<%BANNER%>

UF00028415 UFPKY NEH LSTA SLAF



The Clewiston news
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028415/01429
 Material Information
Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 05-10-2012
Frequency: weekly
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000366793
oclc - 33429955
notis - ACA5652
lccn - sn 95047264
System ID: UF00028415:01429
 Related Items
Preceded by: Clewiston progress

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

BY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comEditor’s note: Josephine Christian was nominated by most of the members of her family in our contest for “Clewiston’s Sweetest Mom.” While plenty of worthy moms were nominated, Christian’s story of cancer survival and raising 11 kids on her own was our winner. For Mother’s Day, she will enjoy a spa day, courtesy of Bella Vida Day Spa. Q: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? A: I’m a mother of eight and we got three more youngins, which me and my husband adopted. So, actually I’m the mother of eleven. I’ve been through cancer three times. Not too long ago, in August, was my last treatment. So I’m trying to get my strength back up. The kids, all my kids, oh my God, they help me out a lot. They’ve been so supportive. And believe me I’m here because of them. They’re my life, my kids and my husband. My husband’s the greatest. He really helps me out a lot. Q: When did you decide to begin adopting? What was that rst experience like? A: Well, actually my rst adoption was one of my girls. She’s about 21 now. I adopted her, and that’s when I found out I had cancer. I met this lady because I was working at a clinic, I would take people to their doctor’s appointment. And apparently this lady didn’t want the baby and she asked me if I wanted the baby. And I told her, ‘Are you out of your mind?’ You know you don’t just give away a baby. But she said she didn’t want the baby. So I said ‘sure.’ To me it was a miracle. She became my daughter and because I was going through all this stuff, it was awesome. You know we did all kinds of things and, yep, that was my rst adoption. And I’ve never had a problem from her. She’s been the greatest. Then after she moved out, she got married, three more boys came into my life. So we adopted them. So we got three new children. When we rst got them they were one, two, and three. Now Alex is ve, Isaiah is ve going on six, and then Arthur’s six. Q: What made you decide to adopt the three boys? A: They needed somewhere to stay; They needed a home. We had nothing else, so we wanted to take care of them and so we adopted them. Q: What trying times have come your way? I can imagine you have run into a few bumps in the road. A: Oh, it was very bumpy there for a while. I got separated from my husband and I had eight children, and my grandson. From Virginia we moved to Florida. We came up here and I started working. I was the only one working and we didn’t have a car. We had to walk to Winn-Dixie to do our grocery shopping. We had to walk to the laundromat. You should’ve seen me and the kids with the baskets to go wash and stuff. Yeah, it was very bumpy, until I met my husband. When he married me, my other daughters we already old enough to move out. But there were four children still. Other than that, it BY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comThe State Fire Marshal’s Of ce is investigating a re that occurred this past Thursday morning in Clewiston. A call came in around 8:30 a.m. about a double-wide mobile home that was on re. Fire ghters and EMS rushed to the scene at 425 C. R. 720. The structure re burned feverishly and within a matter of a few hours the trailer burned to the ground. Adam Marquith, re marshall with the Clewiston Fire Department reported that the home was completely lost to the re. Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident. Red Cross was contacted immediately to assist the residents and provide immediate aid. Arson is not suspected in this case. However, due to the severity of the loss, an investigation is still underway. Overall crime, however, is downBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comA report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement highlighting the latest crime statistics shows some positive results for Hendry County -as well as some undesirable ones. On the positive side, Hendry County saw an overall drop in its total crime index -3.8 percent to be exact (the index rate is measured per 100,000 people) for the year 2011. This crime index gure seeks to tally the overall crime in an area, and takes all serious offenses into consideration, including murder, sexual offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. The drop this year is an improvement from last year’s 1.7 percent uptick in crime, but remains a far cry from 2009’s numbers, when the crime index went down by 12.5 percent, according to the report. County’s Murder Rate Highest in State V. N V N T, M C C D CP L F BP SEE CRIME  20 SEE MOM  13 Clewiston’s Sweetest MomJOSEPHINE CRISTIAN, MOTHER OF 11, TELLS HER STORY Mobile Home Burns to Ground PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZBrown Sugar a SuccessSeniors working for the Harlem Alumni Associtation Scholarship at the Brown Sugar Festival. For more pictures, turn to page 17 and 19.

PAGE 2

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFCrop genetics expert Harry Klee, an eminent scholar and professor in the University of Florida horticultural sciences department, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Tuesday for his research achievements. He was one of 84 new members announced at the organization’s 149th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Election to NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the U.S., and members are elected by current members for outstanding achievements in their elds. Klee will be formally inducted next April. Klee, a faculty member with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is part of the interdisciplinary, plant molecular and cellular biology program at UF and has recently been studying avor quality in fruits and vegetables to understand the chemical and genetic makeup of avor. He is the Lyle C. Dickman Eminent Scholar Chair in Plant Improvement and has a research emphasis on tomatoes; however, Klee has also studied melons, strawberries and lettuce. “This is one of the top honors any scientist can receive,” said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “It is also terri c recognition for the University of Florida and highlights the importance of Florida agriculture and the world-class research we are doing at IFAS.” A member of the UF faculty since 1995, Klee previously worked for Monsanto. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1974 and a doctoral degree in biochemistry in 1980, both from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Klee said he is proud to become a member of NAS. “I feel honored and humbled to be elected by my peers to an organization that has such a history of brilliant minds,” Klee said. NAS now has 2,152 active members, including 14 from UF. The academy is a private, nonpro t honori c society of distinguished scholars who are engaged in scienti c and engineering research and are dedicated to furthering the use of science and technology for the bene t of society. Established in 1863, the academy serves to “investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art” when asked to do so by any department of the government. Renowned members are Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and Alexander Graham Bell. Nearly 200 living academy members have won Nobel Prizes. UF/IFAS Eminent Scholar Elected to National Academy of Sciences PHOTO / UFHarry Klee. Eminent Scholar, PhD. Molecular Biology. Horticultural Sciences. “I feel honored and humbled to be elected by my peers to an organization that has such a history of brilliant minds.”Harry Klee

