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
Creation Date:
June 20, 2013
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Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (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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Alcohol is often considered an essential element of adult social functions, but adults who overindulge in alcohol are likely doing themselves a signi cant disservice. Alcoholic beverages can negatively impact a person's physical and cognitive abilities. But when it is consumed in moderation, alcohol can have some positive effects, as well. Understanding what alcohol really does to the body and brain may help some people make more informed choices.The GoodThe idea that alcohol can have both good and bad effects on the body may seem like a mixed message, but that does not mean it isn't true. The effect of alcohol on a person's body often depends on the frequency and quantity of alcohol that an individual consumes. Moderate alcohol consumption, such as one or two drinks per day, can have a positive impact on a person's health. The Mayo Clinic says moderate alcohol consumption may provide the following bene ts: possibly reduces the risk of diabetes, possibly reduces the risk of ischemic strokes, lowers the risk of gallstones, reduces the risk of dying of a heart attack and reduces the risk of developing heart disease. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, alcohol has the ability to raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol. Anti-in ammatory effects and antioxidants in some beverages, such as wine, can reduce blood problems that lead to clogged arteries. Alcohol in moderation may also help ght fat. A 2010 study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine found that women who had one or two drinks per day were less likely to gain weight than those who didn't drink at all. Researchers believe there is a link between people who drink frequently and how their bodies adapt and metabolize alcohol differently from those who limit their drinking to nights out on the town or otherwise only drink rarely. Alcohol increases levels of a hormone that improves insulin sensitivity and makes it easier for the body to process glucose and use it as energy, potentially bene tting those with Type 2 diabetes. Although alcohol may be associated with poor judgement, moderate drinking may stave off cognitive impairment. Alcohol may improve blood ow to the brain and make brain cells more tolerant to stress, preparing them for major stresses that can induce dementia down the road.The BadWhen moderate drinking turns into compulsive or binge drinking, the positive bene ts of alcohol consumption no longer apply. Drinking too much can take a serious toll on the body. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol can interfere with the brain's communication pathways. While it does not destroy brain cells, it certainly inhibits them, impairing an individual's ability to think clearly. Alcohol also can disrupt mood and behavior, causing individuals who drink to excess to engage in behaviors that are out of character. Alcohol also lowers inhibitions, which can lead to irresponsible behavior. Moderate drinking may help the heart, but excessive alcohol consumption can damage the heart, potentially causing cardiomyopathy, or stretching and drooping of the heart muscle. Excessive consumption of alcohol can also lead to an irregular heart beat and high blood pressure, and over time, excessive drinking may induce stroke. Drinking too much can weaken an individual's immune system, making the body a much easier target for disease. The National Institutes of Health notes that men and women who regularly overconsume alcohol are more likely to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not overconsume alcohol. Alcohol also can damage the liver and pancreas. Heavy drinking can cause fatty liver; in ammation, known as alcoholic hepatitis; brosis; and cirrhosis. Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can in ame blood vessels in the pancreas and prevent proper digestion.The Very BadThe body often treats alcohol as a poison and attempts to ght back against this perceived poison. It produces an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase, or AD, which reaches the alcohol when it passes through the stomach lining and liver. Its goal is to sober the individual up by taking a hydrogen atom off the ethanol molecules in the alcoholic drink, rendering it into a nonintoxicating substance. Some think AD plays a role in hangovers. Aspirin can reduce the effectiveness of the body's AD enzymes, making hangovers worse. People who overconsume alcohol may be inadvertently poisoning their bodies with alcohol. Receptors in the stomach, intestines and the brain recognize when the body has been in ltrated by a suspecting invader or poison. In an effort to protect itself, the body may try to expel the offending substance to safeguard itself from damage. This is why many people vomit after they consume an excessive amount of alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol may be linked to a greater risk of developing certain cancers. Researchers have linked overconsumption of alcohol to cancers of the mouth, esophagus, throat, liver and breast. Reckless behavior spurred by lowered inhibitions that result in poor decisions is another potentially dangerous, and sometimes deadly, side effect of overconsumption of alcohol. For example, men and women who drink excessive amounts of alcohol often feel capable of driving even when their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is exceeding the legal limit. Driving while intoxicated can lead to injury and even death, and oftentimes, innocent motorists are injured or even killed simply because they were sharing the road with inebriated drivers. Even at the legal BAC limit of .08 percent, muscle coordination is lost, reaction time and hearing is impaired and judgment and self-control are hindered. As an individual's BAC increases, these symptoms are only exacerbated. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 If you cant attend our Job Fair, apply online at:www.jobs.geogroup.comEqual Opportunity Employer R Find a World of Opportunity at Our JOB FAIR!BUSINESS MANAGEMENT including:JOB FAIR!Doyle Conner Building 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 The Effects of Alcohol on the Human Body COURTESY PHOTO "Men and women who regularly overconsume alcohol are more likely to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis..."— The National Institutes of Health

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 Friends of the Library to meetThe Friends of the Library, will meet on Nov. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Glades County Public Library. The presentation will be “Everything in the Library,” by Mary Booher. This meeting will be a covered dish supper.Lakeport Community Center plans eventsLakeport Community Center now hosts community events:  Yoga on Mondays and Fridays at 12:15 p.m.  Crafts workshop on Tuesdays at 9 a.m.  Bible Study on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Exercise with us on Thursdays at 9 a.m.Project Graduation plans fundraisers The next 2014 Moore Haven High School Project Graduation Meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in Tori Kelsoe’s classroom.  50/50 tickets are available for $10 each, The drawing to be held Dec. 12 at Christmas on the Caloosahatchee. You need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased from any senior parent or you can call Melanie Pagan at 863-677-3193.  The Krispy Kreme Donuts sale is under way. Money is due by Nov. 19. Donuts will be delivered fresh Thursday, Nov. 21. Donuts can be purchased from any senior parent or you can call Melanie Pagan at 863-677-3193.  Sliced pork dinners will be sold on Dec. 6 for $8 per plate, which includes green beans, macaroni and cheese and a roll. Desserts will be available to purchase separately. The dinner will be served Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nana’s Country Store. Tickets can be purchased from any senior parent or you can call Melanie Pagan at 863-677-3193.Toys for Tots seeks donationsToys for Tots donation boxes will be posted throughout the county for those who wish to donate toys for the program. For more information, please contact Claudia McPherson at 863-946-0561 or Diane Croskey at 863-509-8443.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. Please watch this newspaper for future information.Mobile Mammogram visits to Moore Haven plannedThe Glades County Health Department encourages women to be proactive and schedule regular mammograms. The Mobile Mammogram bus will be in Moore Haven at 1021 Health Park Dr., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 18. Call 239-936-2316 for appointments or more information.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 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.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.FEMA has National Emergency Family RegistryFEMA’s National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) is activated following a Presidentially-declared disaster to reunite families that have become separated as a result of the disaster. Once the disaster is declared, Individuals and families can register online at www. fema.gov or by phone at 1-800-588-9822, 24hours a day, when the system is activated. http://www.fema.gov/public-assistancelocal-state-tribal-and-non-profit/recoverydirectorate/national-emergency-family. Glades at a Glance Florida manatees are beginning their annual migration to warmer waters, which is their instinctual response to winter’s approach and surviving the cold. As these slow-moving aquatic mammals migrate along rivers, canals, bays and coastlines, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cautions boaters to slow down and watch out for manatees. The average adult manatee is 1,000 pounds and 10-feet long but may be dif cult to spot despite its size. “You can help manatees by slowing down and following posted speed zones when operating boats or personal watercraft. Manatees often feed in shallow seagrass beds adjacent to deeper waters,” said Carol Knox, the FWC’s Imperiled Species Management Section Leader. “Wearing polarized sunglasses helps you spot a manatee underwater. Also watch for circular wave patterns on the water’s surface – called manatee footprints – indicating a manatee’s presence below.” Throughout the state, many seasonal manatee protection zones go into effect Nov. 15. Look for signs posted on the water indicating boat speed zones. A “slow speed” zone means a boat should be completely settled in the water, not creating an excessive wake. Go to MyFWC.com/Manatee, and click on Data and Maps to see FWC manatee protection zones. November is also Manatee Awareness Month, a time to celebrate Florida’s of cial state marine mammal. The FWC asks people to report sick, injured, orphaned, entangled or dead manatees by calling the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), texting Tip@MyFWC.com, or calling #FWC and *FWC vi a cell phone. Floridians can support manatee conservation efforts by purchasing a manatee license plate at BuyaPlate.com or through their local tax collector’s of ce when obtaining or renewing a vehicle tag. They also can get a manatee decal at those of ces or b y visiting MyFWC.com/Manatee and clicking on “Decals.” For “A boater’s guide to living with Florid a Manatees,” go to MyFWC.com/Wildlife. More manatee information is available at MyFWC.com/Manatee. Boaters cautioned to watch for manatees

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Confused about Health Care Reform? Relax, were right here in your neighborhood. Policies have exclusions and limitations. For costs and complete details of coverage, contact your local agency. Florida Blue is the trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. 79179-1013 AgtRidge Insurance 863-382-3119Call us today and get the answers you need. Were here for you. If you need help paying for coverage Find out if you quality for a tax credit Compare health insurance plan costs, benefits, and features Complete your application As your local agency for Florida Blue, we can help you understand your choice of plans on the Marketplace, plus other options for health insurance policies through Florida Blue. 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Everglades Snail Kite is found in southern and central Florida, south to Cuba and the Isle of Pines, and from Mexico south to Brazil. This species has been protected by state and federal law under the Endangered Species Act since 1967. According to research, Snail Kite numbers have jumped statewide from 650 in 2007 to about 1,200 today. That is still short of the 3,400 birds found in 1999: “Scientists attribute the kite increase to the presence of an invasive snail that became more common across the state after the busy 2005 hurricane season,” (University of Florida). This bird has been called the Everglade Kite, Black Kite, Hook-billed Kite and Snail Hawk. It is a medium-sized raptor with a square-tipped tail and a distinctive white base and broad paddle-shaped wings. Adults have red eyes, while juveniles have brown eyes. Adult males are slate gray and adult females are brown with cream-colored streaking. Juvenile Snail Kites are similar to the adult female but they have more scaly markings on their back and have yellow legs, as opposed to red. These birds are usually silent, but will make a harsh cackling. Snail Kites prefer freshwater habitats near lakes, marshes and wetlands. Their slender, hooked bill is used for extracting the meat from freshwater native and invasive apple snails which are plucked from water. These birds will build solitary nests or join loose colonies in association with other water birds from January to August. Their nests are found in a variety of vegetation, including trees, shrubs, cattails or bulrushes. These nests are bulky structure made of dead twigs and nished with fresh vegetation. The female Snail Kite lays one to ve white to brown eggs marked with pale or dark brown blotches. These eggs are incubated for 27 days. The young edge when they are between 24 to 35 days old. Snail Kites have been reported successfully raising young this year in inland Florida, including the Lake Okeechobee watershed and STA-5. Learn more about the Snail Kite by visiting various online websites, including the “Florida Breeding Bird Atlas (FWC)” and “All about Bird (Cornell).” Better yet, become friends with the “Everglade Snail Kite” on Facebook. If you would like to participate in the birding trip to STA-5, email Margaret England sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call (863) 6740695 or (863) 517-0202. Inland Birding: Snail Kite PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEPictured above is the male Snail Kite.