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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 03-15-2012
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General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Escape attempt foiled, drugs seizedOn March 5, Hendry County Deputies Clifton Green and Deputy Sheriff Nick Reed responded to the area of 850 Martin Luther King Boulevard. Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce received a call from a witness who reported that while working at his shop he saw two men who looked as though they were trying to hide behind a tree near the fence next to his place of employment. It was determined that the two men were Department of Correction Inmates attempting to escape while assigned to the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) work crew. The Department of Corrections (D.O.C.) inmates were under the care, custody and control of the Department of Corrections supervisors. When deputies arrived they located a DOC inmate-issued jumpsuit with a DOC issued identi cation card with the name of Gabriel Mercado. Deputies found Mercado a short time later standing in the parking lot of Arely’s located at 780 W. Cowboy Way, talking on a cell phone. Deputies positively identi ed Mercado and took him into custody. The witness reported to deputies that the second suspect had been seen heading to the DOT compound. Both deputies returned to the DOT area where the witness positively identi ed the suspect, Sidney Thelismon, as the second inmate who was present with Mercado. Both inmates were arrested and transported to the Hendry County Jail for processing. Thelismon was charged with aiding prisoner escape and Mercado was charged with escape. Both men are being held in the Hendry County Jail on no bond. Off Duty Deputy Recovers Stolen Vehicle And Suspects On March 11, off-duty Deputy Nathan Kirk came across two subjects he found in a wooded area off Wheeler Road and 20th Street who appeared to be disassembling what he believed to be a stolen vehicle. He immediately PLANS TO GIVE BACK TO HIS HOMETOWNBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comWith only days before spring practice beginning, Clewiston native Anthony Midget received word that he would be promoted. Midget, who has been working with the Georgia State University Panthers football team since 2008, was promoted to defensive coordinator on March 9 by Panther head coach Bill Curry. Described a very demanding and tough coach, Midget helped the Panthers’ special teams perform strongly in their 2010 inaugural season and, in 2011, the Panthers ranked 23 in the nation with a punt return average of 11.1. Midget has had a strong football career of his own. While at Virginia Tech, he lettered four years and was a three-year starting cornerback for the Hokies. From 1996 to 1999, he helped his team to four straight bowl games, with one BCS National Championship game. He graduated with a degree in sociology. During his time at Clewiston High School, he played football for the Tigers, and lled such positions as quarterback and wide receiver. Chairman of Hendry County Commission Tris Chapman, Hendry County Administrator Judi Kennington-Korf, and Hendry County EDC Executive Director Gregg Gillman made every minute count while in Washington, DC last week. In a day and a half, they crammed in nine meetings with legislators, their staff, and important agency executives. The meetings included Federal Aviation Administration, Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Congressman Tom Rooney’s of ce, Congressman Alcee Hastings’ of ce, Senator Marco Rubio’s of ce, Senator Bill Nelson’s of ce, and Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee staff. Commissioner Chapman said, “There are two ways to manage relationships with Washington. You can rely on a lobbyist or you can show up, tell your own story, and get personally engaged in advancing our issues.” Chapman said that with the limited resources that government at all levels are experiencing, a personal touch is needed to convey what Hendry County has to offer. “We thought it was important to Midget Reaches New Plateau Hendry County/ EDC Makes Progress in D.C. V. N T, M SEE EDC  20 SEE ARRESTS  19 SEE TIGERS  11R P N G EP FBLA W H S C WP Sheriff’s Of ce Makes Drug Arrests SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Clewiston High School Criminal Justice students were extremely successful in their endeavors, bringing home 12 trophies, 6 medals and 2 scholarships. The Clewiston High School Chapter of the F.P.S.A. placed fourth overall for the state and their advisor, Curtis Clay, was named the Advisor of the Year. For full story, turn to page 11. Justice Students Seize High Honors

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 Garden ClubThe Clewiston Garden Club is having their monthly meeting today, March 15, at the Clewiston Museum at 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcomed.Clewiston Police DepartmentMarch 10 to 17: Nation wide DUI crackdown, police will be focusing on removing impaired drivers from the roadways. March 18 to 31: The nation wide “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Of cers will be focusing on drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belts as well as all other traf c infractions. March 23: The Clewiston Police Department will be conducting a safety inspection/driver’s license check point on W. Circle Dr., between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. They will be checking drivers license, insurance, registration, use of seatbelts, vehicle equipment such as brake lights/tail lights and all other traf c related infractions.Gospel Music at the Big Red BarnTwo local talents, Keith Moore and Tom Shanahan, will be performing at the Big Red Barn on March 16 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.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 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 863-9835269.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.Saint Patrick’s Day DinnerSaint Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 17, at 5 p.m. It will be held at the VFW on 501 S. Francisco Street in Clewiston. There will be a price for dinner.Mini Health FairsHealth Fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse, and oxygen checks. For more information, please call Tabitha Yebba at 863-233-1305. Okeechobee Landings on Tuesday, March 20, at 10:45 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center on Tuesday, March 20, at 11:30 a.m. KOA on Wednesday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m.Seminole Museum Outreach ProgramClewiston Museum will partner with the Seminole Tribe’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Edison State College’s Hendry/Glades Center, LaBelle Heritage Museum, and the Glades County Historical Society in the second annual Seminole Museum outreach program at Edison State College’s Hendry/Glades Center in LaBelle on Wednesday, March 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome and light refreshments will be served following Pedro Zepeda’s presentation. Edison State College’s Hendry/Glades Center is located at 1092 Cowboy Way in LaBelle.Sock Hop PartyThe VFW Post 4185 is having a Sock Hop Party on March 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bar Bingo begins at 6 p.m. There is no cover charge but donations of adult socks are appreciated for future care packages for veterans. This event is open to the public.Caloosa Federated Republican WomenTuesday, March 20, 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, 6 p.m., at the Port LaBelle Inn. Guest speaker is Rabbi Steven Bernstein. Friday, May 18, 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 and 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, 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 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Sugar Festival Seeks VendorsThe Clewiston Sugar Festival, set for April 13 and 14, is looking for vendors. Both arts and crafts and food vendors are needed for the Friday Fest and all the main day activities on Sugar Festival Saturday. Businesses and organizations can also book information booths now as well. Booth space is limited in all categories and there are discounted rates for vendors reserving for both days. E-mail at clewistonsugarfestival@yahoo.com for further information.County Sub-Of ces MovedPlease be advised that the County Sub-Of ces have moved out of the Clewiston Towne Center on U.S. 27 (old K-Mart Building) to the following: Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce moved to 100 E. El Paso Ave. Currently in operation at 100 E. El Paso Ave Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Hendry County Property Appraiser Co-Locating at the Hendry County Health Department, 1100 Olympia Street, and open for business beginning March 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hendry County Clerk’s Of ce -Room 502 Hendry County Tax Collector & Drivers License Of ce – Room 300 Hendry County Probation – Room 512 Hendry County Administration – Room 441 Currently in operation at 1100 S. Olympia Street Hendry County Building, Licensing & Code Enforcement on Monday Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Room 433) Hendry County Housing Department (SHIP) Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Room 431 entrance near the rear of the building) Hendry County Veteran Service Of ce (Room 506 – enter at the Tax Collector’s entrance) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.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 Avenue in Clewiston. For more information, please call 239-275-5111. Clewiston Middle SchoolThe Beta Club will be selling shamrocks for Muscular Dystrophy during the entire month of March. The Beta Club and the Yearbook staff will hold car washes from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, March 31. Take the clean car challenge and come out and support the school.Clewiston High SchoolProject Graduation If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to Project Graduation, please send it to the Clewiston High School address c/o Project Graduation and if you’re interested in donating a gift, please contact Debbie McCarthy at 863-9832728 or Kim Barrineau at 863-228-1445. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS

