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The Clewiston News


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011


VOL. 85 NUMBER 125 504


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BY JUAN LOPEZ
jlopez@newszap.com
What should have been a routine
city commission meeting on Monday
became an hour-and-ten-minute
long debate on the performance of
City Manager Steve McKown.
Commissioner and former may
or Mali Gardner made the request
that the review be discussed.
Gardner came prepared with a
list of concerns about McKown. She
prefaced the discussion by saying
that she gave McKown an above-av
erage rating in her latest evaluation
of the manager, but felt that some
items warranted the review of the
commission as a whole. Among her
chief concerns: She described an
incident following the Sugar Festival
that led to an investigation of McK
own, which was later dropped; and
harangued the manager for report

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City employees recognized for service


Clewiston City Commissioners recognized the 2011 employees and director of the year. Steve Hayes was the employee of the year, Julius Taylor was
the police officer of the year and Marilyn McCorvey was the director of the year.


Clewiston Police Targets Sex Crimes

ILLEGAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, SOLICITATION UNDER THEIR PURVIEW


BY JUAN LOPEZ
jlopez@newszap.com
As the hunt for those who prey on
children and solicit illegal pornogra
phy grows, more resources and local
law enforcement agencies are joining
a nationwide internet surveillance task
force.
The newest additions to that task
force: Charlotte County Sheriff's Of
fice, Marco Island, Cape Coral and
Clewiston Police Departments.
The Innocent Images National
Initiative was created by the Federal
Bureau of Investigation to combat


the spread of child pi i..... .ir I-1 1i1.1
sexual exploitation that takes place via
an online computer. The task force
is part of the FBI's Cyber Crimes Pro
gram and was begun in 1993 after the
FBI uncovered information during a
case that child exploitation was being
committed with computer and tele
communications use.
Since then, the task force operating
under that initiative has focused on:
Online organizations, enterprises,
and communities that exploit children
for profit or personal gain.
*Major distributors of child por
nography, such as those who appear


to have transmitted a large volume of
child pornography via an online com-
puter on several occasions to several
other people.
*Producers of child pornography.
Individuals who travel, or indicate
a willingness to travel, for the purpose
of engaging in sexual activity with a
minor.
Possessors of child pornography.
FBI agents and task force officers
also go online undercover into predi
cated locations, using fictitious screen
names and engaging in real-time chat
or e-mail conversations with possible
suspects to gather evidence of crimi


nal activity.
For C.PD, this means that there will
be more than only..... ,. T i ... ii.l ..:
such investigations. Assistant Chief of
Police Kristine Petersen, the person
of contact designated by the FBI, was
proud that they had been added to this
initiative; adding that it was the work
of Sgt. Justin Spence with Internet
Crimes Against Children that precipi
tated their inclusion.
"Being a part of this task force
brings more talent and time to any and

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COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION


DUI crackdown
There will be a nationwide DUI crackdown
until Jan. 2. The police will be out looking for
impaired drivers. Thanks from Ofcs. Baker and
Thomas of Clewiston Traffic Liasons.

Mini Health Fair
A mini health fair will be held at the KOA on
Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 1:30 p.m.

The Polar Express
The city of Clewiston Parks and Recreation
Department will host a movie under the stars on
Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m.
They will be showing the movie "The Polar
Express" at the Sugarland Sports Complex.

County Offices Closed for

Holidays
All county offices will be closed on Dec. 23
and 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
All offices will be open for regular hours on
Tuesday, Dec. 27.
All county offices will be closed on Monday,
Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year holiday.

Christmas Eve Candlelight

Service
Faith Lutheran Church will be holding a
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 810 Cedar
Street in Clewiston.
The event will include service of readings
and carols and will begin at 7 p.m.

Saint Martin's Episcopal

Church
Christmas Services for Saint Martin's
Episcopal Church are as follows:
Carols and the Christ Mass on Dec. 24 at 10
p.m.
*Holy Communion on Dec. 25 at 10 a.m.
Other services as regularly scheduled. For
more information, please call 863-983-7960.

January events at First

Christian
The church sponsors two big events in Janu
ary which they are planning again in 2012.
The first is a Fish Fry. This will be held Satur


day, 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 the church will be having
a brief Christmas Eve Service, featuring a Christ
mas Musical and Nativity by the Choir.

The Senior Pageant is back
Ladies ages 63 and up from the surrounding
lake area, if you're looking for some fun and ex
citement and a great group of women who love
having a good time, we have the perfect place
for you to come.
The Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show
will be holding the senior pageant Thursday,
Feb. 23.
This pageant is held during the week of the
fair, the sponsor fee is $50 and the deadline to
sign up is Jan. 15, you may pick up applications
at Common Grounds Coffee Shop.
For more information, please call Sherry Lee
at 863-228-2958, Niki Kelley at 863-599-9060 or
Candace Sanchez at 863-228-2970.

AA Meetings
St. Martins Episcopal Church is holding AA
meetings on Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.
They will be held at 207 North WC. Owen Ave.
in Clewiston.
For more information, please call 239-275
5111.

Worship Services
Artie and Dora Carnes are no longer associ
ated 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.
Those who are interested in helping with this
effort should call Artie at 812-821-3037 or Dora
at 812-821-3038.

Flea Market
The VFW Post #4185 is having a continue
ous indoor-outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m., every weekend.
For more information, please call 863-983
9748 or 863-673-3130.


Westside Elementary
Calendar of events:
*Dec. 19 to 30: Christmas Break
*Jan. 2: Little Lion's Preschool returns


*Jan. 3: K5-6th Grade students return
*Jan. 16: Martin Luther King's Birthday -No
school
*Jan. 20: Report Cards go home


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Clewiston Wrestling
The Clewiston Wrestling team traveled to Okeechobee High School on Saturday, Dec. 10.
The Tigers competed in a total of four dual meets and, based on the individual dual meet
results, the wrestlers were seeded to compete for first place or third place. Arelys Valles
won three out of four matches in the duals and finished the day taking 4th place. Her sea-
son record now stands at 10-3 for the year. Cristian Montes won three matches, improving
his season win total to eight, and took home 4th place as well. Matthew Johnson and Joe
Hernandez both won two matches, bringing their season total to four wins each. The Ti-
gers will be off for the remaining of the year. The team will welcome the time off to nurse
injuries and prepare for the toughest month of the season in January.


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December 22, 2011


RELIGION COLUMNS


The World Needs More
Manger Time
BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS
First United Methodist Church
The kid with the round head and his pitiful
looking tree have become a regular part of Amer
ica's Christmas.
In "The Charlie Brown Christmas," Charlie
Brown reaches a point of frustration in the midst
of all of the commercial hustle and bustle of
Christmas and cries out, 1- I.I, i. .. .l,..i1/who
can tell me what Christmas is all about?"
Enter blanket boy Linus to the rescue. Linus
steps into the spotlight on the stage and turns
the spotlight on Jesus. "For unto you is born this
day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the
Lord."
It's interesting that this line almost didn't
make it into the TV special. Charlie Brown almost
missed Christmas and America almost missed
out on a Christmas special that contained the real
Christmas message.
Charles Schulz, the creator of "Peanuts," was
under pressure to leave the Jesus part out of the
TV special. But Schultz stood his ground. He said,
"If we don't do this, who will?" Good question!.
In our post-Christian culture, Linus' little
speech about "to you is born a Savior" may be
the only fragment of the Gospel some people
have ever heard.
But we don't have to be a prime-time TV pro
ducer to feel the pressure to not bring up Jesus.
Most of us who've ever tried to live for Him have
experienced that pressure. Saying "Happy Holi
days" is being pushed over proclaiming "Merry
Christmas".
Across the country, Joseph, Mary, and the
baby Jesus are being displaced by non-religious
displays. To reference another Christmas special,
Grinches across the country are trying to wipe
Christ out of Christmas.
This should not come as a surprise. Satan has
been trying to edit out Jesus for over 2,000 years!
The early disciples were hauled in by the same
religious leaders who had arranged for the cruci
fixion of Jesus.
They were ordered to never again mention
"The Name" in their preaching. The disciples
response? They never stopped teaching and pro
claiming the Good News that Jesus is the Christ
(Acts 5:42). Why?
In the words Dr. Seuss gave to the Grinch after
his conversion: "Maybe Christmas doesn't come
from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a
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sus. Jesus is the reason for the season. His Name
is where the power is. His name is where the
hope is.
Many Christmases ago a cartoonist made a
courageous choice and refused to edit the Name.
This Christmas would be a good time for us to
make that same choice. The world needs more
"stable" time and we can all use a "silent night".

Christmas; God's Gift That
Brings Hope
BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+
Saint Martin's Church
I remember one hurried lunch hour during
Christmas season a few years back. I was running
between appointments and visits; moments and
schedules were crowded. I chose to eat in my car
to save time one day.
Christmas is always busy: I might save a few
moments. The radio was telling me about war
losses and casualties; prospects were grim and it
seemed that there was no good news on any front
as I listened. In the car next to me was a baby.
He was laughing and smiling; enjoying a mo
ment with his mother and as happy as could be.
One who had newly come from God had a whole
different perspective on life that day than I did.
My eyes were telling me one thing; my ears
were telling me something else. Which really
spoke to me that day? Then I remembered -it
was through another infant that the Good News
came 2,000 years ago.
His world was a world of turmoil too; enemy
forces occupying His country, a crazy king want
ing to kill Him, and life beginning in a make-shift
accommodation.
A stable and a manger certainly wasn't the
way one would usher in the Prince of Peace. I
thought about which passed away and which
lasted; which endured, which gave hope, which
spoke to the hearts of people.
The tyrannical king lasted only a few years, the
oppressive nation with its mighty armies passed
into history, the make-shift accommodations
served their purpose; the baby endured forever
afterward.
The times we live in now, the times that peo
ple always have lived, are full of problems, wars,
hardships.
The hope and peace that comes through the
infant lives forever; in the hearts of the people
who believe and are assured by what the Lord
coming into the world means to us.
Peace is within, hope is within, love is within.


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They have been with us and will be with us as we
live them out, act on them in small and big ways
every day, share them with others and make them
our own.
The baby in the car seat next to me was not
drowned out by the noise and clamor of the
world; the infant in the manger did not let the
world distract Him from His message of faith,
hope and love for us all.
Now that Christmas is celebrated once more;
I share my life with the people of faith; those who
believe in peace, those who do good will toward
their neighbors and strangers.
I know that these things will be celebrated for
a few days at this special time, but they will live
on forever until their promise is fulfilled here on
Earth.
My hope is that we do our part in making the
message and gift of Christmas closer each day,
toward the day when "Peace on Earth, Good Will
Toward Men" is felt around the world. Avery Mer
ry and Blessed Christmas to each of you during
this sacred time.

