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Publication Date: 04-12-2012
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Of cials identify prime suspect in the caseBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA AND JESSICA SCHULTZ jzaragoza@newszap.com Fire of cials continue looking into a suspicious re that was started at the Clewiston Theater over the weekend. Though little information on the re has been made available, the investigation is on-going; of cials have said they have determined that the re was started on purpose. The question is, by whom? Early in their investigation, law enforcement of cials have said they have a "prime suspect" in the re, but are continuing to strengthen their case against the person before attempting to make an arrest. "It's just a matter of having enough evidence," reported Detective Curtis Clay, with the Clewiston Police Department. The information that has been con rmed included the fact that the re was the direct result of arson. The re started and was contained to one corner of the building, reported Adam Marquith, Clewiston Fire Marshal. The police department also said that someone had gained entry into the building to start the re, although the exact manner the suspect entered has not been released. While the Clewiston Police Department and the local Fire Department rst responded to the case, the matter has been turned over to the State Fire Marshal's of ce. It is the latest brouhaha in the operation of the theater by operator Russell Brannan. Brannan and the theater owner, Dennis Mann, have argued about the operation of the theater since Brannan V. N V N T, A U.S. S S FP C  ..L SEE FIRE  4 SEE PUNISHMENT  1 CLEWISTON OFFICIAL: “IT’S JUST DISCIPLINE.”BY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comDoes paddling seem like a normal method of discipline? Clewiston school administrators seem to think so. Amid a controversial debate on the pros and cons of corporal punishment throughout the state, local of cials say paddling is still an accepted form of discipline in Clewiston. Elsewhere however, corporal punishment is being seen as a more primitive means of discipline and larger school districts around the country are moving away from the practice. Corporal punishment [paddling] is banned in 31 states and Florida is not one of them, according to the Center of Effective Discipline. One man is trying to change that. Ari Porth, a State Representative, sponsored a bill to abolish corporal punishment. His bill was unsuccessful and did not make it to Florida Legislature. But Porth is not alone in his opinions against of corporal Should Clewiston Paddle Students? PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAAs festival organizers put the nishing touches on the Sugar Festival preparations, residents clear their weekend plans to enjoy the annual event. For more information, see the G.O. Magazine in this issue. Suspicious Fire at Clewiston Theater Under Investigation Juvenile arrested on charges of aggravated batteryBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comA 14-year-old Clewiston girl was arrested recently after reportedly stabbing another juvenile during a st- ght. The incident happened March 31 at approximately 6 p.m. in an open eld in Harlem. The reported cause of the ght was a Facebook argument that turned into a physical confrontation, according to a report from the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce. The underage girl, of Clewiston, was charged with aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, and assault with intent to commit a felony, a third degree felony. She also faces a lesser charge of battery -causing bodily harm -a rst degree misdemeanor. The report details the incident. The victim allegedly confronted the suspect. Testimonies con ict as to who started the ght, but it is clear that sometime during the altercation, the suspect obtained a knife and stabbed the victim, whose identity is not being released by HCSO. The victim was then transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center for treatment of two small lacerations sustained during the ght, which were non-life threatening. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Hendry County Jail in LaBelle. Online Con ict leads to Stabbing Sugar Festival Comes to Town!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 81.Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a east wind between 9 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 69.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Windy, with a east wind between 20 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 68.Monday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 82.11.97 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

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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 12, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonFlorida is the only state with a native population of Osceola Wild Turkey or Florida Wild Turkey (M. g. osceola) (Scott, 1890). This bird, named for the famous Seminole leader Osceola, is smaller and darker than the Eastern Wild Turkey. There are 80,000 to 100,000 birds living on peninsula Florida. This dark, grounddwelling bird has long powerful legs has a and bare head and neck. Its short bill is slightly down-curved. The wing feathers are very dark w ith white barring while their overall body feathers are an iridescent green-purple color. Hens or adult females are duller and lighter colored that the males except for the wing feathers which are darker. The male’s call is an explosive gobble or nasal yelp. Adult Wild Turkeys eat a variety of foods which are seasonably available including acorns, grass seeds, fruits and insects. The young rely on a diet of insects, vegetation and green plant seeds. Wild Turkeys are found in forested areas with openings in hardwood swamps, hammocks, cypress swamps, pine Flatwoods and seasonally ooded sloughs, ponds, and marshes. During nesting, the females become secretive and build their nests in areas with dense understory This nest is a shallow hollow on the ground where eggs are laid from early March through May. The hen usually lays 8 to 10 eggs, but clutches of up to 20 pale buff to white heavily spotted eggs speckled with brown or purplish-brown have been reported. The hen incubates the eggs for about 28 days and she alone cares for the young who are able to y at about 14 days of age. Sometimes two or more broods will remain together in a ock until winter. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. For reservations for these free trips contact: Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www. hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Second Annual Spring Bluebird Blitz April 14 th and 15th. The Spring Bluebird Blitz will help determine where Eastern bluebirds are breeding and nesting in Florida. The goal is to establish the location of Eastern bluebirds throughout the state. It is a concentrated effort by as many volunteers as possible going out all over the state of Florida trying to locate as many Eastern bluebirds as they can nd. Participation is simple. Go outside on Friday April 13 and/or Saturday April 14, and look for bluebirds. Record as much as you are able about the bluebirds you see, location, behavior, sex, age, etc. We also want to know where you looked and did not nd any bluebirds. Download, complete, and submit the Blitz Report form that is on the Florida Bluebird Societ y web site www. oridabluebirdsociety.com. Inland Birding Fun: Wild Turkey (WITU) Margaret England PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEWild Turkeys.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2012 The following is a sampling from our Clewiston News Facebook page. Join the discussion by searching for us online. Should corporal punishment still be allowed in public schools? Keep it! I wished they did a poll before they took God out of school. Children need to know there are consequences for their actions. Too many parents want to hand over the responsibility of teaching, loving and nurturing their kids but not the freedom to discipline, guide with God, or instill morals. You can’t achieve one without the other. My children currently go and also have graduated from Clewiston schools. If they ever need a paddling, I trust the school to implement it with the same loving paddle they will get at home. -Lisa Funderburk If I got a paddling at school, I knew to look forward to it at home. It builds respect! Something we have very little of these days! -Kathy Whidden Adams You didn’t have to worry about being sued 20 years ago like you do these days. A student’s bad behavior is very likely to be a re ection of their home life. There aren’t many bad kids. There are a ton of bad parents though. Education and respect and character are all things that have to be reinforced at home. We can’t rely on a public school system alone. -Matt Shearer I taught 35 years and used my little red paddle for “love pats” as long as I was allowed to. Many of my former students have remembered this as an acceptable part of growing into disciplined men and women. -Mary Lios Lee Selling of alcohol to minors by local restaurants It isn’t just Clewiston, It is the USA! Here, it is a problem. Okeechobee, it is a problem. It is a problem everywhere. My 15-year-old daughter has been mistaken for 21 many times. The kids these days mature and grow faster so it leaves more room for error. However, it is a law to ID the person if you think they are not 21, so it’s their bad they got caught not asking for ID, and the kids got away with it. Just like the legal weed; you are suppose to be 18 to buy it -not! My 16-year-old and his friend, also 16, bought it right here at a local little gas station ... arrest them all. How are we suppose to correct our children if they are being allowed to purchase things they shouldn’t by law. -Tammy Rebecka Dean Barbour Selling alcohol to minors isn’t a problem that’s centralized in Clewiston; it’s everywhere. So if someone would like to properly illuminate the issues that are more relevant to Clewiston, I believe the best place to start is the general ignorance of its population. These cases were not deliberate -they were negligent. It wasn’t a case of the alcohol being sold for pro t, because if you know anything about the service industry, then you know that no server wants to serve alcohol; they make no commission from it; it leads to loud and obnoxious customers, and it’s far more annoying to serve numerous beers to customers than it is to get a customer a re ll of Coke. The only people who pro t from the selling of alcoholic beverages are the owners of the establishments. All three of the listed establishments are restaurants in which the owners never work the oor. I’m just saying, build a stronger argument. Yes, the law was clearly violated, but statements that blame the incidents on the city of Clewiston are ignorant. -Justin Diaz I think your kids shouldn’t be going out trying to buy booze and “not pot.” Yeah, these people neglected their jobs in selling alcohol to minors, but where are the parents that these kids are just out running the streets? Why are you allowing your 16-year-old to hang out with that friend? Why would your son be out with friends at a restaurant where he feels he could get away with buying alcohol? Get involved in your kids lives! -Dave Gannon Sometimes it isn’t the parents fault. A child is going to do whatever they want no matter how they were raised. If it’s the law to card people, the people working should do it. I know these 14and 15-year-old kids look grown, but employees should still have to card. My little brother was buying cigarettes at age 16 from Git-n-Split. They think it’s cool because they can get away with it. -Nicole Curry WHAT CLEWISTON IS TALKING ABOUT rst started leasing it a few months ago. Mann and Brannan had a falling out soon after the two entered into their lease agreement, and Brannan has accused Mann of doing everything to defame him and jeopardize his job as theater operator. Brannan claimed that Mann had accosted him and threatened to harm him physically. Mann, meanwhile, called Brannan’s history of failed theater ventures into question. A person commenting under the name “James Bags,” who is reportedly close to the operators of the theater, commented publicly on the re. “To the person who tried to burn down the theater Friday night, and keep the people from operating movies, you are a despicable human,” the man wrote online. “You could have killed someone!” FIREContinued  1 Driving w/ suspended license, third or subsequent offense Arrested April 8 by Sgt. L. Richardson l ic of L. Felix Vasquez, 47Aggravated assualt w/ deadly weapon, no intent to kill Battery, touch or strike Robbery w/ weapon Arrested April 8 by CPD Ofc. J. Hicks  Agg rav a d eadly we a to kil l Battery Robbe r Arreste d O f c. J Hi c k s Picture Not AvailableIsmeal Silva, 37Grand theft, uttering a false instrument Larceny, fraud impersonation Arrested April 4 by Sgt. W. Grif n Grand false ins t ru m Larcen y sona ti o n  A rreste d W. G rif n Picture Not AvailableLester Manuel Moran, 20 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. Clewiston Theater.

