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Title: The Clewiston news
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Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 08-25-2011
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City must make repairs or elseBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comIn a letter from the Jacksonville headquarters, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a letter to the city of Clewiston to repair certain areas of the park or it will be closed. The city has been in two meetings with the Army Corps regarding the maintenance and repair of the of the park. What has not been agreed upon is what should be maintained by the city or the Corps. This dispute includes the wire (gabion) baskets that extend into and under the water. The items in question are the wire baskets that line the shore in order to help stabilize the shoreline or slopes from erosion. The wire in some areas has given way or has been damaged, letting rocks fall out. Some have failed below the water line. This can be a hazard to boaters and visitors. This argument stems from an agreement made by the county several years ago with the Corps to give the use of the park to the county; this included a provision stating that the county was responsible for maintenance of the park’s structures. In time, the county passed the deal into the city’s control. The city has always interpreted the maintenance of the structures as being the boat ramps, picnic areas, roads, grass, etc. However, the gabion baskets should be the responsibility of the Corps. Clewiston Utilities Director Kevin McCarthy explained the process of events and why Clewiston will be having to handle the repairs at the end of the day. “The reason why this is happening is because the language of the deal is vague,” he said. “When it speaks about structures, there is no enumerated list of them. We have never considered the gabion baskets to be part of the agreement.” He continued to explain that since the Corps built the baskets, it was assumed that they should be the ones to repair it. However, the Corps has understood that the phrasing “maintaining of structures” to be an allinclusive statement. This is probably the rst time the baskets need to be repaired since they were rst installed, the Corps claims. Therefore, they have never done repairs, which means that are not responsible. Another reason is since the Army Corps owns the park, the city will have to buckle down and City in Dispute with Army Corps S H I P .V. N H CP S H I P V N C P T, A SEE CORPS  11 One in ten people arrested last yearBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comHendry County has made headlines in the past for ranking at the top of an unenviable list: highest unemployment in the state. If gures released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are any indication, Hendry County residents are also the most arrested people in Florida. The most recent information available on arrests for the state show Hendry County leading in number of residents arrested per 100,000 people. The number represents that one out of every ten people ended up in jail last year or, if the data is translated simply, 10 percent of the population. The information listing denotes all possible types of arrest. (It is important to note, however, that the arrest rate does not specify whether the arrests include individuals with multiple arrests.) Even when compared to areas like Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Hendry County is the only county in Florida whose arrests-to-population percent is in the double-digits. The question becomes: why? Matthew Cleary, an attorney with a private practice in Clewiston, has a theory. “Most counties write a notice to appear for misdemeanors, but Hendry County arrests and books those people leading to overcrowding at the jail and a ridiculously high arrest rate,” said Cleary. He uses Glades County as an example. In the neighboring county, of cials make arrests only in misHendry Ranks Highest in Residents ArrestedSEE ARRESTS  19 PHOTO / CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE 1 in 10 Arrest Rate for Hendry is State’s Highest

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 25, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Drug Free Hendry County ElectionsDrug Free Hendry County will be holding elections on Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. They will also discuss next year’s activities. New members are welcome, and all interested individuals are encouraged to attend.Pageant RegistrationThe Miss US South Florida Teen Pageant will host its 2011 pageant registration on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. at Roland Martin’s Marina. Participants must be between the ages 14 to 19 years of age. The winner will proceed for her chance to win a $40,000 scholarship. For further information, please call Ashley Smith at 863-254-7115.Back to School in Hendry CountyAfter some well needed time off for mother nature, its now time to get back to racing and back to school. The Hendry County Motorsports Park is ready to re-open it’s gates for the 2nd half of the 2011 race season on Saturday, Aug. 27. They would like to thank all the fans, race teams, and drivers for there support and patients in the time we took off. Kids, don’t forget to bring your bicycles for the kid’s bike race (all kids competing will receive a prize). On Saturday Aug. 27, pick up a few school supplies before you head to the race track. They need: #2 Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Box of Tissues, Pink Erasers, Broad Tip Markers, Fiskar Scissors, Pencil Case, Wide-Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, Pocket Folders, and Pencil Crayons. Please help them, help the children. Saturday, Aug. 27, gates open at 4 p.m. racing Starts at 7 p.m. for more information go to their website at www.hendryracing.com.Church Yard SaleIglesia Vida Nueva will be hosting a yard sale at 328 W. Sugarland Circle this Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7 a.m. They will have vertical blinds, bathroom sinks, light xtures and other items for remodeling one’s house. All proceeds will go to funding further food drives in the future. For more information, contact Veronica at 863-599-0239.Puppy Adoption DriveTo promote adoptions, Clewiston Critter Care will offer two years of free vaccinations for any pups adopted in August. For more information, call 863-983-9145 or stop by the clinic at 901 W. Ventura Ave.Performing Arts Center RegistrationThe Clewiston Performing Arts Center is holding registration for dance, tumbling, and cheer on Monday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Beardsley Room in the John Boy Auditorium, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Classes start on Sept. 12 on a rst-come, rstserve basis. For more information, call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.Lupus AwarenessThere will be a Lupus Walk on Sept. 24 in Miami at the Jungle Island. If you’re interested in volunteering to raise money and awareness for Lupus, please contact Kenia Villatora via e-mail at kenia.villatoro@yahoo.com.Veterans Drivers License UpdateRecently, Florida passed a law that provides veterans a “V” designation on their driver license or identi cation card after presenting a DD214. The driver license or tax collector agency places the designation on the driver license or identi cation card after the customer provides a DD214 indicating they were “honorably discharged” and collecting a fee along with other driver license or identi cation card fees. The form DD214 was rst issued to military veterans on January 1, 1950. Customers who served prior to this date were not issued a DD214 and subsequently under our current policy are not able to receive the “V” designation. The Department of Veteran Affairs has approved additional documents that can be utilized by customers desiring to receive a “V” designation. The following forms have been approved in lieu of the DD214: (scan the form in capture under the DD214 heading). The Department of Veteran Affairs forms prior to 1950 will be accepted with or without the “honorable discharge” indicated.Driving CrackdownThere will be a national impaired driving crackdown from August 19 to September 4. Of cers will be on the lookout for anyone driving while intoxicated. For more updates, visit the Clewiston Police Traf c Unit on Facebook. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION BY STATEPOINTWhether you are looking to switch jobs or are out of work, it can now take longer than ever to nd a new job. And it’s not just the economy that’s to blame. “The rules have changed when it comes to nding jobs,” says William Holland, author of the new book “Cracking the New Job Market.” “Globalization and technological advances have permanently transformed the job market. It’s not about your credentials, but rather the value you offer a company.” Recruiter Tony Beshara agrees. “A rsum is not a simple list of your credentials, devoid of context,” says Beshara, author of the new guide, “Unbeatable Rsums.” “It’s a sales tool that lets the hiring authority know you can perform the duties needed immediately.” To help job seekers, Holland and Beshara offer the following advice: Be open to all opportunities In decades past, job seekers were told that networking was critical to nding the right job, as if there was a hidden job market only others knew about. That may have been true when companies hired family members and friends of employees, but in today’s competitive market, companies are focused on hiring the person who can best do the job with minimal training. So don’t shy away from applying to postings on job boards or company websites. But continue to reach out to friends and family, or even connections through social networking sites like LinkedIn. Just know that the most important thing is that you match a company’s desired attributes. Tailor your rsumThe average rsum gets read in ten seconds. With that kind of attention span, you better make sure your rsum stands out. This doesn’t mean using distracting formats or ourishes. Make sure your rsum re ects the responsibilities of the job in language the screener (often not an expert in your eld) can understand. Ace the interviewYou need to demonstrate the value you can bring to a company through the interview process. Before interviewing, prepare by making a chart listing the job’s responsibilities and your matching experience. But remember, the key to achieving maximum performance is to enter any testing situation with an uncluttered mind. Plan for the future The average white collar worker holds a job for two and a half to three years, according to Beshara. Therefore, it’s wise to plan for future job searches after getting your next job. This means planning for a future period of unemployment by saving for an emergency fund and living within your means so you don’t accrue debt, says Holland. It also means keeping in touch with your network and updating your rsum as you log accomplishments, adds Beshara. For more tips on nding a job in today’s economy can be found in the new books “Unbeatable Resumes” and “Cracking the New Job Market.” Tips for Finding a New Job SUBMITTED PHOTO

