Glades County Democrat

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Title:
Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title:
Democrat
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Publisher:
Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date:
June 20, 2013
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Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $0 security deposit. Only state title & license fees due at signing.*Stock #14c93. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1000 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 05/31/14. SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 2014 FUSION SE FOR ONLY $279 PER MONTH* Thursday, May 15, 2014 Vol. 86, No. 15 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Summer brings shing opportunities ... Page 8 50¢ Plus tax Forest Service ghts wild res ... Page 20 W ildlife habitat enhanced ... Page 11 Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 W oman’s Club plans luncheon ... Page 13 Special to the Glades County DemocratMHES Safety Patrol visits D.C.Moore Haven Elementary School Safety Patrol visited Washington D.C. April 26-30. The 2013-2014 Safety Patrol students include: 6th Grade, Tracie Branch, Colton Brown, Rieonna Eley, Evan Navarro, Christopher Eaton, John Eaton, Jaymie Lamb, Briana Stimp e-Langdale, Kerri Hines, Kiyah Coco, Joe Perry, Taylor McCain, Madison Corwin, Mary Brewer; 5th Grade, Katelynn Barnes, Jakhia Smith, Briann Woodham, Lizbeth Rico, Lizbeth Ruiz-Luevano, Jorden Perez, Brice Prowant, Daniela Navarrethe, Alexis Eley, Karla Hunter, Julio Escobar, Brooklyn Carner and Bailey Raulerson. See story page 10. By Charles M. MurphyGlades County Democrat Glades County Commissioners heard a brief report on the court system and took up some minor household items during a brie f meeting Tuesday at the Glades County Court House in Moore Haven. Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit o f Florida gave a presentation that shows the courts have been busy in Moore Haven. Mr. Oliver reported a 22 percent increase in criminal case load for the Glades Count y court system in 2013. Overall case lings were down 14 percent. There were 151 family type cases with a clearance rate of over 70 percent. Overall there were 4,827 new cases led in the court system. Dispositions were received in 4,839 cases in 2013. The report showed 317 new felony cases and 168 active felony cases. There was a disposition reached in 263 cases, a clearance rate of 83 percent. There were also 919 criminal traf c and misdemeanor cases disposed of last year. Civil case lings included 231 new cases and a 23 percent increase in small claims cases. Civil court cases rose by 13 percent in 2013. The report noted Glades County has 40 pending residential foreclosure cases, onl y 10 of which are older than 18 months. The overall case load in foreclosures is down 38 percent since July 2012. The county received several grants in aid projects that were completed in 2013. The list included paint on the exterior of the courtCourts see increase in criminal case loadSee COUNTY — Page 18

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3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 Muse event plannedThe Muse Community Association has planned the following events for May.  May 15, Thursday, will be the regular monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Special Guest will be Donna Storter Long, Glades County Commissioner. Refreshments will be served. MCA meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. This will be the last meeting until September. There will be NO Jam Session for the fourth Saturday this month. All of the events will be held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Come out for a fun evening and meet your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call 863674-0467.Lakeport community newsOn Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, the Lakeport Community will enjoy a big yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the home of Walt and Gail Young on Loop Road. There are lots of items for sale, including shing rods, tackle boxes, household items, books, clothing, and lots of other “interesting” items. They recently cleaned out a relative’s home and he was a little eclectic! Come and sit under the trees and visit and browse!Friends of the LibraryOn Monday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m., Friends of the Library will present the fourth program for this season. This presentation is Hurricane Preparedness (which we all need to be reminded of!) Come and join us for an informative program and share some refreshments. Program will be held in the meeting room at the Glades County Library.Curriculum meeting plannedA curriculum meeting will be held at West Glades School on Monday, May 19, at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. Learn about what’s going on in Glades County Schools. All 7th and 8th grade parents are especially invited to attend, but all are welcome to come!Register for kindergartenWest Glades School Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. Registration for Kindergarten students began at West Glades School on Monday, May 12 and runs through Monday, June 30. Registration packets can be picked up during of ce hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.Tourism meeting rescheduledThe regular monthly meeting of the Glades County Tourism Development Council scheduled for Monday, May 26, at 3 p.m. is rescheduled to Tuesday, May 27, at 3 p.m. due to Memorial Day observance. The public is welcome to attend. The monthly meetings are held on the 4th Monday at 3 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers on the second oor of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave. J, Moore Haven. The public is welcome to attend.Tobacco-Free PartnershipThe public is cordially invited to the Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership Meeting on Thursday, May 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Moore Haven Elementary School “Richie Building” located at 401 Terrier Pride Drive, Moore Haven. The Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership is committed to “Making A Difference Where Lives Matter”! For additional information or to be placed on the agenda, contact Teresa Coco at 863-9460707, ext. 404, or Teresa.Coco@FLHealth. gov. Individuals needing accommodations under ADA should contact Ms. Coco at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled function to request an accommodation through email or by calling 863-946-0707, ext. 404.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.Get a Kick Out of Reading!West Glades School is encouraging students to continue to read throughout the summer by sponsoring some reading incentives. The front of ce will be open Monday through Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. daily to allow students to drop by and take AR quizzes. At the end of the summer, the student in each grade level who has successfully tested on the most books will receive a prize. All students are being given a new book to take home for the summer. On the rst day of school, all students who bring a book to school and successfully test on it, will be given a free slushie. Parents, please encourage your child to read throughout the summer!Divirtanse mientras leen!La escuela West Glades est alentando a los estudiantes a seguir leyendo durante el verano mediante el patrocinio de algunos incentivos de lectura. La o cina estar abierta de lunes a jueves de 1:00-4:00 todos los das para permitir a los estudiantes a pasar por all y tomar exmenes de AR. Al nal del verano, el estudiante en cada grado que haiga pasado el examen de la mayora de los libros recibir un premio. A todos los estudiantes se les est dando un nuevo libro para llevar a casa para el verano. En el primer da de clases, todos los estudiantes que traigan su libro para la escuela y la prueba de que pasaron el examen del libro se le darn un slushie gratis. Padres, por favor animen a su hijos a leer durante todo el verano!Blood mobile visits LaBelleLABELLE—The Blood Mobile will be at the Florida Department of Health in Hendr y County, 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, on June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. You must bring photo ID! Save a life! Donate Blood! There is no substitute for human blood. When you donate blood with Florida’s Blood Centers (now called “OneBlood”), you are making an immediate contribution to the health and welfare of your community. Blood is needed by patients facing planned and unplanned medical procedures, such as trauma victims, cancer patients and premature babies. Blood is usually transfused into patients at local hospitals within 48 hours after you donate, so please give blood.Golf tournament to be heldCLEWISTON–Caloosa Cats 13u travel baseball team is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for their trip to compete in the Summer Nationals to be held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this summer. The golf tournament will be held at the Clewiston Gol f Course, 1201 San Luiz Avenue, Clewiston, on Saturday, June 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost to register is $50 per golfer or $200 per team. The format will be a scramble with prizes for low gross and blind draw second and third. Lunch will be included in the price. Hole sponsorships available for $100 donation. For more information, please contact Doug Purvis at 239-633-7242.City Council meetsThe Moore Haven City Council meets regularly on the rst and third Tuesdays o f the month at 7 p.m. at the Moore Haven Cit y Hall. Come and be a part in making decisions about the future of your city.Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist church Hunter Rd would like to invite everyone to worship services. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., 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 is now 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

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Three Florida Department of Education employees were recently honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. This regional award is presented to employers who support members of the National Guard or Reserve and their families through a wide range of measures, including exible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment and granting leaves of absence if needed. Career and Adult Education Chancellor Rod Duckworth, Kathleen Taylor and Eric Owens were recognized for their efforts. "As we do our important work here in the department, day in and day out, it's easy to forget that some of our colleagues spend their time away from work in reserve units of the military, defending our rights and freedoms," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. "Employees who have past and present military experience are very valuable to our organization. They are disciplined, skilled and have a strong work ethic. They display pride, leadership and responsibility. I'm very proud of the three supervisors recognized today for their support of the reservists employed at DOE." Peters, who has worked with the Department of Education since 2012, said he nominated the individuals in his of ce because of their "overwhelming understanding, support and responsiveness of the needs of the United States Air Force Reserves." He said the support his spouse received while he was deployed was an added factor. "Supporting our staff members as they perform their military responsibilities is an honor as well as duty that we gladly accept," Duckworth said during the event held on the top oor of the Turlington Building. "In the case of our staff member, Senior Master Sergeant Scott Peters, we are fortunate to have an individual who performs to the highest standard in his service to his country and to the state of Florida." Lt. Colonel Robert Sweet, 476th Fighter Deputy Group Commander from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, who was joined by Roger Trout of the Department of Defense Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, said it is important to recognize employers and supervisors who overwhelmingly go out of their way to support reserve military members so they can perform and concentrate on their military duties without fail. For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www. doe.org. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 4 Department of Education Employees Honored with Patriot AwardEmployees recognized for their support for members of the National Guard or Reserve and their families SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured from left to right are Lt. Colonel Robert Sweet, 476th Fighter Deputy Group Commander, Roger Trout of the Department o f Defense Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and DOE Employees Eric Owens, Chancellor Rod Duckworth, Kathleen Taylor and Senior Master Sergeant Scott Peters. AS WE DO OUR IMPORTANT WORK HERE IN THE DEPARTMENT, DAY IN AND DAY OUT, IT’S EASY TO FORGET THAT SOME OF OUR COLLEAGUES SPEND THEIR TIME AWAY FROM WORK IN RESERVE UNITS OF THE MILITARY, DEFENDING OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS.PAM STEWART I LOOKED FAR BACK INTO OTHER YEARS, AND LO! IN BRIGHT ARRAYI SAW AS IN A DREAM THE FORMS OF AGES PASSED AWAY. IT WAS A STATELY CONVENT, WITH ITS OLD AND LOFTY WALLSAND GARDENS WITH THEIR BROAD GREEN WALKS, WHERE SOFT THE FOOTSTEP FALLS. BELL