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SFWMD remains silent BY ERIC KOPP“In Okeechobee we have a saying that character counts. I believe that and it’s fundamental to me.” Louis E. ‘Woody’ Larson spoke those words earlier this week in a meeting between representatives of Independent Newspapers-Florida and of cials from the Old River Cattle Company. The purpose of that meeting was to let Mr. Larson and his partners, Ricou Hartman and Jeffrey Clemons, state their position in regard to their cattle grazing lease with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). During the nearly two-hour meeting several points were touched on, but two of the more dwelled-upon points were the cutting of hay on their property and why their lease on SFWMDowned land in Glades County has never gone out for bid. Old River is currently operating off a 2006 lease that is somewhat different and more restrictive than the newer leases being given by SFWMD. That lease has been extended several times since 2006, with the most recent extension coming in December of 2011. That extension gives Old River use of the district’s property until 2022. The old lease contains requirements that the district’s other current leases do not. That old lease prohibits altering of the land which includes, but is not limited to, mowing. It also states that lessees cannot grant interviews to the media. Because of that, the Old River group had to get written permission from the district before their April 4th meeting with this newspaper— which, they did. Starting with the haying issue, Mr. Hartman explained that Old River has been baling hay on the property ever since they entered into their agreement with the district. He said some of the round bales are moved to property owned by Old River on the south side of S.R. 78 W., and some are given to the independent contractor as payment for doing the mowing and baling. The rest, he said, stays on the property. The property being leased by Old River are three non-contiguous parcels north of S.R. 78 W. and just west of the Kissimmee River. Mr. Hartman went on to explain that his company contacts the district to get permission each time they cut and bale hay. “I don’t see why it’s a big deal,” said Mr. Hartman. “You want to cut hay because it pulls phosphorous out of the soil. We did what we were supposed to do by contacting the district.” Mr. Hartman pointed out that the newer leases actually require the lessee to mow the property. Before the haying process begins, Mr. Hartman said they contact Justin Nolte, SFWMD’s land manager for the property, to get his verbal permission. A check of Mr. Nolte’s inspection reports indicate that Old River has taken good care of the property and managed it properly. “They hold our feet to the re,” he said of the inspectors. Why hasn’t Old River’s lease ever been put out for bids as required by state statute? Mr. Hartman’s wife, Janet, said the district did not have to solicit bids. “The statute is really silent on assignments,” said Mrs. Hartman, an environmental and land use attorney in Palm City who also attended the meeting. “There was no obligation for them (SFWMD) to put it out for bid because they were assuming the lease, which they had the right not to assume if they wanted to. There’s nothing in the law that addresses the assignment.” She was referring to the lease that was in place on the property when the district purchased the property from Pomcor, Inc., in May of 2006. The lease had only been in effect for one day prior to water management taking possession of the deed on May 11th, 2006. In recent weeks SFWMD’s leasing policy has been under re—speci cally, their alleged violation of Florida state statute 373.093. That statue states that all of the district’s leases must be put out for competitive bid, unless there is diminutive value. Diminutive value generally results in a reduced purchase price the district has to pay as the value of a lease is deducted from the cost of the land. The district currently has several such leases in effect. However, two area leases that were extended in December of 2011 do not have diminutive value—Old River’s lease and Alisa Sherman-Harris’ lease in Highlands County. In a 2010 interview, SFWMD’s Ruth Clements explained that Mrs. Sherman-Harris apparently had some 80 head of cattle on the district’s property without a lease being in place. She was given the choice of removing the cattle or entering into a lease. The cattle were removed. Ms. Clements is the district’s chief real estate specialist and oversees their land leasing program. Then, in early 2011, the district advertised their intention to award bids on the property. Records show that Mrs. Sherman-Harris was the high bidder and was awarded the lease on April 8th, 2011. That lease was then extended on Dec. 13,th 2011, until April 7th, 2022. Since there is no diminutive value on this Highlands County property or the Glades County property why, then, wasn’t Old River required to enter into a competitive bidding process the same as Mrs. Sherman-Harris? “I don’t know,” replied Mr. Hartman. “If this is really illegal, somebody would have sued by now. You can bet after all this was stirred up last October that the district really put their attorneys to the test to see if they were really on solid footing. “We have been in compliance with the lease and we’ve done everything we can do to be in compliance. We work hard to stay in compliance,” he added. Mr. Larson then commented on the district’s leasing program by saying there are a lot of positive things going on—not only on their lease, but other leases as well. “The South Florida Water Management District has a pretty big job and they have to manage resources for the good of the land, of the water and the people too,” said Mr. Larson. “We need to keep these leases in place and we need to keep the cattle doing what they’re doing—removing phosphorus. It’s really a bene cial thing.” Still, there are numerous questions about the district’s leasing practices that remain unanswered—mainly, why did some have to enter into a bid process to get a lease, while others didn’t? We don’t know, and neither do the lessees. And despite attempts to get that information, the person at the South Florida Water Management District who can answer that question has chosen to remain quiet. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 12, 2012 Cattle Owners Address SFWMD Lease Issues SUBMITTED PHOTOSouth Florida Water Management District Headquarters in West Palm Beach.

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BY ERIC KOPPThe director of a tutoring service was jailed late last week after she w as arrested for being paid by the Okeechobee County School Board for services she allegedly never performed. Felisia Hill, 38, Annona Ave., Pahokee, w as arrested Thursday, A pril 5, on one felony count of grand theft and three felony counts of scheme to defraud. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $20,000. Jail records indicate she has since been released on bond. According to an arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the local school board received invoices from Hill stating that she had provided tutoring services for as many as eight local children. The report lists Hill as the director of Glades Extreme Tutoring. State records indicate that Glades Extreme Tutoring led their corporate paperwork May 26, 2009, and their principal address is Hill’s home address in Pahokee. Detective Shireman said Hill was paid a total of $2,266 on Feb. 28 that satis ed the invoices received by the school board for the months of October, November and December of 2011. During the course of his investigation the detective reportedly learned that while services w ere provided for one local student, Hill did not follow up with several other students but allegedly submitted a bill for tutoring them. The detective said so far he has found three families that were v ictims of the alleged scheme to defraud. Some parents, he continued, have yet to le a complaint against Hill. Because that one child was helped, Hill was charged with defrauding the school board of $1,916. “None of the other families appeared to have received any services other than a parent-adminstered pretest not returned to Ms. Hill,” stated the detective in his report. In his report, Detective Shireman described how Hill met with the families and gave them a testing packet or pretest. But, continued his report, that was the last time many of them ever heard from her. There were instances, however, where Hill allegedly sent text messages to parents around 1 and 2 a.m. Those messages, continued the detective, asked the parents to sign forms “indicating the children were being tutored.” In a couple of instances Hill reportedly sent parents $25 money orders. Tutor Charged with Defrauding School Board Water shortage warning remains in place, underscoring need for water conservationResidents from Orlando to the Keys remain under a water shortage warning as March saw below-average rainfall for all 16 counties in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The warning means residents should remain vigilant and practice voluntary water conservation, especially with the historically driest months of the year to come in April and May. “Water levels in key areas such as the Kissimmee Basin are holding steady, but this is the time of year when we see the lowest rainfall totals coupled with the highest evapotranspiration rates,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “Operationally, we continue to hold as much water as possible in the canals and water conservation areas to make it through to the wet season.” For March, a total of 1.77 inches of rain fell across the District, representing 56 percent of the average for this time of year, or a de cit of 1.37 inches. Lake Okeechobee stood at 12.29 feet NGVD Thursday, which is 1.95 feet below its historical average for this time of year but 0.67 feet higher than a year ago. As evidence of the dry conditions: The 2011-2012 dry season de cit of 6.43 inches as of today is 3 inches greater than the same November-to-March time period during the 2010-2011 dry season. (The 2010-2011 dry season produced the driest October-to-mid-June period on record in South Florida.) January was the driest January in the SFWMD region since record keeping began in 1932. A short period in March from about the 15th to the 25th — historically the wettest time of the South Florida dry season — did not materialize. The U.S. Drought Monitor currently lists South Florida as being in a moderate to severe drought. The difference between this dry season and last year’s record dry conditions is record October 2011 rainfall that signi cantly boosted water supplies. But each year in April and May, longer days, more sunlight and higher evapotranspiration mean that water levels can fall rapidly. March Rainfall Below Average with Driest Months to Come 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON Early morning drop off by appointmentCLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM Your pet will always be cared for by a licensed veterinarian 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2012Obituaries 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.Emma J. Carroll, 67LAKE PLACID — Emma J. Carroll, 67, of Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Orlando. She was born Jan. 28, 1945, to William W. and Mable N. (Gorman) Conway, in St. Petersburg, Florida, and had been a resident of Lake Placid since 2002, coming from LaBelle. She was a Singer and Guitarist and a member of Southern Exposure Country Band for 18 years. She had been a Captain with Arm-Guard Company and was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. She is survived by her children, Isaac (Jeannie) Carroll of Avon Park, and Ann Marie (Wiley) Dickerson of Lake Placid; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-0125, www.stephensonnelsonfh.comGail E. Bishop, 69LEHIGH ACRES — Gail E. Bishop, age 69, of Lehigh Acres passed away April 6, 2012, in Lehigh Acres. She was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Pontiac, Mich., the daughter of the late George Edward Duncan and Myrtle Elaine (Wisser) Duncan. Survivors include her son, Donnie Joe Bishop of Lehigh Acres and Silver Lee Rush of Clewiston; daughter, Robyn Rush of Clewiston; mother, Myrtle Elaine Duncan; and brother, Gary Duncan, both of McLeansboro, Ill.; grandchildren, Lynn Creagh, Paris Howell, Alexis Jennings, Damian Bishop and Rhian Bishop; and great-grandchildren. Cremation will take place at Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle. OBITUARIES Hill told one parent the money order was a “... reward for the child at Christmas,” stated the detective. However, after their initial meeting Hill had not seen the child again. Detective Shireman went on to recount how, on April 5, Hill apparently went to a parent’s home and asked the mother “... if she wanted to get paid.” Hill eventually left the home and the mother, concerned about what had just happened, contacted Detective Shireman. Through the course of his investigation Detective Shireman said he also learned that Hill had submitted paperwork to the local school board that was supposedly signed by the children’s parents. That paperwork allegedly indicated that Glades Extreme Tutoring had been working with the children. Those parents told the detective, however, that they had not signed the paperwork. According to the detective, when he asked Hill for a handwriting sample to compare with those signed forms “... Ms. Hill then said she thought she may need an attorney.” Detective Shireman said the company also has tutoring contracts with Hardee, Highlands, Hendry, DeSoto, Glades and Palm Beach counties. The OCSO detective went on to say that his investigation is continuing. Felisia Hill has been keeping busy as of late, having secured a seat on the Pahokee city commission just before the allegations of wrongdoing were raised through this investigation. Hill. “Hill did not follow up with several other students but allegedly submitted a bill for tutoring them.”— An investigation into Hill reveals inconsistencies in services provided

