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Title: The Clewiston news
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Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 01-12-2012
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Inaugural event already has much community supportBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comThe Rotary Club and the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce are set to host their inaugural Love the Lake 5K/10K Run and Walk. The event is Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Participants and friends will meet at the Roland Martin Marina and Resort and will head out on the respective runs and walks. The donations from this event will go towards community projects that the Rotary Club has planned and the Darius Heart Transplant Fund. The event will be timed by Split Second Timing, a race management company. The organizers of the event, Johnnie Nelson, president of the Rotary Club, and Jillian Sparks, chamber of commerce director, have been building this event over the course of a few months. Nelson and Sparks came together to plan this event for several reasons: “Other than the Sugar Fest’s 5K, there are no other runs. Jillian and I wanted to provide an event for the community and to have an opportunity to showcase the area,” said Nelson. “I used to work for a non-pro t, so planning the event was not that dif cult.” She explained that right now, the important thing is to have as much Admin plans to raise the grade over the course of 2012BY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comThe letter grade for the 2010-11 Clewiston High School performance is out: C. CHS administrators, teachers and student are taking the grade as one more step to achieving higher success rates for the coming year. Each year, a school’s letter grade is determined by two components: those related strictly to FCAT and those related to other measures of a high school. The FCAT component is self-explanatory, while the high school component does require some clari cation for some. After school programs, certi cation programs, advanced placement (AP) classes, etc. and the how the students perform in those areas are factored into the over score. According to the Florida Department of Education’s scoring rubric, a score above 1,050 to 1,600 is an ‘A.’ CHS scored a 952, which placed them squarely in the ‘C’ range. The point breakdown: FCAT points: 447, high school components: 505. The school accountability report listed the areas that CHS had marked gains in and areas that do show where more work is needed. Overall, they made signi cant gains in math with a higher percentage of students that scored a three or higher on the FCAT Math portion and learning gains made by all students; especially by those students who are considered part of the lowest 25 percent. Students in the lowest 25 percent have been gaining higher numbers and test scores since 2009 in both reading and math. The areas that showed a loss were reading and writing. The percentage of students that scored a three or higher in reading slipped to 32 percent and the percentage of those who met the writing standard dropped from 77 to 61 percent. Learning gains in reading also dropped by six percent. Science also saw a one point drop in scores. Another rate that has been increasing, according to the report, is the percentage of minority students, who are attending CHS. The current rate is 73 percent, which is an 8 percent jump since the report rst started recording such trends in the 2001-02 school year. These scores do show a vastly different and better performing Clewiston High School; it has not seen such a steadily rising trend in nearly a deHighway 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 T, J SEE CHARITY  19 CHS Grade Rises to a ‘C’SEE GRADE  19 PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZStudents aides Cynthia Vera, Mandi Perry, Caitlin Jarvis and Savannah Bowers pose under the announcement that Clewiston High Sc hool increased its rating to a ‘C.’ Rotary, Chamber to Host Charity Event

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 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 more than 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. They are looking for board members to serve the organization. The Cougars will be voting for football and cheer coaches at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 23.Tobacco-Free Partnership MeetingThe Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership and Drug Free Hendry County Coalition are meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. for their monthly meeting that will be held at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church at 310 Campbell Street in LaBelle. Join them for an exciting training provided by Captain Sabrina Maxwell of the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT). Capt. Maxwell will present from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All data is thoroughly researched for accuracy and constantly updated. Come learn more about the tobacco and drug issue and help make a difference in Hendry County. General Meeting information will take place for both the Tobacco-Free Partnership and Drug Free Coalitions. For more information, please contact Valarie James at 863-674-4041 ext. 128 or Mary Ruth Prouty at 863-674-4041 ext. 135.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.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. 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, the local fair has 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.Hendry County FairNow accepting applications for Exhibit Hall booths. The deadline for applications is Feb 8. For more information, please contact Belinda Smith at 863-228-3498 or Tara Edwards at 863673-1336.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.Sugar Doll ClassesThe Clewiston Sugar Dolls has new class days. The classes will be held every Thursday afternoon at the Clewiston Youth Center at 110 West Osceola Ave. Pee-Wees class: 3:15 to 4 p.m. Beginners class: 4 to 5 p.m. Advanced class: 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Jackie Tucker at 863-983-2298.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. Westside ElementaryCalendar of events: Jan. 13: Game Day Friday. Bring your favorite stuffed animal Snack Shack will be open Jan. 16: Martin Luther King’s Birthday No school Jan. 20: Report Cards go home Jan. 24: 1st grade takes trip to Dolly Hand for “Ramona Quimby” Jan. 26: PTO Meeting at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria Jan. 27: AR Rally at 9 a.m. Jan. 30: 2nd grade takes trip to Dolly Hand for “Aesop’s Fables”Early ReleaseHendry County Schools will be dismissed early on Friday, Jan. 20. Lunch will not be served that day. School bus drivers will follow their regular schedules based upon early release times.Clewiston Middle SchoolThe Clewiston Middle School is looking for anyone who has pictures of CMS events and activities from the 2011-12 school year to be included in the yearbook. Please email your pictures for the 2012 CMS yearbook to jenpacheco08@ hotmail.com. Please include descriptions of the events and people that are included in the pictures you submit. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS If you experienced crop damage or losses following this weeks freezing weather, there are some things you should consider doing if you intend to make claims for crop insurance. The rst and formost is to document, document, document and communicate. Keep detailed records of temperatures and duration, numbers of acreage and percent estimated loss. Take lots of pictures as they say a picture tells a thousand words. Communicate your loss to your insurance agent, local FSA of ce and others. Most policies state that you (the insured) should notify your agent within 72 hours of discovery of crop damage. As a practical matter, you should always contact your agent immediately when you discover crop damage. If you want to destroy the crop, then an adjuster needs to come out rst. If you intend to continue to care for the crop and harvest what you can, there is less urgency for the adjuster to make the inspection immediately. Even so, an assessment of damage should be done as soon as practical. Do not destroy any of your crop. Do not disk. Do not plow. Do not replant. Do nothing to destroy your crop until you have permission from a claims adjuster or an insurance company representative. Do not destroy evidence that is needed to support your claim without clear direction from the insurance company, preferably in writing. Keep good records of past yields on a eld by eld or block by block basis. It may be necessary to keep production separate for each farming practice, type of crop and variety depending on the crop being harvested and crop insurance coverage in place. Post Freeze Considerations

