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Publication Date: 10-06-2011
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County will weigh options in meeting todayBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comWanting to make sure that he honored his full-year commitment, the Vice-President of Tourism Lee McMichael submitted his resignation and will be leaving Oct. 28. McMichael’s position with the Hendry County Tourism Council was funded by a grant the county had received. That funding would only last for one year and, from that point, funding for the position would have to come from another source. However, When asked if the reason for his leaving was due to budgeting concerns, he responded with, “No.” “The reason is that I really do miss my family,” he said. “I’ve been away from them for a year and it’s time for me to head back and be with them.” McMichael had come down to Lee McMichael Resigns As Tourism Director Charges added on as the sun roseBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comAs the morning dawned near Hooker’s Point Rd., Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies tacked on a series of charges for what started as a routine domestic disturbance call. The call came in around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 27, that a domestic disturbance at a home on Hooker’s Point Rd. involving a man wielding a machete and making threats. Dep. G. Perez responded and when he arrived on scene found 22-year-old Chaunce Ray Teels acting very combative and his roommate, Katrina Haggins, stating that she was afraid that he was under the in uence of a mind-altering substance. Dep. Perez was forced to subdue Teele and put him in the back of his patrol car. Teele, still in a rage, began kicking and succeeded in shattering the rear right window of the patrol car with three kicks, according to a report released by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce. The door frame was bent as well. The damage was estimated at $1,000. Teele was placed into another patrol car and taken to HCSO Sub-Station to be placed in a holding cell. During the course of the investigation, Haggins told investigators that Teele had disappeared from the residence around 3:30 a.m. and nally did come back around 5:30 a.m. that Repairs performed by volunteers, led by ScoutBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comA little more than a month after the debate between city of cials and the Army Corps of Engineers, the wire baskets that line the Lake Okeechobee park shore line have been repaired. As some readers may recall, the park on the Lake Okeechobee shoreline had been given to the city to maintain. What had not been clari ed was the upkeep of the wire (gabion) baskets. Since the agreement had been vague from the very beginning, neither agency claimed full responsibility of the maintenance. The Corps did lay down an ultimatum that the city needed to repair the baskets or risk losing the park. The city did relent, and the Corps did agree that it would repair and maintain the baskets that are on the water. City Utilities Director Kevin McCarthy mentioned that there would more than likely be a community help day, with many volunteers coming out to help in the repair effort. That “community help” came in the form of a single Boy Scout. Enter Nicholas Ponce, a homeschooler and long-time Boy Scout who happened to hear bout the Gabion basket problem from his scout master as he was searching for an idea that would be the seed for an acceptable project for his Eagle Scout badge. The Eagle Scout badge is one of the highest ranking merit badges that a scout can acquire. The process that a scout must go through to earn this badge is daunting, with the completed project being discussed and determined to be adequate by a board of review. Once a scout is made an Eagle Scout, he/she is one for life. Some notable Eagles include: Steven Spielberg, Neil Armstrong and Former President Gerald Ford. When Nicholas heard of the gabion issue, he became quite interested with the idea of doing the repairs. He does admit that the background isBag-Toting Suspect Wields Machete Boy Scout’s Action Becomes Agencies’ Answer B C A MP V. N T P T, O SEE MACHETE  22 SEE DIRECTOR  22 SEE GABIONS  22 PHOTO / REBECCA PONCETwo volunteers help out Nicholas with repairing the gabion baskets. One basket at a time “With Lee leaving, we may be without an actual presence of a director, possibly forever.”-Karson Turne r

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PAYING CASH FOR PRE-1970 COINS & CURRENCY OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST SCRAP GOLD .999 FINE SILVER SILVER SILVER DIAMONDS PAID ADVERTISEMENT Y M ON DS PAYING CASH FOR ALL TYPES OF GOLD, SILVER, DIAMONDS AND MORE! WE BUY ALL GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY INDIAN CENT UP TO $500* 3 CENT PIECE UP TO $2,500* LIBERTY VŽ NICKEL UP TO $2,800* JEFFERSON WARŽ NICKEL UP TO $2,000* WHEAT BACK CENT UP TO $1,500* 2 CENT PIECE UP TO $2,000* BUFFALO NICKEL UP TO $1,800* BRAIDED HAIR LARGE CENT UP TO $3,800* *This amount depends upon rarity, condition and what collectors are willing to pa y COSTUME & GOLD JEWELRY PAPER CURRENCY GOLD COINS L WE ALSO PURCHASE SILVERWARE SETS POCKET WATCHES &WRIST WATCHESCHECK IT OUT! WHO INTERNATIONAL GOLD, SILVER & DIAMOND BUYERS WHAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR GOLD, SILVER, DIAMONDS & TREASURES WHERE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 3101 US HIGHWAY 441 S. OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 WHEN OCTOBER 3RD 8TH MONDAY…FRIDAY 9AM…6PM SATURDAY 9AM…4PMDIRECTIONS 863.357.3529 INFORMATION 217.787.7767 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Sheriff’s Citizens Academy to Be Held In HarlemThe Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce is offering a Sheriff’s Citizens Academy in Harlem until Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Harlem Civic Center. The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is for anyone over the age of 18 and it’s free. All participants must have a background free of felony and violent misdemeanor convictions. It is a 10 week program. You may pick up an application at either the Harlem Recreation Of ce or the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce in Clewiston. If you have questions or want to learn more about the Citizens Academy, please contact Lt. Susan Harrelle at 863-674-5604 or e-mail at sharrelle@hendrysheriff.org.Community Christmas ChoirSingers, choir members, and instrumentalists are wanted for a community Christmas cantata scheduled for Dec. 10 and 11 (location still to be determined). The Clewiston Ministerial Association is working with the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce to form a community Christmas choir for performances of a Christmas cantata as part of a kick-off of a week of special Christmas activities in Clewiston. First Baptist Church of Clewiston has agreed to be the host site for rehearsals, which will begin W ednesdays from 8 to 8:30 p.m., or every other Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. starting Oct. 1. Participants can choose either or both. Music w ill be available at rehearsal, or individuals can purchase their own. Rehearsal CD’s will also be available. All church choir members and other singers in the community are invited to join the choir. For information, call 863-983-5555.Library to Reopen on SaturdaysClewiston Library is now open each Saturday. The decision was taken as a result of patron requests. The new Clewiston Public Library hours will be: Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Missing Cow and HorseThe Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce has removed a cow from the Montura area of Clewiston and a horse from LaBelle, around Slaughter House Curve. If you are missing a cow or horse, please contact the Sheriff’s Of ce Ag Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600.Bene t SaleClewiston Gospel Ministries is having a huge bene t sale on Friday, Oct. 7, at 12 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 a.m. at 6800 Flaghole Rd. There will be a bake sale, and plenty of food to eat. There will be something for everyone. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Central ElementaryMake sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chili Bingo Family Fun Night on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be lots of chili, hot dogs, cookies, and prizes for the bingo games. Parents, look for a form that is coming home. You can volunteer to help that night or donate prizes/money also. Tiger BeatThe Clewiston Middle School PTO has arranged with McDonald’s for a CMS work night to earn much needed money for the school. On Monday, Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., CMS will be “in the house!” McDonald’s has agreed to donate up to 25 percent over a pre-determined sales base to the school. It will be a great night to bring the family out for dinner and give mom a break from the kitchen! You are also more than welcome to sign up and work along with us to help earn school wide student incentives. It promises to be a great evening of fun and fellowship. Our ever busy, aspiring PTO has come up with yet another idea to promote school spirit and earn a little money for the school. From Monday, Oct. 10, to Thursday, Oct. 13, the spirits of all Tigers will be pumped up. SCHOOL BRIEFSSee School — Page 24

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 DENTAL1 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGYi i n t h e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 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 DERMATOLOGY DENTAL 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 86.Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind between 10 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Breezy, with a east wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 74.Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. 11.11 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

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BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFRemarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new University of Florida study. The bacteria were isolated from arsenic-contaminated soil surrounding the Chinese brake fern, a plant known for its ability to remove arsenic from the environment. The carcinogen contaminates soils around the world and is deadly to most organisms. Arsenic levels above state-set minimum standards were reported in residential areas in Miami and Gainesville, according to a 2003 study co-authored by Lena Ma, a UF soil and water science professor. The new ndings, published in this month's issue of Bioresource Technology, could lead to improved phytoremediation the process of using plants to remove environmental contaminants in which the bacteria are added around the roots of the Chinese brake fern to increase arsenic absorption. In the study, the bacteria broke arsenic down into a more easily absorbed form and increased the fern's arsenic uptake ability by more than 900 percent. The bacteria also caused the plant to grow bigger, with a nearly 100 percent increase in root size. "I really didn't expect that the plant would grow better," said Ma, an author of the study. "But the arsenic-resistant bacteria increased plant biomass." In 2001, Ma was the rst to report the fern's extraordinary arsenic accumulation abilities. Wanting to further increase the plant's arsenic absorption capabilities, Ma, fellow UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences member Bala Rathinasabapathi and soil and water science doctoral candidate Piyasa Ghosh, began examining bacteria living in the soil around the plant. Ghosh is the study's lead author. "We thought that there could be bacteria associated with the fern that could be useful in one way or another," said Rathinasabapathi, a UF horticultural sciences associate professor. The researchers collected soil near the fern and the fern's root zone from different places in Florida contaminated with arsenic. After the scientists isolated bacteria from the soil, they added it to the fern's growing environment in the laboratory where it broke arsenic down into a more available form readily absorbed by the fern. In addition to the increase in arsenic absorption, they also noted a gain in the uptake of the nutrient phosphorus by the fern, which led to better growth. Rathinasabapathi said more studies are needed to explore whether the bacteria can be widely used in agriculture. The fern is licensed to and sold by a company based in Manhattan, Kan. Bacteria Can Aid Toxic Environmental Cleanups 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Mary Elizabeth Pilkington MoorePALMDALE Mary Elizabeth Pilkington Moore, born June 20, 1924, passed away on July 26, 2011. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at the Palmdale Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Mary attended Miami Senior High School, and was the Salutatorian during her junior year. Prior to retiring to Palmdale (Florida) with her husband Joseph F., Sr. (deceased), Mary used her culinary expertise working in the cafeteria at the old Midway Mall Southern Bell of ce. She spent many years working in the City of Miami's PBA Canteen during the tenure of some of Miami's nest chiefs, including Headley, Garmire, and Watkins. One of her rst jobs was that of driver for Miami Linen and Laundry Service/Home Diaper Delivery, a luxury service compared to home-washing (disposable diapers were unheard of). Her most demanding job was that of mother and homemaker to Joseph, Jr. (deceased), William (Susan), Carolyn (Dennis Howard), Gayle (Barnette Gunn, IV), Judi (J. James Donnellan, III), Rosh, and Andrew (Barbara). Predeceased by six siblings, she is survived by her sister, Frances (Don) Pierce of Cape Coral, her brother, Daniel (Jean) Pilkington of Miami, and sister-in-law, Edith (Edward, recently deceased) Moore of Miami. Surviving her are 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, in addition to two greatgreat-grandchildren, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws, and out-laws. She was predeceased by her grandson, Jerry Parks. Her best friend, Esta Douglass, has continued to provide the family with guidance and support. Memorials in Mary's name to the church's Building Fund, or to a charity of your choice, will be treasured. For information/directions, phone 305-596-6155 or 863-675-2880.Richard M. Causey, 71MOORE HAVEN, Fla. Richard M. Causey, o f Moore Haven, passed away September 25, 2011. He was 71. He was born to the late Henry C. and Audrey I. Causey. Richard graduated from the Miami Edison High School. He was a Mst/Sgt in the Airforce and worked for the Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in Okeechobee. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Clifford and Floyd Causey. He is survived by his brothers, James of Lulu, Ga., David of Royal Palm Beach, and Gene o f Buffalo, N.Y. There will be no service. Military Interment will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at the South Florida National Cemetery, Lane 1, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, Florida, 33449. Love and memories from family & friends.Rita M. Herrington, 81MOORE HAVEN Rita M. Herrington, age 81, of Moore Haven, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Hendry Regional Medical Center of Clewiston. Rita was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Bow, N.H. She is the daughter of the late Ernest and the late Cora (Klein) Nedeau. She married Jim Herrington. She was a stay at home housewife and mother. She was a member of Saint Martin's Episcopal Church in Clewiston. She is survived by her husband, Jim Herrington; one daughter, Brenda Updyke; four sons, William Herrington, David Herrington, Kevin Herrington, Steve Herrington; one sister, Rub y Craig; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Memorial service was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Saint Martin's Episcopal Church, 207 North W.C. Owen Ave, Clewiston, with Rev. Samuel Thomas Ph.D. of ciating, with a reception following at the American Legion in Moore Haven. Memorials are suggested to be given to your favorite charity in Rita's name. Arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 OBITUARIES BY STATEPOINTWhen it comes to health care, most Americans are caught between rising insurance prices and the spiraling costs of doctor's visits and prescription drugs. The cost to provide health insurance to the typical family rose to $13,770 in 2010, with the average worker's share costing nearly $4,000, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Many families are doing all they can to reduce health costs -from eating healthfully to exploring more affordable insurance plans to asking for generic prescriptions. Tips to help you spend less on health care: Eat nutritious and balanced meals, exercise and maintain a healthy weight. Quit smoking and don't drink to excess. Routine checkups with recommended exams can help spot minor issues before they become major problems. When selecting a health plan, learn whether it provides preventive bene ts. Major medical plans now pay for many preventive services, but other types of insurance may not. When shopping for a health insurance plan, don't just choose one with the lowest monthly premium. Ask about out-of-pocket expenses, including deductibles, co-pays and prescription costs. Websites like www.assuranthealth.com can help you evaluate trade-offs between coverage options and out-of-pocket costs. "With the rising cost of health care, individuals want more choice in how they access the health care system," says Scott Krienke, senior vice president of product and marketing at Assurant Health. "It's important to understand all options that are available to nd the best health plan for your needs." Traditional major medical insurance offers coverage against catastrophic illness; however, many plans come with high premiums and deductibles. Fixed-bene t plans typically offer more affordable premiums and pay a set cash amount that can be used for everyday expenses like doctor visits and prescriptions. For example, Assurant Health Access offers cash bene ts for preventive care and unexpected medical costs like inpatient hospitalization and surgeries. Unlike traditional plans, there are no deductibles so bene ts start right away. Ask for generic drugs or substitutions instead of brand names. Consider ordering prescriptions you take regularly from a reputable online pharmaceutical bene t manager and take advantage of bulk discounts. Before making appointments, call your carrier to learn which doctors and hospitals are in your network. Ask whether an independent health care advocate, such as Patient Care, is available to help you compare cost and quality information. Some carriers offer this service at no extra cost. Taking these simple steps can help reduce your health care expenses and ensure you've made decisions that are right for your family. How To Save Money On Health Care

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDING THE CITY OF CLEWISTON COMPREHENSIVE PLANNotice is hereby given that the City of Clewiston City Commission shall hold a public hearing toconsider amending the Comprehensive Plan of Clewiston,Florida and to transmit the proposed amendments to the State Land Planning Agency and reviewing agencies under the State Expedited Review Process.This hearing is for the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO.2011-02 AN ORDINANCE OF CLEWISTON,FLORIDA INCLUDING AMENDMENTS TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP,THE GOALS,OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE FUTURE LAND USE,TRAFFIC CIRCULATION,HOUSING,SANITARY SEWER,SOLID WASTE, DRAINAGE,POTABLE WATER AND NATURAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER RECHARGE, CONSERVATION,RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE,INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS,CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT,ECONOMIC,AND PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES ELEMENTS;PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND PLANNING AGENCY AND OTHER REVIEWING AGENCIES UNDER THE STATE EXPEDITED REVIEW PROCESS;PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSE,PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE;AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. The hearing will be held on October 17,2011,commencing at 6:00 p.m.,at the City of Clewiston City Hall,115 West Ventura Ave.,Clewiston,Florida 33440.All interested parties are encouraged to appear and be heard regarding the proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. A copy of the proposed Amendments and the Adoption Ordinance shall be available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m.and 5:00 p.m.at the Office of the City Clerk,Clewiston City Hall,115 West Ventura Avenue,Clewiston,Florida 33440. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,any person requiring special accommodations at any of these meetings because of a disability or physical impairment,should contact the City Clerk's office at 863-983-1484,at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If any person decides to appeal a decision made in any matter considered at these meetings/hearings,such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,to include the testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based. Steve McKown,City Manager City of Clewiston Future Land Use Map Amendments Subject Property 1 to New Downtown Commercial District Subject Property 2 to Mixed Use Subject Property 3 to Mixed Use Subject Property 4 to Commercial Subject Property 5 to Multi-Family 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonBird calls and bird songs are important components to being able to identify birds. Therefore, note their presence and observe their behavior. Many eld guides will include descriptions of bird's vocalizations using human words such as the "who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all" of the Barred Owl. Unlike other common Florida owls, Barred Owls are frequently heard during the day. Their various calls include cackles, hoots, caws, and gurgles that have been described as sounding like a monkey or a buzzy, raspy hiss when they are agitated. Florida's best-known resident owl is called many names, including Eight Hooter, Rain Owl, W ood Owl, Striped Owl, and Hoot Owl. The Barred Owl is a large bird that has a pale face with dark rings around the eyes, a hooked yellow beak and brown eyes. The head of the Barred Owl is round with no ear tufts. Under parts are whitish with dark streaks while the upper parts are mottled graybrown. There is horizontal barring on the chest w hile the belly is streaked lengthwise. Feathers cover the legs and feet to the talons. Barred Owls have a diverse diet which includes mammals, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles, which they usually devour on the spot. Hunting generally occurs near dawn or dusk. At night, they have been known to be attracted to camp res or lights where they forage for large insects. These resident owls are found in moist woodlands, hammocks, cypress swamps and along creeks, rivers and streams. Populations are being observed in suburban neighborhoods where they often build nests in tree cavities. These highly territorial birds can live up to 10 years. Bonded pairs have been observed nodding or bowing to each other. In South Florida, the female will begin laying a clutch of two to three eggs in early January. The male will bring food to the female while she incubates the eggs, which hatch in about four weeks. The young owls edge at four to ve weeks after hatching. If you would like to participate in upcoming bird trips to STA5 or receive the Oct. Dec. 2011 Hendy-Glades Audubon digital newsletter, e-mail Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through Dec. 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org New and current Hendry-Glades Audubon Society "Facebook friends" will be entered in a monthly drawing for a "Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America" during October, November, and December 2011. "Like" the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook to enter the next drawing and to nd out who is October's winner. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Barred Owl PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDBarred Owl. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Special Districts/Waste Management is proud to sponsor:FREE FREE FREE FREERESIDENTIALCOMMUNITY CLEANUPBRING LARGE € BRING SMALL € WE WANT IT ALL!OCT. 24, 2011 TO OCT. 28, 2011 € 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011 € 7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.Residents can dispose of waste at either location below: LaBelle Transfer Station€ 1360 Forestry Division Road 863-675-3373 Clewiston Transfer Station € 1350 Olympia Avenue 863-983-9424ACCEPTED W ASTE MA TERIALS WHITE GOODS Washers, Stoves, Hot Water Heaters Also accepted at the Recycle Center in LaBelle Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm FURNITURE Sofas, Mattresses, Chairs CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS Lumber, Roofing Materials, Drywall, Glass, Tiles, Wire Clewiston: Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday LaBelle: Wednesday/Friday/Saturday YARD WASTE Full trees and Oversized Stumps must meet transfer station guidelines: 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameterHAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATIONSFREE FREE FREE FREERESIDENTIALTOXIC ROUND-UPTAKE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE TO EITHER LOCATION BELOW:LaBelle Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1360 Forestry Division Road € 863-674-4162 Monday Through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Clewiston Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1381 Evercane Road € 863-674-4162 Call for an Appointment ACCEPTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MA TERIALS Insecticides, Pesticides € Herbicides € Motor Oil € Liquid Paint and Thinners Furniture Polishes and Waxes € Brake Fluid € Transmission Fluid € Household Cleaners Propane Tanks€ Electronics € Swimming Pool Chemicals € Fluorescent Bulbs € Mercury ThermometersSpecial Districts Office: (863) 675-5252 for more information PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HENDRY COUNTY SEMI-ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDENON-COMPLIANT YARD WASTE PICK UP October 24, through October 28, 2011This cleanup is for a ONE TIME PASS THROUGH in each area. Yard Waste must be placed at your curb by 6 am on the day of your areas' collection. Any yard waste found to be placed after the pass through will be subject to the guidelines set forth in the Hendry County Code of Ordinances.Pickup Requirements for this one-time event are as follows: • Placed within 6 feet of roadside curb in front of residence (bundling or containers not required) • No stumps or tree trunks • Limbs and branches are not to exceed 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter • No vacant lot piles will be collected YARD WASTE = Branches, Limbs, Grass, Brush or Plant Clippings, and Leaves from normal residential landscaping.WHEN IN DOUBT, CALL BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR YARD WASTE OUT!Special Districts (863) 675-5252 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Submitted PhotoCongressional leaders visitGeorge Wedgworth, with the Sugar Cane Co-op, hosted Congressman Alcee Hastings and Congressman Steny Hoyer, the Democratic Whip, in a discussion about issues relating to agriculture and other Glades-area concerns. Most people in Clewiston probably have used cell phones lying around their homes. No one really knows how to get rid of their old ones. It’s good to know, then, that there is a place to take those old cell phones for safe recycling and, in the process, to help a good cause. The Friends of the Clewiston Public Library are continuing the used cell phone drive they started last year. Anybody who has an old cell phone can bring them to the library anytime during open hours. There is a collection box waiting for them and, when enough cell phones have been gathered, the Friends send them off to help raise funds for library programs and activities. To donate cell phones at the library is absolutely free as well. All the Friends need right now are cell phones and batteries. Chargers and other accessories have no value. For more information, please call Library Director Eric Tommerdahl, at 863-983-1493. Friends Of The Library Continue Used Cell Phone Drive Submitted PhotosCentral limo rideCentral Elementary 4th and 5th grades students got to take a ride in a limo for scoring a 5 on their FCAT. SCHEDULE: Friday Adoption 12 – 7PM Saturday 8AM – 7PM Sunday 8AM – 4PM A Wild Horse or Burro Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center Adoption Fee $125.00 Call 1-888-274-2133

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Dry conditions allow access to areas that are typically too wet or remoteBY RANDY SMITH SFWMDBy taking advantage of low water levels that extended into the summer wet season, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) w as able to complete several successful environmental enhancement projects. Such projects included planting native trees and bulrush and stocking Apple Snail eggs. “At the same time we coped with the negative effects of a drought, we also seized the opportunity to do critical environmental work that provides long-term bene ts,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa Meeker. “Planting vegetation when nature provides the chance improves the overall ecosystem as it recovers from low water levels.” Much of the work was completed in the spring and early summer when water levels were extremely low around Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee Estuary. After the initial work, the projects continue to be maintained as the plantings now are taking root and ourishing. A mong the effortsTrees were planted around Lake Okeechobee, including 2,000 pond apples on the Rita Island berm, 660 cypress trees along the rim canal and 70 new cypress trees at Jaycee Park in Okeechobee. Bulrush planting was started on approximately 12 acres at the Harney Pond Canal marsh and the Clewiston Cut marsh to protect areas w here muck was previously removed. Apple Snail eggs were produced at a newly constructed hatchery at Lemkin Creek in Okeechobee County as part of a joint effort with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The eggs were subsequently transplanted to Lake Okeechobee as the preferred food source for the endangered Snail Kite. Vallisneria, a type of aquatic plant, was installed in cages along the Caloosahatchee Estuary, to re-establish the tape grass, which is critical to the food web in the sensitive estuary environment. Surveying was conducted in Lake Okeechobee’s littoral zone and marsh to identify locations for future muck removal or tilling. Lake Okeechobee is at 11.11 feet NGVD, w hich remains more than 3.5 feet below average for this time of year when wet season rains would typically have lled the lake. This is the third time in ve years that the district has taken advantage of drought conditions in Lake Okeechobee to perform environmental improvements. In 2007 and 2008, extremely low water levels allowed access to remove decayed vegetation and hurricane-stirred organic matter along the shoreline. The work helped to improve water clarity, reduce phosphorus levels and foster new growth of aquatic vegetation when lake levels increased. For more information on water conditions, go to www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359starting at$99ea.starting at(D5110) (D5120)Exp. 10/31/11Exp. 10/31/11Exp. 10/31/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Low Water Levels Provide Opportunity for Environmental Work SUBMITTED PHOTOApple snail eggs were transplanted from this hatchery to Lake Okeechobee.

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BY JUSTIN DIAZ e Clewiston NewsThere’s little doubt that the city of Clewiston is hungry for another winning football team. With the result of the last few seasons, dating all the way back to 2007, ending with mediocre records and missed playoff opportunities; it’s safe to say that this town is in desperate need of a “bounce-back” season. Well, it may not have to wait much longer. Last Friday’s win over the once-prominent Sarasota Booker makes three straight wins for the Tigers; but more importantly, gives Clewiston High their rst unquestionable win. Blowing away a Gateway Charter team that hasn’t won a game in its past two seasons isn’t exactly enough to rally loose fans; and despite sporting a close win over rival Glades Day in Week 3, most fans could write it off as a game won due to Kelvin Taylor’s warm bench seat. But after controlling a close game against the Tornados last week and walking away with a 2824 win, the excuses are becoming harder and harder to nd. “I think, this game this week, it’s [going to] tell a lot about our football team. It’s a very tough opponent, a very talented opponent; but I think, if w e go in there with the right mindset and control the ball early and play with a lead, I think we’re going to have some successes,” answered Coach Roth after being asked his thoughts prior to last w eek’s Sarasota Booker matchup. “It’s a two-hour-and-fortyve minute road trip. It’s going to be something new for these guys, and when you have something new, you always worry about ‘how are you going to get off the bus’ and ‘how are we going to respond early’ and with these guys [Sarasota Booker], they’ve been down, but they’ve also had an extra week to prepare for us. “They had an open week last week. Booker’s going to be ready. It’s their rst district game, and they understand what district play is. With them making the playoffs so often in the past, they understand what district play is all about and it’s going to be a tough one for us.” Clewiston’s Virthavious Robinson nished the game with 139 yards and 3 touchdowns; with the only other touchdown coming from a recovered fumble in the endzone by Ahmad Richards. Win number three now makes Clewiston High School 2-0 in their division. After last year’s division realignment landing the Tigers in 4A, the Tigers’ district schedule made the jump from 4 games to 6 games; taking up most of their regular season. The downside to more district games: no Glades Central matchup. “From a competitive standpoint, you play Glades Central because you’re playing the best in the state,” said Coach Roth when asked about the realignment’s effect on the schedule and about not playing the Raiders for the rst time in 26 years. “Unfortunately, I think we’re a much better football team than we have been in the past. I mean, they’ve just wiped us off the map the last two years. So, you know, we’d like the opportunity to play them when we’re older and a better football team; but [despite] not playing them, we still play a tough non-district schedule. “Adding two more district games to the schedule, with Sarasota Booker and Avon Park, two good-story programs; it makes our district a lot tougher. I know those schools haven’t had much success [lately], but the quality opponent that they’re playing is similar, if not better than the quality that we’ve played. “When you look at Sarasota Booker, they’ve played Venice, and they’ve played Bradenton Southeast. Those are two powerhouse schools.” Sarasota Booker, a team much in the same position as Clewiston, is a team with a glori ed past that’s struggled through its last few seasons. “That’s kind of normal to see that. I mean, Clewiston, we’ve had some rough periods especially these last two years; but if you really look at it, since 2001, we’ve had some decent seasons. We went all the way to the state championship with Coach Antonacci’s team [in 2006]; but really not the Clewiston team that everyone expects us to be. “Pahokee’s going through it a little bit now. Glades Central, Naples, there’s not too many programs that don’t have a couple down years.” Setting the past aside, the last three back-toback-to-back wins have started to catch the attention of wandering fans. Given, their attention is skating on thin ice as it’s still only halfway through the season, this week’s matchup at 4th-ranked Avon Park (regionally) and next week’s matchup at home against 2nd-ranked Dunbar (regionally) are about as critical as ever. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 On the Verge – Varsity Week in Review “Unfortunately, I think we’re a much better football team than we have been in the past.”-Coach Roth PHOTO / JENNY WOODSTigers get hyped up after half time during a previous week’s game against Gateway Charter.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School is off to a “roaring” start this year. We have completed our Reading, Math, and Science baselines and are currently FAIR testing (Florida Assessment In Reading). To honor those seventh and eighth grade students who scored Level 5 on FCAT, a pizza party was held during their lunch break on Friday, Sept. 30. Sixth grade was not acknowledged because they made their Level 5’s in the elementary schools. Students of the Month for August/September SUBMITTED PHOTOSeventh grade students of the month: Skylar Duckstein, Michael Kurtz, Joel McCray, Tylyn Tarter, Guadalupe Duran-Almaras, Richard Perez and (not pictured) Hannah Barraza. SUBMITTED PHOTOEighth grade students of the month: Jonathan Miller, Myles Polhill, Erik Barrera, Xavier Contreras, Dayanna Paloblanco, Flavie Thivierge, Abigail Villareal, Everado Yanes, Alyssa Miller, Alyssa Colson, and (not pictured) Chris Harris, Micaela Lowman.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Coaches clinic Oct. 18Calling all coaches for a Coaches Clinic Oct. 18 from 7-8 p.m. at the Beardsley Room at the John Boy Auditorium. Information on the coming season will be reviewed including expectations, criteria and changes on the 2012 Baseball/Softball season. For more information on coaching, contact theClewiston Recreation Department at 983-1492.Discounts are now available for early City of Clewiston Baseball and Softball registrations. Sign up between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 and get $5 off each sign-up. Registrations must be done on-line at www.clewistonrecreation.com. Computers for registration are available at the public library and the youth center. Regular registration prices are: WeeBall, $40; TeeBall, $50; Coach Pitch boys/girls, $60; 9-15 boys and 10-15 girls, $70. Regular registration will be Dec. 1-Jan. 6. Late registration will be Jan. 7-13 with a $25 late fee.*Selected head coaches will receive 1 free child registration for the 2012 season. Head coaches will be required to umpire one game per week through the entire season. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsYou may start seeing more of the pink ribbons around town to help with the education about breast cancer and its prevention. October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 190,000 new cases of breast cancer were reported nationwide in 2006 and more than 41,000 women died from the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among adult women in the United States and the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. It is estimated that one of every eight adult women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. The growth becomes uncontrollable without treatment, ultimately resulting in the formation of a tumor. A tumor can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Additionally, a cancer growth can also be considered “non-invasive,” which means that it is con ned to the infected area. “Invasive” means that it has spread to surrounding breast tissue. This can determine the severity of disease upon detection. Breast cancer can be preventable with early detection. It is recommended that all women from the ages 50 to 74 should have a mammogram every two years, and women between the ages of 40 and 50 years should talk with their health care provider about when to start screening. It may be necessary for you to have earlier screening or more frequent screening if you have a family history of breast cancer. Breast cancer risk is linked to age, ethnicity, and family history of disease. The risk of cancer increases with age. Research has shown that although white women are more likely to get breast cancer, AfricanAmerican women are the most likely to die of it. Minority women are most likely to have advanced breast cancer when the cancer is rst discovered. Studies have shown that women of other ethnic backgrounds such as Asian, Hispanic, and Native American have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer than white women and African-American women. Please get to know your family health history. If a close family member -such as your mother, father (men can get it too), grandmother, sister, or aunt -has had breast cancer, the risk for other family members getting breast cancer may be higher. If you think you may be at increased risk, talk to your health care provider. It may be decided that you should be tested earlier or more frequently than the standard recommendations. For more information about breast cancer or to nd out how to get a free or low-cost mammogram, go to www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast or call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month The last in a ve-part seriesBY DOTTIE COOK Empowerment Alliance of SW FloridaEditor’s Note: The Empowerment Alliance of SW Florida is a 501(c)(3) not for pro t corporation and primarily covers Eastern Collier, Hendry, and Glades Counties with a main mission of building affordable housing for low-income families. The organization also is a HUD-approved agency for counselling on credit, rst-time home buyers and foreclosure matters. In the last few weeks w e’ve talked about building a budget to help keep spending under control and to work toward achieving our nancial goals. This week we’ll talk a little about what happens as we achieve those goals. For some goals, the only impact on our budget will be the one-time cost to purchase an item, like a new dress or new suit. Or sometimes, completion of the goal actually frees up money in the future, like when we pay off a loan or a credit card debt. But for other items, there may be a new monthly payment or fee. Like with our car example from an earlier article, once you purchase a car, you may have monthly payments and expenses you’ll need to include in your budget. A ll of these need to be included in your budget, or if you had a car before, they need to be adjusted to re ect your new expenses with this car. One goal we should all have is that of building an emergency fund or savings account to handle things that happen unexpectedly. This gives us something to fall back on if someone in the family suddenly gets sick and there are some extra medical bills, or if the car breaks down and needs repairs. Having an emergency fund keeps events like these from becoming crises. Experts suggest an emergency fund large enough to cover six to eight months of expenses. While this may be dif cult to do given all the dayto-day challenges that come up and the current economy, it is important to start tucking away money on a regular basis for savings. One way to avoid the temptation of tapping into that savings is to put the money in a separate account. By watching it grow in its own account, you’ll be less likely to tell yourself you’ll just use a little bit of it now and pay it back next month. One other thing regarding goals is make sure to reward yourself as you reach your goals or steps toward them. Sometimes, just buying the item we’ve been saving for is reward enough, like when we buy a new car. But other times, if the goal was to save $500 over the next year, you might want to give yourself a small reward or special treat when you reach the halfway point of $250. Breaking up the goals helps keep them manageable and the small rewards help keep us motivated. Lastly, remember that things happen unexpectedly. Your budget is a plan or guide for how to spend money and sometimes things happen and we need to change our plan. Try not to be discouraged by these temporary setbacks. Rather, adjust your budget as needed to deal with the immediate situation and to get back on track with your nancial goals. The Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-pro t organization based in Immokalee but serving all of Southwest Florida. The Empowerment Alliance is a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency. We provide free one-on-one budget, credit, homebuyer, and foreclosure prevention counseling that is funded through grants by Collier County, HUD, and private sources. For more information, call us at 239-658-3315 or e-mail us at easf@earthlink.net. A chieving Our Financial Goals

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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! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Audubon is hosting a program at the Clewiston Museum on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Elston Chavarria will be featured as guest speaker. Mr. Elston Chavarria holds a degree in Forestry and worked for several years doing reforestation in the Northwest. During the last 12 years, he has been exploring the natural wonders of Central and South America (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Brazil), becoming very knowledgeable on the local geography, wildlife and culture of these many countries. In 2006, Mr. Chavarria started the Aventuras Naturales (Natural Adventures) company. It focuses most of its tours in countries where ecotourism is still in its infancy. The philosophy of his company is simple: explore and enjoy nature, while leaving it as undisturbed as possible. The company is proud of its “Give Back” program, which donates a portion of all trips to local, national, or international environmental organizations. Mr. Chavarria enjoys sharing his experiences and wealth of knowledge with audiences. Tales of exotic places and beautiful wildlife makes for an informative and entertaining presentation. Make plans to come and spend an enjoyable evening at the Clewiston Museum. The HendryGlades Audubon program and refreshments are free to the public. Please contact Margaret England at 863-5170202 or Butch Wilson at 863-983-2870, if you have questions or wish to make reservations. Hendry-Glades Audubon Program at the Clewiston MuseumSubmitted PhotoTaekwondo test passedOn Sept. 16, Luis Maisonet went to Winston-Salem, N.C. to participate in the National Testing for Taekwondo. Mr. Maisonet passed, earning the rank of Fifth Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Mr. Maisonet participated in the national tournament as well, bringing to Clewiston a gold medal in “Forms” and a bronze in “Sparring.” Family and students are proud of Mr. Maisonet’s accomplishments. Mr. Maisonet will be testing in Kissimmee for Second Degree Black Belt in the Korean Art of Self-Defense Hapkido on Oct. 9. Will be inducted for her academic achievementTaheerah Hawkins of Clewiston has accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Taheerah will be honored during the induction convocation this fall on the campus of the University of Florida. “NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing bene ts, including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects both on campus and in the community,” said Stephen E. Lo in, NSCS CEO and Founder. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for rstand second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS has more than 750,000 lifetime members and 270 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information about The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, please call 202265-9000, visit NSCS’ web site at www.nscs.org. National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 E-Z In-Store Financing Available Route 47 now serves the new Lakeside Medical Center! Palm Tran Routes 47 & 48 Serving You More Often!Beginning October 9, 2011 47Route 48RouteWeekday service will begin 30 minutes earlier, at 5:00 a.m. with service now every half-hour all day until 8:30 p.m. Weekend service remains the same.Weekday service will begin 30 minutes earlier, at 5:00 a.m. with service now every half-hour during morning and afternoon peak times, and hourly after that until 8:30 p.m. Weekend service remains the same. For route planning assistance: (561) 841-4BUS (4287) or (877) 930-4287 (toll-free) or visit us on the web: www.palmtran.org 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Ball ControlBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThe theory of a ball control offense is simple: W hen a team throws an incomplete pass, the clock stops. But when a team runs the ball without going out of bounds, the clock keeps running. A ball-control team wants to use up the clock by running the ball most of the time. This not only keeps the clock moving, but the high number of running plays has the added effect of wearing out the opposing defense. The theory is simple: The longer you keep the other team’s offense off the eld, the less likely they are to score on your team. In life, we have an opposing coach, Satan, w ho employs this ball-control offense against us. His goal is to wreck as many people’s lives as possible and keep them from knowing about God. The enemy knows that he doesn’t have to beat us if he can simply keep us busy. He knows we have only 75-80 years to live and, if he can tie up much of our time doing trivial things, he can effectively run out the clock on our life and keep us from carrying out God’s plans for us. How often do we nd ourselves without any time? We get wrapped up in working long hours, running errands, doing y ard work, shopping, watching television, using Facebook, or exploring the Internet. Because of this, we end up with limited time for family and friends. We skip church because we don’t have time. We don’t read the Bible because we are too tired. We lose touch with old friends. We miss opportunities to reach out to those in need. Our potential is lost because we are side-tracked from spending time with some of the more important things in life. God’s game plan for us is to defeat the enemy in his attempt to run out the clock of our life. To do this, we need to make the most of our opportunities and not get tied up with busyness. We need to love on other people and use the gifts God has given us. We need to forgive others, love our families, and love our friends. We need to enjoy success in life by spending time on things that make a difference in people’s lives. Don’t let the enemy run out your clock. Seize the day! “Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15)Never Lose HopeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI recalled a “parable” about economy as I listened to admonitions about cutting back during hard times. It’s a necessity; but there may be a limit. A man was concerned about his gas mileage. An advertisement promised special spark plugs would save him 20 percent in gasoline; he installed them. Another ad said changing his air lter would improve mileage by 15 percent; he got one. The service station attendant told him he could save 10 percent by keeping his tires properly in ated: he bought an air gauge. Tuneups would improve gas mileage by 25 percent; he found a mechanic to make the adjustments. Eliminating weight from the trunk would save another 10 percent. He learned that riding with the windows up to keep down air resistance would help to the tune of 10 percent. More savings would come by carefully planning routes and eliminating extra miles; knocking off 15 percent of the need for gasoline. He found certain grades of gasoline would get better mileage; another 15 percent. When he nished, he told his neighbor, “Now I’m saving one hundred and twenty percent of the gas I use by all of the ways I’ve learned. I have to stop and drain the tank every 500 miles!” I don’t think so! Insofar as all of the cost-cutting measures -the tricks to save money, the efforts to reduce-combine-amalgamate-eliminate-downsize-streamline-freeze-save -common sense tells me that there will come a point when it is no longer possible. We’ve done it all, now we may cease to be. There will come a point when the home will be lost, the business will close, the car will be repo-ed, the food will not be on the table. I don’t think people are really opposed to cost-cutting measures in our society; underlying it is fear that the next step will be to cease to exist. My West Indian friends used to tell me, “You can only milk the cow so many times!” They knew about austerity better than many of us in North America. Survival was far closer for them than for many of their neighbors. One commentator said “We’ve been kicked out of Disney World.” In one Biblical account Paul speaks of his hardships and to the point of no return (2 Corinthians 6:3ff). “Hardships, distresses, beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work and sleepless nights, and hunger ... all of it ... known, yet regarded as unknown; dying yet we live on, beaten and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, yet possessing everything.” At the bottom of it all, he had that invincible faith that it is going to work out and that God is a part of it. The call is to see where God is at work in it all and then respond. That’s our call too. Really serious hardships? What is God saying in it all? May we see God in what is going on; then learn and act, and never, ever lose hope.Who Are You?