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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 12-29-2011
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Editor’s Note: The following is a highlight of the most interest stories of 2011. Part 1 of 2. JanuaryJan. 6 Agriculture relies heavily on the supply of water from Lake Okeechobee, and the lake has experienced its worst October to December period since 1932, according to the South Florida Water Management District. Jan. 13 A 35-year dream became a three-and-a-half year project for Clewiston’s sole jetpack owner, Bill Houghtaling. Never relenting across the three-decade span, the man took on three jobs to fund his dream, carrying it well into his mid-life. Jan. 20 This week, Rosa Pelham sat down with The Clewiston News to talk about homeschooling, yoga and why she loves living in Clewiston. Sitting at a nice, well-aged table, while her daughter Cheyanna and her son Ethan did their school work, she spoke of good times and the importance of personal physical health and tness. Their three-legged dog, Chico, laid himself out on their red recliner and promptly fell asleep as relaxing study music owed through the living room. During the interview, she gave me an apple muf n for me to sample. A new creation she called it. Jan. 27: Much to everyone’s consternation, the fog that has slowed down commerce, traf c and daily operations all over South Florida has been persistently bothersome for the past few weeks. The causes of fog are quite simple but the fact of its denseness and refusal to evaporate quickly is the result of the off-kilter weather patterns of 2010.FebruaryFeb. 3 Amid a urry of questions and legal concerns, the city’s red-light camera project continues forward. Supporters of the project state that it will great improve traf c safety and reduce the number of citations and accidents that the city deals with each year. Detractors state that the project will deter tourists and businesses form coming to the area, bring lawsuits, cause accidents rather than prevent them, or will be just another form of revenue for the city. Feb. 10 A man driving a woman in labor to the hospital was later arrested while attempting to do so; the Clewiston Police Department reporting that he was in possession of illegal narcotics at the time. Feb. 17 So what did it feel like, for Hendry County EDC Director Roger Harrison to tell a room full of directors that he was leaving? “It sucked the air out of the room. It was just shock and awe,” said the Clewiston News’ 2011 Year in Review LEASE A NEW 2012 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH.*27 Month lease through Ford Credit. $2003 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock # 12C49. 20 cents per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $250 RCLBonus cash. Others to chose from at similar savings. Se e Dealer for details. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/03/12.. V. N T, D SEE REVIEW  2 ARRESTED IN PASCO COUNTY PILL MILL OPERATIONBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comA raid on an unlicensed pain management clinic, on Dec. 13, led to the arrest of three men; including 55-year-old Daniel McIntire after a lengthy investigation of a reported Lutz, Fla. pill mill by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Of ce. Some residents may remember McIntire having a practice in town until 2003. That was when he left the area in the middle of an investigation conducted by Clewiston Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The investigation was the result of law enforcement agencies receiving allegation against McIntire that he had allegedly drugged and sexually battered at least two female vicFormer Clewiston Doctor Jailed AgainSEE DOCTOR  19 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSA student points out a glitter color for her Christmas pine cone at the Eastside Old Fashioned Country Christmas. More photos o n page 10. Daniel McIntire Christmas in a Simpler Time

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Gospel sing at Swindle FarmA gospel sing will be held at the big red barn at Swindle Farm, featuring 14-year-old Maria Wirries. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 30, at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Swindle Farm is located at 7500 West Hwy. 27, Clewiston. Also the Trust Quartet will be visiting Swindle Farm on Jan. 6 to perform gospel music. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and the entire community is invited. For more information, contact Judy Swindle at 863-983-7256. County Of ces Closed for HolidaysAll county of ces will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year holiday.DUI crackdownThere 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 Traf c Liasons.Mini Health FairOkeechobee Landings on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 10:45 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11:30 a.m. KOA on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 1:30 p.m.January events at First ChristianThe church sponsors two big events in January which they are planning again in 2012. The rst is a Fish Fry. This will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. The second event is The Hallelujah Hoedown which will be held Jan. 27 to 29 at 7 p.m. The Senior Pageant is backLadies ages 63 and up from the surrounding lake area, if you're looking for some fun and excitement 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 MeetingsSt. Martins Episcopal Church is holding AA meetings on Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. They will be held at 207 North W.C. Owen Ave. in Clewiston. For more information, please call 239-2755111.Worship ServicesArtie and Dora Carnes are no longer associated with The Glades RV Resort. They continue to direct "Christian Contender Ministries" and they are beginning a Worship Service at The Port Labelle Inn each Sunday at 10 a.m. Those who are interested in helping with this effort should call Artie at 812-821-3037 or Dora at 812-821-3038. Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 is having a continuous indoor-outdoor ea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., every weekend. For more information, please call 863-9839748 or 863-673-3130. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Westside ElementaryCalendar of events: 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 homeClewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School will be holding their School Advisory Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building. All interested are encouraged and welcomed to attend. SCHOOL BRIEFS director, discussing the moment he told EDC board members he had accepted a job back in Georgia and would be leaving in a few weeks. When asked how it came down to this: that a well-regarded new hire put in place to spur economic development activity in the county suddenly decides to quit, Roger said it came down to logistics, but also to the simple feeling that he missed home too much. Feb. 24 In the days leading up to her death, Erica still slept with her mother. The two had always been close and the habit of her falling asleep next to Gloria never escaped her, even after she turned 21. She was the baby of the house, says Jackie, her sister. Her father, Eric, said that growing up, Erica always demonstrated to him a very loving side while he raised her and four siblings on his own. They all agree that she was also outspoken, and might have made enemies as a result. This all came to a head Feb. 11, when Erica's body was found by the side of the road, next to a sugarcane eld in rural Glades County. Detectives have been pursuing leads ever since, but are now looking to the community to help ll in the gaps, to help answer the question: who killed Erica Vassell?MarchMarch 3 As she headed to U.S. 27 after getting a call that her son had been in an accident there, Sonya Andrews thought of just one thing: Mason Cole. Mason had played baseball with her son, Dustin Andrews. They went to the same high school, and, like thousands of others in the area, traveled some of the same routes, including U.S. 27, south. But in December, Mason was involved in a terrible accident on that road, and ended up losing his life. If anything, his death served as a grim reminder of how dangerous driving and especially driving on 27 -can be. As she rushed to the site of her own son's accident, Sonya just couldn't get him out of her mind. "The honest truth, it was the rst thing that crossed my mind, and what his mom had to feel," Ms. Andrews told The Clewiston News this week. "He was a good kid." March 10 When 91.5 The Call rst started, they couldn't be heard beyond Clewiston city limits; now they reach Canal Point to the east and Moore Haven to the west. Broadcasting from a local church, this Christian radio station wants to ll the gap that was left by the previous radio station that became an all Spanish programming station. The setup is simple: the studio located in a small room of the First United Methodist Church. The local representatives of The Call, Jeff Barwick and Brenda Lopez, have been dedicated to REVIEWContinued  1 PHOTO / MARISOL PEREZThe Brown Sugar Festival had a number of great entertainers and thankfully no problems. SEE REVIEW  9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ Hes relying on you. And you ma y need some help. n e e d s o m e h e l p Especially if youre E s p e c i a l l y i f y o u  r e caring for c a r i n g f o r s omeone w h ose h ea l t h requires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support all y ou do with our comforting c are„coor d inating me d ica l nee d s, exp l aining options a n d provi d ing emotiona l gui d ance f or you an d y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p y ou b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there for you Support a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n f or Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonDo all ducks quack? Not all ducks communicate by quacking. For example the Black-bellied Whistling Duck, though sometimes solitary, is most often heard in noisy ocks. Their call is a high-pitched, soft, wheezy, musical whistle of four to six notes, accented on the second or third syllable that carries for long distances. Visit Cornell's "All About Birds" web site to search for the calls of these ducks and other bird species at www.allaboutbirds.org. The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is a sticking and gregarious, year-round resident of freshwater wetlands. It is known locally as the Blackbellied Tree Duck who will actually perch or nest in trees or nest boxes. Adults have a long neck, orange-red bill, white eye ring and long pink-red legs. Their belly and tail are black, and body plumage, back of neck and cap are chestnut brown. The white in the wings is seen when they are in ight. Juveniles look similar to the adults, but they have a grey bill and a less contrasting belly. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks look more like a duck, but their long legs and behavior resembles geese or swans. They are mainly nocturnal feeders who forage on land or shallow water for aquatic plants, grass, grain, insect and mollusks by grazing, dabbling or diving. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks mainly build nests in tree cavities, but will use a nest box or nest in a scrape on the ground or shallow basket of woven grasses with thick overhead vegetation. The female lays 12 to 16 white eggs that are incubated by both parents for 26 to 31 days. Sometimes other females will lay or "dump" her eggs in the nest. The young y at about 60 days of age, but remain with their parents for nearly 144 days. Two broods of young may be raised annually. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited to participate in upcoming birding trips (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org New and current Hendry-Glades Audubon Society "Facebook Friends" will be entered in a monthly drawing for a "Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America." "Like," post a birding photo, or comment on "The HendryGlades Audubon Society Facebook" page to enter the December 2011 drawing. Inland Birding Fun: Blackbellied Whistling-Duck (BBWD) PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDBlack-bellied Whistling Duck. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1 1 8 8 6 6 3 3 9 9 8 8 3 3 9 9 1 1 4 4 8 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGYi i n n t t h h e e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The SunC C a a l l l l T T o o A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e DENTAL DENTAL Wishing you all of the best this holiday season-JonathanSanders,M.D.,J.D. 772.778.7782 863.467.9555www.TCDermatology.com 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011

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A volunteer crew returns to Haiti to repair wells that supply drinking water for an orphanage, schoolBY GABE MARGASAK SFWMDWater managers at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are using their expertise to help provide clean drinking water to struggling areas of Haiti. Hydrogeologist Steve Krupa and technical supervisor Rick Miessau have been on three volunteer missions to Haiti together and are returning next month to improve the water supply at a school and an orphanage, and conduct additional tests on nearby wells. “It is humbling to see the condition adults and children in Haiti are living with and it serves as a reminder how important the clean water is that we enjoy every day,” said Miessau. “Water is a critical resource in South Florida and throughout the world. Parts of Haiti don’t have the infrastructure to provide basic drinking water and people are getting sick as a result.” A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The District’s extensive network of groundwater monitors in South Florida picked up the underground tremors from more than 600 miles away. Health of cials in Haiti responded to an increase in illnesses following the earthquake – including a devastating and deadly cholera outbreak – attributed to contaminated water. The earthquake exacerbated poor water quality that includes high salinity levels and bacterial contamination, which sicken people on a daily basis in Haiti. “In some of the poorest places of Haiti, much of the day is spent collecting water for basic needs and often that water is contaminated,” said Miessau. “Clean water is essential to the region’s recovery, just as it is a basic necessity to maintain our lives.” Hydrogeologists at the District have decades of experience in water supply development. Impoverished regions of Haiti do not have access to clean water and simple technology such as a working hand pump has the potential to provide signi cant improvements to the quality of life. On their upcoming trip that begins Jan. 14, Krupa and Miessau are installing equipment at a school in Verrettes, Haiti, that will eventually provide the only running water for 5 miles around. They will also repair the back-up hand pump at an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which is needed so that water can be retrieved during frequent power outages. Krupa and Miessau use their vacation time organizing these relief efforts for Haiti. The work is not funded or sponsored by the District, but their efforts show the kind of dedication many employees have to the cause of clean, sustainable water. During a recent bake sale to raise money for their efforts, $2,000 in donations were collected from District staff. BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsNew Year’s Eve marks the annual celebration of saying good-bye to the past year and welcoming the next 365 days ahead. It is important that drivers be on high alert when driving during New Year’s Eve. You should be on an even higher alert after that midnight celebration. Designated drivers should pay close attention to their rear-view mirror and take extra precaution at intersections. Being sober on New Year’s Eve doesn’t guarantee that the other driver is. Many areas have red light cameras but these systems will not slow down a drunk driver. If you see someone driving erratically, please contact local authorities and it may prevent someone from becoming a deadly statistic. Enjoy the party, but celebrate safely, using these tips:Have a Plan for New Year’s Eve SafetyBefore the New Year’s Eve party starts, it is everyone’s responsibility to plan how they will get home safely. Assign a designated driver Travel to and from the party by using a cab Sleep over at the home of the party host Ask a sober family member to drop off and pick up Travel with a party bus that drives right to the front doorBe smart about ames and reworksFlames and alcohol are dangerous. When planning for a party, consider the fact that after a few hours, a portion of guests could be feeling invincible, full of alcohol-inspired energy, and moving clumsily. Plan accordingly by: Say “no” to the real candles. Instead of burning real candles at a New Year’s Eve party, use battery-operated candles for safe, ambient lighting. Keep replace, heaters and re pit ames under control. Use safety screens at all times and make sure seating is at a safe distance from the ame. If reworks are part of the plan, please ensure that the individuals shooting off the reworks are sober and observe safe handling. As well, make sure the “tipsy” guests aren’t too close to the show.Keep an eye on your cash and credit cardsIf you choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a public place, please use caution with your cash and credit cards during the evening. Alcohol tends to alter rational thinking and wallets can be easily dropped or even stolen. Never leave your wallet or purse unattended. A running “tab” can be set up with a credit card and the credit card locked in the car, handed to a designated driving friend, or kept in a money belt or body wallet. By using these tips, this New Year’s Eve celebration just might start off your new year and those around you in the right direction which is: being safe, in good health and without incident! Here’s wishing everyone a safe and prosperous 2012! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d , T T h h e e M M o o o o r r e e H H a a v v e e n n C C i i t t y y C C o o u u n n c c i i l l a a n n d d T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y B B O O C C C C W W i i l l l l h h o o l l d d a a j j o o i i n n t t w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p t t o o d d i i s s c c u u s s s s I I n n t t e e r r l l o o c c a a l l I I s s s s u u e e s s O O n n J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 4 4 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 a a t t 9 9 : : 0 0 0 0 a a . m m . I I n n T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d M M e e e e t t i i n n g g R R o o o o m m 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471 N N O O T T I I C C E E 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 New Year’s Safety SFWMD Water Experts Volunteer to Help Haiti SUBMITTED PHOTOThe crew tests water quality at various rudimentary wells in Haiti.

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As if Florida vegetable growers don’t already have a full plate of plant diseases, a new virus is slowly spreading through South Florida, causing sporadic infections in tomato, pepper, eggplant and tomatillo along the way. Researchers, such as Scott Adkins, an Agricultural Research Service research plant pathologist, say growers and consultants shouldn’t panic over the discovery of groundnut ringspot virus (GRSV), which is closely related to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). Instead, he and others recommend adding GRSV to the list of pests you or your consultant already scout for. If you do nd something suspicious, the researchers encourage reporting it to your county agent or vegetable Extension specialist so they can con rm identi cation and map its spread. And since both GRSV and TSWV are spread by thrips, the researchers say they believe the same management measures growers follow for TSWV also should help control the newcomer. Charlie Mellinger, a plant pathologist and principal in Jupiter-based Glades Crop Care, had occasionally seen symptoms similar to TSWV on tomatoes in the Homestead area for several years. Most times when he sent in a sample to Adkins’ lab for identi cation, it came back negative for TSWV. In 2009, a post-doctoral researcher from Australia, Craig Webster, was working in Adkins’ lab at the U.S. Horticultural Research Lab in Ft. Pierce. He ran a general test for tospoviruses, the genus of viruses that includes GRSV, TSWV and tomato chlorotic spot virus. When Webster and Adkins analyzed the results, they discovered GRSV. “We’re trying to resolve plants that we had identi ed as TSWV in South Florida—we think now they were GRSV,” Mellinger says. “We’re not really sure what our past incidence of TSWV was in South Florida since we nd plants that test positive with both [viruses].” Since the initial con rmation, researchers have more questions than answers about the newly identi ed disease, Adkins says. To help address some of those unknowns, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has provided one-time seed money to address issues associated with emerging and new plant and animal pests and diseases, including GRSV. Representatives from ARS, universities, the private sector and the grower community will work cooperatively in the effort, Adkins says. Surveys of tomato production areas will begin this fall in South Florida and move up the Atlantic coast next year with the tomato season, Adkins says. A similar survey will be conducted in Southeast peanut production areas, including the several hundred acres around Lake Okeechobee grown mostly for the boiled peanut market. From South Africa to South America to Florida When GRSV was con rmed in the Homestead area in 2009, it marked the rst time the disease had been found in the United States. It is native to South Africa, where it causes stunting of the peanut plant and small, distorted leaves with severe yellowing and concentric ringspots. GRSV also has been identi ed in tomatoes in Brazil and Argentina during the 1990s. One of the challenges is very little has been written about GRSV in literature, so researchers have very little to go by, Adkins says. Since the initial discovery in Miami-Dade County, GRSV has been found in tomato elds in Collier, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Martin and Palm Beach counties. In addition, it has been found in pepper, eggplants and tomatillo in peninsular Florida from Manatee County south. Based on grower and scouting reports in 2010, sporadic infections were seen throughout south Florida’s tomato production area at low levels, typically 2 percent to 3 percent, Adkins says. How wide a host range the virus has is one area in which the researchers hope to gain more knowledge. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and tomatillo are members of the Solanaceous family whereas peanuts are members of the legume family. Host plants can be infected during any growth stage. During the 2010 season and again this year, infected plants were also found in greenhouses, Adkins says. When tomato plants are infected in the seedling or plug stage, they typically die before reaching the eld he says. Frequently, GRSV symptoms are very similar to those of tomato spotted wilt virus, Adkins says. If tomato plants are infected at an early stage, symptoms include inward rolling leaves, leaf bronzing and dark brown leaf ecking. As the infection progresses, brown streaks form on the main stem and leaf petioles, and wilting or death occurs in the top portion of the plant. Fruit may be deformed, show uneven ripening and may have raised bumps or rings. But if you see necrosis on tomato stems, there’s a good chance it’s GRSV, Adkins says. In other crops, such as peppers and eggplants, the symptoms are visually nearly identical to TSWV. The only way to positively con rm which disease is present, or whether a sample contains both, is through laboratory molecular testing, Adkins says. “At this point, I’d say it’s based on where you’re located,” he says. “If you’re on the peninsula and you see strong TSWV symptoms, I’d suspect GRSV. In South Carolina, people wouldn’t give GRSV a second thought” because TSWV is common. Western ower thrips are a con rmed vector of GRSV, Adkins says. The larvae, or immature thrips, pick up the virus as they feed on infected plants. They remain infectious when they reach adulthood and transmit the virus as they feed on healthy plants. One of the goals of the multi-state research project is to conduct tests to determine whether other thrips, such as common blossom or yellow ower thrips (Frankliniella schultzei), melon thrips (Thrips palmi) or chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis), also can vector GRSV, he says. Mellinger says there’s strong circumstantial evidence that points to F. schultzei also being a vector of GRSV. The Sw5 gene also appears to impart resistance to GRSV, Adkins says, citing research results. Keep Eyes Peeled For New Pepper, Tomato Virus 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A lden Maples Wyse, 88CLEWISTON — Alden Maples Wyse, of Clew iston, widow of Walter Harold Wyse, Jr. died Saturday, December 24, 2011. She was born on October 17, 1923, in Camilla, Georgia, to the late Thomas and Jewel Maples. She grew up in Bowling Green and graduated from Wauchula High School in 1941, and Florida State College for Women in 1945. She was a resident of Clewiston for 66 years and a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. She served the church as organist and Board Member and was active in the Women’s Ministry. She joined Kelly Tractor Co. part time in 1943 and full time in 1945, remaining a dedicated and v alued employee for 68 years. At Kelly Tractor, she facilitated the Kelly Foundation Scholarship Program and helped many students achieve a college education. She contributed to the community serving with the American Cancer Society, the Clewiston Museum, and as secretary of the Hendry Regional Medical Center Board. Alden is survived by her sons and daughtersin-law, Walt and Paula Wyse of Anderson, S.C., and Joe and Melinda Wyse of Lexington, Ky; sister, Annette Hunter of Bartow, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, and funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Clew iston, with Pastor John Hicks, of ciating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Ridgelawn Cemetery. In Lieu of owers, the family request memorial donations be made to the Alden Wyse Memorial Fund c/o the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston is handling the arrangements.David J. McGarvie, 73MOORE HAVEN — David J. McGarvie, age 73, of Moore Haven, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at home in Moore Haven. Dave was born July 23, 1938, in Lake Geneva, W is. He is the son of the late Floyd and the late Pauline (Miller) McGarvie. Dave was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber in Albany, Ga., for many years and then w ent to work for Proctor and Gamble in Albany w here he retired in August 2000. Dave was an avid sherman, active member of the Lakeport Garden Club and all around good fellow. He is survived by his wife, Barbara(Wilson) McGarvie; two daughters, Dayna Rose, Dea Ingram (Dale); and one son, Derrick McCalvin; grandson, Kyle Howell; and several brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by grandson, Joshua Bowles. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Lakeport Garden Club, 1591 Alligator Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471; or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston, www.akin-davis.com.Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. Visioffice software was developed by the Essilor group, drawing on the expertise of proprietary Activisu measurement technology. The mirror is the property of IVS. Activisu is a trademark of IVS. 3387 S.Hwy 441 Okeechobee 863.763.2239 959 S. Main St. Belle Glade 561.996.7783 411 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston 941.983.8373 2 PC. DARKDEAL€2 pc. chicken* (drumstick &thigh)€1 individual mashed potatoes with gravy €1 biscuitOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in GrilledLimit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC$399BREAST DEAL€1 breast piece of chicken €1 individual side €1 biscuit €1 medium drinkOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Grilled$39910 BUCK VALUE MEAL€7 pcs. of chicken* (drumstick &thigh)€1 large mashed potatoes with gravy €3 biscuitsOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Grilled$108 PC. MIXED MEAL€8 pc. chicken* (white/dark)€1 large mashed potatoes with gravy € 1 large coleslaw €4 biscuitOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, Grilled or Mixed$1499 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 OBITUARIES