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Rapunzel Performance DOLLY HAND CULTURAL ARTS CENTERIt’s out of the tower and on the run as a zany cast of friends and foes help Rapunzel’s harrowing escape from the towering imprisonment of Madame Gothel. Add a dash of French air and pinch of personal triumph and friendship and you have story you won’t forget! Join us this Saturday, May 17, when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of RAPUNZEL. Playing the title character, Rapunzel, are local students Mia Elrod and Rachel Hoover. Levi Hoover and Nick Ponce as the Princes, Mary Gibson as Madame Gothel, Jan’quella Jackson and Ja-bray Loud as Rapunzel’s Parents Maurice and Monquie, Shadell Bush, Shakira Bush, Destinly Lumpkin, Destinie Noel and Jessica Posey as the Wood Elves, Dakota Ali and Keyshon Ward as the Ears of Corn, Lelani Hare as the Potato, Timiyah Bush and Catherine Vazquez as the Unicorns, America Alvarez, Bay’andria Hodges, Ru’Nijah Jackson and Stefanie Mosqueda as the Pixies, Ricardo Lara, Timothy Mann, Alana Morris and Romenia Quintanilla as the Gremlins, Andrea Marrero, Estrellita Quintanilla and Ariah Taylor as the Billy Goats Gruff. The Three Bears and Beaver are made up of Kali Ali, Shadejah Bush, April Guerra and Christian Vazquez. Shamiah Bush, Parrys Brown, Jewel Jackman and Kaylee Underwood will play the Ogres. Appearing as the Mushrooms are T-Dasia Anderson, Haile Bankhead, Bronson Blevins, Hailie Gama, Jamarrion Green, Charity Lumpkin, Timia Mann, Ariana Mims, Hamai O’Farrill, Armani Powe, Ashley Sanchez, Kiana Shelton, Sadler Soles and McKaylah Steele. Armand Goolsby and Shelby Murray have served as Assistant Directors throughout the week. Karen Corbin-Wheeler has served as the accompanist. RAPUNZEL will be presented at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade, 1977 College Drive. Tickets are $6 each and are available at the box of ce and at the door. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Belle Glade is brought to you by Palm Beach State College with support from Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call the Dolly Hand box of ce at 561-993-1160. What are you doing this summer?Prepare for a Early Childhood inEducation!great careerThe Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certicate (ECPC) is coming to Palm Beach State Colleges Belle Glade campus for fall term 2014„but to enroll you must be ready! The ECPC program will prepare you to work with children ages 3-5 years old in a licensed child care setting and for the National Child Development Associate credential.to obtain the ECPC (formerly the CDA) :Follow these stepsComplete Entry-Level Training Attend Free ECPC Information SessionNote: Students participating in the ECPC program must be currently employed working with children birth 5 years old. Take the prerequisite 40-hour Child Care Training at the Belle Glade campus. (If you already have this training, go to Step 2.) REGISTER NOWClasses begin May 27www.PalmBeachState.edu/programs/ChildCareGO TO561-868-4048 Call for more information on entry-level training. Session is mandatory for fall term applicants: Monday, July 14 | 6:00-9:00 pm Belle Glade Campus, Room TEC 109Students successfully completing the ECPC program are eligible for a Department of Children and Families Staff Credential. SIGN UP REQUIREDwww.PalmBeachState.edu/programs/ChildCareGO TO561-868-4049Call for more information on ECPC. 2 11977 College Drive | Belle Glade 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Mother’s Day: Not a Day but a MiracleBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchYes, Mother’s Day has passed, but not motherhood. We celebrate, then more likely than not, forget for another year. Parenthood stays with us all throughout the year and I have re ected on it at many times during my life. We carry with us the lessons in our genes and souls that living with a parent brings; and mainly those lessons from our mothers who spend the greater part of their time with us. The Gospel of Luke (1:26ff) tells about a young girl, Mary, who is called by God to be a mother; not just any mother but the mother of Jesus. First, there is apprehension, ”How can this be (v.34)” and then the reminder “Nothing is impossible with God (v. 37)” Then comes her declaration “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said (v.38).” I have seen many times the coming of the realization that something very, very special is going to take place in a family when a child is to be born and being mother becomes more than a distant dream. Many times I have heard of “the miracle of birth” and the realization that we who share in the gift of parenthood do indeed participate in a miracle. God seems to select mothers and fathers and then, miraculously, calls them to use their skills and abilities to raise those He entrusts to them. Most striking to me was Mary’s response to learning she would be a mother: “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.” The realization that motherhood is so very, very special is re ected in those words. Mary and all mothers share with God in His creation of life; nurturing of life, shaping bodies and minds and souls of those He entrusts with this creative nature He gives them. For those few years that we serve as parents, we work alongside of God in His creative process. Mothers are there to support, encourage, defend and protect, comfort, love, be there. They are the ones that make it all happen; birthdays and holidays, repairs on torn clothing, nding a few extra dollars for a baseball glove or bicycle, tempering reactions by impatient fathers and cushioning the blows when things go wrong. I see the parallel to what God does for us all in what mothers do. We pray to “Our Father…” and He certainly is; but His qualities extend beyond many of the roles attributed to His earthly counterparts. Mothers too recognize that “I am the Lord’s servant” and bring those qualities that are God-like in many ways to God’s children. My own mother turns 100 years old in a few weeks; I am her oldest son and have seen her perhaps the longest of any of her family now. I never cease to marvel at her determination and tenacity; her many skills and abilities and her living through many tumultuous times in history and taking them all in her stride. With all of them, she is rst and foremost “mother” and carries her role as I envision Mary carried hers; “I am the Lord’s servant” and she has been that servant to her children and grandchildren as God has called her. No doubt your mother is that person too with those qualities that are worthy of celebrating more than one Sunday a year. May you take some time to remember and say “Thank you” – words can be so inadequate, but mothers have a way of understanding what is truly meant by them. Give thanks to God for them, too. My words of thanksgiving are often inadequate to Him as well; but I know He understands – He’s shown me that he does in that woman who has been with me from the beginning.Christian Fellowship ScholarshipCLEWISTON — Five separate $500 general scholarships will be awarded to local students. The scholarship is open to any Clewiston-area student graduating high school who attends or is active in a local church, ministry or Christian Fellowship. The student must be planning to attend a college, trade school or an institute of higher learning. Pick up an application at one of the local churches or contact Pastor John at FirstMethodist@aol.com or 863-983-5269.First Methodist Time ChangeCLEWISTON — First United Methodist Church has changedd their Sunday worship to one combined worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. After the opening praise, children through the fourth grade are invited to leave for a special Children’s Church Program and a nursery is available for very young children. Children’s Sunday School, along with Youth and Adult Bible Study Fellowships, follow the service starting at 11:15 a.m. For more information, call 983-5269 or go to www.FUMCClewiston.org.Mother-Daughter TeaCLEWISTON — WINGS (Women In God’s Service) is hosting a Mother-Daughter Tea at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 in the Life Enrichment Center of First United Methodist Church. All mothers and daughters in the community are invited. The theme will be “You Are a Princess.” There will be special activities and treats for the younger girls, an inspiring devotional from Ashley Smith and food to enjoy. Guests can also invite/adopt a mother or daughter to come with them. Call Alice with questions at 863-983-5269.Community Christian Church EventsCLEWISTON — The Red Barn Gospel Sing will be held at the Community Christian Church, located on 201 N, Fransisco St., during the summer months. The Gulf State Quartet will preform on June 6 at 7 p.m. For information, please call Rosalind Osborne at 863-254-5184. 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.Cheryl L. WatersCLEWISTON — Cheryl L. Waters, born October 15, 1946, made her journey to be with her Lord and Savior May 9, 2014. Cheryl was born and raised in Clewiston. She was preceded in death by her father, Junior Waters; and her sister, Margaret McElroy. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Lucille Waters, of Clewiston; her sister, Bobbie Spratt (Joe) of LaBelle; nephew, Patrick McElroy of Clewiston, niece, Lane M. Pool of Clewiston; nephew, Jim Spratt (Sharon) of Tallahassee; niece, Beth Spratt of Tallahassee; great niece, Kadyn Pool of LaBelle/Clewiston; great twins James and Laura Spratt of Tallahassee; and a host of cousins and friends. Cheryl worked for Hendry County School Board for 18 years. Her most recent position was an Administrative Assistant for the maintenance department. In her younger years she was active in youth softball and holds the honor of being one of the rst female umpires in the State of Florida. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Clewiston. She has served on the nance committee for several years. In lieu of James T. Clark, Jr., 56CLEWISTON — James T. Clark, Jr., age 56, of Clewiston, passed away May 7, 2014 in Miami. He was born Sep. 2, 1957 in Broward County, Florida to James T. and Sarah (Huff) Clark, Sr. He was a self-employed welder for many years. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include his loving mother; loving wife, Gail; two sons, James Clark, III and David Walker; one daughter, Lori Hadley; stepdaughter, Genean Anderson of Clewiston; and stepson, Kyle Fuehrer. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston Obituaries Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 6 owers, contributions to the First Baptist Church’s Bible ministry would be welcomed. She will be missed by many Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Clewiston, Clewiston with Dr. Todd Buck of ciating. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation was 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston. You may view the online obituary and leave condolences to the family at www.akindavis.com. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATIONMANY TIMES I HAVE HEARD OF “THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH” AND THE REALIZATION THAT WE WHO SHARE IN THE GIFT OF PARENTHOOD DO INDEED PARTICIPATE IN A MIRACLE. SAMUEL S. THOMAS

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BY DR. DARAYES MOBED General Surgeon at Hendry Regional Medical CenterHave you been trying to ignore the tingling or numbness that you’ve had in your hand and wrist? Are you attributing the sharp, piercing pain that shoots through your wrist and up your arm as passing cramps? More than likely, you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful and progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist, the Median nerve. Carpal tunnel is a medical condition in which the Median nerve, running from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. The result may be pain, weakness or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Although many associate carpal tunnel syndrome with hours spent working on a computer keyboard, carpal tunnel can actually result from a variety of other job tasks, where the motions of your hands and wrists are stressed. A few examples of these include using power tools, participating in heavy assembly line work, sewing, etc. Carpal tunnel symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling or itching numbness in the palm of the hands and ngers, especially around the thumb and the index nger and middle ngers. The dominant hand is usually affected rst and produces the most severe pain. Women are three times more likely to develop carpal tunnel than men, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Conditions such as thyroid problems, diabetes, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of this disorder. It is important to seek early diagnosis and treatment to avoid permanent damage of the Median nerve. A physician can examine the hands, arms, shoulders, and neck to determine if a patient’s complaints are related to daily activities or an underlying disorder such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The physician can also use speci c tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Sometimes, it may be necessary for the physician to con rm the diagnosis by performing other tests that use electrical activity (EMG). In special circumstances, various drugs can ease the pain and swelling associated with this condition. When therapy, exercise, and drugs do not alleviate the symptoms, surgery may be recommended. With tiny cutting tools, the surgeon would make a small incision at the wrist and release the compression on the Median nerve by gently transecting the transverse carpal ligament. The small incisions are closed with stitches. When a patient undergoes carpal tunnel surgery, he/she usually goes home on the same day as the surgery and can expect a quick recovery period. The pain and numbness may go away right after surgery, or it may take several weeks. If you have any symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, please seek an evaluation from a physician. The treatment is quick and successful. For additional information regarding carpal tunnel syndrome, call 863-983-5026 or 863-675-2356. Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink CustomersCenturyLink participates in a government bene“t program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as de“ned by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal bene“ts (up to an additional $25 of enhanced Lifeline support monthly and a credit of up to $100 on their initial installation charges) if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. 