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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 04-05-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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V. N V N T, A SEE ALCOHOL  1SFWMD P G NP LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS URGE RESI-DENTS TO BE VIGILANTBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comLocated in a rural area, Montura has always been known for its abundance of wild animals, but an issue with stray dogs is quickly catching the attention of law enforcement of cers who argue that it may only be a matter of time before disaster strikes. With an estimation of anywhere from 300 to 400 canines roaming the streets, the question now becomes: "What will be done to control the dog population, and who is responsible?" The issue was brought up by Deputy G. Perez, with the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce. The deputy presented it to the Central County Water Control District meeting, where he asked Montura leaders to help him nd a solution. According to the deputy, the number of loose dogs running in the area continues escalating at a rapid pace, and will only continue posing MinorsESTABLISHMENTS FOUND SELLING ALCOHOL TO MINORSBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comThe Clewiston Police Department recently partnered with The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco to crack down on the distribution of alcoholic beverages to minors. The operation resulted in a series of arrests and hit some of the major restaurants and gas stations in the Clewiston area. "We weren't looking to arrest anyone. We were hoping these places would be in compliance with the law," commented Don Gutshall, Clewiston Chief of Police. Vendors had no idea they were under surveillance. Undercover AB&T agents visited the restaurants and shops like regular customers, ordering drinks with their meals identifying themselves only after the illegal drinks had been served. Targeted and arrested in the operation were: Shamrock gas station, Muhammad Islam Beef O'Brady's, Christopher Man’s Best Friend: Montura’s Biggest Nuisance? Eateries Charged with Alcohol Sale to Fifteen gals competed but only one can be on topBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comAfter a competitive night of pageantry, a new 2012 Miss Sugar has been crowned. Contestants prepared for their big night for a month and the pageant crowd rippled with anticipation on Saturday. Lance Ramer, the City of Clewiston's Recreation Director, was the MC for the night, entertaining the guests with his witty humor and even joking with the contestants. To kick off Miss Sugar, a slideshow prepared by Rene Malbog, the pageant photographer, revealed the activities of the busy pageant contestants. The contestants started off the night with a dance to Katy Perry's Firework, choreographed by Tad Dean. The night ran smoothly with no interruptions as contestants scrambled around in the back, preparing to go on stage. The 15 young ladies were judged on their interviews, casual wear, evening gown, and on-stage question. Each participant was examined from head-to-toe. Judges looked at everything from feet placement to the sway of the contestants' arms. Many of the ladies were active in the community and challenged themselves academically. Each had goals and dreams that they shared in their bios which were read during their evening gown walk. Entertainment was provided in between the events to allow the contestants time to change. Miss America Co-ed Pageant titleholders: Kayla Kraft, Miss Florida Junior Teen, and nine-year-old Nikole Darna, Miss Sunshine State Sweetheart sang to the audience with voices that lled the entire John Boy Auditorium. 2012 Miss Sugar CrownedSEE PAGEANT  3 SEE DOGS  18 PHOTO / ASHLEY SMITHRebecca Paige Corley being crowed Miss Sugar 2012. And the crown goes to ... Paige Corley!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Mourning Dove, also known as the Turtle Dove or Rain Dove, is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American game birds with an estimated U.S. population of more than 350 million birds. During the winter there is an in ux of northern Mourning Doves who join the permanent Florida population. This abundant bird is easy to locate on perches such as telephone lines. It is a plumpbodied and longtailed bird with short legs, a small bill and a small head. They are delicate brown to buffy-tan with black spots on the wings and black-bordered white tips to the tail feathers. Males and females are similar in appearance. Their wings make an unusual whistling sound when they take-off or land. Theses strong yers are capable of reaching ight speeds of up to 55 miles per hours. Their most common call is a soft long drawn out "coo-oo" which is sometimes mistaken for an owl. The oldest reported Mourning Dove was 31 years and four months old. Weed, grass, grain, and seeds make up 99 percent of their diet. They occasionally eat berries and sometimes snails. They eat about 71 calories daily which is about 12 to 20 percent of their body weight. These frequent backyard feeders will store up to 17,000 seeds in their crop until they can y to a perch to digest the meal. Nesting pairs will raise several broods during the nesting season in a imsy nest of pine needles, trigs and grains stems. They will nest in gutters, eaves, and abandoned equipment. The nest is unlined and has little insulation for the young. Two white eggs are incubated for 14 to16 days. Both parents produce"milk" in their crop that is feed to the nestlings. The young birds edge at 14 to 16 days of age. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. For reservations for these free trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Inland Birding Fun: Mourning Dove (MODO) Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 The following is a sampling from our Clewiston News Facebook page. Join the discussion by searching for us online. Who should be the next Hendry superintendent of schools? The Superintendent of Schools should be someone who is or has been involved in education, not someone who just decides to run in an election. Someone who knows the needs of all children, understands what teachers go through, and can be a positive in uence to the school system and the community. Joan Koch The county is ranked 63 out if 67. All elected of cials should be held accountable for their record. Timothy Lovell It is my opinion that this should not be a popularity contest as so many of Hendry County elections are, but look into the backgrounds of these men and see which one has the best record and character. In your opinion, has Mr. Murphy ful lled his promises as Superintendant? What has Mr. Williamson's record been with students in his 25+ years in the Hendry County education system? While Mr. Puletti was in education, what were his policies and procedures? Have they been fair and honest to the students and parents of Hendry County? As parents it is up to us to be aware of what kind of person we put in charge of the educators. Suzi Rubio Wild Dogs roaming in Montura I live in Montura; and on one of the roads out here there are about 10 dogs that live back in the bushes behind an old deserted house. I have been feeding them and have tried a million times for animal control to come and pick up these starving babies. To own a dog, the person should have to meet some type of standards. Too many heartless people here in Montura. Jojo Pipkins If you put a collar on your dog then it isn't classi ed as a "wild" dog. If you don't put a collar on your dog, it's classi ed as a "wild" dog. It's really not that hard of a system to follow. That I know of, there is no leash law in montura. Justin Diaz Miss Sugar pageant results Congratulations to Miss Sugar 2012 and to all the girls that participated. You ALL make Clewiston proud! Tony Rushing The Clewiston News’ interview with Cameron Crawford’s family His family is just amazing. All I could think of Sunday was the term Grace under pressure, while we were all falling apart around them they were holding us all up. Even in the best of times I cannot express myself as well as his dad did and is during this dif cult time. So much love is heard in his voice even through the pain. Our thoughts, prayers, and love continue to be with you all. Kimberly Clemons Rest in my peace my friend. It was great to grow up with you. Melaena Giraldo Burning Cane I used to hate it when the cane elds were burning. You could hang out the wash and after it dried, it was always covered with soot and debris! Sue Baldridge The funning thing is, I can still here the crackle of the ames, and smell that raw sweet smell after all these years. A very sweet memory, for sure. David Carlton WHAT CLEWISTON IS TALKING ABOUT We are extremely disappointed that 60 Minutes missed a teachable moment to provide a balanced segment and help inform its viewers and American consumers about the role allnatural sugar plays in healthy diets. Rather, they chose a skewed approach that is a disservice to consumers because it focused on one-sided research results and hypotheses. The segment ampli ed inaccuracies, unproven hypotheses and baseless accusationsunfortunately, this approach contributes to the problem and doesn't advance the solution. When the Sugar Association was approached by 60 Minutes last year to participate in a segment focusing on sweeteners, we saw it as an opportunity to work with and educate them on the facts about sugar, an all-natural ingredient that