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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 01-05-2012
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Fishing legend gunned down on New Year’s EveBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comTo hear them all tell it, a more genuine person could have not have been found casting lures on the lake than Jimmy McMillan, Glades residents said. He was the personi cation of a sherman: experienced, cool, classy. He spent more than three decades learning the lake its ins and outs, the hot spots, the migratory patterns of shes, how weather and the sun affected the lakeeverything. He understood the science behind it and the gut instincts that trumped it -a quality that earned him the title of Angler of the Year. A person might have been hardpressed to nd better shing advice. Luckily for them, he was always available to talk shing. "I can remember times I would go over to his house and stand in his garage and he would give me tips and pointers about shing," recalled a friend, Curtis "Boo" Mosley. "I will miss our talks about shing and will always be thankful for him inspiring me to tournament sh." Everything for McMillan was hardfought, which made his victories all the sweeter. His accomplishments were well-known in the shing world, and especially on Lake Okeechobee. And then Monday happened. Not more than six hours after the New Year rang in, McMillan lay mortally wounded in his own store on Martin Luther King Blvd. in Belle Glade. The suspect, for reasons that are unknown, in ltrated the store with a gun in an attempt to rob the busiEditor’s Note: The following is Part 2 of our year in review highlighting the most interesting stories of 2011.JulyJuly 7 A troubling trend has been growing over the past few years and has reached a crisis point in Hendry County. Prescription drug abuse cases have been outnumbering the traditional drug cases as more and more drug users switch to what has been a legal way of acquiring the narcotics. July 14 The Hendry County School District received a "C" Grade for the 2010-2011 school year, when rated as a sum of its schools in Clewiston and LaBelle. Administrators throughout the district are studying results recently released by the Florida Department of Education. July 21 On every parents' mind as school prepares to start is, "What will my child be wearing to school?" It's an issue that Luan Walker, mother of a recent graduate and another daughter who is beginning high school this fall, has thought about. Luan said she endured four years of dress code violations with her older daughter and won't be enduring another four. She is spearheading a proposal to have the schools in the area, especially Clewiston High School, adopt a school uniform policy. July 28 A desperate battle against time is being fought here and in a hospital room in Miami. Darius Redd, 17, a local basketball and football player and soon to be senior high school student is on life support as he awaits a heart transplant.AugustAug. 4 Clewiston Police Department responded to a report of a vehicular robbery in progress in the early morning of July 25 to nd that the homeowners had chased off the Highway 29 South LaBelle 863-675-1686 www.langfordford.comNO DEALER FEE AT LANGFORD FORD AGAIN IN 2012 S o m e d e a l e r s a d v e r t i s e d o r n e g o t i a t e d p r i c e s m a y n o t i n c l u d e a f e e t h e y a d d t o y o u r f i n a l p u r c h a s e p r i c e T h i s f e e m a y b e $ 6 0 0 o r m o r e a n d o n l y f o u n d i n t h e f i n e p r i n t Check out a new Ford at Langford Ford. You'll be glad you did. V. N V. N T, J SEE REVIEW  10 SEE MCMILLAN  20 Year in Review Jimmy McMillan: Friend, Father Remembered PHOTO / JEFF ENRIQUEZThe Alabama Georgia Grocery store was closed after a shooting took the life of Jimmy McMillan. Today, the community will gather to remember McMillan outside of the store at 10 a.m. and as a show of unity against violence. Child died on Christmas Day, one day before her birthdayBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comA grisly discovery in the death of a two-year-old child: the mother's boyfriend confesses to her death. Sources say the little girl was believed to have experienced a terrible asthma attack, and for days, the feeling was that the little girl suffered an unfortunate illness that led to her death. Until investigators, feeling that they might not have been told the whole story, interviewed Jarrell Johnson, 22, who said he was responsible for killing, Destinee Webber, his girlfriend's daughter. In the wake of the news, the community expressed shock and anger, and hoped that justice would be served, even as questions linger about what really led to the death of the child. According to information released by the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce, the call came in on Dec. 25 at 8:30 a.m. for assistance of a two-year-old child not breathing. The child was taken to Hendry Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased. Arrest in Death o f 2-Year-Old Child SEE DEATH  19 Jarrell Johnson

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 Community Big Read KickoffCome Monday, Jan. 9, to the Clewiston Library at 6:30 p.m. for this year’s opening of the Big Read Program. This year’s reading selection is Sun, Stone and Shadows and free books will be distributed. UCLA and Cultural Anthropologist Jessica Cattelino will make opening remarks at the event. This year’s funding support for the purchase of the books is provided by The Clewiston Museum’s Journey Stories Project grant from the Florida Humanities Council and with support from the Smithsonian Institute.Annual Fish FryFirst Christian Church will be having its annual Fish Fry, Saturday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 7 P.M., to welcome back their winter residents. The Fish Fry is Free but those who wish to may put a contribution in the “Hallelujah Hoedown” Contribution Box. There will be four serving sessions at 4, 4:45, 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. Free tickets are available at the church during its services or you may call 863-983-1804 or 863-983-6704 to request tickets. Jackie Miller, Minister of the church, reports that last year over 300 were served.Clewiston CougarsThe Clewiston Cougars will be having their monthly meeting on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cougars locker room. There are looking for some dedicated board members. On Jan. 23, they will be voting for football and cheer coaches at 6:30 p.m.Mini Health FairFree health fair for the public, including blood pressure, weight and oxygen checks. The mini health fair is conducted through Ace Homecare outreach program. Okeechobee 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. For more information call 863-233-1305.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 239-275-5111.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.Future Hendry leaders for trainingHendry Democrats are looking to train prospective political hopefuls for roles in the community. Residents expressing an interest in running in the upcoming 2012 elections can utilize the group’s services to be prepared heading into the election. Interested readers should contact someone at DEC@hendrydemocrats.com. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Westside ElementaryCalendar of events: 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 BY JILLIAN SPARKS Clewiston Chamber of CommerceNew Year, New Resolutions! It’s that time of year when we all give ourselves that internal pep-talk to do better. What better than a clean slate of a new year to do just that. At the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, we not only encourage you to be the very best you, but offer a variety of ways for you to do just that. With our campaign, “Together We’ll Grow,” in full effect for 2012, we invite you to become a member today. Either for your business or just for yourself, allow the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce to connect you to your community in ways that we are nding most locals didn’t know were even possible. Socials, monthly newsletters, weekly e-mail bulletins, Facebook, digital messaging sign, festivals, events, radio Clewiston’s Coffee Talk, brochure/business information display, www. clewiston.org, newspaper, and our Sugarland Tours enables the chamber’s strong connection to our community. We are teaching our membership every day how to utilize all the networking avenues to better themselves and the companies they are passionately trying to grow. We have found doing so really does ensure us “Together We’ll Grow.” January has a full agenda all ready to go with events to entertain all ages. Events such as the Clewiston Museum’s Speaker Series that starts on Jan. 5, the New Year Rave for our middle and high school ages at the Youth Center Jan. 7, to our next Chamber Social on the 17th hosted by Nurse On Call at The Tiki Bar. We even have information about things that are up and coming such as Chalo Nitka and their program for advertising, the Inaugural Love The Lake, 5K  10K Walk & Run – sponsorship and registration for February. The chamber newsletter and e-bulletins provide a calendar with the events we are privy to. If you have something you would like to promote please let us know how we can help. Our newsletter is also provided via our web site as well. Get in the know and “Together We’ll Grow.” Happy New Year BY BUTCH WILSON Clewiston MuseumThis Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m., Big Cypress National Preserve Specialist, Lisa Andrews, will be presenting “An Evening with Ed Guthrie.” Ole Ed is a ctional character, so don’t let his crusty appearance and cranky disposition offend you. Remember, Ed is 110 years old! He will talk about his life (based on true events) of shing, hunting and exploring the Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands. This presentation will bring lots of laughter, but also an insight into the lives and times of the Florida Gladesmen. There will be refreshments after the program, so plan on bringing your family to a fun and intriguing evening at the Clewiston Museum. We do ask that you make reservations due to the popularity of this presentation and our limited theater seating. You can make reservations by calling our museum of ce at 863-983-2870 or e-mailing us at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com. Tales of Big Cypress Swamp