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudobonBirding is fun with Inland Florida being an oasis for wintering and resident birds. Birders working on their “Big Year” will be visiting local birding hot spots, searching for bird species being reported inland including the Peregrine Falcon. This w intering bird’s range includes land regions from the Arctic tundra to the tropics. This falcon has one of the longest migrations of any North American bird species. They were nearly eradicated in North America by DDT poisoning in the middle 20th century, but have since become one of the most widespread birds in the world. The Peregrine Falcon is a large crow-sized falcon with a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, black head and “moustache.” Females are considerably larger than males. Juveniles have vertical streaks instead of horizontal bars on the chest. These powerful falcons are known for ight speeds of over 200 miles per hour during swooping dives, making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. Its alarm call is a loud series of harsh “kak, kak, kak.” This bird, historically known as the “Duck Hawk,” often sits on high perches waiting to swoop down on prey which consists mainly of medium-sized birds including shorebirds, ducks, songbirds, doves and pigeons. It will occasionally hunt small mammals, small reptiles or insects. The peregrine falcon normally breeds in Alaska, the Arctic and Greenland, as w ell as year-around in several Western states w here they nest in a scrape on a cliff edge or on man-made structures like tall buildings or bridges. Generally three to four eggs white to buff eggs w ith red or brown markings are laid in the scrape. The eggs, which are incubated mainly by the female, hatch in 20 to 33 days with chicks edging in 42 to 46 days. Peregrine Falcons were reported in December on Blumberg Road, STA5 and other inland locations. Your are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers in their search for Peregrine Falcons and other wintering and resident birds during birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. For reservations for these free trips or to receive the Hendry-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. Log into the Hendry-Glades Audubon Facebook page to post your birding photos or submit “Big Year” county or U.S. sightings. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359from(D7140) (D5110) (D5120)Exp. 1/31/12 Exp. 1/31/12(D6010)FROM ea.(D9310) (D0330)DENTALIMPLANTS$499 IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. Simple Extractions Start at $25.00 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: Peregrine Falcon (PEFA) Margaret England PHOTO / DON HAMILTONPeregrine Falcon. BY MARK KINGAfter the cold front that we had move through South Florida last week, the shing is nally getting back to normal. The full moon should have had a few bass moving in to spawn but the cold water has put a hold on most of that. I did nd a few beds but not very many in any one area. The water level is at 13.52 feet above sea level, which is about a foot higher than what it was last year at this time. This water level is great for us to get almost anywhere that we want to go on the lake. The bass have really been eating the wild shiners and using up ve dozen doesn’t take long at all. The size of the bass we have been catching has also been good. Fishing, since the cold front last week, has been improving daily but the arti cial bite is still off a little. Most of the sh that my clients have been catching are by ipping back in the heavy mats and cover. You don’t hook much bass in this heavy cover. But, the ones you do are some pretty good ones from, ranging ve to eight pounds. I can catch smaller bass on 10-inch worms and on swim baits like the Charlie’s Worms Zipper Dipper but all of the bigger bass come ipping heavy cover. I have been ipping the “Flippin’ Bug” by Charlie’s Worms with a one ounce tungsten bullet weight. You will want to use a heavy action rod at least seven foot long and 65-pound test braided line to have a chance at getting these bass in the boat. I pitch or ip this rig into a heavy mat and let the bait hit the bottom and then pull it up against the bottom of the mat and just hold it there for at least 30 seconds. If you don’t get a hit, move on to the next spot. You will not catch a lot of bass doing this but most will be quality size bass. Areas that I have been shing are the East Wall, Ritta Island, Bay Bottom, Grassy, and Long Point. But there are a lot of other areas on the lake that are producing sh. Hopefully, as the water warms back up the bass will continue to move toward spawning areas. When that happens, we can start catching a lot more bass including more big ones. The crappie shing has been a little slow the last week and I think it also has something to do with the cold water temperature; a few are being caught in the reed heads on the outside grass line. Try using minnows and jigs in a green and black color to catch some good eating size crappies. Until next week good luck, tight lines, and I hope to see everyone on the water this week.Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston Florida. Give him a call at 863-677-0983 or go to www.markking shing.com to book a trip. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 69.Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind between 6 and 8 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North wind around 8 mph. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind between 7 and 13 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind between 5 and 7 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. 13.52 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind around 6 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Anna Elizabeth Bell, 94CLEWISTON — Anna Elizabeth Bell, age 94, of Clewiston, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at home surrounded by family in Clewiston. Anna was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Columbia, Md. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Leah (Leydig) Spicer. She is survived by her one daughter, Sandra (Al) Morrell of Clewiston; one son, Steve (Sherrie) Bell of Clewiston; one sister, Bobbie (Robert) Keller; ve grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13, at Community Presbyterian Church, 407 North Royal Palm Avenue, Clewiston, with Rev. Tom Slager of ciating.Beaulah Silcox Normandin, 94HOMESTEAD — Beaulah Silcox Normandin, 94, originally of Wisconsin, and former longtime, winter resident of Homestead, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, after a brief illness. Mrs. Normandin was the wife of the late Joe Silcox, and mother of JoAnn Silcox Esquivel, whom she spent the last few years living with in Clewiston, along with her son-in-law, Yoel Esquivel, both former residents of Leisure City, Fla. Mrs. Normandin is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, and three granddaughters, Angela Esquivel of Clewiston, Barbara Gonzalez of Copper City, and Deanna Gonzalez of Lake Worth, and her late grandson, Joseph Scott Leonard, and 10 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Private services have been scheduled for the family. To express personal condolences, thoughts and prayers, please send to Esquivel Family, P.O. Box 813, Clewiston, FL 33440. Jimmie Lee Clifton Jr., 67SEBRING — Jimmie Lee Clifton Jr., 67, of Sebring,passed away Jan. 4, 2012, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring. He was born March 30, 1944, to Jimmie Clifton Sr. of Moore Haven, and Millie Altman of Tampa. Jimmie was married to Carrolin (Coleman) Clifton for 50 years and they have two children; daughter Genia (Bobby) Reiss, Lake Placid, Fla.; son, Jimmy (Mary) Clifton, III, Holcomb, Mo.; three grandchildren, LaTosha Reiss, Brittany Clifton and Jimmie Clifton, IV; three great-grandchildren, Zyaun, Kingston and Malia; two sisters, Patricia (Al) Rumfelt of Labelle, and Linda (Rex) Llewellyn of Aiken, S.C.; brother, Kenneth McDonald of South Carolina and Best Friends and Vacation Buddies, Beverly and Wilford Stone of Kennett, Mo. Jimmie was employed by Evercane Sugar Renery-Imperial Sugar of Clewiston for 34 years. They retired to Kennett, Mo., but returned back to Sebring in 2009. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, jogging and playing chess. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed shing. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring, with Rex Llewellyn of ciating. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-0125, www.stephensonnelsonfh.com. V ivian E. Sweet GREENWOOD — Mrs. Vivian E. Sweet, age 75, of Greenwood, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in the Marianna Health & Rehabilitaion Center. She was born in Macon County, Tenn., on J an. 20, 1936, to the late Burley and Anna Bell. Mrs. Sweet moved to Greenwood in 1995 coming from Belle Glade, Fla., and was a member of the Caverns Road Church of Christ. Mrs. Sweet had a huge love for her family whom always admired her strength within. She was known as grandma to her grandchildren and was Me maw to the many children she kept over the years. Mrs. Sweet enjoyed her church and was a big fan of football and NASCAR. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Jeannette Justice, ve brothers and one sister. Mrs. Sweet is survived by her loving husband, Roger Dean Sweet of Greenwood; three sons, Dicky Sweet and his wife Tricia of Belle Glade, Bruce Sweet of Greenwood, and Roland Sweet and his wife Holley of Greenwood; nine grandchildren, Mark Dunaway, Scott Dunaway, W endy Dunaway Hobbs, Lee Sweet, Lauren Sweet, Ashley Sweet, Caroline Sweet, Carson Sweet, and Kennedy Sweet; and six great-grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Sweet were 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Minister Brad Tate of ciating. Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Marianna. If you wish, contributions may be made to Caverns Road Church of Christ at 4460 River Road, Marianna, FL 32446. €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 3387 S.Hwy 441 Okeechobee 863.763.2239 959 S. Main St. Belle Glade 561.996.7783 411 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston 941.983.8373 2 PC. DARKDEAL€2 pc. chicken* (drumstick &thigh)€1 individual mashed potatoes with gravy €1 biscuitOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in GrilledLimit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC$399BREAST DEAL€1 breast piece of chicken €1 individual side €1 biscuit €1 medium drinkOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Grilled$39910 BUCK VALUE MEAL€7 pcs. of chicken* (drumstick &thigh)€1 large mashed potatoes with gravy €3 biscuitsOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Grilled$108 PC. MIXED MEAL€8 pc. chicken* (white/dark)€1 large mashed potatoes with gravy € 1 large coleslaw €4 biscuitOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, Grilled or Mixed$1499 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 OBITUARIES The World End Day is ComingBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchAre you prepared for the end of the world? Based on the Mayan calendar, the magic worldend date is December 21, 2012. That leaves us eleven months to get our affairs in order. Need more info? According to “The Complete Idiots’ Guide to 2012” (yes, there’s a book by that title), there are over 600,000 web sites devoted to the world ending this year. But this isn’t the rst time. Remember Y2K? Some predicted the world would shut down at the start of 2000. Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind” novels had many believing that the rapture (when believers will be taken up to heaven) was near. Before LaHaye, there was the 1970s, “The Late, Great Planet Earth” by Hal Lindsey, predicting end times. Then there was, “88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988.” That also came in a 1989 edition. Go gure. If I sound a bit sarcastic about all this, it’s because I believe too many people are guilty of majoring in a minor when it comes to end times. It’s easy to get caught up in looking for signs. People of every generation have awaited the end of time and the destruction of the earth. This is in spite of the fact that Jesus, the ultimate authority on such things, has already told us that no one knows when that day and hour will be (Mark 13:32). That still hasn’t kept people from obsessing on end times. Personally, I’d rather go to the account of the apocalypse found at the end of our Bible in Revelation 7:16-17: “Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” It’s a shame that every apocalyptic thriller can’t end like that. This world will come to an end some day. Nothing in this universe lasts forever. If God wills it, the end could be today. What the Bible truly says about the future is this: God is in control of the future and God will not forsake God’s children regardless of what may come. This is a scary world, but this is also God’s world. We don’t know what the future may hold, but we know Who holds the future. Yes, Christ told us He would return someday, but that should be a reason for great joy, not anxiety. In the meantime, we have all kinds of very real obstacles in the real world we have to face every day. RELIGION COLUMNS John Hicks Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43/g. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 33.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 13.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 4.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 27.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Gas prices are rising across much of the nation as Iran has continued to threaten closing the Strait of Hormuz, a vital waterway for global oil shipments,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Think back to the days following the start of the crisis in Libyaan event that also rattled energy marketswe’re seeing similar emotions play out even though there hasn’t yet been a disruption to supply. I would blame emotion for the recent uptick in gasoline prices, nothing else,” DeHaan said. Gas Price UpdateSEE RELIGION  7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Family Eye Care sells electronic focusing prescription glassesFamily Eye Care has always been an innovator in offering the newest technology in eye care to the residents of LaBelle and surrounding areas. They are very proud to announce that they now have available Pixel Optics' revolutionary emPower! eyeglasses, the world's first electronic focusing prescription eyewear. They are the first and currently the only vision care practitioners in Hendry County to offer this new technology. The eyeglasses feature composite lenses with a thin transparent LCD-like layer, microchips, micro-machine accelerometers and miniature rechargeable batteries. With all this they have the same weight, feel and look of your everyday high fashion eyewear designs. The eyewear cost about $1,350 for a complete pair, which includes the frame, lenses, coatings, and all electronic components including a charger. "We are happy to offer our patients this cutting edge vision correction option. Bifocals or the reading power in progressive lenses often interfere with daily activity. Walking up and down steps is a perfect example. Being able to turn the reading power off to reduce it is a real breakthrough," says Drs' Parrish and Youmans. The microchip, micro-accelerometers, and miniature batteries are hidden discreetly in the temples of the frames. The transparent liquid crystal layer in each lens is able to electronically change and activate the near focus zone of the lens only when needed without making a sound or change in the appearance of the lens. Just touch the frame to adjust your view, or set it to do it automatically. emPower! offers instant, automatic vision correction for all ranges of sight, less distortion and wider fields of view compared to a traditional progressive lens. This gives you unprecedented control over you vision! Wearers can choose to operate the eyeglasses in three different modes: manual on, automatic and manual off. emPower! is shock resistant and waterproof. One charge of the battery allows operation for two to three days of use. Stop by the optical at Family Eye Care and let Tom, Natalie or Tracy give you a no obligation demonstration. No appointment necessary. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00, except Thursday 7:30-7:00. We also have hours on some Saturdays. Please remember to take your driver's license or another form of valid picture ID with you to vote. Por favor, recuerde llevar su licencia de conducir u otra forma de identificacion valida con fotografia a votar. Anyone who is unable to Vote their ballot without assistance such as blind, loss of limb, or illiterate, Please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 863675-5230 or 863-983-1592 Personas que no puedan votar su boleta sin ayuda, como ciegos, las perdida de una extremidad, o analfabeta. Por favor pongase en contacto con la supervisor de Elecciones 863-675-5230 o 863-9831592sample Ballot 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 The Devil’s Assault on LifeBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchAs we think of how the wicked one today is diabolically and desperately carrying out his scheme of death in targeting the very genesis of life, human sexuality, a whole array of alarming w ords ash across our minds. "Playboy" (This ungodly philosophy of the unrestrained life prev ails today); "Premarital Sex" (Engaging in that intimate relationship that God has assigned to marriage, Hebrews 13:8); "Living Together" (And w ithout being married very common today and w ithout shame!); "Illegitimacy" (We are told that well over one-third of births are outside of w edlock); "Divorce" (It is said that over half of marriages end in divorce and God hates divorce); "Abortion" (53,310,843) unborn babies have been killed in this country in the 37 years following the Roe v. Wade judicial decision); "ProChoice" (Meaning that a woman has the right to kill her unborn baby, if she doesn't want it); "Gay Rights" (Putting the acceptance of the homosexual life-style in the same category as civil rights, although most states have laws, or have had such laws, that call homosexual practices sodomy and a crime against nature -remember Sodom and Gomorrah!); "AIDS" (An awful and fatal disease primarily associated with homosexual practices.); "Same Sex Marriage" (Unthinkable, but a few States have already legally recognized this; remember, God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve); "Euthunasia" (The act of killing or helping a person kill himself in a circumstance that is considered to be an act of mercy. Such thoughts are now in circulation). The process of life is put in disarray. Death, physical and spiritual, prevails, and the cause of Satan advances! These are the "perilous times" (morally speaking) that the Apostle Paul was talking about in 2 Timothy 3:1-7. (An exert from "Sword & Staff" Periodical).Cold Snaps; Blooming Where We Are PlantedBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI've heard people complain recently about our "cold snaps." I've told them that what we experience here is not really cold. I've seen cold. Cold was when I would visit Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic during January and February; I wore thermal underwear, gloves, ear muffs inside of my hat and hood on my parka, boots and woolen socks, and would run through the villages with dogs chasing me. You hoped they wouldn't tear your parka because you needed it for warmth. It was often -40 degrees and whether it was Fahrenheit or Centigrade didn't matter because they're both the same at that temperature. That was cold! Once, a clergyman from Florida called me at my northern home and said, "I don't know how you can live there!" I suggested that maybe people had gured it out and do quite well. He had obviously not experienced the climate where I made my home; so saw it as beyond his comprehension. He showed no interest in hearing about life somewhere else and how people survive. Indeed, people do quite well in other places than the ones we know. The Bible is full of such places; the Roman world and the Greek world, Paul's travels to midEastern places; his obvious gift of languages and his adaptability. "To the Jews I became like a Jew to those under the law I became like one under the law ... to those not having the law I became like one not having the law I do this all for the sake of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 9:20ff)." Paul "bloomed where he was planted" and the idea that people did things in different ways than he ordinarily knew didn't upset him or affect his call. When our cold snaps hit, the news reported on the losses by our farmers; crops would be destroyed when watering them or having helicopters