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A YSO, River Jrs. Soccer Club join forcesBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comIt has been a busy past few weeks for the Clewiston Recreation Department as teams and elds prepare for the start of the spring sports season. By the end of the season, the area will have hosted teams from around the Lake Okeechobee area, including teams from Moore Haven, Belle Glade and Big Cypress. Opening Day festivities will begin at 2 p.m. on March 18 at Field 3 of the Sugarland Sports Park. City of cials will be present for the opening ceremony, with one throwing out the rst pitch of the season. Games will start the following day, March 19, and will break for FCAT week. After FCAT week, the season will continue, with the end scheduled for May 18. The schedule was designed to lessen the stress on players and students as they take on the FCAT. The nal day of May 18 was chosen so that everyone is available for graduation celebrations and award ceremonies. Clewiston Recreation Director Lance Ramer and his staff have been working hard preparing for the season and will be hosting 37 teams with over 400 local children participating. "There aren't as many teams and players participating as there were last year and that does happen," said Ramer. "What we do have are several new sponsors for this year and we are happy about that." Ramer is excited about the level of participation from the community. Several out of town teams will again be joining in the season play. Last year's season saw teams from Belle Glade, Big Cypress, and Moore Haven joining in. This y ear will be no different. "We reached out to them and will be happy to host their teams so that everyone can have a good time," said Ramer. Continuing in the vein of making sure that everyone is able to have a good time at Sugarland Sports Park, Ramer also announced that the Clewiston AYSO Soccer League is joining force w ith the River Juniors Soccer League. "The decision was made last Wednesday with representatives from both organizations meeting at the youth center," said Ramer. "It is going to be great partnership." The partnership allows everyone, including the Recreation Department, to maximize the resources that they have at hand. The joining of forces, as it is called, will share not only resources but equipment, volunteers, coaches, administrative duties, and eld time. "We realized that soccer is growing to the point where it is surpassing baseball in size and there are a nite amount of resources and eld time with only three elds," said Ramer. The plan is for the River Jr. teams to join in the AYSO games during the season, with them participating in weekend tournaments. After the season is done, both leagues can participate in more challenging leagues and Spanish leagues that play in the area. For Ramer this decision serves the community. "This will work for everyone involved and will increase what kids can participate in." For more information on spring sport schedules, coach and team listings, and other activities, visit www.clewistonrecreation.com. Below is the schedule for Opening Day: 1:45 p.m.: Teams will assemble in the out eld of Field # 3 (Small Quad) 2 p.m.: Presentation of Colors by the Clewiston Explorers 2:15 p.m.: National Anthem 2:20 p.m.: Recognition of Teams, Sponsors 2:30 p.m.: Intro. of City Commissioners and Admin. Staff 2:45 p.m.: Ceremonial 1st Pitch 3 p.m.: Scrimmage games begin 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON Early morning drop off by appointmentCLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM Your pet will always be cared for by a licensed veterinarian 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS • 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 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 Lake Teams Ready for Spring Sports Opening Day PHOTO / JUAN LOPEZOpening the season with a strike, Mayor Rick Miller threw out the rst pitch at last year’s Opening Day Ceremony.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light wind becoming east between 11 and 14 mph. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind between 7 and 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind between 9 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind between 9 and 11 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. 12.84 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Anna B. West, 93MOORE HAVEN — Anna B. West, age 93, of Moore Haven passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Clewiston. Anna was born Aug. 27, 1918, in Lillydale, Tenn. She is the daughter of the late Charles A. and the late Mary L. (Cummins) Ferguson. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Hughes (James) and Barbara Brown (Garry Culleny); son, Steve West; sisters, Gay Clarke (Blair) and Joyce Lengyl (Frank); daughter-inlaw, Janet Thomas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dewey H. Thomas and Pershing Mayo West; and a son, Richard H. Thomas. The funeral service was held 11 a.m., Monday, March 12, 2012, at New Hope Baptist Church, 1057 E. Yuan Road, Moore Haven, with Pastor Darryl Brannan of ciating. Interment was in Joshua Creek Cemetery, Arcadia. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.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.Croswell Antoney Bookal, 43CLEWISTON — Croswell Antoney Bookal, 43, of Clewiston, passed quietly Saturday, March 10, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves to mourn his passing a loving father, George. Also mourning his loss are four sisters, ve brothers, one aunt, one daughter, 19 nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A viewing will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mount Calvary Missionar y Baptist Church, 700 Georgia Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the above named church, Rev. Dwayne E. Brown, Pastor. Celebration of Life Service entrusted to: Brown’s Funeral Home, 1004 S. Dixie Highway, Lantana, Florida 33462, 561-533-5256. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 OBITUARY BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonOne of the most numerous songbirds in North America is the Savannah Sparrow. They breed in open areas in most of the Northern United States, Canada, and Alaska and winter in the Southern states including Florida and the East Coast as well as Mexico and Central America. These gregarious birds frequently gather in ocks. This medium-sized sparrow has a dark-streaked brown back, whitish underparts with brown or blackish breast and ank streaking. It has a short tail, small head, and often has yellow near the beak or above the eye. They have a pale crown strip and a brown cheek-patch. Their song begins with two to three chip notes, followed by two buzzy trills, “ti, ti, ti, tseeeeeee, tisoooo,” while their ight call is a thin “stip.” Savannah Sparrows walk along the ground foraging for food. During the summer breeding season, they eat insects, snails, and spiders. In the winter, their diet is mainly seeds from grasses, but they may eat crustaceans in coastal areas. The oldest recorded wild Savannah Sparrow was at least six years, 10 months old. On their summer breeding grounds, females will build a nest two to three inches across. This nest, made from woven grasses, is built in one to three days in natural depressions that are ush with the ground or in grassy tussocks. She will lay two to six pale greenish-blue to off-white eggs marked and occasionally wreathed in brown. For 10-13 days, both parents incubate the eggs with the female sitting on the eggs for 85 percent of the time. Both parents rear the young until they edge at seven to 14 days. A female must gather 10 times her weight in food for herself and her young until they edge. Female sparrows are known for their distractive displays of spreading their wings and tail in order to protect their nest from intruders. Savannah Sparrows are reported in inland Florida from November through April. During the March 28-31 Big “O” Birding Festival, the Savannah Sparrow will be one of the birds that photographers and birders hope to see during their trips to area birding hot spots in Hendry and Glades County including Lake Okeechobee. The event will also offer workshops and programs at the Port LaBelle Inn as well as a silent auction, photo contest, and displays by local photographers. For information go to www.bigobirdingfestival.com, e-mail bigobirding2012@gmail.com or phone the LaBelle Chamber at 863-675-0125. 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, contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Inland Birding Fun: Savannah Sparrow (SAVS) PHOTO / CONNIE SHACKLEFORDPictured is a Savannah Sparrow. Margaret England

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How to Save During a CrisisBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchRecently, the President proposed several different measures to help conserve fuel and relieve the energy crisis that is facing our nation. Among those were, “in ate your tires and buy smaller fuel-saving cars.” Congress has several more measures under consideration, more suggestions, and perhaps some regulations are on the way as America is in its worst shape nancially since the Depression. As Christians, we should be more than willing to show a little self-control and try to do our part in saving energy. Here are a few more suggestions to help your save fuel and alleviate the energy shortage: 1. Everyone is urged to turn off their TV and their lights and go to bed early Saturday night, in order to arise Sunday morning refreshed and ready to gather for worship and study. 2. Turn off the TV and turn on a lamp to prov ide a good lighting for more Bible Study in your home. A color TV uses six times the amount of electricity that a hundred-watt light bulb does. 3. Be actively involved at each Church Service. The person who has a mouth actively and heartily singing with each song and a mind actively inv olved in concentrating on the things being said burns up more calories, and therefore is warmer. 4. Whether at home or at church, turn off all lights that have been left on unnecessarily. 5. Lets all work to ll the church. A lled building requires less fuel to heat than one just halffull. As we follow these suggestions we will save fuel, as well as reaping many other results which are perhaps even more signi cant. Things like: souls being saved and escaping Hell; people nding the abundant life that Jesus came to give; marriages being saved; families being knit-together; crime decreasing; less child, sexual and drug abuse; and the list could go on and on. But, I think the point is made!Dog Day MemoriesBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchI was going through some old photos on my computer and found some buried treasure. Actually, they were pictures of my dog Pepper when w e were on vacation in Georgia. I used to nd it amusing that many pets and pet owners start to look and act alike after a certain amount of time. I recently came face to face with the reality that although my dog and I don’t share some of the same physical attributes, we do have some of the same personality quirks. On that vacation, I sent my young and agile nephew down a steep bank to retrieve a watermelon left in the ice cold mountain stream, and Pepper decided to follow him. I grabbed the watermelon as it was lifted up and then gave a hand to help my nephew up. Pepper tried to go up the steep bank, but didn’t make it. Then she tried swimming across the stream, but the current keep sweeping her further downstream. Seeing my dog struggling, I called to her, but she didn’t respond. So, I went down the bank into the water to help her. She was so caught up in her situation that she still didn’t come to my calls. She had already tried to go up the bank and had failed. I was wading in water that she would have to swim in to get to me. She was trying to do it on her own, and did not trust to go into the deep for me to help her out. Running out of options, she nally got close enough that I was able to get a hold of her and give her a boost up the bank. Where she had failed before on her own efforts, she was successful when she let her master help her up. Upon re ection, I saw myself in her actions in my relationship with my Master. Often when I get in a jam or a tough situation, I try to get out of it all