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Title: The Clewiston news
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Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 02-23-2012
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‘MISTAKES MADE’ SAID VICTIM’S FAMILYBY DON BROWNE Southwest Florida OnlineA 12-member jury in Hendry County found Ruby Yolanda Parker, 36, guilty of three counts of Culpable Negligence, and guilty of robbery in the ve and one-half year old case of Florida vs. Parker. She stood accused of three charges of homicide in the murder of three Clewiston residents. The elder brother of one of the murdered victims told the Judge there were "mistakes made in this court case." An armed Richard Harker and girlfriend Ruby Parker visited the home of Joey and Carolyn Whitaker and Myrtle Cox, 80-year old mother of Carolyn at 231 Avenida Del Rio in Clewiston on Aug. 15, 2006. Hours later the Whitakers and Cox were dead, at the hand of Harker. Harker killed himself with a gunshot to the head after he and Parker went through a police barricade at the Big Cypress Reservation in a truck stolen from the Whitakers. The state charged Parker with three counts of murder and home invasion. Her defense had been of V. N T, F SEE PARKER  20 Parker Not Guilty of Murder BY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comFlorida Highway Patrol is searching for witnesses after a man was struck and killed in Montura this past weekend. The accident occurred on Feb. 17 around 7:09 a.m. A 2001 Dodge pickup being driven by 54-year-old Justo Luis Jimenez, of Orlando, was heading eastbound on Avenida Del Rio. The of cial report states that Jimenez was driving above the posted 35 mileper-hour speed limit. Santiago Sejuin, whose age was listed as "unknown," was in the eastbound lane of Avenida Del Club. It was unclear whether or not Sejuin was walking or standard in the lane. T he front of Jimenez's vehicle struck Sejuin. Jimenez was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop approximately 150 ft. from the area of impact. Sejuin came to rest in the east bound lane, nearly 10 ft. from Jimenez's vehicle. Sejuin was pronounced dead at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol requests that anybody with any information regarding this crash to contact Corp. Jeff Rongish at 239-344-1730 ext. 1192. Policies reviewed at city meetingBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comMali Gardner was a vocal force at Monday night's city commission meeting, restating her position on a number of criticisms directed at Steve McKown, Clewiston city manager. Seeking to avoid any public misconception, she once again offered a number of items for review that she found "concerning" about the city manager, or the way she believes he has handled city business. "I don't want the public under the wrong impression," she said, prefacing her comments. She took the oor armed with documents, gures, and new information to point out just how she believes the city has faltered in its mission to serve its residents. She called on her fellow commissioners to weigh in as she highlighted each item, including the transfer of $168,000 dollars between two departments to recover a shortfall in the recreation department's budget, the use of city credit cards for personal use by the manager, an investigation into the city manager's behavior at a local bar, and his approval of a clothing allowance to employees. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez found concern with the same issues. "Who's running the city? Is the manager running the city or are we running the city?" asked Rodriguez. On the other side of the arguMan Killed in Montura Gardner’s Position Reinforced at Meeting PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThis year’s Ag Expo was a resounding success, with plenty of participants coming out to Clewiston to take in the heavy equipment auctions, display of new ag equipment, and even Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, stopping by to see the show for himself. H P P R S F J B P SEE MANAGER  19Ag Expo a Success

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Golf Course Holds Public MeetingThe Clewiston Golf Course will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The course is located at 1201 San Luiz Avenue, Clewiston. For more information call the golf course at 863-983-1448. The meeting will cover upcoming events and plans for the course.Mini Health FairHealth fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse, and oxygen checks. KOA on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 1:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Tabitha Yebba at 863-233-1305.Miss Sugar 2012A mandatory meeting will be held on Feb. 28, for both parents and contestants at the Clewiston Inn upper porch at 7 p.m. Please bring your application, entry fee, copy of birth certi cate, and proof of your GPA (3.0) to this meeting.Gospel Sing A gospel sing will be held at the big red barn at Swindle Farm, featuring the Trust Quartet on March 2 at 7 p.m. The Swindle Farm is located at 7500 West Hwy. 27 in Clewiston. For more information, contact Judy Swindle at 863-983-7256.Ride Around the Lake Motorcycle RallySheriff Steve Whidden and his community policing unit invite you to this community event to help raise money for the Youth Ranches. Motorcycles, vintage cars and all others are welcome to participate. It will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Tiki Bar.Caloosa Federated Republican WomenTuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn. Guest speaker is Keith A. Hanson, Director of Law Enforcement Training, OnSight Tactical Training Institute, Inc. Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn. Guest speaker is Rabbi Steven Bernstein. Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. the Caloosa Federated Republican Women will commemorate the 62nd anniversary of 101 Republican Women from both coasts and central Florida who met in December of 1949 at the Clewiston Inn to initiate a state organization to encourage all Republicans to become politically active. They will have a table for early registration prior to a welcome, meet and greet, cocktail party at the Clewiston Inn Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. the Sugar and Spice Room will be open for registration. A luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. There will be ladies to assist all attendees with the Silent Auction items on Friday evening and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Sugar Festival Seeks VendorsThe Clewiston Sugar Festival, set for April 13 and 14, is looking for vendors. Both arts and crafts and food vendors are needed for the Friday Fest and all the main day activities on Sugar Festival Saturday. Businesses and organizations can also book information booths now as well. Booth space is limited in all categories and there are discounted rates for vendors reserving for both days. Email at clewistonsugarfestival@yahoo. com for further information.Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 is having a continuous indoor-outdoor ea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, please call Kevin Rose at 863-269-4262.AA MeetingsSt. Martin’s Episcopal Church is holding AA meetings on Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. They will be held at 207 North W.C. Owen Ave., in Clewiston. For more information, please call 239-2755111. Clewiston Middle SchoolThe Clewiston Middle School Tigers are celebrating February in style. After lengthy deliberation, the winners of the Literacy Week Poetry Writing/Poster were announced. The top 3 winners in each grade were judged by 3 different judges who used a rubric to tally nal scores. -6th Grade: 1st Place Brooke Jarvis, 2nd Place Olivia Reyes, and 3rd Place Eileen Sanchez -7th Grade: 1st Place Richard Perez, 2nd Place Devon Jackson, and 3rd Place Kyra Chute and Kathy Gomez -8th Grade: 1st Place Coretta Ewan, 2nd Place Ross Mack, and 3rd Place Tricia Honeycutt Overall poetry winners for the school were: 1st Place Brook Jarvis, 2nd Place Richard Perez, and 3rd Place Olivia Reyes. The winner of the ‘How To Video Contest’ was talented Jared Escorcia. Heartfelt congratulations go out to all of these ne, young writers! Speaking of heartfelt, CMS is showing plenty of heart with several different organizations getting into the loving Valentine spirit. The PTO has been busy selling tickets for Valentine’s Day Red shirt and jeans Day, along with bracelets and beads to go with those Valentine shirts. The BETA club sold Lolligrams and silk roses. Unfortunately, they sold out of the roses the second day, enjoying a terri c success. The Crop student fund raiser sold many red beaded necklaces that the students love to wear. This year CMS is again participating in the Pennies for Patients in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Greater Palm Beach Area. They will be collecting money through Feb. 24, with the classroom with the most money collected being treated to a pizza party. The FBLA sponsored dance was the climax of the week’s activities. It was held on Saturday evening, Feb. 11. Clewiston Middle School will be holding their School Advisory Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building. All interested are encouraged and welcomed to attend. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS SUBMITTED PHOTOSFLW visited Eastside ElementaryEastside students were able to explore FLW Fishermen boats on Feb. 8. The participating anglers were Robert Behrle, Don DeMott, Shane Long, Shawn Murphy, Jacob Powroznik, Tommy Robinson, Brandon Rummel, and Jeremy York.