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind between 9 and 11 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind between 9 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind around 7 mph. Saturday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 13.74 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. East wind around 7 mph.

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New PossibilitiesBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchIt’s fun to play with all the brand-new possibilities open to us on January 1. Go jogging on January 1, and you’ve exercised every day this year. Y ou come down to breakfast and can truthfully announce, “I’m so hungry, I feel as if I haven’t eaten since last year!” Get through lunch without eating potato chips or a candy bar, and this year re ects a whole new healthy and perfectly-kept diet regime. So far this year, perhaps you have never cussed at someone, never yelled at the kids, never forgotten to oss, never thrown your dirty clothes on the bathroom oor and never forgotten to read the Bible in the morning! On January 1 our whole life can be transformed. For one day at least, all our good intentions can be jump-started, and all our bad habits can be unplugged. At least for a few hours (or minutes?), the year is a perfect re ection of our best self. But January 1 is followed by January 2 and J anuary 3. Soon we will opt for staying in a cozy bed a few more minutes rather than plunging out into the cold on that jog. Pretty soon candy wrappers will start appearing in our desk drawer again. By the 4th or 5th, we will surely have been aggrav ated enough at a bad driver or frustrating situation to have un-sancti ed thoughts. By the 7th, our socks are back on the bathroom oor and our dental oss is gathering dust. By the 10th, we fall asleep before we can even get the Bible open. For all but a few of us, most New Year’s resolutions get packed away with the last of the Christmas decorations. The problem with most resolutions is that we resolve to make changes in our lifestyles, but miss restructuring our lives and changing the paradigms by which we live. The ultimate New Year’s resolution does not challenge us to cut fat grams or quit smoking or get to aerobics class twice a week. The ultimate resolution a Christian can make is to live in the light of divine intentions, not human inventions. The New Year’s resolution to end all resolutions is to make it our business to be a part of God’s business. What’s God’s business? Transformation. An electrical transformer takes high voltage and transforms it into energy that we can use in our everyday lives. Without a transformer, there could be no light in the darkness, no safety in the storm. A t Bethlehem, God came to us and gave us Jesus the Christ, who transforms in His life the love and power of God into the impulses of grace and salv ation that the world desperately needs. A fresh New Year lies unblemished before us. Our life, our commitment to the ultimate resolution can help the love of God through Christ to transform the world.Where’s That Peace on Earth?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchPeace on earth? It doesn’t look like it! There has never been a time when the earth was as full of greed, hatred, and distrust. One crisis after another. The angels must have been mistaken when they thought that the birth of Jesus Christ would bring peace on earth. The centuries since that time have been an endless series of even more violent wars. Was God wrong? Of course not. The peace of which the angels sang was of a totally different nature than the abolishment of war on earth. This peace which Jesus brought is the reconciling of God to man, and then man to God -not the crushing of some blustering dictator. Mankind is now, by nature, opposed to God and cannot nd the way back to God by himself. That’s why all of his human schemes are doomed to failure and wars and social ills will always be with us. Originally, man gave glory to God and walked in a way pleasing to Him. But sin disrupted this perfect harmony, and the resulting disunity has permeated every relationship of life. But God sent His Son to make a way of return to bring peace. Jesus can truly be called the “Prince Of Peace” because He brings peace to those who come to him. One of his designations is “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). God’s “Peace Program” required that satisfaction be made for the sins of rebellious man. This Jesus did by His death of substitution on the cross. Colossians 1:20-21 says, “Having made peace through the blood of His cross ... You that were enemies ... hath he reconciled.” When a person believes the Gospel (Romans 1:16 I Cor. 15:1-4), repents of sin (Acts 2:38; Acts 17:30-31), confesses faith in Christ (Matthew 10:32-33;Romans 10:910) and is immersed in water for the remission of sins to receive the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:38-39; Romans 6:3-5, 16-18), the Lord adds him to His Church (Acts 2:47). He needs to then continue steadfastly in the Apostle’s Doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer (Acts 2:42), participating in the evangelizing of the world with those of like faith (Matthew 28:1820), being faithful to Christ until death (Rev. 2:10, I Cor. 15:58). Jesus said in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.” The world is doomed to war, troubles, and eventually destruction because it is in opposition to God. The singing of Christmas carols and receiving of Christmas cards with a vague wish that you may have peace may give you a temporary feeling of “Christmas Spirit” but this is not real peace.The New Year and the First “New Year”BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI was watching the T.V. give a recap of events in 2011. It was about weddings, divorces, trials -some innocence and some guilt, wars and homecomings, natural disasters and their impact on many lives, things that happened far away and things that happened at home. As I re ected, the recap could have been about 2010, or 2009 or any other year. “Events” have a way of being variations on a theme with little that is really new.Each year seems to bring its disasters and joys; sorrows and gains. We will celebrate another “New Year” in a few days; and some of the pundits say that things are going to get worse for in 2012 than before. I wondered if they are right, or is there something beyond dire predictions of doom-and-gloom. The message of the Christmas just celebrated is one of joy in the midst of bad times. A young couple on a trip ordered by an occupying nation when the spouse is expecting, no room when they get there, a crazy tyrant that wants to harm the baby out of insane jealousy and there is enough doom-and-gloom in the Christmas story just celebrated to last for many generations. But, that’s not what happened. The story is about people who recognized that God had a hand in it all. His angel told Mary that it’s will be all right and who reassures Joseph that God will be with him (Luke 1:28ff, Matthew 1:20ff). God is involved and the world changed because of God’s interventions. It is a story about a couple who faced the future with uncertainties that things might not be good but it turned out to be better than they could have ever imagined! Their lives did not come without hardships and their eldest Son spent His ministr y rejected by those who ought to have accepted Him. In spite of it all, they were good years. The Savior had come into the world; His ministry, gift, offering of Himself changed what followed ever afterward. For us, too, the gift of Christmas should be carried into our New Year. The rst Christmas came at dif cult times but brought hope and salvation to the generations that followed; that same Christmas message just celebrated should be of hope and salvation for the year ahead. That doesn’t mean we’ll have no hardships or dif cult moments; the era ushered in by the coming of Christ didn’t end all human difculties or sufferings. It means though, that God has come, is involved, sustains, encourages, give a reason for faith and our hope in Him is not in vain. I look forward to 2012; not knowing all that will happen, not with assurance that it will be an easy time for any of us, but with the assurance that God is involved, cares, guides, loves his creation. I believe it may be a good one and my wish is for a Happy New Year for all of God’s people. God is in there and it can happen. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comMust be 18 years old to play Bingo. See Bingo Hall for complete details. Must be 18 years old to play Poker. See Brush Stand fo r complete details. We reserve the right to cancel at any time. See Players Club for complete details. 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Free Party favors, a balloon drop and Champagne at Midnight! NYE Prime Rib Dinner Special $9.95 4pm 7:30pm NYE Matinee Bingo Session 11:45am $18 & $28 Packs NYE Special Bingo Session 8pm $85 Presale through Dec 29 / $100 at the door $5 Computer fee includes $10 value / Presales also available for computers NYE Texas Holdem Tournament 7pm $50 Buy In / $2,400 Prize Pool (Based on 40 players /Limited to 40 players) i Hi Hi h gh way 2 72 72 1 1 we t st o f f f L La k ke O O O k ke ec h ho b be eon t t h he The winning continues into 2012! 100 Winners January 1 and 2 Each will win $100 Cash! 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 RELIGION COLUMNS

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the station’s expansion in the community. Rob Robbins, the director for The Call in Clewiston, commented on the goals and projects that The Call is taking on. “There was the problem of broadcasting strength in the beginning,” he said. “We’ve dealt w ith that and have been working hard to reach out to the community for support. Jeff and Brenda have been really dedicated to making the station something that the community will want to listen to.” March 17 An arrest has been made in the murder of Erica Vassell, whose body was found Feb. 11 on a stretch of rural road in Glades County. Glades County Sheriff’s Of cials have of cially charged Theophilus Tawon Brooks, 29, of Harlem. March 24 With the arrest of Theophilus Brooks in the murder of Erica Vassell, the family of the victim is pressing for more answers. Vassell’s mother confronted the suspect’s mother last w eek. She will not stop until she has a chance to confront the suspect, too. March 31 It was the second shooting for residents in the Twin Lakes Subdivision, but while the shooting the day before resulted in several individuals being injured, the shooting last Friday, March 25, resulted in the death of a man. A prilApril 7 A day before his tragic death, Doberti Sanchez did something that made his mother proud. “He came home on my birthday on Friday and he said, ‘Guess what, mom? I’m student of the month.’ But he was always playing and he was the class clown. I didn’t believe him. “I said, ‘right, April Fool’s.’ “’No, for real, you don’t believe me? I haven’t gone to the of ce not one time this year.’” This is when his mother’s voice breaks. April 14 In a great week of baseball that ended with an upsetting loss, The Clewiston Tigers win streak ended at ve games. The week started with an 8 3 victory over the Moore Haven Terriers. The game started off rough for the Tigers as starting pitcher Tim Pruitt struggled on the mound the rst inning as the Terriers scored one run. April 21 The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director and she is set to make changes that will give the Chamber a stronger public image. Jillian Sparks, who has been Clewiston resident, has integrated herself quite well into her position with little dif culty. Essentially, she has come home -her husband and close friends are from town. She was also crowned Miss Sugar in 1994. It was easy for her to settle back in to Clewiston. April 28 A late afternoon accident on U.S. 27 in Glades County involving two Clewiston men left one dead and another with minor injuries. The accident occurred near the entrance to W edgworth Inc. Michael Allen Johnson, 53, was headed northbound on U.S. 27 at the time of the accident. According to Florida Highway Patrol of cials, he was driving his 1996 GMC pickup truck on the right hand lane of the highway.MayMay 5 The Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce is currently investigating a shooting that happened in Harlem on Sunday which resulted in the death of a Belle Glade man. Following up on leads, the sheriff’s of ce has identi ed the name of a man, a person of interest, who is being sought for questioning in the case. The sheriff’s of ce is hoping to locate Freddie “Boo” Carter, 28, also of Belle Glade. May 13 With Brown Sugar over, the community is looking back to see if things changed for the better from last year. Did the same issue of “overwhelming security” take away from the community enjoyment that the event promotes? According to organizers, no. Sheriff Steve Whidden, of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, said that the event went smoothly in terms of security. May 19 Prosecutors may be pursuing the death penalty in their case against Theophilus Brooks, a Clewiston man. Charging Brooks with second degree murder, the State Attorney’s Of ce may be preparing to seek a change to the charge to rst degree murder, which would allow for capital punishment in the case. May 26 According to Steve McKown, the seed of the idea for a casino in Clewiston was likely born on the local golf course. After enjoying what he describes as a new and exciting partnership with the Seminole Tribe, commiserating and gol ng with tribal leaders, the gureheads might have seen potential where they hadn’t before on the green. Then they called for a meeting with city of cials and representatives with the U.S. Sugar Corporation. They did not specify then what the talks would include, but when the Clewiston delegation showed up, tribal members offered: “We’re building a casino.”JuneJune 2 The possibility of having a new FPL power plant in Hendry County took another step when County Commissioners approved a petition May 24. During that regular meeting, a petition was made to rezone a 3,127 acre area of land from general agriculture to a planned unit development. What this rezoning allows is the ability to constrict industrial buildings and allow utility usage. This area of land is located on C.R. 833, just north of the Big Cypress Indian Reservation. June 9 This past Memorial Day weekend, mudders from around the Lake Okeechobee area attended the rst event hosted by the Devil’s Garden Mud Club. Many were coming to the site for the rst time. Presently, the 1,200 acres of mud holes featured swimming areas, adult and family camping, truck pulls, and plenty of opportunities to get dirty mudding. June 16 Less than a month and a half after being arrested in connection with the death of a Belle Glade man in Harlem, the prime murder suspect is free to go, according to the State Attorney’s Of ce. The state issued the notice of no information earlier this week in Hendry County in the case against Freddie Lee Carter, 28, who was facing charges of murder and attempted murder. He was released soon after. June 23 A man was shot and killed in Harlem in May. Buried within a memo released by the State Attorney’s Of ce on the case, the lead prosecutor writes that the incident involved “people from Belle Glade and other areas (who) were in town for the Brown Sugar festivities.” The single statement bound together one o f the most violent acts imaginable with a festival that seems to perennially inspire disagreement within the community – a festival that by all other accounts was a success this year. In the wake of the news, leaders have spoken up to defend Brown Sugar, and blast the state attorney’s of ce for inadvertently tying a murder with a local festival. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 REVIEWContinued  2 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSFamily, friends and community joined to commemorate the opening of a park named after Bo Pelham.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSEastside’s Old-Fashioned Country ChristmasStudents enjoyed the snowball toss and stringing popcorn during the Eastside Old-Fashioned Country Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 15. There was plenty to do at the festival, such as decorating pine cones, the snowball toss, and story time. They had the Lighting of the Tree at 6 p.m. and followed it with squa re dancing. BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsMark your calendar for Jan. 5. The Blood Mobile will be at the Hendry County Health Department at 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Blood is always in demand and that’s why we’ve made it easy to donate. The Blood Mobile is one of the easiest ways for you to donate blood. Your blood donation could save the life of someone who has cancer or leukemia, or someone who is having surgery. Donating blood is easy. You just have to go through a short registration process, answer a few medical questions to make sure that you are healthy enough to donate. To donate blood, you must be in good health, and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. You must be 17 years old or older. Although, 16 year olds can donate with a parent’s consent. Why you may not be able to donate – If you have a cold or the u or if you have a sore throat you will not be eligible to donate blood. If you are being treated for an illness or have had recent dental surgery you may not be able to donate. However, there are several medications that you can take and still be allowed to donate blood (Such as aspirin, Tylenol, blood pressure medications). You may donate whole blood once every 56 days, which allows plenty of time for your red cells to be replenished. The Blood Mobile