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BY MARK KINGThe New Year is here and the shing here on Lake Okeechobee just keeps getting better by the day. The lake level is at 13.65 feet above sea level and is at a great level to allow us to sh almost anywhere on the lake including some places we have not had access to in a number of years. A cold front is moving through South Florida and after it warms up next week there should be a lot of bass moving in toward spawning areas. When the water cools off and then warms back up it triggers the bass to move in off the main lake toward spawning areas. I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and a happy New Year. I do have some bad news to report, local FLW pro Jimmy McMillan was gunned down in his store during a robbery. Jimmy was loved by the shing community around Okeechobee and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the McMillan family. The live bait bite on wild shiners has been off the hook the past week with ve dozen shiners only lasting a few hours. The arti cial bite has been off a little the past week but was really good up until than. Next week the full moon should push a lot of bass in to spawn and the arti cial bite should be back in full force. The bass that I have been catching on arti cial lures have been ipping in heavy cover, using a Charlie's Worms Flippin' Bug and a heavy one ounce tungsten weight. You will need a good heavy action rod to get these bass out of this heavy cover and braided line of at least fty pound test is a must. The bites are not one after another but the bites you do get are big bass. The only other way I was able to catch some bass last week was on a Charlie's Worms Zipper Dipper shed slow. If the weather cooperates this next week we should be able to catch bass off the beds in a lot of areas around the lake. Areas like the East Wall, Long Point, Pelican Bay, and along the shoal should all be good. We are still in January and, with that, cold fronts move through the area and can really slow the shing down. Starting with wild shiners and then going to arti cial lures works great on these colder mornings here on Okeechobee. I haven't had a lot of reports of crappie being caught but I know there are some being caught out off the main channel from Clewiston, in the rim canal, a few around Bird Island, and in the Kissimmee River. Jigs and minnows are both working well to catch them. If catching a trophy largemouth bass is something that you have always wanted to do then Okeechobee will be the place you will want to come shing this year. We have already seen some really nice bass being caught and as we move toward the next few months the shing will only get better. If you think the bass last year were big wait till you see what is caught this year. Until next week good luck, tight lines, and hope to see everyone on the water soon.Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston. Give him a call at 863-677-0983 or go to www. markking shing.com to book a trip. BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudobonHappy New Year! Join in the fun of reporting or submitting a photo of the rst bird you heard or saw in 2012 by posting on the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society's Facebook Page. One popular FOY (" rst of year) species is the Red-shouldered Hawk. They are probably the most vocal American hawk. Red-shoulder Hawks are often seen circling above their territories and repeatedly calling "kee-aah" three to four times. Two of the ve subspecies of Red-shouldered hawk breed in Florida. These common raptors are probably the most numerous and widely distributed Florida hawk. One of the two species which lives in South Florida is commonly referred to as the "pale race" because it is smaller and paler grayer than other Red-shouldered Hawk subspecies. The Red-shouldered Hawk is a mediumsized raptor with a robust body and broad wings. Adults have barred rusty-red underparts, brownish head and reddish chest. Their red "shoulders" are visible when they are perched. This hawk has a long black tail with four or ve narrow white bands. When in ight pale crescents on the wings are visible from below. These raptors are usually found in forests with open understory located near water. They will perch in trees or hop on the ground in order to forage for easily captured prey such as toads, snakes, frogs, rodents, and small birds. Their stick nests are usually located in large mature trees with good canopy cover. The nest is lined with bark, mosses, lichens and twigs. The adults will return to the same nesting area repeatedly where they breed from January through May or June. Normally two whitish eggs with brown are laid in a bulky nest that is place in a tree's fork. The eggs are incubated for about 33 days. Chicks are born helpless, with open eyes and covered with buffy brown down. The young birds edge in. 40 to 45 days. They are often chased by American Crows, but will join forces with the Crows to chase Great Horned Owls out of their territory. If you would like to participate in upcoming bird trips to STA5 or receive the Hendy-Glades Audubon digital newsletter, e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 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Chippie Doesn’t Sing Much AnymoreBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchI have in my les a story that appeared years ago about Mary and her pet parakeet, Chippie. Wanting to clean Chippie's cage, Mary stuck the open hose of a vacuum into the bottom of the cage. The phone rang, and she turned to pick it up. Mary had barely said "hello" when "fawumpa!" Mary screamed, dropped the phone, turned off the vacuum and opened the bag. There was Chippie sitting up, somewhat dazed, but still alive, and completely covered with dust. Mary grabbed him, ran to the bathroom, turned on the faucet, and held Chippie under the running water. Then, realizing Chippie was w et and starting to shiver, she did what any concerned bird owner would do: she reached for the hair dryer and gave him a blast of hot air. Poor Chippie never knew what hit him. One minute he was perched in his cage, happily singing. The next he was sucked up, dunked down, and blown over. The reporter who had initially w ritten the story called a few days later to see how Chippie was doing. Mary told him that Chippie was doing okay, but shared, "Chippie doesn't sing much anymore. He just sits and stares." It's not hard to see why. Being sucked up, dunked down, and blown over will steal the song from the best of us. We've all had days or weeks or years like that. There are times when life gets so tough that we just sort of sit and stare and wonder what's going to hit us next. If you've ever had a "Chippie" kind of day, or if you're having one right now, I have some good news that will uff up your feathers, perk up your perch, and put a song back in your heart. At the point of our deepest need, we can be renewed, and our life situations can be transformed. I believe that God is in charge, and something good is therefore going to happen. It may not be what I want to happen. It may not be what I hoped would happen. Things may not go back to the way they were. But God gives new situations, new surprises, and new things that we may have never anticipated or imagined. God is with us and God will lead us to victory in our life. Chippie doesn't sing much anymore, but we can.Epiphany: A Manifestation and a Special MomentBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThe Christian season that follows Christmas is the "Epiphany." That Greek word means "manifestation" or "appearance." It is commonly commemorated with the wise men who rst visited Jesus and realized that indeed there was something very, very special about this infant (Matthew 2:1 and 7). These astrologers were summoned by King Herod, who realized that something was afoot in his kingdom. It seemed the world was going to welcome another king, and he sought to eliminate the new-born challenger. The wise men were commissioned to search out the babe, then report back. They didn't do it! Those moments with Jesus moved them to give gifts instead of betrayal and scriptures tell us that they returned to their own country "by another route (Matthew 2:12)." They were those who rst recognized the presence of the Lord with God using them (astrologers who interpreted the signs in the stars) to make His presence known in the world. Herod would use these strangers to his kingdom for his own evil intents. Their discovery and their values would let them have no part in it. Those who encounter the Christ are changed and these three set a precedent that has changed humanity ever since. They show that encounters with the Lord don't always come from expected sources or through expected ways. The vast majority of Jesus' followers have come from traditions and backgrounds other than those anticipated by Jesus' ancestors. This is a time of year when I re ect on my own journey in faith; a grandmother who used to read me Bible stories, curiosity when the sciences didn't seem to have all the answers, nding a spiritual community that welcomed my searching, realization that life meant more than just what was being presented in the media, searching for the one best way to invest my lifeand on and on, pointing me to consider, search out, test, af rm, offer; each stage with af rmations along the way. An early mentor advised me to re-read each year my ordination vows and let them be a measuring stick for the past year and a guide for the year to come. I have done so most of the years afterward; January 5th being the date of that ordination to my ministry of 45 years now. I've re ected with others on their special times of commitment, the promises made at baptisms, the services of con rmations, the vows taken at marriage, and to look back on the workings of the Lord in their lives. No doubt there were some unexpected twists and turns along the way, some hard spots and some unexpected joys but through it all seeing the hand of God at work. In our own ways, when we seek God, we will nd Him. May we have the wisdom of the Wise Men and pay Him homage, turn away from those who would do evil, use the gifts He has given us in the service of others, and realize what great gifts we all have received at His hands.Will Anything Be ‘New’ For You?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian Church Jeremiah, the prophet, has reminded us that "the mercies of the Lord are new every morning." And Paul declares that for Christians "everything is new." "Therefore, if any man be in Christ Jesus he is a new creation; old things are passed away, behold, all things are become New." (II Cor. 5;17). But are we experiencing this newness of life? We can just consider I Thess 5:5-8, "For you are all children of the light and of the day, and do not belong to darkness and night. So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Watch for His return and stay sober. Night is time for sleep and time when people get drunk. But let us live in the light, keep sober, protected by the arm of faith and love, and wearing as a helmet the happy hope of salvation." Renewed faith would make a New Year. Ho w do you renew faith? Only by the Word of God. Go to Bible School each Sunday. Attend mid-week Bible Study each week. Read your Bible daily. Memorize important verses of scripture each week. Renewed love would make a New Year. Ho w do you renew love? By the fellowship with God's loving people. Be in Worship, faithful in fellowship around the table of love each Sunday. Renewed hope would make a New Year. Ho w do you renew hope? By looking up into the sk y from whence the Lord Jesus is coming for you! B y renewing the Holy Spirit attitude in your life. The expectant, the God is winning, upward, thankful perspective! Let me conclude with a little recipe for PROGRESS: If you haven't been faithful every Sunda y in church, start to be faithful. If you have been coming only Sunday Morning, start coming Sunday Night. If you have been faithful all day Sunday, start to mid-week Bible Study. If you are doing all this there is still more, begin to memorize scripture. And don't forget, "The tithe is the Lord's!" "Bring ye all the tithe into the storehouse of the Lord!" 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. Sponsored by the Republican Part of Hendry County € www.facebook.com/hendryrepublicans 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 RELIGION COLUMNS John Hicks Sam S. Thomas

