survivors include two sons, James Cecil Langston of Clewiston and Glenn Langston (Patty) of Texas; grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Anthony and Michelle Langston; and great-grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher Gibb, Braden and Kaden Langston, and Brenley Harris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theda Langston. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston with Dr. Todd Buck ofciating. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Paid AdvertisementPossible Welding School Oered e Hendry County School District is considering oering a year-long Welding Course through the Adult Ed/Workforce Development Department. We are conducting an interest survey at this time to measure interest for this program. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Garry Ensor, Administrator of Workforce Development at ensorg@hendry.k12..us or call (863) 983-1511. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 COURTESY PHOTO I SAW A CROWD, A HOST, OF GOLDEN DAFFOD I LS. -WORDSWORTH

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 31 years! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Crossword Puzzle MICKIE ANDERSON IFAS News Floridians are ardent fans of endangered spe cies and want to see them protected, even if it means nes for violators or restrictions on per sonal freedoms, a new University of Florida In stitute of Food and Agri cultural Sciences survey nds. In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, an online survey of 499 Floridians last month found that survey respondents ranked the importance of endan gered species as 11th out of 15 public issues, well behind topics such as the economy, health care and food safety. But they were solid in their support of le gal protections for en dangered species of all kinds, including nes, restrictions on residen tial and commercial de velopment and buying habitat for endangered species to ensure their survival. Florida is home to 47 endangered animal spe cies, such as the Florida panther and the West Indian manatee, and an other 44 plant species, including the Key treecactus and pondberry. When it comes to actions and behaviors that could protect en dangered species, the survey found Floridians are more inclined to take some steps than others, said Tracy Irani, director of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Educa tion, or PIE Center, the research group that led the study. What we found, generally, is that people were most willing to avoid harmful activities such as avoiding buying invasive species or driv ing slower, than they were to do more active things, like supporting or belonging to an envi ronmental group, she said. For instance, 55 percent of survey respon dents reported they were very likely to avoid harmful activities, such as not releasing pets into the wild or taking care to not degrade endan gered species habitat, while only 23 percent reported they would be similarly disposed to engage in environmental civic behavior, such as joining a conservation organization. Other key ndings from the survey of demo graphically representative Floridians: *Sixty-six percent of respondents felt the En dangered Species Act should be strengthened. *Seventy-eight percent agreed or strongly agreed that the use and development of land should be restricted to protect endangered spe cies. *Respondents were more likely to consider plants, sh and mam mals worthy of being conserved than micro organisms, invertebrates and reptiles. *Roughly twice as many respondents agreed or strongly agreed that agricultural and industrial chemi cals and pollution pose a threat to endangered species than did those who cited legal shing or hunting. *Florida residents considered themselves only slightly or fairly knowledgeable about issues affecting en dangered species, but theyre interested: 85 percent said they are likely or very likely to pay attention to news stories dealing with is sues related to endan gered species. Jack Payne, UFs se nior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said its grati fying to see public sup port for the future wel fare of the plants and animals in ecosystems. And as the admin istrator who leads UF/ IFAS, he said, there are many research and ex tension personnel dedicated to ensuring the preservation of biodiversity and that its good to see strong public support for that work. Florida is home to so many unique species of plants and animals, and it is incumbent upon us to do everything we can to protect them, Payne said. The August survey was the third of four surveys PIE Center ofcials hope to conduct ev ery year, to track public opinion on important agriculture and natural resources issues over time. Previous topics have included water and immigration. The fourth survey, expected later this year, will cover perceptions about food and agricultural practices. The PIE Center will host a webinar on endangered species Wednesday. To register, go to http://piecenter.com/easy-as-pie. For more information, visit piecenter.com/ endangered/. Floridians Strongly Support Endangered Species Protections COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEe Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy .............................$ 14,423,913 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes $ 1,515,995 C. Actual property tax levy ................................$ 12,907,918 is years proposed tax levy ..............................$ 13,066,539 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: September 24, 2013 5:30 p.m. Hendry County Courthouse Commission Chambers 25 East Hickpochee Avenue LaBelle, Florida A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 By Patty BrantSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Everywhere you look people are becoming more weight conscious. Weight is a primary concern for public health professionals, who understand that the earlier in life people develop healthy eating habits, the healthier they will be. Another result: good health translates into lower medical expenses across the board in adult life. According to Florida Health, overweight children are at high risk for the onset of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and even cancer. On Sept. 5 and 6, Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John H. Armstrong visited at the Hendry-Glades Health Department, rst in Moore Haven, then in LaBelle highlighting this impending health crisis. A large group of locals attended, including the Interim County Manager, Glades County Public Safety personnel, Behavioral Health, community leadership, and local media. The Surgeon General elded health-related questions and quickly noted three things everyone can do to kick off a healthier lifestyle: Substitute a bottle of water for one sugary drink every day; Think Fresh from Florida; Substitute a healthy snack like carrots for chips or sweets. Other ideas include parking further back in a parking lot and walking to your of ce or to the store (which he said he does himself). He said he hopes Florida will utilize its easy access to agriculture to make it easier to educate children and parents about healthy eating. He hopes to focus on the bene ts something this area has in abundance: fresh local produce. Why is healthy weight a priority for the Department of Health? The Florida Department of Health has tagged weight as the #1 public health threat that challenges the bright future of Florida. Currently, only 35 percent of Floridians are at healthy weight. One quarter are obese, and the rest are overweight. On our current trend, by 2030, almost 60% will be obese. The costs of care for chronic diseases from obesity alonediabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and arthritisare unsustainable, estimated to be $34B over the next 17 years. Over the next 20 years in Florida, obesity could contribute to: 2,442,415 new cases of type 2 diabetes; 6,188,174 new cases of heart disease and stroke; 5,261,978 new cases of hypertension; 3,266,082 new cases of arthritis; and, 869,214 new cases of obesity-related cancer. Obviously, there is a long way to go to improve people's eating habits. The government's longstanding Women, Infants and Children Food Nutrition Service (WIC) is also being revamped to include more healthy food items geared directly to each family through simple testing. The health department now measures kids' height and weight, and checks iron levels, etc., to target the speci c vegetables or fruits that will be the most helpful for each child. The Federal government predicted changes in the WIC program would take eight years to implement, but Florida has done it in one year. Hendry/Glades expects to have it set up in six to eight months. West Glades School participates in the Fresh 2 U program, acquainting school children with new fruits and vegetables and also has a "walking group," led by Mar y Ruth Prouty from the Health Department in which the students walk early at school before school starts. "We are very excited that Dr. Armstrong is visiting Glades and Hendry Counties to meet our staff and community partners and discuss the innovative ways we promote the Healthiest Weight Initiative in rural areas," stated Pat Dobbins, Administrator and Health Of cer for the Department of Health in Glades and Hendry Counties. After over two centuries, it seems that Benjamin Franklin had it right: An ounce o f prevention really is worth a pound of cure. Surgeon General highlights good eating habits By Austin MoorhouseSpecial to the Glades County Democrat In the recent past there have been a number of recorded cases of dengue fever in Southern Floridaprobably because of the exceptional amount of rain that we have had this summer. Dengue fever infects only primateshumans included. There is no intermediate host that harbors the virus, such as birds harbor West Nile virus. People are the main vehicle for moving this virus around the globe. The species of mosquito that carries this virus is known as Aedes aegypti. Dengue fever is a painful debilitating disease that is seldom fatal. Some of the symptoms are headache, muscle and joint pain and a rash much like the measles. After a bite the virus replicates in the blood for up to 4 to 7 days. After a person has been infected with the dengue fever virus there are at least two and up to 10 days when that person can cause an infection in the next mosquito that bites him or her. During the two-week period between the initial bite and the end of the infectious stage, a person