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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 04-19-2012
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SUGAR FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO DRAW CROWDSBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comEven as the clouds gathered and rain misted the city, the 26th annual Clewiston Sugar Festival was a success and marked a new record for attendance for the past few years. And not only a new record, but perhaps a new tradition. This past Friday the Suger Festival Committee held a Friday Fest sponsored by Drug Free Hendry County. Local Teen artists performed for the Firday Fest attendees: Dee Raby, Andy Alarcon, Jaye Adkins, Talayia, We Are the Messengers, and Life as We Know It. On Saturday, the annual Sugar Festival featured bands with a variety of music and ages such as The Osceola Brothers (ages 10, 13, and 15), The Nowhere Band (a Beatles cover band), The Chase, a local country/ southern rock band, and James Wesley, an up-and-coming country star. But music isn’t the only attraction to look forward to. There are plenty of events to compete in and enjoy, every year. The winners are as No Damper on Sugar Festival V. N V N T, A U.S. S P W P SEE FESTIVAL  20 Kicking off the Sugar Festival BY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comThe presentation room was quiet as Jessica Cattelino, author and cultural anthropologist, began her speech about the relationship between the Seminole tribes and gaming. Cattelino, a small town girl who grew up in Northern Wisconsin and spent her early childhood on a dairy farm, has dedicated the last few years to researching the tribes in Florida, making annual trips to Clewiston as part of her research. Now she tries to solve some of the most puzzling questions relating to the Florida Seminoles and their eventual success in gaming. She spoke at the Clewiston Museum on April 13 for the rst event of the 26th annual Sugar Festival. There are approximately 4,000 citizens of the Seminole tribe, and they are quite geographically diverse, according to Cattelino. Originally, the coastal tribes were -in a sense -weaker and less powerful than some On Saturday night, April 14, Hendry County Deputies responded to 415 N. Hacienda in Montura to a reported shooting that had occurred. Upon the arrival of deputies, a 31year-old male was found lying in the yard suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the face and upper chest. Occupants of the home told deputies and investigators on scene that the victim was attempting to gain entry into the residence. After telling the victim to leave several times, with no avail, shots were red by the residents of the home. Law Enforcement personnel on scene were also told that the victim had come to the home earlier in the day armed with a knife and he was told to leave at that time. When he returned later the occupants of the home felt threatened as he continued to try to gain forced entry to their home. One of the occupants of the home told deputies that the victim had called her earlier and told her that he had been to her house in Clewiston and destroyed it. He reportedly threatened to kill her. The woman provided deputies with a house key and they were later able to con rm her report. Medical personnel responded to the scene and the victim was transported to an area trauma center where he remains in critical condition. Charges are pending based on further investigation. Seminole Heritage Day at Clewiston Museum Man Shot in Critical ConditionVictim reportedly threatened shootersSEE HERITAGE  11 PHOTO / LISA FUNDERBURKThe following photo is the winner of our Facebook contest for best Sugar Festival photo. It was chosen by our resident photogra pher, Jenny Woods, out of a number of submissions. This caption accompanied the entry: Joshua Martinez Jr. who has autism, has become an amazing a rtist. He sells his paintings and then donates the money to Autism and a scholarship that he gives to a graduating senior going into special educat ion or Art! This takes “Pay it Forward” to a whole new level. Last year he raised $1,200 and $640 so far this year. Rebecca Paige Corley took the time out of her busy day to make Josh’s day brighter! Sugar Festival braves the rains

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Great Egret is found across much of the world. In Florida they are observed in shallow water in variety of wetlands, including marshes, swamps, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, tide ats canals, and ooded elds. Great Egrets are often seen nesting in colonies with other herons and ibises. These large all white herons have long black legs and feet. They use their yellow long, stout and straight bill to stab prey. In ight their neck is pulled back in an Scurve. In breeding plumage, they have delicate white feathers on the back. The Immature Great Egret looks like the nonbreeding adult. The oldest recorded wild Great Egret lived to be nearly 23 years old. They will make a series of calls in ight and a deep croak when disturbed. These Egrets often make a loud croaking "cuk cuk" while in breeding colonies. Great Egrets can be found foraging for sh and aquatic organisms in shallow water. They are also seen in deep water procuring food if it is plentiful and in upland habitats where they hunt for small reptiles, birds, amphibians, and mammals. These Egrets may breed throughout the year in Florida, but most nesting takes place between May and August. The nest is a shallow platform of sticks build in a tree about 10 feet above the ground where three to four pale blue-green eggs are laid. The eggs hatch in 28-29 days with the young edging at about 60 days old. The Great Egret will be one of the species that will be counted in the counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee during the Spring North American Bird Count May 12. The NAMC is sponsored by Florida Ornithological Society, and is supported by local Audubon Societies, local bird clubs, and other interested organizations. Purpose: The mission of the North American Migration Count (NAMC) is to: Obtain a "snapshot" of the progress and "shape" of spring and fall Migration. Obtain information on the abundance & distribution of each species. Initiate more participation among birders within a state and between states. Create challenges and goals among birders while collecting useful information. Aid in organization and centralization of date. Have fun. You are invited count at your home or other locations or join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers at STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on May 12. For more information about the upcoming North American Bird Count or the STA5 bird trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Tally sheets for NAMC available. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: Great Egret (GREG) Margaret England PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEGreat Egret. BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsApril is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), persons from ages 15 to 24 years account for nearly half of the 19 million new STD cases each year. To increase STD screening among young persons, the CDC is partnering again with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and other partners on the GYT (Get Yourself Tested) campaign. Additional information about STDs is available at http://www.cdc. gov/std. STDs affect people of all races, ages, and sexual orientations, though some individuals experience greater challenges in protecting their health. Because many STDs have no symptoms, those at risk need to get tested and nd out if they are infected. CDC's current testing guidelines include: Annual Chlamydia screening for all sexually active women under age 26, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners. Yearly gonorrhea screening for at-risk sexually active women (e.g., women age 25 and younger, those with new or multiple sex partners, and women who live in communities with a high burden of disease). Syphilis, HIV, Chlamydia, and hepatitis B screening for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women at the rst prenatal visit, to protect the health of mothers and their infants. Screening at least once a year for syphilis, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV for all sexually active gay men, bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men. HIV screening for everyone between the ages of 13 and 64. Those at high risk for HIV infection (e.g., injection drug users and their sex partners, persons who exchange sex for money or drugs, sex partners of HIV-infected persons, and heterosexuals or men who have sex with men who themselves or whose sex partners have had more than one sex partner since their most recent HIV test) should be screened for HIV at least annually. Talk with your doctor or health care provider about STDs and ask about recommended vaccinations and testing. Health care providers should take a sexual health history of their patients and follow up with appropriate counseling, vaccination, testing, and treatment. April is STD Awareness Month