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 Tuesday, November 12, via conference call, Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), in cooperation with Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), Fannie Mae and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), launched the Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program (ELMORE). The application process opened this week. Using $25 million in federal funding allotted to Florida from the Treasury’s Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF), the ELMORE program will assist elderly homeowners with home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs)—better known as “reverse mortgages”— who, as a result of a hardship, are having dif culty making property tax and homeowner’s insurance payments. As a result, these homeowners may be facing foreclosure for non-payment of these required expenses. “There are thousands of reverse mortgages in Florida that are in delinquency,” said Florida Housing Executive Director Steve Auger, executive director for Florida Housing. “After implementing other HHF programs that target the more ‘traditional’ homeowner, it is now time to help homeowners who are in the twilight of their years, on a xed income, experiencing a hardship and facing foreclosure. This new program should help them sustain their homes, while they look at ways to free-up income to pay their homeowner expenses moving forward.” Homeowners who meet speci c quali cations may be eligible for a two-year, forgivable loan of up to $25,000. The funds will be distributed to the mortgage servicer, on the homeowner’s behalf, in a lump sum to repay property-related expenses advanced by the servicer (e.g., property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, ood insurance and association fees). Funds may also be used to pay upcoming property-related expenses for up to 12 months. “The Obama Administration is committed to helping states like Florida nd innovative ways to help homeowners avoid foreclosure,” said Chief Homeownership Preservation Of cer Mark McArdle, for Treasury. “This program will provide much needed assistance to elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages, and Treasury is proud to partner with the State of Florida to implement it.” “We commend the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for launching this new initiative to help elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages stay in their homes,” said Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante. “The HECM program allows senior citizens to age in place by tapping into their home equity to help pay expenses. The ELMORE program builds on this goal by giving quali ed seniors who have experienced nancial hardship an alternative to foreclosure.” “In accordance with the Older Americans Act, it is the mission of the Department of Elder Affairs to address the needs of Florida seniors and to create an environment that allows them to remain in their own homes and communities as they age, said Florida DOEA Secretary Charles T. Corley. “We support tools, such as the ELMORE Program, that help to accomplish this important task.” “We are pleased to partner with Florida Housing on this important initiative for our struggling homeowners,” said Joy Cianci, senior vice president of Making Home Affordable and Foreclosure Prevention at Fannie Mae. “We commend them for being the rst state to implement a program to assist elderly homeowners in reverse mortgages with resources from the Hardest-Hit Fund and hope to see other states soon follow suit.” Reverse mortgages offer unique bene ts to elderly homeowners, allowing them to access the equity in their homes. However, with a reverse mortgage, homeowners have speci c responsibilities that are set by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which insures most reverse mortgages, including the timely payment of property-related expenses. If the homeowner falls behind on those obligations, the servicer may issue a demand for payment-in-full of the reverse mortgage or even foreclose on the property. The ELMORE program—for those who qualify and demonstrate they will be able to reasonably recover from the hardship that contributed to the property-related expenses becoming delinquent—can be the support that an elderly homeowner needs to ensure their home is preserved. Florida homeowners with reverse mortgages who want to see if they qualify for the ELMORE program should rst contact their reverse mortgage servicer. If the servicer is unable to assist, a homeowner should then contact the toll-free ELMORE Application and Information Line at 1-(800) 601-3534 to apply and/or receive more information on the program. Additional information is available at the ELMORE program website at www. FloridaELMORE.org or www.KnowYourOptions.com/reverse. First announced on February 19, 2010, by the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the “Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets” (HFA Hardest-Hit Fund) provides federal funding to states hardest hit by the aftermath of the burst of the housing bubble. To date, $7.6 billion has been infused into the HFA Hardest-Hit Fund for 18 states and the District of Columbia; Florida’s allocation stands at more than $1 billion. The goal is to help create sustainable homeownership in our state. Florida Housing Launches Hardest-Hit Fund Mortgage Assistance for Elderly HomeownersFederal assistance will help homeowners struggling with their reverse mortgage “This program will provide much needed assistance to elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages, and Treasury is proud to partner with the State of Florid a to implement it.”— Mark McArdle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Hager O. Lowe, age 89CLEWISTON — Hager O. Lowe, age 89, was born on April 22, 1924, in Zolfo Springs, Florida to Leonas and Dorothy Geiger Lowe. He attended University of Florida for a short while, and then served his country proudly twice; once during World War II and once during the Korean Con ict, both in United States Army Air Corps. He worked as a Senior Inventory Analyst for United States Sugar Corporation, retiring on April 30, 1989. Hager was a survivor of the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane; he was interviewed a few times by the Weather Channel. He was a long time member of Evangel Assembly of God Church in Clewiston. He met and married the love of his life, Wilda “Penny” Davidson; they made Clewiston there home and raised their family. Penny met Jesus on March 14, 2011. Hager is survived by his children, Martin and his wife Deborah Savage of Royal Palm Beach, and Patricia “Kay” and her husband E.J. Dennis of Ellisville, Miss.; six wonderful grandchildren; and ve precious great grandchildren; and one brother, Glen L. Lowe of Moore Haven. Hager went to meet Jesus, his wife Penny and the rest of his family on November 7, 2013. He will be greatly missed by his entire family who loved him very much. Celebration of Hager’s life was conducted on Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in the Evangel Assembly God Church with Pastor Gary Corley of ciating. Visitation was Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston. Burial took place immediately after the celebration service in Ridgelawn Cemetery, also in Clewiston. You may read the online obituary and light a candle in memory of Hager at www.akin-davis.com Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston was entrusted to handle the arrangements of Hager O. Lowe.Othar Allinson Crawford III ‘Sonny’, 60CLEWISTON — Othar Allinson Crawford III “Sonny”, 60, of Clewiston, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Sonny was born in McComb, Mississippi on November 18, 1952. He and his family moved to Belle Glade, in 1963, where he graduated from Belle Glade High in 1970. He moved to Clewiston in the late 1980’s and married Eleanor “Lorie” Crawford in July of 1989. Sonny followed a career path in the construction industry where he worked for Rio-Bak Corporation of Wellington. The family would like to express their gratitude for Rio-Bak’s support throughout Sonny’s illness. Sonny is survived by his mother, Leola Crawford; wife, Lorie Crawford; brother, Mitch Crawford (Christine); brother, David Kinlaw; brother Dennis Kinlaw; son, Jeremy Crawford (Annie); daughter, Jessica Peterson (Darrell); son, Josh Crawford (Stephanie); son, Holden Crawford; and grandchildren, Mason Crawford, Aiden Peterson, Kanner Crawford, Jackson Crawford and Blake Peterson. He was predeceased by his father, Othar Allinson Crawford Jr. A celebration of Sonny’s life will be held on November 14, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church located at 331 West Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. A public viewing will be held at 12:00 pm with a service to follow at 1:00 pm. The burial ceremony will be held at Ridgelawn Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. V erna Anderson Wall, 92CLEWISTON — Verna Anderson Wall, of Clew iston, passed away Nov. 12, 2013 in Clewiston. She was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Toccoa, Ga., to J ames Oliver and Mamie Theodosia (Sosbee) A nderson. She married William Joseph Wall, he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2003. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Clewiston for many years. Survivors include three sons, Cary Wall and w ife, Faye of Clewiston, Bill Wall and wife Mary, of Jacksonville, Doug Wall and wife Sue, of Clew iston; and one daughter, Vicki Lopez and husband Bob, of California; one sister, Faye Willis of Bronson, Ga.; nine grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by brothers, J ames W. Anderson, Rufus Anderson; and one sister, Wynona Keen. Celebration of Verna’s life will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in First Baptist Church of Clewiston, with Dr. Todd Buck of ciating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson, Georgia. In Lieu of owers, please make donations to the Gideon’s. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to AkinDavis Funeral Home Clewiston. You may view the online obituary and leave your condolences to the family of Verna at: www.akin-davis.comRABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. 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With some simple steps, one can make the woodlands a paradise for ora and fauna by creating a space for wildlife to thrive. “As most of America’s forests are owned privately, landowners play a key role in our wildlife’s future.” says Mike Burns, forester and program resource manager with the American Forest Foundation. “Attracting wildlife is entirely within the power of woodlandowners, all they need to do is provide the right food and shelter for their desired species”. One of the most important ingredients for thriving forest wildlife is dead wood. In fact, up to 20 percent of a forest’s wildlife may depend upon it for survival, according to wildlife conservationists. The American Forest Foundation is offering tips on wildlife-friendly forest management on one’s property: Snags Flooding, winds, ice storms, lightning, re and drought can cause mortality in trees, as will insects, disease and other factors. Before carting off dead or dying trees for rewood or disposal, consider leaving a few of these tress, called snags, standing. “A snag, acts as a ‘condo’ for insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, as well as a time-release compost stick, slowly releasing nutrients into the soil.” says Burns. “Without snags, a forest just isn’t the same for wildlife who use the cavities to nest, attract mates and nd food.” Logs When one leaves downed trees or logs on one’s property, one is starting a lifecycle fueled by the decomposing wood. Plants, fungi and animals rely upon logs as food sources and places to live. Decomposing logs enrich the soil and provide places for tree saplings and other plants to take root, as well as shelter and denning sites for animals. Decomposers found on or in logs provide food for amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Brushpiles Brushpiles provide a micro-habitat for the more stealthy creatures hiding from predators. If one wants to boost biodiversity on one’s land while recycling extra trimmings, branches and logs, try “installing” a few brushpiles for wildlife. One can build a teepee-shaped brushpile by placing several veto six-foot-long logs or large branches in a square. Leave some gaps between the foundation pieces so rabbits or other small creatures can scamper in and out. Next, lean several large branches, leaves pointed downward, so the cut, open ends meet at the top. Then incorporate smaller branches to ll many gaps, but not all. Leave some openings so birds and small animals can enter and exit. A good brushpile is usually about four feet high or taller and ten to 15 feet wide. For more tips on creating a healthy habitat for wildlife on your land, visit www.MyLandPlan.org which also offers information for mitigating the increased risk of forest res that dead wood can introduce. There are few things more exciting than seeing animals in the wild. By being considerate of the critters and birds inhabiting your land, one can help protect the resources they need to thrive. Help Protect Wildlife in Your Own Backyard PHOTO/ (C) FLORIDASTOCK SHUTTERSTOCK

