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Title: The Clewiston news
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Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 11-17-2011
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Nursing, other elds highlighted BY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comThere are many professions that are considered glamorous and high paying. Nursing is certainly not one of them. It is the kind of work that honest people have gravitated to, whereas others might have found a match for their ambitions in pursuing careers in law, banking or Wall Street. But in a county where unemployment remains high, the profession is assuming an ever more lustrous sheen to young students and professionals alike. At its core is an unchanging reality: Nursing is an excellent career for many. That seemed to be the message at the ‘Day in the Life of a Nurse’ program held recently at the Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston. HRMC employees look forward to the yearly event, happily answering questions for students who are thinking about entering the nursing eld. This year’s event was held on Nov. 10 and hosted students from both Clewiston and Moore Haven High School’s Allied Health classes. Nurses from several different elds (i.e. Home Health, Infection Control, etc.) were present to highlight those options. After the presentations, the students were broken off into several groups and led on a tour of Hendry Regional to see a wide range of medical elds in action. 0% IS BACK!!!!BUY A NEW 2011 F150 AND GET 0% APR FINANCING THROUGH FORD CREDIT FOR UP TO 60 MONTHS.**With approved credit. Some buyers will not qualify for 0% APR financing. Images are for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/03/12.NO DEALER FEE!! NO DEALER FEE!! A F T DP V. N R V DP T, N SEE NURSE 19 OFFICER WAS CONDUCTING A STOP WHEN FOUR-CAR WRECK OCCURREDBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comA Florida Highway Patrol of cer’s routine stop turned into anything but when drivers on U.S. 27 failed to pay attention to the most basic road advice: keep your eyes on the road. The 23-year-old trooper was standing outside of his vehicle when a series of crashes propelled a boat into his patrol vehicle. When it was all said and done four vehicles ( ve if the boat is counted), two semis, a pickup truck, and the trooper’s car had been involved with zero injuries reported. The accident happened at just after 6 a.m. on November 11, at the intersection of U.S. 27 and S.R. 80. An FHP report claims that the driver of a 1995 semi truck, Eduardo Peraza, 47, of Naples, failed to stop when the vehicle in front of him, a 2002 pickup truck hauling a boat trailer, slowed for the stopped patrol vehicle. The collision caused the southFHP Of cer Escapes Accident Without Injury Students Glimpse Into the Life of a NurseSEE ACCIDENT 12 Project will bring revenue, attention to Hendry CountyBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comA new sight will be seen by many Hendry County residents in the coming months at Airglades Airport: a satellite communications tower. Universal Space Network, a global leader in satellite communications and space operations, was given the go ahead by county commissioners to begin building on eight acres of land at Airglades; the 16th site the company will have worldwide. USN was founded by Apollo astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., who was the third man to walk on the moon. The company serves orbiting spacecraft and satellites, as well as outbound satellite projects. USN and its partners own the largest commercial satellite ground network operation in the world. What does this mean for Hendry County? Gregg Gillman, Director of the Economic Development Council, lists direct bene ts in terms of revenue and greater attention from businesses who are thinking about investing in the area. “This is a great deal and we worked with the USN representatives to make sure that they felt con dent choosing Hendry as their site,” said Gillman. “We, the county, have gotten a great deal of attention on us right now and we are showing that Hendry is place worth investing in.” He continued to say that the deal was in the making for ve months and Hendry County was considered a more viable option than other more urban areas with larger budgets. For Gillman, that speaks volumes on the viability that Hendry has to compete Airglades Chosen As Site For New Communications BaseSEE AIRGLADES 12 SUBMITTED PHOTOTwelve year old Hailey McGahee displayed her artwork along with 15 other Glades artists at the Clewiston Museum’s Fancy Pantsy Arty Party last Thursday. More than 125 patrons attended and enjoyed the evening, complete with music provided by the Florida Gulf Coast University’s string ensemble and gourmet treats prepared by the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Fancy Pantsy Arty Party!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Click It or TicketThe National Click It or Ticket campaign started on Nov. 14 and will be through Nov. 27. Law enforcement will be looking for drivers not wearing their seatbelts.Hendry and Glades Democrats Hendry County and Glades County Democratic Executive Committees will meet together in Clewiston on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Restaurant, 842 East Sugarland Highway. The two Democratic county organizations will discuss plans for a joint Jefferson-Jackson Day event to be held early next spring. A dinner cruise on the Caloosahatchee has been suggested as a possible site for the event with a keynote speaker yet to be determined. Both Ellen Hawk Geake and Joe Thomas, chairs of the Glades and Hendry DEC’s are looking forward to putting together a joint event that will be remembered for some time to come. The Hendry County DEC will also consider bylaw changes that were presented to the committee members on Oct. 31. Chairman Joe Thomas said he, Vice Chair Carol Griggs, and State Committee Members Mitchell and Mary Thomas worked to insure the new bylaws follow Florida Statutes, Florida Democratic Party Bylaws, and also retain the best features of the current bylaws not in con ict with state law and FDP regulations. All Glades and Hendry Democrats are welcome to attend this meeting and make comments at appropriate times; however, only members of the respective county executive committees may vote on matters coming before them.Presbyterian Church Christmas BazaarThe Presbyterian Church is having their annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be handmade arts and crafts, guava jelly, and baked goods. They will also have a ‘Second Time Around Yard Sale.’ At lunchtime, Mrs. Sherry’s home made vegetable soup and barbeque chicken sandwiches will be served. We would like to invite everyone to come and fellowship with us. For more information, please contact Marjorie Martin at 863-983-8608.Parking Lot SaleFirst Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco Street, will be holding their Annual Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Annual Sale is held to raise money to help nance the Churchs’ Annual “Hallelujah Hoedown” held the last week in January. If you have items you wish to donate you may call Minister, Jackie Miller at 863-983-1804, and make arrangements to store you donations in one of the Churchs’ sheds. You may also call if you wish to have items picked up. This years sale will have a big variety of merchandise. There will be household items, brick-a-brack, furniture and appliances, shing and boating equipment, toys, Christmas items, clothing, and many other items. There will be plenty of parking in the Church’s parking lot.The Glades Craft ShowThe second annual Christmas Craft and Gift show at The Glades RV Resort will be on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Resort is located just off Hwy 80 between Hwy 27 and LaBelle. Local crafters and artists will be selling glass garden sculptures, scentsy home fragrances, scroll saw wood crafts, various kinds of handmade jewelry including hand made glass beads, purses, quilts made from jeans, rings made from buttons, greeting cards using local photos as well as quilling craft, “dishy” yard art, Christmas decor including lighted glass blocks and wreaths, aprons, pot holders, potato bags, plastic bag holders, painted bird houses, T-shirts, towels, earring charms, Raggedy Ann and Andy and Humpty Dumpty dolls, home made noodles and much more. Coffee and donuts for breakfast and Artie’s pulled pork sandwich lunch will be available for purchase. To reserve a table for selling crafts, contact Eulaine Delgado at 765-271-3665 or eulainedelgado@aol.com. Plan now for the third annual sale on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.Christmas CantataThere will be a Clewiston Christmas Cantata on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. They will be held in the John Boy Auditorium at 1200 South W.C. Owen Ave. It will be a 60 voice Choir presenting ‘The Majesty of Christmas’ by Tom Fettke accompanied by a live orchestration. FIU Scholarship for Hispanic StudentsFIU’s Agroecology Program will award more than $330,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students by Dec. 15. FIU plans to give away 15 scholarships worth as much as $24,000 each to fund research, service-learning projects, professional networking activities and internships. The scholarships are designed to help students prepare for careers in agriculture, food and natural resource sciences. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program. Applicants must be current or prospective FIU students, United States citizens and of Hispanic origin. If you would like to know more, please visit: http:// news. u.edu/2011/11/agroecology-program-toaward-more-than-330000-in-scholarships/33317. To arrange an interview with the Agroecology Program manager or director, please contact Evelyn S. Perez at 305-348-4493 or esuperez@ u. edu at the following information.AA MeetingsSt. Martins Episcopal Church is holding AA meetings on Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. They will be held at 207 North W.C. Owen Ave. in Clewiston. For more information, please call 239-275-5111.Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 is having a continuous indoor-outdoor ea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., everyday For more information, please call 863-9839748 or 863-673-3130. Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School will be holding their School Advisory Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building. All interested are encouraged and welcomed to attend.Clewiston Christian SchoolCalendar of events Monday, Nov. 18: Half-day Monday Friday, Nov. 21 to 25: Thanksgiving holiday COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS Tour will cover the wide array of ag in the county The Hendry County Farm-City Tour Council will be holding its 31st annual farm tour of the Hendry County agricultural industry on Saturday, December 3. Tickets for the tour are on sale and the participants will be able to catch a modern, airconditioned tour bus at the U-Save Supermarket Center on Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers or at the Hendry County Extension Of ce in LaBelle. Passengers will then be transported with knowledgeable tour guides to various stops around the county where you can get a close up look at some of the most ef cient farmers in the world. Hendry County is one of the largest agricultural counties in the state and is largest producer of oranges in Florida with more than 75,000 acres of groves. In addition, Hendry County is the second largest producer of sugarcane, third largest in vegetable production and fth largest in beef cattle. This year’s tour will feature a variety of interesting stops at some of Florida’s most sophisticated agricultural operations, including vegetable transplant and ornamental nurseries, citrus, sod, sugarcane and vegetable production as well as one of the largest beef cattle ranches in the state. There will also be fresh Florida orange juice breaks at strategic stops along the way. As an extra-added attraction, lunch will feature a delicious melt in your mouth rib-eye steak lunch with all the trimmings served by the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association in a rural country setting. In addition to the opportunity to see Florida agriculture up close and personal you will tour some of the most unspoiled wild lands in all of southwest Florida where each turn of the road will reveal natural splendor and a chance to see a variety of wildlife. Deadline for ticket sales is November 23. For additional information about the tour and how to purchase tickets for the tour, stop by Hendry County Extension Service Of ce, which is located at 1085 Pratt Blvd, in LaBelle. Hendry County City Farm Tour Set for December