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I am a junior at Clewiston High School and have been selected to attend the Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. The Presidential Inaugural Conference brings students from across the country and around the world to experience the excitement and history of the Inauguration of the President of the United States. I have enclosed a sample of our itinerary for your review. As you can see, this will be a powerful experience, enabling me to interact with many prominent men and women whom most of us only read about in the news. Attending this program will enable me to further my interest in the eld of Law Enforcement and reach my career goals of becoming a Military Of cer. I maintain a 3.7 GPA, am involved in F.P.S.A (Florida Public Service Association) and we recently were awarded thirteen trophies, six medals, and two scholarships. Imagine if you had been given this opportunity for a life-changing experience when you were in school and were unable to participate due to lack of funds. This is why I am writing to you today. My participation in the Conference depends on whether I can raise $1,500 in sponsorships. (The Conference tuition is $3,314 and my travel to the Conference will be $560.) I am investing every dollar that I can spare, in which includes taking on extra jobs to ensure I will not miss out on this unique experience. In addition, through my family, friends and neighbors, I have already raised $200. That leaves me with a balance of $3,674, and I hope that your company will consider a donation to assist me in achieving my goal. My tuition must be paid no later than August 15, 2012 Your support for my sponsorship request would be greatly appreciated. I will contact you next week to discuss the possibility of receiving your support. I have enclosed background materials on the Conference to answer your questions and help you make your decision. Please contact me at 863-677-7245 or you may contact the Presidential Inaugural Conference at 877-506-2115 for any further information.Sincerely, Kimberly Thornton 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 19, 2012 Easter: The Homecoming Celebration Ever AfterBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church A preacher told me about the earliest of Church services. They took place in caves and hidden locations. This was because Christians were persecuted in those days and just being alive was hard. He said "They were like the homecoming celebration at high school when the team had won the nal series; everyone was overjoyed and saying We've got it made!' happiness like you've never seen." They would break bread and remind each other that Jesus had made it, promised we would be with Him, and assured that no matter what else, God was with us and we would be with Him for eternity. "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him (John 3;17)." It has always intrigued me to think about this and similar statements found in the Gospels and ask, then to af rm "If this is what God intended, did He accomplish or fail at His mission?" The answer is, of course, that God does not fail, Jesus did not fail; the world is not condemned nor are the people that make it up. God intended that the world and that's a big, big quantity should be saved. He would do it. The sacri ces of Good Friday and throughout His ministry have not been for nothing. We have reason to celebrate. Those who lived in harder times than we can imagine knew it; they saw it and their belief in the darkest of ages is what has been the witness we continue today. Can times be dif cult? Can life be hard? Of course! But the Lord lived this too, and so did His followers. Jesus acknowledged it all but He showed that what is inside of us, not outside that makes the difference for both here-and-now, and hereafter; belief. He told His followers "You believe at last!...I have told you these things, so that in me you have peace. In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world(John 16:31ff)." The message is underscored in Paul's letter to the Ephesians; "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8)" and there are countless other verses that point to the reason for the homecoming celebration; all showing that the Lord was a gift to us, His sacri ce accomplished our reason for joy in spite of our dif cult and depraved earthly conditions, and asking us to believe; and belief giving us the assurance of His victory for us. Easter is the empty tomb; the tangible sign of the victory, the sunrise discovery by two women not even expecting it and the sunrise on all of humanity never expecting it and for those who have followed ever since and still wonder but there it is. It's the nal reason for the celebration and the cry of the faithful ever afterward: "The Lord has risen: He has risen indeed!"Religion Column LETTER TO THE EDITORHendry County Democrats will hold a caucus at two locations on Saturday, May 5, to elect four delegates to a special state convention June 1-3 in Tampa, where delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be elected from each of Florida's current congressional districts; only delegates to the Tampa convention may run for congressional district slots to the Democratic National Convention. Hendry County Democrats living in the 16th Congressional District will hold a caucus at LaBelle City Hall to vote for their two delegates to the June Florida Democratic Party Convention while Hendry County Democrats living in the 23rd Congressional District will caucus at the Brown Sugar Festival in Clewiston's Harlem Community and also elect two delegates to the June Convention in Tampa. Voting by secret ballot will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any Democrat registered to vote in Hendry County may le to run for delegate at the May 5 County Caucus. Forms are available from Hendry County Democratic Chairman Joe Thomas in LaBelle, 863-612-0413, or can be downloaded at www. adems.com by clicking on "The County Caucuses: Our Time To Shine." Delegate qualifying forms must be returned to Hendry County DEC of cers by 5 p.m. Friday, April 27. Any Hendry County Democrat interested in volunteering at either caucus location is asked to contact DEC Chairman Thomas for information.Democrats Caucus on May 5 to Elect Convention Delegates Dollar General suspect caught with Gator gearBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comWhen investigators asked the woman accused of theft why she had committed the crime, the woman gave an answer that of cers had surely never heard before: "It was my twin sister," the woman offered. The incident happened April 13. An offense report released by the Clewiston Police Department details the scene: Jennie Arnett walked nonchalantly into Dollar General, unaware she was being observed by the cashier on duty. She proceeded to the back of the store and picked up a Florida Gators purse and Florida Gators wallet. As she made her silent getaway bypassing the register -the cashier, Vicki Hernandez, remained suspicious. Arnett placed the purse in her white Chevy pick-up truck and walked back into the store with the Gator wallet. Hernandez asked if Arnett was going to pay for the purse and wallet. Arnett replied that it was her purse and that she walked into the store with it, according to an of cial offense report. Vicki then proceeded to call the police as Arnett got into her truck and left the premises. Of cer Baker responded to the call and arrived at Arnett's residence the next day. Arnett stated that she was at Dollar General the day before but did not bring anything home from there. Of cer Baker advised Arnett that she was positively identi ed by the store clerk and she was on video leaving the store with the merchandise. Arnett rebuked that it was her twin sister who lived in Montura who stole the purse and wallet. When Of cer Baker spoke with Arnett's live-in boyfriend, he claimed he saw her bring home the purse and when he asked where she got it, she would not give him an answer. Arnett was placed under arrest for petit theft and received a trespass warning from Dollar General. Woman Accused of Theft Claims it was Twin Sister

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2012 Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and windy, with a high near 85.Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind between 8 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 11 mph.Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a south wind between 13 and 18 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind between 8 and 10 mph.Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 71.Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 84.11.75 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A slight chance of showers between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 19, 2012 BY TOM NORDLIEUFWhen nature lovers book vacations in the great outdoors, they want their dollars to help preserve the places they visit, and a University of Florida study suggests that often happens. Research in Costa Rica, one of the world’s top destinations for nature-based tourism, showed that successful tour businesses usually invested in environmental protection and maintenance, and tour businesses of all sizes circulated money throughout local economies. The ndings could help Florida’s edgling nature-based tourism industry increase its appeal to potential customers, said author Taylor Stein, an associate professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The study appears in the current issue of the journal Environmental Conservation. “Letting customers know is the key,” said Stein, of UF’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation. “If you think part of your market will appreciate your efforts to preserve the environment, tell them what you’re doing.” Though Florida is best known for tourist destinations that aren’t off the beaten path — think theme parks, golf courses and beaches — Stein says the Sunshine State is becoming more conservation-oriented nonetheless. “It used to be that you didn’t see hotels bragging about the fact that they don’t wash the bath towels every day of your stay,” he said. “But now, it’s rare not to see these signs in most hotels. If that makes customers happier, the hotels will do it.” Helping customers feel “greener” about their vacations was a key goal for larger businesses involved in the UF study, which surveyed tour operators and travel agencies in six parts of Costa Rica. The larger, more commercially successful operators indicated that they provided environmental education to visitors, supported conservation initiatives, recycled waste and used environmentally friendly equipment. Regardless of size, most of the businesses reported employing local residents, purchasing supplies locally and using local lodging. In Florida, nature-based tourism was the fastest-growing sector of the state’s tourism industry in the 1990s, and may still be — Stein said there hasn’t been much de nitive research on the subject lately. But most Florida counties hope to market their natural attractions, he said. And at least one is working to position itself as a top destination for nature-based tourism. That’s Brevard County, located on the Atlantic coast and home to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian Inlet State Park and several other notable attractions. “That’s a pretty big deal for Florida,” Stein said. “We’re not used to saying ‘come to our forests, come to our springs.’” Stein authored the study with graduate student Lisa Seales. His latest project focuses on ways to market the Florida National Scenic Trail, which covers 1,400 miles from the westernmost part of the Panhandle to the southern tip of peninsular Florida. Nature-based Tourism Often Bene ts Local Environment, Economy “We’re not used to saying ‘come to our forests, come to our springs.’”Taylor Stein