circulate air failed to keep them from freezing. One farmer said that things would have to be plowed under and a new crop planted. He seemed to recognize, as all must do, the precarious nature of crops in winter, even in Florida. When the freeze hits, you still go on, "blooming where you're planted" and knowing that success comes to those who those who do their work where they nd themselves. They're not upset by local conditions or things being different than what they are accustomed in life. As I was leaving Florida for the north, people would ask, "How are you going to stand those winters?" When I arrived in my new home, people would ask me, "How did you stand those hurricanes?" I would tell them that we had it gured out, as they had life gured out where God had placed them. Bloom where God plants you: don't close your eyes or your mind to people who do things in new and different ways. Do what you're called to do, new worlds will open up and you'll see God at work in new ways. RELIGIONContinued  6 Sam Thomas Join the Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Association Sub-Chapter for their monthly program followed by a hike on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Meet-up is at the Screen Room at the Fisheating Creek Outpost Campground in Palmdale. The program topic will be, "How to Pack a Backpack." Bring water and wear closed-toed walking shoes for the leisurely hike. Families, youth and adults are welcome. The day use fee will be waved for participants who help pick up litter during the hike. For information contact: Betty Loomis 863946-3560 or Margaret England 863-674-0695. Become one of the founding members of this new Florida Trails Association Chapter being organized by Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee County residents and visitors. Visit and "like" Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Association Facebook page. New Florida Trails Chapter to MeetYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N O T I C E O F A D O P T I O N O F N E W C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N D I S T R I C T S F O R T H E H E N D R Y C O U N T Y B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S S I O N E R S Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners adopted new County Commission district boundaries by Resolution No. 201189 on December 13, 2011. The previous district boundaries were changed in several places. A map showing the new boundaries is included in this advertisement. B o a r d o f C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s o f H e n d r y C o u n t y T r i s t a n C h a p m a n C h a i r m a n 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 If you’re feeling stressed out by life’s daily dose of details, it’s time to get organized. Whether it’s your schedule, your house, or your photos in a jumble, there’s no time like the present to resolve to simplify and organize your life. And there are many new, technological tools out there to help. Organize Your Schedule When it comes to organizing your schedule, are you still stuck on sticky notes? It’s time to go digital so you can access your information when and where you need it. A mobile and online calendar and organizer can help you stay on top of your schedule by consolidating your family members’ calendars and lists all in one place. Consider a service that is available as an app on your mobile phone or tablet (as well as online) and synchronizes with your Outlook calendar. For example, Cozi (www.cozi.com), an online and mobile calendar and organizer for families, sends users email and text reminders about upcoming events and tasks, and helps manage meal planning and shopping lists. With reminders coming directly to your phone about what to pick up for dinner or what time the school play begins, you won’t miss a beat. Simplify Errands If you could use an extra hand keeping your home, pantry and family in order, consider using services like Alice.com, an online marketplace for household essentials. It’s all about simplifying errands and restocking your shelves with the essentials you need, saving you time, money and trips to the store. “For the primary shopper of the family, getting stocked up doesn’t have to mean running from store to store,” says Mark McGuire, President and Co-Founder of Alice.com. “There are faster, more cost-ef cient ways to shop for everyday items online, and with one less errand to run, shoppers will have more free time to enjoy for themselves or with their families.” Such services help budget-conscious shoppers with competitive pricing, free delivery, instant coupons and simple management of household goods. Alice.com, for example, even has a free iPhone app, as well, so you can stay organized on the go. Organize Your Memories If you love your camera or smartphone, you probably already have a ton of photos and videos that need to be organized. You can choose a hosting site to protect, backup, and share your photos so you don’t have to do the hard work. Be sure to pick one that has unlimited upload capability and privacy customization options. Whether you’re sharing photos with Grandma, or running a business, a site like SmugMug (www.smugmug.com) lets you set the look of your site or gallery. There’s no need to feel harried by the myriad details of managing your household. With a little work and the right tools, you can stay on top of all your tasks. Tips to Organize Your Life SUBMITTED PHOTOTechnology, like smartphones, can help with organizing errands, schedule and photos with a wide variety of apps.

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BY TOM NORDLIE UFMany building dedications feature a ribboncutting; this one included a front-end loader ceremoniously dumping a scoopful of pulverized sugarcane stalks. It was an appropriate way to mark yesterday’s of cial launch of the Stan May eld Biore nery Pilot Plant in Perry, a cooperative venture between the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and A gricultural Sciences and Buckeye Technologies Inc. As 200 guests looked on, State Rep. Debbie May eld, R-Vero Beach, stepped up to the big machine and pulled a lever, delivering the rst of cial shipment of feedstock to the biore nery, w hich will develop methods for producing fuel ethanol and other compounds from inedible plant material. The biore nery is named for May eld’s late husband, a member of the state House of Representatives from 2000 until his death in 2008. A UF graduate, May eld was a strong advocate of renewable fuels, environmental protection and economic growth. May eld was instrumental in securing a $20 million appropriation from the Florida Legislature to fund the biore nery, noted UF Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources J ack Payne as he addressed the audience inside the 18,500-square-foot facility. “(Stan) listened to and respected the research but also knew that the way to get this idea from the lab to daily reality had to be a partnership—a partnership that matched the knowledge created at the University of Florida with state support and private industry leadership,” Payne said. The commitment to that partnership was evident in the roster of speakers, which included state Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, UF President Bernie Machen and Buckeye Technologies Inc. Chairman and CEO John Crowe. A ttendees included numerous agricultural leaders and high-ranking of cials from state government, UF, Buckeye and other groups involved in the project. Among them was Lonnie Ingram, a UF distinguished professor of microbiology and cell science, who developed a genetically modi ed bacterium that will be key to the biore nery’s operations. The bacterium breaks down cellulose, a major component of plant cell walls, yielding simpler compounds used to produce fuel ethanol and bioplastics. Calling Ingram a legend in the eld of biofuels production, Putnam quipped that being a member of the audience was “like being at the dedication of a light bulb plant with Thomas Edison.” When fully operational, the biore nery will produce up to 400 gallons of fuel ethanol and 5,000 pounds of organic acids for bioplastics each day. Some of the researchers’ goals include testing a wide variety of feedstocks, such as crop residues and yard waste, and nding ways to save money on production costs At the ceremony’s conclusion, Ingram led a tour of the facility’s interior, w hich is dotted with huge tanks and crisscrossed by innumerable pipes and valves. The biore nery is located at Buckeye’s plant in Perry, providing the infrastructure needed to deliver feedstock by train and truck. In his remarks, Machen said the biore nery exempli es the way partnerships between academia, industry and government can produce results for all Florida residents. “Working together at this demonstration plant, w e can help shape a new reality of clean, renewable and domestically produced energy,” Machen said. “I can think of no better example of the mission of a research university at work.