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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 03-01-2012
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V. N T, M NEXT HEARING IN JULYBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comAfter having to be taken out from the courtroom due to his violent outbursts, Drake was deemed, for the moment, un t to stand trial. According to of cial reports, Drake was lead into a Lee County courtroom this past Monday wearing a suicide watch suit and anked by eight bailiffs. Drake began yelling, "You're all run by the new world order!" His lawyer, Beatriz Taquetchel, attempted to calm him down. Drake spit in her face. He was then yanked from the courtroom and Taquetchel excused herself from the courtroom to clean herself up. Drake was not brought back into the courtroom. Drake was in court to determine whether or not he was competent to stand trial for second degree murder. The charge is the result of Drake reportedly killing his grandfather, 84-yearold John William Drake, after having an argument by hitting him repeatedly in the head then slitting his throat. Drake then ed to Cape Coral with his grandfather's body, leaving it in the pickup truck at an intersection after Drake took off on foot. Drake told police that after he spotted a traf c camera pointing in his direction, he jumped out of the truck and ran. An hour long search by Lee County Sheriff's led to his capture. Law enforcement of cials reported that Drake showed no signs of being under the in uence of alcohol or any other substance. He also displayed no remorse in the days following the incident. Drake's rst court appearance was on Dec. 6, shortly after his capture. Footage from the courtroom showed him to be tied to a wheelchair after, law enforcement of cials said, he became highly combative with them. His next court appearance has been scheduled for July of this year after he receives treatment for an unknown amount of time and is evaluated. Drake Unable to Stand Trial Fuel thefts spiking in the last two yearsBY JESSICA SCHULTZ e Clewiston NewsThieves recently smuggled 500 gallons of diesel fuel from a farm tank at C&B Farms in Clewiston. Conveniently, the location had not yet had its cameras installed, while the rest of the farm was under surveillance. Whether this was an educated attack or just a lucky guess is unknown. The easiest question to ask is, "How could anyone make off with that amount of fuel undetected?" According to Gene McAvoy, Hendry County Extension Director and Regional Vegetable Agent, fuel can be transferred into ve-gallon jugs or other larger fuel tanks in trucks and trailers that seem completely normal in a farm environment. However, C&B Farms is not the only victim of these thefts. In another arrest in Collier County, a thief revealed that his source of information was Google Earth. He used this web-mapping service to identify fuel reserves and nd more obscure trails to enter properties from the "back way." Armed with this new technology, thieves are proving more cunning than ever. McAvoy advises farmers to locate fuel tanks and chemical storage well Strong start to season, con dent in reaching post-seasonBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comWith a loss against LaBelle this past Tuesday, the varsity Lady Tigers, experienced a slight set back to their goals this season. The LaBelle softball team has, traditionally, elded strong players and has been a force to contend with in the past few years. Going into Tuesday night's game, the Lady Tigers were 5-1, with two district wins that they claimed against Dunbar and Gateway Charter. LaBelle held the Lady Tigers to a single digit score as their pitcher, Gennifer Raulerson, was a force to be reckoned with that night. As a team, the Lady Tigers have posted impressive numbers early in the season. The team's combined batting average is .351; on-base percentage is .486, and their slugging percentage is .462. These are impressive numbers when compared to last season's gures. Last season, the Lady Tigers went 8-10 overall, 4-2 in district play. This year's start looks con dent and promising. Varsity Softball Coach Melissa Whitehead is con dent in the ability of her players and admits that having a strong start to the season is a con dence booster. She commented on her team hours before they faced LaBelle. "We are looking good so far," said Whitehead. "The next week or Fuel Theft Trend on the Rise Varsity Softball Aiming HighSEE SOFTBALL 10 SEE FUEL 9 PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZStaff Sgt. Grant Schacht, one of the crew for the Army Blackhawk helicopter that is participating with the American Freefall Team, entertains the children of Westside Elementary and Clewiston Christian School by explaining what he does and answering every conceivable question that could be thrown at him. For more photos, turn to page 19. You guys are like Modern Warfare 3' Clinton Drake

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 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.Memorial Tournament/DinnerThe memorial tournament/dinner will be on Saturday, March 3. It is being hosted at Slim’s Fish Camp in Belle Glade. The tournament is from ‘Safe Light’ until 3 p.m. Dinner tickets are also being sold. The food will be served from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The money raised will go to the McMillan Boy’s education fund. For more information or to sign up, please call Mona Miller at 561-996-6322 or Jeff McMillan at 561-261-9960.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, On-Sight 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.Sweet Taste of Sugar ContestEntry recipes are now being accepted for the 2012 Sweet Taste of Sugar contest! Located this year in the tent by the city pool on Sugar Festival Day, April 14. The Sweet Taste of Sugar contest is a yearly competition where cooks from around the lake compete using recipes that contain the focus of our harvest celebration – sugar! This year, contestants will be competing for over $1,500 in cash and prizes in ve different categories: cakes, cookies/brownies, pies, sweet creations (any recipe with sugar), and youth. There is no limit to the number of entries each contestant can enter. All entries will be available for public sampling starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the festival. More information and entry forms can be picked up at the Clewiston Library, the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, by e-mailing SweetTaste@embarqmail.com, or by calling 863-983-5269.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. E-mail 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 239-275-5111. 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! COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS SUBMITTED PHOTOScience fair winnerJordan Potter is the only student at Clewiston Middle School who was chosen to compete at the state level. He won the following: certi cate of participation in 2012 Heartland Regional Science and Engineering Fair, rst Place for his science project “Getting Our Fill Of Fe” in the chemistry category, certi cate of recognition for outstanding science research at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair of Florida. He was also recognized for competing in the State Science and Engineering Fair in Florida in April, and nominated for the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS in which the top 10 percent of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participants at their SSP-Af liate science fairs have been selected for this honor.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 • Life Insurance • Annuities • Health Insurance • IRA Rollover Call or email for a free quote! Tom Walsh 250 S. Australian Ave West Palm Beach, FLtwalsh2@metlife.com561.207.2306 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. 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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Who is a Christian?