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BY ERIC KOPP INIThe head of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was in Okeechobee last week to not only discuss Lake Okeechobee, but what’s being done to help it now and how that goal is going to be achieved. DEP Secretary Herschel Vinyard addressed a modest crowd of about 44 people Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Williamson Convention Center on the Okeechobee Campus of Indian River State College. That crowd was made up of members of the Economic Council of Okeechobee and the Agri-Civic Council. The meeting was not open to the public or the media. When this newspaper asked to cover Mr. Vinyard’s presentation, economic council executive director Tara Minton Rowley stated, “Economic Council meetings are reserved for members of the organization and are not open to the public.” When asked later why the newspaper was denied access, she said it “... was at the pleasure of the board (of directors).” She went on to explain that monthly meetings of the economic council are not normally open to the media, even though the group’s mission statement describes that body as “... a catalyst between the public and private sectors to foster dialogue, planning and action.” Mr. Vinyard was contacted by phone and said his speech detailed DEP’s priorities, and focused on water along with having the appropriate amount of quality water. “If we don’t have suf cient clean water for the environment, people and agriculture, then we’re not going to have a state we enjoy living in,” he said. When asked what’s being done to help clean water before it enters Lake Okeechobee, Mr. Vinyard alluded to the un nished Kissimmee River Restoration Project that’s helping to remove contaminants by putting the river “... back the way God created it.” He explained plants help by taking up nutrients from the water column which is the way the natural system was designed to operate. “That’s one federal and state project that needs to be completed to help the health of Lake Okeechobee,” he said. While restoring the river could bene t the lake, a bill signed into action in May by Governor Rick Scott puts into action projects that will bene t both Florida coasts but does nothing to treat the problem at the source. House Bill 7065 calls for six projects that will create over 6,500 acres of new storm water treatment areas (STAs) and 110,000 acre-feet of additional water storage through the construction of ow equalization basins (FEBs). These projects have been divided into three ow paths — eastern, central and western. There is no mention of any projects north of Lake Okeechobee. The bill amends the Everglades Forever Act and how an agriculture privilege tax on agricultural property will help pay for the enhancement, operation and maintenance of the Everglades Construction Project. According to the legislation, the implementation of the technical plan is estimated to cost $880 million. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is proposing to use $220 million in cash reserves to fund the plan, along with $300 million in anticipated ad valorem tax revenues and a state appropriation of $32 million in each year of the 12-year implementation period. Mr. Vinyard went on to point out that a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) “... is our road map to improve impaired water bodies throughout the state,” but it wasn’t put into action to help the lake until recently. However, he’s since got that plan — which is a collaborative effort between the DEP and the SFWMD — under way. He said a number of things have led to the contamination of Florida waters, as well as Lake Okeechobee. “We can’t point our nger at one thing — it’s all of us. Humans have replumbed South Florida,” he said. “It’s septic tanks, urban runoff, agriculture, pet wastes — it’s a lot of things.” Besides the restoration project, Mr. Vinyard said dispersed storage areas north of the big lake can be of help in removing contaminants from water before it reaches the lake. These areas are privately-owned property where rain water is held for a period of time and then released. Water managers pay area farmers up to $150 per acre to use their property for dispersed storage — whether they are storing water or not. When there is no water on the property, livestock is allowed to live and graze on the land. “I do think we need to keep available as many tools in the toolbox as we can, and dispersed water storage is one of those tools,” explained Mr. Vinyard. As for the bad rap Lake Okeechobee has been receiving lately from residents on both coasts about lake discharges causing algae blooms and “toxic water,” Mr. Vinyard indicated “basin runoff” from properties along the estuaries on both coasts coupled with lake discharges are at the root of the problem. “Even though locks are closed, there’s still basin runoff due to the extraordinary amounts of rainfall. It’s not a result of any single source,” he said. The DEP head went on to say it’s not only important to use every tool given his agency and the SFWMD by state legislators, but to have a clear and de nitive road map on how to get to the desired end — clean water. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there,” Mr. Vinyard added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Got Diabetes?GETANEYEEXAM!!FAMILYEYECARE€ (863)675-0761 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 DEP Head Outlines Lake GoalsState plan to clean water fails to treat the problem at the source Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.18/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.20/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 15.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 8.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 17.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “Gas prices across many communities are now the lowest since they’ve been since the Libryan crisis in February of 2011. Nearly 15% of all stations in the U.S. are now selling gasoline under the psychologically important $3/gal level,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Last year on this date saw just 1% of stations selling under that level, so motorists aren’t doing too shabby. States that saw the largest declines last week were Montana, Ohio, and Indiana, all where prices declined at least 15 cents per gallon. Several stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which features the cheapest gas in the U.S. are selling at a mere $2.45/gallon, a number so low that had you said that just six weeks ago, motorists would have been shaking their heads in disbelief. Prices nationally could drop to as little as $3.05 a gallon by Christmas,” DeHaan said. Florida Gas Price

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 ‘Persistence’ or ‘Nagging?’ A Strategy to HelpBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchIf you hear someone say, “My wife is a nag!” she’s got good Biblical precedent. There is a parable about a widow, an unjust judge (Luke 18:18) and getting a change of heart. In the New Testament era, widows were without a voice in the justice system. To be represented, they needed a husband or at least a male heir to plead their case, and apparently in Luke’s account, the widow has no one to help her. She is left helpless, having no rights before the judge in the story. Luke notes that she is not entirely bereft of alternatives; she has a voice even if it is not likely to be in good standing with the court, and the judge in the matter is dif cult to in uence. Luke reports that he “neither feared God or cared about men (v. 2).” The widow, however, is persistent. She keeps coming back to him and telling him to “Grant me justice against my adversary (v. 3).” Originally, he refuses, but then nally says to himself “because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming! (v.5).” She knows that nagging works and makes good use of it! The judge is not moved by her cause, by his place to uphold justice, by his respect for God or others; it is simply a matter of personal relief for him. Nagging brings a change of heart; it’s pragmatic. I’ve seen individuals and groups put it to use time and again. Not a week goes by where some group is not “demonstrating” for a cause on TV, telling listeners that they aren’t being heard, that the people that should help aren’t listening, that their cause is a just one, that they will keep at it until changes are made and, hopefully, the TV cameras will still be rolling. I had someone repeatedly harangue me over an issue to which I would not respond. I was nally told, “You’re not listening to me!” and I replied, “If I’d listen to you, you’d get on my nerves!” My response gave me silence, but the anger increased. Now, resolving the matter was going to be a lot more dif cult. Ignoring matters can have repercussions, too. It is incumbent upon us to take those who have issues with us seriously, and respond in a way that acknowledges them. Likewise, it is incumbent upon us to present our concerns to others in a manner that involves a respectful approach to whatever it is that is disturbing to us. In my experience with working among troubled people, I noted they would often repeat and repeat their concerns. I would respond as best I could, then let them know they had been heard earlier and to take seriously the issue at hand. Usually, I’d make a response or state my perspective on the matter, then remind them when it was still on their mind. No anger on my part, no denial of their issue, no ignoring them when they felt they weren’t being heard, but I’d make a serious attempt to explain what it was that was previously shared. I think at the bottom of much repetitive conversation is the thought that, “You’re not listening to me.” I believe healing takes place when we can demonstrate that, “Yes, I am listening,” even if we don’t agree or have heard it before. That seems to take away some of the anger that comes when people nd out they’re being heard even if disagreements remain. The judge in the parable might have saved himself a lot of aggravation with a little concern about the feelings of others. Both he and the widow might have had lower blood pressure and better respect for each other, too! (If you’d wish to comment, make suggestions or have questions about this article, Fr. Thomas may be reached at fatherthomas@stmartinsclewiston.org).Women of the Word (WOW)LAKE PLACID — Women of the Word (WOW) is hosting monthly meetings in Lake Placid. The mission of WOW is “to worship the Lord, minister to one another, share common goals, put in motion and carry out a plan of purpose to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the most tangible way by meeting the needs of the hurting, thereby touching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Women are encouraged to attend and men are welcome, too. The November 2013 Lake Placid ¡WOW! (Ruth Mantle) will be held on Nov. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. at Working Faith Ministries (non-denominational), 424 C.R. 29, Lake Placid, FL. Darlene is a Minister who encourages and exhorts the body of Christ through practical understanding and application of God’s word. She brings forth the Word of God with straight forwardness in love, by building upon its principles with the compassion of Christ. The Lord Jesus has ministered to her in many prophetic dreams and visions throughout her walk with him. In 2008, Darlene had a near death experience while undergoing open heart surgery. She found herself in a new and exciting realm where she had never been before. At that time, the Lord spoke a message to her and she vowed to Him to share these things with others to uplift and encourage them. She is a mother of three and a grandmother of seven. Darlene is currently ordained with Melody of Life Ministry out of Chattanooga, Tenn. She resides in Ooltewah, Tenn. with her husband Joe Underwood. For any questions, please contact Geneva Andrews at 863-599-0019 or Brenda Sutton at 863840-2112.Christmas BazaarCLEWISTON — Community Presbyterian Church of Clewiston will be having a Bazaar on Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baked goods, crafts, ornaments and decorations will be available at the church, located at 407 Royal Palm. Soup and sloppy joe sandwiches will be sold for take-out or eat-in. All are invited to come and browse. Hope to see everyone there!Operation Christmas ChildCLEWISTON — Send Christmas blessings around the world. It’s Shoebox time again! First United Methodist Church of Clewiston is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse in “Operation Christmas Child,” a ministry which delivers shoeboxes full of gifts to children all over the world. First United Methodist invites the community to join them. Anyone interested in packing a shoebox, please use a standard-size cardboard or plastic shoebox; decide which gender to pack for and choose an age group: two to four, ve to nine or 10 to 14; label the box with age and gender (labels are available in the First United Methodist Church of ce); ll the box with gifts and attach $7 to pay for postage; bring the box to the church by Nov. 15. Gift suggestions: pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons or markers, coloring and picture books, small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, other small toys, toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, hard candy (wrapped and in plastic bag), socks, t-shirts, caps, sunglasses, toy jewelry, hair clips, etc. A small note may be enclosed for the child and a photo of oneself or one’s family. Anyone interested in donating items for the church’s children and youth to box, may bring them to the church any time before Nov. 15. Anyone interested in donating for postage, purchasing shoeboxes or additional items for shoeboxes, can make donations to First United Methodist Church, marked “Operation Christmas Child.” Call Alice at 863-983-5269 with questions.New Church in ClewistonCOMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF CLEWISTONCLEWISTON — On Oct. 6, the congregation of First Christian Church of Clewiston voted to re-charter under the new name of Community Christian Church of Clewiston. On Oct. 9, the state of Florida granted a new corporation charter to Community Christian Church of Clewiston. Community Christian church is a non-denominational fellowship with a desire to be governed by the early Christian church as outlined in the Book of Acts in the New Testament, with a heart to work among all Christians to ful ll the Great Commission found in Matthew chapter 28. Community Christian Church invites the community to come and be a part of a spiritually growing fellowship where the Holy Spirit has liberty to work among God’s family. Community Christian Church services are held on Sundays beginning at 10 a.m. with Bible Study, Praise and Worship Service at 11 a.m. and Fellowship Service at 6 p.m. Their Wednesday night Prayer/Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. Community Christian Church is located at 201 North Francisco Street. The church’s minister is Gary Folds, Church Elder and Deacons are Pat Lucey, Joe Payne and Clyde Rush. Please feel free to come and join Community Christian Church or call upon them at 863-983-6704 or contact Elder Pat Lucey at 561-676-1063.Clewiston Ministerial AssociationCLEWISTON — The Clewiston Ministerial Association meets the rst Tuesday of each month in the Education Room at Hendry Regional Hospital at 12 p.m. Lunch is served. All ministers are welcome! At the November meeting, the Association will discuss the Community Thanksgiving service, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 at Greater Friendship Baptist Church. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION The holiday season is a time of friends, family and good cheer. It can also be a time of pressure, arguments, obligations and spending money -lots of money. “People get caught up in the season, the lights and emotions of the holiday, often allowing their good nancial sense to take a holiday too,” says Michael McAuliffe, president of Family Credit Management (FCM), a nonpro t credit counseling agency. “Even if you do make your list, check it twice and stick to it, it’s a lot easier to save smaller increments in advance, rather than come up with several hundred dollars later.” So what can one do today to enjoy a merry season free of nancial stress? Create a list of everyone one is buying presents for and set a strict dollar amount. Open a savings account reserved for holiday spending. When the holidays are over, start saving for next year in the same account. While some banks still offer “Christmas club” accounts, they often have higher interest rates than traditional savings accounts. An online savings account makes scheduling deposits on each payday easier and can help ensure success. Figure out how much money must be put aside each payday and fund the savings account at every opportunity. Start a list of gift ideas and start watching for those sales. Also, be mindful of return policies. Failure to plan can lead to a real nancial catastrophe, say experts. “It never fails that every January we are swamped with people who overspent and underplanned for their holiday spending,” says Sarabeth O’Neil, director of Development for FCM. Between entertaining guests, traveling, decorating the home and giving gifts, it’s no secret that the holidays come with a price tag. More sensible holiday spending tips and free nancial planning tools are available at www.FamilyCredit.org. Rather than spending mindlessly this holiday, take the necessary steps to avoid maxed out credit cards, empty bank accounts and other seasonal pitfalls. Tips to Stay on Budget this Holiday Season COURTESY PHOTO “It never fails that every January we are swamped with people who overspent and under-planned for their holiday spending.”— Sarabeth O’Neil

