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Publication Date: 03-29-2012
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Skip Crawford recalls “wild child”BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comA week after an accident claimed the life of his son, Skip Crawford sat down with The Clewiston News to remember his oldest son, Cameron Crawford. The Crawford Boys always made it to the pages of this newspaper for positive things, Skip Crawford told us, and so would Cameron one nal time. Q: Tell us, what kind of a person was Cameron? A: Unbelievable. He was kind of a special kid. He was a free spirit, wild man. He was a neat kid. Always doing something. Very early in life he had a propensity to help people and to do things. I told a story at the funeral, in fourth grade his teacher called because Cameron was a kid that a lot of other kids liked, but they had a little girl in his class who was not. Her dad was killed in a car accident. When she came back, some of the other kids, it was fourth grade, they didn't know how to be tactful. She asked if she could put her next to Cameron, if we thought that that would be okay, because she talked to Cameron and he said he could take care of her and nobody would pick on her. The teacher asked if that was okay, and we "said of course that's okay." He saw the good in everybody, especially the people that other people didn't see the good in. He was very good, didn't have any pretenses. Of all the things that I loved about him, was just that he never, didn't put on airs for anybody, always looked different, but he didn't care what people (thought) "you could take me for what I am or not." That's just how it is. He had hair for a long time until the middle of his back, big old blonde owing hair, played crazy wild thrash metal music, YEAR OLD CASE CLAIMS A SUSPECTBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comIn the days after a man was gunned down in the Twin Lakes area last year, investigators released little information on the victim. The scene was described in the hours following the shooting: a man who had been riding a bicycle was lying lifeless on the concrete in a pool of his own blood. Weeks later, he had yet to be identi ed; his killer still on the loose. Until now. According to Lieutenant Susan Harrelle, with the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce (HCSO), ngerprints lead to the discovery of the victim's identity, 46-yearold Alexander Escalante. With the identity of the man known, investigators continued their pursuit of the killer, even as the oneyear anniversary of the killing approached. A key to solving the crime would be the cooperation of at least one witness to the shooting, who decided to step forward to provide investigators with critical information. Investigators followed the trail to Raul Angel Ramos, 22, of Clewiston. Escalante's alleged killer was taken into custody on March 21, 2012. The speci cs of the case remain scarce. The only information released about the victim is his name, which is more than what was previously allowed -of cials initially identi ed him simply as a Hispanic male. The killing was the second of two shootings reported at the Twin Lakes Subdivision that March; the two shootings occurring in the span of 24 hours. Not only were they close in time, but close in proximity. Escalante was shot on Merit Road, approximately one block from the location of the shooting the day before. Questions remain whether the incident was related to a robbery, gang Eddie Redd shares the tragic story, updates, and thoughts on his son’s conditionBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comEddie Redd wakes up early each morning and heads back to Jackson Memorial to return to his son's side. At night he and his wife sleep across the street from the hospital at the Ronald McDonald House, only when they know Darius is out for the night. It's been months in and out of the hospital for Darius and his family, a nine-month battle for the family. Just recently, on Monday, March 19, doctors successfully transplanted Darius's donor heart. Two days later, he received his kidney transplant. He is adjusting well to the surgeries and is now walking and eating on his own. "With our faith in God we have been able to sustain the obstacles that have come our way," said Redd. Members of the community are actively following Darius's progress step by step, including on Facebook where his condition is reported with every major operation on pages such as The Call's ratio station. With Darius being in the hospital for nearly a year, his medical bills are piling up.Struggle beginsLast June, Darius complained to V. N V N T, M SEE DARIUS  14 SEE CRAWFORD  14 SEE CASE  23R ŽP H ZP Clewiston Father Remembers His Son “Life is a Gamble” Cold Case Cracked Ramos SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Crawford boys: Casey, Cameron and Martin, in simpler times.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 Clewiston Police Department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.Spaghetti DinnerThe Clewiston ELKS #1853 is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to bene t Project Graduation on Friday, March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. Please call Debbie at 863-227-1415 to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Elks Lodge.Natural Gas Coming to ClewistonFlorida City Gas is expanding natural gas service from western Palm Beach County through Hendry County. Work has already begun near your community to install the “Glades Area Expansion” pipeline. When complete, the project will encompass approximately 30 miles of underground six-inch transmission pipeline and local distribution lines that will initially serve commercial areas of South Bay and Clewiston. The expansion of natural gas will support local economic development by providing a new, competitively priced energy source to the area. Florida City Gas representatives will be available Thursday, March 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. For more information, please contact Tami Gerke at 404-584-3873.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.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, 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.Friday Fest EventsThese are the scheduled events for the 26th Annual Sugar Festival Friday Fest on Friday, April 13: Rotary Club Sugar Festival BBQ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Youth Center Parking Lot. Battle of the Bands from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Sugar Festival Park, Main Stage. Sugar Fest 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Sugar Festival Sock Hop from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium (must be 18 years old)Babysitting CourseThe American Red Cross will be holding a Babysitting Course for ages 12-15 on April 28, at the Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All participants need to bring their own lunch. Pre-register by April 20. To register call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.Community Easter EggstravaganzaThe Acitive Citizens for Children, Ministerial Association and the City of Clewiston Recreation Department will be hosting a Community Easter Eggstravaganza on April 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. behind the Senior Citizens Building by the John Boy Auditorium.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.National Alliance on Mental IllnessNAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be starting a group for family members of people with mental illness. For more information or to register, please call 863-241-9563 or 863-946-0411.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 239-2755111. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION 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 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. SCHOOL BRIEFS FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Red-bellied Woodpecker is the most abundant and widespread of the seven woodpecker species known to breed in Florida. It is found in the Eastern United States in most forests, w oodlands, suburbs and is a frequent visitor at backyard feeders. This sleek, round-headed medium-sized w oodpecker is about 9 to 10.5 inches long and has a wingspan of 15 to 18 inches. Their name is derived from the reddish tinge on their belly which is dif cult to see during observation in the eld. It often appears pale with a barred black and white back. White patches near their wingtips can be seen when this bird ies. It has an undulating ight pattern. Males have a red on the side of their head going from the bill to the nape; females have a red patch on the nape and another above the bill. A somewhat similar bird species, the Red-headed W oodpecker, has a red hood. This vocal bird's most common call is a shrill, rolling "kwirr or churr" They also make a gruff, coughing "cha chat chat" or throaty growl. Males are more often heard than females drumming on roofs, metal gutters, and hollow trees. Babies will make a high-pitched begging call of "pree-preepree". Their diet consists of insects, seeds, fruit, nuts, and pulp. They sometimes wedge large nuts in bark crevices then use their beaks to whack the nut into smaller pieces. Occasionally they will eat lizards, nestling birds or minnows. These woodpeckers can stick out their tongue nearly 2 inches past their beak. The barbed tip and the bird's sticky spit make it easy to snatch prey for deep crevices in trees. The males have longer wider-tipped tongues than the female which possibly increases a breeding pair's ability to maximize their foraging for available food within their territory. The Red-bellied Woodpecker may nest in cavities from 5 to 70 feet above the ground. The male chooses a nest site in a dead hardwood or pine tree, dead limb of a live tree or a fence post. Both sexes work together to excavate a new nest cavity in 7 to 10 days, but will often place the new hole beneath a nest cavity used in a previous year. There is seldom more than one pair of birds per tree. They will aggressively defend their nest site. From April to July the nesting pair may raise up to 3 broods in the nest cavity that is lined with wood chips from the nest excavation. The female will lay 4 to 5 white eggs which are incubated for 12 days with the young edging in 24 to 27 days. 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 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 • Life Insurance • Annuities • Health Insurance • IRA Rollover Call or email for a free quote! Tom Walsh 250 S. Australian Ave West Palm Beach, FLtwalsh2@metlife.com561.207.2306 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: Red-bellied Woodpecker (RBWO) PHOTO / KAREN L. MILSTEINRed-bellied Woodpecker. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind at 8 mph becoming east. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind between 7 and 9 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind between 8 and 10 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind between 6 and 8 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.12.53 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming east between 4 and 7 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 OBITUARIES Cameron Michael Crawford, 21CLEWISTON — Cameron Michael Crawford, age 21, of Clewiston, passed Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Miami. Cameron was born Feb. 8, 1991, in Brooksville, Fla. He is the son of Terry “Skip” Gene and Kathleen Gail (Nuttall) Crawford. He was in the FIJI Fraternity at his college. He was also a 1st degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. He is survived by father, Terry (Skip) G. Crawford Jr.; mother, Kathleen N. Crawford; brothers, Martin Crawford and Casey Crawford; grandmother, Shirley Nuttall; grandfather, Robert Nuttall; grandmother, Louise Boudreaux; and grandfather, Terry G. Crawford Sr.; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The funeral service was held 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2012, at The Life Enrichment Center Of The First United Methodist Church, 331 West Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, with Rev. John Hicks of ciating. In lieu of owers a memorial in Cameron’s name may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 331 West Osceola Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440. 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. A lbert M. Schauseil, 92MOORE HAVEN — Albert M. Schauseil, 92, a resident of Moore Haven for more than 35 y ears, died March 5, 2012, in Boca Raton. The Treasurer of the Glades County Historical Society for 20 years, A l was a tireless volunteer and generous supporter of all aspects of the Society, from managing grant funding, producing all communications and signage, serving as point of contact, rst webmaster, and more. A longtime yacht insurance broker for Bertram Yachts in Miami, A l made lasting friendships with sea captains and captains of industry alike. At 55, Al retired to Moore Haven where he acquired the Hic-PoChee Lodge that had belonged to his good friend, former Miami restaurant owner Andy Schuberth. Al then started his second career of 32 years as Lodge Master. Al Schauseil was renowned for his Hic-Po-Chee Lodge as a distinctive duck hunter’s haven with gourmet fare. A WWII veteran, Al was a Staff Sgt. in the US A rmy Air Corps, receiving the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal. After the war, he settled in Miami, where he graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in English Literature in 1949. “Big Al” w as an avid reader, especially of the classics and theology. He loved music, particularly the big band era, Frank Sinatra, and classical music. A self-taught artist, Al produced many oil paintings in his 30s and 40s, and later turned his talent to computer graphics and original greeting cards. Al was an old school gentleman who loved life and valued friendship, family, and faith above all. Born in Rochester, NY, Al had nine siblings. He is survived by his brother Tom (Willyne) Schauseil of Miramar and 22 nieces and nephews. He was buried with full military honors at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake W orth. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Monday, A pril 9, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1800 N. U.S. 27 N.W., Moore Haven, FL 33471. A Celebration of Albert’s Life for all who attend will follow at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergaard House, 270 Avenue L, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Charity Hope Lee, 43OKEECHOBEE — Charity Hope Lee, age 43, of Okeechobee, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Clewiston. Charity was born Aug. 23, 1968, in Killeen, Texas. She is the daughter of David Harley Lee, Sr. and the late Susan Delona(Coker) Smelley. She was employed by Seminole Tribe of Florida as a Slot Supervisor for many years. She is survived by her father, David H. Lee Sr.; stepfather, James “Butch” Smelley Jr.; brother, David H. Lee Jr. (Tammie); stepbrother, James “Bo” Smelley III; sisters, Michele Howard (Rodney) and Manda Thomas (Wade); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 24, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, with Pastor Earl Cline of ciating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Roy Eugene Cotton, 72CLEWISTON — Roy Eugene Cotton, age 72, of Clewiston, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at home in Clewiston. Roy, also known to by many as Brother, was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Baker, Fla. He is the son of the late William and Clara (Martin) Cotton. He was employed by U.S. Sugar Corporation for 47 years. He also raised cattle and operated an orange grove on his farm. He is survived by daughter, Carol Cotton (Alan Parham); granddaughter, Ariana Parham; son, David Cotton (Tammy Wiseman); granddaughter, Zoie Cotton; grandson, Ethan Johnson; brothers, Robert “Dub” (Ann) Cotton, John “Dill” Cotton, Troy (Tillie) Cotton, all of Clewiston, Freddie Cotton; sisters, Annie Mae (Ken) Roleston, Susie (Mike) Greene, Mary (Devon) Summerlin, all of Milton, Fla.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Roy also has many friends in and around the Clewiston area. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters, Derley Holley, William “Buck” Cotton, Rachel Cooley, Ellie Hainey, and James Cotton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m, Friday, March 30, 2012, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home – Clewiston. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Evangel Assembly of God Church of Clewiston, where Rev. Gary Corley will of ciate. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 7.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.89/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.86/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 33.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 15.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 21.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 29.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The national average has risen twenty one consecutive days, according to our data, a troubling sign. Typically we expect such increases to occur more so in April,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “We’re 31-cents per gallon ahead of our year ago pace, and I’m seriously contemplating revising my January forecasts upward having seen things race higher, faster than expected. If there’s any ounce of good news for motorists, its that such high prices so quickly may mean prices will peak in April rather than May,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on January 27th that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-pro t organizations of all sizes located in Florida impacted by the extended drought that began on June 1, 2010. The SBA’s disaster declaration includes Palm Beach County. Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered nancial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers covered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are not eligible to apply to SBA. Nurseries are eligible to apply in drought declarations. The loan amount can be up to $2 million with a 3 percent interest for non-pro t organizations, 4 percent for small businesses and terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its nancial resources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s nancial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay xed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. These loans are not intended to replace lost sales or pro ts. Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by sending an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba. gov. SBA Disaster Loans Available in Florida

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 BY MARK KINGThe shing for bass on Lake Okeechobee continues to be awesome and it doesn't seem like it is going to slow down anytime soon. I have been catching bass on both arti cial lures and on wild shiners, and the wild shiner bite has been off the hook with eight dozen shiners only lasting until noon. The water level is at 12.59 feet above sea level and going down but still a foot higher then it was last year at this time. The bass have spawned and are still spawning on the outside reed line closest to the lake this year; the water has nally cleared up enough to start seeing the beds. I am still shing from PelicanBay to Cochran's Pass just depending on which direction the wind is blowing. But the main thing to keep in mind is that most of the bass are either in the reeds closest to the lake or out in open water up to one hundred yards out from the reed line. I have been catching some schooling bass out in open water in the morning on spinnerbaits, look for the birds diving on bait and that is where you need to be shing. As far as shing in the grass or reeds I have been using a ounce black and blue jig to catch most all of my sh but I have also caught a few texas rigging a Charlie's Worms Large Craw sh in a dark color. You need to sh slow to get the bites and don't expect a lot of bites but the ones you get will be good ones. The spinnerbait bite has also really picked up the past couple weeks shing main lake points is your best bet. The shing here on Okeechobee hasn't been better and if you are thinking about coming here and going shing then now is the time to make it happen. The bluegill will be going on the beds soon and the bass will be hanging around eating them like candy. I love to throw a wake bait in a bluegill pattern over the beds to catch bass during this time of the year. All of the guides here on the south end of the lake out of Roland Martin's Marina and Resort have been having a great year catching lots of bass and making clients happy, while the tournaments have been setting record catches with lots of big bass making it to the scales. The weather is great along with the shing here in Florida, plan a family shing vacation soon. I still have a few open days in April for here on Lake Okeechobee and then some tarpon shing opening for in the Florida Keys in May and June. Until next time good luck, tight lines, and I hope to see everyone on the water soon. Captain Mark King is a full time guide and tournament angler guiding out of the world famous Roland Martin's Marina and Resort in Clewiston Florida and also in the Florida Keys out of Marathon area. Mark is an IGFA Certi ed Captain, active member of the Florida Guide Association and the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Captain Mark is sponsored by Ranger Boats, Evinrude Outboards, Roland Martin's MarineCenter, Power-Pole, MinnKota trolling motors, Charlie's Worms, Okuma Fishing, AFTCO clothing, Smartshield Sun Protection Products, RMR Industries, Fuel Medic Ethanol Treatment, and Yeti coolers. Mark can be contacted to book a guide trip, seminars, personal appearances, test rides in his Evinrude powered Ranger or to sh a tournament with him at 863-677-0983 or at www. markking shing.com and www.tarponinthekeys.com Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report SUBMITTED PHOTO BY TOM NORDLIE UFThe bacterium responsible for citrus greening causes infected trees to give off a scent that rings the dinner bell for the disease-carrying insect, University of Florida researchers say. This nding might distress growers, but it could enable scientists to better monitor the insect and maybe cut the chances healthy trees become infected. The study was published online March 22 by the journal PLoS Pathogens. The article, which is open access, is at http:// dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1002610 Greening-infected citrus trees emit a fragrant chemical called methyl salicylate, said study author Lukasz Stelinski, an assistant professor with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Citrus trees release the same chemical, in the same amount, when under attack by the Asian citrus psyllid, the insect that transmits the bacterium.When the pests encounter a faint whiff of methyl salicylate they interpret it to mean that other psyllids have found a good place to feed, and hurry to join the banquet. One experiment in the study showed that psyllids were more likely to land on infected citrus trees than healthy ones. It turns out the dinner bell is a bit misleading for the psyllids, he said. Greening infections deplete trees of some nutrients psyllids need, including nitrogen and phosphorus. Another experiment in the study showed that psyllids feeding on infected trees frequently moved to healthy trees when given the opportunity. "We believe they (the infected trees) don't taste right to the psyllids," said Stelinski, at UF's Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. But even a short feeding session is enough for the invasive insects to suck up the greening bacterium, along with the plant sap they consume. When the psyllids y to healthy trees and resume feeding, they're likely to infect those trees. The good news is that methyl salicylate is inexpensive and widely available, so it could be used to battle greening. For example, it could be put in traps used to monitor groves for the presence of psyllids, to attract the pests. Another possibility: If methyl salicylate were released in small amounts throughout a citrus grove, the pervasive odor could camou age infected trees' scent. This strategy could reduce the chance that psyllids converge on infected trees, by making it appear that all trees were ringing the dinner bell. Stelinski said he plans to pursue both ideas in future studies. EDITOR BEGIN OPTIONAL TRIM HERE The psyllid is native to southern Asia and was rst identi ed in Florida in 1998. The tiny insect initially caused problems by stunting tree growth and promoting mold infections. Citrus greening disease is the most serious threat to Florida's $9 billion citrus industry. The disease weakens and eventually kills infected trees, and currently there is no cure. According to a UF study, greening has cost the state $3.63 billion since 2006, stemming from crop losses and loss of income to growers and citrus-related businesses. Other members of the study team were Rajinder Mann, Jared Ali, Sara Hermann, Siddharth Tiwari and Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, all at the Lake Alfred center, and Hans Alborn of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology in Gainesville. Citrus Greening Bacterium May “Ring the Dinner Bell” to Attract Insect