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchIn recent weeks there has been a national controversy over the question, “Just Who Is A Christian?” Everyone is afraid to give a clear-cut, de nite, and scriptural answer to this question. This is because of all of the “human tradition” that has ooded into many so-called “churches.” Jesus said, “In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrine the traditions of men.” Again He said, “He that rejecteth me and receiveth not My Word hath one that judgeth him, the Word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” As to how one becomes a Christian, just read the “Great Commission” in Matthew 28:18-20 and Mark 16:15-16, and further read the Apostle Peter’s answer on Pentecost to those who asked, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” These scriptures teach that one must Hear and Believe the Gospel (Good News), that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and arose the third day and that He has all authority in Heaven and Earth and that He has ascended on high where He is both Lord and Christ. Those who Hear and Believe this are told to “Repent and be baptized (immersed) in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins to receive the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). The Lord adds these to His one and only Church (Acts 2:47). This local church is one that continues steadfastly in the apostles doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers (Acts 2:47). Any question that one may have about a particular teaching on any subject can be found in the New Testament, since the Church is founded on “the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone.” The only name given by God for us to wear is the name “Christian” (Acts 11:26). Since many groups do not follow the New Testament, but human tradition, they are full of people who have not been converted to Christ in the rst place, and do not follow Christ’s Teachings in the second place. It really is not all that complicated. Jesus said, “The blind will follow the blind, and both will fall into the ditch.” We at First Christian Church are trying to get people out of the ditch of “human tradition” and win them to simple “New Testament Christianity.” We want to see the unity that Jesus prayed for (John 17:20-21) and the Apostle Paul plead for (I Cor. 1:10-13).Butter y LessonsBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchA man found a butter y cocoon and noticed a small opening appearing. He sat and watched as the butter y struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. The man, wanting to help the butter y, took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butter y emerged easily. The man continued to watch the butter y because he expected at any moment the butter y would ap its wings and y away. It didn’t happen. In fact, the butter y spent the rest of its life crawling around with shriveled wings and was never able to y. What the man did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butter y to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing uid from the body of the butter y into its wings so that it would be ready for ight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives in order to be strong enough to y. In the 15 plus years I have been raising butteries for release on Easter Sunday, I have learned much and have gotten the timing down. I plan for the butter ies to emerge the week before Easter, so each child who comes to church can release a butter y which has come out of a cocoon as a symbolic remembrance of Christ coming out of the tomb. This year is no different, and I will be ordering butter ies soon. Timing is everything to get a successful coming out experience. You receive the tiny caterpillars and put them in a feeding cup. They eat for about seven to 10 days, are in the chrysalis for seven to 10 days, and then emerge as butter ies. One year, following my timing schedule, I had plans for over 100 butter ies to emerge. None did. My timing was the same, but as of the Saturday before Easter, not one butter y had emerged. It didn’t look like a mass butter y release was going to happen that year. But God had other plans. By sunrise on Easter morning, one butter y had emerged. During the worship services, enough butter ies came out that we were able to have a release afterwards. That year was unique and special in that being newly out of their cocoons, the butter ies stayed on people’s ngers while they pumped their wings to get ready to y. A number of people were able to take a chrysalis home and celebrate “resurrection” again as their butter ies emerged in the days following Easter. Blessings owed. Let’s see: John’s timing: maybe 1. God’s timing: a hundredfold with addition blessings. There’s got to be a lesson in there somewhere.Scriptures; Living, EvolvingBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThe Bible has been criticized for being “chauvinistic” – excessively attached to one point of view over others. For example, in the case of marriage, writings suggest that males are predominant (e.g. 1 Corinthians 7, 1 Peter 3). Scriptures speak of the world known in their day. We tend to forget that those who wrote were divinely inspired were also people of their own times. They didn’t ride in automobiles, didn’t know about dental care, didn’t have cell-phones, lived in a world where slavery was common, were not likely to regard their wives as equal partners in marriage, had no systems of vaccinations for devastating illnesses, and on and on. Over time, and with God’s revelation, it becomes evident that we do not live as did our spiritual ancestors. We build on their heritage and inspired gifts; we bring the gifts of what God reveals to us in our own times. Nobody has surpassed Saint Paul’s hymn to love (1 Corinthians 13) which speaks to the heart of marriage and what it takes to make it succeed; or that, “they are no longer two but one (Mark 10:9)” with no mention about who is to be dominant or who is to submit. The Scriptures are the living word of God; and, like all living things, they will evolve, grow, incorporate what has come to us from God as we come to know Him a little better each passing generation. My earthly father was limited in the hours he could spend at home, unhappy when I didn’t do as well in school as he would have liked, protective in public-chiding in private, often too tired to go over my homework at a very elementary level. Later, I realized the stresses and strains of his world; he did a pretty good job of providing, parenting, protecting, and nurturing. I grew up. He was a product of his day and age; he stuck to his values and they carried him through. They laid the foundations for my life; not without changes or with the blessings of the advantages that my world has and his lacked. Likewise, as I think about those who laid our spiritual foundations; they were wonderful and great people, literally and guratively saints. We build on their foundations; we do things differently, we evolve and grow. As parents are proud of their children for doing better than they did; I can’t help believe that those who gave us our spiritual heritage would be proud of us when we move forward and work to make our world better than theirs. I want my child to do better than I was able to do; I am a product of my own day and age, and who am I to hold back or think that I always know best. Perhaps one of God’s greatest gifts is that we move forward, change, grow, evolve. His word, written and revealed in us, will one day lead to that kingdom where all things are perfected and made whole. RELIGION COLUMNS Jackie Miller Sam S. Thomas John Hicks “My earthly father was limited in the hours he could spend at home, unhappy when I didn’t do as well in school as he would have liked, protective in public-chiding in private, often too tired to go over my homework at a very elementary level. Later, I realized the stresses and strains of his world.”Rev. Sam Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 March 1, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a south wind between 6 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind between 9 and 11 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. South wind between 6 and 8 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 77.13 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind between 5 and 11 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Hubert G. ‘Mac’ McCall, 79TRENTON — Hubert G. “Mac” McCall, of Trenton, 79, passed away on Feb. 18, 2012, at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Mr. McCall was born in Arcadia, Fla., on March 18, 1932. He served two years in the United States Army as a MP during the Korean War before receiving an Honorable Discharge where he then served seven years in the US Army Reserves. He owned Big Lake Construction Company in Clewiston, for ten years before resolving the company and retiring. Mr. McCall was a strong believer in Christ and was the Choir Director for several years with the Church of God. He loved to sh and loved to hunt. But most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. McCall was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Delilah McCall of Nocatee. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia McCall; son, Mike (Kymm) McCall of Clewiston; daughters, Becky (Chris) Hargrove of Wellington, Brenda (Dan) Olsen of Palm Beach Gardens, Karena (Wesley) Hamilton of Lake Worth, Regina (Mark) Ronie of Loxahatchee, and Johnnie (Eric) McCall-Lemon of Lakeland; stepdaughter, Yolanda Hancock of Rochester, N.Y.; stepson, Paul (Peggy) Moore of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Ellis (Virginia) McCall of Lake Placid, and Willis (Laverne) McCall of Bartow; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mr. McCall was laid to rest at Dorsey E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens in Lake Worth, on Feb. 22, 2012. Memorial Services were of ciated by Rev. Terry Davis of Trenton Church of God. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012Frances Andrews, 83CLEWISTON — Frances Andrews, Juanita to her family and friends, went on to Glory on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the age of 83. Juanita was born Frances Juanita Barton to William “Aussie” and Frances “Estelle” Barton on August 13, 1928 in Pitts, Ga. She moved to Clewiston, in the 1940’s, where she married her husband, Leslie “L.P.” Andrews. Juanita was preceded in death b y her mother and father; her husband; and four children. She is survived by four children, Andrew (Evelyn) Andrews of North Carolina, Russell (Gloria) Andrews of Louisiana, Wanda Gail (David) Alderman of Okeechobee, and Sharon (Bill) Huggins of Lake City. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation was 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fla. Her home-going celebration followed at 1 p.m.; Pastors Eric Phillips and Doug Nickalson of ciated. Interment followed at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston, Fla. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to the Everglades Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1953, Okeechobee, Florid a 34973 All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. OBITUARIES BY MARK KINGAs the month of February ies by here on Lake Okeechobee, the bass shing has been best described as “awesome.” Catching 30 to 40 bass a day on wild shiners is no problem, and the arti cial bite has been almost as good. Most of the bass seem to be still on the outside grass close to the main lake, with a few bass in different areas moving in to spawn and then moving right back out to the outside. My clients have been having the time of there lives catching bass. I can’t even begin to tell you how many have caught the largest bass they have ever seen in their lives right here on the lake. I have been targeting the outside grass line from Cochran’s Pass to Pelican Bay with the deciding factor being the wind. Areas like the East Wall, Ritta Island, and Long Point have been really good places to sh. When shing with the shiners try to pick a point out on the main lake and anchor up, be sure to take a lot of bait because you will use up at least a dozen an hour if not more. The arti cial bite has been a little slow some days and really good others. I have been using the Charlie’s Worms Zipper Dipper and shing it slow like a worm along the outside grass line and back in, about a good pitch into the grass. I have also caught bass really well on a one ounce Medlock jig shed in most of the same areas that I’m shing wild shiners. This jig has a double weed guard that resists getting caught up in the weeds and the one ounce size has just the right fall. You will need to sh a trailer on this jig to make it work right, the bigger the better. When the wind is blowing a spinnerbait has been working just outside the grass on the main lake but if the wind blows too hard the water dirties up to much to sh a spinnerbait. I just can’t tell you in words how great Lake Okeechobee is shing right now, if you have ever had the desire to come to South Florida bass shing then now would be the time to make it happen. The crappie shing is still hit and miss with limits being pretty hard to catch right now. I have heard of a few bluegills being caught but it will be another month or so before it really kicks in. As most folks know I guide in the Florida Keys for tarpon during the season from mid April through June so if anyone is looking to catch a giant tarpon get a hold of me soon as dates are lling up quick. I will also be heading to the Venice-Louisiana area this fall for red sh season and will also start booking trips for big red sh on y and conventional tackle. Fishing is my life and if you would like a trip of a lifetime just give me a call and I can make it happen. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health Departments There is a public health system in each community. The public health system does not mean county health departments alone. The public health system is de ned as the wide range of public, private, and voluntary organizations such as governmental agencies, school systems, health care providers, hospitals, law enforcement, community-based organizations, local associations, businesses, and individuals. The function of this broad system framework is to work together collectively to improve the health of the community. The following diagram shows how we are all connected to each other within the local public health system: Some speci c responsibilities of the entire public health system are to: Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease Protect against environmental hazards and prevent injuries Promote and encourage healthy behaviors Assure the quality and accessibility of health services Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery The core functions of the public health system include: Assessment: Making regular, systematic collection, assembly, analysis and distribution of information on the health of the community, including statistics on health status, community health needs, and epidemiological and other studies of health problems. Policy development: Using the scienti c knowledge to assist in the decision-making about public health and taking a strategic approach to leadership for public health policy. Assurance: Engaging policy-makers, community partners, businesses, and the public to help determine what level of services are needed in the community. There are ten essential public health services and they are derived from the speci c responsibilities and core functions which include: Monitoring health status within the community Diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards Informing, educating, and empowering people about health issues Mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety Linking people to needed personal health services Assuring a competent public health and personal health care workforce Evaluating the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of health services Conducting research for innovative solutions to health problems The Public Health Wheel best illustrates the relationship among core functions, speci c responsibilities and the ten essential public health services. There will always be challenges in rural communities. If everyone works collectively as a community and strengthens partnerships, they can make improvements to the overall health and safety of their communities! W hat is a Public Health System? Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 An environmental monitoring program to measure the effectiveness of the state-federal Kissimmee River Restoration Project has revealed a promising increase in wading birds and waterfowl, thriving aquatic invertebrates and improvements in water quality. “The abundant wildlife now seen along the Kissimmee is a powerful indicator of the bene ts of long-term investments in restoration,” said South Florida Water Management District (SFW MD) Executive Director Melissa Meeker. “The District’s documentation of these improvements provides us and our restoration partners—as well as the public—with critical insights into the ecosystem’s ongoing recovery.” Environmental monitoring conducted since completion of the rst phase of construction in 2001 has shown improvements in aquatic life, reductions in accumulated bottom sediments, reestablishment of oodplain wetlands and an increase in waterfowl and wading birds. Among the observations: The number of wading birds observed increased by 64 percent. Three species long absent from the river are now documented regularly. Shorebird species commonly observed jumped from 2 to 11. Waterfowl sightings increased dramatically—by 29 times compared to pre-restoration sightings. In addition, dissolved oxygen levels in the river have improved, which is critical for the long-term survival of sh and other aquatic organisms. Wetland vegetation, which once covered only 37 percent of the Phase I restoration area prior to construction, has fully achieved the restoration target of 80 percent coverage. In addition to an increase in wading birds, shorebirds and waterfowl, the numbers of wetland-dependent marsh birds and songbirds have also increased since restoration began in 2001. These results suggest that after construction is complete in 2014 and hydrologic conditions are fully restored in 2015, the region is on track to achieve its goal of restored ecological integrity in the Kissimmee River and its oodplain. Ecological monitoring is scheduled to continue for at least ve years after project completion to guide management of the ood control system and evaluate the ultimate success of the restoration project. The Kissimmee Basin is the headwaters of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. The Kissimmee River Restoration Project is a partnership between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that has been in place for more than 20 years. T he Army Corps is responsible for construction, and the District is responsible for land acquisition and restoration evaluation monitoring. Project construction is scheduled for completion in December 2014. Kissimmee River Restoration Attracts Wildlife PHOTO / SFWMDBirds are plentiful in the areas around the restored Kissimmee River. PHOTO / SFWMDWhite Ibis, great egrets, snowy egrets and wood storks forage in the Phase II area.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on March 14, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for “nal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on March 27, 2012, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: VA12-0001 Applicant/Agent: Ms. Angie Williams, represented by Matt Stanton III, Stanton Mobile Homes Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF 10 FEET FOR A FRONT SETBACK OF 15 FEET FOR A MOBILE HOME IN THE HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL … MOBILE HOME (RG-3M) ZONING DISTRICT Location: 713 Arkansas Ave, Clewiston, FL Property size: 0.17 acres +/Request: The applicant is requesting a variance of 10 feet for a front setback of 15 feet instead of 25 feet in the High Density Residential …Mobile Home (RG-3M) for a new mobile home. Legal description of subject property: LOT 17, BLOCK E, HARLEM ADDITION #8, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 137 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Orvell Howard, Chairman Tris Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonTowns around Lake Okeechobee are in the running for the Top Ten Great Backyard Bird Count positions for the Feb. 17, 18, 19 and 20 count held in the U.S. and Canada. The deadline for submitting data online at www.birdcount.org or for mailed entries is March 5. The nal results will be posted in April. Some of the Feb. 23 online result reported Clewiston as #8 for reporting 93,497 individual birds. Some other Top Ten tallies were LaBelle #1 with 60 Painted Buntings and #2 with 29 Indigo Buntings. Okeechobee w as #6 with 39 Painted Buntings being reported. Clewiston was #1 for 59,607 American Coots and 27 Purple Swamphens. Clewiston was #8 with 7 Indigo Buntings and placed #3 for reporting 764 w intering American White Pelicans which is a bird of least concern. The American White Pelican is one of the largest North American birds. It is a large, heavy, w hite waterbird with a wingspan as great as nine and a half feet. The wings are long and broad with black wing tips. Its short legs and webbed feet are reddish-orange or pink. They have a long reddish-orange or pink bill w ith a pouch that can hold up to three gallons of w ater. Juvenile American White Pelicans are similar to the adults, but have dirty grayish markings on the head and back. They are usually silent, but nestlings make w hining grunts for food and adults have low hoarse display calls. They do not dive for sh, but scoop up prey which consists mainly of sh, cray sh, tadpoles, and salamanders. They are often seen shing in groups where they will swim on top of the water and make a circle in order to concentrate sh. They will dip their heads under water simultaneously to catch the sh. In the summer, adult American White Pelicans breed in colonies in the interior of Western Canada and the Northwestern United States where they build nests on the ground that they rim with dirt, sticks, and other debris. The female lays one to three eggs which both parents incubate with their large webbed feet. The eggs hatch in about a month. Both parents take care of the young. The strongest chicks leave the nest and join a pod or crche of young pelicans when they are 17-28 days old. The young edge at about 10 weeks of age. During the March 28 to 31 Big "O" Birding Festival, there will be trips in Hendry and Glades County in search of wintering and resident birds in inland Florida. Join in the search for White Pelicans, Wood Storks, Snail Kites, Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, Purple Swamphens, and the returning Swallow-tailed kites. For more information, call 863-675-5264 or email bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Check out the updates on the Big "O" Birding Festival web site at www.bigobirdingfestival.com or www.facebook. com (search for Big "O" Birding Festival 2012). 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 a GBBC data form contact Margaret England by email at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695. Visit the HGAS web site at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Inland Birding Fun: American White Pelican (AWPE) Margaret England PHOTO / CONNIE SHACKLEFORDAmerican White Pelican in ight.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Each year, Troop 619 sponsors the annual carnival held between Nov.-Jan. This carnival is a very important fund-raiser for the Troop, as the money raised helps to pay for summer camp. At the level the Scouts are at, summer camp comes at a hefty price. The price takes away the opportunity for the Scouts to eventually complete their Eagle Scout requirements. Scoutmaster for 20 years with 25 years of total service to the Troop, Tony Chihocky, has had 11 of his scouts become Eagle Scouts, with two more ready to earn their Eagle rank shortly. This is a very high calling for a scout, and it shows the level of commitment Chihocky gives to these boys and to the community. Not many Scoutmasters have had as many boys successfully complete Eagle as Tony has. This year, Troop 619 was blessed by a Florida artist from the Ft. Myers area. Mario Hernandez donated his time and talent to the Troop by airbrushing a 4’x 6’ Troop banner which can be used continually by the Troop for years to come. Mr. Hernandez’s support of and concern for the local youth is far-reaching in every community he visits. Troop 619 extends a huge, heartfelt “Thank You” to Mr. Hernandez. The Troop would also like to express its thanks and gratefulness to the city of Clewiston. Every year, the Elks Club allows the usage of its Francisco Ave. property, and thanks go to the Clewiston Police Department for their help in monitoring the carnival. This year, they also would like to thank Jerree and Cliff Earl, owners of Hungry Howie’s