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 12, 2012 Clewiston High School Senior, Joshua Deese, will once again head to the Florida Capitol to ght for new laws in the Florida Model Legislature. Last year, he served as a Senator for the Legislature, and successfully fought for two bills. The bills halted employment and housing discrimination towards gay Floridians and brought forth a new initiative that would make punishments against school bullying and college hazing much more serious. Satis ed with Deese's work as a Senator last year, the FML Governor, Gerard Williams Jr., appointed Deese as new Lt. Governor. Deese hopes to "bring bene cial change to Floridians." This year, he plans to lead a campaign along with Williams to convince the Florida Legislature to do away with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Instead of the FCAT, they want to bring in a more "lenient, practical, and sensible state standardized testing system that would allow Florida's students to learn from a broadened curriculum in hopes of bene tting them in the real-world rather than having to solely focus on studying for the test every year." He also plans on pushing forward his past anti-discrimination policy, revising the language of the current "Stand Your Ground" law, changing the structure of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, as well as shutting down privatized correctional facilities which would make them public institutions thus creating more jobs for hard working Floridians. As Lt. Governor of the FML, Deese's responsibilities include advocating for the party platform, supporting the Governor's decisions, and increasing support for the passing of bene cial bills in the Florida Legislature as a whole. His main goals are to "ensure that the citizens of the great state of Florida have their voices heard, their problems met, and their happiness everlasting." He also plans on running for the Of ce of Governor this year, choosing Matthew Woessner, a personal friend and graduate student at Loyola University New Orleans, as his Lt. Governor. Deese feels that Woessner s economic knowledge will help create stability to Florida's faltering economy. Deese is already making plans for his dreams after FML. He has been admitted to the University of Maryland College Park where he will major in Government and Politics, as well as minor in both Terrorism Studies and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). He believes that with the University of Maryland being part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, he will be able to secure a job in a Congressional Of ce in the United States Capitol, network with prominent activists and elected of cials, and gain the political exposure necessary to drive a successful political life. He wants to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Government and Politics then plans on attending the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C., to pursue a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) law degree. Ultimately he wants to become a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights attorney, with the hopes of making a run for Congressional Of ce within the United States House of Representatives at a later point in his life. He currently works as a Political Consultant and Campaign Strategist for Kim Harris-White, who is currently running for the position of Hendry County Supervisor of Elections. Deese Continues FML Crusade KindergartenAll E's: Jillian Barton, Olivia Branaman, Madeline Carroll, Caleb Iglesias, Peyton Lee, Gumaro Martinez, La'Naiya Myers, Jared Wooten. Honorable Mention: Aubrey Louque. Most ImprovedKendall Kline.1st GradeAll A's: Shelby Stinson, Conner Harper, Jayla Vallejo, Emily Diaz, Tyra Whitehurst, Ryland Polhill, Ty Pridgen. Honorable Mention: Alexis Lusk, Nalani Aguila, Devin Nguyen, Juan Carlos Lopez, Riley Westberry, Dylan Corley, Hilary Martin. Most Improved: Nalani Aguila, Emily Diaz.2nd GradeHonorable Mention: Adrian Cordova, Christian Gerena, Lelani Hare, Andrea Marrero, Dustin Nguyen, Joseph Rourks, Liam Davis. Most Improved: Lelani Hare.3rd GradeAll A's: Amanda Mickler, Ethan Pelham, Stewart Cordero, Julia Jessup. Honorable Mention: Michael Stevens, Alexis Acevedo, Coleman Kinman.4th GradeAll A's: Hannah Stowe, Jordan Sweet. Honorable Mention: Morgan Sherman, Lauren White.5th GradeAll A's: Melissa Manning, Jessica Maxson, Emily Miller. Honorable Mention: Grayson Brooks, Zinal Patel. Most Improved: Camryn Curry.6th GradeAll A's: Ciara Iglesias, Isabella Perez. Honorable Mention: Alicia Corley, Jonathan Hatton, Reed Martin, Dylan Patel, Cheyanna Pelham, Tony Penny. Most Improved: Bobby Adams Clewiston Christian School Honor Roll SUBMITTED PHOTOStudents and Athletes of the Month Clewiston High School Students of the Month for March are students who work hard, put forth great effort in all that they do, are honest, reliable, and dependable. Great job to Freddie Edwards – 12th grade and Lauren Rice – 11th grade. These students also set a good example for the rest of the student body. Our Athletes of the Month are Ryan Garcia – 11th grade and Whitney Irey – 12th grade. These hardworking athletes always try their best and always put forth extra effort in both practices and events. These students are de nitely team leaders who are also honest, reliable and dependable. BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolThe Clewiston Middle School AVID organization, with the help of friend and renown photographer, Michelle Reed, of Naples, graciously presented the 8th grade students with a most exciting and over-the-top performer/motivational speaker, Mr. Chris Ceron. Chris was born in Colombia but was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in the 80's 90's, he developed a love of music and a veryoutgoing personality. In 1996 he moved to beautiful and prosperous Naples, where he began seeking his fortune. First by following his favorite artist as "his biggest fan," he pushed his way into favor and the limelight, and this way he was able to hobnob with the "rich and famous" -famous artists, musicians / Madonna. In this manner, he launched his own DJ career with the Ritz Carlton chain of hotels, where he remains the only house DJ. He told the students that you have to make your opportunities. He was determined to DJ for a living and didn't focus on the negatives. "If you do what you love to do, you never have to work a day in your life," he challenged them. Ceron has worked over 10 years in the hospitality industry and has expertise with all genres of music. In the past couple of years, he has performed over 200 gigs annually, 70 percent of them weddings. He is much in demand but can be reached for your listening pleasure at djceron.com, soundcloud.com/djceron, or directly by email at chrisceron@gmail.com. DJ Ceron Rocks The House SUBMITTED PHOTOChris Ceron. FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2012 Gopher tortoises move slowly through ‘spring training’ of grazing, burrow-diggingLike a baseball player stretching muscles and practicing skills during spring training, the gopher tortoise is emerging from winter dormancy and moving slowly and steadily through the landscape in search of greenery to eat and a new place to dig its burrow. Look for gopher tortoises’ distinctive domed brown shells and stumpy legs, as these land-dwellers make their way through Florida’s open canopy forests and sandy areas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to remember that gopher tortoises are good neighbors, so leave them and their burrows alone. “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission works with, and is grateful to, the homeowners, landowners, businesses and public agencies willing to share their lands with gopher tortoises and their burrows,” said Deborah Burr, the FWC’s gopher tortoise plan coordinator. “This state has made progress in reversing the decline of gopher tortoises by providing direction to developers, including re-locating tortoises if necessary, and to help people interested in making room for tortoises.” Florida’s rst Gopher Tortoise Management Plan was adopted by the FWC in 2007 and is being updated this year as scheduled. More than 50 individuals and stakeholders already have made suggestions on improving the 2007 plan, and proposed draft revisions to the plan are available online at the GTTAG SharePoint site for review and public comment. To comment, go to MyFWC.com/ GopherTortoise and click on the “Management Plan” link. Since the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan took effect in 2007, an annual average of 36,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat has been restored and managed; protected tortoise habitat expanded by more than 6,500 acres; and more than 4,000 gopher tortoises were humanely relocated from development sites. “In addition to changes in Florida’s economy, the needs of the gopher tortoise have changed since the plan was rst approved in 2007,” Burr said. “The proposed revisions to the plan include new actions that the FWC and our partners can implement together to improve the status of the species, and help secure viable populations well into the future.” She added, “We will accept written comments on the rst draft of the revisions until April 10. There will be additional public comment opportunities through July on each improved draft of the plan.” In Florida, it is illegal to harm gopher tortoises or their extensive burrows, which provide shelter to more than 350 other native species. Generally, the only time people should pick up and move a gopher tortoise is to help it get across a road. Remember, though, not to put the tortoise in your car. Do point the tortoise in the same direction it was going when you picked it up, but never put it in the water because it is a land animal. The best long-term protection for this state-threatened species is the people who are aware of gopher tortoises’ needs and happy to share their lawns and lands with the tortoise that can live to 40 to 60 years in the wild. For more information, please visit MyFWC.com/ GopherTortoise. FWC: Watch Out For The Slow Moving Gopher Tortoise SUBMITTED PHOTOGopher Tortoise. Measures to help prevent the spread of wild resIn recognition of April 8-12, as Florida Wildre Awareness Week, the Florida Division of Emergency Management reminds residents and visitors to become aware of how to protect themselves and their property from the devastation of wild res. “Wild res are a year round threat in Florida, but we are now entering what is considered the peak of the season,” said Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Bryan W. Koon. “Because of the dangers posed by wildres, we urge all Floridians to become Firewise, develop a family disaster plan, and be prepared throughout the year.” In a typical year, Florida experiences more than 4,600 wild res, burning nearly 110,000 acres of land. In the year to date, Florida has faced approximately 1,600 wild res, which have burned more than 52,000 acres of state and federally managed land. The three leading causes of wild res are arson, uncontrolled yard debris or trash res, and lightning. The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise program encourages homeowners to reduce wild re threat around their homes with prevention measures to decrease re threats, including planting re-resistant vegetation, trimming trees to a height of 15 feet near structures, clearing brush up to 30 feet around your home, and keeping roofs and gutters clear of debris, such as leaves and pine needles. Along with Firewise prevention measures, of cials urge residents to follow these guidelines set by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service's Florida Forest Service (FFS): Burning yard waste does not require FFS authorization, but you should check with city and county of cials to see if there are any restrictions in your area. Your re must be contained to an eight-foot diameter pile or non-combustible barrel and must be at least 25 feet from forests, 25 feet from your house, 50 feet from a paved public road, and 150 feet from other occupied buildings. Do not burn on windy days or when humidity is below 30 percent. Never leave a re unattended, and make sure it is out before you leave. Kids can learn how to protect their family’s home and stay safe from a wild re with the Firewise Simulator at kidsgetaplan.com. For more information on the Florida Division of Emergency Management and to get a plan! Please visit: www.FloridaDisaster.org. Follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ sert and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ oridasert. Emergency Managers Highlight Wild re Awareness Week

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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 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 12, 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 12, 2012 punishment. Some opponents of the practice argue that paddling is an ineffective means of discipline; it is “barbaric,” reinforces physical aggression, and shows students that violence is an acceptable way to deal with unwanted behavior in our society. The use of spanking as a punishment is more popular in the south and southwest, as well as in rural districts, in comparison to urban and suburban districts. “The same kids who were in the of ce to get paddled were back in there a couple of weeks later for the same thing,” said a Clewiston High School graduate, Leslie Leiva. “It’s not the schools’ responsibility to paddle someone else’s child. If they do wrong and a punishment is necessary then suspend them, it’s the parents’ job to take it from there,” commented Jessica Aparijo. Advocates for corporal punishment disagree and believe spanking is effective when punishing a child. Spanking is also viewed as tradition; several passages in the Bible are interpreted to support paddling of children for discipline. And although it isn’t necessarily required, Clewiston school administrators do not carry out with paddling without rst gaining parent permission. “Parent permission is number one. But paddling is always our last resort,” said Anthony Busin, principal of Westside Elementary. Busin, while not taking a position for or against paddling, recognizes the dif culty of always using suspension as the exclusive tool for discipline. “We really don’t have the people for in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension,” the principal said. “That’s just 7 hours out of instruction time and we don’t like that either.” Another school of cial, who spoke with The Clewiston News on the condition that his name be withheld, understood that paddling is not always the best approach that should be taken by administrators. “I think it [paddling] affects good students. Sometimes we slip up and make mistakes, and for those normally well-behaved students, it hits home,” the of cial said. “Personally, with my kid, if he gets in trouble at school, he will get his licks and it better not happen again.” Some parents seem to think that adequate physical discipline when needed leads to respect of authority. “Back in the day, everybody spanked everybody’s kids if they were out of line, and that led to our grandparents and parents growing up with respect,” said Rene Robinson. And still yet there are those that reason, “Spanking worked for me, so it will work for my kids.” “A good butt whoopin’ never hurt anyone! Maybe then kids will learn there are negative consequences for their actions!” said Rachel Trammell. PUNISHMENTContinued  1 I am Matt Beatty. As a third generation son of Hendry County, it has been my sincere desire for years to serve our great community. I am now hoping to serve you in the best way possible, as your Sheriff. I have been preparing myself in the various aspects of public service over the last 25 years. This community has given me the opportunity to serve as a City Commissioner for three terms and a School Board Member for two terms, serving as chairman for one of those years. When I attended the police academy, I was voted class president and commended by the academy for exhibiting strong leadership qualities. Serving this community as a volunteer re ghter over the last 14 years has enabled me to really help those in need. I believe my volunteer work throughout the community, my background and experience in the private sector of handling large budgets and supervising personnel has afforded me a very well rounded background to serve our community with pride and knowledge. My desire to serve as Sheriff began when I was in my early twenties while I served on the Hendry County Sheriff’s auxillary. I realized that I needed to gain knowledge, wisdom and maturity to serve you, the citizens of the community where I have made my home for the last four decades. I feel I have dedicated my adult life to helping and serving the citizens of Hendry County and I am hopeful to continue to serve at the next level... Hendry County Sheriff. I am ready Hendry County. I hope you are ready to give me the opportunity to serve you. I will not let you down. Beatty Announces for Sheriff’s Race Matt Beatty SUBMITTED PHOTONicaragua Medical Mission Golf ClassicFirst place winner: Team Ace Discount Beverage Steve Conrad, Al Grooms, John Ledbetter, Bill Sikes. Longest Drive Jimmy Davis, Toni Couse. Closest to the Pin Fred Waid, Diana Hughes, Johnnie Nelson. They would like to thank everyone that donated, volunteered, or came out to play. The tournament was a great success. Your support was awesome and much appreciated. They raised $14,378. SUBMITTED PHOTOU.S. Sugar supports Sugar FestivalU.S. Sugar President and CEO Bob Buker, right, presents Pam Kelley, Sugar Festival organizer, and Clewiston Rick Miller with a check for $15,000 for this year’s Sugar Festival. “I think it [paddling] affects good students. Sometimes we slip up and make mistakes and for those normally well-behaved students, it hits home.”— School of cial