What Will You Give Him?
BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST
First Christian Church
For the past few weeks we've all been con
cerned about "Gift Giving"! Our concern is what
gift to give to a friend or relative. But we are sup
posed to be celebrating the birth of the Savior, Je


sus Christ. What gift do you plan on giving Him?
Let me make a few suggestions.
This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a
forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace
it with trust.
Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give
a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your
loyalty in word or deed. Keep a promise. Find
the time. Forego the grudge. Forgive an enemy.
Listen! Apologize, if you were wrong. Try to un
derstand. Flount envy.
Examine your demands on others. Think first
of someone else. Appreciate. Be kind; be gentle.
Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Deserve confi
dence. Take up arms against malice. Decry com-
placency.
Express your gratitude. Go to Church. Wel
come a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the
earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it
still once more. Carry out Christ's Great Commis
sion.
Christmas is celebration, and there is no cel
ebration that compares with the realization of
its true meaning -with the sudden stirring of the
heart that has extended itself toward the core of
life.
Then, only then, is it possible to grasp the
significance of that first Christmas -to savor in
the inward ear the wild, sweet music of the angel
choir; to envision the star-struck sky, and glimpse,
behind i .. i; i .. the ray of light that fell athwart
a darkened path and changed the world.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Inland Birding Fun: Northern Cardinal (NOCA)


BY MARGARET ENGLAND
Hendry-Glades Audobon
Birders and Photographers are invited to par
ticipate in the Fifth Annual STA5-Clewiston Christ
mas Bird Count (FLSO) on Saturday, Dec. 31.
Join one of seven teams who will be survey
ing the 15-mile
diameter count
circle located 20
miles south of
Clewiston.
The North
Team's car
pool will meet
at 7 a.m. at the
SClewiston Beef
0 'Brady's. The
West Team will
Margaret England meet at 6:45 a.m.
to carpool to C&B
Farms where they
will begin surveying at 7:30 a.m. Other teams will
begin at the STA5 gate at 7 a.m. For information
please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@
embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863
517-0202.
The Northern Cardinal, a common to abun
dant resident birds throughout Florida and state
bird of seven states, is reported annually during
Christmas Bird Counts. It is known locally as a
"Redbird." This medium-sized songbird has a
long tail with a short thick beak and distinctive
crest on the head.
The male is a brilliant red, with a reddish bill
and black face mask. The female has dull red
brown feathers with reddish tinges in the wings,
tail and crest. Adult females have a black face
and red-orange bill. Young birds, both male and


Gov. Rick Scott recently proclaimed Decem
ber as National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D)
Prevention Month.
As part of Florida's focus on safe highway
travel during the holiday season, the Florida
Highway Patrol will join thousands of other
law enforcement and highway safety agencies
across the nation in Drive Sober or Get Pulled
Over, a nationwide campaign targeting impaired
driving, beginning tomorrow through Jan. 2,
2012.
Impaired driving is one of the deadliest
crimes, especially during the holiday period. Dur
ing the 2010 Christmas and New Year's holiday
travel period, approximately 35 percent of the
traffic fatalities in Florida were alcohol-related.
Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who
comply with our state's traffic laws and use
sound judgment can help make the holiday pe
riod safer and less stressful for everyone.
"Impaired driving continues to be a priority
for law enforcement in the state, and the Florida
Highway Patrol will be intensifying enforcement
during the holidays," said FHP Director, Col. Da
vid Brierton.
"Our goal is to create the safest possible driv
ing environment by modifying driver behavior
and helping drivers make better decisions." FHP
Auxiliary and Reserve troopers will augment the
Patrol during the heightened travel periods.
The Patrol offers these tips to make your holi


female, have coloring similar to the female North
ern Cardinal until the fall, when they molt and
grow adult feathers.
Only a few North American female songbirds
sing. The female Northern Cardinal will often
sing while on the nest which is believed to give
the male information about when to bring food.
Mated pairs share song phrases which are long
string of clear down-slurred or two-parted whis
ties. The female may sing a longer more complex
song than the male. At least 16 North American
Cardinal calls have been identified, but the most
common is a loud short metallic "chip" note.
Cardinals are found in a wide variety of habi
tats where thickets or bushes are present. They
can be found foraging for seeds of weeds and
grasses, fruits and grains. About one-third of their
diet consists of insects or other invertebrates.
They frequently visit bird feeders where they eat
a variety of birdseed, particularly black oil sun
flower seed.
The male will bring nest material to the female
who does most of the nest building. The small
cup-shaped nest is usually wedged into a fork of
small branches of a tree, vine or bush. Three to
four heavily brown-spotted bluish-white eggs are
incubated r. .. .i, I.. .. female for 12 to 13 days.
The young fledge in 10-12 days after hatching.
Normally, a mated pair will raise 2 to 3 broods
each nesting season. The male cares for and
feeds each brood while the female incubates the
next clutch of eggs. The male will fiercely defend
its breeding territory from other males.
The oldest recorded banded wild Northern
Cardinal lived at least 15 years and 9 months. A
captive bird lived to be 28.5 years of age.
Join Hendry Glades Audubon volunteers for
birding and photography trips. You and your


days safer:
*Plan ahead
Use a designated driver
*If you are impaired, call a taxi, use mass
transit or call a friend or family member to get
you home safely.
Call *FHP (*347) to report intoxicated or ag
gressive drivers, or if your vehicle breaks down
and you need assistance. To request immediate
emergency services, dial 911.
Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over is a deter
rence program organized by the U.S. Depart
ment of Transportation's National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration that focuses on
combining high-visibility enforcement with
heightened public awareness.
For more information on the campaign, visit
www.Stopimpaireddriving.org. The Florida De
apartment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
provides highway safety and security through
excellence in service, education and enforce
ment.
The Department is leading the way to a safer
Florida through the efficient and professional ex
ecution of its core mission: the issuance of driver
licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of
the Florida Highway Patrol.
To learn more about DHSMV and the ser
vices offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov or follow
them on Twitter @FDHSMV You can find them
on Facebook, too.


Northern Cardinal male.


guests are invited participate in upcoming birding
trips or the Christmas Bird Count Dec. 31 at STA5
(Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information,
please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@em
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programs is available on the HGAS website at


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of Eastern North America".
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Brenda Lee Conway, 65
CLEWISTON -Brenda Lee Conway, age 65,
of Clewiston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18,
2011, at home in Clewiston.
Brenda was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Douglas,
Ga. She is the daughter of the late Vilous and
the late Mary Lee
(Taylor) Courson.
Brenda had a great
love for many, she
was a wife, mother, .
sister, grandmother, cp
great-grandmother, y
aunt, cousin and
friend. She loved to
spend her time play-
ing computer
games, horseshoes Wi..
and around a camp-
fire with
friends and her husband. Much of her
time was spent with her sons and their children
as well as her great grandchildren.
She was always there if anyone needed her
with a hug, a smile or just an open ear. She
loved the holidays when everyone came togeth-
er to her home where she cooked the meals.
Brenda will be missed by many who's lives she
was a part of, but most of all her family who
will keep her in their hearts.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Ed-
ward Conway; two sons, Darryl Moore of Cle-
wiston, Arnold Moore (Angie) of Clewiston; two
brothers, Carl Courson, Jerry Courson; four
grandchildren, Christina Moore, Joshua Moore,
Courtney Moore, Kelsie Moore; and three great-
grandchild, Alisya Mata, Adrian Mata Jr., and
Joshua Moore Jr.; and a host of other relatives.
She was preceded in death by husband, Guido
Mazzina; brothers, Larry Courson, and Donald
Courson.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 22, at Evangel Assembly of God, 350 South
Berner Road, Clewiston, with Pastor Gary Corley
officiating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery. Calling hours were Wednesday, Dec. 21
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.




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Teddie K. Harrison, 78
CLEWISTON -Teddie K. Harrison, age 78, of
Clewiston, passed away Dec. 15, 2011, in Cle-
wiston.
He was born March 5, 1933, in Roane County,
Tenn., the son of the late Moses Callaway Harri-
son and the late Emma Harrison. He served in
the Army. He was a former resident of Indiana
He is survived by his sister, Vada Ewald of
Shakopee, Minn.; sister-in-law, Lila Lee Harrison
of Clewiston; and nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his brothers, Eddie, James and
Gordon; and sisters, Verne and Shirley.
Cremation will take place at Caloosa Cremato-
ry in LaBelle.
Memorial donations can be made to the
American Cancer Society in Teddie's name.
Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home-Clewiston.




Richard E 'Dick' Baker Sr., 82
LAKE PLACID -Richard F. "Dick" Baker Sr.,
82, of Lake Placid, was received by the loving
arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as he
peacefully passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011,
at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte
Springs, surrounded by his loving and devoted
family after a brief
battle with Leuke-
mia.
Dick was born in
Washington Court-
house, Ohio, Nov.
24, 1929, son of Fred
and Celesta Baker;
moving to Florida as
a young teen with
his family and gradu-
ating from Sarasota
High School. He
g r ad u at -

of Pharmacy then joined the U.S. Air Force as an
officer and pilot in the Air Force Strategic Air
Command. In the late 50's, he settled in Clewis-
ton, where he bought Sugarland Pharmacy then
founded Baker's Rexall Drugs. He continued his
dedication to pharmacy until his passing.
Dick was born again in 1970, finding the Lord
in the Episcopal Church. His family enjoyed a
vacation retreat on Lake June in Lake Placid, FL,
as far back as the 60's where Dick decided in
1990 to relocate permanently. His family will
forever cherish his memory and love for life.
Dick lost his wife Patricia in 2008 after 55 years
of marriage and is survived by his children, Geri-
ann Baker of Orlando, Richard F Baker, Jr.
(Rick) of Clewiston, Reed A. Baker of Lake Plac-
id, James T. Baker of Lake Placid; siblings, Bill
Baker of Adel, Ga., Ann Kain of Casselberry,
Fla.; and he was blessed with two grandchil-
dren, Tyler and Kayln. He was pre-deceased by
his sister, Caralee; and brother, Jim.
A memorial service in celebration of Dick's life
will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at St.
Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Lake Plac-
id, presided by Reverend Elizabeth Nelson.
The family would appreciate any donations to
be sent to the Leukemia Research Foundation.
Memorial arrangements are under the loving
devotion of: Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home,
404 Plaza Ave., Lake Placid, (863) 465-9997.


