Glades County Democrat

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Title:
Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title:
Democrat
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Publisher:
Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date:
June 20, 2013
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Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates:
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.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
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Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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University of Florida
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DRIVE A NEW 2014 EXPLORER FOR ONLY $249 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3739 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “ rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #14T65. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savin g s. Ima g e is for illustration p ur p oses onl y Offer ends 12/31/13 Thursday, December 19, 2013 Vol. 85, No. 46 50¢ Plus tax See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 School leadership awarded Master Board status ...Page 18 FHP cracks down on drunk drivers ...Page 13 Santa visits the library ... Page 10 Special to the Glades County DemocratGreat turnout for the 8th Annual Toy GiveawayGlades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon was pleased to announce the great turnout at the 8th Annual Cops for Christmas Toy Giveaway. Sheriff Whiddon would especially like to thank his staff for volunteering their time. By Laura Mathis and Michelle RayburnSpecial to the Glades County Democrat On Saturday, Dec. 7, the 4-H Clubs Livestock Life from Hendry County and Rooters from Glades County held their Third Annual Swine Prospect Show at the Hendry County Fairgrounds in Clewiston. This idea was started for our kids to have the opportunity to learn and experience more than just one show a year as well as meet new people and have fun while doing it. We are very proud of all of our local kids that participated and all those from other counties who came and participated too. We had 50 entries in our show, from seven different counties, which were split up into 10 classes. Our judge for the event was Mr. Rick Ahrens from Hernando County. He had a great group of amazing looking animals and great exhibitors working them to choose from. Our Grand Champion was Sara Smith from Highlands County. Sara received a buckle and $150 for winning. Our Reserve Champion was Casey Ritenburg from Desoto County. Casey also won a buckle and received $100. The judge gave all of the exhibitors some helpful tips for nishing out their animals. So we should see some excellent nished products at our local livestock shows. To end the day we had a Showmanship 4-H clubs host Swine Prospect Show Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisThe Henry & Glades County 4-H Swine Prospect Show was held Dec. 7, hosted by Livestock Life 4-H Club of Hendry County and Rooters Glades County 4-H Swine Club. Left to right are Judge Rick Ahrens, Kelsey Mata, rst place winner Senior Showmanship winner Casey Ritenburg of Desoto County, second place winner Tylyn Tarter or Hendry Co., and third place winner Tanner Mathis of Glades County. See SWINE — Page 8

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Keeping our community healthyTwenty “ve years ago, the Health Care District was established by the voters of Palm Beach County. Since then, working with public and private partners in the community, we have woven a strong health care safety net that bene“ts Palm Beach County residents of all ages and from all walks of life on the ground, in the air and around the clock.for the more than 3,000 residents and visitors a year who suer life-threatening traumatic injuries. who care for more than 174,000 students in 167 public schools throughout Palm Beach County.at the four C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, our Federally Quali“ed Health Centers in Belle Glade, West Palm Beach, Lantana and Delray Beach. for eligible residents who cannot aord private health insurance and who dont qualify for other government health care programs.at Lakeside Medical Center, the only acutecare hospital serving the residents in the lakeshore communities of western Palm Beach County. at the Edward J. Healey Center for residents who need 24-hour care as a result of debilitating illness or traumatic injury. For more information on our programs, and a timeline of our progress, visit us online at Happy HolidaysFrom all of us here at Lakeside Medical Center! Where our goal is to exceed your expectations every day. (and night)561-996-6571 www.lakesidemedical.orgThe team at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic in Belle GladeWishes you a Healthy Holiday! Need medical care for your child? Were now open “ve days a week to care for children 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday 38754 State Road 80 For more information, call 561-996-6156 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013

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Muse community plans events in DecemberThe Muse Community Association Events For December include:  Dec. 19, Thursday, will be the regular monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Special guest will be Donna Storter Long, Glades County Commissioner. Refreshments will be served. MCA meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month.  Dec. 21, Saturday, will be Karaoke and Pot Luck Dinner to begin a 6 p.m.  Dec. 28, Saturday, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck dinner will begin at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jam Sessions are usually the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome to come and play. All of the events are open to the public! All of the events will be held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road, Hwy. 720. Come out for a fun evening and to meet your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call 863-674-0467.BHR cat sh festival plannedThe Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold the 20th Annual Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festival organizers are taking booth reservations now. For more information, call 863-447-6585 or 863-4678220 or email bhrvfd@yahoo.com,Historical Society has T-shirts for sale of Cypress TreeGlades 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.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.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 available for eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 863-9462060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.ACT offers counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.Red Cross needs volunteersThe American Red Cross needs volunteers in Glades County to help provide services to county residents. American Red Cross services include Disaster Services, service to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Services, International and Diversit y Services. Your community needs you! The Glades County Emergency Management Ofce 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.Amateur Radio NetworkingThe Moore Haven repeater sponsored b y the Glades County Emergency Operations Center is up and running. Terri (KJ4FJC) and Austin Moorhouse (KJ4FJD) will host as Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergenc y Management Operations Center (EOC). For more information, contact Angela Sno w Colegrove or LaTosha Reiss at the Emergency Management Operations Center at 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 863946-0697.Send your news to the GCDThe 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Glades at a Glance

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonPainted Buntings have two distinct breeding populations. According to information on the Audubon website, the Eastern breeding population is found along the Atlantic Coast from North Carolina south to central Florida. Their migration usually occurs in April and May and then in September and October. Eastern Painted Buntings winter in southern Florida and possibly the Bahamas, Antilles, Central America and Cuba. This small, uncommon songbird is currently being reported returning to its wintering grounds in South Florida. The western population stretches from Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and into Northern Mexico. The Western population winters in southern Mexico and Central America. The male Painted Bunting has a blue head and nape and shiny green back. Its rump, throat, chest, anks, belly, undertail coverts and eyering are red. The wings and tail are dark gray. Adult females have a bright, olive-green crown, nape and back. The throat, chest and belly are yellowgreen. There might be some blue feathers showing on the head. The rst-year male and female is similar in color to the adult female. Their song is a sweet, high-pitched, thin warbling sound. Calls are a soft rising "chip." This secretive bird is often dif cult to see, as it will hide in dense foliage even when singing from a high perch. Male Painted Buntings will ght with each other while defending their territory. Painted Buntings will forage on the ground or in low brush searching for seeds, spiders, insects and caterpillars. In the winter, they are often seen at feeders in southern Florida. In the northeastern corner of Florida, they are common breeders who will raise two to three brood from May to mid-July. The female lays three or four gray-white egg spotted with brown in an open-cup nest woven from grass, leaves roots and animal hair. The eggs are incubated for 11 to 13 days with the young leaving the nest approximately two weeks after hatching. This species is in decline and is "near threatened," possibly because of changes in the landscape, cowbird parasitism and trapping for the pet trade. If you would like to participate in the Dec. 28 birding trip or the Jan. 4 Christmas Bird Count at STA-5, email Margaret England at sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Inland Birding Fun: Painted Bunting PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEPictured are the male and female Painted Bunting. On Dec. 16, Governor Rick Scott thanked Broward, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole and Washington school districts for approving teacher raises. In addition, the Palm Beach County School Board was scheduled to vote this week on their pay raise plan. The Governor worked with the Legislature to pledge $480 million during the 2013 legislative session to reward teachers and thank them for their nationally recognized efforts to raise student achievement. Governor Scott said, "A majority of Florida school districts have approved a well-deserved pay raise for our outstanding teachers. Working with the Legislature, we were proud to recognize the achievements of Florida students by awarding teachers for their work. We will continue to nd ways to support Florida's teachers, who are the backbone of our entire education system." Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said, "I applaud these school districts for making teachers their priority and honoring Governor Scott's commitment to give them a well-deserved pay raise. The Governor knows that teachers work hard every day to raise academic achievement and deserve to be rewarded for their dedication to help students succeed." An additional 14 counties will join school districts throughout the state that have already approved teacher raise plans. Those districts include: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Gulf, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Miami Dade, Okaloosa, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, and Wakulla. Districts Approve Pay Raises for Teachers52 Florida school districts have agreed on salary increases