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on January 24, 2012, at 5:05 pm, at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of a long term master plan conversion agreement for the Rodina Community Overlay (RCO) pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 163.3245 (11). All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed agreement is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863675-5317). T r i s t a n C h a p m a n C h a i r m a n H e n d r y C o u n t y B o a r d o f C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s P P R E S I D E N T I A L P R E F E R E N C E P R I M A R Y E L E C T I O N E A R L Y V O T I N G o r A B S E N T E E B A L L O T S The Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia A. Strickland announces Presidential Preference Primary Election ballots are available for Absentee Voting and Early Voting. Early Voting will be Monday through Saturday beginning January 16, to January 28, 2012. At the LaBelle Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the Clewiston Office, 100 E. El Paso Ave., daily 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Anyone unable to Vote their ballot without assistance such as blind, loss of limb, or illiterate, please contact the Supervisor of Elections. For more information or to request your absentee ballot call 675-5230, 983-1592 or 9023392. E L E C C I N D E P R E F E R E N C I A P R E S I D E N C I A L P R I M A R I A V O T A R T E M P R A N O o V O T A R E N A U S E N C I A La Supervisora de Elecciones, Lucretia A. Strickland ha Presidencial balotas de la preferencia de la Eleccin Primaria para votar temprano y votar en ausencia de Lunes a Sabado, empesando el 16 de Enero 2012, hasta el 28 de Enero 2012 En la oficina de elecciones en LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., diario de las 9:00 am a las 5:00 pm y en la oficina de Clewiston, 100 E. El Paso Ave., de las 8:00 am a la 1:00 pm y 2:00 pm a las 5:00 pm. Cualquier persona incapaz de votar su boltea sin ayuda tal como persiana, perdida de miembro o analfabeta. Por favor pongase en contacto con la supervisor of elecciones. Para mas informacion o preguntas para votar en ausencia, por favor llame 675-5230, 983-1592, o 902-3392. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 UF, Buckeye Dedicate Ethanol Production Facility in Perry PHOTO / TYLER L. JONESState Rep. Debbie May eld, R-Vero Beach, smiles as she steps away from a front-end loader at the dedication ceremony for the Stan May eld Biore nery Pilot Plant in Perry, just after delivering the rst of cial shipment of feedstock to the facility, which is named for her late husband. Agricultural leaders and of cials from the University of Florida, UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Buckeye Technologies Inc. and state government were on hand for the event. The facility will be operated as a UF/IFAS satellite laboratory researching th e use of inedible plant material to produce fuel ethanol; it was funded with a $20 million appropriation from the Florida Legislature.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOClewiston Bass Anglers The Clewiston Bass Anglers had their monthly tournament for December on Lake Okeechobee. First Place was won by Hunter Aboud. Second place by Bob Broughton, and Third place went to Robert Power. Hunter Aboud had the Big Bass Award with a 5.60 pound bass. If you are interested in joining the club, their monthly meetings are held at the club house at Roland Martin Marina and Resort the rst Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Rodeo to help bene t the Hendry County 4-HThe Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association presents the third annual Ranch Rodeo. The rodeo is scheduled to be held from February 24 to 25 at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds in LaBelle. The event will feature calf branding, double mugging, cowhide drag, team branding, team sorting and bronc riding and will be held the weekend of the Swamp Cabbage Festival. The rst place team wins buckles, $750 and the entry fee to the FCA State Finals. The second place team will win a $500 prize, while the third place team will receive $250. The event winner receives $200. Additionally, a Youth Ranch Rodeo will be held at the site on February 26, starting at 2 p.m. There is an entrance fee to attend the rodeo, but children under the age of 10 enter without charge. Proceeds from the event will bene t the Hendry County 4-H program. For more information contact Marlene at 863-674-4092 or Lindsey at 863-673-5971. 3rd Annual Ranch Rodeo

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 You may be interested in exhibiting at the 2nd Annual South Florida Ag Expo in conjunction with Weeks Annual Sugarland Heavy Equipment Auction to be held Feb. 17, at the former airport site in Clewiston, Florida. The Auction draws attendance of over 700 people from across the nation and world. Hendry County Economic Development Council, United States Sugar Corporation and Hilliard Brothers are supporting the Ag Expo this year and are reaching out to our most valuable business partners to help highlight the importance of agriculture in our community. This year, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putman will be the keynote speaker. This is a chance for local residents to showcase their products and services to the ag community who will recommend, purchase and use the products. Exhibitors will be allowed to sell products during the Expo. Exhibition spaces are assigned on a rst-come basis. Registration must be received before Jan. 31. 2nd Annual South Florida Ag Expo Series of events will lead to Smithsonian exhibitBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comOn Tuesday, residents and local leaders met at the library to host the Big Read Kick Off. Mayor Rick Miller read the city's proclamation regarding the event and Jeff Barwick gave a brief introduction as to the purpose of the Big Read and the Simthsonian exhibit, "Journey Stories," that will make its way to the library in October. The guest speaker for the event, Dr. Jessica Catalina of UCLA, gave her presentation and had those in attendance discussing what the bene ts of reading with others are. Being a cultural anthropologist, Catalina stated, "Our purpose is to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange." She brought up the ideas of community and culture and who they play off one another in ways that many people never stop to realize. "Reading with others provides a shared experience. Opinions are shared and discussed," said Eric Tommerdahl, Library Director. The book that was chosen for the event was, Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories. This collection focus on Mexican writers from the early half of the 20th century. Tommerdahl had already read the collection and enjoyed it very much. Several copies were given out as several smaller discussions began after the presentation. If you would like to participate, stop by the Clewiston Library and check out a copy. Library Kicks Off Big Read PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZJeff Barwick gave a quick explanation as to the purpose of the Big Read program and the Smithsonian exhibit “Journey Stories” PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZDr. Jessica Catalina gave her presentation and posed much for the audience to think about. Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton ReservationFITNESS SPECIALIST Must have 2 yrs. exp. and Training Certi cation. Exp. in Dance/Cheer is preferred. FL DL. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com Seminole Tribe of Florida Immokalee & Big Cypress ReservationsFAMILY COUNSELORMaster’s Degree preferred. 2yrs. exp. in Mental Health Counseling. Individual and Group exp. FL DL Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com Seminole Tribe of Florida Immokalee Reservation MEDICAL RECORDS CLERKMust have ICD-9 Coding exp. 2 yrs. exp. in Medical of ce. Certi cateion is pref. FL DLNUTRITIONIST/DIETICIANProvide Nutrition and Diet Counseling in community health setting, Diabetes Mgmt., Development Plans, Programs & Menus. Bachelors or higher in Nutrition. RD or RD eligible. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. JOB REQUIREMENTS:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. is currently seeking Wetland laborers Work includes: Herbicide spraying, cutting & removing vegetation, planting & maintaining project areas Must enjoy working outdoors with others, be able to lift 50-60 lbs., travel, work o/t, live in the Clewiston/Labelle area. Bilingual preferred Pay rate $8.00 $9.00 per hr. depending on exp. Please call 561-881-1291 EOE/AAP M-F-D-DV EXPERIENCED HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS “Experienced” Heavy Equipment Operators Needed immediately in the Clewiston/Moore Haven/Lakeport area. Please email resume/application with work history and references, to pwalker@optsvc.com or fax to 863-467-8067. “ONLY EXPERIENCED OPERATORS NEED APPLY.” Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationAUTOMOTIVE SHOP COORDINATOR/MECHANICResponsible for the daily operations of the automotive shop. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on eet vehicles and equipment including gas and diesel engines, hydraulic systems, air brakes, forklifts, tankers and trailers. Also, maintains inventory and manages any requests for materials, tools and supplies. ASE Certi cation Required.ELECTRICIAN/ GENERATOR TECH Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining power generators and/or uninterrupted power supply systems and related electrical equipment. Min. of 3 to 5 yrs of journeyman-level exp. Required. Apply Today! Send Resumes to: Kabienaime@semtribe.com or fax: 954-967-3477 TEMP MECHANIC WELDERSix Months Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Pass 6G Welding Test.Jdooley@ussugar.comOR apply online at www.ussugar.com Assistant 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. UTILITY 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. COW HAY ROUND BALES FOR SALE $40 Each. 863-634-9111 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Miscellaneous Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the 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. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentLabelle New 3br/2ba w/d, d/w, ac, 2.5 acres fenced, deck, $900 mo. (239)910-5115 ~ MOORE HAVEN ~ $300 & Up. Rentals Furnished or Unfurnished. 2BR, 2BA $500/mo. Lg 1BR APT $450/mo. Lg Eff. APT w/ utilities paid. $160/week. (863)509-0096 MOORE 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 Reduced to Sell 3br, 2ba. Recently remodeled home & Land on Lake. Located 1860 Ridgdill. REDUCED $79,900 Owner nancing avail. (843)766-9434. Houses RentCLEWISTON 1004 Johnson Rd., 2BR/1BA, $650 mo. + $450 sec. No inside pets. Hugh yard. Call Tricia (863)228-6664.