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BY STATEPOINTBeing a parent can sometimes feel like your heart is walking around in someone else’s body. A nd while your instinct is to protect your children from any and all harm, it is also important to give them an appropriate amount of freedom to prepare them for the real world. “Parents will always have a lot to worry about,” says Tony Pham, vice president at Life360, a company that uses technology to keep families connected everyday and during emergencies. “But having a plan can really help families be prepared for any type of safety situation.” As the new school year quickly approaches, parents should consider the following tips when talking to their children about safety: Emphasize Solutions Over Danger Constantly warning your children, whether they’re 8 or 18, about all the dangers of the world, can do more harm than good by increasing anxiety and feelings of powerlessness. Instead, focus on presenting solutions to known threats. For example, tell children that they have every right to yell, scream and kick if a stranger grabs them. More importantly, since the majority of abductions in the United States are by people children know, teach kids to check-in with you if their instincts tell them something is wrong. For y ounger kids, this may mean telling you before doing something adventurous, while for older children this may mean sending a text message before heading off with a family friend. Get Mobile Help Advances in mobile technology are making it easier than ever to keep children safe. For example, Life360 has created a mobile app that allows family members to request a “Check In” from another family member, along with a GPS location update. This simple technology proved useful during the tornadoes in the Midwest earlier this year, when thousands of families were able to contact their loved ones to share location and status updates even though phone calls weren’t going through. But before it gets to that, make sure your family has a disaster plan in place. Kids and teens should know where to go in your home to stay safe during an earthquake, tornado or whatever disasters may hit your area. You should also agree on a meeting place away from your home (a neighbor or relative’s house or even a speci c street corner) where you will reconnect if separated in an emergency. Virtual Safety Children need to know that strangers exist on the Internet, too. Parents should warn them about connecting with strangers or “friends” of friends on social networking sites. Children should also not disclose any personal information such as a home address, social security number or bank account without rst checking with an adult. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For cardiovascular illness,getting an accurate diagnosis and immediate care can not only save your life,it can help prevent long-term damage to your heart and get you on the right track for many years to come. Fortunately,you can find cardiac care close to home.Hendry Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr.Esther Levin is now providing cardiology services to the residents of the LaBelle area. Dr.Levin has had her cardiology practice open in Clewiston since May of 2009. She began expanding her services at the Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center in LaBelle on August 17th. Keep your heart healthy through the years.Call today for an appointment with Dr.Levin .HendryRegionalConvenientCareCenter•450SouthMainStreetLaBelle ,FL33935• 86 3-675-2356•(Clewist onoffic e:863-983-3021) Dwight Eugene Perkins III was born at 5:55 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011, in Ft. Myers, Fla. He weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. He is the son of Dwight and Yolanda (Flournah) Perkins Jr. His maternal grandparents are Vince and Anne Vaughn and Bobby Ray and Tracy Flournah of Clewiston, Fla. His paternal grandparents are Dwight and Renee Perkins of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Maternal great grandparents are Virgil and Daisy Scruggs of Clewiston, Fla., and Delores and Wilbur (deceased) Porter of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. DWIGHT EUGENE PERKINS III BIRTHS PLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD ("VAB") will convene a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in the Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of considering matters pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statutes, Chapter 194 and other items as may be appropriate or timely. Petitions, complaints and appeals filed with the VAB will be referred to hearings conducted by Special Magistrates at the Hendry County Courthouse; or at other designated locations as needed. This meeting is open to the public, and interested citizens are invited to attend. No decisions concerning Special Magistrate recommendations will be made by the Board at the meeting. Anyone who appeals a decision made by the VAB will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk Hendry County Value Adjustment Board N O T I C E O F M E E T I N G H E N D R Y C O U N T Y V A L U E A D J U S T M E N T B O A R D 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe PHOTO / GOOGLEMake sure your child is using the internet in a safe way.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OPTOMETRISTSC C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGY 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 25, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011 Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Friday: Tropical storm conditions possible. A 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Thursday: Tropical storm conditions possible. A 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind between 8 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. West wind between 9 and 13 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. A 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78.Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. 10.57 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL

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During the summer wet season, signi cant rainfall has provided some relief from a recordsetting dry period that stretched from October to June. Despite the recent improvement, groundwater and lake levels in some areas remain below average for this time of year. The District is storing as much water as possible. However, not all rainfall can be retained due to limited storage options and the need for immediate ood protection. Unless there is signi cant tropical rainfall in the coming weeks to boost water levels in Lake Okeechobee and other key areas, the region is expected to remain in a water shortage. Golf Courses Modi ed Phase I restrictions, effective March 26, require a 15-percent cutback for golf course irrigation in Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. -Effective Aug. 7 through Oct. 31, a temporary modi cation allows golf courses to apply for a variance if needed for new plantings or other course rehabilitation. Lake Okeechobee Service Area (LOSA) Modi ed Phase III restrictions, effective May 19, require a 45-percent reduction in surface water withdrawals for all agricultural, nursery and diversion and impoundment users within LOSA, which includes portions of Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties and the Everglades Agricultural Area. Permitted Water Users in Broward and Palm Beach Counties A water shortage order, effective March 26, places Phase I restrictions on agricultural, nursery and diversion and impoundment permittees that use or divert surface and ground water in these counties. -Withdrawals from surface waters by speci ed users are reduced 15 percent. -Agricultural and nursery operations shall limit the hours of irrigation. Navigation The S-65E navigation lock between the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee is closed with no locktender on duty due to low water levels. These locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee remain closed: -S-127 at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County -S-131 at Lakeport in Glades County Hurricane Season In preparation for storms, residents are encouraged to check swales and drainage systems to ensure that there are no blockages to impede water ow. Land adjacent to canal embankments must be clear of shrubs and other encroaching objects. District-Wide Conditions for August 22 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 25, 2011 BY MICKIE ANDERSON UFA newly released University of Florida study of arti cial reef use in six southwest Florida counties shows the structures lure a lot more than sh. The reefs, which provide habitat for popular sport sh and other marine life, pulled more than $253 million into the region during one year, the study found. Though it costs nothing more than a saltwater shing license to use the submerged structures as a shing spot, anglers spend money on food, lodging, fuel, tackle and other necessities. The UF and Florida Sea Grant study looked at money generated by arti cial reefs in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties in 2009. Researchers found that $136 million came from residents, while $117 million was spent by visitors. Bob Swett, the UF associate professor and Florida Sea Grant extension specialist who led the study, said he was struck most by the contrast between the income generated and the small amount counties invest in the reefs ranging from $20,000 to $60,000 a year for each county, w ith some years requiring little to no spending. The reefs also enjoy private support, such as local marine contractors who donate materials and in-kind labor. "That shows me that there's a lot of bang for the buck, if you will, in terms of w hat they get out of the arti cial reef programs," said Swett, also a member of UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Chris Neal, who works for the Scuba Quest dive shop chain's Sarasota location, said his company frequently takes groups of divers out to arti cial reefs because the man-made structures allow divers to see such a wide variety of sh and w ildlife."You can see all kinds of sh ounder, hog sh, snapper and grouper," he said. Besides asking residents about their reefrelated spending, the UF researchers also asked boaters who use reefs and those who do not their opinions about spending public money to build and maintain the structures, which are typically underwater piles of large, hollow concrete blocks w here sh can hide. While