Pizza. The Troop tried to raise extra funds by selling pizza and drinks this year. In addition to helping with the cost of the pizza, Hungry Howie’s also donated a pizza warmer and trays for use. Without this equipment it would have been very dif cult for the boys to sell hot food. The Troop thanks all the families in the community who came out to support the carnival. Although most don’t realize, that support is so very needed and appreciated by the Troop in order that they can continue on their Scout path. This community has always gone out of its way to support the barbecue or chicken dinners, car washes, and bake sales, in addition to the carnival. Troop 619 Thanks the Clewiston Community for its Support SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTOGED GraduatesPictured are Brenda Rivera, Omar Padilla Sr., and Savannah Rounds, three of the recent GED recipients from the Clewiston Adult School. away from access roads and make sure all farm entrances are secure. Over the past few weeks, multiple fuel thefts have hit Hendry County. Over the past two years, thefts have spiked in-step with the trend of rising gasoline prices. “They [fuel and chemicals] are essentially like cash money for a thief,” says McAvoy. In a phone interview with the Clewiston News, McAvoy explains, “The economy is diving; there are people out there that are looking to make quick money.” He has a few tips for farmers, including being careful when buying fuel. Farmers should buy only from reputable dealers to avoid supporting a thief, said McAvoy. And not only is fuel at jeopardy, but also other valuable chemicals. “It almost seems like they’re [thieves] shopping,” says McAvoy. In some situations, thieves only stole certain amounts of select chemicals while leaving other chemicals untouched. So what is being done to prevent the thefts. Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden said, ”We are on the lookout [for fuel thefts] any time gas prices go up. We have already made two solid arrests from footage on game cameras.” Whidden continued to remark that the goal in the long run is to be proactive instead of reactive. He believes constant patrolling is hindering the thefts. Mr. Charles White, the Agriculture Investigator, identi es the problem. “I think the biggest culprit is word of mouth,” said White. “But with our constant patrols and the Agricultural Crime Intelligence Unit we are not working alone.” According to both Whidden and White, Clewiston has been lucky up to this point. With fuel prices projected to shoot up to $4.50 to $5 per gallon by summer, incidents of diesel and gasoline thefts are more probable. McAvoy continues to offer cautionary advice and urges farmers to be careful. “You may be next,” he said. FUELContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOCentral fair boothCentral Elementary’s prize winning booth at the fair. PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZJunior goat enthusiastsParticipants in the 4-H goat show proudly display the goats that were given to them to feed and care for.

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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: 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 BY BUTCH WILSON Clewiston Museum Tall mahogany gures pulled and wrestled the heavily burdened dugouts from the grips of the lakes watery tentacles until they oundered like beached whales on the white, sandy shore. The men then quickly unloaded and separated the prized contents of the vessels into stacks of sea shells, decorative pottery and chert (fossil ized limestone) among the shadows of tower ing Cypress trees. Nearby, white smoke plumes from a Mayaimis village drifted and curled lazily into the indigo tinted sky, while its inhabitants scurried about in excited voices, announcing the recent arrival of the Calusa traders. In minutes, small groups of men and women with bundles of local trade goods were hurrying along the lakes edge to engage the poker face Calusas in the ageless art of bartering. Long before the arrival of the Europeans, business was conducted along the shores of Lake Okeechobee by Native Americans through an exchange network that extended north to the great lakes. Evidence of this ourishing trade can be gleaned from artifacts of basalt, chert, pottery, copper and, later, precious metals that were discovered in and around Lake Okeecho bee. Join us at the Clewiston Museum on March 8, at 7 p.m. as Palm Beach Archeologist, Chris Davenport, presents a program on the Mayaimis nation and the mysteries trade routes that once stretched across Florida to Lake Okeechobee. Mr. Davenport has spent years researching the artifacts of the ancient Mayaimis people that once lived around lake. His intuitive instincts as an archeologist combined with data from arti fact discoveries, creates some interesting con cepts and insights into the trade world of the Mayaimis people. Dont miss this opportunity to learn about Lake Okeechobees early inhabitants. Due to the popularity of this presentation, we ask that you call 863-983-2870 or e-mail us at clewiston museum@embarqmail.com for reservations. Refreshments will be served after the presenta tion. Traders in the Glades Mayamisis Indian drawing by Marisa Renz. two will be a true test of their abilities and what they have learned as a team so far. Up until that time, Whitehead explained, the team had not been truly challenged. She hoped that their LaBelle match up would show where they needed improvement and areas that were working smoothly. Their loss against LaBelle was a challenging one but was, essentially, a proving ground. Whitehead noted that her players are per forming strongly and pointed out Whitney Irey and Sydney Duckstein as two players to watch this season. Irey has already posted impressive stats thus far this season with a seemingly un real batting average of .632, with 12 hits and eight runs batted in. Duckstein is right behind her with .444 batting average, with eight hits and ve runs batted in. Other players to watch for this season are Esmeralda Rodriguez, Mandy Perry, Morgan Jones, and Kristina Autrey. You can keep track of Lady Tiger statistics by visiting maxpreps.com and searching for Clewiston High School. Coaches are making more of effort to keep their players stats up-todate to increase the amount of attention Clewis ton athletes receive. Below is the Lady Tiger game schedule for the rest of the season. Teams with an asterisk mark a district game. Mar. 2 Lake Placid 7:30 p.m. HOME Mar. 6 Bishop Verot* 7 p.m. HOME Mar. 7 Card. Newman 4 p.m. AWAY Mar. 9 Immokalee 7 p.m. HOME Mar. 20 Dunbar* 5 p.m. HOME Mar. 22 Gateway Charter 6 p.m. AWAY Mar. 27 LaBelle* 7 p.m. HOME Mar. 29 Bishop Verot* 7 p.m. AWAY Apr. 3 Glades Day 5:30 p.m. AWAY Apr. 4 Card. Newman 6 p.m. HOME Apr. 9 Lake Placid 7 p.m. AWAY Apr. 10 Glades Central 6 p.m. HOME Apr. 12 Moore Haven 7 p.m. AWAY SOFTBALL PHOTO / AMY MCKOWN Lady Tiger Brooke Flynn took a cut against LaBelle pitcher Gennifer Raulerson during Tues days loss to the Lady Cowboys.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Matt and Janice Lewis of Belle Glade are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lewis to Dustin Lowman, son of Larry and Elizabeth Lowman of Clewiston. Dustin and Amanda are both employed at the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The couple is planning a November 2012 wedding. DUSTIN LOWMAN ENGAGEMENT AMANDA LEWIS & Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation the Br igh g ton Seminole Indian Reserva t 17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com Hi Hi Hig h h hwa y7 7 7 21 21 21 wes t to f f f Lk Lk Lak O eO kee k k h h cho b b bee NEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! DRAWING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 AT 10PM BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Like us on Facebook *May not accurately represent vehicle won. Earn Entries Daily and Win a New 2012 Mercedes Benz C250!See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Manag ement reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolOn Wednesday, Feb. 22, Ms. Mammen’s students enjoyed a surprise. Shane Sullivan, Mammen’s nephew, spoke to the seventh grade Social Studies class about his illustrious career as an aircraft designer. He shared