Glades County Democrat

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Glades County Democrat
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Democrat
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Newspaper
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English
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Glades Pub. Co.
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Moore Haven Fla
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June 20, 2013
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United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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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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By Julia GlumUniversity of Florida When it comes to xing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes. That's the take-away from a new study by two University of Florida researchers who say efforts to restore damaged and destroyed tropical forests can go awry if the people making the plans of action don't choose wisely. "We need to be careful about what is it we're losing and gaining," UF biology professor Francis E. "Jack" Putz said. Mr, Putz worked with UF biology professor Claudia Romero on the paper, which will appear in the July issue of Biotropica. Deforestation continues at a rapid pace in much of South By Katrina ElskenSpecial to The Glades County Democrat A Clewiston woman was seriously injured Saturday, July 12, after she apparently lost control of her vehicle and crashed on U.S. 27 in Glades County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Mayra Zuniga, 21, of Clewiston, was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer southbound on U.S. 27 in the inside lane. The front of the vehicle began to yaw to the right. The vehicle then began to travel southwest across the southbound lanes of the highway. The driver lost control as the Explorer departed the roadway. The vehicle overturned on the west grassy shoulder and the driver was ejected. The Explorer came to rest in a ditch west of the roadway. Ms. Zuniga was transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, Elazarus Blackmon, 23, of Moore Haven, received minor injuries in the crash and was also transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center. Thursday, July 17, 2014 Vol. 86, No. 24 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Protect Florida’s Children ... Page 6 Installation of Of cers Crossroad Puzzle ... Page 7 50¢ Plus tax Glades at a Glance ... Page 14See Research — Page 3... Page 8 Is Deforestation the Best Option?Deforestation remedies can back re, say researchers G.C. Crash Sends Two to Hospital Photo by Teresa Chandler‘I’m Proud to be an American’Rainbow captured with ag blowing freely in the wind at WM/ Okeechobee Land ll after the storm on Tuesday, July 8.

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America, Southeast Asia and the Congo Basin. Similarly, escaped agricultural res and uncontrolled logging harm huge areas of tropical forest around the world. That destruction is linked to loss of habitat for wildlife, soil erosion and even accelerated climate change. Estimates of how much land is deforested run as high as 18 million acres a year an area nearly as large as South Carolina and a similarly large area is degraded. The people deciding what to do in those areas range from villagers to large landowners to global stakeholders. Options include letting the forests recover naturally, assisting natural regeneration, or planting new trees so as to make the areas more wildlifefriendly and biodiversity rich but each comes at a cost, Mr. Putz said. So, when developing forest access and use policies, people need to consider several factors, including shortand long-term nancial pro ts, biodiversity and local needs for timber and non-timber forest products, such as medicinal plants. The authors say it's possible to minimize environmental impacts if decision-makers pay attention to ecosystem structure, composition and dynamics. They shouldn't base everything on a single statistic, such as the total land area occupied by a forest, especially if the state of that forest is not speci ed. The authors point out that even when there's technically no net deforestation, tropical forests can still suffer. For example, if degraded natural forests are replaced by plantations of invasive exotic trees or low water-use ef ciency trees, biodiversity will diminish, wildlife could suffer and soil erosion could render streams unusable by local villagers. "When you save a forest from deforestation, it's great, but you might not have gotten the full package of what you wanted," he said. The discussion, Mr. Putz said, needs to center on the de nition of "forest." The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations describes it as an area of more than 0.5 hectares, or a little more than an acre, with trees taller than about 16 feet and more than 10 percent canopy cover. Using that de nition could obscure great losses of forest values, he said. In general, the bene ts of a forest are jeopardized when land-use decisions are based on that overly loose classi cation, according to the paper. Under that designation, for example, tree plantations qualify as forests. Although plantations can supply services to society, such as slope stabilization, rewood and carbon, they can also result in avoidable losses of biodiversity. They have less value in some ways, Putz said, and more value in others. But once people differentiate among types of forests, alternatives to environmentally destructive management will become real options. Then, decision-makers can fully examine the local, regional and global bene ts of natural forests versus their economic priorities. "We need to demand clarity about what's meant by forest' and what the full range of costs are of different interventions," Mr. Putz said. "Then we need to gure out the mechanism to get decisionmakers to employ the interventions that are least damaging to naturalness but that still satisfy their other desires." 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 ResearchContinued From Page 1 In celebration of the Disney's Planes Fire and Rescue movie, the Florida Forest Service will showcase their wildland re ghting equipment for children of all ages at the Brahman Theatre 3 on July 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. "This movie is a great opportunity to educate the children of Okeechobee County about the importance of wild re prevention," states Forest Ranger Seth Waugh. "80 percent of all wild res in Okeechobee County are caused by people; we hope to teach the very young that matches are not toys, so when the children grow up, they are responsible adults with re. Children have a natural curiosity about re and you can't underestimate their ability to strike matches or start a lighter." Florida Forest Service, Okeechobee City and County Fire Departments will set up a touch-a-truck event outside the movie theater, free of charge. There will be specialized re ghting bulldozers, engines, rescue and ladder trucks on display. The event will also have games, prizes and re prevention giveaways. "In an emergency there is chaos and panic," Waugh continues, "we want to teach children that re ghters are their friends and there is no reason to hide from your friends." Special guest appearances by Smokey Bear will occur throughout the day. City, county and state re ghters will be on hand to answer questions, inspire imaginations and instill re prevention education. The event will be held on July 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brahman Theatre 3, located on 1610 S. Parrot Ave, Okeechobee. Disney’s Wild re Movie ‘Sparks’ Education