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Mavis J. HillBELLE GLADE — Mavis J. Hill, mother, grandmother, sister and dear sweet friend to so many, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Billy Hill. Their marriage brought together a wonderful family consisting of ve daughters, Melissa Hill Simmons of Wellington, Theresa Hill Tankersley of Virginia Beach, Julie Morris of Loxahatchee, Sherry Dean of Okeechobee and the late Dawn Tucker. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Chuck Simmons, Zachary Simmons, Tamara Tankersley, Holly Brooks, Joshua Morris, Kayla Morris, Thomas Dean, Randy Dean, Carrie Dean and Jody Tucker; and ve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Dann y Devotie of Belle Glade. Her brother, The Honorable Judge Douglas Jones of Tifton, Ga., preceded her in death. Some years after graduating from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Mavis settled in Belle Glade. There she went to work for “Doc” Hill where she met her beloved husband, Billy. Through the years Mavis worked in the medical eld as a medical transcriptionist and in medical records at Belle Glade General. Mavis incurred a tremendous amount of friends through her generous love and humor. Mavis was a God given gift that can never be replaced and she will be greatly missed. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2012 OBITUARIES BY PATTY BRANTThe University of Florida Insitutie of Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS) station at Immokalee is on the cutting edge of agricultural science the hallmark of Hendry County’s past, present, and future. For decades this area has been renowned for its winter vegetables, with citrus and other ag products in a supporting role. IFAS and the University of Florida have been working on a new south Florida crop one that looks like a great t for the area and another great support crop. Peaches, those sweet, juicy, beautiful fruits, are welcome on tables throughout the world and many new varieties are very compatible with South Florida’s growing conditions. Dr. Robert Rouse is one of the leading gures in developing terri c South Florida peaches. Dr. Rouse’s research has shown peaches can be a viable alternate crop for citrus growers. With no freeze worries, a good market price and a perfect niche in the growing season, the Florida peach has a lot going for it. Agricultural scientists have developed a number of low chill subtropical peaches for this area. As deciduous fruit trees, peaches require a dormant winter period in order to produce fruit hours at or below speci c temperatures called chill units, Dr. Rouse explained. That chill unit uctuates, as you move further south on the Florida peninsula. Scientists have managed to develop types of fruit with chill hour requirements that vary, making them viable for Florida’s striated temperature zones. Some varieties have been developed that only need 150 chill hours per winter at 58 degrees or below these are the ones south Florida can produce. Peaches coming from Chile ended as of April 1 and more northern US states won’t have crops available for a couple months after that, leaving the market open for Florida peaches that mature only in April and May. Right now these high quality varieties are coming into season. It’s perfect timing, with no other peaches on the market at this time anywhere in the world, Dr. Rouse said. There are some drawbacks to growing peaches in South Florida, however. Peaches are an “intense” crop that needs a lot of care, so they’re not for everybody. Citrus growers used to fruit that can take a lot of handling will need a little education to add peaches to their agricultural reportoire. First, the trees must be “trained” by pruning twice each year, once in summer and once in winter. Fruit on the tree must be thinned by hand to ensure large fruit for market. Leaving too much fruit on the tree will result in small fruit, according to Dr Rouse. They’ll still be tasty, but too small for marketing. Also, any tree will only support a certain amount of fruit. Harvesting the delicate fruit must be done by hand, with the fruit being gently placed in small baskets. Unlike citrus, peaches bruise easily. There is also only about a week-long window to pick the fruit. When they’re ripe, they must be picked immediately. To be a viable crop for a commercial grower, Dr. Rouse advises a serious peach grower put in several varieties so that when one is picked, the other is coming right behind it. Right now no one is growing peaches in the Immokalee area, Dr. Rouse said, although a few years ago one grower experimented with them. At this time, Southwest Florida has about 160,000 acres of peaches from Charlotte to Collier County. Hendry has 65,000 acres, They have already found markets at Walmarts south of Lakeland and at Sweetbay markets. Dr. Rouse warns prospective peach growers to take care with choosing varieties. During extra warm winters, like this past one, fruit production decreases due to a lack of minimum dormancy. Right now these high quality varieties are coming into season. Dr. Mongi Zekri, UF-IFAS, works in the LaBelle of ce and coordinated a recent workshop on peaches at the IFAS station in Immokalee. The Hendry of ce covers Hendry, Glades, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. At this time, Dr. Zekri said most of the peach groves in this area are concentrated in Charlotte County. He said the extension of ce can provide advice for potential peach growers on appropriate varieties and educational information on how to plant, prune, trim and care for peach trees all of which are labor intensive. He noted that workers must be carefully trained in caring for and handling peaches because of their unique properties and delicacy. Zoe Schobert, IFAS Ag Assistant Supervisor, has been with the facility for about ten years, starting in the soil department. She has been working with Dr. Rouse seven years on the peach project, which occupies approximately ve acres at the IFAS station and includes some plum trees. She said peaches are easy to grow but labor intensive. She underscores that cold is essential for fruit growth, as is pruning twice each year. She added that chemicals can be used to help induce dormancy when necessary and peach trees are fertilized similarly to citrus. She cautions that it takes time to learn when peaches are ripe and each variety is different. They cannot be harvested when still green because they will not continue to ripen once they’re picked. Zoe advises anyone interested in starting to start small till they get the hang of it and know they really want to do it. Of course, as with all market fruits, peaches require fertilizer, watering, pest, and disease control. One advantage for this area is that these new varieties ripen during our dry season. During the summer rainy season pests become more of a problem, but the harvest is over by then. Dr. Phillip Stansly, Professor of Entomology at IFAS, explained some of the pest problems associated with peach trees. He said the Caribbean fruit y is the biggest pest for peaches. Growers should set out bait to detect them. Then take steps to irradicate them. Peaches are also susceptible to types of stink bugs that attack the fruit, weevils that attack the root and white peach scale which attacks the woody part of the plant. Dr. Stansly said peach growers must be observant when Caribbean ies are detected before harvest time. They should also be careful of what they plant in the vicinity of their peach trees because certain pests will move from one to the other. Move Over Citrus; Here Come Fla. Peaches SUBMITTED PHOTOFlordaglo peaches are beautiful as well as tasty. Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Special Districts/Waste Management is proud to sponsor:FREE FREE FREE FREECOUNTY AND CITY RESIDENTIALCOMMUNITY CLEANUPBRING LARGE € BRING SMALL € WE WANT IT ALL!APRIL 23, 2012 TO APRIL 27, 2012 € 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 € 7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.Any Resident can dispose of waste at either location below: PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees LaBelle Transfer Station€ 1360 Forestry Division Road 863-675-3373 Clewiston Transfer Station € 1350 Olympia Avenue 863-983-9424ACCEPTED W ASTE MA TERIALS WHITE GOODS Washers, Stoves, Hot Water Heaters Also accepted at the Recycle Center in LaBelle Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm FURNITURE Sofas, Mattresses, Chairs Limit of 4 residential tires CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS Lumber, Roofing Materials, Drywall, Glass, Tiles, Wire Clewiston: Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday LaBelle: Wednesday/Friday/Saturday YARD WASTE Full trees and Oversized Stumps must meet transfer station guidelines: 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameterHAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATIONS*FREE FREE FREE FREERESIDENTIALTOXIC ROUND-UP*TAKE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE TO EITHER LOCATION BELOW:LaBelle Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1360 Forestry Division Road € 863-674-4162 Monday Through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Clewiston Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1381 Evercane Road € 863-674-4162 Call for an Appointment ACCEPTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MA TERIALS Insecticides, Pesticides € Herbicides € Motor Oil € Liquid Paint and Thinners Furniture Polishes and Waxes € Brake Fluid € Transmission Fluid € Household Cleaners Propane Tanks€ Electronics € Swimming Pool Chemicals € Fluorescent Bulbs € Mercury ThermometersSpecial Districts Office: (863) 675-5252 for more information PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 19, 2012

