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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 12-01-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Deal squeezes Hato Potrero into Commerce ParkBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comThe Clewiston Commerce Park is set to receive its rst ever tenant. The deal with Hato Potrero Farms to establish a juice processing facility has been given the go ahead by city commissioners as of their last board meeting. Commissioners approved the measure at their November 17 meeting. The building for the juice plant, to be operated by All Juice and Beverages LLC, will be constructed by the city. The original language of the agreement stated that the city's cost for the construction of the building would not exceed $400,000. Any remaining cost for the construction of the building would then be paid for by the company. Upon closing, ownership will be transferred to Mr. Perez's company and it will begin making payments on the property. The terms of the deal were drafted by the City Manager Steve McKown and City Attorney Charles Schoech and Gustavo Perez, owner of Hato Potrero Farms, and his attorney. The deal also includes a rst right of refusal clause for the lots adjacent to the juice plant. This is in the event that a further expansion of the juice plant or other enterprise by Hato Potrero is planned. City Manager Steve McKown was Nationwide abuse could harm local saversBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.com$3,460 is the amount that local couponer Jennifer Strickland saved in six months. She donned a very satis ed smile as she related that fact, spreading out her le holder full of coupons on the table in front of her. She is but one of several other couponers in the area who relish the idea that a little time spent collecting coupons can make for a great deal of money saved for her family. But for as much effort as Ms. Strickland puts into being a smart shopper, she is a far cry from the "extreme couponner." The extreme couponner is a person who spends so much time on collecting and using coupons that manufacturers are carefully retooling their approach to using coupons. Extreme couponing is even featured in a show with the same name on TLC. The show highlights a family or a couple that has binders and binders full of coupons and will use most of them in a single trip to the supermarket. Such trips could result in a store running out of certain items and having to pay the customer for shopping at their store. As a result, major coupon companies have sent out memos to all disCould Couponing Come to an End? 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!!V. N T, D SEE JUICE  11 ARRESTED FOR SLEW OF CHARGESBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comA near full day of drinking leads to assault and battery charges, weapons offense and a larceny charge. It happened in Montura, on Romero Street. A call was made to the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce of a domestic disturbance complaint. Deputy Perez and Investigator Buchhoffer responded to the call and arrived in the area to speak with two women. Both women reported that the suspect, Angel Ulbina, 49, had been drinking for a better part of the day and had begun to grope and touch them inappropriately. They repeatedly told him to stop but he would not. When they threatened to call the police, he brought out a chrome/nickel plated .380 rearm from his pants' pocket and began to wave it around while stating that no law enforcement of cer would take him alive. He also threatened both women that he would shoot them as well. Just before Perez and Buchhoffer arrived, the suspect ran back inside his home on Romero. Both of cers searched through the suspect's residence but did not nd him. They did nd his roommate who showed them Man Started Holiday Drinking a Little Early Juice Plant Deal Given the OK PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZCouponers Candace Sanchez and Jennifer Strickland browse through their binders of coupons. SEE DRINKING  12 SEE COUPONING  10 Angel Ulbina “Extreme couponing is dangerous to everyday people who are just wanting to save a little bit of money ...”Candace Sanchez

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Pageant Sign upsPageant sign ups will be held Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Hendry County Fairgrounds. The sign ups are open to girls ages 10 to 19. Contestants are required to be Hendry County residents. The pageant will be held during the 2012 fair that w ill take place February 17 to 25. The following pageants will be taking place: Miss Hendry County, 16 to 19 years of age; Jr. Miss Hendry County, 13 to 15 years of age, and Little Miss Hendry County, 10 to 12 years of age. For more information, call Niki at 863-5999060 or Candace at 863-228-2970.Gospel SingThe Swindles would like to invite everyone out to The Big Red Barn for a gospel sing on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The Celebration Singers will performing. The Big Red Barn is located at 7500 W Hwy. 27, Clewiston. A sign will mark the location. They hope to see you there.Hendry County Fair Flea MarketThe Hendry County Fair Flea Market will be held Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. A number of exhibitors will be on-hand. Events will include a swine show, and more, and a cook shack will be serving breakfast for everyone. Also, exhibit hall, Christmas goodies and treats, jewelry, clothes, household items, outside patio, toys, collectible Barbies, etc. Booths are available for rent. For more information, contact Sherry at 863228-2958.The Glades Craft ShowThe second annual Christmas Craft and Gift show at The Glades RV Resort will be held 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 handmade 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.Ministerial AssociationThe Clewiston Ministerial Association meets every rst Tuesday of each month at noon in the Education Room of Hendry Regional Medical Center. All pastors and church representatives are welcome to attend. Their next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6.Annual Christmas LuncheonThe Annual Christmas Luncheon for all seniors in our community will be Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12 p.m., at First United Methodist Church. All seniors are invited to attend and enjoy food, fellowship, and fun. Volunteers to help serve are welcome and needed. For more information or to help, call Janet Taylor at 863-228-0612 or 863983-5269.Clewiston Animal ControlJoin the Clewiston Animal Control on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make a donation and get your photo taken with your pet. Donations can include: cash, blankets, pet beds (new or used), towels and food. They are located at 410 W. Arroyo.Christmas Cantata and Crafts for KidsThere will be a Clewiston Christmas Cantata on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. It will be held in the John Boy Auditorium at 1200 South W.C. Owen Ave. The cantata will feature a 60-voice choir presenting ‘The Majesty of Christmas’ by Tom Fettke, accompanied by a live orchestration. Bring your kids for a time of crafts and the Christmas story during the cantata. Kids will meet in the Beardsley Room while parents can listen to the cantata in the auditorium. Everyone will join together for refreshments after the cantata is over.Nursing Home Love TreeThe Clewiston Ministerial Association is working with First United Methodist Church and other individuals in the community to help make Christmas special for the residents of our local nursing home. Share in helping make a difference this year by choosing a name from our community Nursing Home Love Tree! For many of these residents this may be the only or one of the few gifts they may receive during Christmas. Call Alice at 863-983-5269 or stop by First United Methodist Church of Clewiston to get a name to adopt. Each card has the name of a resident and possible gift suggestions. Wrapped gifts with the names attached should be returned to First United Methodist Church by Thursday, Dec. 15, for delivery to the nursing home on the 16.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-to-award-more-than-330000-inscholarships/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.First Christian Celebrates 55th Anniversary First Christian Church will be celebrating its 55th Anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 4. Mr. Miller served the church from 1988-1995 and since 2003 to the present. During his ministry the church has had three building programs. Many winter residents have worshiped with First Christian during the tourist season. The church sponsors two big events in January which they are planning again in 2012. The rst is a Fish Fry to welcome back the winter residents. This will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. The second event is The Hallelujah Hoedown which will be held Jan. 27 to 29 at 7 p.m. During the Christmas Season the church is planning a Christmas Banquet for Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m., followed by Christmas Carol Candlelight Service. On Christmas Eve, which will be on Saturday, the church will be having a brie f Christmas Eve Service, featuring a Christmas Musical and Nativity by the Choir.AA MeetingsSt. Martins Episcopal Church is holding A A 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.Worship Service at Port LaBelle InnArtie and Dora Carnes are no longer associated with The Glades RV Resort. They continue to direct “Christian Contender Ministries” and they are beginning a Worship Service at The Port Labelle Inn each Sunday at 10 a.m. They have moved to LaBelle and will be working in that community to establish an Independent Christian Church. Those who are interested in helping with this effort should call Artie at 812-821-3037 or Dora at 812-821-3038. They had been conducting a Worship Service at “The Glades” and the attendance grew to over 100 during the heat of the tourist season.Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 is having a continuous indoor-outdoor ea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., every weekend. For more information, please call 863-9839748 or 863-673-3130. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Hendry County Tobacco-Free PartnershipYou are invited to attend the Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Clewiston High School in room 211. For more information, please contact Sherry Elliott at 863-673-5152 or Valarie James at 863674-4041 ext. 128. Drug Free Hendry Coalition will meet immediately after the meeting. For more information, contact Mary Ruth Prouty at 863-674-4041 ext. 135.Central ElementaryCentral Elementary School’s Annual Christmas Play will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8, both shows start at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcomed! COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudobonTwo of the six Sandhill Crane races are found in Florida. One is the non-migratory Florida Sandhill Crane sub-species which breeds throughout much of the peninsula and is listed as a “threatened” because of loss of habitat. The second species is the Greater Sandhill Crane, which migrates in large ocks to Florida in the winter. The migratory species returns to their Canadian breeding grounds in February or March (according to the Breeding Bird Atlas). The Florida Sandhill Crane is a large heron-like gray bird with a long neck which is kept straight in ight. Its long dark legs can be seen trailing behind its body while ying. Their long, dark pointed bills are used to dig or prod the ground while foraging for grains, seeds, insects and vertebrates. Adults have a red forehead, white cheeks and large wingspan. These popular birds are known for jumping up and down, with wings open and their bill pointing upward during courtship dances. Their deep rolling trumpet or rattling calls can be heard from a long distance. Sandhill Cranes have a long lifespan, living up to 20 years, and do not breed until they are two to seven years old. Florida Sandhill Cranes nest from late December to June. Both parents help build a large nest of sticks, reeds, grasses and mosses, which is generally located near the water. Incubation duties of the two buff olive eggs are shared by the parents for 28 to 32 days. The chicks will leave the nest a few days after hatching, but stay nearby for 10 to 14 days. The young edge at about 67 days; however they will stay with their parents for up to 10 months. Juveniles are buff colored with little or no red on crown. The Florida Sandhill Crane’s habitat includes freshwater ponds, marshes, prairies, pastures, lawns and golf courses. They are currently being reported along S.R. 29 north of LaBelle, Keri Road (832) and Devils Garden Road (833). Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips or the Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 31 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). A complete list of Florida CBC’s is on the Florida Ornithological Society website at www.fosbirds.org/ For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule o f 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,” post a birding photo, or comment on “The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook” page to enter the next drawing. Inland Birding Fun: Sandhill Crane (SACR) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Margaret England PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDFlorida Sandhill Crane.

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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 5 Days SaleNov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 3 4 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGYi i n t h e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e OPTOMETRISTS DENTAL 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 DERMATOLOGY DENTAL OPTOMETRISTS 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. 13.83 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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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.John E. (Bud) Whidden Jr., 82CLEWISTON — John E. (Bud) Whidden Jr., 82, passed away Nov. 25, 2011, at Hope Hospice in Sebring. Bud was born in Okeechobee, on Feb 7, 1929. He served in the army in the Korean War. He returned from the war to graduate from the Univ ersity of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in A nimal Husbandry in 1955. Bud was the ranch foreman at Stitt Ranch in Clewiston for over 40 y ears. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the VFW, the Clewiston Elks Lodge, and a charter member of the Hendry County Cattleman’s Association. Bud enjoyed his family and friends, and celebrated life by being around those he loved. He was an outdoorsman, a third generation Florida cowboy, and raised his children to appreciate and enjoy loved ones, as well as the rewards of hard work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline W hidden; son, Joe Kelley Whidden; parents, J ohn E. and Willie Whidden of Okeechobee; three sisters, Betty Jane Davis (Johnny), Joann W hidden, and Pauline Thomas (Alva), all of Okeechobee. He is survived by his sister, Marion Payne of W illiston; son, John E. (Trip) Whidden, III (Brenda) of Clewiston; and daughter, Mary Ann A ndrews (Russell) of Lake Placid. He also leaves behind four granddaughters, Vanessa Whidden of Sylva, N.C., Krystal Whidden of Clewiston, Katharine (Katie) Whidden of Clewiston, Jennifer Andrews Armstrong (Tommy) of Pensacola; great-granddaughters, Cassidy and Cheyenne of Pensacola; and several nieces and nephews of Okeechobee and Williston. There will be a service to celebrate Bud’s life on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Friends of the family are invited. In lieu of owers, the family asks that donations be made to the Richard Pape Memorial Fund or Hope Hospice of Sebring.Mary Edith Timms, 66CLEWISTON — Mary Edith Timms, age 66, of Clewiston, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Lehigh Acres. Mary was born June 2, 1945, in Bartow County, Ga. She is the daughter of the late Daniel A. and Louise M. (Mulkey) Haney. She was the Fire Chief of the Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department for many years. She is survived by her husband, Henry Raymond Timms; two daughters, Connie Godwin (Henry) and Mary Jennifer Timms; one son, Henry Daniel Timms (Shila); her mother, Louise M. (Mulkey) Haney; sister, Carole Tanner; ve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral service was 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at Carmel Baptist Church, 2001 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, Ga., with Pastor Arthur Lee Croft of ciating. Interment will be in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodstock, Ga. I I n L o v i n g M e m o r y o f Mason Lee Cole A l w a y s i n o u r t h o u g h t s F o r e v e r i n o u r h e a r t s W e m i s s y o u r l o v e Y o u r l a u g h t e r a n d y o u r g r e a t s m i l e .L o v i n g y o u a l w a y s F a m i l y a n d F r i e n d s 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 OBITUARIES New, expanded channel line-up, including more HD offerings, and lower cost XFINTY phone increases offeringsXFINITY services are evolving in Comcast’s Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Clewiston, and Okeechobee systems. More than 50 new channels, including more than 30 new HD channels, are available to all XFINITY customers in communities surrounding Lakes Okeechobee. This latest expansion of XFINITY services comes less than ve months after Comcast included a more robust XFINITY On Demand platform to customers in these areas, offering more than 25,000 always accessible movies and television programs from a library that is available to anyone who receives digital cable service. “This latest expansion of XFINITY services in this part of our Region is part of an ongoing effort to offer the same high level of service we offer every one of our customers, regardless of location,” said Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President for the Florida East Coast Region, Filemon Lopez. “This evolution of service is a game changer. Now our customers surrounding Lake Okeechobee will have access to XFINITY phone service allowing them to take advantage of the many bene ts available to Triple Play customers. Added to that is a signi cant expansion of TV channels, which means more than 50 new channels, including in excess of 30 new HD offerings. ” The addition of XFINITY Voice now brings a choice of Local with More service, which allows callers unlimited local calling and an inexpensive long distance rate, or XFINITY Voice Unlimited, which provides unlimited local and longdistance calling in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Both plans include 12 calling features including Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling and more to all Lakes communities’ customers. Even with a change to Local with More or Unlimited, customers can keep their current phone numbers. With XFINITY Triple Play now available, customers in communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee also have access to new convergence options, so XFINITY phone customers can retrieve their voice mail messages through their comcast.net Communications Center site. For more information on the new channel lineup for the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee, visit Comcast.com/channellineup “In the last ve month, Comcast has signi cantly improved its XFINITY services in the Lake Okeechobee area. These changes are a sign of things to come, as Comcast continues to offer the latest services our industry has to offer,” said Lopez. “Now, those who live around the Lake have a technical platform allowing them to have access of all these new products.” More XFINITY Services Expand in the Lakes Communities PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDNew Florida Trails Chapter to MeetJoin the Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Association Sub-Chapter for their monthly program followed by a hike on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Meet at the Screen Room at the Fisheating Creek Outpost Campground in Palmdale. The program topics will be “Building a Stile” and “Blazes” ( the standard trail marking system used by hikers). Bring water and wear closed-toed walking shoes for the leisurely hike on the Lost Lake Trail. Families, youth and adults are welcome. The day use fee will be wavered for participants who help pick up liter during the hike. For information contact Betty Loomis at 863-946-3560 or Margaret England at 863-674-0695. Becoming one of the founding members of this new Florida Trails Association Chapter being organized by Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee County residents and visitors. The 16-county region remains under a water shortage warning. The drier-than-normal forecast for the next several months of the dry season indicates there could be a return to water shortage conditions in the spring. The District continues to store as much as water as possible while providing ood control when needed. South Florida is now under the District’s Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. Some city and county governments have adopted local ordinances that differ from the District rule and may further limit landscape irrigation. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. Customers of the West Palm Beach and Lake Worth utilities remain under local orders that limit landscape irrigation to one day per week. After months of cutbacks as directed by the District’s water shortage orders, permitted water users such as nurseries, agriculture, golf courses and utilities are required to continue following the water use conditions in their permits. Copies of water use permits can be found in the Application/Permit records search online at www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting. District-Wide Conditions for Nov. 29

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Advent: Getting Ready But With HopeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI sensed the disappointment when the governmental “Super-Committee” could not come up with a means of reducing our national de cit and the likely results. People are worried about the impact it will have on their incomes, lifestyles, their plans for the future. The prospects do not look good. We wait for what will happen, wishing that the impact of w hat is going on will not be too drastic and suffering will be at least bearable. Given the enormity of the task, and what is going on all over the world, it seems that what we once knew will be changed – and not for the better. As I re ected on everyone waiting to see what w ill happen, I thought about another time of waiting; also something people are waiting for these days. As Christmas approaches, we get ready and w ait for the “big day.” This season in Church calendars is called “Advent” – or more literally “what is before the coming.” It is a time of preparation for Christmas; the stores are telling us, decorations are appearing around the community, people are shopping and soon it will be Christmas. The difference between w aiting to see what will happen in the world’s economies and the waiting for the coming of Christmas is quite different. One is about not knowing what will come, the other is knowing w hat will happen and what it will bring. The world waited for the coming of the Messiah long before Jesus was born and then He came. W aiting was not hopeless. People knew that the Lord would come and with Him the gifts of salvation and eternal life. Our waiting today for what will come in the future as a result of our economic situation does not offer that same hope. With this wait comes uncertainty and fear; that’s something else. As I thought about this contrast, I had to ask “Which ‘waiting’ will nally give the hope that is to be fullled?” Have we had other dif cult times and God has provided for His people? Have we also been on the brink of disasters in the past, and overcame the dif culties to go on and have a newer and better life? Is the story of Thanksgiving, just passed, about people who left comfort and security of home, took a dangerous ocean voyage, set up home in a yet-untamed land, and then gave thanks because they had come to the end of a w ait and were now ready to build? This season of getting ready for Christmas is about an Advent – preparing for the coming of the Lord, knowing that He has come and will come again. On that certainty rests the hope of all w ho wait. Those who wait with faith do not hope in vain( cf. Romans 8:18ff). This time of waiting w here our Church calendars coincide with waiting by the worldly calendars give us a choice: do w e wait in hope or with apprehension. The Lord’s coming is a certainty; that’s where I will wait -in hope. God With Us!BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThe wonderful Christmas Season is nally here! The concept of the incarnation staggers the intellect of the world’s greatest thinkers. It is evident to all who have eyes to see. Jesus was born in a manger. His relatives were poor and inconspicuous. His life was spent in abject poverty, yet his disciples have wealth beyond human conception in a land where moth and rust do not corrupt and thieves do not break through and steal. Though He had no formal education, He alone has challenged the scholars of every generation. The world stands amazed at His understanding and His answers. Though His public ministry lasted only three short years, His in uence has ooded every succeeding century and His words are translated into more languages and dialects than those of any other. Though He did not preach over 100 miles from His carpenter’s shop in Nazareth, His words now echo on every continent in the world. He healed the multitudes without medicine, and yet has spawned the concept of hospitals and inspired doctors and surgeons to sacri ce and humanitarian service. His in uence has dried the tears of orphans, brought sympathetic care to the af icted, and comfort and hope to those beset by the withering hand of time. After the passing of 20 long centuries, we say with assurance that no man or group of men has so changed the course of human history as the lonely carpenter of Nazareth. The date lines of the world bend around the manger of His birth. Though He wrote no book, He reigns as the supreme subject in all the world of literature. Though He composed no music, He has put more melody in the human heart and inspired more songs than any man in history. Though He marshalled no army, He numbers more volunteers, more prisoners, and more martyrs than any empire the world has ever known. Fishermen dropped their nets to follow in His steps. The dead responded to His call. Even the winds and the waves obeyed His voice. His death at Calvary caused the earth to shudder and the sun to hide its face in amazement. Thinking men everywhere concur ... “God was manifest in the esh.” His name is Immanuel!Testing Our Christmas IQBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThe countdown to Christmas has begun! We’ve heard the stories, we’ve sung the carols, but how much of the scriptural Christmas story do we really know? Every year I like to share with those around me a fun test to help remind us of how much we really know, and how much of our knowledge is legend! Here is a sample of this year’s Christmas IQ test! (1) As long as Christmas has been celebrated, it has been on Dec. 25. (T or F) (2) Joseph was from: A. Bethlehem B. Jerusalem C. Nazareth D. Egypt E. Chicago F. None of the above (3) How did Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem? A. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey B. Mary walked, Joseph rode a donkey C. They both walked. D. They both rode. E. Our church van. F. They ew. G. Who Knows? (4) What did the innkeeper tell Mary and Joseph? A. “Come back after the Christmas rush and I should have some vacancies.” B. “I have a stable you can use.” C. “There is no room at the inn.” D. Both B and C. E. None of the above. (5) Jesus was delivered in a: A. Stable. B. Manger. C. Cave. D. Barn. E. Unknown. (6) A Manger is a: A. Stable for domestic animals. B. Wooden hay storage bin. C. Feeding Trough. D. Barn. (7) Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth? A. Cows, sheep, goats. B. Cows, donkeys, sheep. C. Lowing cattle. D. Misc. barnyard animals. E. Lions, tigers, and bears. F. None of the above. (8) Who saw the “Star in the East”? A. Shepherds. B. Mary and Joseph. C. Three Kings. D. Both A and C. E. None of the above. (9) How many angels spoke to the shepherds? A. One. B. Three. C. Seven. D. A Multitude. E. None of the above. (10) What sign did the angels tell the shepherd to look for? A. “This way to baby Jesus” B. A star over Bethlehem. C. A baby that doesn’t cry. D. A house with a Christmas tree. E. A baby in a stable. F. None of the above. ANSWERS TO BIBLE IQ TEST: (1) False. Not until the fourth century did it settle on the 25th. (2) A. See Luke 2:3,4. (3) G. The Bible doesn’t say. (4) E. No word about the innkeeper. See Luke 2:7. (5) E. No word about it. See Luke 2:7. (6) C. (7) F. The Bible doesn’t specify. (8) E. The wise men did. They were not kings. See Matthew 2:2. (9) A. See Luke 2:9. (10) F. a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. See Luke 2:12. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 450 South Main St.,LaBelle,FL 33935 (863)-675-2356 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 RELIGION COLUMNS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N O T I C EThe Glades County School Board Held A Reorganizational Meeting On November 22, 2011 and established the following meeting schedule. ARegular Meeting will be held on December 8, 2011 At 9:00a.m. Beginning In January, 2012 The Regular Meeting Schedule Will Resume With Regular Meetings Being Held On The Second Thursday At 6:00p.m. And The Fourth Thursday At 9:00a.m. In The Glades County School Board Meeting Room 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471PUBLISH:12/1/2011 The hiring of a Lawyer is an important decision that should not be based soley upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.Appointments in Clewiston,Lake Placid,Sebring and OkeechobeeW.Roy Wilkes,C.P.A.Attorney and Counselor at Law (888)645-1319 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolThe Clewiston Middle School Beta Club, sponsored by school receptionist Jennifer Pacheco, collected 1,308 food items during a two-week canned food drive. In keeping with the National Beta Club mission, “To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students,” the CMS group of students perform numerous community services throughout each school year. Realizing that many Clewiston families would not have a Thanksgiving feast laid out on their tables, Vice-President Joel McCray approached the First United Methodist Church with an offer to help them stock their food pantry. Mrs. Pacheco said that the Betas made a contest of the collection at their school with Mrs. Patrick’s homeroom class collecting the most. They eagerly collected 267 food items! For these altruistic students, the Beta motto, “Let Us Lead By Serving Others,” has become a way of life. This was the vision of the club founder, Dr. John W. Harris back in 1934. Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet. “B” represents “bios” (the Greek word for life). Dr. Harris wanted members to learn not just how to make a living, but how to actually make a life for themselves.” Our Clewiston students are committed to seek opportunities to develop leadership skills and be of service to others. Clewiston Middle School’s Beta Club Collects Cans SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 SUBMITTED PHOTOSCentral Elementary food driveSafety Patrol and Pre-K sort out packaged items for a food drive. Right: Kyle Knnack, Jon Basquin, and Tariana Dilawayo helping get things moving for the food drive. tributors of their coupon booklets. The memo outlines a strict policy that requires distributors, such as this newspaper, to hold all issues for at least two months to allow coupons to expire, or shred the entire coupon inserts if they plan to dump their issues before the two months. The shredding is meant to discourage “dumpster diving.” For three local couponers Candace Sanchez, Debbie Denson and Jennifer Strickland, such a memo does con rm some of their fears concerning the abuse of coupons. “Extreme couponing is dangerous to everyday people who are just wanting to save a little bit of money on their purchases,” said Sanchez. “It was only a matter of time.” They consider couponing to be as fun as a hobby and have so far saved a considerable amount doing so. On average, they save about $300 a week altogether when they shop and have have saved a total of $5,583 since they have been couponing as a group. “At rst, couponing can be daunting because you don’t know where to start, so you spend a few hours each week looking,” said Strickland. “Eventually, like us, you bring that time down to an hour each week because now you know where to look and what you are looking for.” Advantages to couponing include never having to buy generic items, never having to pay full price on the items that you need, and using what you’ve saved on something else. One of the more disturbing things that characterize extreme couponners is loading up on more items than the person really needs. On the television program, one couponer had so many pairs of jeans that the couple gave away jeans to charities and still had enough left over to the point that they will never run out of jeans again. Ever. “What we buy, we buy to use and that’s it,” said Denson. Most of their coupons come from newspaper inserts and they do travel out to coasts to shop. Their favorite spot is a Publix in West Palm Beach where they are know by most of the staff and the manager. “We don’t want people to misunderstand, we love and support local businesses but sometimes you do have to go out of town to shop,” said Sanchez. Echoing that thought, Strickland commented, “Especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables. The selection here isn’t very good.” Whether that is true or not, the couponing three encourage everyone to start couponing. The easiest way to start is by local and area newspapers for coupon inserts. Once you have that done, start going online for deals. They recommend a web site called thegrocerygame. com. This site will show a user every daily deal that any store within a searchable area has. “Couponing will become a hobby that saves you money,” said Strickland. “What other hobby can do that?” COUPONINGContinued  1 BY JILLIAN PALADIN SPARKS Clewiston Chamber of CommerceWonder”FULL”, we had to use two L’s because it’s twice as nice! Wonder”FULL” Week of Christmas is coming! Just like our most recent success with the Clewiston Business Bash, the Wonder”FULL” Week of Christmas will surprise the community with what is has to offer. At the Chamber we have been in high pursuit of rallying the community to our new campaign, “Together We’ll Grow.” We know the Wonder”FULL” Week will accomplish that with the amount of activities ranging from community breakfasts, Christmas cantatas, Reading with Santa at the Library and Art Show, live Nativity, Christmas-inspired church services, Lights of Love, Wonder”FULL” Lighting Contest, Wonder”FULL” Christmas Cookie Event and Contest; and this will all lead up to the Winter Wonderland brought to you by Active Citizens For Children and the city of Clewiston. This year’s creative contests are really targeting anyone in our community to come on out and be involved. The Lighting Contest will be by photo submittal only and open to both residential and commercial entities. Now all of our neighbors that don’t think anyone will ever see their lighting display can put it out there for all to see. Submit your photo by Dec. 12 through either the Chamber Facebook page at Clewiston Chamber of Commerce or by e-mail to clewistonchamber@embarqmail.com. The Community Christmas Cookie event is a glori ed cookie bake sale. We want local businesses and families to bake a minimum of four dozen cookies that represent you, your culture or your industry. You will be responsible for your own set up with table and chairs and we encourage all the creativity in the world. Do your logo or an old family recipe. We look forward to what this will bring as most of the proceeds from this event will go to a local family that will be announced in the up and coming days. People will be able to purchase a dozen cookies for $3, then stroll through all the cookie representatives at Civic Park. We’ll have a ballot in which you can vote for your favorite cookie. All winners from both the lighting and cookie contests will be announced at the Winter Wonderland. Stay tuned to the Chamber through our monthly column here within the Clewiston News, newsletters, weekly e-bulletins, Facebook page, electronic messaging sign and our always festive morning talk show offered twice a week on 91.5 The Call, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. We’ll be sure to keep you aware of what the movers and shakers are up to around our town. Have a wonderful holiday season and a Merry Christmas! Wonder”FULL” Week of Christmas FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 pursue a degree in Finance and Business Administration. Jessica is currently working as an executive administrative assistant to the president of the Palm Beach Kennel Club located in West Palm Beach, Florida. John Mark has been pursuing a career in banking for the past seven years. JOHN DAVIS JESSICA JOHNSON & Michael and Nancy Johnson of Belle Glade, Florida announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica N. Johnson to John M. Davis, the son of Lee and Nancy Davis of Clewiston, Florida. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, of Belle Glade and the late Mr. and Mrs. Brian Johnson formerly of Deland, Florida. Grandparents of the groom are Ms. Monevah B. Lee and the late Major Lee and the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. Davis Sr. both of Clewiston, Florida. The bride to be graduated from Glades Day School and Palm Beach State College. Jessica continues to work towards her accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. The groom to be graduated from Clewiston High School and attended the University of Central Florida to ENGAGEMENT 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 SUBMITTED PHOTOClewiston Girl Wrestler Captures GoldArelys Valles captured the Gold Medal at the 106 pound weight class at the Golden Gate Invitational in Naples Saturday, Nov. 19. The junior wrestler coached by Robert Flynn and Renaldy Tapia entered the season debut tournament as a little known wrestler and left a champion. She won her rst two matches by way of pin and defeated second seed Ben Summers of Gateway Charter in the nals by the score of 14-9. After being down as many as 5 points, Arelys tied the match and scored a reverse and placed her opponent on his back to seal the victory as time expired. Other wrestlers who won matches on Saturday were Cristian Montes, Thomas Carniglia and Nathan Adams. The Clewiston wrestling team will be in action again on Dec. 3 at the Park Vista High School Invitational. ecstatic. “I’m extremely excited that everything has come together,” said McKown. “Not only is this a business that will establish itself in the Commerce Park but will also bring jobs to the area.” With the juice plant construction, the manager said, the city will meet several requirements of an earlier grant that helped pay for the infrastructure at the site. The juice plant will create a minimum of 13 jobs initially, with more to be added in the future. A start date for construction is anywhere from two to three months away as building plans have to be nalized and bids received for a construction company. After that, construction is projected to be completed within six to eight months. There is also more talk of future expansion once everything with the juice plant is up and running. The current processing facility here makes yogurt but can also be re tted to make juice. The problem lies in the fact that it takes too long to re t the equipment, which can cut into pro ts. The need also comes as Potrero signed a deal with the Miami-Dade School System to not only produce the yogurt in their schools but also their juice products as a soft drink alternative. The juice plant will produce six to seven avors of juice when the plant comes online. Some local residents have already sampled some of the juice and were very impressed with the avor. Marlen Perez, of Hato Potrero Farms, said that Mr. Perez is excited the deal has gone through and that the commissioners have signed off the deal. “He found out on Monday morning that the city commissioners will be signing the agreement,” she said. “He is extremely happy and can’t wait for what happens next.” JUICEContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Clewiston Commerce Park is comprised of a number of lots at the intersection of Aztec and Olympia.