Glades County Democrat

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Title:
Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title:
Democrat
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Newspaper
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English
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Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date:
June 20, 2013
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Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )

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

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 Vol. 86, No. 4 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 Spelling bee winners ...Page 10 Glades County Commission notes ... Page 22 Cary Pigman visits local school ... Page 13 Special to the Glades County DemocratAcademic Team takes honorsCongratulations to the Moore Haven High School Academic Team for their excellent performance, Monday, Feb. 17, at the nals of the State of Florida Lifesmarts Quiz Bowl. Four members of the academic team had quali ed for the state nals by competing on-line and placing as one of the top ten teams. During the Tampa in-person competition, the MHHS academic team continued its outstanding showing by scoring a total of 576 points. As a result, the team was awarded Third Place State Champion. The trophy and team ribbon are presented to Principal George Coates on behalf of the team consisting of: Tom Perry, Erica Brickel, Mattie Bass, Edny Martinez and Coach Dr. Norman Spero. Special to the Glades County DemocratThe 66th Annual Chalo Nitka Festival is this weekend in downtown Moore Haven. Festival highlights include a parade, rodeo, midway rides, a shing contest, a 5K run and country dances. Representative Cary Pigman, District 55, Florida House of Representatives, will be the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Chalo Nitka Festival and Parade.Schedule of EventsFriday, Feb. 288:30 a.m. Small Fry Fishing Contest register at Chalo Nitka Park 9:30 a.m. Kids Day at Chalo Nitka Park 1 p.m. Pet Parade at Chalo Nitka Park 511 p.m. Midway opens at Chalo Nitk a Park 7 p.m. Ranch Rodeo at Bronson Arena 9 p.m. Country Dance "The Chase" at the Doyle Conner BuildingSaturday, March 15K RunCall 863-946-0811 for details 7-9 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Moore Haven Elementary cafeteria 10 a.m. Parade 11 a.m. Gates open at Chalo Nitka Park; Midway opens 11:30 a.m. Flag raising, GCSO Color Guard, National Anthem, Moore Haven High and West Glades Bands 11:35 a.m. Welcome and introduction o f Grand Marshal 11:45 a.m. Introductions: Elected of cials & Tribal Representatives Chalo Nitka Festival brings fun!See FESTIVAL — Page 12 Special to the Glades County Democrat A wild re in the Curry Island area burned 350 acres on Feb. 24 according to Melissa Yunas of the Florida Forest Service. Florida Forest Service and Glades County Fire/Rescue re ghters responded to the blaze in the marsh west of Lake Okeechobee. The Forest Service plow unit established a containment line between the re and State Road 78. "There have been several suspicious ignitions on this 2,700 acres of land located at Curry Island, where Fisheating Creek joins Lake Okeechobee," Ms. Yunas explained. "The west side of Lake Okeechobee water levels receded, exposing dried marsh grass and aquatic vegetation. Dead, dried out vegetation along Lake Okeechobee's edge is vulnerable for ignition." She said there have been a series of suspicious res in that area. The Forest Service is asking for the public's help in the investigation. If you have any information about the cause of these wild res, please call your local Florida Forest Service at 863-462-5160 or 1-800-342-5869. There is a reward of up to $5,000 for information leaded to an arrest. Curry Island also had a suspicious re on Feb. 21 which burned 100 acres. There is a potential for more to burn on the island. Wild re burns 350 acresSchool honors Star Staff ... Page 15