PAGE 3

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Mother’s Day Spaghetti DinnerThe Pioneer Homeowners Association will have a Mother’s Day Spaghetti Dinner and Cake Auction on Saturday, May 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, and tea or coffee. There is a cost for dinner. Children under six eat free. Pioneer Community Park is located at 910 Panama Ave. If you would like to donate a cake for the auction, help in any way, or need directions, please call Pat Bosley at 863983-9544.Revelation RevealedThe First United Methodist Church of Clewiston will have special services on Sunday, May 13, focusing on the book of Revelation. Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call 863983-5269 for more information.Mini Health FairHealth fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse, and oxygen checks. For more information, please contact Tabitha Yebba at 863-2331305. Clewiston Senior Center on Monday, May 14, at 11:30 a.m.Quit Smoking Now ClassesQuit Smoking Now classes are happening at the Hendry Regional Medical Center on Wednesdays, May 16, 23, 30, and June 6 starting at 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Registration is required to join. Please call 877-819-2357 to register.Foster Parent ClassIf you are interested in taking a foster parent class, please call 863-983-5269 or contact Rene at 239-464-0112. The class will meet once a week for 10 weeks. It will be held at the First United Methodist Church. 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.Babysitting CourseThe American Red Cross will be holding a Baby-sitting Course for ages 12-15 on May 19, at the Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All participants need to bring their own lunch. Pre-register by May 14. To register, call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.Christian Fellowship ScholarshipOpen to any Clewiston area graduating high school student who attends or is active in a local church, ministry, or Christian Fellowship. The student must be planning to attend a college, trade school or institute. Sponsored by the Clewiston Ministerial Association, two $500 general scholarships and one $200 scholarship for books or incidental expenses will be awarded. Applications are available at local churches, by emailing ClewistonPastors@aol.com, or by calling 863-983-5269. The deadline is May 23.Summer Camp RegistrationsYou can now register for the 2012 Summer Camp at the Youth Center or online at www. clewistonrecreation.com. The registration deadlines are: 1st Session, June 3 and 2nd Session, July 1. If you have any questions, please call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.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 863-946-0411.Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 is having a continuous indoor-outdoor ea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, please call Kevin Rose at 863-269-4262. Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School will hold its rst School Advisory Council meeting on Monday, May 14 at 5:15 p.m., in the conference room of the administration building. All interested are encouraged and welcomed to attend. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS The 2012 Hendry/Glades Democrats Unity Dinner is set for Saturday, June 16, at the Clewiston Country Club with a meet and greet, which starts at 6:30 p.m. The meal begins at 7 p.m. Glades County Democratic Party Chair, Ellen Hawk Geake, said, “The Glades and Hendry County Democratic Committees have been successfully working together this past year to promote and encourage grass roots participation from and among registered Democrats in our two counties. Our Democratic Unity Dinner is our way of recognizing and highlighting the unity between our two counties and promoting the ideal that all Democrats should be united in their common goals while recognizing and respecting our individual differences.” Hendry County Democrats chair Joe Thomas said, “This event is the major source of income for our two Democratic Executive Committees, Glades County and Hendry County, to use in supporting our Democratic candidates for local of ces.” Thomas also announced, “We are lucky to have enlisted Rep. Ron Saunders, 2010-2012 Chairman of the Florida House of Representatives, Democratic Caucus, as the MC for the event. I have known Rep. Saunders since our days in the Florida Jaycees and can attest to his abilities as a dynamic motivational speaker.” Rep. Saunders is currently running for the Florida State Senate, District 39. Thomas added the keynote speaker has not been con rmed but will be announced immediately upon con rmation. Local Democrats to Host Unity Dinner on June 16 SUBMITTED PHOTORelay for LifeCentral Elementary’s Relay for Life team celebrated their participation in the important event.

PAGE 4

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012

PAGE 5

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 82.Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast wind between 7 and 9 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northeast wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Windy, with a east wind between 16 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 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. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North wind around 9 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 70.Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. 11.58 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind between 7 and 13 mph.

