Glades County Democrat

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Title:
Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title:
Democrat
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Newspaper
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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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Individuals thinking of starting a small farm or who want to know about the latest in local foods, organic and hydroponic production, livestock production, farmers markets and more, might consider attending the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference. Like last year, about 800 people are expected to attend the conference from Aug. 1 to 2 at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane in Kissimmee, said Jose Perez, small farms specialty crop statewide program coordinator and the event’s publicity chairman. Now in its sixth year, the conference is presented by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida A&M University. Typically, those who attend include small family, transitional, beginning and experienced farmers; allied-industry representatives; educators; researchers; policy makers; small farm commodity associations; foundations and others dedicated to strengthening Florida’s smallfarm community. Ed Skvarch, commercial horticulture extension agent in St. Lucie County, said those pondering farming can learn much of its business side at the conference. “If you’re starting a small farm, I believe it is crucial to have passion, the technical knowledge on how to grow vegetables or raise livestock and a working plan on By Gary BitnerBrighton Seminole Reservation Members of the Seminole Tribe – the rst Floridians – are embracing their state’s agriculture as part of a product and marketing strategy to further expand a successful cattle operation, ranked as one of the nation’s largest. The Seminoles recently invited a select group of cattle industry experts and journalists to the Brighton Seminole Reservation, where the Tribe maintains the largest portion of its cattle herd across a vast 36,000-acre reservation. The group of nearly two dozen industry leaders enjoyed a series of presentations on the Tribe’s cattle operation and Seminole Pride™ Beef, a brand developed to showcase the quality of the Tribe’s 100 percent Florida-bred cattle. The Tribe also used the opportunity to lay out its recent business expansion into Noble juices, OWV™ spring water, Intermezzo™ wine, fresh fruit and seafood. Product samples were given out to underscore the reality of the Tribe’s extensive business diversi cation program, led by the Board of Directors of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. But the major focus of the day was on the Seminole Pride™ Beef business. The Thursday, July 24, 2014 Vol. 86, No. 25 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Find us online atFlorida.newszap.com Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 Bird Watching Permit Issues for Everglades Project ... Page 13 Crossroad Puzzle ... Page 17 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture ... Page 8 50¢ Plus tax Obituaries ... Page 6See Farming — Page 11 See Beef — Page 18 ... Page 9 Launching ‘Seminole Pride’ Beef Brand Annual Conference to Teach Farming Submitted PhotoBrangus cattle on the Brighton Seminole Reservation. Brangus is a cross between the Brahman cattle, which are heat tolerant, and the Angus, which have superior carcass quality.

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3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 The following news items were submitted by community members. The 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.Moore Haven 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.Baptist 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 239939-3112 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.The 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.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.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.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 LodgeBuckhead Ridge VFW post 9528 activities open to the public this week: Sunday, July 27 riders breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., plus $1 bloody mary's screwdrivers and drafts. Five-card Bingo at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 Ladies Auxiliary serving chicken and dumplings dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $6 donation. Thursday, July 31: bingo and food at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug 1 dinner features pork loin, sh and shrimp. $7 to $8 donation, plus live music from CC Live, 6 p.m. to 11pm. All proceeds bene t veterans programs and their families. Please call 843-467-2882 for more information. Ladies Amvets of Buckhead Ridge Post 9528 are hosting Christmas in July on Saturday, July 26. There will be a shrimp boil that includes roll and dessert for a donation of $7. Santa and Mrs. Claus pictures, raf e of lottery tickets for a Christmas tree and a living Florida style Christmas tree. All proceeds directly bene t local veterans programs. Please, call 863-467-2882 for more details. The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge is located on 1016 Linda Road in Okeechobee. The lodge phone number is 863-763-2250. 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 AnnouncementsAug. 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!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 NewsThe Lakeport Community Association is 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.Cute Apron Bake SaleWomen of The Moose Chapter 2036, 1016 Linda Road, Buckhead Ridge, will host a "Cute Apron Bake Sale" on Sunday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Proceeds bene t Mooseheart and Moosehaven. For information call 863-763-2250.Back to School Kids’ ExpoOn Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. there will be a Back to School event at the Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. Moore Haven Center, located on 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471 (in the Glades County Health Department). Florida Wildlife will be coming with their swamp buggy. There will be games and prizes along with free eye screenings, free hearing screenings, school bus safety, free dental screenings, free bike and rodeo safety supplies, free school supplies (limited), healthy nutrition tips, free kids' books, hurricane and disaster info, and weather education. For more information, please contact Stephanie or Traci at 863-946-0405. The community partners who have come together to make this free event possible include the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce, Florida Department of Health, Glades County Emergency Management, Florida Community Health Centers Inc., community volunteers, local businesses and many others. Glades at a Glance