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BY RANDY SMITH SFWMDIn response to improved regional water resource conditions, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today rescinded all emergency water shortage orders for South Florida, many of which had been in place since March this year. The Governing Board also declared a water shortage warning today to encourage vigilance and voluntary cutbacks. Frequent swings in South Florida’s water conditions — and the drier-thannormal La Nia forecast — indicate a return to w ater shortage is possible. “It’s a relief to see an improvement to water supplies throughout the region, especially considering the drier-than-normal forecast for the next few months,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Joe Collins. “We continue to encourage people to conserve water and be mindful that there is still a chance that dry conditions will return in the spring.” The District’s 16-county region remains under permanent conservation measures with the YearRound Irrigation Rule that limits landscaping to two or three days per week based on location. Permitted water users such as nurseries, agriculture and utilities are required to continue following the terms of their permits. Improved Conditions The dry season that stretched from October 2010 until June 2011 was one of the driest on record and required mandatory, emergency cutbacks to protect water resources from serious harm and safeguard the water supply. The District received 38.2 inches of rain during the June-to-November wet season, which is 4.52 inches above normal and compensated for the signi cant rainfall de cit during the preceding dry season. The record-setting 9.8 inches of rain in October was two-and-a-half times the average for the month and resulted in localized ooding. Lake Okeechobee, the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, the Water Conservation Areas and groundwater levels improved dramatically in recent weeks. “The District is storing as much water as possible given the forecast for below-average rainfall in the months ahead, while also balancing ood control responsibilities. Given Florida’s long history of weather extremes and recent and dramatic swings from dry to wet conditions, we remain on alert for a drier-than-normal dry season,” said Tommy Strowd, SFWMD Director of Operations, Maintenance and Construction. “Conserving water and following the Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule remain key to stretching supplies.” October’s storms did signi cantly bene t Lake Okeechobee, a key backup water supply for millions of South Floridians. The lake stood at 13.79 feet NGVD today, and continues to rise above last year’s level. The current level is more than 2.5 feet higher than on Sept. 30. Links to information about irrigation limits by area, current conditions and water-savings tips are available at www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch. The Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule went into effect in 2010 and was designed to reduce water use in South Florida. For more information on the Year-Round rule, visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. 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.11/30/11Exp. 11/30/11Exp. 11/30/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationMust to 18 years old to play Bingo. See Bingo Hall for complete details. Management reserves the right to change or cancel this offer without notice based on operational and/or business concern. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 3PM Win your share of $1,000 Free Play! BINGO FRIDAYS r e o o f f f f P l a y 11:45 AM / $18 AND $28 PACKS NEW STARTING IN DECEMBER 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 Rainfall Eases Water Shortage SUBMITTED PHOTOThe red line depicts the recent spike in Lake Okeechobee’s water level, causing it to cross above last year’s level, noted with the purple line.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGYi i n t h eClewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The SunC a l l T o A d v e r t i s e OPTOMETRISTS 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 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 DENTAL 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 Sunday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind between 6 and 11 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 72.Friday Night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Breezy, with a east wind between 11 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.Saturday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a east wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. 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 70. Southeast wind between 6 and 8 mph. Saturday Night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.Monday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.13.83 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

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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.Alfred Collier, 74LAKEPORT — On Nov. 11, 2011, Alfred Collier, age 74, died at his home in Lakeport. Born in Lake Placid, he spent his lifetime around Lake Okeechobee as a commercial cat sh sherman. Alfred was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, LaLainie Collier; step-sons, Larry (Doris) Williams o f Lakeport, Donald Williams of Moore Haven; step-daughters, Kathy Snook of Lakeport, Mar y Alice (Ray) Ford of Birchwood, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Allan (Nina) Collier of Lake Placid, Charles (Barbara) Collier of Lakeport; and a sister, Thelma Able of Baker, Fla. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Johnny Lee BailumMOORE HAVEN — Mr. Johnny Lee Bailum was born Jan. 7, 1945, in Arcadia, to Mr. Johnny and Elizabeth Bailum who preceded him in death. He attended Booker T. Washington School in Moore Haven. He served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1968 until 1983 then he returned to Moore Haven before residing in Clewiston until his death. On Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at 3:15 p.m. Jesus Christ spoke to him that his time in this painful earthen vessel is over, come to me and rest in my presence forever with a glori ed body. He leaves to mourn, Mrs. Bertha Mae Jackson devoted long time companion; one daughter Mrs. Kathy Bailum Wilson of Georgia; one stepdaughter, Shirley Ann Hayes (Kenneth) of Clewiston; three sisters, Gloria Bailum, Geraldine Bailum of Leesburg, Mrs. Linda Ann Robinson of Moore Haven; two brothers, George Bailum (Rose) of Bloomington, Ind., Arthur Jenkins of Detroit, Mich.; two grandsons, Keithen Williams of Killeen, Texas, and Jhamarian Turner of Clewiston; two granddaughters, Desire Kerr, and Khamari Turner of Clewiston; ve great grandchildren; three aunts,: Georgia Perry (Thomas) of Frostproof, Carolyn Rembert of Okeechobee, and Barbara Goodlon of Bakers eld, Calif.; two uncles, Ellis Wilson of Bakers eld, Calif., and Willie Wilson of Bakers eld, Calif.; ve nieces, Stephanie of Orlando, Asia Rinaldi (Mario) of Port St. Lucie, Carla Williams of Clewiston, Elizabeth Bailum, Jessica Bailum of Bloomington, Ind.; two nephews, Leonardo Bailum (Sarah) of Palm Beach, and Antonio Colon of Moore Haven; two great-nieces, Cherica Williams of Clewiston, Leondria Bailum of Palm Beach; four great-nephews, Davonte Ragland, Kyree Marshall of Clewiston Leadre Bailum and Le’Adrian Bailum of Palm Beach; sister-in-law, Irene Sampson of Clewiston; one brother-inlaw, Lonnie Sampson of Moore Haven; niece, Earlene Sampson; three special friends, Harold Lee Reed, Ronnie Turner, M.C. Smith of Clewiston; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. We truly wish to name each and everyone of you, but time, will not permit. Do know we appreciate your love, time, prayers, and visits to our awesome beloved brother, father, husband, uncle, nephew and cousin Mr. Johnny Bailum, Jr. The funeral service was 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Clewiston, with Rev. Brown of ciating. Interment was Monday at South Florida National Cemetery. Michael Luke Mazzina, 65CLEWISTON — Born Sept. 27, 1946, in Clewiston, to parents Guido and Gloria Mazzina, Michael Luke Mazzina was a life long resident of Hendry County. Not long after his arrival his family welcomed his sister Quita Mazzina, who still survives him. As a child Mike was always active in sports. In High School he excelled as a student and shined as an Elite Athlete in several sports. After High school Mike attended the University Of Florida and Graduated top of his class with a B.S. in Marketing. Immediately after college he was drafted to the United States Army where he spent much of his Duty in Vietnam as 2nd LT. After surviving hell on earth he returned home to marry his soul mate, Terry Jean Moore and created their heaven on earth. In his late twenties Mike took a career at U.S.S.C where he was Director of Purchasing for more than thirty years. In 1981, after years of trying to have children, Mike and Terry welcomed there rst child into the world, Laquita Michelle Mazzina. One year later they welcomed there son, Michael Luke Mazzina ll. Both children were deeply wanted and unconditionally loved. Mike spent his years as a father and husband shing, hunting, camping, playing and teaching sports, and gol ng. A mans man, best friend, provider, and supporter Mike was well known for his generosity in the community. Mike would give you the shirt off his back, the shoes off his feet, and the last Busch Light in his cooler and never expect anything in return. He stood up for what was right, stood behind those he loved, and wore a set of shoulders that could carry any load. Just when he thought his days of raising kids were through, along came his most prized possession, his Grandbaby Mia. Mia brought a brand new kind of smile to his face. A few years later Mia’s little brother, Brayden was born and quickly followed by his cousin Michael Luke Mazzina lll, known as Lil Mikey and just recently, Grandbaby Aleigha. Mike has many people that call him father and he did just that for every single one of them. Last names didn’t matter to him nor did rst impressions, second chances were what he was know for giving and in some cases third, fourth, and fth chances. The man never judged or convicted only loved and cared. He leaves behind a sense of responsibility and expectation in every single person who he cared for and loved to maintain, man up, get along, and most of all as he would always say, “Just Be Cool”. He was more than a man, He was a hero and always will be a Hero. Mass of Christian Burial was held 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church where Father Dan Devore Presided, visitation was Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Burial with military honors were held in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston handled the arrangements. T T H A N K S G I V I N G H O L I D A Y D E A D L I N E SA s a n o t h e r T h a n k s g i v i n g s e a s o n a p p r o a c h e s t h e s t a f f o f t h i s p a p e r w o u l d l i k e t o w i s h y o u a n d y o u r f a m i l y a l l t h e t r i m m i n g s o f a b o u n t i f u l h o l i d a y c o m p l e t e w i t h o u r b e s t w i s h e s a n d g r a t i t u d e .W e w o u l d a l s o l i k e t o W e w o u l d a l s o l i k e t o r e m i n d y o u t h a t o u r r e m i n d y o u t h a t o u r n e w s p a p e r o f f i c e w i l l n e w s p a p e r o f f i c e w i l l b e c l o s e d o n b e c l o s e d o n T h u r s d a y N o v e m b e r 2 4 T h u r s d a y N o v e m b e r 2 4 a n d t h a t o u r p a p e r a n d t h a t o u r p a p e r w i l l b e o n t h e s t r e e t w i l l b e o n t h e s t r e e t W e d n e s d a y N o v e m b e r 2 3 W e d n e s d a y N o v e m b e r 2 3 I n o r d e r t o d o t h i s w e h a v e I n o r d e r t o d o t h i s w e h a v e t o m o v e u p o u r d e a d l i n e s : t o m o v e u p o u r d e a d l i n e s : D i s p l a y a d v e r t i s i n g i s d u e b y D i s p l a y a d v e r t i s i n g i s d u e b y 5 p m T h u r s d a y N o v 1 7 5 p m T h u r s d a y N o v 1 7 C l a s s l i n e r c l a s s d i s p l a y a n d C l a s s l i n e r c l a s s d i s p l a y a n d l e g a l a d s a r e d u e b y n o o n l e g a l a d s a r e d u e b y n o o n F r i d a y N o v e m b e r 1 8 F r i d a y N o v e m b e r 1 8 O b i t u a r i e s w i l l b e t a k e n u p O b i t u a r i e s w i l l b e t a k e n u p t o 2 p m o n t o 2 p m o n M o n d a y N o v e m b e r 2 1 M o n d a y N o v e m b e r 2 1 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 Obituaries Making Promises Serious Business!BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchA lady called me one day and said, “You gotta help me!” She had decided to quit smoking and made a promise to God that she would do it. “Now I’m going nuts,” she said. “I ght with my husband, I can’t stand my kids, I am at wits end,” and on and on. I asked her, “Why did you make such a promise?” She thought it would help her quit and was trying to give herself a boost because she knew it was going to be very dif cult. Tobacco is the number one addiction in the U. S. according to one of the authors I’ve read. Treatment centers for other addictions often will have “smoking areas” or one can see the staff taking a break outside, and ash trays are provided for those in the programs. My question to people when they are about to embark on something very serious is “Do you know what you are getting into, what you are committing to do/not do, are ready to face areas that you may well not know about?” One lesson I read recently was from Joshua (Chapter 24: 1-3, 14-25) when the people of Israel were entering the promised land. They are grateful, and Joshua puts before them a challenge. “Choose this day whom you will serve … as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” The people responded, “far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord and serve other gods,” and they recount that they were brought out of slavery and God did great things among them. They assured Joshua, “Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for He is our God.” Joshua, though, reminded them that God is a jealous God, and that he will not forgive their transgressions or sins, that He will do harm if He is forsaken, and He will consume them after having done good. That’s a bit harsh, but it speaks of a reality the people may not have wanted to face when making a commitment. RELIGION COLUMNSSEE RELIGION  7