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Chalk another one up for the McMillan familyBY ROB NEWELLBrandon McMillan of Clewiston needed 17 pounds, 3 ounces to win the EverStart Series Southeast event on Lake Seminole. Lake Seminole legend Rodger Beaver of Dawson, Ga., had mounted an impressive nal day charge of 19 pounds, 8 ounces to take the lead, leaving McMillan's de cit at 17 pounds, 3 ounces. As McMillan slid his last sh into the tank, he took a breath and held it. For a second the EverStart weigh-in world in the Walmart parking lot froze. The only sound was the whispering wind lapping the American ag against a brilliant blue sky. "Seventeen pounds, four ounces!" exclaimed Tournament Director Ron Lappin into the mic as McMillan's st cut the air in celebration and relief. And there's little doubt that far above that blue sky, the late Jimmy McMillan smiled down on his son. "This is pretty sweet," McMillan said. "I didn't think I had enough, so this is really sweet. After all that's happened this year, this is particularly special to me, it means a lot." McMillan, who hails from Clewiston, Fla., has become a perennial top contender in Okeechobee tournaments, but this win at Seminole makes a statement that he is not just an Okeechobee local. The pure shing instincts he exhibited this w eek in regards to tapping into the shad-spawn bite are quite impressive, especially given the fact he had never shed a shad-spawn pattern before. "Coming here I didn't even know what a shad spawn was," McMillan said. "My friend Chad Prough, who shes here a lot, kind of told me w hat to look for, but other than that I have no prior experience with bass feeding on spawning shad." In the end, most of McMillan's sh came from one area in the Chattahoochee River where shad were spawning in the morning. He found the area late in the morning on Mon2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Descuentos en Servicio de Telfono Disponibles para Clientes de CenturyLink La Comisin de Servicios Pblicos de Florida ha designado a CenturyLink como un Proveedor de Telecomunicaciones Elegible dentro de su rea de servicio con fines de servicio universal. Las tarifas del servicio bsico local de CenturyLink para lneas de telfono residencial son $18.80 al mes y para servicios de negocios son $26.50 a $31.00 al mes. Las tarifas especficas se proporcionan a solicitud. CenturyLink ofrece el servicio Lifeline a clientes que cumplan con los requisitos de elegibilidad. El programa federal Lifeline est sufriendo algunos cambios en 2012, pero los clientes pueden ser elegibles si participan en ciertos programas de asistencia federal o estatal, o si tienen un ingreso bruto anual por hogar del o por debajo del 135% del nivel federal de pobreza. Lifeline est disponible slo para un telfono fijo o inalmbrico por hogar. Lifeline no es transferible y requiere de documentacin de elegibilidad para suscribirse. Residentes calificados de tierras tribales de Nativos Americanos y Nativos de Alaska pueden ser elegibles para descuentos adicionales. Los suscriptores de Lifeline elegibles tambin pueden calificar para el servicio confiable de Internet de Alta Velocidad residencial de hasta 1.5 Mbps por $9.95* al mes durante los primeros 12 meses de servicio. Ms detalles estn disponibles en centurylink.com/internetbasics. Si usted vive en un rea de servicio de CenturyLink, por favor llame al 1-800-2014099 o visite centurylink.com/lifeline si tiene alguna pregunta, o para solicitar una aplicacin para el programa Lifeline. Programa Internet Basics de CenturyLink – Slo para clientes residenciales que califiquen tras cumplir con los requisitos de nivel de ingresos o de elegibilidad para la participacin en el programa, y requiere permanecer elegible durante el periodo completo de la oferta. La primera factura incluir los cargos por el primer mes completo de servicio facturado por adelantado, cargos prorrateados por servicio a partir de la fecha de la in stalacin hasta la fecha de la factura, y cargos y tarifas de una sola vez como se ha descrito anteriormente. Los clientes que califiquen pueden mantener este programa durante un mximo de 60 meses despus de la activacin del servicio siempre que el cliente mantenga su elegibilidad durante ese tiempo. La tarifa de Internet de Alta Velocidad indicada de $9.95/mes aplica durante los primeros 12 meses de servicio (despus de lo cual la tarifa se revierte a $14.95/mes durante los s iguientes 48 meses de servicio), y requiere un contrato a trmino de 12 meses. El cliente debe rentar un mdem/router de CenturyLink por un cargo mensual adiciona l o comprar un mdem/router de CenturyLink por un cargo de una sola vez, y aplica un cargo de una sola vez por activacin de Internet de Alta Velocidad. Un cargo nico por instalacin profesional (si es seleccionada por el cliente) y un cargo de una sola vez por envo y manejo se aplican a los clientes de un m dem/router. General – Servicios no disponibles en todas partes. CenturyLink puede cambiar o cancelar los servicios o sustituirlos por servicios similares a su ent era discrecin y sin previo aviso. Oferta, planes y tarifas indicadas sujetos a cambio y pueden variar segn el rea de servicio. Un depsito puede ser requerido. Aplican restricciones adicionales. Trminos y Condiciones – Todos los productos y servicios indicados se rigen por las tarifas, trminos de servicio, o trminos y condiciones publicados en centurylink.com. Impuestos, Cargos y Sobrecargos – Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos aplicables incluyen un cargo por el Servicio Universal del proveedor, sobrecargos de recuperacin de costos del proveedor, cargos locales y estatales que varan por rea, y ciertos sobrecargos dent ro del estado. Los cargos por recuperacin no son impuestos o cargos por uso exigidos por el gobierno. Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos se aplican sobre tarif as con una base mensual estndar, no promocional. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 Shad Spawn Key to Victory for Florida Pro PHOTO / ROB NEWELLBrandon McMillan slices the air with a st pump as he is named the winner of the EverStart Series event on Lake Seminole. SEE FISHING  9 “I didn’t think I had enough, so this is really sweet. After all that’s happened this year, this is particularly special to me, it means a lot.”Brandon McMillian

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day and then returned to it very early on Wednesday and witnessed big bass “going off” on balls of shad wadded up around clumps of “gator grass” or “peanut grass.” “My primary spot had clumps of that peanut grass out in about four feet of water and that was the deal,” McMillan explained. “There was a lot of that type of grass on the bank in that area, but the isolated clumps out deeper were the ones the shad were using the most.” McMillan’s best lure was a white 4X4 swim jig teamed with a white craw trailer, tied to 65pound test braided line. He also used a Spro popping frog, also tied to 65-pound test braid. On day one the small area produced 21 pounds, 15 ounces to give McMillan the early lead. A late boat number and early sunshine killed his best spot on day two, giving up just one quality bass. He resorted to a Zoom speedworm (junebug) to catch two more big sh. The trio of bass held him in third place on day two and kept him in striking distance for today.” “I got there early and it was really overcast, which helped prolong the bite by about 45 minutes,” McMillan said. “I did most of my damage from about 8 to 9 this morning and then it was over. I caught most of my sh today on the jig. If they blew up on the jig and didn’t get it, I’d cast the popping frog over there for a second chance, which worked a couple of times.” Of particular note was the size of McMillan’s bass. Remember, he was two sh short of lling out a perfect 15-bass scorecard, meaning he had 13 bass that produced his winning total of 51 pounds, 11 ounces, giving him a 4-pound average. Also McMillan credited his Power-Poles for his success. “The wind was blowing in on the grass where the shad were spawning,” he described. “Without the Power-Poles, I would have blown all up on top of the frenzy and completely disturbed the area. But with the Power-Poles I was able to pole down and hold a perfect position to keep making the exact cast I needed to make.” Rounding out the top-10 pros in the EverStart Series event on Lake Seminole: 6th: Darrell Davis of Dover, Fla., three-day total of 49-1, $7,000 7th: George Kapiton of Inverness, Fla., threeday total of 44-1, $6,000 8th: Keith Pace of Monticello, Ark., three-day total of 43-13, 5,000 9th: Joseph Kremer of Osteen, Fla., threeday total of 43-9, $4,000 10th: Ty Solis of Albany, Ga., three-day total of 38-1, $3,000 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL SPRING Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/12 06/08/12 8:30am-11:30am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ABE 9900004-312 Mon-Fri 04/02/12 06/08/12 12:30pm-3:30pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/12 06/08/12 8:30am-11:30am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-312 Mon-Fri 04/02/12 06/08/12 12:30pm-3:30pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ESOL 9900040-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/12 06/08/12 8:30am-11:30am $30 $120 Mr.Way C.A.S. Mrs.Rentas ESOL 9900040-312 W ed/Thurs 04/04/12 06/07/12 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr. Way Monturas Mrs. Santana Club House Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-313 Mon/Tues 04/02/12 06/05/12 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-313 Mon/Tues 04/02/12 06/05/12 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab ESOL 9900040-313 Mon/Tues 04/02/12 06/05/12 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Jean C.A.S. Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher E91010P-311 T .B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. $95 $185 T .B.A. C.A.S.Hendry County School Board Richard A. RickŽ Murphy Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Gary Break“eld Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 FISHINGContinued  8 PHOTO / ROB NEWELLBrandon McMillan with the winning hardware. PHOTO / ROB NEWELLA look at Brandon McMillan’s winning lures. Most of his sh came from the 4X4 swimming jig.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation the Br igh g ton Seminole Indian Reserva t 17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com Hi Hi Hig h h hwa y7 7 7 21 21 21 wes t to f f f Lk Lk Lak O eO kee k k h h cho b b bee NEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! DRAWING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 AT 10PM BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Like us on Facebook *May not accurately represent vehicle won. Earn Entries Daily and Win a New 2012 Mercedes Benz C250!See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Manag ement reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 Saying Goodbye With GraceBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchFrom the song: “There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall, and the bells in the steeple too, and up in the nursery, an absurd little bird is popping out to say “coocoo”. Regretfully they tell us, but rmly they compel us, to say goodbye to you.” Dear Readers, we received a sad note from the Clewiston News editor: “I sincerely appreciate all of the hard work that you all have put into your weekly columns across the years. The columns have been eye-opening, encouraged us to take a thoughtful approach to our daily lives and have, on more than just one occasion, even brought some of our readers to tears. Such commitment is to be commended. Thank you. I would have been a happy person if we could maintain them forever, but we can’t. A s you know, the newspaper industry continues to be challenged by these tough economic times and while we are still working at attracting more advertising to support our product, we are not there yet. Advertising determines the size of our papers. The more ads we have, the larger our paper becomes. The larger our paper becomes, the more we’re able to publish all of the great content that is submitted to us. The smaller we become, the more our ability to publish diminishes. That’s w here we are at today.” So, how does one gracefully say goodbye? Saying goodbye is almost never easy, especially w hen the circumstances are sad or sudden. According to the State University of New York at Buffalo, “Saying goodbye is one the most avoided and feared human experiences. As a culture, we have no clear-cut rituals for saying goodbye to valued others.” The human side of me points out that I don’t really need to say goodbye. People can still read my weekly “From the Heart” articles by emailing FirstMethodist@aol.com to be put on the weekly email listing. Past, present, and future copies of my writings can be found on www. ClewistonUMC.org. On the other hand, the emotional part of me will miss the weekly writings to the newspaper and compels me to say goodbye. What is it, really, to say “Good-bye”? Once, centuries ago, English-speaking Christians parted saying, “God be with ye.” In time, it became “God be wi’ ye,” and nally, “Good-b’ye.” So, God be with ye! There comes a time to release that which we hold tightly. Only when we open our hands to let go can we receive the blessings God has in store. God intends for His children to live full and abundant lives one day at a time, without regret for the things that have passed or dread of what might come. Nobody knows the price of gas tomorrow, or what tomorrow holds. But we can know the One who holds tomorrow; and we can trust the Holy Spirit to guide us through today. Response to Conditions or a Change of Formats?BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchTo write a last article is thinking “What does one say?” My intentions over the past years have been to share a dimension of faith, hope, love. I nd them at the roots of all religion and am privileged to be one who shares them. When presented with a “last opportunity”; my thoughts turned to the Lord and His last opportunity to speak to His disciples. Saint John’s gospel and the Last Supper; Chapters 13 to 18 are the Lord’s nal comments. They speak of His humility, the willingness to face dif culties knowing that things will work out, the betrayal of a trusted follower but assured he would become a champion of the faith, words of comfort to disciples