Glades County Democrat

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

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 Vol. 86, No. 3 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 Brighton hosts annual festival ...Page 10 High school football head coach red ... Page 13 Cracker Cowboy poet to visit ... Page 8 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez Mathis2014 Chalo Nitka Queen and Court crownedThe 2014 Chalo Nitka Queen and her Court (left to right) Miss Congeniality-Keely Farnam, Elizabeth Johnson, rst runner up, Kathleen Bar eld, Chalo Nitka Queen-Bailey Browning, second runner up Megan Whitehead and Destiny Everett, were chosen Feb. 15 at the Chalo Nitka Pageant, held in the Brighton Seminole Reservation Veterans Building. The Chalo Nitka Festival is set for Feb. 28 and March 1 in Moore Haven. Special to the Glades County Democrat The Jackson Family Band and Cloggers, performing as Mama’s Wranglers out of Las Vegas, Nev. have been performing across the country since 2001. With appearances in south Florida already on their schedule, they agreed to bring a special appearance to the Chalo Nitka Festival in Moore Haven at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. Originally dubbed “The Kid Fiddlers,” the siblings began performing with ‘mom’ on keyboard, and four children playing their ddles. After ten years playing venues across the United States, with the ‘kids’ growing up, the group decided they’d outgrown the “Kid Fiddlers” moniker and became Mama’s Wranglers. These amazing children not only play a mean ddle, but also many different instruments! They sing amazing vocals with blended harmonies that only siblings can achieve, and they can dance up a storm! For a preview of their show, visit their website at http://www.mamaswranglers. com While Mamas Wranglers may headline the 66th annual event, the Chalo Nitka Festival promises fun for the whole family. Originally begun as a celebration of the newly “tarred” Main Street (now Avenue J) in Moore Haven, in 1949, christened the Chalo Nitka Festival, which is Seminole for “Day of the Big Bass,” the festival became an annual event, featuring an annual shing tournament saluting the Black Bass, beauty pageants culminating in the Chalo Nitka Queen contest, a parade and of course, the festival itself, which includes carnival rides, arts and crafts and food booths and special exhibits by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including alligator wrestling, Native American clothing contests, and arts and crafts exhibits. “The Chalo Nitka Festival is really the Glades County Fair, and like fairs in small towns across America, it features homemade food and arts and crafts, carnival rides and beauty queens, but with a special twist, celebrating Glades County’s traditional friendship with the Seminole Tribe of Florida,” said Glades County Economic Development Council executive director Tracy Whirls. “The early days of the Chalo Nitka Festival Mama’s Wranglers to perform at Chalo NitkaSee FESTIVAL — Page 8

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Hazardous Waste Disposal Needs 863-673-0508 Metal : Latas de comida de sopa / fruta / jugo / animal / atn / verduras, latas de aerosol vacas ALUMINIO: latas de refresco / cerveza, papel de aluminio / sartenes Vidrio : refresco / cerveza / bebidas / botellas de vino, jalea / salsa y las botellas claro / marrn / verde / frascos de vidrio (Sin Aclarado) Cajas Wrap Navidad / regalo (sin cintas, por favor) Papel : peridicos / revistas, bolsas de papel marrn / blanco / de colores, libros de telfono / correo basura / catlogos, o“cina / ordenador papel cartn ondulado (cajas mviles / cereales / regalo / pasta) Plstico : envases marcados # 1 a # 7 (botellas de agua / detergente / leja refrescos / champ, botellas de leche, mantequilla / baeras de crema batida, ollas # 2 plantas de vivero negroRECICLE ESTE NO RECICLE Aluminio : pantallas utensilios ollas / sartenes / cocina / puertas / muebles de jardn Vidrio : botellas de medicina / platos / vasos / ventanas / espejos / utensilios de cocina (Pyrex o Corning) Plstico : bolsas de plstico, contenedores de residuos qumicos aceite qumico / motor anticongelante / hogar / macetas (excepto negro # 2) bandejas cajas / frascos de la medicina / huevo / poliestireno / mangas de peridicos / espuma de poliestireno Metal : herramientas / piezas de automvil / placas / cubiertos Papel : papel triturado / envasado con una capa de cera (cajas de jugo o cartn encerado) La mayora de las tiendas de comestibles tienen un contenedor de reciclaje para volver bolsas de plstico. Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Hazardous Waste Disposal Needs 863-673-0508 METAL Cans & Empty Aerosol Cans ALUMINUM Cans Foil Pie Pans PLASTICS All Rigid Containers With #1-7 on bottom and black nursery pots GLASS Green, Clear & Brown Bottles & Jars PAPER Catalogs, Magazines, All of the Newspaper Corrugated Cardboard (including empty Pizza boxes) Fiberboard (Cereal & Cracker boxes, Beverage Carrying Container, Shoe & Gift Boxes, Etc.) Paper Grocery and Shopping Bags, Telephone Books, Computer and Of“ce Paper, Junk Mail, Large cardboard boxes need to be broker down and ”atterned to 4x6RECYCLABLE Note: Some Containers may need rinsing prior to placement in the recycling containerNOT RECYCLABLE ALUMINUM Lawn Furniture Cooking Utensiles, Door Screens, Pots/Pans METAL Knives, Forks, Spoons, License Plates, Car parts, Clothes Hangers, tools PLASTICS Auto Fluid Containers, Pool Chemical Bottles, Plastic Grocery Bags, Newspaper Sleeves, Polystyrene Trays, Flower Pots except Black, Egg Cartons, Styrofoam, Clothes Hangers PAPER Shredded Paper, Juice Boxes & Milk Cartons, (Cardboard Packaging with a Wax Layer) Air Filters GLASS Dishes, Mirrors, Windows, Drinking Glasses, Medicine Bottles, Cookware, (Pyrex, Corning, etc) Light Bulbs CLOTHING & SHOES 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONLargemouth bass, also known as Florida bucket-mouths, are showing up in abundance this winter, with an outstanding year projected by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists. The record-breaking bass season puts anglers in the prime position to participate in the FWC’s TrophyCatch: an angler recognition program sponsored by FWC that helps promote ecological, social and economic values through record keeping and a stronger catch and release ethic. With the rst year of TrophyCatch over and the awards all given out, the challenge is on for year two.TrophyCatch rewards anglers for catching, documenting and releasing largemouth bass heavier than eight pounds in Florida. Bob Williams, of Alloway, N.J., earned the TrophyCatch Championship ring for the rst season. It was presented at Bass Pro Shop in Orlando last month by Keith Alan, from the American Outdoors Fund, and Tom Champeau, director of the FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. Williams’ winning catch was a 13pound, 14-ounce largemouth from Rodman Reservoir. He previously earned a free ($500 value) berglass replica of his catch and other awards totaling approximately $1,000. A $10,000 check was handed to Peter Perez at a special ceremony at West Lake Tohopekaliga by Experience Kissimmee representatives Debby Guertin and Terry Segraves, along with Champeau. Perez caught the largest TrophyCatch-veri ed bass from Osceola County to win the prize. He caught his winning 12-pound, three-ounce bass last March in a neighborhood pond on a Rat-L-Trap. The winner of the 2013 Phoenix 619 bass boat, powered by Mercury, was surprised angler Frank Ay. His prize was presented to him following a club tournament on Lake Okeechobee by professional bass angler Bobby Lane, Champeau and KP Clements, the TrophyCatch coordinator. Ay won the $40,000 grand prize via a random drawing from among 4,000 anglers who registered for TrophyCatch the rst season. See the TrophyCatch Florida YouTube channel (YouTube. com/TrophyCatchFlorida) for coverage of these awards. For the second year, which began Oct. 1, documenting a TrophyCatch has gotten simpler. Start with a free registration at TrophyCatchFlorida.com, and participants will be entered to win a Phoenix bass boat, powered by Mercury and equipped with a PowerPole. This year, the only required photo is one of the entire bass (head to tail) on a scale, with the weight visible. Always attempt to get that shot, but if it isn’t perfect, supplement it with a close-up of the scale, a photo of the entire sh on a bumpboard or tape measure, and maybe even a shot of the bass’s girth. This will help biologists determine if the sh is eligible for recognition. Participants can also submit a bragging photo and perhaps a release photo on the website. Every veri ed entry gives participants 10 more chances for the Phoenix boat drawing in October. The second year is off to a great start, with 63 Lunker entries (eight to 9.9 pounds) and 26 Trophy Club entries (10 to 12.9 pounds) recorded in less than four months. There were also more than twice as many entries in December 2013 compared with December 2012. The rst possible Hall of Fame entry (greater than 13 pounds) is awaiting veri cation. Besides checking out the gallery, under “view catches” at TrophyCatchFlorida.com, participants should also review the rules and prizes, then follow the FWC at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida to see the latest entries and get updates on special events. The peak season is still ahead, and FWC biologists have worked to narrow down a list of top sites to recommend to bass anglers for 2014, based on data from anglers, scienti c sampling and an understanding of habitat trends and local conditions. By participating in TrophyCatch, anglers can help these biologists improve management and conservation of trophy bass. By releasing them alive (a mandatory condition of TrophyCatch), anglers will help sustain the shery for the future and be rewarded. Rewards start, for Lunker Club entries, with $100 in gift cards from partners like Bass Pro Shops, Rapala and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and are complemented by custom apparel by Bass King Clothing, a personalized certi cate and a window decal. Below is a list of top bass shing sites. See MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Fishing Sites/ Forecasts” to nd more details, lots of speci c local shing tips, local contacts, speci c rules, access points, attractors, ramps and quarterly updates. The website also includes top destinations for other black bass species, like spotted bass, shoal bass and Suwannee bass, and other freshwater shes, like bream, crappie, cat sh and striped bass. West Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho; 18,810 acres) Lake Kissimmee (34,976 acres) Lake George (46,000 acres) Lake Monroe (9,400 acres) Rodman Reservoir (9,500 acres) Lake Tarpon (2,500 acres) Lake Istokpoga (28,000 acres) Tenoroc Fish Management Area (8,400 acres) Winter Haven Chain of Lakes (more than 4,000 acres of shable waters) Mosaic Fish Management Area (1,000 acres) Lake Weohyakapka (Lake Walk-in-Water; 7,500 acres) Lake Okeechobee (470,000 acres) Everglades Water Conservation areas 2 and 3 (1,125 square miles) Participants should make sure to have a valid license. They should also make sure to register at TrophyCatchFlorida.com, bring a camera and scale to weigh their catch and start exploring some of the best bass shing in the world. Follow the FWC at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida to keep up with the latest TrophyCatch news. Bass Season Off to Record-Breaking StartFWC biologists have worked to narrow down a list of top sites to recommend to bass anglers for 2014