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Garden ClubThe Clewiston Garden Club is having their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 19, at the Clewiston Museum at 9:30 a.m. Their speaker will be Patty Mudge from Patty’s Patch Blueberry Farm. Also, the Clewiston Garden Club still has Caladiums for sale. For more information, please contact Francis Spry at -863-983-6524 or Christine Howell at 863-983-7650. Gospel SingThe group Magnify will be singing Gospel songs 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.VFW Ladies Auxiliary HappeningsOn Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m. the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting. All members please make plans to attend for the nomination of your new of cers. The Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW enjoyed a successful day at the Sugar Festival promoting our cause, giving out numerous items, receiving donations and completing our Relief Fund drive. Thank you to Post Commander Izzy Vargas, LA Pres. Ida and Wayne Cobb, Penny Roland, Ken Wiles, Kippy Syrie, Jackie Hoops, Kathy Rubio, Patty Pearcy, Anita Richbourgh, Sharon Rogers, and Brandi McCraine for your help at our tables. A special thanks of gratitude to Charles Pearcy for his persistence at keeping the drive going all day. As a reminder, forget cooking on Tuesday nights and get your dinner here. Every Tuesday night the Ladies Auxiliary serves a delicious dinner with dessert. Our weekly menu can be heard on True Oldies 105 FM or by calling 863-9839748. Bon Appetite. Good bye to our “Snow Bird” friends returning back north for the summer. We will miss Harry, Delores, and Charlie. The members of the Ladies Auxiliary send get well wishes for a speedy recovery to our Conductress Patty Pearcy and Men’s Aux. Pres. Randy Richbourg.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).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 Women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.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 and registration please call 863-241-9563 or 863946-0411.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. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2012 Clewiston High SchoolProject Graduation If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to Project Graduation please send it to the Clewiston High School address c/o Project Graduation. If you’re interested in donating a gift, please contact Debbie McCarthy at 863-983-2728 or Kim Barrineau at 863-228-1445.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 VanegasWestside ElementaryApril 16 – 24: FCAT 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades Wednesday, April 18th: 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 SCHOOL BRIEFS SUBMITTED PHOTOPoetry contest winnersPoetry contest winners Richard Perez, Kyra Chute, Kathy Gomez, Ross Mack, Coretta Ewan, Eileen Sanchez, Devon Jackson, and Brooke Jarvis are treated to a delious, leisurely luncheon at beautiful, historic Clewiston Inn on Friday, April 13. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 19, 2012 New rule still may not comply with Florida State StatuteBY ERIC KOPPEven though the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) governing board voted Thursday to revise its leasing policy one question remains: Are they in compliance with state statute? It does not appear so. “I am extremely disappointed. They’ve (SFWMD) taken one of the simplest Florida statutes ever written and made it so convoluted—and it doesn’t change anything with all the problems,” said former Florida state representative Ralph Poppell in a phone interview Friday, April 13. “Herein lies part of the reason people do not respect or trust the water management district— it’s like game playing. “This (resolution) is an apparent attempt to legitimize recent actions taken by the board in reference to leases,” he added. Mr. Poppell served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2002 until 2010. In his last two years in the House he chaired the Natural Resources Appropriations Committee. He is currently in agriculture and manufacturing. A Thursday, April 12, SFWMD press release states how the revised policy will now “enhance transparency” and “strengthen the agency’s leasing program by increasing opportunities for agricultural operators... .” The release goes on to say how the new policy will clarify “... conditions for public noticing and competition for leases.” But does it? While it does mandate that the district advertise their intention to lease, as required by Florida state statute 373.093, it leaves the governing board some wiggle room when it comes to putting their leases out to bid. The resolution states: “The district shall conduct a competitive bid process when it determines that it will lease district land and upon termination of an existing lease term unless the governing board approves a waiver of competition.” The statute, however, does require that leases be put out for 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 has several such leases in effect. Questions surround the term “waiver of competition” because the resolution does not de ne or offer guidelines on when the board could grant the waiver. The district’s leasing policy came under re last year when articles published in the Okeechobee News pointed out how an Okeechobee cattle company was able to have their lease of district land in eastern Glades County extended without ever going out for bid. Ricou Hartman has leased that property since 2006. The Old River Cattle Company joined with him in that lease in 2008. Then, in December of last year, their lease was extended for an additional 10 years. When the resolution was rst discussed by the governing board on March 15, West Palm Beach attorney Chester Brewer expressed his concern over the board being able to waive the competitive bid process. “The statute demands competitive bidding with notice. The statute does not provide any exemption for the mandate that requires competitive bidding,” he told the board. “That language must be taken out if you’re trying to comply with the statute.” As pointed out in earlier stories about this issue in the Okeechobee News, the Florida Attorney General’s Of ce as well as the 1st and 4th District Courts of Appeal all say that state law must be followed. “State law has to be abided by and it does prevail over any rule or policy. In general, laws need to be followed,” said Jennifer Meale, communications director for the AG’s of ce in an earlier interview. “As far as our applications we can’t speak to the speci cs but, generally, state law trumps policy or rule.” The 4th DCA issued a 2004 ruling that stated: “A rule cannot change the statute simply because it would be in the public interest to do so.” The new SFWMD resolution also states that: minimum bids will be established at an appraised market rent; annual rent adjustments will be based on standard economic indices. For agricultural leases: maximum 10-year lease term that the lessee may end after ve years; SFWMD will retain a six-month termination option; no automatic lease renewals; to transition existing tenants to the new policy, current lessees in good standing (as of April 2012) may renew for up to ve years, provided the overall term does not exceed the 10year limit; and, when multiple competitive bids are received, existing tenants in good standing may exercise a rst right of refusal, provided they submit a responsive and responsible bid during the competitive process and pay 10 percent above the highest responsive bid. At that March 15 meeting, governing board member Glenn J. Waldman questioned that nal part of the policy. “They (existing lease holders) will have to overbid—it may be too much money,” he said. “Maybe we ought to think again about the right of rst refusal. This may cause someone to overpay.” The policy passed Thursday nonetheless. According to that SFWMD press release the district currently has more than 100 leases, totalling 129,011 acres, or 9 percent of fee total lands held by the district. These leases generate about $4 million annually for land management pur-poses. Mr. Poppell can’t understand why the district continues to stick to their lease policy instead of following state statute. “They’ve had years to go back to the legislature, as recently as this past session, and have the legislature clarify it for them. But, no attempt has been made to do that,” he said. SFWMD Passes Lease Resolution

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 20122012 Sugar Festival a Success PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNClewiston Police Chief Don Gutshall was all smiles at the Sugar Festival. PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNA nice-sized crowd braved light rains to catch the headline act. PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNThe crowd was wowed by a Beatles cover band. PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNButch Wilson, right, and Paige Corley enjoying the festival. PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNThe car show featured a number of classic cars, tuned up, polished and on display at the Sugar Festival grounds.