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Possible $4 gallon price by Spring 2013The U.S. average price of gasoline today, $3.26/g, has declined signi cantly in recent months but still remains 21.3 cents per gallon higher than the U.S. average price recorded last year at this time. "As 2011 has come to a close, that's cause for concern," says Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com. "Why? For the past seven years, the average price movement from the beginning of the year to the peak price posted during the year has been $0.93 cents per gallon, and as high as $1.31/gallon." "Last year was actually a good snapshot of what we've seen for the past seven years. 2010 ended with the national average at $3.05 and we saw the annual spring 2011 climb push the national average 91 cents higher to its peak level as early as May 11 when it reached $3.96 per gallon," Laskoski said. Florida average "start price" to peak retail gasoline prices:2007Start Price: $2.32/g on 1/1/2007 Peak Price: $3.13/g on 11/14/2007 Difference: 81.2 cents per gallon2008Start Price: $3.08/g on 1/1/2008 Peak Price: $4.05/g on 7/15/2008 Difference: 96.8 cents per gallon2009Start Price: $1.63/g on 1/1/2009 Peak Price: $2.71/g on 10/31/2009 Difference: 108.1 cents per gallon2010Start Price: $2.66/g on 1/1/2010 Peak Price: $3.07/g on 12/29/2010 Difference: 40.7 cents per gallon2011Start Price: $3.07/g on 1/1/2011 Peak Price: $3.92/g on 5/4/2011 Difference: 85.8 cents per gallon "In three of the last seven years, the spread between the yearly starting price and the peak exceeded $1 per gallon and only once in the past seven years was the spread below .82 cents per gallon. And, while we typically anticipate "peak" prices to occur in the midst of the summer driving season, sometimes the peak can even come after summer has concluded, as was the case nationally during 2006 and 2009. While past performance is no indication of future prices, if the national average doesn't move closer toward or under $3 per gallon by the year's end, we could be paying over $4/gal next spring," said Patrick DeHaan, another Petroleum Analyst with GasBuddy. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Roy D. Lundy, 84 MOORE HAVEN Roy D. Lundy, of Moore Haven, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at his home in Moore Haven. Roy was born March 23, 1927, in Moore Haven. He is the son of the late Paul Edger and the late Amy (Surgnier) Lundy. Roy was the Sheriff of Glades County from 1956 to 1981. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven and a 50 plus year member of the Moore Haven Lodge 61 F. & A.M. He is survived by his two sons, Roy D. Lundy, Jr. (Sandra) of Moore Haven, and Jack E. Lundy (Janice) of Moore Haven; grandchildren, Scott Lundy (Nicole), Brad Lundy (Leslie), Jaclyne Pollard (Dwayne); great-grandchildren, Garrett Lundy, Katelyn Lundy, Carolanne Lundy and Aubrey Pollard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Scott Lundy in 1989; and two grandchildren, Samuel David Lundy and Amy Elizabeth Lundy. The funeral service was held on Friday, December 30, 2011, at First United Methodist Church Of Moore Haven, 300 Avenue L. S.W., Moore Haven, FL. Rev. Charlie Watts of ciated. Interment was in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Vicki L. Cox, 68MOORE HAVEN Vicki L. Cox, of Moore Haven, passed away December 31, 2011, at Raulerson Hospital. She was born January 6, 1943, in Grand Coulee, Washington to Otto and Bessie Winnette. She came to Okeechobee from Massachusetts in 1985. She was a homemaker of the Catholic faith and member of the Lakeport Garden Club. Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her father, Otto Winnette; mother, Bessie Fletcher Winnette; sister, Alura Barr; and brothers, Larry and Warren Winnette. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Billy Cox; sons, Terry Cox (Sierra), Todd Cox (Erin Christle); Siddhi Ramji (Katie Cook); granddaughters, Macy Cox and Caydence Cisneros; and sister, Colleen Cross. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Earl Cline of Palmdale Baptist Church of ciating. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. €Life Insurance €Annuities €Health Insurance €IRARollover C a l l o r e m a i l f o r a f r e e q u o t e T o m W a l s h2 5 0 S A u s t r a l i a n A v e W e s t P a l m B e a c h F Lt w a l s h 2 @ m e t l i f e c o m 5 6 1 2 0 7 2 3 0 6 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 OBITUARIES 2012 Retail Gas Prices Likely to Set Record Highs PHOTO / GOOGLEGas prices could be as high as $4 by Spring 2013.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 P P u b l i c T e s t i n g o f T a b u l a t i o n E q u i p m e n t The Hendry County Canvassing Board will convene at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 for the Testing of the Tabulation Equipment to be used in the Presidential Preference Primary Election to be held on January 31, 2012. E l p b l i c o q u e P r u e b a d e l E q u i p o d e T a b u l a c i n El Condado de Hendry Junta de Escrutinio en el Supervisor de la Oficina de Elecciones, 25 E. Hickpochee Avda., LaBelle, a las 2:00 de la tarde el Jueves, 12 de Enero de 2012 para el Probar del Equipo de Tabulacin para ser utilizado en la Eleccion de Preferencia Presidencial Primaria el 31 de Enero de 2012. L u c r e t i a A S t r i c k l a n d S u p e r v i s o r o f E l e c t i o n s H e n d r y C o u n t y F l o r i d a J a n u a r y 5 2 0 1 2 F S 1 0 1 5 6 1 2 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 BY TONY YOUNG FWCThe white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal pursued each winter by Florida’s more than 200,000 hunters. But, there’s another big-game species that’s hunted quite a bit too and is especially popular with hunters in the southern and central parts of the state: the wild hog. Wild hogs, also called wild boars or feral pigs, aren’t native to Florida. They either were introduced by colonists or may even have been brought over by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539. Hogs provided a major food source for the early settlers, and those pigs that escaped or were released adapted and prospered readily in Florida’s mild climate and varied habitats. Though nonnative, you can hardly tell, because wild hogs are plentiful throughout Florida and can be found in all 67 counties. They live in various habitats but prefer moist forests, swamps and pine atwoods. Abundant populations of wild hogs occur west of Lake Okeechobee, between theKissimmeeand lower St. Johns river basins, and farther north along the Gulf coastal marshes between the Aucilla and Withlacoochee rivers. Wild hogs are omnivorous and feed by rooting up the ground with their broad snouts, leaving some areas looking like plowed elds. Because of this, they are considered by many agricultural producers to be nuisance animals. Their diet consists of grasses and owering plants in the spring, fruits in the summer and fall, and they eat roots, tubers and invertebrates throughout the year. As with all animals, it’s against the law to release wild hogs on public lands. It’s also not recommended on private lands either, unless the property is surrounded by adequate fencing. Wild hogs have an annual home range of more than 10 square miles and are proli c reproducers. A healthy female (sow) can breed when only 6 months old and continue to breed every six months, producing four to 14 piglets per litter. They’re not listed as game animals by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) but are considered wildlife. And even though wild hogs can have negative impacts on native vegetation and wildlife, they’re an important food source for several native species, including the alligator, bobcat and black bear, as well as the endangered Florida panther and threatened American crocodile. Wild hogs also make for a great hunting opportunity. This especially is true in the southern portion of the state where, in some areas, wild hogs actually have replaced deer as the preferred hunting species. Because of the abundance of hogs there and the fact these regions tend to have smaller-bodied deer with lighter racks, hog hunting has gotten pretty popular in those parts. On private property with the landowner’s permission, you may hunt or trap wild hogs yearround. Also, there are no size or bag limits. You may harvest either sex, and you don’t even need a hunting license to do so. That goes for nonresidents as well. Now I do need to make you aware that when hunting one of the state’s many wildlife management areas (WMAs), you will need a valid Florida hunting license and a management area permit. On most WMAs, wild hogs may be hunted during all hunting seasons except spring turkey. But if it’s during archery season, you must use a bow; during muzzleloading gun season, you’ll have to use a muzzleloader. Also, on some WMAs, daily bag limits do apply, and in some cases, there’s a minimum size limit on what you can shoot. During this time of year, many of the WMAs’ small-game seasons are going on. The great thing about that is you never need a quota permit to hunt during a WMA’s small-game season, and on most of them, hogs are legal game. The only thing is, you can’t use a center re ri e during that season, but you can use a shotgun with buckshot or a slug, or a rim re ri e like a .22 magnum, or even a pistol if you want. In addition to still hunting for hogs from a stand or blind, there are those hunters who prefer to catch them with traps or by the use of dogs. Special pens with trap doors work well when baited with acorns or slightly fermented corn. Dogs, such as black-mouth curs and pit bulls, make good “catch” dogs because they can be trained to capture hogs, which they do by biting down on their ears and pinning them to the ground. So whether you think wild hogs are a nuisance or a hunting opportunity, they’re a critter some of us are dealing with one way or another. Here’s wishing all you hunters a great season and a wonderful new year! Wild Hogs Nuisance or Hunting Opportunity? PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZWild hog. PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZHunting dog.