can unknowingly transport the virus from the area where he or she was rst bitten to somewhere where the virus has never been present before. Anywhere that a few ounces of water can collect and stagnate inside or outside of your home can be the breeding ground for the Aedes mosquito. Old tires, plant pots, clogged gutters, plastic bottles or cans are frequent places where these mosquitoes breed around your home. Anywhere where there's standing water, the receptacles holding it should be drained and ushed in order to get rid of them. Some mosquitoes have been known to breed in as small an amount of water as that found in a soda bottle cap. Most species of mosquitoes appear at dusk or dawn or after heavy rains and they generally bite during twilight hours. The dengue fever carrier, Aedes, bites during the day, during twilight hours and at night. The most effective repellent for mosquitoes is DEET, a chemical found in various mosquito repellents. One should read the label while purchasing mosquito repellents to determine if that preparation contains DEET and in what amount. The higher the concentration of DEET, the longer-lasting that preparation will be. Dengue fever found in South Florida SKYWARN Spotter Class planned in OkeechobeeOKEECHOBEE--The Melbourne of ce of the National Weather Service (NWS) in partnership with the Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management and the Okeechobee County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Club (ARES) have scheduled a SKYWARN weather spotter class on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1000-1200 (10 a.m. to noon). The class will be conducted at the Okeechobee County Emergency Operations Center, 707 N.W. 6th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972. The SKYWARN program helps to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding networks of spotters who provide real-time conditions to radar meteorologists who are hard at work at the NWS of ce in Melbourne. SKYWARN spotters include Ham Radio operators, emergency responders and communication dispatchers, citizen groups and you. Scott Spratt, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the weather service in Melbourne coordinates these training classes with emergency management agencies and other groups throughout east-central Florida. "The SKYWARN spotters are an invaluable resource to our warning meteorologists. They provide the meteorologists with the local conditions on the ground. This assists our forecasters in the process of issuing timely severe weather warnings to protect the public when severe weather threatens." If you would like to attend a SKYWARN weather spotter class contact the Melbourne NWS Of ce at 800-683-4468 or visit their website; http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ mlb/?n=skywarn for more information on the local SKYWARN program. For information, contact Mitch Smeykal, Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management 863-763-3212.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades Audubon Ovenbirds breed in mature forests from West-Central Can ada, east to the Maritimes and south to the northern regions of the Gulf Coast states and South Carolina. They winter in primary and second-growth forests on the Gulf Coast, Florida, southern Mexico, the West Indies and South America. It is estimated that about one-half of all adult Ovenbirds die each year during migration. The oldest known Ovenbird lived to be seven years old. A group of these birds is known collectively as a stew of Ovenbirds. They are small, plump song birds about six-inches long. These ground-walking war blers have long pink legs, an olive-brown back and a white underside with bold, dark streaked spots. Their head has a dull or ange, central crown stripe edged in black and a white eye ring. Immature birds are not as brightly colored as adult birds. The Ovenbirds most com mon song is a series of loud two-syllable phrases, teacher, teacher, teacher, which in crease in volume. Neighbor ing male Ovenbirds will sing together with up to 40 songs. Their call is a hard, dry chip, and their ight call is a piecing rising seek. Ovenbirds spend a lot of time on the ground. They walk with a high-stepping gait while bobbing their head, and often raise their tail as though they are tiptoeing. They pick insects, spiders, snails and worms off of leaf litter on the forest oor. On its breeding ground, the Ovenbird divides up the for est oor with other warblers. It uses the uplands and mod erately sloped areas; Wormeating Warblers use the steep slopes and the Louisiana Wa terthrush and Kentucky War blers use the low-lying areas. Ovenbirds build a covered nest of dead leaves and plant stems with a dome and side entrance that resembles a Dutch oven. The nest, which is placed on the ground, is lined with hair. The female lays three to six white eggs, which have dark speckles around the large end. The eggs are incubated for 11 to 13 days. Female ovenbirds will per form a crippled bird display to distract predators when she is ushed from the nest. The young, who are born help less with sparse brown down, edge in eight to 10 days after hatching. To discover the best places for birding in inland Florida or around the world, visit the new link to Hopspot Explorer: http:// ebird.org/ebird/hotspots. For information about par ticipating in the North Ameri can Migration Count on Sept. 21 or for information about the free trips to STA-5 (Storm water Treatment Area 5), visit: www.hendrygladesaudubon. org or call Margaret England at 863-674-0695. Reservations are required for these trips. Inland Birding Fun: Ovenbird PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDER Pictured above is the Ovenbird.

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Special to the Glades County Democrat The Moore Haven Lions Club took time out of their business meeting on Sept. 10 to honor their former president. Jim Hunter was honored for his years of service and commitment to serve our community. The new President, Carl Ross, honored Mr. Hunter with a plaque in the presence of the local chapter and visiting members from Clewiston. The Moore Haven Lions Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 at the Glades County Sheriff’s Department. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to ful ll those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Moore Haven Lions Club, please e-mail: MooreHavenLionsClub@gmail.com Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximatel y 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the web site at www.lionsclubs.org. Lions celebrate past president in Moore Haven By Barbara BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Have you decorated your pink pumpkin (yes it must be pink), picked out your heels and designed a way to decorate your bra? O.K. if you’re a man, no bra decorating, but y ou can sign up for the Womanless Beauty Pageant to be held at the High-Heel-A-Thon, sponsored by the Glades County Woman’s Club. This event takes place at the Chalo Nitka grounds on Oct. 5, and the all-day affair w ill have something for everyone. Proceeds w ill go to projects of the club, and the local Breast Cancer Foundation. At their rst meeting of the club year, president, Kim Clement, announced that she has most of the chairmen for all her standing committees. Due to the scheduled date being so close to the holidays, the club voted to cancel their annual fashion show and luncheon. Aletris Farnam and Priscilla Spooner volunteered to look into a fund raiser that spouses would enjoy also, to be held in conjunction with the club’s Christmas party. Aletris also requested that any unsold tickets for the Cow Chip Bingo and money for the ones sold be turned in prior to the last planning meeting for the Hi-Heel-AThon. This meeting is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m., at the Doyle Conner Building, and all members should plan to attend. Chairpersons for the committees are: Membership-Bonita Drayton; RefreshmentTicia Boland; Sunshine-Kelly Brantley; Publicity-Barbara Brown, and Chaplain-Margaret Brown, who was unable to be present and Special Christmas Committee chairperson Aletris Farnam. The club’s of cers served refreshments. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 W omans Club plans High-Heel-A-Thon in October Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Barbara BrownLeft to right are President Kim Clement, Aletris Farnam, Kelly Brantley, Bobbi Brown, Ticia Boland, Sue Ilich and Bonita Drayton. Special to the Glades County DemocratJim Hunter (right) was honored for his years of service and commitment with the Lions Club. The new President, Carl Ross, left, presented him with plaque in the presence of the local chapter and visiting members from Clewiston. Red Cross needs volunteersThe American Red Cross needs volunteers in Glades County to help provide services to county residents. American Red Cross services include Disaster Services, service to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Services, International and Diversity Services. Your community needs you! The Glades County Emergency Management Of ce is working with the American Red Cross to recruit volunteers for shelter operations and disaster services. If you are interested, please contact John Cain at 239-278-3401.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat2nd Annual Wing Thing held Sept. 14The Second Annual Wing Thing took place on Saturday, Sept. 14, under the Moore Haven bridge. Twenty-four teams competed for the title of best cooked chicken wings. The event was sponsored by Everglades Seasoning and co-sponsored by Storm Boats of Moore Haven. A ve-man judging team awarded trophies to a rst and a second place team. Over $1,600 was raised for the Glades Youth Athletic Association. Above: First place went to Weston Pryor and Janet Storeytrophy presented by Savanna Schlueter. Special to the Glades County DemocratStar staffMrs. Samantha Rhymes is this year's rst Star Staff member! She is being acknowledged as our star staff because of her hard work and dedication. Without even being assigned, she has organized bus-rider pick-up and has done a marvelous job decorating our hallways for school spirit. Her students love her enthusiasm towards art and her dedication to the students and love for the school makes her well deserving of being recognized as our Star Staff! Special to the Glades County DemocratAbove: Second place went to Chris Sparks and Willy Ridgewaytrophy presented by Skye Schlueter.