has been part of healthy and balanced diets for more than 2,000 years. We provided the producers with numerous scienti c studies, government statistics and access to a sugar cane farm in Louisiana in the hopes the proposed segment would be fair, objective and balanced. Unfortunately, that was not the case. In choosing this direction, 60 Minutes overshadowed the fact that total caloric intake remains the fundamental cause of a myriad of illnesses facing Americans. Every major review of the full body of scienti c evidence has concluded that sugar intake is not linked to any lifestyle disease. That per-capita consumption of all-natural sugar has declined nearly 40 percent since 1970 underscores the fact that singling out sugar is shortsighted and baseless. The assertion that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and all-natural sugar are the same and treated by our bodies the same is inaccurate. To vilify any single food or ingredient as the main culprit behind numerous serious illnesses provides little bene t to American consumers. When provided with accurate information consumers are capable of making educated choices and balanced nutritional decisions without the restrictive burdens of more government regulations and bans to limit any one product. Access to simple, accurate information is a good start to help consumers make healthy and informed decisions. We're sorry that 60 Minutes elected not to contribute to the solution.Judy Sanchez, U.S. Sugar Op-ed: Sugar Association Responds to 60 Minutes, “Unfounded Accusations Mislead Consumers” Before the winners were announced, Pam Kelley, Pageant Director, gave her traditional speech and touched the audience with her genuine tears of joy. She is becoming quite known for her waterworks during the end portion of the pageant. Finally, scores were added up electronically. The new Miss Sugar is Rebecca Paige Corley, who won a $4,000 scholarship, First RunnerUp is Mandi Perry, Second Runner-Up is Angela Fountain, and Third Runner-Up is Lauren Rice who was also voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants, and Miss Photogenic who was also rewarded a photo shoot with a modeling company, is Jessica Schultz. PAGEANTContinued  1 PHOTO / ASHLEY SMITHMiss Sugar Pageant opening number.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 The 11th Annual Big O Birding Festival proved highly successful thanks to wonderful weather and plenty of cooperation from our local birds. Over 200 birding enthusiasts participated in the four-day event that covered sites throughout Hendry and Glades counties. Highlights included the J-7 Ranch Tour which was a sell out. Two owl hoots were also conducted with one at Fisheating Creek and the other at Riverside Retreat in LaBelle. At Gatorama, attendees got to help with a ‘dig’ for crocodile eggs. The tours on Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee were also popular as was the kayaking on the oxbows of the Caloosahatchee. Special guests included Amy Bennett Williams, author of “Life on the Caloosahatchee”, and renowned Woodstork researcher Jason Lauristsen, who provided the key note address to close out the festival on Saturday evening at the Port LaBelle Inn. Over 150 species of birds were reported during the event with several uncommon sightings, including a rare scarlet tanager seen in the early morning hours at the boardwalk of the Ah-TahThi-Ki Museum at Big Cypress. Other mentionable sightings were the endangered swallow-tailed kite and recently arrived chimney sweeps, which were seen at several locations. The Audubon Birds of Prey Exhibit proved to be a very popular display at the Port LaBelle Inn. Additionally, Birds of Prey programs were provided to over 200 LaBelle school students at Upthegrove and LaBelle Elementary and more than 500 at Central Elementary in Clewiston. The LaBelle Kiwanis Club provided funding for the exhibit. Big O Birding Festival PHOTO / PEPE LOPEZBarred Owl. National Public Health Week is recognized April 2 through April 8. This year’s theme is A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement! Every year, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths. Injuries, unexpected accidents and violence affect people daily in all aspects of life. According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), unintentional injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes, poisonings, and burns rank among the top 10 causes of death for people aged 44 and younger. A key role of Public Health is promotion and education to help prevent these illnesses and incidents before they develop which is the key to improving our nation’s overall health. Since 1995, when the rst full week of April was declared National Public Health Week, communities across the United States have observed National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health. It’s so important to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to health and what an impact Public Health has made over the years. Vaccinations: Eradicates life threatening diseases such as smallpox and polio. Motor-vehicle safety: Reduces death and disability due to unintentional injuries through the formulation of policies designed to protect the safety of the public. Safer workplaces and prevents pollution of our air and land through enforcement of regulatory controls and management of hazardous wastes. Control and prevention of infectious diseases. Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke: Promotes healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Safer and healthier foods. Healthier mothers and babies. Family planning: Educates populations at risk to reduce sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and infant mortality. Fluoridation of drinking water and assures our drinking and recreational waters are safe. Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard: National Public Health Week is a time to unite around a critical public health issues and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives. National Public Health Week

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 BY ERIC KOPPRecords obtained thorough a public records request have once again raised questions about the leasing of land by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Prior articles have dealt with SFWMD’s leasing practices and their apparent proclivity for not following state statute 373.093, which requires them to advertise their intention to put the lease out to bid, and to get bids from potential lessees. However, the district has, on several occasions, awarded leases without allowing other parties to place a bid. One such instance are the three noncontiguous parcels of property in Glades County that is referred to as the Pearce-Pomcor Tract. In January of 2006, SFWMD agreed to purchase these parcels from a Lake Worth-based company known as Pomcor, Inc. 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 of that property from Pomcor on behalf of the SFWMD for about $16.3 million because SFWMD did not have the funds available to make the purchase at that time. Water managers agreed to reimburse The Nature Conservancy, plus interest and carrying costs, and did so in August of 2007. The district then closed on the remaining property -3,088 acres -in May of 2006 for about $38 million. A closing statement obtained through a public records request lists a closing date of May 9, 2006, when SFWMD apparently agreed to purchase the property. This date, however, is different than what was earlier reported. Other records show that SFWMD purchased that property on May 11. An e-mail from this newspaper was sent to the district Thursday, March 29, that asked about the difference in the dates. An answer, in the form of an e-mail, was received from Gabe Margasak, a media representative with SFWMD. That response stated that even though the closing statement was dated May 9, the district did not actually take possession of the property until May 11 -which, he added, is the date on the deed. But, that raised yet another question. As stated above, the closing statement indicates a date of May 9, 2006. But on May 10, 2006, Pomcor entered into a lease with Stuart-based Real Estate salesman Ricou Hartman on the remaining 3,088 acres. In 2008, Old River Cattle Company, an Okeechobee-based company, joined Mr. Hartman on that lease. So, if Pomcor agreed to sell that property to the district on May 9 how could they then enter into a lease agreement with a third party on property they no longer owned on May 10? In trying to ascertain how this could happen, this newspaper posed that question to a prominent Real Estate attorney. The attorney explained that it’s not unusual for a Real Estate closing to be held one day and the deed then transferred at a later date. The transaction, he added, isn’t of cially closed until the buyer receives the deed. But, for a third party to lease the property they just sold in between the closing and the transfer of the deed -well, that’s another matter. According to the attorney’s explanation SFWMD could have, and probably should have, invalidated the deal because Pomcor had just encumbered the property without a right to do so. But, continued the attorney, the district could choose to ignore that encumbrance if they had something to gain from it. When asked why the district did not invalidate their transaction with Pomcor, Mr. Margasak replied via e-mail that: “It would be helpful if you would provide the legal opinion you received regarding Pomcor’s actions.” Another e-mail, stating that the opinion came from a Real Estate attorney, was sent to Mr. Margasak. That same e-mail also asked for a response to the question of how could Pomcor enter into a lease on the property on May 10 after they had closed on the sale to SFWMD the day before? As of newspaper deadline, we have not received an answer to that question. That rst email also contained the question: “If the exchange closed on May 9, how could there currently be a valid lease on the Pearce-Pomcor tract by Old River Cattle Company?” Again, as of newspaper deadline, an answer to that question had not been received. Records show that SFWMD acquired the Glades County property and, without putting it out for bids, amended it in 2007 and 2008. On May 28, 2008, the district awarded Mr. Hartman and Old River Cattle Company an extension on their lease that runs until May 14, 2012. And, as previously mentioned, this lease was not put out for bids when Pomcor entered into the lease with Mr. Hartman or when it was amended and ultimately extended for 10 years in December of 2011. It should also be pointed out that this lease is not the only one that has been extended without being put out for bid. The district extended at least three other area leases in December of last year without notice and without allowing others to submit a bid. SFWMD Lease Questions go Unanswered