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Ommission Leads to CommissionBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThere is a maxim that we all need to acknowledge: “When you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing, it leads you to do things that y ou’re not supposed to be doing.” Or: The sins of omission leads to the sins of commission! For example: In 2nd Samuel we read of the exploits of King David. He was experiencing victory after victory over the pagan nations. Before this, when Saul was king, the women began to sing: “Saul has killed his thousands and David his ten thousands.” In 2nd Samuel chapter 11 it says it was springtime when the kings went off to war. But while his soldiers were out ghting the battle, David was napping in the afternoon, and got up in the evening to stroll on the roof of the palace. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop!” As David strolled he saw Bathsheba, and to make a long story short, he lusted, committed adultery, had Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, murdered, and thought he had cover up his sin so no one would know. But God knows all things. Nothing is hidden from his view and he was displeased with David. David suffered greatly because of his sins and caused his family to suffer even more. The Bible tells the Christian: “Forsake not the assembly” and says when we do “We trod Jesus under our feet, count His blood as unholy, and do despite to the Spirit of God.” (Heb. 10:24-31). When we fail to obey this command, this sin of omission leads to sins of commission. W e fail to arm ourselves with the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15). We fail to commune with the Lord, and thus become weak, sickly, and die spiritually (I Cor. 11:23-28; I Cor. 10:16-18). We fail to bring our Tithe and Offering into the storehouse of the Lord and thus become God robbers (Malachi 3:10; I Cor. 9:13-14). We fail to pray with the saints of God and thus lose our defense against Satan and temptation. We begin to use profanity, commit substance abuse, commit sexual immorality, practice idolatry and sins that damn the body, soul, and spirit of man. The sins of omission always lead to the sins of commission. It happens every time without fail!The Fellowship of the UnashamedBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchAn anonymous writer shared what I consider a desirable “shopping list” for leaders in our nation, our communities, our churches, and our lives: “The world needs men and women who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put character above wealth; who possess opinions and a strong will; who are larger than their v ocations; who do not hesitate to take risks; who w ill not lose their individuality in a crowd; who w ill be as honest in small affairs as in greater; w ho will make no compromise with wrong; w hose ambitions are not con ned to their own sel sh desires; who will not say they do it “because everybody else does it;” who are true to their friends through good and bad, in adversity as well as in prosperity; who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success; who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular; who can say “no” with emphasis, although all the rest of the world says “yes.” We need men and women of integrity. Daniel in the Bible was like that. Daniel was one politician who believed private lives do matter. What a person is in private is what a person really is. If you can’t trust a person privately, you can’t trust them publicly; if you can’t trust them personally, you can’t trust them politically. Daniel was a man of integrity in a shady world; a man of purity in a soiled world; and a man of stability in a shaky world. In that same spirit, a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe in 1980 to renounce Christ or face death. He refused to renounce Christ and was murdered on the spot. The night before he had written the following commitment which was found in his room: “I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am nished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, rst, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power. I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not inch in the face of sacri ce, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I’ve preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ.”Lent: Fully Human Through Discipline and PracticeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchYesterday marked the beginning of Lent; the Church season that reminds us that Easter is really around the corner. It is a tradition and a means of showing ourselves something spiritual; that we’re not just subject to whims or desires or emotions. It is about discipline; the kind of discipline that Paul talks about in 1st Corinthians (9:24ff). He speaks of “running the race” everyone runs but only one receives the prize. His admonition is to “run in such a way as to get the prize.” When better in the Church year to prepare for the great “prize” that Easter represents to us; God’s gift of eternal life? The pre-Easter period is a very appropriate time to get ready with the kinds of disciplines runners, or other athletes or those who just want to keep in shape, have to practice. The trial runs, the workouts at the gym, the meals devoted to eating correctly and the efforts to have a healthy lifestyle are all parts of the discipline that leads to really being t. Likewise, there is a spiritual side of it all, too. Getting ready for Easter is taking time out to worship a little more, to do a few extra good deeds, to help another person who is in need, to learn a little more about what it is that is believed and why the faithful believe the things they do. This, then, is running the “spiritual race” and provides the strength and bene ts for the spirit in the same way that exercise and practice provide strength and bene ts for the body. One of the great assets of the Christian religion has been to take our human condition seriously. As a part of God’s creation, He made us physical beings but with skills and reasoning capacities to let us make the most out of life here. We are capable of moderating our instincts or basic passions if we choose to do so and are willing to work at it. Faith is there to help in giving us the best life possible; balancing between the human part and that divine image implanted in each of us. Many of the predicaments where people nd themselves are simply a lack of self-discipline (Ever heard someone say “I can’t help myself” or “That’s just the way I am” or “I’ve tried everything and nothing works?”). The reality is that we can change, can grow, can escape from the things that aggravate us about ourselves; and the Church has set aside a time to help practice. What makes disciples? Discipline! What makes us fully human? To put the less-than-human parts of us in their proper place! Ask any successful person how he or she became a success; the answer is always related to “hard work.” It is no different with the person who has come to a spiritual peace in life or who has the faith it takes to overcome life’s obstacles; spiritual work is hard work too, but it has great and wonderful rewards. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 RELIGION COLUMNS “The reality is that we can change, can grow, can escape from the things that aggravate us about ourselves.”Rev. Sam S. Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Friday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind between 13 and 20 mph. Sunday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a north wind between 18 and 23 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind between 8 and 10 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 58.Monday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.13.12 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind between 5 and 13 mph.

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health Departments Public Health means your health. Most people don’t understand what public health is or how it impacts their daily lives. By de nition, Public Health is the science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by preventative medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards. Many people think of the Public Health Department when they need to get immunizations for their children and family, but Public health is a eld geared toward serving others. Public health professionals serve local, national, and international communities. They are leaders who meet the many exciting challenges in protecting the public’s health today and in the future. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Ten Great Public Health Achievements -United States, 1900-1999. Vaccination. Eradicates life threatening diseases such as smallpox and polio. Motor-vehicle safety. Reduces death and disability due to unintentional injuries through the formulation of policies designed to protect the safety of the public, such as seat belt and worker safety laws. Safer workplaces and prevents pollution of our air and land through enforcement of regulatory controls and management of hazardous wastes Control and prevention of infectious diseases (Measles, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, etc.). Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke. Promotes healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Safer and healthier foods. Healthier mothers and babies. Family planning. Educates populations at risk to reduce sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and infant mortality. Fluoridation of drinking water and assures our drinking and recreational waters are safe. Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard Seatbelt laws, u vaccines, and uoride in our drinking water are all achievements of public health. Public health debates are in the news everyday, whether it be the latest outbreak of swine u or the eradication of trans-fats from entire cities. The vision of the Florida Department of Health is to “Promote, protect, and improve the health of all people in Florida” and their mission is “A healthier future for the people of Florida” Stop and think about what Public Health has done for you and the possibilities of what it can do for you in the future. BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFAs a carrier of as many as 100 types of germs, the common house y is hardly as innocuous as its name might suggest. Military personnel know this rsthand, and their need for effective y control has helped University of Florida researchers create an innovative new y control device. Known as the Florida Fly-Baiter, the device is blue — in contrast to the yellow y control devices on the market — and is far more effective, said Phil Koehler, a professor of urban entomology with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Flies can spread diseases including dysentery, typhoid fever and cholera, and they are often the rst pest problem to occur when infrastructure, such as plumbing and electricity, is disrupted due to war or natural disaster, such as hurricanes and tsunamis. Koehler and Roberto Pereira, an IFAS associate research scientist, worked with two UF entomology graduates who are also in the Navy, Joseph Diclaro and Jeff Hertz, to develop the device. A key to making the device effective was the discovery that ies are three times more attracted to the color blue than to yellow and that yellow actually seemed to repel ies. The Department of Defense’s Deployed WarFighter Protection program, which seeks to better protect troops from insect-spread diseases, funded the research. The device works by enticing ies using color, smell, and other attractants. Once at the device, the ies eat poisonous bait that quickly kills them. It does not trap the ies; therefore its usefulness isn’t reduced when it lls up with ies, like many other y traps. Pereira said when testing the device, more than 40,000 ies were killed with one insecticide application. Additional insecticide can be applied as needed. Researchers found the ies’ color preference by using behavioral tests that determined which color a y was most likely to travel toward. Electroretinograms that measured the ies’ eye reaction found the insects responded more to blue as well. The research results are published in the current issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.Adding to the device’s effectiveness are black stripes covered with insecticide that line its outside. The stripes, tested, and ne-tuned by Hertz, mimic dark crevices ies like to hide in. Diclaro, who is lead author of the study and designed the device, said his time as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman in Cuba in 1991, when Haitian refugees were ooding in, prompted him to work on y control. “At the time, there were so many displaced people living very closely together, and the garbage and waste accumulated, producing tons of ies,” Diclaro said. “I remember walking out of my tent and just being covered with them.” Koehler said the y control device can be used as an alternative to aerial pesticide treatments, which often attempt to cover too large an area to be effective. “It’s a much more targeted way to deal with the problem,” Koehler said. The device, which controls house ies, phorid ies and blow ies, is now available through pest control distributors. Insecticide is sold separately. 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.Pablo ‘Pablito’ RodriquezBELLE GLADE — Pablo “Pablito” Rodriquez w as born Jan. 25, 1924, and passed away Jan. 12, 2012. Pablo was a loving Christian and father. He enjoyed painting, gardening, and playing the harmonica. Pablo leaves to cherish ve sons and ve daughters. He has 29 grandchildren, ten greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Pablo was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Earth’s loss is now Heaven’s gain. €Life Insurance €Annuities €Health Insurance €IRARollover C a l l o r e m a i l f o r a f r e e q u o t e T o m W a l s h2 5 0 S A u s t r a l i a n A v e W e s t P a l m B e a c h F Lt w a l s h 2 @ m e t l i f e c o m 5 6 1 2 0 7 2 3 0 6 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 OBITUARY After conducting a nationwide executive search, Hendry Regional Medical Center has hired Sandra (Sandi) Viall as Chief Nursing Of cer and Quality Director. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years of nursing leadership experience, Sandi began her new duties at Hendry Regional Medical Center on Feb. 13. Prior to joining Hendry Regional Medical Center, Sandi was Director of Nursing at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill., where she led a staff of more than 200 nurses. She also served as Director of Nursing and Critical Care at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill. In addition, Sandi was Clinical Nursing Director for the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Ill. Sandi earned a Master of Science in nursing administration and a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Ill., and is currently studying to earn a doctorate in nursing practice for nurse executives. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). “Sandi is a collaborative and decisive nurse leader who understands how to engage the work force and improve employee, physician and patient satisfaction,” says Lynn Beasley, CEO of Hendry Regional Medical Center. “Her skills will help us enhance nursing and other clinical departments, while continuing to achieve improved quality, operational, and nancial performance. We are proud to have her at our facility.” Hendry Regional Medical Center Hires New CNOSandra Viall Color is Key in Controlling Flies Public Health What Does it Mean to You?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3pc. Bed $399.95 E-Z In-Store Financing Available Special purchase: 2pc Queen Size Bedding starting at $299.95 Chest $299.95 Night Stand $199.95 Dresser, Mirror, Headboard, Footboard & Rails $999.95 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Hendry Regional Medical Center will host the Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair. Since the rst health fair was held in 2003, thousands of residents of Hendry, Glades, and surrounding communities have bene ted from the free services that are offered. Approximately 130 medical students from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as students from various Allied Health Divisions will attend to provide free medical services to our residents. NSU-COM Physicians, Community Physicians, and other NSU faculty will be supervising the students. In the past, these students have discovered shocking numbers of newly diagnosed cases of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other medical conditions identi ed by the health care volunteers. Follow-up information will be provided for individuals who will need continued care. Among the medical services offered are Anemia Screening, Tobacco Cessation, Vision, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Mammogram Vouchers, Cholesterol Screening, Diabetes Screening, HIV Screening and Education, and much more. The Hendry Glades Health Department will be on hand to give out free safety helmets for the children. In addition to the free medical services, vendors will have educational materials and products. Participants can nd out how to apply for free medication and other valuable information. A free bounce house will be available for the children to enjoy. Our local radio station, WAFC, will do a live remote from the event. Free food will be provided for everyone who takes advantage of our free services. Sponsors of the event are Ace Homecare, Everglades Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Florida Community Health Care Center, Hendry Regional Medical Center, Hendry Glades Health Department, Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN), Nova Southeastern University, and WAFC Radio. Free Health Fair at HRMC FHP still investigatingBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comA Clewiston couple crashed on S.R. 78 last Sunday just before noon and Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash. Larry Maclennan, 46, and Shirley Maclennan, 59, were headed northbound on S.R. 78 in their 2006 Nissan SUV. They were just south of Banana Grove Rd. when, according to the of cial report, Larry Maclennan lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle went onto the grassy shoulder of S.R. 78 and continued heading in a northeast direction as it crossed over a service road. The vehicle came to rest against a small group of trees. Larry Maclennan was transported to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee by Glades County emergency services due to the critical injuries he sustained. Shirley Maclennan was reported as not having any injuries. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and alcohol has already been determined as not being a factor in the accident. Man Suffers Critical Injuries in S.R. 78 wreck Woman writes book, uses Clewiston as settingBY JESSICA SCHULTZGloria Taylor Weinberg published her novel, "A Homicide in Hooker's Point," using Clewiston as her backdrop. Earlier this week, the awardwinning author shared her motivation for writing the book with The Clewiston News. Using Clewiston as the main setting of the story came naturally to the Clewiston native. Weinberg graduated from Clewiston High School in 1959, and spent her early childhood in Hooker's point. "I have vivid memories of the place and people who lived there [Hooker's Point]," said Weinberg. "Some of those memories were traumatic, obviously, but others are tenderly cherished." In the book, the main character, Vicki, is caught up in a con ict when her neighbor, Eric Magruder, kills her kitten during a dispute. Vicki and her father watch as Eric is gunned down in their front yard. Witnesses say he was killed by his father-in-law. But one investigator has doubts. Both Vicki and her father had access to a gun that day, and her father refuses to produce it. The author describes Clewiston and some of its history. The recollections are accurate, drawn from old newspapers and other written accounts. However, her description of life in Hooker's Point is what locals may nd themselves relating to the most. The book is already receiving glowing reviews from other former residents. "I was struck by the author's insightful portrayal of people and places; which brought back fond memories of the simple, authentic life experiences that I had growing up in Clewiston near Hooker's Point," said Erik C. Larsen Asked about her in uences, Weinberg answers that Harper Lee, who wrote "To Kill A Mockingbird," is her favorite author, but she has been in uenced by every book she has read since childhood. With themes similar to those in "To Kill A Mockingbird," Weinberg sends a message in her novel that prejudice and cruelty are evil and leave wounds that sometimes never heal. "A Homicide in Hooker's Point" earned Weinberg a 2011 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association. The novel is now available online at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and xlibris.com. Hooker’s Point Featured in Mystery Novel Gloria Weinberg

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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. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSLights in the skyThe U.S. Army parachute demonstration team, the Black Daggers, and the West point Black Knights are conducting winter training at Airglades airport. Their training includes night jumps with ares, which explains what many local residents have seen in the skies above Montura. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTOGRAPHYPlenty came out on Saturday to participate in the Love the Lake event. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTGRAPHYAfter the event, participants relaxed at the Tiki Bar. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTOGRAPHYDarius Redd attended the event with family. Several of his classmates raced for him. The event helped bene t Rotary Club projects and the Darius Redd heart transplant fund. Inaugural Love the Lake 5K-10K A SuccessThe charity runs hosted by the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce and the Clewiston Rotary Club has been praised as a success in its rst year by those involved. According to Clewiston Rotary President Johnnie Nelson and Clewiston Chamber Director Jillian Sparks, the event hosted 33 local business sponsors and more than 275 participants. It was held Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Roland and MaryAnn Martin's Marina.