PAGE 6

World War II Era Boat named “OKECHOB” is to be auctioned off to the public on Friday, May 18 at 12 a.m. Ever wonder what happens to military watercraft deemed “retired” but too good to sit on the dock and take up space? While the military may not have use for these boats, they are far from unusable in the civilian world. One of these boats, a 1945 push boat, made for the U.S. Government by Marietta Manufacturing Company, is currently located at the Army Corps of Engineers Boat Basin in Clewiston and will be up for public auction at online marketplace Government Liquidation. Government Liquidation is the exclusive sales channel for the Department of Defense’s surplus; this is the rst push boat they have sold in their ten-year history auctioning items for the DoD. This 43-foot World War II era pusher boat, named OKECHOB for the lake it worked on, was most recently used on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects on Lake Okeechobee; since 1945 its main use has been to move barges on the lake and inland waterways. The boat is in working condition and powered by two Detroit Diesel engines. Minimum bid for the boat is $150 and the item is currently available for online viewing, with multiple images and video at www.govliquidation.com/auction/ view?auctionId=5264508. Bidding begins Friday, May 18, at 12 a.m., and closes on Tuesday, May 22, at 5 p.m. If you’re watching your pocketbook these days, as many people are, you may be searching for affordable ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, May 13. The good news is thoughtfulness doesn’t need to cost a fortune. You can show you really care by taking the time to personalize your Mother’s Day activities and gifts. Here are some unique ideas that meet a wide range of budgets:FoodYou’ve probably been treated to many special home-cooked meals by Mom. Now it’s time to reciprocate. Instead of taking mom out on Mother’s Day, where many restaurants jack up their prices by offering a prixxe menu, prepare a special meal yourself. Remember, the day is about your mom, so plan the menu around all her favorite dishes. Offer to cook for her at her house so she doesn’t need to lift a nger. GiftsDon’t just opt for a trite box of chocolates or generic gift you nd in the rst store you visit. These days, you can nd personalized gifts that truly match Mom’s unique personality. “You can surprise and delight someone most with a personalized gift, since there is nothing more unique,” says Mariam Na cy, CEO of Minted.com, an online stationery store. Personalized stationery sets make great affordable gifts for mom. Remember, the stationery a woman uses speaks volumes about her. Find something just right by browsing the selection of colors and styles on an online stationery store. For example, Minted.com carries a wide selection of unique customizable designs. You might also consider giving the gift of selfexpression with a personalized journal. Make the journal truly hers before she ever sets pen to paper by including meaningful photos and inscriptions on its cover and interior. FlowersFor a traditional air, think owers this Mother’s Day. But rather than coughing up a pretty penny buying a standard issue store-bought arrangement, take your mother on a nature walk to pick wild owers. Not only will you get to spend a great spring day together outside, you can create a unique bouquet at home using owers she picked herself. When showing Mom you care this Mother’s Day, don’t let your budget hold you back. Thoughtfulness and thriftiness can go hand in hand to make the day extra special. 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.Brunda Sue Futrell Corbin, 88 CLEWISTON — Brunda Sue Futrell Corbin, died at home on May 2, 2012, of complications from a stroke. She was born on December 19, 1923, in Murray, Kentucky, to Ambie Owen Futrell and Stanley Hammond Futrell. She grew up in Murray and graduated from Murray State Teacher’s College (now Murray State University) in 1945. Following graduation from college Sue worked at The Bank of Murray. In 1948, Sue married John Givens Corbin, her husband of over 61 years. They resided in Providence, Kentucky, until they moved to Florida in 1956. Sue assisted John in establishing a farm supply business in Clewiston and devoted much of her time to being a homemaker and mother to their two daughters, Nancy and Mary. When in her 60’s Sue focused her efforts on her long-time passion, art. She studied drawing and painting and began developing her artistic talent. For the remaining years of her life she painted and encouraged others to develop their artistic talents through the Clewiston Art League. Sue was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Corbin, Bellingham, Wash; Mary (Mitchell) Thomas, Clewiston, Fla; granddaughter, Katherine (Bill) Fabian, of Winter Park, Fla; and newborn great grandson, Philip Jay Fabian, Winter Park, Fla. Sue was preceded in death by her husband, John; and grandson, Philip Corbin Thomas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, Clewiston, FL. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the Florida Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Children’s Way, Enterprise, FL 32725. These gifts will be used to provide arts and cultural opportunities for the children. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 OBITUARY Mother’s Day Ideas for the Budget-Conscious World War II Era Boat to be Auctioned Off to Public PHOTO / WADDY THOMPSONSupermoonLocal photographers took advantage of the large moon over the weekend. The moon was big and bright and caught the attention of even casual observers.