by myself with my own efforts. I don’t always use all of the resources or people God has made available to help me up and out. I can imagine God’s frustration in calling to me, reaching out to me, trying to show me the way out from His higher perspective, while I struggle in the currents that are rushing at me, threatening to sweep me away. Knowing my relief and joy with Pepper, I can imagine His relief and joy when I nally let go and let God, and use those resources and people He has blessed me with to help lift me up to higher ground. Lord, help me to not be so caught up in my situation that I don’t respond to Your voice. Help me to remember that I’m not alone and that I don’t need to do it all myself.Bad Beginnings Can Have Good EndingsBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThis weekend includes Saint Patrick’s Day. Some of the history that is known about this person and celebrated by the Irish among many peoples and nations is worth remembrance. It seems Patrick made two trips to Ireland; rst as a captive and slave, then as an evangelist and missionary. That takes some doing! Imagine, if you will, being torn from your homeland, enslaved, doing forced labor among an alien people. People who have bad experiences in foreign countries never seem to want to go back. Yet Patrick saw something among the people who enslaved him that made it worth going back. Escaping and returning home, he became a Christian and was moved to return to his former captors. He exempli es the gospel imperative that we are called to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us (Matthew 5:44). He may have seen beyond the everyday treatment he received, perhaps he noticed kindness under difcult circumstances, maybe not all captors were likely to mistreat their captives. Patrick must have noticed qualities of kindness or goodness even at the worst of moments? Whatever it was, he returned and had a greater impact for good rather than evil. God uses even the worst of moments to bring about something of in nite good. John’s gospel tells us Nathaniel who asks Philip when he is told that the messiah has been found and Nathaniel wants to know “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” (John 1:46). The answer is simply “Come and see.” (ibid). Does anything good come out of bad situations? Saint Patrick, Philip, and thousands of others can look at how things turned out even after the bad beginning. Patrick chose to “turn the other cheek,” to forgive, to look for that image of God in even those who would not have seen it themselves; the good outcome from a bad beginning was possible because he took a Godly perspective on things and not one always common among people. I have found things to be possible among people of faith because they have another perspective on things: God’s perspective. I’ve observed that when bad times hit, people usually take one of three paths. They become cynical, they become superstitious, or those with a background of faith look where God is at work in a dif cult situation. These are the people that survive and do the best; knowing that they are not abandoned or isolated and that their faith will not be betrayed. Sometimes it takes returning kindness for evil, going the second mile with someone who is difcult, turning the other cheek, ignoring the insult, avoiding the confrontation when provoked; but these are the qualities that allow God to enter the picture and change it. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Phone Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers The Florida Public Service Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink’s basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $18.80 per month and business services are $26.50 to $31.00 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink offers Lifeline service to customers who meet eligibility requirements. The federal Lifeline program is undergoing some changes in 2012, but customers may be eligible if they participate in certain federal or state assistance programs or have a household annual gross income at or below 135% of the federal poverty level. Lifeline is available for only one wireline or wireless telephone per household. Lifeline is not transferrable and documentation of eligibility is required to enroll. Qualifying residents of American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal lands may be eligible for add itional discounts. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the first 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the first full m onth of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualify ing customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still qualifies during that time. Listed High-Speed Inter net rate of $9.95/mo. applies for first 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-mo nth term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or purchase a modem/router from CenturyLink for a one-time charge, and a onetime High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a on e-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 RELIGION COLUMNS “I have found things to be possible among people of faith because they have another perspective on things: God’s perspective.”— Rev. Sam Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: HENDRY COUNTY ANGELICA PENA 902.3019 VALERIE JAMES 674.4041 SARAH LITCHY 946.0707 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OFFICIALNOTICE of the Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. ANNUALMEETING March 24, 2011Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.s 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Osceola Middle School in Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the meeting being to elect trustees, vote on proposed By-law changes, and hear annual officersreports. Registration, Entertainment and Voting will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Business Meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.Join us forgreat entertainment, fun, and prizes including a 2001 CHEVROLETK1500 4X4 forone lucky member!PLAN NOWTO ATTEND! NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County will hold a public hearing on the following petition on March 27, 2012 at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The Board of County Commissioners will consider the recommendation of the Local Planning Agency for a “nal determination. 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: SE12-0001 Applicant: Deborah D. Misotti, Ph.D. Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION RATIFYING THE DETERMINATION OF APPROVED USAGE AS AN EDUCATIONAL PRIMATE SANCTUARY Location: 1655 Panama Ave, Clewiston, FL Property size: 5.0 acres +/Request: The applicant is seeking County Commission rati“cation of the determination of approved usage as an educational primate sanctuary for an existing facility. Legal description of subject property: The East one-half of the Southeast-quarter of the Southeast-quarter of the Southeast-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 east, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tracts 319 and 320, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded plat. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolThe Clewiston Middle School Junior Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have been working along with the March of Dimes in an effort to improve the health of babies around the world. “The Global Network for Maternal and Infant Health is dedicated to a future where every baby has the chance to live a healthy life.” In order to accomplish this very ambitious task, they track and publicize health data, build partnerships around the world in an effort to reach knowledge with obscure and often neglected groups of people in India, South Africa, Haiti, Central and Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Their far-reaching goals target providing proper nutrition to pregnant and lactating mothers, providing good medical facilities and care, making sure basic shelter is provided, and networking to share the knowledge needed to prevent birth defects. During the past several months the CMS chapter of the FBLA has held a contest among the homerooms to collect donations for this very serious cause. They were able to collect a total of $311.50, with the most money donated by Ms. P um’s sixth grade class, Ms. Panton’s seventh grade class, and Ms. Allen’s eighth graders. Those classes will be treated to a Mega Pizza Party after Spring Break (March 12-18). Ms. White, the assistant advisor, stated, “We would like to thank the CMS staff for making this charitable event a success each year and for their help in the lives of the babies.” She informed us that the CMS Junior FBLA, accompanied by the advisor, Ms. Dixon, will be traveling to Orlando in April to compete in the State Competition among Junior and High School students. The Future Business Leaders of AmericaPhi Beta Lambda, or FBLA-PBL is an American career and technical student organization that has its headquarters in Reston, Virginia. It is a non-pro t organization of high school, middle school/juniors, and college students, as well as professional members. These professional members serve as advisors and help students transition from school into the business world. They strengthen the con dence of students in themselves and their work while they develop an understanding of American business enterprise and foster character, citizenship, and patriotism. It is the largest student-run organization in the United States and one of the largest businessrelated organizations in the world. The rst Florida chapter, in Hillsborough, received its of cial state charter in 1951. CMS treasurer, Stannira Butler is very excited about attending the State Competition next month. “I’m in proofreading and editing. It’s like Language Arts class--like Daily Oral Language. We are given 75 questions that we proofread and edit. It’s something like working for a newspaper.” She went on to say that her of cial position within the organization is to keep track with funds and help with agendas. CMS chapter President, Amber Whitehall, detailed that the categories open for competition are Business Math, Career Exploration, Public Speaking, Keyboarding, Proofreading/Editing, and Web Design. “Some of our members will be competing in the Public Speaking also. They get to pick their own topics but their speech can only be three minutes long,” said Whitehall. “Crystal Vasquez received rst place in the district and will be competing at State. Also, Chanice Carmona, who came in second and Shakayla Hankins, who placed third, will be giving it their best shot.” The vice president, Alkeria Jackson, historian, Imani Nedd, and parliamentarian, Emily Shamsundar, are also excited about making the trip. When asked what they enjoy most about involvement in FBLA, Amber smiled seriously and replied, “Besides being a fun experience, it helps us mature better and increases our sense of responsibility. It also keeps us out of trouble!” Now, that’s a plus! Stannira agreed that it is a lot of fun and added, “It prepares us for overcoming obstacles in life. It’s very worthwhile. After all, our motto is Gateway to Greatness.” FBLA Works to Save Babies SUBMITTED PHOTOFBLA of cers Amber Whitehall. Alkeria Jackson, Stannira Butler, Imani Nedd, and Emily Shamsundar.