users were more likely to support such spending (county responses ranged from 83 percent to 95 percent, in favor), Swett said he was also impressed by non-reef users' enthusiasm. Their support for spending public money on reefs ranged from 61 percent to 71 percent. Arti cial reefs are used for a number of activities, among them: enhancing recreational and charter shing and diving, boosting reef sh populations and aiding scienti c research. Florida's arti cial reef program, created in 1982, includes more than 2,500 documented arti cial reefs in the state's coastal waters. About one-third of them were the subject of the recent economic study. Other survey highlights: on average, more than 5,600 southwest Florida residents use arti cial reefs every day; for-hire shing enterprises, including shing guides, charter boats and party boats, accounted for nearly $90 million in spending, and arti cial reefs support more than 2,500 fulland part-time jobs. The researchers used a combination of mail, telephone and email to collect survey responses. The study was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the West Coast Inland Navigation District and the participating counties. Besides Swett, the research team included Chuc k Adams, a marine economics professor; Sherr y Larkin, associate professor in resource economics, extension scientist Alan Hodges and postdoctoral associate Thomas J. Stevens. The full report, "Economic Impacts of Arti cial Reefs for Six Southwest Florida Counties," is available at www. seagrant.org. UF Study Finds Arti cial Reefs are Economic Boon PHOTO / WILLIAM LUNDBERGArti cial reefs, such as the one seen here, provide habitat for popular sport sh and other marine life. A Florida Sea Grant study of six southwest Florida counties found that the reefs helped pull in more than $253 million into that region during one year, as angl ers, divers and tourists spent money for food, lodging, fuel, tackle and other necessities.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A TRADITION OFExcellence A TRADITION OFExcellence Scott Sentgeorge, TKA Principal s.sentgeorge.tka.net 863-983-5388 561-767-0227 Brenda Braddock, CCS Principal bbraddock@clewistonchristian.org 863-983-5388 561-767-0227THE KING’S ACADEMYCLEWISTON Welcomes you to the new school year!Stop by our Combined Campus to learn about The King’s Academy and Clewiston Christian School& CLEWISTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOLTour Our Facility Experience Our Instructional Technology Meet Our Teachers and Administrators Small Classes and Dedicated Christian Teachers Individualized Attention and Great Resources Financial Assistance available TKA – Junior High and High SchoolCollege Preparatory curriculum Advanced Placement and Honors level classes Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, and Softball Programs Fine Arts Program Student Life Activities CCS – Preschool and ElementaryThe 2011 Stanford-10 National Test Score Report States that 41% of all CCS students of cially rank in the SA s Top Ten Percent Visit PK and VPK Preschool Programs Learn about our Aftercare program NOW ENROLLING INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRE-SCHOOLERSAccepting Family Central, transfers and private.* All meals included Hours 6:30 am to 5:30 pm 5 star Quality Counts Center Accredited and Gold Seal School Great Teachers, Curriculum and Environment 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011 BY MARK KINGAs hurricane Irene heads our way all we can do is pray that we get a lot of rain north of Lake Okeechobee and that the winds leave us alone. The lake level is at 10.57 above sea level and has come up a little with the rains that we have been receiving. We really need a tropical depression to get this lake back to a water level we need. The shing has been good all summer and I look for it to remain good on through the rest of the summer. I have been catching bass out on the main lake as well as in the dynamite holes and even a few in the rim canal. With the lake level at 10.57 feet above sea level running the lake is still tricky. If you are not sure where you are going don't go unless you are idling or using your trolling motor. I have been shing the main Clewiston channel, the outside of Uncle Joe's Cut, and some holes in the reef for the past few weeks and my success has been pretty good. The topwater bite has been great throughout the day and, if it does slow down, a shakey head or Carolina rig will keep you catching some really nice bass. For topwater a Zara Super Spook is hard to beat but there are days a small popper or prop bait works great also. While I'm talking about the topwater bite, this is a great time to catch some bass on a y rod and a larger popper like the ones I use in saltwater seem to work best. When the bite slows down on topwater, get out a Carolina rig with either a Gambler Ace in junebug color or a Super Fluke in watermelon-red color and you will continue catching these bass. I like to get out a Gambler Giggy head jig in ounce with a junebug Sweebo worm on it and slow drag it along the bottom especially in the rocks out on the reef. A lot of people like to hop there shakey head up off the bottom. I have found that with the shallow water if you just drag it slowly across the bottom you will get a lot more bites. A lot of the areas out on the main lake are covered with shrimp grass now and the Carolina rig works much better than a texas rigged worm. With the Carolina rig, the worm oats up on top of the shrimp grass and doesn't get buried up like a texas rigged worm does. If you are shing the dynamite holes I would stick with a Shakey Head and a lipless crankbait to catch bass, and don't be afraid to sh in the middle of these dynamite holes as most people only sh around the outside edge and leave the middle untouched. As far as the rim canal shing, I would concentrate on the openings to the lake and dynamite holes. These cuts will hold sh year round and a lipless crankbait and soft plastics worms work best. Fishing with wild shiners has been ok but as it usually is in the summer you can catch just as many bass on arti cial lures. I think it is more rewarding to catch them on arti cial lures that you cast and work yourself than wild shiners that do all the work for you. I'm still doing some guide trips in the Keys for bone sh, permit, and shark, if anyone is interested. The night time bully netting for lobster has also been pretty good. I also want to mention that I attended a meeting for the Friends of Okeechobee, a new group that wants to unite people with interest in Lake Okeechobee together to stop the horrible mismanagement of the lake. This includes water levels, dredging, and spraying. The meeting went very well with about fty people attending from guides, farmers, business owners, and just concerned residents of the lake area. We need to get more people together if we are going to ght for this cause; I will let you all know when the meeting next month will be and where. The main focus is the water level that the Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville control and could care less about the folks around the lake trying to make a living. All the lake is to them is a big holding pond. We have to get everyone on board if we are going to win this ght. Good luck, tight lines, and hope to see everyone out on the water soon.Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of famous Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston Florida. Give him a call at 863-6770983 or go to www.markking shing.com Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report Creating changes and life balance through humorBY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThe Hendry and Glades County Health Departments are pleased to invite local businesses and organizations to attend a workshop/seminar focused on "Connecting with Customers". It will be offered in three locations: Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore Haven. This event is being offered for free to community partners. Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a drop-dead funny, laugh-out-loud humorist, who consistently delivers a rejuvenating, and immediately applicable message that teaches audiences to enhance productivity and enthusiasm in both professional and personal encounters! Tim Gard is an event experience! Not just "another" keynote speaker. Take your company and employees to the next level of success by learning to harness and apply the awesome powers of humor. The ability to generate laughter is often the missing business skill that makes the difference between a solidly productive and cooperative team, and a sluggish and grumpy one! You will discover how to: Encourage co-workers to treat every customer as if they were the rst of the day. Improve your odds of connecting with customers positively by further developing your Comic Vision. Use "tongue fu" and simple language changes to defuse potentially negative customer service situations. Harness laughter as a positive communication tool Understand the complexity of using humor in a diverse workplace Laugh and learn as you develop your own Comic Vision with Tim's proven stress buster methods and tools. His presentations have been given to an extensive list of diverse organizations and businesses across the globe which includes: Frito Lay, Ore Ida, Kodak, United Airlines, The US Navy, United States Forest Service, The Environmental Protection Agency and United Way. Tim blends his unique experiences as a student, U.S. sailor, state welfare worker/investigator, federal employee, salesman, factory worker and small business owner into a dynamic, hilarious, good humor program you have to see! Seating is limited, so please call 863-674-4041 xt.117 to reserve your seat! You can choose one of three locations! Monday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Glades County Health Department, 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 9 a.m. at the Dallas Townsend Bldg-Ag/Ext Of ce, 1085 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hendry County Health Department, 1100 S. Olympia, Clewiston Local Businesses are Invited to attend a Workshop/Seminar