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Big “O” Birding Festival will be held March 9 through March 13 to coincide with the migration of the Swallow-tailed Kite. Guided trips will originate at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Travel by bus, boat, buggy, car pool, or on you own in search of Swallow-tailed Kites and other area specialty birds. The list of events and programs for this annual event are available at the LaBelle or Clewiston Chambers of Commerce or on the web at www.bigobirdingfestival.com. Some events are free and prices vary for the guided trips. Phone 863-6750444 or email bigobirdingfestival@ gmail.com for information or to volunteer to help with the festival. The Big “O” Festival will begin with a free “Meet and Greet” in the Port LaBelle Inn Courtyard on Sunday, March 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There are still a few openings for local authors, photographers and artists who would like to display or sell their work at the Sunday “Meet and Greet”. Mark your calendars for free programs during the Festival in the Sabal Palm Room at the Port LaBelle Inn. On Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m., Paddy Cunningham (Birding Adventures) will present “Bird Behavior A Key to Better ID.” At 7 p.m. on Monday, March 10, Dr. Paul Gray (Audubon Florida) will present a program titled, “Update on the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, Perhaps Our Most Endangered Bird.” Tuesday’s 7 p.m. program will feature Mark Kiser’s presentation, “Out of the Country: Birding Rural Florida;” and Wednesday’s program will begin at 6 p.m. with Dr. Richard Raid presenting, “Barn Owls Nature’s Mousetrap.” Board the bus after the program for an Owl Hoot at Riverside Retreat. A limited number of tickets are still available for the Thursday night Social and Keynote Dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m., and will feature an entertaining program by Greg Miller of “The Big Year” book fame. Miller will be available to autograph “The Big Year” books and video, as well. One of inland Florida’s specialty birds that birders will be looking for during the Festival is the Swallow-tailed Kite. The Swallow-tailed Kite is a graceful black and white raptor that the Calusa called, “Ta-ti-na,” which means “spirit that soars.” The Swallow-tailed Kite rarely aps its wings while ying, but it almost continuously rotates its tail -often to nearly 90 degrees -in order to hold a heading, make a sharp turn or trace tight circles while drifting across the sky. It has a relatively small beak and feet for a raptor, which results in a diverse diet of small prey that includes insects, reptiles, amphibians, small birds and a small number of mammals. These graceful yers frequently eat while ying and get water by skimming the surface and gathering water in their bills. Their vocalization is a shrill, “klee-klee-klee.” The Swallow-tailed kite migrates from South America to nest in Florida swamps, and may be seen from the end of February to September ying above roadways and trees in the inland counties searching for food. Large numbers of birds gather at staging roosts in South Florida in late July and August before they migrate south for the winter. Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers will host prefestival birding trips on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 at STA5 (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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Anne Tiques of Moore Haven will be featuring another ESTATE SALE in Hendry County. Watch for further information coming soon! Over 50 Years Experience in Estate Sales!805 US Hwy. 27 Moore Haven, Fl Ph: 863-801-5199Hours: Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., 10am-3pm 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Inland Birding Fun: Swallow-tailed Kite PHOTO/ SELENA KISERSwallow-tailed Kite HENDRY-GLADES AUDUBON VOLUNTEERS WILL HOST PRE-FESTIVAL BIRDING TRIPS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 9 AT STA5. FOR A RESERVATION, PLEASE EMAIL MARGARET ENGLAND AT STA5BIRDING@EMBARQMAIL.COM OR CALL 863-674-0695.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Attention Area Fishermen: Share your What’s your best shing tale?Tell us about the biggest “ sh you ever caught, the time a monster “ sh got away, a too close for comfort encounter with an alligator, meeting someone„or something„unusual while “ shing Winner receives a $100 gift certi“ cate for Entry Deadline: March 7 at noon € Email your entry to GO@newszap.comPhotos are encouraged (but not required) € Email photos as a .jpg attachment Come for food, Watch the Sta Sit in front of the kitchen and watch the organized chaos!Tin Fish „ e Hottest Place to Eat in Okeechobee! 863.357.0722 € 301 N. Parrott Ave Were looking for stories that are: € Funny € Amazing € Scary € HeartwarmingTin Fish Restaurant! Big O Fish Tales Conteststory about “ shing Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River watershed and you could win a great dinner at BHR Homeowners to meetThe Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association invites community winter visitors, residents and homeowners to their monthly get together. The meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Community Center behind the Fire House. It begins with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7:30 p.m. which allows everyone to have input into the workings of the community. Come meet your neighbors and see how a successful community works together. For information, call 863-824-0724.AMVETS host paper bingoJoin the AMVETS, Post 200, at 8590 S.R. 78 W. for their rst day of paper bingo on Friday, Feb. 28, and thereafter every Friday. Open at 11:30 a.m., with early bingo at 12:30 and regular bingo at 1 p.m. Come and join in. Call Pat at 330-556-1576 with questions.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 Sgt. Kim Hill, with the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce to preregister. 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 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 is 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. All performances are 7:30 p.m. The Dolly Hand schedule includes: Feb. 28, The Church Basement Ladies.Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, invites everyone to attend services: Services are Sunday School 9:45 a.m., church service 11 a.m. and Sunday night service at 6 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings at 6 p.m. Arlen Cook, is our pastor. Come out for some preaching and good gospel singing. We still sing the old hymns. We do have Sunday School classes for children, would love to see you on Sunday morning. 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 27, 2014 FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONBiologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported a preliminary count of 4,831 manatees in Florida during this year’s statewide aerial survey, conducted in late January. Over two days (Jan. 24 and 27), a team of 20 observers from nine organizations counted 2,317 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 2,514 on the west coast of the state. The nal numbers will be available following veri cation of survey data. “This year’s manatee count is the third highest we have recorded since the rst statewide aerial survey in 1991,” said Gil McRae, director of the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. “We are encouraged by the relatively high count, especially given the high number of manatee deaths documented recently. Information on warm-water habitat use from this year’s survey will be integrated with manatee survival and reproductive rates to update future population projections.” The goal of the aerial manatee survey is to count as many manatees as possible, providing researchers with a minimum number for manatees in Florida waters and a snapshot of where they are at the time of the survey. Weather conditions and manatee behavior during the survey have a large effect on survey counts. Because these factors vary from year to year, this count cannot be used to determine long-term population trends. “After two winters of above-average temperatures, this year we received several consecutive, strong cold fronts that helped to gather manatees at warm-water sites where they could be more easily counted,” said FWC manatee biologist Holly Edwards. The surveys highlight the importance of warm-water habitat to manatees in the winter, increasing researchers’ understanding of manatee distribution and relative use of these areas that are essential to manatee health and survival. The survey information helps managers better protect this endangered species. Researchers have been conducting statewide aerial surveys since 1991, weather permitting, to meet the state’s requirement for an annual count of manatees in Florida waters. Statewide aerial surveys were not conducted during the winters of 2012 and 2013 due to warm-weather conditions. Florida residents can help manatees by purchasing a manatee specialty license plate and a manatee decal. Funds from the license plate and decal support manatee research and conservation. Go to BuyaPlate.com to learn more about the license plate and MyFWC.com/ManateeSeaTurtleDecals to purchase a decal. Both items are also available at county tax collectors’ of ces. To learn more about statewide aerial surveys, visit MyFWC.com/Research/Manatee and click on “Population Monitoring and Aerial Surveys.” To learn more about manatee conservation, go to MyFWC.com/Manatee. Cold Weather Aids 2014 Manatee Count COURTESY PHOTOManatee. COURTESY PHOTOManatee heard.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Florida State Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), chair of the Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin (IRLLOB), called on Florida’s Congressional Delegation on Feb. 22 to push for federal legislation to remove the Army Corps of Engineers’ sole jurisdiction over Lake Okeechobee releases and to include authorization of the C-43 Reservoir project in the federal Water Resources Development Act of 2014 (WRDA). “Over the last few months, the Army Corps has demonstrated a willingness to be more proactive and coordinate with the South Florida Water Management District to manage lake levels. This experience demonstrates the state water managers and the Army Corps can work effectively together,” wrote Senator Negron in a letter to Florida’s Congressional Delegation. “However, the fact remains the Army Corps has sole jurisdiction and authority over lake levels and acts within that authority even when those actions con ict with the state water managers’ better judgment. We need your help to permanently and of cially rebalance this delegation of responsibility and authority.” The Army Corps’ authority to manage the water level of Lake Okeechobee is derived from Congress. Utilizing this authority, the Army Corps undertook a risk assessment of the Herbert Hoover Dike after the ooding in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. The results showed the federal government had failed to maintain the dike, which was found to be in serious disrepair. In response, the Army Corps implemented the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS 2008). Under this schedule, the Army Corps holds less water in the lake during the wet season in order to reduce the risk of a dike breach or failure. While this schedule addresses ongoing ood control needs, it fails to account for the fact that every wet season the risk of damage to the estuaries, caused by these fresh water releases, is 100 percent. “I am asking Congress to remove the Army Corps’ sole jurisdiction over Lake Okeechobee releases and to direct the Army Corps to develop an interim risk assessment and lake-level schedule to account for the rehabilitation that has been completed or is ongoing to repair the Herbert Hoover Dike,” continued Senator Negron. In a report released on Nov. 5, 2013, the Senate Select Committee on IRLLOB recommended amending the operational jurisdiction of the Army Corps to give the state of Florida, speci cally the Department of Environmental Protection, authority over regulatory releases when the risk of dike failure is less than 10 percent. The report notes procedures should be established for when the risk of failure exceeds this threshold, including federal noti cation that would provide the state 24-hours’ notice to assess liability and decide whether to maintain control, or to temporarily release authority to the federal government. The Select Committee report also recommended appropriating $15 million to support construction of the C-43 basin project, in anticipation of nal passage of a federal WRDA bill. “Within the next few weeks, Congress will consider the 2014 Water Resources Development Act. Within this legislation, you have the opportunity to authorize the C-43 Reservoir project, which will bene t the Caloosahatchee region by allowing for the storage of excess lake and local basin water during the wet season for use during the dry season,” said Senator Negron. “Florida has done our part to prepare the way for federal approval of this needed water storage project. The state has purchased the land and approved the plan for the reservoir. Federal authorization of the C-43 Reservoir is essential if Florida is to remain proactive in balancing the risk of a dike breach or failure with ongoing environmental impacts. “With the wet season scheduled to begin in just a few months, federal action is needed to address several recommendations designed to better manage lake levels, regulatory releases and water quality,” concluded Senator Negron. “I look forward to working with you to implement these recommendations and to better protect Florida’s interests in the future.” For more information, please visit www.FLSenate.gov. Who is the Bad Partner?BY WAYNE DALTRY President of RiverwatchThe Florida Legislature is discussing whether to use political might to seize control of the management of Lake Okeechobee and water reservoirs from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and turn control over to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). This proposal is a bad idea. It overlooks the history of the management of Lake Okeechobee and related water bodies, in regard to the Clean Water Act. First, Florida petitioned the federal government for the construction of the Herbert Hoover Dike and the Central and Southern Flood Control Project to provide ood relief and water supply sources for agricultural and urban development in southeast Florida. This expensive effort, in conjunction with navigation projects for the Kissimmee, St Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, resulted in a fair weather water management system that is unable to adapt to increasingly common drought and ood conditions. Second, Florida, through its agency now known as the South Florida Water Management District, managed water for the bene t of agriculture and urban water supplies -a reasonable effort until the effort abandoned any concept of environmental water supplies for estuaries or preserved wetland systems, such as the Everglades National Park. Additionally, public waters were allowed to be degraded, and were assisted to be degraded, by the actions of public agencies that were supposed to be adhering to the provisions of the Clean Water Act. The deterioration reached such extremes that the federal government sued the state of Florida and its agent, the South Florida Water Management District, to prevent further degradation and restore national resources. The lawsuit dragged on for years until Governor Chiles symbolically surrendered the state’s sword, which resulted in a court-overseen and court-monitored settlement agreement. Third, as part of the partnership, the state of Florida and federal government agreed to a federal/state restoration effort task force, which in turn, developed a restoration plan that was agreed to by both parties. The plan calls for cost-sharing and joint consultation in management. This is where we are, or should be, today. Unfortunately, in the years of bad management of Lake Okeechobee, water levels were allowed to reach heights for water supply purposes that led to the deterioration of the Herbert Hoover Dike. As a result, the Army Corps had to institute new regulation schedules to protect the dike’s primary purpose of ood prevention. Additionally, SFWMD practiced favoritism for water supply deliveries, while shunting ood waters to communities that were not normally in Lake Okeechobee’s ood zones. Only in these last few years were these adversely affected communities on the east and west sides of the Lake able to get the Army Corps of Engineers to consider their needs, often contrary to SFWMD recommendations. However, in fairness, SFWMD has been a responsive partner in many projects outside of the Army Corps’ domain or interest. The quality of the environment is key to the economies of the east and west communities. Experience has demonstrated that without the creative tension of the partnership, both partners receiving input from affected parties, that one agency will be swayed to the interests of favored stakeholders/lobbyists, to the detriment of the other stakeholders -notably the silent stakeholder: Nature. This is a situation that needs both the belt and the suspenders of state and federal government, because, otherwise, our pants have kept falling down. Trying to co-opt the federal role in management, while expecting the federal dollars, indicates the lessons of the lawsuit have been forgotten. It is possible that some Florida interests think they have gotten all they want from the effort to date, and thus, the rest can be abandoned. We on the west coast know that our needs have not been addressed, except through temporary and discretionary relief, and that we need equitable attention from both partners. Eliminating one will only result in harm to our communities, our economies and our environments. Jurisdiction Over Lake Okeechobee Releases ArguedSenator Negron Calls on Congress to authorize state jurisdiction over Lake Okeechobee releases, C-43 Reservoir Opinion ColumnTHE FACT REMAINS THE ARMY CORPS HAS SOLE JURISDICTION AND AUTHORITY OVER LAKE LEVELS AND ACTS WITHIN THAT AUTHORITY EVEN WHEN THOSE ACTIONS CONFLICT WITH THE STATE WATER MANAGERS’ BETTER JUDGMENT.JOE NEGRONTHIS PROPOSAL IS A BAD IDEA. IT OVERLOOKS THE HISTORY OF THE MANAGEMENT OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND RELATED WATER BODIES, IN REGARD TO THE CLEAN WATER ACT.WAYNE DALTRY