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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 of 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 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must 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 FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-112CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN C. GRIFFIN, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John C. Grif n, Jr.. deceased, whose date of death was May 23, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida, 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 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must 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 FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 12, 2012. Personal Representative: Jessica Grif n 732 Arkansas Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kevan Boyles, Esquire Attorney for Jessica Grif n Florida Bar Number: 285854 319 8th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 833-2472 Fax: (561) 837-6611 E-Mail: kb@boyleslaw rm.com 407261 CN 1/12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsCLEWISTON: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, North side of town. No pets. Please call: 863-983-3151. WILDWOOD 1 Bedroom unfurnished. Call: 863-983-3151. ApartmentsMOORE HAVEN 8 units for Sale (4 duplexes) Fully rented. All are 2 br./ 1 ba. Central A/C, new roof, new septic system and good location. Owner will nance at 7% with 20% down. $415,000. Call: 305-720-3322. Condos/Townhouses RentBASS & SUN Condo on Lake Okee., 2BR, fully furnished. $800/month. Call 859-583-4321. CLEWISTON: 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, North side of town. No pets. Please call 863-983-3151 Glades Resort On river, off Hwy 80, 2br 3ba, 2 car garage, Florida room, large corner lot. Close to the golf course & boat yard. $875 mo. (970)708-9993. MOORE HAVEN 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath (202 10th St.) $750 mo., 1st & last Call (863)983-9480 or (863)677-0796 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000874 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. JOSE L. MUNOZ, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 20, 2011, and entered in Case NO. 26-2009CA-000874 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County. Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE L. MUNOZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE L. MUNOZ N/K/A/ MARGARITA OTALVARO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 2535, UNIT 13, PORT LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A UNIT 13, BLOCK 2535, PORT 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 27, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09076595 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accodance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 406464 CN 1/5,12/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 Houses Rent Houses RentNOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. PLEASE NOTICE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR THE YEAR 2012, UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVERTISED. 407054 CN 1/12,19/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend. 407308 CN 1/12/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on January 23, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1996 Pontiac, VIN: 1G2NE12T2TC718340 2004 Chevy, 1G1ND52F44M688715 1987 Cadillac, 1G6DW51Y9H9757748 1989 Buick, 1G4AL51N2KT456257 407262 CN 1/12/2012 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 COUNTY 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 Clerk 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 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000975 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. GILBERT ERIC TAYLOR, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 3, 2012, and entered in Case NO. 26-2010CA-000975 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County. Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and GILBERT ERIC TAYLOR; SELENA TAYLOR; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWA Y OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 1st day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 61, TANGLEWOOD OAKS, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: 2001, NOBILITY, VIN #N81055A & N810055B. A/K/A 4088 BLUE CYPRESS 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 January 4, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10070887 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 406949 CN 1/12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000554 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. BEBI SAHEED, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 20, 2011, and entered in Case NO. 26-2010CA-000554 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County. Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and BEBI SAHEED; RASHEED M. SAHEED; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHEIK M. SAHEED; TENANT #2 N/K/A BIBI H. SAHEED are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ,: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 149 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG A LINE 240 FEET NORTH OF AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAM SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 129 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE 129 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL TO SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 240 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF J.29 FEET TO POLNT OF BEGINNING; EXCEPT THE SOUTH 35 FEET OF AFORE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND WHICH IS FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. A/K/A 984 NOBLES ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60)_days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 27, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09113716 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accodance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 406358 CN 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-155 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. VALERIE P. NELSON, FITZROY NELSON, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 7, J.T. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT 64 X 32 B3202 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2139822910AB. Commonly known as: 1020 Williams Street NW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, Florida 33471 at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 19th day of January, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Attorney For Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 406112 CN 12/29/2011, 1/5/2012 NOTICE The public is hereby noti ed that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on January 25, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston’ s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Community Development Director 407278 CN 1/12/2012 Public Notice 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. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1272 2007 1224432-01000130030 Estate of Benjamin A. Aruca And Estate of Martin Aruca Lot 3 in Block 13 of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405825 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 1275 2007 1224432-01000130100 Pilar Home Developers, Inc Lot 10, Block 13, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407047 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 10-175CC on November 14th, 2011 in the matter of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, as plaintiff and Marcos Martinez, as defendant, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, to-wit: 2005 Gray Ford F150, vehicle identi cation number: 1FTPW12585FB03151. and on February 16th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 407061 CN/CB 1/12,19,26 2/2/2012 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 1938 2008 1254432-A0001070000 Carlos Alberto Salvat The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1168, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406978 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 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 1957 2008 1254432-A0001620100 Antonio Pereira The North one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 566, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406981 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 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 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 Public Notice 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 1664 2007 1264432-A0002510100 Guillermo Rodriguez & Pilar Home Developers, Inc. The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an Easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for a canal over and across the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 417, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406984 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012HENDRY 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1283 2007 1224432-01000180050 Pilar Home Developers, Inc Lot 5, Block 18, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, 38 and 39 Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407048 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 769 2007 1224331-010000O0120 Estate of Earl B. Miller and James R. Reynolds 43 Hastings C West Palm Beach, FL 30384-0736 Lot 12, Block O, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405816 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 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