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Tips That Let You Turn



Down The Thermostat


With today's high fuel prices, heating your
home in the cooler months can be expensive.
By turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 de
grees for eight hours, you can save up to 15 per
cent a year on your heating bill, according to the
U.S. Department of Energy.
"There are basic steps homeowners can take
to maintain a comfortable home while living
with a lower thermostat setting," says Bob Vila,
home renovation and repair expert.
To help you get started, Vila offers some use
ful advice:

Seal Your Drafts
One way to make sure you're not throwing
money out the window is to ensure heat's not
escaping through it as well.
From mail slots to doorways, to cracks and
loose window fittings, air leaks can be found
throughout the entire home, sending heated air
outside. Without compromising the ventilation
system or air quality, you can seal most of these
leaks by applying weather stripping.
Weather-stripping comes in many forms,
including adhesive-backed foam strips for door
and window frames, sealants for cracks and
shrink film for windows. Many come with easy
application features.
Warm air can even leave a room through
electrical outlets. Seal these holes tight with fire
retardant plastic foam outlet covers.

Gather Round
"Not all rooms should be treated equally
when it comes to heating," says Vila.
By targeting only frequently used rooms of


the home, you can turn down the thermostat
and save energy. But don't forget to close the
doors of rooms not in use.
Portable heaters are ideal for zone heating
because there is no installation involved, so you
can create cozy spaces quickly. But traditional
units can get very hot, posing a risk to pets, chil
dren, and flammable materials like curtains and
carpet.
"Opt for a product with no exposed heating
elements," advises Vila. "You get the warmth
you want without any risks." For example, Eden
PURE heaters don't get hot to the touch, don't
have exposed heating elements that can cause
a fire, and won't reduce humidity or oxygen in
a home. For more information, visit www.eden
pure.com.

Five Minute Fixes
There are also many quick fixes that will help
you heat efficiently.
Between annual furnace check ups, clean or
replace air filters once a month. Dirt and build
up prevent systems from operating at maximum
efficiency.
Ensure heat registers are dust-free and clear
of obstructions like drapes and furniture. Change
the direction of your ceiling fan to a clockwise
rotation. This forces cooler air upward, sending
the warm air down into your living space.
Di., 'i. .I r..., i iI thermostats need upkeep as
well. Calibrate your thermostat for proper tem
perature readings and dust the inside and cover
with a soft brush.
With a little effort, you don't need to sacrifice
your family's comfort to save a dime.


Dr. Jerry Jackson, host of
Public Radio's "With the Wild
Things" and Professor of Eco
logical Sciences at Florida Gulf
Coast University will share his
enthusiasm and knowledge
of the woodpeckers of south
Florida at the Monday, Jan. 9,
meeting of the Hendry Glades
Audubon Society 7 p.m. at the
Dallas Townsend Extension Of
fice located at 1085 Pratt Blvd.
in LaBelle.
Dr. Jackson is especially
known for his work with Red
cockaded and Ivory-billed
Woodpeckers and has served


gered species recovery teams
for both species.
He has also done extensive
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Latin America.
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Holiday Season Health and Safety Tips


BY PAT DOBBINS
Hendry/Glades Health Departments
The holidays are a time to celebrate with fam-
ily and friends. It is also a time to pay special at
tention to your health and the health of your fam-
ily. Give the gift of health and safety by following
these holiday tips.

Keep an eye on your children
Keep your children with you at all times while
you are shopping. Accompany and supervise
your children in public facilities and restrooms.
Have a plan in case you become separated. If
your kids are old enough to understand, have a
pre-designated spot to meet if you get separated.
Teach children to look for people who can help,
such as a uniformed security officer, salesperson
or even a mother with children. Remind children
to remain in the area where they become sepa
rated.

Your child's safety
Keep a watchful eye on your kids when
they're eating and playing. Keep potentially
dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items,
choking hazards (like coins and hard candy), and
other objects out of kids' reach. Learn what to do
for children who are choking. Make sure toys are
used properly.

Wash your hands often
Keeping your hands clean is one of the most
important steps you can take to avoid getting sick
and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands
with soap and clean running water for at least 20
seconds. If soap and clean water are not available,
use an alcohol-based hand sanitizing product.

Stay warm
Cold temperatures can cause serious health
problems, especially in infants and older adults.
Stay dry and dress warmly in several layers of
loose-fitting, tightly woven clothing.

Manage stress
The holidays don't need to take a toll on your
health. Be aware of your actions, try not to over
commit or over spend. Try to balance your work,
home, and play. Get support from your family
and friends. Try to keep a relaxed and positive
outlook.

Travel safely
Whether you're traveling across town or
around the world, keep safety in mind. Do not
drink and drive, and don't let someone else drink
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or seat belt according to their height, weight, and
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Be smoke-free
Avoid smoking and breathing other people's
smoke. If you smoke, quit today. Call 1-800-QUIT
NOW or talk to your health care provider for
help.

Get check-ups and vaccinations
Exams and screenings can help find problems
before they start. They can also help find prob
lems early, when the chances for treatment and
cure are better. Vaccinations help prevent dis
eases and save lives. Schedule a visit with your
health care provider for a yearly exam. Ask what
vaccinations and tests you should get based on
your age, lifestyle, travel plans, medical history,
and family health history.

Prevent injuries
Injuries can occur anywhere and some often
occur around the holidays. Use step stools instead
of furniture when hanging decorations. Leave the
fireworks to the professionals. Wear a bicycle hel
met to help prevent head injuries.

Fire Safety
Most residential fires occur during the winter
months. Keep candles away from children, pets,
walkways, trees, and curtains. Never leave fire
places, stoves, or candles unattended. Don't use
generators, grills, or other gasoline or charcoal
burning devices inside your home or garage.
Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide
detector in your home. Test them once a month,
and replace batteries twice a year.

Handle and prepare food safely
As you prepare holiday meals, keep you and
your family safe from food-related illness. Wash
hands and surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamina
tion by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood, and
eggs (including their juices) away from ready to
eat foods and eating surfaces. Cook foods to the
proper temperature. Refrigerate promptly. Do not
leave perishable foods out of the refrigerator for
more than two hours.

Protect pets from rabies
Pets are considered family members. Keep
them healthy and safe as well. Visit your veteri
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The Christmas Season is a wonderful and
unique time of the year when generosity fills the
air. People give with open hearts to their friends,
loved ones and even to strangers. This selfless
act of giving nurtures love and spirit in our re
lationships. According to some researchers,
people who give without expecting to receive
anything in return are thought to be the most
psychologically healthy people in our society.
Giving can create relationships -An act of
kindness and showing someone that you care
emphasizes gratitude and acknowledgement of
each other and thus is a critical component for
establishing relationships.
Giving can intensify relationships -Seeing
the reaction of a person's face when you give
a gift is emotionally rewarding. This intensifies
human relationships as we share and express
ourselves more to those around us.
Giving helps express our inner thoughts
giving conveys and displays feelings, particularly
more to those who aren't comfortable with the
outward expression of emotions. Giving is a
chance to convey a wide array of feelings.
Giving creates memories -by means of giv
ing we come into terms with various ways of
creating memories. Our own desires to care,
show interest, share time, loyalty, honesty and
by taking that extra step to do something special
for a special someone are just some of the hun
dreds of ways we can share and create memo
ries that last for a lifetime.
Giving enhances predictability -Everybody


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With children, in particular, predictability gives
them a sense of security. Through the anticipate
ed act of gift giving especially during birthdays
and Christmas celebrations, the expectation of
appreciation, in addition to acknowledgement
of love, is created by the simple ritual of giving.
Giving is a de-stressor -the real meaning of
giving is centered on unselfishness. It is about
putting other people first. Giving takes the focus
away from us, creating a more balanced way of
handling the stresses in life.
*Giving can create small miracles -Giving
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some sort of "power" which in turn can create
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Giving is good foryour health -Studies show
that giving back to the community is a sure fire
way to raise endorphins. In addition to a change
in mood, some scientists say that endorphins
make our immune system stronger, lower blood
pressure and could even slow down our body's
aging process.
The act of giving is an outward expression of
our love that is rooted deep within our hearts.
There are so many ways by which we give: giv
ing encouraging words, listening attentively, of
fering a friendly smile, a pat on the back, offering
your time and also giving material gifts.
The physical, emotional, and material as
pects of giving acts as an adhesive which holds
us together and restores our love for each other,
creates cherished memories that last a lifetime,
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Community Foundation


Scholarship Application Process


The Southwest Florida Community Founda
tion's scholarship application process for the
2012 school year will begin on Dec. 22.
Approximately $400,000 in scholarships are
available including scholarships for local high
school, undergraduate and graduate students
from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier
counties.
The E-Apply online scholarship application
tool can be accessed through the community
foundation's website at www.floridacommunity.
con/scholarships. For the second year, students
interested in applying for a community found
tion scholarship will now be able to access an ap
plication online.
Even before the application process opens
on Dec. 22, students can review the scholarships
available online as well as a tutorial about how to
create and submit the online application.
Students can apply for multiple scholarships
and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/
ACT scores, letters of recommendation and finan
cial documentation (if required). For need-based
scholarships, students are required to submit the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.
The deadline for applications is March 1.
"We have scholarships for vocational students,
not just for attendance at colleges and universe
ties," said Anne Douglas, director of programs for
the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.
"In the past we have had some scholarships that
were not awarded because students did not apply
for them, so we are trying to do our best to edu
cate local students on the various types of funding
available."
According to Douglas, examples of some of
the more unique scholarships not as highly sought
after include scholarships for technical schools,
students with disabilities, fine or performing arts
majors, photography studies, returning students
and those wishing to pursue teaching and health
care professions.
The James Bilder Scholarship was established
to fund tuition for high school students pursuing
higher education in Lee County, with preference
given to students attending vocational/technical
schools.
The Anne Fassett Scholarship was established
to fund post high school educational opportuni
ties at the college, community college or technical
school level for high school, undergraduate, and
graduate students from Southwest Florida with a
physical disability who use a wheelchair.
The George E. Judd Scholarship funds tuition