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Dink Maddox, 79DELAND — Dink Maddox, age 79, of Deland, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in Orlando. She was born Mar. 8, 1934 in Okeechobee to the late William Thomas and the late Estelle (Scott) Rudd. Dink was a former, longtime resident of Clewiston. She was an active member of Evangel Assembly of God. Survivors include her son, Charles “Timmy” (Lisa) Morris of Deland; brothers, Robert L. (Mary) Rudd of Pine Island and Billy Rudd of Okeechobee; sister, Martha “Bea” (Charles) Weekley of Ocala; and grandson, Christopher Morris. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Junior Rudd and Jerry F. Rudd. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Evangel Assembly Of God, Clewiston with Rev. Bernard Browne of ciating. Interment followed in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation was held for one hour prior to funeral service at Evangel Assembly Of God. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Lina Marie Flick, 37CLEWISTON — November 22, 1976 February 18, 2014. God called another angel home on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, Lina Marie Flick Lina gained her angel wings. She was born on Nov. 22, 1976. Lina leaves behind her parents, Benny and Karen Flick; uncles, Robert Rosier of Lakeland, Fla., Bill and Linda Bates of Beulah, Ky., Robert (Pete) Bates of Marion, Ky., Boyd Bates of Fredonia, Ky., and Larry Joe Flick of Fredonia, Ky.; aunts, Dora Lee Coones of Daulton, Ky., Brenda Sigler of Fredonia, Ky., and Leda Martin of Fredonia, Ky.; great-aunt, Merle Platt Pearson of LaBelle; and numerous cousins. Lina did not have any brothers or sisters but she had some very special cousins and friends that became her brothers and sisters, Tara Platt Smith, Cathy Flick Dockery, Anthony Coones and Tayna Doran. Lina was born in Florida and lived in Clewiston until 1992. She then moved to Dixon, Ky. and lived there until Oct. of 2013 when her dream of moving to New Mexico came true. Services was held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at FRENCH, Westside. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guest book for Lina at www.FrenchFunerals.com John Robert Schif i, 80CLEWISTON — John Robert Schif i, of Highlands, N.C., passed away at his residence, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He was born in Palm Beach County, Fla., the son of the late Oswald Felix Schif i and Regina Sur Schif i. He was past Chairman of the Board at Highlands Cashiers Hospital, and was on the Foundation Board at the hospital for many years, a past member of Highlands Rotary Club, past President of Highlands Chamber of Commerce. John was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. His father, w ho was a decorated Army Doctor in World W ar I, and practiced medicine in Highlands, commissioned Joe Webb to build a log cabin on Webbmont in the 1920s, where the family still resides. John was raised in Clewiston, and Highlands, N.C. His mother taught school in Highlands for many years. He was Captain of his High School football team and went to Duke University on a football scholarship. He was drafted into the A rmy during the Korean War and nished his college education at Georgia Tech. There he met his wife, Marlene, who was the secretary for the Dean of Students. After graduation he w orked for his father in law Olen Nabors and subsequently, Yancey Brothers in Atlanta, Ga. He moved his family to Highlands in 1972, w here he has lived since. His career included Frank Cook Real Estate, General Manager of W ildcat Cliffs Country Club, owner of the Galax Theater and John Schif i Real Estate. John was very instrumental in the establishment of the Highlands Cashiers Hospital and w as dedicated to its growth and development for the past twenty ve years. John will be remembered for his passion for the people of Highlands and his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene Nabors Schif i; daughter, Anna Marie Herz and husband Patrick of Highlands, N.C., and their children, Lucy Herz and Ezra Herz; son, John Robert Schif i, Jr. and his children, Olen, Bevan and Adam Schif i of Highlands, NC; son Samuel Matthew Schif i of Nashville, Tenn. and his children Eli and Chandler Schif i; brother, Richard Schif i of Gainesville, Fla.. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas Schif i. Memorial services were held on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church with Father Tien Duong of ciating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Highlands Cashiers Hospital, 190 Hospital Drive, Highlands, NC 28741. Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com Monevah Marie Lee, 87CLEWISTON — Monevah Marie Lee, age 87, of Clewiston, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 23, 2014 in Clewiston. She was born Nov. 20, 1926 in Peach Orchard, Ark., to the late Harry and the late Blanche Barger. She worked for many years as a secretary at United States Sugar Corporation. Monveah was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gene and Hubert Barger Monevah is survived by her loving and caring daughter; Nancy Davis and husband Lee; two grandsons, Christopher and John Mark Davis; and several other family members. Monevah was a loving and caring mother, sister, and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by her entire family. Services celebrating her life will be held 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 in First United Methodist Church of Clewiston, with Rev. John Hicks of ciating, burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery immediately following the celebration. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273. By Pat DobbinsFlorida Department of Health Dry weather conditions can cause grass, plants and trees to turn brown and be really dry. Our dry weather increases the potential for wild res, and it’s important for the community to know what common-sense steps they can take to protect themselves and their families, as well as when to seek medical attention. Smoke from wild res is a mixture of gases and ne particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Fortunately, most persons who are exposed to thick smoke will not have health problems. How much and how long you are exposed to the smoke, as well as your age and degree of susceptibility play a role in determining whether or not someone will experience smokerelated problems. If you are experiencing serious medical problems for any reason, seek medical treatment immediately. Smoke can cause coughing, scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes and runny nose. If you have heart or lung disease, smoke might make your symptoms worse. People who have heart disease might experience chest pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath and fatigue. Smoke may worsen symptoms for people who have pre-existing respiratory conditions, such as respiratory allergies, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the following ways:  Inability to breathe normally ;  Cough with or without mucus ;  Chest discomfort; and,  Wheezing and shortness of breath. When smoke levels are high enough, even healthy people may experience some of these symptoms You can limit your exposure to the smoke by: Staying indoors whenever possible, using air conditioners and keeping windows closed while driving in a vehicle. Individuals can reduce the amount of smoke particles in their vehicles by keeping the windows closed. The car’s ventilation systems typically remove a portion of the particle coming in from outside. For best results, individuals may want to use the “re-circulate air” feature found in most cars, which will help keep the particulate levels lower. If you do not have an air conditioner and if it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek alternative shelter. How to protect your family from smoke:  Pay attention to local news coverage or health warnings related to smoke.  Use common sense when outside conditions are smoky. Avoid prolonged outdoor activities. It is especially important to limit time spent outdoors for children and persons with existing medical conditions.  Stay indoors and run your air conditioner, if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the lter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. For best results, run the air conditioning with recirculated air.  Help keep particle levels lower inside. When smoke levels are high, try to avoid using anything that burns, such as wood replaces, gas logs, gas stoves and even candles. Do not vacuum, which stirs up particles already inside your home. Also do not smoke tobacco.  Follow the advice of your healthcare provider about taking medicines and following your asthma management plan if you have asthma or other lung disease. Call your healthcare provider if your symptoms worsen.  If you are asked to evacuate your home, be sure to bring your important family documents, valuables and your family disaster supply kit. Your disaster supply kit should contain enough food, water and supplies to sustain your family for at least three days. Do not forget any medications or special items such as a rst aid kit. It is extremely important for families to create their own disaster plan before a disaster strikes so they are quickly able to determine what valuables they may want to bring, what items need to be stored and how to preserve keepsakes. Dry conditions increase the risk and danger of wild res

