Glades County Democrat

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Title:
Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title:
Democrat
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Newspaper
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English
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Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Moore Haven Fla
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June 20, 2013
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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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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014 2Crossword Puzzle BY PAT DOBBINS Florida Department of HealthApril is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and to create strong communities that support children and their families. April was rst declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Every 11 minutes, a child in Florida is neglected or abused. Every 45 hours, a child in Florida dies from neglect or abuse. One goal of Public Health is getting to the root of the cause of neglect and abuse through education, changing behaviors and changing attitudes. But the main goals are to love and nurture the community's children and to stop the neglect and abuse before it ever starts, creating happy and healthy children and keeping children safe. The Healthy Families Program at the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties offers inhome parenting education and support. Anyone interested in the program or would like more information should call the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County at 863-674-4041 xt.116 Research has identi ed factors known to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect. These factors include parental resilience, nurturing, attachment, social connections, knowledge about parenting, knowledge about child development and support systems for parents. Anything done to support children and their parents can help reduce the stress which often leads to abuse and neglect. Being a parent isn't easy. Here are some tips that may help: Be a nurturing parent. Children need to know they are special, loved and capable of achieving their goals and dreams. Help yourself. When the problems of your everyday life build up and make you feel overwhelmed and out of control, take time out. Don't take it out on your children. Be a friend to a parent you know. Ask how their children are doing. If a parent seems to be struggling, offer to babysit or run errands, or just lend a friendly ear. Talk to your neighbors about looking out for one another's children. Encourage a support system among parents in your community. Show that you are involved. Give your used clothing, furniture and toys to another family. This can help relieve the stress of nancial burdens that parents sometimes take out on their kids. Volunteer your time and money for programs in your community that support children and families (like parent support groups or daycare centers) A child's health and well-being starts with you. Children deserve a healthy and safe home. Report suspected cases of abuse or neglect. If you have reason to believe a child has been or could potentially be harmed, call the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Health or the Sheriff's Of ce. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 17, 2014 End summer reading lossMoore Haven Elementary is taking steps to help prevent this summer reading loss. Plans are in place to host a Buy One, Get One Free, Scholastic Book Fair during the last couple of weeks of school. The goal is to place books in the hands of students for summer reading. They are asking for donations of gently used children’s books for students to swap out and renew their bookshelves at home. Students will be able to exchange their own books or purchase a used book for 25 cents. The goal is help squash summer reading loss by sending our students home with plenty of books to read over the summer. If you have books that are appropriate for children 5 to 12 years old, please consider donating them to Moore Haven Elementary School. For more information, contact Reading Coach, Kristi Hingson at the school at 863-946-0737.Legion building available The American Legion Building in Moore Haven is available for rent. Please call 863946-1616, or 863-946-1313 for information and details.City Council meetsThe Moore Haven City Council meets regularly on the rst and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Moore Haven City Hall. Come and be a part in making decisions about the future of your city.Moore Haven Lions Club plans Easter breakfastJoin Moore Haven Lions members as they prepare their annual Easter sausage and pancake breakfast! Celebrate this Easter Sunday by joining with friends and family in the Moore Haven Elementary School cafeteria from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on April 20. Members of the Moore Haven Lions’ Club have provided this fun event for many years. It is also a great way to change your daily routine! There is no charge but donations are always welcome. Proceeds go for the support of Ronald McDonald houses always located near hospitals. These warm and welcoming homes are for the families of critically ill children as they are being treated for serious and/or long-term illnesses.Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist church Hunter Rd would like to invite everyone to our worship services. Sunday School 9:45 am, morning worship 11:00 a.m., and evening service 6 p.m. Wednesday services, supper at 6 p.m. and prayer service 7 p.m. Pastor Arlen Coo k giving the message.Westergaard House available for eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political part y get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 863-9462060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information. Glades at a Glance Special to the Glades County Democrat On April 8 The United Way of Hendry and Glades 2013-2014 Campaign has surpassed its goal, raising $223,249 for the United Way Partner Agencies in Hendry and Glades Counties. Tommy Perry, of Johnson-Prewitt and United Way of Hendry and Glades Campaign Chair made the announcement at the celebration on March 27. “A huge ‘Thank you’ to all of the individuals and companies who gave to the United Way Campaign this year and helped us reach our goal! Some 34 local United Way Partner Agencies will be able to provide food, emergency assistance, counseling and many other services right here in our community because of your gifts.” Perry went on to say, “United Way is reaching more individuals and families who are struggling because of our partnership efforts. The three United Way Neighborhood Houses in Hendry and Glades Counties provide of ce space for many agencies to meet with clients, making it much easier for those in need to get services. Last year over 18,000 people were assisted at the Hendry & Glades United Way Houses. Your generosity has made this possible.” United Way Neighborhood Houses are located in LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven. Many individuals and companies gave to the United Way of Hendry and Glades Campaign. The top ten company contributors were:  Hilliard Brothers $42,782;  Alico, Inc. $23,463;  Hendry County School District $15,818;  United Way of Lee, Hendry & Glades (employees) $12,500;  SunCoast Credit Union $10,000;  Pavese Law Firm $9,620;  Monsanto Imagine $6,605;  Southern Garden Citrus $6,400;  Hope Hospice $5,800; and  Johnson-Prewitt $5,445. Of the funds raised in Hendry and Glades Counties, 100% stays in the county to fund local agency programs. None of the funds are used for administration or fundraising costs. “The good work of the United Way partner agencies has been phenomenal,” said Cliff Smith, president of the United Way commented. “We are working together to feed the hungry and improve the quality of life in the community.” A local network of thirty-four agencies and programs will receive funds from the 2013-2014 United Way of Hendry and Glades fundraising campaign. These agencies include: The Salvation Army, Goodwill, Lighthouse (formerly VIP), Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Children’s Advocacy Center, Healthy Start and many others. This networ k serves a diverse range of needs: nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaboration among agencies, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information or to volunteer, please call United Way of Hendry and Glades Counties at 800-887-9234. Local United Way campaign raises $223,249 Special to the Glades County DemocratCelebration of surpassing the United Way goal with Tommy Perry the United Way Campaign Chair.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014 4 Easter: Tragedy to Triumph and the Gift to Us AllBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThere was a young lady on TV recently who was featured for her wedding. One of the wedding organizers provided her with a special wedding in an elaborate setting for her and her ancŽ after hearing her story. She was a victim of the terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon and both she and her ancŽ suffered extensively and permanently. The marriage took place with her father supporting her as she walked down the aisle and she told of the longing and separation from her beloved while recuperating, as he was also recuperating and was prevented from ying. So he drove 1,700 miles to support her in the coping of the trauma following her injuries, in spite of his own injuries and recuperation. She would face an amputation, but said she would not let it de ne her as a person, and she is relishing her new life as a wife and mother. As we are coming to Easter, it has caused me to re ect. It is a story of someone who went through a tragedy and travesty; then going from the ordinary to something very special and sacred. It is about a life rede ned, overcoming evil and nding something precious about the life to follow. I have noted that those persons who go through such moments come out changed, are stronger and more aware of the preciousness of our God-given time here on earth. This is the Easter story, a story of resurrection and fullness. It is about life changed, beginning with those followers who lived in fear to a group of apostles that, literally, changed the world. Easter is about death from a travesty of justice going to a life of victory and defeat of the worst the world could do. The young bride is not the same now; she has found a new life; celebrating and relishing every moment that is to come. The Easter story (John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10) is about people going to a tomb and expecting to nd a dead body but instead nd a living Lord. Their world is changed and so is that of all who came afterward. The tomb is not a repository for a dead body; it becomes proof that life goes on and is changed. The Boston Marathon brought a new life, literally, to the young couple, that is a foretaste of the new life that is to come each time tragedy is the path to victory and joy. In my life, in those moments when things seemed to be at their worst, there came a realization that it was not ended but that the days to come bring a healing along the way, strengthening and sensitizing me to the wonderful gifts that God gives us all. Those who have shared such special moments also have spoken to me about "out of the depths" and the joy that follows. The scriptural account tells of those women who expect an end has come and to pay respect for someone they loved and thought had been lost. That's not what happened. Arriving at the tomb, there was an angel who told them, "Do not be afraid; I know you are looking for Jesus who was cruci ed. He is not here, He has been raised as He said. Come, and see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples (Matthew 28:5-7)." The tragedy and loss are not the end, there is no need to be afraid. Those who go on nd a new and greater life, those moments are our witnesses that God has given us a greatest of gifts. In these moments of hardships, losses, fear and turmoil, the message of the angel and life of a Risen Lord are always with us. The promise that Jesus gives to His disciples, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33)." Easter is a new day, a brighter and more wonderful day. He is risen, He is risen indeed! If you would like to contact Rev. Thomas about this column or have an idea for one, please send an email to fatherthomas@saintmartins-clewiston.org.Trust Quartet: May 3CLEWISTON Community