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 With today’s busy schedules, most people w ish they simply had more time. But while you can’t add hours to the day, you can free up your time by streamlining your to-do list with timesaving tools. From the kitchen to the of ce, people are looking for new technologies to help them become more ef cient. In fact, according to a survey conducted by research rm Toluna, and cordless phone manufacturer VTech Communications, 81 percent of respondents rank devices that help y ou multi-task and get more things done as very important. So if you are feeling strapped for time, stay up to date with these multitasking tips: A utomate Your Finances By automating your nances, your banking can take place while you sleep. The rst step is to sign up for direct deposit at work. Likewise, you can set up direct debit for your monthly bills. If you need to access any of your statements, you no longer need to sort through your le cabinet. It’s all easily searchable through your online account. So stop sorting mail, ling, paying bills and visiting your brick and mortar bank, and go take a bubble bath instead. Reclaim Your Hands While talking on the phone, you’re probably also typing, cooking, doing laundry or some other task. And you would probably be completing the other task more ef ciently if you had both hands free. Invest in a phone system for your home or ofce that will give you your hands back. For example, the LS6475-3 phone system from VTech enables users to answer calls from a cordless headset and conference conversations while accomplishing other tasks such as cleaning, nalizing work presentations or preparing dinner. If you conduct business both from the home and on-the-go, consider VTech’s Connect-to-Cell phone system, DS6421-3, which syncs your cellular calls to a regular handset phone. This capability gives you better sound quality and the security of a landline, while still using your mobile number for business calls at home. For more information, visit www.vtechphones. com. E-Read Sorting through library stacks, putting a book on hold, and waiting three weeks for your pick to become available is a charming experience. However, it’s also unbearably time consuming. Save yourself the trouble and download exactly what books you want to your e-reader. Some public libraries even have downloadable books online. Order Food Online Nothing saves time like ordering in. And no w it’s easier than ever. New food ordering sites such as Seamless. com partner with thousands of restaurants in cities nationwide, so that you can order dinner, even while checking e-mail. Make digging through your menu drawer and repeating your address three times a thing of the past. Whether you’re a business professional, fulltime homemaker or both, you can create more time in your day by making the best use of the latest technologies to help you get more done. Time-Saving Tips and Tools to Help You Multi-Task PHOTO / MGADGET PHOTO / GOOGLE

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With the purchase of an optional cutter, you can trim the fabric.THIRD, ITIS DESIGNED TO SEWALLFABRICS...Without pressure adjustments, such as Levis, Canvas, Upholstery, Nylon, Stretch Materials, Silk, Percale, Organdy and...THEYEVEN SEWLEATHER!! NOWYOU CAN HAVE ITALLIN ONE MACHINE! TRAINED DEMONSTRATORS ON DUTYFor your convenience, we accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Layaway available. For more information, call 1-866-342-0508. Singer is a registered trademark of the SingerCompany, LTD. Wed, Jan. 11 11am 3pm941 W. Sugarland Hwy ClewistonSaturday, Jan 14 11am 3pm3601 Hwy 441 S. Okeechobee TEACHERS MODELALSO AVAILABLE FOR $199 AND $2991 DAY ONLY AT EACHLOCATION YOUR PRICE WITH THIS AD$129 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 robbers. That robbery was one of several that a group of teenagers made along West Crescent Dr. They had purposefully moved up along the area, trying several car doors to see if they were unlocked, police reported. They also rooted through two boats and took items from them as well. Aug. 11 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued a mutual consent order to First Bank of Clewiston and all its branches to make certain changes to its infrastructure in order to improve operations. This consent order was months in the making and was signed by First Bank and the FDIC on June 16. Aug. 18 For Clewiston Tiger’s third year head coach Joe Roth and his players, that may be a necessary approach. With an infused mix of youth and experience on this year’s squad, a relatively positive vibe has been owing through all of the program’s players and coaches since the beginning of summer workouts. Aug. 25 Hendry County has made headlines in the past for ranking at the top of an unenviable list: highest unemployment in the state. If gures released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are any indication, Hendry County residents are also the most arrested people in Florida.SeptemberSept. 1 Should the fact that Hendry County arrested a larger percentage of its people than any other county in Florida be viewed in negative terms? Don Gutshall, Clewiston’s Police Chief, doesn’t think so. After reading last week’s article in The Clewiston News about the surprising fact, the man in charge of one of the handful of law enforcement agencies in the county defends the work of all Hendry of cers. Sept. 8 Three names have signed up to participate in the 2012 Sheriff race for Hendry County. While qualifying has not ended, the candidates are hoping to stir enough interest in their platforms early on to capture the all important voter’s attention come next year. Sept. 15 Feces on the wall of the women’s bathroom. Lunch meat that was being used well past their seven-day period at the deli. Equipment used to prepare food not being cleaned properly and, in some cases, not at all. These reports and much more were discovered at one location: U-Save. Sept. 22 Shortly after the fourth anniversary of the incident, a sentence was nally given in the murder of Jorge Rico. Four years ago, on Sept. 5, a ght had broken reportedly broken out between two families at Everglades Mobile Home Park. This argument led to shots being red and two brothers being sent to the hospital. Soon one brother, Jorge Rico, would be pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other, Juan Carlos Rico, would survive and be own to Lee Memorial Hospital for a gunshot to the abdomen. Sept. 29 Last week, 217 animals were taken by animal control of cers from a Montura property after of cers received a complaint from a Palm Beach County resident who had seen the animals and decided to contact Clewiston Animal Control.OctoberOct. 6 Wanting to make sure that he honored his full-year commitment, the Vice-President of Tourism Lee McMichael submitted his resignation and will be leaving Oct. 28. Oct. 13 With hopes nally rising with each win that the Tiger football program is on its way to recovering from losing seasons, a scandal involving several players may threaten the resolve of both the school and the team. Last month, Clewiston High School facilities were broken REVIEWContinued  1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAHendry Regional Medical Center celebrated the opening of the new emergency room facility in 2011. SEE REVIEW  11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 into on two separate occasions, Sept. 9 and Sept. 24, which resulted in a total of nine newly acquired iMac computers being stolen from the computer lab. Oct. 20 “I’m happy I did it and I feel that I can do anything now.” That was 13-year-old Laice Lyne Varnum’s response when asked how she felt about being the rst girl football player in the history of Clewiston Middle School. Oct. 27 In an encompassing study done by the Health Council of Southwest Florida, several disturbing trends were found to exist in Hendry County. The study, published early this year, collected data going back to the early 90s and ending in 2009.NovemberNov. 3 An infant ghts for his life at a hospital in West Palm Beach while his father is held in jail as the lone suspect in a sad and tragic case out of Clewiston. Nov. 10 The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida published a study earlier this year which stated that Hendry County had no mental health professional serving the area. Refuting that claim are the mental health workers who, according to the study, are not supposed to exist. Nov. 17 A Florida Highway Patrol of cer’s routine stop turned into anything but when drivers on U.S. 27 failed to pay attention to the most basic road advice: keep your eyes on the road. The 23-year-old trooper was standing outside of his vehicle when a series of crashes propelled a boat into his patrol vehicle. When it was all said and done four vehicles ( ve if the boat is counted), two semis, a pickup truck, and the trooper’s car had been involved with zero injuries reported. Nov. 24 A man found to be drunk and in the possession of marijuana was responsible for an accident that pinned an unsuspecting victim between a guardrail and a vehicle, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident happened last Wednesday, November 16 at just before 8 a.m.DecemberDec. 1 $3,460 is the amount that local couponer Jennifer Strickland saved in six months. She donned a very satis ed smile as she related that fact, spreading out her le holder full of coupons on the table in front of her. She is but one of several other couponers in the area who relish the idea that a little time spent collecting coupons can make for a great deal of money saved for her family. Dec. 8 In the days following the news o f a gruesome murder in Cape Coral involving two Clewiston men, the community deals with lingering questions. In the middle of the tragic incident is a family coping with the death of John Drake, 84. Dec. 15 In what had been heralded as a bene t to the community, the Clewiston Theater is now the center of a situation that has devolved into a war of words. At the heart of the matter: the owners of the Clewiston Theater, the Mann’s, feel that the new operator, Russell Brannan, is misrepresenting himself. Over the course of nearl y three weeks, several of Russell Brannan’s ne w employees have quit. Dennis Mann, who leased the theater to Brannan, is wanting to make sure that this lease is voided as soon as possible. And other questions have arisen from a deeper loo k into Brannan’s background. Dec. 22: What should have been a routine city commission meeting on Monday became an hour-and-ten-minute long debate on the performance of City Manager Steve McKown. Commissioner and former mayor Mali Gardner made the request that the review be discussed. Gardner came prepared with a list of concerns about McKown. She prefaced the discussion by saying that she gave McKown an above-average rating in her latest evaluation of the manager, but felt that some items warranted the review of the commission as a whole. REVIEWContinued  10 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSAfter his big wins on tour, Pro sherman Scott Martin was awarded the key to the city o f Clewiston.