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U.S. Representatives Patrick E. Murphy (FL18) and Tom Rooney (FL-17) recently sent the following letter to United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy in support of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) making the nal policy decisions necessary for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project to be completed. This project is vital to helping restore ows and addressing water quality issues in the northern Everglades. Once completed, the project has the potential to alleviate water ows into Lake Okeechobee by raising the levels of Lakes Kissimmee, Cypress and Hatchinehaw. (Please nd below and attached a copy of the letter.) The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) 108 Army Pentagon, Room 3E446 Washington, DC 20310-0108 Dear Assistant Secretary Darcy: Thank you for your recent visit to the great state of Florida and your continued interest in and support for restoration efforts of the Everglades. As we are sure you understand, approval of the nal stage of the Kissimmee River Project is crucial to helping restore ows and addressing water quality issues in the area. In 1992, Congress authorized the Kissimmee River Restoration Project, which de-channelizes the Kissimmee River to restore its oxbows and natural path. Once the Kissimmee River Restoration Project is complete, more than 40 square miles of the river's oodplain ecosystem will be restored, including almost 20,000 acres of wetlands and 44 miles of historic river channel. Additionally, the project has the potential to add 100,000 acre feet of storage to the watershed, which will help alleviate water ows into Lake Okeechobee by raising the levels of Lakes Kissimmee, Cypress and Hatchinehaw another 1.5 feet. The project also maintains the ood reduction bene ts of the original Kissimmee River channeling. To date, over $650 million has been invested in the project and construction is slated for completion by 2016. We understand the Corps is committed to seeing the project completed, but that the Corps and the State of Florida still must make some nal decisions before the project can reach this goal. We respectfully request to know what policy issues are still under consideration, their associated rationale, and the Corps' expected timeline for a nal decision on these issues. We also encourage the Corps to include in its response any recommended Congressional action that could aid in expediting and ensuring this project's timely completion, and we are ready to be of assistance if there's any way we can be helpful. We look forward to your response and subsequent ef cient decision-making on the nal details of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. Should you have any questions, please contact Morgan Cashwell at 202-225-3026. Sincerely, Patrick E. Murphy MEMBER OF CONGRESS Tom Rooney MEMBER OF CONGRESS Cc: Blake Guillory, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! E-mail slakeadsales@newszap.com for more info RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Murphy and Rooney Urge ACOE to Complete Kissimee Restoration PHOTO/ WWW.CES.FAU.EDURestored Kissimmee River. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL STAGE OF THE KISSIMMEE RIVER PROJECT IS CRUCIAL TO HELPING RESTORE FLOWS AND ADDRESSING WATER QUALITY ISSUES IN THE AREA.

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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 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 PHOTO/ US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS Replicas of the Nia (in front) and Pinta (seen here coming from Lake Okeechobee, entering the Port Mayaca Lock and continuing east across the Okeechobee Waterway) are touring together as a new and enhanced “sailing museum” for the purpose of educating the public. The Nia is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. The replicas will be at the Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart from Feb. 25 to March 9. The Nia and the Pinta Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.44 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has increased ve cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 41.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 10.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 12.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 32.6 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “The rate of increase in the national average has accelerated over the last week, and the worst is likely yet to come,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Oil prices continue to move higher as re neries continue their maintenance season, leading to a double whammy at the gas station. In addition, in another month we’ll also start seeing re neries producing more expensive, cleaner burning summer gasoline, and that will likely keep upward pressure on retail gasoline prices. Just a handful of stations across the nation are seeing a price under $3 per gallon and a few weeks from today, motorists along the West Coast, with perhaps a few other states, will be wishing for those current $3 prices,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Hikers recently completed a 70-mile hike from Lake Okeechobee to Hobe Sound Beach. This is the Annual Ocean to Lake Hike (or reverse) beginning on President’s Day weekend. The hikers walked for six days on the Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail that goes through much of the public land in Palm Beach and Martin counties. This hike is one of the many annual activities sponsored by the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association. Lake Okeechobee to the Ocean SUBMITTED PHOTO 70-mile hike from Lake Okeechobee to Hobe Sound Beach: the Annual Ocean to Lake Hike YOU NEVER REALLY UNDERSTAND A PERSON UNTIL YOU CONSIDER THINGS FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW... ‘TIL YOU CLIMB INSIDE OF HIS SKIN AND WALK AROUND IN IT. FINCH

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Spelling Bee winnersWest Glades School held their Spelling Bee on Feb. 7. (Above) First through third grade winners were: rst place, Alyssa Hansen; second place, Ramiro Escobedo; and third place, Joshua Green. (At right) Fourth through eighth grade winners were: rst place, Lucas Kilmer; second place, Sarah Sodrel; and, third place, Kenneth Bautista-Aguilar. Special to the Glades County Democrat