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They reaf rmed. "No, we will serve the Lord." Joshua told the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves," and the people af rmed once again, "We are witnesses." Joshua is insisting that the people whom he will lead understand the seriousness of what they are promising; and they have to reaf rm it more than once. In spite of all of the shortcomings over the centuries, and the ups-and-downs, God's people still recognize the seriousness of commitment and still work to follow Him. That's a message that is true today. Know how serious the promises we make are going to be, know what it is that we are promising, know what the implications of giving our word are going to be and don't make rash promises in the heat of an emotional moment. The New Testament admonishes, "Do not break your oath (Matthew 5:33)." It's about thinking before speaking, and when it comes to promises, be serious be very serious! Don’t be a Thanksgiving TurkeyBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchI've been called a turkey before. No one wants to be a turkey. Being called a turkey takes on an even deeper meaning when you realize the fact that commercially grown turkey is not one of nature's most intelligent creatures. As a matter of fact, the domesticated turkey has been described as being "as brainless as a baseball." Even drinking can put a strain on turkey intelligence. If a turkey is outdoors, looking up at the sky when it starts to rain, it can drown. They're often not smart enough to close their mouths in the rain. No one wants to be a turkey. But at least the turkey has an excuse for being "bird-brained." There is less excuse for us human beings. Take the nine lepers Luke writes about in Luke 17. Jesus had healed them from a disgusting, painful, and unsightly skin disease. It was a tremendous gift. Even more so in that Jesus had made it possible for them to re-enter society and reunite with their families. Ten lepers were healed. But only one leper, and a Samaritan at that, came back and said, "Thanks." Talk about turkeys! Ten received God's blessing, but only one stopped to say thanks. What about us? Thanksgiving Day is here. In which group will we be found? Amongst the nine who took their blessing and walked off or with the one who came back to thank God? If we want to avoid being "turkeys" this Thanksgiving, the behavior of that tenth leper might prove instructive. We are not meant to keep our blessings to ourselves. "Thanks," is only half of the word. "Giving" is the other half. We can make generous giving a part of our thanks-giving. Remember, every time we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, visit the sick or the prisoner, it's the same thing as doing it for Jesus (Matthew 25:31). The tenth leper may not have had much, but in his gratitude he shared what he had to give. This Thanksgiving, don't be a turkey. In English, the word "think" and the word "thank" both come from the same root. Nine out of ten forgot to think and forgot to thank God for their blessings. But the tenth leper saw his blessings, gave thanks for his blessings, and shared his blessings. So can we.Psalm 23 A SummaryBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchI have just completed a seven sermon series on Psalm 23. What a great Psalm! This Psalm can be summarized as follows: If I know the Shepherd, I don't have to fear anything! I don't need to fear loneliness, for He is with me. I don't need to fear mistakes, for He guides me on the right path. I don't need to fear failure, for He restores my soul. I don't need to fear the future because goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. I don't need to fear death, because I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever! God is beneath me in green pastures. He is beside me in still waters. He is with me in the valley. He is around me in the presence of my enemies. He's upon me anointing my head with oil. He is before me leading me in the right paths. He is behind me, surely goodness and mercy will follow me. He's even beyond me in Heaven. I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. What more could I want. That covers it all! Jesus is all you need, the Good Shepherd provides protection, provision, providence, companionship (His presence), and paradise. That wraps it all up. If you haven't become a Christian, I want to urge you to become one so this Psalm can be your Psalm too. You must believe the Gospel, that Jesus died for your sin, was buried and arose again. You must repent of sins. Jesus said "Repent, or Perish!" You must confess faith in Christ. Before the Eunuch was baptized into Christ he confessed, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of The Living God." (Acts 8:37). Then your must be baptized (immersed in water) for the remission of sins to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). When you do this the Lord adds you to His One Church. Then you should meet with those who call themselves "Christians only" and continue steadfastly in the Apostle's Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer (Acts 2:42). And of course once you do this you will want to share you faith with everyone you come in contact. Jesus said: "Freely you have receive, freely give." RELIGIONContinued  6 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 “Make It Your Home HendryRegionalMedicalCenterAuxiliaryInvites you to Christmas Open HouseNovember18th €9 am to 2 pmHRMC Gift Shop, inside hospital Drawings will be held forwonderful prizes! Great Gifts and Great Deals! Come shop!Volunteers are needed for the HRMC Auxiliary 863-509-0118 HUNTER BOWEN BIRTHS Hunter was born at 12:37 a.m. on October 31, 2011. Clarissa Bowen of S. Deer“eld, MA is his proud mother Paternal grandparents are James (Jim) Bowen of Belle Glade, Fla., and Mary Crosby-Bowen of S. Deer“eld, MA. Maternal great-grandparents are Marlene Crosby of Spearsville, LA., and the late Paul Crosby. He is also joined by his uncle, Jonathon Bowen of S. Deer“eld, MA and great-godmother, Debbie Boswell of Loxahatchee. HERES MY C HERES MY C ARD! ARD!These hometown businesses appreciate your support! Call me for Free Initial Consultation 110 E. Washington Ave. € LaBelle, FL 8 6 3 6 7 5 5 7 7 6 STEVEN C. SPENC E Attorney At LawImmigration Criminal € DUI Foreclosure Defense 863-674-1775216 S. MAIN STREET UNIT #3 LABELLE, FL33935Located in the Court Plaza next to Hungry HowiesOpen: Tue, Wed & Fri 9 to 5 € Thur 9 to 6 € Sat 7 to 2 Closed Sun and Mon$90for 6 Weeks Call 863-983-9148 or e-mail us at slakeadsales@newszap.com to learn more! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Thurs.Nov.17,2011Twilight Thursday 4:00p-6:00pFri.Nov.18,2011Gators vs.The WorldSat.Nov.19,2011Jr.Golf Clinic 8:00a-12:00p; Gators vs.The World Sun.Nov.20,2011Gators vs.The WorldTues.Nov.22,2011Ladies First--Until the Ladies tee off, Men tee off on the Back (Mornings)Thurs.Nov.24,2011ThanksgivingClosed for Holiday Fri.Nov.25,2011Holiday Hours 7:30a-2:00p Sun.Nov.27,2011SPECIAL EVENT -PAR THREE TOURNAMENT 2:00 PMTues.Nov.29,2011Ladies First--Until the Ladies tee off, Men tee off on the Back (Mornings)Fri.Dec.02,2011GLOW BALL NIGHT GOLF The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation wants to remind you of the upcoming LIGHTS OF LOVE TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONYto be held at the Convenient Care Center in LaBelle on Tuesday,Dec.6th and at the HRMC Foundation house in Clewiston on Tuesday,Dec.13th. Both events will begin at 5:30 p.m. Purchase your lights early to ensure that the person(s) you are honoring or memorializing are listed in the holiday program.Reserve your $5 light today! Held in conjunction with the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce and the Clewiston Chamber of CommerceSend your donation,along with the names of your friends and loved ones to: Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation 544 W.Sugarland Hwy.,Clewiston,Fl 33440 (863-983-2735) 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThere are three Skimmer species found in the world. The largest member of the Skimmer species is the Black Skimmer which is found in America. “Skimmers are the only birds in the world with a lower mandible (bill) longer than the upper,” (Great Florida Birding Trail). The Black Skimmer is considered a species of “Special Concern” in Florida due to habitat loss and disturbance during nesting. They are found year-round along Florida’s coasts and are often reported in inland Florida from December to June. The Black Skimmer is a medium-sized large tern with white underparts and black back and cap. Adults have a long red and black knife-thin bill with an elongated lower bill which makes their recognition easy in the eld. Black Skimmers have very short red legs and long pointed wings. At hatching, the young Black Skimmer’s mandibles are equal in length, but at about four weeks, the lower mandible is longer. Immature Skimmers will have mottled black-and white feathers on their back and head. The Black Skimmers call is a barking “kak-kak-kak”. This gregarious bird is seen in large ocks in inland Florida during the winter, ying over the water dragging its lower mandible along the surface while skimming for small sh, insects and crustaceans. It uses touch to catch sh which gives it the ability to forage in low light or darkness. They normally nest in colonies on bar sandbars in coastal Florida from May through August, but have been reported nesting inland and on rooftops. Their nest is a scrape in the sand made by kicking sand with their feet. Males do more scraping with the average scrape being 10 inches in diameter and one-inch deep. The clutch size is normally four to seven pale cream, white, greenish or pinkish eggs spotted with dark brown or black which are incubated for 21 25 days. The tan colored down chicks are almost helpless when born. They must be feed by their parents for three to four weeks after hatching. Photographers, birders, adults and youth are invited participate in upcoming birding trips or the Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 31 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). E-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org Please send high resolution photos for upcoming news articles on songbirds and ducks. Photographer’s submissions will be credited. 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 November and December 2011. “Like” the HendryGlades Audubon Society Facebook to enter the next drawing. Inland Birding Fun: Black Skimmer (BLSK) Margaret England PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEBlack Skimmer in ight.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 H H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G !C I T Y O F C L E W I S T O N HO L I D A Y G A R B A G E C O L L E C T I O N S C H E D U L E Due to the Thanksgiving holiday November 24, 2011, the City of Clewiston garbage collection schedule has been changed to the following: € There will be no residential or commercial collection on Thursday, Nov. 24th€ Thursdays route will be collected on Friday, Nov. 25th€ Regular collection schedules will resume Monday, Nov. 28th The hiring of a Lawyer is an important decision that should not be based soley upon advertisements. 