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Church plans revivalBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Rd. will have their Revival starting Sunday, Feb. 23. Brother Ashley Butler will be bringing our messages, and John and Sue Holder will do the music. The revival goes Feb. 2326. There will be a covered dish dinner after the Sunday morning service. The annual sh fry will be on Monday evening at 5 p.m., with music in the church by Grace and Ralph Baker, Keith Bass and John Henry Thomas until 7 p.m. when service starts. Evening service starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Monday-Wednesday evening services are at 7 p.m. The regular services are Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., church at 11 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Wednesday dinner at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Arlen Cook. Everyone is welcome.Muse events plannedThursday, Feb. 20, 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. There will be NO Jam Session on the fourth Saturday night this month. Jam Sessions are usually the second and fourth 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). For information, call 863-6740467.Free concealed weapons classGlades County Sheriff Stuart K. Whiddon would like to offer the citizens of Glades County a free concealed carry weapons (CCW) course. This is the course which is required by Florida law in order to obtain the permit. Please contact Sergeant Kim Hill, with the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce to pre-register. The class will be held at the Doyle Connor Building in Moore Haven on March 1 from noon until 2 p.m. This course will be taught by Deputy Sergeant David Hardin, of the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce.Lakeport Center hosts eventsLakeport Community Center, 1239 Red Barn Rd., Lakeport, upcoming events include: Monday and Friday Yoga at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study at 10 a.m. Line Dance Classes meet Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information, please contact Jean at 608-345-1324. Cost is $5 per person plus $10 for a one-year family membership in the Lakeport Community Association. (Association Angels, no charge.) If you have just arrived for the winter season, you are encouraged to attend. Singles are welcome and will be partnered with other singles. The Lending Library open during any of the above times. Lakeport residents plan to attend events at the Dolly Hand Theatre in Belle Glade in February; call Debbie for tickets at 561-9931160. 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.Battle re-enactment plannedOKEECHOBEEThe Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment and Festival, set for Feb. 21, 22 and 23, commemorates the largest and ercest battle of the Second Seminole War. The original battle was fought Christmas Day, 1837. Part of the original battleground has been preserved as a state park on 3500 S.E. 38th Ave. (off U.S. 441 S.E.) in Okeechobee. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Re-enactments are at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to reenactments of the battle, the two-day festival will include alligator wrestling, a living history camp, artisans, Seminole arts, horse rides for the kids and folk music. Entry is $10 per car. For information online, visit OkeechobeeBattle eld.com.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.Swamp Cabbage Festival setLABELLEThe 2014 Swamp Cabbage Festival is set for Feb. 21-23. The festival is LaBelle's home in LaBelle. The town goes a little wild with a huge parade beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by two days o f great entertainment, booths of unique items for sale and, of course, great food. Look for the boiled swamp cabbage, raw swamp cabbage salad and swamp cabbage fritters. If you have an adventurous palate, you can also nd gator meat and other special treats. Saturday begins with a 5K Swamp Stomp run along a lovely route with glimpses of the Caloosahatchee River. The Swamp Cabbage Festival has something for everyone including a bike show, car show, and kiddie rides. On Sunday morning you can take part in nondenominational worship at Barron Park, with entertainment and festivities picking back up again after noon. Check out more information at swampcabbagefestival.org.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.Legion building available The American Legion Building in Moore 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 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 February 20, 2014 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonIn the United States, Black-necked Stilts breed in the interior states, including Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas. They also breed on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts south through Central and South America, as well as the West Indies. The Black-necked Stilt is a striking black-and-white bird with very long, thin red legs. These birds are black on the face, hind neck and back. The throat and underparts are white. They have a long, thin, straight black bill. The adult female has a brown back. Immature birds are similar to the adult, but they have a scalloped pattern on their back and a white, trailing edge on the wing. Its call is a sharp “kip-kip-kip”. Black-necked Stilts are found in shallow natural or man-made wetlands. These birds wade in the water in order to capture aquatic invertebrates and sh. They peck, snatch or plunge their heads into the water in search of food and will also herd sh in order to trap them in shallow water. Male and female Black-necked Stilts take turns constructing the nest. One mate will observe while the other scrapes into the dirt with their breast and feet to form a depression about two-inches deep. Theses nests are frequently built on surfaces on the ground above water, such as small islands, clumps of vegetation or mats of algae. The female lays an average of four eggs in a clutch. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs. A nesting pair of Black-necked Stilts is fearless in defending their nests and will circle over intruders and dive at them while vocalizing with a loud sharp yipping sound. The young are so mobile and mature that they may be seen swimming within two hours of birth. In spite of this early development, the young normally return to the nest for resting for one or two more days. The young edge when they are one month old, but remain dependent upon their parents for several more weeks. Mark your calendar for the Big “O” Birding Festival being held March 9 through 13. To request the updated schedule of events, bus/van trips, carpool events and keynote speakers, send an email to bigbirdingfestival@ gmail.com, call 863-675-0444 or visit the Clewiston or LaBelle Chambers of Commerce. There is a link to the complete schedule on the Hendry-Glades Audubon’s website: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Watch for Black-necked Stilts in the wetlands in inland Florida or join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers as they locate these and other birds during the upcoming birding trips on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 at Stormwater Treatment Area 5. Birders and/or photographers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the STA5 Deer Fence Canal Trailhead. To make a reservation, please email Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call: 863-674-0695. Inland Birding Fun: Black-necked Stilt PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEBlack-necked Stilts

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging Floridians to learn the facts about the harmful effects of using smokeless tobacco and to make a plan to stop using these products. To help raise awareness, the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is observing Through With Chew Week from Feb. 16 to 22. Compared to the decrease in youth cigarette use, there has not been a signi cant change in the use of smokeless tobacco products among youth. In 2013, ve percent of Florida high school students reported current use of smokeless tobacco products, compared to 5.1 percent a decade ago. Smokeless tobacco includes products such as chew, spit, dip, snuff and snus. These products are commonly used by placing the product between the teeth and gum. The chemicals in smokeless tobacco are then absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. “Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking as some youth may believe,” said Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Shannon Hughes. “In fact, some of these products may contain a higher concentration of nicotine than the average cigarette.” There are many dangers associated with the use of smokeless tobacco. Some of the harmful effects include:  Cancers of the mouth, tongue, cheek, throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, pharynx and larynx  Increased risk of heart attack and stroke  Leukoplakia (oral lesions on the cheeks gums, and/or tongue) Users of smokeless tobacco have an 80-percent higher risk of oral cancer and a 60-percent higher risk of esophageal cancer and of pancreatic cancer compared to non-users. The use of smokeless tobacco also causes gum disease (gingivitis), which can lead to bone and tooth loss. Studies show adolescent boys who use smokeless tobacco have a higher risk of becoming cigarette smokers. Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products contain nicotine, a highly addictive and dangerous chemical. Adolescents’ bodies are more sensitive to nicotine, and adolescents are more easily addicted than adults. Furthermore, most tobacco users start by the age of 18. These young people rarely consider the long-term health consequences associated with tobacco use when they start and many continue using tobacco well into adulthood, often with serious and even deadly consequences. Tobacco Free Florida works to educate and inform citizens that smokeless tobacco products are not effective ways to quit smoking. Currently, there is no scienti c or medical evidence that can prove the use of smokeless tobacco is an effective way for a person to quit smoking. Floridians who want to quit any form of tobacco have access to the state’s free and proven-effective resources, which include free FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), like the patch and gum, when medically appropriate. This combined approach of counseling and NRT may double or triple a tobacco user’s chances of quitting. Tobacco Free Florida’s Three Free and Easy Ways to Quit include:  CALL: Call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help assess a user’s addiction and help create a personalized quit plan.  CLICK: Enroll in the Web Coach, which will help to create a web-based quit plan unique to each individual user, visit https://www.quitnow.net/ orida.  COME IN: Visit AHEC’s website, http://ahectobacco.com, to locate a local AHEC and sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes. Take the initiative this February: make the choice to be Through With Chew. For more information on smokeless tobacco, visit www.tobaccofreeorida.com/smokelesstobacco. Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarette SmokingTobacco Free Florida raises community awareness about Smokeless Tobacco during Through With Chew Week COURTESY PHOTO Answering the ‘Nones’: The Right QuestionsBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchHe was tired and thought he’d take a shortcut through a garden in the public park after a long day at the of ce. He noticed the sign that read, “Do Not Walk In The Flower Garden,” but considered maybe nobody would be watching. Then he thought, “If I get caught, I will get a ne. I may be ridiculed by others who are walking in the area. Somebody may go out of their way to call the police and make trouble for me.” He went on, “After all, I am a taxpayer, and it is my taxes that keep this place up. I have the right to walk where I want to walk. I am the one who pays for those who put up such signs and they certainly didn’t consider how I feel about it.” The debate inside his head went on, and as he stood there he realized something else. “The owers are beautiful – that’s why I shouldn’t be walking through them!” He’d been asking the wrong question, missing the point of the sign, missing the intentions of those who put it there. He walked around, tired, but satis ed that he made the right choice. Remember the “Have-youstopped-beating-your-wife?” The implications are wrong either way it is answered. People spend time asking the wrong questions or coming up with ways of looking at things that miss the point. Lately, someone wrote that a third of one young age group in the country put down “none” on forms when a blank is found asking them to specify their religion. After questioning some of those respondents, a common answer was “I am spiritual, but not religious.” Further interpretation suggests that this answer is more akin to “Don’t bother me; I believe but don’t want to be involved in the institution.” This is very understandable in a day and age when people feel there are all sorts of outside pressures that take up people’s time, obligations, little time to rest, subtle demands for presences at all sorts of activities and voices clamoring for attention in a noisy, crowded world. Polls show that people believe but just don’t want to be involved; i.e. “spiritual but not religious.” There is not an organization to which I belong that is not concerned about adding members; fears about ceasing to exist, worries about being able to do the good works that are a part of their reasons for being. I think the “religions” may add to the problem, too. Human beings are curious; their curiosity should not be labeled as “doubt.” Their quest to seek spiritual direction enlightened by knowledge from the sciences should be encouraged. This is the tradition of the Reformation that changed the face of religion and opened many doors to those who sought to believe in spite of what the Church at the time was telling them. The setting of strict interpretations and refusal to answer serious questions will also turn people away. Those who identify as “spiritual but not religious” seem not to have found a religion that incorporates their spirituality. They’ve given up the search, they haven’t asked the right questions. Spirituality is embodied in religion. Religion as it has been practiced among the faithful is what kept spirituality alive throughout history and in our darkest moments. There is a parable about Jesus healing a paralytic (Luke 5:17ff.) The man is sick and his friends want him to be healed; so much so that they lower him through a roof into Jesus’ presence. Jesus says to the paralytic, “Your sins are forgiven” and the man stands up. Those around question, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Only God can forgive sins.” They asked the wrong question. They were worried about details and a person was healed. The spiritualreligious person in the room went to the heart of the matter. He knew what the man needed; he did it and the man was healed. Religion is that source of asking the right question; it will give you spirituality if you nd the right one! If you would like to contact Rev. Thomas about this column or have an idea for one, please send an email to fatherthomas@ saintmartins-clewiston.org.Barbecue for MinistryCLEWISTON Come to First United Methodist Church of Clewiston on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a special BBQ chicken dinner, which includes a half-chicken, Captain P’s baked beans, Ken and Glo’s homemade slaw, Pastor John’s yeast rolls and a homemade dessert. There is a $10 donation for meals and all meals are takeout. Free delivery is available for ve or more meals to one address. Prepurchase of tickets guarantees that a dinner will be reserved! Call 863-983-5269 for tickets or questions. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION S. Thomas THEY’VE GIVEN UP THE SEARCH; THEY HAVEN’T ASKED THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. REV. SAM S. THOMAS