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HAVE A SAFE AND WHOOPAŽ OF A TIME AT THIS YEARS CHALO NITKA CALL NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATE 863-873-4064 M A C SECURITY SUPPLIES€ Commercial & Residential € DVR, Color/Night Vision Camera Packages starting as low as $299 € Wholesale Pricing/Plug and Play Systems Available € Professional Installation Available € System Upgrades € HD-SDI 1080P Systems Available € Live offsite transmission from your smartphone or laptop € No monthly monitoring fees € No contracts € Warranty on all parts and labor € No Contracts € No Monthly Fees € No Activiation Fees€ Program up to 4 phone numbers and/or 911 € Waterproof pendant perfect for wearing in the shower € Works in home and way out in yard € Speaker in pendant...Answer incoming calls from pendant € Perfect for senior citizens, disability patients, children at home, etcONLY $299 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATIONSpring forward, fall back….right into bed for a few more moments of sweet, sweet sleep. Such is my reoccurring daydream whenever we’re on the sleep-deprived side of Daylight Savings Time. The power of an hour isn’t always appreciated until it’s deducted from your daily rest. In short order, our systems adjust and we get back on schedule. And schedules remain vital for anyone who routinely takes prescription medication. A study a few years ago supported by The Commonwealth Fund and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed 17,000 Medicare bene ciaries age 65 and older. More than 40 percent of participants admitted to not taking their medications as directed by their physicians. Some medications work better when taken at night, others rst thing in the morning, still others only as needed. AARP offers some general guidelines, though always consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication regiment. This can prove especially true for medications taken for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heartburn, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment for symptoms of conditions varies with each individual. Age, gender and weight, compounded with any medication you may be taking for another ailment, all factor into consideration when your doctors writes you a prescription. It’s important to discuss with him or her any and all concerns, as well as reactions, you may have regarding your medication. For seniors, particularly those living alone, and in need of help with daily activities, the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida offers a multitude of home-healthcare services—including personal care, therapy visits, skilled nursing, caregiver assistance and of course, medication management. Our certi ed aides can even attend doctors’ appointments to ensure all medication instructions are clearly understood and followed. And you can sleep a little easier. Most medical inquiries are best served by consulting your physician or a quali ed specialist and this “Ask Florence” is no substitute for professional exams and insights. To reach Ask Florence, please email Nicolette.Christie@vna orida. org. ‘Timing is Everything’ Especially when Taking Your MedicineAAARP OFFERS SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES, THOUGH ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR MEDICATION REGIMENT. THIS CAN PROVE ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR MEDICATIONS TAKEN FOR HIGH CHOLESTEROL, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEARTBURN, ASTHMA AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. Scattered rain fell across South Florida’s 16 counties during early part of the month, accounting for a District-wide estimated average of 0.718 inches. While some areas experienced heavier rainfall, water levels are near dry season averages. The District continues to operate the water management system to maximize water storage for the remainder of the dry season while providing ood control during periods of localized, intense rainfall.Water ConservationSouth Florida is under the District’s Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd. gov/2days. Permitted water users, such as nurseries, agriculture, golf courses and utilities, can nd water use conditions in their permits online at www. sfwmd.gov/ePermitting. For tips and information about water conservation, visit www.savewater .com.Lake Okeechobee OperationsThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages Lake Okeechobee water levels based on its regulation schedule and the best available science and data provided by its staff and a variety of partners, including SFWMD. SFWMD makes an operational recommendation each week based on conditions. The most recent Operational Position Statement is available at www. sfwmd.gov/opsreports.Lake Okeechobee Levels ComparisonAverage 2014 Feb. 14 14.07 feet Historical Average for Feb. 14 14.58 feet District-Wide Conditions for FebruarySouth Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is issuing the following brie ng:

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EXHIBITION OPEN now through August 25, 2014 Enjoy your local Chalo Nitka festival! 34725 West Boundary Road • Clewiston, FL Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation 877.902.1113 • www.ahtahthiki.com 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat MOORE HAVEN — The search is on for a new head football coach at Moore Haven Junior-Senior High School after Mike Minikwu w as red from that position. Minikwu, who was in his second year at the helm of the Terriers’ program, was red for “personnel issues,” said George Coates, MHJSHS principal. Mr. Coates declined to comment any further on Minikwu’s ring. He did add, however, that Minikwu was also released from his substitute teaching duties. The MHJSHS principal indicated he w asn’t sure who would be leading the Terriers when they begin their spring practices around the rst week of May. “We have some assistant coaches who could pick up the loose ends,” he said in a phone interview. Minikwu returned to coach in his hometown of Moore Haven after playing football and baseball at Upper Iowa University, then coaching at Postville High School in Iowa for four years. Under Minikwu’s leadership, the Terriers “were a decent team both years,” said Mr. Coates. When contacted Wednesday, Feb. 19, Mr. Coates said the search for a new coach was ongoing and some prospects have been identi ed. But, he added, he was not ready to comment on those prospects just yet. Minikwu out as head grid coach at MHJSHS 11:50 a.m. Introductions: Chalo Nitka Royalty & Seminole Court Noon: Country Rhythm Cloggers 12:30 p.m. Seminole Fashion Show 1 p.m. Alligator Wrestling 2 p.m. Mama’s Wranglers 3 p.m. Alligator Wrestling 7 p.m. Ranch Rodeo at Bronson Arena 9 p.m. Country & Western Dance at the Doyle Conner BuildingSunday, March 23 p.m. Cowboy Poet Laureate Carl Sharp at M RV Resort on U.S. 27 Schedule is subject to change. For more information online go to www. chalonitka.com. FESTIVALContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County DemocratLady Terriers win!The Moore Haven High School Varsity Lady Terriers Softball Team beat the Evangelical Christian School Sentinels on Friday night. The Terriers won the game 10-0.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Special to the Glades County DemocratCary Pigman visited West Glades SchoolOn Jan. 24, Representative Cary Pigman visited West Glades School to take the opportunity to recognize the WGS students from last year who scored a Level 5 in one or more areas on the FCAT. Four students who increased their FCAT scores by two levels were also commended for their achievements. West Glades staff appreciated having Representative Pigman take time from his busy schedule to stop by and congratulate our students. Thanks to the parents and WGS staff who work hard to help prepare students to meet the challenge of the FCAT! Special to the Glades County DemocratBattle of OkeechobeeSome members of the Seminole Tribe participated in the Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment Feb. 22 and 23 at the Battle eld State Park in Okeechobee County.