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Used w ith permission, Ford Media Archives.CenterStateBank.com We Believe In You .Breeze on over to WIN a Mustang!Breeze on over for better banking.Drop by your local CenterState Bank of“ce and enter our Lifes A Breeze Sweepstakes.You could win a 2012 Mustang Convertible!Enter our Lifes A Contest Equal Housing Lender THE Get a free gift, free checking, free debit card and more. Call, click or visit and learn more about our Three FreeŽ Make The Switch offer!Get Three FREE „ 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 If you’re a cigarette smoker, chances are you started in your teens. The fact is nine out of 10 adult smokers began while in their teens, or earlier. Even today, more than 21,300 Florida youth, under 18 years of age, become new smokers each year. To help prevent youth tobacco use, Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership and Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida are speaking up and taking action. In observance of Kick Butts Day on March 21, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids national day of activism that empowers youth to ght back against Big Tobacco, Hendry Students Working Against Tobacco will he conducting tobacco butts clean-up at local parks, rivers and lakes. This event will highlight how cigarette butts are just as much a liter problem as bottles, cans, and other rubbish. ”400,000 Americans die every year from tobacco-related causes,” said Melissa Franco, President of Clewiston High School S WAT. ”The tobacco industry addicts more than 1,000 youth every day and one in three youth will die prematurely because of their tobacco use. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. SWAT knows how to win the ght against tobacco. Science and experience have identi ed proven cost-effective strategies to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. On March 21, students across Hendry County will conduct several events for the national Kick Butts Day campaign. They will work to clean tobacco liter from out local parks, rivers and lakes so that youth have safe places to have fun.” Contact Valarie James at the health department for more information or to volunteer for this event. If you are a smoker and are ready to quit you can contact Angelica Pena at Hendry Regional Medical Center for local tobacco cessation services. Teen smoking has declined in recent years. However, 15.4 percent of high school students and 10.2 percent of middle school students in Hendry County reported current cigarette use in 2010. ”Tobacco is a very addictive and potentially dangerous drug” said Sherry Elliott, Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership Chairperson, ”For years, the tobacco industry has marketed toward youth and have always considered them as replacement smokers. The average age that youth in Hendry County begin using tobacco is 12, which is middle school. Once a person starts using tobacco, it takes hard work and a consistent plan to break the habit. The goal is that all youth in Hendry County have safe and healthy environments to play and have fun.” Preventing youth tobacco use is a critical step in combating the pervasive problem of tobacco, the leading cause of disease and preventable death in Florida. More than 300,000 Florida children will ultimately die prematurely from smoking, as current data suggests. Kids Across Hendry County are Fighting Back and Kicking Butts SUBMITTED PHOTOStudents and athletes for FebruaryClewiston High School Students of the Month (pictured at the top) are students who work hard, put forth great effort in all that they do. Great job to Kevonte Bailey – 11th grade and Olivia Rushing – 12th grade. The Athletes of the Month (pictured at the bottom) are Marlon Ricketts – 12th grade and Terri Baker – 10th grade. These students are de nitely team leaders who are also honest, reliable, and dependable.

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For Midget, everything that he has done has led to the successful career that he has had thus far. “It feels great to be promoted and just before the season begins as well,” said Midget. “I can’t w ait to take on my new role. The team has come a long way and they have what it takes to have a great season this year.” Something else that he cannot wait for is to create a program that reaches out to Clewiston y outh. Midget plans to start up a youth camp for area children up to the eighth grade. His goal is to provide a learning environment and to bring back several men who have succeeded in their careers to help encourage and teach the children that their dreams are possible. The camp will consist sports training, primarily football, and character building sessions that will challenge and motivate those who attend. Midget plans on having several men, who have grown up in the area and have gone on to successful careers, attend the camp to provide examples that it is possible to succeed. “A great example of someone who has succeeded and went back to the area is Philip Summers. He is a great coach and I do hear a lot about him,” said Midget. “Men like that have a lot to offer and I want the kids to be able to see that.” The time frame for the youth camp is anywhere from one to two years away, but Midget is certain that it will take off when it gets started. For the time being, he offered advice to students and athletes that has kept him going every day. “My advice is for them is to stay focused, set goals, and go over them every day. Surround yourself with like-minded people who share your drive to succeed,” said Midget. “People will try to hold you back but you have to keep going. Above all, make sure that you get an education. If you don’t succeed at sports, you will stay have the knowledge and the ability to succeed at life.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRENDA HOOTSforSupervisor of Elections21 Years of Experience in ElectionsE-mail brenda.hoots@yahoo.com or call her at 863-885-1756Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Brenda Hoots Democrat for Supervisor of Elections 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 BY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschutlz@newszap.comClewiston High School’s Criminal Justice students attended the 2012 Florida Public Service State Leadership Conference bringing home multiple awards. They competed in several law competitions, designed around enforcement related events, including but not limited to, public speaking, crime scene analysis and investigation, rearms, and defensive tactics. At the conference, Detective Curtis Clay was named Advisor of the Year. In addition to that honor, Clewiston High School’s Criminal Justice Program was distinguished as one of the top Criminal Justice chapters. They placed fourth overall in the state of Florida. They were awarded a total of 12 trophies, six medals, and two scholarships this year as opposed to nothing last year. Joshua Deese earned several awards including rst place in Extemporaneous Speaking and rst place in Mr. Public Service, which also awarded him with $1,000 in scholarship money. The students won fth place for their Community Service Project (Lauren Rice, Courtney Bain, Joel Albelo, Ruben Cornejo, Cassandra Paniagua, Joanna Herrera), fth place for Cassandra Paniagua and Susana Tamez’s Ideal Model Prison, rst and third for Criminal Incident Investigation with the third place team consisting of Lyle Gibbs and Eric Benitez and the rst place team of Juan Munoz and Joshua Deese. Another scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Courtney Bain for third place is Ms. Public Service. With this kind of success, it is no surprise that they are attempting to establish a Criminal Justice Academy at Clewiston High School. At the moment, Clewiston High School does not meet the criteria to establish an academy. But according to Detective Clay, this is “de nitely an achievable goal.” “The youth of Clewiston want to achieve and do well. It [this program] is really student driven.” In order to become an of cial academy, Clewiston High School must establish a coherent scheduling and academic rigor in criminal justice courses. It must be a course with a minimum of at least three years each with different levels of study. The goal of the academy is to graduate students with certi cations that allow them to nd employment directly out of high school with base salaries above ten dollars an hour. Clay believes this will be a bene t to students as it will serve as a straightway path to success for those who aren’t particularly interested in college. “Most of us don’t have parents with trust funds. We have to make it on our own.” Criminal Justice Program on the Rise TIGERSContinued  1 Anthony Midget Cocaine, scheduled II Possession of cocaine Arrested March 6 I c Samantha Nicole Almieda, 22Operating a motor vehicle w/o a valid license Possession of cocaine Arrested March 11 by CPD Ofc. Hicks v c c C Domingo Gomez Merino, 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.