that, although he had not been a dedicated student, he followed his own talent pathway and has enjoyed a very successful lifestyle, both in Illinois, where he now calls home, and elsewhere his work has taken him. He said that he, “chases aircraft for a living.” He started out in the military, in the Army, working on airplanes in both Germany and Iraq. Later, he was offered a position in California to work on a secret project for eight years. During this time he had received a security clearance and had the opportunity to actually work on the famous “dream machine.” He has travelled extensively around the world to Australia, Germany, and even Dubai, where he hobnobbed with rich oil magnates. Sullivan currently is employed with Maxima Petroleum, in North Dakota. Ironically, he now drives a fuel truck to oil wells. He shivered as he related that it is very cold and an extremely well paying job that few care to seek out. But for Shane, that’s just part of the adventure of his life travel and living the lucrative and sometimes dangerous lifestyle. He told the kids that since he is a single man, it appeals to him, but it is not for everyone. ”Just follow your own individual dream!” Career Day in Ms. Mammen’s Class SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured from left to right is Shane Sullivan and Ms. Mammen. PHOTO / BRANDIE GUASPLittle Miss Hendry CountyPictured left to right: Second Runner Up, Tiffany Dunham, First Runner Up, Lauryn Varnum, 2012 Little Miss Hendry County, Keelyn Sanchez, and Third Runner Up, Carlie Lawson.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Power Stealing and Lying in MonturaDep. Krause, with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, was called out to a residence in Montura in February of last year to investigate a theft of electricity. Jennifer Harloff, with Glades Electric, advised Krause that someone had been tampering with the electric meter and had stolen approximately $785.07 of electricity. Detective Sgt. Buchhofer took over the case and discovered that the person renting the property, 43-year-old Manuel Valdes, had been on the property for the same amount of time that the electricity was being stolen. The landlord of the property stated that he had been having problems with Valdes with late rent and, nally, Valdes wanting to move out due to problems with the septic tank and rats. The landlord informed Buchhofer that the septic tank had been serviced before Valdes moved in and no reports of rats was ever made to him. Valdes also demanded that all the rent that he paid be returned to him. Valdes met with Buchhofer for an interview and stated that the property was in poor condition from the start, had no power, that he used a generator to make repairs, and that he did not live on the property. He also stated that he did call Glades Electric to set up power but was told that there was a problem with the account that the landlord needed to handle. Neighbors reported that Valdes lived in the residence daily, constructed a play set for his children, and built a garden. They, however, were afraid to provide sworn statements for fear or reprisal from Valdes. Glades Electirc stated that Valdes did contact them once for a price quote and set up fee. But, he did not set up service. When Harloff came to read the meter, she found the box tampered with and the meter installed upside down. He was arrested and charged with larceny/grandtheft $300 and less then $5,000.Not The ‘Jolt’ He WantedSheriff Of cers responded to a battery call and found a man that needed to be tased three times. Dep. Hainley, HCSO, responded to a call from Hendry Regional Medical Center on Feb. 21 after man was reported that a man had assaulted an EMT. That man, 34-year-old Lenton Bloodsaw, was in the process of being transported to HRMC for treatment, according to the nursing staff, when he became uncooperative, combative, and went for the throat of EMT Philip Martin. Bloodsaw choked Martin for 30 seconds before being restrained. Upon arriving at the hospital, Bloodsaw was aggressive, cursed at the staff, and pulled out his IV’s. When Hainley arrived and entered the room where Bloodsaw was receiving care, he saw blood and liquids on the oor. When Bloodsaw saw Hainley, he began to curse at him and Dep. Brown. He jumped off the bed and walked towards Hainley. Hainley ordered Bloodsaw to sit back down on the bed, which he refused and charged Hainley. Bloodsaw was met by a group of of cers at the door way. He backed away but kept yelling at Hainley. Hainley ordered him one last time and warned him that he would be tased. Bloodsaw again charged Hainley, who drew his taser and red. Bloodsaw was struck in the chest and fell to the oor. Once the taser’s charge ended, Bloodsaw begin to get back up and was ordered to stay down; he did not comply. Hainley tasered Bloodsaw again, who still was able to get up. Hainley tasered Bloodsaw for the third and nal time, with Bloodsaw complying. Hand restraints were applied. Clewiston Police Department ofcers Hicks, Malley, Blackman, and Arnold. Bloodsaw was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery on an of cer, EMT, or re ghter. Arrest Blotter Fire was contained, some spotting occurredBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comLast Wednesday afternoon, smoke was seen rising from the northwest section of town as a brush re tore through acres of state land. The brush re burned a 130-acre section of land that is part of a 750-acre section of land owned by the state. The area where the re was located was known for the number of dead Melaleuca trees it contained and can be seen from the levy. According to city of cials, it was fortunate that the winds were highly favorable in helping push the re towards the lake. No injuries nor extensive property damage were reported. The brush re actually helped the area by reducing the fuel load the amount of dry/dead vegetation that a brush re draw on for energy in the area. The Clewiston Fire Department responded to the call and monitored the area overnight to watch for any are-ups. One such are up did occur the morning after the re started but was quickly contained and extinguished. Clewiston Fire Marshal Adam Marquith commented on the ef cacy of the re department and the cause of the re. “From what we have determined, the re was an accidental re,” said Marquith. “There are contractors in the area with lots of machinery. Perhaps a spark from an exhaust or heat from their engines. That is enough, with the grass being dry and the weather conditions that have been conducive to a drought.” He continued to say that the current estimate for the total acreage burned is close to 130 acres. The Division of Forestry was out, surveying the re with their aircraft. They determined that the re was contained and was burning in direction of the lake, he said. City Manager Steve McKown commented in his Weekly FYI that, “The city’s re ghters have extensive training and truly are the best.” Brush Fire Burns More Than 100 Acres I would like to introduce myself to the residents of Hendry County. My name is Brenda Hoots and I am a Democratic candidate for Supervisor of Elections. My family is a major focus in my life. My husband, Larry Hoots, and I have been married for 34 years. Thirty-three years ago, we settled in Montura and chose to make Hendry County our home. We attend the Real Life Church in Clewiston. In my spare time, I enjoy researching family genealogy and ower gardening. Our children were born and raised here. They each graduated from Clewiston High School and went on to college. As a family, we have been involved with our children in school as well as a variety of extracurricular activities such as football, wrestling and track. Our daughter Melanie is married and has two children, Austin and Emmie. Our oldest son Glenn graduated from Florida State University with a doctoral degree in medicine and is currently in residency training for Radiology. Our son Brett graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree. Our youngest son Ryann is currently working to complete his degree. In addition to serving as a former secretary for the Montura Volunteer Fire Department, I helped establish the Montura Landowners Association, for which I served as president. I am also a past author of “Meandering in