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1647 2007 1264432-A0001880000 Leon & Corina Sacco The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 269, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407045 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000735 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. THOMAS E. GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS E. GAETANIELLO; PATTY M. GAETANIELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATTY M. GAETANTELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO; SPACE COAST CREDIT UNION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO EASTERN FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; WILLIAM T. HAVERFIELD, ESQUIRE. ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #I; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THOMAS J. GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS E. GAETANIELLO; PATTY M. GAETANIELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATTY M. GAETANIELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants. Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 51 FORTUNE LANE, PALM COAST, FLORIDA 32137. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, to-wit: PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, FOLLOWING THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, 2051.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED. THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST 504.65 FEET TO THE US GOVERNMENT RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST FOLLOWING THE US GOVERNMENT RIGHT OF WAY LINE 167.8 FEET TO THE WEST BANK OF THE OLD CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST FOLLOWING THE WEST BANK OF THE OLD CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER 22.5 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES EAST 485.05 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST FOLLOWING THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, 180.19 FEET TO THE PONT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2.01 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 2007.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST, PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST % OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 505.16 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID CANAL RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 43.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 504.89 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 30 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 43.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Robert M. Coplen, Esquire, Robert M. Coplen, P.A., 10225 Ulmerton Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on or before February 10, 2012 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpoochec Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33975, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 5 day of January, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 407281 CN 1/12,19/2012 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 1977 2008 1254432-A0002220000 Simmon B. Simeon & Honorata N. Simeon The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5005, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407044 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 RFP -2012-01 City of Clewiston Request for Proposals (RFP) Grant Administration Services for FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Housing Category The City of Clewiston requests proposals from individuals or rms to provide Grant Administration services for an FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing project funded through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant, contract number 12DB-OH-09-36-02-H02 in the amount of $700,000.00. Grant Administration services shall include, but not be limited to: compliance with all required reporting, conducting environmental review, preparing and reviewing homeowner applications, completing housing work write-ups, contractor veri cation, developing bid packages, overseeing bidding process, progress inspections, tracking overall grant progress in compliance with CDBG program guidelines, providing technical assistance when necessary, preparation of amendments, coordination with City’s Citizens’ Advisory Task Force, nancial management, and any other grant-required administration tasks requested by the City and/or funding agency. Procurement and contracting of all services shall conform to CDBG guidelines and state and federal regulations including 24 CFR, Part 85. The selection process shall be open to the public and records maintained in accordance with CDBG requirements. Proposals shall be ranked and evaluated using the following criteria: • 15 POINTS COMPANY PROFILE: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATION, AVAILABILITY OF STAFF, AND LEVEL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES. • 15 POINTS COMMENCEMENT: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE ABILITY TO COMMENCE SERVICES AND FAMILIARITY WITH CDBG REGULATIONS. • 30 POINTS EXPERIENCE: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE DIRECT PROGRAM EXPERIENCE AND SUCCESS WITH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS INCLUDING ALL ASPECTS OF CDBG PROJECTS. • 20 POINTS APPROACH STRATEGY: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE PROJECT APPROACH FOR EACH SERVICE REQUESTED AND PROVEN IMPLEMENTATION AND/OR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES BY THE TEAM FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT CLIENTS INCLUDING CDBG. • 10 POINTS REFERENCES: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE QUALITY OF REFERENCES. • 5 POINTS WBE/MBE FIRMS: SCORING WILL BE GIVEN FOR WBE/MBE FIRMS • 5 POINTS FEES: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE PROPOSED FEE, RATES, AND LEVEL OF SERVICE IN RELATION TO PROPOSED FEES FOR EACH SERVICE REQUESTED. The previous criteria are shown in the requir ed format. For a proposal to be eligible, the format must be strictly followed. During this RFP process, any intentional omissions, alterations, or false representations will be grounds for rejection of any proposal. The City of Clewiston is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MBE/WBE/DBE businesses are encouraged to participate. In compliance with the Florida Sunshine Amendment and Code of Ethics, the City strictly enforces open and fair competition in its RFP’s. In accordance with Section 287.133, FS, a person or af liate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a proposal on a contract to provide services to a public entity. A public entity crimes statement is required. During the RFP process, questions or requests for additional information concerning this RFP shall be directed to Mr. Steve McKown, City Manager, City of Clewiston, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 or by calling Mr. McKown at 863-984-1484 or email steve.mckown@clewiston .gov The City reserves the right to request clari cation of any information submitted by proposers. The City, with suitable basis provided for by law, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposal process. CDBG and other program contracts, either single or separate as required by each program, are subject to grant awards and release of funds by respective funding agencies. Consultants shall submit one original and ve copies of their proposal to the City of Clewiston in sealed packages and marked clearly: “RFP 2012-01, SEALED PROPOSAL FOR FY 2011 CDBG GRANT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES”, no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2012. Proposals should be delivered to: Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston 115 W. Ventura Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 To facilitate effective evaluation by the City, proposals shall be limited to a total of 50 pages. MBE/WBE/DBE certi cation(s), statement on Public Entity Crimes, other appendix documentation, sectional dividers, and front and back covers will not be counted toward the total. A letter of interest or executive summary, not to exceed three (3) additional pages, may also be included in the proposal. Proposals that exceed this length will be considered non-responsive and will not be evaluated. Late proposals will be returned unopened. Proposals will be opened as soon as possible after the submission deadline. Evaluation and selection will occur in accordance with the appropriate requirements at a time and place to be determined. At the discretion of the City, proposers may be asked to give a short presentation/interview as part of the selection process. The City of Clewiston supports Equal Opportunity Employment, Fair Housing, Drug Free Workplace and Providing Handicapped Accessibility. Richard Miller, Mayor City of Clewiston 407260 CN 1/12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 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 1965 2008 1254432-A0001830000 Teresa Rojas The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 516, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407042 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 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. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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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 Verona A, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1494 2007 1244432-A0001150000 Pilar Home Developers, Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5239, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406980 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 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 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 1587 2007 1254432-A0002560000 Ofelia Otero The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 516, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407043 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 No matter if you are young or old, the quickly changing technology landscape can sometimes seem bewildering. And for older Americans, in particular, mastering the use of computers and the Internet may not come intuitively -but the technology has boundless potential to enrich lives for grandparents and grandchildren alike. And learning how may be easier than you think. “If my mother can learn the computer, anyone can,” contends Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On?” a handbook for computers and digital devices. Stokes has taught computing to thousands of people, mainly seniors, and believes overcoming a fear of technology is the rst step. Catch Up Email is basically like the postal service, only faster. Take advantage of free services through your Internet service provider, or a company like Yahoo or Google. Once you get going, you can write your friends and family instantly. Better yet, talk in real time, face-to-face with loved ones around the globe. For example, a service named Skype lets you do this free of charge. Share Photos Use your computer to store your photos and share them online. If you have a digital camera, upload the contents of the memory card onto your computer. If you have a lm camera, your printed photos can be scanned into your computer and saved. Easy-to-use software allows you to crop photos, remove red eyes from family portraits, and make other improvements to your pictures. Get Information Sur ng the Internet isn’t very different than channel hopping on your television set. There’s a lot of information out there, and not all of it is useful. A search engine like Google can help you nd exactly what you’re looking for. You can access any information you want without visiting a library or newsstand. Many periodicals publish all their content on the web free of charge. See something you like? You can easily revisit sites you like by “bookmarking” them. Entertain Yourself If you love your television set, you’ll wind up loving your computer even more. Many television programs run complete episodes online. And if you’re a lm buff, you’re in luck. Online video rental sites are relatively inexpensive and allow you to watch movies online or order DVDs to watch later. Poker champs and Scrabble lovers will be happy to discover that you can play almost any game you can think of online. You can either play against the computer or against other people sitting at their computers somewhere in the world. “You don’t need to know how it works to work it,” says Stokes. So learn to stop worrying and love technology. Conquering Your Fear Of Technology