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 Students on the First Nine W eeks Honor Roll at Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School include the following.7th Grade A ll As & Bs J avier Cardona Y ailyn Cisneros Taiomi Dixon Lacy Green Cassandra Hart A lissia Haynes J aime Hingson A ustyn Kellogg Emily Kovalovsky Briana Leavy Austin Lee Cheyenne Osborne Jacey Ridgdill Maria Rodas Justin Sexton8th GradeAll As Brooks Bass All As & Bs Rosemary Aragus Dylan Newman Amery Bass Norma Rico Kira Beck Maricela Rubio Brianna Burress Skye Schlueter John Cox Mallory Thomas Nathaniel Harris Patrick He in Kimberly Hogan Bryan Light Cristina Maria9th GradeAll As & Bs Jesse Espinosa Dylon Eubanks Olivia Everett Nicolas Garcia Tori Light Taryn McCain Jicel Reveles Katherine West10th GradeAll As Joshua Click Jose Garcia Melany Williams All As & Bs Daniel Baker Victoria Cisneros Brittney Drayton Kaitlyn Dunson Chasity Johnson Monica Leavy Kala McIntosh Kelly Rico Dezmon Shore Amber Town Megan Whitehead11th GradeAll As Bronson Bass All As & Bs John Cummings Estrella Herrera Olivia Lemmon Edny Matinez Tanner Mathis Paula Pena Gonzalez Gabriel Perez Hanna Smith12th GradeAll As Mattie Bass Erica Brickel Bailey Browning Jordan Drayton Viviana Leon Kaley Pagan Thomas Perry Samantha Shearer Haley Stephens All As & Bs Matthew Baker Skyler Burke Alyssa Clark Niannia Hallback Kaitlyn He in Elizabeth Johnson Alaina Lee Sarah Lyons Luis Martinez Dorinda Morton Amy Perry Maryann Reitz Blake Ridgdill Junior/Senior High School students make honor roll Glades County Commission, two responses were received to conduct a study on the feasibility of a Fire Protection MSBU Taxing unit. EMS Director Bob Jones said an MSBU exists for EMS services. A study for EMS was done in 2003. He was familiar with the two rms that indicated an interest in conducting the study. The costs for the study would likely be under $50,000. Mr. Jones said if enacted, this MSBU would appear on the 2014 tax roll. "It is something we'll have to see sooner or later. We have 37 active remen, volunteers, scattered throughout the county. We do have time during the day, especially during the normal work week where we have a limited response," he added. Commissioner Russell Echols said the important issue is money. He said he supports re service but wants to lower the ad valorem tax rate and replace that with the revenue from the new MSBU. He did not support additional tax burden on citizens. Commissioner Tim Stanley said he wants costeffective re protection. He doubted it will lower the ad valorem taxes. "I don't see how we reduce it with county-wide protection. I support the study to see if it is feasible," he said. The new MSBU would be paid for by all citizens, even those with tax exemptions. Commissioner Echols said everyone would pay an equal cost. He noted some citizens, due to exemptions, pay little or no property taxes at the current time. Commissioner Stanley said if they hire six remen, it would eat up the entire amount of the MSBU. He said you would need three re departments to service the entire county equally. Commissioner Paul Beck said improved re protection might lower the insurance costs for residents. Mr. Jones said the county decides the level of service desired. The minimum would be two, 40hour per week re ghters in each station. If the county wants 24-hour coverage, the number of remen and the costs would rise. Mr. Pringle said the study would provide the legal grounds to create an MSBU. "You don't want to do all the work to create an assessment and have it overturned at the courthouse," he said. "This study makes sure you are on solid ground legally." GSG was selected as the rm to conduct the study for re protection. Commissioner Dennis Grif n voted against the motion. In other actions, the commission proclaimed November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Chairman Donna Storter-Long said pancreatic cancer took the life of long-time tax collector Jim Greer a few years ago. The commission also proclaimed November as National Adoption Month. In other business, the commission approved a contract to allow Jessie Wallace to handle the computer servers and provide technical service to the county. The existing computer system is antiquated and in poor shape. Wallace has a contract with the Glades County Sheriffs Of ce to run their computer system. He proposed to take care of the county system for $47,000 annually. "You literall y have a big tangled mess, you can literally hear your computers dying when you walk into the room," he stated. Community Services and Planning Director Larry Hilton recently submitted his resignation to the county. Chairperson Long emphasized the count y should require insurance on properties that receive SHIP funds. An abandoned residence was damaged by re and still has a near $70,000 ship loan. It would take up to $60,000 to restore the home for sale, and the estimated value is much less than these gures. The commission declined to foreclose on the property. The property will be sold for taxes. Lakeport will host a Christmas celebration with a boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Harney Pond Canal. Commissioner Paul Beck said the Lakeport Garden Club and the Community Association are involved. The parade will start at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on a re truc k during the event. Admission is an unwrapped to y for needy children. Mr. Pringle said the county will get a written proposal from the contractor that dredged the Harne y Pond Canal. The county has been in a dispute over the delays in the project with this contractor. A contract has been approved to improve the air conditioning system at the courthouse. A storage building will be constructed near the Moore Haven re station to be used for storage for the clerk of the courts and county records. The county will also replace the carpet in the county manager of ce. The estimated cost is $2,500. Commissioner Stanley also suggested the county work with the Florida Department of Transportation to bring sidewalks and or bike and pedestrian paths to S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge. He said several constituents have asked his support for this project. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County Democrat The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee seeks volunteers to help lower to middle-income tax payers to le their federal income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). VITA volunteers can make a real difference in the lives of people in our community. Volunteers have helped families get back the money they have earned and become more nancially stable. The United Way is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as tax preparers, greeters and interpreters. Free training will be provided. Volunteers will complete a certi cation online and software training will be provided by the IRS. VITA is a program offered through the United Way that helps low-tomoderate income persons by providing free tax preparation assistance. We are looking for both English speakers and bilingual volunteers to better serve our clients. No experience is necessary. Flexible hours are available February through mid April. Taxes will be prepared at many locations in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. For more information email: Amy Singer at amy@unitedwaylee.org or call 239.433.2000 ext. 229. Last year over $3.2 million dollars was returned to our community's tax payers through our VITA program. For some families, their tax returns were large enough to help them stay in their homes instead of losing them to foreclosure or being evicted. In addition, VITA clients saved the cost of tax preparation by a commercial service. 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. Tax assistance program seeks local volunteers Send your news to the Glades County DemocratThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news items, photos and letters to the editor. Email your news to gcdnews@newszap.com. Please email photos as .jpg attachments.Red Cross needs local 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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1 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions November 2013 Hikers to circle Lake Okeechobee in nine daysThe Herbert Hoover Dike surrounds Lake Okeechobee, providing a unique opportunity for hikers to enjoy the beauty of the big lake. For some hikers, the 109-mile Big O Hike is a once-in-a-lifetime “bucket list” item. For others, it’s an annual event they look forward to all year. This year the hike will start Nov. 23 and end on Dec. 1. Founded in 1991 by the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association, the Big O Hike involves nine days of w alking around the second largest lake entirely within the United States. It may be the largest lake in the world that you can fully circle on a hiking trail. While some folks come for the challenge, others come for the camaraderie. Bird watchers can use the hike to check o a wide variety of Florida birds. Birds seen in the area include brown pelicans, great blue herons, great horned owls, bald eagles, red-bellied woodpeckers and anhingas. Other wildlife that may be spotted along the trail include bobcats, Special to Going Out/ Cathy CoaleSome of the 2012 hikers take a break for a photo. Participants can walk part of the day or all day, one day or nine. How much they tackle is up to the individual walker. Special to Going Out/ Florida Trails AssociationThe dike provides scenic views of Lake Okeechobee grey foxes, raccoons, otters, manatees, deer and alligators. The scenic views from the dike are popular with photographers. You can walk as little as a few miles on the kicko day (the “Wimp Walk”) or join the group for any day or portion of a day during the nine-day event. There are no rules as to how much of the hike you must complete in a single year. To obtain an o cial completion certi cate, you can hike all nine days in one year, or ve days in one year and four the next, or one day a year for nine years … it’s up to you and your schedule. Group camping is part of the dynamic that bonds participants together. No backpacking is involved. This year, base camps will be a t the Okeechobee KOA and the Clewiston KOA. Some hikers prefer to stay in are a hotels; some o er discount rates for hikers. The 2013 hike will start at Port Mayac a on Saturday, Nov. 23. For hike details and registration information, go online to www. oridahikes. com/bigo. Special to Going Out/ U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAlligators are a common sight in the Lake Okeechobee area.

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Prior to ordering, present this ad to your server and Cowboys will donate up to 15% from your lunch or dinner receipt back to the Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc.!Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. 202 NE 7th Ave. Okeechobee (863) 467-0321 Arnold’s Wildlife OPEN HOUSE Presents live: Martin Lavander host of e Yappy Hour ShowŽ 107.9fm ALL DAY EVENT November 16th 10 am 5 pm Adults $10. Kids 12 and Under FREE Animal Planets Paul Bedard of :ŽThe Gator BoysŽ along with Manny Puig and Rey Becerra for 2 SHOWS Meet our animals & learn about our Wildlife Conservation Efforts! T-Rex Entertaiment The Saussie Pig Food Vendor 2 Reptile Shows A visit from FWC Of“ciers with free prizes for kids! Hay rides and many surprises! All proceeds to bene“t AWRC Meet the stars of Animal Planet Extreme Adventures Shark Week Jackass 2 Wild Boyz and Wild Planet14895 NW 30th Terrace, Okeechobee (863) 634-6804 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions November 2013 Area special events... D o l l y H a n d C u l t u r a l A r t s C e n t e r F e s t i v a l o f T r e e s Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Festival of TreesBELLE GLADE—The Annual Festival of Trees at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade, will kick o with a free Holiday Festival and tree lighting on Nov. 14. There will be wonderful music by talented local performers, delicious treats and a visit from Santa to remind you that Christmas is coming soon. Get your Christmas picture taken with your family and Santa for a nominal charge! The Grand Hall will be lled with beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local citizens, organizations, groups and businesses. As part the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s fundraising e orts, the trees will be sold through a silent auction w hich will close at 5 p.m. after the Sunday performance of The Living Christmas Tree on Dec. 8. For more information, call the box o ce at 561-993-1160, or visit w ww.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/dollyhand. T h e A f r i c a n E x p e r i e n c e i n S p a n i s h F l o r i d a The African Experience in Spanish FloridaLABELLE—Dr. Rosalyn Howard, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the North American Indian Studies Program at the University of Central Florida, will kick o the 2013/2014 LaBelle Heritage Museum’s Special Speakers series at LaBelle City Hall on Friday, Nov. 15, at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., at 7 p.m. The topic of her presentation will be the “African Experience in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles.”Admission is free. For information about LaBelle Heritage Museum or the special speaker programs to be presented in LaBelle, please call 863674-0034 or email labelleheritagemuseum@comcast.net. C a r a n d M o t o r c y c l e S h o w Car and Motorcycle ShowOKEECHOBEE—A car and motorcycle show will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Fountain of Life Church, at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. in Okeechobee. There will be bounce houses, cornhole games, live music and so much more. Those showing vehicles will pay a $5 entry fee. All proceeds go to the Real Life Children’s Ranch. Spectator admission is free. For more information, call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297.