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Questions Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Household Hazardous Waste 863-673-0508 Progressive Waste Management 863-675-2481 METAL Cans & Empty Aerosol Cans ALUMINUM Cans Foil Pie Pans PLASTICS All Rigid Containers With #1-7 on bottom and black nursery pots GLASS Green, Clear & Brown Bottles & Jars PAPER Catalogs, Magazines, All of the Newspaper Corrugated Cardboard (including empty Pizza boxes) Fiberboard (Cereal & Cracker boxes, Beverage Carrying Container, Shoe & Gift Boxes, Etc.) Paper Grocery and Shopping Bags, Telephone Books, Computer and Of“ce Paper, Junk Mail, Large cardboard boxes need to be broker down and ”atterned to 4x6RECYCLABLE Note: Some Containers may need rinsing prior to placement in the recycling containerNOT RECYCLABLE ALUMINUM Lawn Furniture Cooking Utensiles, Door Screens, Pots/Pans METAL Knives, Forks, Spoons, License Plates, Car parts, Clothes Hangers, tools PLASTICS Auto Fluid Containers, Pool Chemical Bottles, Plastic Grocery Bags, Newspaper Sleeves, Polystyrene Trays, Flower Pots except Black, Egg Cartons, Styrofoam, Clothes Hangers PAPER Shredded Paper, Juice Boxes & Milk Cartons, (Cardboard Packaging with a Wax Layer) Air Filters GLASS Dishes, Mirrors, Windows, Drinking Glasses, Medicine Bottles, Cookware, (Pyrex, Corning, etc) Light Bulbs CLOTHING & SHOES CURBSIDE RECYCLE Unincorporated Hendry County Curbside pickup routes & types of materials accepted are listed below. You do not need to separate the material, as it is accepted mixed now. Below is the scheduled day for your pickup. Make sure you have your containers at curbside by 6 am. North LaBelle/Fort Denaud Areas: Pickup Day will be Thursday. Port LaBelle/Flaghole/Wheeler Rd/Montura Areas: Pickup Day will be Wednesday. South 29/Leon Dennis/Pioneer/LaDeca/Everhigh Areas: Pickup Day will be Friday. Clewiston US 27/Harlem/Hookers Point Areas: Pickup Day will be Tuesday. LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT DONT LITTERALWAYS RECYCLE Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 4 Children’s Home Society of Florida is accepting school supplies or cash donations for its annual Back-to-School Drive to help create positive back to school memories for vulnerable children in Southwest Florida. Check out the wish list at www.chs .org/bts. Accepting back packs and supplies through Aug. 15. The location will be the Children’s Home Society of Florida, 1940 Maravilla Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Hundreds of Southwest Florida’s children and parents are starting to prepare for the new school year by shopping for school supplies and clothes. For most children, going back to school is exciting; however, for hundreds of other children, the fear and anxiety that accompanies back to school time is overwhelming. Children’s Home Society of Florida’s rst priority is the safety and well-being of children, but it also helps kids receive all they need to be ready for school and to prepare for a brighter future. With help from the community, hundreds of Southwest Florida children and teens can experience the excitement of going back to school. About Children’s Home Society On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida offers services that help break the cycles of abuse in more families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successfully transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families through adoption. Children’s Home Society of Florida serves approximately 100,000 children and families throughout the state each year. More: www.chs .org. Redeeming the Time: an Antidote for LonelinessBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martin’s ChurchThere’s that television ad that tells people that words can hurt. It’s about a cowboy and his girl, and she reaches out to him. He looks down from his horse and says, “I’m a loner, and loners have to be alone.” He rides off, not getting too far before being thrown off of his horse. I thought that “maybe his horse is a loner too, and the horse wants to be left alone!” In fact, there is something about being alone that goes against the grain with many people. Penal systems recognize that, somehow, it’s worse to be locked up in “solitary con nement.” Parents isolate children: “Go to your room.” It used to be punishment (before cell-phones, instant messaging, Tweet, Twitter, e-mail, Skype, and the rest of it). Maybe today, “Turn it off” will come to mean what once, “Go to your room” meant. There’ll be no computer, cell phone and staring at the screen. According to an account I heard, Albert Einstein was supposed to be met by an acquaintance who was late, leaving Einstein standing on the corner by himself alone for an unexpected interval. When the acquaintance nally arrived and apologized, Einstein replied “It’s alright, I was working.” He seemed to understand the concept of “redeeming the time” and putting idle moments to good use. He apparently wasn’t bothered by being alone. I remember some of the “idle moments” and forced times of inactivity and how I put them to good use. For many of us, and especially those living in communities such as one nds in the Glades, out-of-town trips are often (1) necessary and (2) long. What to do? Loneliness is maybe our inability to ll up time and leaves us with some anxiety about it all when we nd ourselves in a kind of “vacuum.” Instead, I’ve noted that when I’m busy, whether alone or with others, time ies by and there is no problem or anxiety. Jesus begins His ministry away from others; with 40 days in the wilderness and turns out to be confronted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-11). He ends it by leaving His disciples and going off with only a few others (Matthew 26:37; 26:42, 26:44; Mark 14:32ff; Luke 22:41) and perhaps being totally by Himself. Time is spent praying and preparing, being busy. He is by Himself but He is not alone. It is in the “redeeming the time” by being busy and doing what needs to be done that loneliness can be welcomed as a chance to accomplish, make headway, think things through, be about the business that needs to be done. It was early in my life that I learned never to say, “I’m bored!” Whenever my mother heard such a remark, she could instantly generate a list of things for me to do, and the majority were not things I would have chosen! There were rooms to clean up, things to put away, errands to run, items to be picked up, lots of things to keep me occupied. The lesson was that I was responsible for my own activities and that would take care of any idle moments or “boredom.” I didn’t always need others around but moments alone meant seeking something that would keep me occupied and interested on my own. Loneliness was time to be redeemed; time to put to use doing something worthwhile. Idle time was a gift to be used wisely. Hobbies and evening classes, knowing that moments waiting could be lled by reading or writing, doing something for someone who needed an errand or something repaired, praying and meditating; lots and lots of things to do to redeem the time and never be alone. I’ve often wondered about our current craze of instant contact on cell phones and other portable devices. Usually the conversation seems to be about ... nothing, really! Maybe it’s time once more that we learn to stand our own company and make better use of time, redeem it. Silence and being alone are not really an enemy; idleness, yes, loneliness, is a matter of choice. If you would like to contact Rev. Thomas about this column or have an idea for one, please send an email to fatherthomas@saintmartins-clewiston.org.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.Simple Faith in ConcertCLEWISTON — The Community Christian Church of Clewiston will be hosting a concert by the Simple Faith Music Ministries. This event will take place Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. To learn more about Simple Faith Music Ministries, please call 727-692-0473 or visit www.simplefaithmusicministries.com. Contribute to Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Back-to-School DriveHelp Southwest Florida’s most vulnerable children be equipped for the new school year RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION

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GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICEGovernor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott, joined by Florida National Guard Leader Major General Emmett Titshaw, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General Tim Ferguson, and Larry Militello, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Home Administrator for the Pembroke Pines State Veterans Nursing Home awarded 187 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “The Governor’s Veterans Service Award is just one way that Floridians across the state express our deepest gratitude to the brave veterans who have sacri ced for our freedoms. We will keep working to recognize and support the veterans in the Sunshine State.” First Lady Ann Scott said, “As First Lady, I have had the opportunity to visit military bases across the state of Florida. I am proud that Rick and our state’s leaders have championed programs that help these active duty service members, veterans and their families.” Tim Ferguson, Inspector General for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, said, “Today with the help of our community partners, we honored and personally thanked over one hundred local veterans and guardsmen. I could not think of a more tting tribute to our veterans as we approach Independence Day.” The ceremony was held at the 254th Transportation Corps Battalion in West Palm Beach. During the ceremony, Governor Scott highlighted the service of Florida veterans James Albano and Jerrod Klein.James AlbanoJames Albano is a 23-year Army veteran who served seven years on active duty. After his discharge, James enlisted into the Florida Army National Guard. James was called to serve in support of Operation Noble Eagle and deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he earned the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. James is currently employed by the town of Jupiter as a Police Of cer and is a member of their SWAT team. He was awarded the Department’s Bravery Citation and was recognized with two Lifesaving Awards as well as the Police Chief’s Award of Excellence.Jerrod KleinJerrod Klein entered the Unites States Army in March 1967 and served with A Company 2nd Battalion 8th Calvary 1st Division until August 1968. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Air Medal, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service in Vietnam. Jerrod graduated from the University of New York and earned his Master’s Degree from the Long Island University C.W. Post College. In 2004, Jerrod was elected 1st Vice President of the Florida State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America and chaired the State Council Veterans Bene ts Committee from 2003 to 2011.FL Veterans MedalThe “Governor’s Veterans Service Award” honors Floridians who have served in the U.S. Military. The front of the medal depicts the Great Seal of the State of Florida. The back of the medal displays the ve seals representing the ve branches of U.S. Military with an inscription that reads “Honoring Those Who Served.” 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.Jessie L Humphrey, Jr, 85CLEWISTON — Jessie L Humphrey, Jr, of Lake Placid, formally of Clewiston passed peacefully away in Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, with his family by his side. Jessie was born on December 06, 1928, in Alamo, Georgia to Jessie L. and Evie Harville Humphrey. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 19481952. He met and married the love of his life, Joyce Peacock. Jessie was a self-employed insurance agent for many years. Jessie leaves behind his loving wife, Joyce, two daughters; Diana Thompson and Lou Ann Rawls, and one son; Larry Humphrey, along with four grandchildren and four great grandchildren, two sisters; Eleanor Weathers and Edwina Sanders. Many other family members also survive. Life celebrating services were held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Canal Point Baptist Church where Dr. Bill Taylor of ciated. Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. until service time in the church. Burial was held at 2 p.m. in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. You may view the online obituary and leave your condolences to the family of Jessie at www.akin-davis.com The Hendry County School District will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 1.50 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school boards proposed tax of 5.786 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE The Capital Outlay tax will generate approximately $2,680,680 to be used for the following projects: CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING Construction of up to six (6) Modular Classrooms MAINTENANCE, RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS District Wide Repair and Maintenance MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES Purchase of up to four (4) School Buses Purchase of up to two (2) Maintenance Vehicles NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT, COMPUTERS, ENTERPRISE RESOURCE SOFTWARE, AND S. 1011.71(2), F.S., ELIGIBLE EXPENDITURES IN SUPPORT OF DIGITAL CLASSROOMS PLANS PURSUANT TO S. F.S., 1011.62(12), F.S. School Furniture and Equipment PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES DUE UNDER A LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT Annual lease payment for quali“ed zone academy bonds for various facilities All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 29, 2014, at 5:30 P.M., at the Hendry County School Board meeting room, Old Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing. NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY The Hendry County School District will soon consider a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy.....ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ. $12,774,355 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes.ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ. -$400,308 C. Actual property tax levy.........ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ $13,174,663 This years proposed tax levy ..ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ $13,563,498 A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in order for the school board to receive $29,469,567 in state education grants. The required portion has increased by 3.04 percent and represents approximately seven tenths of the total proposed taxes. The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on July 29, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE Obituaries Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 6 Scott and Ann Scott Honor 187 VeteransTHE GOVERNOR’S VETERANS SERVICE AWARD IS JUST ONE WAY THAT FLORIDIANS ACROSS THE STATE EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO THE BRAVE VETERANS WHO HAVE SACRIFICED FOR OUR FREEDOMS.GOVERNOR SCOTT

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 8 The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is looking for nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award. Since 1985, this award has recognized 30 women who have made a signi cant contribution to Florida agriculture. Recipients of the Woman of the Year in Agriculture award have come from all parts of the industry, including cattle, vegetables, timber, citrus, row crops, equine, horticulture, tropical fruits, sugar cane, dairy, agricultural journalism and agricultural education and outreach. The 2013 Woman of the Year in Agriculture, Lynetta Usher Griner, was recognized for her contributions to forestry, environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation. Griner was the rst female elected as president of the Florida Forestry Association. Nominees for the award must be at least 25 years of age, be active in the agriculture industry and have resided in the state of Florida for the past 10 consecutive years. In addition, she must serve her community in some professional or civic capacity and have made some unique or outstanding contribution to the agriculture industry. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award is Aug. 15. The recipient will be honored at next year's Florida State Fair in Tampa. For more information about the program or to download the 2014 nomination application, visit http://www.freshfrom orida. com/Divisions-Offices/Marketing-and-Development/Agriculture-Industry/Agricultural-Awards-and-Honors/Woman-of-the-Yearin-Agriculture-Award. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com. Award Honors Florida Women for Their Outstanding Contributions to AgricultureFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services now accepting applications for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on July 26 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Glades County. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the nal Web report to the FWC course on July 26. The form does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about several topics, including hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility before taking the nal test. The course also includes live- ring instruction on a shooting range. The class will be held at the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce Shooting Range, located at 1019 Gun Club Road, Moore Haven. Participants can sign up at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122. Links to the online portion of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in live- re exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). FWC Offers Hunter Safety Course

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HOMEEQUITYLINES...endless possibilities!We will pay closing costs on lines up to $150,000!**3.25%APR* As Low As *Rate based on minimum beacon score of 721. Annual Percentage rate may increase after consummation. **Line must be funded by 50% or $10,000 whichever is greater at closing. If line is Closed within the “rst two years, consumer will be required to pay back the closing costs. 863.983.6181205 South W.C. Owen Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 www.centerstatebank.com ELSIESELLERSVP/Branch ManagerNMLS #906782esellers@centerstatebank.com 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonWhat Florida bird is known for using leaves, feathers, crusts of bread, insects, earthworms and other items as shing lures? The Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds who will throw things into the water to attract sh. It is a bird species of least concern found throughout Florida in most freshwater and some saltwater habitats and in Florida's urban areas. Many winter south of the United States, but will nest between March and July throughout Florida. This small stocky dark heron has long yellowish legs and a long, dark, pointed bill. Its long neck is often kept pulled in tight to its body. This wading bird is shorter than most herons. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue. Their chestnut neck has a white line down the front. Juveniles are duller, with the head sides, neck and underparts streaked brown and white. Alarm calls are an explosive "skwow." Other calls include a series of "kukkuk-kuk-kuk" notes. Their diet consists of insects, spiders, snails, crustaceans, frogs and sh. They are often seen foraging from branches above water or standing motionless at water's edge waiting for sh to approach. They will nest in colonies with other herons and ibises, singly or in colonies with a few other pairs. Their nest is a basket of sticks that is placed in a small tree or shrub usually above water. Both parents take turns incubating two to six eggs which hatch in about 20 days. At 30 to 35 days of age, the young are no longer dependent upon their parents.STA-5 Trip InformationFor information about the upcoming STA-5 bird trips, contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website for the STA5 2014-2015 schedule at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Green Heron PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEGreen Heron