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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 KindergartenA honor roll Osvaldo Aguilar, Brandon Barnes, Priscilla Bonilla, Xavier Charles, Stephanie Depaz, Keyton Escobar-Jones, Jesus Gonzalez, Christopher Marshall, Vanessa Martinez, Raelynn Paniagua, Thomas Roberts, Dajia Robinson, Kianna Smith, Leah Valdes. A/B honor roll Nathalia Aceituno, Makayla Arnold, Denise Borrero, Evan Caragena, Eu’Taria Carter, Elizabeth Dwyer, Ryleigh Flynn, Jose Garcia, Reina Hernandez, Kyla Jones, Lyric Kerr, Emanuel McKenzie, Jesus Mendoza, Nick Narito, Lisbeth Olmos-Ramirez, D’Yawn Patterson, Marycruz Perez, J ulian Ruiz, Emily Salinas, Courlan Smith, Gracie Swails, Eduardo Perdomo.First gradeA honor roll Miguel Almaraz, Brianna Calvo, Adam Chavarria, Jonathan Cristobal, Victor DeLaFuente, Noel Escoto, Daisy Fernandez, Joshua Hernandez, Lillie Hunter, Adamaris Hurtado, Jose na Hurtado, A lexis Imhoff, Aldavian Gary, Kayleen Moreno, Gilberto Paniagua, Alexis Ramirez, Diana Raya, Cristian Rivera, Kylie Rudd, Davion Slocum, Aliana Smith, Jase Thompson, Hannah Vazquez, Ximena Vazquez, Luis Velasquez, Jennifer Villatoro, J ahzariyah Watts. A/B honor roll Augustine Ayala, Kimora Bent, Jasmine Chavez, Misael Cruz, Jalyn Davis, Issac Dement, Michael Dunlap, Daisy Fernandez, Lyla Gonzalez, Melanie Gonzalez, Ronald Gosa, Walter Harris, Gael Hernandez, Sanelius Hodges, Ty’Asia Holmes, Alfred Malave, Heidi Mendez, Jordyn Mixon, Tylon Plummer, Edward Ramirez-Olmos, Alize Rico, Angelica Ruiz, Xzavier Solano, Diana Vasquez, Cornelius Ward, Jaloria Waugh, Brayden Westberry.Second gradeA honor roll Nicole Blanco, Zobeida Carreno, Daniela DeSantiago-Zuniga, Haylee Hayes, Jacinto Mendoza, Caroline McCray, TyQwan Mills, Chaz Ortega, Jacob Reynolds, Aleah Rodriguez, John Simmons. A/B honor roll Natalie Ascencio, Citlaly Baltazar, Harley Boren, Adrianna Dilworth, Brandon Dupree, Miguel Figueroa, Kelly Gomez, Micah Grooms, Luis Gonzalez, Jenkavia Harper, Kandice Hayes, Haily Hickman, Trystan Hopper, Derrick Ingram, Clayton Loftis, Jackelin Lopez-Robles, Carlos Martinez, Jared Millan, Ashton Nodal, Robert Patterson, Gyleigh Pattison, Clementina Pereyra, Bridgette Ramirez, Sergio Resendiz, Candelaria Reyes-Pascual, Victoria Roberts, Paige Roth, Jade Ruiz, Llandel Saint Hilaire, Jennifer Sierra, Ajani Smith, Tiffany Spitzer, Anijah Stringer, Jayden Swindle, Ty’ana Thompson, Sidney Torres, Daniel Trejo-Contreras, Cynthia Vega, Leslie Velasquez.Third gradeA honor roll Asia Horne, Melina Martinez, Amaya Solano, Ezequiel Vanegas. A/B honor roll Taleria Allen, Cameron Bailey, Fabian Bocanegra, Shatoria Boldin, Anya Brown, D’Juan Canty, Noah Elliott, Eliana Escobar, Johanna Gonzalez, Demetris Holligan, Elizabeth Igliesias-Gonzalez, Amaya Johnson, Doiequon Johnson, Mia Mazzina, Madison Nodal, Steven Olmeda, Norma Olvera, Patricia Pereyra, Luzbella Rendon-Gonzalez, Jayleen Rodriguez-Lombardo, Christopher Ruiz, Samantha Ruiz, Manny Valdes, Shanya Watson.Fourth gradeA honor roll Kylie Allred, Elizabeth Chavero, Tommy Darden, Aracely Hurtado, Michael Johnson, Thania Olvera, Jorge Ramirez, Nicole Roth, Hensy Santiesteban, Justin Whitehead, Aylin Xenes. A/B honor roll Haile Barraza, My’Kerriya Brown, Crystal Carmona, Jacqueline Calderon, Michael Crum, Cesar Depaz Jr., Alain Diaz, Adrian Dilworth, Matthew Hatton, Alaysha Johnson, Victor Leon, Aarieoun Little, Noah McCray, Juana Paniagua, Rey Paniagua, Diego Perez, Roberto Perez, My’zyarreia Pope, Yordanka Ramirez, Gilbert Romero, Betty Sanchez, Henry Santiesteban, Demiya Scott, Brandon Shamsundar, Daniela Sierra, Kylie Tarter, Christopher Vanegas, Landen Westfall.Fifth gradeA honor roll Jon Basquin, Tariana Dhliwayo, Melissa Lopez, Francisco Parado. A/B honor roll Julianna Aleman, Jahmira Bess, Norma Chairez, Yarlenyth Febles, Susana Garcia, Nagianna Gary, Breeanna Graham, Jose Granados, Kale Knaack, Marcelina Mendoza, Martin Paredes, Shawna Platt, William Ramirez, Janely Rendon, Louis Roberts, Diana Ruiz, Yuneisis Valdes, Juvenal Velazques JaMarkis Weston, Cassandra Whitehead. Central Elementary Honor Roll Submitted PhotoFlorida Learns STEM Scholars Students SelectedFlorida’s Department of Education’s Race to the Top has designed a program, STEM, for gifted and talented ninth and tenth graders. The program is designed to promote awareness among the target group and their parents to the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Participants will have the opportunity to attend weekend camps at FGCU and attend a summer program at a Florida University. Clewiston High School is very proud of their Tigers!

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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. And you ma y need some help. needsomehelp. Especially if youre Especiallyifyou  re caring for caringfor s omeone w h ose h ea l t h requires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare S ervices, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support all y ou do with our comforting c are„coor d inatin g me d ica l nee d s, exp l ainin g options a n d provi d ing emotiona l gui d ance f or you an d 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 for you Support a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n f or Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 Submitted PhotoCCS Drama ClubClewiston Christian School Drama Club performed their production of “One Gold Coin” and received a standing ovation at their weekly chapel. BY BIANCA ROSS Hendry County Health DepartmentThe nation’s “war on drugs” is a different beast today than it was in the past. A large part of the change has to do with the rise of prescription drug abuse over other drugs, says former U.S. special agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Bob Stutman. In fact, prescription drugs may overtake car crashes as the leading cause of fatal injury in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Florida, prescription drugs account for three-quarters of all drug overdose deaths. The CDC’s new report nds that more than 40 people die each day from overdosing on painkillers like oxycodone and Vicodin. In Florida 7-8 people die every day from prescription drugs. The death toll has tripled in the past decade. “I can close the Mexican border tomorrow for drugs, and I would have a minimal effect on drug abuse in the United States,” Stutman told WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live Tuesday. “Most of the drugs come from parents’ medicine chests, and they’re prescribed by a physician.” According to the DEA, sales of prescription painkillers to pharmacies and health care providers have increased by more than 300 percent since 1999. Florida has the highest number of prescription painkiller sales per person in the nation. “For short-term pain like a broken arm, broken leg, bad knee, the average person will take about ve to seven opioids,” said Stutman, who spent more than two decades with the DEA. “[But] the average prescription last year was for 60.” “What is happening to the other 55? Of course what happens to them is they sit in parents’ medicine chests and kids go in.” More than 36,000 Americans died from prescription drug overdoses in 2008. Prescription drug overdoses kill 7-8 people a day in Florida. -Farah Dosani, Healthy State.org Why does this matter to us in Hendry County? Our High School Youth report that at least 1 in 10 has tried a prescription pain reliever. In addition to that some statistics say that 90 percent of the prescription drugs teenagers abuse come from a home medicine cabinet. As part of Drug Free Hendry County’s efforts to continue to keep our community safe we hosted a Prescription Drug Take-Back program on Saturday, November 5 at J&J Pharmacy in Labelle and K&M Drugs in Clewiston. The brothers Kaki came through again by providing their facilities and offering free lunches to all who came. We collected 92 lbs. of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications for our third Operation Medicine Cabinet. This is an increase from the 60 lbs. of medications we received in April. Drug Free would also like to thank the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, Clewiston Tiger Booster Club, Hendry and Glades Tobacco-Free Partnerships, Hendry County Health Department, volunteers, Glades County Health Department, Fast and Friendly Pharmacy in Moore Haven, and all of the provider of ces that publicized the event. How the Nation’s “War” on Drugs Looks a Lot Different

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 BY JUSTIN DIAZ e Clewiston NewsAfter spending two years watching the playoffs from the sidelines and four years without a post-season win, the Tigers may have nally changed directions for the better. With the regular season in the books, Clewiston travels to Cocoa this Friday to play a team that has beaten Glades Central for two consecutive years, played a team from Ohio on ESPN earlier this year, and nished their 2009 and 2010 seasons undefeated. Through all of the controversy this season, most expected the Tigers' rushing game to take the largest hit considering the loss of their starting running back and part of their offensive line mid-way through the season. Luckily, the rushing game has actually been the most solid part of Clewiston's offense. The Tigers' leading rusher Demarcus Terry currently has 812 yards rushing on 164 attempts and is on track for a 1,000-yard season if Clewiston can manage to make it past one of the toughest playoff matches they'll see this year; which would make him the rst back in the last three years and the third back in the last ten years to reach 1,000 yards on the ground. Another offensive strong point: the passing game. Last week's win over Okeechobee landed Tigers' quarterback Tyler Clemmons at more than 1,000 yards passing for the year -the most passing yards in regular-season school history and only 63 yards away from breaking the alltime passing record for the regular-season and post-season combined. Tigers' receiver Ahmad Richards is also on track for breaking an all-time season record. With 580 yards on 35 receptions, Richards is only 20 yards away from breaking Clewiston's alltime receiving record and being the rst receiver in school history to reach 600 yards receiving in one season. The Tigers' offensive play needs to continue, this week more than ever, as they play a team that has outscored its opponents 215-75 this year. Ranked second in the region, just under Dunbar, the Cocoa Tigers will be one of the largest obstacles Clewiston will face all season. The Cocoa Tigers have won three state championships in a row, and prior to losing to a team from Cincinnati, Ohio in the nationally-televised rst game of their season, were on a 38-game winning streak. On the other hand, Cocoa has struggled uncharacteristically this year, nishing their regular season with a 5-3 record. Taking into account the strong play of Clewiston's offense and the consistency of their defense, if there's a time to pull off a win against a nationally recognizable team, it's now. Last week's game against Okeechobee that ultimately resulted in a 33-to-21 win showed that the Tigers' largest weakness is themselves. The Brahmans have only managed to account for two wins all season, with both of those wins coming from opponents with a combined record of 2-and-17. Prior to the game, Coach Roth stated that he knew the biggest obstacle heading into week 10 was keeping the players focused. "We've been out of the playoffs for a couple of years, so naturally I think the players are looking forward to going to Cocoa and playing one of the best teams in the country; but our mindset needs to be on Okeechobee." Okeechobee opened up the game by scoring 21 points in the rst half and holding Clewiston to only 10, after a 31-yard eld goal by Grant Polhill and a 58-yard rushing touchdown by Demarcus Terry. The Brahmans' 11-point lead was deteriorated quickly in the second half though, as the Tigers put up two rushing touchdowns, a 21yard eld goal, and a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown; all while keeping Okeechobee entirely off of the scoreboard throughout the second half. Mental mistakes and breakdowns have accounted for most of the Tigers' only three losses this season. After giving up eight touchdowns on special teams or through turnovers throughout those three games, the Tigers' have given up a combined total of 56 points with their defense still sitting on the sidelines; almost a third of the total amount of points given up by the team all year. On the bright side, Clewiston has seemed to correct its special team's issues. With the exception of the loss to Dunbar, the Tigers haven't had a costly mistake on offense or special teams that has resulted in a touchdown since the beginning of the season. The addition of Grant Polhill and the kicking game as a threat also adds another dimension to the Tigers offense, as head coach Joe Roth stated earlier in the season: "So, if that part of our game stays consistent [kicking] like where it was last week; we know offensively we've got to run the ball better, defensively we've got to not give up the big play, and I think we're a well-rounded football team." A win against the Cocoa Tigers this week would more than likely pit Clewiston in a second-round game against the Dunbar Tigers; a 9-and-1 team who managed to walk away with a win mid-way through this season despite being statistically