PAGE 7

BY GABE MARGASAK SFWMDSouth Florida’s dry conditions are likely to improve with a wet season that is forecast to be average, but it will take time to build on April’s rainfall to recharge regional surface and groundwater sources, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the National Weather Service reported at a joint brie ng this week. “We still have portions of the District that are below average for rainfall, and May’s typically high evaporation rates and long days with lots of sun mean water levels can fall rapidly,” said Susan Sylvester, Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “Rainfall is the primary source of recharge and an average wet season will help water managers balance ood control, water supply, and the health of the natural system for 7.7 million residents and the environment.” Released today, the National Weather Service’s 2012 wet season forecast calls for: Probable early and wetter start to the wet season Precipitation outlook for near-normal to above-normal precipitation into June, with nearnormal precipitation for the remainder of the season Slightly above-normal temperaturesCurrent ConditionsApril’s rainfall district-wide was 3.36 inches, or 133 percent of the historical average, providing important recharge. Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, along with the Big Cypress Basin all received above-average rainfall for the month. Southwest Florida, Martin, and St. Lucie counties and the Kissimmee received near average rainfall. Overall, however, the region is still in a rainfall de cit of about 5.50 inches for the dry season that began in November. Southwest Florida and the Kissimmee regions have been signi cantly drier with higher rainfall de cits. Lake Okeechobee, the backup water supply for Florida’s lower east coast, is at 11.68 feet NGVD. This is 1.87 feet below average for this time of year. This means residents from Orlando to the Florida Keys remain under a water shortage warning that calls for practicing voluntary water conservation and following landscape irrigation limits. Links to information about irrigation limits by area, current conditions, and water-savings tips are available at www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch.Wet Season Preparation: Maintenance and Keeping the Flow GoingStructural maintenance and upgrades, accomplished primarily during the dry season, are critical to ensuring that the regional ood control system of more than 1,600 miles of canals and 1,000 miles of levees and berms operate at optimal capacity. During the past ve years, the District has invested $240 million in essential maintenance work, including: Hardening and overhauling pump stations Overhauling gated spillways Replacing project culverts Dredging canals Stabilizing canal banks Enhancing Stormwater Treatment Areas The District is also set to conduct its annual “Hurricane Freddy” exercise as part of the agency’s emergency operations readiness for hurricane season.South Florida Wet Season FactsOn average, South Florida’s wet season begins around May 20 and ends around October 13, lasting for about 21 weeks. Typically, about two-thirds of annual rains fall during the wet season, or approximately 35 inches out of 52 inches. Since 1932, virtually all wet seasons have produced two to four feet of rainfall. June is usually South Florida’s wettest month. The wet season has three general phases: -Memorial Day weekend through July 4 weekend, which are typically the wettest six weeks of the year. -Early July through mid August, which are hotter and often drier. -Late August through October, which are characterized by highly variable rainfall mainly due to tropical activity and cold fronts. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CenturyLink Offers Telephone Assistance To Individuals Living On Tribal Lands Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance that will reduce the cost of basic monthly telephone service. The assistance program, known as Lifeline Affordable Telephone Assistance, is available to qualifying consumers in every U.S. state (territory and commonwealth). Quali cations for participation vary by state. In states that follow the federal guidelines, the subscriber must have a household annual gross income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for a household of that size; or participate in any one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Residents of American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal lands may qualify for up to an additional $25 of enhanced Lifeline support monthly and a credit of up to $100 on their initial installation charges. An individual living on tribal lands may qualify for Lifeline and Link-Up discounts if he or she participates in one of the programs listed above, the Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally Administered Tem porary Assistance to Needy Families, or Head Start (only for those households meeting its income qualifying standard.) Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit centurylink.com/ lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualify ing customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still quali es during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for rst 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-mon th term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or purchase a modem/router from Cen turyLink for a onetime charge, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selecte d by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees ar e not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthlmay vary by service area. Deposit may be required. A dditional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink. com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surc harges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Apply for specialopportunity fall huntsBY TONY YOUNG FWCIf you haven’t been seeing the quantity or quality of game you’d like, you may want to consider applying for a special-opportunity hunt. For the past 15 years, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has offered these unique fall-season hunts for deer, wild hog, and released quail on the state’s arguably best public hunting lands. Maybe it’s time you look into getting in on the action and experience the hunt of a lifetime. These extraordinary hunts offer large tracts of land with an abundance of game and low hunting pressure. All deer hunts enable you to take only mature bucks with at least one antler having four or more points, one inch or longer. Hunters can take does during archery hunts and if they draw an antler-less deer permit, also during general gun hunts. This practice of deer management offers hunters excellent chances of taking quality bucks and the opportunity to take a doe on public land. Wild hogs also are legal to take. There are no size or bag limits on them. These special-opportunity deer and wild hog hunts take place on Fort Drum (Indian River County), Lake Panasoffkee (Sumter County), Triple N Ranch (Osceola County), and Green Swamp West Unit (Pasco County) wildlife management areas. Fort Drum has 20 permits available for its seven-day general-gun deer and hog hunt on 20,858 acres; they cost $50, should you get drawn. Lake Panasoffkee offers eight four-day archery hunts on the 8,676-acre tract, which cost $100 each. Triple N Ranch has two seven-day generalgun deer and hog hunts on its 15,391 acres, and each permit costs $175. Green Swamp West Unit is where James Stovall took the state’s highest-scoring deer on record – a 25-point, nontypical that netted a 206 Boone-and-Crockett score. He took the trophy buck in 1999 after getting drawn for the special-opportunity archery hunt. The area offers archery and gun hunts on 34,335 acres, and permits cost $100 each. The FWC also has week-long released-quail hunts on the Blackwater Carr Unit in Santa Rosa County. With these hunts, you must bring and release your own pen-raised quail. There’s just one $100 permit available for each of the 16 weeks, and if you’re lucky enough to draw one, you and up to three of your friends will have the entire 590 acres to yourselves. If you’d like to apply for any of these great hunts, the rst thing you’ll need to do is get a 2012-2013 Special-Opportunity Fall Hunt Worksheet – available at MyFWC.com/License. Beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) on May 1, you can submit your completed application at MyFWC.com/License or at any county tax collector’s of ce or license agent. The application period runs through June 5. These coveted permits are issued by random drawing. You may apply for as many hunts and dates as you like to increase your chances of being selected. You must include a $5 nonrefundable fee for each hunt you apply for, though hunters are limited to drawing only one permit per hunt. If you’re selected in the random drawing, you have until the deadline speci ed to pay the cost of the selected hunt. You can do this online at MyFWC.com/License or at any license agent or tax collector’s of ce. If not, you forfeit it, and it’ll go to the next applicant selected in the random drawing. Whether still hunting by yourself or hunting with family and friends for deer, hogs, or released quail, the FWC’s special-opportunity fall hunts are just what the doctor ordered for a premium hunting experience. Outta’ the Woods Dry Conditions are Expected to Improve with Arrival of Wet Season