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Life in a Gold Fish BowlBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchWe just nished an exciting week with the Hendry County Fair! Blessings to all those who entered all of the livestock and other competitions! I've noticed that county fairs and the carnival-type games that travel with them have changed somewhat from my childhood days. Once upon a time, many years ago, I proved my manhood at a county fair by tossing a carnival ball in a little glass bowl and won a gold sh. I carried it home in a plastic bag and kept it in a jar until I could go out and purchase an of cial gold sh bowl from the store. If you've ever had a gold sh, you know just what happens to them. You put them in their little gold sh bowl and they just keep swimming and swimming around the bowl. The crazy thing is that when a gold sh is put in a little bowl, it starts to produce an enzyme that keeps it from growing. Put it in a larger bowl, and it grows a little bit larger. When you take it out of the bowl and put it in a big pond, it starts to grow into the size it was meant to be. Someone once said that we need to live every day like it will be our last, for one day we will be right. There's a lot of wisdom in that. Too many people are limiting themselves and their lives to the small gold sh bowl they are living in. Though we may believe all the right beliefs, go to all the right meetings and do the right things, there are times when something inside of us suggests there might be something more. That is God's calling in our lives to be all that we can be. We can't, however, be all that we can be until we step by faith outside of the limited con nement of the bowl we are living in, no matter how comfortable it might be. Have you given thought to the possibility that you might be in a limited spiritual gold sh bowl at the moment? Perhaps you have found yourself just swimming and swimming and going in circles. The lesson of the gold sh bowl is that if you can get out, God has so much more for you than you've ever experienced before. He wants to introduce you to the big pond you were made for. There is a big pond out there God has prepared for all of us. He wants to do something amazing through each of us! Let us grow to our potential.Gospel SingCLEWISTON A gospel sing will be held this Friday, Feb. 28 at the Big Red Barn, Billy and Judy Swindle's property at 7500 West Hwy. 27 in Clewiston. The McMillans, who will be singing southern, country and bluegrass gospel music, will be performing beginning at 7 p.m. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, call 863-9837256.Clewiston Ministerial AssociationCLEWISTON The Clewiston Ministerial Association meets at 12 p.m. on the rst Tuesday of every month in the Hendry Regional Medical Center conference room. All pastors are invited to attend and lunch is provided. For more information or to be included in the Ministerial Association emails of meetings and ministry opportunities, please call 863-983-5269 or email FirstMethodist@aol.com. 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 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATIONSOMEONE ONCE SAID THAT WE NEED TO LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT WILL BE OUR LAST, FOR ONE DAY WE WILL BE RIGHT. THERE’S A LOT OF WISDOM IN THAT. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE LIMITING THEMSELVES AND THEIR LIVES TO THE SMALL GOLDFISH BOWL THEY ARE LIVING IN.JOHN HICKS At last week's State Board of Education meeting in Orlando, board members voted unanimously to adopt new student performance standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. Their votes also updated course requirements for K-12, adult secondary and exceptional student education. "I am very pleased the State Board voted to adopt standards that Florida can truly call its own," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. "The vote reaf rms the Board's deep commitment to higher student achievement and, as Florida moves forward, these more rigorous standards will better prepare students for success in college, career and in life." "I applaud the State Board for taking action that will ensure our students are more successful," said State Board Chairman Gary Chartrand. "Their bold action today sends the message that Florida students are our highest priority and we want them to be ready for a successful future." More than 19,000 comments and suggestions to the standards were received during an unprecedented public review during three public workshops, online and by email. In response to constituent concerns about English/Language Arts, there were 13 clari cations and the addition of cursive writing to fourth and fth grade. For mathematics, there were 24 clari cations, two deleted standards in kindergarten and rst grade, and the addition of 60 new standards that include 53 for calculus at the high school level. Also during the meeting, Commissioner Stewart provided an overview of the proposed school accountability system, designed to provide stability and clarity as the state transitions to a new assessment beginning in 2014/15. The proposal would ensure the accountability system is fair, transparent and promotes improvements in student achievement. In other Board action, members approved a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Health Sciences at Eastern Florida State College. State Board of Education Approves New Florida Standards

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 MOORE HAVEN699 South US Hwy. 27 Moore Haven, FL 33471863-946-1575 Pizzas, Calzones, Stromboli, Subs, Salads and much more. Hours: Saturday … Thursday: 11am-9pm, Friday: 11am-10pm. Large one topping pizza: $6.99 everyday Make sure to visit Chalo Nitka tomorrow and Saturday! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Special to the Glades Count DemocratStar StaffThe month of February Star Staff is awarded to Instructional Aide, Bettie Decker. Mrs. Decker is a model of professionalism. She goes out of her way to see that the individual needs of the teacher and the students they serve are met. Ahern’s BP has partnered with the school and will give each recipient one of their delicious lunch specials. Please congratulate Mrs. Decker whenever you see her. Please also thank the ne people at Ahern’s, too. Legion will rent buildingThe American Legion Building in Moore Haven is available for rent. Call 863-946-1616, or 863-946-1313 for information and details.NA meets on MondaysNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For information, call 863-634-4780.Red Cross needs volunteersThe American Red Cross needs volunteers in Glades County to help provide services to county residents. American Red Cross services include Disaster Services, service to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Services, International and Diversity Services. Your community needs you! If you are interested, contact John Cain at 239-278-3401.Send your news to the GCDThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news items, photos and letters to the editor. E-mail your news to gcdnews@newszap.com. E-mail photos as .jpg attachments.

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Employment Full Time LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Employment Full Time SEASONAL TRUCK DRIVERWellington, FL. Duda Farm Fresh Foods Trucking. Established company with excellent pay and bene ts needs an over the road DOT class A driver for overnight trips delivering produce to warehouses throughout Florida. Required: good driving record, medical certi cation/physical, drug screen, and reliable cell phone. Applicants should be well-versed in DOT/FMCSA regulations and managing log-books. If hired must pass driver test and subject to random DOT drug/alcohol checks. Preferred 3 yrs. experience in produce. If quali ed and interested, apply at 6000 Duda Rd., Belle Glade or to HRBG@duda.com. M/F/H/D/V. EOE. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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Employment Full TimeADMINISTRATIVE 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. EOE Employment Full TimeCentral County Water Control District is now accepting applications for a TRACTOR W/BATWING OPERATOR Must have a Class B CDL, clean driving record, high school diploma. Must be able to keep written records. Job duties vary with seasons, heavy equipment knowledge a plus. Drug screening required before hiring. Apply in person at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston. This is a equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. CLERK NEEDED FULL TIME POSITION IN LABELLE SMALL OFFICE FAX RESUMES TO 1-866-491-8086 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Change Management AnalystThe Change Management Analyst will play a key role in ensuring projects (change initiatives) meet de ned objectives both on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and engagement. This person will focus on the people side of change; including managing changes to business processes, systems and technology and job roles. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize the potential for project success by minimizing user resistance and maximizing user engagement. The ultimate goal will be to ensure increased project success through improved bene t realization, value creation and ROI. Requirements: Change management certi cation or designation desired. Prosci Certi cation a plus. Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts. Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycleEMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeSTAFF ACCOUNTANT POSITION SUMMARY Prepares income and balance sheet statements, consolidated statements, and various other accounting statements and reports. Analyzes nancial reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures as well as reviews and veri es the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classi cations assigned to various records. Conducts special studies and develops or recommends accounting methods and procedures. QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS: Two to Three years of accounting experience preferred. Intermediate Microsoft Of ce skills. Good interpersonal skills. Understanding of company-wide budgets and forecasting processes. Knowledge in accounting software packages and programs. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full TimeExperienced Breakfast and Lunch Cook Alice’s Restaurant at the Brighton Indian Reservation. Apply in person. Heavy Equipment Mechanic for job in South Bay. 5 yrs exp in Caterpillar, John Deer, Diesel, & hydraulic repair and service exc. pay and bene ts EOE/DFWP Apply at Central Florida Equipment, 9030 NW 97 Terrace, Medley, FL 33178 or online @ www. central oridaequip.com or FAX resume to 305-887-7804. *Needed* Front Desk ClerkApply in person:920 E. Del Monte Ave ClewistonNo phone calls We are immediately hiring experienced carpenters & nishers for a concrete construction project. Please contact Doug Creel at 305-970-9868. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeMAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN$13/hr + industry leading bene ts! The GEO Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of correctional, detention and community re-entry services. We seek an experienced Maintenance Technician for the South Bay Correctional Facility to perform general maintenance work. Candidates must have HS diploma/GED, at least 5 yrs general maintenance experience. Knowledge of maintenance techniques and procedures, including the ability to interpret electrical prints, diagrams, schematics and to make arithmetic calculations required. To apply, visit us online:www.jobs.geogroup.com (Search by “South Bay”)Equal Opportunity Employer Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Houses SaleBUY THE HOUSE... GET THE CAR FOR FREE!!! Canal Point 3BR, 2BA, Laundry Room, 10x10 Shed, New Carpet & Vinyl throughout. Very clean. Includes 2005 Ford Explorer in great condition. Nice neighborhood, 2 blocks from Lake Okeechobee. $99,000 Call 561-385-4307 for additional information. No Brokers Please. MOORE HAVEN 3BR, 2BA, 1800 sq.ft. Near by river, walk to court house. 2 car garage. Inground pool. Total rehab. 2013. $106K. Owner 863-673-5071 Campers/RVs2001 DAMON ESCAPER, 40’, Cummins diesel, Spartan chassis, 2 slide outs, 7.3 generator, 2 A/C’s, much more. 43 K miles. $45,000. Offers welcome. (863)234-9003 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 CALL 511 TOLL FREE VISIT FL511.COM FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS TRAFFIC INFOA toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 for the following Proposals: E1N58-R0 Mechanical Sweeping of Roadways and Bridge Decks in Highlands, Okeechobee County E1N61-R0 Repairing Concrete Sidewalks, Driveways, and Curb & Gutters on State Primary Roadway System in Lee, Glades, Hendry County E1N62-R0 Long Line Paint Striping in Lee, Glades, Hendry County Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 461859 CN/CB 2/27;3/6/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY-CLEWISTON RECREATION BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry-Clewiston Recreation Board will hold a meeting on March 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Hendry-Clewiston Recreation Board Phillip Roland, Chairman 462517 CN/CB 2/27/2014 Public Notice