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Lester E. Baucum, 77WIGGINS, MS. — Lester E. Baucum, 77, loving husband, father and grandfather of Wiggins, Miss., died Mar. 28, 2012. He was born on Feb. 5, 1935, in Newton, Miss. He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and Calvin Baucum; one sister, Olivia Parks; and three brothers, Hilton Baucum, Billy Wayne Baucum and Bobby Ray Baucum. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eugenia Carleton Baucum. Mr. Baucum was a graduate of Newton H. S., East Central Junior College, Louisiana College (BS), Mississippi College (M. Ed.) and University Southern Miss. (Specialist). He served 33 years in Mississippi schools as a teacher, coach and administrator, spending the last 20 in Stone Co. He loved his students and always strived to build their character and keep them on the right path. He was a member of multiple Educational A ssociations and served as of cer in several capacities. He was a member of the Red Red Rose Education Honorary Fraternity. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wiggins, Miss. He was a long time Rotarian, serving as president two times, was a Paul Harris Fellow and selected as Rotarian of the year in 2002-2003. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at East Central Community College and Louisiana College. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, hunting, gol ng, gardening and traveling with his wife. Les was the father of three children, Paige Baucum, of Wiggins, Leslie E. Baucum of Clew iston, Fla., and Lance and daughter-in-law Tasha Baucum of Wiggins; six grandchildren, Taylor Booker, Hannah Booker, Carey Baucum, Blake Baucum and Riley Baucum all of Wiggins and Carleton Baucum of Clewiston, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren; he is also survived by two brothers, Johnny Baucum (Eleanor) and J ames Baucum (Lela), both of Newton Miss. A Celebration of his life service was held at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Wiggins, MS., on March 31, 2012. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 278 Wiggins, MS. 39577 or the Charity of your choice. Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign and v iew the guest book at www.moorefuneralserv ices.comObituaries 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.Gloria Mathis Welborn, 66 MOORE HAVEN — Gloria Mathis Welborn, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012, at Heartland Regional Center in Sebring, Fla. She was born Dec. 8, 1945, to Linsey and Mavis Mathis, in Moore Haven and was a life-long resident. She was preceded in death by her father and mother. Survivors include sons, Jimmy Randall (Marsha) Roberts, Linsey Chris (Kari) West, both of Moore Haven, James Michael (Stephanie) West of Polk City, Fla.; sister, Linda (Jimmy) Moses of Auburndale, Fla.; and a brother, Delbert (Michelle) Mathis of Moore Haven; grandsons, Jimmy Roberts, Jr., Jimmy and Thomas Melanson, all of Moore Haven; granddaughters, Leah and Amy West of North Carolina, Laura Roberts of Ohio, McKenzie West of Polk City, Fla, Reygen Livingood, Albrey Piper and Bradyn West, all of Moore Haven; and four great-granddaughters of North Carolina. There are also many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Visitation and services were Monday, April 2, 2012, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home in Okeechobee. Burial followed at Ortona Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements were under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Roy Eugene Cotton, 72CLEWISTON — Roy Eugene Cotton, of Clewiston died Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 at home in Clewiston. Roy, also known by to 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; and grandson, Ethan Johnson; brothers, Robert “Dub” (Ann) Cotton, John “Dill” Cotton, Troy (Tillie) Cotton, Dorothy Baldree all of Clewiston, Freddie Cotton; sisters, Irene Cotton, Annie Mae (Ken) Rolston, Susie (Mike) Greene, Mary (Devon) Summerlin all of Milton, Florida, Luther “Buddie” Cotton of Crestview, Florida and a host of nieces and nephews. Roy also has many friends in and around the Clewiston area. Roy was preceded death by his parents; his brothers and sisters, Derley Holley, William “Buck” Cotton, Rachel Cooley, Ellie Hainey, Carl Cotton, Irene Cotton and James Cotton. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home – Clewiston. The funeral service was held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 21012, at Evangel Assembly of God Church of Clewiston where Rev. Gary Corley of ciated. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Special Districts/Waste Management is proud to sponsor:FREE FREE FREE FREECOUNTY AND CITY RESIDENTIALCOMMUNITY CLEANUPBRING LARGE € BRING SMALL € WE WANT IT ALL!APRIL 23, 2012 TO APRIL 27, 2012 € 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 € 7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.Any Resident can dispose of waste at either location below: PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees LaBelle Transfer Station€ 1360 Forestry Division Road 863-675-3373 Clewiston Transfer Station € 1350 Olympia Avenue 863-983-9424ACCEPTED W ASTE MA TERIALS WHITE GOODS Washers, Stoves, Hot Water Heaters Also accepted at the Recycle Center in LaBelle Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm FURNITURE Sofas, Mattresses, Chairs Limit of 4 residential tires CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS Lumber, Roofing Materials, Drywall, Glass, Tiles, Wire Clewiston: Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday LaBelle: Wednesday/Friday/Saturday YARD WASTE Full trees and Oversized Stumps must meet transfer station guidelines: 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameterHAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATIONS*FREE FREE FREE FREERESIDENTIALTOXIC ROUND-UP*TAKE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE TO EITHER LOCATION BELOW:LaBelle Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1360 Forestry Division Road € 863-674-4162 Monday Through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Clewiston Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1381 Evercane Road € 863-674-4162 Call for an Appointment ACCEPTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MA TERIALS Insecticides, Pesticides € Herbicides € Motor Oil € Liquid Paint and Thinners Furniture Polishes and Waxes € Brake Fluid € Transmission Fluid € Household Cleaners Propane Tanks€ Electronics € Swimming Pool Chemicals € Fluorescent Bulbs € Mercury ThermometersSpecial Districts Office: (863) 675-5252 for more information PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012

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From an Empty TombBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchIt wasn’t what I thought it would be. I had imagined a spiritual stroll along the path that Jesus went. Instead I found myself in an upstream struggle against a multitude of shoppers, street v endors, and tourists. Every few steps, some vender or shopkeeper would step in front of one of our group and dangle camels, scarves, and various souvenirs. Not only was there no time for re ection, we had to struggle to stay together. Finally w e turned the corner and headed for the church of the Holy Sepulcher. I thought it would be better. I was wrong. I expected something simple. I found something ornate. At the time of Jesus, this was a cemetery. Now it’s a cathedral covered w ith marble and gold. Forty-three lamps hang above the traditional spot of Jesus’ tomb. I tried to picture it as it originally was, but couldn’t. People were lined up to go in. Lots of people. I hate waiting in line, so you could probably guess my mindset. Blocking the way in was a blackrobed, black-bearded, black-hatted priest who kept on saying, “Twenty minutes, twenty minutes.” Those might have been the only words of English he spoke, because the guys in front kept responding, “But that’s what you told us fteen minutes ago”. The crowd mumbled. I mumbled. Someone muttered about the temple needing another cleansing. Then came the words, “Come this way.” Jim took us behind the crowd and into the back area of the