and the promise that they would follow Him, that He would be with those who love Him forever, and a new commandment: “My command is this; Love each other as I have loved you (John 15:12).” There is a reminder that “You did not choose me, but I chose you…(v. 16).” Somehow, God has showered His love upon us; there must be something special, something worthy about us in spite of all of our imperfections and faults. I know of those occasions when I have felt unworthy and loved at the same time; a most wonderful feeling that humans can experience. To know that feeling comes from God makes it right, gives wholeness and heals the worst of human conditions. What does God ask in return? That we love one another! In a world full of doubts, uncertainties, war, tragedy, disasters, fears; knowing that we are made in God’s image and are capable of loving as much as being loved; it will nally, some day change things for the better. Jesus was emphatic in telling us to love one another; He phrased it as a command. This “eleventh commandment” is the one that gets to the root of what’s behind the other ten of them; not expressed negatively and not set up as a potential for failure, but as a recognition that we can share what God has implanted in us and that we, who bear His image, can change the world. That’s what it is all about; that’s what we need to go and do! I prefer to think of this “ nal article” not as an end but as a change in formats; I hope to share the same message in other ways, other media, other opportunities. The message is eternal; formats may change but God’s gifts of faith, hope and love go on. M y hope is that all of our ways of “getting the message out” in our communities will continue. In the meantime, let your editors know of your wishes, I am happy to contribute when possible. I trust that we continue to have “community newspapers” in every sense of the word, and know that religious belief and activity is a vital part of our community. Thank you for your readership during the past 10+ years. Editor’s Note: The decision to discontinue the religion columns was made from a purely business standpoint. Since the announcement, we have received a tremendous outpouring o f support for the columns. Between e-mails, an d the public voicing their opinion on our Facebook page, more than 200 people took part in the discussion. We would love for other local businesses to support the page as well, but this juncture it is evident that this issue goes beyond a simple business decision. We assure you that we have listened to your concerns – I have personally read every e-mail – and I am happy to report that the religion columns will remain as long as the community demands them. Thank you, Jose Zaragoza. RELIGION COLUMNS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolMs. Mann’s homeroom class collected the most money for the leukemia /lymphoma organization’s school wide fundraiser at Clewiston Middle School. They were treated to a pizza party during 7th period on Friday, March 23, by dean, Rosa Perez, and their teacher, who gladly gave up her planning period to host the event to a very exuberant group of 6th graders. Mrs. Perez smilingly stated that “it is important to be a part of this yearly fundraiser to collect money for cancer patients.” Mrs. Mann, whose class raised $137, announced to the class that “yes, it is fun to celebrate their victory, but raising money to help the patients by giving back to others is more important.” Many of the students have been touched by the desire to help further the research and medical procedures that may very well be instrumental in saving lives. Aniya Pugh revealed, “Actually my grandmother had a huge jar of pennies, so I started bringing them in until I had brought them all. My grandmother didn’t get mad at me for doing this because she understands that it is going to help others and she is glad to have a part in it.” Kelly Amaya solemnly divulged that her aunt has leukemia, so collecting the money became a personal thing for her. “Even though it’s for people we don’t know, it feels good to be saving people’s lives.” The curse of cancer has affected many of the loved ones of these youngsters. There is presently an estimated 1,596,670 people in the United States who are living with, or are in remission from leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL (NonHodgkin lymphoma), or Myeloma. These are cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow, the spongy center of bones where our blood cells are formed or the lymph nodes and other parts of the lymphatic systems. These diseases are related in that they develop when blood cells produced in the bone marrow or lymph forming stem cells grow out of control The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is dedicated to curing the disease and improving the quality of life of patients. Money from fundraisers, such as the one held at Clewiston Middle School, goes to research, nancial assistance to patients, sponsoring scienti c conferences around the country, producing educational materials and videos, and running dozens of Family Support Groups nationwide. Although there is presently no de nite known cure for the disease, giving money to further the ght is the rst step toward overcoming and prolonging life. If you would like to be a part of this worthy cause, you may contact the Palm Beach area association at 4360 Northlake Blvd Suite 109, Palm Beach Gardens or 561-775-9954. Manning Up with Pennies for Patients SUBMITTED PHOTO BY BUTCH WILSON Clewiston Museum Last year the “Seminole Tribe of Florida” was honored by the Clewiston Museum with a proclamation that was read by the City of Clewiston Mayor, Rick Miller. The proclamation commemorated the Seminole people for their historical perseverance, friendship and generosity. It also declared a “Seminole Heritage Day,” an annual event that will pay tribute to the long, enduring Seminole people. The event will be held on the Thursday of each Clewiston Sugar Festival. The Clewiston Museum will celebrate “Seminole Heritage Day” this year with a noon lunch and program on Thursday, April 12th. During the luncheon, the guest speaker, UCLA Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Jessica Cattelino, will present a program on the Seminoles. Dr. Jessica Cattelino is the author of, “HIGH STAKES,” a book on Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty. She spent considerable time and effort working with the citizens and employees of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, while researching the material for her book. Her presentation will weave an intriguing, yet complex story about the Seminoles and gaming. The museum is asking for a $10 donation at the door to cover lunch expenses. Please call 983-2870 or email us at clewistonmuseum@ embarqmail.com for reservations. Seminole Heritage Day County commissioners have wide support for ordinanceBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comDuring the height of the pain management boom, clinics were opening up in the Dade-Broward County area at a rate of one every seven minutes. Since then, pressure has been building against irresponsible doctors who wantonly prescribe pain medication. Hendry County commissioners are drawing the line and saying “No.” During the commission’s Feb. 14 meeting, discussion arose of creating an ordinance for Hendry County that would regulate where a pain management center, also referred to as a “pill mill,” could set up and how visible their operations could be. According to the commission notes, the board adopted a moratorium in Dec. 2010 for one year. This was to give county staff time to develop regulations on pain management establishments. This moratorium was extended until March of this year. County Attorney Mark Lapp had regulations prepared for the board’s consideration at a recent county meeting. The ordinance would be county-wide and would includes cities; unless they decide to opt out. Clewiston City Manager Steve McKown is in favor of applying it to Clewiston but the LaBelle city attorney preferred to have their own ordinance. Bianca Ross, of Drug-Free Hendry County, is against having any pain management center in Hendry County. She did request that such clinics not be located near any residential areas and that other zoning areas be considered. Commissioner Darrell Harris agreed with Ross and added the importance that the cities agreed to this. Lapp did address the issue of location, stating that restrictions on location can be established but it would not be legal prohibit use everywhere in the county. Ross also added that consideration be made to include location restrictions of nowhere within 1,000 ft. of a school and that permits can be revoked before any conviction is made. The language of the proposed regulations states that the county can only revoke a permit if there is a conviction or serious violations. Ross explained that it would bene t the Board to be able to act earlier if there is a rise in arrests, drug traf cking, or if something happens to a child that creates an outcry from the community. Her requests were taken into consideration. Though it has taken a length of time to fully address pain management centers, county organizations and leaders have thrown in their support behind the move for regulations. County Commissioner Karson Turner has been and continues to be highly vocal in his opposition to pain management clinics. He is fully aware of the abuse and negative atmosphere these clinics bring to wherever they pop up. “I challenge anyone to speak with ve people and not nd that at least one of them has experienced loss or harm because of prescription drug abuse and pain management centers,” said Turner. “We do not need one here. The stats don’t show that.” The statistics Turner referred to was the usage rate for Schedule I narcotics (i.e. Percocet, Oxycodone, etc.) is not high enough to even have one in Hendry County. Yet, there is one in Clewiston. According to Turner, since Metro areas are cracking down strongly on centers in their areas, those who frequent clinics abusively as well as the doctors who operate them may turn to more rural areas. The ordinance and regulations contain language modeled after ordinances that have gone up in Palm Beach, Charlotte, and Sarasota areas. That will not be the case for Hendry County, said Turner. “We (Commissioners) have gathered a host of support and have taken a hardline on the matter,” said Turner. “We are outspoken but we do not want to be the ones that did not do everything we could.” Regulations Being Laid for Pain Management Clinics SUBMITTED PHOTOCentral Elementary’s D.A.R.E. GraduationThe student winners, pictured from left to right: Jhovani Contreras-Trejo, Diana Ruiz, Tariana Dhliwayo, and Martin Paredes. The class winners for their DARE essays. Diana Ruiz was the overall winner. They are joined by Superintendent Rick Murphy, left.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Our International Collectors Association members are looking for the following types of items. Hundreds of People Cash In at the Holiday Inn Express Yesterday! Holiday Inn Express Clewiston Gold and Silver pour into yesterday’s event due to highest prices in 40 years.By Jason DelongTreasure Hunters STAFF WRITER “It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.” “If you go to the event, you can cashin your items for competitive prices. THR representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Holiday Inn Express through Saturday in Clewiston .” www.treasurehuntersevents.com WE BUY 10¢ & 12¢ COMIC BOOKS! All sports memorabilia is in high demand including: Pre 1970’s baseball cards; autographed baseballs, footballs & basketballs; jerseys; signed photos; etc... Gold and Coin Prices High, Cash In Now “It’s a modern day gold rush,” said Jeff Parsons of Treasure Hunters. Top Five Items To BringGold JewelryGold CoinsPocket WatchesSterling SilverSilver Coins PAID ADVERTISEMENTTreasure Hunters is not affiliated with or related to the Antiques Roadshow television series, PBS or WGBH The event is featured next week: Holiday Inn Express1024 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL 33440 Directions: 863.983.5100 Show Info: 217.787.7767March 27th 31st 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 INDIAN CENT UP TO $500* MERCURY DIME UP TO $3,600* 3 CENT PIECE UP TO $2,500* LIBERTY VŽ NICKEL UP TO $2,800* BARBER DIME UP TO $2,800* JEFFERSON WARŽ NICKEL UP TO $2,000* WHEAT BACK CENT UP TO $1,500* SHIELD NICKEL UP TO $4,000* CAPPED BUST HALF DIME UP TO $10,000* 2 CENT PIECE UP TO $2,000* BUFFALO NICKEL UP TO $1,800* BRAIDED HAIR LARGE CENT UP TO $3,800* PAID ADVERTISEMENT OFFERS BASED ON GREYSHEET PRICES*This amount depends upon rarity, condition and what collectors are willing to pay WE HAVE UNCOVERED SOME OF THE RAREST NOTES IN UNITED STATES HISTORY! BRING IN YOUR OLD BANK NOTES TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A HIDDEN GEM! INDIAN C ENT U P TO $ 500* ME RC UR Y DI ME U P TO $3 600 3 C ENT PIE CE U P TO $ 2,500 L IBERTY  V Ž NI C KE L U P TO $ 2,800 B A RBER D IM E U P TO $2 800 JEFFER SON  W A R Ž N I C KE L U P TO $2,000 W HEAT BA C K C EN T UP TO $ 1,500 SH IELD N IC KEL U P TO $4 000 CA PPED B US T H A LF D IM E UP TO $10 000 2 C ENT PIE CE U P TO $ 2,000 B U FFAL O NI C K EL UP TO $ 1,800 B RAIDED HAIR LAR G E C EN T U P TO $ 3,800 AM P AID