POLICE
Continued 1


all investigations that we may have here," said the
assistant chief.
Sgt. Spence has been logging in 60 hours a
week and has logged more than 850 hours of
time with the Explorers.
For Petersen and others on the Clewiston
force, that speaks to the caliber of the person who
will be heading the investigations against illegal
child pornographers and predators who are using
the internet to prey on local children.
Sgt. Spence is continually researching the cut


for graduating Lee County seniors pursuing high
er education in fine or performing arts.
The Bruce T. Gora Scholarship funds a school
arship for a high school senior or a student cur
rently enrolled at an accredited college, university
or technical school in Florida to pursue a fine arts
major focusing in photography.
There are also scholarships for those returning
to school. The Chip Johnson Memorial Scholar
ship was established to fund scholarships for stu
dents who have completed 60 hours of college
and attend one of the local colleges or universities,
including Barry University, Edison State College,
Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University
or Nova Southeastern University. This scholarship
was established in 1991 in memory of Chip John
son who died of cancer at age 44. Chip's father
Dr. Franklyn A. Johnson said he wanted to leave a
legacy for his son who was an Army veteran serve
ing overseas during the Vietnam War.
The John and Madeleine Taeni Scholarship
was established in November 2002 by Madeleine
Taeni for students who graduated from high
school at least two years ago and are now pursu
ing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic train
ing or emergency medical technician training.
There are even scholarships for students from
specific communities served by the community
foundation.
The Love of Bonita Empowerment Scholar
ship funds tuition, books and/or course fees for
individuals residing in Bonita Springs who have
been out of school for at least two years or who
have received their G.E.D.
Once again the community foundation chose
the month of Dec. as the scholarship launch date
ii. i i... ; ;I ,.: numerous calls from students who
wanted to be able to work on scholarship appli
cation submissions during winter break. In 2011,
$404,000 in scholarships were awarded by the
community foundation.
With the streamlined online application pro
cess, students are no longer required to submit
paper applications for the scholarships that are
available via the website.
The Southwest Florida Community Founda
tion is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the
communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry
and Collier counties. With assets of more than
$60 million, the community foundation has pro
vided more than $49 million in grants and school
arships to the communities it serves.
For more information, call 239-274-5900 or
visit www.floridacommunity.com.


ting edge of technology and how it will affect law
enforcement in the years to come. Naturally, his
involvement with internet crimes was a perfect
fit.
For his work, the sergeant was recognized by
the FBI, with whom he works on the project. That
experience will be wielded here to prevent and
investigate internet crimes targeting children.
"The Internet is a vast world that needs to be
policed," said Petersen. "This task force will help
us do that."
For now, Sgt. Spence is the only officer as
signed to the investigations, .1 ii i ... change,
indicates Petersen.
She offers offenders a warning:
"Right now, we want people to take note,"
said Petersen. "If you're doing something illegal
involving children, you never know if we are
watching."


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December 22, 2011


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2012 Celebration of Reading Student Writing Contest


Volunteer USA Foundation and best-selling
children's author Jeff Kinney announced an
entertaining writing contest open to students
in southwest Florida. Kinney is well-known for
his Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, which
combines funny stories about growing up with
doodles and cartoons.
"The greatest thing about Kinney's books is
that they make kids laugh -from the crazy situ
nations his characters get involved with to his silly
illustrations -he is hands down a favorite among
young readers," said Liza McFadden, President of
Volunteer USA Foundation. "We are thrilled this
hugely popular children's author will be on hand
in 2012 to celebrate our talented young writers
in
Southwest Florida and help us reward their
talent and imagination."
In Kinney's recently released book, Diary of
a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, beloved character
Greg Heffley is in trouble. When the authorities
begin closing in, a surprise blizzard hits and Greg
is trapped indoors with his family, causing even
more chaos.
In the Celebration of Reading writing contest,
students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and
Glades counties, grades four to seven, are invited
to participate and create a funny story involving
Florida's very own storm season of hurricanes,
tornadoes and tropical storms.
The short-story contest involves simple il
lustrations or a comic strip based on the "storm
watch" theme.
"As a resident of New England, I've weath
ered a number of storms that have turned my life
upside down for days or even weeks. I've found
that the best way to -. I l, 1.. 1.i, a tough situation


is with a positive attitude and a good sense of
humor. I'm very excited to read the contestants'
essays on the 'storm watch' theme and see how
they inject humor into their work," said Kinney.
Contest winners accompanied by their par
ents will be recognized at a VIP breakfast, spon
scored by Brown & Brown Public Risk Insurance
Agency, to kick off Volunteer USA Foundation's
12th Celebration of Reading.
The annual literacy event will take place Fri
day, Feb. 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa and is hosted by former Gov. Jeb


"The greatest thing
about Kinney's books
is that they make kids
laugh ..."
Liza McFadden, President of
Volunteer USA Foundation


Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and members of the
Bush family to support successful family literacy
programs in the Southeast U.S. The students will
be Kinney's guests of honor at the Celebration
of Reading breakfast and have the opportunity
to visit with the author and share their winning
submissions.
Entries must be submitted electronically to
Contest@VolunteerUSAFund.org or postmarked


COURTESY PHOTO


Jeff Kinney, author of the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid.


no later than the Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 to:
Volunteer USA Foundation, Attn: COR 2012 Writ
ing Contest, 516 North Adams Street, Tallahas
see, Fla. 32301.
Fifteen winners will be selected based on
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schools will be notified on Jan. 27, in conjunc
tion with Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida.
For more information, call Volunteer USA
Foundation at 850-562-5300.


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loading concerns with a lake that has a unique
biota load (hydrilla) that creates a vibrant fish
ery.
Lake Toho is well known to fishermen and is
an economic driver for Kissimmee and Osceola
County. Historical nutrient loading on the lake
has been excessive in the past due in part to ef
fluent releases upstream that were discontinued
by the 1980's. The NRP addresses the current
loading and how upstream basins are address
ing the loading with Best Management Practic
es. As most of the basins are now developed, a
primary practice addressing loading is storm re
tention basins which allow sediments carrying
nutrients to fall out of the water column before
being carried to the lake.
Based on a 2009 survey, there is approxi
mately 39,310 acres of cropland, pasture, nurser
ies and citrus within the watershed. The Florida


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the Dodge Durango, the truck struck the golf
cart and caused the older man to be ejected.
The truck was driven by another LaBelle resi
dent, J. Lorenzo Reyes Rodriguez, 58. It struck
the golf cart with its front, impacting the smaller
vehicle from its right side.
Mr. Brown was airlifted to Lee Memorial
Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. He
would remain at the hospital for nearly 20 days,
with doctors working to improve his condition.
He was pronounced deceased on Dec. 19 at
3:41 a.m.
Mr. Rodriguez reported no injuries.


Department of Agriculture is administering the
Best Management Program in the region helping
farmers and ranchers to develop and implement
erosion and sediment controls. Irrigation and
fertilizer practices are also designed to maximize
efficiency of water and nutrient use. Florida Farm
Bureau is working to educate growers on their
responsibilities and to convey issues related to
water quality improvements.
The NRP shows a cooperative effort by nu
merous stakeholders to study the unique bio
diversity of the lake while addressing concerns
of impairment to the water. Once the NRP is
accepted by the Florida Department of Environ
mental Protection, stakeholders will have two
years to complete research that targets and de
velops additional strategies to address nutrient
loading. Research will also review how hydrilla
is interacting with the nutrient loading in the
lake. This is quite an interesting project that is
stakeholder driven to address a local problem.
It is hoped that this might become a model for
other areas to be proactive in addressing load
ing issues, producing positive results in the most
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1-INVITATION TO BID
BID # 2011-2
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Canals 7 & 8/Riverside
Sealed bids for the replacement of the above referenced Canals 7 & 8/River
side will be received by the Cental County Water Contol District Board o
Supervisors, hereinafter referred to as "District" at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 2:00 pm local time on December 27 for furnishing labor and material:
and performing all work set forth in the Invitabon to Bid, Instruction to Bid
ders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawing
ihich comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled
:losing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been sub
mitt in accordance with the conditions of the Invitaton to Bid, Instruction:
to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relabon to this Project will be public
opened and read aloud Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid an(
bids received after the specified day and time will not be opened.
The Work is described as Canals 7 & 8/Riverside and is outlined in draw
wings and specifications prepared by the District's Chief Engineer, Rock Abou
laoudd, P.E. The work requires the successful bidder to replace two existing
:ulverts with culverts of the same type and size and the replacement of thi
headwall at each end of the culverts.
construction drawings and Specifications may be obtained from Rock Abou
laoude, RE. (contact person) at 15q 11 i:i Street, LaBelle, Flond;
(863/612-0011), or from the District's r ,S. Cabbage Palm Street
lewiston, Florida (863/983-5797).
Each bid must be submitted, in duplicate, on the prescribed bid form and ac
:ompanmed by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Centre
county Water Contol District Board of Supervisors, in an amount not les
than five percent (5%) of the bid amount All subcontractors shall be de
lared on a separate form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on December 27 at 2:00 PM at th,
District office located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Bid
ders are welcome to attend.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the necessary Insurana
Contracts and Certificates of Insurance. These shall be either executed by o
:ountersigned by a licensed resident agent of the surety or insurance com
pany having its place of business in the State of Florida. Further, the sai
surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and qualified to di
business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of A-minu
'r better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Department's T-lis
as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bid:
shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty-five (45
:alendar days after the date of bid opening. No bidder may withdraw their
Bid for a period of forty-five (45) calendar days after the date of Bid open
ng.
[n order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all license:
and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations an(
Ordinances.
Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the Dis
tnct will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the per
formance record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the siz,
and type of work specified under this Invitation to Bid. Upon request, th,
Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District t
evaluate the bidder's qualifications. The District reserves the right to aware(
the bid to the lowest responsible and qualified bidder based on available
funding.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) and/or to waive an,
irregularities at the District's sole discretion. It also reserves the right t
postpone the award of the Contract for a period of ime which postpone
ment, however, shall not extend beyond ninety (90) calendar days from tht
bid opening date during which, the District at its sole discretion may release,
the Bid security
DATED this day of December, 2011.
ATEST:Central County Water Control District
By:Carolyn (Cookie) Hester, Dist. Mgr.
404500 CN 12/8,15,22/2011


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Everglades
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the following opening:

HIGH SCHOOL
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$10.00 hourly rate