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 12, 2012 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsApril is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and create strong communities to support children and their families. One goal of Public Health is getting to the root of the cause of neglect and abuse through education, changing behaviors and changing attitudes. The main goals are to love and nurture our children and stop the neglect and abuse BEFORE it ever starts, creating happy and healthy children and keeping children Safe. April was rst declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. The majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable when communities are engaged and supportive. Every 11 minutes, a child in Florida is neglected or abused. Every 45 hours, a child in Florida dies from neglect or abuse. Research has identi ed factors known to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect. These factors include parental resilience, nurturing, attachment, social connections, knowledge about parenting, knowledge about child development, and support systems for parents. Anything you do to support children and their parents can help reduce the stress which often leads to abuse and neglect. Call for prevention information: 1-800-FLA-LOVE (1-800-352-5683) Being a parent isn’t easy. Here are some tips that may help: Be a nurturing parent. Children need to know that they are special, loved and capable of achieving their goals and dreams. Help yourself. When the big and little problems of your everyday life build up and make you feel overwhelmed and out of control, take time out. Don't take it out on your children. Be a friend to a parent you know. Ask how their children are doing. Try to provide reassurance and support. If a parent seems to be struggling, offer to baby-sit or run errands, or just lend a friendly ear. Talk to your neighbors about looking out for one another's children. Encourage a supportive spirit among parents in your community. Show that you are involved. Give your used clothing, furniture, and toys for use by another family. This can help relieve the stress of nancial burdens that parents sometimes take out on their kids. Volunteer your time and money for programs in your community that support children and families, like parent support groups or day care centers. A child's health and well-being starts with you. Provide your child with a healthy and safe home. Report suspected abuse or neglect. If you have reason to believe a child has been or may be harmed, call your local department of children and family services or you local police department. To report child abuse, you can also call 1-80096-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873) The next time everyday pressures build up to the point where you feel like lashing out -STOP! Try any of these simple alternatives. You’ll feel better... and so will your child. Take a deep breath... and another. Then remember you are the adult. Press your lips together and count to 10 or better yet, to 20. Close your eyes and imagine you're hearing what your child is about to hear. Put your child in a time-out chair -(Remember this rule: one time-out minute for each year of age.) Put yourself in a time-out chair. Think about why you are angry Phone a friend. Ask for help. If someone can watch the children, go outside and take a walk. Turn on some music. Maybe even sing along. SUBMITTED PHOTOBirds of PreyBirds of Prey visit Central Elementary. Students enjoyed the presentation. SUBMITTED PHOTOAutism Awareness MonthCentral teachers supporting Autism Awareness month. The Resurrection: Infallible Proofs!BY JACKIE MILLER First Christian ChurchThis past Sunday the world celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! Acts 1:3 says, "To whom He showed Himself alive, after His passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God." What are the "Infallible Proofs" referred to in this scripture? Well, I have counted at least fourteen personal appearances of Jesus Christ after His Resurrection: 1. He appeared to Mary Magdalene (Jn. 20:10-18). 2. He appeared to the other women who came to the tomb (Matt. 28:9-10). 3. He appeared to Peter (I Cor. 15:5). 4. He appeared to two disciples on the Emmaus Road (Lk. 24:13-35). 5. He appeared to the Apostles (except Thomas) (Lk. 24:36-49). 6. He appeard to the Apostles, including Thomas (Jn. 29:24-31). 7. He appeared to seven Apostles on the Sea of Tiberias (Jn. 21). 8. He appeared to the Apostles on a Galilee mountain (Matt. 28:16-20). 9. He appeared to 500 disciples in one place (I Cor. 15:6). 10. He appeared to His half-brother James (I Cor. 15:7). 11. He appeared to all the Apostles in Jerusalem (Acts 1:4-8). 12. He appeared to Saul of Tarsus (PaulActs 9:1-9). 13. He appeared to Paul again (Acts 18:9). 14. He appeared to John on the Isle of Patmos (Rev. 1:13-20). Other “infallible proofs” are: 1. The existence of the Christian Church, one of the largest organization in the world. 2. The Empty Tomb. 3. The broken Roman Seal. 4. The report of the Roman Guards. 5. The huge stone (over 2 tons) removed. 6. The Character of Christ Himself who said He would rise, and he did. 7. The lives that have been changed by Him. 8.The Shroud Of Turin which has been scienti cally proven to have been His burial cloth. There is more evidence of Jesus' Resurrection from the dead than any other event in history. It is the most important fact in history for: Because He lives eternally, we can live eternally!" Religion Column Child Abuse Prevention Month

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We offer an excellent salary, incentive, and bene ts package. We are looking for candidates who exemplify our Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Teamwork, Professionalism, Con dentiality, and Quality of Care. 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. Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationGENERATOR TECHNICIAN Install, repair and maintain power generators. Ensure uninterrupted power to commercial facilities, residential homes, equipment and systems. Perform preventive maintenance on uninterrupted power supply systems and generators. Requires three (3) to ve (5) yrs of journey-level exp. in the repair and maint. of generator equipment and/or uninterrupted power supply systems. 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Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF CONFLICT ASSESSMENT MEETING BETWEEN PALM BEACH COUNTY, THE CITIES OF BELLE GLADE, PAHOKEE, AND SOUTH BAY, AND THE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY On April 18, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., Palm Beach County, the Cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay, and the Glades Utility Authority will hold a con ict assessment meeting pursuant to Chapter 164, Florida Statutes, to discuss a dispute related to the 2009 Interlocal Agreement establishing the Glades Utility Authority (County Resolution R2009-1034). The location of the meeting is: Palm Beach County Governmental Center McEaddy Conference Room -12th Floor 301 N. Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401 414100 SUN 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE (CATF) Notice is hereby given that the Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) will meet on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012, at 10:30 am, at the Hendry County Administrative Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the grant application for a potential economic development project as required by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 414629 CN/CB 4/12/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 12, 2012 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2012 Gospel SingThe group Magnify will be singing at the Gospel sing at the Big Red Barn (7500 West Highway 27) west of Clewiston on April 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 863-983-7256.Seminole Heritage DayThis is a friendly noti cation to remind you again about the "Seminole Heritage Day" luncheon at the Clewiston Museum this Thursday, April 12, at 12 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jessica Cattalino, Anthropologist and author of High Stakes Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty.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.Sweet Taste of SugarThe community is invited to sample the 2012 Sweet Taste of Sugar entries at the Clewiston Sugar Festival on Saturday, April 14. This year, the contest will be located in the tent by the city pool. Sampling begins at 10 a.m. and will be over by 12 p.m. or when the entries are all consumed. A $5 donation to the Clewiston High School Criminal Justice Class trip fund will let you sample over 40 different dishes.Sunday with the Trinity River BandThe Trinity River Band will share in Blue Grass Music and gospel testimony at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston on Sunday, April 15, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. For more information, please call983-5269.Compassion Avenue Food PantryDuring the week of April 16, Florida Virtual School employees living in Hendry County will be volunteering at the Compassion Avenue food pantry located at First United Methodist Church. They would like to challenge the community to join them in each donating the cost of one family meal to the Compassion Avenue Food Bank. Contributions and checks made to "Compassion Avenue" can be dropped off or mailed to 352 W. Arcade Avenue, Clewiston. Please call 863-983-5269 for more information about the food pantry.Garden ClubThe Clewiston Garden Club is having their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 19, at the Clewiston Museum at 9:30 a.m. Our speaker will be Patty Mudge from Patty's Patch Blueberry Farm. Also, the Clewiston Garden Club will be selling Caladiums at the Sugar Festival on Saturday, April 14.Caloosa Federated Republican WomenThe Caloosa Federated Republican Women is having a meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn. There is a cost for dinner. To RSVP, please call 863-675-7703 or email ladymarianne@comcast.net.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).Guest Speaker at First Christian ChurchArtie Carnes, Executive Director of Christian Contender Ministries, will be the Guest Speaker at First Christian Church on Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m. Artie and his wife, Dora, served as Managers of "The Glades" R.V. Park and are currently living at Port LaBelle where they conduct a Worship Service each Sunday at Port LaBelle Inn. Artie and Dora conducted a successful Revival at First Christian a few years back. They have participated as Guest Singers in the Church's Annual "Hallelujah Hoedown".Mini Health FairsThe health fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. For more information, please call Tabitha Yebba at 863-2331305. Clewiston Senior Center on Monday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. Caloosa Federated Republican WomenTuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m., at the Port LaBelle Inn. Guest speaker is Rabbi Steven Bernstein. Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m., the Caloosa Federated Republican Women will commemorate the 62nd anniversary of 101 Republican Women from both coasts and central Florida who met in December of 1949 at the Clewiston Inn to initiate a state organization 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, at 10 a.m., the Sugar and Spice Room will be open for registration. A luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. There will be ladies to assist all attendees with the Silent Auction items on Friday evening and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 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)Darius Redd Youth Basketball LeagueThe Darius Redd Youth Basketball League is holding sign ups at the Pavilion in Harlem on April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants must be in school. For more information, please call Mr. Humphrey at 863-9835562. Children must be registered by a parent, guardian or adult. They can not register themselves!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. Clewiston Middle SchoolCMS class of 2012 favorites 8th grade teams A and B respectively: Class Clown: Anthonisha Horne / Juan Ramos and Naqueaha Pope/Rashawn Sanders Friendliest: Crystal Valdez/Kameron Young and Emily Shamsundar/Ross Mack Most Athletic: Rosicela Villatoro / Sammy Rivera and Lacie Varnum/Tyrin Summers Loudest: Isis Knight/Myles Blumenberg and Naomi Woodson/Xavier Contreras Funniest Laugh: Nigeria Warren/Jonathan Miller and Abigail Nunez/Demari Edwards Most Likely to Be Late: Tasha Herrera/Jacob Cotton and Abigail Villarreal/Colt Flynn Biggest Flirt: Kendra Johnson/Maquan Thornton and Ivelisse Rivera/Johnathan Harper Prettiest Eyes: Reyna Ramos/Weston Rayburn and Crystal Vazquez/Trevor Pruitt Prettiest Smile: Rachelly Loreto/Caleb Curry and Lacie Steadley/Jose VanegasClewiston 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 ElementaryThursday, 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 The VFW, Post 4185, Ladies Auxiliary had a busy month. On St Patrick's Day we served a delicious celebration dinner which was a quick sell out and lots of fun time. On Saturday, March 31, they held their rst Sock Hop Party and had a great time playing Bar Bingo, listening and dancing to songs of the past, eating hamburgers, french fries, along with out of this world Root beer Floats. The Pink Ladies, Elvis, Mel's Diner Crew and other 50's characters joined in. Ida Cobb who dressed in a Poodle Skirt out t took rst place in the contest. We all laughed and agreed much practice was still needed by the participants in Hula Hoop contest. Thanks goes out to David Pullen for the Sun ower Chocolate Cake and to Doris for the deviled eggs. A special thank you to Jackie Hoops, Izzy and Amanda Vargas, Mark & Kippy Syrie, Jessica Thompson and Peggy Roland for their hard work to put this party together. Thanks to Charles and Patty Pearcy, Terminx Ted and our friends at Belle Glade American Legion for their contributions. A new pair of adult socks was the cover charge along with other items will become part of a care package to be sent out to our troops. On Saturday, April 14, the Post and Ladies Auxiliary will have a table set up and we look forward to meeting prospective members. Information about the Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization will be available. Relief Fund Tickets, Buddy Poppies and patriotic items will be for sale. The Annual Relief Fund is to raise money to help us support causes for Veterans, Dependents and Cancer Aid and research through out the year. The drawing will take place at the festival at 5 p.m. Winners will be awarded 1st place is $300, 2nd place is $200 and 3rd place is $100. Stop by the Post on Tuesday night for our dinners which are advertised on True Oldies 105FM or call the Post at 863-983-9748, and eat in our newly decorated Mess Hall. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Happenings