ADVERTISEMEN T O FFER S B AS ED ON G REY S HEET PRI C E S This amount de p ends u p on rarit y condition a n d w h at co ll ectors are wi ll ing to p a y W W W E H H A A A A V E E E U U U U N N N N C C C O O O O V V V V E E R R R R E D D D D S O O M M E O O O O O O F F F F T T T T H H H H E W WE H A HAV A V VE U NC NCO CO V OV VE R SO M OM ME O OF T TH E R R R R R A A A A A R R R R R E E S S S S S T T N N N O O O O O T T E E S S N N N N U U N N N N T T E E D D D D S S S S T T T A A A T T T T E E S S S H S S S S T O O O R R R R R Y Y Y Y ! R A RA A R RES EST ST NO NOT OT TES ES I N U N IT IT TE D ST STA TAT AT TES ES H I IST STO TO ORY RY Y! B B B R R R N N N N G G G G G N N N N Y Y Y Y Y O O O O O U U R O O O L L D B A A N N K K K N N O O T T E E S S T T T T O F F F F N N D D B R RI NG NG I N YO YO U OU R O OL LD BA BAN AN K NO NOT OT TE S ES TO TO F I N D O O O U U T T T F F Y Y O O O O O U U U H H H A A A A V V V V E E A A A A H H H D D D D E N G G E M M O U OUT UT I F YO YOU OU HA HAV AV VE A H I D DD DE N G GEM EM PURCHASING SCRAP GOLD & SILVER, TEA SETS, ROUNDS, GOLD BARS & STERLING.PAYING CASH FOR ALL COINS PRE-1970 & CURRENCY Treasure Hunters is not affiliated with or related to the Antiques Roadshow television series, PBS or WGBH 217.787.7767 WHO TREASURE HUNTERS WHAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES WHERE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 1024 W. SUGARLAND HWY. CLEWISTON, FL 33440 WHEN MARCH 27TH 31ST TUES…FRI 9AM…6PM SATURDAY 9AM…4PMDIRECTIONS 863.983.5100 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 BY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comFirst of all, what is Zumba and why should residents in Clewiston care? Zumba is a high-energy Latin music-inspired tness program involving dance and aerobic elements. Alberto "Beto" Perez accidently stumbled upon this idea when he arrived at his aerobics class and realized he was not prepared with his usual aerobics music. Instead of counting exercise reps over the music, he taught his class to move with the music he had in his backpack, the Latin salsa and merengue he grew up listening to. Perez created the word Zumba to best describe his new tness dance. He combined a Colombian word meaning "to move fast" and the Latin word "rumba" meaning "party." Slowly, Zumba is gaining popularity. It is spreading to gyms and other tness organizations, even in the Glades. Deborah Barrios teaches Zumba in Clewiston. In an interview with the Clewiston News, Barrios talks about the exercise. "I started teaching Zumba about a year and a half ago. I like Zumba because it's fun and every class feels like a party," she said. Barrios holds her classes on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Clewiston Middle School Cafeteria and 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at New Flex Gym. "One of the major elements of instructing Zumba is the music; I have learned and realized the power and the ability that sound has," said Barrios. But she isn't the only person who enjoys the power of Zumba. People are getting results. One such person, Bridget Glisson, had plenty of positive comments about how Zumba has affected her. "Zumba has made a change in my life in several ways. First, of course, it helped me to loose the weight and have better health. It also helped my self esteem. I have more con dence and care more about how I carry myself now." If you are interested in trying Zumba, the rst class is free. Contact Deborah Barrios at 863677-6946. How Often Do You Zumba? In last week's Clewiston News, one of the Sugar Festival Pageant contestant's names was misspelled "Sadie Perry." Her name should have been spelled Sadie Penny. There was a mistake in the informational packet received by The Clewiston News. CORRECTION his father about dif culty breathing after returning from football camp. A couple of days after a visit to his doctor, Mr. Redd took Darius to the Hendry Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in Clewiston, expecting it to be only a minor visit. "I thought it would just be a little cold. I would never have thought it would [his sickness] be to this magnitude," said Redd. The hospital staff detected lowered vital signs and soon after Darius was trauma hawked to Palms West Hospital in West Palm Beach. There, doctors concluded his dif culty breathing was not because of his lungs, but something more serious, and he was put in a drug induced semi-coma. The next day he was transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. During that time, Darius's condition was still a mystery. The medical team at Jackson thought he had a genetic disease, but after further research of the family's medical history, that hunch was ruled out. Finally, doctors found the disease that plagued Darius's heart. He was diagnosed with myocarditis. Myocarditis is in ammation of the heart. It can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. The body's disease- ghting cells enter the heart and try to destroy the invaders but begin to ght the cells of the heart, prolonging myocarditis. Twenty-percent of myocarditis cases in adolescents end in sudden death, while others remain unaware and unharmed as the disease runs its course. In his own case, Darius would need a heart transplant. The all-star football player was put at the top of the pediatric heart transplant list. His health was shaky. He was moved on and off the list as doctors were challenged with stabilizing him. While awaiting his transplant, doctors implanted a left ventricular assist device to keep his heart running. Darius's heart went through three of these devices before the transplant became available. But with these, Darius was allowed to go home. He returned to Clewiston just a couple days before Christmas last year. The Redd family has kept education a priority for Darius and he is currently homeschooling. Their hope is to get him back in school as soon as possible so he can graduate with his class of 2012.The next stepWith all the time spent in the hospital, naturally, the family's next priority is focused on their nancial needs. Redd's "church family" organized a Darius Redd Heart Transplant trust fund at the Seacoast National Bank. They have set up many donation opportunities and have been a huge help to the Redd family, according to Eddie Redd. He was quick to commend the community for all their support and dedication. With Eddie Redd still struggling with unemployment, he and his wife are appreciative of all the donations. They are always open for contributions from the community. "The community was just awesome. We are grateful to the city of Clewiston." said Redd. Right now, the Redd family is working on their main goal, getting Darius back home. When asked in a phone interview if he had any worries or concerns with bringing him back -with the thinking there may be a possible chance to contract the virus again Eddie would not commit to a simple worry. "Life is a gamble," said the father.To contribute to Darius’s cause, contact Seacoast National Bank and inquire about the Darius Redd Heart Transplant trust fund. DARIUSContinued  1 (he would) spin that hair around. They won their high school talent contest one year. Mr. Grif th, he just loved him and said, "he's got some talent man, throwing that hair around and singing that music." He was that kind of kid. He was a wild man. Police brought him home one night because he and his friends were skateboarding on top of the Kmart while it was abandoned. Why they were skateboarding on top? I don't know. I just said "go to your room." Then he worked at the G.R.'s. when he was 16 or something, Steve gave him a job, and he w orked and he worked. He saved up his money. The motorcycle he bought on his own. So he had disposable income that didn't come from me at an early age, but he would always save up and get the things that he wanted. At school, the last two years he hadn't asked for a dime from me for apartment or rent, and when I talked to friends they would say, "that's amazing. That's pretty incredible." Tuition and stuff like that, I had to take care of, but he wouldn't ask. Q: What can you tell us about his relationship with his own family? He got two brothers, Martin and Casey. Martin graduated last year, he's at FAU, and Casey's a junior. All three of the boys, growing up in a small town-it's kinda neat because they've all been very unique: Martin played his baseball, played sports, very good at that, and Casey does his soccer, just made his regional O.D.P. (Olympic Developmental Program), but they all did things. Cameron was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, skateboarding, chased all over town by the cops for his skateboarding. When they were little I bought them dirtbikes, his brothers and him, Casey and Martin, bought them dirtbikes and four-wheelers so they've always been on them. He grew up out in the country. Most of his life, he lived out somewhere in the wilderness in the sticks -dirtbikes and bikes and trekking in the woods. But all three are just real good boys. "The Crawford boys." Him and his brother graduated in the top ten of their class. The last one's battling for valedictorian and salutatorian, that kind of deal. Q: So they were very supportive of one another then? A: They were brothers, I mean, their mom would get upset, as long as there was no blood, I thought, "hey, that's great," because they worked those things out. He'd challenge them to be better, and he did that to just about everybody. He had that way of knowing when people could do better, and he'd call you on it and he'd make you so mad, but you knew he was right, that even made you madder because you knew he'd call you out. Q: He had been living in Miami the last few years, is that correct? A: He was living in Miami, going to FIU. He went there, started his electrical engineering. He was home last week, and they got off their spring break. I was kind of surprised he came home, usually he would just stay down in Miami the whole time, and I knew he had to work. He worked at the Ale House in Doral. He said, "Oh I'm off Friday, and I don't have to be at work until Saturday late, I'm going to come home Friday or Thursday night." So he pulls in Friday morning. He has a good visit and he sits and talks with me, and said "Dad, I'm thinking about-I want to change my major." He wanted to go to law school. He wanted to travel and he wanted to go to law school. He said, "Dad, that's going to cost a bunch of money." I go, "you worry about what you want to do. I worry about paying for it. That's my job, guring out how to get it nanced, your job is guring what you want to be." Q: How was your own relationship to him? What were some of the conversations that you would have with him? A: We used to play the guitar. The song was Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I taught him that song when he was young and then he got so much better at it than me that I just quit playing with him because he got a lot better than me. He was a much better guitar player than I ever was. He was 10, 11. His roommate said, "many a night, I'd go to sleep listening to him in the hallways. When he played acoustic, that was his song, he played that Simple Man." And I think that was a song he took pretty seriously. Don't be complicated. Understand that all the things you need in life are part of you, they're in your soul, and if you trust in that, then you'll be satis ed. And I think of all the things I'll miss, but I think of the joy, to live your life to where you never got to that point where he had to worry about, you know, what compromises do I have to make to take care of my kids? He didn't get to that age. I don't know that he ever dealt with those kinds of things. I think he did what he wanted to do when he wanted to do it. That part I'm happy about. The other parts I'm just sad about -the parts where my heart (is) all splattered all over the ground. Q: What happened? A: Motorcycle accident. It was Tuesday. He had worked during the day at the Ale House. He had lunch actually with one of the managers. She told me that when he got off, he said "I gotta get back, I have a paper that's due tomorrow." It was like he was heading back to the Ale House, I don't know, he's 21, don't know if he was getting bac k to get a beer, or was going back to just help the girls close up, because they didn't like the girls close up and walk out late at night by themselves. He was one to do something like that, to make sure they didn't have to do that. He was a wild man. He died probably-I'm sure he was speeding on that motorcycle. I thin k where he was at, it was a curb and then it straightened out. He didn't lock up-there were no skidmarks-he didn't lock up the wheels or anything, so I'm sure he thought he could ride it out. He probably went off a little bit, and there was a big concrete telephone poll. It was Tuesday night at about 11 o clock, and I think they pronounced him dead at about 12:10 on Wednesday morning. They said the accident probably happened between 11 and 11:30. Nobody saw the accident. So he just missed a turn or got distracted or something. The coroner said it was pretty instantaneous. They worked on him at the scene, not that it helps, but I'm glad to kno w he didn't suffer. He was the kind of kid that had the impact CRAWFORDContinued  1 SEE CRAWFORD  24 Bridgette Glisson shows off her new physique.