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HUGE AUCTION: Farm, Ranch, Construction Equipment, Misc. ToolsSATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 9AM Now Accepting Consignments Frank E Land, Auctioneerwww.landauctionservice.comLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. Enter at Gate 2 Old Bayshore Rd N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Estate Sale Saturday Sept. 28th 8am till 3pm Moore Haven Yacht Club off rst street and follow signs. Furniture and misc. items,Paddle Boat. For more information Call 863-801-5199BURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.comCitrus HARVESTING FOREMAN English/Spanish a must Language, Reading, Communication Skills a must. Preferably 3 years experience in harvesting citrus. Valid Florida Drivers License. Must be willing to work in all weather type conditions. Must be able to effectively lead and supervise employees in harvesting. Assist in time management, record-keeping and scheduling. Maintain daily records. Bene ts will be provided. Send resume to: 239-369-2267 or email to dimasmargarita@ yahoo.com City of Pahokee is accepting applications for: Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Full-time Program Coordinator Full-time Please refer to www.cityofpahokee .com for more details. All Applicants must pass a drug screen and background check. Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions Estate Sale Employment Full Time 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Editors note: These notes from the Glades County Commission Sept. 10 meeting were provided by County Commissioner Donna Storter Long. They were edited due to space limitations. Glades County Board Of County Commissioners Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 – 9 a.m. Public hearings 1. Ordinance pertaining to the imposition and collection of a surcharge of $30 for non-criminal traf c infractions and criminal violations to be used to fund State Court Facilities Board adopted ordinance that will impose and collect $30 “courthouse user fee” for violations due and payable with trafc nes. Chairman Storter noted she had received a letter from a constituent that opposed this ordinance and the letter will become part of the clerk’s record with the minutes. Chairman Storter stated that Glades is one of only three counties in Florida that has not imposed this fee, and according to court records, last year only 14% of the nes collected on non-criminal trafc infractions and criminal violations were from Glades County residents and the collection of this fee will not increase or affect the number of traf c citations currently being written. Consent agenda, all approved 2. A. Approve payment of county warrants. B. Approve minutes of the Aug. 13, 2013 Regular Meeting. Business agenda 3. Qualify engineering rms – Avant Brown Chairman Storter explained that the Request for Quali cations [RFQ] de ned the selection process for procuring services of professional engineers based on Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act of FS 287. She stated that before the board could rank the respondents, it must be determined that respondents complied with the RFQ. This item was continued until the Sept. 23, 2013 meeting to allow Attorney Pringle time to review the response documents. Respondents included A im Engineering, Craig A. Smith & Associates. Dav id Douglas Associates, SLD Engineering, and Johnson Engineering. 4. Purchasing policy – Chairman Storter Long Chairman Storter stated the previously approved elements of the three documents reviewed at the last meeting have been incorporated into one document with clari cation of item 6 on page 8. She stated as requested she had inquired of Attorney Pringle and with his recommendation to remove any dollar amount and to track the language of the FS 112, the item was changed to read: “Under no circumstances shall any county employee accept any gift from any vendor within the business relationship of County/Purchaser and Vendor/Seller based upon any understanding that the vote, of cial action, or judgment of the public of cer, employee, local government attorney, or candidate would be in uenced thereby.” She provided the board with a draft form to prov ide vendor/contractor information to be included in a Directory of Vendors, noting the inclusion on the bottom of the form an area for history of past v endor performance to be recorded. Commissioner Echols stated he preferred a numerical grading to be determined for “scoring” the v endor’s past performance. Commissioner Grif n stated that item 3 on page 8 covered the “scorecard” matter, but he would like to include notifying a vendor when their performance was not up to standards. Commissioner Echols stated he did not agree that vendors should be noti ed; Commissioner Beck agreed with Echols. Commissioner Echols agreed to prepare a numeric grading system for the form. Commissioner Grif n requested the change from “should” to “shall” on item A of page 6, board consented. Board tabled the item until the Sept. 23 meeting at which time the revised policy will be provided along with a numeric grading process for assessing v endors’ past performance. 5. Support letter for cell tower – Commissioner Stanley Item deleted at request of Commissioner Stanley who stated the previous letter written was sufcient. 6. Legislative Session – BOCC CAS Governmental Services staff Connie Vanassche and Dale Milita provided the board with a copy of last year’s legislative issues for consideration going forward for the next session. Chairman Storter commented that in light of recent press on WMD, CoE, and DEP issues with polluted runoff into Caloosahatchee River, she suggested we pursue grants for wastewater infrastructure for BHR with hundreds of septic tanks on canal lots draining into rim canal, River Oaks S/D and Turkey Creek S/D with septic tanks on canal lots draining to Caloosahatchee River. Storter also stated that Payment In Lieu Of Taxes needed to be revised to provide revenue to the county from state agencies removing property from the tax rolls based on industrial use of the property or its just value. Commissioner Echols stated it should be based on the selling price which would equate to just value. Board agreed on four major issues in no ranked order: A. PILT revision to provide revenue based on just value B. Support programs and funding for economic development, small businesses, the county’s industrial business park, tourism for rural communities. C. Continued funding assistance for City County Public Works Authority wastewater infrastructure. D. Additional technical and nancial assistance from FDEP and SFWMD for the Moore Haven Canal project. Several other on-going items were listed for continual support including SCOP and SCRAP funding for roads, Glades County School District facilities funding, City of Moore Haven projects, support of Florida Association of Counties proposed legislative changes, and OPPOSE any legislation mandating changes that Glades County would have to fund locally…NO UNFUNDED MANDATES PLEASE! Mr. Milita stated a resolution of the proposed issues would need to be approved by the board for presentation to the legislative delegation. He said he would prepare it and submit via email to county manager and chairman for the county to review at the next BOCC meeting. Mr. Milita and Ms. Vanassche informed the board that the county’s legislative delegation would be held in the board chambers Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Moore Haven Yacht Club at 11:30 a.m. hosted by Mr. Milita and Ms. Vanassche. 7. Security Cameras for Courthouse – Interim County Manager Avant Brown Discussion of two proposals for updating the security cameras in the courthouse ended with the consensus to allow the interim county managers to procure a DVR for the current system if available for $1,000 or less. Further direction was given to contract with architect BSSW by piggy-backing on Lee County RFQ to assess the courthouse for renovations that will qualify for grant funding. 8. Update on Business Park – Margaret Barletto – Aim Engineering Ms. Barletto informed the board that Aim was coordinating efforts with CA Smith Engineers on the project, and that a request was sent to Duda for use of an 85 ft. wide strip for creation of a berm adjacent to the wetland area in the county’s park. 9. PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) update – Commissioner Beck Board agreed to remove this item from “standing agenda” status. 10. County Manager position – Attorney Pringle Commissioner Beck opened the discussion stating he preferred to keep the staff we have now and not consider hiring a county manager until next March. Commissioner Grif n concurred, citing the recent budget shortfall. Board chose to pursue more information on two applicants for county manager, and will have a background investigation report at the Sept. 23 meeting. Applicants chosen for further consideration at this time are Gary Ritter and Alvin Jackson. The other ve have not been eliminated. 11. Disposition of Sanford property (added by agenda amendment) Board moved to declare the 3.62-acre parcel at 1055 Riverside Drive as surplus property and market to sell it. It is valued at $126,270 by the Property Appraiser. 12. Disposition of county lot on Crescent Avenue (added by agenda amendment) Board moved to declare the 4.84-acre parcel at 1533 Crescent Ave. as surplus property and market to sell it. It is valued at $29,040 by the property appraiser. 