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GLADES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VEHICLES TO BE AUCTIONED IN SEALED BIDS MAY 9, 2012 @ 4:30 P.M. UNIT # YEAR/MAKE VIN# 314 1997 CHEVY LUMINA 2G1WL52M3V9262583 0503 2005 CROWN VICTORIA 2FAFP71W35X173771 308 2000 CROWN VICTORIA 2FAFP71W2YX188640 295 2003 CROWN VICTORIA 2FAFP71W03X154575 296 2003 CROWN VICTORIA 2FAFP71W23X154576 297 2003 CROWN VICTORIA 2FAFP71W43X154577 The vehicle auction dates are scheduled as such: April 25th 2012 from 9 am to 1 pm will be the viewing and the contact person is Sergeant D. McQuaid 863-946-1600 ext. 2108. May 9th 2012 all bids must be in by 2 pm. The opening of the sealed bids will be held at 4:30 pm and the winners will be noti ed on May 10th 2012. Anyone bidding on the vehicles will have 30 days to take possession of the vehicle once they have been noti ed that they won the sealed bid auction. 414461 CGS 4/12,19/2012 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000522 DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST INSTALLATION (STA), HENDRY AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES, FLORIDA The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 for the DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST INSTALLATION (STA) HENDRY AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES, FLORIDA. The project includes, but shall not be limited to provide all labor, material and equipment necessary for the installation of 26 Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) units in the exhaust systems of the main pump engines at 7 pump stations with nonFairbanks Morse engines. The project also includes structural platforms and data loggers at select locations. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., at the West Palm Beach Field Station, 801 Sansbury Way, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. For directions call (561) 791-4100. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 414340 CN 4/12/2012 NOTICE OF SUBMISSION TO ALL THE CITIZENS OF COLLIER, HARDEE, HENDRY, HILLSBOROUGH AND MONROE COUNTIES, FLORIDA: The State of Florida has submitted to the United States Department of Justice, for preclearance as provided by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a plan to reapportion and redistrict 40 single member Senatorial districts for the election of members of the Florida Legislature. You are hereby noti ed that a copy of said submission is on le at the House Redistricting Committee of ce, Room 400, House Of ce Building, 402 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, and at the Senate Reapportionment Committee of ce, Room 103, Senate Of ce Building, 404 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, where the same may be inspected during regular business hours. The submission may also be viewed on the Internet at http://www. oridaredistricting.org or http://www. senate.gov/redistricting. Any person desiring to make comments concerning said plans may direct the same to Mr. T. Christian Herren, Chief, Voting Section Civil Rights Division, Room 7254-NWB, U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530, telephone number (800) 253-3931. Comments may also be emailed to vot1973c@usdoj.gov, with “Comment” in the subject line. 414103 CN 4/12 IB 4/5/2012 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000521 DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST INSTALLATION (C&SF) FAIRBANKS MORSE, BROWARD, GLADES AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES, FLORIDA The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 for the DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST INSTALLATION (C&SF) FAIRBANKS MORSE, BROWARD, GLADES AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES, FLORIDA. The project includes, but shall not be limited to provide all labor, material and equipment necessary for the installation of 23 Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) units in the exhaust systems of the main pump engines at 6 pump stations with non-Fairbanks Morse engines. The project also includes structural platforms and data loggers at select locations. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., at the West Palm Beach Field Station, 801 Sansbury Way, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. For directions call (561) 791-4100. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 414342 CN 4/12/2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1816 2008 1224432-01000780020 Orlando & Betty F. Ramos Lot 2, Block 78, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37 thru 39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412552 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2245 2008 1354432-A0001520000 Marcia Perez & Marisol The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3747, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412547 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2075 2008 1264432-A0002490000 Carol Mola The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 433, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412553 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 12, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2073 2008 1264432-A0002480000 Carol Mola The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 416, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412545 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2134 2008 1274432-A0001770000 Walter J. Wood and Mercedes Tous The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 46, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412555 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 **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 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 2043 2008 1264432-A0001510100 Osmar & Blanca Carmona The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 317, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412542 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1439 2008 1144432-A0000290000 Alfredo Morales The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3501, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412538 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2088 2008 1264432-A0002820000 Ivan Mestres The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 489, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412540 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2012

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Updates for the week of A pril 5 Police Chief Don Gutshall reports:PD Of cers working with Beverage Agents made test buys for underage alcohol sales at all Clewiston alcohol sales establishments. We were pleased with the scrutiny at most stores, however six local establishments sold alcohol illegally and w ere issued a Notice to Appear for their violations. PD Of cers assisted other agencies with a Marijuana grow house on Alverdez earlier in the w eek. The Clewiston PD participated in a statewide unused medication roundup last Saturday. More than 1000 various pills were con scated and turned in to evidence to await a destruct order. Sergeant Beatty gave a presentation to the students at Kings Academy Christian School. The dry weather is really stressing the wild animals. Animal Control of cers picked up a duck, opossum, squirrel, two raccoons and two snakes in addition to the normal gaggle of dogs and cats. A nimal Control's normal monthly pickup and call totals have been steadily climbing, spurred mostly by calls in Montura. Following is a brief synopsis of the week's activity: 976 Commercial / Residential Security Checks 511 Complaints Investigated 13 Criminal Arrests 11 Traf c Citations 86 Red Light Camera Tickets 85 Merchant Escorts 13 Alarms Responded To 6 Traf c Accidents InvestigatedRecreation Director Lance Ramer reports:Recreation Director Ramer wants to give a big "thanks" to the sports complex staff (Rodney Johnson, Fred Wright and Steve Rogers) for all the extra time and hard work they have put in this week to ensure that the three soccer elds and three new elds they built at Sugarland Sports Complex are in "game ready" condition for the Univision Soccer Tournament this week-end. There is "a little bit" more involved than just painting lines and kicking a ball around. Recreation Director Ramer also wants to thank the guys for making sure that all baseball and softball elds used by Clewiston Recreation and the Clewiston High School teams are prepped, lined, clean and safe for all to use. The City of Clewiston will host a qualifying round of games for the Univision Soccer Tournament Series at Sugarland Sports Complex on April 7th. 53 teams from South Florida will meet in Clewiston to play for an invitation to the Championship Series in mid-May. The City Recreation Department, the Clewiston Ministerial Association and the ACFC (Active Citizens For Children) will join together again to present a "Community Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA" on April 7th under the Banyan trees north of the John Boy Auditorium from 10 a.m. to noon. Egg hunts, bounce houses, games, prizes and fun for all. Thanks to the Public Works crew for all their help getting mulch brought into Trinidad, Candy Cane, Hidden and Civic Parks/ Youth Center area in town! It was very much needed and is aesthetically pleasing. Planning, staging equipment and supplies for this year's 26th Annual Sugar Festival is underway. Keep watching the Civic Park/Youth Center area transform into "Sugar Fest 2012." Go to www.clewistonrecreation.com to check us out and get information regarding all your recreational needs. And don't forget to friend us on Face book, type in "Clewiston Recreation" and say "Like" We would appreciate it! Utilities Director Kevin McCarthy reports: The water line replacement on Esperanza is progressing well; the crew has completed San Gabriel to San Jose and has begun connecting houses. We still have to complete jack and bores under Concordia and driveways to nish the run to Francisco. The power outage last Thursday morning was due to a transmission failure by FPL, most of Hendry County was without power brie y. We have discovered our third house in a month that has been stealing power above the meter. This is a very dangerous operation for the person tying into the system illegally and for anyone else working on the house; or in one case the new owner who did not realize that the main breaker does not turn off the power. We have lost tens of thousands of dollars due to this kind of theft. We do prosecute but collection of the bills is rare. This is another reason that radio read meters will be bene cial to the Cit y since we will know immediately when a meter has been pulled, which will not catch everyone but will catch the majority 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 12, 2012 Rose Raulerson-Mason is very excited to announce her candidacy for the of ce of Hendry County Supervisor of Elections. Ms. Mason is running as Non-Partisan; no party af liation. A native born Floridian, Rose grew up in Collier County, and has resided in Hendry County since 1974. She has two children and three grandchildren, and is very family oriented. She raised her children in Hendry County, and now her grandchildren are growing up here as well. She enjoys singing, attending church and spending quality time with her family and friends. For the past four and a half years she has held the position of manager at Maple Corner MHP, LLC; a 55+ retirement community. Her career background includes experience in banking, real estate and various management positions. She holds a current Florida Real Estate license. She feels the diversi cation in her work experience is one of her strong points. She said she has worked her way up in many of those positions and can appreciate the importance of all levels of employment. Rose is con dent that, if elected, she can "quickly get up to speed" as Supervisor of Elections. She said she's a hands-on learner with many learning experiences in her life. She sees herself as a very strong woman; a survivor! "Yes, I perceive this as a challenge, but I love a challenge! Life's challenges are what keeps you strong and focused! It's what makes you who you are! I have no doubt that I can do the job and I know I can make a difference." Rose attributes her strong work ethics to her parents; the late Hardy Raulerson and Ms. Jincey Raulerson, of LaBelle. "My parents worked hard their whole lives, and as a result, this good quality is instilled in me. I am very grateful to my parents for that, among many other great qualities they instilled in me. I couldn't have asked for better examples!" She feels one of her greatest quali cations is her honest sincerity, when it comes to caring about people and about Hendry County. She is anxious to get to know all residents of Hendry County, from all age groups, including those not yet of voting age. "Our future voters," she refers to them as. "Let's educate them when they are young, so when they reach voting age, they understand the voting process. They need to fully realize the importance of having a part in choosing who runs our county, as well as our country," she says. During her campaign Ms. Mason says, "I look forward to reaching out to the community and I want to encourage everyone of all origins, to exercise their right and privilege to vote! Each and every individual needs to realize how important his or her vote is." As Supervisor of Elections, Rose says one of the things she would like to change here in Hendry County is the fact that many registered voters don't actually turn out to vote. She says, "In addition to encouraging people to become a registered voter, I would also focus on registered voters that haven't been active for a while, encouraging them to actually show up at the polls and cast their vote. In my opinion, these are two of the main focal points of this of ce. I would like to see improvement in both areas." She wants people to realize that voting is a simple process and declares, "I'll be there to help you. Let your voice be heard." The candidate said, "Having the opportunity to serve Hendry County would be a "dream come true" for me! I have always been an honest, hard working individual and I have so much to offer our community. It would be an honor to serve Hendry County and to be able to make a difference. I know there are many voices that need to be heard in our county and I am listening! I would appreciate your vote and I look forward to getting acquainted and reacquainted with everyone in our county. I welcome your calls and e-mails. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments." You can reach Rose at rosemason4hendrycounty@aol.com or call her cell phone at 863234-6401. Rose Raulerson-Mason for Of ce of Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Rose Raulerson-Mason In the event of a hurricane or other catastrophe, the Hendry County Emergency Management will attempt to provide special sheltering and transportation for those who have chronic medical conditions requiring special needs. Special needs shelters are truly identi ed as facilities of last refuge for those persons in the community with health and medical conditions. The Hendry County Special Needs Shelter located at West Glades School, in Muse, is de ned as a structure that has auxiliary power and is capable of providing a safer refuge for individuals, and their caregivers, who require health oversight. Considering that the county's medical resources are limited, it is strongly suggested that you pursue primary evacuation plans with family, friends, neighbors, church organizations, etc. Speak with your physician and family about your transportation and sheltering needs. If you require hospitalization, have your physician execute the necessary pre-admission procedures well in advance of a known, pending disaster such as a hurricane. Again, talk to your family, friends, and neighbors about providing you with evacuation transportation. If you live in a mobile home park or an area with an established homeowners association, inquire about your association's disaster plan. Also, if you have special needs that do not require medical sheltering, speak with your Minister, or af liate religious association, or civic organization to see what types of evacuation sponsorship programs are available. Please keep in mind that pets are not allowed in the shelter, so make arrangements for their care well in advance. If you need to attend the West Glades School PSN Shelter, you are required to register before you arrive at the shelter each year, and you are required to bring a caregiver with you into the shelter. Registration forms for Hendry County residents can be obtained from the Hendry County Health Department and the Hendry County Emergency Management Of ce. Once your completed registration is received and reviewed, you will receive noti cation as to whether you qualify for the Special Needs Shelter or not. Should it be determined that your needs do not meet the Special Needs Shelter criteria, you will be noti ed of other shelters that are available in your area in which you can seek refuge. For more information, or if you would like to have a registration form mailed to you, please contact Kelly Dyess at the Hendry County Emergency Management of ce at 863-674-5401. Time to Register for Persons with Special Needs (PSN) Shelter City of Clewiston’s Weekly FYI