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1-3 years
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DIESEL MECHANIC
Alico, Inc is seeking a
Diesel Mechanic for the
Heavy Equipment divi-
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be responsible for per-
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and repairs on diese
engines used to power
machines such as trac-
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engines. Must be able
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examines parts for de-
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ear.
Position requires a HS
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and 2 year's experience
ASE certification and/or
Diesel Certification pre-
ferred. Valid driver's li-
ense required. Must
be able to lift 50 Ibs
unassisted.
Qualified applicants
should complete an ap-
plication at the Ker
Work Center located at
10685 County Road
832, Felda, FL 33930.
The Company main-
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
IOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
hereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property
nd the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1619 2008 4104329-03020990020 Open Space Land, LLC
.ot 2, Block 2099, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat
hereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County,
londa.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to exisbng easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
LM., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is
he 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.
Barbara S. Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
404391 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
IOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders
,f the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is-
ued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop-
!rty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
.698 2008 1224432-01000310140 Myleen Barrera
.ot 14, Block 31, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the
lat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of
lendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to exisbng easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office 2nd Floor, Administration Wing LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
LM., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which is
he 26th day of January, 2012
Dated this 14th day of December, 2011.
Barbara S. Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
05838 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
IOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders
,f the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is-
ued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop-
*rty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAMEIN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
.548 2008 1314433-A0002260000 Everlinda Toledo
he South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-
uarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sec-
ion 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject
o an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also known as Tract 5826,
lontura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
LM., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is
he 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.
Barbara S. Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
04342 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
lotice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hend-
y County:
)ryx Crude Trading and Transportation (TB-32) PO Box 1330, Houston, TX,
7251, has submitted Application 111116-10 for renewal of Water Use Per-
nit 26-00715-W for aquifer remediation. The water will be withdrawn from
he Lower Tamiaml and Sandstone Aquifers and the project is located in Sec-
ion 32, Township 45 South, Range 29 East.
interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency acbon re-
arding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management
district Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
:3416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
lo further public nobce will be provided regarding this application. A copy
f the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be ob-
ained by accessing the District's websit (www.fwmd.gov) and selecting
he Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affect-
.d persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the
proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the
taft report.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC the holders of the follow
ng cerbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, descripbon of property and thi
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1410 2007 1224432-01000700130 Zo DO LLC
& Janet Ames Scharf
ot 13, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to thi
tlat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records o
-lendry 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 Flonda.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
;cnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'!
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which I
:he 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.
Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Crcuit Cour
Hendry County, Florid
404367 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
IOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Florida Bids, LLC the holders of the fol
owing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there
n. The cerbficate number, year of issuance, descripbon of property and thi
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
?278 2007 1214334-010000U0120 James Sykes
-ot 15, Block U, Harlen Addition No. 3, according to the plat thereof record(
n Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned byrior 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
;cnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk',
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which I
:he 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.
Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Flornd
404371CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of thE
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issues
:hereon. The cerbficate number, year of issuance, descripbon of property
and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3542 2008 4104329-02020800140 Judy G. Hunnel
-ot 14, Block 2080, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the pla
hereoff Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County
:lorda.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned byrior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ascribed in such cerbficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'!
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which i
:he 12th day ofJanuary, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.
Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Flornd
404369 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011


NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC the holders of the follow
ng certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and thE
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
?605 2007 2164329-A0000090100 Brian K. Quinn
3egn at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 '-ith r-n--
east, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 50' :. r .
Feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 37' 06" West 719.2
Feet; thence South 00 degrees 51' 26" East 121.83 feet; thence South 43 de
lrees 02' 43" East 695.13 feet; thence N 89 degrees 37' 06" East 252.23
eet; thence North 00 degrees 50' 35" West 633.22 feet to the Point-of-Be
inning. EXCLUDING the Northerly 175.87 feet of the Easterly 175.87 fee
and EXCLUDING the following: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16
Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 0:
Degrees 31' 11" East 2624.37 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence Soutt
36 degrees 51' 28" West 667.33 feet; thence South 45 degrees 48' 22" Eas
517.84 feet; thence North 86 degrees 51' 28" East 252.28 feet to the Eas
me of Section 16; thence North 03 degrees 36' 11" West along the East linE
454.34 feet to the Point-of-Beginning.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ascribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'"
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which I
j:e 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.
Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Crcuit Cour
Hendry County, Florld
404382 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
IOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the
allowing certifcate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issue
hereon. The certifcate number, year of issuance, descripbon of property
ind the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAMEIN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3577 2008 4104329-030000L0020 Odilance Sllien
rract L2, Block 2102, Port LaBelle, Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plain
hereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County
:lorida.
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.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
;cnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
L.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which i
he 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Courl
Hendry County, Flondc
404379 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011


LEGAL NOTICE
notice is hereby given that Hednck Brothers Constucton / Asset Builder
'Construction Managers) for The School Board of Palm Beach County, Flon
ja; will receive 'Subcontactor Qualificaton Information' until January 13
?012 for Phase Two Gove Elementary School Modernization, Belle Glade
:lorda.
'hase Two will consist of construction of a new 121,000 sf/ 924 student
station Elementary School.
The Project is scheduled to achieve LEED Silver Certification.
Dhase One Site Remediabon / Site Preparation work is not included within
Dhase Two.
Interested bidders that have been previously pre-qualfied by the Construc
ion Manager are required to complete Subcontractor Request for Invitatior
n Bid.
411 other interested bidders are required to complete Subcontractor Qualifca
ion Statement.
The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a minimum goal of 90
certifiedd African American M/WBE participation for this Project. Only firms
certifiedd by the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida or State of Flon
Ja Office of Supplier Diversity or its successors are accepted for participatory
as an African American M/WBE Firm.
The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a goal of at least a 100,
-ocal Vendor and Local Worker Participation. Local is defined as Belle Glade
ahokee, South Bay, Canal Point and Lake Harbor.
constructionn funding for the project is secured through a Federal AssistancE
program for Qualified School Construction Bonds. All Subcontractors shall bE
required to comply with all applcable requirements of the Davis-Bacon Ac
and Department of Labor regulations.
The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Man
ger reserve the right to reject any or all offers / proposals or to accept an)
offers / proposals which is in its best interest. The School Board of Palrr
each County, Florida and / or Construction Manager also reserve the ngh
D waive any informalities, irregularities and technicalities in procedure.
411 cost incurred by Subcontractor / Proposer in preparing a proposal re
sponse shall be the sole responsibility of the Subcontractor / Proposer
Interested Bidders, please forward your request for a 'Subcontractor Qualif
actionn Statement' by email to estimating@hedrickbrothers.com or fax tb
561.681.5088.
All inquiries shall be by email or fax as indicated above.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders
3f the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop-
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
10TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
:hereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property
and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of th(
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issue
hereon. The certificate 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


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NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing cerbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate 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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following
:erbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
:erbficate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in
Nhich it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holder
of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
sued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09001283CA
BANKUNITED
Plaintff,
vs.
JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PI-
LAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PER-
SON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN
PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 28, 2011, and en-
tered in Case No. 09001283 CA, of
the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and
JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PI-
LAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PER-
SON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN
PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF
CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRA-
TION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURT-
HOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE,
LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th
day of January, 2012, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A LOT
NO. 2805, MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
A person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the ]is pendens must ile a
claim with 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 30th day of November,
2011.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of said Court
BY /S/ Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act If you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to provl-
slons of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at 25
East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935,
Phone No. (941 )335- 2299 within 2
working days of your receipt of this
notice or pleading; if you are hearing
impaired, call 1-8009558771 (TDD)'
if you are voice impaired, cal
1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Re-
lay Services).
Kahane & Associates, PA.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
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NOTU I" 01" APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders
if the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
sued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1678 2008 1224432-01000220010 Francisco Ramos Mendez &


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders
)f the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop-
rty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holder
of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
sued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop
Erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No. 11-CP-35
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD M. CAUSEY
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Richard M. Causey, deceased, whose
date of death was September 25,
2011, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Glades County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 500
Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 15, 2011.
Personal Representative:
David E. Causey
227 Bilbao Street
Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Travis W. Trueblood, LLM
Attorney for David E. Causey
Florida Bar Number: 0417890
TRUEBLOOD LAW GROUP PA.
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805 U.S. Hwy. 27, Suite 1
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Telephone: (863) 946-9160
Fax: (888) 659-6339
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CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY,
LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING
VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. IN-
DUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL.
33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES
DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOW-
ING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PUR-
SUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF
THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE'S
TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RE-
SERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR
REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS.
01/02/2012 @ 8:00AM
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property
and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
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d by pror owner. PUBLIC NOTICE
ecord. Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Flonda
Statutes, a meeting of landowners
tate of Florida.f BARRON WATER CONTROL DIS-
TRICT will be held at 2:00 P.M.
o law, the property de- january 5, 2012, at the District of
t bidder at the Clerk's hce on 3293 Dellwood Terrace
le, Florida, at 11:00 eprt LaBelle, Florida, 33935.
nuary, 2012, which is
he purpose of the meeting is tc
Blect one member of the Board ol
Barbara S. Butler Supervisors and review annual re-
Clerk of Circuit Cour pots.
Hendry County, Florida
Landowners may cast one vote for
ach acre or fracton thereol
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proxy. Proxy forms are available by
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1634 2008 1224432-01000030080 Azteca Montura Inc 3692 2008 4104329-03021190160 EdasmetC. Chang & 3637 2008 4104329-03021040060 Maribel Lombo,
Said Eltanawy Ramon Leyva Bahar &
Carlos A. Nleves Lombo
Lot 8, Block 3, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the _ot 16, Block 2119, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of hereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Lot 6, Block 2104, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the pla
Hendry County, Florida. londa. hereof 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. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. 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 Flonda. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Flonda.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's crnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'"
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which IE A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
the 12th day of January, 2012 :he 12th day of January, 2012 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which v
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011. Dated this 30th day of November, 2011. he 12th day of January, 2012
Barbara S. Butler Barbara S. Butler Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.


1407 2007 1224432-01000700040 Zo Do LLC 1272 2007 1224432-01000130030 Estate of Ben]amin A. Aruca NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
& Janet Ames Scharf And Estate of Martn Aruca 1875 2008 124432-A0001040100 Izquiderdo Amparo Gonzalvo
Lot 4, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the -ot 3 in Block 13 of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records :he plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Sec
if Hendry County, Florida. recordss of Hendry County, Florida ion 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subjec
to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof Also knowr
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner, as Tract 5216, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Flonda.
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is office, 2nd Floor Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'
the 12th day of January, 2012 .M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which is Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011. :he 26th day of January, 2012 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which vI
Barbara S. Butle Dated this 14th day of December, 2011. :he 12th day of January, 2012
Clerk of Circuit CourI Barbara S. Butler Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.
Hendry County, Florida Clerk of CircuitCourt Barbara S. Butlel


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Lot 1, Block 22, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the :er of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section The East one-half of the southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarte
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records o 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15
Hendry County, Florida. an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also known as Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to ar
Tract 5768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision, easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also known a!
Tract 2648, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Unlesssuch cerficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's ;cnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
A.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which ie M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'"
the 26th day of January, 2012 :he 12th day ofJanuary, 2012 Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
Dated this 14th day of December, 2011. Dated this 30th day of November, 2011. A.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which v
Barbara S. Butler Barbara S. Butler he 26th day of January, 2012
Clerk ofCircuit Court Clerk of CircuitCourt Dated this 14th day of December, 2011.
Hendry County, Florida Hendry County, Florida Barbara S. Butle


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December 22, 2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders
3f the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
sued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
-ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2584 2008 1314433-A0003940000 Pagan Juan H. Matias
The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quar
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31,
Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an
easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as
Tract 5982, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by priorowner.
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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ascribed in such cerbficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is
the 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following
ertificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
ertificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in
Nhich it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
987 2007 1134432-A0000230100 Leon & Corna Sacco
The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quar
er of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an
basement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also known as
Tract 5665, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing. LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which is
e 26th day of January, 2012
Dated this 14th day of December, 2011.