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3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions November 2013 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION — When the calendar page is turned to November, one important day typically comes to mind — Thanksgiving. Seminole Casino Brighton (SCB) will certainly be commemorating “Turkey Day” via a food menu that will be sure to satisfy one’s taste buds. On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) as w ell as Nov. 29, Josiah’s will o er a bu et for $16.95 (3–10 p.m.) to include all the traditional Thanksgiving “ xin’s.” Beyond taking care of one’s hunger pains, there’s plenty of other action to enjoy at SCB. The “Mid-Month Madness Cash Drawing” certainly kicks things o in grand style. Swipe your Seminole Player’s Card by 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 and you could nd yourself rolling in cash. The $5,000 drawings will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the 15th. The next day, on Nov. 16, at 6:45 p.m., SCB will host a special Bingo session. There is a $70 buy in ($75 with computer). Regular games pay $750, plus $13,000 w ill be available in jackpot games. One week after the special Bingo session, on Nov. 23, customers will once again h ave the opportunity to “Pick the GM’s Wallet.” Lucky Seminole Player’s Club members will win up to $1,500 in cash or free play. Play with your card properly inserted and you just might swipe the General Manager’s (Marty) w allet between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. While you never wanted to be picked last on the playground, you de nitely do during the casino’s Progressive Drawing on Sunday, Nov. 24. SCB will announce the winners every hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. One must be sure to pay close attention to the time and h ave eyes f ocused on the drawing board because if the money isn’t collected within three minutes, it will roll over into the next drawing. The last winner could go home with $5,000. The month will close at SCB (on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.) with one lucky winner claiming a new Nissan Versa. Earn daily entries throughout the month for the grand prize drawing. Please contact the casino or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. One must be at least 21-years-old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 419 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smokefree environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located in the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County, 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-4679998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. T h anksgiving activities featured during November at Seminole Casino Brighton

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Plays, concerts and more ... A t l a n t i c C i t y B o y s Atlantic City Boys BELLE GLADE—The Atlantic City Boys will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The Atlantic City Boys are four, dynamic lead singers who lend their world-class vocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the 60s — singing the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade. Box O ce Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. Groups are welcome, with discounts available. Please call the o ce at 561-993-1160, for more information or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/dollyhand. N e w W r i n k l e s New WrinklesLABELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N. Bridge St. in LaBelle, will present the musical comedy, “New Wrinkles” on Nov. 15, 16 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. The play was written by Rita Abrams, Morris Bobrow and Gerald Nachman and is directed by Martha Pierce. The play takes a humorous look at the trials and situations about growing old. For more information, go online to www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-675-3066. T h e L o n g R u n : T h e U l t i m a t e E a g l e s T r i b u t e B a n d The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute BandBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive in Belle Glade, will host a free outdoor concert on Saturday, Nov. 23 featuring, The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band. The nest Eagles tribute band is coming to the new outdoor stage! The Long Run is a compilation of some of south Florida’s nest and most respected musicians and has realistically reproduced the sound that makes the Eagles one of the most successful bands in rock and roll history. The members of the band are exceptional musicians and h ave performed with the likes of: Herb Reed and the Platters; The Flamingos; The Shirelles; The Coasters; Trisha Yearwood; Gary U.S. Bonds; Epcot’s British Invasion; Roger McGwinn of the Byrds; John Stewart’s Legends in Concert; The Romantics; Julio Iglesias, Jr; Pattie Loveless and Louise Mandrell. Gourmet Truck Expo will bring food trucks to the center. Food trucks will serve from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Bring you own chair or blanket and enjoy! No alcohol or coolers will be permitted. G o s p e l C o n c e r t : S o u l ’ d O u t Gospel Concert: Soul’d OutOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene, at 425 S.W. 28th St. in Okeechobee, will host a gospel concert on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m., featuring the Soul’d Out Quartet from Georgetown, Ohio. For more information, call 863-763-3519 or view their website: www.lakenazarene.com. ARTS A LA CARTE! 2013-2014 SEASON Serving Entertainment For All Tastes! 1977 COLLEGE DRIVE BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 Atlantic City Boys Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm Featuring the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Season and more! FREE Outdoor Concert!!The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute BandSaturday, November 23 at 7 pmThe Glades “rst food truck event!Food trucks will be serving from 9:00 9:30 pm!FREE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL & TREE LIGHTING!Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 7 pm Kick-off for the 8th Annual Festival of Trees Refreshments, entertainment and tree lighting Bring the family to see Santa arrive on a “re truck! Pictures with Santa THE 25TH ANNUAL LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm PERFORMING A RTS 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions November 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 By Laura Gonzalez MathisSpecial to the Glades County Democrat The “Youth Alive” youth group from the First Baptist Church of Moore Haven on Wednesday, Nov. 6, was able, with the help of a lot of amazing people, to hold another successful event. We had nearly 100 y outh and over 50 young adults and adults in attendance this year. This event is billed as a softball game but it is so much more! The purpose is to bring youth together that might not normally come to any of our local youth groups and show them the love of God and how much fun you really can have w hile worshipping and learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We changed things up just a little bit this y ear to follow a theme of “Testimony.” We started like normal with some delicious food. Then we had all the youth come together on the eld for a special time of praise and worship brought to us by a local and very talented group “Con dence Beyond Chaos.” Next is where the testimonies came in, instead of our usual one speaker we were blessed to have four young people share their testimonies with everyone. Lane Bell, Darien Cook, Joe Thompson and Brooke Smith each had a different story that touched each and every one there. A testimony is simply sharing what God has done or is doing in your life. They each shared from their heart and stressed the importance of having Jesus in your life. We were then blessed by several more young people who shared their testimonies without saying a word … using “poster board testimonies”! Through all the various testimonies, there is no doubt that there was a “Word from the Lord” for everyone there. This event is just a small example of what God can and will do in our lives every day. He loves us and wants us to spend time with Him! If you are not currently involved in another youth group we encourage you to attend Youth Alive. Our youth meet every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Moore Haven. We welcome all sixth through twelfth graders to come learn about God’s Love, His Amazing Forgiveness and His Free Gift of Salvation for us ALL!! Now to thank all of the AMAZING people we mentioned in the beginning that without whom this event would not have been possible: First and foremost Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for this is Who we do all of this for; Our First Baptist Church of Moore Haven family for their generous support through prayer, donations and concession help; Our grill mastersDr. John Huysman and Andy Ringstaff and all of those who helped them throughout the night; our sound people-Freddy and Norma Cisneros and their Church—Church of Christ Defenders of the Faith; the City of Moore Haven for trying hard to rid the area of awful mosquitoes and making sure that the elds were ready for us; the awesome “Con dence Beyond Chaos” who shared their God-given talents with us; all of those who shared their testimonies with us—those who spoke-Lane Bell, Darien Cook, Joe Thompson and Brooke Smith-those who shared through “poster board testimonies-Lane Bell, Lexie Story, Fred Langdale, Lauren Thompson, Jesse Espinosa, Lindsey Ringstaff, Savanna Schlueter, Skye Schlueter, Gary Beck, Matthe w Baker, Nathan Simmons, TJ Hallback, Tanner Mathis, Alexis Timms and Tyreke Sweeting; our coaches Jamie Brown and Tomm y Hare and all those who helped them-Mike Minikwu, James Story and Tyler Crandall; our photographer-Lorie Ward. I would also like to personally thank those who help me put this all together and that work with our youth every week—Sarah Tillery, Joe and Lauren Thompson and also Ragen Mathis who always steps in when help is needed. I love you all and thank God for each of you! I ask that each of you keep our amazing youth in your prayers that they will look to God for guidance and not fall into the traps of this world! Thank you and God Bless. Laura Mathis, Youth Alive Leader Community enjoys Youth Alive Softball Game Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisThe Youth Alive program is lucky to have amazing cooks and helpers. Left to right are Andy Ringstaff, Ragen Mathis, Jack Wilson and Dr. John Huysman. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisTwo members of Con dence Beyond Chaos who were able to be with Youth Alive and share their amazing God-given talents: Brandon Walker and Aaron Mercer. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisTeam Hare competed in the Youth Alive softball game. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisTeam Brown competed in the Youth Alive softball game.

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If you cant attend our Job Fair, apply online at:www.jobs.geogroup.comEqual Opportunity Employer R Find a World of Opportunity at Our JOB FAIR!BUSINESS MANAGEMENT including:JOB FAIR!Doyle Conner Building 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. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. S h op f rom a gi f t cata l og thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013

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“Yard Sale” Moving sale Saturday Nov 16th 7am to 5pm 4205 Pioneer 10th St (in Pioneer) Clewiston FL 33440 Doug 954-240-0471 $100 EACH for Glades County Florida LICENSE PLATES BEFORE 1959 BEGINNING WITH 60. RUSTY BENT TAGS OK. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email gobucs13@aol.com www. orida licenseplates.com Central Florida Equipment 9030 NW 97th Terrace, Medley, FL 33178 Heavy Equipment Mechanic Needed 10+ Years’ Experience Computer Diagnostics Experience Preferable. DFWP-MDCEEO Project Located in South Bay Fax Resume to: Harry Tucker 305-888-9729 ACCOUNTING AND PAYROLL ADMINISTRATORThe Graham Farms is seeking an accounting and payroll administrator to work at our Moore Haven, Florida location. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Accounts payable 2. Process and maintain bi-weekly payroll 3. Prepare journal entries and maintain general ledger 4. Ensure compliance with payroll law. 5. Assist with monthly cash ow statements. 6. Assist with the month and year-end nancial statements. 7. Assist with audits. 8. Maintain a high level of con dentialityEDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:Three to Five years of Accounting/Finance experience. Must be PC literate with pro cient knowledge of MS Of ce Suites. Some on the job training provided.BILINGUAL A PLUSMonday-Friday; 8am-5pmSubmit Resume To: The Graham Farms P. O. Box 1108, Moore Haven, FL 33471 CRANE OPERATOR We are immediately hiring an EXPERIENCED CRANE OPERATOR for a Manitowoc 4100 Series II Crawler Crane. Please contact Robert Waltman at 504-952-0860. Be prepared to submit a resume, valid CCO card, and complete physical.GLADES COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 2013FINANCE DIRECTORMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or Finance and three (3) years progressively responsible professional experience in Accounting or Financial Management. Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted for above quali cations. EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Including Employee Health Care and membership with the Florida Retirement System. SALARY RANGE: $62,500.00 $68,500.00 REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION : Glades County Employment Application and copy of valid Florida Driver’s License. SUBMIT RESUME TO : Glades County Clerk of Courts P.O. Box 10 Moore Haven, FL 33471 500 Avenue J Suite 102 (863) 946-6010 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ DRUG FREE WORK PLACE Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 RAILROAD MECHANIC WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks. Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment •Repair and Weld Frogs •Repair and Weld Switch Points •Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld) Jdooley@ussugar.com OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com R & D Maintenance is currently accepting applications for Maintenance Trades Helper position. Assist workers in the skills trades. Electrical knowledge a plus. Knowledge of single & three phase systems. Knowledge of JLG lift operations, also a plus for this position. Must be at least 18 years of age, have clean valid drivers license, and pass drug screen test. EOE. Apply in person 475 Ridgelawn Rd, Clewiston, FL 33440. Mechanic wanted Alan Jay Chrysler in Clewiston is looking for an experienced technician. Health insurance, 401k, paid vacations, uniforms, ongoing training available. Must have valid drivers license. Sign on bonus. Alan Jay Automotive Network is a drug free work place. Apply in person to Dave Bohlen@ 202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston, Fl. Foreman Celery Harvest / Quality Control. Full-Time Hourly. South Florida vegetable producer has an opening in their celery harvest hand-cut operations, coordinating orders with varieties speci c to anticipated markets, product quality control, and account for daily harvest reconciliation. Work environment is outdoors over uneven terrain. Required: prior produce inspection experience, valid FL driver’s license, 2 yrs. prior personnel supervision experience, HS diploma, and must pass physical and drug screen. Helpful if bilingual. Competitive wage and bene ts to include medical and life insurance, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, 401-k, bonus plan, and vacations. Applications at: 6000 Duda Rd. Belle Glade, FL or submit resume at: www.duda.com M/H/D/V/F. EOE Foreman Radish Value Added / Cello / CutTrim and Foreman Celery Processing. FullTime Hourly. South Florida vegetable producer has (2) openings at its processing complex to assist in managing daily cooler production teams, meet sales orders, and manage material needs to company quality speci cations. Compliance with SOP’s, Food Safety, and manage inputs to include labor and materials. Work environment is warehouse, industrial cooler. Required: experience with food processing and/or prior supervision, HS diploma, and must pass physical and drug screen. Helpful if bilingual. Competitive wage and bene ts to include medical and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, 401-k plan, and vacations. Applications at: 6000 Duda Rd. Belle Glade, FL or submit resume at: www.duda.com M/H/D/V/F. EOE Water Plant Operator Will operate and monitor water treatment facilities in accordance with the Florida rules, regulations and statutes insure proper plant compliance via various process control tests. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Proper trouble shooting, operation, maintenance and repair of equipment pertaining to Water Treatment Plant • Knowledge of chemicals used in water plant operations -knowledge of lab processes used in Water Treatment Plant• Maintain accurate written documentation pertaining to the job -monitor pumps, lters, chemical feeds and ow meters• Perform chemical analysis to ensure proper water treatment, quality and disinfection -prepare chemicals for injection into raw water supply -read and apply processes and procedures according to operating and maintenance manuals wear respirator. All applicants must hold a WTP license as issued by the State of Florida and a Valid Drivers License. Jdooley@ussugar .com Apply online at www.ussugar.com NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. B & I Contractors, Inc. is looking for experienced Electrical Journeyman and Electrical Helpers to work in Moore Haven. Commercial and institutional electrical experience preferred. We are an employee owned company with an excellent bene ts package. 401(K), Employee Stock Option, Medical, Dental, Vision, Long term & short term disability, Life. DFWP / EOE Apply at www.BandIContractors.com (239)332-4646 BLACK FRIDAY sale all month. Desktop Towers $20 & up. LCD’s $30 & up, Laptops $75 & up while supplies last. Guaranteed! Available @ Star Food Store 863-517-2782 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEA R LEASE. (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 1BR, 1BA, $450 mo., + 1st & last and $450 sec. dep. No pets. (561)985-7570 CLEWISTON 1 BED/1 BATH EFF APT. $450 UNFURNISHED $500 FURNISHED 863.983.3151 CLEWISTON 1 BED/1 BATH EFF APT. INCLUDES: WATER/SEWER/CABLE $575 863.983.3151 CLEWISTON: 100 sq. ft. commercial empty lot. Corner of Corona and Sagamore. Please call (954)247-1837 or (954)534-5647. Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Special Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Electrical Computer/ Supplies Apartments Commercial Property Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013