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Memories of hurricanes past have ashed through many of our minds. What can we do? Trust in God, but batten down the hatches! Take inventory and try to realize anew the really important things in our life, as well as those important people and then embrace them and secure them! I remember when Hurricane David headed our way in 1979. A college friend had a boat that he was worried about, so a number of us descended south from Gainesville to help him secure his boat for the coming storm. Being a former Boy Scout, I was proud of the job we did in tying down that boat. We lashed it tightly to the dock, trees, and even to itself. We were patting ourselves on the back when a sea captain informed us that the best way to secure a boat safely during a hurricane was to anchor it away from the trees and things which would "get eaten up in the cane". It was better to anchor it deep with four ropes going out in different directions and pray. It was good advice then and is good advice as to what w e are to do now. We are to anchor deep and then we are to pray. We are to do what we can do and then turn to our Lord. Now is when the body of Christ can really become the hands of Christ. It is also a time when w e can reach out and embrace our faith and God's peace as we remember the words of Jesus in John 16:33: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you w ill have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."Selling what is not yours to sell; Maybe a good thingBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchGenesis tells of Esau selling his birthright to his brother, Jacob (Genesis 25:29ff). Esau comes in from the elds hungry and his brother is cooking. He asks for some food and Jacob says "First, sell me your birthright (Genesis 25: 31)." Esau looked at his plight, decided the birthright was useless and sells it. I re ected on many things that are a part of us. Can we get rid of a birthright? Can we get rid of w ho we really are, how our family has in uenced us, what has happened to us as we grow? Even in reacting against "birthrights", people tend to go too far in the opposite direction and have not really escaped. The account of the "sale" goes on to add that "So Esau despised his birthright(v.34)". He has attempted to sell what is not was not his to sell. I've known people who have had poor beginnings and then become tyrannical in their treatment of others; forgetting the pain and suffering they underwent. People who have been victims of bad situations will act out in retaliation; not really knowing why they are aggressive or destructive. Once, w hen leading services, two old friends showed up. At one point, something slipped; I apparently grimaced and paused, then continued. After the service, one of them said "You looked exactly like your father when that happened!" I was totally unaware, of course, but then it was my birthright to act that way. I can't sell it, may not always be aware of it, but it's there. A resolution about another birthright also mentions Jacob. Romans tells of a "new deliverer"; "He will turn the godlessness away from Jacob (Romans 11:26)" there was a part of the intended birthright that Jacob did not purchase! Others will come in and become a part of the elect: and so God's people will be saved. How come? "For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable (v.29)." Disobedience? If humanity was made with free will (God's gift) and has abused it; it is "so that He may have mercy on them all(v.32)." Esau may have tried to sell what is irrevocable; gifts that God has given to us are irrevocable too. Some things just can't be undone: and, fortunately, when it comes to the gifts God has given us, that's a real blessing. I've been asked to "undo" a baptism, or had people want me to "void" a marriage, or have known people who are ordained but no longer able to practice their ministries. Persons do not get "un-ordained" or "un-married" or "un-baptized" even when things do not go well or they are unable to live up to the intentions of an earlier time. The birthright they carry is still there; even if tarnished, imperfect, no longer of service. There is that part of it, a good part of it, that remains; the part where God had a hand in it. That's a blessing. It can't be revoked, sold, discarded. It is of God.The Reluctant LoverBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchOnce upon a time there was a young man who was in love with a young lady. At least that's what he told her. He never mentioned her at home or before any of his friends, except maybe to criticize her occasionally. Once a week, on his day off, he called on the young lady --that is if he didn't have a headache, have company, feel tired or have anywhere else to go, or an opportunity to work that day. And when he visited her, about an hour of her presence was all he could endure. He was terribly restless and dgety when around her. She loved good music and great literature, but he had no interest in either. When she desired to sing or read together, he just would not do it unless he was really put on the spot. Why could he not stay longer or come more often? It seem to her that one hour a week, and so poorly spent at that, was hardly an indication of love on his part. The trouble was the young man was still carrying a torch for an old sweetheart. Though they had agreed to make a break, he was still spending several hours a week in her presence. It seem that they had so much in common --they loved the same things and the same people and their times together were always exciting. And yet, he could admit to no rift between himself and the woman he supposedly loved. When someone would cautiously inquire as to the propriety of the young man's actions, he would usually puff up with anger and accuse them of meddling or worse yet, of "judging". This story is a parable of he life of the lukewarm and indifferent "Church Member". Though he vows his love for the Lord and His Church, he spends time with her only reluctantly and sparingly. He does not enjoy her interests. But that "old ame", the world, still tugs at his heartstrings. Much of his time is devoted to her and how they were just made for each other! Oh, it's true he denies loving her, but his actions prove otherwise. All proclamations in the world to the effect that he loves Christ and His Church, are vain, "By their fruits ye shall know them." It is easy to see where his heart is. RELIGION COLUMNS

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Drug Free Hendry County is pleased to announce that Rachel’s Challenge will be coming to Hendry County in September. Rachel’s Challenge is a school assembly and leadership program designed after the writings of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School Shootings in Colorado. All students attending Hendry Schools will have the opportunity to watch the presentation during school, while all community members are invited to hear the presentation at 7 p.m. in their town. Rachel Scott was the rst person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachel’s acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for the most life-changing school program in the America. Her brother, Craig, was in the library that day and lost two close friends and narrowly escaped death himself. He was the only student at Columbine who was in the library and also lost a sibling. Powerful audio/video footage of Rachel’s Challenge holds students spell-bound during a one hour school presentation that motivates them to positive change in the way they treat others. This is followed by a 45-minute training session involving both adult and student leaders. This is an interactive session that shows how to sustain momentum created by the assembly. That evening the Rachel’s Challenge presenter conducts a powerful session with parents and community leaders. To sustain the positive climate change in a school, Rachel’s Challenge offers a year-long curriculum called the Friends of Rachel (FOR ) program that continues training students and plugs them into activities that continue the chain reaction of kindness. A few weeks after the tragedy Darrell Scott, Rachel’s father, spoke to a congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech has become one of the most widely read on the internet. Shortly afterwards he founded “Rachel’s Challenge”, a bullying and violence abatement program. In 2008 more than 1.32 million students experienced Rachel’s Challenge and had the opportunity to accept the challenges modeled after Rachel’s life and writings. The universal message of kindness and compassion told by Rachel’s story has been heard by students in several other countries. The Scott family and other certi ed presenters have spoken to over 11 million people in live settings, and has reached millions more through being featured in popular media outlets like CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Oprah, Dateline, O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, and numerous others. Mr. Scott has also authored three books including the best seller “Rachel’s Tears.” Rachel’s Challenge will be in Clewiston on Tuesday, September 6. Clewiston High School students will attend an assembly in their school and selected students and teachers will attend the Leadership Training later in the school day. The community presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Clewiston High School Auditorium. All parents and community members are invited to attend!! Drug Free Hendry County believes that this event will encourage our youth to make positive choices and change the school-culture for the best! We look forward to seeing you there. Spanish Translation Equipment will be available. Nationally Recognized Program Coming to Hendry County 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In accordance with 1008.25(7)(b), F.S., Glades County Public Schools report the following regarding the statutory regulation of student progression and the results of students scoring Level 1 and 2 on the FCAT(2010-2011). 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011 High School Varsity Football RosterOffense formations: Pro style, I-Formation, Spread Packages. Defensive formations: 4-3, variation on 3-4, Cover. Coaching staff: Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Athletic Director Joseph Roth (third season). Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Garrett Jahn. Running Backs/Defensive Backs Coach Phillip Summers. Wide Receivers Coach Jesse Windham. Offensive Line/Defensive Line Coaches Steven Barnes, Vance Johnston and Emanuel Terry.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 25, 2011 Clewiston Weekly Sports Page SUBMITTED PHOTOFWC instructors and camp guides showed campers different styles of shing. SUBMITTED PHOTOOne of the campers shows off her catch of the day. SUBMITTED PHOTOFish camp lecture about conservation, shing techniques, etc. SUBMITTED PHOTOCamper shows off the bass he caught.