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5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 Football and FaithBY DR. TODD BUCK First Baptist Church of ClewistonThe 2014 World Cup in Brazil is now history. For many Americans, it was over the minute our team lost to Belgium. But a sense of pride certainly spurred millions to watch a sport that — like most Olympic sports — lies outside of our minds and hearts on a regular basis. In a city overseen by a 98 foot tall ‘Christ the Redeemer’ concrete statue — with its arms outstretched symbolically over the city and nation — one could sense spiritual moments from time to time. I watched in amazement during one of Brazil’s games as the team gathered in a circle, kneeling and praying. The British commentator uneasily suggested the team was ‘gathering for re ection.’ Broadcasters are uncomfortable, it seems, in acknowledging that prayer exists. While I do not know the spiritual condition of those offering that prayer, honesty would at least call it by its proper name. What is amazing about events like the Olympics and World Cup is how hard the organizers try for them to be real spiritual experiences — minus God. Sometimes, it seems they almost promise to solve the problems of the world. Events like these are a great force for good: a celebration of strength, beauty, teamwork and the agility of the human body. They revel in the vitality of youth. But the most amazing thing is the way they bring people together. It is certainly exciting to see the nations of the world coming together for a common purpose. The games attempt to bring unity, peace, light and grace. But in the end, all that they really offer is sports. That’s it. Just sports. Sports make some people champions, but they also produce a lot of ‘losers’ — including sore ones. Sports can lead to bitter disputes and angry disagreements. Sometimes, instead of bringing nations together, they drive them apart. Accusations of foul play, cheating and unfair judgments by the ofcials are common fare. After the ceremonies die down and the fans go home, one discovers that although sports can be an enjoyable hobby, they make a poor religion. They do not shine with a true light and they cannot produce a lasting peace. One of the problems of the Olympics and World Cup is that they do not last forever. They come to an end, as they always do, and even while the athletes party on, the feelings of sadness and loss are palpable. In reality, everything that is good and true about the World Cup points us to what God has given us in Christ Jesus. The Bible promises that when the world and all of its games are over, there will be a celebration to end all celebrations. It will be the most amazing spectacle that anyone has ever seen. It will ‘not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it’ (Rev. 21:2326). In that parade of nations, there will be no losers, only winners: champions for Christ. Everyone there will be a child of light. And the celebration will last forever. Now that is worth your attention! If readers would like to comment on an article or suggest an idea for one, feel free to email Dr. Buck at: toddbucksr@gmail. com.Community Christian EventsCLEWISTON — The Red Barn Gospel Sing will be held at the Community Christian Church during the summer months. Community Christian Church is located at 201 N. Fransisco Street in Clewiston. For more information, please call Rosalind Osborne at 863-254-5184.Agents of TruthCLEWISTON — Church of Christ, located in Clewiston at 336 Central Ave., is hosting Agents of Truth Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Classes are for children in rst through sixth grade. Join the Church of Christ for fun, songs, puppets, games and Bible stories. Learn about God and His love. Light refreshments will be served. For questions or to register, please call 863-902-8822. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION FWCFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists provided an update at the agency’s June Commission meeting in Fort Myers regarding Florida panther research and conservation programs. Due to the success of panther conservation efforts over the past 40 years, the panther population has grown signi cantly since the 1970s, when the panther was federally listed as Endangered. Biologists have updated their “population range estimate” to re ect an increase to between 100 to 180 adult panthers in Florida. Based on this estimate and habitat availability, panthers likely have reached their carrying capacity south of the Caloosahatchee River. Historically, panthers ranged throughout Florida and into seven other southeastern states. Today, most panthers are found south of the Caloosahatchee River in Florida. The FWC and partners, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are preparing for the natural expansion of the increasing population. Because large tracts of land are needed to sustain a healthy panther population, private landowners will be crucial to range expansion. “Due to the expansive habitat needs of the Florida panther, the continued growth of their population presents a unique challenge to the FWC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,” said FWC Commissioner Liesa Priddy. “As panther range expands, impacts on private landowners will continue to increase.” With the increasing number of panthers, there also are increasing interactions and conicts with people. The FWC and partner agencies currently are working with landowners to address the challenges they may face in having panthers on their lands. “We know panthers can prey upon pets and livestock, and we strive to nd solutions that work for people who experience these very real losses,” said Thomas Eason, director of the FWC’s Division of Habitat and Species Conservation.How to HelpPeople can help with panther research by reporting sightings at FloridaPantherNet.org. Reporting observations can help FWC biologists address panther conservation needs by identifying the areas used by these large cats. Florida residents can support panther conservation efforts by purchasing a Protect the Panther license plate, available at BuyAPlate. com. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWC’s research and management of Florida panthers. To report dead or injured panthers, call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. For more information on Florida panthers, visit FloridaPantherNet.org. FWC Commissioners Receive Florida Panther Update Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 0.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. “The last two weeks have seen some large drops in oil prices and gasoline spot pricesa very exciting thing to see in the middle of the summer driving season,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Motorists have some nice relief coming at the pump to look forward to in the next week to two as these drops make it to retail outlets. Over the next week, the national average will fall back under $3.50/galsomething we haven’t seen since April, and will also drop under last year’s average in the next few days. There is also the possibility for further declines if we don’t see a hurricane or geopolitical tensions ruin things. I’d caution motorists as we expect these large decreases to only buy the amount of gasoline they immediately need as prices drop, and to shop around as price gaps between stations widen because of the quick decrease in wholesale gas price. Some stations will be buying the cheaper gasoline and passing on savings faster, leading to a wide array of gas prices,” DeHaan said. Gas PriceWHAT IS AMAZING... IS HOW HARD THE ORGANIZERS TRY FOR THEM TO BE REAL SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES—MINUS GOD.DR. TODD BUCK

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Governor’s Press Of ceGovernor Rick Scott announced he has signed Senate Bill 1666 which strengthens laws and increases resources to protect children from abuse and neglect. Governor Scott said, “As a father and a grandfather, the safety of Florida’s children is a top priority. That’s why this session we succeeded in creating 270 additional child protective investigators, so we can decrease caseloads and provide our servants in the eld the support they need to ensure we’re doing everything possible to protect our children. We have to do everything we can to protect our children from abuse and neglect, and these reforms and targeted investments will better enable our child welfare servants to do their job.” The reforms signed into law today establish a new Assistant Secretary for Child Welfare at DCF, create a “Critical Incident Rapid Response Team” to quickly investigate child abuse deaths where the child was known to the child welfare system, strengthen provisions relating to safety plans for children who have been abused or neglected and codi es that the foremost goal of the department is to protect the best interest of children. “We are eager to start implementing this important bill and the resources provided to put needed boots on the ground to protect children,” Interim DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said. “Governor Scott has been a strong and vocal supporter for the children of this state and these reforms would not have been realized without his leadership and devotion to Florida’s vulnerable children.” Senate President Don Gaetz said, “The goal of this bipartisan legislation is to build on our more than $1.3 billion existing commitment to child welfare through targeted policies that aim to prevent child deaths due to maltreatment, to learn from tragedies we cannot prevent, and to expand the resources needed to help families stay whole and healthy.” House Speaker Will Weatherford said, “I’m proud we were able to pass this critical legislation reforming our child welfare system to better protect children. While we can never prevent every tragedy from happening, adding additional caseworkers and services for families in crisis will help ensure our child welfare system can continue to serve more children in need and new transparency measures will hold government accountable for improvements. I thank Senate President Gaetz and Governor Scott for making the safety of our children a priority this year.” Senator Garret Richter, President Pro Tempore, said, “With this critical investment in prevention services for Florida children and families, Governor Scott and the Legislature are paving the way for more children to grow up in safe, nurturing homes. We must stay focused on the end goal, and that is healthy families.” Senator Eleanor Sobel, Senate bill sponsor, said, “This is landmark legislation in terms of improving Florida’s child welfare system. We worked tirelessly during session to hear from advocates and experts from around the state to ensure the needs of vulnerable families were being met and the changes in this bill will strengthen our approach to helping Florida’s children and families. Thank you to Governor Scott for signing this remarkable legislation.” Senator John Thrasher said, “Governor Scott signing this historical child welfare bill shows his steadfast support for the families and children our state is called to serve. This important new law allows DCF to make strategic improvements to further the goal of protecting Florida’s most vulnerable.” Senator Denise Grimsley said, “Ensuring the safety of our state’s children is our rst and most important priority. It is incumbent on us to never stop trying to improve, and this legislation starts us down a path of learning from mistakes, particularly child fatalities, and ensuring our communities participate in making sure services are in place for those children and families most at risk.” Senator Aaron Bean said, “My colleagues and I stand with the Governor in his support and signing of SB 1666 strengthening our state’s protection of Florida’s vulnerable children. We are committed to seeing positive change and stopping even one more child in Florida from falling victim to abuse and neglect.” Senator Joe Negron said, “I thank the Governor for seeing the value of protecting at-risk children in our state and focusing attention on improving child welfare practice. I look forward to seeing these changes implemented and the positive progress that will result.” Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli said, “Child welfare requires a community and statewide effort and this legislation clari es how agencies will work together to respond quickly and systematically to child deaths resulting from abuse or neglect. Improving our response must be an ongoing and urgent commitment. SB 1666 takes important steps to protect our most at-risk children by enhancing the quality of our child protection workforce as well as increasing the transparency and expert review of the child welfare system so needed improvements can be made more rapidly and save children’s lives.” Representative Marti Coley, Speaker Pro Tempore, said, “I can think of few worthier causes than raising standards and best practices to protect Florida’s children who suffer from abuse and neglect. I thank Governor Scott for signing this bill and commend the legislative teams, state agencies and advocates who worked so hard to see these changes come to fruition.” Representative Gayle Harrell, House bill sponsor, said, “This legislation puts child safety rst, which puts all our efforts in perspective. This legislation also will improve the services necessary they need to grow up and become successful. It is part of the coordinated approach we have taken this year and is the last of the three bills we have passed to protect children. Our children will be much safer as a result. I applaud Governor Scott for signing this bill into law today.” Representative Seth McKeel said, “I applaud that this legislation addresses the high caseloads DCF has been working under and provides more child welfare positions to give investigators more time to spend on each case. Every abuse or neglect case is complex and involves hours if not days of work to ensure the right services are provided and the right decisions are made.” Representative Matt Hudson said, “Increasing the number of child protective investigators with social work backgrounds can only enhance the system and bring another dimension to this important work. This legislation helps make that possible with nancial incentives and support to reward those who choose this worthy career.” Representative Richard Corcoran said, “The child welfare bill being signed into law today puts the needs of Florida’s endangered children rst by improving case practice and making sure their best interests are being served. I am pleased my fellow legislators put such hard work into this bill, and I stand with the Governor in signing it today.” Kurt Kelly, CEO of the Florida Coalition for Children, said, “This legislation makes the safety of children paramount. From the time we transitioned to a communitybased care system in Florida, lawmakers have shown their commitment to investing in the protection and safety of children in our state. The Governor and the Legislature have now taken another step in the right direction with this legislation, ensuring we’re taking a long-term view of Florida’s child welfare system and the investment needed to keep children safe.” Shelley Katz, Chairwoman of the Florida Coalition for Children Board of Directors and Chief Operating Of cer of Children’s Home Society of Florida, said, “We commend Governor Scott and our Legislature for focusing on our state’s most vulnerable children during the 2014 session. The enactment of SB 1666 is an important step toward improving the safety and well-being of children who have suffered abuse or neglect and those who are at risk of such suffering. As we know more must still be done, our community-based-care and provider organizations look forward to continued partnership with lawmakers, DCF and our communities to create a premier child welfare system to best protect Florida’s children.” Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 6 Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Protect Florida’s Children 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 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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 leyendo!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. SCHOOL BRIEFS

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7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 Crossword Puzzle BY DELORES MAXEYPageant Coordinator The Kissimmee Valley Christian Workers Congress convened at Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Pahokee (Pastor Larry Harrell) from June 16 to 20. In attendance were churches from Belle Glade, Clewiston, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, LaBelle, Lake Placid, Okeechobee, Pahokee and South Bay. The theme for this session was, “Not a Fan but a Follower.” The week was a learning experience helping participants to distinguish between a fan and a follower of Jesus. The Congress ended with an exciting event, the Youth Pageant. Youth Pageant participants included Unique Sharp, New Bethel, LaBelle; Sa’Mya Russ, United, Pahokee; Nadia I ll, Greater Friendship, Clewiston; Ja’Khia Posey, Shiloh, Pahokee; Kreig Weston, United, Pahokee; and Darin Powell, Greater Friendship, Clewiston. Sa’Mya Russ, the daughter of Eurhonda Maxey and Eric Russ, was crowned 2014 queen, representing United Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor James W. White; and Darin Powell was crowned 2014 King, representing Friendship of Clewiston, Pastor Gary McNealy. Kissimmee Valley Missionary Baptist Association, 38th Annual Session of the Christian Workers Congress Youth Pageant. President Alonzo McKenzie, Moderator Kenneth C. Holley, and Coordinator Delores Maxey. Christian Youth Pageant SUBMITTED PHOTOKissimmee Valley Conference. SUBMITTED PHOTOKissimmee Valley Conference. I THINK THAT MUCH OF THE ADVICE GIVEN TO YOUNG MEN ABOUT SAVING MONEY IS WRONG. I NEVER SAVED A CENT UNTIL I WAS FORTY YEARS OLD. I INVESTED IN MYSELF – IN STUDY, IN MASTERING MY TOOLS, IN PREPA-RATION. MANY A MAN WHO IS PUTTING A FEW DOLLARS A WEEK INTO THE BANK WOULD DO MUCH BETTER TO PUT IT INTO HIMSELF. HENRY FORD

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 8 New hope for a new yearMoore Haven Lions ClubThe Moore Haven Lions Club installed their 2014/15 of cers and directors on July 8. The ceremony began with the invocation by long-time member and director, L.C. Roundtree, and followed with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Kirby Sullivan, corresponding secretary. After the delicious meal, Kirby Sullivan presented Carl Ross with a beautiful plaque in appreciation for his outstanding service and commitment as the 2013/14 president. Guest speaker A. Geoffrey Wade, of Port St. Lucie West Lions Club, district treasurer and past district governor, installed the following new of cers and members: President Duane Pottorff; Vice President Carl Ross; second Vice President Julie Hunter; Recording Secretary Sarah Ross; Corresponding Secretary Kirby Sullivan; Treasurer George Coates; Board of Directors L.C. Roundtree and Lorie Ward; new member Monica Hinojosa, of Pritchard's Insurance of Moore Haven. President Duane Pottorff shared his vision for the New Year and L.C. Roundtree closed with the Benediction. Other visitors were Craig and Pat Hanks, Janice Brown, Bilinda Pottorff, Jeffrey Sullivan and Lowell Pritchard The Lions Club's next meeting will be held July 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Glades County Sheriff's Department and all are invited. Installation of Of cers Submitted PhotoSara Ross, Lorie Ward, A. Geoffrey Wade, President Duane Pottorff, Carl Ross, Monica Hinojosa, Kirby Sullivan,and L.C. Roundtre e. Submitted PhotoKirby Sullivan presents out-going President Carl Ross with an appreciation plaque.