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Harlem Academy Day Care Center in Clewiston has earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) for outstanding early childhood programs which meet national standards of quality. The center, operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is located at 944 Harlem Academy Ave. and is licensed to care for 395 children from ages infant to 8. The child care center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Harlem Academy is very honored to be recognized for our efforts to provide exceptional child care education for our children. This demonstrates to parents that we have earned the Gold Seal for quality child care programs from the State of Florida,” said Harlem Academy Director Felicia Brown. “Accreditation is not meant to replace parents’ on-site visits to centers as a means of selecting the program that best meets their child’s needs,” said Child Care Director of Operations Nancy Coker, “but accreditation does help parents recognize the varied components that should be present in a quality program.” To become accredited, Harlem Academy had to meet a variety of strict criteria related to providing a developmentally appropriate program for pre-school children. These criteria range from providing a program that exceeds state licensing requirements to providing professional development opportunities for staff, as well as parental involvement. Accreditation includes an on-site study of the program by an early childhood professional followed by a nal assessment of the center by commissioners from the National Accreditation Commission For Early Care and Education Programs. About Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.Harlem Academy Day Care Center is among six child care centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. The private non-pro t organization provides high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida from infancy through age 8. In addition to providing child care, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., conducts and coordinates training for child care workers, and administers the federal Child Care Food Program for child care centers and family child care homes. For more information about Harlem Academy, call 863-983-7335 or visit www.ccsw .org.About NACThe National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) is sponsored by the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP). NAACP is the nation’s leader among associations serving child care owners, directors and administrators. The organization’s goal is to strengthen and enhance the credibility of leaders in the eld of early child care and education by providing membership services and bene ts. For more information about NACCP and NAC, please visit www.naccp.org. To view Gold Seal requirements and a list of centers that have earned the accreditation, visit www.dcf.state. .us/programs/childcare. Harlem Academy Day Care Center Earns National Accreditation SUBMITTED PHOTOKylian Edwards and Tyreek McCray play together in the sandbox. SUBMITTED PHOTOJohnny Hunter and Ja-Bria Houston. Stick to your New Year’s Resolution with help from Hendry County Tobacco Prevention ProgramsIf resolutions were as easy to keep as they are to make, there would be much fewer cigarette smokers in Hendry County. Seven out of 10 adult smokers report that they want to quit completely. Last year, about half of them made an attempt to quit. Yet, few (6.2 percent) were successful. As 2012 approaches, Hendry Tobacco Prevention Programs and Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging smokers to use the program’s free and convenient quit resources to start the year smoke-free and increase their chances of staying smoke-free for good. Evidence-based cessation counseling and FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies (NRTS) provided by the program can double to triple your chances of successfully quitting. Nicotine is one of the most addictive chemicals. The current design and contents of cigarettes make them more attractive and addictive than ever before. Today, cigarettes deliver nicotine more quickly from the lungs to the heart and brain. Poor preparation and a quit plan that’s not entirely right for you can make quitting even harder. While quitting is dif cult, it is not impossible. In fact, there are more former smokers in Florida than current smokers. If you weren’t able to quit in years past, do not be discouraged. Most former smokers made several attempts before nally quitting permanently. The average smoker attempts to quit between eight and 11 times before ultimately succeeding. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. Cigarette use results in an estimated 28,600 deaths in Florida each year. Despite the known dangers of smoking, more than 2.5 million Floridians, or 17.1 percent of the adult population, are current cigarette smokers. Free Quit Resources Two free Quit Smoking Now classes are opening nearby; registration is required to join. Hendry Regional Medical Center, Clewiston, Wednesdays-six sessions January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 all classes start at 5:30 p.m. Hendry Convenient Care Center, LaBelle, Wednesdays-six sessions, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 all classes start at 6:30 p.m. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy for those eligible. For more information or the register contact Angelica Pena at 863-902-3019. “Every year, many Floridians try to go it alone as they resolve to quit smoking,” said Kim Bereld, Deputy Secretary for the Florida Department of Health. “While quitting cold turkey may work for some, every day there is mounting evidence that counseling and medication have been proven effective and can greatly increase your chances of not just quitting, but staying tobacco free for good.” Smokers and smokeless tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a quit coach. To learn about TFF and the state’s free quit smoking resources, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at twitter.com/tobaccofree a. Resolve to Quit Smoking in 2012

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!!WILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 FWC seeking Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Belle Glade & Moore Haven Apply online at myfwc.com/alligator Closes Jan 5, 2012 Assists Mechanic in repair of vehicles and equipment. Small engine repairs a plus. Lubricates vehicles, wash and cleans, maintains work area. Must be 18 or older, drivers license check, pre-employment drug screen required. Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Rd., Clewiston Fl 33440 EEO Come Join Our Mission We are looking for experienced, dedicated and compassionate: DENTAL ASSISTANTS 1 year experience or Dental Assistant education required (Lehigh, Labelle, Pine Island, and Fort Myers locations). We are looking for candidates who exemplify our Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Teamwork, Professionalism, Con dentiality, and Quality of Care. We offer a competitive salary, incentive bonus and bene ts package. Interested candidates may apply at http://www.fhcswf.org or fax resume to (239) 278-3203. Market Research company seeks individuals to evaluate customer service at local establishments. Reimbursement and/or cash payments provided. Apply FREE at: www.shop.bestmark.com HOUSEKEEPING POSITIONS available immediately. Call Laurie at 863-233-1259 or 863-983-3151 bet. 9-5 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Special Notice For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011

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DIESEL MECHANIC Alico, Inc is seeking a Diesel Mechanic for the Heavy Equipment division. This position will be responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on diesel engines used to power machines such as tractors, trucks, automobiles, and stationary engines. Must be able to diagnose trouble, disassembles engines, and examines parts for defects and excessive wear. Position requires a HS education or equivalent and 2 year’s experience. ASE certi cation and/or Diesel Certi cation preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. Quali ed applicants should complete an application at the Keri Work Center located at 10685 County Road 832, Felda, FL 33930. The Company maintains a drug free environment and is an equal opportunity employer. TEACHERS Mind Lab is an innovative and research based program that helps children ages 4-16 enhance their 21st century skills. We are seeking teachers interested in teaching by using a series of thinking games. We offer $25 per class, typically 45-60 min. This is a part time job (1 hour per day between the hours of 2:00 5:00 pm, two ve days a week). We are looking for teachers who demonstrate: •Educational (development or training) experience •Teaching degree or certi cate is a PLUS! •Commitment until the end of school year •Good communication and presentation skills Required: •Background check and ngerprints. •Half day online training seminar (not compensated) to become a certi ed Mind Lab instructor. For more information please review our website at www.mindlabsf.com Please email resumes to: lwiesenberg@mindlabsf.com HEALTHCARE SPECIALISTLincare, leading national respiratory company seeks Healthcare Specialist. Responsibilities: Disease management programs, clinical evaluations, equipment set up & education. Be the doctor’s eyes in the home setting. RN, RRT, CRT licensed as applicable. Great personalities with strong work ethic needed. Competitive salary, bene ts & career paths. Drug Free Workplace, EOE. Please fax resume to Angel, 863-763-5191 HANDYMAN & DIESEL MECHANIC WANTED (970)708-9993 FORECLOSURE CONTRACTORS NEEDED Property Maintenance Company hiring contractors. Need FAST turnaround times and accuracy. Must have liability insurance, worker’s comp, valid license & pass a background check. Requires truck, trailer, mower, generator, compressor, hand tools, laptop, air-card, digital camera. Apply at www.gcpfs.com. Duplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $750.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)599-0460 Coming 2 year old Ranch Horses Ready to start Riding-Have been Handled-Registered Buck Daniel Ranch -Jason 863-801-9953. 1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 WILDWOOD 1 Bedroom unfurnished. Call: 863-983-3151. LABELLE River front, 2br, 2ba, 2 car garage, $1350 + dep. (317)371-3171 CLEWISTON Single retiree, nancially secure, looking to rent a room north of Hwy 27 in Clewiston. (863) 228-3909 25 Individual acres in Clewiston plus 5 aces in Homestead area & 2.5 acres in N. Miami area (High Density) for sale or exchange for one entire 30-50 acres. Call (305)945-0566 or email: gwdlvcorp@yahoo.com BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 North LaBelle 2008 doublewide 3br, 2ba like new on 3 lots, screened porch, shed, fenced yard, swing set, and sandbox. $59,900 Owner nancing 239-564-5415 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Florida Bids, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2278 2007 1214334-010000U0120 James Sykes Lot 15, Block U, Harlen Addition No. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404371 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Employment Full Time Employment Medical Employment Part Time Job Information For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Horses For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Houses Rent Rental Needed For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000168 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SEUNDO A. RUGEL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000168 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and SEGUNDO A. RUGEL; ELVIA L. RUGEL; MIGUEL R. ZUAZO; ELVIA Z. ZUAZO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN LOTS 2 AND 3 OF THE UNRECORDED R.B. BOWDEN SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 217, PAGES 1022 AND 1023, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID LOT BEING PART OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF TRACTS 17, 18, 22 AND PART OF 21, IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42S, RANGE 32E, GLADES COUNTY, FLORID A MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF LOT 2 LESS THE NORTHEASTERLY 132.17 FEET THEREOF, AND THE NORTHEASTERL Y 50.34 FEET OF LOT 3, BEING THE SAME AS PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN DEED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 217, PAGE 1022, GLADES COUNT Y RECORDS. A/K/A 2485 RIVERSIDE DRIVE MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10036672 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406120 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on January 9, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1996 Ford, 1FTEF15Y4TLA27939 406163 CN 12/29/2011 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 Sidewalk Construction 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 order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded 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 on January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy 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 mailing 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 preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405352 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2605 2007 2164329-A0000090100 Brian K. Quinn Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 50’ 32” East 2445.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 37’ 06” West 719.28 feet; thence South 00 degrees 51’ 26” East 121.83 feet; thence South 43 degrees 02’ 43” East 695.13 feet; thence N 89 degrees 37’ 06” East 252.28 feet; thence North 00 degrees 50’ 35” West 633.22 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. EXCLUDING the Northerly 175.87 feet of the Easterly 175.87 feet and EXCLUDING the following: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 31’ 11” East 2624.37 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 86 degrees 51’ 28” West 667.33 feet; thence South 45 degrees 48’ 22” East 617.84 feet; thence North 86 degrees 51’ 28” East 252.28 feet to the East line 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. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404382 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 688 2007 1204529-A0000260100 Robert Dale Dunaway and Pamela O. 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: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 20, being the Point of Beginning; 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 West section line of said Section 20, a distance of 1,486.38 feet; thence N 89 degrees 32’13” E, along the quarter-quarter section line a distance of 469.26 feet; thence S 05 degrees 25’10” E, a distance of 1,487.96 feet to the South section line of said Section 20; thence S 89 degrees 43’54” W, along said South section line, a distance of 469.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405815 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Highland Glades Water Control District for the Year 2012. All Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00 p.m. in the Law Of ces of Caldwell Pacetti, Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP, One Clearlake Centre, 250 South Australian Avenue, Suite 600, West Palm Beach, Florida. The Annual Landowners’ Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of June at 2:00 p.m. the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Monday, April 9, 2012 Monday, June 18, 2012, ANNUAL LANDOWNER’S MEETING Belle Glade followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Monday, August 13, 2012 Monday, October 8, 2012 Monday, December 10, 2012 By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Highland Glades Water Control District Dated this Tuesday, 20th day of December, 2011 406225 BGS 12/29/2011 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 rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The 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 contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this 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. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405351 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012

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PALM BEACH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT (HCD) NOTICE OF FIRST AND SECOND MORTGAGE FINANCING FUNDING AVAILABILITYPalm Beach County's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting applications from individuals seeking fu nding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II (NSPII). 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 NSPII First and Second Mortgage Loan Program was developed to provide first mortgage loan financing at 4 percent interest r ate (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 mortgage loan for 30 years. The first mortgage loan is amortized over 30 years and has mandatory escrow requirements for real esta te 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 rehabilita tion costs. Eligible dwellings must be foreclosed, abandoned, or vacant residential properties located within the Urban Redeve lopment 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 principal residence of th e applicant for the life of the loan. Amount Available: $11,865,400.00 is available for first and second mortgage loan financing. Rate__________ T erm____ Points Maximum after rehabilitation value 4% (4.90% APR)30 years0$211,375* *HUD Median Purchase Price Guidelines Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for the NSPII include individuals who are not current homeowners, have a middle FICO credit score of 600, a nd meet income and household eligibility guidelines. Eligible applicants are required to reside in the home as their principal place of residency. Eligible Rehabilitation: Applicants may use up to $50,000 to rehabilitate the dwelling. Rehabilitation funding will be deducted from the maximum award o f the second mortgage loan. Program Requirements/General Information: 1.Affordability Guidelines: Annual Income Limits for West Palm Beach and Boca Raton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) FY2011 Area Median Income (AMI) $63,300 2.Eligible Program Areas: All properties purchased must be located in either the County's "Urban Redevelopment Areas". The east area boundaries are generally described as: Community Drive to the North; the Lake Worth Drainage District L-14 Canal to the South; I-95 to the East; and extends to various points West as far as Jog Road; or the Glades Region Target Area generally described as: the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Point. 3.Other criteria: 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 residence. 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 NSPII homebuyers to assist with rehabilitation, closing costs, and down paymen t assistance. The Second mortgage loan provided shall not exceed $100,000 for very low income applicants (0-50% AMI), $65,000 for low income applicants (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 affordability provisions are met. All mortgage financing requests are sub ject 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 Bea ch, FL33406; 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 The Zip Codes which are located within the east "Urban Redevelopment Area" are listed below.All the above listed zip code areas contain portions which 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 URAboundaries 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 Poi nt. The creation of the GRTAadded nine census tracts to the NSP2 Program. These are census tracts 80.01; 80.02; 81.01; 81.02; 82.01; 82.02; 82.0 3; 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 This is not a commitment to lend. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3617 2008 4104329-03020980170 Robert Goldberg Lot 17, Block 2098, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404386 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1698 2008 1224432-01000310140 Myleen Barrera Lot 14, Block 31, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405838 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 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 certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3619 2008 4104329-03020990020 Open Space Land, LLC Lot 2, Block 2099, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler 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 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3980 2008 4104329-04021560040 Tracy J. Miller Lot 4, Block 2156, Port LaBelle Unit 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404370 CN 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 certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3577 2008 4104329-030000L0020 Odilance Silien Tract L2, Block 2102, Port LaBelle, Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404379 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice City of Clewiston Notice of Passage of Ordinance The Clewiston City Commission conducted a Public Hearing regarding Ordinance No. 2011-04 on December 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. After closing the Public Hearing, the City Commission unanimously adopted an ordinance which is set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2011-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF THAT PORTION OF THE BASILAN CRESCENT STREET & PLAZA LYING NORTH OF LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 OF BLOCK 498, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA; RESERVING A FIVE FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT NORTH OF AND ADJACENT TO LOT 7; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. A copy of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Of ce, City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties. Steve McKown City Manager 406125 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3542 2008 4104329-02020800140 Judy G. Hunnel Lot 14, Block 2080, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404369 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice

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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 certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3692 2008 4104329-03021190160 Edasmet C. Chang & Said Eltanawy Lot 16, Block 2119, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404354 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS 2012 CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Clewiston Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 350 W. Arroyo Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 2:00 P.M. Landowner Mtg. 7/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 8/15/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 2:00 P.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT 405421 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICTS Pelican Lake Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 10:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 4/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 5/16/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 10:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405412 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1634 2008 1224432-01000030080 Azteca Montura Inc Lot 8, Block 3, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404340 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 157 2007 1064428-A0000930000 John C. Shelley Swearingen The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404336 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Beach Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 8:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 9/12/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 10/10/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 8:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405403 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT South Florida Conservancy District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 11:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 3/14/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 4/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 11:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 405419 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4025 2008 4104329-05021860240 Manuel Garcia Lot 24, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, a subdivision according to the plat 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404380 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1410 2007 1224432-01000700130 Zo DO LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 13, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404367 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Shore Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 9:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 4/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 5/16/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 9:30 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405408 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT South Shore Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 10:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 3/14/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 4/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 10:30 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 405415 SUN 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1407 2007 1224432-01000700040 Zo Do LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 4, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404349 CN 12/8,15,22,29/201 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2584 2008 1314433-A0003940000 Pagan Juan H. Matias The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5982, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404352 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1678 2008 1224432-01000220010 Francisco Ramos Mendez & Irma Maldonado Bermudez Lot 1, Block 22, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405829 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2543 2008 1314433-A0001940000 Raul Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5703, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404389 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1620 2008 1154432-A0002660100 Maria Egipica Martinez The East one-half of the southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2648, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405826 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1272 2007 1224432-01000130030 Estate of Benjamin A. Aruca And Estate of Martin Aruca Lot 3 in Block 13 of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405825 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2539 2008 1314433-A0001780000 Georgina Garcia The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404384 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 987 2007 1134432-A0000230100 Leon & Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter 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 easement 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405820 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1875 2008 124432-A0001040100 Izquiderdo Amparo Gonzalvo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5216, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404351 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1544 2008 1154432-A0000370000 Carlos R. Morales The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3274, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404388 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2548 2008 1314433-A0002260000 Everlinda Toledo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5826, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404342 CN 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 certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3637 2008 4104329-03021040060 Maribel Lombo, Ramon Leyva Bahar & Carlos A. Nieves Lombo Lot 6, Block 2104, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404345 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Pahokee Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 2/15/2012 9:00 A M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 3/14/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405405 SUN 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1451 2008 1144432-A0000710000 William Michael Radcliffe And Kathryn L. Radcliffe The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3589, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 1st day of December, 2011. Dated this 12th day of October, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406099 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1893 2008 1254432-A0000120100 Rafael Rodriquez Journet Julia Rivera Corujo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5127, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404368 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 19, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K79A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until established in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $136,000.00 E1K80A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until established in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $136,000.00 E1K81A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Herbicide Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $49,833.00 E1K82A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Highway Lighting Maintenance in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $24,250.00 E1K83A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mechanical Sweeping of Bridges, Curbs & Gutters in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $40,000.00 E1K84A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Herbicide Strip Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1K85A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Edging and Sweeping, Removal & Disposal of Vegetation from Curb & Gutter & Sidewalk Areas in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $110,152.00 E1K86A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, & Chemical Vegetation Control using inside Mowing Deck Application in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $315,000.00 E1K87A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application & Edging & Sweeping in Desoto County. Budget Estimate: $342,000.00 E1K88A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application & Edging & Sweeping in Hardee County. Budget Estimate: $251,500.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 406104 CB/CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 416 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 NorthSouth line parallel to the East boundary thereof: The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, excluding the East 178.99 feet and excluding the North 150 feet of the West 375 feet of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405814 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1156 2007 1144432-A0002470100 Carlos Pelaez & Otto A Villamizar The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405823 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1897 2008 1254432-A0000230000 Berner Joseph & Lindalle Joseph The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5152, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404378 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1919 2008 1254432-A0000560100 Henri Wurfbain & Juliana Wurfbain The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5095, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405828 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 769 2007 1224331-010000O0120 Estate of Earl B. Miller and James R. Reynolds 43 Hastings C West Palm Beach, FL 30384-0736 Lot 12, Block O, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405816 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. NOTICE OF 2012 PUBLIC MEETINGS The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces public meetings to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida. The regular meetings for calendar year 2012 will be held on the following dates, times and locations: January 19, 2012 at 10:00 am, Golden Gate Community Center Room A&B, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116 February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am, MacDill AFB-Albert B. Arrighi Base Education Center & Base Library, Bldg. 252, 8102 Condor Street, Tampa, FL 33621 To include Strategic Planning Session and review of MacDill Utility System. March 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Central Florida Development Council, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823 April 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 May 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Microtel Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Suncoast Estates Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917 July 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm, DeSoto County Administration Bldg., Commission Chambers, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 September 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Golden Gate Community Center Room A&B, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116 October 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Microtel Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 December 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Suncoast Estates Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917 For the February 23, 2012 meeting persons wishing to attend will be required to provide generally accepted of cial identi cation and are urged to contact the Board Clerk at the number below for access information. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482 or (407) 629-6900, at least three business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-6900. 406237 CN 12/29/2011 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/10/12 SUBJECT AREA: 111 Non-Discrimination EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 10, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information 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 rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 404517 CN 12/15,22,29 CB 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Shawano Water Control District for the Year 2012. Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners Meeting will take place on the 4th Friday, in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, February 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, April 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, June 22, 2012 8:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, August 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, October 19, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, December 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Shawano Water Control District Dated this Tuesday, 20th day of December, 2011 406141 BGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000128 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT M. SHEFFER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ROBERT M. SHEFFER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMNG BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A CLARA SUE HELLARD, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DAFFENY L. ALBRITTON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 1 LOT 4, POLLYWOG CREEK, A MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A 3 INCHES BY 3 INCHES CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, 32.70 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4 OF SAID SUBDIVISION ADN THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE LANDS HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 42.06 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 129.89 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 40 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4, 153.08 FEET TO SAID NORTH LINE OF POLLYWOG CREEK AND THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. THERE IS A MOBILE HOME AFFIXED TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. (REDM)(1997), I.D. #(FLA14611078A&B). A/K/A 22530 SHAWNEE COURT, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10033924**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406123 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for the Calendar Year 2012. All meetings of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District Board of Supervisors will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month (unless meeting date con icts with a holiday) at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Educational Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 13, 2012 Friday, February 10, 2012 Friday, March 9, 2012 Friday, April 13, 2012 Friday, May 11, 2012 Friday, June 8, 2012 Friday, July 13, 2012-ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, August 10, 2012 Friday, September 14, 2012 Friday, October 12, 2012 Friday, November 9, 2012 Friday, December 14, 2012 By: CHARLES F. SCHOECH, ESQ. Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District 406067 CGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Hedrick Brothers Construction / Asset Builders (Construction Managers) for The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida; will receive ‘Subcontractor Quali cation Information’ until January 13, 2012 for Phase Two Gove Elementary School Modernization, Belle Glade, Florida. Phase Two will consist of construction of a new 121,000 sf / 924 student station Elementary School. The Project is scheduled to achieve LEED Silver Certi cation. Phase One Site Remediation / Site Preparation work is not included within Phase Two. Interested bidders that have been previously pre-quali ed by the Construction Manager are required to complete Subcontractor Request for Invitation to Bid. All other interested bidders are required to complete Subcontractor Quali cation Statement. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a minimum goal of 9% Certi ed African American M/WBE participation for this Project. Only rms Certi ed by the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida or State of Florida Of ce of Supplier Diversity or its successors are accepted for participation as an African American M/WBE Firm. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a goal of at least a 10% Local Vendor and Local Worker Participation. Local is de ned as Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Canal Point and Lake Harbor. Construction funding for the project is secured through a Federal Assistance Program for Quali ed School Construction Bonds. All Subcontractors shall be required to comply with all applicable requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and Department of Labor regulations. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Manager reserve the right to reject any or all offers / proposals or to accept any offers / proposals which is in its best interest. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Manager also reserve the right to waive any informalities, irregularities and technicalities in procedure. All cost incurred by Subcontractor / Proposer in preparing a proposal response shall be the sole responsibility of the Subcontractor / Proposer. Interested Bidders, please forward your request for a ‘Subcontractor Quali cation Statement’ by email to estimating@hedrickbrothers.com or fax to 561.681.5088. All inquiries shall be by email or fax as indicated above. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 405905 CN 12/22,29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2012. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Friday in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 16, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 18, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 16, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this 20th day of December, 2011 406142 BGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000042 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, ET AL Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 and subsequent Order entered Dec. 16, 2011 in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000042 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES, County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIOANL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; GARY VUONG; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY VUOUG, IF ANY; GARY VUOUNG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and wheather said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, of the GLADES County Courthouse, Florida, at 11 a.m. on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit “A” Street Address: Lot 76 Cabbage Woods Ranches (Unrecorded) Being a parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 7, Township 36, South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. and being more Particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 7; Thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E, along the north line of Said Section 7, far a distance of 2071.75 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue N 89 03’ 08” E, Along said North line of Section 7, for a distance of 515.60 feet to a point; Thence bear SOO 09’ 20” E for a distance of 1732.09 feet to a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08: W for a distance .a distance of 61.91 feet to a point; Thence bear N 82 31’ 02” W for a distance a distance of 238.73 feet, to a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08” W for a distance of 217.06 feet to a point; Thence bear N 00 09’ 20” W for a distance of 1732.09 feet to the point-of-beginning. And being subject to any and all easements, Restrictions, Reservations and/or Rights-of-Way of record including. But not limited to. the following described easements: An easement for the purpose of utilities and drainage being nope particularly described as the North 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And; An easement for the purpose of Ingress, Egress, Utilities and Drainage being hope particularly described as the south 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And An easement for the purpose of utilities being mope particularly described as the east 5.00 feet and the West 5.00 feet of the above described property, together with that certain 60.00 feet ingress and egress easement as recorded in Of cial Records Book 226, Page 37, of the Public Records of Glades County. Florida. Together with and subject to ease-ments for the purpose of ingress, egress, utilities and drainage, being more particularly described as follows: the West 100 00 feet of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County Florida. and the West 100 00 feet of Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. And lying in Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, Lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. Thence bear S 00 09’ 20” E, along the West line of said Section 7, for a distance of 1538.15 feet to the point-of-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 60 38’ 32 E for a distance of 425.01 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E fora distance of 426. 25 feet to a point; thence bear N 87 21’ 34” E for a distance of 695.26 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 797.98 feet to a point; thence bear S 82 31’ 02” E for a distance of 238:73 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 400.00 feet to a point; thence bear N 77 55’ 39” E for a distance of 181.40 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance cfc 2779.79 feet to the intersection with the saw grass meander line & the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement.andthe South 100.00 feet to the West 1610.36 feet of Section 7, Township 33 South. Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida.And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the west line of said Section 18. for a distance of 1333.18 Feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 24’ 30” W for a distance of 2714.92 feet to the intersection with the west boundary line of the East one-half (1/ 2) of said Section 13, and the pointof-terminus of said centerline of Easement. and: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel, with the West line of said Section 18 for a distance 1333.18 feet to the point-ofbeginning of said centerline of easement: thence bear N 891 12’ 14” E for a distance of 2013.56 feet to a point; thence bear S 46 12’ 22” E for a distance of 446.17 feet to a point; thence bear 558 58’ 29” E for a distance of 465.28 feet to a point; thence bear N 73 51’ 15” E for a distance of 435.90 feet to a point; thence bear N 46 49’ 59” E for a distance of 658.21 feel to a point; thence bear N 89 12’ 14” E for a distance of 3512.17 feet to a point; thence bear N 69 45’ 24” E for a distance of 359. 83 feet to a point; thence bear N 83 52’ 07” E for a distance of 116.53 feet to a point; thence bear S59 27’ 30” E for a distance of 251.19 feet to a point; thence bear S 89 19’ 08” E for a distance 780.42 feet to the intersection with the sawgrass meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And: lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County. Florida. being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the northwest corner of said Section 18. thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18. for a distance of 3999.50 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 20’ 12” W for a distance of 2049.60 feet to the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described Centerline: Commence at the Northwest Corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 3850.53 feet to the point of beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear N 89 16’ 55” E for a distance of 383.59 feet to a point; thence bear S 45 43’ 05” E for a distance of 210.67 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 16’ 57” E for a distance of 4526.19 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 00’ 40” E for a distance of 2215.95 feet to the intersection with the Sawgrass Meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerlineof Easement. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 16th day of December, 2011. JOE FLINT BY: /S/ Julie Yarborough, As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J, Rm. 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Phone No. (941) 335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Service). 406252 CB/CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/24/12 SUBJECT AREA: 339 Homeless Students EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for homeless students. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12) and 1003.21 F.S, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 11431 11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 6311 6315 CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12) and 1003.21 F.S, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 11431 11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 6311 6315 FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for homeless students. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 24, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information 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 rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. 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Red light cams capturing 20 30 violations a dayBY STEVE MCKOWNThis week we met with District Secretary Billy Hattaway at the Bartow Of ce of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). About 10 weeks ago, FDOT Ananth Prasad named Mr. Hattaway our District Secretary, replacing Mr. Stanley Cann, who resigned to take a private-sector job. Aside from welcoming District Secretary Hattaway to his new position, we brought him up to speed on several of our local issues: signage to Lake Okeechobee on US-27; signage to our Golf Course on US-27; Florida Statute 335.16 (which allows, but does not require, the FDOT to spend money on the construction and/or maintenance of wayside parks, boat ramps and other park facilities); and landscaping on US-27. It was very nice to meet the District Secretary, and we look forward to working with him on our future projects. I wish all a very Merry Christmas! Please see all the upcoming events:Jan. 16: MLK Day City of ces closed Jan. 19: City Commission Workshop at 5 p.m. Jan. 19: Clewiston Waterfront Workshop at the JBA at 6 p.m. Jan. 23: Regular Commission Meeting 6 p.m. Community Development Director Reese reports: Code Enforcement has opened twelve (12) new cases eight (8) for overgrowth, one (1) for property maintenance (tires); one (1) failure to obtain an occupational license; one (1) possible migrant housing and one (1) abandoned vehicle in right-of-way. The Clewiston Theater is under new management. We have issued temporary power to the new occupant and it is open for business. Golf Course Director Pena reports: A public meeting on the golf course was held last Wednesday in the Country Club. 20 or so interested golfers, as well as the City of cials attended the meeting where the City answered questions on operations and marketing. In addition, the City asked for input from the golfers on how to increase play. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 23, 2012. A junior golf clinic was this past Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon with 3 juniors participating. PGA Instructor, Robbie Rush, and FGCU golfer, Brandon Pena, demonstrated the fundamentals of the swing along with hands on teaching. Further, video analysis was done with each golfer. Next week (Thursday, Dec. 29th) the clinic w ill be from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a Junior Championship at noon. The cost is just $10 per junior for the instructions and the championship. Don't forget, junior(s) get free range tokens and play free with a paying adult. Walking is permitted after 1:30 p.m. The Seminole Tribe of Florida had their Sonny Billie Memorial golf outing this past Saturday morning. This was the rst time this event was held here. Sunday was the rst time this season that we broke the 100 golfers for the day mark. Play for the month continues heavier than last year with much favorable weather thus far than last year. This past Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. was a Free Clinic from the Pro(s) on improving the short game (chipping, pitching & putting). Only 3 took advantage of the session, but we will continue promoting. The golf course will be open for play on Friday and Saturday (Dec 23 & 24th), closed Christmas Day (Dec 25th), and open Monday (Dec 26th). Call the Pro Shop for hours and tee times. Carter's Tree Farm of Belle Glade continues planting Chinese Fan Palms and Orchards on the golf course in strategic and decorative areas. Several more trees are being donated by golfers and will be planted soon. What a difference these trees make. Police Chief Gutshall reports: Sgt. Pelham, Sgt. Scruggs, and Sgt, Spence have now received their certi cation to review video of red light photo enforced images. The violations recorded over the last three weeks will be mailed to the offenders as warnings in the days to come. The warning period began 30 November and will run through 31 December. Beginning 1 January, of cers will begin approving the actual tickets with a $158 dollar ne attached for the violations. Chief Gutshall will be reviewing the video images along with the three sergeants until he is satis ed we are applying the rules in a consistent and equitable manner. Our red light cameras seem to be capturing 20-30 violations per day. We are still in the warning phase, but we are set to go live with tickets on January 1, 2012. One of our of cers shared with his mother the sad events of the theft of Christmas items from the storage container used by Active Citizens for Children. In a matter of days we have received seven large bundles of lights, decorations, small gifts, etc. We are so grateful to Of cer Joe Hicks, his mother and family for their kind donation to the charity. ACFC is expected to pick up their donations. In another act of kindness, the Clewiston Police Explorers have gathered up more than 165 gifts to donate to the Salvation Army for distribution to needy kids. The Explorers had a fund raiser on Wednesday Night at the Methodist Church, which is always kind enough to loan their kitchen facilities. The kids prepared and sold chicken pot pies. This group remains very active with some sort of community service or fund raiser nearly every week. Public Works Director Schef er reports: With the help of the electric crew, staff nished the basketball goal installations and it appears that our youth are putting them to good use. The "bull noses" on Ventura have been painted yellow and raised pavement markers will be added to help motorist better see the medians. There will be no change to the solid waste collection during Christmas. For our resident's convenience, we will run on Monday, December 26. The rear loaders will also run to collect the Christmas debris that will not t in your tipper. Remember to place bagged food products in the tipper and not in bags beside the tipper. Recreation Director Ramer reports: Registration for Clewiston Recreation baseball and softball is still available on-line. Check out the new price structures for each age group and the cost saving opportunities available, if you volunteer to coach. Contact the Youth Center at 983-1492 if you have any questions or go to www. clewistonrecreation.com to register. If you do not have a computer, come by the Youth Center we have two set up for registration for your convenience. ACFC (Active Citizens for Children) and the Clewiston Recreation Dept.'s Winter Wonderland will took place on Saturday Dec. 17th in the Sugar Festival Field from 4 to 9p.m. It was a great event with many people taking advantage of the "snow" and the ice skating rink. Thanks to ACFC for everything they do for the children of the area. Go to www.clewistonrecreation.com to check us out and get information regarding all 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 tims. McIntire left Clewiston and moved to Palatka, Fla., where he set up another practice. His stay there wasn't long when he was forced to leave the state after investigators obtained a search warrant for his house. They recovered video evidence that documented the alleged attacks. He ed to Ruston, La., where he was arrested by and FDLE agent and Louisiana state of cials after showing up for a job interview for the position of prison physician. At the time, he was charged with one count of kidnapping and 11 counts of sexual battery/victims helpless and/or incapacitated. McIntire's medical license is that of an osteopathic physician. He was rst licensed in Florida in 1996 and has previous disciplinary complaints made against him with the state. McIntire is currently being charged with the traf cking of morphine. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. DOCTORContinued  1 City Manager FYI: Traf c Cam Tickets Go Live Jan. 1 Warrant w/ fraud/false statement in title transfer Arrested Dec. 17 by L. Brooks Michael Henry Gilbert, 47 Aggravated battery, knew or should have known victim was pregnant Arrested Dec. 17 by C. Green Jr. v v Jaquanda Genisha Stoudmire, 17 Driving w/ suspended license, third or subsequent offense Arrested Dec. 14 CPD Ofc. J. Rojas Myleka T. Perkins, 25 Aggravated battery w/ deadly weapon no intent to kill Arrested Dec. 14 by L. Beckford Arthur Tishion Harrington, 17 Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription Arrested Dec. 15 by N. Krause c Randi Lea Rogers, 24 Burglary of an unoccupied structure, unarmed Grand theft $300-$5,000 Arrested Dec. 11 by R. Garcia Jeremiah Terrell Johnson, 25 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.your recreational needsAnd don't forget to friend us on Facebook, type in "Clewiston Recreation" and say "Like"We would appreciate it! Utilities Director McCarthy reports: Progress has brought in a temporary set of batteries for the substation so they can have their trailer back in case of their own need. We expect the installation of our new bank on the 27th. No power interruptions are expected due to the changeover. The billing and nancial system RFPs have been short listed and we are working on scheduling day long demonstrations of the systems in January and we should have a recommendation for the commission in February. We received a request for additional information from the last DEP audit of our sewer expansion project. The certi cation from the manufacturer and the contractor was not detailed enough; they had to know the physical location of each factory that produced the pipe and ttings used on the project. We have provided this information to DEP and hope this is the last issue, other than the historic homes, that has to be resolved. Electric crews are working on pole replacements and the water crew is working on valve exercising. Natural gas prices continue to stay low so the price of power has been steady. We are currently the seventh lowest in the state for residential power.

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BY PATTY BRANT e Clewiston NewsWith the huge 2012 General Election, including local elections inching closer, the Caloosa Federated Republican Women sponsored a meet and greet for all declared Hendry County sheriff’s candidates. The event took place earlier this month, on Dec. 15 at Don’s Steak House and provided an opportunity for close encounters with the candidates. The following is a synopsis of how each candidate’ explained the reason for their candidacy. Ray Van Houten The county needs a heavier hand, especially in narcotics law enforcement. I want to bring back the safe hometown feeling it had 20 years ago.Matthew BeattyCurrently serving on the Hendry County School Board, if elected Matthew Beatty will have to resign from that position. He said that he believes in honor, integrity, responsibility and that he wants to make the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce a recognized model agency. If you surround yourself with good people, it will happen, he said, adding that he considers the community a familyEliberto CarmonaPeople have asked me to run, they want something different for the community. I will be more involved with the people, more transparent, improve the professional attitude toward the public and get the public more involved with the sheriff’s of ce. People will always be able to come to me with problems and suggestions for their neighborhoods.Steven MaldonadoI want a new age and new vision for Hendry County to bring back the true meaning of ‘to protect and serve’. I will initiate a new process of eduction on law enforcement today with respect and compassion for the community, dedicated to the people of Hendry County so people can trust law enforcement again. It can be done. I will guarantee more patrols on the road and people can hold me accountable.Mark ChamberlainThis new resident is retiring from 26 years with the palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce. He said law enforcement has been my life’s work. I have eight years as a captain in charge of various large departments. I can put to use for Hendry County the talents I’ve learned as a commander. I’ve worked for ve sheriffs learned a lot, both good and bad. I will make sure people get what they pay for every day. With bachelors degrees in business and administration and a masters in public administration, my education sets me apart, he said.Incumbent Sheriff Steven WhiddenWe’ve come so far, he said, pointing out that on his watch the department has absorbed over $2.5 million in mandated increased expenses, increased the number of deputies on the road to ten while decreasing the administration from nine captains or above, including the sheriff himself and chief deputy. He said his administration has consolidated dispatch, revamped the jail into a professional facility that looks out for inmates. After paying off 15 jail-related lawsuits when he came to of ce, there have been no additional ones led, he said. He said he is making deputies “people friendly;” got a handle on gang violence in Hookers Point in Clewiston. He feels he has turned the tide of community trust using Fun Days, the Citizens Academy, gun safety and concealed weapons courses and a strong volunteer program. The SO now has a full time four-man K-9 unit for drug interdiction and HCSO is implementing the mandated 800 megahertz radio setup, he said, “All without asking for another single penny from the county commission.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Sheriff Candidates Meet with Community PHOTO / JILLIAN SPARKSIf you give a Mouse a Cookie...These mice cookies were the product of Napa Auto Parts and the Hatton family. They were provided for the Chamber’s cookie fundraiser that bene tted the Redd family.