Montura” for the Clewiston News and have worked with the US Census Bureau in Hendry and Glades County. This will mark my 21st year of employment with the Hendry County Supervisor of Elections; my current position is Assistant Supervisor of Elections. In this capacity, I have learned and followed the laws and statutes governing elections, as well as the technological innovations within both the of ce and elections process. I have worked alongside the Of ce of Elections staff to inform and assist voters with the electoral process. During this time, I gained exposure to every aspect of the of ce and have demonstrated the comprehensive, adaptive and communicative abilities necessary to be Supervisor of Elections. With the support of current Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia Strickland, I would like to declare myself as a candidate for Supervisor of Elections. As Hendry County Supervisor of Elections, I will continue to be dedicated in maintaining the Elections Of ce as an exemplary public service committed to integrity, professionalism and the highest ethical standards. I will strive to keep transparency in the electoral process by providing access to information that will enable voters to be more informed. If elected, my of ce will use county funds and resources ef ciently and effectively. I would like everyone to know I am looking forward to meeting more of the people of Hendry County during my campaign. I am asking for your support and vote for Supervisor of Elections. You can contact me at 863-885-1756 or email brenda.hoots@yahoo.com. Election Pro leBrenda Hoots Possession of cocaine Arrested Feb. 22 by CPD Ofc. J. Rojas c C Kevin Heartsel Walton, 32Theft, $300-$5,000 Arrested Feb. 26 by CPD Ofc. T. Nieves C Waltisha Vonshae Burks, 31Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon no intent to kill Arrested Feb. 23 by J. Perez w t J Tyrone Odom, 20Possession of marijuana over 20 grams or a controlled substance w/o prescription Arrested Feb. 26 by CPD M. Thomas j c p C Christopher Michael Stanton, 31Dealing in stolen property Arrested Feb. 22 by J. Lee p J Roland Clifton Long, 38 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.No Picture Available No Picture Available No Picture Available

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CLEWISTON 2203 Everhigh Acres Rd., 03/03 03/04, 8 am until... Multi family sale. A little of everything. Tools, drywall etc. 863-983-8792 or 863-599-0121 for directions. Balloons & signs off hiway 80. House Canal Access For Rent 2/2 Lakeport $650 Month Call Leo (863)699-1920 WILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 LIFEGUARDS Central County Water Control District is looking to hire lifeguards for the summer. Please apply in person at the Central County of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates. Monday Thursday 7am to 5pm. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. MH THERAPIST Need MH Therapist for children’s outpatient services in HendryGlades Co. schools. Must have Master’s in Psychology/Sociology or related eld. Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. For info, call Dee (Dir. of HR) at (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@ embarqmail.com. SERVERS AND COOKS Full and Part time. Experienced. Must apply in person at Roland Martin Marina 920 E Del Monte Ave Clewiston, FL For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Special Notice Special Notice For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad.

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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. Clinical Case Manager (RN or Social Worker) Must have 2 years hospital case management, clinical and/or social work experience, verbal, written and computer data skills. Will coordinate care and services for selected patient populations. Able to demonstrate leadership, decision making and problem solving skills. Bilingual Spanish/English pref. Fax resume & cover ltr to FL Community Health Ctrs. (561) 844-1013 e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. PEDIATRIC DENTAL ASSISTANT Pediatric Dental Assistant, 1+yrs. exp., pay + bene ts. Resume to: mkantor@northwesternmanagement.com or fax 561-526-2576 NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Duplex 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. Good Working Dell Desktop systems $75 & up. Available @ Star Food Store across from KFC in Clewiston. (863)517-2782 CHAIRS 2 upholstered chairs with ottomans, caramel color w/swirl design. Both $200 or will sell sep. (863)902-9469 10x6 area rug wh/fringe Rich jewel-tone colors teal, burgundy,ivory. No stains NICE $55.00/or best offer. (863)902-9469 1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 Belle Glade & South Bay 2BR, 1BA, $450 monthly & $600 deposit. (561)996-5420 Now accepting section 8 & government assistance. Huge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1700 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 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. Share a house $300 plus 1/2 elect. bill. Free direct tv / phone no pets /Prefer single couple or single person (in Montura, Clewiston) (239)826-5226 Lakeport Patty’s Bait & Tackle Shop Hwy. 78 & Martin Blvd. bldg/commercial propany business-turn-key bait/tackle shop w/loyal customers, everything incl. Will consider lease &/or OF $90,000.00, Owner retiring. Call after 5 p.m. 863-673-1155 or visit. 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 Lakeport — 2BR/2BA older MH w/upgrades, 1/2 acre, roof over huge frt. Porch, 3 sheds, 2 cov. parking, now rented @ $600 mo. O.F. @ $68,000.00, with $5,000.00 down, $1,000.00 per mo, + prop taxes/ins. Entire amount to mortg. Paid in full w/in 5 yrs. Cash @ $65,000.00-call after 5 p.m. 863-673-1155. New 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 1996 Kawasaki Z1 Elminator, $2,600.00 (863)902-9469 JOHN DEERE Gator 2001 model, 6x4. Starts and runs good $2750 863-675-3330ANNUAL 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 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 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. 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Public Notice 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of South Bay Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay, Florida 33493. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 410977 CN 3/1/2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 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 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 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 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? 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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 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 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 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 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 Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SALE OR LEASE OF OFFICE BUILDING 622 W. SUGARLAND HIGHWAY, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: MARCH 23, 2012@ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the sale or lease of the Clewiston Of ce Building, 622 W. Sugarland Highway, Clewiston, Florida 33440 (Parcel I.D. No. 3-34-43-01-010-0338-003.2), a 1,440 sq. ft. building. 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 March 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 411162 CN/CB 3/1,8/2012 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 ?k Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public NoticeSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit to E R Jahna Industries Inc, Kirk Davis, Ortona Sand Mine, P O Box 840, Lake Wales, Florida 33859 for the Ortona Mine. This permit authorizes the permittee to discharge 2.8 million gallons per day, annual average daily ow, of process wastewater to a barge canal connected to the Caloosahatchee river. The facility is located at latitude 26o48’44” N, longitude 81o17’46” W on State Road 78, Ortona, Florida, in Glades County. Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department’s draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Nolin Moon, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Department’s South District Of ce within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information: (a) The commenter’s name, address, and telephone number; the applicant’s name and address; the Department permit le number; and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department’s action or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s action or proposed action; and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Department’s proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment, the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s South District Of ce, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901, at phone number (239)344-5600. 411159 GCD 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000251 ORANGEWOOD HOMES INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. LINDA DOUGLAS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Charlotte County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County, Florida, described as: Lot 2, Block C, Lakeview Estate, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 100 and 101, of the Public Records of Glades County, Florida a/k/a 1018 Casey Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Courthouse Steps, Moorehaven, FL 33471 at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of March, 2012 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Stuart M. Gold., Esq. 5801 N.W. 151 Street, Suite 307 Miami Lakes, FL 33014 Attorney for Plaintiff (305) 591-1040 411025 GCD 3/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000041 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JACINTO ROSALES; CARMEN L. ROSALES; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 18, BLOCK H, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 68 AND 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4560 FORT ADAMS AVE., FORT DENAUD, FL 33935-6343 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at in front o f the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at 11 o’clock a.m., on March 28, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at LaBelle, Florida, this 24th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. 12425 28th Street N., Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, E. MARION AVENUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUMBE R IS (941) 637-2281, WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771. 411147 CN 3/1,8/2012 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 OTHER 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 BOOK 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY 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. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 410138 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting March 8, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at the Harlem Community Civic Auditorium, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board 411182 CN/CB 3/1/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000176 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. SAMANTHA N. MORTON A/K/A SAMANTHA NICHOLE MORTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAMANTHA N. MORTON A/K/A SAMANTHA NICHOLE MORTON, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #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 GLADES County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in GLADES County, Florida described as: LOTS 19 AND 21, BLOCK 64, PALMDALE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 101, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8007 Oak Avenue, Palmdale, Florida 33944, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Glades County Courthouse on the Courthouse steps, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, FL 33471, on March 22, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILITY LANGUAGE: If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Operations Manager, Sheila Mann, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org; within seven working days of your receipt of the notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, dial 711. Dated this 2-16-2012. JOE FLINT Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 410889 GCD 3/1,8/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY Case #: 2009-CA-000741 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -vsArnold Ellington; Mary A. Ellington a/k/a Mary Ellington; Robert C. Howarth; Financial Independence Services, Corp d/b/a Financial Independence Services Corp.; Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated February 15, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000741 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Arnold Ellington are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., April 18, 2012, the following property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 1, BLOCK L, PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1984, MAKE: GREEN, VIN#: FLFL2AE193205795 AND VIN#: FLFL2BE193205795, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 16 day of February, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /s/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 410396 CN 3/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-155 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. VALERIE P. NELSON, FITZROY NELSON, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 7, J.T. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT 64 X 32 B3202 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2139822910AB. Commonly known as: 1020 Williams Street NW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, Florida 33471 at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 22nd day of March, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Attorney For Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 411016 GCD 3/1,8/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Public Notice

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19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 PHOTOS / JUAN LOPEZSkydivers show off for studentsDivers for the American Freefall team that consists of the Black Daggers and the Silver Wings, demonstrated various jump techni ques as students from Westside Elementary and Clewiston Christian School watched in amazement. At the end of the show, the Blackhawk helicopter hovered over the students to round out the demonstration.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Lack of freeze, better lake level helped harvestBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comHaving survived most of the fall and winter seasons, this year’s sugar harvest is just over 70 percent complete. Judy Sanchez, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications for U.S. Sugar, was very happy to make the announcement that this year’s harvest is markedly better than last year’s harvest that was weakened by several factors. “Thus far, it appears that this crop may approach a more normal sized crop this year,” said Sanchez. “The crop appears to have escaped, for the most part, the weather disasters that negatively impacted our cane crops over the last several years.” Those disastrous weather conditions included multiple hard freezes, dry weather patterns, and a low lake level that hampered the growth and harvest of the cane crop. Fortunately, none of those conditions occurred this harvest. “We lucked out with only one freeze or two and the lake level held fairly stable throughout the season,” said Sanchez. “The rains we received in October de nitely helped and sugar prices have held steady. It’s shaping up to be a great harvest.” In other news, U.S. Sugar hosted a lm crew from the Travel Channel show “Off Limits.” “Off Limits” visited U.S. Sugar to lm a segment for their “How Sugar is Made” episode. The show’s host Don Wildman was on site with Judy Sanchez, his tour guide. Wildman preferred to get hands on during lming and rode in a harvester, watched railcars being loaded and unloaded, and climbed to the top of “Sugar Mountain,” the massive pile of raw sugar. The show is scheduled to air in the fall of 2012. Sugar Harvest Going Smoothly, Hosted Show SUBMITTED PHOTOFrom left to right: Don Wildman, host of the Travel Channel show “Off Limits” and Judy Sanchez, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications for U.S. Sugar.