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 Man stole $1,625 worth of itemsBY ERIC KOPP e Clewiston NewsFingerprints and an eyewitness have led to the arrest of a Clewiston man for his alleged involvement in a local home burglary last month. David Lee Thomas, 20, of Clewiston, was arrested Monday, Dec. 26, on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $12,500 bond. An Okeechobee man, who allegedly partnered with Thomas in the break-in, was arrested Nov. 29 by a local detective and is currently being held in the county jail on a bond of $110,500. David Bernard Robinson, 29, N.E. 11th St., is charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in stolen property. At the time of this arrest on the burglary charge, Robinson was incarcerated in the county jail on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. An arrest report by Detective Ted Van Deman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the men apparently broke into the home on Nov. 18 and took a variety of items. Those items included jewelry, a camera, an iPhone, an electronic gaming system and several games that go with that system. The stolen items had an estimated value of $1,625, the detective stated. In his report, the detective stated that the camera and gaming system have been recovered. Detective Van Deman’s report stated that a school-aged child returned home from school around 1 p.m. and found her home in disarray and the French doors in the back of the home open. Those doors, continued the report, were locked when the child left for school that morning. The child called her mother, who then came home and contacted law enforcement. According to the report, the French doors were the apparent point of entry. The detective said a door knob was now loose and there were pry marks found around the doors. OCSO Deputy Steven McKinley, who took the initial complaint, indicated in his report that he was able to lift four latent nger prints from a glass in one of the doors. OCSO Crime Scene Technician Jacqueline Moore then entered those prints into a computer system and was able to determine that they belonged to Thomas. A witness reportedly told Deputy McKinley that they saw two men—Robinson and Thomas—running from the back of the victim’s home. According to the witness, the men then jumped into a car and sped away, stated the deputy. Clewiston Man Busted in Okee Burglary David Lee Thomas David Robinson Criminal mischief under $200 Burlgary of an unoccupied dwelling, unarmed Arrested Jan. 1 by R. Garcia $2 pi Ga Gregory Phillip Rodriguez, 21 Aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability Arrested Dec. 23 by Ofc. M. Thomas in M Alexandro Vazquez, 20 Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested Dec. 26 by CPD Ofc. Malloy ce O Ali Naser Abueqab, 23 Expired motor vehicle registration, 6 months or more Driving w/ suspended license, second offense Possession of cocaine Arrested Dec. 1 by CPD Ofc. Blackman re m l i c O Lisa Carmer, 41 Possession of cocaine Arrested Dec. 23 by CPD Ofc. M. Thomas O Arnulfo Mendoza, 28 Burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, unarmed Arrested Dec. 11 by R. Garcia pi Ga Coy Dewitt Moore, 36 Criminal mischief under $200 Burlgary of an unoccupied dwelling, unarmed Arrested Jan. 1 by R. Garcia $2 pi Ga Vincent Anthony Carreno, 19 Possession of cocaine Arrested Dec. 23 by CPD Ofc. M. Thomas O Rubio Sanchez, 26 Criminal mischief under $200 Burlgary of an unoccupied dwelling, unarmed Arrested Jan. 1 by R. Garcia $2 pi Ga Luis Angel Fundora, 19 Possession of heroine Arrested Dec. 22 by CPD Ofc. Blackman O Brian Ronald Meadows, 47 Carrying a concealed weapon Arrested Dec. 24 by C. McVey w w M Evelio Diaz, 48 Burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, unarmed Arrested Dec. 21 by R. Garcia pi Ga Lori Ann Sherrell, 26 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. Hendry County Deputies received a tip about the whereabouts of stolen propertyHendry County Deputies received a tip on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, about the whereabouts of some stolen property. After speaking with the caller it was determined that three individuals had broken into her home and stolen several items. The victim reported to deputies that her son had received information regarding the location of the some of the property as well as the identity of the suspects involved. Deputies were told that Luis Angel Fundora was involved in the burglary and they responded to the residence of 19-year-old Fundora, 665 North Arboleda Street in Montura. Upon their arrival, they were met by 19-year-old Christopher Michael Province of South Bay and 19 year old Vincent Anthony Carreno, Montura. Both subjects denied knowing where Fundora was and stated that they had not seen him for about two weeks. Deputies left the residence and later returned to nd Fundora sitting on the couch inside the residence. Deputies then took Fundora into custody for questioning. After interviewing Fundora it was learned that he was accompanied by Carreno and 21year-old Gregory Phillip Rodriguez also of Montura during the theft. Some of the property taken during the burglary was recovered. Luis Angel Fundora, 19, was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Grand Theft and an additional charge of Probation Violations. Fundora is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $9,000 bond. Vincent Anthony Carreno, 19, was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Grand Theft and Obstruction. Carreno was released on Jan. 2, on $10,000 bond. Gregory Phillip Rodriguez, 21, was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Burglary, and Grand Theft. He is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $9,000 bond. Christopher Michael Province 19, of South Bay, was arrested and charged with Obstruction. Province was issued a Notice to Appear and released from custody. Three Arrested on Charges of Burglary and Theft

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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 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 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 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 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida, will hold its General Election on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years. There will be one commissioner elected representing Seat “C”, one commissioner elected representing Seat “D”, and one commissioner elected representing Seat “E”. Candidates must be a quali ed elector of the City of Belle Glade for at least six (6) months prior to the beginning of qualifying. The rst day for qualifying begins January 31, 2012, at noon, and the nal day for qualifying is February 14, 2012, at noon. Candidates must le in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida, during regular of ce hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) until said date and time. Each candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large. Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026, 6028, 6029 and 6030 are quali ed to vote in this election. To qualify as a registered voter for this General Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by February 13, 2012. In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the particular of ce that such candidate seeks in this particular election, a RunOff Election shall be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, between the two candidates who receive the largest number of votes for that particular seat. To qualify as a registered voter for the Run-Off Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by February 27, 2012. CITY OF BELLE GLADE DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS 406103 SUN 1/5,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 406480 CN/CB 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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Employment Full TimeAssistant to the ForemanAlico, Inc. is seeking an Assistant to the Foreman in our Citrus Division. This position is responsible for setting up various attachments to a tractor to mow, herbicide, fertilize, disc, spray, hedge, etc., as well as checking irrigation systems. Position will perform duties with little or no supervision from foreman. Will be responsible to train others and ll in for others, including Foreman, as necessary. Must have a thorough knowledge of the geographic make up of elds; must be able to read, write, understand, and follow instructions; must have thorough knowledge and skills of all agricultural equipment. Must have the ability to operate assigned equipment safely and ef ciently and to keep proper and adequate records. Position requires an Agriculture related degree and a minimum of 2 year’s experience in the operation of all agricultural equipment. Must have a valid driver’s license, a valid pesticide license is preferred, and must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. Quali ed candidates should submit their resume to hrdepartment @alicoinc.com or ll out an application at our Corkscrew Barn located at 4625 County Rd 850, Immokalee, FL 34142. The Company maintains a drug free environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Employment Full TimeUTILITY OPERATOR Alico, Inc. is seeking a Utility Operator for our Sugarcane Division. This position is responsible for the care and maintenance of assigned equipment by setting up various attachments to a tractor to mow, fertilize, disc, spray, etc. Operates semi-truck, dump truck, loader, as well as other misc. agricultural equipment. Works under little or no supervision from foreman. Must be able to read, write, understand, and follow instructions. Must have thorough knowledge and skills of all agricultural equipment used. Ability to operate assigned equipment safely and ef ciently. Ability to keep proper and adequate records. Demonstrates safe operation skills of all equipment. General knowledge in repair and maintenance of all agricultural equipment assigned. Performs other duties as may be required from time to time. Minimum 2 year’s experience in the operation of all agricultural equipment. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted including, but not limited to, various attachments and related equipment parts. Quali ed applicants should complete an application at the Sugarcane Barn located at: 7515 Collins Slough Rd., Felda, FL 33930. The Company maintains a drug free environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Employment MedicalHEALTHCARE 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Job InformationFORECLOSURE 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Duplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $750.00 per month. 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(317)371-3171 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentMOORE HAVEN 4 br./2 ba. $650 mo. 2 br./2 ba. $600 mo. Call: 863-946-3376. Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Doublewide 5 br, 3 bath on half acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Very easy credit approval with low down payment. Call Larry at 863-675-8888 New 3br, 2bath doublewide. Dealer liquidation sale only $45,900 includes setup and a/c. Overnight credit approval with low down payment. Call 863-675-8888 ask for Steve New 4br/2bath doublewide Jacobsen home. Ready to move to your lot. Only $57,900 setup and a/c included. Very easy nancing with low down payment. Call Kathy 983-4663 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Ch 715.585(6) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent with power of attorney will sell the following vehicle(s) to the highest bidder subject to any liens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve Inspect 1 week prior @ lien facility; cash or cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any person interested ph (954) 563-1999 Sale date December 30, 2011 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 24610 2000 Chevrolet Vin#: 2GCEC19V8Y1219662 lienor: Quality 1 Auto Care, 19 Hardee St., LaBelle, FL 863-675-6106 lien amt $5544.90 Licensed & bonded auctioneers ab422 au 765 & 1911 406459 CN 1/5/2012 Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 Houses Rent Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Public NoticeHENDRY 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-111CP IN RE: ESTATE OF EMMA LOU GRAHAM, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f EMMA LOU GRAHAM, deceased, whose date of death was February 8, 2011; File Number 2011-11 1CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: January 5, 2012. DEMETRIA ANN MARCUS Personal Representative 1006 Empire Street Plant City, FL 33563 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba(2gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd(2gendersalvarez.com GENDERS+ALVAREZ+DIECIDUE, P.A.2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 406434 CN 1/5,12,2012 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 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

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 IN 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 S 00 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 2013.66 feet to a point; thence bear S 46 12’ 22” E for a distance of 446.17 feet to a point; thence bear S 58 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2011-CA-000106 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN SNOW A/K/A STEVEN F. SNOW, 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. 22-2011-CA-000106 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 STEVEN SNOW A/K/A STEVEN F. SNOW; KIMBERLY SNOW; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNT Y COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 1-32, INCLUSIVE, IN BLOCK 12, SAN JOSE SUBDIVISION OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 50, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1063 DEBBIE LANE 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 Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11015505 **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.406121 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public NoticeCITY OF CLEWISTON 115 W. VENTURA AVENUE CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440 Notice is hereby given that the City of Clewiston City Commissioners will hold a Public Workshop on the Clewiston Boat Basin Improvements at 6:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012 at the John Boy Auditorium. This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome. The John Boy Auditorium is wheelchair accessible and parking spaces are available. Anyone needing accommodation or interpretive services should call the City clerk’s of ce at 863-983-1484 for information or assistance. 406110 CN 1/5/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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. 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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104-1 RFQ. No: 2012-08 OPENING DATE: JANUARY 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering 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 NOTICE OF HEARING WATER CONTROL PLAN AMENDMENT CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, “the District”. You are noti ed that the District has led in the of ce of the secretary of the District a resolution to consider approval of an amended water control plan, “WCP,” to provide for the following elements making the District’s WCP consistent with the District’s Environmental Resource Permit with South Florida Water Control District; and, providing for a special assessment associated with the completion of the District’s Reservoir Levee. Said amendments are summarized as follows: 1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the 2.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water retention at design/permitted capacity; 2. Installation of Two (2) Additional Pumps The installation of two additional pumps upon completion of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing the District’s permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,000 gpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity; 3. Inclusion of Woodlands Subdivision in the District’s Geographical Boundaries The District’s legal description contains a scrivener’s error thereby not closing the legal description of the Woodland’s Subdivision as it relates to the geographical boundaries of the District; 4. Provision for a Special Assessment Funding the Reservoir Levee Completion The District intends to fund the Reservoir Levee Improvements referenced herein by a special assessment not previously authorized by law through the provisions of Chapter 298, Florida Statutes; and, On or before its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Administrative Of ces, Montura Ranch Estates, 475 South Cabbage Palm Road Clewiston, Florida, 33440 written objections to the proposed plan amendment may be led with the District at the aforementioned address. A public hearing on the proposed plan amendment will be conducted at the scheduled meeting and written objections will be considered at that time. At the conclusion of the hearing the Board of Supervisors may determine to proceed with the process for approval of the proposed plan amendment and direct the District Engineer to prepare an engineer’s report identifying property to be taken, if any, assessing bene ts and damages, and estimating the cost of improvements associated with the proposed plan amendment. A nal hearing on approval of the proposed plan amendment and Engineer’s report shall be duly noticed and held at a regularly scheduled Board of Supervisor’s meeting within 60 days after ling of the engineer’s report with the Secretary of the District. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 406561 CN 1/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Test wells will help evaluate the aquifer 2,700 feet below groundBY RANDY SMITH SFWMDTo support and sustain the water supply in Central Florida, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is currently drilling test wells up to 2,700 feet deep in previously unexplored portions of the Lower Floridan Aquifer. “The Lower Floridan Aquifer in this area is largely uncharted territory, and its potential for boosting regional supplies is not yet known,” said Terrie Bates, Director of the SFWMD Water Resources Division. “This could be a signi cant and viable alternative source to meet water needs in future years.” The SFWMD Governing Board approved a contract for additional well drilling and testing, a continuation of an overall exploratory program initiated earlier this year. Drilling sites include locations in Osceola and Polk counties. Traditional water supplies, especially from shallow aquifers, are limited in many parts of the region. Alternative water sources, such as the deep Lower Floridan Aquifer, are being explored for potential use to meet future public water supply demands. Data from the wells will be provided to the Central Florida Water Initiative, a partnership of utilities, stakeholders, the South Florida Water Management, St. Johns Water Management and Southwest Florida Water Management districts. The goal of the initiative is to gather additional information on alternative water supply that will potentially increase regional water supplies and improve the ability to protect natural systems. The drilling operation is a meticulous, timeconsuming effort. When drilling half a mile below ground, it takes 50 minutes for the excavated rock to reach the surface.Lower Floridan AquiferIn Florida, much of the public water supply comes from groundwater. Florida’s aquifers, which supply more than 8 billion gallons of water each day, are among the most productive in the world. The Floridan Aquifer System is the main source of groundwater in the Kissimmee Basin. It is comprised of multiple layers of rocks overlain by unconsolidated sediments. Some of these rock layers are porous and hold water, while others impede its movement. The permeable zones of the Upper Floridan aquifers are the main portions used for water supply. Much less is known about the deeper portions of the aquifer. Research currently under way on the Lower Floridan will help determine the aquifer’s depth, water quality and other factors that will help identify its potential, long-term sustainability as a water resource. By compiling and evaluating data from the test wells, the SFWMD and partner agencies will have a clearer picture of how the Lower Floridan Aquifer operates and how to better manage and protect the region’s water. SFWMD Installs Deep Exploratory Wells in Florida SUBMITTED PHOTOOne of the drilling platforms that will be exploring the lower Floridan Aquifer.