13. Approve proclamation against texting while driving (added by agenda amendment) Board approved proclamation declaring Sept. 19 as “Drive 4 Pledges Day.”14. Letter of inquiry to FDOT (added by agenda amendment) Board consented for Commissioner Beck to draft a letter of inquiry to FDOT concerning the drainage ditches on the north side of SR78 between Indian Prairie Canal and Kissimmee River. Board will review the letter at the next meeting before authorizing chairman to sign. Constitutional of cers COUNTY ATTORNEY Richard Pringle Curry Island—The deed from Water Management District comes with conservation easement restrictions that prohibit some historic uses of the property. Board requested Pringle to negotiate with WMD legal staff to include the right to use swamp buggies on the property. Commissioner Echols suggested commissioners individually contacting members of the WMD Governing Board expressing concern about this matter. Ajax—The contract for construction management of the Emergency Operations Center project has been approved by Ajax, is now awaiting nal review and approval by state legal staff. St. Onge—The agreement to lease an industrial site in the county’s Industrial Park has been executed, but St. Onge has not included the site plan which is to be provided when they sign the lease; the board directed Pringle to move forward without requiring the site plan, as St. Onge has indicated they are considering a different, possibly larger structure. Road Sup’t Brown noted that the bike trail at Harney Pond is nished and surveying for the Ortona Locks Road project is under way. He stated the county is no longer maintaining the Indian Prairie Campground. County manager & department heads Tracy Whirls, Economic Development Director Ms. Whirls updated the Board on EDC efforts and accomplishments. She commented on the progress the county has made with the economic development element in the county’s comprehensive plan, the county’s commitment to self-fund the development of the Industrial Park, and the tax abatement matrix that is very competitive. She invited the board to attend FHREDI’s event Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. in Sebring when Gov. Scott will be the guest and the topic will be the relationship of education and economic development. She stated there are 15 potential projects developing in Glades County including 4 manufacturing, 4 distribution, 4 commercial, 1 governmental and others, with the rst manufacturing plant to open this winter; she stated that Americas Gateway site work will start next year; she stated there will be a travel center coming in; she also stated that she expected natural gas to be piped into Glades County. She informed the board that the EZDA has advertised maps to increase the Enterprise Zone to add three square miles and the board will have the nal approval in December. She responded to Commissioner Beck’s inquiry of the number of employees in the training facility and said initially three, but as it evolves over time, staff will increase as training expands to include logistics workforce training, truck driver training and St. Onge is considering increasing the building from 30,000/50,000 square feet up to 80,000 square feet and that was the reason the site map is not yet available; she said Workforce Development Board plans to put an of ce in the facility and the facility may include space for incubation of other new businesses. She said St. Onge plans to break ground in Januar y 2014. Commissioner Grif n thanked Ms. Whirls for her report and requested monthly reporting. Larry Hilton, Community Development Director Mr. Hilton apprised the Board of his recent involvement with Highlands County and the formation of a regional transportation authority [RTPO] to include Glades and other FHREDI counties. He told the board the open house for review o f updated ood maps will be held Monday, Sept. 16, and the county will need to update its ood plain ordinance. He commented on his involvement with the SugarHill Sector plan that includes 55,000 acres of U.S. Sugar and Hilliard Bros. property and 7500 acres in Glades County south of Hicpochee. He stated that Jenny (Jenny Allen CDD Of ce Mgr.) has updated the county zoning maps, now in the process of the nal proo ng. In response to Chairman Storter’s inquiry he told the board that the county will be bringing a county-wide zoning change application to clear up zoning issues on parcels that have non-conforming uses and where the current zoning does not match the Future Land Use Map. He stated he had met with Century Link and they are to bring a proposal for an integrated system. Mary Ann Whitney, Human Resources and SHIP HR Director Whitney reported to the board o f recent HR activity including open enrollment of insurance options. She named several employment reports coming due in the next months that she is completing. She stated she is almost nished with the proposed revisions to the Personnel Policy Manual and hopes to bring it to the board next month, and the Safety Manual should be ready for the board’s review in November. She reported that PRM had decreased premiums by $15,451 following discussion in a meeting that included Commissioner Grif n, Bob Jones and herself. (She modestly did not say but she had requested the decrease and provided documentation for its consideration.) The board consented to the chairman executing the insurance binder with PRM for 2013-2014. Mrs. Whitney has recently been assigned duties for SHIP administration and reported on current activities that include down payment closing, notice to proceed on demolition; 5 new rehab projects, 3 demo and replacement projects, and has applications for two more demo/rehab. She stated that she had found the SHIP les and records “in a mess” and was working to review proof of insurance as some les had no records of insurance and some had only expired coverage notices. Public input on non-agenda items Commissioners items and comments Chairman Storter: Cypress Knee Museum will be on next meeting agenda with TDC resolution and EDC input. At our next meeting we need to discuss the Community Association Property Management Agreements that were to expire Sept. 30, and consider the matter of occupational license requirements. Attorney Pringle will review business licensing in Lee County and report at the next meeting. Budget discussions included many items that were considered, some implemented, some will be, and some may need further consideration. These agenda notes are prepared by Donna Storter who is solely responsible for their content, and may not be verbatim nor in exact chronological order. Glades County Commission Meeting Notes

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT ACADEMY DIRECTOR Pahokee AreaMinimum Quali cations:• Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years of experience working with youth programming OR Associate’s Degree with at least four years of experience working with youth programming• Minimum of three years of supervisory experience• Successful completion of the 40-Hour Introductory Child Care Training course certi ed by the Department of Children and Families within one year of appointment. • Directors’ Credential for childcare facilities, as recognized by DCF and the Dept. of Health within 6 months of hireRequired Skills:• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, families and staff.• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.• Good organizational and administrative skills.• Ability to oversee implementation appropriate lesson plans.• Ability to manage and accurately complete all Family Central attendance tracking forms & reimbursement paperwork.• Ability to manage the logistics of youth programming such as transportation, eld trips & special events.• Ability to oversee the planning and implementation of Summer Camp.Please apply to this position via our website: https://gocpg.iapplicants.com/ application.php EOE/DFWP Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Health Care Positions RN’s/PT’s/HHA’sPerDiem. Needed for Home Health Visits In the Belle Glade Area. Medicare Home Health Experience Preferred For an Established Medicare Certi ed Home Health Agency. Fax Resume to 954-973-4417 E.O.E. Local insurance agency looking for a career minded individual to market insurance products. We offer a renewal base plus commission. We are looking for a candidate with integrity and entrepreneurial spirit, driven by achievement and nancial rewards. Please send resumes to HR_Agents@ffbic.com and reference Job # 0032A. NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. RANGE, GE Glass top, black & stainless steel. Call 863-675-1318. BELLE GLADE 667 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. New World Realty. 305-444-9300 or 305-951-7666. CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $575 mo., & $400 security. (954)648-9926. RV w/large Florida Rm., new A/C unit, low lot rent. $2500 or best offer. (863)532-9105 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Doctor Detail conducting a detail business at 440 East 5th Street, Pahokee, Florida, under the ctitious name of Doctor Detail and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Calvin E. McClinton 440 East 5th Street Pahokee, FL 33476 Ownership of Doctor Detail is as follows: Calvin McClinton It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Doctor Detail under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 452333 CN 9/19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-000960-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS; NOEL VIGIL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL VIGIL; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will on the 9th day of October, 2013 at 11 o’clock A.M., at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the followingdescribed property situate in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 19 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 20, BLOCK 438, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK III, IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 4th day of September, 2013.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 452008 CN 9/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-268 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC. 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102 Plaintiff, v. JEFFERSON P. BARNES a/k/a JEFFERSON D. BARNES, KELLY A. VARNER a/k/a KELLY A. BARNES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFERSON P. BARNES a/k/a JEFFERSON D. BARNES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY A. VARNER a/k/a KELLY A. BARNES, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION as successor in interest to FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JEFFERSON P. BARNES a/k/a JEFFERSON D. BARNES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFERSON P. BARNES a/k/a JEFFERSON D. BARNES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY A. VARNER a/k/a KELLY A. BARNES, A 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: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR A DRAINAGE CANAL OF THE SOUTH 25 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 716, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1996 REDMAN HOMES SHADOWRIDGE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS FLA146M9876A and FLA146M9876B. Commonly known as: 175 S. CORAL ST., 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 15th day of August, 2013. Clerk of Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 452033 CN 9/12,19/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:00pm in Suite 2 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.452738 CN/CB 9/19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on September 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Thomas, Rose #10 Gonzalez, Tim #72 Taunton, Raschelle #85 452426 GCD 9/19,26/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hendry County Administration Of ces, 640 South Main Street, Conference Room 1 in LaBelle. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by email at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 452308 CN/CB 9/19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-CA-155 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. VALERIE P. NELSON, FITZROY NELSON, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment to Reform and Foreclose Mortgage entered in the above captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 17, 18, 19 AND 20, BLOCK 7, J.T. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT 64 x 32 B3202 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER; FLHML2B1 39322910AB.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the at the Front Steps Clerk of Courts Of ce, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Floirda 33471, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 10th day of October, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will tot be entitled to any remaining funds. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk 452737 CN 9/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 262009CA000665CAAXMX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MARY JO POLHEMUS, et al, Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment o f Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 23 AND THE SOUTH ONEHALF OF LOT 24, BLOCK 9, ANDREWS ADDITION TO LABELLE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1. PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL ID #: 2-29-43-02-050-0009-009.0 Property address: 196 CAMPBELL ST LABELLE, FL 33935at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE (BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FL 33935, beginning at 11:00 AM www.hendry.realforeclose.com DATED THIS 16th day of October, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 13th day of September, 2013. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 5334700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 452726 CN 9/19,26/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Medical Job Information Business Opportunities Appliances Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a horse from the Lakeport area. Please contact Deputy Kirkland at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horse. 452134 GCD 9/12 & 9/19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICEPahokee Housing Authority, Inc. was awarded funding for a Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program, for families who have been displaced from their primary resident as a result of a natural disaster. Assistance period is one year (1 year) or subject to funding availability. Applications intake is on Wednesdays “only” and will be processed by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. For further information contact Ms. Eleanor Babb at (561)-924-5565. Pahokee Housing authority is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a DrugFree Work Place. 452740 CN 9/19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 2482 2010 1344432-A0000960000 Ella III, LLC The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, extending or shortening the East and West boundary line so as to terminate at the North boundary line of Providence City, a subdivision recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 29, 30 and 31, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4237, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access for a of the West 30 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450874 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 4401 2010 4104329-07022040330 Santo R Di Bella Lot 33, Block 2204, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452438 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4775 2010 4104329-09022990030 Dameon & Rebecca Gordon Lot 3, Block 2299, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452440 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 3525 2010 2024329-670000B0130 Moshe Kashi Lots 21 and 22, Block B, of SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452452 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 4057 2010 4104329-03020990070 Eduardo Vasquez Lot 7, Block 2099, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452444 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 3818 2010 4104329-01020230170 Roger J Gendreau Lot 17, Block 2023, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450862 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 3819 2010 4104329-01020230180 Roger J Gendreau Lot 18, Block 2023, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450866 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTIFICACION DE LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS DE ELECCION DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL Por medio de la presente se le noti ca que la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central “el Distrito,” adopt los procedimientos de eleccin en su junta regular del da 28 de agosto de 2013. Si usted est interesado en cali car como un candidato de Junta de Supervisores, usted tendr que noti car a Carolyn Hester, Gerente para el Distrito en la O cina Administrativa del Control de Aguas del Condado Central, ubicada en 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telfono (863) 983-5797 a no ms tardar del 1 de octubre de 2013 antes de las 5:00 p.m. El Distrito llevar a cabo una eleccin de propietario por un asiento de los cinco (5) miembros de la junta de supervisores el 26 de octubre de 2013. Usted puede obtener una copia de los procedimientos de eleccin al contactarse con Carolyn Hester, Gerente a la direccin y nmero de telfono mencionado arriba. SRVANSE PROCEDER EN CONSECUENCIA. EL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL 452749 CN 9/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” adopted election procedures at their regular meeting on August 28, 2013. If you are interested in qualifying as a candidate for the Board of Supervisors, you will need to notify Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telephone (863) 983-5797 no later than October 1, 2013 before 5:00 p.m The District will hold a landowners’ election for one seat on the ve (5) member board of supervisors on October 26, 2013. A copy of the election procedures may be obtained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Manager at the address or phone number listed above. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 452753 CN 9/19,26/2013 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 2894 2009 2024329-28000000240 McKay Properties Inc Lot 39 of FORD PARK SUBDIVISION of the City of LaBelle, Florida, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450873 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 394 2010 1314229-01000002090 Raul & Juana Aguilar The East 7 feet of Lot 210, all of Lot 211, and the West 31 feet of Lot 212, all in NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, of the Public records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1971 FREEDOM single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. FF10015E, Title No. 4135998, and RP Decal No. 18607017, which is permanently af xed to real property. ((LienHolder: Stanton Mobile Homes Sales, Inc.) 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452441 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13 000031 CA AXMX M&T BANK, Plaintiff, V S. GARY MITCHELL AND KIM MITCHELL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12, 2013 and entered in 13 000031 CA AXMX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein M&T BANK, is the Plaintiff and GARY MITCHELL; KIM MITCHELL; LAUREL OAK VILLAGE UNIT FIVE PROPERTY OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRAT ION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM on October 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 2186, PORT LABELLE UNIT 5, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 104 THROUGH 106, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of September, 2013. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 452686 CN 9/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2013-CA-000250 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. GERALD S. SPEARS A/K/A GERALD SCOTT SPEARS AND ANNETTE M. SPEARS A/K/A ANNETTE MARIE SPEARS, et. al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2013 and entered in 26-CA-000250 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC., is the Plaintiff and GERALD S. SPEARS A/K/A GERALD SCOTT SPEARS; ANNETTE M. SPEARS A/K/A ANNETTE MARIE SPEARS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N.K.A. BRODERICK MCKENZIE; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N.K.A. MIKE BARYLSKI are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the 2nd Floor Lobby, LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, at 11:00 AM on October 9, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF LOT 19 AND ALL LOT 20 IN BLOCK 371 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of August, 2013. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 452262 CN 9/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009-CA-000148 LaSalle Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage PassThrough Certi cates WMALT Series 2006-AR8 Trust Plaintiff, -vs-Alice Dozier an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of Charles Dozier, Deceased; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Alliance Bancorp; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000148 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certi cates WMALT Series 2006-AR8 Trust, Plaintiff and Alice Dozier an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of Charles Dozier, Deceased are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, BARBARA S. BUTLER, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11;00 A.M. on October 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, towit: THE SOUTH 43 FEET OF LOT 9, AND ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 2, OF W.T. MADDOX’S FIRST ADDITION TO BELMONT, PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 452376 CN 9/19,26/2013 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 3017 2010 1144334-040000E0100 Brenda V Sweet Lot 10, Block E, of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1985 SKYLINE double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. 32620272AU & 32620272BU and Title Nos. 50737979 & 50737982, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452448 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 1388 2009 1144432-A0002010100 Ilene Klasfeld dba TCPA Properties The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, 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 Lot No. 2846, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450834 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-001154 OneWest Bank, FSB Plaintiff, -vsRa c Aboujaoude; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2; Unknown Tenant #3; Unknown Tenant #4 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA-001154 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein OneWest Bank, FSB, Plaintiff and Ra c Aboujaoude are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, BARBARA S. BUTLER, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11;00 A.M. on October 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, towit: LOTS 23 AND 24, BLOCK 15, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 15 OF BELMONT AND RUN EAST 135 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED: THENCE EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 120 FEET; THENCE WEST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 120 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 451606 CN 9/12,19/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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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 3472 2010 2024329-28000000690 Rosanna Williams Est c/o Joy Mitchell Lot 121, Section 1, FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450867 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 3517 2010 2024329-670000A0140 Marcellous L Smith and Sophia L Harris Lots 25 and 26, Block A, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision of the West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, 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 First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450870 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for projects in Hendry County: Florida Power and Light (FPL Hendry) 700 Universe Blvd, Juno Beach, FL 33408, has submitted Application 130812-10 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00947-W to irrigate 161 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami and the project is located in Sections 20-22,27-29,33, Township 47 South, Range 33 East. Rust Farms LLC (Banana Branch Grove) PO Box 2817, Labelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application 130813-2 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00934-W to irrigate 53 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Banana Branch Canal and the project is located in Sections 22, 27, Township 43 South, Range 28 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 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 documentation can be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request administr ative hearings regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 452535 GCD 9/19/2013 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 3012 2010 1144334-040000C0110 Malbec II, LLC Lot 11, Block C of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1989 PEACE single-wide mobile home have Identi cation No. PSHGA4770, Title No. 46869456 an RP Decal No. R310407, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452447 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 FAIR HOUSING MEANS: NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS. THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM CITY OF CLEWISTON IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL MR. AL PERRY, CLEWISTON CITY MANAGER, AT 1-863-983-1484 OR HUD AT 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL. 452098 CN 9/19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ella III, 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 2527 2007 2024329-28000000810 Protg Properties Investments Inc A Florida Corporation Lots 142, 143,144, 145 and 146, FORD PARK SECTION 1, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450875 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that the following permit renewal was approved pursuant to subsection 373.4595, Florida Statutes (F.S.), on September 11, 2013, as a minor modi cation for a ve-year permit renewal: South Florida Conservancy District (SFCD). The SFCD permit (FDEP File No. 0288807-002) is for operation and maintenance of P-5-N Pump Station. The P-5-N Pump Station is located on Herbert Hoover Dike at the S-236 in Section 21, Township 43 South, Range 35 East, in Palm Beach County. The Department’s determination authorizes the SFCD to operate and maintain the P-5-N Pump Station Project for an additional ve years, as of the above date. The le containing the application for the above determination is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 24, Tallahassee, FL 32399. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., before the deadline for ling a petition. On the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the hearing process may result in a modi cation of the agency action or even denial of the application. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C., a petition for an administrative hearing must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. The petition must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. 452741 CN 9/19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 4402 2010 4104329-07022040340 Santo R Di Bella Lot 34, Block 2204, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452439 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 381 2010 1314229-01000000860 Robert W & Terrie M Thompson Lots 86 and 87, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, of the Public Records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1984 LIBERTY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. 10L16718U & 10L16718X, Title Nos. 20841857 & 20880184, and RP Decal NO. 24283186 & 24283176, which in permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holder: Big Lake National Bank) 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452445 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4153 2010 4104329-03021290140 SSA Development LLC Lot 14, Block 2129, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450868 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ella III, 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 921 2007 1354331-010000O0140 Edward R Napoli The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 14, Block O, Pioneer Plantation, unrecorded. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450871 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 3438 2010 2024329-26000020080 Jose I Quintero & David T Esquivel Lot 8, Block 2, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 40, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450864 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 2536 2010 1354432-A0001150000 Alberto Lobaina The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4511 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450843 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Ch 715.585(6) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent with power of attorney will sell the following vehicle(s) to the highest bidder subject to any liens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve Inspect 1 week prior @ lien facility; cash or cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any person interested ph (954) 563-1999 Sale date October 11, 2013 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 26358 2008 Jeep VIN#: 1J8HR48N78C122664 Lienor: Quality 1 Auto Care, 19 Hardee St., LaBelle, FL 863-675-6106 lien amt $5381.73 Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911 452644 CN 9/19/2013 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 899 2010 1284329-01000000130 Central Mobile Homes, Inc. Lot 13, LAKESIDE Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 173, of the Public records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 NOBILITY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. N42299A & N42299B, Title No. 44296084 & 44263787, and RP Decal No. 12046918 & 12046919 which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452446 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1429 2009 1154432-A0000570100 Lou’s Properties Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3293, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450869 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 3582 2010 2164329-A0000090000 Brian K Quinn The Northerly 175.87’ of the Easterly 175.87’ of the following described property: A parcel of land in Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 16, and run south 03 degrees 36’ 11” East, along the east line of said Section 16, a distance of 2,445.71 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel of land; thence south 86 degrees 51’ 28” West, parallel to the South line of Lot 6, Airport Commerce Park, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 110, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, a distance of 719.28 feet to a point on the easterly line of a parcel described in O.R. Book 633, at Page 528, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 37’ 05” East, along the Easterly line of said parcel, a distance of 121.83 feet to the Southeast corner of said parcel; thence South 45 degrees 48’ 22” East, along the easterly line a parcel described in O.R. Book 588, at Page 207 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, a distance of 695.13 feet to the Southeast corner of said parcel; thence North 86 degrees 51’ 28” East, a distance of 252.28 feet to a point on the Easterly line of said Section 16; thence North 03 degrees 36’ 11” West, a distance of 633.00 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452443 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 10/8/13 SUBJECT AREA: 340 Bullying and Harassment EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6) and 1006.07(2) F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6) and 1006.07(2) F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on October 8, 2013. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 451435 CN 9/12,19,26 CB 9/26/2013 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 2049 2009 1354432-A0000600000 McKay Properties Inc The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4633, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450845 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 847 2010 1274329-01000A20180 Sweet Daughter Properties, LLC From the intersection of the South line of Section 28-43-29, with the centerline of State Road 29, run N 03 degrees 47’ 00” W along centerline of said State Road 29, 800 feet to point of beginning; thence N 86 degrees 38’ 00” E, 450.00 feet; thence S 03 degrees 47’ 00” E, 50.00 feet; thence S 86 degrees 38’ 00” W 450.00 feet; thence N 03 degrees 47’ 00” W, 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, less the Westerly 50.00 feet for Road Right of Way of State Road 29 being in Section 28, Township 43S, Range 29 E, Hendry County, Florida, an more commonly known as Business Lots 18 & 19, Section A-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES TOGETHER WITH a 1988 KIRKWOOD single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. 14603576, Title No. 47231174, and RP Decal No. 12251174, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452453 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 2992 2010 1144334-01000000600 Zacarias R & Monica Alvizo Lot 60, in Twin Lakes Subdivision, a subdivision in a portion of Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1983 BERKELEY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. FLFL2AD053204239 & FLFL2BD053204239, Title Nos. 22443040 & 22443039, and RP Decal Nos. R261032 & R261031, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452442 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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, September 25, 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. 452048 CN 9/12,19/2013 FAIR HOUSING MEANS:NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS. THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAMHENDRY COUNTYIS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL.452097 CN 9/19/2013 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 3020 2010 1144334-040000E0160 Mike Johnson Lots 16 and 17, Block E of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1985 BEACH single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. SSMFLAC122309, Title No. 50143620 and RP Decal No. R047625, which in permanently af xed to real property. 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452449 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 3231 2010 1214334-040000A0070 Katie Smith Lot 7, Block A, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, a subdivision in the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1996 FLEETWOOD single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. N15873, Title No. 72342821 and RP Decal No. X0318711, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452450 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeAVISO 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, 25 de Septembre 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. 452049 CN 9/12,19/2013 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dear Bidders, On behalf of all of us at the Hendry County Clerk of the Courts of“ce, we welcome you to our new web site at www.hendry.realforeclose.com for online sales of foreclosure properties. Starting on October 2nd, 2013 all foreclosure sales will be conducted online. This new online process is designed to ensure fairness and increase the number of potential buyers for each property. We believe this will be of bene“t to bidders and property owners alike. The online sale site is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This offers you the opportunity to review property information, make deposits, place bids, view auction results and pay for your winnings, all from the comfort of your home or of“ce and at times that are convenient for you. Before getting started, please review the information regarding auction rules and procedures in the Foreclosure ProcessŽ documents. The Frequently Asked QuestionsŽ section also provides answers to common questions that you may “nd useful. For information relating to the foreclosure process, please contact our of“ce at (863) 675-5217. If you have questions about the use of the site, please contact the Realauction Customer Service Department toll free at (877) 361-7325. Thank you for joining us as we implement an online process for foreclosure property sales. Once oriented, we are sure you will “nd the online auction process simple to use and the site easy to navigate. Sincerely, Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Courts Hendry County, Florida 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Special to the Glades Country Democrat On Sept. 16, The United Way of Hendry & Glades 2013-2014 Campaign of cially kicked off the campaign at Hope Connections with over 40 people in attendance. The goal for this year's campaign is $223,000 that will help fund the network of 35 United Way agencies that assist people in Hendry and Glades Counties. Tommy Perry, of JohnsonPrewitt & Associates, and Chair of the United W ay of Hendry and Glades 2013-2014 Campaign announced that early running companies have helped the organization get to the 30% mark. Perry, went on to say, "Considering the huge need in our community, it is critical that we reach the $223,000 goal so we can fully fund the entire network of 35 United W ay agencies that help so many people in our community. We are reaching more who are in great need through our partnership efforts, but to continue to serve more children, families, and individuals, we need everyone's help." Cliff Smith, President of the United Way commented, "This is a generous community, and we know we can do it. Every gift is important because added together they can make a real impact and change people's lives." A local network of 35 agencies and programs will receive funds from the 2013-2014 United Way of Hendry & Glades fundraising campaign. These agencies include: The Salvation Army, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Children's Advocacy Center, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Healthy Families, Lighthouse and many others. The network of United Way agencies helped over 20,000 people in Hendry and Glades Counties last year. Over the last 13 years United Way of Hendry and Glades has raised and distributed over $2 million that has changed the lives of countless numbers of people in our community. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. If you know someone who needs help or if you would like to volunteer, please call United Way of Hendry and Glades Counties at (800) 887-9234 or simply dial 2-1-1. United Way of Hendry and Glades kicks off campaign On Sept. 12 the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades announced that Amy Singer, Chelsea Cicero and Catherine Vernon have joined the organization staff. Amy Singer is the new Community Programs Manager and will be responsible for working with United Way partner agencies, managing the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and coordinating the activities of 16 United Way Houses. She formerly was employed by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and has a Masters Degree in Mass Communication. Chelsea Cicero is a United Way 211 Information & Referral Specialist. She attends Florida Gulf Coast University and will graduate shortly. Her major is Community Health. Catherine Vernon is a United Way 211 Information & Referral Specialist. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University. Her major was social work, and she was the secretary of the FGCU Social Work Honor Society. United Way 211 is a free 24-hour information and referral service for health and social services that provide food, housing, medical, child care assistance and more in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. To reach an information and referral specialist, simply dial 2-1-1. Since the inception of United Way in 1957, $120 million dollars have been raised in the community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives like Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, Children's Advocacy Center, Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information, please call United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades at 239-433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee. org. United Way announces new staff members TALLAHASSEEThe Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognizes the efforts made by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to help meet the nutritional needs of families and support women breastfeeding their infants. WIC serves approximately 490,000 Floridians every month through providing crucial nutritional services. Since 1974, WIC has provided essential services to women, infants, and children. The results of this program have saved public and private health care dollars. For every dollar spent on the prenatal WIC program, the associated savings in Medicaid costs during the 60 days after birth ranged from $1.77 to $3.13. "Many working families bene t from the WIC program," said Debbie Eibeck, Bureau Chief of WIC Program Services in Florida. "We work hard to make sure that eligible individuals know about and use the valuable services that WIC provides." Early participation in WIC continues to show positive in uences on early development and birth outcomes and reduces the probability of low-birth weight. WIC participation is associated with increased breastfeeding initiation. The percentage of Florida WIC infants ever breast fed has steadily increased from 75.9 percent in June 2012 to 77.0 percent in June 2013. To be eligible for WIC, you must be a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, a woman up to six months postpartum, an infant, or a child under age ve. In addition, the applicant must have a low or moderate income, live in Florida, and have a nutritional need that can be helped by WIC foods, along with nutritional education and counseling. WIC also provides breastfeeding support and referrals for health care. Nutritionists work directly with mothers to educate them about what is best for their baby and their family's nutrition needs while encouraging them to build healthy habits. Florida WIC is administered through the Florida Department of Health and is available in all 67 counties. To learn more about the WIC Program or to nd out if you are eligible, call toll-free at 1-800-342-3556 or visit your local WIC of ce by nding the location here: www.FloridaWIC.org. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To le a complaint of discrimination, write U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Of ce of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 866-632-9992. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. WIC Program provides nutrition services for women, infants & children