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Florida earned high marks for the percentage of graduates from the class of 2013 who took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam while in high school, earning them a second-place national ranking, according to a new report issued this month. The 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation noted that 53.1 percent of Florida graduates participated in rigorous AP courses during their high school career. In addition, Florida placed fth for the percentage of 2013 graduates who succeeded on AP exams, with 27.3 percent of 2013 graduates eligible for college credit based on their exam score of 3 or higher. Moreover, during the past decade, the number of low-income students taking AP courses has increased more than tenfold, and Florida remains the only state in the nation with a large population of Hispanic graduates that has closed the equity gap in AP participation and success. "Florida is a national leader in providing students access to college-level coursework while they are in high school," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. "For many years, our students have bene tted from thoughtful state leadership and foresight so they can experience the rigor of a postsecondary education and earn college credit before they graduate. I am especially pleased that more Hispanic and lowincome graduates than ever before are prepared for success in college, career and in life." Other highlights of the 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation are below. Florida has made steady progress on student participation in AP since 2003. The number of graduates leaving high school having taken at least one AP exam during the past decade increased a dramatic 146 percent! Florida has eliminated the AP participation and success gap for its Hispanic students. While Hispanic students made up 25.1 percent of the 2013 graduating class, they accounted for 27.9 percent of AP exam takers and 31 percent of AP exam takers earning a score of 3 or higher. Florida has made progress in narrowing the participation and success gap for African American students. The percent of graduates who took an AP exam and were African American moved from 9.7 percent in 2003 to 14.6 percent in 2013. Additionally, the percentage of graduates scoring a 3 or higher on an AP exam who were African American increased from 5.7 percent in 2003 to 7.3 percent in 2013. Florida has also made progress in increasing the participation and achievement of low-income students. The percent of graduates who took an AP exam and were low-income reached a high of 35.2 percent of graduates. This is a jump of more than 1,000 percent since 2003 and a 3.8percentage-point increase from 2012. The percentage of graduates succeeding on AP exams who were low-income also reached new levels, with 31 percent of students earning a score of 3 or higher. This is an increase of 810 percent since 2003 and a 3.3 percentage point increase over last year. Two Florida school districts Manatee and Miami-Dade were named AP Districts of the Year for increasing access to AP courses, while simultaneously increasing the percentage of students earning a score of 3 or higher on AP exams. To view the 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation, visit College Board. For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www. doe.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 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Florida Ranks Second in the Nation for Advanced Placement ParticipationRecord number of Hispanic and low-income high school graduates eligible for college credit L O W E S T P R I C E E V E R Y D A Y LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST. HEMINGWAY More than 200 students and teachers from more than 50 high schools, technical centers, state colleges and state career and technical student organizations gathered at the state capitol today to display the importance of career and technical education programs. The Fifth Annual CTE Day on the Hill gave students the opportunity to show what they have learned in the classroom and how CTE programs are preparing them for competitive job markets. "Career and Technical Education programs give our Florida students more options to help them get a head start on college or a career," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. "I'm glad to see so many of our students taking advantage of these programs to help them nd good paying jobs in demanding careers. This is another way Florida provides students with the best education possible." At the event, many students demonstrated their career knowledge in areas including criminal justice, fashion, applied robotics and massage therapy. A number of schools set up booths to highlight the variety of programs offered across the state. "As interest grows in Florida's CTE programs, so too do the number of programs we are able to offer students," said Career and Adult Education Chancellor Rod Duckworth. "Giving students the opportunity to earn industry certi cation and credit in the nearly 300 different programs ensures more of them will go on to college or land a job in a great career -that's something every student deserves." CTE programs are available at secondary schools in all 67 Florida school districts, all 28 colleges in The Florida College System and at 47 technical centers within the state. To learn about speci c programs, visit Career and Adult Education. For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www. doe.org. Florida Celebrates Career and Technical Education on the HillIn recognition of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, students meet at Florida’s capitol to share career and technical education success stories

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 M. E. Higgenbotham, CAI, CES, AARE FL Lic# AU305 AB158800-257-4161higgenbotham.com auction@higgenbotham.com ESTATE AUCTION 6 PM € THURSDAY € FEBRUARY 27TH € Located in the Gerber Groves Subdivision € 5500 1st Road, LaBelle, Florida € 341 Net Tree Acres of Valencias € 60 Acres of 7 year olds € 281 Acres of mature with mixed age resets *is years Valencia crop included in sale € 140 Net Tree Acres of Hamlins € 3 years old or less € Irrigated by low volume jets or seepage € Powered by diesel centrifugal pumps y p 4 ACRE DEVELOPMENT TRACT & HOMESITES Auction Site: Turner Agri-Civic Center € 2250 NE Roan St., Arcadia, FL 545 TOTAL ACRES OF CITRUS GROVE OFFERED IN 4 PARCELS € 4 acre development tract in Immokalee, Florida € 5 Lake June homesites in Lake Placid, Florida € Homesite on Lake Bonnet in Haines City, Florida 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014Crossword Puzzle FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONSouth Florida’s Lake Okeechobee region offers some outstanding wildlife-viewing opportunities, judging by the fact the Big “O” Birding Festival is celebrating its 13th year. The counties southwest of Florida’s largest freshwater lake are known for their remarkable bird diversity and charismatic species, like the snail kite and roseate spoonbill. The festival agenda offers birders and other wildlife watchers rare opportunities to join tours on private ranches, as well as on Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wildlife management areas and other public lands and attractions. There are dozens of different tours available during the four-day event. “Because this festival is small and each bus tour is limited to 20 people, the small groups ensure outstanding wildlife viewing,” said the FWC’s Mark Kiser. The Big “O” Birding Festival, being held from March 9 to 13 in LaBelle and surrounding areas, is hosted by the Hendry County Tourism Development Council. Headlining the event is legendary birder Greg Miller, the featured keynote speaker and tour guide. Because space is limited for bus tours, register now. To see what tours are available and to register, go to the festival’s website: BigOBirdingFestival.com. The registration form lists all of the available tours. Once again, the festival has invited FWC staff to inform participants and lead tours. Presenter and eld trip leader Kiser is a biological scientist with the FWC’s Public Access and Wildlife Viewing Services of ce; he is also the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) coordinator. While the Big “O” Festival highlights Hendry and Glades counties, participants in the area can check out other GFBWT locations in the area during their stay. “It’s not every day you can see lots of amazing birds breeding in one place at the same time,” Kiser said, citing one tour he co-leads for the festival. “We’ll observe Florida burrowing owls sharing a pasture with a herd of Brangus cattle, and besides these pint-sized predators, we’ll also see nesting crested caracaras, Florida sandhill cranes, swallow-tailed kites and bald eagles -a testimony to the host ranchers’ superb stewardship efforts. “The Big “O” region certainly does not disappoint, as more than 300 bird species have been recorded in the area,” Kiser added. “The FWC has many wildlife management areas there, and our Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail program offers nine locations in Hendry and Glades counties alone.” To learn more about the Big “O” Birding Festival and other area opportunities, including lodging, go to BigOBirdingFestival.com. For more information on the FWC’s statewide and year-round wildlife viewing opportunities, go to MyFWC.com/Viewing. Big ‘O’ Birding Festival Offers Exclusive Tours