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011Aggravated assault w / deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Stalk, follow, cyberstal k another Arrested Nov. 19 by Ofc. J. Brown J Kevin Darrell Williams, 19Grand theft of motor vehicle Arrested Nov. 21 by J. Perez Kardaro Calvin Johnson, 23Driving w/ suspended licence, third or subsequent offense Arrested Nov. 14 by Sgt. L. Richardson Moises J. Rivera, 46Burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed Grand theft Possession/use of drug equipment Arrested Nov. 15 by Ofc. L. Beckford Tony Lee Balkcom, 44Aggravated assault w / deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Criminal mischief under $200 Arrested Nov. 10 by Ofc. J. Brown J Anthony Michael Varnell, 25 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. The Hendry Sheriff’s Of ce Annual Toy Drive is under way. These toys will be distributed to children in Hendry County. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce Toy Drive is accepting contributions of new unwrapped toys at designated businesses throughout Hendry County. “With the current economy, more children are expected to be in need of toys this holiday season,” said Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden. Just watch for drop boxes that have been provided to area businesses. Toys may also be dropped off at either the Sheriff’s Of ce in LaBelle or Clewiston. Monetary donations will also be accepted, made out to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce and either mailed to Hendry County Sheriff’s Ofce, Atten: Finance Department, P.O. Box 579, LaBelle, Florida or donations can be made at the Sheriff’s Of ce between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All donations are tax exempt. If you have a business and would be interested in participating in this year’s Toy Drive, and are in need of a Sheriff’s Of ce box to be dropped off at your location, please contact Lt. Susan Harrelle at 863-674-5600. Sheriff Whidden would like to thank all of you on behalf of the children, for your generosity during these economic times. Sheriff’s Of ce Annual Toy Drive where the suspect’s room was. The roommate also told the of cers that even though the suspect called himself “Angel Ulbina,” he did not believe that it was his real name. The of cers searched the suspect’s room and located the handgun, a Bryco chrome/nickel plated .380 automatic. When the serial number of the gun was run through a records check, the weapon was reported as being stolen from Lee County, North Carolina. The handgun was the same weapon that the suspect had threatened the two female victims with. The suspect was not found in the immediate area after of cers conducted a search. A few hours later, Deputy McVey located and arrested the suspect. The suspect is facing two misdemeanor counts of improper exhibition of a rearm and use of rearm under the in uence, a third degree felony charge of larceny/grand theft of a rearm, and one misdemeanor count of resisting an ofcer. The aggravated assault and battery charges were led on a separate report. DRINKINGContinued  1 Victim was an 84-year-old driverBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comTrying to pass the blame onto the victim, a drunk driver is arrested after he returns to the scene of the accident. The accident happened near San Gabriel and East EL Paso at 9:50 a.m. last Sunday. Clewiston Police Department of cers Bozzi and Baker headed out to the scene. Witnesses saw the suspected vehicle speed away towards Aztec with front end damage. As both of cers searched the area, Bozzi informed Baker that the same truck was heading back towards the scene with two Hispanic males inside. Baker spoke with the witness who called 911 and she stated that she saw a white Chevy pick up run the stop sign and run into an older model Ford truck that was being driven by Johnny Summers, 53, of Clewiston. She continued to state that she saw the driver of the white Chevy get out and pour out a beer on the road and get back in the truck and leave. A total of three Hispanic males were in the truck at the time. Summers was taken to Hendry Regional for treatment by Clewiston EMS. The two men who returned in the damaged truck were Albaro Bonilla, 37 and his brother-inlaw Ernesto Vanegas, 45. Bonilla told Baker that the only people in the vehicle at the time of the accident were him and Vanegas. He also stated that the person driving at the time of accident was Vanegas and that they came back to give information on their vehicle. Baker could smell of alcohol coming off Bonilla during the entire conversation. Baker then spoke to Vanegas with Bozzi translating. Vanegas stated that Bonilla and three other men came to his house and woke him up. He was then asked to drive the truck back to the accident and he did drive it back with Bonilla. He did say that the truck was Bonilla’s work truck that is registered with Aquagenix. When Bonilla was presented with this evidence, Bonilla changed his story, saying that he didn’t know who was driving and that he asked Vanegas to drive back because he had a good license and had not been drinking. Due to the con icting stories and the evidence of alcohol, Bonilla was placed under arrest. Another of the three men with Bonilla was located. He stated to the of cers that he was the one who got out to check on the driver and the Summers was the one who ran the stop sign and not Bonilla. His statements directly contradicted those of the witnesses at the scene. Bonilla was arrested with one count of third degree felony hit and run and a second degree misdemeanor of making a false report to police. Drunk Driver Arrested in Hit and Run BY JUDY SANCHEZ U.S. SugarIn an agreement signed last month, U.S. Sugar Corp. and A. Duda and Sons, Inc. formalized plans for a strategic business alliance structured around the core strengths of each company. U.S. Sugar, one of the nation’s largest fully integrated producers of sugar cane and re ned cane sugar, will acquire DUDA’s sugar cane production business in Palm Beach County, which will include DUDA’s ownership interest in the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. Under the agreement, family-owned DUDA, a diversi ed land company with agricultural and real estate operations across the country, will have access to land owned by U.S. Sugar to develop and expand its east coast vegetable operations in Belle Glade, Florida, which will include expansion of the company’s organic celery crop. “The acquisition of DUDA’s Palm Beach County sugar cane production is in keeping with our long term strategy to be the most productive and ef cient sugar business,” said U.S. Sugar President and CEO Robert H. Buker, Jr. “We believe this acquisition is a good, longterm investment for our company and for our shareholders.” “U.S. Sugar intends to ful ll all the cane obligations to area mills and all the other obligations of DUDA’s Belle Glade sugar cane operations just as DUDA did, and we plan to bring all the employees currently working in DUDA’s Belle Glade sugarcane operation into our employee group,” said Buker. The Duda family has a long and rich history farming here in the Glades and throughout the United States,” Buker said. “We look forward to working and farming with the DUDA organization.” David Duda, President and CEO of DUDA, said, “This transaction allows DUDA to grow its east coast vegetable operations and take advantage of opportunities in other areas of our business, including the expansion of our diversi ed agricultural operations and real estate holdings across the country.” DUDA will continue sugar cane production in Glades County, Florida, as well as in south Texas. The terms of the agreement, which will proceed to due diligence, were not disclosed. The two companies have enjoyed a 40-year history of cooperative business activities, including sugar cane harvest and milling agreements, joint land use and lease agreements and making cooperative xed land improvements. “U.S. Sugar is a quality grower and producer and is a strong business partner,” said Duda. “This is a win-win deal for both companies, allowing each of us to grow, prosper and concentrate on our competitive strengths over the long term.” Duda and U.S. Sugar Corporation Enter Major Acquisition and Agreement Albaro Bonilla