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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 19, 2012 PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNThere was plenty for children to see and do. PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNJames Wesley was the headline act at this year’s Sugar Festival. PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNGreat music, great food, and great atmosphere made up this year’s festival. PHOTO / ASHLEY SMITHLogan Crumb was eager to try out the mechanical bull ride. PHOTO / ASHLEY SMITHOne of the many booths at the Sugar Festival. of the more isolated tribes. However, the tides have turned, the coastal tribes have the most revenue due to the high population and higher taxes surrounding the area (allowing them to lower their taxes therefore appealing to more people). “When the Seminoles thought up this idea of gaming, they didn’t know it would be a big hit; to them this was just one more possible way to make money.” Cattelino explains that a casino in Clewiston has not been possible because of the tribe’s own doctoring of tribal sovereignty. American Indians are their own government and they have civil jurisdiction over local activity. Seminole tribes are also active in agriculture, eco-tourism, and the gas enterprise. This is because they realize that there is a possibility that their casino empire may one day be obsolete – a stretch, considering their revenue in 2010 was about $2 billion. The tribe provides their communities with health clinics, education, and even elder care -all self-suf cient, funded entirely by the Seminole Tribe. Naturally, according to Cattelino, the next thing for the Seminole tribe to do is found their own bank -though their latest attempt to do so was shot down. “Banking is on the horizon,” said Cattelino. But for now, speculation remains and the Seminole people are being scrutinized about their new wealth. Cattelino explains,”People like to ask: Is all this wealth causing the Seminoles to lose their culture? Well, a tribal member once told me ‘Why would wealth -rather than poverty -corrode our culture?’” HERITAGEContinued  1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 19, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOCCS trip to St. AugustineThe fourth grade class at Clewiston Christian School showing off their posters they made after visiting St. Augustine on a fun lled 2 day trip. Pictured left to right is Brady Mills, Hannah Stowe, Jordan Sweet, So a Pridgen, Morgan Sherman, and Lauren White. Not pictured is Chloe White and Alex Granims. KindergartenA honor roll Osvaldo Aguilar, Brandon Barnes, Priscilla Bonilla, Christopher Marshall, Xavier Charles, Keyton Jones, Dayton De’Arment, Dajia Robinson, Vanessa Martinez, Guadalupe Figueroa, Jesus Gonzalez, Makayla Arnold, Jesus Mendoza, Raelynn Paniagua, Nicholas Narito, Lisbeth Olmos, Jorge Quinones, Emily Salinas, Thomas Roberts, Elenny Tistoj, Leah Valdes, Kianna Smith. A/B honor roll Nathalia Aceituno, Stephanie DePaz, Rahdrick Hughley, Nelinda Jimenez, Kyla Jones, Eduardo Perdomo, Dillon Shamsundar, Cynthia Carranza, Ryleigh Flynn, Reina Hernandez, Alexia Sterling, Silas Ramirez, Joel Bocanegra, Oscar Gonsalez, Lyric Kerr, Denise Borrero, Racheal Ruiz, Gabriel Segundo, Earnestine Smith, Gracie Swails, Elizabeth Dwyer, Anthony Lyons, Damaris Romero, Albert Escobar, Emanuel McKenzie, Julian Ruiz.First GradeA honor roll Miguel Almaraz, Jalyn Davis, Christian Rivera, Jonathan Cristobal, Daisy Fernandez, Brayden Westberry, Eduardo Obregon-Diaz, Alexis Imhoff, Talyah Sheppard, Noel Escoto, Jacob Kellogg, Kayleen Moreno, Aldavion Gary, Joshuah Berrera, Ronald Gosa, Adamaris Hurtado, Lillie Hunter, Joseph Barrera, Alexis Rameriz, Brianna Calvo, Alize Rico, Diana Vasquez, Hannah Vazquez, Ximena Vazquez, Edward Olmos-Ramirez, Gilberto Paniagua, Jase Thompson, Jennifer Villatoro, Jamie Padilla-Zolar, Kylie Rudd. A/B honor roll Aliana Smith, Diana Raya, Joshua Hernandez, Victor DeLaFuente, Esteban Barbosa-Artola, Gael Hernandez, Ty’Asia Holmes, Ethan Jarvis, Tylon Plummer, Jahzariya Watts, Augustine Ayala, Lyla Gonzalez, Jordyn Mixon, Angelica Ruiz, Jaiden Washington, Adam Chavarria, Cindy Domingo, Michael Dunlap, Melanie Gonzalez, Larry Johnson, Chaliah Lewis, Xzavier Solano.Second GradeA honor roll Nicole Blanco, Haily Hickman, Zobeida Carreno, Gyleigh Pattison, Daniela DeSantiagoZuniga, Aleah Rodriguez, Jennifer Sierra, Trystan Hopper, Caroline McCray, Miguel Figueroa, Haylee Hayes, Jacinto Mendoza, John Simmons, Daniel Trejo-Contreras. A/B honor roll Kimberly Carreno, Brandon Dupree, Jasmin Maceda, Carlos Martinez, TyQwan Mills, Isaias Raya, Anijah Stringer, Leslie Velasquez, Mariela Aguilar, Adrianna Dilworth, Jackelin Lopez-Robles, Jared Millan, Jacob Reynolds, Llandel Saint Hilaire, Tiffany Spitzer, Jayden Swindle, Citlaly Baltazar, Francisco Calderon, Alexis DelaCruz, Micah Grooms, Jenkavia Harper, Ajani Smith, Catrina Torres, Cynthia Vega, Shawn Colon, Kandice Hayes, Clayton Loftis, Bridgette Ramirez, Sergio Resendiz, Jade Ruiz, Celeste Aviles, Harley Boren, Kahliyah Coleman, Jose Cruz-Salmeron, Kelly Gomez, Ashton Nodal, Candelaria ReyesPascual, Victoria Roberts.Third GradeA honor roll Austin Boren, Demetris Holligian, Manuel Valdes, Ezequiel Vanegas, Amaya Solano, Asia Horne. A/B honor roll Adriana Chairez, Eliana Escobar, Elizabeth Hunter, Michael Johnson, Mia Mazzina, Makayla Reemelin, Jayleen Rodriguez, Ramsey Witt, Johanna Gonzalez, Amaya Johnson, Madison Nodal, Christopher Ruiz, Taleria Allen, Fabian Bocanegra, Melina Martinez, Patricia Pererya, Whrynn Westberry, Aaliyah Harris, Zeus Carranza, Aaron Ramirez, Luzbella Rendon-Gonzalez, Jesus Hernandez, Anya Brown, Elizabeth Iglesias Gonzalez, Eunjhia Carter, Ashely Perez, Norma Olvera, Yailhhyn Feldes.Fourth GradeA honor roll Mathew Hatton, Aarieoun Little, Aylin Xenes. A/B honor roll Cyrstal Carmona, Jazmin Oliva, Roberto Perez, Hensy Santiesteban, Victor Torres, Christopher Vanegas, Jylia Jackson, John Vann, Elizabeth Chavero, Alain Diaz, Henry Santiesteban, Landen Westfall, Jacqueline Calderon, Michael Crum, Rey Paniagua, Nicole Roth, Daniela Sierra, Noah Mccray, Cayetano Cruz, Victor Leon, Kylie Tarter.Fifth GradeA honor roll Diana Ruiz, Francisco Pardo. A/B honor roll Brayan Barrera, Hannah Hayes, Kale Knaack, Gloria Salmeron, Melissa Lopez, Juan Hernandez Jr., Jose Granados, Tariana Dhliwayo, William Bulter, Katie Carmona, Ashana Etzweiler, Nagianna Gary, Louis Roberts, Cassandra Whitehead, Julianna Aleman, Jon Basquin, Normalinda Chairez, Naomi Millan, Martin Paredes, William Ramirez, Juvenal Velazques. Central Elementary Honor Roll SUBMITTED PHOTOCentral Elementary students plant a treeKindergarten students planted an avocado tree in the front of the school. They have been watching the pit sprout for over a month!

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time HELP WANTEDThree positions available. HAIR STYLIST BARBER MANICURE/ PEDICURE TECH Must have African American hair cutting experience. Great unheard of commotion. In a brand new location in Clewiston. MIRAGE HAIR SALON. For more information and interviews, please contact Ray at: 863-677-6348. Employment Full TimeEverglades Federal Credit Union Full Time Positions Available Must have excellent communication & organizational skills, typing skills & be pro cient in MS Word & Excel. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bilingual a +. May apply in person or email resume to: loans@everglades fcu.com. TANKER DRIVERS Now hiring full time and Part time experienced tanker Drivers for Meyers Warehouse, Inc. A Twic card is required. No HAZMAT required. Pay is .40 cents a mile. A Class (A) CDL with tank Endorsements is a must. Please call Dewey Taylor at 561-996-9450. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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. Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com

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Employment Full Time 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. Send resumes to: KaBienaime@semtribe.com or fax: 954-967-3477 Employment Full Time Come Join Our Mission Enjoy a Career with Purpose. Your career can have new purpose as you help us provide quality medical/dental care for our community. Family Health Centers, Inc. is adding the following positions to our team: Experienced Dental Assistants https://home.eease.com /recruit/?id=50167 Quali ed applicants apply online at the link above. 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. Employment Full Time Employment MedicalMEDICAL ASST. FT/Belle Glade substance abuse treatment program. Meds. Admin. + transporting patients & children. Must have Med. Asst. certi cation, Prior Med. Asst. exp. req. preferably in hospital or behavioral health facility. Clean driving record & able to drive passenger van. Exc. Salary + bene ts. Send resume to: jobs@jeromegolden center.org. EOE When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: theclassifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Part TimeMENTORING PROGRAM ASSISTANT ~ Housing Partnership, Inc. ~SITE: Belle Glade at Pioneer Park Elementary RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports the Coordinator in activity planning, oversight of mentoring matches and administrative tasks, including data entry. REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma required. A.S. degree preferred. Excellent data collection & entry skills; Ability to coordinate activities & events; effective interpersonal skills & excellent computer skills; Must be organized and task-oriented. Experience working with youth. Bi-lingual preferred. This is a 30 hours part-time position with health bene ts. The Mentoring Program Assistant needs to be motivated, committed, reliable, and exible. Please apply online at https://gocpg.iapplicants.com/ application.php EOE/DFWP For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsDuplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Part Time Home SalesFOR SALE 2010 Double Wide Mobile Home 3/2, new appliances, tape and textured walls, laundry room, garden tub in master bath. Lots of Upgrades. Asking $50,000 located in Moore Haven. Must be moved to your lot (863)243-1919 or (863)441-2210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm EquipmentDiesel injector pumpsJohn Deere, Komatsu, Case, Kubota, and others, $300. Turbos: Cummins, John Deere, and more, $300. Call (863)381-0538. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsGreentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments •Rental Assistance Available to quali ed households •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager •Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities Call 902-1577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 8:00 AM -3:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL ApartmentsAPARTMENT FOR RENT (863) 946-0004 and (863)227-6155 Houses RentFor Rent 2BR 1.5 BA Bungalow. Lake access, move in now, located in Lake Port. Call Joe (786)853-3086 House in Belle Glade 2 bedroom 1 bath call for more information 863-824-8726 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent~ MOORE HAVEN ~ 2 br./2ba Carport. $500 mo. 3 br./2 ba. on Acre w/fenced yard, screened porch & shed. $675 mo. 3 br./2 ba. Doublewide on 1/3 acre with Carport & 2 decks. $750 mo. 863-509-0096. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Apartments Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Fifth WheelsCoachmen Prospera (2000) fth wheel. 35 foot with 3 slides. $11,000 located in LaBelle 305-282-8561 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeRE-NOTICE OF CONFLICT ASSESSMENT MEETING BETWEEN PALM BEACH COUNTY, THE CITIES OF BELLE GLADE, PAHOKEE, AND SOUTH BAY, AND THE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY On April 24, 2012, at 3:30 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). This Notice also serves as a notice of cancellation of a previously noticed meeting for April 18, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. for the same purpose. It is probable that more than one Glades Utility Board member will attend and participate in this meeting and therefore the meeting is being noticed by the Glades Utility Authority. The location of the meeting is: Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department CROC Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Building 8100 Forest Hill Boulevard WUD Conference Room CROC O&M 55 West Palm Beach, FL 33413 414984 SUN 4/19/2012 Public Notice 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 19, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2552 2008 1314433-A0002670000 Jacqueline l. Garcia The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5924, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413763 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 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 1614 2008 1154432-A0002500000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2657, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413769 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOR THE FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY’S REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (“SOQ” FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces a meeting of the FGUA SOQ Evaluation Committee that all interested persons are invited to attend. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, Polk County, Florida, and Lee County, Florida. The FGUA’s RFQ Evaluation Committee meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, April 23, 2012, at Protegrity Plaza, 280 Wekiva Springs Road, 1st Floor, Longwood Training Room, Longwood, FL 32779. The purpose of the FGUA’s SOQ Evaluation Committee meeting is to continue evaluation of proposals submitted to the FGUA in response to Request for Statement of Quali cations (“SOQ”) for Water and Wastewater Professional Engineering Services. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact Kaamilya Pereira, Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least one (1) business day prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-6900. FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY April 16, 2012 414916 CN 4/19/2012 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.REQUEST 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Panther Tracts, LLC (Panther Tracts F/K/A Doctors Hammock) 7780 Northwest 53rd Street, Miami, FL 33166, has submitted Application 120321-3 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00372-W to irrigate 233 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 34, Township 48 South, Range 31 East. Corbitt Farms, 1249 Frontier Circle, Labelle, FL 33935, has submitted Application 120402-11 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00808-W to irrigate 324.4 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 29, 30, Township 46 South, Range 31 East. Triple A Enterprises, LLC (J & J AG Products Farm 19) PO Box 70, Clewiston, FL 33440-0070, has submitted Application 120316-14 for renewal of Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the District Permit 26-00007-E for 653.25 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Miami Canal and the project is located in Section 13, Township 46 South, Range 34 East. Bolles Drainage District, PO Box 1029, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 120402-7 for renewal of Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the District Permit 26-00010-E for 11,167.10 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the L-1 East and Bolles Canals and the project is located in Sections 15, 16, Township 44 South, Range 34 East. Diaz Farm, Inc. (Diaz Farm Ullah & Hasneara Farm) 24628 SW 114th Court, Homestead, FL 33032, has submitted Application 120327-19 for renewal of Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the District Permit 26-00008-E for 120 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Miami Canal and the project is located in Section 16, Township 46 South, Range 34 East. Triple A Enterprises, LLC (Triple A Enterprises Farm 20) PO Box 70, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 120326-1 for renewal of Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the District Permit 26-00001-E for 767.78 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Miami Canal and the project is located in Sections 13, 15, 16, 21, Townships 44, 46 South, Range 34 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 414908 CN 4/19/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2012 Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeHENDRY 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 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDAConsolidated Case No. 08-149 CASALVADOR ESQUENAZ, Plaintiff V. BENITO LOPEZ, et. al. Defendants. SALVADOR ESQUENAZ, Plaintiff Case No. 08-150CA V. BENITO LOPEZ, et. al., Defendants. ESTHER GREENSHER, Plaintiff Case No. 08-151 CA V. BENITO LOPEZ, et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE TO: BENITO LOPEZ, LISSETTE LOPEZ AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH AND UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS and any and all persons who may claim an interest in the real property described below: Notice is given that pursuant to Final Judgment dated December 20, 2011, in Case No: 08-149 Consolidated of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida in which Salvador Esquenazi is the Plaintiff and Benito Lopez and Lissette Lopez are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Second Floor Lobby, LaBelle, FL 33975 on May 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment: EXHIBIT “A” Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 8654’10” along the South line of said Section 16, a distance of 47.40 feet; thence N 0310’00” W along the East right of way of State Road 29, a distance of 710.00 feet to the South right of way of a road; thence N 8654’10E, along the South right of way, a distance of 1780.00 feet to the Northwest corner of the Tract being described and the Point of Beginning; thence continue N 86 54’10” E along the South right of way of a road, a distance 640.00 feet; thence S 03 10’00” E, a distance of 340.00 feet; thence S 86 54’10” W a distance of 340.00 feet to the point of beginning. The Tract of land herein described is also known as Tract 13 of Unit C. Dated April 11, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 414924 CN 4/19,26/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on April 26, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 415179 CB/CN 4/19/2012 Public Notice 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PORT LABELLE UTILITY ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Port LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will hold a meeting Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Commission Chambers, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Port LaBelle Advisory Committee 415056 CN/CB 4/19/2012 Public Notice 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 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 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 THE 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. ANY 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 you 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 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 414249 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 TO PUBLICThe Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.415133 CN 4/19/2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 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. 05/04/2012 @ 8:00AM 1997 MITS VIN# 4A3AK44Y4VE013539 414347 CN 4/20/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council is hosting Regional Economic Strategy (CEDS) Public Meetings. A comprehensive public engagement process to kickoff the development of the Regional Economic Plan. Glades County’s workshop is scheduled for Thursday, April 26th from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Doyle Conner Building, 900 US 27 in Moore Haven. For further information, contact Ms. Jennifer Pellechio at jpellechio@swfrpc.org or (239) 338-2550 #218. 