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Special to the Glades County Democrat Dubbed the quintessential cowboy poet, Carl E. Sharp, designated by the Florida Legislature as Florida’s Of cial Cowboy Poet, will perform Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. at M RV Resort, 17192 U.S. 27 N., Moore Haven. According to Glades County Economic Development Council Executive Director Tracy Whirls, Mr. Sharp’s performance is something of a culminating event for the Chalo Nitka Festival. “It seemed appropriate to help arrange Mr. Sharp’s appearance the Sunday after the Chalo Nitka Festival, given that the Chalo Nitka Frontier Days Ranch Rodeo celebrates the w orking cowgirls and cowboys from area ranches, giving them a chance to compete,” Ms. Whirls said. “Mr. Sharp’s cowboy poetry performance has made him a popular entertainer at cattle association meetings and cowboy gatherings throughout Florida and across the United States.” “He’s in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame because he’s got a calf roping record that is unbreakable since they added a barrier string to the event. He’s about 85 years old but you wouldn’t be able to tell by the way he talks, or acts, or can still put down his nightly glass of whiskey. Once he hung up his rope, he picked up his pen and started writing some of the best Cowboy Poetry I’ve ever heard. He is the ‘of cial’ Florida Cracker Cowboy Poet Cowhunter Historian, but he don’t let it go to his head any more than the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame buckle he keeps around his waist,” says Ryan Krantz on the website www.cowboypoetry.com. Born in Florida City, but spending most of his adult life in Alachua, Dixie, Gilcrest, Marion and Levy counties, Mr. Sharp served meritoriously before and during World War II. He has cow operations in Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and ve Florida counties. Mr. Sharp has traveled and presented cowboy poetry extensively in 33 states, 20 foreign countries, and aboard many cruise and river ships. He has appeared before agricultural groups, foundations, literary and poetry societies, and performed the rst fteen years on open stage at the World Gathering of Cowboy Poetry in Elko, Nev. He dresses to t the occasion and group to which the program is addressed, from silk cowboy cut suits to worn jeans and working soogans. At the last Montana Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Lewiston, Mont., he was introduced as a “purebred Florida Cracker cowboy,” a certi ed swamp cattle mover who speaks Seminole, has webbed feet to work in the Everglades, and is one heck of a windmill man. During Florida’s sesquicentennial year, while on the Cattle Drive of ’95, he appeared on every national television network, including PBS and CNN. He is one of the very fe w cowboys who recites the old classics of the 19th and 20th centuries. In April 1998 the Florida legislature passed a resolution honoring Mr. Sharp for his contribution to and preservation of the arts. In October 1999 he was nominated for the 2000 Florid a Folk Heritage Award. He made 99 presentations during the year 1999, two o f which were located at the linguistic universities of Nizhn y Novgorod and Volgograd, Russia. In June 2000 Mr. Sharp received a certi cate of appreciation from the Florida House of Representatives for his valuable public service in his unsel sh application of the high principles of democracy. In June 1999, 2002 and 2003 he performed at the World Pork Exposition in Des Moines, Iowa and also at the Iow a State Fair in August. In October 2003 he was a featured poet at the Booth Western Art Museum’s rst annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Cartersville, Ga. In 2010 he represented the State of Florida at Elko Nevada’s World Gathering of Cowboy Poets. Tickets are $5 per person. Seating is limited, so phone 863-946-0300 to reserve your seat. Proceeds will bene t American Legion Farris Davis, Post 299, Moore Haven. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 coincided with the beginning of the Seminole Tribe’s efforts in tourism development. Before the casinos, when the Tribe was just beginning its ranching operations, tourists who saw Seminoles capture alligators for their meat and skins thought the Indians w ere wrestling the gators and often paid to watch them do it,” the EDC director said. “Soon the Seminoles were wrestling alligators and selling their beautiful patchwork clothing, dolls, and specialties like fry bread at roadside attractions throughout the state.” Residents of the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in northern Glades County soon became an integral part of the annual Chalo Nitka Festival, and their involvement continues today. The festival is Feb. 28–March 1. Alligator wrestling and snake handling performances are scheduled for Saturday, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Throughout the day, festival-goers can sample traditional Seminole favorites, like pumpkin bread, sample Alligator Gar cooked over an open re and watch as Seminole artisans craft traditional beaded jewelry and patchwork clothing in chickees at the Seminole village established on the Chalo Nitka Grounds. FESTIVALContinued From Page 1 Cracker Cowboy Poet to perform in Moore Haven Carl E. Sharp Special to the Glades County DemocratMama’s Wranglers are the Jackson Family Band & Cloggers out of Las Vegas, Nev. They are one of the most sought-after acts and have performed in 49 states, Canada and Europe. They sing old time western music, clog and America’s little yodeling sweetheart, 12-year old Skyler, will bring down the house.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 Glades County Democrat/ Katrina ElskenBrighton hosts 76th Field DayThe 76th Annual Brighton Seminole Field Day was held Feb. 14-16 at Brighton Seminole Reservation, and featured a PRCA rodeo, X-Treme bull riding, alligator wrestling, native dancing, a reptile show, native village, story telling and more. Special guests included “Duck Dynasty” stars Uncle Si, Martin and Godwin as well as Jimmy Rif e of the TV Show “Gatorboys.” Above, Ventriloquist Buddy Big Mountain entertained the crowd in the arena with hand puppets and dancing marionettes. Below, in the native village, Seminole craftsmen work on a traditional canoe.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTFirst Bank is seeking an administrative assistant with a minimum of ten years experience. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and con dential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Must possess knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Work requires continual attention to detail in composition, typing and proo ng materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fastpaced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to Nilda Sparks at 863-983-5043 or send an e-mail to nsparks@fbclew.com or pick up employment application at 300 East Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 By Barbra “Bobbi” BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat At their regular monthly meeting, the Glades County Woman’s Club (GCWC) announced that their annual Membership Tea will be held at the Northlake Estates on March 8 at 10 a.m. I know, I know, a tea is supposed to be in the afternoon, but who stands on etiquette when we’re having fun. A lso, this won’t be tea party fare—but a covered dish luncheon. However, for those of you who insist, tea will be served—and properly from teapots in tea cups! The theme of the tea is Mardi Gras. New members will be initiated, and any prospective members w ill be introduced. So, please let your prospective member know, so she can join in the fun dressed in Mardi Gras style. Treasurer, Bonita Drayton, announced that if a member has not paid her dues, a $5 penalty has been added. If you are not sure w hether your dues have been paid, be sure to check with Bonita, so you can bring them up to date. Bette Davis was voted to be a Lifetime Honorary Member and will also be initiated at the tea with this title, even though she has been a regular member for sixty-three— that’s 63—years! Bette joined as a member of Moore Haven Woman’s Club, and has been a constant member, even when the club changed its name to Glades County Woman’s Club to incorporate the entire county. She will also be honored by riding in the Chalo Nitka parade in the Woman’s Club’s entry with her daughter, Judie Engel, driving the entry. Judie is a past president of the club, so it will be a double honor. GCWC voted to donate to the 5K marathon, which will be run early in the morning as a sort of kick-off for Chalo Nitka. This marathon is for breast cancer awareness. If you are interested in running, GCWC member, Janice Brown, can probably let you know where to sign up. Members wondered why their copy of the agenda was numbered, and to their surprise, found out at the close of the meeting that Jenny Allen had made jewelry, and Margaret Brown, Pat Lucas, Vaushea Lewis, and Bonita Drayton held the winning numbers to receive the beautiful creations. It’s never too early to plan for an event, and President Kim Clement has announced that the date for our second High Heel-A-Thon will be in October. DON’T FORGET: The next meeting will not be the second Thursday, at the Doyle Conner building, but brie y, prior to the Membership Tea on SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 10 a.m. at Northlake Estates in Lakeport, and just a little PS: Iced tea will also be served. Glades County Woman’s Club plans Membership Tea The annual Chalo Nitka Festival is planned for Feb. 28 and March 1 in Moore Haven.Armbands and T-shirtsCoupons for $20 discount fair armbands, and ride tickets are also available. Armbands w ill be $25 at the midway. Advance ride tickets are available for $15 a sheet/24 tickets per sheet. T-shirts, with the new 2014 logo, are on sale in sizes 2T and 4T. Short sleeve T-shirts Ladies French Cut and adult long-sleeved shirts are available while supplies last. To avoid waiting in line, gate bracelets for admission to the festival are available for $5. A s always, anyone wearing a 2014 T-shirt or Seminole Indian attire the day of the festival gets in free of charge. Parade applicationsChalo Nitka Parade applications are being accepted from church groups, civic groups, individuals, community associations, and any others interested in participating in the 66th annual Chalo Nitka parade. There is no fee to enter. If you or your group are interested in participating, you may submit an entry form online at www.chalonitka.com. You may also call 863-946-0300 or e-mail Emily at erigdon@gladescountyedc.com. V endor applicationsVendor booth applications are now available and can be lled out online at www. chalonitka.com. You can also pick up an application at the EDC of ce, located at 998 U.S. 27 South (the old Chamber building), or e-mail Emily at erigdon@gladescountyedc. com. Nonpro ts that are selling drawing tickets, T-shirts or other fundraising items may rent table space for $50. There will be no charge for nonpro ts to set up tables to supply information items. Organizations interested in taking advantage of the reduced rates for nonpro ts are urged to get their reservations in quickly as space will be limited. Pricing for vendor booths and spaces begins at $125. Water and electricity is available for additional cost. For information about rates, call 863-946-0300; or, e-mail Emily at erigdon@gladescountyedc.com. Big Bass TournamentThe Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament will be held at Alvin Ward Boat Ramp in Moore Haven on Saturday, Feb. 22 from safe light until 1 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person with a guaranteed rst place prize of $1000. Weigh in the Winning Bass and be wearing a 2014 Chalo Nitka T-Shirt wins an additional $100. Weigh in the largest mud sh, gar or cat sh and win an additional $100. Entry forms and rules can be picked up and the Glades County Economic Development Council Building or visit ChaloNitka.com. Chalo Nitka Small Fry Fishing Contest will be held at the pond located behind the T-Ball Field on Friday, Feb. 28, registration starts at 9 a.m. shing starts at 9:30 a.m. Chalo Nitka Festival News By Austin MoorehouseSpecial to the Glades County DemocratRaf e held by Glades County Library BoardThe Glades County Public Library Board w ould like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for the Valentine’s Day raf e. A special thanks goes to Cindy at Rainbow Garden and to Sherry at Sherry’s Hideout Restaurant for their generous donation of prizes. The winner of the raf e was Sharon Wright. Give Rainbow Garden a call when you need owers and Sherry always has a great meal at Sherry’s Hideout Restaurant. Thanks Again!! Glades County Library News Glades County Democrat/ Katrina ElskenA traditional Seminole village on the Brighton festival grounds lets visitors to the annual Brighton Seminole Field Day and Festival see how the Seminoles lived in pioneer days. In the cooking chickee, visitors sampled traditional Seminole foods such as fry bread and sofkee (similar to grits) cooked over an open re. The annual Brighton Seminole Festival featured many traditional Seminole foods. The Seminole Tribe of Florida website shares these recipes for traditional foods.Indian Fried BreadOil Self Rising Flour Water Put our in large bowl, use one hand to mix the our while slowly adding water with other hand. You don’t need to measure anything. Add the water till the mixture is slightly sticky (you don’t want it really wet) If you added too much water just add some more our. Once you have your dough you need to heat up your oil. This is important! Your oil has to be very hot. Put the oil in a large deep pan. You need enough oil (like 2-1/2 inches deep) the bread should be able to oat. Once you have heated your oil, our your hands and tear off some of your dough (you can make them as big or as small as you like). Knead the dough in your hands so it’s like a pancake. Keep adding our to your hands so it’s not sticking. Carefully add the dough to the oil. Remember the oil is hot so don’t drop it in. It should only take like 5 seconds on each side. Use a fork to pick it up and turn it over. It should be golden brown color. Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Making fry bread takes a lot of practice. You probably won’t make the best fry bread the rst time. Just keep trying. Erica MinerSofkee2 quarts of water 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups of white rice 3 tablespoon cornstarch Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil; add 2 cups of rice and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, stirring occasionally to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom. Boil for approximately 12 minutes, lower heat then add teaspoon of baking soda stir frequentl y until rice is tender. Set and cool until tolerable temperature. Seminole recipes shared