PAGE 8

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012

PAGE 9

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Hendry-Glades Audubon will be hosting a free program on Monday, May 14, at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd., in LaBelle. The evening will begin with a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite entre, side dish, or dessert to share. At 7 p.m., C. Michael Knight, Ph.D, will present “A Naturalist’s Exploration of Tropical Trinidad.” Join Dr. Mike Knight, wildlife biologist and explorer, on an unforgettable journey through the jungles of Trinidad to learn about its diverse ora and fauna. This presentation highlights Dr. Knight’s multiple biological expeditions to Trinidad, including the rst scienti c study of the legendary Luminous Lizard. The biodiversity per land area of Trinidad & Tobago, a sister-island nation, is one of the highest in the world. Home to Scarlet Ibises, Golden Tree Frogs, and electric Blue Morpho Butter ies, Trinidad is a paradise like no other. Also depicted through photographs and personal accounts are Trinidad’s unique culture and cuisine. Dr. Knight works for the National Audubon Society at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, co-chairs the Southwest Florida Invasive Species Management Area, and is an elected fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club. An avid herpetologist and naturalist, he has also conducted scienti c research on geckos from Afghanistan, salamanders from Virginia, and the invasive reptiles and amphibians of South Florida. For information contact Butch Wilson at 863983-2870 or Margaret England at 863-674-0695. ‘A Naturalist’s Exploration of Tropical Trinidad’ BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Double-Crested Cormorant is the most numerous and widespread North American Cormorant. With the increase in numbers, these birds have been the cause of con icts with humans in some areas. The Cormorants are being increasingly blamed for declines in coastal sheries and for eating sh at sh farms. These birds live and breed in diverse aquatic habitats including vegetated coastal areas as well as inland areas near rivers, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The Florida breeding Cormorants are often smaller than those breeding farther north (Stevenson and Anderson 1994). They are large, dark, water birds with a long body and long neck. Their medium-sized bill is blunt or hooded at the tip. Immature birds have a pale upper breast and throat. The young bird’s chest varies from nearly whitish to dusky. The Double-Crested Cormorant’s calls are deep guttural grunts. Cormorants will sometimes dive to depths of 100 feet in order to capture sh, which they chase underwater and grab with their bill. Their diets consist mainly of sh but they will eat aquatic animals, insects, and amphibians. These colonial-nesters will breed in colonies of a dozen to several hundred nests. The Double-Crested Cormorant builds a compact nest of large sticks and moss 10 to 40 feet above the ground or water. They will often add debris, including rope, shnet, and plastic to their nest. Nesting may occur almost year-round. Both parents incubate an average of four pale blue or green eggs with a thick chalky coating for about 28 days. Adults will shade the chicks from the sun and bring them water, which they pour from their mouth into their chicks’ mouth. They young will congregate with other young but return to their nest to feed. They begin to y at 6 to 8 weeks and are independent at 10 weeks old. Birders and photographers, mark your calendar for the upcoming North American Migration count to be held on May 12. You may count the birds at your home, work, or during birding trips at any location in Florida. Visit the HGAS website to download tally sheet at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Mail or e-mail copy completed form with species and number observed to Margaret England by May 19. Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers will begin counting at 7 a.m. at STA5 which is located 20 miles south of Clewiston on May 12. For information about the upcoming North American Bird Count or the STA5 bird trips contact Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Inland Birding Fun: DoubleCrested Cormorant (DCCO) PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDDouble-crested Cormorant. Margaret England On Sunday, May 13, a group of fraternity men will arrive in Clewiston as a stop on the journey of their lives. This group of 26 cyclists and seven crew members are participating in Push America’s Gear Up Florida, an 800-mile cycling event across the state of Florida. From Miami to Tallahassee, these men will be cycling to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The Gear Up Florida team consists of men from across the country who are members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day ending at the State Capitol on May 26. Every cyclist commits to raising a minimum of $2,500 on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance their quality of life. That evening, the team will have dinner and a Friendship Visit with the Sunrise Community of Clewiston at 6 p.m. at 402 S. Francisco Street. This is the seventh year of partnership between the Sunrise Community and Gear Up Florida. Lodging during the stay is provided by Clewiston High School, who has sponsored the Gear Up Florida team for 13 years. Push America’s mission is building leaders of tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today. Push America organizes Gear Up Florida each May, along with other summer events, in order to promote and raise funds. It is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity who founded the organization in 1977 to commit themselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. Fraternity Men Cycle Across State to Help People With Disabilities

PAGE 10

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOTiger Pride Wrestling ClubThe Tiger Pride Wrestling Club traveled to Palmetto Ridge High school in Naples to compete in the club’s second tournament of the season. Three young wrestlers brought home medals: Five-year-old Ryleigh Flynn, six-year-old Bryce Barnes, and ten-year-old Hunter Barnes. All took third place in their respective age and weight division. Each young wrestler is improving every day with their technique and conditioning. The coaching staff was very pleased with the way they wrestled on Saturday. The club will be back in action on Saturday, May 19, for their third tournament of the season. Lessons From a Fishing BoatBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist Church Last week, I was trolling for sh two days in the Bahamas and didn't even get one sh. I almost always catch something when I go shing. During the second day of no bites, while examining my shing technique on what I might be doing wrong, my mind started thinking of the parallels between successful shing for sh and successful shing for people. My dad always said, "I'd rather be lucky than good," and "Even a blind hog nds an acorn once in a while." I've realized the truth of those sayings, but like anything else, success comes with knowledge. We can't always depend on luck to be successful. Sometimes the way we've always shed isn't working, and we need to try something new in order for what we offer to work. Sometimes we need to get our timing in sync with the timing of the sh so we are out there when the sh are and not just at our convenience. Sometimes we need to seek someone more experienced to glean their knowledge and expertise. For us, we realized that our timing was off. The sh we were seeking had come through early and were now not there in numbers. We turned to an experienced sherman and learned a different method of shing using different bait, and with his help, we had a successful day of shing because we went where the sh were. The rst rule of shing is that to get sh, we need to go where the sh are. We can read all about it and talk about it all we want to, but the truth of the matter is we can't catch sh until we go where the sh are. As Christians, we can't just become keepers of the aquarium and miss going out to be shers of men and women because new sh aren't coming to church. We need to go where they are and bring them in. Perseverance is also important if one is going to succeed in shing. There's a funny thing about sh. They're just as ckle and temperamental as humans. There are seasons when sh are hungry and will bite on virtually anything, and seasons when they're apathetic and will bite on nothing. They're affected by weather, temperature, water depth, water color, position of the sun or moon, direction of wind, barometric pressure, color of lure, as well as the presentation, size, and depth of the bait. Perseverance is key! If sh aren't biting in one place, then go to another. Don't be afraid to try new techniques and new bait. The nature of shing is that sometimes we'll catch many sh, while other times we may not get a single bite. The nature of sharing our faith is the same. Sometimes people respond, while at other times they don't. Whether shing for sh or people, the point is to keep at it. Our calling is to be about the business of casting the net, shing for people, drawing others into this fellowship of Jesus Christ. If we will make the effort; if we will load up our tackle box and our pole and go out looking for opportunities, God will use us not only to work alongside other shers of men and women, but also to have the privilege of leading someone to Christ. That's one of the greatest successful shing adventures ever! Religion Column Pastor John Hicks "Success comes with knowledge. We can't always depend on luck to be successful."Pastor John Hicks