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Grade 9A Honor Roll Carolina Garcia, Dolores Perez, Pengzhao Zhu. A/B Honor Roll Adrian Avelar, M’Aliyah Bell, Nestor Cabana, Ulises Carranza, Gloria Carrazana, Valeria Cerda, Abigail Cossio, Rachel Creagh, Cinthia Delgado, Jose Depaz, William Gibson, Jose Hernandez, Yousy Lopez, Bradley Lytle, Ashley Matamoros, Shelley McKown, Alegandro Mendoza, Alezandra Menendez, Rachel Morrell, Jude Moss, Miguel Olvera, Alexandra Padron, Eduardo Paniagua, Jordan Pencarinha, Amado Perez, James Powell, Jesus Ramirez, Yadira Raya, Ker-Nigil Thicklin, Daisy Villegas, Susan Walker.Grade 10A/B Honor Roll Tahmena Akter, Mohammad Ali, Sade Awe, Ross Carmona, Michelle Carreno, Syndey Connell, Akiya Cuff, Cristina Davila, Melanie De Las Salas, Tiamanna Divinard, Raul Frenes, Ashley Gonzalez, Samantha Harris, Maria Hernandez, Csenge Kozma, Shanay Lindsay, Jenny Lopez, Maria Martinez, Samantha Martinez, Edwmary Montalvo, Alberto Olvera, Maria Orozco, Dahlia Perez, Jonathan Posadas, Leonel Ramirez, Leticia Raya, Savannah Ridgdill, Kristi Rivera, Ariana Rosas, Alan Rudd, De Anthony Thicklin, Jamaree Thomas, Tianna Thomas, Gerardo Vazquez, Christhian Vega, Lisette Villagomez.Grade 11A Honor Roll Cecilia Luna, Joshua Martinez, Maria Mendoza, Rachel Mendoza, Richard Valera, Jennifer Velazquez, Jessie Wiggins. A/B Honor Roll Cindi Benitez, Stephanie Camacho, Felipe Carrillo, Taylor Corbin, Ednisha Cottman, Casey Crawford, Ryan Garcia, Caitlin Jarvis, Jorge Medrano, Elizabeth Minero, Daniel Moreno, Juanisha Norton, Josue Pardo, Miguel Perera, Christopher Resendiz, Victoria Rodriguez, Luis Rosquete, Adam Rudd, Dolores Sanchez, Chelsea Steadley, De’Marcus Terry, Arelys Valles, Stephanie Zamora.Grade 12A Honor Roll Jose Avendano, Jessica Evans, Jeanette Gonzalez, Erica Hegley, Corey Roman, Olivia Rushing, Kenisha Smith, Sage Smith, Pearline Thompson, Danielle Tritt. A/B Honor Roll Tiffany Azan, Chelsea Barrineau, Kadejha Baxter, Michonae Brown, Joy-Anna Bryan, Cortney Byers, Jose Chavez, Shanice Cooke, Russell Day, Titus Dixon, Mary Gamble, Lindsay Hall, Danny Hernandez, Joanna Herrera, Brian Hester, Elneisha Holligan, Janeria Holmes, Whitney Irey, Morgan Jones, Ra’vin Lee, Jermey McCluskey, Cassandra Paniagua, Sadie Penny, Emily Pinero, Grant Polhill, Trey Pruitt, Adriana Rangel, Mariela Raya, Francisco Reyes, Jeffrey Rojas, Donchet’ Ross, Clarissa Sanchez, Samantha Santana, Katherine Valdes, Robbriannia Weekley, Terrica Williams, Nelkeya Wood, Deyamira Yser. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Clewiston High School Honor Roll The Clewiston Public Library has recently purchased Rosetta Stone language software, and had it installed on the library computers. Rosetta Stone is now available for the public to use, free of charge, to learn Spanish. Right now, only Basic Spanish is available. To use Rosetta Stone, library visitors must rst register at the front desk. This process takes only a few minutes, and essentially involves picking a username and password. Once these are selected, users can log in on library computers and begin learning. Headphone sets are needed to use Rosetta Stone, and the library has three, for Rosetta Stone users only. Budgets permitting, the library hopes to add other languages in the future, starting with English as a second language, then expanding to French and perhaps other languages as well. So, come down to the Clewiston Library, and learn Spanish with Rosetta Stone! For more information, please call Library Director Eric Tommerdahl, at 863-983-1493. Clewiston Library Gets Rosetta StoneClewiston Middle uses charity as lessonBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comTeaching someone how to give can be challenging. Yet, the teachers at Clewiston Middle School have taken that challenge up in a creative way. From Feb. 6 to 24, every homeroom will be involved in a charity fund raiser called “Pennies for Patients.” This charity will directly bene t the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This will be the second year that Clewiston Middle takes part in this fund raiser. According to Rosa Perez, Dean at CMS, it has been a great way of helping teach students that giving is a good thing. “It is about teaching students to give back to the community and the bene ts that such actions provide,” said Perez. “The program consists of every class having a box and the kids are encouraged to bring pennies to put into their class box. We got the idea after Chris Lowe passed due to leukemia.” Perez explained that at the end of the fund raiser, Feb. 24, all the class boxes will be collected and the amounts in each tallied. The winning class will receive a pizza party. “Last year, the entire school raised $1,300,” said Perez. “That amount also included a number of other coins and dollars as well.” Teachers have been nding more and more ways to creatively motivate their students to give more and look for pennies wherever they go. One teacher is offering different celebrations to her students if they can reach certain amounts by the end of the fund raiser. “It is great that teachers are motivating their students,” said Perez. “The hope is that we be able to raise more this year.” Teaching Students to Give Back

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Su Mama y su Tia estas orgullosas de nuestra princesa.Ž SANDRA C. MORALES 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOCentral ElementaryMr. and Mrs. Bubbles visit Central Elementary kindergarten, rst, and second grade students! BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThe “Memory Bus” one of the Alzheimer Association’s initiatives and it is a mobile clinic that is open to anyone who is concerned about their memory or that of a family member or friend. The vehicle is an innovative way of bringing the issues of memory loss and dementia to the public and it has travelled county wide. It is a simple test and takes a few minutes. The idea is to detect the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s. It is not only for seniors but for people of all ages. No appointments are necessary. The memory bus will be available at the following Hendry County Health Department Locations: Hendry County Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd in Labelle, on Feb. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hendry County Health Department, 1100 S Olympia Street in Clewiston, on Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in 14 people over the age of 65 has some form of dementia and that number can increase to one in six for those over the age of 80. Early diagnosis and care for people with dementia, as well as educating those that care for them, is one of the strategic priorities for improving a person’s health and wellbeing. Memory problems can be common as people get older. Tiredness, stress, depression, and certain medications can all affect memory. The important thing is for people to seek help if they have any concerns about memory loss. This event will allow people to talk, in con dence, with an expert. For more information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900. The Alzheimer Association Memory Bus

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BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolJohn Boy Auditorium was the place to be this past Thursday, Feb. 16, and Friday, Feb. 17. The Heartland Regional Science Fair, which includes Hendry, Highland, Hardy, Glades, DeSoto, and Okeechobee districts, was in full throttle with judges from all over the area judging 222 outstanding Science Fair projects. Dan Thomas, Director of Heartland Regional Science Fair reported that the students in grades six through 12 are divided into two groups -the junior group (grades six-8) and the senior group (grades 9-12). Dan is a 9th grade Biology teacher at Okeechobee High School. He states that he has been involved with the Science Fair in Florida for 12 years now and has been the director for four y ears. “Since I work with the State Fair, everyone comes to me for help,” he said. “I’d like to not judge at all and just help out wherever I can,” he added. “Today, however, two judges couldn’t make it and I was put in as a “utility player.” Thomas gave credit to Cindy Letcher from Okeechobee, w hom he praises for all the hard work she does in putting the Science Fair together. Inside the judging area, students were expectantly waiting with their projects, which were grandly displayed. Some were talking with other participants, some were playing video games on their phones, and others were quietly reading. The atmosphere w as charged with an underlying current of hopeful anticipation. Grace Brauer from Hill-Gustat Middle School in Sebring, described her very colorful and eye catching project, “Carrots In Atmosphere.” She revealed that she had tested the green house effect on carrots with negative consequences. She found that they had grown less than the control group of carrots. Richard Laskey, an eighth grader at Yearling Middle School in Okeechobee, had the tallest project. It was titled, “Three, Two, One Blast Off” (a two-year study). What started out as a curiosity presented by his cousin who had done a similar, less complicated version for a previous science fair, became both a hobby and a passion for Richard. He explained, “I liked it so I started launching my own rockets. I used different n designs for my rockets to see which one would go the highest. I became very involved in designing ns for my rockets! What I found was that the model rocket with the rectangular n went higher than all the others.” He de nitely has the patience and perseverance of a scientist! Judges walked around speaking to students and scrutinized their work according to National Science Fair Standards. Clewiston Middle School students could be found near their displays in the Junior division. They eagerly awaited their turn to introduce the projects which they had so labored over. The time had nally come to provide explicit demonstration of their expertise. Ms. Patrick, sixth grade science teacher at Clewiston Middle School, proudly gushed, “I think CMS really stepped up to the plate and hit a historical home run today. Breakfast was served by New Harvest church, tables were donated by United Methodist, nger foods, snacks, and desserts were provided by New Bethel AME Church as well as CMS faculty, and Florida Cafe’ catered a delicious luncheon of savory baked chicken, mouth watering pork, plantains, yucca, black beans and rice-more than enough to satisfy even the hungriest “mad scientist!” Thanks to everyone in the Clewiston community who went to great lengths to extend hospitality and make our neighboring guests feel welcome! Friday night, Feb. 17, proved to be a very exciting time in the life of Clewiston Middle School’s young Science Fair participants. After a welcome from MC’s --Dan Thomas, Director of Heartland Regional Science Fair and Hendry County Assistant Superintendent, Gordan Swaggerty, the winners were announced. Budding scientists waited with bated breath as they prayed that their names would be called out. Among the many participants and winners were seven of Clewiston Middle School’s own outstanding students. Jordan Potter, 6th grade student from Ms. Kelly’s Science class received 1st place for his project in the Junior division of Chemistry. His entry, titled Getting Our Feel For Fe, which involved taking iron out of breakfast cereal, gave him his victory. He stated that he had included 4 cereals, Special K, Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, and Frosted Flakes in his experiments. He had hypothesized that Special K would have the most iron in it; however, it turned out that Apple Jack contains more actual iron fragments, as evidenced by the amount of iron particles collected with a magnet. Jordan is the son of Cynthia and David Potter. Cynthia currently serves as President of the CMS Parent Teacher Organization. Jordan shares that in keeping with his interest in Science, he hopes to become an archaeologist, palentologist, or perhaps a doctor, as he has always harbored a deep interest in scienti c discovery. Other CMS students who will be competing in the State Science Fair during April 3-5 are Tamm y Medrano from Ms. Patrick’s 6th grade class, who placed 2nd in the Botany Jr. Division, as well as ve students who placed in the Junior Division o f Computer Sciences, Earth and Space, Engineering, Environmental, and Mathematics. The following students came in 2nd Place: Ethan Ridgdill a 7th grader in Ms. Hughes class and Lacie Varnum, from Mr. Gwyn’s 8th grade class. Coming in 3rd place were Sicoya Chavers from Ms. Kelly’s 6th grade class, Adamali Delacruz-Avelino, from Ms. Patrick’s 6th grade class, and Richard Perez, a 7th grader in Ms. Colvin’s Science class. Everyone is very proud of these exemplar y students and wish them further success as the y travel to the State Science Fair. Clewiston kids rock! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOFirst place Science Fair winner, Jordan Potter. Clewiston Hosts Regional Science Fair SUBMITTED PHOTOPutman visits Eastside ElementaryThe Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam was in town for the Ag Expo this past weekend. He visisted Eastside Elementary and spoke with Principal Duckstein and toured several classrooms while speaking with the students. He delivered the keynote speech at the Ag Expo. SUBMITTED PHOTOEssay contest winnerLandon Sutton from Eastside Elementary entered an essay contest and won rst place in the “Get Outdoors and Go Fish” Essay Contest.

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Physician Practice Of ce Manager Hendry Regional Medical Center has an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to provide operational leadership as a physician practice of ce manager at our “Convenient Care Center” located in Labelle, Florida. The HRCCC, which spans approximately 14,000 square feet, is a Rural Health Clinic located on the west side of Hendry County serving the health care needs of the community in primary care, minor emergencies and workers comp. The Convenient Care center staf ng consists of LPNs, RNs, CMAs, patient coordinators, 2 physicians and 4 midlevel providers. In addition, specialty services for ENT, Surgery and Cardiology are provided on a part-time basis. Our clinical manager is responsible for the overall management of clinic day-to-day operations in accordance with HRMC’s mission and values to provide high quality health care services, close to home. This position must ensure economical and ef cient clinic performance working closely with the Physician Practices Director, Administration, Providers and Clinic staff. Areas of responsibility include: Management of Clinic Staff, Policy & Procedure Development, Financial Analysis and Performance, Medical Record Management, Provider Relations, Patient Flow and Satisfaction, and Marketing and Community Relations. Work situations will include a variety of duties and responsibilities that require technical expertise, basic clinical knowledge, problemsolving skills, accountability and patient service and satisfaction, decision making, organizational skills, and use of discretion and judgment. Educational Requirements: High School Graduate or Equivalent, College Degree preferred. Three to ve years in a healthcare clinic environment, such as a physician practice, urgent care, county health department setting, with a least 2 years in a supervisory or equivalent role. Pro ciency in Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Experience in medical coding and billing desired. Please visit our website to apply www.hendryregional.org. LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on March 5, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1997 Isuzu, VIN: JACDJ58V8V7900539 2001 Chevy, VIN: 1GNCS18W31K117817 We have the right to refuse any and all bids 410558 CN 2/23/2012 N O T I C E BBC meeting #2012-01 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Clewiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., in the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following properties located in the City of Clewiston: 500 South WC Owen Avenue, a.k.a. Sugarland Trailer Park This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Ordinances. All persons interested may appear and be heard. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerk’s of ce at 863-983-1484 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Clewiston City Hall is a wheelchair accessible building. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Building Of cial 410595 CN 2/23/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, February 27, 2012 at meeting on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 410103 CN 2/23/2012 IDEAL FAMILY VACATION HOME/ BUSINESS RETREAT20 ACRE RANCH(7 miles from LaBelle) 5/4 Ranch/home ~ Built 2004 ~ 2800 SF Wooded, Fenced, Pond, Paved Road~ OPEN HOUSE ~2/25 & 2/26 • Noon to 6 PM Phone owner for appt 863-673-5071 Ideal for homestead... Vacation home... Family holiday... Week-end retreat...etc. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES! OWN YOUR OWN RANCH or go partners with friends... family... business associates... church members. Raise your own cattle. Ride your horse. Park your RV. View Deer and Wild Turkey from your living room. MOTIVATED SELLER... PRICED TO SELL $265,000 Phone OWNER DIRECTLY 863 673 5071 Open House ASAP by appointment only Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000651 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff v. DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS N/K/A PATRICIA CRITTENDEN ROSS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAME 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 OTHE R CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida; I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 4065 Ft. Adams Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Area LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on March 14, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILTY LANGUAGE: If you are a individual 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. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this February 13, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 410138 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12-18-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANK DALLAS JOHNSTON (SR) Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRANK DALLAS JOHNSTON (SR), deceased, whose date of death was November 28, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. 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 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 February 23, 2012. Personal Representative: LORA LEON P.O. Box 2130 LaBelle, Florida 33975 Attorney for Personal Representative: ALISON C. HUSSEY, ESQ. Attorney for LORA LEON Florida Bar Number: 116165 Pavese Law Firm P.O. Box 100088 Cape Coral, FL 33910-0088 Telephone: (239) 542 3148 Fax: (239) 542 8953E-Mail:AlisonHussey@PaveseLaw.com410536 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found four horses from the Muse area and one from the Lakeport area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horses. 409860 CGS 2/16,23;3/1/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsDuplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesGood Working Dell Desktop systems $75 & up. Available @ Star Food Store across from KFC in Clewiston. (863)517-2782 Houses Sale How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds FurnitureCHAIRS 2 upholstered chairs with ottomans, caramel color w/swirl design. Both $200 or will sell sep. (863)902-9469 Household Items10x6 area rug wh/fringe Rich jewel-tone colors teal, burgundy,ivory. No stains NICE $55.00/or best offer. (863)902-9469 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Belle Glade & South Bay 2BR, 1BA, $450 monthly & $600 deposit. (561)996-5420 Now accepting section 8 & government assistance. Houses RentHouse in Belle Glade 2 bedroom 1 bath call for more information 863-824-8726 Houses Sale Houses RentLABELLE River front, 2br, 2ba, FR, LR, DR, Pool, $1250 + dep. (317)371-3171 River front 4BR 2BA, of ce, 2 car garage, on 3 acres, eat in kitchen, great room, screened porch, large covered boat dock. $1200/mo. First/sec. dep. (801)664-9530. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Hunting PropertyRetired professional and Ft. Myers resident interested in securing a few acres to hunt wild turkey in March, 2012. Willing to rent/lease land by day, week, season, or year. Also would be interested in hunting boar and deer. Call (239) 849-3369; or bllcumming@yahoo.com Lots SaleCLEWISTON 841 Redish Circle. Lot for your Mobile Home. Now accepting offers. Call: 863-677-0601. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleAqua Isle Adult Park 2br, 1 bath. 1 bed, dresser, washer/dryer, screen porch, utility room, carport, corner lot. Selling due to illness $5500 OBO 863-843-5097 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 CLEWISTONFurnished 12 x 60 mobile home, Tropical, Lot 50 Clewiston, 2br, 2ba, 11x33 screen room, newer appliances., 10x10 shed, shingle roof, carport (863)983-0980 Doublewide 5br, 3bath on half acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Very easy credit approval with low down payment. Call Larry 863-675-8888 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSaleNew 3bedroom, 2 bath doublewide. Dealer liquidation Sale. Only $45,900 includes setup and a/c Overnight credit approval with low down payment. Call Steve 863-675-8888 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 863-983-4663 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Motorcycles1996 Kawasaki Z1 Elminator, $2,600.00 (863)902-9469 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Commercial TrucksFORD F700 1996 Dump Truck with 1998/763 Bobcat & Trailer. Total price $16,500. Call: (561)833-9346. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2473 2008 1074433-03000170050 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 5, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410323 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Marilyn W. Osborne, 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 4238 2008 4104329-07022230070 Mario R. Mendez & Irma L. Mendez Lot 7, Block 2223, Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410317 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, 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 3978 2007 4104329-13025330030 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Julie Prop-Birch Lot 3, Block 2533, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 56, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410306 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 February 8, 2012, 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 FLOO R HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNT Y ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 14th day of March, 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 HENDR Y 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 February 9, 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 F09076595 **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. 