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011 Improved farming techniques help EAA, C-139 achieve phosphorus reduction goalsBY RANDY SMITH SFWMDFor the 16th consecutive year, water owing from farmlands in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) achieved phosphorus reductions that were signi cantly better than the 25-percent reduction required by law. With the continued implementation of improved farming techniques known as Best Management Practices (BMPs), results for the 2011 monitoring period show a 79-percent phosphorus reduction in the 470,000-acre EAA farming region south of Lake Okeechobee. The C-139 Basin also met its goal for phosphorus levels. Located west of the EAA, the 170,000-acre C-139 farming region consists primarily of pasture land, row crops, citrus and sugarcane. Results show 20 metric tons owed through the basin during the 2011 monitoring period, well below the limit load of 31 metric tons. The monitoring period covered May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2011. "Improving water quality is a key component in the ongoing effort to restore and improve South Florida's ecosystems," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Joe Collins. "This is an important commitment made by our region's agricultural community to help in achieving meaningful phosphorus reductions that will bene t the Everglades." In the EAA, the most commonly used BMPs are more precise fertilizer application methods, re ned stormwater pumping practices, and erosion controls to reduce the amount of phosphorus transported in stormwater runoff to the Everglades and connected water bodies. In the C-139 Basin, the District has worked with farmers in recent years to improve the effectiveness of BMPs and address the unique challenges of achieving phosphorus reductions in the basin. Phosphorus can impact the Everglades ecosystem if stormwater runoff carries excess amounts into these unique wetlands. To meet the requirements of Florida's Everglades Forever Act, the amount of phosphorus leaving the EAA must be 25 percent less than the amount before phosphorus-reduction efforts started. Data show that a 79 percent phosphorus reduction was achieved for the 2011 monitoring period. The average reduction from the implementation of BMPs over the program's 16year history is 55 percent, more than twice the amount required by law. When measured in actual mass, 173.6 metric tons of phosphorus were prevented from entering the regional canal system, which sends water into the Everglades, during the 2011 monitoring period. Over the past 16 years, the BMP program has prevented 2,411 metric tons of phosphorus from leaving the EAA. In the C-139 Basin, a BMP program has been in place for the past eight years with the goal of reducing phosphorus discharges to historic levels. In November 2010, the program requirements were enhanced to further control phosphorus levels. The District uses a model to determine the phosphorus load that the agricultural region must achieve each year based on rainfall totals. For the 2011 monitoring period, the limit load was 31 metric tons. Data show the actual mass of phosphorus discharged from the basin during that time was 20 metric tons. Together with best farming practices, water leaving the EAA and C-139 Basins receive additional treatment in one of several Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) before entering the Everglades. These constructed wetlands are lled with aquatic vegetation and use "green" technology to further reduce phosphorus levels. Since 1994, the network of six STAs south of Lake Okeechobee with a combined treatment area of 45,000 acres have retained approximately 1,470 metric tons of phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the Everglades. Through the end of April 2011, more than 3,800 metric tons of phosphorus have been prevented from entering the Everglades through treatment wetlands and the BMP program covering the EAA. From May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011, the constructed wetlands treated more than 730,000 acre-feet of water. Overall, Florida has invested more than $1.8 billion to improve Everglades water quality since 1994. The District is currently expanding several water quality improvement projects to further enhance its water cleaning efforts: Construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2012 that will nearly double the size of STA-2 in western Palm Beach County to 15,140 acres. Known as Compartment B, the 6,817-acre expansion will help the STA achieve optimal performance. A 4,656-acre expansion of treatment wetlands in southeast Hendry County, also scheduled for completion in spring 2012, will further improve water quality owing into the Everglades. Construction of Compartment C, a $47.5 million investment, will connect two existing Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA-5 and STA-6) in the EAA and more than double water treatment capability at the site. During the past winter, District staff continued to enhance STA performance by installing earthen barriers and planting bulrush in STAs where water depths have limited cattail growth. Phosphorus Reductions Improve Water Quality make the repairs. "We will have to make the repairs to the baskets or face having the park taken away from us," he said. "We are hoping that the Corps will meet us halfway with men and expertise when it comes to the baskets." Since the baskets only exist in the park and nowhere else in the city, there is not that level of expertise among city workers that would be needed to repair the baskets according to the Army Corps' standard. What would be planned in the near future would be a volunteer work day where members of the community could come out and help with the repairs. The Army Corps of Engineers was contacted for comment regarding the repairs debate but did not respond by the time this article was printed. CORPSContinued  1 PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZDamage to the gabion baskets weakens the overall strength of the shoreline against erosion. PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZSuch damage as this, including the photo a the top of the page show missing rocks and damaged wire. Such damage was done on purpose by people who take the rocks from the baskets to be used for other purposes. WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com e vents ? p hotos? t i p s ? s tories ?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 25, 2011 Chase began in Glades County BY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comA drunken high speed pursuit from Glades County ends in Clewiston without injury. Sgt. Reed, of Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, received a notice from dispatch that a reckless driver was seen passing Three Brothers heading towards town. From the Save-A-Lot parking lot, Reed saw a silver Toyota Rav4 with front-end damage speed by and he visually estimated the vehicle to moving at more than 50 miles per hour. Reed started his pursuit as the driver ew through Olympia and WC Owens intersections at a high rate of speed. With his lights and siren activated, Reed followed closely as the driver hit his brakes as if wanting to stop. As Reed drew closer, the driver accelerated away and swerved towards the sidewalk. Reed pulled along side the driver and ordered him to pull over. Again, the driver hit his brakes and accelerated again as he swerved onto Commercio and came to a stop. Reed ordered the driver, identi ed as 66-yearold Robert Kurtz, out of the vehicle. Kurtz complied and nearly fell to the ground doing so. Reed cuffed him but had to support him while doing so When asked how much did he have to drink, Kurtz said, “only a couple.” He also stated that the front-end damage was caused by him rear ending someone. He continued to say that he had hit some one from behind but the driver of the car that he hit just decided to drive off. Capt. Lewis, of Glades County Sheriff’s Ofce, was on the scene and had been the of cer pursuing Kurtz from Glades County. He told Reed that Kurtz had never crashed during the entire pursuit. He also stated that Kurtz reached speeds of over 90 miles and hour and swerved continually. Kurtz was taken to the EMS station on Comercio to checked out for any injuries and none were found. At the Sheriff’s Sub-Of ce, was given a Breathalyzer test and registered at a .266. Kurtz was charged with driving under the inuence, a misdemeanor charge. Elderly Drunk Suspect ArrestedSelling cocaine w/ intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school, child care facility, etc Possession/use of drug equipment Arrested Aug. 21 by N. Kirk to sc eq Ki Larry Gerome Willis, Jr., 24Possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription Arrested Aug. 20 by N. Kirk tr o sc Ki Kenneth Michael Bishop, 42Arson, second degree, of a vehicle Arrested Aug. 17 by Det. J. Taylor of J. Graciela Calderon, 27Driving w/ suspended license, third or subsequent offense Arrested Aug. 16 by D. Fair li c of Fa Erica Dylan Roland, 27DUI alcohol/drugs Possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription Arrested Aug. 19 by N. Kirk tr o sc Ki Sheryl Denise Acevedo, 37Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested Aug. 18 by M. White ce W John Paul Cross, 32Possession of a new legend drug w/o a prescription and larceny $300 $5,000 Arrested Aug. 16 by CPD Ofc. R. Jones en an O Isabelita Rodriguez, 32 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. Robert Kurtz Pre-trial deal existed BY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comOn Aug. 18, 26-year-old Lamont Campbell was sentenced to life in prison for the sexual assault of a child. The sentencing stems from the January 2009 incident where Campbell was discovered to be molesting a young boy after the child’s relative walked in on the act. His trial in July was over quickly with jurors returning with a guilty verdict. What is also of note is that before the trial began, a pre-trial offer of 10 years in prison and ve years probation was given to Campbell if he pled out. He did not accept the deal He was sentenced by Judge Duryea. Life Sentence in Child Molestation Case State moves forward with seeking capital punishment against Theophilus BrooksBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comThe State Attorney’s Of ce has formally led a notice of intent to seek the death penalty in the case of a Clewiston man accused of murder. Theophilus Brooks was arrested earlier this year in connection with the violent death of Erica Vassell. Both are from Clewiston and, according to the victim’s family, the two were dating. Erica went missing for several days in February. Eventually, her body was recovered off a rural road in Glades County and a few weeks later, of cials with the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement apprehended Brooks as the lone suspect in the case, charging him with second degree murder. Sources with information about the case say that Brooks and Vassell had visited a hotel in Clewiston, where the two began arguing. According to the source, Brooks then drove Vassell to the remote spot in Glades County. As the case got underway, the state indicted Brooks on charges of rst degree murder, arguing that the nature of the crime -and how Vassell is said to have died -was more in line with a pre-meditated crime. That step set the stage for this latest notice of intent to seek the death penalty. Throughout the ordeal, Brooks, 29, has maintained his innocence. State Files Notice of Intent, Death PenaltyTheophilus Brooks Angela Snow Colegrove (Glades County Emergency Management Director) and Lupe Taylor (Hendry County Emergency Management Director) attended the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association Mid-Year Meeting from Aug. 3 to – 5th in Tampa. Mrs. Colegrove and Mrs. Taylor joined the Annual Meeting Committee to help promote the ongoing professional growth of the membership and assist in the coordination of the annual and mid-year meetings to help deliver needed workshops, training as well as input on the general session. Mrs. Colegrove and Mrs. Taylor also joined the Legislative Committee to ensure that the rural counties will be able to voice their concerns with any Legislative issues that may affect the Emergency Management program. Florida Emergency Preparedness Association FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’