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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 2138 2008 1274432-A0001890000 Luis R. Llorente The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onw-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 41, Montura Ranch Estates,an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412546 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PURCHASE PREFERENCE FOR LOCAL VENDORS AND BUSINESSES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to purchase preference for local vendors and businesses: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE XI. PURCHASE PREFERENCE FOR LOCAL VENDORS AND BUSINESSES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-2-182, 1-2-183 AND 1-2-184; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 414387 CN 4/12/2012 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, CR 833 FROM BIG CYPRESS INDIAN RESERVATION TO FOUR MILES NORTH, CLEWISTON, FL BID # 2012-05 OPENING DATE AND TIME: May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Road Improvements, CR 833 from Big Cypress Indian Reservation to Four Miles North”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 414361 CN/CB 4/12,19,26;5/3/2012 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 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 5/8/12 SUBJECT AREA: 516 Travel, Reimbursement EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for travel reimbursement. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.49, 1001.51, 112.061 F.S. and 6A-1.056 SBR. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.49, 1001.51, 112.061 F.S. and 6A-1.056 SBR. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for requirements for travel reimbursement. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on May 8, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 413683 CN 4/12,19,26 CB 4/26/2012 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 IN 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 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 OTHE R 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. BUTLE R Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 413904 CN 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 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 414030 CN 4/12,19/2012 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 5pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Dike Project and signage, and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 414032 CN 4/12,19/2012 NOTICE FOR BIDS Barron Water Control District will accept sealed bid proposals up to 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 27, 2012, for the sale of a 2005 Ford F-150 super-cab truck with a minimum bid price of $5,000.00. Anyone interested in seeing the truck or getting speci cations may contact the District of ce at 863-675-0346 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday Friday. Bids will be received at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, or mail to P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, Florida, 33975. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District, Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager Barron Water Control District 414453 CN/CB 4/12/2012 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2012 Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-000414 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-A, Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2001-A Plaintiff, -VS.Joyce McKay; Samuel Marion Dallas; Green Tree Servicing, LLC f/k/a Green Tree Acceptance, Inc.; Citi nancial Services, Inc. successor in interest Associates Financial SVCS; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 2, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA-000414 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-A, Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2001-A, Plaintiff and Joyce McKay are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN T HE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on May 2, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 43 AND 44, ROYAL PALM ESTATES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1992, MAKE: SHADOW, VIN#: 146M6659A AND VIN#: 146M6659B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE MS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 T ampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 414249 CN 4/12,19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-306 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. JERRY D. ROSEN, SHALLI S. ROSEN, F/K/A SHALLI ANN SMITH, N/K/A SAHLLI S. MAYNARD, MARINA LANGDALE, and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, O/B/O SHALLI ROSEN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Amended Final Summary Judgement of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 2933 OF MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998, 66X28 CRESTPOINT MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER FLA14612311AB. Commonly known as: 535 North Olivo Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 2nd day of May, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 422-2520 (phone) (850) 422-2567 (fax) 414250 CN 4/12,19/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, April 19, 2012, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Karson Turner Chairman 414616 CN/CB 4/12/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000188 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. ELIZABETH MIRANDA; OSMEL M.SOLIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH MIRANDA; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisee’s, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 2, 2012, in this cause I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA LESS THE NORTH 25FEET FOR PERPETUAL ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEST ONE-HALF OF TRACT A-28, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND AN APPURTENANCE THERETO. a/k/a 2245 EVANS ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at in front of the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, La Belle, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at 11 o’clock a.m. on May 2, 2012. Any person c claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as to the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at La Belle, Florida this 3rd day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. 12425 28th Street N, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 727-536-4911 phone 727-539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, E. MARION AVENUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS (941)637-2281, WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771. 414632 CB/CGS 4/12,19/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 04/23/2012 @ 8:00AM 1999 MERC VIN# 1ZWFT61L5X568674 1999 MERC VIN# 2MEFM74W8XX628226 2007 YAM VIN# 5Y4AH16Y87A002770 414349 CN 4/12/2012 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 12, 2012 BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFFor the rst time, University of Florida researchers have developed plant-based technology that could reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and may also help treat cancer. Known as lignin nanotubes, these cylindrical containers are smaller than viruses and tiny enough to travel through the body, carrying cancer patients' medicine. They can be created in biore neries from lignin, a plant substance that is a byproduct of bioethanol production. Bioethanol is a renewable alternative to fossil fuel created by fermenting sugar such as that from sugarcane and sweet sorghum juices, stalks and stems. "We're looking at biomedical applications whereby these nanotubes are injected in the body," said Wilfred Vermerris, an associate professor in UF's agronomy department and Genetics Institute who was part of the team that developed the nanotubes. The team's work is described in a March issue of the journal Nanotechnology. Carbon-based nanotubes, which are the kind used today, cost around $500 a gram, and nanotechnology drug delivery has been projected to be a $220 billion market by 2015. Nanotubes offer an advantage over radiation or traditional chemotherapy because they have a protective shell that keeps the drugs they contain from affecting healthy parts of the body, such as hair or intestinal lining, said Vermerris, a member of UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. As with current carbon nanotubes, cancer- ghting drugs can be enclosed in the plant-based nanotubes and sent to target speci c tumors, he said. But, the researcher said, unlike currently used carbon nanotubes, lignin nanotubes are exible and lack sharp edges. That means they're expected to have fewer, if any, of the toxicity issues associated with current varieties. "It is also much easier to chemically modify the lignin nanotubes so that they can locate their intended targets like homing devices," he said. Vermerris envisions nanotubes as a way to reduce the cost of biofuel production. "By selling the nanotubes for biomedical applications, an additional revenue stream is generated for the biore nery that can offset some of the processing costs," he said. "That essentially reduces the price of the fuels and makes them more competitive with petroleum-based fuel." Luisa Amelia Dempere, an associate engineer and director of the Major Analytical Instrumentation Center in UF's College of Engineering, guided the analysis and characterization of the lignin nanotubes as part of the research team. She called the development of the lignin nanotubes "quite signi cant" and noted their ability to break down in the environment as another advantage over current nanotubes. "They are taking something from the waste stream, like lignin is for a lot of industries, and making it into something that can be useful and then can degrade back into the environment," Dempere said. "This is probably a material that can be called green and sustainable because it comes from nature and goes back to nature." UF has applied for a patent on the technology. Vermerris said his research is now testing the technology in living cells in the lab as a rst step toward tests in humans in the near future. The research was funded by IFAS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Plant-Based Technology That Helps Biofuels, May Fight Cancer PHOTO / UFSynthesized Lignin Nanotubes.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2012 After long deliberation, Joel Williamson is announcing his campaign to run for School Superintendent, in the Republican Party. Since he has spent most of his life here, he felt that he has something that he could contribute to the county that would make a difference. Joel Williamson is the only candidate that has lived in both LaBelle and Clewiston. Joel started his career in Hendry County in 1979, as a math teacher and coach at Clewiston High School. After seven years he was hired at LaBelle High School as one of the youngest head football coaches in the area. He developed a weight training program and helped to establish a weight room at the high school. He has taught Physical Education, Health and several types of math both at LaBelle and Clewiston High Schools. He was head coach of football, baseball, basketball and track at LaBelle High School. He had the honor of becoming the Athletic Director at LaBelle High School and served that position for ve years. His emphasis was sportsmanship. He is currently the site administrator for LaBelle Youth Development Academy, a school for students who have issues with; attendance, behavior and/or discipline. He has developed liaisons with the Hendry County Sheriff's Department and their SRO's, the TIPS program, Hendry Glades Mental Health, as well as the department of Juvenile Justice and other programs that come daily, to attend to the needs and issues of the students attending. Joel Williamson is an Adult School Administrator that helps to promote the GED program and English to Spanish speaking programs. He is the pastor of Community Faith Fellowship Church which is located in Port LaBelle and Aqua Isles Park. As a resident of Hendry County since 1960, he graduated from LaBelle High School in 1975. He went on to further his education at Florida Southern College, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education, with a minor in Math and Science. He and his wife, Jovita have been married for 31 years. Together they have served over 55 years in the educational system, here in Hendry County. They share together three children; Kristel and twins Matthew and Mallory all of whom graduated from LaBelle High School and have gone on to obtain their college education. "Several people last year asked me if I would run for superintendent. I prayed long and hard about it. After serious deliberation, I felt I had the desire to give back to this community. I believe I can make a difference. I believe in the teachers and administrators in the county and know that they are working hard, with long hours and with less pay than what they made a few years ago. We are here because of our dedication to the education of our children." "I can promise to be a person who will have an open door policy to the parents, administrators and community of Hendry County. My experience is with people. I have developed my leadership and teaching skills over the years. Being a coach and site administrator, parent and pastor, I have gained experience in communication and listening skills, as well as, working with youth in the classroom and in athletics. I have experience in nances running the athletic organization at LaBelle High School as well as being the site administrator at the LaBelle Youth Development Academy and having had my own family t-shirt silk screening business. I deal with all types of situations every day, with all types of people from students to parents, law enforcement, school personnel, and administrators. My experience is people, people within the school system and those that support the students within that system. My favorite quote is by John C. Maxwell, "People don't care what you know, until they know you care." I try to put that quote into daily use and want to be given the chance to expand that to Hendry County Schools. I feel I have a unique position and have insight since I have lived in both Clewiston and LaBelle. I will be a superintendent working for both communities towards a better educational environment. I would offer an open door policy with a keen ear. I will be approachable to work out issues that we all are facing. We can achieve a uni ed goal for both sides of the county. I will be a decisive leader who will listen and address the needs of the administrators, teachers, students and parents alike. I would be honored if you would choose me to be your next superintendent. I want to create an environment that would encourage, inspire and motivate all those who are in the community of education. We can build on the progress being made by the schools in grades through the hard work of the teachers, using technology, raising the scores and energizing students to allow them to grasp tools to develop skills to become successful in life." Joel Williamson to Run for School Superintendent Joel Williamson WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com e vents ? ph otos? tip s ? s tor i es ?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions April 2012 CLEWISTON–Known for its “sweet touch” on up and coming country entertainment acts, the Clewiston Sugar Festival has a rich history of music, arts and crafts, car shows, baking contests and good wholesome “sweet” fun. The festiv al, set for April 12-14 is promising three days of fun. On Thursday, April 12, the Clewiston Museum, 109 Central Avenue, will host a Seminole Heritage Day lunch and program. Guest speaker will be award winning author, Dr. Jessica Cattelino, who w ill present a program on the Seminoles w hile attendees enjoy a light lunch for a $10 donation. For reservations, call 863983-2870. On Friday, around 4 p.m., festivities start about 4 p.m. at Sugar Fest Field, one block o U.S. Highway 27, behind the Clewiston Inn. Food and arts and crafts v endors will be on hand. A sock hop is planned for Friday fest. On Saturday, April 14, activities begin around 8 a.m. and include the Big Lake Cruisers Car Show, gospel sings, the Sweet Taste Baking Contest, kids park rides, 5K walks and runs, a shing tournament, information booths, food booths, community booths, arts and crafts, the Raisin Cane Rodeo and Youth Rodeo, dance troupe performances and more. Main stage entertainment begins around noon. The Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. at the Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show Arena, 720 E. El Paso Avenue, Clewiston. Reserve seating in front of the stage is available for $10 or bring your own lawn chair. The Sugar Festival entertainment this y ear features James Wesley, The Osceola Brothers Band, The Nowhere Band and The Chase.James Wesley“I’ve always been a big believer in tradition,” declares James Wesley. “A lot of the old ways are the best ways: family, God, treating people right, doing what y ou’re supposed to do. I think it’s time to come back to what’s real. That’s what country music is about.” James Wesley puts those core values into his music w ith a whiskeysmooth voice and a timelessly winning w ay with a great country song. Wesley sings directly to real people about real things that profoundly a ect real lives—and from his small-town upbringing to his blue-collar w ork ethic, he has a deep understanding of what those folks are longing to hear. James Wesley hopes to do what he loves to do for a long time to come. “I want to be in it for the long haul,” he says. “I want to do those songs that everybody wants to hear, and that everybody can feel. I want to be the guy who tells the stories, and tells it like it is.”The Osceola Brothers BandThe Osceola Brothers Band was formed by 15-year-old Cameron Osceola. They became a band in May 2011 and have been playing ever since. The band consists of Sheldon Osceola, 10, Cameron Osceola, 15, and Tyson Osceola, 13. Sheldon plays the drums and the band would be nothing without the little guy. Being taught by his older brother Cameron, he caught on quickly and kept playing ever since then, and has only been playing for about 7 months now. Tyson is the bassist, he received his rst bass for his birthday and right away Cameron taught him how to play it. The third day after receiving his bass, his brother gured out songs on the bass and taught them to him, he also caught on fast. Cameron Osceola received his rst guitar when he was about seven, it was a cheap acoustic guitar form Walmart. He went through two of those kinds of guitars because his brothers kept “accidentally” breaking them. When he was nine he got a Starcaster guitar, and that was his rst electric guitar. Having nobody around to teach him how to play guitar, he just sat in his room with a c.d. player and his guitar. The rst song he learned how to play was “Patience” by Gun’s N’ Roses. Seven years later he now leads his little brothers in a blues-rock band—The Osceola Brothers Band. They all share the same in uences, since Cameron had revealed the sounds of blues, rock, and metal to them. When people hear them play, everyone tells them that they h ave a bright future ahead of them. Their debut performance was for Paul “Cowbone” Buster’s memorial in October 2011, and ever since then people always ask when they are going to play next. Cameron usually played solo with other people including R.C. North, and James Payne, who teaches music at the Seminole Boys and Girls Club on the Hollywood Reservation. R.C. set up concerts every once in a while to show the community how well their kids learned music. The band’s biggest concert was performing at the Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. After playing their rst set, Native American Musician, Derek Miller saw the talent they had and wanted to meet them after the show.The Nowhere BandWhether it was in the Cavern or on the Rooftop, The Beatles dominated the 60s with their ravishing talent and not to mention, their good looks. Now, it’s time to meet The Nowhere Band. With their entirely live production of ’60s Beatles performances, their show is unlike any other! Spectators will experience four wardrobe changes, 18 plus vintage guitars, three di erent drum sets with Vox & Fender Amps and two media screens.The ChaseThe Chase is not your average run-ofthe-mill country band. They are made up of a an eclectic mix of individuals that come from several di erent musical genres. They can perform everythingfrom Hank Sr., AC/DC, to Prince! The Chase has also recorded a local fan favorite “Cane Country” which is the lead o single on Quickstar Productions: Countri ed Vol. I compilation album, available on iTunes and Amazon.com. The y have rocked the stage with many, including Jason Aldean, Alabama, and Hinder! If you’re a music lover, you do not wan t to miss this performance! They will cove r something for everyone! For more information, see the web site at clewistonsugarfestival.com. Questions may also be emailed to clewistonsugarfestival@yahoo.com. Sugar Festival features concerts, car show & more James Wesley The Osceola Brothers Band The Nowhere Band Special to Going Out The Sugar Festival Rod Run is the annual fundraiser for the Big Lake Cruisers. Most of the proceeds fund a scholarship program at Clewiston High School with the club retaining a small percentage for operating costs during the year. Since the Sugar Festival Rod Run is not a car show but rather a rod run, the event is open to any classic, collectible, antique or unique automobile or truck. If you are proud of it and want to show it off, it can be registered in our Rod Run. Individuals or clubs are welcome to participate. For more information and entry forms, go online to www.biglakecruiserscarclub.com.