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Florida Dept. of HealthThe New Year is a time to re ect on past accomplishments and memories, but it is also a time to think about new goals and plans for the year to come. 1. Designate a "family night" every week. Having together time as a family is so important to a child's life. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) wants to encourage parents to select one night a week to spend together in the upcoming New Year. Cook a healthy meal and sit down to eat together. Have a game night, or take the kids outside to exercise or play. A recent study showed that the more often children have dinner with their parents, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. Strive to make every night a family night to protect your children in 2012! For more information on how to make life better for all Florida's children, visit The Ounce of Prevention at www. ounce.org. 2. Eat Florida Fresh. Let Florida's Department of Agriculture (DACS) help you Eat Florida Fresh all year long with their Flavorful Seasons cookbook. Not sure what Florida fruit or vegetable is in season? Use this tool to help you always stay fresh! Encourage healthy eating in your youngest family members with Fresh From Florida Kids offering recipes and tips for moms to stay on track as children grow. Create healthy eating habits and be positive role model for your children to imitate in 2012. 3. Quit smoking. Seven out of 10 adult smokers report that they want to quit completely. Last year, about half of them tried to quit, yet few (6.2 percent) were successful. As 2012 approaches, Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging smokers in the state 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. 4. Resolve to be ready! FEMA and Florida's Division of Emergency Management (DEM) encourage you to make a resolution that is easy to keep and can save lives. For 2012, Resolve to be Ready for emergencies by taking simple steps to prepare your family, your home, your business, and your community in the face of potential disaster. Get informed about the different types of emergencies that can happen in your area and the appropriate responses, make a family disaster plan, build an emergency kit, and get involved in community preparedness to be ready for anything in 2012. 5. Get back to nature! Participation in traditional outdoor activities is dwindling. Today's children are increasingly disconnected from nature and devote nearly eight hours a day to entertainment media and "media multi-tasking," while the number who spend time hunting and shing continues to decline. Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) is a statewide network that partners with schools, communities, youth organizations, volunteers, land owners, and donors, to enrich and expand participants' understanding of conservation and natural Florida by providing outdoor experiences for youth. 6. Spend more time with seniors in your life. Florida's 60-plus population of more than 4.45 million represents 23.6 percent of the state's population almost one in four Floridians. But often there is a natural gap in understanding between people of different generations. This year, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DEA) encourages you to take the time to nd connections through intergenerational activities and programs that teach youth and elders how to relate to each other. It can be as simple as reading to one another, baking together, going shing, playing card games or sharing music anything that helps create opportunities for elders, mature adults, young adults, teenagers and children to spend time together in order to build and strengthen relationships. 7. Travel moreand travel green. If you vow to see more of the world this year, make sure you are viewing it through green-colored glasses. Traveling green helps the environment around you and is relatively easy to accomplish. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages travelers of the New Year to increase their environmental cognizance by staying at one of the 167,000 green hotel rooms in Florida, ranging from 4-room properties to 5,500room resorts, including all Disney resort properties. DEP's Green Lodging program accounts for 681 designated facilities around the state, which have adopted numerous green practices that conserve energy, reduce water consumption, protect air quality and reduce waste. 8. Reserve time to read to a young loved one. Reading is healthyfor the mind, soul and imagination! Make an effort to mark allotted time each month to read to or with a younger one. Your quality reading time could have an overwhelming impact on their educational future. Research from the Florida Department of Education (DOE) shows that children who read just 20 minutes a day are more successful students and have a reduced chance of dropping out of school. In addition, one of the most consistent predictors of children's academic achievement and social adjustment are parents' expectations of the child's academic achievement. Venture out into different media everything from magazines and newspapers to books and blogs count! 9. Plan ahead to bolster your future. In tough economic times, pledging to secure a job by an outlined deadline can be challenging. This New Year, refocus your time on familiarizing yourself with the available resources that can help you for years to come. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) boasts a variety of go-tos for seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, teachers, state government employees, and green-sector interests. Research job openings, create a great resume, apply for jobs, and research labor market trends in DEO's Job Search Resources and develop an awareness of the workforce world around you. 10. Volunteer in your community. Volunteering is a humble act of kindness that can have great magnitude on the community around you. Rather than viewing volunteerism as a good deed, volunteerism can be looked at as a way of life. Volunteering can be as simple as planting owers at a neighbor's house to as committed as visiting a foreign country to teach a language. No matter how you decide to volunteerthere are always people in needand the world around you will bene t from your thoughtfulness. Begin your New Year with a fresh schedule of civic participationVolunteer Florida is a great resource to help you get started. Locate a volunteer center, roll your sleeves up, and help your community! 11. Wear your seatbelt. The most important way to ensure safety while driving is to wear a seatbelt all the time, every time. Fortunately, Floridians are making headway on incorporating seatbelt-wearing into their driving habits. The Florida Department of Transportation's (DOT) newest Florida Safety Belt Use Final Report showed that the statewide seat belt use rate for Florida is 88.1 percent, its highest level to date. Although this number is promising, it illustrates that a percentage of residents still aren't prioritizing their safety in the car. In fact, in 2010, Florida experienced 1,450 traf c deaths of drivers and passengers in safety belt equipped vehicles. The tragic note of this is that 54%, or 777, of these people killed were not wearing seat belts. The best way to accomplish this continuously is to develop a routine and adhere to it. Don't turn on your car until you have completely fastened your seatbelt, and remember that "sometimes" doesn't equal safety. To make sure that you do buckle up and drive safely, make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Buckle Up in 2012 Every Time, Every Trip! 12. Find peace of mind with Florida KidCare. Start 2012 off with the peace of mind knowing that your child is insured with Florida KidCare. KidCare is a comprehensive insurance program that allows families to have access to health care for their children. Most families pay as little as $15 or $20 per month and some pay nothing at all. Kids' health plays an important role in a child's success at school, on the ball eld, in the dance studio and on the playground. So don't wait until for an emergency before prioritizing health care and give yourself a year full of peace of mind. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 Twelve Resolutions for 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 ‘City has several options.’ says managerBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comAn old vision is coming more and more into focus as the boat basin project continues. Years ago, former city commissioner Frank Jones had envisioned several enhancements of the boat basin area. When City Manager Steve McKown began his term, one of his rst-year projects was to continue what Jones had considered. Currently, the project is in the design phase as the city and Forrest McMichael seek public input to aid them in assessing the needs of the community. McMichael pursued several grant options for funding. After a successful meeting with Florida Wildlife Conservation, grant money was supplied to begin the design phase of the project. The goal of the project is to increase the capacity of boats that can be launched from the area at any given time. McKown cited several examples of need, including shing tournaments and last year's low water levels that lead to the closing of the northern lake locks. Such events left basin with a greater the normal in ux of boaters and demonstrated a need for enhancement. The current design plan has the boat basin linked to the new basin by means of a canal. The canal would run through a portion of land owned by the U.S. Sugar Corporation. McKown stated that it will not be an issue. "U.S. Sugar will be digging the canal. They have much to bene t from the canal," said McKown. Since the plan calls for a canal, a bridge will have to be constructed on the current roadway. A bridge is less costly in this situation since it will provide a more direct access route to the basin parking and ramps. McKown stated that, aside from avoiding having to construct a new road that would lead to a roundabout access of the basin, a grant could also be found to help with the construction of the bridge. "The city has several options concerning this project," said McKown. "We are exploring them all as we gather community input." The next chance for the community to weigh in on the project will be Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the John Boy auditorium. Many boaters and residents have given their input, including residents that live near the basin. Their concern is that of any additional noise or traf c hassle that may result from the enhancements. Everything is being considered. "We have received many compliments about the current boat basin and several ideas to consider," said McKown. "We encourage residents to come out and be heard at the upcoming meeting." Boat Basin Project Continues BY ERIC KOPP e Clewiston News The wife of an off-duty Clewiston police of cer was injured as she, her husband and the child's father ignored their personal safety to prevent the abduction of a 4-year-old boy by his birth