415146 CN/GCD 4/19/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council is hosting Regional Economic Strategy (CEDS) Public Meetings. A comprehensive public engagement process to kickoff the development of the Regional Economic Plan. Hendry County’s workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Jon Boy Auditorium, 1200 S W C Owens Avenue in Clewiston. For further information, contact Ms. Jennifer Pellechio at jpellechio@swfrpc.org or (239) 338-2550 #218. 415167 CN/GCD 4/19/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council is hosting Regional Economic Strategy (CEDS) Public Meetings. A comprehensive public engagement process to kickoff the development of the Regional Economic Plan. The Seminole Tribe of Florida workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 4th from 10 am to noon at the Big Cypress Indian Reservation, Frank Billie Field Of ce – 31000 Josie Billie Hwy, 3rd Floor Conference Room in Clewiston. For further information, contact Ms. Jennifer Pellechio at jpellechio@swfrpc.org or (239) 338-2550 #218. 415178 CN/GCD 4/19/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 19, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2012 U.S. Sugar Corporation completed its 81st annual sugarcane harvest operations Sunday morning. The Clewiston Sugar Factory completed grinding Sunday night and will nish liquidating the sugar Tuesday, setting a new world record for single tandem milling. The Clewiston facility's C-Tandem, one of two milling lines that crush the sugarcane and extract the juice from its ber, processed more than 4.1 million tons of cane, setting a new world record as the rst single tandem to grind over four million tons in a season. The C-Tandem is the only milling tandem powered by Swedish hydraulic drives and its mill rolls are 150 percent larger than any other tandem in the United States and can grind 180 percent more cane per day than any other milling tandem. The Re nery is also on pace to set another new annual production record for re ned sugar, breaking its current record of 14,083,160 cwt. "After seven years of hurricanes, droughts, and other weather related disasters, our cane harvest is back to more normal levels. Our sugarcane production was 750,000 tons over estimate and we had our second highest per acre production in our 81-year history," said Judy Sanchez, senior director of corporate communications and public affairs. "This was our largest crop and highest yield (11.77 percent) since the hurricane impacts began in 2004 and our best processing season since we consolidated and automated our sugar manufacturing operations in Clewiston," Sanchez said. U.S. Sugar harvested approximately 6.95 million tons of sugarcane, 6.55 million tons processed in Clewiston to yield a projected 772,892 tons of raw sugar, 41 million gallons of molasses and 191,263 MWhrs of electricity. Pre-season estimates were for 6.2 million tons of cane. The 2010-2011 season's freeze-damaged production totaled 5.63 million tons of sugarcane, 631,000 tons of raw sugar and 38 million gallons of molasses. "Mother Nature may have gone easy on the 2010-2011 crop with only one limited freeze event in January, but there are already signi cant signs of drought impacts on our sugarcane crop for next year," Sanchez said. "We would like to commend our employees for getting the crop harvested and processed and for maintaining an excellent safety record again this year," Sanchez said. As the newest member of the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative following its DUDA sugarcane operations acquisition, U.S. Sugar delivered 343,000 tons of sugarcane to the Co-Op for processing, making U.S. Sugar one of the CoOp's largest grower-members. Clewiston Sugar Factory Sets World Milling Record KindergartenA honor roll Rashad Abuasbeh, Jy'rah Ammons, Aracely Aragus, Mariah Baker, Kianna Baldonaldo, Jesus Beraza, Jonathan Blanco, Bryant Bonilla, My'Keria Brooks, Alex DelaFuente, Alex Depaz, Sonya Florentino, Savanna Green, Bailey Grooms, Jazmin Hammond, Rylie Harrelson, Nar'kecia Howard, Juan Jackson, Zailin Jackson, Jessie Lee, Landon Marquith, Alivia Mata, Haley Matos, Linda Matos, Melania Mendoza, Ja'Liyah Mills, Dionne Molde, Sharon Morales, Javian Ortez, Blake Patterson, Amber Payne, Santos Perez, Jerrell Radcliffe, Melanie Ramirez, Kelly Reyes, Cynthia Rivera, Josten Rivera, Hunter Robertson, Kevin Ruiz-Romero, Ciara Smith, Jordan Smith, Alessandra Suarez, Gabriel Trevino, Stella "Delaney" Uselton, Ashley Velasquez, Ashton Walker. A/B honor roll Joshua Blackman, Angelica Castenada, Jose Corchado, Elias Cortes, Journey Diaz, Samanta Garcia, Roger Galvez, Ronald Loreto, Jovani Martinez, Kadaria McKenzie, Williams Paqscual, Jordan Rouse, Azreal Soliz, Za'Marrian Teel, Caleigh Uselton, Alberto Vasquez-Gomez, Victor Williams, Conrado Villarreal, Jayden Williams, Emily Wright, Paige Wright, Daniela Yanes, Adam Zulu.1st Grade A honor roll Jenna Autrey, Alexia Beraza, John Bonner, Ethan Cambronero, Chauncy Cobb, Robert Cochran, Federico Contreras, Sergio Contreras, Jaslyn Creagh, Laura Davila, Crista Davis, Makayla Everett, Matthew Ezell, Romance Freeman, Kayla Mathis, Esmeralda Perez, Jade Potter, Yoselyn Rangel, Karson Sanchez, Marisol Serrano, K'Juan Smith. A/B honor roll Naomi Alvarenga, Tahtiana Arbelo, Aliyah Collazo, Kiara Corchado, Alberto Diaz, Daniel Drummond, Andrea Figueroa-Padilla, Gabriel Medrano, Nickeshia Foster, Christian Gomez, Davarian Harris, Nyla Hill, Jason Jaime, Nathan Kennedy, Michelle Landaverde, Braden Langston, Mario Lopez-Torres, Miguel Marrero, Alisya Mata, Fernando Matos, Samara Matos, Uriel Paloblanco, Emely Perez, Gabriel Rangel, Hasly Reyes-Fuentes, Anthony Rivera, Ty'Erica Robbins, De'Angelo Ruth, Lizbeth Ruiz, Karen Sanchez, Aniyah Sesay, Raven Sullivan, Jacqueline Tinoco, Alexander Vargas, Arturo Velasquez, Katelynn Velasquez, Joanna Yanes-Molina.2nd Grade A honor roll Kyla Baldonado, Julia Hammond, JWyatt Hughes, Jaylin I ll, Ryan Potter, Chassity Stinson, Kayleigh Torres, Wyatt Wetherington. A/B honor roll Easton Bellew, Daisy Benitez, Payton Bryant, Hayli Calderson, Jasmine Camanos, Ke'Lajah Funderburk, Shamira GarciaBarbon, Kyla Glidden, Christian Gonzalez, Jaden Graham, Stormie Green, Joshua Hill, Tyra Holmes, Kobe James, Yuliana Lopez, Shy'Bria Moore, Sandra Morales, Daniel Padilla, Rylie Patterson, Alisia Perez, Veronika Ramirez, Ka'Narris Robinson, Jennifer Rodriguez, Mason Timgren, Jose Vasquez, Fabian Villagomez, Kaniriya Williams.3rd GradeA honor roll Brianna Aguirre, Aleks Assenov, Zaylen Bennett, Melody Gallardo, Angely Galvez, Ta'Kaela Johnson, Aniya Johnson, Emalee Kelley, Isaac Perera, Eileen Perez, Michaela Sparks, Andrea Valadez, Parker Watson. A/B honor roll Devin Autrey, Jessania Blanco, Bailey Bryant, Bryant Cambronero, Angelica Contreras, A'Marie Dukes, Gabriel Garcia, Treyvon Holmes, Morris James, Isai Ledezma, Anthony Martinez, Bethany Miller, Edward Padilla, Aaliyah Pagan, Jessica Perez, Belinda Roman, Caleb White.4th GradeA honor roll Annabella Delafuente, Taylor Durance, Hailey Etzweiler, Makayla Hough, Jonas Ilagan, Fernanda Paniagua, Angely Rosas. A/B honor roll Owen Blount, Jamesha Donjoie, Kayla Drummond, Isabell Espinoza, Troy Evans, Christian Genedreau, Nathan Johnson, Karlee Lamb, Kaitlynn Lee, Isreal Pagan, Perla Ramirez, Lizzy Rivera, Jaylin Thicklin, Angel Vera, Blake Whitlock.5th GradeA honor roll Destiny Bonilla, Nyla Chute, Tiffany Dunham, Tashana Ligon, Cinthia Magana, Leslie Rico, Marco Sanchez, Wesley Wetherington. A/B honor roll Dariana Benitez, Ivianna Blanco, Marleidys Codesal, Jordan Corbin, Kayla Corchado, Donny Creagh, Shelsy Flores, Brandon Gallardo, Jovan Gallegos, Alfonso Herrera, Terrica Hughes, Shanecia Miller, Jaylynn Moreno, Jason Pagan, Kobe Perkins, Jonathan Pinder, Angelica Quinones, Jasmine Ramirez, Jaylee Rangel, Christopher Rodriguez, Francesca Rodriguez, Caitlin Ruiz, Sarai Sanchez, Emmanuel Valdez, Angela Vazquez, Leticia Villarreal, Destiny Williams, Kobe Willis. Westside Elementary Honor Roll BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsApril 21-28 is recognized as National Infant Immunization Week. It is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. Since 1994, National Immunization Week has served as a call to action for parents, health departments, and healthcare providers to ensure that infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. National Infant Immunization Week provides a valuable opportunity for our community to tell people the importance of vaccinating all children. Vaccination is one of the most important ways a parent can protect a child's health. Today, children can be protected from more vaccine-preventable diseases than ever before. Infant immunization is a safe, simple and inexpensive way to protect children from potentially deadly infectious diseases. Babies need many immunizations before two years of age to protect against serious childhood diseases like polio, measles, whooping cough, and diphtheria. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following tips for parents and caregivers: Take babies to the health department, a family doctor or a clinic for their recommended shots. Immunizations start at birth and continue throughout the rst two years of a child's life. At each visit, discuss immunizations with a or health care provider. Ask if the baby is up-todate on shots. Keep the immunization record in a safe place and bring it to every doctor's visit. Ask the doctor when to return for the baby's next shots. Make an appointment, and write it down. For more information about the importance of infant immunization, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines You may also visit the Department of Health website at www.immunize orida.org or call the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments for more information. Labelle 863-674-4041, Clewiston 863-983-1408, Moore Haven 863-9460707 National Infant Immunization Week SUBMITTED PHOTO WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com e vents ? ph otos? tip s ? s t o r ies?