dominated by the Tigers. Clewiston's game against the Cocoa Tigers kicks off Friday, Nov. 18. Clewiston Nearly Slips to Okeechobee, Preps for Cocoa Submitted PhotoWorking hardCentral Elementary students take time to work on their classroom assignments. Photo / Jose ZaragozaRemembering VeteransClewiston Mayor Rick Miller stands at attention while ags representing the branches of the military are hoisted at the Veterans Day Ceremony held last Friday at Civic Park in Clewiston. bound vehicles to veer out of control, and the boat to launch into a nearby guardrail and into the back of the patrol vehicle. The pickup truck was struck a second time after the impact sent it across the inside lane, where a second semi hit it front- rst. According to the FHP report, all occupants of all vehicles were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, which helped to avoid serious injuries. The report, completed by Crash Investigator Sgt. Dwayne W. Cooper, ends with the hard-tobelieve statement: "There were no injuries in this crash." Vehicle damages in excess of $30,000 were included in the report. The driver of the 1995 semi truck has been charged with careless driving. ACCIDENTContinued  1 on higher level. There will be a tax revenue coming into the county from the land USN is leasing. As for creating more jobs, it won't be considerable but it has great promise. If the site works well, USN will construct two more satellite towers on the eight acres. "We are grateful that USN chose Airglades and we did everything we could to make them feel at home," said Gillman. In a press release issued by the county, the project will consist of the initial construction of a concrete pad that will be the base for the 65-foot tall satellite and 600 communications and equipment building. The area will be fenced and be in operation 24 hours a day. Airglades quali ed as a viable site, according to Dave Massey, Chief Engineer for USN, because, "The site needed to be clear of trees and buildings, needed 3 phase electrical, zoning in place and high speed ber and Airglades provided those site qualities." Janet Papinaw, Director of Hendry County Grants and Special Projects, con rmed that the leasing agreement was being nalized as of this week and USN plans to begin construction on the rst of the new year, with a project completion date of May 2012. AIRGLADESContinued  1

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R R E S I D E N T I A L 326 w arcade 3/1 $90,000 123 w arcade 2/1 $59,900 401 Ave L M/Haven 3/1.5 $68K 491 CR720 2/2 1.25 acres $165K Bass Capital #402 $118K Bass 'n Sun #134 $85K 6600 Flaghole Rd $190K 428 E Ventura 4-unit $175K 816 W Alverdez 4/3 $154.9K 4455 Hendry Isles Blvd 3/3 $200K 909 Popash 3/2 $300K 2600 Riverside Dr MHE3/2 $112K 1039 Anvil Way 3/2 2 acs $154.9K 615 Ridgeview Circle 3/2 pool $185K 1105 Haven Pl MHE 2/2 $109.5K 1068 Haven Pl MHE 3/2 $119K 1069 Haven Pl MHE 3/2 $119.5K Bass 'n Sun #235 $102K R R E N T A L S Please call for rentals. M M O B I L E E H O M E S 4275 Price Rd SWMH $59.9K 1268 Dublin Cir. 2/2 SWMH $25K 115 Taft Blvd 3/2 DWMH $58.9K 618 Sabal Ave 3/2 DWMH $49.9K 779 Evercane Rd 3/2 pool $120K V V A C A N T T L A N D Montura lots from $9.9K Perimeter Montura 2.5 ac $25K Moore Haven 5 lots $50K Moore Haven 2 lots $39.9K S S H O R T T S A L E 213 San Luiz 4/3 pool $149.9K 1972 Joshua Bl 3/2 DWMH $42.9K 1572 Joshua Bl 3/2 DWMH $29KA A N N N D Y E S S S ( 8 6 3 ) ) 9 8 3 8 9 7 9 L A U R A A S M I T H H Broker Associate( ( 8 6 3 ) 5 9 9 1 2 0 9A F T E R H O U R S: FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! C C L E W I S T O N N H O M E S S / / M O B I L E E H O M E S €2/2 with 1/1 CBS with pool $99.9K €3/2 420 S. Datil $59.9K €3/2 Mobile Home 631 Merit St. $52.5K €3/2 404 Royal Palm, detached garage $85K €3/2 Mobile Home, 704 Seminole Ave. $82.5K €3/2.5 Town Home Sweet Lake Villas $179K €3/2 MH 710 Bowden Rd Seminole Manor RDCD $66.5K €4/2 620 W Haiti Reduced to $135K €5/2 525 N.Aborleda,MH only $94.9K €3/1 Block Home 1222 Della Tobias $36.9K M M O O R E E H A V E N N / / L A K E P O R T / / O R T O N A €3/2 Mobile Home with garage 1 acre $74.9K €891 Yacht Club 3/2 MH $65K €827 Yacht Club 2/2 M.H. $135K €Ortona Riverfront 4/3 w/pool 5 ac. $295K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House Lowry Ln. $110K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 Lowry Ln CBS Reduced $195K €1/1 Fisheating Bay Condo #22 $22,500 €3/2 Lrg. Home, 784 Ave. N. $185K A A C R E A G E , L A N D D & & L O T S €27.5 acres Pioneer Plantation $85K €Vacant lot 526 Central Ave. reduced $10K €Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner Finance Avail. €Sky Valley Lots: deeply discounted Ready To BuildŽ €1.25 Ac. lots Montura Ranch Estates $6K and Up €20 Acre Ladeca$150K €E. Del Monte/N. Francisco, Res. Lot $75K €185 Ac former shrimp/fish farm So. LaBelle $4,500 per acre €918 Acre former shrimp farm So. Clewiston $6,500 per acre €N. Fransisco Res. Lot $25K, Owner Financing €2 Residental lots horseshoe acres $7500 each €812 Maryland Ave. (Mobile Home Lot) $11,000 €5 ac. Queen Ave. wooded $25K C C O M M E R C I A L / I N V E S T M E N T / R E N T A L S €Moore Haven Medical Office w/ Equipment for sale or lease €Gas/Convenience Store, CR 833 $350K €Industrial/Rail Business Park, CR 835. Sale or Lease €Hwy 27, 14,279 sq. ft. Commercial Building $349K €Hwy 27 Frontage-Former Sonnys Lot (1.9 ac) $450K €525 E El Paso Office w/ apt. excellent condition $105K €Comm. Building Moore Haven U.S. 27 For Lease €.35 ac. Corner LotEast of Bello's Jewelry $65K €Corner Lot, Hwy. 27 Frontage reduced $155K €Hwy. 27 Clewiston Auto Repair Shop $350K €2bd/1BA Moore Haven $500mo. €3/2 Port Labelle $850 mo. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. LostMISSING Our pet, Molly, a Moluccan Cockatoo. Last seen in her latched cage on our porch Friday night, November 4th. $100 reward for information leading to her safe return-no questions asked. Contact Milton arpenter at 561-992-2671 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. GiveawayKittens Free Need a good loving home. Please adopt me! (863)983-6638 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time LOAN INTERVIEWERMust 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 DRIVERS: Opies Transport. OTR Drivers w/1yr Exp. No HazMat, No NYC, Excellent Equipment & Home Time. 800-341-9963 or: www.OpiesTransport .com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011

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T T H A N K S G I V I N G H O L I D A Y D E A D L I N E SA s a n o t h e r T h a n k s g i v i n g s e a s o n a p p r o a c h e s t h e s t a f f o f t h i s p a p e r w o u l d l i k e t o w i s h y o u a n d y o u r f a m i l y a l l t h e t r i m m i ng s o f a b o u n t i f u l h o l i d a y c o m p l e t e w i t h o u r b e s t w i s h e s a n d g r a t i t u d e .W e w o u l d a l s o l i k e t o W e w o u l d a l s o l i k e t o r e m i n d y o u t h a t o u r r e m i n d y o u t h a t o u r n e w s p a p e r o f f i c e w i l l n e w s p a p e r o f f i c e wi l l b e c l o s e d o n b e c l o s e d o n T h u r s d a y N o v e m b e r 2 4 T h u r s d a y N o v e m b e r 2 4 a n d t h a t o u r p a p e r a n d t h a t o u r p a p e r w i l l b e o n t he s t r e e t w i l l b e o n t h e s t r e e t W e d n e s d a y N o v e m b e r 2 3 W e d n e s d a y N o v e m b e r 2 3 I n o r d e r t o d o t h i s w e h a v e I n o r d e r t o d o t h is w e h a v e t o m o v e u p o u r d e a d l i n e s : t o m o v e u p o u r d e a d l i n e s : D i s p l a y a d v e r t i s i n g i s d u e b y D i s p l a y a d v e r t i s i n g i s d u e b y 5 p. m T h u r s d a y N o v 1 7 5 p m T h u r s d a y N o v 1 7 C l a s s l i n e r c l a s s d i s p l a y a n d C l a s s l i n e r c l a s s d i s p l a y a n d l e g a l a d s a r e d ue b y n o o n l e g a l a d s a r e d u e b y n o o n F r i d a y N o v e m b e r 1 8 F r i d a y N o v e m b e r 1 8 O b i t u a r i e s w i l l b e t a k e n u p O b i t u a r i e s w i l l b e ta k e n u p t o 2 p m o n t o 2 p m o n M o n d a y N o v e m b e r 2 1 M o n d a y N o v e m b e r 2 1 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. Employment Full Time COME JOIN OUR MISSIONWe are looking for experienced, dedicated and compassionate: DENTAL ASSISTANTS: 1 year experience or Dental Assistant education required. (Lehigh, Labelle, and Fort Myers locations) MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: 2 years experience required. (Port Charlotte and Lehigh locations) DENTAL AND MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTS: Experience in a medical setting required. (Fort Myers and Bonita locations) We offer a competitive salary, incentive bonus and bene ts package. Interested candidates may apply at http://www.fhcswf.org/fhcswf.htm or fax resume to (239) 278-3203. Employment Full Time MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. JOB REQUIREMENTS:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Employment Full Time SpecialNotice Employment Full Time MEMBER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE Must have excellent communication & organizational skills. Must be pro cient in all Microsoft Of ce programs. Must also be able to multitask and able to handle emotional situations. Previous banking experience and knowledge of IRA’s preferred. Bi-lingual a +. May apply in person or mail resume to 1099 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440, Attn: Diana or email resume to: memberservices@ evergladesfcu.com. SpecialNotice Treehouse Learning CenterSEEKING FULL TIMEPRESCHOOL & TODDLER TEACHER Must have current CDA & experience. Apply at: Treehouse Learning Center, 1309 N.W. Ave. L., Belle Glade. Employment Medical Medical Assistant Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual Spanish/ English pref. Competitive salary and excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 983-9604 or apply at FCHC, 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL. e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Employment PartTime PART-TIME 1-DAY EMPLOYMENT The Hendry County Supervisor of Elections of ce is seeking Poll Workers for the upcoming 2012 Election Year. This is only a 14-16 hour, one day per Election job. You must be a registered Hendry County Voter. Training is required. Bilingual also needed. Please pick up an application at the Hendry County Elections Of ce located at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, located at the Courthouse. Or 100 E. El Paso in Clewiston Tiempo Parcial Empleo por 1-Da La o cina de Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Hendry est buscando trabajadores de encuesta para el prximo ao de elecciones de 2012. Esto es tan slo un da de 14-16 horas al trabajo electotal. Debe ser un votante registrado de condado de Hendry. Se requiere entrenamiento. Bilinge tambin necesario. Seleccione una aplicacin en la O cina de elecciones de condado de Hendry situado a 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle. Esta O cina est ubicada en el Palacio de justicia o en la o cina de Clewiston ubicada en 100 E. El Paso For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments 1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 2 BR 1 BA with central air, good location in Moore Haven. Ready to move in. $575/mo + $575 dep. Call Joe (305) 720-3322. Apartment for rent Belle Glade and South Bay. 2 BR 1 BA. $450/mo. $600 dep. (561)996-5420 BELLE GLADE667 SE 4th St. 3 bdrm. Quiet area, washer & dryer hookup. Call for details: 305-487-2850. Houses-RentCLEWISTON 1004 Johnson Rd., 2BR/1BA, $600 mo. + $500 sec., no inside pets. Call Tricia (863)228-6664. Houses-Rent CLEWISTON 3/1, garage, 327 W. Trinidad, $650 mo. + $600 sec. No inside pets. Call Tricia (863)228-6664. CLEWISTON 417 E. Trinidad, 3/1, $650/mo., $550 Sec. No inside pets. Call Tricia (863)228-6664. LaBelle, 3br /2ba, wood oors, new carpet, gar., fenced yard, $850 mo. + sec. 863-634-2975. 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 & (970)728-8011. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-Sale www.BidNowFL.comWED,NOV30at1:00PMCROWNEPLAZAFTMYERS@BELLTOWERSHOPS facebook.com/hudsonandmarshall ORCALL866.509.4473OPENHOUSE:Sat&SunNov19&201:00-3:00pm€NoBackTaxes €NoLiens €InsurableTitleH&M,CQ1035357,AB110;B.G.Hudson,Jr.,BK3006464,AU230Commercial&ResidentialAUCTION 25+FLORIDABank-OwnedPROPERTIES5250EmmittsRun€Labelle3BR,2BA€2,219SFHomeon1.00+/-AcreAgent:JenniferJ.WilmothTheWilmothGroup€239-233-4586$2,500downincashorcertifiedfundsforeach property.5%premiumoneachsale. Allsalessubjecttosellersapproval.€UPto2.0%toBuyersAgentsGetthe Details & SeeComplete AuctionSchedule Online: Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Houses-Sale ~ 20 ACRE ~Wooded Estate 4BR/4BA 2800 sq.ft. Home.(6 miles from downtown LaBelle).Built in 2004. Paved road. Large porch. 