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchYou may have been taught in school or college that you are an accident of nature and that the only purpose you have is that which you discover yourself. Let me say that is a big, fat lie! You are the result of a divine brainstorm. You are more than an accident of nature, more than a number. You live because God wants you to live. Several billion other people live on this planet if God just needed people in general, He already had them. But he didn’t stop there. He let you be born because He wanted you. You are a special creation of God. You are more valuable than plants and stones. You are a replica of God Himself, made in His image. If God is loveable, so are you. He wants you to grow more and more like Him. You are one-of-a-kind. No one else in the world is exactly like you. God has given you a genetic structure and personality that is yours alone. You are not just part of the crowd. God had something in mind for you that nobody else can have. You are better than “one in a million.” You are one in several billion. Jesus Christ said time and time again that people are more important than traditions, laws and institutions. The religious leaders wanted to kill Him when He said, “The Sabbath was made for man; not man for the Sabbath.” Eventually Christ gave up His life so that you could live with God forever. Not only did He pay dearly for you, He wants to be with you forever. That’s love and God thinks you are worth it. RELIGION COLUMNS

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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!!! Accepting applications for: LOAN INTERVIEWER Must have excellent communication skills, previous experience preferred, Bi-lingual a must. Must be pro cient in all Microsoft Of ce programs. May apply in person or mail resume to: 1099 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440, Attn: Marta or email resume to: loans@ evergladesfcu.com CREDIT MANAGER / RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE Royal’s Furniture is accepting applications for Bilingual (Spanish/English) Credit Manager / Retail Sales Associate with strong communication skills and with previous Credit collecting, sales or customer Service experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Competitive salary and bene t package. Apply in person at Royal’s Furniture at 225 West Canal Street, Belle Glade. Single Home Housing Development Consultant Credentials: (7) years experience in project coordination Housing Development and Financing experience NDC and HUD HOME Certi cations. (4) years experience in not-forpro t and/or government project consulting. Applicant must possess a Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, or Urban/Regional Development. All interested persons should send or fax resume to: Noah Development/Noah Inc. 601 Covenant Dr., Belle Glade, Fl 33430. ATTN: Carrill Munnings, Executive Director. Phone: (561) 996-2300 ext. 105 Fax: (561) 996-1865. Applications must be made in person. Opens: September 29, 2011 Closes: October 13, 2011. NOAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton ReservationMental Health Counselor Individual, family & group counseling. Provide intake, crisis intervention, referrals to outside agencies, continuing/ aftercare services and prevention services & case management. Masters Preferred. FL DL. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com DIESEL MECHANIC, FULL TIME• Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery.• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. WELDING • Able to pass a 6G welding Test• Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationCook’s Assistant In a school setting will assist the Cook in preparing breakfast, lunch and two snacks. Assist with the daily cleaning of the kitchen and children’s eating area in the cafeteria. Assist in the disposal of perishable food items. High school diploma or GED, FL DL. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com PUBLIC NOTICE Clewiston WAFC/ W263BT 100.5FM On October 1, 2011, Glades Media Company, LLC led an application with the Federal Communication Commission for renewal of license W263BT 100.5 MHZ which is licensed to serve Clewiston, FL. The station transmits from a site located at Lake Harbor in Clewiston, FL, with an effective radiated power of 250 watts. The station rebroadcasts WAFC 590 KHZ in Clewiston, FL. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to the renewal application and whether the station has operated in the public interest should le comments and petitions with the FCC by January 3, 2012, by writing to the FCC, Washington, DC 20554. 398313 CN 10/6/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262008CA000653XXXXXX LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE4, Plaintiff vs. ALEJANDRO CRUZ, et al., Defendants RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 1, 2010 and an Order Resetting Sale dated September 28, 2011, and entered in Case No. 262008CA000653XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLMI Trust Series 2006-HE4 is Plaintiff and ALEJANDRO CRUZ; MARIA DE JESUS ELIZONDO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 in Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 2034, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on September 30, 2011. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 399306 CN 10/6,13/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001270CA BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. JORGE PEDROZA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE PEDROZA; MONTURE RANCH HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC,; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PESON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 21, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001270CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and JORGE PEDROZA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE PEDROZA; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; MONTURA RANCH HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 26th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHWEST OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A LOT NO. 2801, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No,2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935, Phone No. (941 )3352299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-8009558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 398777 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000803 INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B. F/K/A INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. LUZ MARINES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 12, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2008-CA-000803 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B. F/K/A INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff and LUZ MARINES; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; COUNTRY VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, 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 19th day o f October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 1, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2003 PROW TERRACE 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 September 21, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018F08064106“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.398441 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 399139 CN 10/6/2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Review Appraisal Services The Barron Water Control District will receive sealed proposals until Thursday, October 20, 2011, to perform a Review Appraisal. The District Of ce is located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, LaBelle, Florida. The proposal may be sent by mail, fax or electronic mail. You may call the of ce at 863-675-0346 for transmittal information and speci cations. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid in its judgment best serves the owner. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager 399370 CN/CB 10/6/2011 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:00 am at 1225 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of Betty Robinson Halloween Decorations, Numerous Helmets & Shoulder Padding, Misc. boxes • Property of Tina Kitchen PS3, Pots, Portable Heater, Mattress, Microwave, Misc. Household items. • Property of Dorothy Walker Bicycle & Misc items • Property of Lorraine Clarke Speakers, 19” inch TV, HP Printer, HP Desktop, Generator 398744 SUN 10/6,13/2011Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Aruba Cafe II located at 1073 Old Lakeport Road, in the County of Glades, in the City of Moore Haven, Florida 33471 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Moore Haven, Florida, this 28th day of September, 2011. Mary Hartley-Born 399028 CN 10/6/2011 Regular Meeting Schedule October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012The November meeting will be held on November 10, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. Meetings to be held the 4th Thursday of each month for the following months: January 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m March 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. May 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. July 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The Budget process requires three advertised meetings which would be held in June and September for a total of eight meetings per year. Jennifer L. Derleth Chairman 399349 CGS/CB 10/6/2011 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on Ocotober 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.: 1996 Ford, 1FMCU22X2TUD62900 399350 CN 10/6/2011 Central County Water Control is accepting applications for the following position:CLUBHOUSE SUPERVISORThis position is subject to the District’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace program, and among other quali cations, must have high school diploma or equivalent, bi-lingual a plus, knowledge of sports, self motivated, some clerical skills and computer knowledge needed, ability to plan, organize and implement recreation programs, be able to pass CPR, First aid, and Lifeguard testing, able to become a certi ed pool operator, knowledge and skills needed to maintain interior and exterior of clubhouse, able to operate a variety of machinery, able to supervise and assist staff in day to day duties. Apply in person at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, between the hours of 7am to 5pm Monday Thursday. 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.PROFESSIONAL DJALL music categories and events. Reasonable Rates! 863-675-3330 or e-mail Donn33920@yahoo.com Apartment for rent Belle Glade and South Bay. 2 BR 1 BA. $450/mo. $600 dep. (561)996-5420 WEST EL PASO 2/1 Duplex. Sperate laundry room. All appliances. $550 to $600. mo. Call 863-902-9616 for Spanish or 863-228-7127 for English. 2 BR 1 BA c/a/h, w/d, furnished, on 1/2 acre, $700/mo. and $500 sec. Call (954)648-9926 or (954)649-9095. CLEWISTON 1004 Johnson Rd., 2BR/1BA, $650 mo. + $550 sec., no inside pets. Call Tricia (863)228-6664 CLEWISTON 417 E. Trinidad, 3/1, $700/mo $600 Sec. No inside pets. Call Tricia (863)228-6664 CLEWISTON Move In Special, 3br, 2ba, $750/mo, $450/sec (863)677-0977 or (863)228-6664 RIVER HOME, off Hwy 80, 2BR 3BA, 2 car garage, Florida room, large corner lot. Walking distance to the golf course. $900/mo. (970)708-9993. BELLE GLADE 2 story brick home. 3 br., 2 ba. 3000 sq. ft. Lrg. kit. w/island. In-ground pool w/hot tub & screened patio. Wood & tile rs. 2 car carport, alarm system, hurricane shutters, & plenty indoor/outdoor storage. To see, must be pre-approved. Call: 561-261-9988. BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 CLEWISTON 2005 Single 14x70. 3br/1ba. All appls. New hardwood rs. & storage bldg. (10x10). $39,900. 863-599-1231 or 715-392-2897. Doublewide, 3br, 2bath located on Sealy Road in Moore Haven. Only $49,900 Ready to move in with your good credit 863-673-4325 Large 28x80, 4br, 3 bath doublewide located in Horseshoe Acres $49,900. Ready to move in. Home being remodeled right now. Must be credit worthy 863-673-4325 Singlewide zone II 3br, 2 bath mobile home. 