409962 CN 2/16,23/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder Vl, 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 2826 2007 4104329-0202430120 John C. Swearingen Lot 12, Block 2043, Port LaBelle Unit 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409281 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, 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 3867 2007 4104329-12025010380 Monica Dennis Lot 38, Block 2501, Port LaBelle Unit 12, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 42, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410301 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Seven K Estates Subdivision Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, for assessments on properties for drainage purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2012, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Tristan Chapman, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 408755 CB/CN 2/2,9,16,23/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K98A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Desilting, Pipe Lining/Clean & Seal, Video Inspection in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $296,000.00 E1K99A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Storm Drain & Pipe Inspection & Repair & Surface Realignment & Void Filling in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $500,000.00 E1L00A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for North Port Mowing & Litter Removal in Sarasota County. Budget Estimate: $15,000.00 E1L01A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Long Line Striping & RPM removal & Replacement in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $359,893.00 E1L02A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sidewalk Repair in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L03A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sidewalk Repair in Sarasota County. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L04A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail & Fence Repairs in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $350,000.00 E1L05A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Miscellaneous Concrete Repair and Side Drain Pipe Repair in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $200,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 410212 CGS/CB 2/23;3/1/2012 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the loan commitment letters, proposed SFWMD water storage agreement, street lights, and signage, and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 408715 CN 2/9,16,23/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene Klasfeld Co Tr., the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3470 2007 4104329-09023010500 Sonia E. McDonald and Everton McDonald Lot 50, Block 2301, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410318 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES FOR REPAVING CR 835 FROM 7.66 MILES SOUTH OF US 27 TO 6.65 MILES SOUTH OF US 27, CLEWISTON, FL FM# 430094 RFQ No. 2012-10 Opening Date and Time: March 8, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with repaving CR 835 from 7.66 miles South of US 27 to 6.65 miles South of US 27 in Clewiston, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in design, permitting, and construction inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., March 8, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 409451 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 Attention Comcast Customers in Clewiston, Lakeport and Moore Haven On Tuesday March 27th, 2012, the following programming change will occur to your channel lineup: • WXCW-HD (CW HD) High-De nition Limited Basic channel 435 will move to channel 436. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) if you have any questions. After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. 410188 CGS 2/23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12DR19 DANIEL MATTHEW BINDER, Petitioner and KIMBERLY WALKER BINDER, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Kimberly Walker Binder, 925 Washington Ave., Alton, IL 62006 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Daniel Matthew Binder, whose address is 1047 Mayford Lake Rd., Moore Haven, FL 33471 on or before 3-30-2012, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: February 2, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 409841 GCD 2/16,23;3/1,8/2012 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 236 2007 1194428-A0000790000 John C. & Shelley Swearingen The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 19, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409234 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 2949 2007 4104329-03021030130 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 13, Block 2103, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409252 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene Klasfeld Co Tr., the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3614 2007 4104329-10023710050 Walter Gray & Cisceline Gray. Lot 5, Block 2371, Port LaBelle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410322 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 2472 2008 1074433-03000170040 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 4, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410319 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. Mckinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleet wood 14X52 Mobile Home, Vin No,: LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston Florida 33440. and on March 15th, 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. 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 409495 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 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 2510 2008 1314433-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5956, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410302 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pinot 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 1624 2006 1314433-A0002650000 Evora Hermis Lot No. 5879, Section “J-1”; The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410299 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 1883 2008 1244432-A0001220100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5195, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409279 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2010 2008 1264432-A0000200000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, 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 1057, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410313 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 1981 2008 1254432-A0002260100 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter 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 5016, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409222 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 1980 2008 1254432-A0002240100 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as tract 4999, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409239 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2272 2008 1354432-A0002380100 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 3881, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409264 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 1937 2008 1254432-A0001020000 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter 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 North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1180, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409245 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000491 MIAMI FIELD STATION BUILDING B47 REPLACEMENT (B381) AND CULVERT CROSSING REPLACEMENTS, MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Monday, March 26, 2012 for the MIAMI FIELD STATION BUILDING B47 REPLACEMENT (B381) AND CULVERT CROSSING REPLACEMENTS, MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FL. Project Description: This project includes but shall not be limited to; the replacement of the Miami Field Station Culvert Crossings (two locations) to include: Demolition and disposal of the existing corrugated metal pipe culverts, construct new concrete pipe culverts and concrete headwalls, construct new water lines and re hydrants, construct new riprap on bank at culvert headwalls, replace damaged roadway at Field Station Entrances, construct new guardrail at Field Station entrances, temporary removal and reinstallation of existing light xtures at main entrance (to facilitate construction), and temporary support or relocation all utilities over the culverts. Construct a Pre-Engineered Metal Building on an existing concrete slab. Building will have customary utilities such as lighting, HVAC and plumbing. Building includes a 15T monorail and monorail canopy. Some foundation improvements are required. Work involves yard piping, re suppression supply and hydrants, plumbing tie-ins in yard, minor landscaping and sanitary piping. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Miami Field Station, 9001 NW 58th Street, Miami FL 33178. For directions call (305) 513-3420. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 410372 CN 2/23/2012 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 2270 2008 1354432-A0002320100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 3876, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409270 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2364 2008 1364432-A0002470000 Rex C. & Mary Lou Ransom The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4171, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409265 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Florida Conservancy District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT By: /s/ Kenneth McDuf e Chairman 410233 SUN 2/23;3/1/2012 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Shore Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 10:30 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson President 410231 SUN 2/23;3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY SIDEWALKS, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104 RFQ. No: 2012-11 OPENING DATE: MARCH 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wa llen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available inhouse or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410602 CN/CB 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 FM# 428104 BID No. 2012-14 Opening Date and Time: March 22, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Sidewalk Construction on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on March 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Purchasing, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. Bidders must be registered with Purchasing in order to receive the plans and specs. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410600 CB/CN 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Investments 2234, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2555 2007 2024329-61000000060 Lyle F. McCandless Parts of Lots 2 and 3, Rosenberry Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 24, Public Records of Lee County, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of Lot 3 of Rosenberry Subdivision, of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, as a point of beginning; thence East, along the South boundary of Lot 3, a distance of 538 feet to the West line of Carlyle Street; thence North, along the West line of Carlyle Street, a distance of 231.80 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 175 feet; thence South, parallel to Carlyle Street, a distance of 151.80 feet; thence West, parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 363 feet to the West line of Lot 3; thence South, a distance of 81 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410311 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT llene Klasfeld DBA TCPA Properties, 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 1411 2004 1154432-A0001260100 Edward C. Lowe The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3180, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409286 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2904 2007 4104329-02020830130 John C. Swearingen Lot 13, Block 2083, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409266 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2156 2008 1274432-A0002430000 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, 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 175, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409284 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 3153 2007 4104329-06021980120 Deano’s Full Service Inc. Lot 12, Block 2198, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409241 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 2575 2007 2024329-670000B0300 Javaris J. James Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said lots, Sunset Park Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409231 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2950 2007 4104329-03021030140 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 14, Block 2103, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409220 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2609 2007 2184329-03000002290 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 229 thru 240, Block 9, Evelyn Terrace, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409314 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 168 2007 1064428-A0001640000 John C. Swearingen The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410305 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 Denton ll, 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 3039 2008 4104329-03021360340 John C. Swearingen Lot 34, Block 2136, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410315 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 2474 2008 1074433-03000170060 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 6, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410314 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Sora is the most widespread and abundant of the North American rails, the Sora breeds across Canada and the northern United States and winters in the southern states including Florida and northern South America. This bird is also known by other names including the Carolina Rail, Soree or Meadow Chicken. Soras are secretive birds that are more often heard than seen. Their call is a loud descending whinny “whee-heehee-hee-hee-hee” or a two-noted “sorAH” call with the second note higher. The adult Sora is a small marsh bird, with a triangular body shape, slate gray body, and short yellow bill. They have strong legs and a short tail which is often held upright showing white underneath. Their face and bib are black. Immature Soras don’t have a black face and throat and are buffy brown on the chest. These little marsh-walkers forage for seeds, grasses, aquatic plants, insects, and snails while walking or swimming. Nesting activity is reported from April through early August on their northern breeding grounds. The female builds a saucer-shaped nest on the ground or a platform over shallow water. The clutch size ranges from eight-13 eggs which are incubated for 19 days. The eggs hatch over a span of two-13 days. Chicks are capable of walking or swimming short distances by the end of their rst day and are independent about four weeks of age. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. For reservations for these free trips or to request information contact: Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Mark your calendar. Early bird registration for in Florida’s Big “O” Birding Festival ends March 1st. This birding, photography, and boat festival will be held March 28 through 31. Join us for the largest bird-themed event in South Central Florida, located on the Southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee, the state’s largest lake. The event features boat trips on Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River. Some of Florida’s best known guides and birders will be leading trips and presenting programs during the event. Photographers will have opportunities to attend workshops and trips with professional photographer and instructor, John Lopinot. Wide vistas of blue skies, oak-canopied rivers, quaint small antique towns, and farming communities offer visitors a taste of inland Florida. Some of the state’s rarest plants and animals are found here including the Snail Kite, Florida Scrub Jay, and Florida panther. For more information, call 863-675-5264 or e-mail bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Check out the updates on the Big “O” Birding Festival website www.bigobirdingfestival. com or www.facebook.com (search for big o birding festival 2012). REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS LEASE OR SALE OF WAYSIDE R.V. PARK CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-13 OPENING DATE AND TIME: MAY 23, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the lease or sale of the Wayside R.V. Park, 901 N. Francisco St., Clewiston, Florida (Parcel I.D. No. 3-34-43-01-010-0013-002.0). In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the RFP can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to lease or sell the property, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this RFP, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410346 CB/CN 2/23;3/1/2012 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 2436 2008 1074433-03000020110 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 11, Block 2, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410316 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 191 2007 1074428-A0001410000 Michael D. Kelly The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 7, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409244 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT llene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3701 2003 3014334-01001630130 Andrea S. & Ralph J. Marotta Lot 16 and 17, Block163, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 71-78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409224 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2513 2008 1314433-A0000620000 GAME Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6014, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410309 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Inland Birding Fun: Sora (SORA) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEThe Sora is a secretive bird. Margaret England Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.66/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 52.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 20.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 17.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 35.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Gasoline prices have perked up a bit in the last week,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “As we continue to move towards warmer weather, gasoline prices will follow, with prices accelerating higher at a faster pace come late March into April, so if motorists think this is bad, they should really hold on to their chairs,” DeHaan said. Gas Prices Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Come meet Jerri, Carissa, Jamie & Brandi Along with all the other staff!LaBelle’s #1 Bar & Grill!863-342-8216870 W. Hickpochee Ave • LaBelle, FL 33935Live music Monday Thursday and Saturday Nights Home of the Top DrawŽ Bloomin Onion & the Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm The Prettiest Girls East of I-75 Plus 20 T.V.s to watch your favorite sporting events NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS Top DrawŽ Pitchers Tuesday $2 Domestic Bottles Wednesday $2 Captain Morgan Friday $1 Top DrawŽ Drafts 9pm to 11pm Saturday $6 Jager Bombs 9pm to Midnight Sunday $2 Bloody Marys CALENDAR OF EVENTSAll DayFriday Feb 24th Fish & Chips $6.99 the Hat Boys and the Decades BY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comThe beginning of February proved to be a memorable and rewarding time for two Clewiston High School students. With proud parents, friends, and coaches watching, Te’Angelo Ulett and Whitney Irey signed their letters of intent to play college sports. Te’Angelo Ulett, who signed with Georgia Military College, will be playing football for the Bulldogs. Te’Angelo intends to study mechanical engineering and take the beginning classes towards that major at Georgia Military. When interviewed, Ulett was nothing but positive concerning his goals. “I’m really excited to play football at the next level,” he said. “I just worked hard over the last two years and going out every night with the mindset: ‘get noticed and get an offer.’ I took it play by play and gave to the best of my abilities.” As to studying mechanical engineering, Te’Angelo said that his desire to study mechanical engineering comes from his talent for xing things. “Ever since I was little, I had a thing for xing cars, or houses and etc. Also, I want to study mechanical engineering because if I have any problems with my car or my house I wouldn’t have to pay someone a lot of money just to come and try to x it while I can just do it myself.” Te’Angelo’s coach, Athletic Director Joe Roth, had nothing but praise for one of his best players. “He has great football skills, was recruited as a safety, and was selected as a rst team All State safety this year,” said Roth. The structure that Georgia Military has in their program is exactly what TeAngelo needs to succeed at the next level.” Roth continued to explain that if Te’Angelo keeps his grades where they need to be and works hard in the weightroom, he will have a strong chance of earning scholarship to a BCS program. For Whitney Irey, the chance to play softball and study is a dream come true. “It’s very exciting. Playing softball at the next level has been a lifelong dream of mine,” said Whitney. Whitney will be attending Broward College and be playing softball for the Seahawks. She intends to study respiratory therapy, which is a major at Broward College. “I choose Broward because I attended a practice there and the coach and teammates were very kind and welcoming,” said Whitney. “I was offered and scholarship and I discovered that they also have respiratory therapy as a major. Everything fell into place after that!” Whitney credits her family, coaches, and friends for supporting her throughout high school. She plans to either play professional softball, if the chance presents itself, or settle down and work at a hospital helping patients. Irey’s coach, Melissa Whitehead, is proud of Irey’s performance and is con dent that she will succeed. “She is a hard worker and is dedicated to whatever she does,” said Whitehead. “She just has to stay focused and work hard and I’m sure she’ll succeed.” Athletes Sign With Colleges ment, department heads and the city attorney argued that the transfer in question was legal and has been common practice for many years in Clewiston; that the questioned credit card usage was later reimbursed by the manager; that the investigation into the manager reportedly impersonating a law enforcement of cer resulted in insuf cient evidence for the State Attorney’s Of ce to prosecute, the manager’s own criminal defense attorney, Valentin Rodriguez, revealing that key testimony had been left out of the FDLE’s report; and the city attorney also weighing in on the manager’s ability to approve a clothing allowance. There is no indication of malicious intent in anything the manager has done, and indeed, this being his rst job as a city manager, is part of the regular process of learning, some commissioners said. The majority part of the commission, while acknowledging concerns of their own, focused on the issue of communication, and why the concerns that have been brought up as of late should or should not be the city manager’s blame alone. Many of the conversations ended in discussions about the implementation of clear policy to avoid confusion in direction from the commission to the manager. Without clear policy, it was argued, the manager cannot be expected to do exactly as the commission would expect him to do. “The key here is communication,” offered Charles Schoech, the city attorney. “I don’t think you’ve given us good legal advice. You’re on the fence,” shot back Commissioner Rodriguez. At Monday night’s meeting, commissioners approved a policy on credit card use by city employees – an action that was criticized by some in the chambers who felt that the commission is having to draft policies to address questions surrounding McKown’s practices. In relation to the manager, several on the dais, including the city attorney, the mayor, and others repeated the phrase: “wasn’t very smart,” in identifying actions taken by the manager. Commissioner Jimmy Pittman responded to the issue of transfers. “Transfers have been going on since before any of us were born. I have a problem with it going over so far as $168,000” without the commission’s review, he said, urging the commission to address policy identifying at what point the board needs to review such transfers. Commissioner Gardner expressed concern with having requested the full report of the FDLE’s investigation into the Tiki Bar incident in December and never having received it from the city attorney, even now in February. Gardner said she only received the report after The Clewiston News published the report. “The State Attorney’s Of ce did not furnish that to the city,” answered Schoech. Regarding the report, many of the commissioners said they were most concerned with statements by the city’s own police chief, who told an FDLE investigator that it had not been the rst time the manager had acted as a police of cer. Don Gutshall, chief of police, clari ed the issue during the meeting, saying that it had been hearsay and gossip in the of ce and felt compelled to share it with the investigator when asked. But when he confronted both the manager and the of cer who reported it, it was found that there were no grounds to believe that a criminal action had taken place. Indeed, the of cer in question later said that, at no point, did the manager actually pull over a vehicle. Mr. McKown’s attorney said that the of cer, Sgt. Justin Spence, had been interviewed by FDLE and clari ed his position on the statement, but his interview was left out of the nal report issued to the State Attorney’s Of ce. “Their job is to show your guilt,” the manager’s attorney said of the FDLE investigator. “This report is skewed against him purposefully.” A private resident, local attorney Melanie McGahee addressed the commissioners who seemed to be supporting the manager. “It concerns me that you put blinders on with something so serious,” she said. “What a shame that you have to make policies that say, ‘You cannot act as a police of cer.’” The mayor responded. “Being that the way I was raised, being at a bar on a Saturday night is not good for anyone,” agreed the mayor, who nevertheless took issue with McGahee’s characterization of McKown as “Ted Bundy.” McGahee described the manager’s actions as being criminal, apologizing, and recanting those statements later. No hard motion was made regarding the future of the manager. For her part, Commissioner Gardner offered a cautious appeal: “Tonight I think we’re on our third or fourth policy,” said Gardner. “That’s writing on the wall.” Commissioner Rodriguez agreed. “The more we look into it, the more problems we got,” said Commissioner Rodriguez. “I wish Steve had come to me and said, ‘I know I’ve made mistakes.’ That never happened.” Others did not agree. “Until he knows how we feel about it, there’s no line being crossed,” said Commissioner Joey Miller. “We have to crisp up the policies.” MANAGERContinued  1 WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? e vents? | photos? | tips? | stories ? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Locations at: 161 US Highway 27 South Bay Fl 33493 Phone: (561)992-421 1 Fax: (561)992-471 1 629 US Highway 27 Moore Haven, Fl 33471 Phone: (863)946-0006 Fax: (863)946-0007 Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours: 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 being physically abused by Harker and held against her will in fear of her life. After a two-week trial in LaBelle, the jury on Feb. 18, at about 5 p.m. handed their verdict to Judge John E. Duryea, Jr. The jury started de liberations Friday night and went until midnight, reconvening at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Some observers thought the defense put on a good case for Parker while the states case was weak in proving she was directly responsible for the three deaths; it was admitted by the state that her boyfriend, Richard Harker, had actually killed all three people. Assistant State Attorney Hamid Hunter did not make a convincing closing argument to the jury to support the states evidence for a triple murder verdict. The three culpable negligence crimes are second degree misdemeanors and robbery is a second degree felony. Points will be accessed to determine state guidelines for sentencing Parker next week. She may be credited with time served on the misdemeanors, she has been in jail for ve and one-half years, and up to 14 years on the robbery depending on the scoring system and the judges discretion in sentencing under the guidelines. She has no prior criminal convic tions. Judge Duryea heard the daughter of the Whitakers, Joy Cardoza, and Joey Whitakers elder brother, Wayne Whitaker, speak before the court. Ms. Cardoza, extremely upset, fought to get the words out to voice how her two young children were deprived of their grandfather and grandmother because of the murders by Harker, accompanied by Parker. Cardoza stated how her familys lives have changed while the defendant will eventually get out of jail and go on with her life after just a few years in connement. Wayne Whitaker, the older brother of Joey Whitaker, recalled how he remembers the tape used to suffocate the victims, and how he had to identify the lifeless bodies -a sight that will never leave my head, he said. He told the judge how he had suffered an other family tragedy in 1990 when his daughter was murdered. Whitaker expresses his opinion of the jurors decision: I feel they mad a mistake today. Yo landa Parker will ask God for forgiveness ... she destroyed this family, he insisted. Whitaker pointed out the role of cocaine and drugs in the behavior of Parker and Harker during the preceding month before the murders saying, This is what drugs are doing to this country. We got to do something! Judge Duryea offered the victims family an other chance to come to the sentencing hearing and speak further of the impact of the crimes on them if they wished. Duryea declined to allow Parker to post a bond amount to get out of jail, even though her conviction is now on lessor charges than mur der the state has charged her for. He said she will remain in custody pending the sentencing hearing. Sentencing will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the LaBelle Courthouse. PARKER Kim Harris-White is a life-long resident of Hendry County residing in Felda and currently employed by First Bank, in LaBelle, as the De posit Operations Supervisor. She is a Democratic candidate for Hendry County Supervisor of Elec tions. She credits 23 years as a business profes sional in the banking and nance industry. Dur ing that time, she has had a successful career working for small community banks to larger corporate banks. Harris-Whites career started as a teller and she has worked her way up to Branch Manager, AVP. She focuses on a team approach to management, being responsive to the needs of upper management and the basic value of working hard has helped get her where she is today. Based on my values, skills and abilities I can meet the needs of all the residents of Hendry County, just as I have done being your commu nity banker for many years, Harris-White said. Her commitment with this community started in the early s when she was a member of the LaBelle Jaycees. Harris-White is a current mem ber of American Business Womens Association for 12 years and currently serves on the City of LaBelle Airport Advisory Board for the last three years. In 1999 she served as Co-Chair for the Hendry-Glades United Way Campaign, which was the rst campaign for this area. She is a 2010 graduate of the Hendry/Glades Leadership program. Harris-White also enjoys working with kids and uses her time coaching the LaBelle Junior Pro Girls basketball team and serves on the board for the Swamp Cabbage Queen/Princess Pageant. Harris-White graduated from LaBelle High School in 1987 and earned her A.S. degree in Business Administration & Management in 1998 from Edison State College. Knowing that education is a vital part of her career success, she continues her goal working on an under graduate business degree through the University of Florida. Kim has been married to Scott White for 18 years. He is employed by Southern Gar dens Citrus. Her daughter, Brooke White, is in the 7th grade at LaBelle Middle School. I enjoy living and working in Hendry County and I only have its best interest at heart, Har ris-White said. She is a member of Felda Bap tist Church and enjoys attending First Baptist Church, in LaBelle. I look forward to meeting the residents of Hendry County as my campaign advances, Harris-White said. If you would like to contact Kim you can e-mail her at hen dryvotes4kim@gmail.com or 863-257-0070. Election Prole Kim Harris-White