PAGE 11

BY AMITY CHANDLERThe event of prom is no small matter, endless movies have been crafted around this big dance – can you say “Footloose” without your toes tapping? With nostalgia comes temptation, not only for teens, but parents. Local Hendry County parents with seniors graduating this year may remember when the legal drinking age was 18. Coupled with memories of your own senior prom, well meaning, otherwise logical parents may be tempted to relax an otherwise rm “no alcohol” policy for this special event. Let’s talk you off the ledge and back into your parent pants. P is for planning. Seniors want to have a good time at prom. Regrettably, they’ve grown up in a media culture that has shown them images of good times being had with alcohol, and alcohol only. The best way to mediate this attitude is to literally plan for a good time. What happens before prom and after prom are often more important than the prom. Contrary to popular belief, teens are not wired to drink; they’re wired for fun and risky behavior. Pool parties, slip and slides with bubbles, scavenger hunts, and other types of crazy and somewhat goofy activities make memorable events. If you’re not planning for fun, they’ll nd it on their own. R is for respect. Each year, survey results indicate an overwhelming 77 percent of Hendry County teens approve of parents providing alcohol to minors. Survey results also indicate the largest portion of alcohol to minors comes from a small percentage of parents. The adage “their going to do it anyway” is a slippery slope for parents trying to convince themselves they’re doing the right thing by providing alcohol. There are many things teens “might” do when given the opportunity – sex, drugs, speed, steal, lie – at the end of the day, we’re obligated to provide the framework for good decisions, not try to mediate potential bad ones. O is for omnipresent. De ned as, “present everywhere”, our teens once believed we were omnipresent. No matter where they were, or what they were doing, we somehow knew or found out everything. As they get older, carry more responsibility, and prove themselves worthy, we loosen our omnipresent grip. Consider however, that a teen’s brain is rapidly developing until about 21 to 22 years of age. Their decision making still has very much to do with two things – 1) what is everyone else doing? And 2) will I get caught? A healthy dose of omnipresence before big events such as prom reminds your teen that you still care enough to check up on them and gives them a powerful out should they face an overdose of peer pressure. M is for memories. Remind teens that the best way to remember prom is to add nothing but fun. Who wants to risk having their head end up in a toilet, have a date that pukes all over them, or be so hung over you can’t make it to the beach the next day? When they send their own teen off to prom, the memory of how you handled their prom, from pictures to rules to curfew will undoubtedly be fresh in their minds. Let’s keep the parent pants on and enjoy prom. Be the wall between teens and alcohol. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Prom is a Four-Letter Word SUBMITTED PHOTOMartial Arts for Barney and ConnieIntegrity Martial Arts is doing a fund-raiser for David “Barney” Bonhoff (father of Integrity owner, Lee Rutter) and Connie Ramos (a local girl). Both are dealing with hard times medically. Barney is in need of a liver transplant and Connie is going through colon cancer again. If you are able to help out, please contact Lee at 863-675-4974. All of the Integrity students will get to break the boards on June 23 at Barron Park. The cost is $5 per board and all money raised will be split between Barney and Connie. (Pictured is David “Barney” Bonhoff at Bickers for Babies.) PHOTO / SILVIA FLORESMiss Princess of the GladesThe Miss Princess of the Glades pageant took place on Sunday, May 6, at the John Boy Auditorium. There were ve judges who evaluated the contestants on their introduction, “Fun in the Sun,” and talent portions of the pageant. Winners from left to right, Tiny Princess: Anaelise Cornejo, Jr.; Princess: Harmony Cypress; Miss Princess: Valerie Lopez. PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZBrown Sugar FansYoung kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves at this year’s Brown Sugar Festival in Clewiston.

PAGE 12

For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationHVAC TECHNICIANSkilled work at the journeyman level in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Please send resumes to: Kabienaime@semtribe.com or fax: 954-967-3477. Employment Full TimeYard Mule Driver in South Bay, FL Must be able to Back Dry Vans (48ft-53ft) into tight spaces. High Volume, Fast Pace Work Environment. Valid TWIC Card & Drivers License. 1 Yr Experience Driving Trucks / Yard Mule preferred. Please fax resume to 561-996-9380 CITY OF CLEWISTON Code Enforcement Of cer Job descriptions and applications are available at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue. Code Enforcement Certi cation is desired, but will train. EOE/DFWP BARTENDER for Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 Apply at 101 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Fl. 863-946-1523 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full Time Employment Full Time MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies.Job Requirements:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary.Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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. Employment Medical LPN Nurse Manager for Florida Community Health Centers in Pahokee. 2 years supervisory exp. needed and current FL LPN license. Competitive salary & excl bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 924-3405 e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