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Public Notice Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public NoticeDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, re ecting proposed ood hazard determinations within Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These ood hazard determinations may include the addition or modi cation of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base ood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory oodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed ood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIS report and/or FIRM for Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These ood hazard determinations are the basis for the oodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain quali ed for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for oodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90 day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 462024 CN/CB 2/27;3/6/2014 Public Notice 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 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Florida Conservancy District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Kenneth McDuf e Chairman 461851 SUN 2/27;3/6/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Shore Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 10:30 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Bazil K. Anderson President 461852 SUN 2/27;3/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CP 2014-03 IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHRYN P. BRONSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS T he administration of the estate of Kathryn P. Bronson, deceased, whose date of death was February 7th, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, 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 T HE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER T HE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICAT ION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER 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 T HE 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 27, 2014. Personal Representative: Walter S. Bronson P.O. Box 426 Lorida, FL 33857 J. Michael Swaine SWAINE & HARRIS, P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representative425 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 T elephone: (863) 385-1549 Florida Bar No. 95615 E-Mail Address: mike@heartlandlaw.com 462496 GCD 2/27;3/6/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Maria Christina Herandez Castro Petitioner and Gerardo Castro Cardona Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Gerardo Castro Cardona 312 Ellis St., Ft. Myer, FL 33903 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Maria Christina Hernandez Castro whose address is P.O. Box 1192, Moore Haven, FL 33471 on or before and before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated February 18, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Kayleen Murphy Deputy Clerk 462407 CN 2/27;3/6,13,20/2014 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a special Board meeting at 5:30pm, Thursday, March 6th in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.462567 CN/CB 2/27/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/14/2014, 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. 1994 FORD 1FTLR10A8RTA39822 462568 CN 2/27/2014 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000277 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A/ COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff vs, JASON H. SCHMIDT, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Canceling and Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 17th day of December, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 2010-CA-000277, in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff, and JASON H. SCHMIDT, et al., are the Defendants, Hendry County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 72, TANGLEWOOD OAKS, UNIT ONE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2001 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN #FLA14616206A AND FLA14616206B at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of March, 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. Dated: December 26, 2013. Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. BevisIf 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 Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 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.Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apary pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 459273 CN 2/27;3/6/2014 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeHENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP NUMBER 2014-08 Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for the rehabilitation of up to Three (3) or more single family homes located in Hendry County as a part of the Hendry County Housing Program, State Housing Initiatives Partnership. Proposals are due no later than 2:00 pm Eastern Time on March 26, 2014 and delivered or mailed to: For Mailing Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry County Clerk of the Court Post Of ce Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975-1760 For Delivery Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry County Clerk of the Court 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., 2nd Floor Administration Bldg. LaBelle, FL 33935 The County will not assume any responsibility for proposals received past the bid deadline. Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered and will be rejected. Proposals should be submitted in triplicate (1original signed in blue ink and 2-copies) in a separate sealed envelope marked “RFP # 2014-08”, “HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM2014-08” with the homeowner’s rst and last name written clearly on each sealed envelope. One copy of license and proof of insurance must accompany bid proposal package. The bids shall be awarded to the apparent responsive and responsible low bidder. If one contractor is the apparent low bidder for all projects, the County may elect to award to several contractors unless this apparent low bidder is able to demonstrate that they have the nancial capacity, staf ng and they are capable of completing multiple projects within the speci ed time period without any time extensions. Three (3) contracts is the maximum for any contractor. For speci c project information, contact Ms. Aida Barnhart at 863-675-5297; email abarnhart@hendry a.net Bids will be opened after 2:00pm on March 26th in the Hendry County’s Clerk’s Of ce, Second Floor, at the Hendry County Court House in LaBelle. A mandatory meeting and General Contractor’s walk-thru for review of these projects will be held on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hendry County Administration Of ce Parking Lot, located at 640 South Main Street, in LaBelle. Any rm not represented at this meeting and the General Contractor’s walk-thru will be unable to bid; contractor must be present at each home in order to bid on that home. All potential bidders must be outside of the County Administration lobby no later than 11:05 a.m. in order to participate in this RFP no late arrivals will be permitted to participate. Hendry County reserves the right to accept, reject bids, or alter the scope of the work write up to delete items if the grand total comes in over budget and award bids. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing. Karson Turner Chairman, BOCC 462557 CN/CB 2/27/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 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 of 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; if you arc hearing or voice impaired, call 711.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 461792 CN 2/20,27/2014 Public Notice 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 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. 26-2013-CA-000074, of the Circuit Court of 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: LO T 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 ENTERTAINER 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.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 o f 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 Jac k 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 o f Said Court and the seal thereof, this 16th day of January, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT B. RHYMES, DEPUTY CLER K 460791 GCD 2/13,20,27;3/6/2014 View all of our special sections online from the convenience of your own home or on the go!specialsections.newszap.com