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-11 In Re: Estate of BOBBY JOE HAYES, SR., a/k/a BOBBY JOE HAYES, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BOBBY JOE HAYES, SR., a/k/a BOBBY JOE HAYES, deceased, whose date of death was September 11, 2010, whose social security number is XXX-XX-6762, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. T he names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFT ER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER T HE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICAT ION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN T HE FLORIDA STATUTE 733.702 OF T HE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is October 6, 2011. Personal Representative: Polly O. Hayes P.O. Box 854 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 A ttorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 T elephone: (863) 763-3825 398965 GCD 10/6,13/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-261 GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, 1400 Turbine Drive, Suite 200 Rapid City, South Dakota 57703 Plaintiff, v. JERRY LEE MELINN and LEILA A. HUBEN Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 8, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 173 AND 174, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 SHADOWRIDGE, S RIDGE MOBILE HOME, Serial Number: FLA 14614315AB. Commonly known as: 3616 Dustin Drive Labelle, Florida 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpooche Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 26th day of October, 2011. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 398718 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-783-DR Denise Munoz Zavala, Petitioner and Jaime Zavala, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Jaime Zavala Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Denise Munoz Zavala, whose address is 1542 Joshua Blvd., Clewiston, Florida 33440 on or before October 31, 2011, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 9/20/2011 BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: R. DeLa Cruz Deputy Clerk 398398 CGS 9/29;10/6,13,20/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND NEW LOCATION HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011, at 10:00 A.M., in Hendry County Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida 399364 CB/CN 10/6/2011 H H E N D R Y C O U N T Y S C H O O L B O A R D P u p i l P r o g r e s s i o n : P r o m o t i o n / R e t e n t i o n No student may be assigned to a grade level based solely on age or other factors that constitute social promotion. Florida Sta tute 1008.25 requires that any student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading, based upon locally determined or statewide assessments conducted in k indergarten, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 must be given intensive reading instruction immediately following the identification of the reading deficiency. The student's reading proficiency must be reassessed by locally determined assessments, or through teacher observations at the beginning of the grade following the in tensive reading instruction.The student must continue to be provided with intensive reading instruction until the reading deficiency is remedied. If a student's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of grade 3, as demonstrated by scoring at Level 2 or higher on the statewide assessment test in reading for grade 3, the student must be retained. The parent of any student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading must be notified in writing of the following: 1.That his/her child has been identified as having a substantial deficiency in reading. 2.A description of the current services that are provided to the child. 3.A description of the proposed supplemental instructional services and supports that will be provided to the child that are de signed to remediate the identified area of reading deficiency. 4.That if the child's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of grade 3, the child must be retained unless he/she is exe mpt from mandatory retention for good cause. 5.Strategies for parents to use in helping their child succeed in reading proficiency. 6.That the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is not the sole determiner of promotion and that additional evaluations portfolio reviews, and assessments are available to the child to assist parents and the school district in knowing when a child is readin g at or above grade level and ready for grade promotion. 7.The districts criteria and policies for mid-year promotion. 8.Each school district shall provide written notification to the parent of any student, who is retained because his/her reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of third grade, that his/her child has not met the proficiency level required for promotion, and the reasons the chi ld is not eligible for a good cause exemption as provided by Florida law. The notification must include a description of proposed interventions and s upport that will be provided to the child to remediate the identified areas of reading deficiency. S u c c e s s f u l P r o g r e s s i o n f o r R e t a i n e d R e a d e r s The 2004 Legislature amended section 1008.25, Florida Statutes, to create a new paragraph (7) that provides that all students w ho are retained in third grade must be provided intensive interventions in reading to ameliorate the students' reading deficiency, as identified by a valid an d reliable diagnostic assessment. This intensive intervention must include effective instructional strategies, participation in the school district's summer read ing camp, and appropriate teaching methodologies necessary to assist those students in becoming successful readers, able to read at or above grade level, and read y for promotion to the next grade. This section also requires each school district to establish at each school, where applicable, an Intensive Acceleration Class for retained third grade students who subsequently score at Level 1 on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The focus of thi s class shall be to increase a child's reading level at least two grade levels in one year. The school is required to report the following: M i d Y e a r P r o m o t i o n According to provisions in the Hendry County School District Pupil Progression Plan, students who were retained the previous ye ar may be considered for mid-year promotion provided the student has demonstrated the ability to read at grade level and shows mastery of the state stan dards for the grade level in which he/she was retained. The student must have the skills necessary to successfully function at the grade level to which he/ she is being promoted mid-year. G o o d C a u s e E x e m p t i o n f r o m M a n d a t o r y R e t e n t i o n The Hendry County School Board may only exempt students from mandatory retention for good cause as stated in Florida Statute 10 08.25. According to this statute, good cause exemptions shall be limited to the following: 1.Limited English proficient students who have had less than two years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Langu ages Program. 2.Students with disabilities whose individual education plan indicates that participation in the statewide assessment program i s not appropriate, consistent with the requirements of State Board of Education rule. 3.Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on all alternative standardized reading assessment approved by th e State Board of Education. 4.Students who demonstrate, through a student portfolio, that he/she is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in reading equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT. 5.Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT, and who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student has received the intensive remediation in reading for more than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency in readin g, and was previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2. 6.Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading for two or more years, but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading, and who were previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2 for a total of two years. The district school board must annually report to the parent of each student the progress of the student toward achieving state and district expectations for proficiency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics. Student results on each statewide assessment must be reported to th e parent. The evaluation of each student's progress must be based upon the student's classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments, a nd other relevant information. H H e n d r y C o u n t y S c h o o l D i s t r i c t S c h o o l Y e a r 2 0 1 0 1 1 N u m b e r o f S t u d e n t s P r o m o t e d f o r G o o d C a u s e b y C a t e e g o r y G r a d e 3 # S t u d e n t s P r o m o t e d : G o o d C a u s e E x e m p t i o n : 3Limited English Proficient Students who have less than two years instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Languages Program 43Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on an alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the State Board of Education 15Students who demonstrate through a student portfolio that the student is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in reading equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT 18Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT and who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student has received the intensive remediation in reading as required by Florida Statute for more than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading and was previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2 1Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading as required by Florida Statute for two or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2 for a total of two years 2Students with disabilities not tested on FCAT per their Individual Education Plan NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Clarinet I LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 824 2008 1274329-01000010050 Hermanos Luna Inc. Commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, run N 86 degrees 22’00” E., along the South line of said Section 33, a distance of 626.00 feet to the centerline of State Road 29; thence N 03 degrees 51’ 00” W, along the centerline of State Road 29, a distance of 2486.80 feet; thence 86 degrees 30’00” E, 450.00 feet to a concrete monument and the Point-of-Beginning; thence N 86 degrees 30’00” E, 389.60 feet; thence S. 00 degrees 47’30” feet; thence S 86 degrees 26’00” W, 323.80 feet to a concrete monument; thence N 03 degrees 51’00” W, 1242.90 feet to the Point-of Beginning being in Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less Tract A, Turkey Run as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 150, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida and Less the East and South 30 feet for road right-of-way. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397837 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3403 2008 4104329-01020330310 Cornel & Peaches Davis Lot 31, Block 2033, Port LaBelle Unit 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397830 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3509 2008 4104329-02020720100 Jorge Luis Artica Lot 10, Block 2072, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397831 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3407 2008 4104329-020000L0080 Steven & Barbara Nesmith Lot L8, Block 2064, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397829 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 589 2008 1324229-05000002320 Victor Hieber Sr Lot 232, 233 and 234, Kell Mill Terrace Subdivision, according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Glades County Florida,lying and begin in Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397357 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3393 2008 4104329-01020310100 I.B. Victory Investements Inc. Lot 10, Block 2031, Port LaBelle Unit 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397835 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3578 2008 4104329-030000L00030 Odilance Silien Lot L3, Block 2102, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397836 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2537 2005 4104329-02020750230 John Bankston Lot 23, Block 2075, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397833 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 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, October 20, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K50A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Removal & Replacement of Concrete Ditch Pavement in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $108,000.00 E1K51A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Fence Removal/Replacement in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $144,300.00 E1K52A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Asphalt Maintenance & Repair in Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Lee, & Glades Counties. Budget Estimate: $500,000.00 E1K53A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing & Litter Removal in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $244,540.00 E1K54A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing & Litter Removal in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $404,670.00 E1K55A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Maintenance of Traf c in Hardee, Manatee, Desoto, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1K56A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Cleaning, Lining, Desilting & Video Inspection in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $600,000.00 E1K57A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Cleaning, Lining, Desilting & Video Inspection in Hardee, Manatee, Desoto, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $410,000.00 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. 