church to a place that didn’t look like it was used too often. It was dark. It was musty. It was cold. As my eyes adjusted, I saw a small opening to a rock-hewn tomb. I walked over to the opening, and just like the apostle J ohn, I looked in. I was amazed. It was not a large room like I’d imagined, but a small room barely lit with a small oil lamp. “Go on in,” Jim said. I didn’t have to be told twice. Another guy about my size and I squeezed in and sat on the cold oor. Suddenly, the lamp blew out. I felt myself in a dark, claustrophobic room that seemed to be sealed shut. After a few long minutes in the dark tomb, a light came on. W ith the light came realization. God put Himself in a place like this, but He didn’t stay there. The Christian experience and promise is real, and what was true then is true now. I was in an empty tomb. The tomb that held Christ is still empty. The Easter story is not just a Sunday School story. The life of Jesus was not just a romantic fable. The God who rolled the stone away then still moves stones for us today. The message of the empty tomb declares that no power on earth could keep Christ down then, and that no power on earth can keep us down when w e are in Christ Jesus now. That’s why every Sunday is resurrection Sunday. That’s why each of us, no matter where we are or what we have done, have the promise of new life in Christ.The Celestial ScapegoatBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThere are times when things turn out entirely different than imagined. Somewhere in our evolution, we learned to fear snakes, or at least respect them. They bite! They kill people! People are instinctively afraid of them. They’ve earned their reputation. Yet there are those situations w here snake venom is used in medications to save lives. An ironic story is found in the Old Testament about the people of Israel going to the promised land and complaining along the way (Numbers 21:4-9). Food and water are short and then to add to their troubles, snakes start killing some of the wayfarers. The author of Numbers says “The Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people….” as if God was out to be vengeful. That’s common when something goes wrong: “Blame it on God!” Somehow it must be God’s fault. God has been a kind of celestial scapegoat since time began (Genesis – Adam’s fall – “God, the woman you sent me, she got me in trouble”). Nevertheless, the people of Israel turned to Moses and recognize their part; “We have been disrespectful” Things get better. God tells Moses to make a bronze symbol of the very thing that causes the problem – the snake – and to set it on a pole, adding “..everyone who is bitten shall look upon it and live.” The feared serpent becomes a symbol of hope and life. I can think of the people who have aggravated me that became friends, the need to get over some of the things feared at one time or another, opportunities that have come out of adversities; and remembering not to blame God when I’ve had a hand in my own dif culties. How quickly we are to blame without considering our own part in what doesn’t go well! It’s easy to rationalize, nd reasons for failures without looking inward and learn from what happens. Doctors talk about patients who have abused their bodies and then seek miracles without changing their lifestyles or seeing their part in what is wrong. Teachers have students that don’t study and complain that the course was too “hard.” The job market changes but workers do not learn skills that are needed in today’s industries. People spend beyond their means and then suddenly nd themselves in nancial dif culties and facing hardships Lawbreakers complain that things are unfair when caught. Yes, there may be some truth in it all; but rst stop and ask “What part have I played in my own troubles?” Once I laid in the hospital for two weeks and had time to ask myself this question; coming up with an answer that I had a part in it all. Then I made some changes; respecting limits, changing patterns and saying “No” when I needed to do so. Life went on; God was in there in it all, a place where nobody wants to go became a place of healing as well as curing. God works that way if we do our part. We can “take that to the bank!”Leading Jesus To The Cross?BY JACKIE MILLER First Christian ChurchIt was a dark, desperate, desparingly deadly day! The man who had fed the hungry, healed the sick, and even claimed to be the Son of God, was hanging on a cross dying as a common criminal! He had claimed to be the way to God but one of His own had betrayed Him. The highest religious court in the land had convicted Him. The common people had chosen a murderer instead of Him. Even nature herself had seemed to turn her back on Him as darkness covered the sun and the earth trembled and shook! No wonder He cried, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me” (Mark 15:14). What a horrible way to die; forsaken by his friends, railed on by His enemies, without help, (seemingly) without hope, and even God’s face turned away! What could bring a man to such death? Why would Jesus willingly walk to Calvary? How could He face such an inglorious end of His life and ministry? The answers are the heart of the Christian message! What could bring a man to such a death? SIN! Not His own (for He was sinless), but yours and mine! “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and, “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23) so God “made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (II Cor. 5:21) The next time you think your sin is small and does not matter, then you need to look to Calvary and see how much a penalty was paid for it! What would lead Jesus to walk to Calvary willingly? LOVE! His love for us, not ours for Him. “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. For if, when we were ENEMIES, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son” (Romans 5:8, 10). What kind of ingratitude must a man have to turn down such love as this? Agape Love that “seeks our highest good”! A love that is “unsel sh, active, good will”. Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to ever y creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” (Mark 16:15-16). Peter told those inquirers on Pentecost, who asked, “What shall we do?”. “Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38). If you haven’t done that, why not do it as soon as possible! Need help? Call me at 9831804. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 RELIGION COLUMNS

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Easter Bunnies have arrived! Also Easter Baskets too! Formerly Yours Consignment 330 Bridge St LaBelle, FL Big Yard Sale Sat April 7, 9 til 3 LaBelle Woods Resort 620 S Main St lot 41 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PRESCHOOL POSITIONS Clewiston Christian School employment opportunities available for an Administrative Assistant and also for preschool positions. Please fax resume to (863)983-5027 or you may go online to www.clewiston christian.org to print an application. For more info, please call (863)983-5388 Wanted Experienced Barber For Busy Shop Call 863-634-1492 For Interview DENTAL ASSISTANT Experience preferred but can train. Call for an application (863)983-7361 Everglades Federal Credit Union Full Time Positions Available Must have excellent communication & organizational skills, typing skills & be pro cient in MS Word & Excel. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bilingual a +. May apply in person or email resume to: loans@everglades fcu.com. TANKER DRIVERS Now hiring full time and Part time experienced tanker Drivers for Meyers Warehouse, Inc. A Twic card is required. No HAZMAT required. Pay is .40 cents a mile. A Class (A) CDL with tank Endorsements is a must. Please call Dewey Taylor at 561-996-9450. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOGreen Thumbs Garden Club Visit SanctuaryClewiston Green Thumbs Garden Club recently visited Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter. The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-pro t organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and natural resources. They take in injured animals and rehabilitate them for release into the wild. An excellent tour guide, Cheryl, helped members get close-up and personal with a number of animals a poisonous nonnative toad, an opossum, a python, an alligator, a barn owl and others. Following the tour, members enjoyed a salad lunch at the home of Rachel Stitt DeMay in Jupiter. Twenty one members and two guests attended. The garden club is a member of Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District X. Three members will be attending the Spring District meeting in Roca Raton on April 20. If you are interested in joining a garden club, call Mrs. Karen Cochrane at 561-926-1266 or Mrs. Sue Phelps at 863-983-8743 for more information. BY BOB MONTANAROEveryone is invited to the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society presentation at the Clewiston Museum on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. This will be Bob’s third presentation to our club. Our program this month is a photo documentary entitled “Ospreys of Pelican Island: An Exploration into the Life of the Fish Hawk.” The presentation is a production by Bob Montanaro who is a local outstanding wildlife photographer and environmental enthusiast. Bob started OspreyWatch “a multi-year project to document the lives of the Ospreys at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge through photography.” “Ospreys