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cade. Asst. Principal Roberto Sanchez lauds the progress that the high school has made and attributes several factors to their improvement. “We have had several changes here at CHS ever since Principal Janice Lee began her tenure,” said Sanchez. “We have much help come in, not only from the state but the community as well.” That help from the state came in the form of the Differentiated Accountability Team (DAT) and federal grant money that led to an infusion of technology coming into the school. The DAT is tasked with the sole purpose of helping schools that fail to meet state educational standards by providing resources, training and strategies to aid improvement. Another aspect that Sanchez identi ed was community and parent support. He listed the School Advisory Council (SAC) as being extremely helpful and dedicated to the raising the school’s performance and morale. Parents, he explained, are also becoming more and more involved with supporting the work of the teachers and the students, both on campus and in the home. “The devil is in the details,” said Sanchez. “All those little things do add up over time.” As for the strategies the school will be implementing this year, Sanchez highlighted a number of programs and ideas that the administration will be targeting. “Right now, we are developing Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs for Criminal Justice, Allied Health, Business, and Plant Biotechnology,” said Sanchez. “We will continue with the STEM program that we have in place and adding two more Advanced Placement classes: chemistry biology to target science.” The goal, as Sanchez explained, was to provide options to all the students that when they graduate, they can have experience, certi cations, and college credit through dual-enrollment. The mobile units that will house the CTE and STEM programs are already in place. Another factor in the improvement was the bringing together and construction of a common lesson template for all the departments; The purpose being to streamline certain areas and have all the departments work towards the same goal with the same methods. “We will also be concentrating on student morale, “said Sanchez. “That is the nal area we will be working on. We want to make it enjoyable for students to come to school. It’s about empowering them with some autonomy and a say in what happens at Clewiston High School.” As students return for another year of academics and athletics, the hope is that 2012 will be a year that every Tiger will remember. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 TAX IMPACT OF VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 Two Clewiston Men Arrested on Drug ChargesOn Thursday, Jan. 5, Hendry County Narcotic Investigators executed a search warrant at Foxbriar Mobile Home Community, Lot 73 that resulted in the arrest of two Clewiston men. Hendry County Investigators detained 18-year-old Tyler Yebba who was at the home working on his vehicle that was parked in the front yard. After entering the home they took into custody 31 year old Christopher Michael Stanton. Investigators seized cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia. Christopher Michael Stanton was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stanton is currently being held on $27,000 bond. Tyler Yebba was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams. He was later released on a $1,000 bond.Joshua Lee Sloan Arrested on Drug ChargesOn Jan. 6, members of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce added additional charges to the currently incarcerated 21-year-old Joshua Lee Sloan. Sloan was arrested by Clewiston Police Department on Sept. 16, 2011 on Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Investigators conducted an undercover buy from Sloan on Sept. 13, 2011. Sloan sold the narcotics out of his home located on 1008 Mississippi Avenue in Clewiston, Florida. Sloan remains in custody on a $27,500 bond.Clewiston Woman Arrested on Drug ChargesKayla Janelle Spears of Clewiston was arrested on Jan. 6, after she delivered drugs to undercover deputies. While conducting undercover drug buys in Clewiston, Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce Narcotics Investigators had arranged to meet with 22-year-old Paris Howell to purchase prescription narcotics. When investigators arrived at Howell’s residence located at 816 W. Alverdez Ave, in Clewiston, he was not home. Investigators made contact with Howell via phone, they were reportedly told by Howell to go back by his residence and his girlfriend would bring the drugs out to them. Investigators arrested and charged Spears with Sale of Oxycodone within 1,000 feet of a Place of Worship. Spears was released on Jan. 6, on $25,000 bond. From HCSO: Arrest Blotter Christopher Stanton Joshua Sloan Kayla Spears GRADEContinued  1 Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested Jan. 9 by CPD Ofc. J. Pilon l O Lecharles Rashad Coakley, 24 Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Jan. 7 by J. Perez d t P Michael Dominick Mincieli, 30 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. community involvement as possible for this event. A Facebook fan page and a web site has been created for the event. “Since it is our rst year, I would love to have at least 250 participants,” said Nelson. For Sparks, the inspiration for the name of the event came after attending a Lake Okeechobee Regional Alliance meeting. During that meeting, she spoke with Belle Glade advocate Ashley Tripp and heard about a Love the Lake event they had done some time ago. Sparks asked if she could use that name for the event to help draw more attention to the area. “This event is about showcasing our community and what we have to offer,” said Sparks. “People around town had been asking about having more 5K/10K events. So, things have just worked in our favor.” Thus far, the event has raised $3,000 in sponsorships with an additional $1,500 in in-kind donations. Both Nelson and Sparks echoed the same thought, “Though this is our rst year, we are sure that everyone will want to come back next year.” CHARITYContinued  1 No Photo Available

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 12, 2012 Is Cold Weather a Threat in the Sunshine State?Yes. During the harsh winter of 1989-1990, 26 Floridians died of hypothermia. Because of normally mild temperatures, Florida homes often lack adequate heating and insulation and the Florida outdoor lifestyle leads to danger for those not prepared. In addition to the actual temperature, when the wind blows, a wind chill (the temperature that it feels like) is experienced on exposed skin. When freezing temperatures, or low wind chills are expected, the National Weather Service will issue warnings or advisories.What is Wind Chill?The wind chill is the cooling effect due to the combination of temperature and wind. It is expressed as the loss of body heat.5 P’s Of Cold Weather PreparednessProtect People Protect Plants Protect Pets Protect Exposed Pipes Practice Fire SafetyWhat Actions Should You Take To Be Prepared?Stay indoors and use safe heating sources. Be aware of the re danger from space heaters and candles, keep such devices away from all ammable materials such as curtains and furniture, and install recommended smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Indoors, do not use charcoal or other fuelburning devices, such as grills that produce carbon monoxide. Install at least one carbon monoxide detector per oor in your home. Outdoors, stay dry and in wind protected areas. Wear multiple layers of loosetting, warm clothing. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic uids and eat high-caloric foods. Florida Hazards Watch Extreme Cold 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 project 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. -Expect lane closures this week on the northbound inside 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 the Week of Jan. 8 A series of prescribed res are planned for the week of Jan. 17 to 20 off of Fernwood Lane and Wren Street. The goal of the series of prescribed res is to reduce the wild re risk behind the Cresent Acres Community and two tree plantations. This area was treated in 2009 and vegitations has grown back to a level that concerns wildland re ghters. The nal decision to burn will be made daily after a thorough review of the predicted weather forecasts.Educational messages:Prescribed re is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and reduce wild re risk. The Florida Forest Service working hard to reduce large scale wild res. How can the residents of Glades County help reduce wild res near their home? -Ready: Be ready, be Firewise. Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland re so your home is ready in case of a re. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use re-resistant landscaping and harden your home with re-safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe spot. Plan escape routes and make sure all those residing within the home know the plan of action. -Set: Act imediately if a wild re is in your area. Pack your vehicle with your emergency items. Stay aware of the latest news and information on the re from local media and your local re department. -Go: Leave early if a wild re is in your area. Follow your personal action plan. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow reghters to best maneuver resources to combat the re. For more information about how to be “Ready” your home and family for wildland res, go to www. rewise.org or contact your local Florida Forest Service of ce. Reducing Wild re Risk WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com