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PURCHASING SPECIALIST (Temporary)Position responsibilities include:• Preparation of orders and follow up to expedite delivery when necessary• Order problem resolution working with vendors and employees • Obtains certi cations of delivery and checks against orders • Develops and maintains necessary records• Compiles and analyzes data for cost analysis • Prepares charts and graphs of ndings • This is a temporary position Three to four years of Purchasing experience is preferred. This position requires good general of ce skills and computer skills, i.e., Excel, SAP etc. Southern Gardens Citrus located in Clewiston, Florida is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. QUALIFIED LOCAL CANDIDATES SEND RESUMES TO: Fax 863-902-4315 or Email dmelton@southerngardens.com EOE Local community bank seeks EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL LENDER for Hendry County. Interested applicant should respond to: jwilliams@ centerstatebank.comEEO/Drug Free WorkplaceWanted experienced Technician must have own tools. Apply in person at Hampton Chrysler Dodge 202 West Sugarland Highway, Clewiston. List your homes for sale HERE! Theres someone looking for that perfect home. YOUHAVEHOMESTOSELL? WEHave A Place To Advertise! Call To AdvertiseClewiston News Glades County Democrat The Sun1-863-983-9148 FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! C C L E W I S T O N H O M E S / M O B I L E H O M E S €3/2 MH 1107 Gratton Rd fenced, $40K €3/2, fenced, 516 Bond St. $35k €3/2 404 Royal Palm, detached garage $85K €3/2 Mobile Home, 704 Seminole Ave. $82.5K €3/2.5 Town Home Sweet Lake Villas $179K €3/2 MH 710 Bowden Rd Seminole Manor RDCD $66.5K €4/2 620 W Haiti Reduced to $135K €4/3 Del Monte Ave., lrg lot, remodeled $189K €5/2 Pasadena Ave., only $94,9K M O O R E H A V E N / L A K E P O R T / O R T O N A €891 Yacht Club 3/2 MH $65K €827 Yacht Club 2/2 m.h. $135K €784 Ave. D. 2/1 m.h. $48,5K €Ortona Riverfront 4/3 w/pool 5 ac. $295K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House Lowry Ln. $110K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 Lowry Ln CBS Reduced $195K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 MH Blue Heron $69.9K €1/1 Fisheating Bay Condo #22 $22,500 €3/2 Lrg. Home, A 784 Ave. N. $185K A C R E A G E L A N D & L O T S €Vacant lot 526 Central Ave. reduced $10K. €900 Acre Ranch w/ 2 story home, Imp. Pasture €51 Acre Ranch w/ Home, Hwy 27 Frontage Palmdale $750K €Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner Finance Avail. €Sky Valley Lots: deeply discounted Ready To BuildŽ €1.25 Ac. lots Montura Ranch Estates $6K and Up €Ladeca 15 ac. part. fenced Reduced $85K €E. Del Monte/N. Francisco, Res. Lot $75K €185 Ac former shrimp/fish farm So. LaBelle $4,500 per acre €918 Acre former shrimp farm So. Clewiston $6,500 per acre €N. Fransisco Res. Lot $25K, Owner Financing €2 Residental lots horseshoe acres $7500 each €812 Maryland Ave. (Mobile Home Lot) $11,000 €5 ac. Queen Ave. wooded $25K C O M M E R C I A L / I N V E S T M E N T €Moore Haven Medical Office w/ Equipment for sale or lease €Gas/Convenience Store, CR 833 $350K €Industrial/Rail Business Park, CR 835. Sale or Lease €Hwy 27, 14,279 sq. ft. Commercial Building $349K €Hwy 27 Frontage-Former Sonnys Lot (1.9 ac) $450K €2 Retail Buildings on U.S. 27 $50,000 each €525 E El Paso Office w/ apt. excellent condition $105K €Comm. Building Moore Haven U.S. 27 For Lease €200 Ft U.S. 27 Frontage Reduced to $155K €.35 ac. Corner LotEast of Bello's Jewelry $65K €Corner Lot, Hwy. 27 Frontage reduced $155K For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 10270-CA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United. States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, Plaintiff, vs. SELINA K. FUDGE, heir and lineal descendant of EDITH ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased; PAMELA FUDGE, heir and lineal descendant of EDITH ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased; KENNETH LAMAR FORD, heir and lineal descendant of EDITH ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased; Any and all unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, trustees, or other claimants claiming by, through, under or against the Estate of EDITH ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased; HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 8, 2011, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Lot 9, Block B, of Harlem Addition No. 9, Phase One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 138 and 139, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida., Property address: 1032 Alabama Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on September 14, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida, at the front of ce of Clerk of Circuit Court, 2nd Floor Hallway, Administration Building subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, .1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on August 16, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court Post Of ce Box 1760 LaBelle, Florida 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 395446 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-001219 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, LOUIS MARY TELUSNOR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 04, 2011 and entered in Case No 26-2010CA-001219 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and LOUIS MARY TELUSNOR; MARTHA TELUSNOR; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AQUA FINANCE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK E, FT. DENAUD ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 MERITT MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# FLHML2F54718710A AND FLHML2F54718710B. A/K/A 591 NILES STREET 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 Me a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10104155 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.394974 CN 8/18,25/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000998 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA21, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA21, Plaintiff, vs. ANGELA E. MCCARTY, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 12, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-000998 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA21, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA21, is the Plaintiff and ANGELA E. MCCARTY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGELA E. MCCARTY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 14 day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27, BLOCK 2090, UNIT 3, PORT LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5031 GUNN CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 18, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018F09076164“See Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whole of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3132, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.395588 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08-1231-CA OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, VS. GLENN A. SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLENN A. SMITH; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK SUCCESSOR 13Y MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK; OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 15 AND THAT PART OF LOT 14 LYING EAST OF A RADIAL LINE THAT INTERSECTS THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14, AT A POINT THAT IS 14.50 FEET WESTERLY OF THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 14, AND ALSO THAT PART OF SAID LOT 16 LYING WEST OF A RADIAL LINE THAT INTERSECTS THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 16 AT A POINT THAT IS 30 FEET EASTERLY OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 16, ALL IN BLOCK 192 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being the second oor hallway of the Hendry County Courts Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on September 21, 2011. DATED THIS 19th day of August, 2011. 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 19th day of August, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff 395761 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001007 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LILLIE MAE BIERS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 2nd, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-001007 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and LILLIE MAE BIERS; DAVID BIERS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 31 day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 2326, PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 144, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 8053 SUNRISE CIRCLE LABELLE, FL 33935Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018F09084466“See Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whole of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3132, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.394833 CN 8/18,25/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 10-326-CA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United. States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL B. BACHELOR and DEBRA BACHELOR, Husband and Wife; and HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 8, 2011, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any o f his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Lot 6 and the East 1/2 of Lot 7, PALMDALE SUBDIVISION as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 13, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on September 14, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida, at the front of ce of Clerk of Circuit Court, 2nd Floor Hallway, Administration Building subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, .1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this [describe notice]; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on August 16, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of Circuit Court Post Of ce Box 1760 LaBelle, Florida 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 395481 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/09/2011, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2008 BASH LHJLC79K48B004070 395746 CN 8/25/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE WILL ACCEPT BIDS FOR THE LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY. APPROXIMATELY 15+ ACRES LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF OKEECHOBEE CENTER, BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA IN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 37, PALM BEACH COUNTY. ALL DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE AUTHORITY’S ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IN OSCEOLA CENTER, 1204 N W AVENUE L TERRACE, BELLE GLADE, FL. ALL BIDS SHOULD BE SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED AND MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE AUTHORITY’S OFFICE NO LATER THAN 12:00 NOON ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011. THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS AND TO WAIVE ANY IRREGULARITIES THERIN. 