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If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, pleas e call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook 3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions A pril 2012 April 28 Giveaway of a 2012 Ford EdgeBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—Seminole Casino Brighton is celebrating spring fun by giving away great prizes in April. One lucky player will enj oy the beauty of the season with their brand new 2012 Ford Edge. More casino play during April means more chances to win the new car. The casino will set a driver out in style on Saturday, April 28. On Monday, April 16, the casino is capping o tax season by giving away $100 to 100 visitors. Drawings take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The casino keeps on giving with Hot Seats every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Play your favorite slots to win your share of $1,600 free play. Also on Tuesdays, v isitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. The free bag lunch o er is open to new or returning Player’s Club members. On Thursdays, players can redeem earned points for up to $200 in free play from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays are also W hirlwind Cash Hot Seats, where you can win the chance to enter the money machine and grab up to $5,000 cash. There will be one winner each hour from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Finish o the work week with Seminole HiLo. On Fridays, there will be a w inner every hour from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. W in your share of $12,000 in free play. At 3 p.m. on Fridays, players can enjoy free bingo and play for their share of $1,000 in free play prizes. Come try your luck with bingo on Saturday, April 21, at 6:45 p.m. The buy-in is $70. Regular games pay $750 and you can win your share of jackpot games totaling $13,000. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo seats, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern airconditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, o State Road 721 in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. Hop into Spring at Seminole Casino Brighton BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—There’s always plenty of rodeo action at the Fred Smith Arena on Brighton Seminole Reservation. April events at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena on include: • Mondays, barrel racing practice from 6 to 9 p.m. • Tuesdays, team roping practice from 7 to 9 p.m. (Charge for practice is $15 per person and release must be on le.) • Friday night Jackpot Barrel racing on April 13. • Dash for Cash Barrel Race on Saturday, April 14 • Florida Barrel Racing Association Show on Sunday, April 15. • Thursday night Roping Jackpot Saddle Series on Thursday, April 26. Signups are at 6 p.m. Roping starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $50 per man. The rst to enter is the last to rope. Saddles will be given to the top header and heeler at the conclusion of the series. DIRECTIONS: From Okeechobee take SR 70 west -or from Highway 27 take State Road 70 east -to the caution light (SR 721) go south to the reservation, pass the casino; when you see a water tower make a right on the road before the water tower which is Harney Pond Road, the arena is approximately one mile on the right hand side. From Moore Haven, go east on State Road 78, and turn north on SR 721, and make a left at the road after the water tower. For more information online go to www.rezrodeo.com. Rodeo action continues at Brighton’s Fred Smith Arena

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Spring Skies: The Dippers and the DiamondFORT PIERCE–The Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, will present “Spring Skies: The Dippers and the Diamond” this month. As spring begins, some winter constellations like Orion the Hunter and his faithful hunting dogs, as well as the Gemini twins, linger on in the western evening sky. But new star patterns appear in the east: the Big Dipper, Leo the Lion, Bootes the Shepherd and Virgo the Maiden. The program use the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper as guideposts to nd our way around the springtime sky, and we’ll also look for the four stars of an obscure star group known as Virgo’s Diamond. Shows will be Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and, Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The Planetarium’s air temperature is maintained at 72 degrees. Y ou may wish to bring a sweater or light j acket for comfort. The planetarium shows are not recommended for children under the age of 4. For ticket information, contact the IRSC Box O ce at IRSC Box O ce 772462-4750 or 800-220-9915.IRSC Art Gallery openFORT PIERCE–Indian River State College’s Art Gallery, L Building, Room 117, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery promotes understanding the V isual Arts through a diverse schedule and workshops by professional artists. This allows students to gain practical experience from those contemporary artists who are successful in their profession. The Gallery seeks to showcase a breadth of artworks from student work to the most innovative artists working in today’s environment. Currently each y ear IRSC’s gallery has four professional shows, one national level competitive show, two student shows and a very popular all IRSC faculty show. For more information, call the gallery manager at 772-462-7824.Black Gold JubileeBELLE GLADE–“Her soil is her fortune,” is the motto of Belle Glade, Florida, and the community’s annual festival celebrates the rich muck soil known as their own version of “black gold.” The 34th Annual Black Gold Jubilee will be held April 21 at the Tory Island Marina, 5000 W Canal Street North in Belle Glade. The jubilee starts with the 5K walk at 7 a.m., and a parade at 10 a.m. followed by festivities at the marina until dark. The festival will include arts and crafts, Glades-style foods, children’s games, art and photography exhibits, and a variety of booths and entertainers. At 7 p.m., featured entertainer Bo Bice of American Idol fame will perform on the Amphitheater Stage. Bo’s rst album, “The Real Thing,” sold 1 million copies. He will be the host of new reality TV Show “Demented Cycles,” currently in development. The concert is free. For more information, call 561-996-2745.Brown Sugar FestivalCLEWISTON–The Brown Sugar Festival began with the organization of the Harlem Academy Alumni Association in Clewiston in 1976. Harlem Academy Alumni members decided to plan celebrations for students whenever they returned home to Clewiston to visit. The festival and pageant also serve as fund raisers for scholarships to send Clewiston’s Harlem community children to college. Over the years the festival has grown to include a gospel program, a talent show, a cruise trip, a dance, a parade, a basketball tournament, fashion show, a golden age banquet and all day festivities. This year’s festival will be on May 5. For more information, call 863-677-5727, or online, go to http://brownsugarfestival.info/.Florida High School Rodeo FinalsOKEECHOBEE–The Florida High School Rodeo Association State Finals will be in Okeechobee on May 3-6, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. There is no admission fee for spectators. Spectator admission is o State Road 710. For more information online, go to http:// sra.homestead,com.Avon Park Bluegrass Blueberry FestivalAVON PARK–The Avon Park Bluegrass Blueberry Festival, sponsored by Avon Park Rotary Club, will be held May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rotary Building, 20 S. Verona Avenue in Avon Park. Fresh blueberries will be on sale as well as blueberry lemonade, blueberry pie, blueberry shortcake, blueberry jam, blueberry blossom honey and blueberry art. For information, see the web site at www.aprotaryblueberryfestival.com.Stuart Sailfish RegattaSTUART–The Stuart Sail sh Regatta will be April 14-15. The super-charged weekend of festivities kicks o Friday, April 13, with a party for racing crews, sponsors and other VIPs featuring spirits, bites, live music and a gorgeous view of the Indian River Lagoon. This exhilarating family-friendly a air features toptier racers from throughout the United States and Canada driving tricked-out, high-end boats that reach speeds of more than 100 mph. Tickets are on sale at http://www.StuartSail shRegattta. org. Proceeds bene t the Maritime & Classic Boat Museum, The Children’s Museum and the USS Sailing Center.Balloons Over Paradise FestivalIMMOKALEE–The Inaugural ‘Balloons over Paradise’ Festival will be held at the Immokalee Regional Airport, 165 Airpark Blvd. in Immokalee, on April 1415, starting at 6 a.m. daily. The celebration will feature 30 hot hair balloons, live music by country singer John Anderson, food trucks, children’s activities, carnival games, demonstrations by agility dogs and more. The event will star t each morning with an illuminated ligh t show. Festival goers will be able to wal k among the balloons as they in ate for a mass ascension into the skies. Parking is $5. Umbrellas and coolers are not permitted. For the “Balloons Over Paradise” schedule, visit http://www.seminolecasinoevents.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions April 2012 Area festivals and special events planned this month... Hallstrom Planetarium Bo Bice