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Regular monitoring in Palm Beach County at seven strategically placed sentinel chicken ocks have revealed the presence of St. Louis Encepha litis virus at one site in the western county. No human or other animal infections have been identied. Mosquito-borne illness has no boundaries and this nding, coupled with the dengue out break in Martin County, has prompted the Flori da Department of Health (DOH) in Palm Beach County to remind residents and visitors to take simple preventive measures to protect against contracting mosquito-borne illnesses. The mosquito population grows in the sum mer, which coincides with the time of year many residents and visitors are outdoors enjoying Flor idas natural landscape. Residents and visitors can take simple steps to combat mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne illness. The sentinel chicken program was rst established in 1978 throughout Florida, said Health Department Veterinarian Dr. Mary Echols. This early warning system is vital to help make the public aware of the presence of mos quito-borne illnesses and the importance of mosquito-borne disease prevention. The rainy season can signal an increase in mosquito popu lations. Health Department Director Alina Alonso, M.D., encourages basic prevention methods to help limit mosquito bites and exposure to mosqui to-borne illness. Residents and visitors need to take precau tions to prevent mosquito bites and eliminate mosquito-friendly breeding places around their homes by remembering to drain and cover, said Alonso. Drain any standing water around the home, as even the smallest container can be a breeding ground for mosqui toes. Check door and window screens and repair any holes or tears. Wear lightweight cloth ing that have long sleeves, long pants and socks, and use an insect repellent following the manufacturers recommenda tion. If outdoors between dusk and dawn, be cau tious as mosquitoes are most active during these times; some species of mosquitoes, however, are also active during the day. St. Louis Encephalitis virus is a mosquitoborne avivirus which is maintained in a cycle between Culex mosquitoes and birds. Occasion ally, an infected mosquito will bite a human, causing disease. Less than one percent of St. Louis encephalitis viral infections are clinically apparent and the vast majority of infections re main undiagnosed. Symptoms appear four to 21 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Most infections are unapparent, but when symptoms occur, they can range from fever with headache to menin gitis, encephalitis and coma. People over the age of 50 seem to be at greater risk for severe disease. Anyone who suspects they are ill should contact their physician immediately. For more information on mosquito preven tion, visit www.pbchd.com. Take Precautions to Avoid Mosquito Bites The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jackson ville District, has awarded its second contract in the past two weeks to replace two water control structures in the Herbert Hoover Dike as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract on Sept. 13 for $36.3 million to Thalle Construction Company of Hills borough, N.C. The contract calls for the replace ment of Culverts 10 (S-273) and 12 (S-275) be tween Pahokee and Belle Glade in Palm Beach County. The water control structures provide ir rigation and drainage to landowners in the area. Work on this project is expected to be complete by the spring of 2017. We continue to move forward with our plan to replace water control structures as part of our ongoing effort to reduce the risk of failure on the dike, said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation project manager. Weve been working on these culverts for more than a year getting ready to award this contract. We are look ing forward to the additional construction this contract represents. In 2011, the Corps began to replace or re move 32 federally-owned water controlstruc tures around the dike. With this contract, the Corps has taken action to address 14 of the struc tures, with contracts expected to be awarded on another two structures by the end of September. Other risk-reduction measures include instal lation of a partially penetrating cutoff wall be tween Port Mayaca and Belle Glade, the lling of a quarry near Pahokee and removal of vegetation on the dike. The total investment since 2007 is more than $400 million. Hebert Hoover Dike is a 143-mile earthen levee that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the sec ond largest freshwater lake in the United States. For more information on the Herbert Hoover Dike project, visit the Jacksonville District web site at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/ CivilWorks/LakeOkeechobee/HerbertHoover Dike.aspx. Corps Awards Contract for HHD Improvements COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitors price SINCE 1975 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 rier Field. The cost to attend is $1. Come watch the girls in a gridiron battle where the Senior/Sophomore team will take on the Junior/Freshmen team. The juniors will sell food and drinks at the game, so please stop by and show your support. The Moore Haven High School Homecoming Parade will be Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 1 p.m. The route will take the parade in front of the elementary school, high school and court house. This is your chance to see the class oats, band, football team and cheerleaders. The parade will also include the 2013 Homecoming Court. This years Homecoming Queen Court consists of Mattie Bass, Bailey Browning, Skyler Burke, Jordon Drayton, Nianna Hallback and Samantha Shearer. The Homecoming King court consists of Thomas Bareld, Javontae Broughton, Isaac Cisneros, Barrion Cohens, Thomas Perry and Joshua Rich (see photos on page one). The pre-game will start at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 7:15, which will then be followed by the varsity football game. The Terriers will take on the Imagine School Sharks at 7:30 p.m. During halftime, the 2013 Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned. Please come out and support the Terriers! HOMECOMINGContinued From Page 1 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the inuence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriffs Ofce (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). Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 3 by the GCSO on a felony charge of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. Her bond was set at $2,500. son Road, Clewiston, was arrested Sept. 4 by the GCSO on a Glades County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation possession of a rearm. He is being held without bond. Haven, was arrested Sept. 6 by the GCSO on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $3,500. Moore Haven, was arrested Sept. 6 by the GCSO on a Hendry County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was turned over to Hendry County authorities. the felony of failure to appear for arraignment. He is being held without bond. GCSO on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the inuence. His bond was set at $1,500. was arrested Sept. 14 by the FHP on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the inuence. Her bond was set at $750. on Glades County warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary and violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be conrmed and printed. GCSO Arrest Reportsonville District reduced the amount of weekend. Under the Corps water control plan, the per second (cfs) and includes runoff that collects in the Caloosahatchee River between Moore Haven and the lock. new target ows became effective at 7 a.m. on Sept. 13. discharge regimen to a 10-day pulse release in both directions, resulting in a daily variation of actual ows. However, the average ow over the 10-day period should reect the target of 3,000 cfs to the Caloosahatchee rain develop in either basin, resulting runoff Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. However, the lake is still elevated for this time of year. that causes a rise in the lake could put us in the position of having to increase ows from the lake again. The lake level on Sept. 13 was 15.44 feet. lake level between 12.5 and 15.5 feet. The corps will closely monitor conditions and adjust ows as necessary.Corps slows ows from Lake OkeechobeeFWC ads more license-free shing daysT tion Commission have announced four additional license-free shing days. Governor Scott said, Floridas licensefree shing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the nest shing in the world. Floridas recreational freshwater and salteconomic impact and events like these license-free shing days for a total of eight days per year. These days are a great way to introduce more Floridians to the lifetime sport of shing. 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