395691 SUN 8/25/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. 395778 CN/CB 8/25/2011OUTSIDE SALES POSITION Diversi ed industrial rm seeks applicants for an outside sales position covering the Lake Okeechobee region. Position based in Clewiston but all applicants from around the lake region will be considered. Extensive training will be provided. Applicants should have minimum high school diploma, college degree preferred. Agricultural or industrial background is a plus. Product lines include mechanical power transmission, steel, pumps, industrial supply. Resumes accepted via email at sales@ bobdeansupply.com. 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. TAYLOR CREEK Condos: Avail. Immed. Fully furnished, Pool, Tennis & Boat Dock 1br/1ba + Utilities. $625. Annual Lease. 215-359-7779 CLEWISTON 1004 Johnson Rd., 2BR/1BA, $6500 mo. + $550 sec., no inside pets. Call Shirley (561)996-3744 CLEWISTON 417 E. Trinidad, 3/1, $700/mo $600 Sec. No inside pets. (229)294-8291 CLEWISTON 137 bond Street. Approx. 1100 square ft. $400 mo. Contact Bob McColley (Day) 863-983-7175/ (Eve/Weekend) 863-946-0645. BELLE GLADE Apt Bldg. $295K, ROI 29%. Terry Reed 561-340-9623 Keller Williams Realty CLEWISTON Single fam. 3 br/1 ba. Trinidad Ave., Zoned multi-fam., Lrg. Fenced Yd., un nished attached unit 4 rental, wkshp, apt. Principals only $79,500. 561-676-2485. Montura Clewiston 4BR 2BA 1373 sq. feet. Priced to sell. Owner nancing. Low down payment (easy terms for quali ed buyers) for details call 1-800-879-4143. Pioneer Plantations 3BR 2BA DW on 40 acres. Fenced. Large screened porch. $650 mo. + $650 sec. Call (828)297-7943 or (828)406-5719 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Reduced to Sell 3br, 2ba. Recently remodeled home & Land on Lake. Located 1860 Ridgdill. REDUCED $83,900 Owner nancing avail. (843)766-9434.NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Ch 715.109 FS and/or 83.801 and/or 677.210 FS etal United American Lien & Recovery as agent with power of attorney will sell the following vehicle(s) to the highest bidder subject to any liens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve Inspect 1 week prior @ lien facility; cash or cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any person interested ph (954) 563-1999 Sale date September 9, 2011 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave. #707, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 2177 2002 Chrysler Vin#: 3C8FY68B32T271747 tenant: joseph stanley Licensed & bonded auctioneers ab422 au 765 & 1911 395580 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders 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 1525 2008 1144432-A0002730100 Maud Nelson, Patrick Brea, Jimmy Brea, Rony Brea, Myrtha Brea and Alexandre Brea The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 2942, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395542 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2011 Annual Meeting will be held at the of ce of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 8:00 A.M. for the purposes of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years, 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Roger Hatton, President 395336 SUN 8/25;9/1/2011 Sales For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent Office Space Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Commercial Property Sale Houses Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders 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 1479 2008 1144432-A0001250100 Rafael Ambrosio Estupian Maria Elena Estupian The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3468, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395563 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders 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 1542 2008 1154432-A0000300200 Gustavo Garcia and Esperanza O. Perez The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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 South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3260, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395575 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders 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 1507 2008 1144432-A0002380100 Avelino R. Leoncio & Maria N. Leoncio The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter 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 an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2858, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011 Dated this 17th day of August, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395548 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders 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 1537 2008 1154432-A0000110100 Lazara Perez The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3321, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011 Dated this 17th day of August, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395565 CN 8/25; 9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry,Florida the holders 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 1526 2008 1144432-A0002740100 Hermance Saint Fluer The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 2940, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395541 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC, the holders 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 1798 2007 1354432-A0000510100 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4638, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394840 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders 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 1482 2007 1244432-A0000840000 Leon and Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5283, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394836 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders 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 1031 2007 1134432-A0001410000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3109, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394834 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders 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 1537 2007 1254432-A0000780000 Jimmy & Betty Osceola The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 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 Tract 1214, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394838 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders 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 1043 2007 1134432-A0001740000 Pilar Home Developers The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3026, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394837 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders 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 526 2007 1184329-03000000190 Todd James,LLC Lots 19, 20, 21, 28, 29 and 30, Block 2, Evelyn Terrace, according to the plate thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395539 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1356 2007 1224432-01000520130 Cecelia Braunstein Lot 13, Block 52, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394842 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry,Florida the holders 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 1880 2008 1244432-A0001160000 Marie-Claire Pady The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5223, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395578 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry,Florida, the holders 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 1916 2008 1254432-A0000550000 Ana Obregon The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest 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 West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5085, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011 Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395549 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Case number: 11-1705-05 on May 9th, 2011 in the matter of First Union National Bank of Florida as plaintiff, and Erleidys R. Zaballa a/k/a Erleidays Zaballa and Diego Rodriguez a/k/a Diego R. Rodriguez as defendant(s), I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant(s), to-wit: 2005 MAZDA 6, vehicle identi cation number: 1YVFP80C055M36642, title number: 92588406 issued 07/19/2007. and on September 8, 2011, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden As Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 392454 CN 8/11,18,25;9/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC the holders 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 1155 2007 1144432-A0002470000 Otto A.Villamizar and Carlos Palaez The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395552 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 1st, 2011, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Museum, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, Sept. 