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By Erica SkolteU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District The Florida II is a survey vessel, but it has the capability to provide much more information than just water depth. The design speci cations and specialized equipment it carries make it possible to do many different types of surveys, and also make it suitable for underwater archaeological research. "As part of National Environmental Policy Act compliance, we have to do cultural resource surveys on all projects we initiate, whether they are terrestrial or underwater, at least a year in advance of work being done," said Natalie Garrett, archaeologist. "That includes upland dredge disposal sites and inlets like Jacksonville Harbor. We need to make sure that there are no historic sites, including shipwrecks, such as those from the Civil War and World War II." "We have to identify any sites within our project areas and coordinate with the State Historic Preservation Of cer and Tribal Historic Preservation Of cer and take any actions required to make sure the sites aren't adversely affected," said Wendy Weaver, an archeologist with special training in underwater archaeology, who has been evaluating terrestrial and submerged cultural resources with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for ve years. During a cultural resources survey, archaeologists look for historic properties, including structures, shipwrecks and potential prehistoric or other archaeological sites. Shipwrecks are protected by the state of Florida, and in federal waters, they are protected under the National Historic Preservation Act and the Abandoned Shipwrecks Act. Sometimes, there will be a buffer zone around a site and prohibitions against any bottom-disturbing activities, such as dredging, dumping or anchoring. "I was really impressed with the capabilities of the Florida II. We are capable of doing many archaeological surveys inhouse, rather than having to contract [the work] out," said Ms. Weaver. The Florida II is fully equipped with specialized software, hardware and equipment that is deployed and towed off the stern of the vessel. One specialized piece of equipment that can be towed is a magnetometer, which is similar to a metal detector. It picks up on materials that have some component of iron, but does not detect gold, silver, aluminum or brass. Things like berglass hulls would not be picked up, but rigging and engine parts would. Metal ship hulls, cannons, anchors and anchor chains and even old wooden shipwrecks with nails could be detected, as well as things like unexploded ordnance. Magnetometers are also helpful for nding shipwrecks that have been covered by sand during hurricanes. Another feature is the side scan sonar, which takes a picture of the surface using sound waves. It can nd boats, debris and objects like crab traps sitting on the surface. The sub-bottom pro ler penetrates below the surface. It shows reef areas and other formations that might support marine life, as well as old shorelines, where it is common to have archeological sites. It can show things like old riverbeds and shell middens, piles of shell that may indicate that there was an archaeological site there before the sea level rose and covered it. Archaeologists know that archaeological sites on land often project out onto the continental shelf, since some of the areas that are currently underwater once were previously on dry land. For example, when the paleochannels (former river channels that don't exist anymore because they are now totally underwater) of the Econ na and Aucilla Rivers were followed three miles out into the Gulf of Mexico, archaeologists found a mastodon kill site in about 15 feet of water. Arrowheads, mastodon teeth and bones were evidence that the site was where a huge mastodon was killed and butchered. "That's why it's important to look for archaeological sites underwater," said Ms. Weaver. "There's always the potential for them to occur. We have found some promising sub-bottom data on the Atlantic Coast, but haven't identi ed any archaeological sites as of yet. "We have done some surveys in smaller vessels in shallower water, but offshore, the Florida II provides a bigger, more stable platform that allows work to continue even in rougher weather," said Weaver. "In addition, the survey grid is programmed in, so the transects that the vessel follows are very uniform." Archaeological Research 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014

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Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Hunting & FishingLooking for land to take my son and daughter hunting for hogs and or deer. willing to pay for use of land and will sign a waiver of liability! I have hunted all my life and I am a good steward of the land and very respectful of other peoples land. If you have some land and want to get a few hogs off it and make some cash let me know. Kevin Cape coral. (239)297-6661 or (239)321-9174 Landscaping Supplies Landscaping Supplies Apartments1bed/1bath Wildwood apts. 863.983.3151 BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. Greentree East Apartments 2 Bdrm. Apts. •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager • Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities •Farm workers welcomed Call 9021577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer MOORE HAVEN For Sale, 4 duplexes (8 units) Rentals. All are 2br./1ba. Central AC, Tiled throughout. Good location & good tenants. Owner nancing w/$50,000 down. Asking price $389,000. Call Joe 305-720-3322. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Condos/Townhouses RentTOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. Ready to move in. New World Realty. 305-444-9300 or 305-951-7666. Mobile Home LotsDuplex Mobile Home Lot w/seperate water meters & septic tank. Singlewide mobile on one lot (needs replaced) other lot 3BR, 2BA Combo Mobile & Family Room add on rental. Reduced Quick Sale. Owner out of town. All offers considered. 577 Mellisa Dr. (off of 833, half mile from 27). (863)381-0609 Duplex Mobile Home Lot w/sperate water meters & septic tank. Singlewide mobile on one lot (needs replaced) other lot 3BR, 2BA Combo Mobile & Family Room add on rental. Reduced Quick Sale. Owner out of town. All offers considered. 577 Mellisa Dr. (off of 833, half mile from 27). (863)381-0609 Mobile Home RentClewiston 1br. Newly renovated singlewide on dead end street. No pets. Water included. $675 mo. + $800 Security 954-495-5244. CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W/D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $600 mo., & $600 security. (954)495-5244. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 10 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 Full Time READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Elsie Sellers Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis, we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product.205 South W.C. Owen Ave Clewiston, Fl. 33440 (863) 983-6181 Supporting Sponsors: Riverside Real Estate Calvins Cooling Corp. Hurricane Charlies Caloosa Belle The UPS Store LaBelle PG Waterfront Hotel Everglades Seasoning Sweet Party Rental € Savage 4X4 Deans South of the Border Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro & Noone 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 By Mickie AndersonUF/IFAS It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals. But as it turns out, factors such as the mosquito’s own genetics and the climate it lives in have a big – albeit complicated and not wholly understood – role to play in its lifespan. University of Florida researchers, hoping to better understand how West Nile virus affects mosquitoes set up an experiment they outline in the Journal of Vector Ecology’s current issue. Mosquitoes can transmit any number of pathogens to humans, including protozoan malaria, West Nile, dengue and chikungunya viruses. Malaria cases range between 350 million and 500 million each year, with one million to three million deaths every year. In the experiment, UF researchers examined survival rates for mosquitoes from two laboratory-reared colonies, one from Gainesville and one from Vero Beach. Half of each of the mosquito colonies was fed West Nile virus-infected blood, the other half was kept as a control population, and fed blood without the virus. They divided the groups once more, this time keeping the mosquitoes at two temperatures, one group at 80.6 degrees, the other at 87.8 degrees Fahrenheit – a rather large difference in temperature for cold-blooded insects. Their ndings were both unexpected and illuminating, said Barry Alto, a UF assistant professor of arbovirology based at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach. “Our results indicate that interactions between mosquitoes and arboviruses are really complex … these things that haven’t really been taken into account previously might make a difference,” said Alto, part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The