of Pelican Island” follows the nesting attempt by a pair of Ospreys throughout the 2006 nesting season. Over 100 days were spent at the Refuge with almost 30,000 photographs being taken to chronicle the lives of the Ospreys. The program covers not only the Osprey nesting attempt but also shows encounters with other wildlife in the Refuge---everything from River Otters and a family of Pileated Woodpeckers to ghting Red-Shouldered Hawks! For more information, visit www.ospreywatch.org. Bob Montanaro is the of ce manager for the Pelican Island Audubon Society handling all aspects of the day-to-day running of the chapter. He is also a volunteer at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to being, respectively, the 2004 and the 2006 volunteer-of-the-year at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, he also serves on the board of directors of the Pelican Island Preservation Society, the friends group for the Refuge. He also serves on the planning committee for the Pelican Island Wildlife Festival which is an annual event that draws 4,000 to 6,000 visitors to learn about the National Wildlife Refuge System, about local wildlife and habitats, and environmental issues and concerns. Bob received a B.A. in European and Asian history from the University of Central Florida and an M.A. in U.S. history from Florida State University. He also attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Please contact the Clewiston Museum at 863983-2870 or email us at clewistonmuseum@ embarqmail for questions or reservations. Osprey Watch Presentation Monday, April 9 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThe month of April is recognized as Autism Awareness Month. It is special opportunity for everyone to raise awareness and educate the public about autism. There is no known single cause for autism, but many researchers believe that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. No one gene has been identi ed as causing autism, however researchers are searching for irregular segments of genetic code that children with autism may have inherited. The characteristic behaviors of autism may or may not be clearly noticeable during the child’s rst 18 to 24 months, but they usually become more obvious during early childhood from ages 24 months to 6 years. As part of a well-baby/well-child visit, your child’s health care provider should do a “developmental screening,” and they may ask speci c questions about your baby’s progress. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) these ve behaviors may give signals that further evaluation is warranted: If the child does not babble or coo by 12 months of age If the child does not make gestures by 12 months of age (point, wave, grasp) If the child does not say single words by 16 months of age If the child does not say two-word phrases on their own by 24 months of age If the child has any loss of any language or social skill at any age Having any of these ve “red ags” does not mean your child has autism, but because the characteristics of the disorder vary so much, a child showing these behaviors should have further evaluations by an expert team. This team may include a neurologist, psychologist, developmental pediatrician, speech/ language therapist, learning consultant, or other professionals knowledgeable about autism. Always talk with your healthcare provider if you are concerned about your child’s development and/or these “red ags.” Finding out that your child has autism can be overwhelming. Parents always have lots of questions about how to proceed. With the appropriate services, support, training, and information, children on the autism spectrum will grow, learn and ourish, even if at a different developmental rate than others. There is no known cure for autism however there are treatment and education approaches that may reduce some of the challenges associated with the condition, such as ways to help lessen disruptive behaviors, and education that can teach self-help skills which allow for greater independence. Take time to get educated about autism. Additional information about autism is available at www.cdc.gov/actearly or www.cdc.gov/autism. April is Autism Awareness Month SUBMITTED PHOTOSWestside takes a tripWestside First Graders went on a eld trip last week to the Children’s Museum in Sebring. The students had a great time with all the hands on activities!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Miss Jessica Ebenhoch and SPC. Cameron Hatton are happy to announce their engagement. Jessica is the daughter of Adelheid and Georg Ebenhoch of Neustadt an der, Germany. Jessica is currently a kindergarden aid and is attendinng Institut Fuer Terheilkunde and will becoma a dog physcologist. Cameron is the son of Travis and Anne Hatton of Belle Glade, Fl. Cameron graduated from Glades Day School in 2007 and is currently serving his country as a combat medic and is deployed in the middle east. Cameron is stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany where the couple will reside until his tour is completed. CAMERON HATTON ENGAGEMENT JESSICA EBENHOCH & 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 Easter at Churches in the areaFirst Christian Church First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco St., will present a Easter Musical on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. The Musical will feature a 20 plus Choir compiled of singers from First Christian and a Worship Group from Port LaBelle Inn. At 7 p.m. the church will be viewing a movie “The Easter Story”. United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church of Clewiston will hold a special Easter services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8. Butter ies will be given to all children for release. Easter breakfast will be served at 9:45 a.m.Gospel SingTwo local people, Henry and Roy Pelham will be singing at the Gospel sing at the Big Red Barn, Billie and Judy Swindle (7500 West Highway 27) west of Clewiston, 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call 863-983-7256.Community Easter EggstravaganzaThe Active 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.Last Call for Sweet Taste of Sugar Entries The annual Sugar Festival Sweet Taste of Sugar contest is a community wide celebration where cooks from around the Lake compete using recipes that contain the object of the festival: Florida’s Pure Cane Sugar. The nal date for entries is Monday, April 9. You may e-mail entries to SweetTaste@embarqmail.com or mail them to 352 W. Arcade Ave., Clewiston. Public sampling of all of the entries will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, the day of the Sugar Festival. Please call 863-983-5269 with questions.Clewiston Rotary BarbecueThe annual pre-Sugar Festival barbecue sponsored by the Clewiston Rotary Club will be Friday, April 13, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the parking lot tent next to the city pool. Tickets are available from the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce or Rotary Club members. Available tickets can also be reserved by calling 863-983-5269.Renaming Dedication CeremonyThe community is invited to attend the renaming of the Hendry Family Care Center to the Dr. James D. Forbes Family Care Center. The ceremony will take place on Monday, April 30, at 9:30 a.m. at 500 West Sagamore – Building A (adjacent to the hospital). Light refreshments will be available.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.Brown Sugar FestivalThe Teen Dance will be on Saturday, May 5, from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Harlem Civic Center, featuring D.J. Chipman. Raf e tickets are also on sale. For more information about booth rental or times of events or any activities please visit their website at www.brownsugarfestival. info or call 863-233-2372.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 239-275-5111. Clewiston Middle SchoolThe Beta Club will be selling shamrocks for Muscular Dystrophy during the entire month of March. The Beta Club and the Yearbook staff will hold car washes from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 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.Westside ElementaryThursday, April 5: 2nd grade – Easter Egg Hunt at John Boy Auditorium Field Thursday April 5: 4th grade – John Stretch Park Fun Day Friday, April 6: No School – Good Friday Monday, April 9: No School – Teacher Workday Wednesday, April 11: Talent Show auditions from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in music room Wednesday, April 11: Report cards go home Thursday, April 12: Parent Teacher Conferences from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 13: Game Day Friday is Nerd Day Friday, April 13: FCAT Rally at 9 a.m. Friday, April 13: Snack Shack will be open April 16 – 24: FCAT 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades Wednesday, April 18: Talent Show Rehearsals in Music Room from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (optional) Tuesday, April 24: PTO Meeting at 7 p.m. in cafeteria Wednesday, April 25: Spring Concert Rehearsals from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25: Talent Show Rehearsals from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (mandatory) Thursday, April 26: “Festival of the Arts” Talent Show, Spring Concert and Art Show from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cafeteria Friday, April 27: Westside’s Annual PTO Walkathon COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com ev ents ? ph otos? ti ps ? s t o r ies?