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Lrg. 3BR/2 BA Block house. 2,000 sq. ft., Tile oors on double lot. $825 month. 3BR/2 BA, on 1/3 acre, carport, deck on front & back, ceramic tile oors, $750/month. Call (863) 509-0096 Mobile Homes/RV’s MH 2 br’s./1ba. Moore Haven Call 863-843-5383 HOLIDAY TRAILER SALES• Used 12’ wides Starting @ $10,000 • New Breckenridge Park Models Starting @ $28,000 • New 12’ & 14’ Wide Jacobsen Park Models Starting @ $30,000 Need trades now! 19710 South US 41 Fort Meyers, FL 33908(239)590-0066 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 20 de Noviembre 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. 455799 CN 11/7,14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013CP98 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROY KINGSLEY MOORE, JR., Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (Intestate) The administration of the estate of Roy Kingsley Moore, Jr., deceased is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle FL 33975. The estate is intestate as no Last Will and Testament was found. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served must object to the quali cations of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by ling a petition or other pleading requesting relief in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to le a petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to elective share is required to le and election to take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS DEEMED WAIVED. Date of rst publication: November 14, 2013. Personal Representative Roy Kingsley Moore, III 202 Savannah Drive Roanoke, VA 24012 Attorney for Personal Representative Amber J. Vojak Attorney for Roy Kingsley Moore, III 202 Savannah Drive Florida Bar No. 0769460 Roanoke, VA 24012 2164 C J Lane LaBelle, Florida 33935 Telephone: (863) 674-0557 davam 2@embarqmail.com 456228 CN 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 26-2010-CA 000615 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. DIONISIO OIL, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will on the 11th day of DECEMBER, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., www.hendry.realforeclose.com, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 9, BLOCK C, OF SUGARLAND ESTATES ADDITION NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, according to the plat thereof recorded in PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 124 AND 125, 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 19th 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 /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 453179 CN 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000543 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ROLANDO C. LLIZO; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 26, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262012CA000543, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and ROLANDO. C LLIZO; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash BY ELECTRONIC SALE AT: WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE. COM at 11:00 A.M., on the 27th day of November 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, MIDSTATE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 132, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A PERMANENTLY AFFIXED 1991 SKYLINE MOBILE HOME BEARING THE MANUFACTURER’S SERIAL # 3262-0440 ADBD A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4th day of October, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 456548 CN 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CP-13-36 IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE VAHRAMS ALBERT, SR. a/k/a GEORGE V. ALBERT, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of George Vahram Albert, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was June 28, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is November 14, 2013. 456321 GCD 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009-CA-000740 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -VS.-Sonia Margarita Alvelo a/k/a Sonia M. Alvelo; Unknown Heirs, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors and Trustees of Zoraida Ojeda, Deceased, and all other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against the Named Defendant(s) Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated October 10, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000740 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintif f and Sonia Margarita Alvelo a/k/a Sonia M. Alvelo 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 November 20, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 9, W0ODLAND SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1 AND 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1995, MAKE: FLEETCRAFT, VIN#FLFLS70A23279SK31 AND VIN# FLFLS70B23279SK31, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS, AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.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. I f 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 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 455370 CN 11/7,14/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday November 15th 2013 at 9:00 a. m. at 1233 N. W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida • Property of: Curtis Brown: A/C, TV, TOYS, And MISCELLANEUS BOXES. 455652 SUN 11/7,14/2013 NOTICE TO BIDDERS T he School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until November 21, 2013 for Bid #Q14-0005, Welding Equipment, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Ray Clinard, Chairman 456582 CN/CB 11/14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000392 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC 2005-OP1 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OP1, Plaintiff vs, MICHAEL E. SCOTT AKA MICHAEL EDWARD SCOTT AKA MICHAEL SCOTT, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment dated October 10, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 26-2009-CA-000392, in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC 2005-OP1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OP1 is the Plaintiff, and MICHAEL E. SCOTT AKA MICHAEL EDWARD SCOTT AKA MICHAEL SCOTT, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 9 AND 10, IN BLOCK 204 OF THE GENERAL PLAT OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Hendry County Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main Street, 2nd oor hallway, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on the 11th day of December, 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. Dated: October 11, 2013. Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, telephone (863) 675-5217, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre aka ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun ldn ginyin yun bezwen spsiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogram sa a dwe, nan yun tan rezonab an ninpot araniman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakte Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimro 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LaBene, FL 33935-1760, telfon nam se (863) 675-5217, oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Lai des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre dernarche, contactor l’of ce administrative de la Court situe au 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, le telephone (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou. 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitadas, personas en necesidad del 8eTvicio especial Para parti.cipar en este procedimiento debran, dentro dc un tieurpo razonablc, antes de cualquier pracedimienta, ponerse en. contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, Telefono (863) 675-5217, TDD 1 500 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771, Via Florida Relay Service”. 454833 CN 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-174-CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR CDC MORTGAGE CAPITAL TRUST 2003-HE2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-HE2, Plaintiff, VS.Richard Carey and Colleen Carey, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12-174-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR CDC MORTGAGE CAPITAL TRUST 2003-HE2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-HE2, is Plaintiff, and Richard Carey and Colleen Carey, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder on the front steps of the South Door of the Glades County Courthouse at 11:00 A.M. on the 16th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 36, Son Rise Lake Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 111 and 112, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, together with that certain 1999 Merit Mobile Home Vehicle Identi cation Numbers: HMBFP114344171A and HMBFP114344171B and Title Numbers: 79104467 and 79104499. Tax ID: S13-40-32-006-0000-360 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Moore Haven, Glades County, Florida, this 29th day of Oct. 2013. Sandra Brown Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 455971 GCD 11/7,14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-47 In Re: Estate of VIVA LEE SHAW, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of VIVA LEE SHAW, deceased, whose date of death was May 1, 2013, and whose social security number is XXXX-XX-4663, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTE 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is November 7, 2013. Personal Representative: Robert A. Shaw 701 North Bend Road Beech Grove, Indiana 46107Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 455953 GCD 11/7,14/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse, Magnolia TC2 SA 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 1008 2010 1294529-A0000010100 Norman E Taylor That parcel herein described is situated in the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 29; thence S 89 degrees 04’ 29” W, along the North line of said Section 29, a distance of 118.32 feet; thence S 00 degrees 36’ 34” E, a distance of 43.93 feet to the South right-of-way of S-830 and the Pointof-Beginning; thence S 89 degrees 35’ 40” W along said right-of-way a distance of 158.93 feet; thence S 44 degrees 24’ 57” W a distance of 70.59 feet to the East right-of-way of SR 29, said right-of-way being a curve curving to the right going South; thence Southerly along an arc, a distance of 67.81 feet, having a chord bearing S 00 degrees 39’ 57” E, a long chord of 67.81 feet, delta of 00 degrees 06’ 46”, radius of 34,427.48 feet to the point-of-curvature of said curve; thence continue along said East right-of-Way S 00 degrees 36’ 34” E a distance of 257.58 feet; thence N 89 degrees 04’ 11” E a distance of 208.72 feet; thence N 00 degrees 36’ 34” W a distance of 373.51 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013 Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456362 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000867 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v.THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTLER, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED; DOROTHY DILLE; DIANE MARIE JOHNSON; TRACIA LYNN HOLLINGSWORTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DIANA MARIE JOHNSON; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 07, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 21 BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4031 ALBANY ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935-5518 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in front of the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse located at 25 East Hickpochee Ave., 2nd Floor, LaBelle, FL 33935, on December 11, 2013, beginning at 11:00 AM. 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 8th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with 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. 456657 CN 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013-CA-0004 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. RALPH W. WATTS A/K/A RALPH WATTS; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT; JUDITH H. WATTS A/K/A JUDITH WATTS; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 12th day of September, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA-0004, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and RALPH W. WATTS A/K/A RALPH WATTS, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., UNKNOWN TENANT and JUDITH H. WATTS A/K/A JUDITH WATTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of’ this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE J., MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of Dec. 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit; LOT 17, WESTLAKE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 129 AND 130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES 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 /MIST 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 yon, 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. Dated this 12th day of September, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD, ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 452694 GCD 11/14,21/2013 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, November 20, 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. 455800 CN 11/7,14/2013 Houses Rent Mobile Home Rent Campers/RVs Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013

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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 3628 2010 3014334-01003680120 Orlando Martinez East 30 feet of Lot 15 and the West 30 feet of Lot 16, in Block 368, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, at Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455553 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard 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 719 2007 1044430-01000020010 Regina Keating Tract 1, LESS the West 721.4 feet in Block 2 (a/k/a Lot 30), GERBER GROVES SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 14, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455540 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY LEASE OF SPACE AT THE LABELLE AIRPORT RFP No. 2014-02 Opening Date and Time: November 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals to lease the LaBelle Airport Main Hangar, Of ce Space adjacent to main hangar and/or Mobile Home as of ce space. In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by November 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by email a jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 456177 CN/CB 11/7,14/2013 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 3469 2010 2024329-28000000570 Mary Culliver Est c/o Brenda K Kendrick Lot 102 in Section 1 of Ford Park, ac cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, at 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455556 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000480 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, -vsEdwin Raul Torres a/k/a Edwin Torres and Aurora Maria Torres a/k/a Aurora Torres, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: Unknown Parties in Possession #1, WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 740 North Quebrada Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 and Unknown Parties in Possession #2: WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 740 North Quebrada Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under, or against the named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF, OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 740 North Quebrada Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a cop[y of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 23rd day of October, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER Circuit and County Courts By: S. Miller Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 455658 CN 11/7,14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000565 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WF3, Plaintiff BETTY R. SANCHEZ, A/K/A BETTY SANCHEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 07, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2012-CA-000565 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WF3 is the Plaintiff and BETTY R. SANCHEZ A/K/A BETTY SANCHEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTY R. SANCHEZ A/K/A BETTY SANCHEZ; DOBERTI SANCHEZ; DOBERTI SANCHEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUALLY DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HERIS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WS BADCOCK CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, IN BLOCK 24, OF MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 37, 38 AND 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 212 AVENIDA DEL CLUB, CLEWISTON, FL 33440-8367 Any person claiming an interest in, the surplus from the sale, if any, other that] the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 8, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018**See 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 the ADA Coordinator Dawn Oliver, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, email doliver@ca.cjis20.org phone (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 711.456669 CN 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001034 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff PABLO FUENTES A/K/A PABLO A FUENTES et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2009-CA-001034 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and PABLO FUENTES A/K/A PABLO A FUENTES; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PABLO FUENTES A/K/A PABLO A FUENTES N/K/A NORA LOZANO; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; TENANT #1 N/K/A ANNA MOKENO are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 13 OF BELMONT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 305 5TH AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in, the surplus from the sale, if any, other that] the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 13, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09095001 CI-TASPDIRECT-CONV-Team 6 F09095001 **See 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 the ADA Coordinator Dawn Oliver, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, email doliver@ca.cjis20.org phone (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 711.452733 CN 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-142 U.S. BANK, N.A. as trustee on behalf of MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONT RACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE T RUST 2000-4, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street, 1100 Landmark Towers, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102, Plaintiff,DEBBIE SANDOVAL CORTEZ A/K/A DEBBIE D. CORTEZ, VICENTE CORTEZ, JR., A/K/A VICENTE CORTEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant to Plaintiff’s Amended Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovecaptioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 34, SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 175, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 28 X 60 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS FLFLV79AB13142HE31. Commonly known as: 1842 JOSHUA BLVD., CLEWISTON, FL 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash online at https://www.hendry.realforeclosure. com, at 9:00 AM (EST), on the 11th day of December, 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 not be entitled to any remaining funds. A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES A CT. 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk T imothy D. Padgett, P.A, 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203 T allahassee, Florida 32312 attorney@padgettlaw.net Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 456654 CN 11/14,21/2013 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 3578 2010 2094329-A0000180000 Snowball LT LLP A parcel of land situated in the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 9, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of the Southeast one-quarter of said Section 9, as monumented, and run N 89 degrees 35’01” E, along the South line of Section 9, a distance of 641.92 feet; thence N 00 degrees 44’ 55” W, along the East line of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of Section 9, as monumented, a distance of 50.01 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of the herein described parcel of land; thence continue N 00 degrees 44’ 55” W, a distance of 494.27 feet; thence S 89 degrees 20’ 58” W, parallel to the North line of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 9, as monumented, a distance of 176.39 feet; thence S 00 degrees 44’ 55” E, a distance of 493.55 feet to the Northerly right-of-way of Cowboy Way; thence N 89 degrees 35’ 01” E, along said Northerly right-of-way line, a distance of 176.39 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013 Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455551 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 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 3021 2010 1144334-040000F0120 Johnnie M Durance + Esmeralda Ortiz Lot 12, Block F, of SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1985 CHADWICK double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos.: GAFL2AF240510024 and GAFL2BF240510024; Title Nos.: 42440970 and 42459697; and RP Nos.: R187391 and R187392, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455554 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000554 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff BEBI SAHEED, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 07, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2010-CA-000554 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and BEBI SAHEED; RASHEED M. SAHEED; SHEIK M. SAHEED, are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 240 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG A LINE 240 FEET NORTH OF AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 129 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE 129 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL TO SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 240 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32; THENCE WESTERLY OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 129 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; EXCEPT THE SOUTH 35 FEET OF AFORE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND WHICH IS FOR ROAD RIGHTOF-WAY. A/K/A 984 NOBLES ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in, the surplus from the sale, if any, other that] the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 8, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.456678 CN 11/14,21/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPAVING OF APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE OF CR 835, FROM 7.66 MILES SOUTH OF US 27 TO 6.65 MILES SOUTH OF US 27, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BID No. 2014-04 OPENING DATE AND TIME: DECEMBER 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for construction services in connection with the repaving of approximately 1 mile of CR 835, from 7.66 miles south of US 27 to 6.65 miles south of US 27, Hendry County, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, by December 17, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be r ecorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 456667 CN/CB 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse, Magnolia TC2 SA 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 2841 2010 1074433-03000230120 Bertha H Pereiro Est c/o Anna Pereiro Lot 12, Block 23, WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 1 thru 2, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 19th day of December, 2013 Dated this 6th day of November, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456372 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 3608 2010 3014334-01001910040 Helen C Dickey Est + Lee Anna Claridge TR Lots Seven (7) and Eight (8), Block 191, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, at Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455552 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse, Magnolia TC2 SA 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 3065 2010 1214334-01000050110 Daisy Bell Williams c/o Lois Gray Prof Bus Svc Lot 11, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat ther eof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32 of the Current 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456373 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 NOTICE BY HENDRY COUNTY OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR MURRAY ROAD MSBU Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments which it is considering levying within the Murray Road Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, on properties for road maintenance and drainage purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 10, 2013, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Attorney’s Of ce, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 456619 CN/CB 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 NOTICE BY HENDRY COUNTY OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT WITHIN PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MSBU Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments which it is considering levying within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Services Bene t Unit on vacant tracts of land for maintenance of water lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 10, 2013, at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Attorney’s Of ce, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 456572 CN/CB 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 2879 2010 1314433-A0001160000 Pacita P Cacpal The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5899, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013 Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456365 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 2372 2010 1274432-A0000580100 Urbano Ordaz The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 828, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456364 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 1553 2010 1144432-A0000630000 Isabel Candida Guerrero The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 Tract 3561, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013 Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455541 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 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 2123 2010 1254432-A0000490100 McKay Properties Inc The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot NO. 5113, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 19th day of December, 2013 Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456366 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 3479 2010 2024329-28000000852 Katherine E Johnson Est + Celestine C Jackson c/o Celestine C Johnson The South one-half (1/2) of Lot 154, and the West one-half (1/2) of the South one-half (1/2) of Lot 155 of FORD PARK, Section 1, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, at 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013 Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455557 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: Haiti Avenue Drainage Project, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until Monday November 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled Haiti Avenue Drainage Project. The work consists of installing 3 Type “C” inlets, approximately 232 feet of 18” pipe, paving 2 driveway aprons, and other associated work. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $20.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Clewiston, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida. The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner. Al Perry, City Manager City of Clewiston, Florida 456583 CN 11/14/2013 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 1885 2010 1224432-01000480110 Ann Hayes Morrison Lot 11, Block 48, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof r ecorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37 thru 39, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456363 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 3536 2010 2024329-670000C0060 Margarita D Lashley Lot 11 and the East one-half of Lot 12, Block C, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recor ded 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013 Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456368 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 1743 2010 1154432-A0002540000 G A M E Investments Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 2654, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013 Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455527 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 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 2350 2010 1264432-A0002780000 Enrique Rocha The West one-half (1/2) of the East one-half (1/2) of the South one-half (1/2) of the Southwest one-quarter (1/4) of the Southeast one-quarter (1/4) of the Southeast one-quarter (1/4) of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 457, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1979 BERKELEY single-wide mobile home having identi cation No. TX30006, Title No. 68743100, and RP No. 12221228. (Lien Holder: Montura Land & Cattle, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455550 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 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 1736 2010 1154432-A0002430000 Carlos Madrid & Lahgi L Chi The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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. Also known as Tract 2605, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 5th day of December, 2013 Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455548 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 12-353CC on September 4th, 2013 in the matter of Joseph M. Hendry, as petitioner and Zenoria McKinney, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleet wood 14X52 Mobile Home, Vin No,: LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston Florida 33440. and on December 5th, 2013, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. In accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 455581 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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 554 2010 1064329-02000000290 Richard W Bell & Michelle R Kasare-Bell Lot 29, CALOOSA ESTATES, UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 46, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. LESS: Begin at the Northwest corner of Lot 29 for the Point-of-Beginning and thence run S 65 degrees 38’ 53” E, along the Northerly line of Lot 29 a distance of 109.67 feet; thence N 76 degrees 40’ 32” W a distance of 69.71 feet; thence N 47 degrees 44’ 10” W a distance of 43.35 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot 29 and 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013 Dated this 6th day of November, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456384 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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 331 2010 1304428-A0001770000 Oscar Alberto Ruiz Olmeda The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 19th day of December, 2013. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456382 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 1778 2010 1224432-01000100150 Pacita P Cacpal Lot 15, Block 10, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof r ecorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 5th day of December, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455549 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse, Magnolia TC2 SA 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 3072 2010 1214334-01000070040 Ismay & Michael Kerr Lot 4, Block 7, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 19th day of December, 2013 Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456374 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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 71 2010 1154328-04000000160 Jacqueline D and Thomas W Hair Lot 16, SKY MANOR ESTATES, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 182 and 183, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 19th day of December, 2013. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456376 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 1639 2010 1144432-A0002720100 Ruth Barros c/o Luis E Forton The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2931, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455543 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 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 1397 2010 1324332-A0000500000 Ricardo & Beatrice Rivas The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter, Section 32, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, less road dedication of 25.00 feet on the West side of tract. TOGETHER WITH a 2000 BAY MANOR double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. FMHMLCB80623370A and FLHMLCB80623370B, Title No. 85419583 and 85419548, and RP Decal No. 12102985 and 12102986. 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013 Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455542 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 CITY OF CLEWISTON Invitation to Bid The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m., local time, December 10, 2013, at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. At this time and place, the bids will be opened and read aloud. A pre-bid meeting will be held at City Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. The bids submitted are for PROFESSIONAL AERIAL and GROUND MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICES in the City of Clewiston. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the speci cations pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, telephone (863) 983-1484 or on the City’s web site www.clewiston .gov. Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked PROFESSIONAL AERIAL and GROUND MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICES. Bids may be mailed to Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, or hand delivered to the same address. No responsibility shall be attached to any of cers for the premature opening of a bid not properly addressed and identi ed. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for sixty days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk 456423 CN 11/14/2013 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 3643 2010 3014334-01003840040 Eastpoint Suppliers Inc Lot 4, in Block 384, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, at Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456375 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 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 3161 2010 1214334-010000T0150 Louise W Wilson + Ollie Clifford Clark Jr + Margaret Cobb Est + Shirley M Dixon Lot 19, Block T, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 3 to Clewiston, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday i n the month of December, 2013 which is the 5th day of December, 2013 Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 455555 CN/CB 10/31;11/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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 402 2010 1314229-01000003930 Francisco M Bustamante & Marbella Rayo The West 30.5 feet of Lot 392 and All of Lot 393, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 19th day of December, 2013 Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456383 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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 87 2010 1214328-03000000050 Hernandez Property Investments Lot 5, OLD FORT DENAUD SUBDIVISION, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 153 through 156, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013, which is the 19th day of December, 2013. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456377 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY FACILITY USE POLICY COMMITTEE Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Facility Use Policy Committee will hold a meeting on November 20, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at the Hendry County Administration Of ce, Conference Room #1, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Hendry County Facility Use Policy Committee 456327 CN/CB 11/14/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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 330 2010 1304428-A0001760000 Oscar Alberto Ruiz Olmeda The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2013 which is the 19th day of December, 2013. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 456379 CN 11/14,21,28;12/5/2013 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000606 S-13 Repowering and Automation, Broward County, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 for the S-13 REPOWERING AND AUTOMATION, BROWARD COUNTY, FL This Project includes but is not limited to; replace S-13 pump station engines with owner furnished equipment. Refurbish gearboxes and pumps, replace station ventilation, fuel system, trash rakes and bridge crane. Construct new generator building, trash rake control building and debris storage. Install new electrical system including new service, motor control center, emergency generators, transfer switches, panels, RTU and owner furnished engine and station control centers. Site work to include temporary facilities, sheet pile canal wall and pavement. Station painting and miscellaneous. The work is to be performed over several dry and wet seasons. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013 AT 10:00 AM, at the South Florida Water Management’s Ft. Lauderdale Field Station, 2535 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33317. For directions call (954) 452-4814. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 456430 CN 11/14/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 G et a qu i c k response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000801CAAXM1 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs, FRANCES Y. HOLLIGAN A/K/A FRANCES Y HINDS, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment dated September 12, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 12000801CAAXMX1, in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and FRANCES Y. HOLLIGAN A/K/A FRANCES Y. HINDS, et al., are the Defendants, Hendry County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 17, BLOCK B, HARLEM ADDITION NO5, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 136 AND 137, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,FLORIDA. at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM, on the 11th day of December, 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. Dated: September 13, 2013. Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, telephone (863) 675-5217, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre aka ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun ldn ginyin yun bezwen spsiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogram sa a dwe, nan yun tan rezonab an ninpot araniman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakte Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimro 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LaBene, FL 33935-1760, telfon nam se (863) 675-5217, oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Lai des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre dernarche, contactor l’of ce administrative de la Court situe au 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, le telephone (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou. 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitadas, personas en necesidad del 8eTvicio especial Para parti.cipar en este procedimiento debran, dentro dc un tieurpo razonablc, antes de cualquier pracedimienta, ponerse en. contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, Telefono (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 500 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771, Via Florida Relay Service”. 452701 CN 11/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000055 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL A. MAURO, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Cancelling and Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 7th day of October, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 26-2012-CA-000055 in the Circuit Court for Hendry, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. the Plaintiff, and MICHAEL A. MAURO, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Hendry Florida, described as: THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER. LESS THE SOUTH 25.00 FEET, RESERVED FOR PERPETUAL ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PURPOSES, SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS THE EAST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 102, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS/EGRESS OVER THE WESTERLY 15 FEET THEREOF AND OVER THE WESTERLY 30 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 30 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS/EGRESS OVER THE EASTERLY 15 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, LESS THE SOUTH .25 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 102, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH 2002 IVOBI MOBILE HOME ID # 50E41H16, TITLE, # 87255243 AND ID # N810315B, TITLE 87255177. at public sale, to the highest and beet bidder, for cash, at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on 11th day of December, 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. DATED: October 14, 2013. BY: J. Bevis Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 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, within two working days of your receipt of this [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si ou se yon moun ki gen yon andikap ki bezwen aranjman nenpot nan lod yo patisipe nan sa a pwos dapel, ou gen dwa, sani sa pa koute ou, ak founiti asistans a seten. Tanpri kontakte Sheila Mann, Tribinal Operasyon manadje, ki gen biwo sitiye nan Lee Sant Jistis la County, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, epi ki gen nimewo telefon se (239) 533-1700, nan de jou k ap travay yo resevwa ou nan sa a [dekri avi]; si ou ap tande oswa vwa ki gen pwoblem, rele 711. Si vous etes une personne handicapee qui a besoin d’une adaptation pour pouvoir participer a cette instance, vous avez le droit, sans frais pour vous, pour la fouriture d’une assistance certain. S’il vous plait communiquer avec Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, dont le bureau est situe au Centre de justice du comte de Lee, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, et dont le numero de telephone est le (239) 533-1700, dans les deux jours ouvrables suivant la reception de ce [decrire avis], si vous entendez la voix alteree ou, composer le 711. Si usted es una persona con una discapacidad que necesita cualquier acomodacion para poder participar en este procedimiento, usted ticne derecho, sin costo alguno para usted, para el suministro de determinada asistencia. Por favor, pongase en contacto con Sheila Mann, Tribunal Gerente de Operaciones, cuya o cina esta ubicada en el Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, y cuyo numero de telefono es (239) 533-1700, dentro de los dos dial habiles siguientes a la recepcion de este [describa aviso], si usted esta de impedimentos auditivos o voz, llame al 711. 454949 CN 11/14,21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 By Jane GrahamEverglades Policy Associate, Audubon FloridaImagine a great expanse of clear water with a soft sandy bottom, teeming with native birds and wildlife. This is what Lake Okeechobee used to be. But now, after years of pollution, Florida’s great lake is hurting. Legislators, commissioners, policymakers, and concerned citizens: If you want to be a champion for Florida, become a Lake Okeechobee champion. Earlier this month, Florida’s Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin held their nal meeting and issued a set of recommendations to alleviate the ecological crisis in our southern coastal estuaries. The committee’s recommendations advance important restoration projects and water storage projects forward. While the committee’s report mentioned the problem of Lake Okeechobee’s water quality, very little was advanced to reduce the continued in ux of pollution from humaninduced sources into the lake. Lake Okeechobee is the liquid heart of the Everglades. But sadly, over the last few months, Lake Okeechobee has been villainized and portrayed as a reservoir of dirty water. As rain fell throughout the region this summer, the Army Corps of Engineers had to release large amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries to protect the surrounding levee from breaching. To do otherwise would risk the safety of nearby towns from ooding. Unfortunately, the large releases of polluted water from the lake led to devastating effects on the coastal communities of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee. As the lake’s water mingled with the estuary waters, there were algae blooms, dead birds and marine life, health problems for humans, and corresponding economic impacts that are still being felt today. Some of the runoff owing into these estuaries was from the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee watersheds, but a large portion was from the lake. Data show that improving the water quality of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries depends on improving Lake Okeechobee’s water quality. But experiencing the magic of Lake Okeechobee’s marsh rst-hand gives a different perspective. I remember the rst time I visited Lake Okeechobee. My colleague Dr. Paul Gray and I were exploring Audubon’s Lake Okeechobee Northwest Coast Sanctuary by airboat. The ecosystem was bursting with life. We were enveloped in a watery eld of birds, alligators, turtles, and butter ies — more than I’d ever seen in Everglades National Park. It was a symphony of chirping, splashing, humming, and whistling in surround sound. Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake in the southeastern United States, an Eden for endangered species like the Everglade Snail Kite, and a stronghold for tourism. Also, the lake has some of the most productive bass sheries in the country. But here’s where the trouble starts. Despite the abundant wildlife in its marsh, the lake has a major pollution problem. There is a lot of phosphorus already in the lake and the Okeechobee watershed from decades of pollution from human sources. On top of that, every year, thousands of tons of phosphorus enter the watershed. Where is this pollution coming from? Fertilizers, animal and human waste spread on pastures, stormwater, and wastewater. Phosphorus is a pollutant? After calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in your body. However, for the ecosystem, too much phosphorus can contribute to a host o f problems: algae blooms, cloudy water, and the increased growth of unwanted vegetation that crowds out habitat. In 2001, the state of Florida devised a plan to meet phosphorus water quality goals for Lake Okeechobee by Jan. 1, 2015. But recent reports show phosphorus levels are over 300% as much as the goal. The bottom line is the plan is not working. During the Select Committee hearing I mentioned earlier, Sen. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) made the statement, “Prevention is the best way to ensure nutrients aren’t getting into the lake.” He is right. Programs that partner with agriculture and urban users, known as best management practices (BMPs), to reduce the amount of phosphorus from entering the watershed are key. The Select Committee report even stated that, “BMPs are the most effective methods to limit the release o f nutrient pollution.” But the committee report recommended the same anemic amount of funding for the program as previous years. And, there was no discussion on how to improve the effectiveness of the program. But wait. Right now, state agencies are working on a plan to update a plan to make a plan that might reduce phosphorus, in maybe the next couple decades. And that should x Lake Okeechobee’s problem? Dear plan makers: Stop planning and take action. Now. There needs to be measurable reductions of pollution in the watershed. To accomplish this, some state laws and rules need to be changed, and pollution prevention programs will require additional funding. While these changes might not be as sexy as starting big treatment projects, they are equally important and can reduce costs in the long term. These new laws and rules can and should be implemented in a way that is helpful, not hurtful, to all of those affected.Audubon Florida recommends the following:1. Update the BMP program for agriculture in the Northern Everglades to signi cantly reduce the amount of phosphorus from fertilizer and other sources added to the watershed. Trust, but verify. Fully fund agency representatives to get their “boots on the ground” and visit farmers to help track what works and what does not work, and update as needed. 2. Limit the amount of phosphorus coming off of new developments in urban areas in the watershed. 3. Close the loophole that allows dried-out residuals from human waste to be used as fertilizer. Yuck. 4. Store more water on lands north o f Lake Okeechobee to slow the ow of water into the Lake. To those Lake Okeechobee champions who love and respect Florida’s great lake, we need your voices. Call or write your decision makers today. Let them know that xing Lake Okeechobee’s water quality is a priority, and that it needs their full attention in the upcoming legislative session. Lake Okeechobee needs a champion

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 24 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 14, 2013 Moore Haven Elementary pumpkin contest(lower right) Terrier Pumpkin, the Overall Favorite at Moore Haven Elementary School, created by Landon Adams, Mrs. Harris’ Kindergarten. (upper left) Pumpkin Contest Winners at Moore Haven Elementary School included: Scariest Wyatt Hines, 3rd Grade Mrs. Pollard; Most Creative Harley Pryor, Ms. Harris’ Kindergarten; and, Prettiest Brady Bass, Mrs. Hare’s 2nd grade. (upper right) Glenn Ford, ISS Teacher and Lesle Hare, second grade teacher were among the Moore Haven Elementary School teachers who dressed in costume for the day. Special to the Okeechobee News Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug-free America. The week also commemorates the sacri ce made by Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, who died at the hands of drug traf ckers in Mexico while ghting the battle against illegal drugs. Within weeks of his death in 1985, badges of red satin became a symbol of Camarena's memory. Today, Red Ribbon Week is nationally recognized and celebrated. Red Ribbon Week was celebrated from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. Students at Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High and West Glades Schools celebrated this year's Red Ribbon Week campaign with themed days and educational activities and competitions, hosted by members of the Glades County Chapter of Students Working Against Tobacco. The activities provided education on the harm of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Students pledged to live drug, alcohol and tobacco free by signing a large, red satin ribbon. Local schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week Special to the Glades County DemocratLocal students learned important lessons during Red Ribbon Week. Special to the Glades County Democrat