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENTHigginbotham and Soud PA, CPAs is pleased to welcome Kyndel Murray and her family to the rm. Kyndel grew up in LaBelle and graduated from LaBelle High School in 2002. She and her husband, Adam, have two children, Lane and Kaelyn. She received her bachelors degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and her masters in accounting from Stetson University and passed the CPA exam in 2009. She also has seven years prior experience in public accounting. Join us in welcoming Kyndel to our rm as we continue to service our clients tax and accounting needs Paid Advertisement 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) would like to inform the community of its Mammography Program and services that it has to offer. The Imaging Services Department, under the direction of Ed Chiarelli, recently underwent a MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) inspection by the state of Florida’s Bureau of Radiation Control. This inspection takes place every three years and is quite extensive. Inspectors look at all detailed aspects of the hospital’s mammography program as they sort through piles of paperwork and ask many relevant questions. Under the guidance of Maria Camejo, HRMC’s lead mammographer, and its team of professionals (Claudia Sandoval, Sharon Marino, Alison Bowers, Jackie Swindle and Sheridan Radiology), HRMC is pleased to announce that the inspection went very well with no violations, which is a wonderful accomplishment for the hospital. The MQSA inspector was very complimentary of Maria Camejo and the hospital’s mammography program, saying it took him only half the time to conduct his inspection because of easy access to necessary documents and records, due to great organization. He also commented that he wished all of his inspections went as smoothly as the one at HRMC. In addition, earlier this year, HRMC received its renewal of accreditation from the American College of Radiology upon their rst pass, with no other necessary actions needed. Hendry Regional Medical Center wants the community to rest assured that they have a very dedicated team of individuals running a topnotch mammography program here at their local hospital, close to home. This holiday season, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages Floridians to properly prepare meals and store food in order to prevent foodborne-illness or diseases caused by eating contaminated foods and drinks. “Preventing foodborne-illness is important to keep your family safe and healthy during the holidays and year round,” said Jamie DeMent, the department’s coordinator of the Food and Waterborne Disease Program. “Floridians should practice four simple steps to stay healthy while cooking this holiday season–clean, cook, chill, and separate.” An easy way to prevent foodborne-illness is to maintain a clean and tidy kitchen. Insist that any helping hands in the kitchen this holiday season are cleaned thoroughly and often. Wash any objects that are in contact with raw poultry – including hands, cutting boards and knives -in hot, soapy water. Also, be sure that all uncooked meat and poultry are prepared individually and separated from vegetables and cooked food. Keep all countertop and work areas clean with disinfectant spray. Those who have experienced a gastrointestinal illness during the past two weeks should refrain from preparing meals for others. Planning ahead to ensure there is enough time to fully prepare and cook a turkey is crucial. A frozen turkey needs 24 hours to thaw for every ve pounds of bird. Therefore, a 10-pound turkey will require two days of premium thawing time before serving. Thawing the turkey in the fridge reduces the risk of foodborne-illnesses from bacteria, which multiply rapidly at room temperature or in warm environments. Stuf ng the turkey prior to cooking it allows raw poultry juices to absorb into the stuf ng, causing improper cooking of the turkey to occur. Be sure to thoroughly cook the turkey at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. The turkey’s internal temperature should stay at 180 degrees Fahrenheit; any temperature below can result in bacterial growth. Experts say leftovers should be refrigerated within two hours of preparation. Leaving food out too long creates prime breeding ground for bacterial growth. When storing leftovers, separate raw meats, poultry, eggs and seafood into their own containers. Never leave food on the table and insist on heating up leftovers to their proper temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to throw away food that is cloudy or mushy, or food with an unusual odor. Also, dispose of any food that changes appearance, color and/or shape over a period of time. For more information on how to keep families safe from foodborne-illness this holiday season, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/, http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ and http://www.fda. gov/Food/default.htm. Anyone who experiences a foodborne-illness should report it to a local county health department or le an online complaint at http://www. oridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/foodand-waterborne-disease/online-food-complaintform.html New Mammography Program Offers Local Services Foodborne-Illness Spoiling Your Holiday Meals?PRACTICE FOUR SIMPLE STEPS TO STAY HEALTHY WHILE COOKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON–CLEAN, COOK, CHILL, AND SEPARATE.JAMIE DEMENT

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Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) need the public’s help. Sometime during the evening hours of Dec. 1 or early morning hours of Dec. 2 someone using the Davis Beach Boat Ramp (also called Research Road) on Tyndall Air Force Base unloaded and dumped at least 400 pounds of roe mullet, spotted seatrout, pompano, ounder, Spanish mackerel and blue sh at the ramp. The discarded sh were discovered by Tyndall staff on Dec. 2. “All of the sh had marks showing they were caught by gill net,” said Investigator Neal Goss IV. “We hope someone will come forward and help us solve who did this.” The use of certain types of nets for taking marine species is prohibited in Florida waters under the Florida Constitution. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-4043922. Anonymity is guaranteed, and if the call leads to an arrest a reward may be paid. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) recently expanded its online license application capability to include the following professions: Pharmacist Intern, Consultant Pharmacist, Nuclear Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician In Training, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Radiographer, Dental Laboratory, Dental Teaching Permits, Dental Residency Permits, Dental – Health Access Dental, Dental Temporary Certi cate, Athletic Trainer, Dietetics And Nutrition, Electrologist, Electrolysis Facility, Acupuncturist, Midwifery, and emergency insect sting treatment. “We are pleased to expand our online application option to these additional professions,” MQA Division Director Lucy Gee said. “The online application process furthers our operational goal to provide an ef cient licensure process that meets statutory requirements, and our strategic objective to decrease the average number of days to issue an initial license for a quali ed applicant from 1.45 days to one day.” Applicants can access the Online Licensure Application by going to www.FLHealthSource. com and selecting “Apply for a License.” After creating an account, applicants will have up to one year to complete the application. This online system also keeps applicants informed on the current status of their application, including any de ciencies. The mission of the Florida Department of Health and Division of Medical Quality Assurance is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Working in conjunction with 22 boards and six councils, MQA licenses and regulates seven types of facilities and over 200 license types in more than 40 health care professions. MQA evaluates the credentials of all applicants for licensure, issues licenses, analyzes and investigates complaints, inspects facilities, assists in prosecuting practice violations, combats unlicensed activity and provides credential and discipline history about licensees to the public. For additional information about MQA please visit http://www. oridahealth. gov/licensing-and-regulation/index.html. 