researchers found that warmer temperature shortened survival. Also, for the most part, the Vero Beach mosquitoes lived longer than those from Gainesville, indicating that some groups, or strains, of mosquitoes might just be genetically hardier than others. They found that in general, the mosquitoes fared better at cooler temperatures. But they also found that the West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes from Gainesville fared worse than their counterparts at the hotter temperatures, and to their surprise, the Vero Beach-bred mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus lived longer than all other groups at the cooler temperature, including control-group mosquitoes not exposed to the virus. Ingesting virus-infected blood may take a toll on the mosquito’s health, Alto said, but it’s clear that other factors -immune response, genetics and the environment, -are also at play and need more study. “It’s quite complex, there’s a lot of stuff going on here,” Alto said. “But I think the take-home message is that these viruses, when they’re in mosquitoes, not only can they alter parameters like survivorship that are really important to disease transmission, but they can alter them in nonintuitive ways — sometimes enhancing, sometimes decreasing survivorship, and that those situations arise when you start considering other factors of the environment, like temperature.” Adding to scientists’ knowledge base of how disease affects insects is key to nding the best ways to limit its spread, Alto said. “In the most general sense, in order for humans to control disease, we really need to know how the mosquito interacts with these viruses,” he said. “In the absence of a human vaccine, the best way to control any sort of mosquito-borne virus is to control the mosquito. Simply put, if the mosquito doesn’t bite you, you’re not going to get the pathogen.” Besides Alto, the research team included Stephanie Richards, an assistant professor at East Carolina University; Sheri Anderson, a former graduate student at the Florida Medical Entomology Lab (FMEL) and Cynthia Lord, an associate professor in modeling of vector-borne disease transmission, also of the FMEL. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and UF/IFAS. Mosquitoes Need to DieClimate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live Photo courtesy of IFAS/ James Newman

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NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5pm at the Central County Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the dike project and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 466097 CN 7/10,17/2014 NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that the School Board will conduct a regular meeting on July 29, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd oor, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to designate certain positions for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class within the Florida Retirement System.Proposed positions to be included in the Senior Management Services Class may be reviewed at the Human Resource Of ce, Hendry County School Board, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Patrick B. Langford, Chairman Paul K. Puletti, Superintendent 466016 CN 7/10,17/2015 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 4227 2011 4104329-04021690020 HEMC Asset Management Lot 2, Block 2169, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 86 thru 102, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466037 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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 3258 2011 2014329-0100077D070 Rose E Nieves The South one-half of Lot 16 and all of Lot 17, Block D, LABELLE TERRACE, according to the plat thereof, r ecorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, 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 August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466034 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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 5417 2011 4104329-HP100060310 Francisco J & Nora Elia Garza Lot 31, Block 6, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, 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 August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466022 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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 3563 2011 3014334-01004310020 Waynette J Harris Lot 7 and the East one-half of Lot 8, Block 431, of the GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71-78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466036 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014 CP-38 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH LEON WARREN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Kenneth Leon Warren, deceased, whose date of death was March 16, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER T HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is July 3rd, 2014. Personal Representative: Barbara Scruggs PO Box 204 Lake Harbor, Florida 33459 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Douglas L. Rankin, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 365068 2335 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 308 Naples, FL 34103 T elephone: (239) 262-0061 Fax: (239) 262-2092 E-Mail: drankin@sprintmail.com Secondary E-Mail: drankin@drankinlaw.comcastbiz.net paralegal@drankinlaw.comcastbiz.net 466088 CN 7/10,17/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2013-CA-000299 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v.ALEJANDRO ROQUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEJANDRO ROQUE; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES AS ASSIGNEE OF BEST BUY; LVNV FUNDING LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF HOUSEHOLD-BEST BUY; PREMIUM ASSET RECOVERY CORPORATION Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 26, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 16 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 17 IN BLOCK 447 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 432 W. SAGAMORE AVE., CLEWISTON, FL 33440at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 25 E. Hickpochee, 2nd Floor, Labelle, FL on 8-13-14 beginning at 11:00 AM. 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 30th day of Junel, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.466183 CN 7/10,17/2014 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at YOUR 1 STOP AUTO SHOP, INC. Lot at 521 East Haiti Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 on Tuesday the 26th of July at 10:00 Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: Year : 2004 Make: CHEV VIN: 1GNDT13S442224174 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS “ with no guarantees. 466265 CN 7/16/2014 NOTICE OF MEETINGThe Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors will meet at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the District Of ce. 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to amend the 2014-2015 budget and tax rates and to conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public.Mark Colbert, Chairman 466294 CGS 7/17,24/2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 3213 2010 1214334-03000010090 Kenneth Gainous Lot 9, Block 1 of Harlem Addition No. 7, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 80-81, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 SUNSTATE single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. SSMFLAD113520, Title No. 43793392 and RP Decal NO. 20067426, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-030-0001.009.0 Property Address: 813 Maryland 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 August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466023 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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 3400 2010 2014329-0100108D080 Tarpon IV LLC Lots 29, 30 and 31, Block 108 Palm Heights Subdivision, Section “D”, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-01-010-0108-D08.0 Property Address: xx Clark Street, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466026 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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 3401 2010 2014329-0100108D090 Winder VI LLC Lots 32,33,34, and 35, Block D, Palm Heights Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-01-010-0108-D09.0 Property Address: Clark Street, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466027 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING/INSPECTION SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTING A 12-FOOT WIDE RIGHT TURN LANE FROM SOUTHBOUND CR 835, A 12-FOOT WIDE LEFT TURN LANE FROM NORTHBOUND CR 835 AND A PROPOSED PRIVATE ACCESS ROAD SERVING THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2014-17 Opening Date and Time: August 14, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for construction of a 12-foot wide right turn lane from southbound CR 835, a 12-foot wide left