PAGE 13

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING NAMED PERSONS THAT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES ASSESSED IN THEIR NAMES ON THE 2011 TAX ROLL ARE DELINQUENT AND UNPAID AND ARE NOW DRAWING INTEREST AT THE RATE OF EIGHTEEN PERCENT (18%)PER YEAR. UNLESS SUCH DELINQUENT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE PAID BEFORE JUNE 1, 2012, TAX WARRANTS WILL BE ISSUED THEREON AND APPLICATION MADE TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORDER DIRECTING LEVY UPON AND SEIZURE OF THE TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE TAXPAYER FOR UNPAID TAXES. PEGGY S. HAMPTON HENDRY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR 1 B000745-05 9,052.12 S & O USAVE GROUP LLC U SAVE STORE # 3 927 US HWY 301 S TAMPA FL 33619 2 B000745-10 12,328.00 S & O USAVE GROUP LLC U SAVE STORE # 54 927 US HWY 301 S TAMPA FL 33619 3 B001048-50 638.22 KILPATRICK IRRIGATION SUPPLY CO INC 10253 ST ANDREWS RD BOYNTON BEACH FL 33436 4 B007138-20 1,333.95 YMA ORTONA, INC. PORT LABELLE CONVENIENCE STORE 4050 SE EUCALYPTUS BLVD LABELLE FL 33935 5 B008813-61 7,336.61 BIG LAKE HOTELS LLC CLEWISTON INN 108 ROYAL PALM AVE CLEWISTON FL 33440 6 B010035-69 5,106.67 WOLF ISLAND INC 12021 BARFIELD RD IMMOKALEE FL 34142 7 B010040-42 481.30 HOWARD TIMOTHY TIMS TOWING PO BOX 1206 LABELLE FL 33975-1206 8 B010040-74 1,330.67 QUICK CHECK FOOD + DELI INC FIESTA FOOD MARKET 1015 N SR 29 LABELLE FL 33935 9 B010052-33 92.90 BRYANT CONSTRUCTION & ROOFING INC PO BOX 308 LABELLE FL 33975-0308 10 B010057-63 1,469.08 DANA FRANK SOUTHERN EXCAVATING INC 1330 SEARS RD LABELLE FL 33935 11 B010059-38 46.34 MATAR ALI & SALEH ALIS FASHION INC 211 W VENTURA AVE CLEWISTON FL 33440 12 B010068-70 549.45 AQUALIFE USA INC 629 E AVENIDA DEL RIO CLEWISTON FL 33440 13 B010071-43 2,655.32 FIESTA EXPO INC FIESTA EXPO INC. 1250 HWY 29 SOUTH LABELLE FL 33935 14 B010073-26 1,820.34 LNA FARMS INC 5250 ALICE LANE IMMOKALEE FL 34142 15 B010074-14 3,472.55 RELEVE INDUSTRIES INC 9495 WEST MAIDEN CT VERO BEACH FL 32963 16 B010074-46 50,508.45 RKO INDUSTRIES INC 1275 COMMERCE DR LABELLE FL 33935 17 B010075-17 944.93 M + M SUPER MARKET M & M SUPER MARKET 4619 RUE BORDEAUX LUX FL 33558 18 B010075-27 467.49 BELVEDERE ICE BOX INC 6432 WEST 8TH LANE HIALEAH FL 33012 19 B010076-24 9,540.65 BIG ISLAND EXCAVATING AT TRI-COUNTY MINE BIG ISLAND EXCAVATING 7000 BIG ISLAND RANCH RD NAPLES FL 34120 20 B010078-05 1,267.28 EARL CLIFF + JERREE HUNGRY HOWIES PIZZA C & J PIZA INC 113 N FRANCISCO STREET CLEWISTON FL 33440 21 B010078-68 1,449.00 ANDERSON LAWRENCE 5TH-LAND UNDERGROUND UTLS INC. 613 NILES STREET LABELLE FL 33935 22 B010078-86 2,367.83 3AW WELDING & FABRICATION, INC 3AW WELDING & FABRICATION 533 EAST OBISPO AVE CLEWISTON FL 33440 23 B010078-91 435.09 POD ENTERPRISES, INC. PODS ENTERPRISES, INC. 5585 RIO VISTA DRIVE CLEARWATER FL 33760-3114 24 B010079-49 10,148.68 NELSON TONY W TW NELSON, INC. PO BOX 1060 LEHIGH ACRES FL 33970 25 B010079-77 2,833.28 PERKINS KIM JOBCO ENTERPRISES INC. PO BOX 157 LABELLE FL 33975 26 B010080-08 2,052.71 MATT MILLER TRACTORS 3949 EVANS AVE STE 403 FT MYERS FL 33901 27 B010080-77 1,895.26 NEW HARVEST MINISTRIES INC. BODY SHAPERS GYM(NEW HARV.) PO BOX 700 CLEWISTON FL 33440 28 B010080-98 755.29 CREIGH DONNY A & C HAULING, INC. 3618 W US HWY 27 CLEWISTON FL 33440 29 B010081-56 5,546.75 MORALES DAVID QUALITY GROWERS 110 RIDGEWOOD AVE CLEWISTON FL 33440 30 B010082-61 1,479.33 KENNEY KENNETH HENDRY COUNTY SPEEDWAY C/O CST PROMOTION PO BOX 1379 LABELLE FL 33975 31 B010083-10 14,217.94 MORENO FARMS, INC. DIAMOND M. FARMS C/O OSCAR B MORENO 13028 SW 128TH ST MIAMI FL 33186-5880 32 B010083-41 251.17 JONES MICHAEL C. BOBCAT SERVICES OF CLEW LLC 635 EVERCANE RD CLEWISTON FL 33440 33 B010083-43 6,416.51 HABITAT RESTORATION RESOURCES INC. HABITAT RESTORATION RESRC INC. PO BOX 1267 NOKOMIS FL 34275 34 B010083-44 2,806.33 MARTINEZ MARCOS MARTINEZ LASER LAND LEVEL INC 409 HAND AVE LABELLE FL 33935 35 B010083-56 153.44 JAVIER DERAS GRADING INC. JAVIER DERAS GRADING INC 1599 UTE STREET LABELLE FL 33935 36 B010083-81 13,700.68 R-S CORKSCREW PLANTERS, LLC R-S CORKSCREW PARTNERS, LLC 26811 SOUTH BAY DRIVE STE 350 BONITA SPRINGS FL 34134 37 B010083-86 504.42 BARRIOS MIGUEL 13600 HAMLIN AVE. CLEWISTON FL 33440 38 B010084-20 1,026.14 ALFONSO ISLEIDI 6725 VACARO STREET LABELLE FL 33935 39 B010084-55 667.98 MATAR ALI & SALEH SPEEDWAY LAUNDRY 213 W VENTURA AVE CLEWISTON FL 33440 40 B010084-83 9,784.61 ZEN AGRO HENDRY PLANTATION LLC 26811 SOUTH BAY DR.-STE 350 BONITA SPRINGS FL 34134 41 B010084-89 1,653.40 LABELLE TRADING POST LAUNDRY OQAB ABUOQAB LAUNDRY 6821 LAKE DEVONWOOD DRIVE FORT MYERS FL 33908 42 B010085-01 650.70 VISBAL PEDRO OJEDA HEALTHIER QUAIL EGGS, LLC 1714 TROTTER COURT WELLINGTON FL 33414 43 B010085-36 4,724.16 HOLT AMY BIG IRON BARBELL LLC PO BOX 118 LABELLE FL 33975 44 B010086-44 4,001.84 AQUA TECH FARMING INC 64 58 BELL BLVE OAKLAND GARDENS NY 11364 45 B010086-45 1,230.01 D & D INVESTMENTS ENTERPRISES PO BOX 1012 ALVA FL 33920 46 B010086-48 1,209.85 EARTHCARE AQUACULTURE INC 4334 FOX RIDGE DRIVE WESTON FL 33331 47 B010086-51 314.49 RODRIGUEZ LUIS FLORIDA CAFE CUBAN CUISINE INC 444 E SUGARLAND HWY CLEWISTON FL 33440 48 L010047-27 1,225.34 PIONEER DEPOT 2470 HENDRY ISLE BLVD CLEWISTON FL 33440 49 L010055-11 234.95 LAMB JOE & TARA 521 CR 720 CLEWISTON FL 33440 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Welcome to ‘ orida. newszap.com’We are very excited with the improvements of our new community website, and we hope you enjoy our new site and all it has to offer. Visitors to our new and improved newszap. com will immediately notice some new features: Local news updates from our community newspapers dedicated to serving citizens of the Big Lake area. Expanded photo galleries and videos. The latest in features and entertainment news to provide you with helpful information on where to go and what to do. Enhanced and comprehensive community calendars that are simple to use and easy for anyone to submit events. New Look for Community Forums—As part of the redesign, online forums have changed format and location and are more integrated with our news site. And of course, we’ve kept some of the most popular features such as free online classi eds, local real estate information and obituaries. The site overall has a whole new feel and look. For simplicity, we consolidated a number of pages. We think it’s more attractive, interactive and easier to navigate. Most importantly, we think the new sites will be more useful to you as you look for current information pertaining to your local community. We hope you agree! Please visit and bookmark orida.newszap. com to see for yourself. Clewiston News Launches New Community Website In last week’s edition of The Clewiston News, a picture caption reported that a re truck exploded. This was an unintended typo. The truck that exploded was a regular truck that was brought in to a local garage to be worked on. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Correction WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com e vents ? ph otos? tip s ? s tor i es ? hasn’t been bumpy ... I mean other than me going through cancer. I pull through it with the support of my kids and my husband. I’m still here, thank God for that. Q: When did you rst nd out you had cancer? A: I was 33-years-old when I rst had cancer. Nobody in my family has it, so it was a surprise. About ten years later I had to go through it again. This past 11 years after that, went through it again. So like I said, August was my last treatment. I still went to work while doing my treatments. I went to work every day. I think I missed two days being on my chemo and that was too many. But I went to work every day. People at the Sheriff’s Of ce (her place of employment) were very good. You know I had lost a lot of my strength and I was real tired, and weak, and sick. I gured well I’m gonna be sick, why be sick at home? I’d rather be sick at work and still working. When I found out I had cancer Momma was real sick. My momma passed away last year. That was hard. When I was done having my surgery, Momma passed away. I miss her. But now everything’s good. This will be the rst year with out having her for Mother’s Day. But other than that everything’s good. All my kids are healthy, thank God for that. I think I have about 25 grand kids. And I got three great grand kids. Q: Tell me about an important scene in your life, and why you hold on to that memory? A: My kids, with my grand kids and my husband. Leaving them behind and not watching them nish growing up; watching my oldest daughters and kids having more babies, more grand kids. But, you know, in life we all have to go, regardless. And whenever it’s time, I’m ready to go. If He’s calling for me, I’m ready to go. I never had a doubt about that. My time is my time. But I would de nitely hate to see my kids stay behind -not seeing them nish growing up, having their own kids, and having their kids have their own kids. That’s why I ght so hard. I ght so hard for them. I want to be here for my kids. They are my life. They have always been my life. I love my kids so much. I can just go to the hospital just for a little thing and you have ‘em all there. I say ‘Well, why are you all here? It’s just a little thing,’ and they say ‘Momma, we’re gonna be here.’ MOMContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOJosephine Christian and her daughter, Ana Salgado.