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Employment Full TimeDIESEL MECHANIC• Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery.• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume to: Jdooley@ussugar.com or Apply Online: www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Moore Haven Correctional Facility Competitive Wages and Bene tsCORRECTIONAL OFFICERFL CERTIFIEDQuali cations: • High school diploma, GED certi cation or equivalent and be a non-commissioned security of cer licensed by the State. • A valid driver’s license is required. • Demonstrate ability to complete any required training. • Must be available to work any hours, any shift. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 19 years of age. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Apply online at www.ccajob.com Moore Haven Correctional Facility. Employment Full TimePAYROLL ANALYSTSummary: Under general supervision, perform complex tasks relating to the processing of payroll. Duties may include review of personnel information for accuracy and data entry of exception pay, report creation, payroll balancing, ling, garnishment processing, communicating with employees and management, both verbally and in writing, and payroll distribution. Job Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. One year clerical experience or six months of directly related experience involving payroll processing. EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeRAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE MECHANICRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress Reservation AUTOMOTIVE SHOP COORDINATOR/MECHANICResponsible for the daily operations of the automotive shop. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on eet vehicles and equipment including gas and diesel engines, hydraulic systems, air brakes, forklifts, tankers and trailers. Also, maintains inventory and manages any requests for materials, tools and supplies. ASE Certi cation Required. Apply Today! Send Resumes to: Kabienaime@semtribe.com or fax: 954-967-3477 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies.JOB REQUIREMENTS:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.5 million residents. We currently have an opening at our Clewiston Field Station location:OMC PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISORThis position will assist with managing the physical, scal, and human resources of the Trades Support Mechanical/Hydraulic unit of the Clewiston Field Station. Supervise water resource operations and maintenance program efforts including coordination, implementation, tracking and communication of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones and schedules. Supervises Diesel Engine Specialist, Millwright, Electronics I/C and Industrial Electrician personnel. Incumbent works with both the superintendent and assistant superintendent to ensure staff’s readiness to respond and support the eld station’s emergency management operations. This includes addressing all regional issues/concerns speci c to a eld station location. Provides direct input to the emergency management operations procedures used by all eld stations. Conduct interviews, train, motivate, assign and evaluate work. Provide technical and programmatic coordination and interaction with other District units, government agencies, and the public. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related eld is preferred and six (6) plus years experience in the operation and maintenance of water management works or related eld including at least two (2) years supervisory experience. Certi cations in Mechanical and/or Hydraulic eld(s) preferred. Valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. To Apply/Learn More About The South Florida Water Management District Please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov. Click on careers. Scroll to Find Search and Apply and click on Search Openings. In the keyword search window insert job # 753BR .The South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment Full TimeR & D Maintenances is currently accepting applications for Laborer, Grounds maintenance position. Requirements include: General knowledge of grounds maintenance, safety, self motivation a plus. Must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston FL 33440 Waste Management Now hiring Equipment Operator for Glades Land ll Transfer Station. Please apply online at www.wm.com We are now hiring full & part time employees at McDonald’s of Belle Glade, Clewiston & LaBelle. Apply online at www.mc orida.com Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeTEMP MECHANIC WELDERSafely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Pass 6G Welding Test. Jdooley@ ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment MedicalCENTER MANAGER for Community Health Ctr. in Pahokee. Must have 5 yrs exp in business or Health Care Mgmt, organizational & supervisory skills, cultural sensitivity & team approach. BA/BS pref. Competitive salary and excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (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 ApartmentsDuplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Belle Glade & South Bay 2BR, 1BA, $450 monthly & $600 deposit. (561)996-5420 Now accepting section 8 & government assistance. MOORE HAVEN 8 units for Sale (4 duplexes) Fully rented. All are 2 br./ 1 ba. Central A/C, new roof, new septic system and good location. Owner will nance at 7% with 20% down. $415,000. Call: 305-720-3322. Condos/Townhouses Rent2BR, 2BA Condo at Bass & Sun on Lake Okeechobee, Fully furnished. $800 mo. Call 859-583-4321. Houses RentShare 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. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 COME JOIN OUR MISSION Enjoy a Career with Purpose Your career can have new purpose as you help us provide quality medical/dental care for our community. We are adding the following positions to our team: EXPERIENCED DENTAL ASSISTANTS https://home.eease.com /recruit/?id=50167 CLINICAL TRAINER LPN https://home.eease.com /recruit/?id=1198881 Quali ed applicants apply online at the links above or fax resumes to 239-278-3203. We offer an excellent salary, incentive, and bene ts package. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeDrivers CDL Class A Yard Holster Exp. $14 an HR. Clean 5 yr Motor Vehicle Record. Call 888-312-4206 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds B uy i ng a car ? L oo k i n the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in theclassifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. 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Custom Built 3br/2ba CBS in Lakeport, end lot on rim canal with side canal, direct lake access. Split oor plan with two 8 ft. glass doors opening onto a 28 ft. screen porch. Country oak dcor, large closets, ceramic tile/carpet ooring, custom window coverings. Attached garage holds airboat and bass boat. Covered boat house with electric lift, sh cleaning room with water/elec, sea wall, boat ramp. On private concrete road with other custom homes. All appliances and some furniture included. $275K, make offer. No lease option/rent. 863-946-2774. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentNewly Renovated 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms Ready to move in Low deposits $400 and up 863-983-8106 Mobile HomeSale2012 3 Bedroom Doublewide $44,113 Set up, a/c, skirting & steps.. EZ Financing 863-983-8106 2012 3 Bedroom Set up, a/c, skirting & steps $34,995 863-983-8107 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 Used 14x80 3 Bed, 2 Bath $5000 863-228-1154 Public Notice NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Florida Statue §715.109, that AQUA ISLES MOBILE HOME PARK will set the following abandoned property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Abandoned Mobile Home bearing VIN #FLFLK70A177510P, including, but not limited to, all personal property located in and surrounding mobile home, located at 900 Aqua Isles Blvd., Lot H24, LaBelle, FL 33935 within Aqua Isles Mobile Home Park, located in LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at Aqua Isles Mobile Home Park, 900 Aqua Isles Blvd., LaBelle, Florida at 9:00 a.m. on March 22, 2012. 411555 CN 3/8,15/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop on March 27, 2012, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of discussing the 2012-2013 County Budgets. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting or workshop, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 412049 CN/CB 3/15/2012 Public Notice NOTICE The public is hereby noti ed that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on March 28, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston’ s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Community Development Director 412307 CN 3/15/2012 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3039 2008 4104329-03021360340 John C. Swearingen Lot 34, Block 2136, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410315 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Houses Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 3999 2007 4104329-13025380070 Peter Keenan Lot 7, Block 2538, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 55, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411762 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 3568 2007 4104329-10023490210 Estalla DeGiron & Maria Del R. Giron Lot 21, Block 2349, 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 Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411758 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3197 2007 4104329-07022010270 Pensco Trust Company FBO Gary Muzzonigro #MUIBA Lot 27, Block 2201, 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 Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411759 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000238 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, VS. JACKIE L. BYLSMA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS MANAGING MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A JACKIE LYNN BYLSMA; TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC; APRIL TURNER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS MANAGING MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC; CHARLES TURNER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A CHARLES ROBERT TURNER; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27th day of Feb., 2012, and entered in Case No. 22-2009-CA-000238, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and JACKIE L. BYLSMA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS MANAGING MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A JACKIE LYNN BYLSMA; TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC; APRIL TURNER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS MANAGING MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC; CHARLES TURNER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A CHARLES ROBERT TURNER; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the AT FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: 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. If you 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 Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, 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 29th day of February, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Law Of ce of Marshall C. Watson 1800 NW 49 Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 412223 GCD 3/15,22/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Jaime Miranda and Katheleen Coco conducting a Retail business at Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of Mirror, Mirror, LLC and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Jaime Miranda 601 S. Francisco St., Apt D Clewiston, FL 33440 Kathleen Coco 601 S. Francisco St., Apt D Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Mirror, Mirror LLC is as follows: Jaime Miranda and Katheleen Coco It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Mirror, Mirror, LLC under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Jaime Miranda DATE: 2-28-2012 412114 CN 3/15/2012 Public Notice