turn lane from northbound CR 835 and a proposed private access road serving the main entrance of a commercial development in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design permitting services, and construction engineering/inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., August 14, 2014, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one (1) or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Engineering Of ce, by email at konan@hendry .net, online at www.hendry a.net, or by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 466263 CN/CB 7/17,24,31;8/7/2014 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 12 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 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 4259 2010 4104329-05021850140 Leandro E Toledo Lot 14, Block 2185, of Port LaBelle Unit 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 159, Page 23, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 4-29-43-10-050-2185-014.0 Property Address: 4536 Springview Circle, Port 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466029 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1637 2011 1154432-A0001200100 Francisco & Ida L Camejo The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 3140, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1991 HARBEN INC double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. GAFLM35A04373HS & GAFLM35B04373HS, Title Nos. 61554534 & 60349075, and RP Decal Nos. 0396960 & 0396961, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lienholder: Green Tree Acceptance, Inc.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-15-A00-0120.0100 Property Address: 133 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 August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466031 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1941 2011 1244432-A0000080000 Javier Oquendo + Augustina G Spina + Larry Oquendo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5414, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1982 LIBERTY single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. 10L14815, Title No. 21391597, and RP Decal No. 12105741, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-24-A00-0008.0000 Property Address: 460 N. Zambria 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 August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466032 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 IN THE ALLEN SUPERIOR COURT FORT WAYNE, INDIANA Cause No.: 02D08-1403-JT-29SUMMOMS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF ALLEN SS: IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP OF: Israel D. Vanegas And Cheryl Lynn Vanegas, mother Israel Vanegas, father TO: Israel Vanegas NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent, whose whereabouts are unknown, and who is the parent of Israel D. Vanegas, born September 26, 1997 that a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights in the above named Child, has been led by the Indiana Department of Child Services, Allen County Of ce, in the Allen County Superior Court, and YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO APPEAR before the Judge of said Court at the Courthouse, Room 208, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 260-449-4681, on the 29th day of October, 2014 at 9:30 o’clock A.M., to attend an Initial hearing/Termination hearing and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights in said Child, and YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said Child; and if the court terminates your parentchild relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said child, and YOU ARE ENTITLED TO REPRESENTATION BY AN ATTORNEY provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship. YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in the case in person or by attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, an adjudication on said petition and termination of your parental rights may be entered against you without further notice. THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES is Cherrie Wells, 201 E. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46806, telephone (260) 458-6100. Date this 23rd day of June, 2014. Lisbeth Borgmann Clerk of Allen County 466184 CN 7/10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, beginning at 9:00 A.M. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, for the adoption of the following Ordinance: GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2014AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING GLADES COUNTY’S CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REPEAL PART II, CHAPTER 117 “FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION”; TO ADOPT A NEW PART II, CHAPTER 117; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on le at the Glades County Clerk of Court’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF ANY INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY MANAGER AT (863) 946-6000 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING, SO THAT THE NEEDS FOR THE SPECIFIC DISABILITY MAY BE ADDRESSED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE HEARD. 466292 GCD 7/17/2014 NOTICE OF CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, will hold a continued public hearing at its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, beginning at 9:00 A.M. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, for the adoption of the following Ordinance: GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2014AN ORDINANCE REGULATING NOISE; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS: PROVIDING FOR LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on le at the Glades County Clerk of Court’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The above referenced public hearing is being continued from an originally noticed public hearing date and time of Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M., which was continued to Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF ANY INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY MANAGER AT (863) 946-6000 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING, SO THAT THE NEEDS FOR THE SPECIFIC DISABILITY MAY BE ADDRESSED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE HEARD. 466293 GCD 7/17/2014 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 3399 2010 2014329-0100108D050 Verona A LLC Lots 10, 11, 12 and 13, Block 108 PALM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, Section D, according to the Plat thereof, r ecorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-01-010-0108-D05.0 Property Address: Forrey Drive, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466024 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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 5415 2011 4104329-HP100060250 Guillermo A Rivera & Maria Escobedo Lot 25, Block 6, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, 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 August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466038 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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 4260 2010 4104329-05021850290 Denton II LLC Lot 29, Block 2185, of Port LaBelle Unit 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 159, Page 23, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 4-29-43-10-050-2185-029.0 Property Address: 4522 Springview Circle, Port 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466030 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ashton DePeyster, 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 669 2009 1264329-02000000371 Robert & Belinda S Facundo The East one half of Tract 37, LaBelle Acres, unrecorded, being more particularly described as follows: The East one-half of the West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter in Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, LESS the South 25 feet thereof for road right-of-way. TOGETHER WITH a 1988 OAKS double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. 32620479AX & 32620479BX, Title Nos. 50878218 & 50878219 and RP Decal Nos. 0586137 & 0586138, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holders: Clewiston National Bank and K & S Enterprises of LaBelle, Inc.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-29-43-26-020-0000-037.1 Property Address: 1400 Case Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466028 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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, July 23, 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.466091 CN 7/10,17/2014 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014