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 10 By Lisa SchnirringCIDRAP News The number of new chikungunya infections in the Caribbean region grew at a brisk pace last week, with most of the activity centered in the Dominican Republic and neighboring Haiti, as travel to those destinations continues to be linked to a number of imported cases in other countries. The outbreak total climbed to 306,837 suspected and con rmed cases, an increase of 42,393 from the previous week, according to a Jul 3 update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Nearly 30,000 of the new infections were reported in the Dominican Republic, while about 12,000 of them were reported in Haiti. The two countries make up the island of Hispaniola. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in its weekly communicable disease threat update that most of the affected areas continue to report more cases, but the situation is especially severe on Hispaniola. New cases in Central America In Central America, health of cials in El Salvador reported 212 more suspected or con rmed cases, boosting its total so far to 1,520, according to PAHO. Elsewhere, El Salvador remains under a national emergency with thousands of suspected cases, PAHO said. It added that the outbreak is still expanding, having reached Central and South America. Over the past several weeks, three South American countries have reported local chikungunya cases: Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. So far it's unclear if a con rmed case in Costa Rica is local or imported, and health of cials in Venezuela aren't sure if all 12 chikungunya cases detected there are imported, the ECDC said. Guatemala is investigating a possible case, the agency added. According to PAHO's update, the number of deaths in the outbreak held steady at 21. Travel-linked cases rise steadily Two US territories were among the areas reporting new locally acquired cases. Puerto Rico reported 89 more suspected or con rmed chikungunya cases, lifting its total to 228. The U.S. Virgin Islands reported three more con rmed cases, edging its total to seven. Countries in the PAHO region reported 51 more imported chikungunya infections, raising the total so far to 162. Most of the cases were from areas that have already reported the disease in travelers. The exception is the Cayman Islands, which reported its rst travel-linked illness. Most of the imported cases continue to be reported from the United States, which has 114 chikungunya infections. Meanwhile, the ECDC said several other countries have recently reported chikungunya infections in people with a travel history to the outbreak areas. For example, it said Greece reported a case in a patient who was hospitalized in Athens after returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic. Boosting Chikungunya Cases Over 300,000 Photo by Daniel Loncarevic, iStock Never leave any child unattended in a vehicleFlorida Department of Highway Safety and Motor VehiclesThe Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding everyone to take additional steps to ensure that no child is left unattended in a vehicle this summer. This year, there have been two reported cases in Florida of children dying of heatstroke after being left in cars. Don't be distracted when leaving your vehicle and take a second look in the back seat to ensure a child is not left behind. Getting into a car that has been sitting in the sun on a hot summer day in Florida can be unbearable. The inside of a vehicle can heat up by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes and cracking a window open does little to keep the vehicle cool. A child's body temperature can rise three to ve times faster than an adult's and heatstroke in a closed vehicle can occur when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees outside. For the safety of your children, never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even for a short period of time. Florida law makes it a criminal offense to leave a child under the age of 6 unattended in a vehicle. Tips for preventing heatstroke deaths in vehicles: Never leave any child unattended in a vehicle. Put something in the back seat that you will need at your nal destination like a purse, briefcase, cell phone or shoe that will remind you to look in the back seat. If you see a child unattended in a vehicle, call 911. After checking to make sure your vehicle is empty, always lock it and teach children not to play in vehicles. Pets are also susceptible to heatstroke if left unattended in a closed vehicle as well. A study by researchers at San Francisco State University showed that, on average, 38 children die each year as a result of heatstroke after being left in a closed vehicle. Since 1998, 66 child heatstroke deaths have occurred in Florida for this reason, more than any other state.About Florida Department of Highway SafetyThe Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV or nd us on Facebook. Summer is Here and so is the HeatTHIS YEAR, THERE HAVE BEEN TWO REPORTED CASES IN FLORIDA OF CHILDREN DYING OF HEATSTROKE AFTER BEING LEFT IN CARS. DON’T BE DISTRACTED WHEN LEAVING YOUR VEHICLE AND TAKE A SECOND LOOK IN THE BACK SEAT TO ENSURE A CHILD IS NOT LEFT BEHIND. IF OPPORTUNITY DOESN’T KNOCK, BUILD A DOOR. MILTON BERLE

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11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 how to grow the business,” Skvarch said. “Most beginning farmers I work with have the passion and possess some knowledge of growing vegetables; however, what they lack is a plan on how to grow their business. All three are important.” In addition to teaching participants how to start a farm, the conference raises awareness about Florida’s small farms industry, Perez said. Participants must register to attend the conference. This year, organizers are hosting three tours: urban farming, farm-to-chef and livestock, Perez said. The urban farming and farm-to-chef tours are already full, but the livestock tour remains open, he said. The conference features vendor exhibits, a signature luncheon featuring local food and about 20 breakout sessions. New sessions this year include:  Goat, poultry, beef and dairy production management and regulations;  Management, trends and opportunities in hydroponic production;  Transitioning to organic production and fertility management for organic farms;  Weed identi cation and management, and soil management;  Training for farmers’ market managers and online farmers’ markets;  Practical sessions on identifying diseases and pests; and,  An Extension Learning Zone, where farmers will work with urban and hydroponic production systems. For information about the conference and registration instructions, visit http:// www.conference.ifas.u .edu/smallfarms. FarmingContinued From Page 1 IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GENERATE A GOOD ATTITUDE, A GOOD HEART, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. FROM THIS, HAPPINESS IN BOTH THE SHORT TERM AND THE LONG TERM FOR BOTH YOURSELF AND OTHERS WILL COME. DALAI LAMA Florida Department of HealthThe Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties urges residents and visitors with certain health conditions to avoid eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to seawater and estuarine water, which may harbor bacteria called Vibrio vulni cus. Vibrio vulni cus occurs naturally in warm coastal waters, particularly during the summer months, and has the potential to cause serious illness. Thoroughly cooking oysters, either by frying, stewing, or roasting can help to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses in the meat. Consuming raw oysters that have undergone a post-harvest treatment process to eliminate the bacteria can also reduce the risk of illness. If you have wounds, cuts or scratches and wade in estuarine areas or seawater where the bacteria might be present, you can become ill. Symptoms of Vibrio vulni cus in wound infections typically include swelling, pain and redness at the wound site. Other symptoms of Vibrio vulni cus infection include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, and the formation of blistering skin lesions. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately for diagnosis and treatment. Individuals with liver disease, including Hepatitis C and cirrhosis, are most at risk for developing serious illness from Vibrio vulni cus obtained from eating raw oysters. Others who should avoid consuming raw shell sh are those with hemochromatosis (iron overload), diabetes, cancer, stomach disorders or any illness or treatment that weakens the immune system. A total of 41 cases of Vibrio vulni cus were reported during 2013 and there have been six cases reported so far this year (four cases due to the infection of an open wound and two cases from consuming raw shell sh). By Pat DobbinsFlorida Department of Health The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties cautions those who swim frequently in Florida’s lakes, rivers and ponds during warm temperatures about the possible presence of Naegleria fowleri. Contact and infection with this amoeba is rare, but the organism targets a person’s brain and usually results in death. Adverse health effects on humans can be prevented by avoiding nasal contact with the waters, since the amoeba enters through the nasal passages. Since 1962, there have been 34 reported cases of Naegleria fowleri or “brain-eating amoeba” in Florida. It can cause Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) disease which usually leads to death once a person becomes infected. As a precaution, health of cials provide the following guidance:  Avoid water-related activities in bodies of warm freshwater, hot springs and thermally polluted water such as water around power plants.  Avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperature and low water levels.  Hold the nose shut or use nose clips when taking part in water-related activities in bodies of warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, or hot springs.  Avoid digging in or stirring up the sediment while taking part in water-related activities in shallow, warm freshwater areas.  Please note exposure to the amoeba may also occur when using neti pots to rinse your sinuses of cold/allergy-related congestion or conducting religious rituals with tap water. Use only boiled and cooled, distilled, or sterile water for making sinus rinse solutions for neti pots or performing ritual ablutions. If you experience any of the following symptoms after swimming in any warm body of water, please contact your health care provider immediately: headache, fever, nausea, disorientation, vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, loss of balance, or hallucinations. It is essential to seek medical attention right away, as PAM usually becomes fatal within ve days of exposure. Remember, this disease is rare and effective prevention strategies can allow for a safe and relaxing summer swim season. Raising Awareness of Potential Bacteria in Coastal Waters The Dangers of Naegleria FowleriBrain eating amoeba found in lakes, rivers and ponds