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The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., last w eek announced a joint venture development and construction partnership with GATES Construction of Bonita Springs, Fla. The new joint venture company, to be known as Seminole /GATES Development and Construction, will focus on securing minority construction contracts as part of largescale developments in Southwest Florida. “It will be an honor for the Seminole Tribe to participate with GATES Construction in the building of important new development projects in Southwest Florida,” said Tony Sanchez Jr., President of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. “Through this new joint v enture, we expect to signi cantly expand our construction business.” Todd Gates, chairman of GATES Construction, said: “Our joint venture partnership with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., w ill generate jobs and cause a signi cant economic impact on the region, especially because both organizations are based in Florida and will reinvest their earnings here. Plus, we plan to involve many of the area’s minority subcontractors in our projects.” Peninsula Lifestyle Capital, PLLC advised both parties in the transaction. Peninsula Lifestyle Capital, PLLC is a boutique advisory services rm based in Naples, Fla. that concentrates on providing operational, nancial and investment services to customers across all size businesses, both private and public. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., the business development arm of the Seminole Tribe, currently operates Seminole Development and Construction and undertakes real estate construction projects in and around Seminole Tribe reservations in Florida. Seminole Development and Construction is recognized as a minority supplier by the Of ce of Supplier Diversity of the State of Florida.About the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.In addition to its construction enterprises, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., is involved in diverse business interests, including cattle ranching, beef processing, and production of citrus juices under the Seminole Pride and other brands. Citrus fruit for Seminole Pride juices is grown on the Brighton Seminole Reservation northwest of Lake Okeechobee and at approved groves throughout Florida. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., also manufactures and distributes bottled water and a line of energy drinks under the Hard Rock Energy brand.About GATES ConstructionGATES was founded in 1993 as a boutique commercial general contracting rm starting with tenant buildouts and renovations. Today, GATES is a full-service construction management, general contracting and design build rm with of ces in Florida and the Republic of Panama. GATES maintains a strong and diverse portfolio in corporate/ commercial, higher education/k-12, government, nancial, clubhouses/hospitality/restaurant, healthcare, industrial, retail, multifamily residential, custom homes and condo units and energy related projects. GATES is a leader in LEED, green, sustainable and energy ef cient construction. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 8 Seminole Tribe & GATES Construction announce joint venture partnership By Amanda NalleyFWC From shing clinics to license-free shing days, FWC offers plenty of ways to get shing. Summer is approaching and as the w eather warms and school lets out, it’s the perfect time to take up a new hobby. Need an excuse to get your line wet? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers plenty of opportunities, including License-Free Fishing Days, Kids’ and W omen’s Fishing Clinics and Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! events. Participating in one of these events is a great way to get involved in the lifetime sport of shing. Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Maybe you have friends or children who are always asking you to take them out and show them some things. The FWC offers eight licensefree shing days a year: four saltwater and four freshwater. License-free shing days are a great way to try your hand at shing without needing a recreational shing license. Many also use these days as an opportunity to introduce a friend or a child to shing (children under 16 are not required to have a license). June is a great month to participate because there are both saltwater (June 7-8) and freshwater (June 14-15) license-free shing days. Miss those? Sept. 6 and Nov. 29 are also saltwater license-free shing days. Want to sh but feel like you need a little instruction? In May, June and July, the FWC is hosting several Kids’ and Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinics and will be participating in a Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! event. These events are held in various locations throughout the state and help introduce women and children to saltwater shing. Learn how to be an ethical angler while gaining necessary angling and safety skills by attending one of these events that are sponsored in part by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration funds. Learn more about how you can participate in one of these upcoming events by visiting MyFWC.com/Calendar. Events include: May 16-18: Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! – Treasure Coast May 31: Kids’ Fishing Clinic – Fernandina Beach June 7: Women’s Fishing Clinic – St. Petersburg (which is also a saltwater licensefree shing day) June 28: Kids’ Fishing Clinic – Cape Canaveral July 19: Kids’ Fishing Clinic – Palm Coast Don’t forget to record all of your catches on the iAngler phone app or at snookfoundation.org. Share your photos, stories and comments with us at Saltwater@MyFWC. com or visit our Ethical Angler page by going to MyFWC.com/Fishing and selecting “Saltwater” then “Ethical Angler Photo Recognition Program” at the bottom of that page. “Gone Coastal” is one of many ways that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Marine Fisheries Management is helping recreational anglers understand complex saltwater regulations and learn more about saltwater shing opportunities and issues in Florida. We are also available to answer questions by phone or email anytime, and we would love the opportunity to share information through in-person presentations with recreational or commercial shing organizations. To contact the FWC’s Regulatory Outreach subsection, call 850-487-0554 or email Saltwater@MyFWC.com. Summer brings plenty of shing opportunities Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For information, call 863-634-4780.

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Numerous drownings in recent weeks underscore importance of following water safety tipsFLORIDA SWIMMING POOL ASSOCIATIONWater safety is an important topic year-round in Florida. Children and adults should be aware of the steps necessary to stay safe. There have been numerous drownings and near drownings in Florida in recent weeks. Below are some important water and swimming pool safety tips. When near the water, watch children with constant, undivided attention. Do not become distracted with things such as text messaging, talking on the phone or yard work. Have a designated pool watcher keep an eye on swimmers at all times. Watching your children is just as important when everyone is indoors. Children are curious, creative and innovative; they can quickly gure out how to get outside and water can pique their interest. For this reason it is important to have several layers of protection between children and the pool. Safety devices that are available include a mesh barrier fence, self-closing and self-latching gate, alarms for doors and windows and for detection in and around the pool, personal immersion alarms, certi ed safety covers, and life rings and shepherd's hooks. Do not leave anything near the fence that a child could use to climb over it and remove steps to above ground pools when not in use. Learn to swim and enroll children in swimming lessons survival classes can start as early as six months old. Learn CPR and keep emergency phone numbers posted in the pool area. While a backyard swimming pool is an obvious place to be practicing water safety, don't forget that bathtubs, lakes or ponds, in atable kiddie pools and the beach are all on the list. Additional pool rules and safety tips are available at www. oridapoolpro.com or upon request. The Florida Swimming Pool Association is a trade association for the pool and spa industry in Florida. There are approximately 600 member businesses in 16 Chapters across the state. Members are required to abide by a code of ethics and to be properly licensed and insured. FSPA provides the industry with access to continuing education courses, information on current trends and issues, an arbitration program and government relations representation. FSPA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Margaret Froggatt, of Okeechobee, wishes to announce the engagement of her daughter, Michelle L. Harper to Rick Krnotch. Rick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Krnotch, of Clewiston. The bride and groom to be graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1982. Michelle and Rick each have graduated from IRCC. They both are presently employed by Westat as Field Interviewers. They have chosen to take their vows on December 13, 2014. RICK KRNOTCH ENGAGEMENT MICHELLE HARPER 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 Swimming Pool SafetyCrossword Puzzle

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 10 Special to the Glades County Democrat Moore Haven Elementary School started off the year with an extra large group of honor roll students who worked all year to earn a trip to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Twenty-seven, well-deserving students made their dream trip a reality during the w eek of April 26-30. Moore Haven Elementary School Safety Patrol started the year off with many fundraisers in order to help get these students to Washington. They held chili bingos, participated in the school Halloween Carnival, participated in Christmas on the Caloosahatchee, sold poinsettias, sold t-shirts and magnets at the home football games, sold hot dogs at Art in the Park, sold snow cones and did the cake walk at the High Heel a Thon, held community bake sales and held w eekly bake sales, among numerous other fundraisers. We were blessed with tremendous community support and generous donors with every fundraiser we started. The trip itself averages $1,500 per student. In the beginning, this was a high standard to set, however, we w ere pleased to raise enough money to pay for each of the 27 students who attended the trip. We began our tour with a ight out of W est Palm Beach. Once we touched down in Baltimore, we were greeted by a tour bus that drove us to every destination for the ve days we visited. Our rst stop was Union Station for lunch, where we met up with our tour guide that took us to all of our destinations around the DC area. We then traveled to many memorials and museums throughout the week. At the Holocaust Memorial Museum, each student and adult received their own passport from a Holocaust survivor who lived through the experience. Ar Arlington National Cemetery, we witnessed the changing of the guards and visited John F. Kennedy’s and Bobby Kennedy’s gravesites, We also visited the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial, Jefferson, Korean and Veterans Memorials, FDR and WWII Memorials, Martin Luther King Memorial, and Mt. Vernon the home of George Washington. We visited the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum where the students were able to ride in ight simulators. We also visited the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. We visited the National Archives where students viewed the Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Magna Carta. We also toured the Newseum and the International Spy Museum, where each of the students received spy training to see if they too could become a spy. We stopped at Ford’s Theater where President Lincoln was shot, and the Peterson House, where he later lost his life. We had dinner at the Hard Rock Caf, Carmines, Fuel, and enjoyed a dinner/dance cruise down the Potomac, as well as experiencing DC Cupcakes. One highlight of our trip was our visit to the Capitol building. We were greeted by our Florida Congressman, Tom Rooney, and had a photo session with him. Each student is receiving a signed copy of the picture from Congressman Rooney! We also were able to sit in on a live session in the House of Representatives. We had tickets to a major league baseball game in Baltimore, Md. watching the Baltimore Orioles play the Pittsburgh Pirates but unfortunately there was bad weather and the game was cancelled. Our tour was full of memorable experiences that we hope will leave a lasting impression on these well-deserving students. Moore Haven Safety Patrol would like to thank our supporters and donors that made this trip possible, as well as our hardworking students, parents, and school staff. Everyone’s hard work paid off! MHES Safety Patrol visits Washington, D.C. Special to the Glades County DemocratAt the Holocaust Museum, each student and adult received their own passport from a Holocaust survivor who lived through the experience. Special to the Glades County DemocratThe tour included historic monuments such as the Washington Monument. Special to the Glades County Democrat2013-14 Safety Patrol Students include: Sixth Grade, Tracie Branch, Colton Brown, Rieonna Eley, Evan Navarro, Christopher Eaton, John Eaton, Jaymie Lamb, Briana Stimp e-Langdale, Kerri Hines, Kiyah Coco, Joe Perry, Taylor McCain, Madison Corwin, Mary Brewer; Fifth Grade, Katelynn Barnes, Jakhia Smith, Briann Woodham, Lizbeth Rico, Lizbeth Ruiz-Luevano, Jorden Perez, Brice Prowant, Daniela Navarrethe, Alexis Eley, Karla Hunter, Julio Escobar, Brooklyn Carner and Bailey Raulerson.