2 Ponds. Must see!IDEAL FOR...Homestead. Corporate retreat. Family/Extended Family 2nd home. Shared partnership w/friends, neighbors, business associates. Short sale approved for $295,000. Owner nancing possible.Phone owner 863-673-5071 Ask for Tom Houses-Sale Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Lots -SaleMONTURA RANCH 1.25 Acres. Paved road. $3000 down. Owner nancing. $100 monthly. Also 2.5 & 5 Acre lots. Call Pat 863-673-5071 owner. Houses-Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome RentPioneer Plantations 3BR 2BA DW on 40 acres. Fenced. Large screened porch. $650 mo. + $650 sec. Call (828)297-7943 or (828)406-5719 MobileHomeSale BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 New doublewide for sale at $49,900. No money down on your lot. 863-673-4325 or 863-228-5931 North LaBelle 2008 doublewide 3br, 2ba like new on 3 lots, screened porch, shed, fenced yard, swing set, and sandbox. $65,000 Owner nancing 239-564-5415 Very large doublewide 5br, 2 bath located in Horseshoe Acres. Immaculate condition. Very easy nancing with your good credit. 239-823-6849 or 863-675-8888 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats DOCKS PROTECTED Turkey Creek by Ortona Locks. Small or large boats welcome. Dockage only or live aboard. (970) 222-7682. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! 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Florida Governmental Utility Authority Notice of Executive Session Meeting For further information, contact Faith Doyle at 407-629-6900. Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) Notice of Executive Session Meeting The Florida Governmental Utility Authority will conduct an Executive Session immediately following the regular Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2011 in the Majestic Golf Course, Clubhouse Crown Meeting Room, 350 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936, to discuss ongoing litigation. The Executive Session will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. After the meeting is convened, the Board will go into closed session pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes. The subject matter of the executive session is: 1) Park East Development, Ltd. v. Florida Governmental Utility Authority, et al., Case No. 2009-CA-4758 (2nd Cir., Leon Co.). The discussions in this session shall be con ned to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions related to litigation expenditures as to this litigation matter. The session will be recorded by a certi ed court reporter. The meeting will last approximately one-half hour and will be attended by FGUA Board members Lea Ann Thomas, Chairperson; Robert Knight, Vice Chair; Michele Baker, Vice Chair; Shane Parker, Board member; Michael Crumpton, P.E., Board member; and Douglas L. Meurer, P.E., Board member; or Board alternates Bruce Kennedy and Pam Keyes; and FGUA Counsel John Pelham, Heather Encinosa and Heath Stokley along with FGUA System Manager, Robert Sheets or designated representative. Following the closed session, the Board will reconvene in open session so that the Board can take action. After which, the Chairperson of the meeting will announce the termination of the executive session. 402658 CN 11/17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3385 2008 4104329-01020270110 Elvira Ramirez Lot 11, Block 2027, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402186 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3724 2008 4104329-03021290030 Open Space Land LLC Lot 3, Block 2129, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402184 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3384 2008 4104329-01020270100 Elvira Ramirez Lot 10, Block 2027, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011 Dated this 2nd day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402313 CN 11/10,17,23;12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3693 2008 4104329-03021190230 Harry Ireland Lot 23, Block 2119, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402203 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, 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 2859 2007 4104329-02020590140 Nubia J. Pacheco Lot 14, Block 2059, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402200 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a workshop on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Administration Building, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the future personnel for the Tourist Development Council. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Karson Turner, Chairman 402911 CN 11/17/2011 Attention Comcast Customers in all areas excluding Lakeport, Moore Haven, Okeechobee and Palm Bay On Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 the following programming change will occur to your channel lineup: • TV Chile channel 631 will be moving to channel 658. Please call 800-COMCAST (266-2278) if you have any questions. After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, 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. 402903 CN 11/17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3620 2008 4104329-03020990030 Open Space Land LLC Lot 3, Block 2099, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402191 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RJS Realty, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Lake Trafford Independent Baptist Chruch, Inc. The South one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402189 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3719 2008 4104329-03021280020 Michael J. & Kathleen E. Carney Lot 2, Block 2128, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402145 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dearborn Street Holdings, LLC, 111 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Dearborn Street Holdings, LLC Series 14 Felda Grove, with its principal place of business in the County of Hendry, State of Florida, intends to le an Application for Registration of Fictitious Name with the Florida Department of State. 402847 CN 11/17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 415 2007 1324229-A0000560000 Sarah J. Sawatzky & Jacob C. Sawatzky & Taylor R. Sawatzky The East one-half of the following described property as divided by a NorthSouth line parallel to the East boundary thereof. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter and the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter, EXCLUDING the East 178.99 feet and EXCLUDING the North 150 feet of the West 375 feet of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a perpetual easement for ingress and egress across the North 30feet thereof. Subject to a perpetual easement for ingress, egress and utilities across the East 30 feet thereof and across the South 30 feet of the East 200 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402147 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2147 2008 1274432-A0002230000 Rigoberto Hurtado, Susana Hurtado & Yvonne Hurtado The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a canal easement over and across the South 25 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 224, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401074 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2164 2008 1274432-A0002660000 Lucky Path, LLC The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 196, Montura RanchEstates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401080 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2560 2008 1314433-A0003080000 Michael S. Ball & Sarah Ball The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5805, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401086 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Euphonium V, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 492 2008 1334528-A0000010000 Lake Trafford Independent Baptist Church, Inc. The North one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402199 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. PublicNotice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice

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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 2328 2008 1364432-A0001560000 Alice K. Ward The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for road access of The West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3979, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401079 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2306 2008 1364432-A0000960000 Marie Claire Pady The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, 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 4707, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida401072 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2579 2008 1314433-A0003720000 Coral Parkways Holdings, Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6065, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401084 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr 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 386 2007 1324229-05000001230 Galen B. Steeg & Rose Marie Steeg Lot 123, Kell Mill Terrace Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402144 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3726 2008 4104329-03021290080 Edric Copp Jr. & Kasumi Copp Lot 8, Block 2129, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402188 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2366 2008 1364432-A0002550000 Carlos Perez The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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. Also known as Lot 4204, Montura Ranch Estates. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401070 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3506 2008 4104329-02020710090 Maria C. Blanco Lot 9, Block 2071, Port LaBelle Unit 2, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of November 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402180 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2290 2008 1364432-A0000130100 Eva & Rafael Arroyo The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4911, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401081 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2304 2008 1364432-A0000770100 Shirley Johnson The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access easement of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4753, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401073 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Investments 2234, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2625 2007 3014334-01001430040 Robert W. Taylor & Marilyn Taylor The North 1/3 of Lot 7, all of Lot 8 and the South 1/3 of Lot 9, Block 143, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71-78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402204 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2153 2008 1274432-A0002360100 Jose Valle The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 127, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401078 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2314 2008 1364432-A0001140000 Jorge Daniel de Inurrieta The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30 feet and the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4786, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401071 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2473 2007 2014329-0100108D090 Sarah J. Sawatzky & Jacob C. Sawatzky & Taylor R. Sawatzky Lots 32 to 35, Block D, Palm Heights Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida (said Palm Heights Subdivision being a resubdivision of Blocks 106, 107, 108, 109 of Goodno’s Addition to LaBelle, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, Public Records of Lee County, Florida, lying and being 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of November 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402185 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2152 2008 1274432-A0002340100 Arnaldo Marquez Jr Est c/o Coral Parkways Holdings, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 148, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401076 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, 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 1218 2008 1344331-020000P0140 Stefan Andreas Kalman The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one quarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lots 14 and 15, Block P, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402140 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3381 2008 4104329-01020260180 Jed M. & Magdalena Perlowin 18, Block 2026, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402196 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 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 2557 2008 1314433-A0002900000 Yanira Taborda de Montanari The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5695, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401085 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2592 2008 1314433-A0004200000 JJ Baez The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5988, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401087 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2293 2008 1364432-A0000210000 Osvaldo & Martha Gonzalez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast 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. Also known as tract 4844, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401082 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 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 2582 2008 1314433-A0003880000 Carlos A. Alvarez The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 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 North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5980, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded Subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 8th day of December, 2011. Dated this 19th day of October, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 401083 CN 10/27;11/3,10,17/2011 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Banyan Village area, Port LaBelle Plat Units 10-13, within the unincorporated area of the County, for service assessments for maintenance of the potable water service lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until the particular lot shall hook-up to and become a customer of the utility. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 402357 CN/CB 11/17,24;12/1,8/2011 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Florida Department of Transportation (SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane) 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, has submitted Application 110309-4 for modi cation Environmental Resource Permit 26-00597-P for 117.4 acres of roadway lands. The water will be discharged to the Pine Creek and the project is located in Sections 2-6, 31-34, Townships 42, 43 South, Range 30 East. Mannheimer Foundation Inc. (Longtail Acres) 20255 Southwest 360th Street, Homestead, FL 33034, has submitted Application 110512-17 for modi cation of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00717-P for 100.86 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the C-43 Canal and the project is located in Section 21, Township 43 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 402628 CN 11/17/2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS EXOTIC INVASIVE AND NUISANCE PLANT ERADICATION SERVICES, AIRGLADES INDUSTRIAL PARK, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP No. 2012-03 Opening Date and Time: December 1, 2011 @ 2:00 pm The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals from responsive and responsible proposers for award to provide professional exotic invasive and nuisance plant eradication services at Airglades Industrial Park, 3800 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida, 33440, as requested by the County and described in the Request for Proposals (RFP). In order to be considered, proposals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by December 1, 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 mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on November 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. Firms not in attendance at the pre-bid meeting shall be considered non-responsive and shall be disquali ed from the RFP process. A copy of the Instructions and RFP 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, FL 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 RFP, 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 RFP, 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 401753 CN/CB 11/3,10,17/2011 NOTICE OF HEARING CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, “the District.” You are noti ed that the District has led in the of ce of the secretary of the District a resolution to consider approval of an amended water control plan, “WCP,” to provide for the following elements making the District’s WCP consistent with the District’s Environmental Resource Permit with South Florida Water Control District; and, providing for a special assessment associated with the completion of the District’s Reservoir Levee. Said amendments are summarized as follows: 1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the 2.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water retention at design/permitted capacity; 2. Installation of Two (2) Additional Pumps The installation of two additional pumps upon completion of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing the District’s permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,000 gpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity; 3. Inclusion of Woodlands Subdivision in the District’s Geographical Boundaries The District’s legal description contains a scrivener’s error thereby not closing the legal description of the Woodland’s Subdivision as it relates to the geographical boundaries of the District; 4. Provision for a Special Assessment Funding the Reservoir Levee Completion The District intends to fund the Reservoir Levee Improvements referenced herein by a special assessment not previously authorized by law through the provisions of Chapter 298, Florida Statutes; and, 5. Increasing the compensation for members of the Board of Supervisors for the District from $50.00 per meeting of the Board to $150.00 per meeting, contingent upon legislative approval The District currently receives $50.00 per meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the amendment would increase the compensation of the members of the Board of Supervisors from $50.00 per meeting to $150.00 per meeting. This amendment is contingent upon legislative approval by the State of Florida. On or before its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the District Administrative Of ces, Montura Ranch Estates, 475 South Cabbage Palm Road Clewiston, Florida, 33440 written objections to the proposed plan amendment may be led with the District at the aforementioned address. A public hearing on the proposed plan amendment will be conducted at the scheduled meeting and written objections will be considered at that time. At the conclusion of the hearing the Board of Supervisors may determine to proceed with the process for approval of the proposed plan amendment and direct the District Engineer to prepare an engineer’s report identifying property to be taken, if any, assessing bene ts and damages, and estimating the cost of improvements associated with the proposed plan amendment. A nal hearing on approval of the proposed plan amendment and Engineer’s report shall be duly noticed and held at a regularly scheduled Board of Supervisor’s meeting within 60 days after ling of the engineer’s report with the Secretary of the District. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 402234 CN 11/10,17,24/2011 REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about December 14, 2011, the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development for the release of HUD Economic Development Initiative, Special Project funds under Public Law 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) signed into law by President Bush on December 26, 2007, to undertake a project known as the Hendry LaBelle Regional Park for planning, design, and construction of recreational facilities improvements in the amount of $294,000 at the Hendry LaBelle Regional Park. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners has determined that the project will have no signi cant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on le at the Hendry County Grants & Special Projects Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL, 33935, Room 116, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENT Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Hendry County Grants & Special Projects Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935, Room 116. All comments received by noon on December 13, 2011 will be considered by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners certi es to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development that Tristan Chapman, in his capacity as Chairman of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satis ed. The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s approval of the certi cation satis es its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development will accept objections to releasing funds and the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners’ certi cation for a period of fteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certi cation was not executed by the Certifying Of cer of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners; (b) the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CRF Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24CFR Part 58, S ec 58.76) and shall be addressed to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Of ce at 909 SE First Ave, Suite 500, Miami, FL 33131-3028. Potential objectors should contact the U. S. Housing & Urban Development to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 402975 CN/CB 11/17/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-563 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. THOMAS E. ARNIOTIS; JAMES A. ARNIOTIS; and SHERRY ARNIOTIS, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person or parties natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under the above named defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereafter described, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 31, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-563, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and THOMAS E. ARNIOTIS, JAMES A. ARNIOTIS, and SHERRY ARNIOTIS, I will sell, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 E Hickpochee, Labelle, Florida 33935, SECOND FLOOR, at 11:00 AM on the 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: The West one-half of the West one-half of Lot 12 of that certain unrecorded Subdivision known as DOUBLE “J” ACRES, lying in the Southeast quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, which lot 12 is more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Southeast quarter of said Section 29; thence N 04’05’50” W, 1,32132 feet, along the East line of said Section 29; thence west 1,298.80 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence N 03’03’48” West, 330.46 feet; thence East 646.38 feet; thence S 030351 E, 330.63 feet; thence West 649.40 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Said lot 12 being subject to an easement for road right-of-way over the East 30 feet and the North 30 feet thereof Together with that certain 1970 OMEGA mobile home IDS HA60122RBK154CA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated the 1st day of November, 2011. Clerk of Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 402108 CN 11/10,17/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000246 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, JAMES F. WHITE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 31 2011 and entered in. Case No. 26-2011CA-000246 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff and JAMES F. WHITE; LINDA G. WHITE; 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 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final, Judgment: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 TN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1294 Davidson Street Clewiston, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 1, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11000865**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-9558770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 401945 CN 11/10,17/2011NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dearborn Street Holdings, LLC, 111 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Dearborn Street Holdings, LLC Series 15 Florida, with its principal place of business in the County of Hendry, State of Florida, intends to le an Application for Registration of Fictitious Name with the Florida Department of State. 402848 CN 11/17/2011 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that they are conducting a Restaurant business at 870 W. Hickpoochee Ave. #800, Florida, under the ctitious name of The Top Draw Bar & Grill and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Parrot’s Pub Inc. 870 W. Hickpoochee Ave #800 LaBelle, FL 33935 Ownership of The Top Draw Bar & Grill is as follows: Parrot’s Pub Inc. It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporation to register the said name of The Top Draw Bar & Grill under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. 