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders
)f the following certificate has filed said cerbficate for a tax deed to be is
3ued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, descripbon of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
543 2008 1314433-A0001940000 Raul Martinez
rhe South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sec
ion 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subjec
:o an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also known as Tract 5703,
qontura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Jnless such cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ascribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is
he 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Cou r
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holder.
Df the following cerbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
;ued thereon. The cerbficate number, year of issuance, description of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1544 2008 1154432-A0000370000 Carlos R. Morales
The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quar
er of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15
township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to ar
access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as Tract 3274, Montur;
Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to exisbng easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'!
office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which I!
he 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.


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Barbara S. Bute
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florld;


PALM BEACH COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (HCD)
NOTICE OF FIRST AND SECOND MORTGAGE FINANCING FUNDING AVAILABILITY

Palm Beach County's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting applications from individuals seeking funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II (NSP II). Pre-applications are available directly from HCD or may be downloaded from the
HCD website at www pbcgov com/hcd Applications must be submitted in person and will be accepted year-round until funding has been exhausted.
Activity Description:
The NSP II First and Second Mortgage Loan Program was developed to provide first mortgage loan financing at 4 percent interest rate (4 9%APR) fixed for 30 years, and a second mortgage loan at zero percent interest, in the form of a forgivable loan to run concurrently to the first mort-
gage loan for 30 years The first mortgage loan is amortized over 30 years and has mandatory escrow requirements for real estate property taxes and homeowners hazard insurance The second mortgage loan does not have a monthly repayment requirement The second mortgage
loan provides "gap" financing Eligible uses of the second mortgage are down payment assistance, closing costs, and rehabilitation costs Eligible dwellings must be foreclosed, abandoned, or vacant residential properties located within the Urban Redevelopment Area (URA) or the
Glades Regional Target Area (GRTA) Eligible households earning up to 120% Area Median Income (AMI), who do not own a home are eligible to participate in the program (credit and asset provisions apply) The home must remain the pnncipal residence of the applicant for the life of
the loan
Amount Available:
$11,865,400 00 is available for first and second mortgage loan financing
Rate Term Points Maximum after rehabilitation value
4% (4 90% APR) 30 years 0 $211,375*
*HUD Median Purchase Price Guidelines
Eligible Applicants:
Eligible applicants for the NSP II include individuals who are not current homeowners, have a middle FICO credit score of 600, and meet income and household eligibility guidelines Eligible applicants are required to reside in the home as their principal place of residency
Eligible Rehabilitation: Number of Extremely Low Very Low Low Moderate
Applicants may use up to $50,000 to rehabilitate the dwelling Rehabilitation funding will be deducted from the maximum award of the second mort- Number of Extremely Low Very Low Low Moderate
gage loan Persons in Income Income Income (80%) Income (120%)
Program RequirementslGeneral Information: Household (30%) (50%)
1. Affordability Guidelines
Annual Income Limits for West Palm Beach and Boca Raton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) 1 $16,000.00 $26,650.00 $42,650.00 $63,960.00
FY 2011 Area Median Income (AMI) 2 $18,300.00 $30,450.00 $48,750.00 $73,080.00
$63,300 3 $20,600.00 $34,250.00 $54,850.00 $82,200.00
2. Eligible Program Areas: 4 $22,850.00 $38,050.00 $60,900.00 $91,320.00
All properties purchased must be located in either the County's "Urban Redevelopment Areas". The east area boundaries are generally described 5 $24,700.00 $41,100.00 $65800.00 $9864000
as Community Drive to the North; the Lake Worth Drainage District L-14 Canal to the South; 1-95 to the East; and extends to various points 6 $26.550.00 $44,150.00 $70,650.00 $105 960.00
West as far as Jog Road, or the Glades Region Target Area generally descnbed as the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, ,1 .
and the unincorporated area of Canal Point. 7 $28,350.00 $47,200.00 $75,550.00 $113,280.00
3 Other criteria: 8 $30,200.00 $50,250.00 $80,400.00 $120,600.00
The sales price (including any rehabilitation) cannot exceed $211,375, which represents 95% of the median sales price, and must reflect at least a one percent (1%) discount of the "as is" appraised value The home purchased must be used as the purchaser's primary place of resi-
dence The first mortgage will be provided in the form of a 30 year fixed rate mortgage, with an interest rate not to exceed 4% (APR of 4 9%)
The second mortgage loan may also be provided to NSP II homebuyers to assist with rehabilitation, closing costs, and down payment assistance The Second mortgage loan provided shall not exceed $100,000 forvery low income applicants (0-50%AMI), $65,000 forlow income appli-
cants (51-80% AMI), and $50,000 for moderate income applicants (81-120% AMI) The second mortgage loan shall bear no interest and shall be forgiven after thirty (30) years if all affordablllty provisions are met All mortgage financing requests are subject to funding availability
Paper Copy Version: can be picked up at Housing and Community Development's (HCD) Planning Section, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 500, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Monday through Friday, 8 30 a m to 4 30 p m
No alterations or deletions to the application formats are allowed. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered. Map of Palm Beach County Urban Redevelopment Area

The Zip Codes which are located within the east "Urban Redevelopment Area" are listed below. il
ZIP CODES GEOGRAPHIC AREAS ,
33406 North of the L-8 Canal; East of Military Trail; South of i
Belvedere Rd : and West of 1-95 (Palm Springs)
33409 North of Belvedere Rd.; East of Military Trail; South of Palm-
Beach Lakes Blvd. and Village Blvd : and West of 1-95 (West
Palm Beach)01
33413 North of Southern Blvd. East of Jog Rd.; South of Belvedere
Rd and West of the E-3 Canal (Greenacres) 'p- .
33415 North of the L-10 Canal; East of Jog Rd.; South of Belvedere
Rd and West of Military Trail (Greenacres)
33417 North of Belvedere Rd.; East of Florida's Turnpike; South of
the M Canal; and West of Military Tral. (West Palm Beach)
33461 North of the L-14 Canal; East of 1-95; South of the L-8 Canal;
and West of Military Trail. (Palm Springs and Lake Worth) i
33463 North of the L-10 Canal; East of Sherwood Forest Rd.; South -. --
of Lake Worth Rd.; and West of Military Trail. (Greenacres) W" "'.


Glades Region Target Area:
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All the above listed zip code areas contain portions which- M IL m I l
are not within the "Urban Redevelopment Area". Some of "' '" "
the above listed zip code areas are mostly outside of the
"Urban Redevelopment Area". Only properties located .
within the portions of the zip codes falling within the URA boundaries are eligible for NSP-2 assistance.
Glades Region Target Area:
The target area encompasses the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Point. The creation
of the GRTA added nine census tracts to the NSP2 Program. These are census tracts 80.01; 80.02; 81.01; 81.02; 82.01; 82.02; 82.03; 83.01; and
83.02.

For additional information about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II, please call (561) 233-3655 or (561) 233-3688.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS AD AND DOCUMENTS LISTED CAN BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT.
CONTACT HCD AT (561) 233-3660.

PUBLISH: December 18th, and 25th; January 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate 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
3617 2008 4104329-03020980170 Robert Goldberg
Lot 17, Block 2098, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the pla
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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ascribed in such cerbficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is
the 12th day ofJanuary, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.


Baroara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property
and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
_ERT NAME IN
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Lot 24, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, a subdivision according to the pla
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 104, 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ascribed in such cerbficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is
the 12th day ofJanuary, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.


0 83404 CN 12/8 1 1


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC the holders of the follow
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The cerbficate 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
157 2007 1064428-A0000930000 John C. Shelley
Swearingen
The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarte
Mf the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 6,
Township 44 South, Range 28 East, 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ascribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which is
the 12th day of January, 2012


Dated this 30th day o November, 2011.


404336 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011


BUSINESS & SERVICE D

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES
ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY FROM AMANDA STREET
TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
FM# 428104-1
RFQ. No: 2012-08
OPENING DATE: JANUARY 19,2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing
professional services in connecbon with the construction of a sidewalk on
West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyl
Street to SR 29. Firms submitbng must have experbse in construction ad
ministration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements tha
FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services
available in-house or may propose multiple firms which have joined together
to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a com
plete submission. Individuals and irms properly registered in the State o
Florida are encouraged to submit their qualifications for consideration. All
ubmittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to
his RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to b
considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commis
ioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk's Ofice) in the Hendry County Court
house Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on
january 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be record
in the presence of one or more witnesses.
Scopy of the Instructons and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Henry County Purchasing Office, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL
33935 (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing ad
ress) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be
mailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accu
racy or completeness of documents sent via email.
he solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
ontact for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
bmittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in it
entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.
nstan Chapman, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
05351 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/20111/5/2012


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/10/12
UBJECT AREA: 111 Non-Discrimination
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the poll
:y for non-discriminaon.
STATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII
f C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 ES.
STATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title
VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 FS.
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-dis
crimination.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except fo
he costs of prinbng and distribubons.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or a
oon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 10, 2012.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with inform
on regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within
21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency
Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be
advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed ru
s to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publicabon of this
notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hear
ng would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appro
private request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.


Notice: Inspecton and copying of all written materials constituting public
Barbara S. Butle records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
Clerk of Circuit Cou request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Hendry County, Florida
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judi
cially nobced and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making pro
eedg. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into th
propTYI sed rule.
IRECTORY I Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro
:ess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or a
he Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting or workshop.
less Gutters Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy o
it & Fascia he proposed rule shall be filed in the Ofice of the Superintendent of Schools
pursuantto 120.54(3)(e), ES.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders
)f the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
ued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1919 2008 1254432-A0000560100 Henn Wurfbain & Juliana
Wurfbain
rhe North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quar
:er of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Secbon 25,
township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an
basement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as
Tract 5095, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.


8 28504 CN 12/22 2


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC the holders of the follow-
ng certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and th
ame in which it was assessed are as follows:
: YERT NAMEIN
No YFAR DFSCRTPTITN WHTSIH SSFS DF


Estate of Earl B. Miller and
James R. Reynolds
43 Hastings C
West Palm Beach, FL
30384-0736


ot 12, Block 0, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter o
he Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22
township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an
basement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cibed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which is
he 26th day of January, 2012
Dated this 14th day of December, 2011.


405816 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012


Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Circuit Cou r
Hendry County, Florida


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal I, LLC, the holders of the following
:erbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
:erbficate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in
which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
16 2007 1324229-A0000560300 Estate of Sarah J.
Sawatzky a/k/a Rhonda Tanski
The West one-half of the following described property as divided by a North
south line parallel to the East boundary thereof: The South one-half of the
southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one
quarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the
northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, excluding the Eas
78.99 feet and excluding the North 150 feet of the West 375 feet of Section
2, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
n easement for ingress and egress over the North 30 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cribed in such cerbficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which is
he 26th day of January, 2012
Dated this 14th day of December, 2011.