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Editors Note: The following is a highlight of the most interest stories of 2011. Part 1 of 2. JanuaryJan. 6 Agriculture relies heavily on the supply of water from Lake Okeechobee, and the lake has experienced its worst October to December period since 1932, according to the South Florida Water Management District. Jan. 13 A 35-year dream became a three-and-a-half year project for Clewistons sole jetpack owner, Bill Houghtaling. Never relenting across the three-decade span, the man took on three jobs to fund his dream, carrying it well into his mid-life. Jan. 20 This week, Rosa Pelham sat down with The Clewiston News to talk about homeschooling, yoga and why she loves living in Clewiston. Sitting at a nice, well-aged table, while her daughter Cheyanna and her son Ethan did their school work, she spoke of good times and the importance of personal physical health and tness. Their three-legged dog, Chico, laid himself out on their red recliner and promptly fell asleep as relaxing study music owed through the living room. During the interview, she gave me an apple muf n for me to sample. A new creation she called it. Jan. 27: Much to everyones consternation, the fog that has slowed down commerce, traf c and daily operations all over South Florida has been persistently bothersome for the past few weeks. The causes of fog are quite simple but the fact of its denseness and refusal to evaporate quickly is the result of the off-kilter weather patterns of 2010.FebruaryFeb. 3 Amid a urry of questions and legal concerns, the citys red-light camera project continues forward. Supporters of the project state that it will great improve traf c safety and reduce the number of citations and accidents that the city deals with each year. Detractors state that the project will deter tourists and businesses form coming to the area, bring lawsuits, cause accidents rather than prevent them, or will be just another form of revenue for the city. Feb. 10 A man driving a woman in labor to the hospital was later arrested while attempting to do so; the Clewiston Police Department reporting that he was in possession of illegal narcotics at the time. Feb. 17 So what did it feel like, for Hendry County EDC Director Roger Harrison to tell a room full of directors that he was leaving? It sucked the air out of the room. It was just shock and awe, said the Clewiston News 2011 Year in Review LEASE A NEW 2012 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH.*27 Month lease through Ford Credit. $2003 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock # 12C49. 20 cents per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $250 RCLBonus cash. Others to chose from at similar savings. See Dealer for details. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/03/12.. SEE REVIEW 2 ARRESTED IN PASCO COUNTY PILL MILL OPERATION A raid on an unlicensed pain management clinic, on Dec. 13, led to the arrest of three men; including 55-year-old Daniel McIntire after a lengthy investigation of a reported Lutz, Fla. pill mill by the Pasco County Sheriffs Of ce. Some residents may remember McIntire having a practice in town until 2003. That was when he left the area in the middle of an investigation conducted by Clewiston Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The investigation was the result of law enforcement agencies receiving allegation against McIntire that he had allegedly drugged and sexually battered at least two female vicFormer Clewiston Doctor Jailed AgainSEE DOCTOR 19 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSA student points out a glitter color for her Christmas pine cone at the Eastside Old Fashioned Country Christmas. More photos on page 10. Daniel McIntire Christmas in a Simpler Time

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Gospel sing at Swindle FarmA gospel sing will be held at the big red barn at Swindle Farm, featuring 14-year-old Maria Wirries. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 30, at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Swindle Farm is located at 7500 West Hwy. 27, Clewiston. Also the Trust Quartet will be visiting Swindle Farm on Jan. 6 to perform gospel music. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and the entire community is invited. For more information, contact Judy Swindle at 863-983-7256. County Of ces Closed for HolidaysAll county of ces will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year holiday.DUI crackdownThere 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 Traf c Liasons.Mini Health FairOkeechobee Landings on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 10:45 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11:30 a.m. KOA on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 1:30 p.m.January events at First ChristianThe church sponsors two big events in January which they are planning again in 2012. The rst is a Fish Fry. This will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. The second event is The Hallelujah Hoedown which will be held Jan. 27 to 29 at 7 p.m. The Senior Pageant is backLadies ages 63 and up from the surrounding lake area, if youre looking for some fun and excitement 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 MeetingsSt. Martins Episcopal Church is holding AA meetings on Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. They will be held at 207 North W.C. Owen Ave. in Clewiston. For more information, please call 239-2755111.Worship ServicesArtie and Dora Carnes are no longer associated with The Glades RV Resort. They continue to direct Christian Contender Ministries and they are beginning a Worship Service at The Port Labelle Inn each Sunday at 10 a.m. Those who are interested in helping with this effort should call Artie at 812-821-3037 or Dora at 812-821-3038. Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 is having a continuous indoor-outdoor ea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., every weekend. For more information, please call 863-9839748 or 863-673-3130. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Westside ElementaryCalendar of events: Jan. 2: Little Lions Preschool returns Jan. 3: K5-6th Grade students return Jan. 16: Martin Luther Kings Birthday No school Jan. 20: Report Cards go homeClewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School will be holding their School Advisory Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building. All interested are encouraged and welcomed to attend. SCHOOL BRIEFS director, discussing the moment he told EDC board members he had accepted a job back in Georgia and would be leaving in a few weeks. When asked how it came down to this: that a well-regarded new hire put in place to spur economic development activity in the county suddenly decides to quit, Roger said it came down to logistics, but also to the simple feeling that he missed home too much. Feb. 24 In the days leading up to her death, Erica still slept with her mother. The two had always been close and the habit of her falling asleep next to Gloria never escaped her, even after she turned 21. She was the baby of the house, says Jackie, her sister. Her father, Eric, said that growing up, Erica always demonstrated to him a very loving side while he raised her and four siblings on his own. They all agree that she was also outspoken, and might have made enemies as a result. This all came to a head Feb. 11, when Ericas body was found by the side of the road, next to a sugarcane eld in rural Glades County. Detectives have been pursuing leads ever since, but are now looking to the community to help ll in the gaps, to help answer the question: who killed Erica Vassell?MarchMarch 3 As she headed to U.S. 27 after getting a call that her son had been in an accident there, Sonya Andrews thought of just one thing: Mason Cole. Mason had played baseball with her son, Dustin Andrews. They went to the same high school, and, like thousands of others in the area, traveled some of the same routes, including U.S. 27, south. But in December, Mason was involved in a terrible accident on that road, and ended up losing his life. If anything, his death served as a grim reminder of how dangerous driving and especially driving on 27 -can be. As she rushed to the site of her own sons accident, Sonya just couldnt get him out of her mind. The honest truth, it was the rst thing that crossed my mind, and what his mom had to feel, Ms. Andrews told The Clewiston News this week. He was a good kid. March 10 When 91.5 The Call rst started, they couldnt be heard beyond Clewiston city limits; now they reach Canal Point to the east and Moore Haven to the west. Broadcasting from a local church, this Christian radio station wants to ll the gap that was left by the previous radio station that became an all Spanish programming station. The setup is simple: the studio located in a small room of the First United Methodist Church. The local representatives of The Call, Jeff Barwick and Brenda Lopez, have been dedicated to REVIEWContinued 1 PHOTO / MARISOL PEREZThe Brown Sugar Festival had a number of great entertainers and thankfully no problems. SEE REVIEW 9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ Hes relying on you. And you ma y need some help. n e e d s o m e h e l p Especially if youre E s p e c i a l l y i f y o u r e caring for c a r i n g f o r s omeone w h ose h ea l t h requires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support all y ou do with our comforting c arecoor d inating me d ica l nee d s, exp l aining options a n d provi d ing emotiona l gui d ance f or you an d y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p y ou b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there for you Support a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n f or Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Do all ducks quack? Not all ducks communicate by quacking. For example the Black-bellied Whistling Duck, though sometimes solitary, is most often heard in noisy ocks. Their call is a high-pitched, soft, wheezy, musical whistle of four to six notes, accented on the second or third syllable that carries for long distances. Visit Cornells All About Birds web site to search for the calls of these ducks and other bird species at www.allaboutbirds.org. The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is a sticking and gregarious, year-round resident of freshwater wetlands. It is known locally as the Blackbellied Tree Duck who will actually perch or nest in trees or nest boxes. Adults have a long neck, orange-red bill, white eye ring and long pink-red legs. Their belly and tail are black, and body plumage, back of neck and cap are chestnut brown. The white in the wings is seen when they are in ight. Juveniles look similar to the adults, but they have a grey bill and a less contrasting belly. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks look more like a duck, but their long legs and behavior resembles geese or swans. They are mainly nocturnal feeders who forage on land or shallow water for aquatic plants, grass, grain, insect and mollusks by grazing, dabbling or diving. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks mainly build nests in tree cavities, but will use a nest box or nest in a scrape on the ground or shallow basket of woven grasses with thick overhead vegetation. The female lays 12 to 16 white eggs that are incubated by both parents for 26 to 31 days. Sometimes other females will lay or dump her eggs in the nest. The young y at about 60 days of age, but remain with their parents for nearly 144 days. Two broods of young may be raised annually. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited to participate in upcoming birding trips (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org New and current Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook Friends will be entered in a monthly drawing for a Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America. Like, post a birding photo, or comment on The HendryGlades Audubon Society Facebook page to enter the December 2011 drawing. Inland Birding Fun: Blackbellied Whistling-Duck (BBWD) PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDBlack-bellied Whistling Duck. Margaret England

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A volunteer crew returns to Haiti to repair wells that supply drinking water for an orphanage, schoolBY GABE MARGASAK Water managers at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are using their expertise to help provide clean drinking water to struggling areas of Haiti. Hydrogeologist Steve Krupa and technical supervisor Rick Miessau have been on three volunteer missions to Haiti together and are returning next month to improve the water supply at a school and an orphanage, and conduct additional tests on nearby wells. It is humbling to see the condition adults and children in Haiti are living with and it serves as a reminder how important the clean water is that we enjoy every day, said Miessau. Water is a critical resource in South Florida and throughout the world. Parts of Haiti dont have the infrastructure to provide basic drinking water and people are getting sick as a result. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The Districts extensive network of groundwater monitors in South Florida picked up the underground tremors from more than 600 miles away. Health of cials in Haiti responded to an increase in illnesses following the earthquake including a devastating and deadly cholera outbreak attributed to contaminated water. The earthquake exacerbated poor water quality that includes high salinity levels and bacterial contamination, which sicken people on a daily basis in Haiti. In some of the poorest places of Haiti, much of the day is spent collecting water for basic needs and often that water is contaminated, said Miessau. Clean water is essential to the regions recovery, just as it is a basic necessity to maintain our lives. Hydrogeologists at the District have decades of experience in water supply development. Impoverished regions of Haiti do not have access to clean water and simple technology such as a working hand pump has the potential to provide signi cant improvements to the quality of life. On their upcoming trip that begins Jan. 14, Krupa and Miessau are installing equipment at a school in Verrettes, Haiti, that will eventually provide the only running water for 5 miles around. They will also repair the back-up hand pump at an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which is needed so that water can be retrieved during frequent power outages. Krupa and Miessau use their vacation time organizing these relief efforts for Haiti. The work is not funded or sponsored by the District, but their efforts show the kind of dedication many employees have to the cause of clean, sustainable water. During a recent bake sale to raise money for their efforts, $2,000 in donations were collected from District staff. BY PAT DOBBINS New Years Eve marks the annual celebration of saying good-bye to the past year and welcoming the next 365 days ahead. It is important that drivers be on high alert when driving during New Years Eve. You should be on an even higher alert after that midnight celebration. Designated drivers should pay close attention to their rear-view mirror and take extra precaution at intersections. Being sober on New Years Eve doesnt guarantee that the other driver is. Many areas have red light cameras but these systems will not slow down a drunk driver. If you see someone driving erratically, please contact local authorities and it may prevent someone from becoming a deadly statistic. Enjoy the party, but celebrate safely, using these tips:Have a Plan for New Years Eve SafetyBefore the New Years Eve party starts, it is everyones responsibility to plan how they will get home safely. Assign a designated driver Travel to and from the party by using a cab Sleep over at the home of the party host Ask a sober family member to drop off and pick up Travel with a party bus that drives right to the front doorBe smart about ames and reworksFlames and alcohol are dangerous. When planning for a party, consider the fact that after a few hours, a portion of guests could be feeling invincible, full of alcohol-inspired energy, and moving clumsily. Plan accordingly by: Say no to the real candles. Instead of burning real candles at a New Years Eve party, use battery-operated candles for safe, ambient lighting. Keep replace, heaters and re pit ames under control. Use safety screens at all times and make sure seating is at a safe distance from the ame. If reworks are part of the plan, please ensure that the individuals shooting off the reworks are sober and observe safe handling. As well, make sure the tipsy guests arent too close to the show.Keep an eye on your cash and credit cardsIf you choose to celebrate New Years Eve at a public place, please use caution with your cash and credit cards during the evening. Alcohol tends to alter rational thinking and wallets can be easily dropped or even stolen. Never leave your wallet or purse unattended. A running tab can be set up with a credit card and the credit card locked in the car, handed to a designated driving friend, or kept in a money belt or body wallet. By using these tips, this New Years Eve celebration just might start off your new year and those around you in the right direction which is: being safe, in good health and without incident! Heres wishing everyone a safe and prosperous 2012! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d , T T h h e e M M o o o o r r e e H H a a v v e e n n C C i i t t y y C C o o u u n n c c i i l l a a n n d d T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y B B O O C C C C W W i i l l l l h h o o l l d d a a j j o o i i n n t t w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p t t o o d d i i s s c c u u s s s s I I n n t t e e r r l l o o c c a a l l I I s s s s u u e e s s O O n n J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 4 4 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 a a t t 9 9 : : 0 0 0 0 a a . m m . I I n n T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d M M e e e e t t i i n n g g R R o o o o m m 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471 N N O O T T I I C C E E 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 New Years Safety SFWMD Water Experts Volunteer to Help Haiti SUBMITTED PHOTOThe crew tests water quality at various rudimentary wells in Haiti.

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As if Florida vegetable growers dont already have a full plate of plant diseases, a new virus is slowly spreading through South Florida, causing sporadic infections in tomato, pepper, eggplant and tomatillo along the way. Researchers, such as Scott Adkins, an Agricultural Research Service research plant pathologist, say growers and consultants shouldnt panic over the discovery of groundnut ringspot virus (GRSV), which is closely related to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). Instead, he and others recommend adding GRSV to the list of pests you or your consultant already scout for. If you do nd something suspicious, the researchers encourage reporting it to your county agent or vegetable Extension specialist so they can con rm identi cation and map its spread. And since both GRSV and TSWV are spread by thrips, the researchers say they believe the same management measures growers follow for TSWV also should help control the newcomer. Charlie Mellinger, a plant pathologist and principal in Jupiter-based Glades Crop Care, had occasionally seen symptoms similar to TSWV on tomatoes in the Homestead area for several years. Most times when he sent in a sample to Adkins lab for identi cation, it came back negative for TSWV. In 2009, a post-doctoral researcher from Australia, Craig Webster, was working in Adkins lab at the U.S. Horticultural Research Lab in Ft. Pierce. He ran a general test for tospoviruses, the genus of viruses that includes GRSV, TSWV and tomato chlorotic spot virus. When Webster and Adkins analyzed the results, they discovered GRSV. Were trying to resolve plants that we had identi ed as TSWV in South Floridawe think now they were GRSV, Mellinger says. Were not really sure what our past incidence of TSWV was in South Florida since we nd plants that test positive with both [viruses]. Since the initial con rmation, researchers have more questions than answers about the newly identi ed disease, Adkins says. To help address some of those unknowns, USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture has provided one-time seed money to address issues associated with emerging and new plant and animal pests and diseases, including GRSV. Representatives from ARS, universities, the private sector and the grower community will work cooperatively in the effort, Adkins says. Surveys of tomato production areas will begin this fall in South Florida and move up the Atlantic coast next year with the tomato season, Adkins says. A similar survey will be conducted in Southeast peanut production areas, including the several hundred acres around Lake Okeechobee grown mostly for the boiled peanut market. From South Africa to South America to Florida When GRSV was con rmed in the Homestead area in 2009, it marked the rst time the disease had been found in the United States. It is native to South Africa, where it causes stunting of the peanut plant and small, distorted leaves with severe yellowing and concentric ringspots. GRSV also has been identi ed in tomatoes in Brazil and Argentina during the 1990s. One of the challenges is very little has been written about GRSV in literature, so researchers have very little to go by, Adkins says. Since the initial discovery in Miami-Dade County, GRSV has been found in tomato elds in Collier, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Martin and Palm Beach counties. In addition, it has been found in pepper, eggplants and tomatillo in peninsular Florida from Manatee County south. Based on grower and scouting reports in 2010, sporadic infections were seen throughout south Floridas tomato production area at low levels, typically 2 percent to 3 percent, Adkins says. How wide a host range the virus has is one area in which the researchers hope to gain more knowledge. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and tomatillo are members of the Solanaceous family whereas peanuts are members of the legume family. Host plants can be infected during any growth stage. During the 2010 season and again this year, infected plants were also found in greenhouses, Adkins says. When tomato plants are infected in the seedling or plug stage, they typically die before reaching the eld he says. Frequently, GRSV symptoms are very similar to those of tomato spotted wilt virus, Adkins says. If tomato plants are infected at an early stage, symptoms include inward rolling leaves, leaf bronzing and dark brown leaf ecking. As the infection progresses, brown streaks form on the main stem and leaf petioles, and wilting or death occurs in the top portion of the plant. Fruit may be deformed, show uneven ripening and may have raised bumps or rings. But if you see necrosis on tomato stems, theres a good chance its GRSV, Adkins says. In other crops, such as peppers and eggplants, the symptoms are visually nearly identical to TSWV. The only way to positively con rm which disease is present, or whether a sample contains both, is through laboratory molecular testing, Adkins says. At this point, Id say its based on where youre located, he says. If youre on the peninsula and you see strong TSWV symptoms, Id suspect GRSV. In South Carolina, people wouldnt give GRSV a second thought because TSWV is common. Western ower thrips are a con rmed vector of GRSV, Adkins says. The larvae, or immature thrips, pick up the virus as they feed on infected plants. They remain infectious when they reach adulthood and transmit the virus as they feed on healthy plants. One of the goals of the multi-state research project is to conduct tests to determine whether other thrips, such as common blossom or yellow ower thrips (Frankliniella schultzei), melon thrips (Thrips palmi) or chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis), also can vector GRSV, he says. Mellinger says theres strong circumstantial evidence that points to F. schultzei also being a vector of GRSV. The Sw5 gene also appears to impart resistance to GRSV, Adkins says, citing research results. Keep Eyes Peeled For New Pepper, Tomato Virus 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A lden Maples Wyse, 88CLEWISTON Alden Maples Wyse, of Clew iston, widow of Walter Harold Wyse, Jr. died Saturday, December 24, 2011. She was born on October 17, 1923, in Camilla, Georgia, to the late Thomas and Jewel Maples. She grew up in Bowling Green and graduated from Wauchula High School in 1941, and Florida State College for Women in 1945. She was a resident of Clewiston for 66 years and a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. She served the church as organist and Board Member and was active in the Womens Ministry. She joined Kelly Tractor Co. part time in 1943 and full time in 1945, remaining a dedicated and v alued employee for 68 years. At Kelly Tractor, she facilitated the Kelly Foundation Scholarship Program and helped many students achieve a college education. She contributed to the community serving with the American Cancer Society, the Clewiston Museum, and as secretary of the Hendry Regional Medical Center Board. Alden is survived by her sons and daughtersin-law, Walt and Paula Wyse of Anderson, S.C., and Joe and Melinda Wyse of Lexington, Ky; sister, Annette Hunter of Bartow, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, and funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Clew iston, with Pastor John Hicks, of ciating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Ridgelawn Cemetery. In Lieu of owers, the family request memorial donations be made to the Alden Wyse Memorial Fund c/o the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston is handling the arrangements.David J. McGarvie, 73MOORE HAVEN David J. McGarvie, age 73, of Moore Haven, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at home in Moore Haven. Dave was born July 23, 1938, in Lake Geneva, W is. He is the son of the late Floyd and the late Pauline (Miller) McGarvie. Dave was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber in Albany, Ga., for many years and then w ent to work for Proctor and Gamble in Albany w here he retired in August 2000. Dave was an avid sherman, active member of the Lakeport Garden Club and all around good fellow. He is survived by his wife, Barbara(Wilson) McGarvie; two daughters, Dayna Rose, Dea Ingram (Dale); and one son, Derrick McCalvin; grandson, Kyle Howell; and several brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by grandson, Joshua Bowles. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Lakeport Garden Club, 1591 Alligator Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471; or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston, www.akin-davis.com.Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind between 9 and 11 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind between 9 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind around 7 mph. Saturday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 13.74 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. East wind around 7 mph.