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Karson Turner, Chairman 395795 CN/CB 8/25/2011 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 15, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K41A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sign Installation, Repair, Replacement, & Attenuator Installation & Replacement District Wide. Budget Estimate: $248,594.00 E1K42A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pavement Markings & Signing District Wide. Budget Estimate: $118,455.00 E1K43A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $147,854.00 E1K44A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail Repair and Replacement in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $60,000.00 E1K45A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Repair & Install Guardrail, Handrail & Fences East of I-75 in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 395486 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 Roofing Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 25, 2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry/Glades AudobonOn August 15, 2011 the Florida Ornithological Society (FOS) updated the list of modern bird species “having occurred in Florida by natural appearance or by establishment as an exotic”. For the Of cial Florida State List of 512 bird species visit the FOS website at www.fosbirds.org. During last Fall’s North American Bird Count 110 bird species were reported in Hendry and Glades County. One of the highlights last year were sightings of Eastern Bluebirds in the Pioneer Community located east of LaBelle. A disappointment was the absence of Scrub Jay reports in count areas. During the September 17th NAMC, area volunteers will be searching for bird species including resident species, the returning wintering birds and the federally endangered Wood Stork. Wood Storks are known locally by many names including Flinthead or Iron Head because of the wrought iron look of their featherless heads. Adult Wood Storks have a black face and thick down curved dusky yellow bill. This long-legged mostly white bird is the only stork that presently breeds in North America. On land it appears all white, with blackish-gray legs and pink feet. When it ies with its outstretched neck, black can be seen on the trailing edge of the wings. Juvenile Wood Storks, have duller feathers, are generally browner on the neck and have a paler bill than the adult. Wood Storks are usually silent, but make nasal barking calls while in the nesting colony. Their diet consists of sh and occasionally cray sh, amphibians, baby alligators or snakes. Wood Storks are tactile feeders who sh by touch. They slosh their bills around in the water or startle prey into their bill by stirring up the water with their foot. When prey touches the bill, the Wood Stork snaps its mouth shut. This snap re ex is the fasted re ex measured in any vertebrate. Wood Stork nest in colonies with up to twentyve large stick nests in one tree. Eggs are incubated by both parents in 27-32 days. Chicks weight about 2 ounces at birth and are unable to y. Week-old chicks are fed by adults about 15 times per day. A colony is considered successful if at least 1.5 young edge per nest. You are invited to join a team or volunteer to count at your home during the September 17 NAMC. Send an e-mail to Margaret England, at sta5birding@embarqmail.com to request information. If you would like to participate in a bird trip to STA5 e-mail Margaret England. Include your name and contact information including an emergenc y cell number, the date you want attend the STA5 trip, and the number of participants in your party. You may also leave this information at (863) 6740695 or (863) 517-0202. For a schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 visit the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org You are invited to share your birdwatching experiences and post suggestions fo r featured birdwatching sites on the HendryGlades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Wood Stor k PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEWood Stork. Margaret England SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Residents are asked to review their storm plans and suppliesBY RANDY SMITH SFWMDWhile an onshore threat to South Florida from Hurricane Irene has diminished, the South Florida W ater Management District (SFWMD) is closely monitoring the latest weather forecasts and preparing for any possible impacts. The District has begun adjusting operations of the regional water management system in order to reduce the potential for ooding. Canals have been placed in the low range in Homestead in Miami-Dade County and in southern Broward County. Water control structures in the rest of the system will be adjusted as needed to enhance the ability of local drainage facilities to route excess runoff into the District canal system. A pre-storm inspection of the regional ood control system is complete, and fuel supplies and other equipment in the eld have been checked. "The challenge for this year is transitioning the regional water management system from water shortage to ood control while being mindful of the longer-term outlook for drier-than-normal conditions," said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. "Each storm has its own personality, and it is a delicate balance between making room for rain and saving water already in the system should the storm miss the region." Independent of whether the storm reaches South Florida, coastal residents will likely see higher water levels as the hurricane coincides w ith the arrival of the peak of the August high tides. Along with pre-storm preparations, the District employs a routine maintenance program to ensure the regional ood control system operates at its full potential. The program includes routine inspection and maintenance of water control structures, clearing canals of debris and exotic vegetation, strengthening canal banks and other improvements. Even with these precautions, complete ood protection is not possible in South Florida given the potential for extreme rainfall from storm events. Residents are urged to review their emergency plans and supplies. Experience has shown that people who are adequately prepared are more likely to be safe and rebound quickly than those who do not take action ahead of time. Having essential supplies for at least three days can ensure that basic needs are met immediatel y following a storm. Tips for emergency preparedness are available at www. oridadisaster.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HERE’S MY C HERE’S MY C ARD! ARD!These hometown businesses appreciate your support! $90for 6 Weeks Call 863-983-9148 or e-mail us at slakeadsales@newszap.com to learn more! 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011 SFWMD Monitoring Hurricane Irene PHOTO / NOAAThe future track of Hurricane Irene, which was upgraded to a category 3 hurricane as of 8 a.m., Wednesday. As Hurricane Irene draws near, Waste Management offers the following hurricane preparedness tips to its residential and commercial customers.Before the stormStop all yard maintenance and tree trimming activities. Do not begin construction projects that produce debris. Secure garbage and recycling containers. Place empty containers in a secure location away from open spaces. Bundle and tie down all loose trash such as tree limbs, wood planks or building and roof tiles. Place these materials in a location where debris cannot become hazardous to homes and automobiles in high winds. Waste Management will continue to collect household garbage and recycling materials in the neighborhoods it serves according to designated schedules until a hurricane warning is issued. After the stormAfter the storm passes, separate normal household garbage such as food refuse, diapers and regular household waste from storm debris caused by high winds, hail and rain. Storm debris including tree limbs, carpet and carpet padding, aluminum and wood fencing, and household appliances should be placed curbside in a separate pile or piles. Separating normal household waste from storm debris will allow Waste Management employees to collect your household garbage more quickly and safely, and help prevent odors and safety hazards that would be created by mixing your household garbage with storm debris. The separation is also necessary to allow Waste Management to collect normal household waste and to permit other rms to collect storm debris in accordance with arrangements made by local municipalities and/or the County with contractors independent from Waste Management. Waste Management will restart curbside garbage and trash collection of normal household waste immediately on the streets that are passable. The company will expand its routes to additional areas as more streets become clear of debris and other impediments. Waste Management Ready for Hurricane Irene

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 25, 2011 demeanor cases like domestic violence, whereas people charged with lesser crimes like driving w ithout a license, misdemeanor possession, trespass, etc. are issued a notice to appear with a court date. He may have a point: at 5.7 percent, Glades County’s arrest rate is almost half that of Hendry County’s. At least one factor that can be ruled out as contributing to the higher arrest rate is that of the piercing unemployment in Hendry County. According to law enforcement of cials, domestic cases especially seem to rise when unemployment is higher. “Mom and dad are spending more time with each other. They’re both without a job and there are short tempers in the house,” said Don Gutshall, Clewiston Police Chief. But a look at other counties that have ranked high on the unemployment list shows a far lower rate of arrest. Take, for example, Flagler County. According to the Agency for Workforce Innovation, Flagler ranked second only to Hendry County in highest unemployment in July, with 14.7 percent of the population without a job. In comparison, Hendry County has an 18.8 percent unemployment level. But interestingly, Flagler’s incidence of arrests was a mere fraction of Hendry County’s, with Flagler having arrested 3.6 percent of the population to Hendry County’s 10.1 percent. It is a similar story in each of the remaining ve counties identi ed with the highest unemployment in the state, without a single one reporting anything higher than ve percent of population arrested. (See gure below, unemployment numbers are for the month of July, with crime stats from 2010, the last year for which records are available). Cleary believes that a system with an arrest model such as Glades County’s could cut down on the waste, and relieve the high arrest rate number. But it won’t come without sacri ces. “It would hurt the pockets of the bondsmen, but the county would save a fortune,” he said. A RRESTSContinued  1 Hendry County18.8% unemployment 10.1% arrest rateFlagler14.7% unemployment 3.6% arrest rateIndian River13.8% unemployment 4.7% arrest rateSt. Lucie13.8% unemployment 5% arrest rateHernando13.7% unemployment 4.3% arrest rate By The Numbers ...Hendry County is ranked rst in the state of Florida for highest arrest rate. It is also a perennial front-runner for highest unemployment in the state. The following is a breakdown of the ve counties in the state with the highest unemployment gures, and a comparison of how their arrest rate measures up. Photo / Ashley SmithClewiston Cougar Pee WeesThe Clewiston Cougar Pee Wees hoping they don’t get rained on during the Pee Wee game on last Saturday.

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