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesClewiston 1023 W. Aztec Ave, Sat 7/26 7am-? Enormous Yard Sale! Washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator, dinette & chairs, China Cabinet, Entertainment center, assorted Home goods, riding lawn mower, Ladys & mens shoes and clothing “some new”, All For Sale. Call 863-805-0633 if you would like to purchase items early. You dont want to miss this event. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeA/C and Refrigeration Specialist IBelle Glade, FL $19.36/Hr 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday Friday Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Valid Florida Driver’s License & PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appt. Required to pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) background check prior to appointment. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description & to apply online. May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Info 561/616-6888 Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net 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 TimePRODUCE FARMLooking for experienced pickers and tractor operators for harvesting tomatoes, melons & pumpkins. Housing available. Pay based on ability and experience, many hours available. Plus bonuses. Now thru mid November. Southeast Michigan Call: (313) 218-4367 or (734) 459-0655 Experienced Diesel Techs Needed!Contact Wallace International Trucks Ft. Myers (239) 334-1000 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeExecutive Assistant to the Chief Financial Of cer United States Sugar is seeking an Executive level Assistant to provide administrative support to the Chief Financial Of cer. Please respond if you have the following: Of ce skills including knowledge of computers (Word, Excel, SAP etc.). Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Be resourceful and able to nd creative solutions for business problems. Possess excellent organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability in dealing with sensitive and con dential material. Five plus years of progressive experience in an executive of ce assisting executives in positions where discretion and judgment was required. Excellent compensation package including bonus and full bene ts. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full Time R & D Maintenance Services Inc. is currently accepting applications for Herbicide Spray Technician. Requirements include: knowledge of all herbicides and spraying systems, record keeping and GPS monitoring. A current applicator license is a plus, or must have knowledge or ability to be able to pass the tests for the license. Must be at least 18, have a valid driver’s license with and pass a drug screen. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston, Fl, 33440 Seacoast National Bank Seeks a Assistant Branch Manager for its Clewiston of ce. Our Assistant Branch Manager will be responsible for all branch activity and growing core deposits. Ability to lead and motivate a team a must! Prior management experience required. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of bank operations and consumer lending experience. Position requires a minimum of 2 years bank management experience. Quali ed candidates should apply to: www. seacoastnational.com EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Drug-Free Everglades Federal Credit Union Collections, & MSR Positions available Must have excellent customer service, communication, organization, typing skills and be pro cient in MS Word & Excel. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bilingual a plus. May apply in person or email resume to management@ evergladesfcu.com HELP WANTEDCity of Pahokee is accepting applications for: Accountant Accounting Specialist Accounting Clerk Please refer to www.cityofpahokee.com for more details. All Applicants must pass a drug screening and background check Employment Full Time Treehouse Learning CenterSEEKING FULL TIMEPre-School TEACHER Must have current CDA & experience. Apply at: Treehouse Learning Center, 1309 N.W. Ave. L., Belle Glade. Employment Full Time How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 12

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13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 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 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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! SCHOOL BRIEFS The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Of ce of Ecosystem Projects issued a permit to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) July 10 to construct the L-8 Divide Structure, a key component of Governor Rick Scott's strategies to restore south Florida ecosystems. The L-8 Divide Structure will assist the movement of stormwater into the L-8 Flow Equalization Basin providing much needed water storage and, when necessary, directing water from the L-8 Flow Equalization Basin south to designated stormwater treatment areas. "The department and the South Florida Water Management District continue to make progress on Governor Scott's strategies to restore south Florida's ecosystems," said DEP Secretary Herschel Vinyard. "This project is another signi cant step forward for the region as we work to increase our water storage and water treatment capacity and move cleaner water south, where it will ensure proper nourishment of Florida's Everglades." The L-8 Flow Equalization Basin will use a 53-foot-deep reservoir capable of storing approximately 45,000 acre-feet of water, or the equivalent of 22,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water. The belowground reservoir was a former rock mine site located in central Palm Beach County. The location's unique geology allows for deep, below-ground storage, reduces water loss through seepage and minimizes levee safety concerns. The L-8 Flow Equalization Basin consists of seven interconnected cells that will be utilized to manage basin stormwater. During storm events and other peak ow times, the reservoir will act as a storage feature. During dry periods, the reservoir will deliver ows for optimized treatment prior to those ows entering the Everglades. Other project elements such as the construction of a permanent discharge pump station and the in ow feature are already underway and on schedule for completion by Dec. 2016. The construction of embankment protection features is also nearing completion. Total project cost for the L-8 Flow Equalization Basin and associated projects is $75.5 million, with $35 million spent to date. Construction of the L-8 Divide Structure is scheduled for Aug. 2014 through Oct. 2016. The total project cost for the divide structure is $5.6 million. When completed, the L-8 Equalization Flow Basin will store up to 15 billion gallons of water so it can be treated and moved south to the Everglades. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) requests the public's help in locating three species of rare birds during their breeding seasons. The southeastern American kestrel, the burrowing owl and the painted bunting are rare and declining species that are often overlooked by traditional monitoring programs such as the North American Breeding Bird Survey. People are encouraged to use the FWC's new Rare Bird Registry to quickly map locations where they observe these species, with the option to upload photos and additional comments. It's quick and easy to use. Data submitted will be used by FWC scientists to identify important breeding areas for these species as well as estimate the size of their populations. "The Rare Bird Registry is an excellent opportunity for the public to participate in research," said Karl Miller, a biologist at the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. "Sightings will provide the FWC with valuable data to help us study and conserve some of Florida's most unique and interesting species. This new website provides a great way to get involved." To assist the FWC in locating these rare birds, visit MyFWC.com/Get-Involved and select "Citizen Science" then "Sightings" for the Rare Bird Registry link. Permit Issues for Everglades Project Help the FWC Locate Rare Upland Birds THE BEST JOKES ARE DANGEROUS, AND DANGEROUS BECAUSE THEY ARE IN SOME WAY TRUTHFUL. KURT VONNEGUT