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions A pril 2012 Looking for a fun outdoor activity for the whole family? Consider geocaching on Florida public lands.Geocaching is an outdoor game for users of hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It’s really a high-tech scavenger hunt. It’s inexpensive, interactive and a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to nd the caches. Some caches are easy nd; others are more dif cult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place w here you have never been. Geocaching should h ave minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed. Geocaching is the high-tech version of the European game called “letter boxing.” Participants hide a small w ater proof box—often a Tupperware container—containing a few trinkets, a log book for those who nd it to sign, and clues on where to nd another box. Gamers follow clues to nd the box, sign the log book, remove one of the trinkets, leave another trinket for someone else to nd, and hide it again. Then they’re o on the next treasure hunt. In the modern version, instead of clues, participants use GPS coordinates. While old-fashioned letter boxers traded clues among themselves, Geocachers post GPS coordinates online on Geocaching web sites. Since 2000 when geocaching in the Florida state parks began, many people have participated—hiding caches, nding caches, logging nds and scheming new ways and new places to continue the game. To get in the game, log on to a geocaching web site, where you can search for the GPS coordinates for active geocaches in your area. According to Geocaching.com, there are 1,703,720 active geocaches and over 5 million geocachers worldwide. Before hiding a cache in a state park, contact the park manager for permission. Describe the location, how you intend to hide it (digging is not allowed) and provide a description of the cache container. The park manager will consider the site attributes and give verbal permission for you to hide the cache in the location. Consider frequent ooding, re frequency and animal habitat before requesting permission. Archaeological, ecological and historic areas are typically o limits. Geocaching: A high-tech treasure hunt for all ages Cache A waterproof container that has been hidden by a fellow geocacher, who has posted the GPS coordinates on a website, such as geocaching.com. Some caches are easy to nd. They are simply camou aged. Others may be highly disguised and hard to notice. Virtual caches are simply an unmistakable landmark or park feature. Coordinates A set of numbers that describe your exact location on the earth’s surface. Latitude/longitude (lat/ long) coordinates are the most typical lines of reference. Earthcache These virtual caches provide Earth science lessons for middle school students. A cache is not hidden, the coordinates of an earthcache mark the location of a signi cant formation or landscape. EcoCache A ‘green’ variation of a cache. Placed by geocachers at environmentally signi cant locations, an EcoCache site helps raise awareness of the role humans play in restoring, preserving and sharing the environment. Geocaching An outdoor game of hide-and-seek using a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) unit. Geocachers use location coordinates and a variety of clues to nd caches. The visitor may be expected to le ave or replace items in the cache or deliver items to another cache. The cache may be a small waterproof box or simply an unmistakable landmark. Geocaching is related to orienteering, where participants nd their way with a compass. Global Positioning System (GPS) unit device that reads satellite signals and then, through the use of mathematics, calculates your position on Earth as a latitude (how far north or south of the equator), longitude (how far east or west of Greenwich, UK) and altitude (how far above sea level). Travel Bug item found in a cache that is meant to travel from one cache to another. These are sometimes called ‘hitch-hikers.’ Waypoint A (usually two-dimensional) coordinate that is input into a navigation device, such as a GPS receiver, representing a position that a geocache, vessel, aircraft, vehicle or person has to navigate to, with the aid of GPS (and/or any other position xing device). SOURCE: Florida State Parks web site A Geocaching vocabulary Photo courtesy Florida State Parks web siteModern geocachers use a GPS device or a phone with GPS. Useful links for Geocaching• Geocaching www.geocaching.com • Earthcache http://www.earthcache.org • Navicache www.navicache.com • Waymarking www.waymarking.com

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Florida State Parks o er a wide variety of programs and activities. Some of the programs o ered this month include the following. NATURESCAPING 2012 A GREEN CELEBRATION John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: April 14, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Park entrance is FREE to the public for the annual NatureScaping Event. Join the fun for a free educational day of family fun, with native plant vendors, demonstration gardens, live animal show, guest speakers, artwork for sale, walkthru butter y aviary, children’s crafts, local environmental organizations, a ra e, photography contest, live music and food! The park’s newly remodeled Nature Center will h ave it’s gr and opening, featuring artwork for sale by wildlife artist Guy Harvey. For more information, please call (561) 624-6970. Fees: Free park admission. For more information, call 561-6246970 Directions: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. BLUEGRASS MUSIC UNTOLD RICHES John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: April 15, 1 4 p.m. Nathan Rich and the “Untold Riches” bring their foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ bluegrass music to the park’s amphitheater. Just sit back and enjoy the music in Palm Beach County’s most beautiful setting. The concert is free with park admission of $5.00 per carload. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at (561) 624-6950. Fees: Free with park admission MACARTHUR UNDER MOONLIGHT CHRIS KASTLE John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: May 5, 7 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Come out under the moonlight for a magical night of music. This concert series is held once a month featuring a di erent musician or band every month. This month’s musical entertainment is folk musician, Chris Kastle. Come on out and bring the whole family! No reservations required and children under age 10 are free. Admission $5.00 per person. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 561624-6950. Fees: Admission $5 per person BLUEGRASS MUSIC CONCH STOMP BAND John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: May 13, 2 4 p.m. Come listen to the Conch Stomp Band play a variety of bluegrass songs. Fun for all ages. This program is free with park admission. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 561-624-6950. Fees: Free with park admission MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT Highlands Hammock State Park Date: April 21 7-9 p.m. Come for an evening outdoor concert featuring Back Porch Revival’s Old Time String Band in the park’s picnic area. Picnic baskets/coolers are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, ashlight and bug spray. All ticket proceeds bene t park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock. Fees: Concert admission is just $5 per person (accompanied children 12 & under admitted free of charge.) Park entrance fee of $6.00 per car is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Call 863386-6094 for more information Directions: Highlands Hammock State Park is located o US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), four miles west of Sebring. EARTH DAY TREE PLANTING Jonathan Dickinson State Park Date: April 21, 10 a.m. noon Celebrate Earth Day and help beautify the campground in this Florida State Parks AmeriCorps project. Contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551, for more information. •Who: Adults and families with children ages 6 and up. •Where: Pine Grove Campground •Registration is suggested for more information contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551, or email alexandra.onisko@ dep.state. .us. •Fees: Free park admission for event participants. Directions : To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the south: On I-95 take Exit 87A go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left. On Florida Turnpike take Exit 116 (Jupiter). Go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left. To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the north: On I-95 take Exit 96 go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn righ t (south) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 3 miles on your right. On Florida Turnpike take Exit 116 (Jupiter). Go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left. For more information online go to http://www. oridastateparks.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions April 2012 Florida State Parks plan special programs this month Jonathan Dickinson State Park John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Highlands Hammock State Park

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2011-2012Buy tickets online!www.dollyhand.org Box Office: 561-993-11601977 College Drive | Belle Glade campus30th Anniversary Celebration Buffalo Rome and Larry GatlinApril 17 at 7:00pmMissoula Childrens TheatreThe Tortoise vs. The HareMay 5 at 11:00am & 7:00pmStreet Beat, Inc.May 11 at 7:00pm Find us on € 30THANNIVERSARYSEASON€ 7 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions A pril 2012 OKEECHOBEE–The 2012 Top of the Lake Art & Music Fest will be April 14 and 15 in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee. The festiv al will include displays of the work of national, local and student arts. There will be a large children’s art and game area, cultural and heritage presentations and green market. The festival w ill be open Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday, musical entertainment w ill ll the air and a special presentation of selections from Broadway will be performed by the students at Leslie’s Dance Studio. The highlight of the Art and Music Fest will be the special dedication of the Okeechobee Main Street’s 5th mural project on the Old Bank Building Mural on State Road 70. Admission is free. This is a Juried Fine Art Show and Music Fest which takes place in beautiful Flagler Park in the heart of the City of Okeechobee. The purpose of this art & music fest is to bring talented ne artists to the community of Okeechobee and surrounding areas, as well as showcase local artists and student artists, all in the e ort to bring the arts to area students. All activities are located in the spacious Flagler park, on State Road 70 in downtown Okeechobee, and bring to the community a variety of beautiful ne arts for sale. For more information online go to www.mainstreetokeechobee. com. Top of the Lake Art & Music Fest April 14-15 Special to Going OutBrad Phares’ painting took the Best of Show award at the 2011 Top of the Lake Art & Music Fest. Special to Going OutSun ower by Shirley Palmer Photography was chosen for the 2012 festival poster. Special to Going OutSpectators enjoy entertainment at the 2011 event.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions April 2012 Buffalo Rome and Larry GatlinBELLE GLADE—Blending a rootsy feel reminiscent of the 1970s west coast country rock scene with today’s modern country, Bu alo Rome brings a vinyl vibe to the digital age. Their stunning harmonies and expert musicianship h ave wowed audiences across the country. Their appeal is broad; they h ave appeared with such diverse performers as Kenny Loggins and Montgomery Gentry. Though they h ave been together only a short time, they h ave already been seen on Great American Country and featured in the pages of Country Weekly Magazine. With songs like “Big Sky” and “Ocean In Montana,” they are truly putting the “West” back in CountryWestern music. They will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on April 17 at 7 p.m., followed by Larry Gatlin. There h ave been many great voices in country music and one golden one: Larry Gatlin. His bell-like tones and soul-stirring vibrato are works of art in themselves, quite apart from the lyrics they illuminate. Of course, Gatlin is equally distinguished as a songwriter. Of the 42 songs he charted between 1973 and 1990, including 17 Top 10s and the Grammywinning “Broken Lady,” he singlehandedly wrote every one, an achievement unmatched by any other artist in popular music. His smash “All The Gold In California” stands as a country crossover classic. A 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held Tuesday, April 17. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7 p.m. The ticket o ce is in the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160.The Tortoise versus The HareBELLE GLADE– Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “The Tortoise Versus the Hare: The Greatest Race” will be presented Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. All seats are $6. Come see local stars perform as the Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center for its 18th annual production! As we see the annual race between the Reptiles and the Mammals through the eyes of a TV news team covering the event, we soon discover that there is more than a sporting rivalry between the brown animals and the green animals. The wisdom of the old tortoise and the lesson learned by the cocky hare remind us all that “color is just a color it’s just decorated skin.” In the end, the animals realize the folly of their ways and live happily together in their sandy home. See www.mctinc.org for more information on MCT. Following the 11 a.m. performance, enjoy refreshments and lots of fun activities sponsored by the Bank of Belle Glade and Glades Area Branches of the Palm Beach County Library System. Parents, bring your cameras for this event which is included in the price of admission.The ticket o ce is located in the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160.Black Gold Talent ContestBELLE GLADE–The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce will host the rst Black Gold Jubilee Talent Contest on April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Black Gold Jubilee festival at Tory Island Marina. Applications may be picked up at the chamber and must be returned by 3 p.m. on April 16. First prize is $100; second prize is $75; third prize is $50. For more information call 561-996-2745.Chobee Idol contestOKEECHOBEE–The rst ‘Chobee Idol contest, sponsored by the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Council and A&R DJ Union will be held April 21 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St. (off State Road 78). Spectator admission is $10 per person. Amateur vocalists from the Lake Okeechobee area are invited to participate. First prize is $500. For information on tryouts, call 863-801-2941.Dance Composition RecitalFORT PIERCE–IRSC Student choreographers present their nal projects for the Dance Composition class, at the McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre Building, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. This entertaining and diverse evening highlights the skills and imaginations of beginning choreographers in a program that is suitable for all ages. Performances will be Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. and Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call the IRSC Box Of ce at 772-462-4750 or 800-220-9915. The Box Of ce is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The Bottom LineLABELLE–The Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, will present “The Bottom Line” by Bob Cramer, April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22. Don’t miss this hometown comedy about the mayhem that takes place when the local soap factory is being purchased by a big conglomerate! Some of the factory workers stage a strike! This sure-to-please show will be the nal performance for the Firehouse Theatre’s 2011-2012 Season. For ticket information, please call the voice mail ticket line 863-675-3066 or you may email your request to info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com.High School MusicalFORT PIERCE–The IRSC Performing Arts Academy students will present “High School Musical” at the McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre Building, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. Music was adapted, arranged and produced by Bryan Louiselle. The play is based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini. The IRSC Performing Arts Academy students will present the junior version of the very popular Disney show. Songs include: What I’ve Been Looking For, Get’cha Head in the Game, and Wildcat Cheer. Performances will be on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m.; and, Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, call the IRSC Box Of ce at 772-462-4750 or 800-2209915. The Box Of ce is open MondayFriday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Spring FlingFORT PIERCE–The Indian River State College Choir and Wind Ensemble will present their “Spring Fling” Concert at the McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre Building, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. In Act I, the IRSC Chorale will present an eclectic mix of classical music plus you’ll enjoy a special guest artist and selections from the soprano repertoire. In Act II, the IRSC Wind Ensemble will present music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park and many more epic lms. Performances will be on Thursday, April 19, at 8p.m.; Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m.; and, Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. For ticket information, call the IRSC Box Of ce at 772-462-4750 or 800-2209915. The Box Of ce is open MondayFriday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Street BeatBELLE GLADE–Street Beat will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. All seats are $10. Founded in 1996 by Kenneth & Nerissa Jackson, Street Beat Inc. (SBI) is critically-acclaimed for its e orts to train youth to become self-reliant, by focusing on personal development through discipline and the arts. SBI’s Choreographer/Artistic Director, Shanique Scott creates choreograph y that infuses Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical movements to the latest contemporary gospel tunes. Visi t www.streetbeatincorporated.org. The ticket o ce is in the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160. Plays, concerts, dancing and more ... PERFORMING ARTS Buffalo Rome Larry Gatlin A scene from “The Bottom Line” Street Beat