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.Miriam (Cusa) Llorens A lvarez, 59BELLE GLADE — Miriam (Cusa) Llorens Alvarez, 59, of Belle Glade, passed away on W ednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born on Oct. 30, 1954, in Guaimaro, Cuba, to Fernando N. Llorens and Ada V. Polo Llorens, Miriam was seven years old when the Llorens family emigrated to the United States, rst settling in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and then moving to Belle Glade in 1971. Miriam graduated from the College of Pharmacy of the University of Florida in 1978. She served the residents of the Glades area as a pharmacist with compassion, humor and dedication for 35 years. In December 1975, Miriam married Jose R. Alv arez of Belle Glade, and together they raised three daughters. A passionate animal lover, the A lvarez home was always lled with dogs, cats, turtles, and Miriam’s beloved parakeets, nches and her parrot, Pete. Miriam was also an avid Miami Dolphins fan. As season ticket holders, she and Jose rarely missed a game. Miriam loved spending summers at the beach w ith her family, combing the beach for sea glass and shing for snook on the shore. Her energy, enthusiasm and humor were contagious. A ffectionately called “Cusa” by her family and friends, she will be greatly missed. Miriam is survived by her husband, Jose; and three daughters, Jackie Nelson of Boca Raton, Fla., Joanna Alvarez of Austin, Texas, and Jaimee Alvarez of Tampa, Fla. She is also survived by her mother, Ada V. Llorens of Weston, Fla.; her brother, Fernando Z. Llorens of Stuart, Fla.; and her sister, Beatriz L. Koltis of Weston, Fla.; as well as four nieces and two nephews. A memorial Mass will be 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Belle Glade. The family requests that in lieu of owers, donations be made to Mof tt Cancer Center, www.mof tt.org, or 12902 Magnolia Drive Tampa, Fla. 33612.RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 FWC Asks for Help in Investigation Florida Department of Health Expands Online Application ProcessWE ARE PLEASED TO EXPAND OUR ONLINE APPLICATION OPTION TO THESE ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONS.MQA DIVISION DIRECTOR LUCY GEE COURTESY PHOTOFWC investigators seek the public’s help in learning who dumped 400 pounds of sh at a boat ramp on Tyndall AFB. NEVER OWN ANYTHING YOU AREN’T WILLING TO DRILL A HOLE IN.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BUSINESSES COMMERCIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS County Ordinance 2010-18 requires that Commercial Operations & Businesses have a waste disposal account with County Franchise Contractors. In addition, eorts to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, telephone books, metal &/or glass is required. You could see a reduction in overall disposal costs just by recycling. Please call us & well help you get started or improve your program. We can also assist with your h azardous waste management needs. RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLINGFor those of you who are avid recyclers & consistently have more recycle materials than your recycle containers can hold, please know that you may use a cardboard box for the excess, since it is recyclable as well. Plastic bags are not approved containers, as they are not an accepted material by our end recycler. You may also call for an additional container. ank you for your recycling eorts & feel free to let us know your suggestions for improving our program. Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) DONT LITTER ALWAYS RECYCLE LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT EMPRESAS COMERCIALES GESTI"N DE RESIDUOS Y REQUISITOS DE RECICLAJEOrdenanza del Condado de 2010-18 exige que la explotacin comercial y empresas tienen una cuenta de la eliminacin de residuos con los contratistas de la licencia del condado Adems, los esfuerzos para reciclar papel, plstico, cartn, peridicos, guas telefnicas metal y / o se requiere de vidrio Usted podra ver una reduccin en los costos generales de disposicin simplemente reciclando Por favor, llmenos y le ayudaremos a empezar o mejorar la calidad de su programa. Tambin podemos ayudarle con sus necesid ades de gestin de residuos peligrosos. De RECICLAJE RESIDENCIALPara aquellos de ustedes que son los recicladores vidos y siempre tienen ms materiales de reciclaje adems de su reciclan envases pueden contener por favor sepan que usted puede usar una caja de cartn para el exceso ya que es reciclable as Las bolsas de plstico no son aprobados los contenedores ya que no son un el material aceptado por nuestro reciclador nal Tambin puede llamar a un contenedor adicional Gracias por sus esfuerzos de reciclaje y no dude en hacernos saber su sugerencias para mejorar nuestro programa Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) NO TIRE BASURA RECICLE SIEMPRE VAMOS A CUIDAR DE NUESTRO ENTORNO 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Lessons from RudolfBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS F i r s t U n i t e d M e t ho d is t Chu r chWhen I was a kid there were half a dozen Christmas specials we saw every year. With no videos, cable or TiVo, these were once a year opportunities. If you missed it, you wouldn’t see it again for an entire year. So, these were BIG events in my childhood. There was Rudolph, the Grinch, Charlie Brown, Frosty and a few others. There were also the old movies like Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” Those are still around, but they’ve been joined by dozens more. Now we have 24 days of Christmas with new movies and various versions of the old standards. I have come to realize that just about every Christmas movie or TV special has a message to share. They talk about the importance of family, about friendship and true love, even about Santa and presents and snow. Some are silly, some are sentimental and some are very odd. While we don’t get to see the Christ child in every one of these holiday stories, there are some very Christlike gleanings we can harvest. Take, for instance, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The lesson is that there is something special about Christmas that transcends the presents, Christmas trees, meals, and decorations. The Grinch’s plan is simple. He gures that if he takes away all the Christmas “stuff,” the Who’s won’t be able to celebrate Christmas. But the Grinch is wrong. He realizes this as they still celebrate even after he stole all of their Christmas stuff. To quote Dr. Seuss from the TV show, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” And, of course, it does. Christmas means hope. It means that God wasn’t nished with the world then, and God isn’t nished with it now. We are loved so much that God has done something amazing to save us and to show us the way. After watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” I knew there was something special about Christmas. But we are never told exactly why Christmas is special. I got a clue to answering this question by watching “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer.” The entire plot of Rudolph centers around the mis ts Rudolph and the elf Hermey. Rudolph has a red nose that glows, so he is shunned, mocked and excluded from the reindeer games. Hermey wants to be a dentist, and just doesn’t t in with singing and building toys. The red-nosed reindeer, the elf dentist and the whole kingdom of mis t toys all help us remember that being different shouldn’t mean being excluded. Every one of us is special to God. Even if, on the outside, we’re as unspectacular as Charlie Brown’s sad little Christmas tree, we are still loved by God. Our differences don’t make us less than others, in fact, our differences are often no more than diverse gifts from God to be treasured and used in the service of all. Jesus helped everyone to understand that it’s not enough just to love those who love us back, or to accept only the people who look and act like us. We are to do as he did, reaching out to the people considered untouchable, unlovable and unacceptable. We are to welcome them into God’s circle of embracing love. God loves us, all of us, and God wants us to love each other. So, summarizing all this, I learned from Rudolph this important lesson about Christmas: Something about Christmas means mis ts have a place, a community, a home. Or, rephrased, Christmas means that there are no more mis ts. A person may be an old Scrooge or the nastiest Grinch imaginable, but even in these extreme cases the miracle of Christmas still has the power to touch people and to change a heart.2013 Christmas GalaPAHOKEE — The United M. B. Church is holding the annual Christmas Gala Celebration on Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the O’Say Center (255 South Lake Avenue, Pahokee). There will be lots of food, fun and door prizes. A photographer will be available to take single or family portraits. Gifts will be given. Dress in Sunday Best/ Semi Formal Attire. Admission is free. For further information, contact Mrs. Alvina Angram at 561449-3062. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION Rock Solid Christian Academy is hosting a 5K race on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. at the school location. Rock Solid Christian Academy is located at 401 SW 4th St. Okeechobee, FL 34974. Please sign up online at active.com or print a registration form from rscasoldiers. com. The rst 100 participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt and the rst 150 people will receive a bag full of goodies (reusable water bottle, towel, ashlight/pen, samples and coupons). Prizes include SeaWorld and Aquatica tickets, gift certi cates to Publix, Cabot Cheese, Fleet Feet Sports, Road ID and more. All proceeds bene t the RSCA library. The registration closing date is Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 2:59 a.m. For more information please call 863-7631847 or visit the organizers website at http://rscasoldiers.com. RSCA Resolution Run BUSINESS r t e F o LETTING THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG IS A LOT EASIER THAN PUTTING IT BACK IN.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Winter ExtravaganzaExclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event!!! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. • LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 Use your FLEX dollars before they are gone!December 1st-31stSave up to 50% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses Join us on Thursday, December 19th from 4-7 pm for a Winter Wonderland Open House. We will have refreshments and horse drawn carriage rides! 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! 