Christian Church welcomes the Trust Quartet on May 3 at 7 p.m. All are welcome, you are only a visitor once. For more information, please call 863-2545184. The Church is located at 201 North Francisco St.Resurrection Party and Easter Egg GrabCLEWISTON On Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Clewiston invites toddlers through fth grade to join them for a morning of crafts, story time, egg dyeing and an Easter Egg hunt. A hot dog lunch will follow. Egg hunters will need baskets or containers for the egg hunt. There is no charge. Call 863983-5269 with questions. First United is located at 331 W. Osceola Ave.Community Easter Sunrise ServiceCLEWISTON First Baptist Church will be the host church this year for the annual Community Sunrise Service sponsored by the Clewiston Ministerial Association. Join First Baptist at 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20, for a special celebration featuring special music and sharing from a number of churches in the community. Following the service will be the traditional Easter breakfast. Call 863-983-5555 for questions or directions.Special Easter Services and Butter y ReleaseCLEWISTON First United Methodist Church of Clewiston, 331 W. Osceola Ave, invites the community to join them for special Easter Week activities and worship. There will be a Monday to Thursday communion service on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. The church will be open for prayer on Good Friday, April 18, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Resurrection Party and Easter Egg grab for toddlers through ftth grade will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. On Easter Sunday, First United will have a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. with a butter y release afterwards. All children will have the opportunity to release a butter y. Call 863-983-5269 for more information.Presbyterian Church FundraiserCLEWISTON Please join the Presbyterian Church for a great time at the fundraiser lunch with pulled pork or grilled chicken. There will be live music from Sugarland Grass and a silent auction. This event will take place on May 3 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, located on 407 Royal Palm Ave., Clewiston. All proceeds to go to Bathroom Remodel Fund. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 17, 2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close additional portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) as rehabilitation continues on the Herbert Hoover Dike, the earthen structure surrounding the lake. The Corps will close about 10 miles of the trail between Belle Glade and Pahokee. The Corps will also close access to the boat ramp at Paul Rardin Park southwest of Pahokee. The closures are necessary for public safety while replacement of a nearby water control structure (Culvert 12) takes place. Additionally, the Corps will close another 10 miles of the trail between Lakeport and Moore Haven. This is to facilitate replacement of other water control structures (Culverts 5 and 5A). “We recognize the inconvenience caused by these closures,” said Steve Dunham, chief of the Corps’ South Florida Operations Of ce (SFOO) in Clewiston. “However, public safety is our top priority. We want to keep people out of harm’s way, given the amount of equipment that will be in the area.” Contractors are using heavy construction vehicles and large equipment within all of these areas. Truck traf c on the roads is a constant ow, and any additional traf c on the narrow trail or dike crest poses a safety hazard for recreationists and equipment operators. The trail and boat ramp are expected to be closed for the duration of construction, currently estimated to last about 18 months. In addition to these new closures, the trail remains closed in various locations between Moore Haven and South Bay on the south side of the lake, and between Canal Point and Port Mayaca on the east side. More information on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail and a map of current closures can be found at the following website: http://www. saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Recreation/LakeOkeechobeeScenicTrail.aspx. Corps Closes Portions of Lake ‘O’ Scenic Trail and Boat Ramp BY PAT DOBBINS Florida Department of HealthSince the 1980s, April has been recognized as Autism Awareness Month as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects the lives of millions of people every day. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in 68 children in the United States have been identi ed ASD. Autism is a developmental disability which can be characterized by persistent dif culties in social communication, and restrictive and repetitive behaviors, interests or activities. Research has shown that early screening and intervention at younger ages can help children get the most effective treatments. Unfortunately, the CDC found that most children with autism are diagnosed after four years of age, even though autism can be diagnosed as early as age two. There is no known single cause for autism, but many researchers believe that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. The characteristic behaviors of autism may or may not be clearly noticeable during the child’s rst 18 months, but they usually become more obvious during early childhood from ages 24 months to six years. As part of a well-baby/well-child visit, your child’s healthcare provider should do a “developmental screening,” and they may ask speci c questions about your baby’s progress. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) these ve behaviors may give signals that further evaluation is warranted:  If the child does not babble or coo by 12 months of age  If the child does not make gestures by 12 months of age (point, wave, grasp)  If the child does not say single words by 16 months of age  If the child does not say two-word phrases on their own by 24 months of age  If the child has any loss of any language or social skill at any age Having any of these ve “red ags” does not mean your child has autism, but because the characteristics of the disorder vary so much, a child showing these behaviors should have further evaluations by an expert who is knowledgeable about autism. There is no known cure for autism, however, there are treatment and education approaches that may reduce some of the challenges associated with the condition, such as ways to help lessen disruptive behaviors and education that can teach self-help skills which allow for greater independence. There is no one symptom or behavior that identi es individuals with autism, and there is no single treatment that will be effective for all people on the spectrum. Treatment should begin as early as possible and be tailored to the child’s unique strengths, weaknesses and needs. Take time to get educated about autism. Additional information about autism is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/autism. April is Autism Awareness Month THE INFORMALITY OF FAMILY LIFE IS A BLESSED CONDITION THAT ALLOWS US TO BECOME OUR BEST WHILE LOOKING OUR WORST. MARGE KENNEDY The widely reported record wet season that impacted the entire South Florida region also affected the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) last summer, setting the tone for what became a challenging 2014 harvest season for the Florida sugar industry. The deluge experienced over the agricultural area (46 percent above average rainfall) ooded farms and hampered the crops’ important summer growth cycle. As a result, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida experienced a reduced sugarcane yield and volume of raw sugar produced. Production was down approximately nine percent as compared to the prior year. The Cooperative’s 136-day crop commenced on October 22, 2013, and was completed after a week of rain delays on March 6, 2014. The 45 grower-members of the Cooperative produced 2,843,329 tons of sugarcane grown on 69,536 acres primarily in Palm Beach County, yielding 332,154 short tons raw value (STRV) sugar and 16 million gallons of blackstrap molasses. “These losses were somewhat mitigated, however, through the excellent performance of our sugar mill and agricultural operations,” said Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative President Tony Contreras. “Glades Sugar House set new records for energy ef ciency and for the quality of the raw sugar produced. We applaud the teamwork of our growers and our workforce who achieved these results despite the obstacles delivered by Mother Nature and in the marketplace.” Florida’s agricultural industry supports 1.4 million jobs and generates $100 billion in economic activity for the state. It is responsible for $3 billion in tax revenue for local and state governments. Florida’s sugar industry provides 12,800 jobs as part of 142,500 nationwide jobs and generates $3.3 billion in economic activity for the state each year. Completing a Challenging 2014 Harvest Season

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds the public to be aware that bears are now on the move as they are leaving their winter dens. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. According to FWC estimates, about 3,000 wild bears live in Florida, including about 175 that roam Highlands and Glades counties. “Now is the time to expect bears to show up looking for food,” said Dave Telesco, who directs the FWC’s bear management program. “If they can’t nd food in your neighborhood, they’ll move on.” Female bears that gave birth to cubs that were only 12 ounces in January are beginning to move around with their babies, which are now around 5 pounds. As the cubs continue to grow, the family unit will roam farther and could be more visible to people. While black bears generally are not aggressive, a mother bear may try to defend her cubs. Never intentionally approach a bear. Do not assume when you see a lone adult bear that there are no cubs, because the cubs may be hidden nearby. When walking dogs, keep them close and be aware of your surroundings. Dogs can trigger defensive behaviors from bears. Keep human sources of food, like garbage, birdseed and pet food, secure from bears so they won’t wander into your neighborhood this spring looking for an easy meal. Use a bear-resistant trash can, build a bear-resistant trash can shed or modify your existing trash can with hardware to make it more resistant. Instructions for these methods, plus a video on how to use an electric fence to deter bears can be found at www. pinterest.com/myfwc/bear-necessities/. If you do not have a bear-resistant garbage can, consider building a bear-resistant trash can shed. In Collier County today, the FWC is partnering with local Boy Scout volunteers to build sheds that will deter bears from accessing garbage. The FWC received a grant from the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, using proceeds from the Conserve Wildlife license plate, to build and install 70 bear-resistant wooden trash can sheds for residents of two East Naples mobile home parks, who have no other way to keep their garbage away from bears. As females and cubs increase their movements this time of year, they also increase the number of roads they cross. For the safety of yourself and bears, remember to slow down when driving, particularly on rural highways at dawn or dusk. Watch for road signs identifying bear crossing areas. Over 200 Florida bears were killed after being hit by vehicles in 2013. Having con icts with bears? Call one o f the FWC’s ve regional of ces. Go to MyFWC.com/Contact, and click on Regional Of ces to nd the phone number for your region. Need to report someone harming bears or intentionally feeding them? Call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404FWCC (3922). More information is available at MyFWC. com/Bear, where you can click on Brochures to access “A guide to living in bear country.” Springtime sparks activity for Florida black bears 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.Mazie Agnes Tullier WhitakerBELLE GLADE — Mazie Agnes Tullier Whitaker was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana on March 19, 1922 and went to be with her Lord on April 7, 2014. She was married to Thomas A. Whitaker (deceased). She lived 60 years in Belle Glade and had many friends through the Belle Glade Baptist Church and the Bell Telephone Company where she worked and retired after 38 years. Mazie leaves a daughter Jeanette Long and son-in-law Raymond Long; two grandchildren, Deborah Provincher (Pete), Mark Long (Connie); ve great grandchildren, Erica (James), Alexander (Gina), Joseph, Caitlyn, Taylor; and one great great grandchild, Madison. She also leaves a sister in Texas, Teta Schooley. Pastor Alan Forbus of ciated a private graveside service. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to A VOW Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida 34105. Arrangements entrusted to Naples Funeral Home, www.NaplesFuneralHome.comTimothy Jerrold Weaver, 65CLEWISTON — Timothy Jerrold Weaver left his earthly home and entered the Kingdom of Heaven on April 2, 2014, in Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers. Tim was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Pahokee, Fla., to Dilburn Florice and Helen Mae (Rich) Weaver. Tim met and married the love of his life, Connie Weaver. He was a business partner in Best Electric Company. Survivors include his wife, Connie (Hester) Weaver; three daughters, Penny Ezell and husband Mark, Rhonda Lowman and husband Tim, and Wendy Kurtz and Ray Burgis; one brother, Doc Weaver; and one sister, Flora Mae Bash; grandchildren, Kristyn, Heather, Bradley, TJ, Nicholas, Rachel, James, Marshall, Wyatt and Aubrey; greatgrandchildren, Paytton, Noah, Kadence, and Emma. Tim was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Sam Weaver. Celebration of Tim’s life took place on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Evangel Assembly of God Church in Clewiston with Rev. Jim Yates and Pastor Troy Ezell of ciating. Burial was immediately after the celebration in Ridgelawn Cemetery. You may view the online obituary and leave your condolences for the family of Tim at www.akin-davis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. V ictor Newland Allison, 68LAKEPORT — Victor Newland Allison died A pril 14, 2014. He was born August 14, 1945 in W arren, Michigan. A resident of Lakeport for 25 y ears, he was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church and Elks Lodge of Clewiston. He enjoyed laughing, shing, hunting, frog gigging, spending time with his family and watching the Florida Gators. Mr. Allison is surv ived by his wife of 25 years, Diana Allison of Lakeport; two daughters, Jessica Lynn Durning (Christian) of Virginia and Melissa A nne Hodge of Lakeport; two grandchildren, Reagan and Lincoln; ve brothers, Milus Allison (Diane) of Michigan, Don Allison (Bernie) of California, Sam Allison (Jane) of Clewiston, Biff A llison of Clewiston and Steve Allison (Emily) of California; four sisters, June Jinkins of Tennessee, Irene Crystal (Rodney) of Stark, Brenda McGahee (Mickey) of Clewiston and Rosella Beeman (Larry) of North Port. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Maple Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Ortona Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial may be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. SPAYS & NEUTERS 1/2 PRICE BOARDING LOW COST VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAYSHEWMAKER 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. SPRING SPECIAL! Obituaries Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014 6 Easter Bunny at SpeedwayHENDRY COUNTY—Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Hendry County Motorsports Park will play host to the Easter Bunny. There will be candy and prizes on hand for the kids and there will also be two separate Easter Egg hunts, divided by age groups. All kids up to 12 years old will be admitted free of charge. Gates for this event open at 4 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m. There will also be plenty of racing action featuring street stocks, thunder stocks, mini stocks, open wheel modi eds and limited late models. There will be plenty of good food on hand. The speedway is located one mile north of the intersection of U.S. 27 and SR 80. For more information, call 863-6758888 or race day 863-983-3478 or go to www.HendryRacing.com.

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FOUND: 2 Horses. Call to identify. Found on 4/4/14. (863)674-1601 City of Pahokee is accepting applications for: Accounting ClerkPlease refer to www.cityofpahokee.com for more details. All Applicants must pass a drug screening and background check. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Southern Gardens Citrus STAFF ACCOUNTANTPOSITION DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Staff Accountant position performs accounting and budgetary work and other nancially related tasks as required by the Accounting Manager including monthly closing responsibilities, preparation of annual budgets and forecasts, and account reconciliations. This position also analyzes nancial reports and records, monitors A/R aging, and assists in the implementation of Bills of Material and yearly standards. Responsibilities include documentation of detailed policies and procedures for responsible accounting areas. The position is expected to assist the Accounting Manager in special projects and perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Entry level position with a year or more of similar applicable experience desired but not required. Good interpersonal skills, effective verbal & written communication skills, decision making, team building, and customer service skills are required. A solid working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, and Word) is required. SAP experience preferred. Bachelors Degree in Accounting is preferred. Southern Gardens Citrus is a major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential bonus. Send resumes to: Fax: 863-902-4315 E-mail: dmelton@southerngardens.com EOE EXPERIENCED PLUMBERS HELPER NEEDED IN LABELLE. CALL 863-675-1155 FOR AN INTERVIEW. MECHANIC to work on farm/ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, eet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills preferred. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 or of ce@lpclp.com Citrus Harvest Payroll Clerk Payroll for H2A Workers/Domestic 3-5 years experience in AR, AP and PR Multitasking a must, good computer skills and working with spreadsheets. Position requires accurate data entry into MS Access and Payroll Program Preferably Bilingual English/Spanish Please fax resume to 239/369-2115 Central County Water Control District is now accepting applications for PART TIME LIFEGUARDS Must have certi cations for lifeguard and CPR. Apply at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday Sunday. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. TEACHERS/Tutors K-12, Math & Read, PT, Earn $20-$30/hr. Degree req’d. 800-832-2487 Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Found Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014

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By Barbara BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat At the April meeting of Glades County Woman’s Club, Lindsey Wiggins, representing Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association, introduced Cassidy Lee, Sweetheart of Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association. Miss Lee will be competing for the title of Sweetheart of Florida Cattlemen’s Association at their annual convention later this year. Denise Lee, Cassidy’s mother, encouraged members of Woman’s Club to ask any questions reference beef following Cassidy’s presentation in order to prepare her to be able to give spontaneous answers. The motto for her presentation is “Keep Calm, Eat Beef,” and following a question and answer session, not only had Cassidy done well with her answers, but we all learned a lot about the beef industry. Glades County Woman’s Club certainly has our vote for this lovely young lady as our next local Florida Cattleman’s Sweetheart. Following a lengthy discussion, the club voted to give four scholarships — three of which will be honorariums, and one at Class Night. The scholarship committee will choose the recipients of these scholarships. Our president has done such a fantastic job this year, but it’s that time of year again: Election of new of cers, and the following members will be installed: President, Dawn Garrison; Vice President, Dee Dee Beck; Treasurer, Bonita Drayton; Recording Secretary, Dianne Tillery and Corresponding Secretary. The nal business meeting will be held at the regular time of 6 p.m. on the second Thursday in May—May 8. Due to so many things happening in Glades County in May, it was unanimously decided to have the installation of of cers on Saturday, June 14, at a catered brunch in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church beginning at 11 a.m. This is strictly a fun meeting, and no business will be presented unless there is an emergenc y that GCWC must handle. President, Kim Clement, appointed Tina He in to contact local caterers, and report back at the nal club yearly May meeting. If you have not served as a refreshment hostess, please call Bobbi Brown, 863-9463356, and volunteer—so that she won’t have to “volunteer you” for the May meeting. Glades County Woman’s Club holds April meeting 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014 8 Special to the Glades County DemocratCassidy Lee was presented at a recent Glades County Women’s Club meeting as Sweetheart of Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association. BHR VFW plans 29th anniversary celebrationBuckhead Ridge VFW 9528, 29012 E State Road 78, will celebrate the 29th Year Post Anniversary Party on Saturday, April 19, starting at 1 p.m. The celebration will include a barbecue chicken dinner with all the xins for a $7 donation. A corn hole tournament will start at 1 p.m. It will be “happy hour” all day. There will be a 50/50 drawing. The Ladies Auxiliary host a cake walk. Evening entertainment will Cripple Creek Band starting at 6 p.m. The celebration is open to the public. Proceeds will go to various veterans charities.For more information, call the Buckhead Ridge VFW at 863-427-2882.Send your news to the GCDThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news items, photos and letters to the editor. Email your news to gcdnews@ newszap.com. Please email photos as .jpg attachments.ACT offers counseling Abuse 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.

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Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Moore Haven Lady Terriers ended their regular season last Thursday with a 3-1 win against the LaBelle Cowgirls. They celebrated “senior night” on Thursday and will say goodbye to ve seniors this year. The senior girls include Destiny Everett, #12, at third base, Jessi Osceola, #18, at rst base, Skyler Burke, #10, at short stop, Alaina Lee, #00, at center eld, and Samantha Shearer, #7, in right eld. The night was bittersweet watching the girls play their last regular season game on the eld. The girls had a great night, giving presents to each other, hugs, and letting huge balloons go signifying the retiring of their numbers. Olivia Everett #1, pitched a fantastic game and went 2 for 3 at the bat with two doubles. The team went into playoffs as the rst seat in their district, with a 6-0 record in districts. Their season record was 13-4-1. Coach Pedro Navarro is very proud of his team, and said, “They are on their way to winning the District Championship for the third year in a row.” On Tuesday, April 15, the Lady Terriers won 13-3 against Evangelical Christian School (10 run rule in the 5th inning). #27 Catcher Lexi Story hit the winning RBI, with #1 Olivia Everett scoring the winning run. The team will travel to Naples on Thursday, April 17, to play the winner of the St. John Neumann vs. Community School Naples game for the District Championship. Good Luck Terriers! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Elsie Sellers Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis, we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product.205 South W.C. Owen Ave Clewiston, Fl. 33440 (863) 983-6181 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 17, 2014 Lady Terriers get 3-1 softball win over Cowgirls Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Gonzalez MathisJessi Osceola, Alaina Kay Lee, Skyler Burke, Destiny Everett and Samantha Shearer enjoyed Moore Haven Lady Terriers Senior Night. Special to the Glades County DemocratOlivia Everett, #1, slides into second base. Olivia was 2 for 3, with two doubles against the LaBelle Cowgirls. Special to the Glades County DemocratSydney Garrett, #2, second baseman, goes after a ground ball against the LaBelle Cowgirls. Special to the Glades County DemocratDestiny Everett, #12, covers third base. Darla Cypress, #11, slides into third base while making a great steal against the LaBelle Cowgirls. The Moore Haven Terriers went on to win the game, 3-1.