405814 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012


Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Flornd


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holder
Df the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
ued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
,ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1897 2008 1254432-A0000230000 Berner Joseph &
Lindalle Joseph
he South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one
quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Sec
bon 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subjec
to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also know
as Tract 5152, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision


Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florld
04378 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holder.
of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
sued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of prop
rty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1893 2008 1254432-A0000120100 Rafael Rodrquez Journet
Julia Rivera Corujo
rhe North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar
er of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to ar
basement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known a!
Tract 5127, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned byprior 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'.
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which i
e 12th day of January, 2012
Dated this 30th day of November, 2011.


8 634041 CN 12/8 1


Barbara S. Butle
Clerk ofCircut Cour
Hendry County, Florld


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal I, LLC, the holders of the following
certiicat has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. Th
certiicat number, year of issuance, description of property and the name Ir
which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1156 2007 1144432-A0002470100 Carlos Pelaez & Otto A
Villamizar
rhe North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar
er of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Secon 14
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known a!
Lot 2895, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.

Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'!
office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which I
he 26th day of January, 2012
Dated this 14th day of December, 2011.


Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florid;


Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner Less t t exiscng e asements and iIIIt iiowas of recUor I.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Subj to existing easements and rig tofways ofrecor
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
cribed in such cerbficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'.
office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing LBee Florida, at1 office 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the mount of January, 2012, which .M., n the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012, which I
he 26th day ofJanuar, 2012 ate 12th day of Janua o, 2012
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
HENDRY COUNTY
SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE
SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY,
FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND
FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29
BID No. 2012-04
Opening Date and Time: January 19, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Side
walk Construcbon on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to
Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in
the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In
harder to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commis
sioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Court
house Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on
January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be record
ed in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the
above noted time and date will not be opened or considered.
Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held
an January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cow
boy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Atkins,
1514 Broadway, Suite 203, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (for pick up and mail
ng address), or by calling 239-334-7275.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparabon of a response to this Bid, or to con
tract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all sub
mittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its
entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Tristan Chapman, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
405352 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012
1

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC the holders of the follow
ng certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The cerbficate 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
688 2007 1204529-A0000260100 Robert Dale Dunaway and
Pamela 0. Dunaway
The parcel hereon described is situated in the Southwest one-quarter of the
Southwest one-quarter of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 east,
Hendry County, Florida, and more particularly described as follows: Com-
mencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 20, being the Point of Be
ginning; thence N 05 degrees 25'10"W, (basis for bearing being the Sun Oil
company Plat, as prepared by Johnson-Hall Associates, Inc.), along the Wes
section line of said Section 20, a distance of 1,486.38 feet; thence N 89 de
agrees 32'13" E, along the quarter-quarter section line a distance of 469.26
ee; thence S 05 degrees 25'10" E, a distance of 1,487.96 feet to the South
section line of said Secbon 20; thence S 89 degrees 43'54" W, along said
South section line, a distance of 469.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Sub
lect to a 30.00 feet road easement along and across the North boundary
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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ascribed in such cerbficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012, which is
the 26th day of January, 2012
Dated this 14th day of December, 2011.
Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florida
405815 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012

NOTICE OF HEARING
WATER CONTROL PLAN AMENDMENT
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other
property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, "the
district. "
ou are notified that the District has filed in the office of the secretary of the
district a resolution to consider approval of an amended water control plan
WCP," to provide for the following elements making the District's WCP con
stent with the District's Environmental Resource Permit with South Florida
after Control District; and, providing for a special assessment associated
ith the completion of the District's Reservoir Levee. Said amendments are
mmarized as follows:
1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the
.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water
detention at design/permitted capacity;
2. Installation of Two ( Additional Pums The installation of twc
additional pumps upon completon of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing
he District's permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,00C
jpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity;
. Inclusion of Woodlands Subdivision in the District's Geouranhical
ondaries- The District's legal description contains a scrivener's error
hereby not closing the legal description of the Woodland's Subdivision as ii
elates to the geographical boundaries of the Disbict;
4. Provision for a Special Assessment Funding the Reservoir Levee
-The District intends to fund the Reservoir Levee Improve-
ents referenced herein by a special assessment not previously authorized
)y law through the provisions of Chapter 298, Florida Statutes; and,
n or before its meebng scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2011, al
:00 p.m. at the District Administrative Offices, Montura Ranch Estates, 475
south Cabbage Palm Road Clewiston, Florida, 33440 written objections tc
he proposed plan amendment may be filed with the District at the afore-
enond address. A public hearing on the proposed plan amendment wil
e conducted at the scheduled meeting and written objections will be consid-
red at that time. At the conclusion of the hearing the Board of Supervisors
ay determine to proceed with the process for approval of the proposed
Ian amendment and direct the Dstrict Engineer to prepare an engineer's re
ort identifying property to be taken, if any, assessing benefits and damag-
s, and estimabng the cost of improvements associated with the proposed
Ian amendment. A final hearing on approval of the proposed plan amend-
ent and Engineer's report shall be duly noticed and held at a regularly
scheduled Board of Supervisor's meeting within 60 days after filing of the en-
ineer's report with the Secretary of the District.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000005
NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE
MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff
vs.
AMY E. ARNOLD, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Nobce is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated 6th day of
December, 2012, entered in Civil
Case Number 22-2009-CA-000005 in
the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, wherein NATIONWIDE AD-
VANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY the
Plaintiff, and Amy E. Arnold, et al,
are the Defendants, I will sell the
property situated in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOTS 26 thru 53 Block 5 and
Lots 1 thru 6, 9 thru 28 and 33
thru 48, Block 6, MAGIC CITY,
according to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1 Page
17, in the Public Records of
Glades County, Florida lying in
Section 1 Township 42 South,
Range 28 East, Glades County,
Florida.
Together with that certain 2006
SCTB 64 foot double-mobile
home bearing VIN's
SBHGA1006061487A and
SBHGA1060601487B
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the Highway
27 and 5th Street, Moore Haven, FL
33471 at 11:00 AM. on 12th day of
Jan., 2012. Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the lie pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated: 12-7-2011.
BY /S/ Julie Yarborough
Glades County Clerk of Court
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
FLORIDA FORECLOSURE
ATTORNEYS, PLLC
601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690
Clearwater, FL 33755
Telephone: (727) 4464826
"In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilibes Act, persons in need
of a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding shall, with-
in seven (7) days prior to any
proceeding, contact the Administra-
tive Office of the Court, Glades
County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J
SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL
33471, telephone (863) 946-6010,
TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955
8770 via Florida Relay Service"'
apre ako ki fet avek Americans With
Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin
yun bezwen spesiyal pou akomoda-
siyon pou yo patisipe nan program
sa a dwe, nan yun tan re.zonab an
ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe
kontakte Administrative Office Of The
Court i nan nmero Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite
102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telefon
nam se (863) 946-6010 oubyen TDD
1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955
8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service.
En accordance avec la Loi des
"Americans With Disabilities" Les
personnel en besom d'une accomo-
dation special pour participer a ces
procedures doivent, dans un temps
reasonable, avante dentreprendre
aucune autre demarche, contacter
I'office administrative de la Court si-
tu& au Glades County Courthouse,
500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore
Haven, FL 33471, le telephone
(863) 946-6010 TDD 1 800 955 8771
ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay
Service.
"De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto
de los Americanos con Impedimen-
tos, Inhabilitados, personas en ne-
cesidad del servicio especial para
participar en este procedimiento de-
ran, dentro de un bempo razonable,
antes de cualquier procedimiento,
ponerse en contact con la oficina
Administrabva de la Corte Glades
County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW
Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471,
Telefono (863) 946-6010, TDD
1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 771 Via
Florida Relay Service"'
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for accurate measurement of human
zinc nutritional status. Bio-markers are
quantifiable substances in organisms
that( ,,,h ,.G. ,I, i...i, h ,, ._. i lh ... o.i
as nutrient deficiencies or disease.
The bio-markers can be measured
from blood samples or from mouth
swabs and allow for even marginal zinc
deficiencies to be detected, which is
something current zinc tests can't do.
"The method could be used in de
veloping countries, and here in the U.S.,
to re-examine populations for adequate
zinc status," said Bob Cousins, an emi
nent scholar in nutritional biochemistry
with UF's Institute of Food and Agricul
tural Sciences.
Cousins and a team of researchers
made the discovery, and their research
was published Wednesday in the jour
nal Proceedings of the National Acad


emy of Sciences.
Zinc deficiency is a worldwide prob
lem, especially in developing countries
where many have limited access to
good sources of zinc, such as red meat,
Cousins said. Signs of zinc deficiency
are often skin rashes and infections.
"When children are supplemented
with zinc, their quality of life dramatic
cally increases," he said. "Their stature
increases, their ability to learn increases
and they can better fight off infections
that lead to things like diarrhea."
Roger Sunde, a professor of nu
tritional sciences at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, is a longtime re
searcher of bio-markers for selenium,
another important element for human
health. He called the new study "excit
ing" and "cutting edge."
"We really need to understand the
underlying biochemistry and regular
tion of human micro-nutrients," Sunde
said. "And we really need to have the full
complement of tools to know whether
someone is adequate in all of the nutri
ents."
To find the bio-markers, the re
searchers performed genetic analysis
on human subjects at the beginning of
the study, when the subjects were low
in zinc due to an experimental diet they
were fed, and when the subjects re
turned to normal zinc levels.
The -_ .... i. analysis was done using
devices called micro-arrays that allowed


fortheexaminationof i, i-l *i I', en
tire genome, or every gene in 1. i , i..
in response to changing zinc levels.
Of the tens of thousands of genes
analyzed, the researchers identified
eight that changed with zinc levels and
thus could be used as zinc bio-markers.
Once a zinc deficiency is detected
using the bio-markers, it can be easily
corrected in a cost-effective manner us
ing supplements, said Moon-Suhn Ryu,
a former doctoral student in UF's food
science and human nutrition depart
ment's nutritional sciences program
and the study's lead author.
"Additionally, our findings will let
people who are involved in policy de
sign or epidemiological studies identify
communities that will benefit from im-
proved zinc nutrition," Ryu said.
The recommended dietary allow
ances of zinc for men and non-pregnant
and non-lactating women over age 19
are 11 milligrams and eight milligrams,
respectively. In addition to red meat,
other good sources of zinc include oys
ters, poultry, beans and zinc fortified
breakfast cereal.
The National Institutes of Health
and IFAS funded the research. Other
researchers on the team included
nutritional sciences professor Bobbi
Langkamp-Henken, senior biological
scientist Shou-Mei Chang and registered
dietitian Meena Shankar.