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Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 2574 2008 1314433-A0003500000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5870, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411773 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 2542 2008 1314433-A0001890000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5726, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411777 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2536 2008 1314433-A0001580000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, 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 5719, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411778 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1404 2008 1134432-A0002360100 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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 5538, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411761 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice 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 2578 2008 1314433-A0003660000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6106, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411766 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1453 2008 1144432-A0000730100 Felix & Beatriz Mojena The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Excluding road of right-of-way. Also known as Tract 3446, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411767 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1338 2008 1134432-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5582, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411763 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1401 2008 1134432-A0002310000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5534, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411764 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012

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Public Notice 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 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 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 1403 2008 1134432-A0002330000 GAME Investments, Inc. The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5558, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411757 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 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 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 1558 2008 1154432-A0000580100 Rojelio Garcia & Maria De Jesus Garcia The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3295, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411772 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 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 2561 2008 1314433-A0003090000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5740, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411779 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1032 2007 1134432-A0001430000 Maria Perez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road to the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3049, 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 8th day of March, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412281 CN/CB 3/15/2012 Public Notice 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 1550 2008 1154432-A0000440000 Arnaldo Marquez Jr. Est. & Pilar Home Developers, Inc. The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3234, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411771 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Joint Glades-Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged announces a public hearing to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Hendry County Administrative Of ces, 640 South Main Street, Conference Room #2, LaBelle, Florida 33935 GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Public Hearing items include: Minor Update of the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) and Annual CTC Evaluation Report. You may view the agenda on the SWFRPC website at www.swfrpc.org All meetings of the Local Coordinating Boards are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Ms. Deborah Kooi at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 210 at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 Voice / (800) 955-8771 TDD or e-mail dkooi@swfrpc.org. The SWFRPC planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation District One Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. For more information, you may contact Ms. Deborah Kooi at (239) 338-2550, Ext. 210 or by e-mail at dkooi@swfrpc.org. 412238 CN/CB 3/15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Joint Glades-Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. (immediately following the Public Hearing) PLACE: Hendry County Administrative Of ces, 640 South Main Street, Conference Room #2, LaBelle, Florida 33935 You may view the agenda on the SWFRPC website at www.swfrpc.org GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Regional Quarterly Meeting All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Deborah Kooi at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 210 or by e-mail at dkooi@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. For more information, you may contact Ms. Deborah Kooi at (239) 338-2550, Ext. 210 or by e-mail at dkooi@swfrpc.org. 412247 CN/CB 3/15/2012 Public Notice 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 REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 FM# 428104 BID No. 2012-14 Opening Date and Time: March 22, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Sidewalk Construction on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on March 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Purchasing, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. Bidders must be registered with Purchasing in order to receive the plans and specs. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410600 CB/CN 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-963 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. YUSIMI LAU, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YUSIMI LAU, Any and All Unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the herein named individual Defendants, and UNKNOWN TENANT #1 n/k/a RIGOBERTO CASO, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-963, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and YUSIMI LAU, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YUSIMI LAU and UNKNOWN TENANT #1 n/k/a RIGOBERTO CASO, I will sell, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 E Hickpochee, Labelle, Florida 33935, SECOND FLOOR, at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 4, Block 88, Montura Ranch Estates, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37-39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Also including (1) 1989 Royal Mobile Home ID# 136111174. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated the 8th day of March, 2012. Clerk of Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 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 Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 412164 CN 3/15,22/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BUILDING AND BUILDING REGULATIONS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider changes to the building regulations entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-7, BUILDING AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE I, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-7-3, ESTABLISHMENT OF WIND SPEED LINE; CHAPTER 1-58, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE I, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-58-1, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS, SECTION 1-58-4, DEFINITIONS, SECTION 1-58-5, TECHNICAL CODES ADOPTED; ARTICLE XI, ELIMINATION OR REPAIR OF UNSAFE BUILDINGS, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-58-104, ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS OR REHABILITATION WORK, SECTION 1-58-106, MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS REQUIRED, SECTION 1-58-109, NOTICE OF NONCOMPLIANCE, SECTION 1-58-111, ORDERS BY BUILDING OFFICIAL, SECTION 1-58-114, EXTENSION OF TIME FOR COMPLIANCE; ARTICLE XII, MOBILE HOME, MODULAR HOME AND ACCESSORY STRUCTURES, ANCHORING, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-58-118, MOBILE HOME ANCHORING AND BLOCKING REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such 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. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 412265 CN/CB 3/15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 222012CP 000005XXXXXX PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF JUAN C. GARCIA A/K/A JUAN GARCIA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that a Petition for Summary Administration has been led in the estate of JUAN C. GARCIA A/K/A JUAN GARCIA, deceased, File Number 22201CP00005 XXXXXX, by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471; that the total value of the estate is homestead real property and personal property of $500.