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Call 941-347-7171 MERCURY OUTBOARD MOTOR, 8 HP, W/FUEL TANK, VERY LITTLE USE, $600.00 CALL 863-227-3333 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 48000 original miles, automatic pw pl great vehicle for only $5995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 2010 Mercury Mariner Premier leather, 4cyl, p/w, p/l, alloys was $14245 sale $12995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 2011 Dodge Durango Crew v6, touchscreen radio, memory seats, loaded was $26455 sale priced $22995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 2013 GMC Yukon SLT 4X2 leather, 3rd row, 14k, warranty save thousands over new, sale $32995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 2013 Nissan Rogue 4cyl, auto, very well cared for Manager’s special $18995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Glades County Board of County Commissioners Deadline: February 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM Glades County Board of County Commissioners is requesting proposals from interested parties for the lease of 42 +/acres of agricultural land for noninvasive agricultural uses. The property is located next to the Glades County Road Department at 4883 E. State Road 78, Moore Haven, Florida. All proposals are to be submitted to the County Managers Of ce at P.O. Box 1527, Moore Haven, Fl. 33471. Submissions must include the intended use of the property, requested term of lease and amount of lease payment offered. For any additional information please contact the County Managers of ce at 863-946-6000. The County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any proposals or in the bidding process. 461780 GCD 2/13,20/2014 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF WORKSHOP MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold two workshops on February 25, 2014, in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The rst workshop will begin at 3:30 p.m. to discuss library funding and the second workshop will begin at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the 2014-2015 County budgets. The meetings are open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meetings which are not on the prepared agenda for the meetings. 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. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Karson Turner, Chairman 462038 CN/CB 2/20/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, 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 2504 2006 4104329-04021410090 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 9, Block 2141, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461185 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, 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 2518 2006 4104329-04021420080 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 8, Block 2142, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461186 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 2561 2010 1354432-A0001770000 Betty Sue Pione Jorden And Paialii T Pione The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3843 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461173 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 1969 2010 1224432-01000740070 Denton II, LLC Lot 7 in Block 74 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461170 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3003 2007 4104329-03021240240 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 24, Block 2124, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461181 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, 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 2513 2006 4104329-04021420030 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 3, Block 2142, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462044 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR EXOTIC INVASIVE AND NUISANCE PLANT ERADICATION SERVICES, AIRGLADES INDUSTRIAL PARK, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA BID No. 2014-07 OPENING DATE AND TIME March 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for professional exotic invasive and nuisance plant eradication services at Airglades Industrial Park, 130 Airglades Boulevard, Clewiston, 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 March 6, 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 Engineering Department, located at 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 1607, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5222. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on February 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.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. 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 462002 CN 2/20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3189 2007 4104329-06023460140 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 14, Block 2346, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462045 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Jolene Funding 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 2579 2005 4104329-03020950210 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 21, Block 2095, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461168 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2987 2007 4104329-03021190260 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 26, Block 2119, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461180 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PERMIT OIL & GAS GEOPHYSICAL PERMIT The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of the issuance of a geophysical permit (No. G166-13) to TOCALA, LLC, 602 Crescent Place, Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS, 39157, pursuant to Sections 377.241, 377.242, and 377.243, (F.S.), and implementing Rules 62C-25 through 62C-30, (F.A.C.). This permit will allow the applicant to drill approximately 8,800 shot holes and lay out approximately 23,500 geophones in order to conduct a 3D seismic survey within a 161-square mile area in Hendry and Collier Counties, Florida. The les associated with this order are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Rd./MS 3588, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The application and nal order are available at http://www.dep.state. .us/water/ mines/oil_gas/drill-apps.htm. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s agency action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in accordance with Section 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must be led (received) by the Of ce of General Counsel, Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 21 days of the publication of this notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. 462193 CB 2/20/2014 Business Opportunities Apartments Apartments Houses Sale Campers/RVs Marine Accessories Automobiles Sport Utility Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2932 2007 4104329-03020950460 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 46, Block 2095, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461177 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2931 2007 4104329-03020950450 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 45, Block 2095, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461176 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2975 2007 4104329-03021140180 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 18, Block 2114, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461179 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 391 2010 1314229-01000001860 Raul & Juana Aguilar Lot 186 and East one-half of Lot 187, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, Public Records of Glades County, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461175 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 3062 2010 1214334-01000050080 Alice M Britton Lot 8, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462050 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 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 2673 2010 1364432-A0001910000 Ella III, LLC The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4086, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461174 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 3067 2010 1214334-01000050130 Daisy Bell Williams c/o Lois Gray Prof Bus Svc Lot 13, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462052 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1843 2008 1244432-A0000140000 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5399, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462053 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 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 2224 2010 1254432-A0002600000 Ella III, LLC The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 4942 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461172 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 3066 2010 1214334-01000050120 Daisy Bell Williams c/o Lois Gray Prof Bus Svc Lot 12, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, of the Current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462051 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2361 2009 1314433-A0001340000 David & Yasmin K McGee The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5846, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462047 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 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 1009 2010 1294529-A0000080000 Jesus Carlos Ortiz Begin at the Northeast corner of the Southeast one-quarter, Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence S 01 degree 44’ 50” W, 1322.57 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence continue 285.63 feet; thence N 89 degrees 35’ 15” W, 157.54 feet to the Easterly right-of-way of SR 29; thence N 00 degrees 36’ 30” W along right-of-way, 285.34 feet; thence N 89 degrees 20’ 56” E, 169.18 feet to the East line Section and the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462164 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2302 2008 1364432-A0000700100 Luis Antonio Sanz The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4746, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462048 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3200 2007 4104329-07022040110 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 11, Block 2204, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462046 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 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 794 2010 1274329-01000010171 Elenda E Garcia From the Northwest corner of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, go North 86 degrees 26’ East, 1051.7 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence North 86 degrees 26’ East, 100 feet; thence South 03 degrees 51’ West, 120 feet; thence North 86 degrees 26’ East, 177.6 feet; thence South 04 degrees 03’ 1205.3 feet; thence South 86 degrees 26’ West, 285 feet; thence North 03 degrees 51’ West 1325.3 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS the East 30 feet and the South 30 feet thereof, reserved for perpetual road right-of-way.SUBJECT to a 10 foot utility easement as recorded in O.R. Book 304, Page 471, 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461184 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 1011 2010 1294529-A0000090000 Jesus Carlos Ortiz Starting at the Southeast corner of Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, and running North 363.5 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence running West 150 feet; thence North 264 feet; thence East 160 feet; thence South to the Point of Beginning, less State Road right-of-way. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462049 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 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 February 20, 2014