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The Glades Initiative, Inc. has a position open for a part-time Training Coordinator. This position will be responsible for setting up various training events to include our Cooking Matters Nutrition Education Courses, and other system of care courses that will improve the coordination and effectiveness of the health and human service system in the Glades. Key areas of responsibility include marketing the trainings to the targeted audience to ensure trainings are lled to capacity, preparing all materials and supplies needed for the trainings, recruitment and management of trainers/volunteer educators, ensuring trainings follow the delity of research based curricula, and collect and analyze pre/post training data and demographic data on training participants. Experience working in the Glades area, and bilingual in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred though not required. Bachelor’s degr ee required. Required PC pro ciency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and 2-4 years experience in health and human service nonpro t work and experience in training coordination. Valid Florida Driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable transportation to get back and forth to training locations. Please send cover letter and resume to: kengle@gladesinitiative.org or fax to: 561-996-3349. Temporary position for Maintenance Helper• Minimum age requirement 18• Valid Driver’s license required• Minimum 3 years’ experience in maintenance work.• 32 hours per week• No Bene ts• Post Offer Criminal Background & Drug Screening Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace. 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. Anne-Tiques in the Mall of Moore Haven on US 27. featuring furniture, glassware, jewelry and ne clothing. This week’s specials include; Ann Taylor dress slacks, szs. 4, 6 and 8 petites, ladies’ XXL spring suits & hats, dress shoes, sizes 6 to 10. Hrs. are Wed., Fri. 10 5:30pm, Sat.10-3pm. Phone 863-801-5199 RIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, Golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $950, 1st, last, & Deposit. Call (970)708-9993. 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 2014 Bentley 253 PARTY CRUISER TRITOON 150 Mercury 4 stroke engine Comes with Trailer Vinyl Flooring Black with Tan Interior Saltwater Treatment on hull Hardly Used Still under warranty. Paid $42,000. Sacri ce $32,500.00 (561)234-8860 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2013 CP 74 IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL JOSEPH STOPPLELLO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL JOSEPH STOPPIELLO, Deceased, whose date of death was February 13, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 17, 2014. Personal Representative Misty Gore Scott R. Bugay, Esquire Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 5207 Citicentre, Suite P600 290 NW 165th Street Miami FL 33169 Telephone: (305) 956-9040 Fax: (305) 945-2905 Primary Email: Service@srblawyers.com Secondary Email: Rita@srblawyers.com 464862 CN 4/17,24/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000244 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v.ADRIAN SANCHEZ; JENNIFER MARTINEZ A/K/A JENNIFER H. MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ADRIAN SANCHEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER MARTINEZ A/K/A JENNIFER H. MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HENDRY COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 06, 2014, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on March 11, 2014 in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK 2170, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4010 BISHOP CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, Hendry County, Florida, at eleven o’clock a.m. on May 7, 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 at Labelle, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.464811 CN 4/10,17/2014 EXTENSION OF EXISTING LEASE TERM CITRUS FARMING GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA The South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will be extending the term of citrus farming lease number 4600001301 for approximately 847.29 acres more or less, located in: Section 25, 26, 35, 36, Township 42 South, Range 30 East, Glades County, Florida Further information on this extension can be obtained by contacting Sharman Rose, Sr. Contract Specialist, Procurement Bureau at: (561) 682-2167. 464863 GCD 4/17,24;5/1/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourism Development Council will hold a meeting at 4:00PM, Thursday, April 24th, 2014, in the conference room located at the Clewiston Museum and Clewiston Chamber of Commerce Building, located at 109 Central Ave, Clewiston Florida. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, 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 proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourism Development Council Darrell Harris, Chair 464912 CN/CB 4/17/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on April 25, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Extension Of ce, 1085 Pratt Boulevard, LaBelle, Florida. Members of the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, may attend and speak at this meeting. All members of the public are welcome to attend. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council 464910 CN 4/17/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 180 2007 1074428-A0000260000 Fred & Lisa Elliott The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 7, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464873 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente noti co que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de OKEECHOBEE, Estado de la Florida, el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 17 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 55 Tribunal de Apelaciones del 4. Distrito: retencin de 4 jueces Juez del Circuito, 19. Circuito Judicial: grupos 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 y 18 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Okeechobee: grupos 1, 3 y 5 463920 CN 4/3,17/2014 NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION **OFFICIAL** I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in OKEECHOBEE County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2014, A.D., to ll or retain the following of ces: Representative in Congress: District 17 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Of cer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 55 Fourth District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 School Board: Districts 1, 3 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 3 and 5 463922 CN 4/3,17/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Florida Comm Bank NA CTLRLASSG, Magnolia TC3 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 566 2011 1324229-A0000550200 Oscar I Luckey c/o Albert Luckey The South one-half of the East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter AND the South one-half of the East 12.50 feet of the West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter. Subject to and together with an easement for ingress and egress described as follows: The East 12.50 feet of the West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter AND the West 12.50 feet of the East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter AND the North 25.00 feet of the East 55.00 feet of the West 67.50 feet of the East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter; all lying and being in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-29-42-32-A00-0055.0200 Property Address: 820 Ross Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 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 May, 2014, which is the 8th day of May, 2014 Dated this 26th day of March, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464652 CN 4/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1196 2010 1274331-010000O0140 Steven Hurst and Carol Loranger The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block O, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2014, which is the 8th day of May, 2014 Dated this 26th day of March, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464656 CN 4/3,10,17,24/2014 Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Business Opportunities Antiques Houses Rent Houses Sale Boats Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014 10

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By Glades County Commission Chair Donna Storter-LongGlades County Board Of County Commissioners Regular Meeting, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9 a.m. In attendance: District 2 Commissioner Chairman Donna Storter, District 4 Commissioner Russell Echols, District 5 Commissioner Vice Chairman Tim Stanley, County Manager Paul Carlisle, County Attorney Richard Pringle, Recording Clerk Julie Braddock, Public Safety Director Bob Jones, Road Sup’t Avant Brown, 911 Coordinator Terri Anascavage, Emergency Management Tosha Reiss, Finance Director Tiffany Patterson, and Sheriff Stuart Whiddon. Presentations / Awards 1. Recognition of the Moore Haven Teacher of the Y ear, Nicole Davis, and 27 Moore Haven High School seniors who achieved honor student status. Congratulations and certi cate of honor was given the students by Chairman Storter and upon receipt, each stated the college they planned to attend after graduation. Students included Matthew Baker, Thomas Bar eld, Mattie Bass (Salutatorian, Erica Brickel (Valedictorian), Bailey Browning, Skyler Burke, Isaac Cisneros, Alyssa Clark, Jordan Drayton, Destiny Everett, Niannia Hallback, Kaitlyn He in, Elizabeth Johnson, Natalie Leavy, A laina Lee, Viviana Leon, Domingo Lopez, Sarah Lyons, Luis Martinez, Dorinda Morton, Kaley Pagan, Haley Palladino, Amy Perry, Thomas Perry, Blake Ridgdill, Samantha Shearer, Nathan Simmons. Mrs. Davis noted several of these honor students were her rst grade students when she taught in elementary. Public Hearings 2. Second Public Hearing for the State of Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Application Opportunity for Public Input was offered in the second Public Hearing concerning the county’s application for $1,154,957 for engineering, water lines, sewer facilities, street improvements, and administration in grant funding for infrastructure for the County’s Industrial Park. The Citizens’ Advisory Task Force has approved the application for economic development. No public input was offered. Consent Agenda Approved 3. Approve payment of county warrants 4. Approve the minutes of the March 24, 2014 regular meeting 5. Florida Sheriff’s Self Insured Fund Business Agenda 6. Resolution Proclaiming May 18 through May 24, 2014 as National Public Works Week Board adopted proclamation honoring Public W orks Directors and staff for their professional labor and dedication contributing to the quality of life for citizens through planning, building, managing and operating infrastructure and systems for water, sewer, streets, highways, public buildings, solid waste collection, parks and canal maintenance. County Manager Carlisle commended Road Sup’t A vant Brown for his Public Works services to the county. Chairman Storter commented that too often w e didn’t notice public works until they were out of order and that Mr. Brown (and staff) have kept operations going and that meant citizens were not constantly calling the commissioners because of problems. 7. 1990 Ford Truck Board formally accepted donation of a 1990 Ford truck from International Fire ghter Association, Cape Coral. 8. List of Lands Available for Taxes Board was of cially informed of three parcels on the List of Lands Available which escheated to the county, March 29. 9. Extension of Grant Close Out Board approved application for extension of grant to nalize the installation of handicap accessible doors at the library and courthouse. 10. Phone System and Internet County Manager Carlisle informed the board (again) that the courthouse phone system is antiquated at end of life and a recent power surge had the system down two days. Board approved negotiation of a contract with CenturyLink to replace current phone system and dedicated internet access service. 