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City Council meetsThe Moore Haven City Council meets regularly on the rst and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Moore Haven City Hall. Come and be a part in making decisions about the future of your city.Church Invites to ServicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, located on Hunter Rd, would like to invite everyone to worship services. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., with morning worship following at 11 a.m. Evening services begin at 6 p.m., with Wednesday services beginning with supper at 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Pastor Arlen Cook will be giving the message.ACT Offers CounselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT) 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, a 24-hour hotline and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-9393112 or 1-888-956-7273.Narcotics Anonymous MeetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Red Cross Needs VolunteersThe American Red Cross needs volunteers in Glades County to help provide services to county residents. American Red Cross services include disaster services, service to the Armed Forces, health and safety services, international and diversity services. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should contact John Cain at 239-2783401.Mighty Terriers FootballMoore Haven Mighty Terriers football is open to kids between the ages of eight and 12. Practice is held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Washington Park Community Center. Contact Tim Jones at 863-265-0560 or Cedrick Tullock at 863-227-0761 for more information.Westergaard House AvailableThe Glades County Historical Society reminds community members that residents can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for their meetings, showers, parties and political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations may use the facility for free; residents will be charged $25 for each event. Residents are welcome to use the inside and the lawn areas. The Westergaard House is located at 270 Ave. L in Moore Haven, near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863801-5199, Julie Wigton at 863-946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.Send Your News to GCDThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news items, photos and letters to the editor. Email your news to gcdnews@newszap. com. Please email photos as .jpg attachments.Legion Building Available for RentThe American Legion Building in Moore Haven is available for rent. Please call 863946-1616 or 863-946-1313 for information and details.Buckhead Ridge Moose LodgeThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge is located on 1016 Linda Road in Okeechobee. The lodge phone number is 863-763-2250. All proceeds raised through fundraising events go to local and national charities. For more information on the lodge and upcoming events, please contact John Gallagher, treasurer of the Board of Of cers, Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417.Florida Forest Service Events and AnnouncementsJuly 12: State Dixie Youth Softball Tournament. The event will feature an appearance by Smokey Bear, who will be throwing out the opening pitch at the State Dixie Youth Softball Tournament this Saturday. The Florida Forest Service is proud to be a part of this event and to have the opportunity to provide the children with a re prevention message. The Florida Forest Service will have a limited number of special Smokey Bear softballs that will be given out at the game. Smokey will also make a few guest appearance at the block party. July 18: Okeechobee Movie Premiere of the Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue Movie. The Florida Forest Service will have a touch-a-truck event with Smokey Bear at the movie event, which will take place at Brahman Theater 3 in Okeechobee. Aug. 14: Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioner's Proclamation for Smokey Bear's 70th Birthday. Smokey will receive the proclamation at the meeting. General news: Even though Florida is in its wet season, wild res can still occur. All the area needs is two weeks without rainfall and the dead litter quickly dries out and is easily ignitable. The Florida Forest Service is always vigilant and ready to respond. Dry season begins again in October and the area will see an increase in size, complexity and frequency of wild res. That means there are only a few months to train, teach and mitigate!Glades County Library NewsA raf e, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, was held for the bene t of Art in the Park. Two Tundra 65 Yeti coolers were raf ed through the sale of tickets. The winners of the raf e, Matt Rudd and Chris Magee, were presented with their prizes on July 1 at the Glades County Public Library.Legislative Appreciation DayLegislative Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) ground breaking will take place at 11 a.m. at the EOC site in the Glades County Compound on S.R. 78 East. A barbecue will follow at the Chalo Nitka Grounds at 12 p.m.. For more information and to RSVP, contact Terri at the County Manager's Of ce: 863-946-6000 or tanascavage@myglades.com.Lakeport NewsOn July 19, the Lakeport Community Association will be having its rst-ever BBQ Contest and Corn Hole Tournament. The event will help generate funds for the scholarship fund and school supply drive. Dinners will be on sale starting at 12 p.m. It's not too late to sign up for either contest. For more information, please call 863-227-4674 or 863-233-3014. The Lakeport Community Association is also taking bids for the cleaning of the inside of the building. The deadline is July 31. Please contact 86-233-3014 for more details. There are several other activities going on at the center. Bible study is held Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Tuesday's feature a craft class at 10 a.m.; and Yoga class is held every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. The Community Center building is also available to rent for any resident's upcoming events. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 14 Glades at a Glance SUCCESS IS WALKING FROM FAILURE TO FAILURE WITH NO LOSS OF ENTHUSIASM. HENLEY

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Northern Mockingbird is the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. During the 19th century, Northern Mockingbirds nearly vanished from the East Coast of the United States where they were trapped or young were taken from nests for sale as caged birds. Since then, their numbers have rebounded. The Northern Mockingbird is now a common bird that breeds in southeastern Canada, the United States, northern Mexico, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Greater Antilles. It is often seen in suburban habitats and elds on low hanging branches, fences, power lines or on the ground. During harsh weather, northern birds may move to southern states. Northern Mockingbirds don't usually visit backyard feeders, but prefer foraging for insects, berries and seeds This medium-sized songbird is generally eight to 12 inches long with a long tail, small head, a long, thin bill and long legs. The short, rounded wings have two wingbars. The white patch on its wings and tail become obvious when the Northern Mockingbird is in ight. They are best known for singing during the day, through the night or during full moons. They are good mimickers of other birds, animals, squeaky gates, machinery, car horns, barking dogs and whistles. Humans might be fooled by the Mockingbird's songs, but their calls often fail to fool other birds, such as the Florida ScrubJay. Males Mockingbirds may have 50 to 200 songs, with females singing more quietly and less often than males. Common calls include a harsh dry "chak" or a piercing series of notes. Nests are built by both the male and female with the male doing most of the work while the female watches for predators. Mockingbirds will aggressively defend their nests. The female lays two to six pale blue or greenish white eggs, splotched with red or brown, in twig nest lined with grasses, dead leaves and trash. Incubation takes 12 to 13 days with the young being born with light gray down. The male and female feed the young for one to two weeks. Fledglings will leave their parents when they are able to y and nd food on their own. "The oldest Northern Mockingbird on record was 14 years and 10 months old" (Cornell's All About Birds).STA-5 Trip InformationPhotographers, birders, adults and youth are invited to participate in upcoming birding trips at at STA-5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). Email Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202 to reserve a spot. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2015 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs are available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. SPAYS & NEUTERS 1/2 PRICE BOARDING LOW COST VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAYCASH PAYMENTS ONLY!SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. SUMMER SPECIAL! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 Inland Birding Fun: Northern Mockingbird PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERClose up of the Northern Mockingbird, now a common bird throughout the U.S. Margaret England

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