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New PossibilitiesBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS Its fun to play with all the brand-new possibilities open to us on January 1. Go jogging on January 1, and youve exercised every day this year. Y ou come down to breakfast and can truthfully announce, Im so hungry, I feel as if I havent eaten since last year! Get through lunch without eating potato chips or a candy bar, and this year re ects a whole new healthy and perfectly-kept diet regime. So far this year, perhaps you have never cussed at someone, never yelled at the kids, never forgotten to oss, never thrown your dirty clothes on the bathroom oor and never forgotten to read the Bible in the morning! On January 1 our whole life can be transformed. For one day at least, all our good intentions can be jump-started, and all our bad habits can be unplugged. At least for a few hours (or minutes?), the year is a perfect re ection of our best self. But January 1 is followed by January 2 and J anuary 3. Soon we will opt for staying in a cozy bed a few more minutes rather than plunging out into the cold on that jog. Pretty soon candy wrappers will start appearing in our desk drawer again. By the 4th or 5th, we will surely have been aggrav ated enough at a bad driver or frustrating situation to have un-sancti ed thoughts. By the 7th, our socks are back on the bathroom oor and our dental oss is gathering dust. By the 10th, we fall asleep before we can even get the Bible open. For all but a few of us, most New Years resolutions get packed away with the last of the Christmas decorations. The problem with most resolutions is that we resolve to make changes in our lifestyles, but miss restructuring our lives and changing the paradigms by which we live. The ultimate New Years resolution does not challenge us to cut fat grams or quit smoking or get to aerobics class twice a week. The ultimate resolution a Christian can make is to live in the light of divine intentions, not human inventions. The New Years resolution to end all resolutions is to make it our business to be a part of Gods business. Whats Gods business? Transformation. An electrical transformer takes high voltage and transforms it into energy that we can use in our everyday lives. Without a transformer, there could be no light in the darkness, no safety in the storm. A t Bethlehem, God came to us and gave us Jesus the Christ, who transforms in His life the love and power of God into the impulses of grace and salv ation that the world desperately needs. A fresh New Year lies unblemished before us. Our life, our commitment to the ultimate resolution can help the love of God through Christ to transform the world.Wheres That Peace on Earth?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST Peace on earth? It doesnt look like it! There has never been a time when the earth was as full of greed, hatred, and distrust. One crisis after another. The angels must have been mistaken when they thought that the birth of Jesus Christ would bring peace on earth. The centuries since that time have been an endless series of even more violent wars. Was God wrong? Of course not. The peace of which the angels sang was of a totally different nature than the abolishment of war on earth. This peace which Jesus brought is the reconciling of God to man, and then man to God -not the crushing of some blustering dictator. Mankind is now, by nature, opposed to God and cannot nd the way back to God by himself. Thats why all of his human schemes are doomed to failure and wars and social ills will always be with us. Originally, man gave glory to God and walked in a way pleasing to Him. But sin disrupted this perfect harmony, and the resulting disunity has permeated every relationship of life. But God sent His Son to make a way of return to bring peace. Jesus can truly be called the Prince Of Peace because He brings peace to those who come to him. One of his designations is Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Gods Peace Program required that satisfaction be made for the sins of rebellious man. This Jesus did by His death of substitution on the cross. Colossians 1:20-21 says, Having made peace through the blood of His cross ... You that were enemies ... hath he reconciled. When a person believes the Gospel (Romans 1:16 I Cor. 15:1-4), repents of sin (Acts 2:38; Acts 17:30-31), confesses faith in Christ (Matthew 10:32-33;Romans 10:910) and is immersed in water for the remission of sins to receive the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:38-39; Romans 6:3-5, 16-18), the Lord adds him to His Church (Acts 2:47). He needs to then continue steadfastly in the Apostles Doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer (Acts 2:42), participating in the evangelizing of the world with those of like faith (Matthew 28:1820), being faithful to Christ until death (Rev. 2:10, I Cor. 15:58). Jesus said in John 14:27, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. The world is doomed to war, troubles, and eventually destruction because it is in opposition to God. The singing of Christmas carols and receiving of Christmas cards with a vague wish that you may have peace may give you a temporary feeling of Christmas Spirit but this is not real peace.The New Year and the First New YearBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ I was watching the T.V. give a recap of events in 2011. It was about weddings, divorces, trials -some innocence and some guilt, wars and homecomings, natural disasters and their impact on many lives, things that happened far away and things that happened at home. As I re ected, the recap could have been about 2010, or 2009 or any other year. Events have a way of being variations on a theme with little that is really new.Each year seems to bring its disasters and joys; sorrows and gains. We will celebrate another New Year in a few days; and some of the pundits say that things are going to get worse for in 2012 than before. I wondered if they are right, or is there something beyond dire predictions of doom-and-gloom. The message of the Christmas just celebrated is one of joy in the midst of bad times. A young couple on a trip ordered by an occupying nation when the spouse is expecting, no room when they get there, a crazy tyrant that wants to harm the baby out of insane jealousy and there is enough doom-and-gloom in the Christmas story just celebrated to last for many generations. But, thats not what happened. The story is about people who recognized that God had a hand in it all. His angel told Mary that its will be all right and who reassures Joseph that God will be with him (Luke 1:28ff, Matthew 1:20ff). God is involved and the world changed because of Gods interventions. It is a story about a couple who faced the future with uncertainties that things might not be good but it turned out to be better than they could have ever imagined! Their lives did not come without hardships and their eldest Son spent His ministr y rejected by those who ought to have accepted Him. In spite of it all, they were good years. The Savior had come into the world; His ministry, gift, offering of Himself changed what followed ever afterward. For us, too, the gift of Christmas should be carried into our New Year. The rst Christmas came at dif cult times but brought hope and salvation to the generations that followed; that same Christmas message just celebrated should be of hope and salvation for the year ahead. That doesnt mean well have no hardships or dif cult moments; the era ushered in by the coming of Christ didnt end all human difculties or sufferings. It means though, that God has come, is involved, sustains, encourages, give a reason for faith and our hope in Him is not in vain. I look forward to 2012; not knowing all that will happen, not with assurance that it will be an easy time for any of us, but with the assurance that God is involved, cares, guides, loves his creation. I believe it may be a good one and my wish is for a Happy New Year for all of Gods people. God is in there and it can happen. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comMust be 18 years old to play Bingo. See Bingo Hall for complete details. Must be 18 years old to play Poker. See Brush Stand fo r complete details. We reserve the right to cancel at any time. See Players Club for complete details. 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Free Party favors, a balloon drop and Champagne at Midnight! NYE Prime Rib Dinner Special $9.95 4pm 7:30pm NYE Matinee Bingo Session 11:45am $18 & $28 Packs NYE Special Bingo Session 8pm $85 Presale through Dec 29 / $100 at the door $5 Computer fee includes $10 value / Presales also available for computers NYE Texas Holdem Tournament 7pm $50 Buy In / $2,400 Prize Pool (Based on 40 players /Limited to 40 players) i Hi Hi h gh way 2 72 72 1 1 we t st o f f f L La k ke O O O k ke ec h ho b be eon t t h he The winning continues into 2012! 100 Winners January 1 and 2 Each will win $100 Cash! 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 RELIGION COLUMNS

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the stations expansion in the community. Rob Robbins, the director for The Call in Clewiston, commented on the goals and projects that The Call is taking on. There was the problem of broadcasting strength in the beginning, he said. Weve dealt w ith that and have been working hard to reach out to the community for support. Jeff and Brenda have been really dedicated to making the station something that the community will want to listen to. March 17 An arrest has been made in the murder of Erica Vassell, whose body was found Feb. 11 on a stretch of rural road in Glades County. Glades County Sheriffs Of cials have of cially charged Theophilus Tawon Brooks, 29, of Harlem. March 24 With the arrest of Theophilus Brooks in the murder of Erica Vassell, the family of the victim is pressing for more answers. Vassells mother confronted the suspects mother last w eek. She will not stop until she has a chance to confront the suspect, too. March 31 It was the second shooting for residents in the Twin Lakes Subdivision, but while the shooting the day before resulted in several individuals being injured, the shooting last Friday, March 25, resulted in the death of a man. A prilApril 7 A day before his tragic death, Doberti Sanchez did something that made his mother proud. He came home on my birthday on Friday and he said, Guess what, mom? Im student of the month. But he was always playing and he was the class clown. I didnt believe him. I said, right, April Fools. No, for real, you dont believe me? I havent gone to the of ce not one time this year. This is when his mothers voice breaks. April 14 In a great week of baseball that ended with an upsetting loss, The Clewiston Tigers win streak ended at ve games. The week started with an 8 3 victory over the Moore Haven Terriers. The game started off rough for the Tigers as starting pitcher Tim Pruitt struggled on the mound the rst inning as the Terriers scored one run. April 21 The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director and she is set to make changes that will give the Chamber a stronger public image. Jillian Sparks, who has been Clewiston resident, has integrated herself quite well into her position with little dif culty. Essentially, she has come home -her husband and close friends are from town. She was also crowned Miss Sugar in 1994. It was easy for her to settle back in to Clewiston. April 28 A late afternoon accident on U.S. 27 in Glades County involving two Clewiston men left one dead and another with minor injuries. The accident occurred near the entrance to W edgworth Inc. Michael Allen Johnson, 53, was headed northbound on U.S. 27 at the time of the accident. According to Florida Highway Patrol of cials, he was driving his 1996 GMC pickup truck on the right hand lane of the highway.MayMay 5 The Hendry County Sheriffs Of ce is currently investigating a shooting that happened in Harlem on Sunday which resulted in the death of a Belle Glade man. Following up on leads, the sheriffs of ce has identi ed the name of a man, a person of interest, who is being sought for questioning in the case. The sheriffs of ce is hoping to locate Freddie Boo Carter, 28, also of Belle Glade. May 13 With Brown Sugar over, the community is looking back to see if things changed for the better from last year. Did the same issue of overwhelming security take away from the community enjoyment that the event promotes? According to organizers, no. Sheriff Steve Whidden, of the Hendry County Sheriffs Of ce, said that the event went smoothly in terms of security. May 19 Prosecutors may be pursuing the death penalty in their case against Theophilus Brooks, a Clewiston man. Charging Brooks with second degree murder, the State Attorneys Of ce may be preparing to seek a change to the charge to rst degree murder, which would allow for capital punishment in the case. May 26 According to Steve McKown, the seed of the idea for a casino in Clewiston was likely born on the local golf course. After enjoying what he describes as a new and exciting partnership with the Seminole Tribe, commiserating and gol ng with tribal leaders, the gureheads might have seen potential where they hadnt before on the green. Then they called for a meeting with city of cials and representatives with the U.S. Sugar Corporation. They did not specify then what the talks would include, but when the Clewiston delegation showed up, tribal members offered: Were building a casino.JuneJune 2 The possibility of having a new FPL power plant in Hendry County took another step when County Commissioners approved a petition May 24. During that regular meeting, a petition was made to rezone a 3,127 acre area of land from general agriculture to a planned unit development. What this rezoning allows is the ability to constrict industrial buildings and allow utility usage. This area of land is located on C.R. 833, just north of the Big Cypress Indian Reservation. June 9 This past Memorial Day weekend, mudders from around the Lake Okeechobee area attended the rst event hosted by the Devils Garden Mud Club. Many were coming to the site for the rst time. Presently, the 1,200 acres of mud holes featured swimming areas, adult and family camping, truck pulls, and plenty of opportunities to get dirty mudding. June 16 Less than a month and a half after being arrested in connection with the death of a Belle Glade man in Harlem, the prime murder suspect is free to go, according to the State Attorneys Of ce. The state issued the notice of no information earlier this week in Hendry County in the case against Freddie Lee Carter, 28, who was facing charges of murder and attempted murder. He was released soon after. June 23 A man was shot and killed in Harlem in May. Buried within a memo released by the State Attorneys Of ce on the case, the lead prosecutor writes that the incident involved people from Belle Glade and other areas (who) were in town for the Brown Sugar festivities. The single statement bound together one o f the most violent acts imaginable with a festival that seems to perennially inspire disagreement within the community a festival that by all other accounts was a success this year. In the wake of the news, leaders have spoken up to defend Brown Sugar, and blast the state attorneys of ce for inadvertently tying a murder with a local festival. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 REVIEWContinued 2 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSFamily, friends and community joined to commemorate the opening of a park named after Bo Pelham.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSEastsides Old-Fashioned Country ChristmasStudents enjoyed the snowball toss and stringing popcorn during the Eastside Old-Fashioned Country Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 15. There was plenty to do at the festival, such as decorating pine cones, the snowball toss, and story time. They had the Lighting of the Tree at 6 p.m. and followed it with square dancing. BY PAT DOBBINS Mark your calendar for Jan. 5. The Blood Mobile will be at the Hendry County Health Department at 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Blood is always in demand and thats why weve made it easy to donate. The Blood Mobile is one of the easiest ways for you to donate blood. Your blood donation could save the life of someone who has cancer or leukemia, or someone who is having surgery. Donating blood is easy. You just have to go through a short registration process, answer a few medical questions to make sure that you are healthy enough to donate. To donate blood, you must be in good health, and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. You must be 17 years old or older. Although, 16 year olds can donate with a parents consent. Why you may not be able to donate If you have a cold or the u or if you have a sore throat you will not be eligible to donate blood. If you are being treated for an illness or have had recent dental surgery you may not be able to donate. However, there are several medications that you can take and still be allowed to donate blood (Such as aspirin, Tylenol, blood pressure medications). You may donate whole blood once every 56 days, which allows plenty of time for your red cells to be replenished. The Blood Mobile