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Easter Bunnies have arrived! Also Easter Baskets too! Formerly Yours Consignment 330 Bridge St LaBelle, FL LIFEGUARDS Central County Water Control District is looking to hire lifeguards for the summer. Please apply in person at the Central County of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates. Monday Thursday 7am to 5pm. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR Catholic Charities seeks Full time Program Administrator for after school care program in Pahokee. Individual is responsible for the overall funding, staf ng and running of the Pahokee Pals program. Individual is responsible for ensuring that the contract conditions of agreement with Children’s Services Council are met as well as the NSACA Standards for school-aged care are implemented. Bachelors degree and experience required. Send resume to jevans@diocesepb.org or fax 561-584-7000 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Th e c l ass ifi e d s are th e most successful salesperson in town. Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012

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Railroad 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 Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationMAINTENANCE SUPERVISORExperienced Maintenance Staff Supervisor. 4 yrs. exp. Must be able to work weekends & holidays. Must possess FL DL. Subject to background check. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com CITRUS HARVESTING MANAGERPosition Responsibilities:• Responsible for all harvesting operations for Southern Gardens Citrus Groves.• Responsible for the scheduling and organization of Southern Gardens Groves harvesting process.• Creates and implements an annual harvesting budget.• Negotiates harvesting rates. • Ensures the implementation of the safety programs and compliance with MSPA in the harvesting operations. • Develops and implements a good forecasting and fruit quality testing program.• Oversees accurate record keeping of crop yield and payroll.• Creates an annual crop estimate.• Actively involved in recruiting process for both H2A and domestic workers.• Recruits in-house crewleaders and Hauling Contractors. • Maintains a good equipment maintenance program on all harvesting equipment. Position Requirements:• A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.• Three to four years of experience is preferred.• Harvesting equipment knowledge.• Familiar with remote computerized time keeping systems.• Computer skills SAP, Word, Excel• Knowledgeable of all H2A program regulations and requirements• Bilingual preferred Southern Gardens is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential annual bonus. Quali ed local candidates send resumes to: Fax 863-902-4315, E-mail to: dmelton@southerngardens.com EOE Machinist-Full Time PermJob 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 SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS GROVE SUPERVISOR CAMP This is a responsible position in citrus harvesting employee camp management and maintenance. Work is performed independently within established policies and procedures under the general direction of the Safety/Labor Compliance Manager. Performs maintenance and repairs on camp facilities including plumbing, painting, carpentry, cleaning, and electrical duties. Assumes responsibility for security of camp facilities and camp personnel, and residents. Responsible for order entry, inventory control, and distribution of equipment and supplies. Organize and manage the camp facility to promote and maintain good employee relations. Organize the camp facility in a manner that ensures the health and safety for all employees. Ensure that all government regulations are met regarding camp management. Complete building inspections as required to maintain camp safety, cleanliness, and security. Responsible for camp records, attendance summary, and reporting of exit and entry of guests, visitors, and residents. Oversee garbage collection, housekeeping, and maintenance of all camp facilities. Transport workers to required locations as needed. Provide training to employees in camp safety, security, rules, and regulations. Perform all other associated duties as assigned. Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school & 13 years prior related experience Bi-lingual (Spanish) required. Effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive employee relations Current CDL’s with Passenger Endorsement Ability to pass a drug screen and background check. Must reside at camp location in Clewiston, Florida FAX:863-902-4315 EMAIL: dmelton@southerngardens.com Environmental Services / Maintenance full time. Responsible for housekeeping duties. Experience with oor care (strip & wax), minor repairs and handyman skills helpful. Fax resume to (863) 983-9604 or apply at FL Community Health Center, 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL. e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Front Desk Healthcare and Computer exp. needed. Bilingual Spanish/Eng. Pref’d. Competitive salary & excl bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 924-3405 or apply at FL Community Health Centers, 170 S. Bar eld Hwy, Ste 103, Pahokee, FL. hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Duplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. 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REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL 1080 vehicle trailer DUAL AXLE 21 foot set up for 12 ft tire base buggy trailer, ramps included, 6.5 ft width, front tie down chains, new jack, good tires, in Moore Haven $1,000.00/neg (239)860-6722 or (863)946-0635NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Pelican Lake Water Control District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Pelican Lake Water Control District for the year 2012 will be held at their of ce located at 2852 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430, on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., in the forenoon for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine, and; 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT BY: /s/ Paul Allen, President 412617 SUN 3/22,29/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 1816 2008 1224432-01000780020 Orlando & Betty F. Ramos Lot 2, Block 78, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37 thru 39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412552 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1629 2008 1224432-01000020020 Montura Trading Post Inc. Lot 2, Block 2, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37 thru 39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412541 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2074 2008 1264432-A0002480100 Carol Mola The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 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 415, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412548 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 2245 2008 1354432-A0001520000 Marcia Perez & Marisol The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3747, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412547 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2075 2008 1264432-A0002490000 Carol Mola The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 433, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412553 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 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 Apartments Apartments Sports Vehicles/ ATVs For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs 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 2089 2008 1264432-A0002820100 Ivan Mestres The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 490, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412543 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1854 2008 1244432-A0000370100 International Monetary Mortgage Fund The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5341, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412550 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The City of South Bay will hold a Workshop on Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the City Chambers 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493 413427 CGS 3/29/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE This City of South Bay will hold a Community Revitalization meeting on April 05, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the City Chambers 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493. 413426 CGS 3/29/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE IS REQUESTING PROPOSALS FOR REPAIRS TO THEIR LIFT STATIONS. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT ALAN SULLIVAN AT (561) 996-2140 OR AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IN OSCEOLA CENTER, 1204 N W AVENUE L TERRACE, BELLE GLADE, FL. 413307 SUN 3/29/2012 Public Notice See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Find it faster. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2076 2008 1264432-A0002490100 Carol Mola The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 434, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412557 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2223 2008 1354432-A0000580000 Antonio Reyes Valdovinos The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known at Lot 4605 in Montura Ranch Estates. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412554 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1936 2008 1254432-A0000990000 Argelia M. Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1162, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412539 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1906 2008 1254432-A0000360000 Victor Villalba The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5086, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412544 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2134 2008 1274432-A0001770000 Walter J. Wood and Mercedes Tous The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, 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 46, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412555 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2073 2008 1264432-A0002480000 Carol Mola The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 416, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412545 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of South Bay Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay, Florida 33493. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, Board receiving of the 2010 Final Audit Report, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 413310 SUN 3/29/2012 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2043 2008 1264432-A0001510100 Osmar & Blanca Carmona The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 317, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412542 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1439 2008 1144432-A0000290000 Alfredo Morales The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3501, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412538 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2088 2008 1264432-A0002820000 Ivan Mestres The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 489, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412540 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 2138 2008 1274432-A0001890000 Luis R. Llorente The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onw-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 41, Montura Ranch Estates,an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412546 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 19, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L21A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Tree Trimming/Removal & Clearing & Grubbing in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $215,219.00 E1L22A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Concrete Sidewalk Repair in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $73,503.00 E1L23A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Ditch Cleaning in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $102,759.00 E1L24A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Re ective Pavement Marker Removal & Replacement in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $150,000.00 E1L25A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Large, Small Machine & Slope Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping in Hendry County. Budget Estimate: $32,657.00 E1L26A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Median Rehabilitation in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $149,000.00 E1L27A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Performance Highway Lighting Maintenance in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $468,855.00 E1L28A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Long Line Striping in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $203,580.00 E1L29A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Large Machine & Slope Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping in Glades County. Budget Estimate: $150,393.00 E1L30A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Large, Small, Intermediate Machine & Slope Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping in Hendry County. Budget Estimate: $147,155.00 E1L31A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mechanical Sweeping in Glades & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate: $39,800.00 E1L32A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Retro-Re ective Pavement Marker Removal & Replacement in Lee County. Budget Estimate: $149,500.00 E1L33A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application, Edging & Sweeping in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $300,000.00 E1L34A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Miscellaneous Asphalt Repair in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties, East of I-75. Budget Estimate: $148,000.00 E1L35A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Replacement of Ditch Pavement & Mitered Pipe End Sections in Charlotte & Lee Counties. Budget Estimate: $148,000.00 E1L36A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe & Mitered End Replacement in Charlotte, Lee, & Collier Counties. Budget Estimate: $176,814.00 E1L37A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for High Mast Light Pole Repair & Replacement in Lee, Charlotte, & Collier Counties. Budget Estimate: $206,600.00 E1L38A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for High Mast Light Pole Repair & Replacement in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $258,250.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 413096 CGS 3/29;4/5/2012 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN SERVICES, DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FOUR CORNERS MSBU RFQ No. 2012-16 Opening Date and Time: April 18, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with drainage improvements to the Four Corners MSBU in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in drainage design, permitting, and possibly construction inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submissions 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., April 18, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL (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 412879 CN/CB 3/22,29;4/5,12/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-25CP IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHI JEAN NOLAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an. Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of KATHI JEAN NOLAN, deceased, File Number 2012-25CP, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975; that the decedent’s date of death was August 21, 2011; that the total value of the estate is approximately $12,958.63 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: James Hull 2725 Anzio Court #304, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Brian Hull 2725 Anzio Court #304, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 21, 2012. Persons Giving Notice: James Hull Brian Hull Attorney For Persons Giving Notice: JAMES S. LUPINO, ESQ. HERSHOFF, LUPINO & YAGEL, LLP jlupino@tropicalaw.com Florida Bar No. 244481 90130 Old Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 (305) 852-8440 412497 CN 3/22,29/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 22-2012-CA-000004 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. EMMA J.S. SMITH, ET AL, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EMMA J.S. SMITH, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 921 YACHT CLUB WAY NW, MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 700 SCHOPKE LESTER RD., APOPKA, FL 32712 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Glades County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 5 AND 6, BLOCK A, MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHE R WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #FLA146C5560A, TITLE #81707816 AND VIN #FLA146C5560B, TITLE #81707188-WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before Apri 16, 2012 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 6th day of March, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddoc k Deputy Cler k IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE SENIO R DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, ROOM 1213, 1700 MONROE STREET, FT. MYERS, FLORIDA 33901, TELEPHONE NUMBER (239)335-2299; 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATE R THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING413366 GCD 3/29;4/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012PUBLIC NOTICE LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, April 18th at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall in the Commissioners Board Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle.All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission 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. Tristan Chapman, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 413461 CN 3/29/2012 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 April 2, 2012, at 2:00 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 413309 CN/CB 3/29/2012 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of East Shore Water Control District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of East Shore Water Control District for the year 2012 will be held at their of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012, at 9:30 A.M., in the forenoon for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine, and; 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT BY: /s/ Kenneth McDuf e, President 412618 SUN 3/22,29/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. 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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to renew and modify Water Use Permit 47-00004-W (Application 061227-23) with conditions and grant the Petition for Variance (Application 110902-1) to the Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221 for a public water supply serving Glades County, Sections 25,35,36, Township 38 South, Range 34 East and Sections 18,19, Township 38 South, Range 35 East; and, Okeechobee County, Sections 4-10,13-30,32-36, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Section 31, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, and Sections 4,5,8,17-19, Township 38 South, Range 35 East. The 20-year permit authorizes the continued use of groundwater from the sur cial aquifer system and the continued and increased use of surface water from Lake Okeechobee for a public water supply with an annual allocation of 1,268.50 million gallons. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including proposed limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting) using the Application/Permit search function. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for en vironmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The Petition must be led with the Of ce of the District Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document led by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. RIGHT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 413039 ON 3/23 GCD 3/29/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FL CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 11CA-1064 Judge: Duryea TERRY L. CARBONELL, Plaintiff vs. J. FRED BURSON a/k/a JAMES F. BURSON, ERNEST W. WEATHERS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, and JOHN AND JANE DOE as any unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 13, 2012 entered in Case No.: 11CA-1064 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit, in and for Hendry County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 25 Hickpochee, 2nd Floor (administrative side), LaBelle, FL beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of April 2012 the property described in the nal judgment and in EXHIBIT A attached. EXHIBIT ‘A” DESCRIPTION: A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN SECTION’S 8 AND 7, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8 AS THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND, THENCE S 00’58’34” W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 2693.38 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE S 0058’34” W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 403.24 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT “A”, THENCE CONTINUE S 0058’34” W, A DISTANCE OF 88.93 FEET; THENCE S 4437’16” W, INTO SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 768.20 FEET; THENCE N 8948’’13” E PARALLEL WITH THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 530.31 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE Of SAID SECTION 8; THENCE S 0058’34” W, ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE OF SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 1858.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE S 8855’47” E. ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 2663.99 FEET TO THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8 THENCE N 0052’25” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 4023.17 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST/4 Of THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE N 8833’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 1328.44 FEET; THENCE N 0055’30” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 1342.58 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE N 8823’15” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 1327.29 FEET To THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 8 AND 5, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 0058’34” E, 22.00 FEET, THENCE S 8823’15” E, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 22 FEET NORTHERLY OF THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, 1352.27 FEET, THENCE S 0055”30” W, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 25 FEET EASTERLY OF THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, 1341.50 FEET, THENCE S 8832’54” E, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 23 FEET NORTHERLY OF THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8,. 1327.42 FEET, THENCE S 0052’25” W, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 24 FEET EASTERLY OF THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, 4046.02 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 8855’47” W, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE 24.00 FEET TO A LIGHTENED WOOD POST FOUND MARKING THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 0052’25” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE THE WEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, 4023.17 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 8833’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, 1328.44 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOUND MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 00556’30” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 QF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8. 1342.58 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOUND MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 8823’15” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 4, 1327.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 60 FOOT WIDE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS, AND UTILITIES FROM ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 78 (HENDRY COUNTY MAINTAINED), BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE AFOREMENTIONED POINT “A” AS THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED EASEMENT; THENCE S 4437’18” W INTO SAID SECTION 7 A DISTANCE OF 1806.15 FEET; THENCE S 8948’13” W. PARALLEL TO THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE IN SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 4788.50 FEET TO A POINT LYING 80.00 FEET EASTERLY OF THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE S 0058’19” W, ALONG A LINE LYING 80.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO SAID WESTERLY LINE OF. SECTION 7, A DISTANCE Of 1700.43 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 00’54’04”W, ALONG A LINE LYING 80.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 2874.84 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE Of SAID SECTION 18; THENCE CONTINUE S 0054’04’ W, ALONG A LINE LYING 80.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 1397.52 FEET; THENCE N 8943’34” E, 80 FEET SOUTHERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 190/04 FEET TO A POINT LYING EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 1227.32 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 76; THENCE N 8940’40” E, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING 330.00 FEET EASTERLY OF THE WESTERLY LINE Of SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N 0054’ 04” E, ALONG A LINE LYING 330.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE Of SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 1287.28 FEET TO A PONT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 Of SAID SECTION 18; THENCE S 8843’34” W, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 190.04 FEET TO A POINT LYING 140.00 FEET EASTERLY OF THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N 0054’04” E, ALONG A LINE LYING 140.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 1337.46 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE CONTINUE N 0054’04” E, ALONG A LINE LYING 140.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 2674.61 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N 0058’19” E, ALONG A LINE LYING 140.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 7. A DISTANCE OF 1640.62 FEET; THENCE N 8948’13” E, PARALLEL TO THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 7. A DISTANCE OF 4752.58 FEET; THENCE N 4437’16” E, A DISTANCE OF 768.20 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE N 0058’34” E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 86.93 FEET TO THE AFOREMENTIONED POINT “A”, BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING Of THE HEREIN DESCRIBED EASEMENT Parcel Identi cation #’s: 1-05-43-28-A00-0002-0199 1-07-43-28-A00-0003-0000 1-08-43-28-A00-0003-0100 1-08-43-28-A00-0004-0000 1-08-43-28-A00-0005-0100 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of March, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Terry L. Carbonell, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff 21530 Pearl Street Alva, FL 33920 (239) 633-0077 412982 CN 3/29;4/5/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000128 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT M. SHEFFER, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 18, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and ROBERT M. SHEFFER; 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 SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS’ TENANT #1 N/K/A CLARA SUE HELLARD; TENANT #2 N/K/A DAFFENY L. ALBRITTON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 1 LOT 4, POLLYWOG CREEK, A MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A 3 INCHES BY 3 INCHES CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKNG THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, 32.70 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4 OF SAID SUBDIVISION AND THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE LANDS HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 42.06 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 129.89 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 40 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 SECONDS THERE IS A MOBILE HOME AFFIXED TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. (REDM) (1997), I.D. #(FLA14611078A&B). A/K/A 22530 SHAWNEE COURT, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 23, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10033924 *See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.410321 CN 3/22,29/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000151 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. BILLY D. FIELDS, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 13, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 26-2009CA-000151 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County. Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and BILLY D. FIELDS; IMA JEAN FIELDS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 18th day o f April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT(S) 13 AND 14, BLOCK 376, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 71 THROUGH 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 204 S San Gabriel Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 19, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09010756 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 413169 CN 3/29;4/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop here first! The classified ads