11. LOST Trail Pedestrian Crossover Part of Florida’s Scenic Trails, the 110 miles Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) is missing an element of continuity; Board approved application for FDOT funding to construct a pedestrian crossing bridge over Harney Pond Canal to connect LOST from the Herbert Hoover Dike on the west side with the dike on the east side. 12. First Amendment of County Manager’s Employment Agreement Board approved amendment of County Manager Carlisle’s employment agreement involving insurance coverage, and the county will pay half of the cost of health insurance premiums to Mr. Carlisle as he already has his own coverage. Constitutional Of cers Sheriff Stuart Whiddon informed the board today that he may be needing to move back into the old jail facility, stating that due to declining numbers of ICE [Immigration and Custom Enforcement] detainees, he has lost $1 million dollars in the last two months. He stated that Glades Correctional Development Corp, [GCDC] operators of the facility, have $3 million in reserves and nancial audits have drawn high marks for the operation and further stated the problem is political in federal administration cutting back on enforcement of illegal aliens criminal law, stating last year of 800,000 detained for crime, only 200,000 were deported. Whiddon said investors in GCDC may choose to infuse money but that probably would only buy a few months’ time. He stated he will confer with them on Friday, and will know then if he needs to be able to move from the facility by the end of the month. He stated some minor repairs need to be done to the old jail facility which was renovated in 2008 with $1.4million from one-cent discretionary sales tax revenue and leased by GCDC for 15 months at the rate of $550k per year [which produced approximately $625,000 to the county) to house up to 100 female and juvenile detainees. The facility has been empty since 2009 except when used for storage of equipment and records. Whiddon stated he had conferred with County Manager Carlisle about the matter and had recently examined the facility, and said equipment stored there would need to be removed and leaks would have to be xed; he stated he would need administrative of ce space for accounting staff and proposed the county remodel the old health department facility for of ces. Whiddon stated he plans to have Federal Marshall detainees/inmates move with the county’s inmates as the facility has capacity for about 100 and he could house 20-25 Marshall’s charging approximately $55 per diem and help offset the county’s operating costs. Commissioner Echols, the board’s delegate member of GCDC, told the board that it was simply a matter of mathematics, that it takes X amount of dollars for X amount of inmates to break even, and it is not nancially feasible to operate the system with under 200 federal detainees — the facility was designed to house more than 400—and with no contracts with the feds. Chairman Storter inquired of Attorney Pringle concerning emergency status of immediate repairs and readiness preparations for the old jail, and would the board need consensus or of cial action to proceed. He stated that repairs to the facility could be done without of cial action. Commissioner Echols stated approximately $1 million remains unencumbered in the one-cent fund and the spending limit before bids were required is $50,000. Sheriff Whiddon stated Wright Construction had renovated the building and are currently working with the county on another project and may be able to perform the repairs now. Storter reminded the board that the jail was the responsibility of the Board of County Commissioners, not the sheriff, and assured the sheriff that the board would work with him expediently. Along with the immediate need for of ce space, transfer of the 911 equipment for dispatch will be necessary. 911 Coordinator Terri Anascavage stated she had just applied for a rural county grant for the operation and maintenance of the county’s 911 system, and had she known, she could have applied for funding to move the system. The grant deadline was April 1. Sheriff Whiddon stated he would have to lay off 80-90 corrections staff and some road patrol staff as well. He said if on Friday GCDC does not provide more funding, he will immediately dismiss staff. He says he does not need an of ce, but would immediately need of ces for accounting staff. Whiddon commented that he has a lot of equipment that will need to be moved that does not belong to GCDC. Echols inquired if the sheriff could make some arrangement with GCDC for the county to keep the mobile fuel system and move it to the Road Dept, stating it would allow volume discounts and gas taxes. Whiddon said the county had constructed some storage buildings that GCDC may consider and allow the fuel system to go to the county. Chairman Storter inquired and was informed by Public Safety Director Bob Jones that there is room in the county’s storage building at the Fire Dept in Moore Haven, and will have even more room when the clerk’s storage building is completed and clerk’s records can be relocated there. Storter commented that of ce space is available in the Community Development building; County Manager Carlisle stated there is a vacant of ce in the courthouse; Carlisle will work with Sheriff Whiddon to facility preparations for the move. County AttorneyCounty Attorney Pringle stated that Commissioner Beck has excused absence. [Commissioner Beck will be hospitalized for a few days.] Pringle told the board that in late May he will be bringing a draft ood plain ordinance for adoption by the board which will include new maps that will bene t the citizens by clarifying new zones that require ood insurance. He stated another savings in insurance would be the one-foot freeboard that meant buildings may be required to be constructed an elevation one foot higher than the ood levels. Attorney Pringle informed the board that he was noticing the board that the board may need to go into executive session pending litigation to discuss the lawsuit recently led for JJ Wiggins by their attorney Steve Ramunni against the county concerning its ruling on Wiggins’ application for zoning change. He said he has not led a response but has conferred with Ramunni and will propose the board meet before he does. Commissioner Echols stated that Attorney Ramunni represents the county on another matter for the City-County Public Works Authority and inquired if this matter would be considered a con ict of interest. Mr. Pringle will determine that before the next board meeting. County Manager Carlisle reported on the trip to Tallahassee the he, Commissioner Beck and Commissioner Stanley took to visit our Legislative Delegation while the Legislature was in session. He stated the support the county was seeking to fund the training center was still there but we won’t know until the budget is adopted if we will get any help; he stated the opportunity is there even though it was late to apply. He stated Johnson Engineering is working on the county’s 10-year water plan. Commissioner Echols stated consideration should be given if the prison goes of ine. Chairman Storter told Mr. Carlisle that at the Ortona Community Association [OCA] meeting she was informed that the owners of property adjacent to the Ortona Community Center are not interested in leasing the property to OCA or to the county. She stated parking was an issue and the bollards need to be installed on the surveyed property line to prevent OC A event attenders from parking on the private property. Public Input On Non-Agenda Items Commissioner Stanley commented on the Tallahassee trip stating he didn’t know they were going up there to beg, but Mr. Carlisle did a great job representing the county. He said we need to get closer to Senator Galvano and Representative Pigman so they won’t be strangers. Mr. Carlisle has invited them down for a special event. Chairman Storter stated that OCA is planning to purchase a storage building that may have electrical wiring; she said they, of course, know they need a building permit, but she said she reminded them the y also need permission from the board to allow the placement of the shed at OCA’s park/center. She said OCA asked her to inquire about the driveway into OCA Park from Ortona Locks Road and would it be paved when Ortona Locks Road is repaved; Road Sup’t Brown stated it the drivewa y would be paved but would not extend beyond the road right-of-way. Chairman Storter requested Finance Director Tiffany Patterson to use the approved amendment to Mr. Carlisle’s employment agreement to procure the approved insurance coverage and compensation. Chairman Storter thanked all volunteers who serve the county noting that Ellen Beers and Jimm y Cianfrani were in attendance and they serve the county on the Local Planning Agency and Mrs. Beers also serves on the Citizens Advisory Task Force for the CDBG grant. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010BUSINESSES COMMERCIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS County Ordinance 2010-18 requires that Commercial Operations & Businesses have a waste disposal account with County Franchise Contractors. In addition, eorts to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, telephone books, metal &/or glass is required. You could see a reduction in overall disposal costs just by recycling. Please call us & well help you get started or improve your program. We can also assist with your h azardous waste management needs. RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLINGFor those of you who are avid recyclers & consistently have more recycle materials than your recycle containers can hold, please know that you may use a cardboard box for the excess, since it is recyclable as well. Plastic bags are not approved containers, as they are not an accepted material by our end recycler. You may also call for an additional container. ank you for your recycling eorts & feel free to let us know your suggestions for improving our program. Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) DONT LITTER ALWAYS RECYCLE LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 17, 2014 Glades County Commission meeting notes

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 3487 2007 4104329-09023080210 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 21, Block 2308, PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464882 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 2910 2007 4104329-02020880070 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 7, Block 2088, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464881 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 3342 2007 4104329-08022520160 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 16, Block 2252, PORT LABELLE UNIT 8, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 131, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464874 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4264 2010 4104329-05021860120 Ella III LLC Lot 12, Block 2186, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 5, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 104, 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 May, 2014, which is the 8th day of May, 2014 Dated this 26th day of March, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464657 CN 4/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 2870 2007 4104329-02020670080 CHL Home Builders Inc Lot 8, Block 2067, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in O.R. Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464879 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 2881 2007 4104329-02020750070 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 7, Block 2075, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464880 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 3480 2007 4104329-09023060060 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 6, Block 2306, PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464875 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 2819 2007 4104329-02020410160 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 16, Block 2041, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464877 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE 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 2857 2007 4104329-02020590090 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 9, Block 2059, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464878 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 LEGAL NOTICE The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice that it proposes to approve a No Further Action Proposal with Engineering and Institutional Controls and issue a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls for a contaminated site. Weekley Three Clewiston, L.L.C. is seeking this order in reference to FDEP Site ID # 26/8520151, Former Sugar Re ning Facility located at 3013 County Road 835, Clewiston, Florida, 33440, and intends to restrict exposure to contamination in the following manner: The Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls imposes restrictions in the form of impervious surface and direct exposure engineering controls (concrete pavement, building foundation, asphalt pavement, and/or two (2) feet (ft.) of clean ll) within the Groundwater Restriction / Engineering Controls Area of the Property. Excavation and construction deeper than two feet below land surface is not prohibited in the Groundwater Restriction / Engineering Controls Area provided any contaminated soils that are excavated are removed and properly disposed of pursuant to Chapter 62-780, F.A.C. and any other applicable local, state, and federal requirements. Complete copies of the No Further Action Proposal, the draft restrictive covenant, and the FDEP’s preliminary evaluation are available for public inspection during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays at FDEP Bureau of Waste Cleanup South District, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. Local governments with jurisdiction over the property subject to the Institutional Control, real pr operty owner(s) of any property subject to the Institutional Control, and residents of any property subject to the Institutional Control have 30 days from publication of this notice to provide comments to the FDEP. Such comments must be sent to Mr. Charles A. Masella FDEP Bureau of Waste Cleanup South District, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. 464899 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3322 2007 4104329-080000D0140 CHL Home Builders Inc Tract D14, Block 2255, PORT LABELLE UNIT 8, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 131, 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 May, 2014, which is the 8th day of May, 2014 Dated this 26th day of March, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464658 CN 4/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4766 2010 4104329-09022950310 George & Adassa Morant Lot 31, Block 2295, PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, 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 May, 2014, which is the 8th day of May, 2014 Dated this 26th day of March, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464653 CN 4/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 11-57CC on November 8th, 2013 in the matter of Bertha Sander, as personal representative of the Estate of Annie Lou Moore and Ezekiel Miller, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, to-wit: 1993 Inhouse Spri Mobile Home Vehicle ID number CLFL35146 and Title number 63826403 located at 829 Marilyn Avenue, Clewiston, Hendry County Florida and on May 8, 2014, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 464689 CN/CB 4/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3286 2010 1234334-06000000490 Jacqueline Pinerio Lot 49, SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 175, 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 May, 2014, which is the 8th day of May, 2014 Dated this 26th day of March, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464655 CN 4/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3908 2011 4104329-03020930030 Gladys Beadle + Michael S Beadle + Diannia Beadle Lot 3, Block 2093, 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 May, 2014, which is the 8th day of May, 2014 Dated this 26th day of March, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464654 CN 4/3,10,17,24/2014 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has submitted an early work request associated with the 27th Annual Work Plan, to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on April 7, 2014, a request for an early work authorization for features associated with the installation of a water level recorder on the tail-water side of the D Pump Station (L-61) located on the Brighton Reservation. The work proposed includes: Brighton Reservation 1) Construction of a catwalk on the L-61 for the purpose of the installation of a “troll” type instrument. No dewatering is proposed. The Tribe will also include a summary report of all work authorized under the early work order in the 9th Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the Work Plan by writing to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 464917 GCD 4/17/2014 CITY OF PAHOKEE INVITATION TO BID 2014 03 Sealed bids for SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY will be received by the City of Pahokee at the City Clerk’s Of ce, 207 Begonia Drive, Pahokee, FL on June 2, 2014 at noon. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contact Anika Sinclair, City Clerk, at e-mail address asinclair@cityofpahokee.com or obtain a copy of the bid document at www.cityofpahokee.com The City of Pahokee encourages quali ed contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. 464930 CN 4/17/2014 CITY OF PAHOKEE RFP 2014 03 Sealed proposals for PURCHASE/DEVELOP SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY will be received by the City of Pahokee at the City Clerk’s Of ce, 207 Begonia Drive, Pahokee, FL on June 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contact Anika Sinclair, City Clerk, at e-mail address asinclair@cityofpahokee.com or obtain a copy of the RFP at www.cityofpahokee.com The City of Pahokee encourages quali ed contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. 464929 CN 4/17/2014 CITY OF PAHOKEE INVITATION TO BID 2014 04 Sealed bids for COMMISSIONER’S PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT will be received by the City of Pahokee at the City Clerk’s Of ce, 207 Begonia Drive, Pahokee, FL on May 7, 2014 at 2 P.M. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contact Anika Sinclair, City Clerk, at e-mail address asinclair@cityofpahokee.com or obtain a copy of the bid document at www.cityofpahokee.com The City of Pahokee encourages quali ed contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. 464931 CN 4/17/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014 12

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STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its determination of complete application and intent to issue an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) (File No. 0234604-021), in accordance with Part IV of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes (F.S.), to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Rehabilitation and Repair Culverts 2, 12A and HP-2 Replacement Project. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Of ce of Ecosystem Projects, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, M.S. 24, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000, telephone number (850) 245-3166. This permit authorizes construction activities for Culverts 2, 12A and HP-2 Replacement Project, as part of the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation and Repair Project, in accordance with the documentation submitted to the Department. Activities associated with the HP-2 culvert are only authorized for lands not owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Culvert HP-2 (S-287) is located in Glades County, in the northeast portion of Levee 50 at Station 175+00 (C-41 stationing), Harney Pond Canal, within Section 12, Township 40 South, Range 32 East. Culvert 2 (S-278) is located in Hendry County, at station 538+40 in Levee D1 within Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 34 East. Culvert 12A (S-274) is located in Palm Beach County, at station 1140+80 in Levee D2 of the Herbert Hoover Dike, within Sections 35 and 36, Township 42 South, Range 36 East. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., before the deadline for ling a petition. On the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the hearing process may result in a modi cation of the agency action or even denial of the application. Petition for Administrative Hearing A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C., a petition for an administrative hearing must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, any e-mail address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner, if the petitioner is not represented by an attorney or a quali ed representative; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. The petition must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. Time Period for Filing a Petition In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 21 days of receipt of written notice. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The failure to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Extension of Time Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. Mediation Mediation is not available in this proceeding. FLWAC Review The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Sections 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275, F.S., may seek appellate review of this order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Sections 373.114(1) or 373.4275, F.S., to determine if the order is consistent with the provisions and purposes of Chapter 373, F.S. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be led in accordance with section 373.114, F.S., and Chapter 42-2, F.A.C., and served on the Department and on any person named in the order within 20 days after the order is led with the Clerk of the Department. Judicial Review Once this decision becomes nal, any party to this action has the right to seek judicial review pursuant to Section 120.68, F.S., by ling a Notice of Appeal pursuant to Rules 9.110 and 9.190, Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, with the Clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000; and by ling a copy of the Notice of Appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate District Court of Appeal. The Notice of Appeal must be led within 30 days from the date this action is led with the Clerk of the Department. 464844 GCD 4/17/2014 SURPLUS STATE LAND 1,100 +/acres, BID #DSL13-009 12551 Wainwright Drive, Immokalee, FL For a complete package call Tom Karpenske, Lic. Real Estate Broker (813) 273-8437 Bid Deadline is June 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m. EDT 464916 CN 4/17/2014 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY LEASE OF SPACE AT THE LABELLE AIRPORT RFP No. 2014-09 Opening Date and Time: April 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals to lease the LaBelle Airport Mobile Home as of ce space. In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by April 24, 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, by email at konan@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 464780 CN/CB 4/9,16/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 874 2010 1274329-01000E10440 Linda Dekle Davis From the intersection of the South line of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, with the centerline of SR 29, run North 03 degrees 51’ West along the centerline of SR 29, a distance of 2598.3 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence run North 86 degrees 17’ East, a distance of 450 feet; thence run South 03 degrees 51’ East, a distance of 100 feet; thence run South 86 degrees 17’ West, a distance of 450 feet; thence run North 03 degrees 51’ West, a distance of 100 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS the Westerly 50 feet for the right-of-way of SR 29. Being in Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida and more commonly known as Business Lots 44 through 47, inclusive, Section E-1, LABELLE RANCHETTES, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2014 which is the 22nd day of May, 2014 Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 464872 CN 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR MISCELLANEOUS PAVING AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BID No. 2014-11 OPENING DATE AND TIME: May 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for the miscellaneous repaving of various roads throughout 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 May 1, 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 99 East 