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Excavation/Earthmoving Operator Auto req ID 799BR Organization OM5305352-Clew FS-Canal, Levee, Vegetation & Fleet Maintenance Location Clewiston Field Station Job Description Operate multi excavation equipment such as: dragline, trackhoe, backhoe, and earthmoving equipment such as: grader, dozer, front-end loader, dump truck with knuckle boom; also includes the multi-purpose aquatic maintenance vessel utilizing various interchangeable attachments to control noxious plants and/or vegetation, mow heavy brush on canals banks and remove sedimentation from the canals. Loads, hauls, and dumps materials operating a 15-25 yard dump truck, and transport equipment and machinery on semi-trailer to and from job site and its loading or off-loading. Reads and understands: signs, signals, load charts, grade stakes, excavation plans, maps/charts for dredging areas, instruction manuals and service procedures. Must have a High School Diploma or GED and 2+ years experience operating and transporting multiple pieces of equipment including: excavation and earthmoving equipment, aquatic harvesters, large farm tractors, and lower unit dragline. Valid State of Florida Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with an airbrake and tanker endorsement. Certi cation by the National Commission for the Certi cation of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is preferred. Ability to obtain certi cation in Forklift Operations, CPR and First Aid. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. In addition to these assignments, this position will require participation in the “Pumping Operations Program”. Program participants will be required to successfully master and demonstrate competency in pump station operations and maintenance (diesel engine operations). THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO RANDOM MANDATORY DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING. Salary Minimum $33,404.80 Salary Midpoint: $39,707.20 Salary Maximum $57,241.60 To Apply/Learn More About South Florida Water Management District please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov Click on Careers. Scroll to Find Search and Apply and click on Search Openings. In the keyword search window insert job #799BR. The South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 Structure Maintenance Tech(Field) Auto req ID 802BR Organization OM5305354 Clew FS-Electronics & Structure Maintenance Location Clewiston Field Station Job Description Performs mechanical work associated with repair and maintenance of water control structures, navigation locks and eld station buildings and facilities. Mechanical ability to perform overhauls on water control gates and gearboxes. Perform welding including brazing torch work, cutting and tting, and arc welding layout and design. Utilizes hand tools, power tools, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Must be able to read and follow job speci cations, blue prints and diagrams. Must have a High School Diploma or GED and 2 4 years experience in structure and facility maintenance or mechanical repair. Valid State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Ability to obtain certi cation in rigging, forklift operations, rst response-oil and chemical spills, CPR and First Aid. Primarily eld work in general outdoor environment with regular exposure to unpredictable weather conditions; sun, heat and rain. Overtime will be required based on weather and/or environmental conditions. Due to the District’s response role before, during, and after major storm events and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may be, at times, required to provide work support before, during, and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies. In addition to these assignments, this position will require participation in the “Pumping Operations Program”. Program participants will be required to successfully master and demonstrate competency in pump station operations and maintenance (diesel engine operations). THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO RANDOM MANDATORY DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING. Salary Minimum $33,404.80 Salary Midpoint: $39,707.20 Salary Maximum $57,241.60 To Apply/Learn More About South Florida Water Management District please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov Click on Careers. Scroll to Find Search and Apply and click on Search Openings. In the keyword search window insert job #802BR. The South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 Parenting Coach @ Bridges at Pahokee – Housing Partnership, Inc.Requirements: •Bachelors degree in social services required, in social work preferred •Min 2 yrs experience in related responsibilities •Flexible in work hours including some evenings and some Saturdays •Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred •Possess effective computer skills & communication skills with a focus on customer service Responsibilities: •Provide Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Primary Care services, including: use of video resources and tip sheets, consultation, behavioral rehearsal, and modeling. Coaches will follow the model and use Peer Support to get feedback and guidance. •Provide crisis intervention and on call support as required or scheduled. •Actively participate in outreach efforts to promote the Triple P component and participation. •Introduce and engage Triple P parents to the expanded services and/or activities offered by Bridges •Foster “parent readiness” for parent support services. •Support the ASQ component programming and parent / child activities at Bridges. •Assure all Triple P parents receive a Bridges Orientation and/or Navigation to receive social services referrals if necessary •Maintain complete, accurate and comprehensive records within a 24-hour time frame. Maintain client charts and clinical documentation in compliance with agency, CSC, DCF, and Medicaid standards. •Collaborate with identi ed community services to support client/families’ needs and for successful discharge/transition of clients to other levels of care. Please apply online at https://gocpg.iapplicants.com/application.php We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drug-Free Workplace. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012

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Arleys Vellas traveled to Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 23 25, where she competed in the USAW Girls Folkstyle National Championships. A relys wrestled against the best competition in the nation, with 24 girls in her weight class,more than half of them with National competition experience under their belt. We knew going into this competition that this w ould be a great tournament and a great place to see some great wrestling and learn some valuable lessons. After Friday morning’s weigh-ins, Arelys told Coach Robert Flynn “There’s a lot of girls here,” coach Flynn asked her if she was nervous. “We came too far to be nervous,” she replied. Saturday morning came and the massive gym w as lling up fast. Arelys and coach Flynn were warming up on one of the eight wrestling mats that were going to be used for the weekend’s competition. They stopped and took a break from drilling and sat on the mat and for once Arelys had some quite time. Her rst match was against Bernadette Duhan from Azle, Texas. Arelys won against Duhan by Pin in the rst period. Arelys looked great. She snapped Duhan in a front head lock and spun around and put her to her back. Arelys came off the mat after winning the match with great energy and excitement as she just won her rst National match. As we began preparing for our next match I told Arelys to go after this next girl from the moment the rst whistle blows. The match was going to be against the No. 2 seed girl, Patricia Martin from Team Michigan, and was well know going into this Tournament. These two girls shook hands and the whistle blew and they started battling. They both were trying to take each other down and neither one was successful at rst. As the match progressed, the gym focused their attention to these two girls battling. Surely, they all wanted to know who was giving this well known girl from Michigan a run for her money. Arelys shot in and Martin sprawled back and then the dog ght began -Martin was not giving in to the shot that Arelys took and Arelys knew she could not give in to the cross face that Martin was giving her. Finally Martin spun around on Arelys and was awarded 2 points (takedown). Martin would go on and score 2 more points off a reversal in the third period to secure a 4-0 victory in a very intense match. Martin placed 7th and earned All-American honors as she eventually would go on and lose in the Quarter nals to the eventual National Champion, Alesha Zappitella. After the loss Arelys was upset, but coach Flynn explained to her how well she wrestled. “This girl (Martin) was seeded No. 2 in this tournament and you went the distance with her. Yes we lost but we never gave up. You were in her face and we wrestled a great athlete and that is where we want to be.” Arelys next match was against Chelsy Sanschagrin from Team New York. She went out there with the same intensity as before. She took it to Sanschagrin right out of the gate, taking Sanschagrin down, and started punishing her with a series of leg riding. Arelys turned her for some near fall point and was about to pin her, but the rst period came to an end as the whistle blew. Arelys ended up pinning Sanschagrin in the third period and was very excited that she won her second National match, but we still had a long ways to go before we could place. Arelys ended up dropping her next match to the eventual 6th place nisher. “I was very proud of Arelys as she wrestled very well and never lost sight of what she was here to do. It was a great experience for both o f us,” said coach Robert Flynn. He then added, “I knew going in to this that we were going to see some great wrestling. Both girls that Arelys lost to became All-Americans in the tournament. She showed great sportsmanship throughout the entire trip. She knew she deserved to be on the mat with everyone of those girls; they all kne w who Arelys Valles was when they came off of the mat.” By winning matches in the national level, Arelys put herself in elite company of some o f Clewiston’s great wrestlers, such as Renald y Tapia, Fred Gamble, Robert Flynn, Brandon Rif a and Kris Smith; all who eventually went on to place in the state tournament. Arelys and her coaches give special thanks to The Clewiston News, Tractor Supply, K&M Drugs and all other individuals who contributed to the fund raiser for her trip. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolThe vote is in! Tallies have been made and by popular acclaim, Kacie Durance and Davis Witt have been selected to represent Clewiston Middle School as the reigning Mr. and Miss CMS. Both 8th graders smiled brightly as the announcement was made and rejoiced with their excited classmates. Kacie is an honor roll student and energetic volleyball player. Davis, an all around athlete, plans to continue playing both football and basketball at the high school and is also an honor roll student. Along with these two prestigious students, both 8th grade teams elected their favorites to represent them. Side 8A chose Diana Paloblanco, an AB honor roll student, and Deryan Baltazar, an FBLA member and also an AB honor roll student, to represent them as Mr. and Miss 8A. 8B picked Adriana Diaz and Myles Polhill. Myles is an A honor roll student and Adriana is both a peppy cheerleader and a straight A student! How’s that for a winning combination! The one factor that all of these illustrious students have in common is academic achievement. They are all striving to take advantage of the educational opportunities provided for them and are proud of their accomplishments. Despite the so-called trend of middle school age students to “dummy down” in favor of playing it cool, these students were seen by their peers as exhibiting the social skills and success worthy of recognition. All of we CMS Tigers are proud of these students and wish them continued victory in their high school future. Clewiston Middle School Picks Favorites SUBMITTED PHOTOFrom left to right: Deryan Baltazar, Diana Paloblanco, (center). Davis Witt and Kacie Durance, Myles Polhill, Adriana Diaz. Arelys Captures Attention, if Not the Title

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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 1785 2008 1224432-01000650080 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 8, Block 65, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413740 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1692 2008 1224432-01000280030 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 3, Block 28, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413738 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1763 2008 1224432-01000600030 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 3, Block 60, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413771 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it 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? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice

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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 1655 2008 1224432-01000120010 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 1, Block 12, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413773 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1773 2008 1224432-01000610370 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 37, of the Re-subdivision of Blocks 61, 68 and 69, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat ther eof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 47, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413774 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1728 2008 1224432-01000470020 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 2, Block 47, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413757 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1819 2008 1224432-01000790070 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 7, Block 79, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413759 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1731 2008 1224432-01000470120 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot12, Block 47, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413765 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 **OFFICIAL** N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GLADES County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following of ces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 2 and 4 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2 and 3 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District: 3 Members Glades Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 Moore Haven Mosquito Control District: Seats 1 and 3 412425 CN 3/22;4/5/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOR THE FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY’S REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (“SOQ”) FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICESThe Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces a meeting of the FGUA SOQ Evaluation Committee that all interested persons are invited to attend. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, Polk County, Florida, and Lee County, Florida. The FGUA’s RFQ Evaluation Committee meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Protegrity Plaza, 280 Wekiva Springs Road, 1st Floor, Longwood Training Room, Longwood, FL 32779. The purpose of the FGUA’s SOQ Evaluation Committee meeting is to evaluate proposals submitted to the FGUA in response to Request for Statement of Quali cations (“SOQ”) for Water and Wastewater Professional Engineering Services. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact Kaamilya Pereira, Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least one (1) business day prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552FGUA or (407) 629-6900. FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY 413669 CN 4/5/2012 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 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 **OFFICIAL** N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HENDRY County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following of ces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 East County Water Control District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 2 and 4 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Central County Water Control District: Seats 2 and 4 Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 412426 CN 3/22;4/5/2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: John M. Green, 8001 Sherwood Circle, LaBelle Norman R. Cole, II, P O Box 1170, Clewiston Elizabeth D. Skipper, P O Box 3032, LaBelle You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 4/5/2012 413959 CN 4/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 2520 2008 1314433-A0000900000 Alejandro Rodriguez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6138, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413761 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 11-226CC on March 14, 2012 in the matter of John Jay Watkins, as petitioner and The Lyndel Group, LLC, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 1, Block 2323, Port La Belle Unit 9, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. And Lot 22, Block 2307, Port La Belle Unit 9, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida and on May 10th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 413507 CN/CB 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 2563 2008 1314433-A0003160000 Lazaro Ballesteros The South one-half of the Southeast 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. Also known as Tract 5743, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413741 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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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 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 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 2552 2008 1314433-A0002670000 Jacqueline l. Garcia The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5924, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413763 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1614 2008 1154432-A0002500000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. 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 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2657, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413769 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1587 2007 1254432-A0002560000 Ofelia Otero The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4944, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413737 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 **OFICIAL ** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente noti co que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de HENDRY, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2012 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Presidente y Vicepresidente Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso Senador Estatal Representante Estatal Tribunal Supremo: retencin de tres magistrados Tribunal de Apelaciones del 2do Distrito: retencin de cuatro jueces Juez de Circuito, 20mo Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 y 31 Distrito de Control del Agua de East County (Condado Este): escaos 1, 3 y 5 Distrito de Desarrollo Comunitario de Port LaBelle: escaos 2 y 4 Secretario del Tribunal de Circuito Comisario Tasador de Inmuebles Recaudador de Impuestos Superintendente Escolar Supervisor de Elecciones Juez del Tribunal del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 2 y 4 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Distrito de Control del Agua de Central County (Condado Central): escaos 2 y 4 Autoridad del Hospital del Condado de Hendry: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Hendry: grupos 2 y 4 413990 CGS 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 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 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 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 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 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 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000287 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. JAMES H. INGRAM, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated 3-13-2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2010 CA 000287, in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and JAMES H. INGRAM, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as: COMMENCING AT THE SW CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12, RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 29’31” E ALONG THE WESTERLY SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,103.18 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE CANAL; THENCE N 39 DEGREES 01’59” EAST ALONG THE AFOREMENTIONED RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 359.28 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF THE STATE