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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 *. GiveawayKittens Free Need a good loving home. Please adopt me! (863)673-1464 SpecialNotice WILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 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. 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on December 8th, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 403931 CB/CN 12/1/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-001150-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009-001150-CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ N/K/A JUAN RODRIGUEZ; 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 21st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 2108, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5014 DOLPHIN CIRC., 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 17, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018 F10109573 “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. 403331 CN 11/24;12/1/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 12/03/2011 @ 8:00AM 1995 TOYT VIN# JT2EL55D8S0099734 403471 CN 12/1/2011 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until January 18, 2012 for Bid #12-0002, Legal Services Board Attorney, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Matthew A. Beatty, Chairman 403968 CB/CN 12/1,8,15/2011 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on December 5, 2011 at 10:00a.m.: 1998 GMC, VIN: 1GTGG29R3W1062650 1996 Pontiac, VIN: 1G2NE12T2TC718340 403482 CN 12 / 1 / 2011TEMP Mechanic Six Months$21.99 per Hour Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privatelyheld agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, US Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. For Immediate consideration Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com 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 Employment Full Time Moore Haven Correctional Facility Competitive Wages and Bene tsCORRECTIONAL OFFICERFL CERTIFIEDQuali cations: • High school diploma, GED certi cation or equivalent and be a non-commissioned security of cer licensed by the State. • A valid driver’s license is required. • Demonstrate ability to complete any required training. • Must be available to work any hours, any shift. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 19 years of age. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Apply online at www.ccajob.com Moore Haven Correctional Facility. 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. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) needed in Clewiston, Labelle and Lake Placid nursing homes. Nice facilities. Great pay and bene ts. CFYs welcome. Call Mike @ 877-744-5451 or email mnovak@ halcyonrehab.net Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of y our area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Buildings& ShedsYEAR END SHED SALE YOUR FIRST PAYMENT IS YOUR DOWN PAYMENT ALL SIZES AVAIL AS LOW AS $100.00 DOWN 863-983-8106 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 BELLE GLADE667 SE 4th St. 3 bdrm. Quiet area, washer & dryer hookup. Call for details: 305-487-2850. Houses-Rent CLEWISTON 1004 Johnson Rd., 2BR/1BA, $650 mo. + $500 sec., no inside pets. Hugh yard. Call Tricia (863)228-6664. ~ MOORE HAVEN ~ 2BR, 1BA double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile $650/mo. (863)509-0096 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent ~ MOORE HAVEN ~ Mobile Homes from $300 & Up. 2BR, 2BA $500/mo. Lg 1BR APT $450/mo. Lg Eff. APT w/ utilities paid. $160/week. (863)509-0096 Obispo Ave 2 Bedroom $300 + Lot Ready to Move in 863-983-8106 Tropical MH Village 3 bed 2 Bath $350 + Lot 863-983-3554 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds MobileHomeSale CLEWISTON 2005 Single 14x70. 3BR/1BA. All appls. New hardwood rs. & storage bldg. (10x10). $39,900. Call 863-983-9382 NEW ‘12 SINGLEWIDE 3 BED 2 BATH $33471 Set up, Air, Skirting and Steps 800-330-8106 NEW 2012 DOUBLEWIDE 3 BED 2 BATH $41571 Set up, A/C, Skirting and Steps Easy Financing!!! 863-983-3016 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2006DR-400 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF THOMAS ZUNIGA, Former Husband, and MELISSA ZUNIGA, Former Wife. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT TO: MELISSA ZUNIGA L/K/A 2006 Lighthouse Lane Labelle, Florida 33935 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a modi cation of Child Support action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on William L. Allen, Esquire, whose address is 5835 U.S. Highway 98 South, Lakeland, Florida 33812, on or before December 16, 2011, and le the original with the Clerk of this court at Post Of ce Box 9000, Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Florida 33831, before service on the Former Wife or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks’ of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated on this 10th day of October, 2011. B. HUGH BRADLEY Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker DEPUTY CLERK 403063 CN 11/24;12/1,8/2011 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!DO YOUR PART RECYCLE

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Pahokee Commission Chambers, 207 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, Florida 33476. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127. The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 403831 BG 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 PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to pain management clinics. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-53-3.8, PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403161 CN/CB 12/1/2011 DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) SEEKING PROVIDER AGENCY FOR HENDRY COUNTY The Department of Economic Opportunity announces the following public hearing to which all interested parties are invited: HENDRY COUNTY DATE: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 TIME: 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 640 South Main Street Conference Room #2 Labelle, Florida 33935 PURPOSE: The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is seeking a non-pro t entity to administer the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) in Hendry County, Florida. Pursuant to a notice in the October 28, 2011, Florida Administrative Weekly regarding agencies interested in becoming the CSBG provider for Hendry County, two letters of interest were received. The purpose of this hearing is to afford these agencies an opportunity to present to all interested parties in the community their quali cations and proposal for providing services if selected. The two agencies are: Immokalee Multicultural Multipurpose Community Action Agency, Incorporated The Agricultural and Labor Program, Incorporated In order to be designated to serve as the eligible entity, an entity must agree to add additional members to its board to ensure adequate representation in compliance with 42 U.S.C. 9909 and 9910 and Rule Chapter 9B-22.011, Florida Administrative Code. Special consideration shall be given to an organization with demonstrated effectiveness in providing a broad range of services designed to eliminate poverty and foster self-suf ciency. Priority shall be given to existing CSBG eligible entities in good standing with DEO that are providing related services in the speci ed county or in areas contiguous to or within reasonable proximity to the speci ed county. Selection will be based on the entity’s experience and performance in related federal or state programs in assisting low-income persons in the area to be served, and the entity’s capacity to undertake a timely and effective program. The following qualities will be reviewed: (1) the extent to which the past or current program achieved or is achieving goals in a timely fashion; (2) the quality of work performed by the entity; (3) the number, quali cations, and experience of the staff members of the entity; and (4) the ability to maintain compliance with administrative and nancial management requirements. ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN: After this hearing, DEO will review the applications received and make a decision regarding each entity’s eligibility to provide program services in Hendry County. A recommendation for the selected entity will then be prepared by DEO staff for subsequent consideration and approval or disapproval by DEO’s Executive Secretary and the Governor. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Requests for additional information or questions may be addressed to: Ms. Hilda Frazier, Manager Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Division of Community Development Of ce of Housing and Community Development Community Assistance Section 107 East Madison Street MSC-400 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508 Telephone: (850) 717-8450 Fax: (850) 488-2488 Email: hilda.frazier@deo.my orida.com SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Department of Economic Opportunity at (850) 717-8450 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Department of Community Affairs using the Florida Dual Party Relay System which can be reached at 1 (800) 9558770 (voice) and 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 403665 CN 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 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 Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402180 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice 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 PublicNotice 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 2520 2007 2024329-28000000510 Mary Culliver Est & Brenda K. Kendrick Lot 90, Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, 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 402193 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 15, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K47A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pavement-CoreBack lling & Maintenance of Traf c for Pavement Coring in Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 144,620.00 E1K71A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Storm Pond Mowing & Litter Removal in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 10,588.00 E1K72A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail Repair & Replacement in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 216,000.00 E1K73A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping of Storm Water Ponds & Primary Roadways in Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $416,236.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 403214 CN/CB 11/24;12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will hold a workshop to discuss recreation and related issues for the East side of Hendry County at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard at the workshop. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403168 CN/CB 12/1/2011 Roofing 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 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 402357 CN/CB 11/17,24;12/1,8/2011 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 Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402185 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011