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Employment Part Time PT MERCHANDISER needed in Clewiston area. To apply www.apply2jobs.com/tng Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. FurnitureElectric Hospital Bed $495, Full Bed $195, Twin $50, Whirlpool Washer $195, Plush Tan Couch $150, Recliner 40, Dresser/Mirror $90 Dresser $40. (863)517-4549 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 902-1577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer M. Haven Furnished. Ef ciency w/utilities, Ceramic tile oors. $165 week. Furnished room w/private entrance, $75 week. 863-509-0096. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Landscaping Supplies 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: 1 BR Singlewide, W/D, CAC, & Storage shed. On dead end road. $600 mo., plus security. (954)495-5244. Moore Haven Mobile homes for rent $425 & up Call 863-509-0096 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Mobile HomeSaleMobile Home Sale 10x35 ft. Ready to move in! Park Model Completely renovated w/ all new appli., including water heater & a/c units. Needs relocated, some nancing avail. with dep. Asking $8,450. Call William 954-495-5244 for appointment. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 26-2013-CA-000841-CAAX-MX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, VS. KAREN S. VAN ATTA, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: The Northwest one-quarter of Block 18, CITY OF LABELLE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 47, of the Public Records of Lee County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. A/K/A 471 E. Ft. Thompson Avenue Labelle, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 2ND FLOOR, 25 E HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE, FL 33975, beginning at 11:00 AM on August 27, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 11th day of July, 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 466339 CN 7/24,31/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-831 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY NA. as trustee on behalf of BCMSC SECURITIZATION TRUST 2001-A, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street, 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102, Plaintiff, V. MICHAEL D. ROTHENHOEFER A/K/A MICHAEL DAVID ROTHENHOEFER, LISA MICHELE ROTHENHOEFER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KIRSTEN K. CLEVENGER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONALD L. CLEVENGER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY CLEVENGER, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 10, 2014, in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 25 East Hickpochee Ave., Labelle, Florida 33835, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 27th day of August, 2014 at 11:00 AM, on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 9, BLOCK B, CROSS-TIE MOBILE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 103, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 FLEETWOOD 48X26 MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBERS FLFX70A27522WC31 AND FLFX70B27522WC31. Commonly known as: 861 E. LINCOLN AVENUE, 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. 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 As Clerk of the Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 466340 CN 7/24,31/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on July 31, 2014 at 9:00AM U-Lock-It Storage of Clewiston, LLC, 500 S. San Gabriel Street, Clewiston, Fl (863)233-3639 will at their discretion sell or dispose of the personal property therefore stored with the undersigned. (NO PUBLIC AUCTION) Willie Scott Unit #34 & #36 Household items 466387 CN 7/24,31/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/8/2014, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33975, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 GMC 1GKEC13R3VJ746722 1992 MAZDA JM1NA3512N0309448 1999 DODGE 1B7HC13Y4XJ565535 466393 CN 7/24/2014 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 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (Posted July 24, 2014) Notice is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD of SELLEW BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL will hold a meeting Monday, July 28, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL, 555 SW 16th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430. 466365 BGS 7/24/2014 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 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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 5423 2011 4104329-HP100080180 Ronald W Steigerwald Lot 18, Block 8, 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. 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466373 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 3163 2010 1214334-010000U0030 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 5, Block U of Harlem Addition No. 3, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 2001 FLEETWOOD double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLFL170A29004AV31 & FLFL170B29004AV31, Title Nos. 83363325 & 83364006 and RP Decal No. 24064646 & 24064950, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holder: Conseco Finance Servicing Corp.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000U.003.0 Property Address: 1218 Della Tobias 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466372 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 Public Notice Public Notice Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 14

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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 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 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 1175 2010 1274331-010000H0110 Verona A LLC The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 11, Block H, of DIAMOND “J” ESTATES, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466377 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 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 1223 2010 1284331-A0000950000 Yoel Morejon The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 422, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466378 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 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 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 1546 2011 1144432-A0001160100 Naomi Shaw The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 2760, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466381 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 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 1576 2011 1144432-A0002470100 Crystal I LLC The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 2895, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466383 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 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 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 2173 2011 1264432-A0001170000 Roberto Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 914, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466386 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 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 Public Notice 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 1142 2010 1224331-010000O0120 Winder VI LLC Lot 12, Block O, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466376 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Glades County, Florida, Case number: 2013-CA-177on 06/27/2014 in the matter of James Lawson, as plaintiff and D. BRENT HAINES, as defendant, I Stuart Whiddon, as Sheriff of Glades County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, to-wit: The undivided one half interest in the following property described hence forth: Lot 66, Caloosa Estates, Unit 4, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in O.R. Book 46, Page 182, Public Records of Glades County, Florida. And the North of lot 67, Caloosa Estates, Unit 4, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in O.R. Book 46, Page 182, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: the Southwest corner of said tract is 131.99 feet South of the Northwest corner of Lot 67 and on August 28, 2014 at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 1297 E State Road 78, Moore Haven, Florida, offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. Stuart Whiddon as Sheriff Glades County, Florida By: Leslie Smith 466342 GCD 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 REQUEST FOR BIDS SUPPLY AVIATION FUELS TO AIRPORTS IN HENDRY COUNTY BID No. 2014-12 OPENING DATE AND TIME: August 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for the supply of aviation fuels to airports in Hendry County, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, by August 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Engineering Department, located at 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 1607, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5222. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 466323 CN/CB 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 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 1063 2010 1044430-02000040023 Pushpa Bhuwan Chandran Lot 8, Tract 2, LESS the North 1237.50 feet thereof, Block 4 GERBER GROVES SECTION 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 26 thru 31, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466375 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014