UF Researchers Develop First Method




to Accurately Measure Zinc in Humans


Bob Cousins (left), an eminent scholar in nutritional biochemistry with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, and Moon-Suhn Ryu (right), a former doctoral student in UF's food science and human nutrition depart-
ment's nutritional sciences program are shown in the lab. They are part of a team of researchers who uncovered
biomarkers that, for the first time, allow for accurate measurement of human zinc nutritional status.




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Clewiston Middle School Tiger Beat


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Pictured is LaRonte Turner, Tammy Medrano, Jose Rivera, Janessa Pictured is Katherine Mosely, Lazna Saad, Jose Rios, Joanna Villa-
Smith, Neyton Valasquez, and Virginia Villereal. lobos.


BY GIGI MEZZIO
Clewiston Middle School
The Clewiston Middle School AVID class,
under the tutelage of Mrs. Kathleen Irey, held a
school-wide raffle during December to raise mon
ey for a much needed Christmas gift: a washer
and dryer. This gift was proudly presented to the
Clewiston Animal Control to help with maintain-
ing the health and comfort of the homeless ani
mals. The prize, an Ultimate Candy Basket, was
won by a very surprised math teacher, Ms. Jeanie
Powell.
After presenting their gift to Clewiston Animal
Control, 7th and 8th grade AVID students were
also able to purchase a washer for Critter Care,
a non-profit organization that rescues dogs in the
community.
Jose Rios enthusiastically said of the experi
ence, "I was the "D" in AVID. I was determined
to sell as many tickets as possible to help all the
animals. With that experience AVID changed the
way I look at the animals."
There are still unmet needs of both organize
tions that you, as part of the Clewiston communi
ty can help with. Kuranga beds for the dogs in the


pound, vaccinations, and flea and tick medication
are on going necessities.
As AVID student Olga Rodriguez lovingly ex
pressed, "Helping the dogs and puppies in Ani
mal Control has me wanting to do more for them.
I learned if people would care more for their dogs,
they wouldn't be in the street. Dogs don't want a
sad life, they want a happy life."
CMS students of the months of November and
December enjoyed a pizza party on Thursday,
Dec. 15.
*6th graders: LaRonte Turner, Tammy Me
drano, Jose Rivera, Janessa Smith, Jesus Almaraz,
Neyton Velasquez, Michael Bryant, Virginia Villar
eal, and Alayna Esparza
*7th graders: Katherine Mosely, Lazna Saad,
Jose Rios, Joanna Villalobos, TaVarius McCray,
Tauna Coleman, Maria Morales, and Luzari Valle
*8th graders: Angel Lopez, Adrianna Diaz,
Shanteria Mickle, Davis Witt, Savannah Martinez,
Ross Mack, Ramon Vasquez Maldona, and Juan
Santiago
The Clewiston Middle School students and
staff would like to wish all of you a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Pictured is Shanteria Mickle and Davis Witt.


'Scouting for Food' on Lake Okeechobee


Effort completed for 2011

The Big Lake District of the Boy Scouts of
America has had a successful Food For Families
drive for the year 2011.
Each year the scouts collect non-perishable
food from individual locations within the various
cities around our lake and then deliver it to food
banks to be distributed to families in need. This
is a nationwide event and has been a part of the


of the Boy Scouts of America's community ser
vice efforts for many years.
The Big Lake District is part of the Gulf Stream
Council and includes the communities around
Lake Okeechobee. Units that participated in this
year's Scouting For Food came from Belle Glade,
Clewiston and Okeechobee.
Pack 622 and Troop 622, from Belle Glade
(pictured) collected 280 pounds of canned
and boxed foods; Pack 964 from Okeechobee
collected 250 pounds of food, and Pack 667 &


Troop 619 from Clewiston collected an amazing
570 pounds of food!
This year the Gulf Stream Council collected
food totaling 109,328 pounds, with 150 Units be
ing involved. This tremendous effort was made
possible by the participation of 2,068 Cub and
Boy Scouts and 1,453 adults and siblings.
For more information concerning the Boy
Scouting activities around Lake Okeechobee,
please contact John Wilson at 863-532-8397 or
the Gulf Stream Council office at 561-694-8585.


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December 22, 2011


QUESTIONS
Continued 1



edly side-stepping the wishes of the commission
in at least one instance. She also discussed her
concern with moneys being shifted from one city
department to another to cover shortfalls -an ac
tion she claimed was done without the review of
the commission.

Concerning Legal Issues
City Attorney Charles Schoech offered an
explanation to each of Gardner's concern, add
ing that the city manager has not violated any
laws, but that perhaps the commission should
revisit its stance on items relating to Gardner's
comments. Regarding the transfer of funds from
departments, the attorney explained that it is
legal in Florida to shift funds from a line item
that is under-expended in one department to
help supplement an item in another department
that is over expended. This is to prevent any line
item from being over expended. Such an action
would not affect the budget, but gives the man
ager more power to address shortfalls and per
haps operational needs. This discussion fed into
an example about recreation department funds
and assigning funds to employees. The decision
that McKown made to assign city employees
with funds, directors reportedly received up to
$500, for new uniforms came under Gardner's
fire. The commission had earlier said no to that
motion, she explained.
"I'm sitting here on this commission and we
made a decision and it was just negated by the
stroke of a pen," stated Gardner. "I don't find that
acceptable in any way."
City Attorney Charles Schoech responded
that the city's charter does grant the city manager
that power when necessary. McKown's reason
for still dispensing the funds was that many of
the employee uniforms were threadbare. While
Gardner did realize that Mckown did have that
power under the charter, she had issue with the
fact that he still went against the decision of the
commission.
"I consider that a slap to the face of this com
mission and I suggest a reprimand be placed in
his record," said Gardner.
However, her main point of contention was
an incident where McKown utilized a r, i. i~; I. i
to transport performers from the Sugar Festi


val to a location where an altercation ensued.
McKown was reported to have produced his
city manager badge in order to stop the fight. A
complaint was issued and an investigation was
made into whether or not he was impersonating
a law enforcement officer by doing so. The case
was closed due to lack of supporting evidence,
reported the attorney. Gardner asked for a copy
of the report and stated that she had issue with
the use of i-. 1. i i during the incident.
"I am unaware of any policies that were vio
lated. I determined that it was a personal issue,
not a city issue," said Schoech. "The incident did
not happen during the use of a city vehicle. The
city vehicle happened to have been at the loca
tion, but was not involved. I found no policies
were violated."
Gardner is requesting to see the report for
herself and said there might have been a policy
violation. She stated that there might even be a
code of ethics violation. Such an allegation is se
rious and carries stiff consequences.
Schoech commented the next day that, "The
mention of any code of ethics violation was made
for the first time ever during that meeting," stated
Schoech. "The matter was a criminal investiga
tion and was found to be an allegation without
any basis." Her last concern was about the use of
city credit cards for other than city business. She
stated that she noticed several instances where
city credit cards, issued by First Bank of Clewis
ton (Gardner works for the bank), were used for
non-city business. Even though city employees
quickly refunded these instances, Gardner consid
ered it to be poor practice. She motioned that no
unofficial use of the cards be mandated and the
commission agreed, and McKown signaled that
such a move would be accomplished at once.
After Gardner's concerns were voiced, the per
formance review was made by the commission
of the Ir, .i .. ... I-, r ...1 they considered whether
or not to award a raise for performance.
Commissioner Julio Rodriguez voiced his
agreement with Gardner. Rodriguez gave a
"standard" rating for McKown's performance
and explained that there was a great deal of mis
communication on McKown's part and that, ac
cording to him, McKown displayed "poor man
agement practices." He moved to not support a
pay increase or a bonus.
The two commissioners were alone in their
critical review of the manager.
Commissioner Jimmy Pittman gave McKown
a "very high above average" rating and did sup
port a bonus. Mayor Miller gave an "excellent,
very high/above average" rating, stating that, "I


feel that the city has never been run better." He
supported a bonus. Commissioner Joseph Miller
gave an "superior" rating and also supported a
bonus increase. Gardner gave an "above aver
age" rating and did not support any increase or
bonus. A motion to award McKown a $3,500
bonus was approved 3-to-2, with Gardner and
P. -i 1 ._.,, i., i : against.

How will discussion

affect city operations?
Gardner shook hands with McKown after
the meeting. She told The Clewiston News that
her reason for carrying out the discussion at the
meeting was for a single purpose.
"This is about accountability, from city em
ployees to the city manager -especially the city
manager," said Gardner. "Everyone should be
accountable and standards need to be set. As a
commissioner, I need to ask questions."
As to the possibility of a code of ethics viola
tion, Gardner said, "I have asked for a copy of the
report to look into whether or not there were city
policy violations." But not everyone is content
with how the review was conducted. Clewiston
Mayor Rick Miller explained that if any of the
commissioners had a problem, it needed to be
handled one-on-one.
"I'm disappointed. It shouldn't have been
handled that way," said Miller. "This is a result of
not staying in constant communication with the
city manager. In essence, she wanted to air dirty
laundry in front of everyone."
Miller explained that the commission mem
bers were aware of the issues that Gardner raised
since they stayed in communication with McK
own. Miller said he was disheartened by what
happened and feels that the situation has made
the city look disorganized and disjointed.


"I did, per her (Gardner's) request, put the
review on the agenda," said Miller. "To be hon
est, I nor anyone else truly knew where she was
coming from."
As to McKown's actions, Miller supports him
and did state that the investigation was conduct
ed and that no policy violation was found.
Miller voiced disappointment in what he de
scribed as a lack of understanding of the budget
by some commissioners. He offered that a bud
get rarely sets in stone the financial plan of a city,
but serves more as a rough guideline to follow.
He explained that changes do need to be made
at times and McKown did everything that was
within his power to make them.
"That is one thing about Steve, you come to
him with a problem and he'll have a solution for
you," said Miller, echoing Gardner's own words
from the meeting. Miller said he was not certain if
Gardner's actions will split the commission, but
he hopes that time will heal the rifts that were on
display on Monday. He explained that the com
mission always has the best interests of the city at
heart; even if there is a difference in opinion.
"Questions need to be asked. But, it needs to
be done at the right time and place," said Miller.
Responding to Miller's comments, Gardner
stated that there are topics that can only rightfully
be discussed as a commission in public.
"I have spoken one-on-one with Steve (McK
own) about certain items," she said. "I do have
the best interests of the city at heart but it is my
responsibility as a public servant to bring these
topics to the public."
City Manager McKown offered a brief com
ment on the matter. "We're moving in a positive
direction for the city. You got great things that
we have coming in the future and we're look
ing forward to continuing the programs that we
started."


Clewiston Sugar Dolls
On behalf of the Clewiston Sugar Dolls and Ms. Jacki, we would like to wish everyone a
very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Special thanks to all of thier sponsors and
everyone who has helped them this year.


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