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Harlem Academy Day Care Center in Clewiston has earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) for outstanding early childhood programs which meet national standards of quality. The center, operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is located at 944 Harlem Academy Ave. and is licensed to care for 395 children from ages infant to 8. The child care center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Harlem Academy is very honored to be recognized for our efforts to provide exceptional child care education for our children. This demonstrates to parents that we have earned the Gold Seal for quality child care programs from the State of Florida, said Harlem Academy Director Felicia Brown. Accreditation is not meant to replace parents on-site visits to centers as a means of selecting the program that best meets their childs needs, said Child Care Director of Operations Nancy Coker, but accreditation does help parents recognize the varied components that should be present in a quality program. To become accredited, Harlem Academy had to meet a variety of strict criteria related to providing a developmentally appropriate program for pre-school children. These criteria range from providing a program that exceeds state licensing requirements to providing professional development opportunities for staff, as well as parental involvement. Accreditation includes an on-site study of the program by an early childhood professional followed by a nal assessment of the center by commissioners from the National Accreditation Commission For Early Care and Education Programs. About Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.Harlem Academy Day Care Center is among six child care centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. The private non-pro t organization provides high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida from infancy through age 8. In addition to providing child care, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., conducts and coordinates training for child care workers, and administers the federal Child Care Food Program for child care centers and family child care homes. For more information about Harlem Academy, call 863-983-7335 or visit www.ccsw .org.About NACThe National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) is sponsored by the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP). NAACP is the nations leader among associations serving child care owners, directors and administrators. The organizations goal is to strengthen and enhance the credibility of leaders in the eld of early child care and education by providing membership services and bene ts. For more information about NACCP and NAC, please visit www.naccp.org. To view Gold Seal requirements and a list of centers that have earned the accreditation, visit www.dcf.state. .us/programs/childcare. Harlem Academy Day Care Center Earns National Accreditation SUBMITTED PHOTOKylian Edwards and Tyreek McCray play together in the sandbox. SUBMITTED PHOTOJohnny Hunter and Ja-Bria Houston. Stick to your New Years Resolution with help from Hendry County Tobacco Prevention ProgramsIf resolutions were as easy to keep as they are to make, there would be much fewer cigarette smokers in Hendry County. Seven out of 10 adult smokers report that they want to quit completely. Last year, about half of them made an attempt to quit. Yet, few (6.2 percent) were successful. As 2012 approaches, Hendry Tobacco Prevention Programs and Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging smokers to use the programs free and convenient quit resources to start the year smoke-free and increase their chances of staying smoke-free for good. Evidence-based cessation counseling and FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies (NRTS) provided by the program can double to triple your chances of successfully quitting. Nicotine is one of the most addictive chemicals. The current design and contents of cigarettes make them more attractive and addictive than ever before. Today, cigarettes deliver nicotine more quickly from the lungs to the heart and brain. Poor preparation and a quit plan thats not entirely right for you can make quitting even harder. While quitting is dif cult, it is not impossible. In fact, there are more former smokers in Florida than current smokers. If you werent able to quit in years past, do not be discouraged. Most former smokers made several attempts before nally quitting permanently. The average smoker attempts to quit between eight and 11 times before ultimately succeeding. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. Cigarette use results in an estimated 28,600 deaths in Florida each year. Despite the known dangers of smoking, more than 2.5 million Floridians, or 17.1 percent of the adult population, are current cigarette smokers. Free Quit Resources Two free Quit Smoking Now classes are opening nearby; registration is required to join. Hendry Regional Medical Center, Clewiston, Wednesdays-six sessions January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 all classes start at 5:30 p.m. Hendry Convenient Care Center, LaBelle, Wednesdays-six sessions, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 all classes start at 6:30 p.m. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy for those eligible. For more information or the register contact Angelica Pena at 863-902-3019. Every year, many Floridians try to go it alone as they resolve to quit smoking, said Kim Bereld, Deputy Secretary for the Florida Department of Health. While quitting cold turkey may work for some, every day there is mounting evidence that counseling and medication have been proven effective and can greatly increase your chances of not just quitting, but staying tobacco free for good. Smokers and smokeless tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a quit coach. To learn about TFF and the states free quit smoking resources, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at twitter.com/tobaccofree a. Resolve to Quit Smoking in 2012

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!!WILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 FWC seeking Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Belle Glade & Moore Haven Apply online at myfwc.com/alligator Closes Jan 5, 2012 Assists Mechanic in repair of vehicles and equipment. Small engine repairs a plus. Lubricates vehicles, wash and cleans, maintains work area. Must be 18 or older, drivers license check, pre-employment drug screen required. Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Rd., Clewiston Fl 33440 EEO Come Join Our Mission We are looking for experienced, dedicated and compassionate: DENTAL ASSISTANTS 1 year experience or Dental Assistant education required (Lehigh, Labelle, Pine Island, and Fort Myers locations). We are looking for candidates who exemplify our Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Teamwork, Professionalism, Con dentiality, and Quality of Care. We offer a competitive salary, incentive bonus and bene ts package. Interested candidates may apply at http://www.fhcswf.org or fax resume to (239) 278-3203. Market Research company seeks individuals to evaluate customer service at local establishments. Reimbursement and/or cash payments provided. Apply FREE at: www.shop.bestmark.com HOUSEKEEPING POSITIONS available immediately. Call Laurie at 863-233-1259 or 863-983-3151 bet. 9-5 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publishers approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word advertisement. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Special Notice For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and The Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online Ads phoned in subject to charge Price must be included in ad Private parties only 2 items per household per issue 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011

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DIESEL MECHANIC Alico, Inc is seeking a Diesel Mechanic for the Heavy Equipment division. This position will be responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on diesel engines used to power machines such as tractors, trucks, automobiles, and stationary engines. Must be able to diagnose trouble, disassembles engines, and examines parts for defects and excessive wear. Position requires a HS education or equivalent and 2 years experience. ASE certi cation and/or Diesel Certi cation preferred. Valid drivers license required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. Quali ed applicants should complete an application at the Keri Work Center located at 10685 County Road 832, Felda, FL 33930. The Company maintains a drug free environment and is an equal opportunity employer. TEACHERS Mind Lab is an innovative and research based program that helps children ages 4-16 enhance their 21st century skills. We are seeking teachers interested in teaching by using a series of thinking games. We offer $25 per class, typically 45-60 min. This is a part time job (1 hour per day between the hours of 2:00 5:00 pm, two ve days a week). We are looking for teachers who demonstrate: Educational (development or training) experience Teaching degree or certi cate is a PLUS! Commitment until the end of school year Good communication and presentation skills Required: Background check and ngerprints. Half day online training seminar (not compensated) to become a certi ed Mind Lab instructor. For more information please review our website at www.mindlabsf.com Please email resumes to: lwiesenberg@mindlabsf.com HEALTHCARE SPECIALISTLincare, leading national respiratory company seeks Healthcare Specialist. Responsibilities: Disease management programs, clinical evaluations, equipment set up & education. Be the doctors eyes in the home setting. RN, RRT, CRT licensed as applicable. Great personalities with strong work ethic needed. Competitive salary, bene ts & career paths. Drug Free Workplace, EOE. Please fax resume to Angel, 863-763-5191 HANDYMAN & DIESEL MECHANIC WANTED (970)708-9993 FORECLOSURE CONTRACTORS NEEDED Property Maintenance Company hiring contractors. Need FAST turnaround times and accuracy. Must have liability insurance, workers comp, valid license & pass a background check. Requires truck, trailer, mower, generator, compressor, hand tools, laptop, air-card, digital camera. Apply at www.gcpfs.com. Duplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $750.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)599-0460 Coming 2 year old Ranch Horses Ready to start Riding-Have been Handled-Registered Buck Daniel Ranch -Jason 863-801-9953. 1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 WILDWOOD 1 Bedroom unfurnished. Call: 863-983-3151. LABELLE River front, 2br, 2ba, 2 car garage, $1350 + dep. (317)371-3171 CLEWISTON Single retiree, nancially secure, looking to rent a room north of Hwy 27 in Clewiston. (863) 228-3909 25 Individual acres in Clewiston plus 5 aces in Homestead area & 2.5 acres in N. Miami area (High Density) for sale or exchange for one entire 30-50 acres. Call (305)945-0566 or email: gwdlvcorp@yahoo.com BANK REPOS Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 North LaBelle 2008 doublewide 3br, 2ba like new on 3 lots, screened porch, shed, fenced yard, swing set, and sandbox. $59,900 Owner nancing 239-564-5415 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Florida Bids, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2278 2007 1214334-010000U0120 James Sykes Lot 15, Block U, Harlen Addition No. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. 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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000168 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and SEGUNDO A. RUGEL; ELVIA L. RUGEL; MIGUEL R. ZUAZO; ELVIA Z. ZUAZO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN LOTS 2 AND 3 OF THE UNRECORDED R.B. BOWDEN SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 217, PAGES 1022 AND 1023, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID LOT BEING PART OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF TRACTS 17, 18, 22 AND PART OF 21, IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42S, RANGE 32E, GLADES COUNTY, FLORID A MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF LOT 2 LESS THE NORTHEASTERLY 132.17 FEET THEREOF, AND THE NORTHEASTERL Y 50.34 FEET OF LOT 3, BEING THE SAME AS PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN DEED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 217, PAGE 1022, GLADES COUNT Y RECORDS. A/K/A 2485 RIVERSIDE DRIVE MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10036672 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406120 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on January 9, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1996 Ford, 1FTEF15Y4TLA27939 406163 CN 12/29/2011 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 Sidewalk Construction 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 order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerks Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse 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 recorded 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 on January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy 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 mailing 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 preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405352 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2605 2007 2164329-A0000090100 Brian K. Quinn Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 50 32 East 2445.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 37 06 West 719.28 feet; thence South 00 degrees 51 26 East 121.83 feet; thence South 43 degrees 02 43 East 695.13 feet; thence N 89 degrees 37 06 East 252.28 feet; thence North 00 degrees 50 35 West 633.22 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. EXCLUDING the Northerly 175.87 feet of the Easterly 175.87 feet and EXCLUDING the following: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 31 11 East 2624.37 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 86 degrees 51 28 West 667.33 feet; thence South 45 degrees 48 22 East 617.84 feet; thence North 86 degrees 51 28 East 252.28 feet to the East line 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. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404382 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 688 2007 1204529-A0000260100 Robert Dale Dunaway and Pamela O. 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: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 20, being the Point of Beginning; thence N 05 degrees 25W, (basis for bearing being the Sun Oil Company Plat, as prepared by Johnson-Hall Associates, Inc.), along the West section line of said Section 20, a distance of 1,486.38 feet; thence N 89 degrees 32 E, along the quarter-quarter section line a distance of 469.26 feet; thence S 05 degrees 25 E, a distance of 1,487.96 feet to the South section line of said Section 20; thence S 89 degrees 43 W, along said South section line, a distance of 469.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405815 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Highland Glades Water Control District for the Year 2012. All Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00 p.m. in the Law Of ces of Caldwell Pacetti, Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP, One Clearlake Centre, 250 South Australian Avenue, Suite 600, West Palm Beach, Florida. The Annual Landowners Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of June at 2:00 p.m. the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Monday, April 9, 2012 Monday, June 18, 2012, ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING Belle Glade followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Monday, August 13, 2012 Monday, October 8, 2012 Monday, December 10, 2012 By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Highland Glades Water Control District Dated this Tuesday, 20th day of December, 2011 406225 BGS 12/29/2011 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 rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerks Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse 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 recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The 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 contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this 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. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405351 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012

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PALM BEACH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT (HCD) NOTICE OF FIRST AND SECOND MORTGAGE FINANCING FUNDING AVAILABILITYPalm Beach County's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting applications from individuals seeking funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II (NSPII). 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 NSPII 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 mortgage 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 Redeve lopment 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 principal 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__________ T erm____ 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 NSPII 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: Applicants may use up to $50,000 to rehabilitate the dwelling. Rehabilitation funding will be deducted from the maximum award of the second mortgage loan. Program Requirements/General Information: 1. Affordability Guidelines: Annual Income Limits for West Palm Beach and Boca Raton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) FY2011 Area Median Income (AMI) $63,300 2. Eligible Program Areas: All properties purchased must be located in either the County's "Urban Redevelopment Areas". The east area boundaries are generally described as: Community Drive to the North; the Lake Worth Drainage District L-14 Canal to the South; I-95 to the East; and extends to various points West as far as Jog Road; or the Glades Region Target Area generally described as: the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Point. 3. Other criteria: 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 residence. 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 NSPII homebuyers to assist with rehabilitation, closing costs, and down payment assistance. The Second mortgage loan provided shall not exceed $100,000 for very low income applicants (0-50% AMI), $65,000 for low income applicants (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 affordability 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, FL33406; 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 The Zip Codes which are located within the east "Urban Redevelopment Area" are listed below.All the above listed zip code areas contain portions which 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 URAboundaries 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 GRTAadded nine census tracts to the NSP2 Program. These are census tracts 80.01; 80.02; 81.01; 81.02; 82.01; 82.02; 82.0 3; 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 This is not a commitment to lend. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3617 2008 4104329-03020980170 Robert Goldberg Lot 17, Block 2098, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404386 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1698 2008 1224432-01000310140 Myleen Barrera Lot 14, Block 31, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405838 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 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 certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3619 2008 4104329-03020990020 Open Space Land, LLC Lot 2, Block 2099, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler 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 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3980 2008 4104329-04021560040 Tracy J. Miller Lot 4, Block 2156, Port LaBelle Unit 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404370 CN 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 certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3577 2008 4104329-030000L0020 Odilance Silien Tract L2, Block 2102, Port LaBelle, Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404379 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice City of Clewiston Notice of Passage of Ordinance The Clewiston City Commission conducted a Public Hearing regarding Ordinance No. 2011-04 on December 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. After closing the Public Hearing, the City Commission unanimously adopted an ordinance which is set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2011-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF THAT PORTION OF THE BASILAN CRESCENT STREET & PLAZA LYING NORTH OF LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 OF BLOCK 498, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA; RESERVING A FIVE FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT NORTH OF AND ADJACENT TO LOT 7; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. A copy of the ordinance is available in the City Clerks Of ce, City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties. Steve McKown City Manager 406125 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3542 2008 4104329-02020800140 Judy G. Hunnel Lot 14, Block 2080, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404369 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice