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 competition and there were 33 overall entries. In the Junior Showmanship competition there were 11 exhibitors. First place w ent to Lilly Everett from Glades County, second place was Kenleigh Smith from Highlands County and third place went to Kylie Nagle from Desoto County. For Intermediate Showmanship we had nine exhibitors. First place went to Dayne Norsworthy from Glades County, second place went to Jaime Hingson from Glades County and third place w ent to Darcie McRoy from Glades County. In the Senior Showmanship competition we had 13 exhibitors. First place went to Casey Ritenburg from Desoto County, second place w ent to Tylyn Tarter from Hendry County and third place went to Tanner Mathis from Glades County. The prizes for Showmanship: were rst place, 100 percent cash back and a laser etched pig plaque; second place, engraved show brush and a rosette; and, third place, a rosette. In Showmanship the judge also gave the exhibitors some great tips to help them in the future. Of course, events like these do not happen without a lot of help and we would like to thank all those who helped make this event a success again: Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, Glades County Youth Livestock Show, Seminole Sign Co., Rick Ahrens, Tycee Prevatt, Sonja Crawford, State Inspectors, Pedro Navarro, Norman Taylor, Kelsey Mata, Kevin Jarvis, Kevin Rayburn, Danny Tarter, Ragen Mathis, Wade Hingson, Jake Eighner, Jeff Barnes, Jonathan McRoy, Jacey Ridgdill, Jaime Hingson, Camryn Curry, Tracy Nesbitt, Tanner Mathis, Weston Rayburn, Ryan Nesbitt, Debbie Witt, Carlissa Lawson, Shelley Ridgdill and Jennifer Harloff. We also want to thank all of the parents of the exhibitors for allowing them to be a part of our show. We are thankful for a successful event and are already looking forward to next year! SWINEContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisGrand Champion at the Third Annual Head, Heart, Health & Hooves Swine Prospect Show was shown by Sara Smith of Highlands Co. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisReserve Champion were honored at the Third Annual Head, Heart, Health & Hooves Swine Prospect Show was shown by Casey Ritenburg of Desoto County Bad Co. Showpigs. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisIntermediate Showmanship Champions were honored at the Third Annual Head, Heart, Health & Hooves Swine Prospect Show. Left to right are Judge Rick Ahrens, Kelsey Mata, rst place winner Dayne Norsworthy of Glades County, second place winner Jaime Hingson of Glades County and third place winner Darcie McRoy of Glades County. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisJunior Showmanship Champions were honored at the Third Annual Head, Heart, Health & Hooves Swine Prospect Show. Left to right are Judge Rick Ahrens, Kelsey Mata, third place winner Kylie Nagle of Desoto County, rst place winner Lilly Everett of Glades County and second place winner Kenleigh Smith of Highlands County.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 III (Pam), Joseph H Booher (Michelle), and Rena Seiler, (John Mark). They are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. John and Mary will renew their vows at 2:00 p.m. after which there will be a reception for family and friends in the Churchs Fellowship Hall until 4:00 p.m. They invite you to join them in their anniversary celebration and they are looking forward to seeing you. JOHN H. BOOHER MARY BOOHER & John and Mary Booher invite you to join them as they celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Christian Church of Moore Haven on January 4th, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. John has been the pastor of the Christian Church of Moore Haven since the fall of 1987. He is also the Chaplain for the Glades County Sheriffs Of“ce. Mary is the Librarian and Director for the Glades County Public Library. They were married on January 3, 1964 at the North Vernon Christian Church in North Vernon, IN. John and Mary are the proud parents of three children, John H Booher ANNIVERSARY 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.21/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 12.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 15.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “Another downward trend in gasoline prices has emerged as motorists hit the roads in the last full week before Christmas,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Historically, this is about the time of year that gasoline prices hit their yearly lows, but this time around, I have more optimism that prices may move even lower in the next few weeks. As we nish our 2014 forecast at GasBuddy in the near future, we can say that 2014 does offer some relief compared to what we’ll end up seeing in terms of average in 2013, but for the time being, the next week looks to see a continued drop in gasoline prices,” DeHaan said. G as Price Updat e Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sheriff Steve Whidden And the men and women of the Hendry County Sheriffs Ofce Wish you a very Merry Christmas 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Special to the Glades County DemocratSpirit Jewelry Collection fundraiserBello’s Jewelry and Gifts donated a Spirit Collection Jewelry set to every school in Clewiston and Moore Haven for their fundraisers. Each silver and gold set was studded in the school colors or in blue and gold. For tickets for the drawings, contact students. All proceeds will bene t the schools. Sets will be on display at Bello’s Jewelry and Gifts, 203 S. Berner Road in Clewiston. Above, Alina Sherman, owner of Bello’s Jewelry, shows off the set donated to the Clewiston High School. Please support your local school by participating in this fundraising event. By Austin MoorhouseSpecial to the Okeechobee News Santa Claus and his elf arrived at the Glades County Public Library right on time to see the children of the Tuesday morning story hour. The children came to sit on Santa Clause’s lap and have their picture taken. They each came, one at a time, to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Santa brought a box of snow from the North Pole so that the children could put their hands in the snow to feel its cold. Santa and his elves were furnished by the Hartland Library Cooperative and they did a ne job for the children. Santa was played by Paul Ramponi and his elf was played by Jo Caruso. Pictures were taken of the children on Santa’s lap by Terri Moorhouse. Santa Claus visits the Library Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Terri MoorhouseChildren who visited the Glades County Public Library for Tuesday morning story hour got to visit with Santa and sit on his lap.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Special to the Glades County DemocratHoliday mail for heroesWest Glades School students in Mrs. Huysman’s library classes recently participated in the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. This project delivers holiday cards to veterans, military families, and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. Over 300 cards were boxed and mailed to send a “touch of home” to the American men and women who serve our country. Drawing winnerThe Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce, in conjunction with the Moore Haven Lions Club, had a drawing for a new Apple iPad. The winner of the drawing was Kim Roberts of Moore Haven. This drawing was a Community Outreach Project supporting the Safe Neighborhoods Program. Shown in the picture are Sgt. David Hardin, Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce, Kim Roberts, iPad winner, Carl Ross of the Moore Haven Lions Club and Sgt. Kim Hill, Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Rieonna EleyShades of EvergladesGlades County 4-H Sharp Shooters Photography Club member Rieonna Eley took this photo. In the coming weeks, the club members will share more of their photos in the Glades County Democrat. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBuckhead Ridge has new license platesEverett Coleman, president of the Buckhead Ridge neighborhood association, proudly shows off the new license plates approved by the neighbors who want everyone to know the pride the residents feel in their community. Membership in the association is growing as they have their meetings the last Thursday of each month following a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Everett asks everyone to note the position of the star, right over Buckhead Ridge, where “community” truly re ects the feelings of both permanent and seasonal residents. The next upcoming event in Buckhead Ridge will be the Cat sh Festival on Jan. 25, 2014, sponsored by their Volunteer Fire Department. The license plates are offered, for a donation of $10, through the association. Special to the Glades County Democrat

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$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 DRIVERS $5000 Sign-n Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises 1-855-517-2488TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVEFirst Bank is seeking a Technical Support Representative.Following skills and education required:• Experience with trouble shooting computer hardware• Experience with installing and troubleshooting Microsoft Operating System (Windows 7)• Experience with installing and troubleshooting Microsoft Of ce Suite• Experience with TCP/IP networking• Ability to diagnose hardware issues• Familiarity with Windows user groups and permissions• Familiarity with DNS, DHCP and Active Directory• Familiarity with Microsoft Exchange• Ability to diagnose software issues with regard to Windows Desktop software as well as various proprietary Bank software. • Good organizational and time management skills• Valid Driver’s License• Some travel required• Associate degree in computer science or successful completion of computer courses or equivalent business experience• Zero to three years experience in computer operations and support• A+ and Network + certi cations• Microsoft Certi cation(s)Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to Nilda Sparks at (863)983-9473 or send an e-mail to nsparks@ rst1bank.com or pick up employment application at 300 East Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston. EOE. ALAN JAY CHRYSLER is looking for a Salesperson for new and used cars. Experience preferred, bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus. Bene ts, vacation, 401k available. Must have valid driver license and pass drug screen. Apply in person. Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, 202 W. Sugarland, Hwy Clewiston 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. 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. Xmas Sale! Desktop computers $20 & up Laptops $75 & up. Is your pc slow? We clean or reprogram it for $30 $50. Go to Star Food Store by KFC in Clewiston or call 863 517-2782. 