ROAD, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE STATE ROAD NO. 25, AND POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION: THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 01’59” EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE CANAL A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 51 DEGREES 01’19” EAST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 01’59” WEST A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF THE FORMERLY STATE ROAD NO. 25; THENCE NORTH 51 DEGREES 01’19” WEST ALONG THE AFOREMENTIONED RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Highway 27 and 5th Street, Moore Haven, FL 33471 at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of April, 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: 3-19-2012 Glades County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Julie Braddock FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC, 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690, Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 446-4826 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telephone (863) 946-6010, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre ako ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bzwen spesiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisip nan pwogram sa a dw, nan yun tan rezonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakt Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimro Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, tel6fon nam se (863) 946-6010, oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin d’une accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre dmarche, contacter l’of ce administrative de la Court situe au Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, le telephone (863) 9466010 TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Telefono (863) 946-6010 TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 414063 GCD 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, APRIL 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of DANTHEDA SALINAS MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING, WASHER AND DRYER, HEADBOARD AND MISCELLANEOUS BOXES AND BAGS. • Property of DAVID HOBBS SECTIONAL, MICROWAVE, TV’S AND MISCELLANEOUS BOXES AND BAGS. 413455 SUN 4/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Come meet Jerri, Carissa, Jamie & Brandi Along with all the other staff!LaBelle’s #1 Bar & Grill!863-342-8216870 W. Hickpochee Ave • LaBelle, FL 33935Live music Tuesday Saturday Nights Home of the Top DrawŽ Bloomin Onion & the Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm The Prettiest Girls East of I-75 Plus 20 T.V.s to watch your favorite sporting events NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS Top DrawŽ Pitchers Tuesday $2 Domestic Bottles Wednesday $2 Captain Morgan Friday $1 Top DrawŽ Drafts 9pm to 11pm Saturday $6 Jager Bombs 9pm to Midnight Sunday $2 Bloody Marys CALENDAR OF EVENTSApril 6th and 7th Damn Outlaws April 13th and 14th West Texas Wind April 22nd Biker Event April 27th and 28th Gladez Man Every Monday and Thursday The Indiana Boys Every Tuesday and Wednesday J.J. McCoy 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOBass AnglersThe Clewiston Bass Anglers held their 13th Annual Spring Tournament on March 24 on Lake Okeechobee. This annual event is a fund raiser, supported by many local businesses, to raise money for the upcoming years club events to help local youth and hardships for those less fortunate in the Clewiston area. Even with the poor economy and high gas prices, there was a full eld on anglers participating this year. Also a very big Thank You to the Hendry County Queens for all their help at the weighin, great job. This year’s winner were the teams as follows: Kleman and Kroeger for 1st place with 29.43 lbs. Ruiz and Whitman for second place with 27.68 lbs. Wilcox and Thomas for 3rd place with 21.79 lbs. There were 5 places also paid for big bass award this year. a problem for residents of the area. His worst fear is that the once-domesticated animals will adapt to their natural instincts to attack when scared. Some of these animals, having been born completely in the wild, may view residents as threats. Perhaps most in danger are children. “I am worried about the safety of kids waiting at their bus stops in the morning,” shared Steve Whidden, Hendry County sheriff. But with more than 100 bus stops in Montura and only two patrolling of cers, deputies cannot be everywhere at once. The sheriff encourages parents to wait with their children in vehicles for school buses. With many of the kids having to line up while it’s still dark out, the chances that an attack could occur – a child reaching out to pet an animal, not realizing that it may be wild – are substantially increased. There are also other issues. Dogs obstructing the road can make it unsafe for drivers. Many drivers attempt to swerve and miss the animals and as a result leave the roadway. There is also a potential for disease to be spread. Dogs consume a lot of raw meat from animals that may carry rabies or other diseases. Be careful when approached by an animal as the possibility of contracting an infection from a bite or scratch is potential. Al Perry, the Hendry County commissioner representing the Montura area, said the hope is that a holding facility for dogs will be established, but there are no concrete plans as of yet, he reported. Animal Control of cers were contacted for this story, but did not immediately return calls for comment. That agency is tasked with controlling the animal population throughout the county, but present facilities and resources limit its ability to tackle the Montura issue head-on. As far as nuisance calls go, there have been none, reports Lt. Susan Harrelle, HCSO public information of cer. However, concerned citizens have spoken out on The Clewiston News Facebook, expressing their worries and sharing the various problems that they have had with stray dogs. One person, Lori Brown O’Connell, suffered serious damages when a pack of dogs dug a hole into her property and killed 17 chickens. The attack was so bad that O’Connell took matters into her own hands and killed two of the dogs. HCSO did say that if an animal is disturbing a household or posing a threat to livestock, homeowners have every right to defend themselves from the animals – although HCSO encourages residents to contact Animal Control experts instead. People attending the Central County meeting in Montura seemed to be asking about that very measure of killing the animals when the sheriff responded. “If they’re aggressive and trying to hurt someone, we’ll shoot them,” the sheriff told the attendees of the meeting. “If someone is in danger, we’ll kill a dog on the spot.” DOGSContinued  1 Green Marathon East, Khandaker Rahman Amera Market, Roxana Gonzalez Happy Chef, Linda Mann Clewiston Inn, Amanda Chaires Each year, approximately 5,000 people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking, according to abovethein uence.com. The goal is to handle the issue of underage drinking. Making alcohol less available to juveniles helps address the issue of alcohol consumption. While information is scarce on the number of underage drinkers in Hendry County, CPD is taking the initiative. “There may be a problem with juvenile drinking,” said Chief Gutshall. ALCOHOLContinued  1 The following eateries and gas stations were targeted for reportedly selling alcohol to minors -the result of an undercover operation spearheaded by the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and the Clewiston Police Department.

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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 of 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 HENDRY 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 Clerk 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 NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-6 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDITH C. BAUMLER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH C. BAUMLER, deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2011, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0253, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the co-personal representatives and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 5th, 2012. Co-Personal Representatives: Susan E. Flowers and Lisa B. Deramo c/o Susan Nesbet-Sikuta COHEN & GRIGSBY The Mercato Suite 6200 9110 Strada Place Naples, FL 34108 Attorney for Personal Representative: Susan Nesbet-Sikuta Florida Bar Number: 859001 COHEN & GRIGSBY The Mercato Suite 6200 9110 Strada Place Telephone: (239) 390-1900 Fax: (239) 390-1901 413497 GCD 4/5,12/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000651 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS N/K/A PATRICIA CRITTENDEN ROSS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 4065 Ft. Adams Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on April 25, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILITY LANGUAGE: If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this March 27, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 413904 CN 4/5,12/2012 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž p Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Sunday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 82.Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and windy, with a low around 67.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. West wind around 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a north wind between 10 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHERThursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m., then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and windy, with a low around 69.Monday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 80.12.29 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A slight chance of showers between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., then a chance o f showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 300 East Sugarland Highway (863) 983-8191 101 S. Berner Road, Clewiston (863) 983-3003 301 Highway 80 West, LaBelle (863) 675-4242 24704 US Highway 27, Moore Haven (863) 946-1515 11741 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers (239) 437-8191www.first1bank.net ere is No Resurrection without Crucixion No Easter without Good Friday No Joy until He Lives! ere is No Resurrection without Crucixion No Easter without Good Friday No Joy until He Lives! e total Easter Experience begins TODAY e Easter Miracle: Alleluia, He is Risen! e total Easter Experience begins TODAY e Easter Miracle:Alleluia, He is Risen! 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012