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Special to the Okeechobee News Waste Management (WM) has enhanced the Wildlife Habitat at Okeechobee Land ll with the planting of a pollinator garden. Land ll employees helped construct and plant the garden with direction from ATKINS Sr. Scientist, Tiffany Crosby. Waste Management also recruited help from its neighbor, Faith Farm Ministries, to have their residents spread the mulch for the nishing touch. The garden is host to 15 different Florida native plants which attract the bee and butter y population. The local effort is part of a national Waste Management program in concert with the W ildlife Habitat Council that protects animal and plant species on more than 28,000 acres across North America. Waste Management continues to surpass its sustainability goal by earning Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) certi cations at 116 sites. The "Wildlife at Work" program preserves land as wildlife habitats by providing food, water, shelter, cover and space "suitable to animal needs." A site must be actively maintained and monitored for a year before it quali es for certi cation. The "Corporate Lands for Learning" promotes using "Wildlife at Work" certi ed land for handson environmental education by school and community groups. These certi cations recognize outstanding native habitat management and environmental education programs developed through partnerships with local organizations. Waste Management Okeechobee Land ll is a certi ed Wildlife Habitat site with 2000 acres dedicated to wildlife and an additional 250 acres which are unmanaged but available. "Okeechobee Land ll is honored to be a Wildlife Habitat Council certi ed site and the active engagement of our community volunteer groups helps with our growing enhancement program," said Community Relations Representative Teresa Chandler. Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Okeechobee works closely with Okeechobee Land ll in the release of rehabilitated animals back into their natural habitats. Future plans for the site include ongoing monitoring and invasive control of the ground cover, planting of shrubbery for understory cover, and continued monitoring of existing bat and duck boxes on site. Waste Management has been working with WHC since 2000. In 2008, the company was the rst recipient of the organization's William W. Howard CEO Award, recognizing the company's efforts in conservation, education and outreach efforts. To learn more about Okeechobee Land ll's program, please visit http://wm.com/ wm/community/whc/index.aspAbout Waste ManagementWaste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are the largest residential recycler and also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and land ll-gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more visit www.wm.com or www. thinkgreen.com. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 Special to the Glades County DemocratMHJSHS honors Star StaffMoore Haven Junior/Senior High School Star Staff for the month of April is awarded to Steve Petti. Coach Petti is one of the longest tenured teachers we have on our staff. He is a great role model for our kids and he leads by example. His mantras “treat others as you want to be treated,” “work hard,” and “always be on time,” resonate from the classes he teaches to the sports he coaches. Ahern’s is sponsoring this award and will be giving coach Petti one of their delicious lunch specials. Please congratulate coach whenever you see him. Please thank the ne people at Ahern’s, too. W M enhances wildlife habitat at land ll Special to the Glades County DemocratLand ll employees, with help from residents at neighboring Faith Farm Ministries, completed this pollinator garden with direction from Tiffany Crosby.

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Employment Full Time Palm Beach County Housing Authority is accepting applications for a GENERAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN for our property located in Belle Glade, FL. Must have 3+ years’ experience in plumbing, some electrical and carpentry and general maintenance; Must have your own tools. Valid Florida Drivers License and clean background check is required for all applicants. Minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. Applications are available online at www.pbcha .org or at 3432 W 45th Street WPB, FL between 9:00 am 4:00 pm or email resume to jobs@pbcha .org. NO PHONE CALLS Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Now Hiring!The GEO Group, Inc. South Bay Correctional FacilityMaintenance TechniciansRequires HS diploma/GED, 5yrs general maintenance experience and knowlege of maintenance techniques and procedures, ability to interpret electrical prints, diagrams, schematics and to make arithmetic calculations. (2 positions)Vocational Instructor (Carpentry)2yrs teaching experience and valid teaching certi cation required. To apply, visit us online: www.jobs. geogroup.com(Search by “South Bay”)EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS PROGRAMMER-ERP SYSTEMS Work on an ERP team to understand business processes and technical requirements. Candidate will de ne, develop and implement solutions through writing application code [testing, debugging, and documentation]. Through hands-on training, acquire SAP ABAP programming skills. Attributes Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape. Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus. Network Administrator Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, and end user support; experience supporting telecommunications equipment is preferred.• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of virtual LANs and dynamic trunking protocols.• Candidate should possess solid understanding of the following aspects of networking and the support of IP networks to include: OSI model, STP, and 802.11 a, b, g, n protocols. • Candidate should possess a functional understanding of routing protocols to include: OSPF and EIGRP• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of additional protocols and services to include. LACP, VRRP, HSRP• Candidate should be familiar with a basic understanding of GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Part Time Immediate OpeningFirst Baptist Church of Clewiston has an immediate opening for a nursery worker for Sunday Morning (10:30 am 12:30 pm) and Wednesday Nights (5:45 pm 7:30 pm). Applicant must be 18 years and pass a background check and drug screening. Applications can be picked up at First Baptist Church between 8:30 5:00 (Monday thru Friday). For more info contact Ginnie Fountain at (863)983-5555 SalesAUTO INTERNET REPRESENTATIVE AND LOT SALESMAN Belle Glades Chevrolet Cadillac Buick seeks quali ed applicants, Automotive Internet exp pref but not req. REQUIREMENTS: Computer skills *Extensive customer service, sales, or call ctr. Unlimited Bonus, Bene ts Send resume to:chriskbrunson@gmail.com1700 East Palm Beach Rd Belle Glade, FL 33430 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Computer/ SuppliesComputer Slow? wont start? Professional 7 scan clean only $35 Complete reprogram w/data save $55 Call Tony 239-247-4839. ApartmentsMoore Haven Apartment2br 1ba, cent a/c, good location, Rent $575/mo 305-720-3322 Condos/Townhouses RentTOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. New World Realty. 305-444-9300 or 305-951-7666. Farm Property RentFarm Land for lease: 230 acres with drip irrigation, Felda area. 3 or 5 year lease. 239-503-4037 Houses RentHuge 2BR, 1BA Estate 1100 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $550 month. Call 239-285-7020 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Commercial Property Sale Cigar Shop, Dentist Of ce, Mini-Market Potential ; 4 commercial lots w/1150 sq. ft. Building in Canal Point. Palm Beach County listing # RX-10026950 $59,500.00 Tom Cullen-Continental Properties 561-729-0579 Farms Sale14 acres for sale. Road frontage, Hwy 29 and Heritage Rd, Felda, Fl. Great commercial site $8900/acre More info call 239-503-4037 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses SaleMOORE 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentMOORE HAVEN SW 2br/2ba, AC 3.5 acre, fenced. Farm animals allowed. $750 mo. + sec dep. 305-720-3322. Mobile HomeSale Mobile HomeSaleAvailable zone II doublewide. Must go to Glades County only $33,900 includes a/c, setup, skirting and steps. Call 863-675-8888 Large doublewide 4br, 2 bath on 1/2 acre in Horseshoe Acres. $57,900. Only $5,000 down with your average credit. Financing is available. Home is in very good condition. 863-675-8888 New doublewide Jacobsen Homes available with low down payment on your lot. Call Kim at 863-983-4663 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 12 AutomobilesPontiac Grand Am -1991 Good transportation, Automatic. $800 obo. 863-233-3493

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By Bob WattendorfFlorida Fish Busters’ Bulletin This spring was exceptional for freshw ater anglers, but it is not just a matter of luck or seasonal weather variances. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists work with anglers, industry and other scientists to protect and enhance Florida’s freshwater sh species and aquatic habitats as part of their mission, and anglers help ensure success. Funding for these efforts comes from a v ariety of sources, including shing license sales, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (SFR), donations and sale of the “Go-Fishing” largemouth bass tag. Florida provides some of the best freshw ater shing in the world, which is why anglers spend so much time shing here. Speci c to freshwater shing, the latest national survey (2011) reported Florida had 1.2 million anglers. They enjoyed 26 million days shing (No. 2, Texas, had 23 million), spending almost a billion dollars and generating an economic impact of $1.7 billion that supported 14,000 jobs. Fishing license sales are the primary source of funding for the FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries to ensure those public bene ts. In addition, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration, a user-pays, public-bene ts program, provides matching money to manage shery resources. Excise taxes on shing equipment, motorboat and small-engine fuels, import duties and interest are returned to the states based primarily on a formula that includes land area and the number of paid license holders. Sport Fish Restoration ensures all monies spent on shing licenses in Florida go for conservation. So not only will the $17 spent on an annual license go to conservation, but approximately $8 additional from SFR will be added to improve your shing and boating. Although resident seniors over 65 years of age are exempt, buying a license is a simple way for them to contribute to ensuring quality shing for themselves and their grandchildren. Youth under 16 are also exempt, but a new license allows them to buy a license at any age. It is valid until they turn 17, so they don’t actually spend any more money than if they waited until they were 16. Besides the sense of pride in being a card-holding member of the shing community, the fact they have a license allows FWC to claim the extra $8 for SFR each year from when they buy the license until they turn 17. The FWC understands these are your hard-earned dollars. Consequently, we make special efforts to get your opinions. The Black Bass Management Plan is one example where public meetings, surveys and in-depth meetings with industry leaders and anglers provided speci c guidance for improving your sheries. The conversations and management plan led to creation of the TrophyCatch program and to a reassessment of black bass regulations to develop the least-restrictive regulations feasible to protect and enhance trophy bass sheries and maintain healthy bass populations statewide. This is an ongoing effort, and the public is encouraged to participate. Biologists use various means to collect important data, such as using electric current to stun sh, which are collected, identi ed, documented and released. Biologists and trained staff also interview anglers to see what they are catching and how much time it takes to catch various sport sh. This information is compared with results from previous years and other water bodies. Unfortunately, those random sampling techniques do not fully account for some of our most valuable sh – trophy largemouth bass. “Filling that data gap is a major reason for TrophyCatch,” says Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. TrophyCatch (TrophyCatchFlorida.com) is an incentive-based conservation program that rewards anglers for releasing bass heavier than 8 pounds. In addition to promoting catch-and-release of these older female bass, the data is used as a form of citizen science. For instance, FWC stocks hundreds of thousands of largemouth bass each year. Aquatic vegetation management efforts keep waterways open for multiple uses, while native aquatic plant and other habitat enhancement strategies improve conditions for sh and other wildlife. Other programs include building and repairing boat ramps and courtesy docks, placing sh attractors and sh feeders, constructing shing piers and providing shing clinics for youth. Information on where TrophyCatch entries come from can be compared to these stocking, habitat management and other programs to determine the most effective and ef cient methods to improve opportunities for anglers to catch trophy bass. Florida is blessed with great shing resources and a responsible management approach. If you want to help, please be sure to respond to FWC surveys, register for TrophyCatch, report sh tags, abide by shing rules, ensure you have a valid license, and report ongoing resource violations or impaired boaters to Wildlife Alert (888-4043922). When you buy your license (License. MyFWC.com), you may also contribute to the Youth Hunting/Fishing Program and help create the next generation that cares. Another simple way to contribute and brag about being a proud angler is to buy a “Go Fishing” largemouth bass specialty plate for your car and boat trailer. You can do so at the tag of ce when you replace your license tag, or online at my oridaspecialtyplate. com/goshing.html. You can even buy gift certi cates for a specialty plate for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The tags are a present your parents will enjoy for years and features a Florida bass, with a redear sun sh and bluegill swimming in a bed of eelgrass. Buy yours today and help ensure the future of freshwater shing in Florida. Instant licenses are available at License. MyFWC.com or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling 888-404-3922, *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or texting to Tip@MyFWC.com. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and select “more news,” or scr.bi/Fish-busters for more Fish Busters’ Bulletins. To subscribe to FWC columns or to receive news releases automatically, click on the red envelope on any page of MyFWC.com. 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! 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 Fishing excels due to team effort and public funding By Barbara BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Like most clubs, this month was the last regular meeting of the club year. Dee Dee Beck lled in for president, Kim Clement, who was unable to attend, and secretary elect, Dianne Tillery, took the minutes as Kelly Brantley was on vacation. However, Woman’s Club still has a fun meeting coming up next month when the new of cers will be initiated. This will be a brunch, catered by Cassie’s Country Cooking & Catering in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. The brunch is planned for June 14, from 11 a.m. until no later than 2 p.m. Please make your reservation, and drop off your check or cash with Kim Clement ASAP, so the caterer will know how many to prepare for. The club voted to award three honorarium scholarships, and one to be awarded at Class Night. They chose to give these scholarships in honor of Margaret Brown, Bette Davis and Barbara Brown, as they have contributed many years of service with Glades County Woman’s Club. Margaret is the club’s chaplain; Bette served many terms as treasurer, and Bobbi was president for several terms. The membership committee, chaired by Aletris Farnam, is working hard to decide on the recipients of these scholarships. President elect, Dawn Garrison, served a luscious mini-supper of sliders, salad, chips and dessert, and even though Ann Coffey was singing her heart out in Avon Park, and could not attend the meeting, she provided the drinks for the refreshments. Be sure to con rm your reservation with a check or cash, as we need to have 2025 members present in order for Cassie to con rm the price she has given the club. Woman’s Club enjoys meeting Send your news to the Glades County DemocratThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news items, photos and letters to the editor. Email your news to gcdnews@newszap.com. Please email photos as .jpg attachments.

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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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000799 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ABFC 2007-WMC1 TRUST ASSET BACKED FUNDING CORPORATION ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-WMCI, Plaintiff, VS. FREDDY GONZALEZ, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 3, 2014 and entered in 2009-CA-000799 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ABFC 2007-WMCI TRUST ASSET BACKED FUNDING CORPORATION ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-WMCI, is the Plaintiff and FREDDY GONZALEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GE MONEY BANK, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 N/K/A LILIANA BRITO are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM on June 4, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 13, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH, ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF BELMONT STREET, 50 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FIFTH AVENUE THENCE EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF FIFTH AVENUE THENCE EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY OF FIFTH AVENUE, 335 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE EAST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 130 FEET; THENCE WEST 100 FEET THENCE SOUTH 130 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE SUBJECT PARCEL EXCEPT DITCH RIGHT-OF-WAY AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 18, PAGE 239, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AKA BELMONT SUBDIVISION, BLOCK 14 LOTS 9 AND 10. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27th day of January, 2014. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 461078 CN 5/8,15/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on May 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Thomas Jr., Lee #15 Little, Tamesaha #36 Roberts, Jimmy #89 465164 GCD5/8,15/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/23/2014, 10:00 am at PO BOX 1206, LABELLE, FL 33975-1206, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2004 FORD 1FMRU15W94LA06345 465323 CN 5/15/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/30/2014, 10:00 am at PO BOX 1206, LABELLE, FL 33975-1206, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 FORD 1FTZF1720WNB49281 465371 CN 5/15/2014 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Suite 2 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.465376 CN/CB 5/15/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10000209CA PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. JAMES M. TANNER; PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2014, and entered in 10000209CA of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and JAMES M. TANNER; PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM on May 28, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 2156 OF PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 465364 CN 5/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014CP09 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY M. FERNEDING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINS THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Dorothy M. Ferneding, deceased, File Number 2014CP09, by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address o f which is 500 Avenue “J”, Moore Haven, Florida 33471; that the decedent’s date of death was June 18, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $60,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Thomas Staten 3630 Olender Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46221 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHE R APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is May 8th, 2014. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Michael C. Pee k Attorney for Thomas Staten Florida Bar Number:0041850 CHRISTOPHER & TAYLO R 1219 N. Delaware Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46206 Telephone: (317)635-9000 Facsimile: (317-686-2200 E-Mail: mickpeek@abatelegal.com Person giving notice: Thomas Staten 465216 ON 5/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000503 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW Y ORK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP. SERIES 1997-2 POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1997, BY AND THROUGH VANDERBILT MORTGAGE A ND FINANCE, INC., ITS ATTORNEY IN FACT/SUBSERVICING AGENT, Plaintiff vs. JAMES RICHARDSON, JR. A/K/A JAMES RICHARDSON, et al, Defendants CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 20, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on June 18, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, the following described property: LOT 3, BLOCK D, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 136 AND 137, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1996 28x60 Fleetwood Manufactured Home, Serial Numbers: FLFLS70A23522-GH31 & FLFLS70B23522-GH31. Property Address: 708 Arkansas Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated 3/21/14. BARBARA S. BUTLER, CLERK HENDRY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Mary Ann Munoz Deputy Clerk A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES A CTION If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 464813 CN 5/15,22/2014NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Lori A. Howard conducting a Retail business at 169 W. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, under the ctitious name of The Cottage and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Lori A. Howard 1223 April Avenue LaBelle, FL 33935 Ownership of The Cottage is as follows: Lori A. Howard It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of The Cottage under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Lori A. Howard DATE: 5/5/14 465372 CN 5/15/2014 NOTICE OF MEETING The Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING and meeting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the of ce of the District, 3293 Deliwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. The purpose of the public hearing and meeting will be to adopt a nal operation budget for scal year 10/1/14 9/30/15, levy a per acre maintenance tax for 2014, and conduct other business requiring action by the Board. This meeting is open to the public. Mark Colbert, Chairman 465278 CN/CB 5/8,15,22/2014 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Miguel Luque conducting a bakery business at 720 E. Sugarland Hwy, Florida, under the ctitious name of Santa Fe Bakery and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Miguel Luque 117 E. Canal St. N Apt 2 Belle Glade, FL 334030 Ownership of Santa Fe Bakery is as follows: Miguel Luque 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Santa Fe Bakery under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws o f Florida, Acts of 1991. Miguel Luque DATE: 5-2-2014 720 E. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL 33440 (908) 986-6384 465311 CN 5/15/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000381 ML BANK & TRUST, Plaintiff, vs.SYLVIA EDMONDSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 24, 2014 and entered in Case No. 26-2012CA-000381 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATGIO, A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO MERRILL LYNCH CREDIT CORPORATION1., is the Plaintiff and SYLVIA EDMONDSON; KEITH VINCENT EDMONDSON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the 28th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9, BLOCK 2168, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4024 S. EDGEWATER CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 29, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/J.Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F11040607 CENDANT-CONV--jnuttTeam 4 F11040607 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 465269 CN 5/8,15/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000706 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW WURTH A/K/A MATTHEW B. WURTH; ERIN P. WURTH A/K/A ERIN CALLAHAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MATTHEW WURTH A/K/A MATTHEW B. WURTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIN R. WURTH A/K/A ERIN CALLAHAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 20, 2014, and entered in Case No. 26-2012-CA-000706, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and MATTHEW WURTH A/K/A MATTHEW B. WURTH; ERIN P. WURTH A/K/A ERIN CALLAHAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MATTHEW WURTH A/K/A MATTHEW B. WURTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIN R. WURTH A/K/A ERIN CALLAHAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash BY ELECTRONIC SALE AT: WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE. COM at 11:00 A.M., on the 18th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 18, SUNSHINE LAKES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 175, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2005 FLEETWOOD RV, INC. DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #GAFL534A78098AV31, TITLE #93927113 AND VIN # GAFL534B78098AV31, TITLE 93927234 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of March, 2014. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ MaryAnn Munoz As Deputy ClerkThis notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.464814 CN 5/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000938 FANNIE MAE (“FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION”) Plaintiff, vs. ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, CREDITORS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL ANY INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DONNA M. SANCHEZ A/K/A DONNA SANCHEZ A/K/A DONNA SANCHEZ; COUNTRY VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2014, and entered in Case No. 26-2011CA-000938, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein FANNIE MAE (“FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION”) is Plaintiff and ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, CREDITORS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DONNA M. SANCHEZ A/K/A DONNA SANCHEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNA M. SANCHEZ A/K/A DONNA SANCHEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; COUNTRY VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash BY ELECTRONIC SALE AT: WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE. COM at 11:00 A.M., on the 28th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16, BLOCK 1, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of April, 2014. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy ClerkThis notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.465280 CN 5/8,15/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2014-CA-000110 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v.THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF SHIRLEY LEA WALKER A/K/A SHIRLEY WALKER; DONALD H. WALKER, DECEASED, ET AL, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOLWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF DONALD H. WALKER, DECEASED, AND SHIRLEY LEA WALKER A/K/A SHIRLEY WALKER, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DONALD H. WALKER, DECEASED AND SHIRLEY LEA WALKER A/K/A SHIRLEY WALKER, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED. Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 1168 BONNEVILLE ST., FORT DENAUD, FL 33935-3301 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: THE SOUTH 212.50 FEET OF THE NORTH 662.50 FEET OF THE EAST 523.00 FEET OF THE WEST 548.00 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 SKYLINE DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN # 32620250LA, TITLE #82035863 AND VIN # 32620250LB, TITLE #82037495, WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED. LESS THAT PORTION CONVEYED TO HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 610, PAGE 326, PUBLIC RECORDS, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before June 6, 2014 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, 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 petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 30th day of April 2014. MaryAnn Munoz Clerk of the Circuit Court /s/ Mamunoz Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 465234 GCD 5/8,15/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. INC 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 1621 2010 1144432-A0002260000 Denton II LLC The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter in Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Tract 2928, Montura Ranch Estates, an unknown subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1987 WESTWAYS single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. AFLWF1AH170713853, Title No. 44915373 and RP Decal NO. 0638336, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0226.0000 Property Address: 615 N. Olivo Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465355 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Guerra Group Investment Corp 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 1288 2009 1134432-A0001320000 Daniel David Castro The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Tract 3685 of Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-13-A00-0132.0000 Property Address: 563 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465131 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 14 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? 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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 2613 2011 1054433-02000000500 Virginia Miller The East 162 feet of Lot 50, SEVEN “K” ESTATES, UNIT NO. 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 75, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465135 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1358 2011 1134432-A0000150100 The Lyndel Group LLC The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5639, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465363 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 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 1261 2006 1254432-A0001610000 Equitymax Inc The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 540 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465125 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1355 2011 1134432-A0000130000 Jorge Fernandez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5641, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465361 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 178 2011 1064428-A0001500000 Cleveland & Jacqueline Senior The Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-28-44-06-A00-0150-0000 Property Address: 7867 21st Terrace, LaBelle, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465357 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1356 2011 1134432-A0000130100 Pedro Luis Rivera Quijano The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5656, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465362 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. INC 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 1396 2010 1324332-A0000280000 Pahokee Environmental Center Inc The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter, of Section 32, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, LESS road dedication of 25 feet on the South and 25 feet on the West side of Tract and of description. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-43-32-A00-0028-0000 Property Address: 13371 Queen Avenue, LaDeca, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465354 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. INC 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 1385 2010 1294332-A0000650000 Gari A Senderhoff The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter, of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, less road dedication of 25 feet on the North side of Tract. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-43-29-A00-0065-0000 Property Address: LaDeca, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465353 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 CORRECTED INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the Port LaBelle Community Development District at the District Of ce, Attention: 2014 Overlay Paving Project, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (PO Box 1605, LaBelle, FL 339751605) until Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Bids may be mailed or hand delivered. The bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline at the District Of ce. The project is titled 2014 Overlay Paving Project. The work consists of installing approximately 11,733 square yards of one inch (1”) AP-9.5 asphalt overlay, and other associated work. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $20.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the Pt. LaBelle Community Development District, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida. The District reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager 465141 CN/CB 5/1,8,15/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeGLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2014 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m ., at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes: 1. Electing Supervisor(s); 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2014-2015 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Friday, the 9th day of May, 2014. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. 465350 BGS 5/15,22/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2915 2007 4104329-02020890040 CHL Home Builders Inc Lot 4, Block 2089, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465127 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 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 2798 2007 4104329-01020320310 CHL Home Builders Inc Lot 31, Block 2032, PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465122 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1352 2011 1134432-A0000100000 Elaine Potter + Elaine De Silva Braga The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5644, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-13-A00-0010.0000 Property Address: 835 N. Verda Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465360 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 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 280 2011 1194428-A0000490000 Carol A Reeves The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 19, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465122 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 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 2863 2007 4104329-02020630100 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 10, Block 2063, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465128 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 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 2913 2007 4104329-02020880120 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 12, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465126 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 1624 2011 1154432-A0000640100 Ana Mercedes Marti-Fuentes + Luis A Gonzalez + David A Gonzalez The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 3336, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465134 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2014 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Electing Supervisor(s); 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2014-2015 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Friday, the 9th day of May, 2014. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. 465348 BGS 5/15,22/2014 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: John Boy Auditorium Air Conditioning Replacement, City of Clewiston, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until Thursday, May 29 2014, 2:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled John Boy Auditorium Air Conditioning Replacement. The work consists of installing a new 1.5 ton air conditioning unit to replace PTAC, a new 25 ton rooftop air conditioning unit to replace existing air conditioner, install all associated ducting, piping, electrical, and building modi cations for replacements. Alternate bid to install an additional 25 ton rooftop unit will be considered. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $20.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Clewiston, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida. The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner. Al Perry, City Manager City of Clewiston, Florida 465368 CN 5/15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. INC 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 1232 2010 1334331-A0000350000 Tarpon IV, LLC The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter, of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, LESS THE WEST 18 FEET THEREOF. Subject to an easement for an access road for the North 30 feet and the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Tract 131 and 132 (LESS THE WEST 18 FEET THEREOF) in Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-31-43-33-A00-0035-0000 Property Address: 4850 Pioneer 19th Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465352 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. INC 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 1723 2010 1154432-A0002180000 Denton II LLC The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter in Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Tract 2695, Montura Ranch Estates, an unknown subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1985 TANG single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. 30610777U, and Title No. 50224475, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holder: Clewiston National Bank) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-15-A00-0218.0000 Property Address: 260 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465356 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 890 2011 1274329-01000E10360 Altagracia Puente From the intersection of the North line of the South half of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East with the centerline of state road 29, run S 3 degrees 51’ East along the centerline of said State Road 29, a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence N 86 degrees 17’ East 450 feet, S 3 degrees 51’ East 50 feet; S 86 degrees 17’ West 450 feet; N 3 degrees 51’ West 50 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being Lots 36 and 37, Unit E-1, Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, Excepting and reserving the Westerly 50 feet for the right of way of State Road 29. Lots 36 and 37 being part of the same lands as conveyed in Of cial Records Book 166, Page 255, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-29-43-27-010-00E1-036.0 Property Address: 5565 S SR 29, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465359 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC,PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 1223 2011 1344331-020000B0090 Helen H Hunter Lot 9, Block B, the Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. AND Lot 10, Block B, the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1975 CHAMPION single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. 0459510668D, Title NO. 11596223 and RP Decal No. R186969, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-31-43-34-020-000B-009.0 Property Address: 4700 Pioneer 10th Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465132 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000813 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Successor by Merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -VS.Olguidia Granda; Capital One Bank (USA), National Association f/k/a Capital One Bank Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000813 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Successor by Merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Olguidia Granda are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Barbara S. Butler, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM, at 11:00 A.M. on June 4, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, 7, AND 8, IN BLOCK 383, OF GENERAL PLAN TO CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 71-78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Barbara S. Butler CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ Mary Ann Munoz DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 465252 CN 5/8,15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3658 2007 4104329-11024330430 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 43, Block 2433, PORT LABELLE UNIT 11, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 29, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465130 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 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 3497 2007 4104329-09023160110 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 11, Block 2316, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465129 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICTYou are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. NOTICE monthly meeting will be held every fourth Wednesday of each month in the year of 2014. UNLESS otherwise advertised. 