mother. William Harvey Gulkis, of Vero Beach, and Nancy Lynn Smith, Okeechobee, were arrested Tuesday, Dec. 27, and charged in the case. Gulkis, 24, was charged with the felonies of aggravated battery on a law enforcement of cer, three counts of child abuse, two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Smith, 26, is charged with three counts of felony child abuse and one misdemeanor count of driving while license suspended with knowledge. Okeechobee County Jail records show that Gulkis is being held in lieu of $233,000 bond, while Smith is being held on $30,500 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Joe Gracie, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that Smith went to an Okeechobee home around 3:35 p.m. Tuesday to see her 4-year-old son who lives with his father and his stepmother. While there, she grabbed her son and jumped into a waiting van. The van, it was learned later, was reportedly being driven by Gulkis. It was also learned that two other small children belonging to Smith were in the 2004 Nissan van. As Smith jumped into the van, Of cer Adam Baker, of the Clewiston Police Department (CPD), apparently ran to the driver's side of the vehicle and identi ed himself and showed Gulkis his badge. The of cer then reached into the van and tried to turn off the vehicle's ignition. Of cer Baker and his wife, Roberta, were visiting with the child's father and stepmother. With the both the large sliding door on the passenger side and the driver's side door open, Gulkis then pressed the accelerator and tried to escape, stated the deputy's arrest report. As the Clewiston of cer hung onto the steering wheel and was being dragged, Smith repeatedly hit him in the face in an effort to get him to turn loose, continued the report. The report said Of cer Baker was dragged about 100 feet. After Gulkis allegedly ran into a mailbox, Of cer Baker turned loose and jumped away from the vehicle just as Gulkis reportedly slammed the transmission into reverse. By this time, stated the report, the child's father had reached the van and grabbed on to the vehicle. Deputy Gracie said it was at this point that Of cer Baker saw his wife lying on the ground with serious injuries. The deputy's report stated that as Mrs. Baker was holding onto the sliding side door her shirt became entangled and she was dragged an undisclosed distance and then thrown from the vehicle while it was still moving. As she lay injured, she saw the driver of the van begin to back up and she had to protect herself by rolling out of the way of the oncoming vehicle, Deputy Gracie stated. According to the arrest report, Gulkis continued to back up at a high rate of speed until he ran into another mailbox, a fence and then backed into Mrs. Baker's 2005 Nissan pickup truck. Gulkis, stated Deputy Gracie, then jumped from the van and tried to ee the area on foot. He was apprehended by Of cer Baker who held him until Deputy Gracie and OCSO Deputy Mark Margerum arrived. The child's father was thrown from the van when it struck the pickup truck, added the deputy. Both the child's father and Mrs. Baker were taken to Raulerson Hospital. Deputy Gracie went on to state that the other two children in the van were turned over to one of their mother's family members, and the boy was returned to his father and stepmother. The deputy's report does not indicate the amount of damage done to the van, fence, mailboxes or the pickup truck. Trio Thwarts Abduction of Child Hendry County SR 80/US 27 Interchange Improvements: Construction project ---This project modi es the SR 80/US 27 interchange by constructing an overpass for SR 80 eastbound traf c to US 27 northbound and for US 27 northbound traf c to SR 80 westbound. The project also realigns US 27. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone and to use caution driving in this area. Crews are placing ll dirt, installing drainage and constructing walls for the new overpass. Crews are working in the median. The speed limit on US 27 is 55 mph in the construction area. Additional improvements include a traf c signal at the overpass, lighting at the interchange and widening approximately 3/4 mile of SR 80 to four lanes. Project completion is at the end of 2013. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Inc. SR 29: South from CR 832 (Keri Road) to A Road: Maintenance permit project --Crews will be placing power poles and ber in this area. Motorists should expect possible lane closures, weather permitting with agmen on site to assist with traf c.Glades County US 27: From the Bridge to SR 78 east: Maintenance contract project --Crews will be cleaning the sewers. No lane closures are anticipated and motorists should expect possible slow moving traf c. SR 78: Lakeport Road from US 27 to Fisheating Creek Bridge: Maintenance project --Crews will be repairing and reshaping shoulders, with lane closure, agmen will be on hand to assist with traf c. SR 78: Lakeport Road from Harney Pond Bridge to Indian Prairie Canal: Maintenance project --Crews will be cleaning the ditches in this area, with lane closures, agmen will be on hand to assist with traf c. RoadWatch for Week of Jan. 2 Johnson was reportedly caring for the child during the mother's absence. Sheriff Steve Whidden reported that the suspect confessed, but the speci cs of the confession are not available, as the suspect's confession w as not included on the arrest report released to the general public. Janet Taylor, county commissioner representing Harlem, where the death occurred, helped the family in the wake of the tragedy. The county commissioner worked alongside representatives with the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce and the Okeechobee Sheriff's Of ce to help get the mother released from jail. The child's mother, Shaterah Woodson, w ho was in jail in Okeechobee on a grand theft charge when her daughter died, was released early on "medical gain time." Her scheduled release date was Jan 4. Janet said she spoke with the accused suspect on Christmas, after the child had died. Johnson asked her for help, but in speaking with her offered information about the death. "He said the child died in her sleep. He said he tried to wake the baby up. When she wouldn't w ake up, he said he slapped her in the face and shook her. He said he took her to the hospital himself," said the commissioner who, after the arrest, could not help but look back at the man's statements. "It didn't even register what he said." Woodson declined an interview, adding that she worried Johnson's right to a fair trial would be compromised. On Facebook, where the news was rst announced, Woodson would step in to defend Johnson. "I love you baby daddy!" one of her Facebook entries read. "I love my ancŽ!" said another. Johnson and Woodson have an infant son together, although the little girl was not his daughter. Johnson has a previous criminal history in Hendry County, including a case from February of 2011. In that incident, Johnson reportedly beat his pregnant girlfriend for not turning off a hall light. In the ensuing scuf e, the report mentioned Johnson pushing a one-year-old child (no con rmation was available on whether this was the same child who died on Christmas), down against her bed. She had tried to get out of the bed when she was forced back. The charges associated with this incident aggravated battery upon pregnant victim and cruelty toward child -are recorded as having been dropped by prosecutors. According to Janet, the community has mounted a united effort and is doing what it can to help the family. "It's really bad. It's so sad what happened," the commissioner said. A funeral is being planned for Friday. The girl would have celebrated her second birthday on Dec. 26. Jarrell Johnson was formally charged last week with homicide/negligent manslaughter. The severity of the charge against him makes the suspect eligible for the death penalty. Johnson is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $200,000 bond. DEATHContinued  1 Destinee Webber

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ness. Faced with the possibility of leaving without taking any money with him, the assailant chose to re a gun and take a life instead. Emergency crews rushed in to provide aid to Jimmy, air lifting him to Delray Medical Center, where he later died as a result of his injuries. Jimmy would unfortunately become the rst con rmed murder victim of the year for Palm Beach County. Investigators report that a black male wearing a ski mask was seen eeing from the scene. Detectives are working diligently on the case, hoping that someone with more information on what happened will step forward and help them to put the murderer behind bars. What seems more longstanding is that McMillian's achievements will not be overshadowed by the details of his death as in the immediate days following the incident, the grocery store was shut down. Someone had placed a row of red roses on the front doors, and two poster boards were hung where mourners wrote their nal goodbyes. Friends had trouble making sense of the crime. Mark King, who often stumbled into a smiling and talkative McMillan on the lake, wondered if McMillan's many years of service to the community was worth it in the end. "Jimmy provided a service to some folks that most wouldn't even give the time of day to, and (he) did nothing against those people in Belle Glade," Mark said. "I know if they catch this guy they will only put him in jail and in my opinion that is not enough." The sentiment echoed in responses from others. "He was taken away so young in life; just w hen he has sons who need the father image during this time of their life," said Sara Phillips, a family friend. "They've been robbed." But despite what everyone else had to say about the man, few had more appropriate things to recount than Jimmy's own family. An article written around this same time last y ear demonstrates the affection with which McMillan will be remembered most dearly by those w ho loved him. In January 2011, FLW Outdoors followed a hot story that of a father and son w ho were quickly becoming legends on Lake Okeechobee. The reporter asked the younger McMillan to explain the signi cance of his father on his own career as a sherman: Brandon McMillan can remember when he w as seven years old and his dad would wrap him up in a sleeping bag on frigid winter mornings for a ride across Lake Okeechobee to his best shing hole. "Back then, tournaments were mostly twoman team events and you could bring in 10 bass per boat," McMillan said. "I can remember being huddled down in that warm sleeping bag watching dad catch bass after bass and wanting to sh like him." If you have any information, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the McMillian murder case. Brenda Bunting and Jeff Enriquez contributed to this story. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 5, 2012 MCMILLANContinued  1 PHOTO / JEFF ENRIQUEZMourners fondly remembered Jimmy McMillan with signatures on a postcard on the door of the Alabama Georgia Grocery store in Bel le Glade. Jimmy McMillian