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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 1513 2011 1144432-A0000820000 Lou’s Properties Inc The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3441, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466379 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 1581 2011 1144432-A0002590100 Argelio A & Magaly G Rivas The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of 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. Also known as Tract 2869, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466384 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 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 2130 2010 1254432-A0000570000 Pinot IV LLC The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5068, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-25-A00-0057-0000 Property Address: 260 S 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466369 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 3022 2010 1144334-040000F0190 Oscar Carranza + Jackie Carranza Lot 19, Block F, of SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1991 HOMES OF MERIT double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLHMBC44031361A & FLHMBC44031361B, Title Nos. 61033638 & 61026745 and RP Decal Nos. 12597829 & 12597831, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-14-040-000F-019.0 Property Address: 1230 Liberty 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466371 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 Public Notice DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PLAN & GOALS PUBLIC NOTICE The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26 for LaBelle Airport. A DBE goal of 14.1% is proposed for federally funded Airport Improvement Projects awarded at LaBelle Airport during FAA Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2016. The proposed DBE Plan and DBE goal methodology is available for public inspection at LaBelle Airport in the Airport Manager’s of ce during normal business hours for a period of thirty (30) days beginning July 24, 2014 Written comments will be accepted for a period of forty ve (45) days beginning July 24, 2014 Written comments should be sent to Mr. Thomas Vaughan, Airport Manager, Hendry County, P.O. Box 1607, LaBelle, FL 33975-1607, e-mail: tvaughan@hendry a.net 466368 CN/CB 7/24/2014 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 22-2013-CA-000041 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARY I. NASON, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 8, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2013-CA-000041 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Mary I. Nason also known as Mary Nason, Mary I. Nason a/k/a Mary Nason, Glades County, Florida, Tenant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Unknown Spouse of Mary I. Nason also known as Mary Nason, are defendants, the Glades County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, Glades County, Florida at 11:00 AM on 28th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1015.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 17.32 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 78 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 183.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 182.71 FEET; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 178.50 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 78; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 167.87 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVED RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE (SAID CURVE BEING CURVED CONCAVE TO THE NORTH, WITH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 40 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 2914.79 FEET, AND HAVING A CHORD LENGTH OF 22.61 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 89 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST) A DISTANCE OF 22.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 9951 W STATE ROAD 78 MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471-5675 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 in Glades County, Florida this 14th day of July, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Brandy Anderson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 466343 GCD 7/24,31/2014 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 LEGAL NOTICE Vertex Development, LLC, is proposing a 310’ guyed-type telecommunications tower within a 10,000 square foot (MOL) lease area to be located north of State Road 78 in Okeechobee, Glades County, Florida, coordinates N 27-08-15.3, W 80-53-34.1. This tower will be out tted with medium-intensity ashing white lighting, unless the FAA determines other lighting is appropriate (FAA Study 2014-ASO-7354OE pending). Vertex’s Federal Communications Commission ASR 854 File Number is A0909341, which you can view at http://www.fcc.gov/asr/applications. Vertex seeks comments from all interested persons on the potential environmental impact or concerns of the tower; visit the FCC website to learn how to le a comment at http://www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. Or, if you wish to le a paper copy: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Comments will be due no later than August 25, 2014. 466345 GCD 7/24/2014 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 2189 2010 1254432-A0001950100 Luis Angulo & Paola C Dalmasso c/o Luis Angulo The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a canal easement over and across the North 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 609, Montura Ranch Estates, an unknown subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1963 WOLVERINE single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. GAW1729, Title No. 1289726 and RP Decal No. 12119048, which is permanently af xed to real property, (Lien Holder: Wachovia Bank, NA) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-25-A00-0195.0100 Property Address: 415 S. Trebol 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466370 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 806 2010 1274329-01000020461 Artemis Development Group LLC A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the Northeast one-quarter of the one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of said Section 4, run South 89 degrees 40’39” East, 331.66 foot along the South line of said Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter to the Point-of-Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 19’21” East, 682.98 feet; thence South 89 degrees 40’39” East, 333.55 feet; thence South 00 degrees 19’21” West, 682.98 feet to the said South line of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter; thence North 89 degrees 40’39” West, 333.55 feet along said South line to the Point-of-Beginning. SUBJECT to and together with a 30 foot roadway easement over and across the South 30 feet thereof and contiguous to the North boundary described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the herein described parcel; thence South 89 degrees 40’30” East, 333.55 feet; thence South 00 degrees 19’21” West 30.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 40’39” West, 243.55 feet to the beginning of a tangent curve to the left; thence run 57.92 feet along the arc of said curve, with a radius of 90.00 feet, a central angle of 36 degrees 52’12” and a chord of South 71 degrees 53’15” West, 56.92 feet, to a point of reverse curvature to the beginning of a tangent curve to the right; thence run 38.61 feet along the arc of said curve, with a radius of 60.00 feet, a central angle of 38 degrees 52’12” and a chord of South 71 degrees West, 37.95 feet to the tangent end of said curve; thence North 80 degrees 07’30” East, 60.00 feet to the Pointof-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466374 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 16

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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 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 1614 2011 1154432-A0000490100 Benito H Diaz The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3267, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466385 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 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 1575 2011 1144432-A0002470000 Verona A LLC The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2896, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466382 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 13.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 11.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “As expected, motorists continue to see average gasoline prices falling across much of the United States,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “While the chorus is loud, some states in the Great Lakes did see a price jump last week, and as crazy as it sounds, it was due to retail prices falling faster than wholesale prices, likely spurred on by intense competition as prices dropped. Outside of the Great Lakes, prices have been gently falling in the last weekin every state but Wyoming, Ohio, and Indiana, but prices have begun moving lower again in the latter two, while Wyoming prices remain a bit dif cult to forecast due to Wyoming’s rural geography and low demand. Typically, price changes are felt slower in the Rockies because of lower demand provides a week or several buffer against changes in price taking place nationally,” DeHaan said. In all, 13 states saw average prices decline more than 5c/ gal. Gas Price Update Crossword Puzzle