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PublicNotice 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 PublicNotice 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 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice 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 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 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice 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 PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to alcoholic beverages. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-4, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-4-21 AND 1-4-22 RELATING TO OPEN CONTAINERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403177 CN/CB 12/1/2011 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO CEMETERIES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to cemeteries. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-8, CEMETERIES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-8-3 AND 1-8-4 RELATING TO BURIALS AND MAUSOLEUMS AND COLUMBARIA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403160 CN/CB 12/1/12011 PublicNotice 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 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PARKS, RECREATION AND SEMIPUBLIC PARKING LOTS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to parks, recreation and semipublic parking lots. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-15, PARKS, RECREATION AND SEMIPUBLIC PARKING LOTS, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-15-1, 1-15-3, AND 1-15-6 RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403159 CN/CB 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO IMPACT FEES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to impact fees: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-59, IMPACT FEES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-59-36, 1-59-66 AND 1-59-96 RELATING TO EXTENDING THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ON IMPACT FEES WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403187 CN/CB 12/1/2011 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OUWANTTO!www.newszap.com& click on classifieds@ Your Convenience @ Your Computer @ Your Will @ newszap.com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 262009001301CAXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. OSCAR O. BARILLAS SR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2011 and entered in Case No. 262009CA001301XXXX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and OSCAR O. BARILLAS SR; GLENDA A. BARILLAS; 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 A DMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 21st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF (S 1/2) OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER (ne 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER (SE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in triplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received until Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 2:00 PM by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 50 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935; for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work connected with a project for the Airglades Industrial Park Road, Water, and Sewer Improvements (Hendry County Bid Number 2012-07). A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 11:00 AM at the Airglades Airport Terminal Building. Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided. Other bid or proposal forms will not be accep ted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations including all addenda or other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a bid. On or after December 1, 2011 Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations and all addenda or other revisions will be available for examination and may be obtained from the of ce of URS Corporation, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida, 33607-1462, (Phone: 813-675-6538; contact Kelli Leonard) for the non-refundable amount of $100.00. The Contractor must purchase the Contract Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a responsive bidder. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certi ed Check in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid. Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs, hereby noti es all bidders that it will af rmatively ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of ninety (90) days. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding a Contract for the work. Contractor selection and disquali cation criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance No. 2001-08. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Date: November 16, 2011 By: Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403220 CN/CB 11/24;12/1,8,15/2011 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 20111/4) OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST 30 FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 2975 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES UNRECORDED. A/K/A LOT 2975, MONTURA RANCH, 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 17, 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 F10110667 “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. 403334 CN 11/24;12/1/2011 BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFSome endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to in ated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University of Florida study. However, by predicting the animals' habitat movement using models employed to analyze human interactions on social networks such as Facebook, scientists with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences nd the animals' predicament could be better understood. Conservationists can use this improved approach to better prioritize habitat restoration efforts for endangered species, said author Robert Fletcher, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation assistant professor. The study appeared Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Models are often used to predict the movements of animals when data are dif cult to collect due to resource and time constraints faced by researchers. The ability to move to different habitat locations, known as connectivity, is important to the long-term survival of a species, because different locations provide additional resources, shelter and mating opportunities. The study showed that social network models can predict connectivity better than currently used models, which overestimated animal movement. "These over predictions are problematic because we might falsely think that populations are viable when they may not be," Fletcher said. In the study, researchers compared records of actual movements by the cactus bug and the Everglades snail kite to movement predicted by models. One social network model in particular, known as sender-receiver, was remarkably accurate in predicting both animals' movements, despite that one animal was a bird that could potentially travel more than 100 miles and the other was an insect that only moves in a range of several feet. Social network models have been used to try to predict relationships among people in social media as well as in disciplines, such as ecology, where they can help researchers understand which species may interact with each other. This was the rst time social network models have been applied to understand connectivity in conservation biology, Fletcher said. Social network models can also be used to help manage pests, he said. One example is predicting where invasive species will move. Study authors included doctoral students Miguel Acevedo and Brian Reichert, master's student Kyle Pias and wildlife ecology and conservation courtesy professor Wiley Kitchens. Statistical Models Inspired from Facebook Could Help Endangered Animals PHOTO / UFRobert Fletcher, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation assistant professor, co-authored a study in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that showed social network models can predict the movement of animals from one location to another. This movement is essential to their survival and can help conservationists better prioritize habitat restoration efforts. BY KATHY BARCO FWCThe holiday season is here, bringing with it some much-appreciated cooler weather to the Sunshine State. Many of us will be taking time off from work, and children will be out of school on winter break soon. For me, this much-needed vacation provides a wonderful opportunity to take to the woods and go hunting, now that hunting season is in full swing. It's also a perfect time to give children supervised hunting experiences with you. Hunting is a proven and very necessary tool of wildlife and habitat management, especially when habitat is lost to urbanization and wildlife gets displaced because of our state's ever-growing population. Scienti c ndings have shown that those who hunt and engage in outdoor recreation with their families develop a sense of stewardship for nature and a desire to