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 *. Special Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Computer/ Supplies Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 By Bob WattendorfFWC Five lucky anglers who signed up at TrophyCatchFlorida.com started celebrating the holidays early when their own special Santa delivered big, with a boat and motor, or shing trip and gift cards. TrophyCatch is a special reward-driven angler recognition program that encourages Florida anglers to take extra care to document and live-release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds. The program is conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and supported by corporate partners, who provide the incentives. By simply registering, more than 4,000 anglers became eligible the rst year in a drawing for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat powered by a Mercury 200SX outboard. In October, a random drawing was conducted to select ve nalists for the boat and special consolation prizes. The nalists were announced by Teresa Johnson, Phoenix's chief operating of cer, along with Tom Champeau, director of the FWC's Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management and KP Clements, TrophyCatch coordinator (see video at YouTube. Com/TrophyCatchFlorida). Frank Ay, the grand-prize winner, originally learned about TrophyCatch through an email sent out by FWC (Note: Anglers can sign up for custom emails at MyFWC. com by selecting the red envelope in the top banner). Ay lives in North Lauderdale and works at Sy Katz Produce as an inspector, where his boss sympathizes with Ay's bass shing addiction. Ay is a member of Big Reel Bassmasters of Margate, which is known for its charity Ghosts & Goblins shing event. Ay said his biggest largemouth bass was 10 pounds, 2 ounces. He caught it in a small pond in Coconut Creek. Ay was surprised at a Big Reel Bassmasters club tournament on Lake Okeechobee on Nov. 24 by pro angler Bobby Lane, Champeau, Clements and television celebrity and producer Keith Alan, where he was awarded the $40,000 boat and outboard motor (see video at bit.ly/Phoenix-giveaway). The four runners-up in the TrophyCatch registration giveaway were Rocco Cantalupo from Clearwater, Mark Frost from Melrose, Jason Haynes from Lady Lake and Andre w Walton from Toronto. The runners-up each won a trip to Bienville Plantation and $100 gift cards ($300 total) from FWC TrophyCatch partners, including Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods and Rapala lures, as well as a Bass King T-shirt. Every angler in a household should register separately, because Phoenix and Mercur y will be giving another boat and motor to the lucky angler for season two (Oct. 1, 2013Sep. 30, 2014). Whether registrants catch a sh or not, they are eligible for the drawing. If you are already registered, you do not need to register again. However, this year, for every bass you have veri ed in TrophyCatch, you'll get 10 additional chances to win the boat. So register, go shing and document your catches at TrophyCatchFlorida.com. By submitting photos for veri cation online, anglers also become eligible for a custom certi cate and decal, plus awards based on the bass's weight. Lunker Club entrants (8-9.9 pounds) each receive a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card and Bass King T-shirt. Troph y Club participants (10-12.9 pounds) earn a total of $150 worth of gift cards (Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods and/or Rapala), plus a long-sleeve T-shirt. To be entered into the Hall of Fame, anglers must catch, carefully document and release a bass weighing more than 13 pounds but it's worth it. Hall-of-Fame entrants also receive a free $500 berglass mount of their sh from New Waves Taxidermy, $200 in gift cards, a duf e bag full of Bass King apparel, a Glen Lau video library and other prizes worth a total of $1,000. The biggest bass of the year, for the second season will again win a TrophyCatch championship ring, from the American Outdoor Fund. 'Nuff said! Register, grab your license and rod-and-reel, make sure you have a scale and camera and go catch 'emthen release them and say proudly, "My Trophy Swims in Florida." TrophyCatch boat giveaway winners announced Special to the Glades County Democrat The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a voluntary plan with industry to phase out the use of certain antibiotics for enhanced food production. Antibiotics are added to the animal feed or drinking water of cattle, hogs, poultry and other food-producing animals to help them gain weight faster or use less food to gain weight. Because all uses of antimicrobial drugs, in both humans and animals, contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance, it is important to use these drugs only when medically necessary. Governments around the world consider antimicrobialresistant bacteria a major threat to public health. Illnesses caused by drug-resistant strains of bacteria are more likely to be potentially fatal when the medicines used to treat them are rendered less effective. FDA is working to address the use of "medically important" antibiotics in foodproducing animals for production uses, such as to enhance growth or improve feed ef ciency. These drugs are deemed important because they are also used to treat human disease and might not work if the bacteria they target become resistant to the drugs' effects. "We need to be selective about the drugs we use in animals and when we use them," says William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science policy at FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). "Antimicrobial resistance may not be completely preventable, but we need to do what we can to slow it down." FDA is issuing a nal guidance document that explains how animal pharmaceutical companies can work with the agency to voluntarily remove growth enhancement and feed ef ciency indications from the approved uses of their medically important antimicrobial drug products, and move the therapeutic uses of these products from over-the-counter (OTC) availability to marketing status requiring veterinary oversight. Once manufacturers voluntarily make these changes, the affected products can then only be used in food-producing animals to treat, prevent or control disease under the order of or by prescription from a licensed veterinarian. "This action promotes the judicious use of important antimicrobials, which protects public health and, at the same time, ensures that sick and at-risk animals receive the therapy they need," says CVM Director Bernadette Dunham, DVM, Ph.D. "We realize that these steps represent changes for veterinarians and animal producers, and we have been working to make this transition as seamless as possible."Drugs Primarily in FeedFlynn explains that all the drugs affected by this plan are antibacterial products. They have long been FDA-approved for production (e.g. growth enhancement) purposes as well as for the treatment, control or prevention of animal diseases. Even today, he says, it is not entirely understood how these drugs make animals grow faster. The drugs are primarily added to feed, although they are sometimes added to the animals' drinking water. Bacteria evolve to survive threats to their existence. In both humans and animals, even appropriate therapeutic uses of antibiotics can promote the development of drug resistant bacteria. When such bacteria enter the food supply, they can be transferred to the people who eat food from the treated animal. In 2010, FDA called for a strategy to phase out production use of medically important antimicrobial products and to bring the remaining therapeutic uses under the oversight of a veterinarian. The guidance document that FDA is issuing on Dec. 11, 2013, which was previously issued in draft form in 2012, lays out such a strategy and marks the beginning of the formal implementation period. The agency is asking animal pharmaceutical companies to notify FDA within the next three months of their intent to voluntarily make the changes recommended in the guidance. Based on time frames set out in the guidance, these companies would then have three years to fully implement these changes. To help veterinarians and producers of food-producing animals comply with the new terms of use for these products once the recommended changes are implemented, FDA is proposing changes to the Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD) process. This is an existing system that governs the distribution and use of certain drugs (VFD drugs) that can only be used in animal feed with the speci c authorization of a licensed veterinarian. Flynn explains that feed-use antibiotics that are considered medically important and are currently available as OTC products will, as a result of implementation of the guidance document, come under the VFD process. The proposed changes to the VFD process are intended to clarify the administrative requirements for the distribution and use of VFD drugs and improve the ef ciency of the VFD program. Such updates to the VFD process will assist in the transition of OTC products to their new VFD status.Why Voluntary?Flynn explains that the nal guidance document made participation voluntary because it is the fastest, most ef cient way to make these changes. FDA has been working with associations that include those representing drug companies, the feed industry, producers of beef, pork and turkey, as well as veterinarians and consumer groups. "Based on our outreach, we have every reason to believe that animal pharmaceutical companies will support us in this effort," says Michael R. Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine. FDA to phase out certain antibiotic use in food-producing farm animals Drive sober, or get pulled overThe holiday season is a time for parties and social get-togethers with family and friends. Unfortunately, it's also a time when more impaired motorists are on our highways. The Florida Highway Patrol is urging Floridians to be responsible this holiday season and don't drink and drive. In a continuing effort to make our roads safer, FHP has joined with agencies from across the nation and increase its law enforcement efforts on impaired drivers as part this month's national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign through Jan. 1, 2014. Driving while impaired is a crime that seriously risks your safety and the safety of those around you. Even having one drink and then driving is not worth causing a traf c crash, serious injury, or worse death. Last year in Florida, more than 800 people lost their lives due to alcohol related traf c crashes.