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Most of the time, with large tracts of land, this isn’t a problem because the vast landscape is diverse enough but, in the case of small-acreage, onehabitat properties, it’s up to you as the landowner to create varied, preferred habitats if you expect turkeys to use the property. For the optimal turkey habitat, half of your property should be in mature forests and the other half in early-succession “openings,” such as elds, clearcuts or forests having between 40 and 60 square feet per basal area. Basal area is a measurement used to determine the density of trees per acre. Land that falls into the 40-60 basal range has 40 to 60 average-sized (13.5 inches in diameter at the base) pine trees per acre. To create even better and more varied habitats for turkeys, you should offer “differing age classes” of forests and early-successional areas—and make prescribed burning a big part of your management plan. Harvest pine trees on a different section of your land on a 10-year cycle, so that after a few decades, the property consists of several sections with trees of varying sizes (ages). Early-succession habitat can be achieved on “plantation-cut” areas with a 40-60 basal count, because the trees are spaced out enough for sunlight to penetrate the forest oor, where frequent re enables new growth of succulent woody ornamentals, native wiregrass and goldenrod. It also is important to keep any hardwood hammocks, drains, ravines, bottoms, wetlands, and other unique habitats intact and free from timbering. Hardwoods are an essential element of wild turkey management. Thick hardwood lowlands provide travel corridors that turkeys and deer use extensively. If there’s not any water on the property and you have the nancial means to do so, dig a pond. Turkeys, as well as all other critters, need water to drink, so if you have that, then you have yet one more piece of the turkey-management puzzle. “Buffer” strips of native grasses and woody ornamentals should be left unmowed. Hens require this thick understory cover for nesting. When possible, prescribed burning should be applied that allows for a low, woody component to be scattered throughout most of the timber stands. Periodically lengthening your burning rotations will give you this desired effect and help provide suitable nesting habitat. In Florida, most hens begin to lay their eggs in late March or early April, but the nesting season can extend through June. After all the eggs are laid, they take about 25 days to hatch. Therefore, if you can, you may want to limit burning or mowing of preferred nesting habitat through August. Good brood habitat should hold food in the form of seeds, insects (an invaluable protein source) and tender, new-growth vegetation for young poults to feed upon throughout the summer. It should consist of oneto three-foot-tall grass and weeds open enough to enable the young poults to move about, yet dense enough to provide cover from predators. There is great interest nationally in the planting of food plots for wildlife, including for turkeys. Within extensive closed-off canopy forested areas, food plots and/or game feeders are essential to keeping turkeys on your property. Where an open forest structure is maintained by adequate timber thinning and the use of re, such supplemental feeding is not as necessary because there is enough natural “browse” vegetation on which game can feed. Food plots are a lot more cost-effective at feeding game than using feeders on moderatesized pieces of property. In cases of smaller tracts, perhaps where food plots can’t be utilized because the landscape is all lowland and you have a closed canopy, game feeders lled with corn or soybeans are your only option for attracting turkeys. Once the decision has been made to create food plots, you need to know where to put them, how big and what shape to make them and what to plant. The best ones are long and narrow rectangular shapes that follow the contour of the land. When possible, create food plots where the length (longest part) runs east to west. That way, the planted crops will receive the most direct sunlight. For tips on food plots, go to your local IFAS Extension of ce or, online, visit http://edis.ifas. u .edu/ag140. Tony Young has many years of experience managing turkeys, deer, and timber on private properties in the Panhandle. He’s an avid turkey hunter, and before he was the media relations coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Hunting and Game Management, he worked seven years for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. OUTTA’ THE WOODS Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.92/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.89/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 10.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 11.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 9.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 9.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The only thing I remain sure of with gasoline prices is that things will remain quite volatile the next four to six weeks,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Spot prices, a leading factor in retail gasoline prices, continues to swing wildly from region to region. Last week we saw a re nery re on the West Coast drive up spot prices nearly instantaneously, an event that could occur in virtually any area. It’s these events, the unforeseeable reaction, that gives me reason to say that prices may continue to swing upward and downward,” DeHaan said. Weekly Gas Prices

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Congratulations to Dwight “D3” Eugene Perkins III for placing 2nd runner up in the Lehigh Spring Festival Baby Pageant. Dwight is the son of Dwight and Yolanda (Flournah) Perkins Jr. His maternal grandparents are, Anne & Vince Vaughn and Bobby Ray & Tracy Flournah, of Clewiston, Florida. His paternal grandparents are, Dwight & Renee Perkins Sr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His great grandparents are, Virgil & Daisy Scruggs of Clewiston, FL., and Delores and the late Wilbur Porter of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. DWIGHT PERKINS III ACHIEVEMENT 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOSugar Festival Bass TournamentThe Sugar Festival Bass Tournament was present by the Clewiston B.A.S.S Federation on April 15 at Roland Martins Marina. Allen Walls and Tony Bennett took home 1st place with 34.23, 2nd place whet to JP Mckay and Paul Wormser with 24.81, and Chris Crow and Tony Davis at 3rd place with 21.45. Matt Jordan and Chris Jordan took 1st big sh with a great 8 pound sh, 2nd big sh when to Jeff McMillan and Wade McMillan with 7.32. This event nished out a fun lled weekend of the 2012 Sugar Festival. follows: The winners of the unique “Sweet Taste of Sugar” cooking contest are Elizabeth Germerhausen for her Butter Pound Cake, Dana Jo Alley-Vallejo for her Three Layers of Heaven, Noelle Folingno for Noelle’s Banana Cream Pie, and Tina Martin for her Southern Sunshine Cheesecake. For the basketball competition, the rst place winners are Gerome Ford, Terrance McIntyre, and Octavius Surgeont (making up the team “Ballers”), and second place is the team “Its” consisting of Tony Calloway, Jalen Rushing, Ammor Ali, and Lorenzo Boyd. The winners of the horseshoe competition are: “The Shoes” Stanley Holdman and Brian Perkins in second place and “Sebring” Adam Wallace and Hubert Holdman in rst place. For the 5K Run/Walk, out of 225 participants, the overall walker awards went to Tamara Parrish and Russell Holcomb and the top runners (by gender) were Bruce McManus and Jackie Galbraith. A special drawing for a 500 gallon gas giveaway was won by Viven Bennett This gas was donated by Berner Oil to help fund the Miss Sugar Scholarship. Along with the gas drawing to raise funds was the 50/50 raf e. The winner of this -Robert Flynn -got a basket of various gifts donated by local businesses. All in all, the Sugar Festival was a success. This was made possible by the Grand Sponsor, The Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Platinum Sponsor, United States Sugar Corporation. FESTIVALContinued  1 Aggravated assualt w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested April 13 by CPD Ofc. T. Arnold de to CP Yosbel Jimenez-Juviel, 30Larceny grand theft $300-5,000 Possession of marijuana w/ intent to sell, etc Arrested April 11 $ 3 n a Angel Israel Espinoza, 25Larceny grand theft $300-5,000 Possession of marijuana w/ intent to sell, etc Arrested April 12 Lar c $300-5 0 Pos na w/ in t Arr e Picture Not AvailableJose Zamora, 45Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested April 11 by Sgt. J. Hunt d e to J Amanda Jessica Andrews, 21Battery, touch/strike Burglary of a conveyance armed Arrested April 11 by Sgt. J. Hunt Batt e Bur g a n c e a rm Arre s J Hun t Picture Not AvailableDesmond L. Ingram, 28Reckless driving, rst offense Resisting an of cer Possession of cocaine w/ intent to sell, etc. Arrested April 13 by Sgt. L. Richardson of w L Jaquavious Javaz Thicklin, 23Larceny grand theft $300-5,000 Possession of marijuana w/ intent to sell, etc Arrested April 12 $3 na Yunior Acosta Diego, 33Battery, domestic violence by strangulation Aggravated battery, knew or should have known victim was pregnant Arrested April 8 by R. Garcia l e kn vi c G a Danarris Issac Balkcom, 27Burglary of a structure or conveyance Dealing in stolen property Arrested April 12 by SPD Ofc. J. Hill or er SP Seth Wade Robbins, 41 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.