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 Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 East 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 464671 CN/CB 4/3,10,17,24/2014 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY CLEARING AND REMOVING DISASTER DEBRIS AND ANCILLARY SERVICES RFP No. 2014-14 Opening Date and Time: May 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals to obtain the services of a quali ed rm(s) to provide services to remove, process, and lawfully dispose of disaster generated debris (other than hazardous materials and household garbage) from public property and public rights-of-way in Hendry County, Florida in response to an emergency event such as, but not limited to, hurricane(s) or other natural or manmade disaster(s). In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 8, 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 Emergency Management Department, by email at ltaylor@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 674-5400 or the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by email at Mydajah.williams@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 464920 CN/CB 4/17,24;5/1/2014 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY EMERGENCY DEBRIS MONITORING RFP No. 2014-15 Opening Date and Time: May 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals from quali ed rms to provide Emergency Debris Monitoring Services including collection and debris site monitoring, in accord with all statutes and rules issued by Hendry County, the State of Florida and/or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These services will be in response to an emergency event such as, but not limited to, hurricane(s) or other natural or manmade disaster(s). In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 8, 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 Emergency Management Department, by email at ltaylor@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 674-5400 or from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by email at Mydajah.williams@hendry a.net or by calling (863)675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 464919 CN/CB 4/17,24;5/1/2014 REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES REGARDING STAFFORD KING AIRPORT HANGAR RETROFIT REPAIR WORK AT LABELLE AIRPORT IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BID No. 2014-10 OPENING DATE AND TIME: May 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for repair of the Stafford King Airport Hangar at the LaBelle Airport in 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 May 15, 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 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 1607, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5222. All Bidders MUST attend the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference on April 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. An optional site visit after the pre-bid conference will be conducted for all bidders interested. 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 464827 CN/CB 4/17,24;5/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14-112-CA Judge: Donald H. Mason PHARMTECH, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ELMER M. WHITE AND ANY UNKNOWN PERSONS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ELMER M. WHITE; ANY UNKNOWN PERSONS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; and ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for declaratory relief, to determine bene ciaries, and to quiet title to real property in Hendry County, Florida, commonly known as 2989 County Road 78 West, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and which is legally described as follows: Lot 18, Block D, Alfred E. Wilson, Unit 1, an unrecorded Subdivision in Section 11, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 1, and the Center of Section 11, Township 43 South, Range 28 East; thence South 0036’53” West along the NS 1/2 line of said Section 11, a distance of 100.00 feet to the South Right-of-way of County Road 78; thence South 8912’32” East, along said R/W a distance of 736.83 feet; thence continue along said R/W on an arc concave to the Northwest, a distance of 707.02 feet, central angle of 27’19’34”, radius of 1482.40 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue along said R/W and said arc, a distance of 81.25 feet, central angle of 308’25”, radius of 1482.40 feet; thence South 2940’31” East a distance of 118.72 feet; thence Westerly on an arc concave to the Northwest, a distance of 87.75 feet, central angle of 308’25”, radius of 1601.12 feet; thence North 2632’06” West, a distance of 118.72 feet to the Point of Beginning. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the Plaintiff’s Attorney, Ryan W. Owen, Esquire, whose address is Adams and Reese LLP, 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700, Sarasota, Florida 34236 on or before April 21, 2014 or within thirty (30) days after rst publication of the notice and le the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court either before service on Plaintiff s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on March 11, 2014. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: R. DeLa Cruz Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 463809 CN 3/27;4/3,10,17/2014 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the 8th Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6365 Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on March 21, 2014, the 8th Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed by the 8th Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan includes: Hollywood Reservation 1) Seminole Estates Circle Phase II the proposed project is a parking area that drains into Basin B-1. All stormwater runoff from the site will be captured onsite. Immokalee Reservation 1) Raw Water Production Well (S10/T47S/R29E) the Tribe is requesting construction of a Lower Tamiami Aquifer drinking water well (10”) for redundancy purposes. There will be no changes to the previously permitted allocation or sources. Brighton Reservation 1) Flowing Well Grove (S12/T39S/R32E) The Tribe is requesting installation of two 12” wells for irrigation of three citrus tracts (86-acres, 101-acres, and 90-acres). 2) Knotts Landing Phase II The Tribe is proposing construction of three townhome facilities within an 18.66 acre tract. Runoff over ow will be routed by culverts from a retention area to the existing “community ditch”. 3) Brighton Charter School this project involves the addition of a gymnasium building, a new media center building, a new parking lot, and an access road. Onsite surface water management is provided for in two adjoining onsite retention basins. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 10,11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. A copy of the amendment and future additional documents can be obtained by either of the following methods: 1) Submitting a written request to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 2) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. 464809 GCD 4/17/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EMPRESAS COMERCIALES GESTI"N DE RESIDUOS Y REQUISITOS DE RECICLAJEOrdenanza del Condado de 2010-18 exige que la explotacin comercial y empresas tienen una cuenta de la eliminacin de residuos con los contratistas de la licencia del condado Adems, los esfuerzos para reciclar papel, plstico, cartn, peridicos, guas telefnicas metal y / o se requiere de vidrio Usted podra ver una reduccin en los costos generales de disposicin simplemente reciclando Por favor, llmenos y le ayudaremos a empezar o mejorar la calidad de su programa. Tambin podemos ayudarle con sus necesid ades de gestin de residuos peligrosos. De RECICLAJE RESIDENCIALPara aquellos de ustedes que son los recicladores vidos y siempre tienen ms materiales de reciclaje adems de su reciclan envases pueden contener por favor sepan que usted puede usar una caja de cartn para el exceso ya que es reciclable as Las bolsas de plstico no son aprobados los contenedores ya que no son un el material aceptado por nuestro reciclador nal Tambin puede llamar a un contenedor adicional Gracias por sus esfuerzos de reciclaje y no dude en hacernos saber su sugerencias para mejorar nuestro programa Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) NO TIRE BASURA RECICLE SIEMPRE VAMOS A CUIDAR DE NUESTRO ENTORNO Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 17, 2014 14 are currently around 130 employees working in the jail, pointed out the sheriff. So, why the declining number in ICE detainees? In 2011 ICE agents and of cers were told to curtail the use of detainers, or immigration holds. Detainers give ICE of cers the chance to question and take into custody illegal aliens who have been identi ed after their arrest by local law enforcement agencies. The federal administration urged ICE agents and of cers to exercise "prosecutorial discretion" in their handling of illegal aliens. According to information contained in published study by Jessica M. Vaughan, the director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Study, enforcement activity has declined by 40 percent since the prosecutorial discretion policy was put into place. That study was released last month. That study goes on to point out that in 2013, ICE reported 722,000 encounters with potentially deportable aliens. However, they only followed through with immigration charges on 195,000 of those, or about onefourth. Many of the aliens "ignored" by ICE w ere convicted felons. In 2013, ICE agents released 68,000 aliens with criminal convictions, added the study. What this means, is fewer potentially deportable aliens are being arrested and incarcerated in jails such as the one in Glades County. With fewer people being locked up, the revenue stream for those jails has dwindled. Sheriff Whiddon pointed out that nine facilities similar to his have already shut down in the U.S. Yet, said Alvin Ward, GCDC president and board chairman, his group and Glades County were assured by ICE that they would keep their facility in business. "They said if you build it, we'll ll it," he said, Wednesday, March 9. "ICE is not holding up their end of the bargain. Glades County and the stockholders have been hung out to dry by ICE. "If it continues to go south, the stockholders are going to lose a lot of money, and a lot of people will be out of a job," he added. Simply put, he added, ICE is not picking up illegal aliens. "Basically, they're not picking up anybody. And when we met with them, they said they don't see anything changing in the near future," added the GCDC head. Mr. Ward explained that the facility was built after the GCDC was able to secure a 24y ear, $33 million bond. The GCDC makes an interest payment quarterly and a principle payment yearly, he added. The GCDC board is a volunteer board and members receive no remuneration for their services. When asked how long the GCDC would keep the jail open, Mr. Ward said he didn't w ant to go "into the amount of time." But, he said, bondholders have given his group the go-ahead to use some of the money being held in reserves to keep the facility open. However, at Tuesday's county commission meeting Sheriff Whiddon said the GCDC currently has $3 million in reserves. It's not clear how much of that will be used to keep the facility running. Sheriff Whiddon also pointed out in Thursday's telephone interview the daily cost per inmate is $88, and that applies to all inmates being held in the jail. As of Thursday, the sheriff said he had just under 200 inmates in the 600-bed facility. About 40 of those are county inmates, while another 20 are being held for the U.S. Marshal's Service. The rest, he said, are being held for ICE. Locally, Okeechobee County Jail Administrator Ronnie White said Thursday he had 12 inmates that were being held for ICE. Those inmates were not arrested by ICE, but were arrested on local charges and are being held for possible deportation. Unlike the Glades County facility, the Okeechobee County Jail is not dependent on ICE detainees. "The only thing (money) we get is the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAT)," said Mr. White. "The county gets so much per day for holding illegal aliens then, when we need something, we can use it. Last year we bought a computer software program." In scal year 2013 the county received $45,583 in SCAAT money. Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) gures indicated the average per diem rate in 2012 for detainees was $40.80 per inmate. The problem with that is, Sheriff Paul May's budget for inmates is $70 per day, per inmate. This means he loses $29.20 per day, per detainee. The OCSO submits the number of detainees held, then the government goes over that list and pays only for those who are known to be here illegally. For scal year 2011-12, the sheriff's of ce submitted 119 names of detainees that were held in the county jail. Regardless of all that has transpired lately, Sheriff Whiddon said he feels the chances of keeping his jail open are "fairly good." "We're in negotiations with the bondholders to gure out our options," he said. "They don't want to close it. We've just got to put together a lot of operating expenses and give them to the investors and the bank. They'll look at it to see if they can come up with some sort of options." But if there are no other options, Mr. Ward said the facility would be closed. "It would go through the closure process according to bond documents and then sold. Bondholders would then get a percentage of the sale," he added. "We need a hair over 400 to break even and keep the jail open. We're running about $500,000 a month in the hole and that's not a good number." When asked, Mr. Ward said his group could not sue ICE or the government because there is no contract between them so the GCDC and the bondholders are going to do all they can to keep the facility open. "We don't want to lose the facility and we don't want to lose the jobs in Glades County," he said. "It worries me every day." A phone call seeking more information was made to ICE, but it was not returned as of newspaper deadline. JAILContinued From Page 1  In 2013, ICE charged only 195,000, or 25 percent, out of 722,000 potentially deportable aliens they encountered. Most of those aliens came to the attention of ICE after incarceration for a local arrest.  ICE released 68,000 criminal aliens in 2013, or 35 percent of the criminal aliens encountered by of cers. The vast majority of these releases occurred because of the Obama administration’s prosecutorial discretion policies, not because the aliens were not deportable.  ICE targeted 28 percent fewer aliens for deportation from the interior in 2013 than in 2012, despite sustained high numbers of encounters in the Criminal Alien and Secure Communities programs.  Every ICE eld of ce but one reported a decline in interior enforcement activity. In the Miami eld of ce: 74,724 aliens were encountered in 2013; 10,200 of those were charged; and, 64,524 were released. That is a release rate of 86 percent.  ICE reports there are more than 870,000 aliens on its docket who have been ordered removed, but who remain in de ance of the law.  Less than 2 percent of ICE’s caseload was in detention at the end of scal year 2013.  About three-fourths of the aliens ICE detained in 2013 had criminal and/or immigration convictions so serious that detention was required by statute.  Under current policies, an alien’s family relationships, political considerations, attention from advocacy groups and other factors not related to public safety can trump even serious criminal convictions and result in the termination of a deportation case.Source: The Center for Immigration Studies publication released March of 2014 entitled ‘Catch and Release: Interior immigration enforcement in 2013.’ Key ndings of 2013 study:

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 17, 2014 There were nearly 39,000 crashes in Florida last year in which a driver was driving while distracted. Those crashes resulted in 201 deaths and more than 33,000 injuries. Whether it’s texting on a cell phone, eating a hamburger between appointments or tuning in a favorite radio station, any driver who takes their focus off the road for even a second is driving distracted and the end result could be deadly. April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month in Florida and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is working to bring awareness to Floridians about the dangers of distracted driving. “Anything we can do to drive home the message that distracted driving is dangerous and often deadly is crucial to making our highways safer,” said Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Julie Jones. “‘Don’t Drive Distracted’ is a message that is especially important for young, inexperienced drivers under the age of 20 who have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes.” Nationally, more than nine people are killed and more than a thousand others are injured each day in the U.S. as the result of a distracted driver. Texting is one of the major causes of distracted driving. The National Highway Traf c Safety Administration estimates that any given daylight moment, there are 660,000 people who are texting and driving. Texting while driving was banned last year in Florida. The message to all drivers is to keep their eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and minds on driving. To learn more about safe driving behaviors, visit www. hsmv.gov and on Facebook. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv. gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV or nd us on Facebook. Reminder: Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Hands on the WheelApril is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month BY BRENDA BARNES Florida Department of HealthHealthy Families Florida received its third accreditation in 15 years. The Healthy Families Program at the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties offers in-home parenting education and parenting support, which includes parental resilience, nurturing, attachment, social connections, parenting skills, child development and support systems for parents. To celebrate this major accomplishment and milestone of Healthy Families Florida, representatives from Healthy Families America and Prevent Child Abuse America will award certificates to each site at the Central Of ce September Leadership meeting. Kathleen Strader, national director and quality assurance and accreditation for Healthy Families America (HFA) National Of ce and Prevent Child Abuse America, gave the following comments: “It should come as no surprise that Healthy Families Florida is now re-accredited. The work of the Healthy Families team at all sites is truly incredible! There is no doubt that Florida is one of the strongest systems throughout the entire HFA Network!” Ms. Strader went on to say, “The results of this accreditation paints quite a stellar picture ... in fact, it doesn’t get much better. Every site met the threshold for accreditation without having to submit responses to the Accreditation Panel -that is a rst for any state system. Truth be told, I have never seen this level of achievement across an entire system in the 13 years I have had the ability to track data of this type.” Carol McNally, executive director of Healthy Families Florida and Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, said, “I am incredibly proud of our Healthy Families Team. It is because of our unwavering commitment and dedication to the delity of the Healthy Families model that we have sustained success over the past 15 years and will continue to do so in the years ahead. This accreditation is a true testament of the phenomenal work we are doing to make a positive change in the lives of thousands and thousands of Florida’s most vulnerable families.” Pat Dobbins, administrator and health of cer for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties, said, “We are so proud to have Healthy Families serve our communities and families through the Department of Health in Hendry and Glades.” The re-accreditation of Healthy Families Florida will remain in effect through June 30, 2019. Family and friends arriving in Florida to escape winter weather may nd a few gasoline stations without fuel, particularly in Central Florida near Orlando. “There has been a somewhat imperfect storm of events that have led to wholesale tightness in fuel, and in some cases, closed stations or at least sporadic outages, particularly for the unbranded gasoline c-stores like 7-11 and Circle-K,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. com. Prices, particularly for unbranded gasoline in Florida, have lifted very quickly. Here’s why: Supply: Florida is working with ‘hand-to-mouth’ gasoline inventories right now. The state is transitioning to ‘summer blend’ gasoline and that process still has another 40 days to go. At the same time, there have been reports (uncon rmed) of a few cargoes of gasoline that were delayed moving from Houston or New Orleans to Tampa, due to fog in the Gulf of Mexico. Imports of gasoline from offshore sources have continued to be very low, and that may continue into the second quarter. Freight rates for moving Texas/La. gas are still very high thanks to the scarcity of Americanagged Jones’ Act vessels. Ethanol: Supply of ethanol is a problem throughout the East and Gulf Coasts, and the further one goes from the Midwest, the higher the price and the scarcer the ethanol becomes. The price for ethanol in Florida has been in the neighborhood of $3.75 per gallon. That has added six to seven cents per gallon to the price of gasoline, whereas as the year began, ethanol probably helped cheapen the wholesale price by a few pennies. Trains bring most of the ethanol to Florida and there has been a backlog of trains arriving with ethanol in the state, particularly south of Orlando. Logistics: Petroleum transports have been moving jet fuel from Cape Canaveral or Jacksonville or Orlando to Tampa. Some of these trucks are the same trucks normally used to move gasoline from terminals to stations, so trucking has been a huge issue. Demand: The country nds a at demand trend, but this is probably the busiest gasoline demand month in Florida in the last six years due to it being one of the harshest winters in North America in the past 100 years. Strong demand should prevail until the week after Easter. Unbranded gas availability: Most of the logistics are dominated by major oil companies, so branded stations, such as Chevron, Citgo and ExxonMobil, have generally had supply. Unbranded companies, including Circle K, 7-Eleven and others, have had to scramble to nd nished gasoline, or gasoline blendstock and ethanol. Therefore, the outages may impact the non-brand names for gasoline and the public may see the prices of some major brands at less than the price quotes of big box companies (i.e. Sam’s Club) and unbranded chains, (i.e. Raceway). GasBuddy operates over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app, which has been downloaded over 25 million times, to help motorists nd the lowest gasoline prices in their area. To download the GasBuddy mobile application for free, go to GasBuddy. com. Local Healthy Families Program Receives Accreditation Are Some Florida Gas Stations Running on Fumes? BY GLENDA WILSON HRMCCongratulations to Dr. Udayashree Nune – winner of a 2014 Ford Focus. At the drawing, held during the Sugar Festival and sponsored by the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation, Dr. Nune’s winning ticket was randomly picked from more than 600 other entrees. Dr. Nune gave the car to her nurse, Earlene Pilgram. From the moment she purchased tickets, Dr. Nune’s desire was to give this car (if she won) to Earlene, who works at the Forbes Family Care Center alongside Dr. Nune. Earlene has been driving a 1985 Dodge Spirit, and she was absolutely thrilled and most grateful for Dr. Nune’s kindness and generosity. Barbara Alston and Jennifer Earnest, president and vice president of The Howard E. Hill Foundation, respectively, donated the 2014 Ford Focus to the hospital foundation after winning it this past October from the hospital foundation’s rst car raf e. The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation wishes to publically thank the Howard E. Hill Foundation for their beautiful giving spirits and to also express their appreciation to those from the community who supported this fundraiser. Proceeds from the ticket sales are going towards the purchase of a digital mammography machine at the Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center in LaBelle. Dr. Nune Wins 2014 Ford Focus Win Leads to an Act of Generosity SUBMITTED PHOTOEarlene Pilgram is featured on the left and Dr. Nune is on the right.

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