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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 certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3692 2008 4104329-03021190160 Edasmet C. Chang & Said Eltanawy Lot 16, Block 2119, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404354 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS 2012 CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Clewiston Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 350 W. Arroyo Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 2:00 P.M. Landowner Mtg. 7/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 8/15/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 2:00 P.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT 405421 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICTS Pelican Lake Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 10:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 4/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 5/16/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 10:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405412 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1634 2008 1224432-01000030080 Azteca Montura Inc Lot 8, Block 3, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404340 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 157 2007 1064428-A0000930000 John C. Shelley Swearingen The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404336 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Beach Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 8:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 9/12/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 10/10/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 8:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405403 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT South Florida Conservancy District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 11:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 3/14/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 4/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 11:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 405419 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4025 2008 4104329-05021860240 Manuel Garcia Lot 24, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, a subdivision according to the plat 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404380 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1410 2007 1224432-01000700130 Zo DO LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 13, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404367 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Shore Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 9:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 4/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 5/16/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 9:30 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405408 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT South Shore Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Ofce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 10:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 3/14/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 4/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 10:30 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 405415 SUN 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1407 2007 1224432-01000700040 Zo Do LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 4, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404349 CN 12/8,15,22,29/201 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2584 2008 1314433-A0003940000 Pagan Juan H. Matias The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5982, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404352 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1678 2008 1224432-01000220010 Francisco Ramos Mendez & Irma Maldonado Bermudez Lot 1, Block 22, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405829 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2543 2008 1314433-A0001940000 Raul Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5703, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404389 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1620 2008 1154432-A0002660100 Maria Egipica Martinez The East one-half of the southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2648, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405826 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1272 2007 1224432-01000130030 Estate of Benjamin A. Aruca And Estate of Martin Aruca Lot 3 in Block 13 of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405825 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2539 2008 1314433-A0001780000 Georgina Garcia The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404384 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 987 2007 1134432-A0000230100 Leon & Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter 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 easement 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405820 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1875 2008 124432-A0001040100 Izquiderdo Amparo Gonzalvo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5216, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404351 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1544 2008 1154432-A0000370000 Carlos R. Morales The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3274, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404388 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2548 2008 1314433-A0002260000 Everlinda Toledo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5826, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404342 CN 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 certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3637 2008 4104329-03021040060 Maribel Lombo, Ramon Leyva Bahar & Carlos A. Nieves Lombo Lot 6, Block 2104, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404345 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Pahokee Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Ofce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 2/15/2012 9:00 A M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 3/14/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405405 SUN 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1451 2008 1144432-A0000710000 William Michael Radcliffe And Kathryn L. Radcliffe The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3589, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 1st day of December, 2011. Dated this 12th day of October, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406099 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1893 2008 1254432-A0000120100 Rafael Rodriquez Journet Julia Rivera Corujo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5127, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404368 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 19, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K79A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until established in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $136,000.00 E1K80A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until established in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $136,000.00 E1K81A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Herbicide Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $49,833.00 E1K82A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Highway Lighting Maintenance in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $24,250.00 E1K83A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mechanical Sweeping of Bridges, Curbs & Gutters in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $40,000.00 E1K84A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Herbicide Strip Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1K85A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Edging and Sweeping, Removal & Disposal of Vegetation from Curb & Gutter & Sidewalk Areas in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $110,152.00 E1K86A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, & Chemical Vegetation Control using inside Mowing Deck Application in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $315,000.00 E1K87A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application & Edging & Sweeping in Desoto County. Budget Estimate: $342,000.00 E1K88A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application & Edging & Sweeping in Hardee County. Budget Estimate: $251,500.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 406104 CB/CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 416 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 NorthSouth line parallel to the East boundary thereof: The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, excluding the East 178.99 feet and excluding the North 150 feet of the West 375 feet of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405814 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1156 2007 1144432-A0002470100 Carlos Pelaez & Otto A Villamizar The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405823 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1897 2008 1254432-A0000230000 Berner Joseph & Lindalle Joseph The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5152, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404378 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1919 2008 1254432-A0000560100 Henri Wurfbain & Juliana Wurfbain The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5095, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405828 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 769 2007 1224331-010000O0120 Estate of Earl B. Miller and James R. Reynolds 43 Hastings C West Palm Beach, FL 30384-0736 Lot 12, Block O, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405816 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. NOTICE OF 2012 PUBLIC MEETINGS The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) announces public meetings to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida. The regular meetings for calendar year 2012 will be held on the following dates, times and locations: January 19, 2012 at 10:00 am, Golden Gate Community Center Room A&B, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116 February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am, MacDill AFB-Albert B. Arrighi Base Education Center & Base Library, Bldg. 252, 8102 Condor Street, Tampa, FL 33621 To include Strategic Planning Session and review of MacDill Utility System. March 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Central Florida Development Council, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823 April 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 May 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Microtel Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Suncoast Estates Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917 July 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm, DeSoto County Administration Bldg., Commission Chambers, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 September 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Golden Gate Community Center Room A&B, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116 October 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Microtel Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 December 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Suncoast Estates Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917 For the February 23, 2012 meeting persons wishing to attend will be required to provide generally accepted of cial identi cation and are urged to contact the Board Clerk at the number below for access information. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482 or (407) 629-6900, at least three business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-6900. 406237 CN 12/29/2011 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/10/12 SUBJECT AREA: 111 Non-Discrimination EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 10, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information 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 rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 404517 CN 12/15,22,29 CB 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Shawano Water Control District for the Year 2012. Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners Meeting will take place on the 4th Friday, in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, February 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, April 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, June 22, 2012 8:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, August 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, October 19, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, December 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Shawano Water Control District Dated this Tuesday, 20th day of December, 2011 406141 BGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000128 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT M. SHEFFER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ROBERT M. SHEFFER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMNG BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A CLARA SUE HELLARD, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DAFFENY L. ALBRITTON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 1 LOT 4, POLLYWOG CREEK, A MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A 3 INCHES BY 3 INCHES CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, 32.70 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4 OF SAID SUBDIVISION ADN THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE LANDS HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 42.06 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 129.89 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 40 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4, 153.08 FEET TO SAID NORTH LINE OF POLLYWOG CREEK AND THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. THERE IS A MOBILE HOME AFFIXED TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. (REDM)(1997), I.D. #(FLA14611078A&B). A/K/A 22530 SHAWNEE COURT, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10033924**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406123 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for the Calendar Year 2012. All meetings of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District Board of Supervisors will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month (unless meeting date con icts with a holiday) at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Educational Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 13, 2012 Friday, February 10, 2012 Friday, March 9, 2012 Friday, April 13, 2012 Friday, May 11, 2012 Friday, June 8, 2012 Friday, July 13, 2012-ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, August 10, 2012 Friday, September 14, 2012 Friday, October 12, 2012 Friday, November 9, 2012 Friday, December 14, 2012 By: CHARLES F. SCHOECH, ESQ. Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District 406067 CGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Hedrick Brothers Construction / Asset Builders (Construction Managers) for The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida; will receive Subcontractor Quali cation Information until January 13, 2012 for Phase Two Gove Elementary School Modernization, Belle Glade, Florida. Phase Two will consist of construction of a new 121,000 sf / 924 student station Elementary School. The Project is scheduled to achieve LEED Silver Certi cation. Phase One Site Remediation / Site Preparation work is not included within Phase Two. Interested bidders that have been previously pre-quali ed by the Construction Manager are required to complete Subcontractor Request for Invitation to Bid. All other interested bidders are required to complete Subcontractor Quali cation Statement. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a minimum goal of 9% Certi ed African American M/WBE participation for this Project. Only rms Certi ed by the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida or State of Florida Of ce of Supplier Diversity or its successors are accepted for participation as an African American M/WBE Firm. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a goal of at least a 10% Local Vendor and Local Worker Participation. Local is de ned as Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Canal Point and Lake Harbor. Construction funding for the project is secured through a Federal Assistance Program for Quali ed School Construction Bonds. All Subcontractors shall be required to comply with all applicable requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and Department of Labor regulations. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Manager reserve the right to reject any or all offers / proposals or to accept any offers / proposals which is in its best interest. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Manager also reserve the right to waive any informalities, irregularities and technicalities in procedure. All cost incurred by Subcontractor / Proposer in preparing a proposal response shall be the sole responsibility of the Subcontractor / Proposer. Interested Bidders, please forward your request for a Subcontractor Quali cation Statement by email to estimating@hedrickbrothers.com or fax to 561.681.5088. All inquiries shall be by email or fax as indicated above. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 405905 CN 12/22,29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2012. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Friday in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 16, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 18, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 16, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this 20th day of December, 2011 406142 BGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000042 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, ET AL Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 and subsequent Order entered Dec. 16, 2011 in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000042 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES, County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIOANL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; GARY VUONG; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY VUOUG, IF ANY; GARY VUOUNG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and wheather said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, of the GLADES County Courthouse, Florida, at 11 a.m. on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit A Street Address: Lot 76 Cabbage Woods Ranches (Unrecorded) Being a parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 7, Township 36, South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. and being more Particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 7; Thence bear N 89 03 08 E, along the north line of Said Section 7, far a distance of 2071.75 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue N 89 03 08 E, Along said North line of Section 7, for a distance of 515.60 feet to a point; Thence bear SOO 09 20 E for a distance of 1732.09 feet to a point; Thence bear S 89 03 08: W for a distance .a distance of 61.91 feet to a point; Thence bear N 82 31 02 W for a distance a distance of 238.73 feet, to a point; Thence bear S 89 03 08 W for a distance of 217.06 feet to a point; Thence bear N 00 09 20 W for a distance of 1732.09 feet to the point-of-beginning. And being subject to any and all easements, Restrictions, Reservations and/or Rights-of-Way of record including. But not limited to. the following described easements: An easement for the purpose of utilities and drainage being nope particularly described as the North 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And; An easement for the purpose of Ingress, Egress, Utilities and Drainage being hope particularly described as the south 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And An easement for the purpose of utilities being mope particularly described as the east 5.00 feet and the West 5.00 feet of the above described property, together with that certain 60.00 feet ingress and egress easement as recorded in Ofcial Records Book 226, Page 37, of the Public Records of Glades County. Florida. Together with and subject to ease-ments for the purpose of ingress, egress, utilities and drainage, being more particularly described as follows: the West 100 00 feet of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County Florida. and the West 100 00 feet of Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. And lying in Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, Lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. Thence bear S 00 09 20 E, along the West line of said Section 7, for a distance of 1538.15 feet to the point-of-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 60 38 32 E for a distance of 425.01 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03 08 E fora distance of 426. 25 feet to a point; thence bear N 87 21 34 E for a distance of 695.26 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03 08 E for a distance of 797.98 feet to a point; thence bear S 82 31 02 E for a distance of 238:73 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03 08 E for a distance of 400.00 feet to a point; thence bear N 77 55 39 E for a distance of 181.40 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03 08 E for a distance cfc 2779.79 feet to the intersection with the saw grass meander line & the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement.andthe South 100.00 feet to the West 1610.36 feet of Section 7, Township 33 South. Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida.And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06 55 E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18 52 E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the west line of said Section 18. for a distance of 1333.18 Feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 24 30 W for a distance of 2714.92 feet to the intersection with the west boundary line of the East one-half (1/ 2) of said Section 13, and the pointof-terminus of said centerline of Easement. and: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section, thence bear N 89 06 55 E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18 52 E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel, with the West line of said Section 18 for a distance 1333.18 feet to the point-ofbeginning of said centerline of easement: thence bear N 891 12 14 E for a distance of 2013.56 feet to a point; thence bear S 46 12 22 E for a distance of 446.17 feet to a point; thence bear 558 58 29 E for a distance of 465.28 feet to a point; thence bear N 73 51 15 E for a distance of 435.90 feet to a point; thence bear N 46 49 59 E for a distance of 658.21 feel to a point; thence bear N 89 12 14 E for a distance of 3512.17 feet to a point; thence bear N 69 45 24 E for a distance of 359. 83 feet to a point; thence bear N 83 52 07 E for a distance of 116.53 feet to a point; thence bear S59 27 30 E for a distance of 251.19 feet to a point; thence bear S 89 19 08 E for a distance 780.42 feet to the intersection with the sawgrass meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And: lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County. Florida. being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the northwest corner of said Section 18. thence bear N 89 06 55 E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18 52 E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18. for a distance of 3999.50 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 20 12 W for a distance of 2049.60 feet to the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described Centerline: Commence at the Northwest Corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06 55 E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18 52 E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 3850.53 feet to the point of beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear N 89 16 55 E for a distance of 383.59 feet to a point; thence bear S 45 43 05 E for a distance of 210.67 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 16 57 E for a distance of 4526.19 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 00 40 E for a distance of 2215.95 feet to the intersection with the Sawgrass Meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerlineof Easement. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 16th day of December, 2011. JOE FLINT BY: /S/ Julie Yarborough, As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J, Rm. 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Phone No. (941) 335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Service). 406252 CB/CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/24/12 SUBJECT AREA: 339 Homeless Students EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for homeless students. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12) and 1003.21 F.S, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11431 11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. 6311 6315 CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12) and 1003.21 F.S, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11431 11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. 6311 6315 FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for homeless students. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 24, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information 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 rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 405624 CN 12/29/2011 1/5,12/2012 CB 1/12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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Red light cams capturing 20 30 violations a dayBY STEVE MCKOWNThis week we met with District Secretary Billy Hattaway at the Bartow Of ce of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). About 10 weeks ago, FDOT Ananth Prasad named Mr. Hattaway our District Secretary, replacing Mr. Stanley Cann, who resigned to take a private-sector job. Aside from welcoming District Secretary Hattaway to his new position, we brought him up to speed on several of our local issues: signage to Lake Okeechobee on US-27; signage to our Golf Course on US-27; Florida Statute 335.16 (which allows, but does not require, the FDOT to spend money on the construction and/or maintenance of wayside parks, boat ramps and other park facilities); and landscaping on US-27. It was very nice to meet the District Secretary, and we look forward to working with him on our future projects. I wish all a very Merry Christmas! Please see all the upcoming events:Jan. 16: MLK Day City of ces closed Jan. 19: City Commission Workshop at 5 p.m. Jan. 19: Clewiston Waterfront Workshop at the JBA at 6 p.m. Jan. 23: Regular Commission Meeting 6 p.m. Community Development Director Reese reports: Code Enforcement has opened twelve (12) new cases eight (8) for overgrowth, one (1) for property maintenance (tires); one (1) failure to obtain an occupational license; one (1) possible migrant housing and one (1) abandoned vehicle in right-of-way. The Clewiston Theater is under new management. We have issued temporary power to the new occupant and it is open for business. Golf Course Director Pena reports: A public meeting on the golf course was held last Wednesday in the Country Club. 20 or so interested golfers, as well as the City of cials attended the meeting where the City answered questions on operations and marketing. In addition, the City asked for input from the golfers on how to increase play. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 23, 2012. A junior golf clinic was this past Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon with 3 juniors participating. PGA Instructor, Robbie Rush, and FGCU golfer, Brandon Pena, demonstrated the fundamentals of the swing along with hands on teaching. Further, video analysis was done with each golfer. Next week (Thursday, Dec. 29th) the clinic w ill be from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a Junior Championship at noon. The cost is just $10 per junior for the instructions and the championship. Dont forget, junior(s) get free range tokens and play free with a paying adult. Walking is permitted after 1:30 p.m. The Seminole Tribe of Florida had their Sonny Billie Memorial golf outing this past Saturday morning. This was the rst time this event was held here. Sunday was the rst time this season that we broke the 100 golfers for the day mark. Play for the month continues heavier than last year with much favorable weather thus far than last year. This past Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. was a Free Clinic from the Pro(s) on improving the short game (chipping, pitching & putting). Only 3 took advantage of the session, but we will continue promoting. The golf course will be open for play on Friday and Saturday (Dec 23 & 24th), closed Christmas Day (Dec 25th), and open Monday (Dec 26th). Call the Pro Shop for hours and tee times. Carters Tree Farm of Belle Glade continues planting Chinese Fan Palms and Orchards on the golf course in strategic and decorative areas. Several more trees are being donated by golfers and will be planted soon. What a difference these trees make. Police Chief Gutshall reports: Sgt. Pelham, Sgt. Scruggs, and Sgt, Spence have now received their certi cation to review video of red light photo enforced images. The violations recorded over the last three weeks will be mailed to the offenders as warnings in the days to come. The warning period began 30 November and will run through 31 December. Beginning 1 January, of cers will begin approving the actual tickets with a $158 dollar ne attached for the violations. Chief Gutshall will be reviewing the video images along with the three sergeants until he is satis ed we are applying the rules in a consistent and equitable manner. Our red light cameras seem to be capturing 20-30 violations per day. We are still in the warning phase, but we are set to go live with tickets on January 1, 2012. One of our of cers shared with his mother the sad events of the theft of Christmas items from the storage container used by Active Citizens for Children. In a matter of days we have received seven large bundles of lights, decorations, small gifts, etc. We are so grateful to Of cer Joe Hicks, his mother and family for their kind donation to the charity. ACFC is expected to pick up their donations. In another act of kindness, the Clewiston Police Explorers have gathered up more than 165 gifts to donate to the Salvation Army for distribution to needy kids. The Explorers had a fund raiser on Wednesday Night at the Methodist Church, which is always kind enough to loan their kitchen facilities. The kids prepared and sold chicken pot pies. This group remains very active with some sort of community service or fund raiser nearly every week. Public Works Director Schef er reports: With the help of the electric crew, staff nished the basketball goal installations and it appears that our youth are putting them to good use. The bull noses on Ventura have been painted yellow and raised pavement markers will be added to help motorist better see the medians. There will be no change to the solid waste collection during Christmas. For our residents convenience, we will run on Monday, December 26. The rear loaders will also run to collect the Christmas debris that will not t in your tipper. Remember to place bagged food products in the tipper and not in bags beside the tipper. Recreation Director Ramer reports: Registration for Clewiston Recreation baseball and softball is still available on-line. Check out the new price structures for each age group and the cost saving opportunities available, if you volunteer to coach. Contact the Youth Center at 983-1492 if you have any questions or go to www. clewistonrecreation.com to register. If you do not have a computer, come by the Youth Center we have two set up for registration for your convenience. ACFC (Active Citizens for Children) and the Clewiston Recreation Dept.s Winter Wonderland will took place on Saturday Dec. 17th in the Sugar Festival Field from 4 to 9p.m. It was a great event with many people taking advantage of the snow and the ice skating rink. Thanks to ACFC for everything they do for the children of the area. Go to www.clewistonrecreation.com to check us out and get information regarding all 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 tims. McIntire left Clewiston and moved to Palatka, Fla., where he set up another practice. His stay there wasnt long when he was forced to leave the state after investigators obtained a search warrant for his house. They recovered video evidence that documented the alleged attacks. He ed to Ruston, La., where he was arrested by and FDLE agent and Louisiana state of cials after showing up for a job interview for the position of prison physician. At the time, he was charged with one count of kidnapping and 11 counts of sexual battery/victims helpless and/or incapacitated. McIntires medical license is that of an osteopathic physician. He was rst licensed in Florida in 1996 and has previous disciplinary complaints made against him with the state. McIntire is currently being charged with the traf cking of morphine. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. DOCTORContinued 1 City Manager FYI: Traf c Cam Tickets Go Live Jan. 1 Warrant w/ fraud/false statement in title transfer Arrested Dec. 17 by L. Brooks Michael Henry Gilbert, 47 Aggravated battery, knew or should have known victim was pregnant Arrested Dec. 17 by C. Green Jr. v v Jaquanda Genisha Stoudmire, 17 Driving w/ suspended license, third or subsequent offense Arrested Dec. 14 CPD Ofc. J. Rojas Myleka T. Perkins, 25 Aggravated battery w/ deadly weapon no intent to kill Arrested Dec. 14 by L. Beckford Arthur Tishion Harrington, 17 Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription Arrested Dec. 15 by N. Krause c Randi Lea Rogers, 24 Burglary of an unoccupied structure, unarmed Grand theft $300-$5,000 Arrested Dec. 11 by R. Garcia Jeremiah Terrell Johnson, 25 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.your recreational needsAnd dont forget to friend us on Facebook, type in Clewiston Recreation and say LikeWe would appreciate it! Utilities Director McCarthy reports: Progress has brought in a temporary set of batteries for the substation so they can have their trailer back in case of their own need. We expect the installation of our new bank on the 27th. No power interruptions are expected due to the changeover. The billing and nancial system RFPs have been short listed and we are working on scheduling day long demonstrations of the systems in January and we should have a recommendation for the commission in February. We received a request for additional information from the last DEP audit of our sewer expansion project. The certi cation from the manufacturer and the contractor was not detailed enough; they had to know the physical location of each factory that produced the pipe and ttings used on the project. We have provided this information to DEP and hope this is the last issue, other than the historic homes, that has to be resolved. Electric crews are working on pole replacements and the water crew is working on valve exercising. Natural gas prices continue to stay low so the price of power has been steady. We are currently the seventh lowest in the state for residential power.

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BY PATTY BRANT With the huge 2012 General Election, including local elections inching closer, the Caloosa Federated Republican Women sponsored a meet and greet for all declared Hendry County sheriffs candidates. The event took place earlier this month, on Dec. 15 at Dons Steak House and provided an opportunity for close encounters with the candidates. The following is a synopsis of how each candidate explained the reason for their candidacy. Ray Van Houten The county needs a heavier hand, especially in narcotics law enforcement. I want to bring back the safe hometown feeling it had 20 years ago.Matthew BeattyCurrently serving on the Hendry County School Board, if elected Matthew Beatty will have to resign from that position. He said that he believes in honor, integrity, responsibility and that he wants to make the Hendry County Sheriffs Of ce a recognized model agency. If you surround yourself with good people, it will happen, he said, adding that he considers the community a familyEliberto CarmonaPeople have asked me to run, they want something different for the community. I will be more involved with the people, more transparent, improve the professional attitude toward the public and get the public more involved with the sheriffs of ce. People will always be able to come to me with problems and suggestions for their neighborhoods.Steven MaldonadoI want a new age and new vision for Hendry County to bring back the true meaning of to protect and serve. I will initiate a new process of eduction on law enforcement today with respect and compassion for the community, dedicated to the people of Hendry County so people can trust law enforcement again. It can be done. I will guarantee more patrols on the road and people can hold me accountable.Mark ChamberlainThis new resident is retiring from 26 years with the palm Beach County Sheriffs Of ce. He said law enforcement has been my lifes work. I have eight years as a captain in charge of various large departments. I can put to use for Hendry County the talents Ive learned as a commander. Ive worked for ve sheriffs learned a lot, both good and bad. I will make sure people get what they pay for every day. With bachelors degrees in business and administration and a masters in public administration, my education sets me apart, he said.Incumbent Sheriff Steven WhiddenWeve come so far, he said, pointing out that on his watch the department has absorbed over $2.5 million in mandated increased expenses, increased the number of deputies on the road to ten while decreasing the administration from nine captains or above, including the sheriff himself and chief deputy. He said his administration has consolidated dispatch, revamped the jail into a professional facility that looks out for inmates. After paying off 15 jail-related lawsuits when he came to of ce, there have been no additional ones led, he said. He said he is making deputies people friendly; got a handle on gang violence in Hookers Point in Clewiston. He feels he has turned the tide of community trust using Fun Days, the Citizens Academy, gun safety and concealed weapons courses and a strong volunteer program. The SO now has a full time four-man K-9 unit for drug interdiction and HCSO is implementing the mandated 800 megahertz radio setup, he said, All without asking for another single penny from the county commission. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Sheriff Candidates Meet with Community PHOTO / JILLIAN SPARKSIf you give a Mouse a Cookie...These mice cookies were the product of Napa Auto Parts and the Hatton family. They were provided for the Chambers cookie fundraiser that bene tted the Redd family.