conserve it. In fact, hunters form a foundation for wildlife conservation. Through the sale of hunting licenses and permits, and the excise tax generated from hunting equipment, hunters as a whole pay most of the cost of wildlife conservation and research, public land acquisitions, habitat protection, science-based sh and wildlife management and law enforcement. All of us get to enjoy the bene ts of these efforts. Even non-hunting spouses and signi cant others can share in the spirit of stewardship with a couple of good holiday gift ideas. For the hunters (or anglers) in your family or circle, why not buy them a ve-year license, or make a stockingstuffer of a one-year license? If they already have one of those, consider getting them a conservation license plate for their vehicle. Not only will one of them look great on their truck, recreational vehicle or car, but in purchasing one, you will be helping to conserve wildlife for generations to come. To order online, go to Buyaplate.com. You can also purchase or renew any plate at your local tax collector's of ce. Here's how hunters can enjoy the many traditional hunting seasons Florida offers: During general gun season, which coincides with holiday-gift-shopping time, most hunters are in pursuit of deer, but they also can bag wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons and coyotes. And quail and gray squirrel season is in and runs through March 4. Snipe season is also in and runs through Feb. 15 statewide. Bird hunters wanting to experience something different should try hunting woodcock. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 Jan. 31 statewide, and they make excellent game birds because they provide a challenging shot when ushed. Small-game hunting such as this provides a great opportunity to introduce a kid to the great sport of hunting. And for all the duck hunters out there, the second phase of the waterfowl and coot season will last through Jan. 29 and includes geese. As you can see, the winter holidays provide a wealth of opportunities, from sharing time with family to giving a gift that is both personal and conservation-minded, to experiencing the heritage of hunting in Florida's great outdoors. For more information on hunting in Florida, go to MyFWC.com/Hunting. Hunting Season A Perfect Time For The Conservation-Minded Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.32/g, according to gasoline price website www.FloridaStateGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 47.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 10.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 14.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 46.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "The national average in the U.S. is at its lowest since February 25, but remains at record highs for this time of year," according to GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While the downtrend in gasoline prices has certainly been welcome news for motorists, I see the trend short lived, and believe we may see continued volatility in the days ahead, but even with said volatility I do expect many Americans will see average prices between $3.25-$3.50 for the rest of 2011," he added. Gas Price UpdateYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N N O T I C E O F J O I N T P U B L I C H E A R I N G B E T W E E N T H E H E N D R Y C O U N T Y B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S A N D T H E H E N D R R Y C O U N T Y S C H O O L B O A R D T O D I S C U S S R E D I S T R I C T I N G Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners and the Hendry County School Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comment concerning redistricting and related issues at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Redistricting is the process by which the district boundaries for election of County Commissioners and School Board members are adjusted to account for changes in population reflected in the decennial census. The current district lines are proposed to be changed in several places. The proposed maps are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by either board with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. H e n d r y C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r d B o a r d o f C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s o f H e n d r y C o u n t y S a l l y B e r g C h a i r w o m a n T r i i s t a n C h a p m a n C h a i r m a nA V I S O D E A U D I E N C I A P B L I C A C O N J U N T A E N T R E L A J U N T A D E C O M I S S I O N A D O S D E L C O N D A D O d e H E N D R Y Y L A J U N T A E S C O L A R D E L C O N D A D O D E H E N D R Y P A R A D E S C U T I R l a R E D I S T R I C T I N G Aviso queda habido cuenta de que la Junta de Comisionados y la Junta Escolar del Condado de Hendry sostendra una audiencia publica para recibir comentarios del public sobre cuestiones conexas y redistricting alas 5:00 pm el 13 de Diciembre del 2011, en la Camara de Comision en el Juzgado de Condado de Hendry ubicado en 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL. Todas personas estan invitadas a asistir y ser escuchados. Redistricting es el proceso mediante el cual se ajustan los limites del distrito para eleccion de comisionados del condado y miembros de la junta Escolar para esplicar los cambios de poblacion en el censo decenal. Las actuales lineas de distrito se proponen ser cambiado en varios lugares. Los mapas propuestos estan desponibles para la inspeccion durante horas normales de trabajo en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones en la Corte del Condado de Hendry, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. Si una persona decide apelar cualquier decision tomada por una junta con respect a cualquier asunto discutido en esa reunion, tendra un expediente de las actuaciones y que, para tal efecto, necesite asegurar que un acta literal de las actuaciones se hace, que registro incluye el testimonio y la evidencia de que la apelacion es basarse. J u n t a d e l D i s t r i t o E s c o l a r d e l C o n d a d o H e n d r y J u n t a d e C o m i s i o n a d o d e l S a l l y B e r g P r e s i d e n t a C o n d a d o He n d r y T r i s t a n C h a p m a n P r e s i d e n t e 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 SUBMITTED PHOTOCPD Of cer GraduatesJustin Spence (with Chief Gutshall who attended the graduation) graduated from FDLE’s Executive Development Training. Sergeant Spence traveled to Fort Lauderdale to attend the 160-hour training course spread out over a four-month period. The class was limited to current law enforcement supervisors who were nominated by their CEO’s as future law enforcement executive level candidates. The thirty graduates represented city, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Florida.Graduation ceremonies were held Friday November 18 at Plantation Community Center Park. This month marks ve years since a majority of Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment that called for reinstating a tobacco education and use-prevention program. Today that program, Tobacco Free Florida, is saving lives and saving taxpayers millions of dollars. It has put Florida back on the map as a leader in tobacco prevention and cessation. Florida is doing the right thing and making strides in tobacco control. Voters should be proud they made this decision ve years ago. Comprehensive tobacco-control programs like Tobacco Free Florida work. From 2007 to 2010, the smoking rate for adults in Florida decreased signi cantly to below the national average, resulting in nearly half a million fewer Floridian adult smokers. This decrease in smokers saved the state about $4.2 billion in personal health care expenditures. Florida is also one of only six states where the incidence of lung cancer among both men and women decreased from 1999 to 2008. Fewer smokers in the state is good not only for our collective health, but for our wallets as well. At a time when Florida businesses have been hit hard by the economic downturn, lower health care costs mean more money available for important business investments. And, a healthier workforce means increased productivity in the form of fewer sick days, faster recovery time for employees, and fewer illnesses due to tobacco-related disease. This is great news for families as well. Those former smokers are no longer spending money on tobacco products, allowing that money to be spent in other ways for their families. Despite the progress we've made, there is still work to be done. Each year, nearly 30,000 Floridians die from smoking and tobacco-related diseases and cost the state millions of dollars in health care costs and lost productivity. Thousands of kids in Florida become new cigarette smokers each year, creating a new generation of lifelong nicotine addicts and a new generation of life-threatening diseases. If this continues, hundreds of thousands of these kids will ultimately die prematurely from their own smoking or secondhand smoke. Support for Tobacco Free Florida is as important today as ever. Five years ago, Florida voters took to the voting booth and spoke up to demand this program. Today, Floridians can continue to lend their support by encouraging tobacco users in their lives to seek out the free resources funded by this program and to quit tobacco for their health and for their families. Thanks to the amendment, which guarantees funding for a comprehensive program, we are able to offer proven effective resources to help tobacco users in the state quit. Quit Smoking Cessation Classes are ongoing with new classes scheduled to start January 2012. Hendry County residents can conveniently access these services free of charge by contacting Angelica Pena at 902-3019, Valarie James at 674-4041 ext 128 or Sarah Litchy at 946-0707 ext. 404, or in person at Hendry Regional Medical Center, or Hendry County Health Department. November Marked Important Vote for Tobacco Education

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