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Seminoles run the nation’s fth-largest cow-calf operation with nearly 14,000 Brangus cattle, based on rankings from the National Cattlemen’s Association. According to Alex Johns, the natural resources director for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., and the current treasurer of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, the ancestors of the Seminoles were involved with cattle as early as the year 1521. Spanish explorers brought the rst cattle to Florida and the herds were broken up and lost when the British attacked Spanish settlements; Seminoles caught many of the roaming cows and bulls, which helped early Seminole communities ourish. A series of Seminole wars decimated the Tribe and its cattle, beginning in the 1830s and lasting nearly 50 years. Many Seminoles ed deep into the Everglades to avoid capture and relocation to “Indian Territory” in Oklahoma following passage of the U.S. Indian Removal Act. Seminoles who kept their cattle herds were easier to nd and capture since they travelled across the state with them so as not to overgraze; hundreds were forced from Florida as part of the “Trail of Tears.” During the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression, a herd of 700 cattle was shipped from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in southeastern Arizona to the newly-established Brighton Seminole Reservation, northwest of Lake Okeechobee. Although only a few hundred of the cattle survived the trek across the southern tier of states, those that did were the start of a herd that has grown and improved over time. About 5,000 head are in herds owned and managed by 67 individual tribal members and their families, who participate in a co-op program. The balance of the herd is managed by the Tribe on behalf of its 4,000 members. Of the 67 individual tribal members who raise cattle, 55 percent are women, in keeping with the Tribe’s matrilineal, clanbased culture. Until recently, the full focus of Seminole Tribe cattle operations has been birthing calves and raising them to an age of 10 months, when they have been shipped to western feedlots for growth over another eight to 12 months, before eventually being harvested and marketed. The focus has expanded in the last few years to include a branded beef production program under the name “Seminole Pride™,” recently embraced as the rst “Fresh from Florida” beef program. The Seminole tribe of Florida, Inc., and the Florida Department of Agriculture worked together to establish program criteria. The “Fresh from Florida” logo is now placed on all branded Seminole Pride™ beef. Only cattle born and raised in Florida, fed Florida corn and harvested in the state can be certi ed “Fresh from Florida,” a set of criteria that is more dif cult to meet than might be initially imagined. Only one harvester operates in Florida, and corn production is limited to acreage along the northern Florida border, where a few peanut farmers have begun to rotate corn into their production cycles. Seminole Pride™ Beef has developed a following among Florida food purveyors and chefs, who are serving it in more than a 100 of the state’s restaurants, including several high-end restaurants, which use USDA Prime and USDA Choice-rated Seminole Pride™ Angus Beef for steaks, ribs, and roasts. “The biggest problem we have is feeding capacity,” says Alex Johns. “We need more feeding capacity and local corn produced in Florida.” Beef from about 100 head of cattle per week is moving through the supply chain under a contract with Cheney Brothers, a major Florida food distributor based in Riviera Beach. Demand is so strong that the Seminoles have formed an alliance with other Florida beef producers who measure up to strict standards of quality and meet speci c production quantity levels. All Seminole Tribe cattle are electronically tracked from birth as part of an innovative high-tech microchip program called Electronic Identi cation Tagging, which stores each calf’s weight, health, diet, and medical history on a quarter-sized computer chip attached to a calf’s left ear. It provides 100 percent traceability for Seminole cattle from “farm to fork.” Technology is also important to the Seminole Tribe’s calf-breeding program, which uses Brangus genetics to drive continual improvements in calf quality. Brangus is a cross between the Brahman cattle, which are heat tolerant, and the Angus, which have superior carcass quality. The Seminoles are also spreading their cattle interests to neighboring Georgia, where they have recently acquired Salacoa Valley Farms of Fairmount, Ga., northwest of Atlanta. Salacoa is noted for its top-quality registered pure bred Brangus cows and bulls, which are expected to be incorporated into the Seminoles’ successful Florida breeding program. “I think we’re growing at the right time,” says Johns. “We’re in full expansion mode at Salacoa.” Questions Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Household Hazardous Waste 863-673-0508 Progressive Waste Management 863-675-2481 CURBSIDE RECYCLE Las rutas de la recoleccin de Curbside del condado de Unincorporated Hendry y los tipos de materiales aceptados se enumeran abajo. Usted no necesita separar el material, puedes ahora mezclar. Debajo est el da programado para su recoleccin. Asegurase que usted tenga sus envases en el curbside a las 6am. reas del norte de Labelle/Ft.Denaud: El da de la recoleccin ser jueves. reas Port LaBelle/Flaghole/Wheeler Rd/Montura: El da de la recoleccin ser mircoles. reas Sur 29/Leon Dennis/reas del Pioneer/LaDeca/Everhigh: El da de la recoleccin ser viernes. reas del Clewiston Hwy 27/Harlem/Punto de Hookers: El da de la recoleccin ser martes. LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT DONT LITTERALWAYS RECYCLE Metal : Latas de comida de sopa / fruta / jugo / animal / atn / verduras, latas de aerosol vacas ALUMINIO: latas de refresco / cerveza, papel de aluminio / sartenes Vidrio : refresco / cerveza / bebidas / botellas de vino, jalea / salsa y las botellas claro / marrn / verde / frascos de vidrio (Sin Aclarado) Cajas Wrap Navidad / regalo (sin cintas, por favor) Papel : peridicos / revistas, bolsas de papel marrn / blanco / de colores, libros de telfono / correo basura / catlogos, o“cina / ordenador papel cartn ondulado (cajas mviles / cereales / regalo / pasta) Plstico : envases marcados # 1 a # 7 (botellas de agua / detergente / leja refrescos / champ, botellas de leche, mantequilla / baeras de crema batida, ollas # 2 plantas de vivero negroRECICLE ESTE NO RECICLE Aluminio : pantallas utensilios ollas / sartenes / cocina / puertas / muebles de jardn Vidrio : botellas de medicina / platos / vasos / ventanas / espejos / utensilios de cocina (Pyrex o Corning) Plstico : bolsas de plstico, contenedores de residuos qumicos aceite qumico / motor anticongelante / hogar / macetas (excepto negro # 2) bandejas cajas / frascos de la medicina / huevo / poliestireno / mangas de peridicos / espuma de poliestireno Metal : herramientas / piezas de automvil / placas / cubiertos Papel : papel triturado / envasado con una capa de cera (cajas de jugo o cartn encerado) La mayora de las tiendas de comestibles tienen un contenedor de reciclaje para volver bolsas de plstico. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 18 Submitted PhotoLarry Howard, Brighton Representative to the Board of Directors of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., speaks to cattle industry experts and journalists. BeefContinued From Page 1

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 24, 2014 20 Photo by ACOE/ John CampbellFlows Much Closer to Normal Water ows from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River at the Moore Haven lock and dam during 2014 have been much closer to no rmal following heavy precipitation at the beginning of the 2013 wet season. The water in Lake Okeechobee dropped to its lowest level in almost two years in the middle of June, when it hit 12.30 feet. The lower level means more storage to handle summer rains than in 2013, when an early start to th e wet season kept the lake from receding to typical levels. No water is being released at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam. Drivers are to be aware and exercise cautionUS 27 from SR 78 west to Moore Haven: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be sodding along the west side of the road. Lane closures not expected. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. SR 78 from US 27 to Lakeport: Maintenance project: Maintenance project: Crews will work on weed cutting along the roadway during the day. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the travel lanes. SR 78 from Herbert Hoover Dike to Canal Boat Ramp: Construction project: Expect lane closures with aggers directing traf c from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., while crews place sod on the shoulders of the road. Use caution and be prepared to stop. Improvements on this project include removing and replacing the existing asphalt, widening the roadway in several locations, adding shoulders, replacing guardrail, adding or replacing drainage pipe beneath some driveways, replacing mailboxes and signing and pavement markings. Expected completion is fall 2014. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp. Glades County RoadWatch