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it will be assigned after the entry of an order is: MARGARITA G. FREIRE, 3109 Braddock Street, Tampa, Florida 32607 OMAR M. GARCIA, 1111 Shipwatch Circle, Tampa, Florida 33602 CINDY G. GENNARO, 10507 Hinds Place, Odessa, Florida 33556 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED 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 the rst publication of this Notice is March 8, 2012. MARGARITA G. FREIRE Petitioner OMAR M. GARCIA, Petitioner CINDY G. GENNARO, Petitioner ERIC S. KANE, P.L. ERIC S. KANE, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioners Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 305-937-7280 410444 CN 3/8,15/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, MARCH 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of JULISSA CAMACHOQUEEN SIZE BED MATRESS AND BOX SPRING, TOYS, 2 SPEAKERS, 3 TV’S, FAN, STEREO, MISCELLANEOUS • Property of LEONDRAE CAMEL -2 WING BACK CHAIRS, 2 TABLE LAMPS BED SPREAD, CARPET, SUITCASE,AIR PURIFIER, MISCELLANEOUS. • Property of BODDY MCNEAL 1 BIKE QUEEN SIZE HEADBOARD, 4 TIRES, 19” TV, GIRL’S BIKE ,TOYS, MISCELLANEOUS. 411298 SUN 3/8,15/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY DEFERRED COMPENSATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting March 22, 2012, at 2:30 p.m., at the Hendry County Administrative of ce, Conference Room #1, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, 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. Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee 412047 CN/CB 3/15/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000446 JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST KENNETH EUGENE SCHEMM, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST KENNETH EUGENE SCHEMM, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HENDRY County, Florida: THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR ACCESS ROADS OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF AND THE SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF; ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 48, PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; TOGETHER WITH A 1999 NOBILITY MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, IDENTIFICATION NO. N17739 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, Pl., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in theC lewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 6th day of March, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, Pl. P:O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 NUTTER-FHA-1 -UNASSIGNEDTeam 4F 11015921 -F1 1015921 **See .Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in. this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 311.2, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 3390], telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-9558770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 411969 CN 3/15,22/2012NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 412104 CN 3/15,22/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLICThe Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regtional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.412292 CN 3/15/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 Public Notice Public NoticeBLUEGRASS FESTIVAL March 15 17, 20121st Annual Okeesimmee Bluegrass Festival sponsored in party by the Okeechobee County Tourism Development Council. Local, Regional and National bands will be performing over a 3 day period at the Okee-Tantie Campground & Marina 10430 State Road 78 West, Okeechobee, 34974. Festival kicks off Thursday 3/15/12 @ 3:00 pm 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 1:00 pm 9:00 pm. Bands performing Nothin Fancy, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, The Travelers, Hagar’s Mountain Boys, The Links, Hwy 441 South, Palmetto Ramblers and Keith Bass & the Florida Bluegrass Express. For additional information go to www.okeesimmeebluegrass.com or call Keith Bass at 863-781-2376 or Darlene Bass at 863-634-5815. Construction Notice to Mariners Partial Obstruction of Okeechobee Waterway HERBERT HOOVER DIKE Culvert 1A Glades CountyThe waters of the Okeechobee Waterway adjacent to Herbert Hoover Dike and Culvert 1A will be partially obstructed due to construction activities. Recreational and commercial boaters are asked to use precaution when navigating through this section of the waterway between the Alvin L Ward park boat ramps and Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp boat ramps. Signs and navigational markers will be in place before the construction area to instruct mariners to reduce speed and use caution. Type of Operation: Cofferdam construction to facilitate culvert replacement Location of Operation: Okeechobee Waterway 810’34”W 2648’56”N Duration of Operations: Jan 2012 – Oct 2014 Vessels involved: Barge = Mobro 203; Push boat = The Badger VHF-FM radio frequencies monitored: Channel 13 and 16 Point of Contact: Adrian Bell Odebrecht Construction 24 hour phone number: 504-729-7610 Chart number: 11428, Dated 01 Aug 20 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salespersonintown. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDAConsolidated Case No. 08-149 CASALVADOR ESQUENAZ, Plaintiff V. BENITO LOPEZ, et. al. Defendants. SALVADOR ESQUENAZ, Plaintiff Case No. 08-150CA V. BENITO LOPEZ, et. al., Defendants. ESTHER GREENSHER, Plaintiff Case No. 08-151 CA V. BENITO LOPEZ, et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE TO: BENITO LOPEZ, LISSETTE LOPEZ AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH AND UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS and any and all persons who may claim an interest in the real property described below: Notice is given that pursuant to Final Judgment dated December 20, 2011, in Case No: 08-149 Consolidated of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida in which Salvador Esquenazi is the Plaintiff and Benito Lopez and Lissette Lopez are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Second Floor Lobby, LaBelle, FL 33975 on March 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment: EXHIBIT “A” Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 8654’10” along the South line of said Section 16, a distance of 47.40 feet; thence N 0310’00” W along the East right of way of State Road 29, a distance of 710.00 feet to the South right of way of a road; thence N 8654’10E, along the South right of way, a distance of 1780.00 feet to the Northwest corner of the Tract being described and the Point of Beginning; thence continue N 86 54’10” E along the South right of way of a road, a distance 640.00 feet; thence S 03 10’00” E, a distance of 340.00 feet; thence S 86 54’10” W a distance of 340.00 feet to the point of beginning. The Tract of land herein described is also known as Tract 13 of Unit C. Dated March 6, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 411951 CN 3/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF STEPHEN J. REYNOLDS Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEPHEN J. REYNOLDS, deceased, whose date of death was July 21, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with the 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 March 8, 2012. TRICIA K. REYNOLDS Personal Representative 470 S. Davis Street LaBelle, Florida 33935 STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, ESQ. Attorney for Personal Representative Post Of ce Drawer 2188 LaBelle, Florida 33975 Telephone 863-675-0087 By: Steven J. Polhemus, Esquire Florida Bar Number 182567 411618 CN 3/8,15/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on March 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Renardo Jurineack #15 Latoya Jones #63 Leroy Myers #91 & #92 411876 GCD 3/15,22/2012 Public Notice Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 I know I keep telling you that the shing here on Okeechobee is the best but it keeps getting better every week. My clients caught several big bass this past week that were over seven pounds, including a monster ten pound sh. The number of bass that we have been catching has also been awesome; forty sh days have been pretty common. Not sure when this bass shing frenzy will end but now would be a great time to come shing on Lake Okeechobee. The live bait bite with wild shiners continues to be the best way to go but I did have a couple different clients catch bass over eight pounds on arti cial lures last week. The bass still seem to be on the outside grass line closest to open water this past week but I have also seen some schooling bass out in the open water. All of the bass seem to be about two to three weeks ahead of what they are usually doing this time of the year and I think the mild winter and warm water temperatures have a lot to do with it. I have still been catching sh from Cochran's Pass to Long Point but all on the outside grass line. If live bait is your favorite way to catch bass, then you will need about six dozen to last you until noon. I have been catching more bass in the morning on live bait but bigger ones are coming in the afternoon. This also holds true for the arti cial bite with the big bass being caught later in the morning or afternoon. The jig has been my go to bait for bass this past week with the Charlie's Worms Zipper Dipper being my second choice, junebug is still my color choice for the Zipper Dippers. I have also caught a few bass on spinner baits and some of the other guides have been doing really well on them, again along the outside grass line seems to be the place to be. I have been targeting the base of bulrush patches to catch most of the bass I have been catching on arti cial lures. Areas like the shoal, east wall, Rita Island, and Long Point have all been productive areas. The w ind has been our deciding factor as to where to sh. If the wind blows too much dirty water into an area, then the bass are a lot harder to catch. As we approach April, the bluegill should begin bedding and the shing should be awesome this year with all the right conditions. I know of a few guides already catching them on crickets. So, it should only get better in the next few weeks. I have started hearing great news out of the Florida Keys about the tarpon and, as most know, I guide for them from mid April through June. This season should start a little earlier with the water temperatures up and the shing should be off the hook. Until next time good luck, tight lines, and I hope to see everyone on the water soon.Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston. Give him a call at 863-677-0983 or go to www. markking shing.com or www.tarponinthekeys. com to book a trip. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report SUBMITTED PHOTOPaul Schara from New York with a 10 pound Okeechobee bass.