402674 CN 11/17/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-306 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. JERRY D. ROSEN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JERRY D. ROSEN, SHALLI S. ROSEN, F/K/A SHALLI ANN SMITH, N/K/A SHALLI S. MAYNARD, MARINA LANGDALE, and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, 0/B/0 SHALLI ROSEN, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SHALLI S. ROSEN, F/K/A SHALLI ANN SMITH, N/K/A SHALLI S. MAYNARD: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Hendry, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTE R OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER 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 LOT NO. 2933 OF MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, TOGETHE R WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998, 66 x 28 CRESTPOINT MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER FLA14612311AB. You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 8th day of November, 2011. CLERK OF COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 422-2520 (phone) (850) 422-2567 (fax) 402578 CN 11/17,24/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 PublicNotice Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-001220 BAC FLORIDA BANK, a Florida chartered Bank, Plaintiff, -vs LA BELLE 10 ACRES, INC., a Florida corporation; EYAL ROSS, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated the 20th day of October, 2011, entered in the above captioned action, Case No. 26-2010CA-001220, I, BARBARA S. BUTLER, Circuit Court Clerk, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash 11:00 a.m. on November 23, 2011, on the 2nd oor of the Administrative side of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, the following described property as set forth in said nal judgment, to-wit: Exhibit “A” Legal Description for File No.: E5-174 PARCEL #1 THE EAST ONE-HALF OF NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PART LYING WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR STATE ROAD NO. 78, SUBJECT TO THAT CERTAIN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND A CRES THE SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF, ALL OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH. RANGE 28 EAST, LYING A ND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CONTAINING 4.82 ACRES MORE OR LESS: PARCEL #2 THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PART LYING WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR STATE ROAD NO. 78, OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST LYING A ND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CONTAINING 2.27 ACRES MORE OR LESS: AND PARCEL #3 THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PART LYING WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR STATE ROAD NO. 78, TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTH 30 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER, ALL OF SECTION 1. TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, LYING AND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CONTAINING 2.55 ACRES MORE OR LESS. GRANTOR WARRANTS SUBJECT PROPERTY IS NOT HER HOMESTEAD PROPERTY, NOR ADJACENT THERETO. SHE RESIDES AT 22411 43RD DRIVE, LAKE CITY, FL 32024. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this October 25, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk, Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 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, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 401934 CN 11/10,17/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000554 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff vs. BEBI SAHEED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 7, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-000554 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and BEBI SAHEED; RASHEED M. SAHEED; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHEIK M. SAHEED; TENANT #2 N/K/A BIBI H. SAHEED are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 149 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG A LINE 240 FEET NORTH OF AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 129 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE 129 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL TO SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 240 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 129 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; EXCEPT THE SOUTH 35 FEET OF AFORE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND WHICH IS FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. A/K/A 984 NOBLES ROAD 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 November 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018 F09113716 “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; 1-800-955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 402750 CN 11/17,24/2011 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.402835 CN 11/17/2011PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/02/2011, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2000 DODGE 1B3EJ46XOYN133887 402834 CN 11/17/2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000771 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, STEPHEN L. O’BANNON A/K/A STEPHEN L. OBANNON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 31, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-000771 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN L. O’BANNON A/K/A STEPHEN L. OBANNON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN L. OBANNON A/1C/A STEPHEN L. OBANNON N/K/A JANE DOE; 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 ADMTNISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGH-WAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00am, on the 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 19, BLOCK B, CROSS-TIE MOBILE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 103, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO VIN. NO. 3354864762A AND 3354864762B, A/K/A 661 E LINCOLN AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must tile a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 1, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10058427“See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-9554770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 401944 CN 11/10,17/2011NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on thefollowing petition on November 30, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land D evelopment Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on December 13, 2011 at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning an d Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decisi on made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/ she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: RZ11-0002 Applicant: OB Florida CRE Holdings, LLC; represented by H.L. Bennett, P.E., P.L.S. Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT ZONING ORDINANCE (95-08) TO ALLOW AN EIGHTLOT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING SHARED DRIVEWAYSON 29.82 +/ACRES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Location: Riverbend Drive, LaBelle, FL Property size: 29.82 acres +/Request: The applicant is seeking to amend the existing PUD (Ord. 95-08) to reduce the development from 24-residential lots to 8-residen tial lots. In addition, the lots will share driveway connections to Riverbend Drive. Legal description of subject property: DESCRIPTION: GOVERNMENT LOT 1 AND 2, OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK 98 CITY OF LA BELLE, SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 0008'14" WEST (BASIS FOR BEARINGS IS COUNTY AND SOUTH FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT, RIGHT OF WAY MAP OF CANAL C-43) ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 98, A DISTANCE OF 259.10 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL C-43 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE NORTH 5320'42" WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 119 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTHERLY EDGE OF THE OLD RIVER; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY EDGE, A DISTANCE OF 185 FEET, MORE OR LESS. TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 98; THENCE NORTH 0008'14" WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 52.00 FEET. MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING (WESTERLY PART OF ISLAND). LESS AND EXCEPT: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK 98 OF THE CITY OF LA BELLE. NORTH 08'14" WEST ALONG EAST LINE OF BLOCK 98 259.10 FEET TO SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL C-43 AND POINT OF BEGINNING SOUTHEAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF CANAL 43 TO NORTH BANK OF OLD CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER. NORTH WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH BANK TO A POINT 52 FEET SOUTH OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING NORTH 52 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. EASTERLY PART OF ISLAND. TOGETHER WITH EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS. AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 218. PAGE 1037. PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. Orvell Howard,Chairman Darrell R.Harris,Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011 PublicNotice One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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RoofingNOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the West Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, for assessments on commercial properties for recreational purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 402361 CN/CB 11/17,24;12/1,8/2011 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 17, 2011NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE HENDRY COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petitions on November 30, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the applications are consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on December 13, 2011 at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Applicant: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 1-54 SUBDIVISION REGULATION; TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING LARGE LOT SUBDIVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Orvell Howard, ChairTristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 403016 CN/CB 11/17/2011 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!Possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription Possession/use of drug equipment Arrested Nov. 10 by Ofc. N. Krause Sara Mendoza, 19Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested Nov. 8 by CPD Ofc. R. Jones c Satena Maria Loper, 35Burglary of a structure or conveyance unarmed, no person inside Arrested Oct. 29 by CPD Ofc. T. Nieves Kevin G. Plueard, 25Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested Nov. 9 by Ofc. L. Brooks c Marcus Joel Osceola, 41Dealing in stolen property Burglary of a structure or conveyance unarmed, no person inside Arrested Oct. 30 by CPD Ofc. S. Bozzi Erica Lynn Douglas, 31 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. One such group was led by Matthew Remmelin, RN, a nurse in the surgery wing of the hospital. Many of the students in the group wanted to become physical therapists, dentists, doctors and an oncologist. Remmelin led his group through the various wings of the new building and the students were able to see an ultrasound demonstration, the microbiology lab, an operating room, the emergency room, and trauma room. He demonstrated to the group how a de brillator functions and how it actually stops the heart from beating completely and allows the body’s involuntary muscles to restart it. Many students were surprised by what they learned. “It is all about showing the students that they do have options when it comes to careers,” said Remmelin as the tour was winding down. “At the end of the day, it is all about them nding a career that they enjoy.” For Douglas Grob, Chief Nursing Of cer for Hendry Regional, nding that special career is as important as is recognizing that the current health trends are determining the future major need areas in healthcare. “Right now, current trends are showing that geriatrics and clinical informatics will be high demand elds,” said Grob. “Nurses will be needed for those areas and are needed now.” He continued to say that today’s youth are already quite skilled in using computer technology, and healthcare has moved into the computer age where all information is now entered into databases for faster access. The hospital even has C.O.W.s (computers on wheels) that are able to hold large amounts of patient information. Hospital of cials hope they were able to shed a little more light on the nursing eld. “At the very least, this program demonstrates that, even if someone doesn’t want to be a nurse, they can be anything they want,” said Grob. “There are options outside of the ones that they may have considered and that is an important step in whatever eld they proceed with.” NURSEContinued  1 PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZMatt Remmelin, RN, explains how a de brillator works. PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZAn ultrasound specialist demonstrates what an ultrasound machine does by showing a series of detailed scan of the human heart during the Nurse for a Day tours.

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