465369 CN 5/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000170CAAXMX HOMEWARD RESIDENTIAL, INC., Plaintiff vs. SHERI A. GIBBS A/K/A SHERI GIBBS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERI A. GIBBS A/K/A SHERRI GIBBS N/K/A RICKY C. CHARRIER; UNKNOW TENANT(S) Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 4-24-14, and entered in 13000170CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. wherein HOMEWARD RESIDENTIAL, INC., is the Plaintiff and SHERI A. GIBBS A/K/A SHERI GIBBS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERI A. GIBBS A/K/A SHERI GIBBS N/K/A RICKY C. CHARRIER; UNNKOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s). Barbara. Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 25 E. Hickpochee 2nd Floor, Labelle, FL. at 11:00 AM on July 23, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit; THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 43, SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THE WEST 466.47 FEET THEREOF, ALSO LESS THE NORTH 25 FEET THEREOF, AND THE EAST 20 FEET THEREOF. BEING A PART OF TRACT 113 OF LABELLE ACRES, UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH 1998 MERIT MOBILE HOME UNIT ID#FLHMBC763-41918A AND FLHMBC763-41918B, TITLE #82609730 AND 82609764 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Hs pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 1st day of May, 2014. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 465253 CB 5/8,15/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 1509 2011 1144432-A0000720100 Verona A LLC The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3476, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 5th day of June, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of April, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465133 CN 5/1,8,15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-000676-CA-AXMX WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., as Trustee on Behalf of GREEN TREEN 2008-MH1, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street, 1100 Landmark Towers, St. Paul, MN 55102, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF FRANK W. OTTAVIANO, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, SHARON J. OTTAVIANO, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANK W. OTTAVIANO, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON J. OTTAVIANO, TANGLEWOOD OAKS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant to Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovecaptioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 74, TANGLEWOOD OAKS, UNIT ONE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as: 4025 CALOOSA LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash online at https://www.hendry.realforeclosure.com, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 28th day of May, 2014. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on the form below, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the form on the website below (Choose the form for the county where the accommodation is being requested) and return it as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Please see contact information below and select the contact from the county where the accommodation is being requested. http://www.ca.cjis20.org/home/main.adarequest.asp Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 465270 CN 5/8,15/2014 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 16

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 896 2011 1274329-01000E20390 Juan Esquivel From the intersection of the South line of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East with the centerline of S.R. 29, run N 3 degrees 51’ West along the centerline of said S.R. 29, a distance of 275 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N 86 degrees 26’ East 450 feet; 3 degrees 51’ East 25 feet; S 86 degrees 26’ West 450 feet; N 3 degrees 51’ West 25 feet to the Point of Beginning, LESS the Westerly 50 feet for the right of way of S.R. 29, being in Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, and commonly known as Business Lot 39, Section E-2, LaBelle Ranchettes. AND From the intersection of the South line of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East with the centerline of S.R. 29, run N 3 degrees 51’ West along the centerline of said S.R. 29 a distance of 250 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N 86 degrees 26’ East 450 feet; S 3 degrees 51’ East 25 feet; S 86 degrees 26’ West 450 feet; N 3 degrees 51’ West 25 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS the Westerly 50 feet for the right of way of S.R. 29, being in Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, and commonly known as Business Lot 40, Section E-2, LaBelle Ranchettes. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-29-43-27-010-00E2-039.0 Property Address: 5967 S SR 29, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2014 which is the 26th day of June, 2014. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465358 CN 5/15,22,29;6/5/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000919 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 345 St. Peter Street, 1100 Landmark Towers, St. Paul, MN 55102 Plaintiff,EILEEN C. WAGGERBY, KELLY TRACTORS CO. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR 123 LOAN, LLC, GARY N. WAGGERBY, JR., KELLY TRACTOR CO.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR 123 LOAN, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant to Plaintiff’s Amended Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: A parcel of land in fractional Section 24, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida. Commencing at an Iron Railroad Rail marking the 1/4 corner between Section 24 and 19; thence South 89 degrees 11 minutes 15 seconds West along the East-West 1/4 section line in said Section 24 a distance of 1,141.80 feet to a point; thence North 0 degrees 13 minutes 37 seconds West a distance of 1.057.76 feet to an intersection with the Northwesterly right of way of a County Road; thence North 37 degrees 15 minutes 47 seconds East along the said right of way a distance of 296.83 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continue along the said right of way North 44 degrees 39 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 99.18 feet to a point; thence along the said right of way North 61 degrees 55 minutes 50 seconds East a distance of 157.39 feet to a point; thence North 0 degrees 13 minutes 37 seconds West a distance of 147.46 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 46 minutes 23 seconds West a distance of 209.15 feet to a point; thence South 0 degrees 13 minutes 37 seconds East a distance of 291.25 feet to the said point of beginning of this description. Property address: 2861 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 465279 CN 5/8,15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in quadruplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received until June 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM, by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935; for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work connected with a project known as Construct Terminal Apron at LaBelle Airport (Hendry County Bid Number 2014-13). A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for May 20, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the Hendry County Engineering Department. Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided. Other bid or proposal forms will not be accepted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations including all addenda or other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a bid. On or after May 8, 2014, Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations and all addenda or other revisions will be available for examination and may be obtained from the of ce of URS Corporation, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida, 33607-1462, (Phone: 813-636-2139; contact Diane Kline). There is a $100.00 charge for each hard copy set (half-size) of Contract Documents, or $50.00 for each electronic copy set (PDF) of the Contract Documents. Return of the Contract Documents is not required and the amount paid for the Contract Documents is non-refundable. Contractor must purchase the Contract Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a responsive bidder. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certi ed Check in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid. Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs, hereby noti es all bidders that it will af rmatively ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of ninety (90) days. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding a Contract for the work. Contractor selection and disquali cation criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance No. 2001-08. Si necesita la asistencia de un interprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 465014 CN 5/8,15,22,29;6/5/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2014-CA-000118 JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. JOE W. SHIVERS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOE W. SHIVERS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 68 HARDEE STREET, LABELLE, FL 33935 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN JUNE SHIVERS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 487 8TH AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL, DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HENDRY County, Florida. THE SOUTH 40 FEET TO LOT 18 AND ALL OF LOT 19, BLOCK 5 OF LABELLE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 1st day of May, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /s/ Mary Ann Munoz Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F14000251 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA--Team 6 F14000251 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 465255 CN 5/8,15/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000277 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A/ COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff vs, JASON H. SCHMIDT, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Canceling and Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 18th day of March, 2014, entered in Civil Case Number 2010-CA-000277, in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff, and JASON H. SCHMIDT, et al., are the Defendants, Hendry County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 72, TANGLEWOOD OAKS, UNIT ONE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2001 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN #FLA14616206A AND FLA14616206B at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of June, 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: March 18, 2014. Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. BevisIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apary pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 464159 CN 5/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 22-2011-CA-000107 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JOHN JAY WATKINS, ESQUIRE, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF HOSEA J. GIRTMAN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HOSEA J. GIRTMAN; JOSHUA A. GIRTMAN; CLINTON GIRTMAN; BRANDY ROMINE AS GUARDIAN OF MICHAE DAMIAN GIRTMAN; BRANDY ROMINE AS GUARDIAN OF DALTON LEE GIRTMAN; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): CLINTON GIRTMAN Last Known Address 17660 RESERVATION RD NE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: TRACT B, BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THOSE PORTIONS THEREOF AS CONVEYED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 184, PAGE 278 AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 227, PAGE 102, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. LEGAL RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 227, PAGE 102: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID CORNER TRACT B, THENCE N 8934’54” E, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT B A DISTANCE OF 131.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT B, N 8934’54 E, A DISTANCE OF 167.93 FEET; THENCE N 0025’06” W A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PALM STREET; THENCE ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING CONCAVE IN THE NORTHEASTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET. A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4620’03” AND A LONG CHORD BEARING OF N 6711’44” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 47.21 FEET; THENCE S 4558’17” W DISTANCE OF 172.02 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS INTERSECTION. LEGAL RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 184, PAGE 278 IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT “B”, THENCE N 0025’06” W ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B” A DISTANCE OF 56.27 FEET; THENCE N 6035’38” E A DISTANCE OF 280.38 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PALM STREET; THENCE ALONG AN ARC OF CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY, BEING CONCAVE IN THE WESTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 15,24858’43” AN A LONG CHORD BEARING S 928’42” W FOR DISTANCE OF 13.90 FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVE; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING CONCAVE IN THE EASTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE 6129’47” AND A LONG CHORD BEARING OF S 13 16’49” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 61.35 FEET; THENCE S 4558’17” W A DISTANCE OF 172.02 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B”, THENCE S 8934’54” W ALONG SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B” A DISTANCE OF 131.98 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. a/k/a 250 LISA LANE OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the GLADES COUNTY DEMOCRAT, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 24th day of April, 2014. SANDRA BROWN As Clerk of the Court BY: Kayleen Murphy As Deputy Clerk 465118 GCD 5/15,22/2014 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014