398492 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 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 1853 2008 1244432-A0000370000 Bhishma Ramdas & Tanya Ramdas The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Townhip 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 5348, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397336 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 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 1569 2008 1154432-A0001020000 Coral Parkways Holdings Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access Road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3129, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397597 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL SERVICES BID NUMBER: 2011-28 OPENING DATE AND TIME: October 19, 2011@ 2:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the contract for professional pest control services for County buildings and facilities. Bids will be opened on October 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clerk’s Of ce, second oor, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 399363 CB/CN 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2365 2008 1364432-A0002540000 Maria Pardo The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, 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 an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4177, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397348 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1244 2008 1354331-010000J0160 Adriana Gonzalez The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 16, Block J, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397353 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2529 2005 4104329-02020690070 Jean Tomlinson c/o Cecil & Maureen Tomlinson Lot 7, Block 2069, Port La Belle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397828 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2301 2006 4104329-02020650160 Herman L. Zahn, Jr. And Donald W. Zahn Lot 16, Block 2065, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397834 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 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 1468 2008 1144432-A0001060000 The Lyndel Group, LLC The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 3386, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397345 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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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 1847 2008 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, & Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5430, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397342 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, CR 78 PHASE 1A AND 1B BID # 2011-29 OPENING DATE AND TIME: October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Drainage Improvements, CR 78 Phase 1A and 1B”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 398517 CN/CB 9/29;10/6,13,20/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Alexandra Montiel the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1078 2006 1224432-01000340060 Szulim & Kuba Gruszka % Milton Gruszka Lot 6, Block 34, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397840 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 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 1444 2008 1144432-A0000380100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast 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 3530, 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 Fouth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397334 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 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 1910 2008 1254432-A0000440100 Jouseph Assaf The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5053, 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 Fouth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397335 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2365 2008 1364432-A0002540000 Maria Pardo The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, 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 an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4177, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397350 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Jumper, Keith K., 1200 Pinewood St., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio : Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 10/06/2011 398910 CB 10/6/2011 Attention Comcast customers in Belle Glade / Pahokee, South Bay, Clewiston, Okeechobee, and each of their surrounding areas: Effective October 25, 2011, the following change will occur to your channel lineup: • BBC America will move from Digital Preferred channel 114 to Digital Starter channel 114. Please call 800-COMCAST (800-266-2278) with any questions. GENERAL INFORMATION After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. 399054 ON 10/5 CGS 10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Marilyn W. Osborne, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4596 2008 4104329-09023200130 Elvira Ramirez Lot 13, Block 2320, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397355 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 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 1850 2008 1244432-A0000290000 Lucky Path LLC The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5378, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397339 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 City of Clewiston Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on October 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact nal passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2011-03 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 14 ANIMALS, ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL, SECTION 14-1. CITY DESIGNATED A BIRD SANCTUARY OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION ON CARRYING A GUN OR RIFLE WITHIN THE BIRD SANCTUARY; PROVIDING AUTHORITY TO CODIFY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE, A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Of ce, City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the City Clerk’s of ce at 863-983-1484, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Clewiston City Hall is a wheelchair accessible building. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Steve McKown City Manager 398936 CN 10/6/2011 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will hold their annual landowners meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss: the work performed during the scal year 2011-2012; annual budget for scal year 2011-2012; the annual engineers’ report; supervisors’ monthly compensation of $50.00; and transact any other business properly coming before the board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. An Organizational Meeting will immediately follow the adjournment of the Annual Meeting. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, that person will need a record of the proceeding and may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863) 983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 399278 CN 10/6,13/2011 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 1477 2008 1144432-A0001210100 Oscar Sanchez The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access Road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3400 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397333 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 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 1441 2008 1144432-A0000320000 Antonio N Barrera The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3516, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397352 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 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 1430 2008 1144432-A0000150000 Carlos 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 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3577, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397351 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 Roofing Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 morning. She could tell that he was under the in uence of something. She noticed that her mother's prescription medication was missing and that Teele had returned with a woman's hand bag. Another person did confront Teele, whom he threatened with a machete and threatened to "kill." This person was able to get away from Teele as he started to swing the machete around. Instead, he began to hit the car, causing $500 worth of damage. The hand bag was determined to belong to a Wendy Hollaway, who lives two blocks away from where Teele lived. Hollaway called into HCSO and reported the hand bag stolen from her car that morning. She came went to the sheriff's of ce to le a report and press charges against Teele for the theft. Among the contents of Hollaway's hand bag were two bottles of prescription medications that she had been newly prescribed. Teele has been charged with a number of third degree felonies including burglary of unoccupied vehicle, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, property damage of $1,000 or more, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Two misdemeanor charges of petit theft and property damage of over $200 but less than $1,000 were also included after the investigation was complete. In total, three sheriff's deputies and a Clewiston Police responded to the call. MACHETEContinued  1 Possession of drug equipment Possession of cocaine w/ intent to sell, etc. Arrested Oct. 2 by D. Bolt w Jodi Renee King, 34Robbery by sudden snatch w/o rearm or weapon Arrested Oct. 1 by D. Bolt Jose Luis Lopez, 47Opium/derivative delivery within 1,000 ft of a speci ed area Possession of drugs/controlled substance Arrested Sept. 26 Quirino Javier Ortega, 46Cruelty towards a child, in iction of physical or mental injury Arrested Sept. 27 by Dep. Brawner Richard Ortiz, 27 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. Chaunce Teele sues surrounding the baskets nearly made him fall asleep. "I understood the base idea behind the issue but what I wanted most was to be able to do this," he said. "I thought, This will be a great project and I'll be able to help out.'" After his scout master approved of the idea, Nicholas put together a plan of action and approached city of cials with his project proposal. City Public Works Director Sean Schef er was presented with he proposal and was impressed with what Nicholas had drawn up. "The city was very pleased that he stepped forward with this idea," said Schef er. "We quickly did everything we could to help him do this project. We helped him the paperwork he would need and the supplies." He continued to say that Nicholas had scheduled and timed out everything for the project very ef ciently. The work that he and those who volunteered was very well done. The supplies the city gave out were gloves, wire cutters, rocks to help ll the baskets and extra fencing. "We will be submitting a report to the Corps about the repairs probably by the end of the week," Schef er said. Nicholas was glad to have the city's support for his project and, with that, approached the Lions, Elks and Rotarian clubs to present his project and ask for volunteers. His plan was successful and he had a total of 17 volunteers for the project. Some of those volunteers would also be from the Hendry County Jail. Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden heard Nicholas' proposal during a Lions' Club meeting and was very impressed with the drive and planning that he saw. "I was impressed that he wanted to help his community and how had planned everything out," said Whidden. "It touched me so I wanted to help and found four dedicated workers from our jail that have a good history. They worked hard along with the other volunteers and I'm glad that the project was done." For Nicholas and his family, there was a lot of work that needed to be done. Nicholas and his mother surveyed the area that needed the repairs and found far more holes and breaks than had been previously estimated. It took 13 hours to plan the project. It would take 31 hours of work to complete it. For three consecutive Saturdays, Nicholas, his family, and volunteers would work for nearly eight hours in making the repairs. Nicholas did admit that when the Sheriff said he would help out, he was not expecting the volunteers to be prisoners. "We were all surprised at rst but thankful for the help," said Nicholas. "They worked very hard, especially the nal Saturday. That was the roughest out of all of them." In all, all of the rocks that the city gave were used and more had to be found by the volunteers to ll the rest of the gaps. All copper wiring and fencing was used and one can tell that the area looks markedly different than before. With everything completed, he will complete his project log and report and will present it to the board of review. He is con dent that he will earn the right to be an Eagle. He did nd it amazing, as he was working on the baskets, that people would wantonly damage these baskets that protect the integrity of the lake's shoreline. "While we were making repairs one Saturday, one of the volunteers had put down their gloves and a wire cutter to get something to drink. A child from a picnic a few tables down saw the gloves and the cutters, grabbed the cutters and began to cut the wire at the section we had just repaired," said Nicholas. "The child began to grab some of the rocks and throw them towards the lake. If people really knew why these baskets were here," he wondered aloud. GABIONSContinued  1 Submitted PhotoBass AnglersThe Clewiston Bass Anglers had their monthly tournament for October on the Caloosahatchee River on Oct. 2. First place was won by Walt Reynolds, second place by Hunter Aboud, and third place went to Larry Patterson. Tim Loftis was awarded the Big Bass Award. work from Georgia, where his family stayed. Sadly, As to any other future plans, he was not too concerned with anything else aside from going home. If anything, he is proud of what he has helped the county accomplish during his year here. "I feel that a ground work was laid and things put in place to help establish this county out in the tourism world," he said. "We have a better presence now than we did before; we have seen what can be done and the Hendry County name is out there more." Several projects that he is looking forward to completing before he leaves include: nish revamping the Tourism web site, which has considerably improved the county's presence, and completing a brochure for the county. Gregg Gillman, president of the Hendry County Economic Development Council, had nothing but good words to say about McMichael and the work that was able to accomplish. "He has done a whole lot since he started here a year ago," said Gillman. "I've had a very enjoyable time working with him." He continued on to say that some of the accomplishments that McMichael spearheaded have been very effective in helping the county get it's name out there more. One such advancement was having the "Big O Birding Festival," which was quite successful. Another idea that has helped was the introduction of panels to the Hendry County booth at trade shows. County Commissioner Karson Turner commented on McMichael's leaving and the direction that the county will take. "Hendry County, for the past two years, has been trying to grasp an understanding of what we need to actually support, promote and help to grow with in regards to tourism in our county and trying to build stronger relationships as a region," Turner said. His hope is that this course of action will continue to be taken by the board. As for McMichael's leaving, Turner commented that much groundwork was laid. "With Lee leaving, we may be without an actual presence of a director, possibly forever," Turner said. "However, with his help, the council has instituted policy that allows us to justify our nancial support for any event we receive an application from and review as a council." As to what will be the next immediate step, Gregg Gillman was unable to say. The county will be holding a meeting to discuss McMichael's resignation and budget concerns today at 4 p.m. He hopes that an answer and a direction plan will be hashed out. "The meeting will be discussing our options," Gillman said. "It could be similar to running a gamut. We will see." DIRECTORContinued  1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ He  s relying on you. A nd you ma y need some help. need some help. Especially if youre Especially if you  re caring for caring for s omeone w h ose h ea l t h re q uires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support a ll you d o wit h our com f orting c are„coordinatin g medical needs, explainin g options a nd providing emotional guidance for y ou and y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p you b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there f or you S upport a t home c omforting C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n for Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 BY MARK KINGFall has arrived here in South Florida, if only for a few days. The water temperature has dropped a few degrees and so have the night time temperatures. Lake Okeechobee’s water level is up to 11.11 feet above sea level, which is better than last month’s level. We could sure use about another two feet of w ater in the lake and, unless we get a late season tropical storm, I think that we have all the water w e are going to get for the year. The shing has been improving by the week and cooler water temperatures should really help get the sh red up and looking for bait. I have been seeing a lot of schooling bass and that is a sure sign that fall is in the air here on the big lake. During this time of the year, I like to keep a topwater lure like a Zara Super Spook and a lipless crankbait rigged and ready to throw to schooling sh when I’m running anywhere on the lake. It is an awesome sight to see a school of ve-pound bass come up feeding on a ball of shad. If you do not have a bait ready to cast to these sh, it will be too late by the time you get rigged up and ready to cast to catch them. The other thing that fall brings to the lake is wind. Since it is out of the north or east this time of the year, this can really get the water muddied up and make shing out on the main lake tough. W ith the water level where it is at right now, the bass can get back in the grass. It is going to be dif cult this winter to get back in the grass far enough to get to clean water and not spook the bass. The bass we have been catching lately have been in the twoto seven-pound range. The bigger ones are harder to come by, but as this water cools, shing will de nitely improve. I have been using a couple of different techniques and baits to catch most of the bass we have been catching. One is Texas rigging a 10” Charlie’s Worm in watermelon-red color and shing it real slow around rocks and some vegetation. Some areas to try this at are around the spoil islands out on the Clewiston channel, around the lake end of Uncle Joe’s cut and on the pipeline. The other rig I have been using is a Carolinarigged Charlie’s Worms Salt Stick O in junebug color. I have been shing the Carolina rig in the deeper holes out on the main lake. I also sh a crankbait in retiger color through these deeper holes. When I say deeper holes, I may only mean that they are a foot or two deeper than the surrounding water but that is deep enough here to hold the bass. The shing will continue to improve as we move toward the winter season here on Lake Okeechobee and I think that this should be another great year on the big lake. Now is the time to start booking a trip on world famous Lake Okeechobee for this season as the good dates will ll up fast. Good luck, tight lines and I hope to see everyone on the water soon. Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston. Give him a call at 863-677-0983 or go to www.markking shing.com to book a trip. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report SUBMITTED PHOTOOkeechobee bass caught by client Roger Batten on a Carolina rigged Charlie’s Worms Salt Stick O.

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Spirit Week: Blue and Gold beads will sell for $1 a strand PomPoms $2 Football Charms 50 cents Bracelets $1 Blue Paw Print Tattoos 50 cents Sports Keychain 50 cents Also, each day during Spirit Week, for a dollar y ou can dress in jeans! And for another buck, you are allowed to wear your favorite “sports shirt.” The excitement of the week will explode during the Pep Rally at seventh period on Thursday. The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come join in, make new friends, connect with old ones and with your child’s school, and become a part of making this school year the best one ever!Clewiston High SchoolCalling all 2001-02 graduates! We are planning our 10-year reunion for Homecoming weekend, Oct. 21 and 22. If you have not received anything in the mail and are interested in nding out about all the festivities, please e-mail Maranda Berner at MarandaBerner@gmail.com, or Melissa Whitehead at MelissaWhitehead1@hotmail.com. FCAT make-up tests for Juniors and Seniors will be Oct. 10 through the 20. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 10 and 11 is the FCAT 2.0 Reading test for eleventh grade Oct. 12 is the FCAT Math for eleventh and twelfth grade Oct. 13 is the FCAT Reading for twelfth grade Oct. 17 and 18 is FCAT 2.0 Reading makeups for eleventh grade Oct. 19 is FCAT Math makeups for eleventh and twelfth grade Oct. 20 is FCAT Reading makeups for twelfth grade The PSAT will also be given to all ninth, tenth and twelfth grade students on Oct. 12. The PSAT is a required test designed to help students prepare for the SAT college entrance exam. BY JHANDER GARCIA FFAThe Clewiston FFA Chapter is blessed to have one of the largest, most intensive land laboratories of any Agriculture Education program in the nation. There are four different locations totaling 1,135 acres with a very diverse usage that ranges from cane and cattle production, to native wetlands that are incredibly valuable to our local ecosystems. These land laboratories provide students in the agriculture education program the rare opportunity to observe and learn skills in a hands-on setting. These skills range from handling cattle to preparing and maintaining farm elds. The purpose and focus of the land laboratories is primarily teaching skills, not making pro t like a typical farm or business. This fact presents dif cult situations when new machinery is needed. Recently, there has been a huge need for a new tractor to be used for teaching machinery operations, safety and maintenance as well as performing farming tasks. Everglades Farm Equipment has stepped up to meet the need of the new tractor. They have donated the use of a John Deere 90 horsepower, 4-wheel drive tractor to the Clewiston Agriscience department. Mr. Danny Reynolds, equipment sales specialist, and Mr. David Lively, cooperate sales director, orchestrated the transaction with the blessing of owner Mr. Mike Schlechter. In these very challenging economic times we all face, the 105 team members were honored by the incredible gesture of the Everglades Farm equipment leadership team. The members look forward to learning safe and ef cient equipment operations with the new John Deere. The tractor will not only be used for teaching but will also be used to maintain current farming operations on the land laboratories. Once all the students have been familiarized with the tractor and pass the safety test, the rst order of business will be to catch up on pasture mowing. Mr. Danny Reynolds, equipment sales specialist for Everglades Farm Equipment also organized a tour of the Belle Glade facility, where the members were amazed to learn that the family-owned local John Deere dealer was now the third largest John Deere dealer in the world. Students were also presented with a wide variety of professional opportunities that ranged from equipment preparation and repairs to computer applications in modern farm equipment. The career possibilities sparked the interest of the students and everyone enjoyed the wisdom and guidance of Mr. Schlechter. He encouraged students to “ nd something in life you can do and enjoy, and don’t expect anyone else to provide for you.” The Clewiston FFA has been successful for many years and with supporters like Everglades farm Equipment, their future looks even brighter. Because of their support, the FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students with premier leadership, personal growth and career success. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, And Hendry Regional is offering discounted Digital Mammogram Screenings (during October)For Only $75*Call Hendry Regional Medical Center at 863-902-3061 to schedule an appointment.*Upon verification of benefits,if your insurance plan covers an annual Mammogram Screening, a small co-payment (of $75 or less) will be due at the time of service.We at Hendry Regional Medical Center care about Women's health and are available to provide you with the following services:•Digital Mammogram •Stereotactic Breast Biopsy •Needle Location Breast Biopsy •Bone Density Scans •Breast Ultra-sound •Board-Certified RadiologistsGetstate-of-the-artcareright here,close-to-home! SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. 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