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Board members not satis ed with proposalBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comThe Central County Water Control District has been given a proposal that may not be to their liking. The CCWCD oversees water issues in the Montura area, including the Montura Reservoir. South Florida Water Management District approached district board members with a proposal that would involve the use of the Montura Reservoir. This proposal covers a joint 50-50 cost sharing venture that would make use of the reservoir during the peak season to reserve water from Lake Okeechobee. On the surface, this proposal sounds bene cial to both parties. That is, however, not the case, says Benny Alvarez, Chairman of the CCWCD. According to Alvarez, the proposal has far too many unknowns to be considered a viable option at this time. "Essentially, the terms of this proposal state that Water Management would be paying us to store water in our reservoir," said Alvarez. "At rst glance, who would not jump for that. But, the language of the proposal and the costs involved are deterring any interest in going forward." The major issue that that Alvarez has about the proposal is that it contains no language at to the responsibilities of water quality from who or wherever Water Management will be pumping the water from. That water, once pumped into the reservoir, would be stored for unknown length of time. "I'm worried about contamination. The water at the reservoir is clean and we have many people that use it," said Alvarez. "Right now, the proposal has no language the thoroughly discuss water quality and assurances that where the water will come from is of proper quality as well. That is not acceptable." Concerning the nancial aspect of the proposal, numbers still need to crunched, but it appears that the costs would far outweigh the bene ts. With the price of fuel rising and other economic factors coming into play, it isn't worth going forward, explained Alvarez. What does concern the board at this time is community feedback to address all concerns and bring residents up to speed on what is being considered. "Word is still going around that the reservoir will be taken away from residents and that is simply not true nor is it going to happen," said Alvarez. "We (the board) want to have another meeting to make sure that the community is reassured and informed." The next board meeting will be on March 28 at the Montura Ranch Clubhouse. It was expected that a vote would have been made but Alvarez has stated that the board is no where near any decision or negotiation at this time. "I believe, and after what was said at the last meeting, that we don't have enough information and won't by March 28," said Alvarez. "In the meantime, we will keep that option open in case our concerns are adequately addressed by Water Management." contacted Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce and Deputy White responded to the scene. Upon speaking with 19-year-old Jesse Eugene Grassmuck of Robert Ave., Lehigh Acres, and a 17-year-old juvenile on scene, it was determined that the vehicle had been taken from a residence on 13th Street by another man and brought to the area. Grassmuck did admit to Deputy White that he had a marijuana pipe and marijuana on him. Deputy White located both items and placed Grassmuck under arrest. Lee County deputies were noti ed of the abandoned vehicle as it was stolen out of their county. Grassmuck was charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Grassmuck was released on a notice to appear with a mandatory court appearance of March 26. The 17-year-old juvenile was released to Lee County Deputies for investigative reasons. Seven Arrested On Drug Charges Hendry County Narcotics Division has arrested seven individuals on narcotics related charges. After conducting undercover operations at 702 E. Concordia Avenue in Clewiston, investigators purchased powder cocaine from 29 year old Carlos U. Diaz. Diaz was arrested and charged with sale of cocaine with 1000 feet of a church. He was later released on $35,000 bond. On Feb. 24 after making arrangements to make a narcotics buy from 35-year-old Ulysses Williams, of 810 W. Seminole Avenue, in LaBelle, Hendry County deputies arrested Williams on charges of two counts of cocaine possession, one count sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and one count of sale of cocaine 1000 feet of a church. Also arrested on the same charges was 29-year-old Nakia Sharp. Both Williams and Sharp were released from the Hendry County Jail. Williams was released on a $90,000 bond Sharp was released on $20,000 bond. On Feb. 28, Hendry County narcotics investigators arrested 44-year-old George Jones, Jr, on charges of two counts of possession of drug equipment, possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a church, possession of marijuana, and county ordinance for open container. Jones is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $19,750. On March 2, narcotics investigators arrested and charged 34-year-old Marcellous Lenard Smith on drug charges. After selling illegal narcotics to undercover personnel, Smith was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a church and within 1000 feet of a park. Smith was released on $31,500 bond. Smith faces additional contempt of court charges. On March 5, Hendry County narcotics investigators charged 24-year-old Jessica Crystal Zuniga of 421 Palmetto Avenue, LaBelle, on drug charges. Narcotic investigators personnel received information that Zuniga was selling cocaine out of her residence on Palmetto Avenue. Investigators purchased illegal drugs from Zuniga and she was later arrested and charged with sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a park and possession of cocaine. Zuniga was released on $30,000 bond. On March 6, narcotics investigators also arrested 22-year-old Samantha Nicole AlmeIda, of 321 N. Isora in Clewiston, on drug charges. After making a sale to undercover of cers, Almieda was arrested and charged with sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine. She is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $30,000 bond. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 ARRESTSContinued  1 Montura Reservoir Considered for Project

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BY BUTCH WILSON Clewiston Museum A talented artisan gently poured the hot liquid into a crafted mold and then patiently waited as the precious metal cooled and transformed into a beautiful piece of art, a delicate gold lizard. The newly formed object would be used to symbolize an ancient Aztec deity, but that religious destiny would soon change. Strange, bearded invaders from the sea came conquering and looting, and soon the fabulous wealth of the great Aztec Empire would be ushered away in the hulls of Spanish galleons. A treasure ship’s safe passage to Spain was forfeited by a terrible storm, leaving the skeletons of men and ship strewn across a desolate Florida shoal. New brown-skinned masters came and lay claim to the sea’s ill gotten booty. Some of the newfound riches were hoarded, while others would be traded and carried off to the four winds. For centuries, the fate of the gold lizard was sealed under tons of sand, until the probing hands of a new master resurrected it from its dark tomb that lay within the fastness of the Everglades. The tale of the “golden lizard” is only one of many legends that has its roots in the Northern Everglades. Such stories are fascinating topics, especially when they took place in areas that are in close proximity to us. However, there are many other countless treasures that have been discovered in the Glades that, unlike the gold lizard, fail to glisten and shine, yet still remain priceless historical artifacts. The Clewiston Museum hopes to bring many of these treasures to light during “Florida Archeology Month,” which is celebrated annually in Florida during March. The Florida Public Archeology Network (FPAN) is partnering with historical organizations across Florida to commemorate this special month. FPAN is presenting two programs at the Clewiston Museum this month. On Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., archeologists and staff from FPAN will provide programs that include simple mapping exercises to explore scienti c methods, an exploration of ancient cave and rock art (that allows the youngest explorers to create their own art designs using crayons and butcher paper), plus the creation of clay pinch pots that are similar to pottery used by the Native Americans. There will also be other archeology activities to challenge the mind and build learning skills for all ages. You are encouraged to bring artifacts and antiques for quali ed archeologists to identify. They will be on site to interpret fossils, Native American artifacts, and antique items that you own and wish to know more about. FPAN archeologists can photo any items that can’t be identi ed and email them to their archeology network. On Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m., Bill Mack, Adjunct Professor at the Florida Gulf Coast University will present “Between Two Fires,” a program on the Civil War in South Florida. His presentation will take us back to the days when men dressed in blue or gray and waged war on the Florida frontier. It will be a very informative and historical evening at the museum, so mark it on your calendar. These programs are free to the public. You are asked to call and make reservations for the March 22 presentation, due to limited seating. Please call the museum at 863-983-2870 or email Butch Wilson at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com for reservations. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Come meet Jerri, Carissa, Jamie & Brandi Along with all the other staff!LaBelle’s #1 Bar & Grill!863-342-8216870 W. Hickpochee Ave • LaBelle, FL 33935Live music Tuesday Saturday Nights Home of the Top DrawŽ Bloomin Onion & the Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm The Prettiest Girls East of I-75 Plus 20 T.V.s to watch your favorite sporting events NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS Top DrawŽ Pitchers Tuesday $2 Domestic Bottles Wednesday $2 Captain Morgan Friday $1 Top DrawŽ Drafts 9pm to 11pm Saturday $6 Jager Bombs 9pm to Midnight Sunday $2 Bloody Marys CALENDAR OF EVENTSEvery Saturday Texas Hold Em Poker at 7pm Friday & Saturday, March 16 and 17 JJ McCoy Friday & Saturday, March 23 and 24 Iron Outlaws Every Sunday Beer Pong at 7pm 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 15, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOSSwine ShowTop photo: pictured left to right, Junior Showmanship Winners Zoie Cotton (2nd place), Tylan Tarter (1st place) and Jennah Hernandez (3rd place). Bottom photo: pictured left to right, Senior Showmanship Winners Linda Atkinson (1st place), Micah Murphy (3rd place), and Kelsey Mata (2nd place). Florida Archeology Month show up, look them in the eye, and take this opportunity to tell our story,” said Chapman. “We have a good story to tell about a great rural community with tremendous potential, with committed and engaged citizens balanced against some of our economic disadvantages and compelling needs.” The Hendry County group was very pleased with the reception that they received at all of their stops in Washington. Legislators and staffers were receptive and committed to advance Hendry’s efforts to help diversify and grow its economy, improve transportation, and create jobs. Kennington-Korf commented that what was learned during the trip will prove invaluable for the county. “Information gained during the trip to our nation’s capital was exceptional as was meeting with agencies and Congressional members and their staffs. We are following up on a number of recommendations that we expect will lead to all good things for our county,” said KenningtonKorf. “Our new congressman, Mario Diaz-Balart, seemed particularly engaged and interested in learning more about our issues and projects – so much so that he plans to visit the County in the very near future.” Gillman agreed with Chapman’s take on their visit and added his own opinion as to how business is still best conducted. “Business is still best performed on the faceto-face level and with no exception; each person we met with was as appreciative of us coming to meet with them as we were to have the opportunity to engage them about Hendry County issues.” EDCContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured left to right are Lobbyist Jim Davenport, Hendry County Administrator Judi Kennington-Korf, Commission Chairman Tris Chapman, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and EDC President Gregg Gillman.