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2013-CA-000084 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs.JENNIFER CHADWICK A/K/A JENNIFER L. BILLIE CHADWICK, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 17, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 22-2013CA-000084 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and JENNIFER CHADWICK A/K/A JENNIFER L. BILLIE CHADWICK; JERRY W CHADWICK; RHS INDUSTRIES, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 20th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, OF FISHEATING BAY ESTATES UNIT NO. II ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT Public Notice 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: Public Notice 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 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 TENANT 1 IN POSSESSION and UNKNOWN TENANT 2 IN POSSESSION, Defendants, NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MIGUEL GUZMAN AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL A, GUZMAN Last Known Address: 535 N CORAL STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 You 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, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION vs. MIGUEL A. GUZMAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL, A. GUZMAN, STB RECOVERY INC., UNKNOWN TENANT 1 IN POSSESSION .and UNKNOWN TENANT 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 Advertise in the Classi eds... www.newszap.com • The Clewiston News • The Sun • The Glades County Democrat • 877.353.2424Pets Electronics HomesYard Sales Jobs Automobiles 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 HENDR Y 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 o f 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 Cler k **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 BOOK 4, PAGE 105-106, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2005 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# GAFL535A90780AV31 AND GAFL535B90780AV31. 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 18, 2014. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Kayleen Murphy Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F13003898 WELLSLPS-FHA-R-slarkinTeam 1 F13003898 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at 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. 462474 CN 2/27;3/6/2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014 By Donna Storter LongChairman, Glades County Board of CommissionersMonday, Feb. 24, 2014, 6 p.m. In attendance were District 2 Donna Storter Long, Chairman, District 3 Paul Beck, District 4 Russell Echols, District 5 Tim Stanley, County Manager Paul Carlisle, Public Safety Director Bob Jones, Road Sup’t Avant Brown, Recording Clerk Julie Braddock, Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, Planning Commissioner Steve Dobbs, Tourism Development Council Chairman Hugo Geistman, and Tourism Development Council Secretary Adella Ghitter. Call to order/prayer/pledge Agenda amendments Note: Unanimous Board Action is required to amend agenda for of cial vote. Agenda amended to add #9 Moonshine Marsh project Presentations / Awards Public input on agenda items Public hearings Consent agenda All approved 1. Approve payment of county warrants 2. Approve the minutes of the July 11, 2013 budget workshop 3. Acknowledge receipt of Lakeport Water A ssociation, Inc.’s rate schedule 4. Declare surplus property #3555, Phaser X erox Copier and Lexmark Printer, Scanner & Fax Business Agenda 5. Resolution approving the maintenance agreement with FDOT for post project transportation enhancements – Lost Trail. Board approved. 6. Ortona road resurfacing project: Board awarded paving bid to lowest bidder Community Asphalt Corp. in the amount of $859,499 which is paid by FDOT funding. 7. Citizen Advisory Task Force [CATF] appointments: Board appointed Bruce Butler, Ellen Beers and Paul Carlisle for the initial members of the Community Development Block Grant CATF. A minimum of three is required and staff is allowed to serve. Other members may be added later. 8. Construction of EOC Building: Wright Construction’s Value Engineering presentation offered options for the board’s consideration to cut construction costs of the Emergency Operations Center. The rst quote was $4.5 million and after exercising options the cost was below $4.2 million. All of the proposed changes were approved by Architect Greg Kelly of Clemons Rutherford and Associates. Board directed staff to nalize choice of options with Wright and requested a Gross Maximum Price to be brought back to the board March 11 for nal contract negotiation. 9. Moonshine Marsh (Moore Haven Canal) Project. Commissioner Echols stated the nal permit was approved and the board authorized him to execute the documents. Constitutional Of cers County Manager: County Manager Carlisle requested and was granted consensus to work with Dale Milita and Connie Vanassche of CAS Governmental Services to seek grant funding to building the training center in the county’s business/industrial park. Mr. Carlisle informed the board of his and Commissioner Beck’s planned March 7 meeting with staff of South Florida Water Management District [SFWMD], discussion to include the Boma property. Commissioner Echols stated he would be meeting with SFWMD staff next month to begin planning the development of Moonshine Marsh Park and the needed steps to begin using the $1,090,000, and stated that other funding would be needed. He requested Mr. Carlisle to attend the meeting with him. Chairman Storter commented that Mr. Carlisle represents the county very well and she and he had attended a FHREDI (Florida Heartland Rural Economic Development Initiative) and she appreciated his participation. She said Commissioner Grif n had represented the board with FHREDI and that Commissioner Beck has agreed to serve interim and that she has appointed him to ll the vacancy, and also appointed Mr. Carlisle to attend as staff representative as well. She stated she will attend Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council meetings representing the county. Public input on non-agenda items Adella Ghitter of 2658 Riverside Drive appealed to the board for direction on how to eliminate illegal dumping along Riverside Drive near the end, where the pavement ends. She said she has witnessed two incidents; one deposited a large load of tree trimmings and another had placed two pieces of large used furniture. She said she recognized both the individuals and had called on them to stop illegal dumping — both are neighbors who live on Riverside Drive. She asked for direction on how to deal with the matter. Commissioner Echols stated he did not recommend her approaching the individuals. He stated that mandatory garbage collection was the solution. Chairman Storter commented that City of Moore Haven has mandatory garbage collection and it hasn’t eliminated the trash problem and that you cannot mandate civic pride. Ms. Ghitter stated she had talked with a deputy sheriff who was on the road later and was told that he had to see the incident to take action. Sheriff Whiddon con rmed that misdemeanor acts must be witnessed for action to be taken, but not felonies. Commissioners items and comments Commissioner Stanley stated he had no issues, that the Buckhead Ridge citizen was cleaning up his lot. Commissioner Echols stated GCDC (Glades Correctional Development Corp) had met today and though the numbers are down, the y are anticipating the ICE budget to help stabilize the detainee numbers, and GCDC has $5 million cash reserves. Chairman Storter reminded the board that the Chalo Nitka parade was Saturday, March 1, and requested the members to be at the post of ce at 9 a.m. She stated that Commissioner Grif n’s wife Beth Grif n has been invited to ride with the board in her husband’s place along with their grandson. The swamp bugg y will be furnished by Florida Fish & Wildlife who will also provide a driver. Commissioner Echols will be out of town and unable to participate. Commissioner Beck stated he still has raf e tickets for sale to bene t the Moore Haven High School Scholarship Foundation. Adjourn The notes are prepared by Donna Storter who is solely responsible for their content. Please note Donna’s new cell phone: 863-885-1138. If you are interested in serving the county as a volunteer, please let Donna know or contact County Manager Carlisle at 863-946-6000 or toll free 877-445-2337. Glades County Commission Meeting Notes

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petiti on on March 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the applicati on for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for “nal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on April 8, 2014, at 5:05 p.m. at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston, Florida. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by t he board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or 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. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240 ), email (scatala@hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto co n Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Petition Number: VA14-0001 Applicant/Agent: Ms. Barbara Maves, represented by Shellie Johnson, AICP Ensite, Inc. Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF 115 FEET RESULTING IN A LOT DEPTH OF 35 FEET, 7 FEET RESULTING IN A FRONT SETBACK OF 28 FEET, 4 FEET RESULTING IN A SIDE SETBACK OF 11 FEET, AND 24 FEET RESULTING IN A REAR SETBACK OF A FOOT TO ESTABLISH A LEGAL, NON-CONFORMING STATUS FOR THE PROPERTY AND TO ALLOW FOR SITE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (RG-2) ZONING DISTRICT Location: 861 CR 78, LaBelle, FL Property size: 0.48 acres +/Request: The applicant is requesting a variance of 115 feet resulting in a lot depth of 35 feet, 7 feet resulting in a front setback of 28 feet, 4 feet resulting in a side setback of 11 feet, and 24 feet resulting in a rear setback of foot, to establish a legal non-conforming status and to allow for site improvements on the property. Legal description of subject property: Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Hendry County Board of Local Planning Agency County Commissioners 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 27, 2014Crossword Puzzle

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