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on March 5, 2014 At 9AM, Secure Self Storage of Clewiston, 508, E. Sagamore Ave., Clewiston, will at their discretion, sell or dispose of the personal property therefore stored with the undersigned:Johnny Rourke #4, Paul Bowers #14&53, Russell Halcomb #21, Charles Thimothee #37, George Jones #40&54, Norma Centeno #44, Douglas Mendosa #50, Varonica Bravo #28, Kimberly Ruiz #7, Robert Blackwell #16, Bette Stewart #29, Esran Glas #34 (863)234-7639 or (863)233-0549 461837 CN 2/20,27/2014 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE FOR ERP ACTIVITIES The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its issuance of an environmental resource permit, no. 26-0320889-001, to Tocala, LLC, Passarella & Associates, Inc., 13620 Metropolis Avenue, Suite 200 Fort Myers, FL 33912, to conduct a 3D geophysical seismic program over an area of approximately 161 square miles (103,000 acres) in eastern Collier and western Hendry Counties. The 3D seismic program will be conducted both on private and public lands including a portion within the Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area (State owned uplands), Big Cypress Mitigation Bank, and within Big Cypress Area of Critical State Concern. The project area includes class III wetlands. The project is located are located east of Immokalee, and is bisected by CR 839 (County Line Road); SR 846 runs through the northern portion; SR 29 (Immokalee Rd) runs through the eastern portion; and SR 858 (Oil Well Rd) cuts into the southwest portion of the project area. The project area is located within the following Sections, Townships and Ranges: Section(s) 25 36 Township 46 South Range 30 East Section(s) 1 36 Township 47 South Range 30 East Section(s) 1 17, 21 27, 35 and 36 Township 48 South Range 30 East Section(s) 25 36 Township 46 South Range 31 East Section(s) 1 36 Township 47 South Range 31 East Section(s) 1 36 Township 48 South Range 31 East Section(s) 30 and 31 Township 46 South Range 32 East Section(s) 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 and 31 Township 47 South Range 32 East Section(s) 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 and 31 Township 48 South Range 32 East The application is available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, FL 33902. This permit is hereby granted. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes as provided below. If a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led, this action automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Therefore, on the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because an administrative hearing may result in the reversal or substantial modi cation of this action, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below for ling a petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time have expired. Mediation is not available. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If a timely and suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is led, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3)(a)(4), petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, must be led within 21days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the timer of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c Rules or Statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely led. This permit constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 120.68(7)(a) of the Florida Statutes, which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by the ling of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000; and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be led within 30 days from the date when the order is ed with the Clerk of the Department. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275 of the Florida Statutes, may also seek appellate review of the order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or 373.4275 of the Florida Statutes. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be led with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order is led with the Clerk of the Department. 462192 CB 2/20/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/07/2014, 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. 1997 CHEVROLET 1GBFG15R9V1048900 1996 HONDA 1HGEJ8145TL032191 462190 CN 2/20/2014 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Bruce A. Taylor conducting a Arts & Craft business at 1725 Bakers Hwy, Moore Haven, Florida, under the ctitious name of Muck Critters and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Bruce A. Taylor 1725 Bakers Hwy., Moore Haven, FL 33471 Ownership of Muck Critters is as follows: Bruce A. Taylor 1725 Bakers Hwy. Moore Haven, FL 33471 It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Muck Critters under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws o f Florida, Acts of 1991. Bruce A. Taylor DATE: 2-5-2014 1725 Bakers Hwy. Moore Haven, FL 33471 461836 CN 2/20/2014PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (Posted February 20, 2014) Notice is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD of SELLEW BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL will hold a meeting Monday, February 24, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the PEPPI HEAD START CENTER, 301 Southwest 8th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430. 462062 BGS 2/20/2014 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, February 24th, 2014 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.462149 CN/CB 2/20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13000656CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs, JOSEPH S. SHAW; DARCY K SHAW; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown. persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will on the 12th day of March, 2014, at 11:00AM in Front of the Of ce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse, www.hendry.realforeclose.com, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in. Hendry County, Florida: THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. (ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 3429, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION)pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk o f Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 6th day of February, 2014.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you arc hearing or voice impaired, call 711.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 461792 CN 2/20,27/2014 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2013-CA-000074 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. RIDA LYNN HERNANDEZ A/K/A RIDA HERNANDEZ; ELIO HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY: Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 21, 2014, and entered in Case No. 26-2013CA-000074, of the Circuit Court o f the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and RIDA LYNN HERNANDEZ A/K/A RIDA HERNANDEZ; ELIO HERNANDEZ; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash BY ELECTRONIC SALE AT: WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM at 11:00 A.M., on the 19th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 55, SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 175, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2006 FLEETWOOD ENTERTAINE R DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING IDENTIFICATION NOS. FLFL570A32432CY31 AND FLFL570B32432CY31 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of Feb. 2014. BARBARA S. BUTLE R As Clerk of said Court BY: J. Bevis As Deputy Cler k 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. 462146 CN 2/20,27/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000430 FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. MIGUEL A. GUZMAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL A. GUZMAN, STB RECOVERY INC., UNKNOWN T ENANT 1 IN POSSESSION and UNKNOWN TENANT 2 IN POSSESSION, Defendants, NOTICE OF ACTION T O: MIGUEL GUZMAN AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL A, GUZMAN Last Known Address: 535 N CORAL STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Y ou are noti ed that an action to foreclose a mortgage on tie following property in Hendry County, Florida: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 2581, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. TOGETHER WITH AND INCLUDING A 2006 SCOTBILT, LEGEND DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME ID #’S SBHGA1330500839A AND SBHGA1330500839B. Has been instituted against you. The action was instituted in the Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry, Florida; Case No. 2013-CA-000430; and is styled FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NAT IONAL ASSOCIATION vs. MIGUEL A GUZMAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL, A. GUZMAN, STB RECOVERY INC., UNKNOWN TENANT 1 IN POSSESSION .and UNKNOWN TENA NT 2 IN POSSESSION. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on R. Howard Walton, Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is Quintaires, Prieto, Wood& Boyer, P.A., One Independent Drive, Suite 1650, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, on or before thirty (30) days from the rst date of publication of this Notice and to le the original of said defenses with the clerk of this court either before service on the foregoing Plaintiff’s Attorney, or immediately after such service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.. The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs interest which will be binding upon you, DATED: September 10, 2013. Barbara S, Butler, Hendry County Clerk of Courts BY: /s/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 462187 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 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 65 2010 1134328-A0000240000 Linda J Dekle Commence at the Southeast corner of Government Lot 3 in Section 13, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, and run S 88 degrees 16’30” W, along the South line of said Government Lot 3, a distance of 747.45 feet to the Point-0f-Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence continue S 88 degrees 16’30” W, along the South line of said Government Lot 3, a distance of 64.66 feet; thence N 0 degrees 00’00” E, a distance of 203.93 feet; thence N 72 degrees 18’00” E, a distance of 181.65 feet; thence S 01 degrees 28’30” E, a distance of 243.55 feet; thence S 87 degrees 51’37” W, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence S 88 degrees 16’30” W, a distance of 65.48 feet: thence S 04 degrees 14’00” E, a distance of 10.00 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS, however that part thereof lying with the County Road right-of-way. Bearings refer to deeds recorded in O.R. Book 236, Page 444 and O.R. Book 320, Page 512, Public Record 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 March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461183 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-09-CA-000244 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v.ADRIAN SANCHEZ; JENNIFER MARTINEZ A/K/A JENNIFER H. MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ADRIAN SANCHEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER MARTINEZ A/K/A JENNIFER H. MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HENDRY COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 06, 2014 in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK 2170, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4010 BISHOP CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, on March 12, 2014, beginning at 11:00 A.M. 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 7th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Mary Ann Munoz Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.461788 CN 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 262012CA000642XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA MARSHALL, et al, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 11/21/2013 and an Order Resetting Sale dated January 27th, 2014 and entered in Case No. 262012CA000642XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and BARBARA MARSHALL; TY MARSHALL; COUNTRY VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on www.hendry.realforeclose.com 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 9, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN 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 Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 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 arc hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on February 4, 2014. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /s/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com 461600 CN 2/13,20/2014 IN THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-000096-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. JORGE A. GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEX GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEXANDER GABOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE A. GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEX GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEXANDER GABOR; MINNIE LEE ASHLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MINNIE LEE ASHLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure led January 14, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-000096-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and JORGE A. GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEX GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEXANDER GABOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE A. GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEX GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEXANDER GABOR; MINNIE LEE ASHLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MINNIE LEE ASHLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION; are defendants. I will sell the following described property to the highest and best bidder for cash beginning 11:00 A.M. at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, and as set forth in said Final Judgment, to the highest bidder for cash, on the 6th day of March, 2014, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK C, UNIT 2, NORTH LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 107, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 2009 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, MAKE: LIVE OAK HOMES, MODEL: SOUTHERN OAK, SERIAL NUMBERS: LOHGA10810519A AND LOHGA10810519B, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 28.00 X 48.00, WHICH, BY THE INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTE 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. a/k/a 1434 Jordan Loop Okeechobee, FL 34974 Dated this 4th day of February, 2014. SANDRA H. BROWN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock, As Deputy Clerk 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. 461498 GCD 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000565 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WF3, Plaintiff, VS. BETTY R. SANCHEZ A/K/A BETTY SANCHEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 12, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 26-2012CA-000565 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WF3, is the Plaintiff and BETTY R. SANCHEZ A/K/A BETTY SANCHEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTY R. SANCHEZ A/K/A BETTY SANCHEZ; DOBERTI SANCHEZ; 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; WS BADCOCK CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, IN BLOCK 24, OF MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 37, 38 AND 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 212 AVENIDA DEL CLUB, CLEWISTON, FL 33440-8367 Any person claiming an interest in the. surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 13, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 462145 CN 2/20,27/2014 1.0 NOTICE TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS INVITATION TO BID The Palm Beach County Housing Authority is seeking bids for the Rehabilitation of Buildings #1 and #3 South Bay Villas Apartments SBV-2013CON-001A. Sealed bids will be received by the Palm Beach County Housing Authority (PBCHA) herein after called the “AUTHORITY”, located at 3432 West 45th Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 until 4:00 PM local time on Monday, March 3, 2014. The scope of this project involves the rehabilitation of two (2) buildings containing eight (8) residential units each. The work to be performed at the property identi ed below includes furnishing all labor, materials, supplies, tools, equipment and services required and necessary to perform and complete the construction work described herein and more speci cally identi ed in the South Bay Villas Rehabilitation Plan Phase 1 Said work is to be done strictly in accord with the AUTHORIT Y’s rehabilitation policies and procedures. The construction work will be performed at the property owned by the AUTHORITY and located at South Bay Villas Apartments, 110 Harrell Drive, South Bay, Florida 33493. This work is funded in part by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds made available through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for use in Palm Beach County Department of Economic Stability Programs. The AUTHORITY has quali ed under DES’s policies and guidelines and has secured suf cient funds prior to entering into a construction contract with the successful Bidder for the work speci ed herein. As such, contractors are hereby advised that this construction work is funded, in whole or part, with Federal nancial assistance, and all federal regulations and requirements applicable to construction work of this type funded pursuant to Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, shall be strictly enforced. This project is required to comply with Davis-Bacon Wage Determination Rates, HUD Section 3, Equal Employment Opportunity, and any other applicable local, state and federal regulations. A pre-bid meeting will begin at the Mary Alice Fortin Center, 110 Harrell Drive, South Bay, FL 33493 at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The pre-bid meeting is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for General Contractors who wish to submit bid proposals on this project. Electronic and hard copies of bid packages will be available at Westside Reprographics Attn: Dave or Jim, 6470 Garden Rd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404; 561-842-0404 Bidders will be responsible for all reproduction fees. All fees for reproduction are payable to Westside Reprographics. It will be the responsibility of the Bidder to deliver via in-person delivery, mail, or courier his/her bids to the AUTHORITY on or before the closing hour and date for the receipt of bids as noted above. One (1) original and (3) copies of the Bid Package shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “Rehabilitation of Buildings #1 & #3 South Bay Villas Apartments SBV-2013-CON-001A” and addressed to: Palm Beach County Housing Authority Attn: Of ce of Real Estate Development 3432 West 45th Street West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 461965 BGS 2/20,27/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000897 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff RUSSELL E. MCCOY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 06, 2014 and entered in Case No. 26-2012CA-000897 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA. is the Plaintiff and RUSSELL E. MCCOY; GINETTE MCCOY A/K/A GINETTE D. MCCOY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF LOT 9 AND ALL OF LOT 8, BLOCK 73, SUBURB BEAUTIFUL, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE NORTH 12 FEET OF THE WEST 17 FEET OF LOT 8. A/K/A 430 CALHOUN STREET, LABELLE, FL 33935-4860 Any person claiming an interest in, the surplus from the sale, if any, other that] the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 6, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018F12014890 WELLSLPS-FHA-Rbdurosier-Team 1-F12014890 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.461794 CN 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-000061 IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID WARD SIMONS JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of David Ward Simons, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was August 7th, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is February 13th, 2014. Personal Representative: LAURE E. SIMONS c/o P.O. Box 4009 Sarasota, Florida 34230 HENRY P. TRAWICK, PA Attorney for Personal Representative P.O. Box 4009 Sarasota, Florida 34230 Florida Bar No. 0082069 461778 GCD 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 11000214CAAXMX BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER N. KWANGWARI, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, Florida, described as: Lots 32 through 38, the North 1/2 of Lot 44 and Lots 45 through 50, inclusive, DIFFENBAUGH’S ADDITION TO NORTH LABELLE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 57, of the Public Records of Desoto County, Florida, lying and being in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Property address: 1475 North Bridge St. La Belle, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM, beginning at 11:00 AM on March 19th, 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 7th day of Feb., 2014.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. 461790 CN 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-46-DP IN THE INTEREST OF: NICHOLSON, JULIAN PAUL DOB: 10/16/2008 Minor Child, THE STATE OF FLORIDA, TO: Joseph Burton Legal Father Current Whereabouts Unknown NOTICE You are hereby noti ed that a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights which is delivered to you herewith, has been led in the above styled Court in behalf of Julian Nicholson, a male child, born on the 16th day of October, 2008, at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, by the State of Florida, Department of Children and Family Services, and you are hereby commanded to be and appear before the Honorable Jack Lundy, Judge of the Circuit Court in the above Court at: Glades County Courthouse 500 Avenue J Moore Haven, Florida 33471 at 1:30 p.m. o’clock, on the 13th day of March, 2014 for an Advisory/Adjudicatory Hearing, to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY/ADJUDICATORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS. Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g) Florida Statute, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoptive entity, as de ned in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statute. WITNESS BY HAND as the Clerk of Said Court and the seal thereof, this 16th day of January, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT B. RHYMES, DEPUTY CLERK 460791 GCD 2/13,20,27;3/6/2014 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds.

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Special to the Glades County Democrat Highlands Hammock State Park, will hold a rst "Know Your Neighborhood" event on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) South District Regional Of ce and others are partnering with the park to provide information and "hands on" educational activities for families and children. The greater Heartland Community is cordially invited to attend this highly interactive event between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to climb in to a real Florida Forest Service helicopter and have an up-close look at brush trucks and re equipment dating back to the 1940s. Youngsters can gear up and "touch the truck," hit the lights, deploy a re hose in an interactive hose challenge, and meet Smokey the Bear. Park Rangers and staff from DEP, Forestry, and FWC Law Enforcement as well as those working in wildlife management, conservation and resource management will be available to answer questions and provide in-depth information concerning re management, environmental permitting, hunting laws, shing regulations, creating wildlife friendly backyards and much more. Safety issues such as " rewise" homes and black bear/human con icts will be addressed. Don't miss this most unique event to "know your neighborhood," meet the professionals in your community that keep you safe, and learn about volunteer opportunities. The rst 200 cars will receive a free goody bag from the Florida Forest Service. This event is free with a paid park entr y fee of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people per car) or $4 for single occupancy. Enjoy a picnic or a trail walk and come back for this month's Music in the Park Concert featuring the California Toe Jam Band from 7 to 9 p.m. Par k entry fees are good all day. Visitors ma y leave and return by showing their receipts. Concert admission is $5 per person with accompanied children 12 years and under free of charge. Local food vendors will provide food and drinks for both events. Know Your Neighborhood and the Music in the Par k concert series are sponsored by the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park. Concert proceeds bene t park improvements via the Friends. Regular park admission fees are waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. For $5, you can nd your spot, park your chair or blanket, and relax or dance the night awa y under the stars! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 Park hosts ‘Know Your Neighborhood’ event By Bob Wattendorf, with John Cimbaro and KP Clements, FWCLargemouth bass Florida bucketmouths are showing up in abundance this winter, with an outstanding year projected by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists. The rst year of TrophyCatch ended, and the awards were all given out, but the challenge is on for year two. TrophyCatch rewards anglers for catching, documenting and releasing largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds in Florida. Bob Williams of Alloway, N.J., earned the TrophyCatch Championship ring for the rst season. It was presented at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando last month by Keith Alan, from the American Outdoors Fund, and Tom Champeau, director of the FWC's Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. Williams' winning catch was a 13-pound, 14-ounce largemouth from Rodman Reservoir. He previously earned a free ($500 value) berglass replica of his catch and other awards totaling approximately $1,000. A $10,000 check was handed to Peter Perez at a special ceremony at West Lake Tohopekaliga by Experience Kissimmee representatives Debby Guertin and Terry Segraves, along with Champeau. Perez caught the largest TrophyCatch-veri ed bass from Osceola County to win the prize. He caught his winning 12-pound, 3-ounce bass last March in a neighborhood pond on a Rat-L-Trap. The winner of the 2013 Phoenix 619 bass boat, powered by Mercury, was surprised angler Frank Ay. His prize was presented to him following a club tournament on Lake Okeechobee by professional bass angler Bobby Lane, Champeau and KP Clements, the TrophyCatch coordinator. Ay won the $40,000 grand prize via a random drawing from among 4,000 anglers who registered for TrophyCatch the rst season. See the TrophyCatch Florida YouTube channel (YouTube.com/TrophyCatchFlorida) for coverage of these awards. For the second year, which began Oct. 1, documenting a TrophyCatch has gotten simpler. Start with a free registration at TrophyCatchFlorida.com, and you will be entered to win a Phoenix bass boat, powered by Mercury and equipped with a PowerPole. This year the only required photo is one of the entire bass (head to tail) on a scale, with the weight visible. Always attempt to get that shot, but if it isn't perfect, supplement it with a close-up of the scale, a photo of the entire sh on a bumpboard or tape measure, and maybe even a shot of the bass's girth. This will help biologists determine if the sh is eligible for recognition. You can also submit a bragging photo and perhaps a release photo on the website. Every veri ed entry gives you 10 more chances for the Phoenix boat drawing in October. The second year is off to a great start, with 63 Lunker entries (8-9.9 pounds) and 26 Trophy Club (10-12.9 pounds) recorded in less than the rst four months, and more than twice as many entries in December 2013 compared with December 2012. The rst possible Hall of Fame entry (greater than 13 pounds) is awaiting veri cation. Besides checking out the gallery, under "view catches" at TrophyCatchFlorida.com, you should also review the rules and prizes. Then follow us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida to see the latest entries and get updates on special events. The peak season is still in front of us, and FWC biologists have worked to narrow down a list of top sites to recommend to bass anglers for 2014 based on data from anglers, scienti c sampling and an understanding of habitat trends and local conditions. By participating in TrophyCatch, you can help these biologists improve management and conservation of trophy bass. By releasing them alive (a mandatory condition of TrophyCatch), you will help sustain the shery for the future and be rewarded. Rewards start, for Lunker Club entries (8-9.9 pounds), with $100 in gift cards, from partners like Bass Pro Shops, Rapala and/or Dick's Sporting Goods and are complemented by custom apparel by Bass King Clothing, a personalized certi cate and window decal. Below is a list of top bass shing sites. See MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Fishing Sites/Forecasts" to nd more details, lots of speci c local shing tips, local contacts, speci c rules, access points, attractors, ramps and quarterly updates. The website also includes top destinations for other black bass species (e.g., spotted bass, shoal bass and Suwannee bass) and other freshwater shes (e.g., bream, crappie, cat sh and striped bass). West Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho; 18,810 acres)Lake Kissimmee (34,976 acres) Lake George (46,000 acres) Lake Monroe (9,400 acres) Rodman Reservoir (9,500 acres) Lake Tarpon (2,500 acres) Lake Istokpoga (28,000 acres) Tenoroc Fish Management Area (8,400 acres) Winter Haven Chain of Lakes (more than 4,000 acres of shable waters) Mosaic Fish Management Area (1,000 acres) Lake Weohyakapka (Lake Walk-in-Water; 7,500 acres) Lake Okeechobee (470,000 acres) Everglades Water Conservation areas 2 and 3 (1,125 square miles) Now that you have the facts, make sure you have a valid license, register at TrophyCatchFlorida.com, bring a camera and scale to weigh your catch, and start exploring some of the best bass shing in the world. Follow us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida to keep up with the latest TrophyCatch news; we hope you'll be featured there soon. Bass season off to record-breaking start By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat A bill adding six new substances to those already outlawed for use in synthetic compounds commonly referred to as Spice or K2 has cleared the Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Also, House Bill 697 (HB-697) adds three extremely lethal compounds to a common street drug called Molly, which is short for molecule. The subcommittee passed the measure by a 13-0 vote Wednesday, Feb. 12. Spice or K2 are synthetic cannabinoids are chemically engineered substances that, when smoked or ingested, can produce a high similar to marijuana. They mimic the effects of THC, the active ingredient found in marijuana. HB-697 adds four new synthetic cannabionoids and two new phenethylamines to the Schedule 1 of Florida controlled substance schedules. Because of this, criminal penalties relating to the possession, sale, manufacture, delivery, etc. of controlled substances now apply to these synthetic substances. The bill also adds three new phenethylamines to the list of substances included in the traf cking in phenethylamines statute. Phenethylamines are synthetic substances known for their intense hallucinogenic effects that affects the nervous system in humans. As a result of HB-697, possessing 3 grams or less of listed synthetic cannabionoids is a rst-degree misdemeanor. And, it will now be a third-degree felony to knowingly sell, manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to sell listed synthetic cannabinoids or phenethylamines. A person will be guilty of traf cking in phenethylamines if they knowingly sell, purchase, manufacture or deliver 10 grams or more individually or in any mixture. Traf cking is a rst-degree felony. Molly is often marketed as a pure form o f ecstasy, which is a type of phenethylamine in Florida. Molly is often sold as a bath salts compound and is similar in chemical structure to ecstasy, but can be laced with other ingredients including caffeine and methamphetamine. Today, the drug has become a toxic mixture of lab-created chemicals. These lab-created chemicals mimic the effects of MDMA, the active ingredient found in ecstasy, and are central nervous system stimulants that create euphoric highs. The y can also cause rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, blood vessel constriction, sweating and can prevent the body from regulating temperature. Some of these chemicals can also cause intense, prolonged panic attacks, psychosis and seizures. When they wear off, the chemicals can cause devastating depression or even death. The effects of Molly use can be varied, but someone using this drug may exhibit symptoms of sweating, jaw clenching, violent or bizarre behavior and psychosis. Although it can be found in many different forms, Molly is most often found in capsule or powder form. HB-697 is sponsored by Representative Clay Ingram (R-Escambia). The Florida Senate companion bill SB-780 is sponsored by Senator Rob Bradley (R-Alachua, Bradford and Clay). HB-697 adds more synthetic compounds to illegal list

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FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) amended rules to modify fall hunting season dates in parts of Sarasota, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties, and to increase the daily hunting bag limit of wild turkeys on private lands statewide. There is no change to the season bag limit on wild turkeys. These rule amendments take effect in the fall with the start of the 2014/15 hunting season. Currently, the boundary line between hunting zones A and C is State Road 70, which runs west to east from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean just above Lake Okeechobee. Hunting seasons and dates in Zone A, below S.R. 70, come in earlier and end earlier than they do in Zone C, which lies above the line. Hunters had noted, and recent biological surveys have con rmed, that deer living below the zonal line in the counties of Sarasota, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach have a breeding period that occurs later than that of most of the deer in Hunting Zone A. These deer actually have a breeding period more in line with deer living north of the line in Zone C. The breeding period, also known as "the rut," is the time of year when bucks actively pursue female deer, which more often leads bucks to venture out during daylight hours, giving hunters a better chance at seeing and harvesting one. It is because of this that a number of local hunters asked the FWC to move the boundary line between hunting zones A and C, so that all or parts of these counties would instead be included in Hunting Zone C, which has the later hunting season dates that better align with when the rut occurs in these areas. The new boundary line between hunting zones A and C will begin at the Gulf and run east through Charlotte Harbor and up the Peace River until it intersects with S.R. 70. The boundary line then becomes S.R. 70, continuing east until it meets U.S. 441 north of Lake Okeechobee. The line then follows U.S. 441 south, where it proceeds around the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, then turns east and follows County Road 880 and runs just a few miles before continuing east on U.S. 98/441/S.R. 80/Southern Boulevard until it reaches the Atlantic. This new line separating hunting zones A and C only affects the fall hunting seasons for deer and turkey. Spring turkey season dates will remain unaffected and will continue as they have been. In other words, spring turkey season below S.R. 70 will continue to open the rst Saturday in March, while above S.R. 70 in the rest of the state, the season will continue to open the third Saturday of March. In the rule amendment regarding the increased daily bag limit for turkeys, the daily harvest limit per hunter will increase from one bearded turkey or gobbler per day to two on private lands. This is a statewide change and will affect both the fall and spring turkey hunting seasons. Only the daily bag limit will increase; the season limit for turkeys will remain at two birds. That means hunters may still only take a total of two turkeys during the fall (all fall seasons combined) and another two during the spring season, but what changes is that hunters will have the option and exibility of getting their season limit of two birds in a single day. However, on wildlife management areas, the daily bag limit on turkeys will remain at one bird. Both the rule modifying the boundary line between hunting zones A and C and the one increasing the daily bag limit for turkeys on private lands will not go into effect until the 2014/15 hunting season, which starts in early August. Because of that, the daily bag limit during the upcoming March-April 2014 spring turkey season will still be one turkey. The Commission also passed rules that either added hunts, hunting days, species or increased the number of quota permits offered on 29 of its wildlife management areas within the public hunting system, giving hunters additional opportunities next season. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13 CA 443 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. EMMA RAMIREZ GUARDO; ROGERIO GONZALEZ; 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 February 6, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13 CA 443, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and EMMA RAMIREZ GUARDO; ROGERIO GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash BY ELECTRONIC SALE A T: WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM at 11:00 A.M., on the 12th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 112, HOLIDAY ILSES SUBDIVISION, UNIT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 115 AND 116, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1988 FLEETWOOD (FLEETCRAFT CORP) MOBILE HOME, VIN#GAFLJ45A03720CT PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE LAND A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of Feb. 2014. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ MaryAnn Munoz As Deputy Clerk T his notice is provided pursuant to A dministrative 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. 461787 CN 2/13,20/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 20, 2014 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. COURTESY PHOTOZone C and A boundary, NW. COURTESY PHOTOZone C and A boundary, NE. FWC Modi es Some Hunting Zones; Adjusts Turkey Bag Limit

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