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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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000730 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. FERNANDO ALVAREZ; NUVIA V. MENDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NUVIA V. MENDEZ; UNKNOWN TENA NT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; UNKNOWN 3; UNKNOWN TENANT 4; UNKNOWN TENANT 5; UNKNOWN T ENANT 6; UNKNOWN TENANT 7; UNKNOWN TENANT 8; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOTS 4 THROUGH 9, INCLUSIVE IN BLOCK 418 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 720-722-724-726 CENTRAL AVE., CLEWISTON, FL 33440-4507 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at in front of the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at 11 o’clock a.m., on May 23, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at LaBelle, Florida, this 24th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. 12425 28th Street N., Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PART ICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, Y OU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST T O YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONT ACT THE DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, E. MARION A VENUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, A ND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS (941) 637-2281, WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771. 411153 CN 3/22,29/2012 Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Th e c l ass ifi e d s are th e most successful salesperson in town. BY ERIC KOPP e Clewiston NewsWhen Patricia Pearce stood before the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) governing board in October of last year, she posed a few simple questions about their leasing policy—speci cally, Glades County property leased to the Old River Cattle Company of Okeechobee. Governing board chairman Joe Collins then turned to SFWMD Chief Real Estate Specialist Ruth Clements with a very simple question: “So, that was an existing lease when we acquired the land?” “Absolutely,” answered Ms. Clements, adding that there were actually two leases in effect—one from the Pomcor Corporation and the other from The Nature Conservancy. “Both had leases in place with Old River Cattle when we acquired the property, so we acquired it subject to the lease.” And this is where the inconsistencies with the district’s lease with the Old River Cattle Company begin.HistoryIn January of 2006, the district agreed to purchase the Glades County property from Pomcor, Inc. At that time Pomcor, based in Lake Worth, was structured to purchase C-corporations. Pomcor had an option to buy the property from Glades County rancher J.F. Pearce, and exercised that option in March of 2006 when they bought a total of 4,734 acres. That same month, The Nature Conservancy purchased 1,646 acres in eastern Glades County from Pomcor on behalf of the district for approximately $16.3 million because SFWMD did not have the funds immediately available to make the purchase. SFWMD agreed to reimburse The Nature Conservancy—plus 5 percent interest and carrying costs—within three years. In August of 2007 the SFWMD ful lled that obligation and took title to the property. In essence, this means The Nature Conservancy was the funding mechanism for this property deal. SFWMD then closed on the remaining property, 3,088 acres, in May of 2006 for roughly $38 million. Although not contiguous with The Nature Conservancy property, all of the parcels were put together in a lease deal. The district agreed to manage The Nature Conservancy’s property until the district took title of the property, which they did in August of 2007. In the mean time, however, The Nature Conservancy leased their property to Stuart-based Real Estate salesman Ricou Hartman. When the district took title to the property they also took assignment of Mr. Hartman’s lease. On May 10, 2006, Pomcor entered into a lease with Mr. Hartman on the remaining 3,088 acres that Pomcor was selling to SFWMD. Also on that same day, Pomcor assigned their interest in that lease to the district and Ms. Clements signed it on behalf of the district. Mr. Hartman also represented Pomcor in the sale of the 3,088 acres to the district. On May 11, 2006, the district purchased the 3,088 acres from Pomcor subject to the lease. At no time were these leases put out for bid, which is required by Florida state statute 373.093. Which brings us to Mrs. Pearce’s questions to the governing board at their Oct. 13, 2011, meeting. After telling the board that her husband, Mark Hunter Pearce, and family members have had the property in question in their family since the 1800s she questioned why they were never given a chance to bid on the lease. “Who were the bidders? Why haven’t landowners been given options on the land?” she asked. Turning to Ms. Clements, Mr. Collins asked that all important question: “So, the lease was existing when we acquired the land?” “Absolutely,” she answered. “Both had leases in place with Old River Cattle when we acquired the property, so we acquired the property subject to those leases.” But, the leases weren’t with Old River. They were with Mr. Hartman. Old River didn’t become involved in the lease with Mr. Hartman until Jan. 3, 2008. According to state records Louis E. ‘Woody’ Larson Jr. is the principal agent of the Old River Cattle Company, while Mr. Hartman and Jeffrey O. Clemons are listed as managers. She then went on to explain to the board about the two leases that were in place when the district acquired the land—the Pomcor and The Nature Conservancy leases. Although Mr. Collins did ask that question, neither he nor any of the remaining eight governing board members asked that one vitally important question: How long had the lease been in place? The answer is very simple: one day.Leasing ProblemsAfter acquiring that lease, SFWMD amended it in 2007 and again in 2008. On May 28, 2008, the Old River Cattle Company received an extension until March 14, 2012. However, they received a 10-year lease extension in December of 2011. Again, this lease has never been put out for bids. Today, the Old River Cattle Company is operating off that same 2006 lease. And while much of the lease is similar to today’s water management leases, there are some very interesting differences. Under the terms of that 2006 lease, lessees: cannot alter the land which includes, but is not limited to, mowing; lessees cannot engage in any discussions with the media pertaining to the lease which includes interviews, feature articles, fact sheets or similar promotional materials; and, lessees are responsible for obtaining all permits. Let’s take a look at these requirements. First, it has been documented that the Old River Cattle Company has been baling hay on the property and have done so as late as February of 2012. Not only does the lease state on the rst page that the property can only be utilized “... solely for purposes of cattle grazing ...” it also prohibits mowing, as mentioned above. Next, Mr. Hartman did grant a 2011 interview with the Okeechobee News for an article about the district’s leasing policy despite the lease prohibiting this. Next, SFWMD documents show that Mr. Hartman did not get a consumptive use permit to use water from the L-59 canal. Finally, because the three water control structures on the L-59 canal—which stretches from the Indian Prairie Canal to the Kissimmee River—were left free owing with no water control devices in place nearly all the property south of the canal, including Buckhead Ridge, was ooded due to Tropical Storm Fay. Because Mr. Hartman and Old River did not have the proper permits, and because there were no water control devices, are they to blame for the ooding? Several inconsistencies have already been pointed out, but they don’t end there. When this newspaper posed a question to Ms. Clements that asked if The Nature Conservancy was the “... funding mechanism to purchase the Pomcor tract ...” her answer was evasive. “In 2006, the district purchased 4,734 acres in Glades County consisting of the following: 1. 3,088 acres were purchased from Pomcor; 2. 1,646 acres were purchased from The Nature Conservancy.” Then on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, three more questions were e-mailed to the SFWMD that asked for a response from Ms. Clements. Those questions were: In regard to the district’s lease with Ricou Hartman, is the district still operating off the original lease that was signed May 10, 2006? If so, did Mr. Hartman violate the terms of the lease when he granted the Okeechobee News an interview to discuss that lease as alluded to on page 8 of that lease? You stated in the Oct. 11, 2011, governing board meeting regarding the extension of the Old River Cattle Company lease that the Old River Cattle Company had been leasing the property prior to SFWMD acquiring the property. How long had Old River been leasing the property prior to SFWMD closing on that property in 2006? Simple, right? Here is the answer we received: “The Old River Cattle leases were provided to you when your public record requests were ful lled. The terms and conditions are contained in those documents. We are unable to provide additional information.” Looking back, it seems clear that the lease with Old River has been violated on several occasions. Still, Ms. Clements told her governing board that they were good tenants and, because of that, their lease should be extended for an additional 10 years. And on Dec. 13, 2011, it was. Was SFWMD Board Misled On Lease? activity, or the previous shooting. Investigators are holding tight to the arrest report and shooting investigation, out of a fear of jeopardizing the case. Records show Ramos was arrested on a series of charges in the wake of the shooting, and over the period of the next few months, including robbery by sudden snatching and several battery charges for which he was ultimately found guilty. He was also arrested on a charge of aggravated battery assault with a deadly weapon, a charge which was subsequently dropped. The victim, Escalante, had a past of his own. Records indicate Escalante was arrested on a charge of possession of cocaine just a few months before the shooting. The charges in that case were dropped two weeks before his murder. HCSO was happy to report news of Ramos’ arrests earlier this week. “Ultimately, it was a lot of leg work. We did our best to stay on top of the investigation,” said Lieutenant Aaron Angell. CASEContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOD.A.R.E GraduationStudents from Westside’s D.A.R.E Graduation.

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that a lot of the of cers knew him because the A le House is right around the corner from the Miami Dade Police Station. A lot of them knew him. He had been a waiter and host there for two years or so. The people there loved him. The managers said on Wednesday, when everybody found out, he thought they might have to shut down because he had that effect on people. The of cer, you know, I don't know how, but this is a guy who does this every day, the vehicle homicide guy, and he had tears in his eyes when he was giving his stuff to us. He said, "man, we've had so many calls about this, this has got to be a special kid." I said, "yeah." Q: People loved him then? A: We got this beautiful thing the other day, from when he was getting his black belt, and we w ere going through his stuff. He helped instruct the other kids. This little girl is in middle school now, so she had to be in elementary school when Cameron was there. It was laminated, beautiful, and it has pictures of him doing Tae Kwon Do and I don't know where she got these pictures. In it she wrote that he would always stop and help her. He was pretty, she said, because he had long blonde hair and he could jump real high, and he w ould always help her with her forms, "and one day I told him I was having trouble with math, and he stopped and we stopped doing what we were doing and he showed me how to do my math." He helped her, she says, and he said after that, he said "don't worry, this won't be hard no more." In her little thing, she goes," I've never made less than a B in math since then." You don't nd out stuff like that. And I probably would have never found it out if this hadn't happened. It's hard to think he was 21 because he's still my baby. How would he have responded to the outpouring of support? He would have said, "what are you all doing? It's alright, it's okay. Y'all go on. Smile." Our deal has been, you don't know why you end up in little bitty towns, and we came here to work, and not always to everyone's joy that we were here, but man I couldn't imagine a place to have gone through this anywhere else. Cause it's unbelievable. My friends. People that you hardly even know went out of their way to make sure you're taken care of. Q: How are his brothers? A: We'll see. They're hurt. One of them does soccer therapy. He has been at the soccer eld, just kicking the soccer, kicking the soccer, because that's what he does. Their birthday was three days apart. Cameron's birthday was the 8th and Casey's is the 11th, four years apart -the oldest and the youngest. He'd send him a text message about, oh, because Casey is pretty well known for his soccer, plays on a tournament team out of Wellington, but he sent him a text message saying "Oh I'm getting ready for you bro." He'd just made the O.D.P. thing. So his brother said, "I've been practicing in the backyard, some third world shit, I've got a garbage can in my backyard and I've been practicing, so I'm ready, you better save some game for me." They'll get through this. They're strong boys, and they're trying to be too strong, and there'll come a time. Q: Strong for you? A: Yeah it needs to be the other way around. That'll happen, I think. I'll get to the point where I've got it, and I'll be able to take care of them. This is the kind of kid Cameron is, I was going to teach him a life story. He hadn't done his stuff that he needed to do to get into college. He only applied to one college, which was driving us nuts. "I want to go to FIU." He was top ten in his class; he probably could have got in anywhere. He hadn't done anything, it's like he's working Saturday or Sunday was the last orientation before school started. If you didn't go to orientation you couldn't sign up for classes. He hadn't been. I'm going "you're not gonna," he said "Oh I'm gonna get it, I'm gonna do it online." He tried to do it and of course it doesn't let him. He said "I'm gonna go down there and I'm gonna be there at 7 o clock when they rst open the doors and I'll tell them, look I've been trying." I said, yeah that's good for him, he'll go down there, get up early, they're not going to let him in, he's gonna come back and have to go to Palm Beach College for a year and I'm gonna say "yeah, that's right, that's what you gotta do." Of course he talks his way into orientation. Oh yeah. He gets into orientation, he meets Anum, who is the young man from Trinidad and Tobago who tells him, "it's too late to get a dorm room, but you can move into the Fiji House with us. You can be a pledge, but we'll get you in the Fiji House." So by noon the next day, he has his classes set up, a place to live, and he said "hey I gotta be moved down there by Tuesday dad and I need a check for $3,700." I said, "okay," and my big life lesson was gone because he went, "well yeah you can do it this way, dad." One of the things you hear from his friends was, "Cameron, he always knew the answer, and a shortcut to get there." He was the kind of kid that aggravated people because he wouldn't pay attention in Mr. Grif th's Chemistry class or something and everyone was ailing and ailing and all of a sudden he'd make a 98, so they'd have a 2-point curve. "Thanks, Cameron!" You knew he wasn't paying attention. He was doing something else in class. He was sleeping. Q: What kind of spirits was he in the last time you saw him? A: Good. The thing that helps me is that I got a real good hug. I just got to talk about the la w school and that stuff, "well, whatever, we'll see" cause Cameron Q: So he hugged you? A: Oh, real big hug. And that's usual for us leaving. We always hugged each other. We're a hugging family. You know, "love you dad." "I love you son." 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 24 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2012 CRAWFORDContinued  14 “When he was little, and later on there would be times when all of a sudden we’d be sitting around and we’d go at it for a little while (playing guitar). Times that I think back to, they’re special. It didn’t take him long before he had Simple Man, and then he put all the hammers down and all that stuff and I said, ‘It’s your song now.’”— Skip Crawford reminisces about his son Cameron