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1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT A PARTMENT, VERY PRIV ATE, FURNISHED, WAT ER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, A DULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. DOCK SPACE A VAILABLE (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. CLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. On canal w/lake view/access. Furnished, Pool, Tennis Courts, Tile oors, In-unit, W&D. Short/long term. One yr. lease. 305-360-2236. cmbultra@terranova.net Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262011CA000700 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST. SERIES 2005-4 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4. Plaintiff, vs. RAUL RUTZ; MARICELA ANDRADE RUIZ; PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 26, 2013, and entered in Case No, 262011CA000700, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-4 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, is Plaintiff and RAUL RUIZ; MARICELA ANDRADE RUIZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION. INC.; are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, IN BLOCK 2150, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGES 86 THROUGH 102, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sate, 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 29th day of August, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court. By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you 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 (63) 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. 451893 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013CA000641CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LILLIAN S. HERRINGTON A/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HERRINGTON F/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HAGER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LILLIAN S. HERRINGTON A/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HERRINGTON F/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HAGER; NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF HOUSEHOLD FINANCE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s); UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LILLIAN S. HERRINGTON A/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HERRINGTON F/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HAGER N/K/A MILTON COOPER (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property; LOT 11, TOWER LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 143 AND 144, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1997 MOBILE HOME CONTAINING TITLE #73579501 AND TITLE #73579503 AND VIN #FLA14611747A AND VIN# FLA14611747B, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY a/k/a 1811 MATTHEW LOOP, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste, 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before January 10, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE CLEWISTON NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 3rd day of December, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 457934 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION. CASE NO. 22-2009-CA-000197DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2006-A14CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-N, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2006 Plaintiff, Vs. NOEL GUTIERREZ; MELINDA GUTIERREZ; MARION O’SHEA, INDIVIDUALLY; MARION O’SHEA, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID A. CARUSO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARION O’SHEA; THERESE DOWNES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THERESE DOWNES; DOLORES MADIGAN; ANNE SMYTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNE SMYTH; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000197, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2006-A14CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-N, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2006 is Plaintiff and NOEL GUTIERREZ; MELINDA GUTIERREZ; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA 33471, at 11:00 A.M., on the 9th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 9 AND 12, BLOCK 22, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ‘Lis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of Sept. 2013. SANDRA BROWN As Clerk of said Court By: Tina Espinosa As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 11 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 bearing or voice impaired, call 711. 452807 GCD 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000134 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.-Jerry Rewis and Carie Rewis, Husband and Wife; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Successor by Merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association; Old Fort Denaud Homeowners Association, Inc. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated November 21, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000134 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Jerry Rewis and Carie Rewis, Husband and Wife 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 January 8, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, OLD FORT DENAUD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 153, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Barbara S. Butler CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 457854 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 26-2013-CA-000204-CAAX-MX PNC BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD C. MASON, JR., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD C. MASON JR.; REBECCA L. MASON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REBECCA L. MASON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HENDERSON ALMARK HOLLIGAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HENDERSON ALMARK HOLLIGAN; NADINE MICHELLE HOLLIGAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NADINE MICHELLE HOLLIGAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: The North One-half (1/2) of the East 185 feet of the South 150 feet of the North One-half (1/2) of Block 59, in the City of Labelle, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. A/K/A 242S HICKORY ST LABELLE, FL 33935at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 AM on 15th day of January, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 2nd day of December, 2013. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 457855 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000261 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. IDALIA AVILA, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5, 2013 and entered in 2012-CA-000261 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and IDALIA AVILA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IDALIA AVILA N/K/A PEDRO GONZALEZ; DIGNORA CASAS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM on January 15, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. 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 6th day of December, 2013. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 458197 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2012CA000374UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, VS. QUINCY B. GRIFFIN, SR.; INDIANA GRIFFIN F/K/A INDIANA PEREZ; and HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 5, 2013, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk o f Court or any of her duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 25, Block C, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 9, PHASE TWO, according to plat thereof recorded in. Plat Book 6, Page 172, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 15, 2014, www.hendry.realforeclose.com beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755229, 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 on December 6, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33935 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 458261 CN 1212,19/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.458544 CN/CB 12/19/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME T he undersigned does hereby certify that Southwest Florida Pizza Inc, conducting a Pizza Restaurant business at 180 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida, under the ctitious name of Hungry Howies Pizza #290 and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Southwest Florida Pizza Inc. 6203 Ikes Cabin Ct., Palmetto, FL 34221 Ownership of Hungry Howies Pizza #290 is as follows: Southwest Florida Pizza Inc. 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Hungry Howies Pizza #290 under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Michael Taylor, V.P. DATE: 12-13-13 458619 CN 12/19/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on December 30th, 2013 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1998 Ford, VIN: 1FAFP13P1WW137593 2004 Toyota, VIN: 5TDZA22C64S166713 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 458622 CN 12/19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/03/2014, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 FORD 1FTNW21L63EA90674 458641 CN 12/19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/10/2014, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 ISUZU 4S2CK58W1W4305459 458642 CN 12/19/2013 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 1/14/14 SUBJECT AREA: 239 Background Screening and Self-Reporting Requirements EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for background screening and self-reporting requirements. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.32(2), 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43(6), 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23, 1012.23, 1012.32(2), 101.2465(2) F.S., 6B-4.009(6) and 6B-1.006(5) SBER CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.32(2), 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43(6), 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23, 1012.23, 1012.32(2), 101.2465(2) F.S., 6B-4.009(6) and 6B-1.006(5) SBER FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for background screening and sel f-reporting requirements. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 14, 2014. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 457099 CB 12/19 CN 12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10 L, 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 3302 2010 1244334-A0000152000 Patrick A Clark A parcel of land located in the South of the North 2/5 of the East of the East of the Southeast of the Northwest of fractional Section 24, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the North Section corner of said Section 24, run South 0 degrees 18’ 10” East along the North South Quarter Section line, a distance of 1595.71 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continue South 0 degrees 18’ 10” East, a distance of 91.30 feet; thence South 89 degrees 20’ 47” West, a distance of 119.28 feet; thence North 0 degrees 18’ 10” West, a distance of 91.30 feet; thence North 89 degrees 20’ 47” East, a distance of 119.28 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to County Road right of way known as Art Lawrence Road existing along the East boundary line thereof, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458451 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 3486 2011 3014334-01001700050 Karl E Larsen Lots 8 and 9, in Block 170 of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, and a ten foot strip of land off the Southeastern side of Lot 10; said strip being ten foot wide and running from the front lot line to the rear lot line and being contiguous to the common lot line between said Lot 10 and Lot 9, Block 170, according to the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458464 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Campers/RVs 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 3362 2010 2014329-01000710030 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 3, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458458 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 3363 2010 2014329-01000710040 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 4, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458459 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 4198 2010 4104329-03021370310 David M Albe Lot 31, Block 2137, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457219 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4179 2010 4104329-03021340080 Aldaja LLC Lot 8, Block 2143, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457216 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4169 2010 4104329-03021320070 Racquel Tamara Bogle Lot 7, Block 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457215 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 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 1185 2010 1274331-010000K0120 Walter C Selph Jr & Gay Ellis The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, in Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 12, Block K, PIONEER PLANTATION, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457229 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 542 2011 1324229-A0000200000 Properties of S & O Inc Beginning 256 feet East of the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, thence North 209 feet; thence East 207 feet; thence South 209 feet; thence West of the Point of Beginning; lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Less the Right of Way for State Road 29 and Less the South 35 feet for the Right of Way for Noble Road 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458462 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE BY HENDRY COUNTY OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR THE EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION 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 East Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, on commercial properties for recreational 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 January 14, 2014, at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, 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 by the County 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 458021 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10 U, 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 3696 2010 3024334-05300302370 Forrest D Burnett & Betty J Burnett That certain condominium parcel composed of Unit 237, BASS & SUN CONDOMINIUM, a condominium, and an undivided share in the common elements appurtenant thereto, in accordance with and subject to the covenants, restrictions, terms and other provisions of the Declaration thereof, recorded in O.R. Book 331, Pages 545 through 610, inclusive of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, and subsequent amendments thereto. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458453 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 3204 2010 1214334-02000030020 Bobby Ray Hall Lot 2, in Block 3 of Harlem Addition No. 6 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 4, Pages 15 and 16, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida TOGETHER WITH a 2006 Liberty single-wide single mobile home having Identi cation No. 16L09902F41254605, Title NO. 96749422, and RP No. 12531360. 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457220 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, will hold a public hearing at the regular meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room in the Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida, for the adoption of the following ordinance: GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2014 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 46, ARTICLE IV, OF THE CODE OF GLADES COUNTY (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION ORDINANCE) BY CREATING A NEW SECTION 46 __________ GRANTING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION TO GREENCORE, LLC; MAKING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS AND SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on le at the Glades County Clerk of Court’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, and Florida 33471. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND 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. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. 458590 GCD 12/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3277 2010 1234334-05000000240 Dean & Denise Manor Lot 24, TOWER LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 143 and 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1994 HOMES OF MERIT double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLHMLCP39710660A & FLHMLCP39710660B, Title Nos. 65709230 & 65709232, and RP Nos. 0585695 & 0585696. (Lien Holder: Green Tree Servicing LLC) 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457223 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3276 2010 1234334-05000000190 Kathy L Castellanos & Benito Ruelas Lot 19, TOWER LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 143 and 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1995 HOMES OF MERIT double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLHML2F95712516A & FLHML2F95712516B, Title Nos. 69541562 & 69541561, and RP Nos. 0638236 & 0638237. (Lien Holder: Conseco Finance Servicing Corp.) 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457221 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3810 2010 4104329-01020210140 Mildred E Ring Lot 14, Block 2021, PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457211 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 3361 2010 2014329-01000710020 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 2, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458457 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 South Florida Water Management District PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 permits@sfwmd.gov NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Hendry County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and clicking on Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page; 2) Submitting a written request to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. James D. Hull (Golden Ox) 5300 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, has submitted Application 131127-18 for modi cation of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00768-P for 176 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Deer Fence Canal and the project is located in Sections 3,10, Township 46 South, Range 32 East. 458522 CN 12/19/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013

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REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES REGARDING FELDA MSBU STORMWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BID No.2014-06 OPENING DATE AND TIME: January 16, 2014, 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 replacement of 10 residential culvert crossings and ditch maintenance in Felda, 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 January 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and 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 Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 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 458593 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 3553 2010 2024329-670000F0090 Marcus Simmons + Luther Garry Priester Commencing at the corner 1,332.50 feet East of the Southwest corner of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 01 degrees 19’ 00” W along the 1/4 1/4 line a distance of 1244.77 feet; thence S 89 degrees 49’ W a distance of 150 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence continue S 89 degrees 49’ W a distance of 1154.30 feet; thence N 01 degrees 09’ 38” W a distance of 113.06 feet to the South right-of-way of Edison Avenue; thence N 89 degrees 49’ E along the said South right-of-way line a distance of 1154.04 feet; thence S 01 degrees 19’ 00” E a distance of 113.06 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458461 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES FOR REPLACING/ WIDENING A DRAINAGE CONVEYANCE CROSSING OF WHISPER CREEK ON OLD CR 78 IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2014-05 Opening Date and Time: January 16, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for replacing/widening the existing drainage conveyance crossing of Whisper Creek on Old CR 78 with a new concrete culvert in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design and permitting services and construction engineering/inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. The rms submitting should be prepared to make a presentation to the selection committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., January16, 2014, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by email at bhanshaw@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 458331 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 673 2010 1174329-A0000181300 William La Fontaine Sr and Cecelia M La Fontaine A part of the West one-half of Lot 3 of the W.T. Williams Subdivision of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the West one-half of said Lot 3, run South 33 feet; thence East 15 feet; thence South 1044.45 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of land herein described; thence run East 151.29 feet; thence run South 100 feet; thence West 151.29 feet; thence run North 100 feet to Point-of-Beginning. Plotted on private survey as Lots 15 and 16. And Begin 15 feet East of the Southwest corner of the West one-half of the East one-half of the West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter; thence North 100 feet; thence East 151.29 feet; thence South 100 feet; thence West 151.29 feet to the Point-of-Beginning, in Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also a part of the West one-half of Lot 3 of W.T. Williams Subdivision of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the West one-half of said Lot 3, run South 33 feet; thence East 15 feet; thence South 1144.45 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of land herein described; thence East 151.29 feet; thence South 50 feet; thence West 151.29 feet; thence North 50 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. This tract of land also known as Lots 17, 18 and 19 of W.T. Williams 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457226 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE BY THE DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the Disston Island Conservancy District that the District intends to use the uniform method of collection for such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District, with said method of collection to be carried out in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. The Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on January 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the District Of ce, located at 1995 West Hwy. 27, Clewiston, Florida 33440, the purpose of which is to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the District to use, in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District. In 2014, the District may adopt and levy new non-ad valorem assessments for the District’s scal year 2014/2015, some or all of which may continue for more than one year, with said assessments being upon some or all of the lands located within the District’s boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments which will be adopted for the District’s scal year 2014/2015, will be levied by the District in order to provide necessary funds for the following reasons: (a) Construct, acquire, operate and maintain all works of the District for drainage, irrigation and water control, including but not limited to, canals, ditches, laterals and roads, pumps and culverts, and for those purposes set forth in Chapter 298, Florida Statutes and Chapter 2000-447, Laws of Florida, and/or (b) Such other lawful obligations and purposes which the District is empowered to provide as authorized by law. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing to be heard regarding the District’s use of the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose said person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this Public Hearing, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District at (863) 983-8544 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Hearing. DATED this 12th day of December, 2013. DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 458592 CN/GCD 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 4227 2010 4104329-04021590040 Robert C & Patricia L Music Lot 4, Block 2159, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457224 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 3483 2011 3014334-01001600030 Harold Robinson Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, in Block 160 of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, ac cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458463 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 3866 2010 4104329-02020350060 Ann Handler Lot 6, Block 2035, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457212 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262010CA000339CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, VS. DANIEL TAMEZ; ROSA M. TAMEZ; ROGELIO TAMEZ; RUBENIA TAMEZ A/K/A RUBENIA M. TAMEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12 2013, and entered in Case No. 262010CA000339CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff and DANIEL TAMEZ; ROSA M. TAMEZ; ROGELIO TAMEZ; RUBENIA TAMEZ A/K/A RUBENIA M. TAMEZ; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK D OF SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 127, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1998 FLEETWOOD WAVERLY CREST DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS OF FLFLV70A25595WC31 AND FLFLV70B25595WC31 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of September, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you 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) 6755229, 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. 452704 CN 12/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 2732 2010 1124333-01000000820 Albert Harari Lot 82, SKY VALLEY, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 191 and 192, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458456 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 4152 2010 4104329-03021290120 SSA Development LLC Lot 12, Block 2129, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457213 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 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 1092 2010 1144331-01000000260 Efrain A Salas Lot 26, GREENWOOD FOREST, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages123 and 124, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457228 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF MEETING THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room, Second Floor, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida. The meetings are open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND 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. 458542 GCD 12/19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3290 2010 1234334-A0000230400 Amera Mortgage Corporation A parcel of land in Fractional Section 23, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, according to State Survey, Hendry County, Florida, described as follows: Commencing at an iron railroad rail marking the northwest corner of said Section 23, thence run South 0 degrees 39’ 51” East along the west boundary line of said Section 23, a distance of 558.95 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, a distance of 687.60 feet to the Point of Beginning of the description of this parcel; from this Point of Beginning, run thence North 0 degrees 39’ 51” West, a distance of 128.14 feet to an intersection with the meander line of said Section 23; thence North 69 degrees 08’ 32” West, a distance of 183.43 feet; thence South 0 degrees 30’ 36” East, a distance of 195 feet to an iron marker; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, a distance of 172 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 KIRKWOOD single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. 14602157, Title NO. 42473009, an RP No. 0476639. (Lien Holder: Imperial Savings Association c/o Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit CourtHendry County, Florida 457225 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013 CA 000257 GENERATION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff(s) vs. JUAN VELASQUEZ, et al., Defendant NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 000257 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein GENERATION MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff and JUAN VELASQUEZ; MARLEN TEIRA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES LOCKLER AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A IVAN GONZALEZ are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held www.hendry-realforeclose.com, at 11am on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 62, MIDWAY ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 116 Taft Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS, AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated at HENDRY County, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 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, HENDRY County. 