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By Donna Storter LongGlades County Commission Chairman Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9 a.m. In attendance were District 2 Commissioner Donna Storter Long Chairman, District 3 Commissioner Paul Beck, District 4 Commissioner Russell Echols, District 5 Commissioner Tim Stanley Vice Chairman, County Manager Paul Carlisle, County Attorney Richard Pringle, Clerk of Court Sandra Brown, Recording Clerk Julie Braddock, Finance Clerk Tiffany Patterson, Public Safety Director Bob Jones, Road Sup’t Avant Brown, 911 Coordinator Terri Anascavage, Planning Commissioner Jim Cianfrani, and Circuit Court Administrator Dawn Oliver PRESENTATIONS / AWARDS 1. 2013 Glades County Court Annual Report Court Administrator Dawn Oliver brie y discussed the annual report of court cases led in Glades Country in 2013; 4,827 court cases were led last year in Glades County w hich was a 22 percent increase. Ms. Oliver thanked Clerk of Court Sandra Brown noting that all court cases are led and handled thru the Clerk’s of ce. CONSENT AGENDA ALL APPROVED 2. Approve Payment of County Warrants 3. Approve the Minutes of the April 28, 2014 Regular Meeting 4. Bid for ADA Compliance Public Facilities Site Improvements Projects-to install automatic handicap accessible doors at the library, courthouse and building dept buildings. 5. Engineering Contract Amendment $ A mend/assign to Aim Engineering $110,000 for Moore Haven Canal construction services, $229.541 FDOT SCOP Loop Road project engineering, $199,604 FDOT SCOP Old Lakeport Road project engineering. BUSINESS AGENDA 6. Approve Resolution Adopting Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEPO) Utilization Report Board adopted a resolution to update the County’s EEOP which is required biannually to keep current with employment laws and to qualify for certain state and federal grants. 7. Delete Items from Property Records and Declare Surplus Board approved the list of equipment to be deleted and sold as surplus including lists of items that had been stored in the old jail facility and lists from other county of ces. Mr. Carlisle stated the School Board is interested in joining the county in a surplus sale and will share the advertising costs. The date for the sale has not yet been determined. 8. J.J. Wiggins Litigation Executive Session Board moved to continue this item until 1:30 p.m. when a court reporter would be available to record the discussion of legal options relative to a petition led by the trustees of JJ Wiggins Trust against Glades County to have a zoning ruling set aside. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS Clerk of Court Sandra Brown told the Board that Diane Croskey had invited all to attend the dedication service for the Washington Park Community Center Saturday May 17 at noon. COUNTY ATTORNEY Richard Pringle informed the Board that the FEMA Flood Plain ordinance will be on the agenda in June. COUNTY MANAGER Paul Carlisle told the Board that HR Director Mary Ann Whitney, who also administers Social Services for the county, is preparing proposals for updating and amending the current SHIP program/ policies which will be coming to the Board for approval and adoption. Mr. Carlisle reported that FDOT is working on the design and construction of the entrance to America’s Gateway on US 27 and are also looking into the possibility of having the county’s business park also have an entrance from 27. Mr. Carlisle stated following the Board’s direction from the last meeting he is planning a Legislative Appreciation Day and proposed three dates for consideration: June 14, 21, or 28, all of which are on a Saturday. He asked the Commissioners to get with him if they have other dates to consider. Commissioner Echols inquired of Mr. Carlisle about the old jail facility and Mr. Carlisle stated they are cleaning it out (much of the surplus equipment from item 7 has been stored in the old jail) and he has contacted Wright Construction to repair the windows that have shown evidence of leakage. Chairman Storter inquired about the construction of the Clerk’s new storage building and Mr. Carlisle stated they are hanging drywall so it should be ready in about a month; he also commented that the pavilion at Harney Pond was nearing completion as well. When Storter inquired about the contract with Wright to build the new EOC (Emergency Operations Center) Mr. Carlisle informed the Board that Wright is delivering the nal plans to the state for approval and expects to present the GMP Guaranteed Maximum Price to the Board at the next commission meeting. He stated they have assured him they will complete the project within the deadline. Commissioner Beck inquired if the 911 back-up communication equipment had been removed from the old jail; Mr. Carlisle stated it had not, and that moving it was expensive and he hoped it would not have to be moved until the EOC was built and perhaps be housed there. COMMISSIONERS ITEMS AND COMMENTS Commissioner Stanley stated he hoped Jordan Loop could soon be patched as he had many calls about it. Mr. Carlisle explained getting asphalt for such a small job has to wait until the asphalt supplier is running his plant for another project. Commissioner Beck commented on the progress of the improvements to Harne y Pond Canal Park, noting he hoped the county could build a double boat ramp, two more boat ramps, and additional parking as this access point to Lake Okeechobee is used b y sherman from all over the country. The meeting was continued at 9:30 to be reconvened at 1:30 PM for the executive session. ADJOURN These notes are prepared by Donna Storter who is solely responsible for thei r content. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 18 house, improvements in the air conditioner and insulation, new courtroom technology and the courtroom carpet was cleaned. In 2014 the court system should see the construction of a new storage facility for records, a upgraded security system, an upgraded recording system, elevator repairs, alarm and electric repairs, and other improvements. The Glades County Board of County Commissioner held an executive session to discuss a litigation led against them by the trustees of the J.J. Wiggins Trust over a recent land planning decision. Commissioner Russell Echols said this was a meeting to discuss possible settlement and not a private meeting with the members of the trust. County Attorney Richard Pringle stated there would be no decision made in private at this meeting. A dedication of the Washington Park community center will be held Saturday, May 17 at noon. The public is invited to attend. Glades County is also seeking interested applicants for position of volunteer re ghter. A billboard on U.S. 27 has advertised the need for volunteer remen. The website is www.volunteer remen.org. In other actions, County Manager Paul Carlisle reported the Florida Department of Transportation is working on improvements for the intermodal logistics center. They have requested some changes to the entrance road to the nearby County Business Park. A legislator appreciation event is planned in June to honor the efforts of State Senator Bill Galvano and State Representative Car y Pigman for their efforts during the 2014 legislative session. There is currently a grant in aid in the proposed state budget to assist the county in development of their business park. Work is ongoing on pavilions at Harne y Pond Canal in Lakeport with completion date within 30 days. The construction of a new storage building for clerk of the court records is also expected to be complete in the next month. Wright Construction reports they will be able to complete the construction of the new Emergency Operations Center before state funding lapses on the project. Commissioner Tim Stanley said he’s gotten several complaints of road work needed on Jordan Loop in Buckhead Ridge. Commissioner Paul Beck said he’s gotten a lot of compliments on the work being done at the Harney Pond Canal in Lakeport. He said the facility will better serve the shing public next winter. A ribbon cutting is being considered. Mr. Beck would like to install another boat ramp and increase parking at the facility. “If we can do that we can take care of more boats and shermen and the public seems to want that. Harney Pond is already a magnet for shermen from all over the country.” Commissioner Donna Storter Long suggested some changes are needed in the noise and nuisance ordinance in the county. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 High School appreciates support for Teacher A ppreciation DayMoore Haven Junior-Senior High School w ould like to offer a special “Thank-You” to the following businesses and community members for your support and appreciation for your contributions to our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week: Dr. Earle Edwards Orthodontics; Glades County 4-H Tycee Prevatt; Joey’s Pizza & Subs Sergio Filion; Prevailing Word Christian Center Pastor Mazie T. Ford; Pentecostal Faith Cathedral Church; Sherry’s Aruba Tiki Grill Sherry Conway; Seacoast National Bank Lucinda Tevlin; and, Superintendent Scott Bass and the Glades County School Board. Lori S. Bond Con dential Secretary Moore Haven Jr-Sr High School Letters to the Editor Glades County Commission meeting notes OKEECHOBEE--An informational meeting for local small scale producers of vegetables and fruits and other locally grown farm products will be held Thursday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Okeechobee County Extension Of ce in the Okeechobee County Annex, 458 U.S. 98 N. The Extension Service has invited several speakers that will assist producers in choosing appropriate marketing methods for local agricultural products. Here’s who will be making presentations:  Yvette Goodiel, Martin County Agricultural Extension Agent: Farm Coop organizations;  Natalie Parkell, Vertical Horizons Farm & Stuart Green Market Manager: Our experience with a community market;  Beth Alexis Owens, Extension Farm to School Program Coordinator: Using Florida Food Connect to market your farm products. After the presentations, interested growers will have the opportunity to get together to make plans to address local organizational issues. Fruit & vegetable farmers to meet ACT offers counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.

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By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat Larry Davis has come a long way from ying crop dusters in Belle Glade as he is now the helicopter pilot that serves the Florida Forest Service (FFS) Okeechobee District, w hich includes Glades County. Mr. Davis is a U.S. Army Veteran, who began to y in the army back in 1977. He trained rst at Fort Carson, Colo., then had an opportunity to join ight school at Fort Rucker, Ala. and later trained at Fort Hood, Texas. He has also own oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and for Florida Crystals as an Executive Transport. "It is very gratifying working to put out res and to help the ground guys put out res, protect homes and people, there's a lot of boredom in the job but overall the res w e do put out make it worth it," he said. Mr. Davis said this is a hot spot for wild res because there is a lot of fuel for res. "We have palmettos, sable palms and things that are very highly ammable. The vegetation during dry seasons creates oil that burns hot and very rapidly, it is totally different than the environment out west." Mr. Davis' largest re was one along I-95 in Palm Bay a few years ago. A number of homes were endangered. The re had been set by an arsonist. The helicopter can reach most res in the district within 10 to 15 minutes. They use whatever water sources are available, ponds, lakes, canals, etc. Mr. Davis said they drop the bucket that carries 320 gallons of w ater, let it ll up and then use the water to ght the blaze. "We use any body of water we can nd and get to. Our rangers on the ground put in a lot of hours, with very low pay, and need to be commended for what they do," he added. The helicopter they y is a 1964 US1H that they believe ew combat missions in V ietnam. The helicopter was received by the then Division of Forestry after Hurricane A ndrew. It was modi ed in California to a super Huey with a bigger engine, larger landing gear and with other improvements. Every 100 hours it is inspected for possible repairs. Mechanic John Henneman is in charge of keeping the helicopter airborne. He works out of a hangar at the Okeechobee County airport. Mr. Henneman has been with the Forest Service for four years. He began as a mechanic with the U.S. Coast Guard where he worked for 23 years. He has served in such places as North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Mobile, Alabama, New Orleans and Los A ngeles and has own over Antarctica. He w as sworn into the Coast Guard by his father Gerry Henneman, who was a commissioned of cer. He grew up around the Coast Guard and always had an interest in aviation. He realized the importance of having a good mechanic when he ew helicopters that were often 100 miles off shore in the middle of the night. "I try to make sure everything is just right in the helicopter and that it is fully air worthy. If something is wrong, I won't let it leave the ground even if there is a re. Aircrafts are replaceable but pilots are not," he added. Mr. Henneman said he has enjoyed living and working in the Okeechobee District after many years working in the hustle and bustle of South Florida. He said he is very proud of the work he does for the FFS. "The aircraft and crew do a great mission. If it can't get airborne it all falls on me," he explained. FFS Spokesperson Melissa Yunas said the community is very fortunate to have the helicopter locally based because it can respond quickly to large res. She noted it is often the celebrity at these res as she recounts times where residents sit in lawn chairs to watch the helicopter work. She notes it helps protect the re ghters and tractors that can sometimes get bogged down in pastures, wetlands and other remote areas. There are seven helicopters in the state assigned to the FFS. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 15, 2014 20 FFS helicopter crew ready to ght large res Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Charles Murphy (Left to right) Larry Davis, helicopter pilot and John Henneman, mechanic, are part of a team that is vital to protecting Okeechobee from large brush res. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Florida Forest ServiceCrews on the ground bene t from the helicopter's bird's eye view.