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935County Phone: 863-675-5204 MD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fat avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezven spesiyal you akomodasiyon you yo patisipe nan pwogram sa-a dwe, nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakle Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimdro, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-87701 pasan pa Florida Relay Service, “En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter rof ce administrative de la Court situe au, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TOD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service,” “De acuerdo con ci Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedirnentos. Inhabilitados, personas on necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contact con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCT-ME AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 458178 CN 12/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2013-CA-000182 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN T. MILEY et at, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOHN T. MILEY LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1196 Seminole CIRCLE MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in GLADES County, Florida: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL AND RUN SOUTH 86 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID CANAL RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1,277.05 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 36 OF INDIAN HILLS SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA: THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 499.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 27.63 FEET TO A BEND IN THE CANAL RIGHT OF WAY LINE: THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE CANAL RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 289.98 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 10 DEGREES 36 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 147.03 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVE (SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, WITH A RADIUS OF 60 FEET AND HAVING ALONG CHORD OF 73.30 FEET AND CHORD BEARING THE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 15 MINUTES EAST), DISTANCE OF 78.85 FEET TO THE END OF THE CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 54 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 157.74 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVE (SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST, WITH A RADIUS OF 100 FEET AND HAVING A LONG CHORD OF 99.45 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 56 DEGREES 05 MINUTES EAST) A DISTANCE OF 103.56 FEET: THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 285.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR ACCESS TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A STRIP OF LAND 40 FEET IN WIDTH, LYING SOUTHERLY AND ADJACENT TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE; FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ABOVE DESCRIBED LAND, GO SOUTH 10 DEGREES 36 MINUTES EAST 147.03 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVE (SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, WITH A RADIUS OF 60.00 FEET) A DISTANCE OF 78.85 FEET TO THE END OF A CURVE AND POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 54 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 157.74 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG ARC OF THE CURVE (SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST WITH A RADIUS OF 100 FEET) A DISTANCE OF 124.03 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SEMINOLE CIRCLE AND END OF SAID LINE. A/K/A: 1196 SEMINOLE CIRCLE, MOORE HAVEN, FL. 33471 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 3rd day of Dec. 2013. Sandra H. Brown Clerk of the Court By: B. Rhymes As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 WELLSLPS-CONV-R-bdurosier-Team 1 F130 13469-F 13013469 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing 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 the proceeding. 458034 CN 12/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000702 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff(s) vs. ANTONIO AGUILAR, et al., Defendant NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2012ca-000702 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and ANTONIO AGUILAR AND APRIL AGUILAR are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11am on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 1, BRIDLEWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 540 Bennett Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS, AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated at HENDRY County, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 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, HENDRY County. 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935County Phone: 863-675-5204 MD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fat avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezven spesiyal you akomodasiyon you yo patisipe nan pwogram sa-a dwe, nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakle Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimdro, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-87701 pasan pa Florida Relay Service, “En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter rof ce administrative de la Court situe au, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TOD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service,” “De acuerdo con ci Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedirnentos. Inhabilitados, personas on necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contact con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCT-ME AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 458196 CN 12/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 2730 2010 1124333-01000000740 Albert Harari Lot 74, SKY VALLEY, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 191 and 192, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458454 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. y Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 TALLAHASSEE — The distinction of “Master Board” was awarded to the Glades County School District leadership team by the Florida School Boards Association at their A nnual Joint Conference, held Dec. 3 6, in Tampa. The Glades County School District is one of only 15 school districts in Florida to currently hold this prestigious award. The Master Board Program is a voluntary program which provides opportunities for the leadership team (de ned as the superintendent and the school board) to engage in training that enhances its capacity to provide visionary leadership for the school district. The Master Board Program concentrates on the leadership team’s governance roles for enhancing student achievement, fostering connections and empowering collaboration between schools and the community, and creating a learning organization to advance excellence in public education. The leadership team completed twenty-two (22) hours of learning activities in a statewide forum and on-site trainings to earn this distinction. Members of the leadership team who completed the program are: Jenny Allen, Patricia Pearce, Mike Pressley, Janet Storey, Jeri Wilson and Scott Bass, Superintendent. Please feel free to contact Mike Pressley, the Glades County School Board Chairman, for additional comments or information. School district leadership team awarded ‘Master Board’ status The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have closed a section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail along the lake’s south side while maintenance and rehabilitation work continues on the Herbert Hoover Dike.On Monday, Dec. 9, the Corps closed the section of trail between Clewiston and John Stretch Park near Lake Harbor to allow for installation of a seepage management system. Coupled with ongoing work to replace Culvert 4A east of John Stretch Park, the trail will now be closed between Clewiston and South Bay. In addition to this new closure, the trail remains closed between Moore Haven and Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp/Liberty Point to accommodate replacement of Culverts 1 and 1A, and between Canal Point and Port Mayaca for replacement of Culverts 11 and 16. With three additional contracts awarded in September, the Corps anticipates closing other sections of the trail as contractors begin work shortly after the rst of the year. Contractors are using heavy construction vehicles and large equipment within all of these areas. Truck traf c on the roads is a constant ow, and any additional trafc on the narrow trail or dike crest poses a safety hazard for recreationists and equipment operators. The trail recently reopened between Pahokee and Canal Point, after being closed to facilitate installation of a seepage barrier within the dike itself. “We recognize the inconvenience caused by these additional closures,” said Adam Tarplee, Natural Resource Program Manager with the Corps’ South Florida Operations Of ce (SFOO) in Clewiston. “However, safety for our workers and the general public is something we take very seriously. We want to keep people out of harm’s way.” More information on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail and a map of current closures can be found at the following website: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/ Missions/CivilWorks/Recreation/LakeOkeechobeeScenicTrail.aspx Corps to close sections of Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Company invites sharing of sustainable holiday decorationsIn the spirit of eco-friendly holiday celebrations, Waste Management of the Treasure Coast invites its community to share their green seasonal dcor via social media. The company is encouraging folks who have created, purchased or spotted an env ironmentally inspired holiday decoration to share a photo through Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, as compared to any other time of the year, amounting to an extra 6 million tons during the entire holiday season. “Now is the ideal time to cut down on waste and to reuse things you’d usually throw away, said Teresa Chandler, Community Relations of Waste Management. “As you take out your past years’ holiday boxes, think about reusing materials that you may be tempted to toss.” Some examples of eco-friendly holiday dcor are: wreaths made of wine corks, bulb ornaments, pinecones, and colorful tissue and wrapping papers; table centerpieces made from holly, branches or old ornaments; origami decorations made out of scrap paper, Christmas cards and past years’ wrapping paper. “We can all save money and time and reduce our impact on the environment by looking for more creative, sustainable decoration options,” said Chandler. “Whether it’s simply buying products made from organic or recycled content, if each of us tried a few waste reduction efforts, we would see a signi cant positive impact during the holida y season.” Ms. Chandler said Waste Management employees across North America alread y have begun sharing their green-inspired art work internally through the company’s intranet and that those items will be shared vi a social media, too. To share green decorations, visit:  Facebook: WasteManagement  Twitter: @WasteManagement  Instagram: WasteManagement Keep the green spirit this holiday season Florida leads the nation with more than 17 percent of its population age 65 years and older, and that number is expected to continue to grow in the years to come. Access to transportation is important to many older Floridians who cherish their independence. W ith such a large resident population of senior drivers and many more who vacation here during the winter months, it is tting that Florida observes Older Driver Safety A wareness Week to help ensure seniors can continue to enjoy their freedom while doing so in a safe manner. “More than 3 million of our almost 16 million drivers in Florida are age 65 or older,” said Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Julie L. Jones. “Being able to remain active and productive members of their communities is important to our older residents, and by highlighting the importance of driver safety, we hope they can continue to safely enjoy this freedom.” The department offers these tips to assist older drivers:  Plan your day so that you do most of your driving when visibility is greatest and traf c is lightest, such as mid-morning and after lunch.  Plan the route to your destination to minimize left turns.  Look twice both ways before making a turn or entering an intersection.  Minimize lane changes. When you change lanes, be sure to use your signals.  Turn the volume on your radio down or turn off the radio completely.  Have your vision and hearing tested annually.  Heed warning labels on medications. Even prescription drugs can impair driving and judgment.  Consider alternative transportation options. For more information and additional resources to help older drivers remain mobile and independent, visit the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition’s website at www.safeandmobileseniors.org. FLHSMV is an active member of the coalition. The Florida Department of Highwa y Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about FLHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on YouTube at FLHSMV, Instagram at FLHSMV, Twitter @FLHSMV or nd us on Facebook. Florida focuses on keeping seniors safe and mobile FEMA has National Emergency Family Registry and Locator SystemFEMA’s National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) is activated following a Presidentiallydeclared 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 1-800588-9822, 24-hours a day, when the system is activated. http://www.fema.gov/ public-assistance-local-state-tribal-andnon-pro t/recovery-directorate/nationalemergency-family.

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