PAGE 14

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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesLaptop Dell, has new charger and battery Works great! $125 Also, Dell Desktop System w/ at screen just $60 Call Tony 863 -517 -2782. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2 BR 1 BA with central air, good location in Moore Haven. Ready to move in. $575/mo + $575 dep. Call Joe (305) 720-3322. Clewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. CLEWISTON Apt for rent, 2 br/ 1.5 ba, good location. $500 per mo. 409 San Pedro. Call Roberto at 305-951-7666 Houses RentVERY COZY AND PRIVATE Cabin, on 2.5 acres, fenced, AC, non smoking environ, Ref’s req. Pioneer Plantations. $600/mo & $600 Sec. (828)406-5719 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 REDUCED TO SELL 3BR, 2BA. Recently remodeled home & Land on Lake. Located 1860 Ridgdill. REDUCED $79,900 Owner nancing avail. with $10,000 down pymt. (843) 766-9434. 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2012 beginning at 4:45 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman 416339 CB/CGS 5/10/2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” adopted election procedures at their regular meeting on April 25, 2012. If you are interested in qualifying as a candidate for the Board of Supervisors, you will need to notify Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telephone (863) 983-5797 no later than June 1, 2012 before 5:00 p.m. The District will hold a landowners’ election for one seat on the ve (5) member board of supervisors on October 20, 2012. A copy of the election procedures may be obtained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Manager at the address or phone number listed above. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 416555 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR FOR A THREE YEAR TERM AND TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THROUGH THE DISTRICT ENGINEER OR OTHERWISE, OF DISTRICT WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE AND TO TAKE ALL OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION TAKEN AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 415969 CN 5/3,10/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1714 2008 1224432-01000380120 Coral Parkways Holdings, Inc Lot 12, Block 38, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416867 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2492 2008 1074433-03000210090 Muhammad Hassan Haniff, Trustee Lot 9, Block 21, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012 Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415655 CN 4/26; 5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1787 2008 1224432-01000660060 Lesandra & Osvaldo Rivera Lot 6, Block 66, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416885 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1721 2008 1224432-01000420050 Joseph L. Despagne Lot 5, Block 42, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416874 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1804 2008 1224432-01000740030 Inez Saenz Deviteri Lot 3, Block 74, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416615 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1694 2008 1224432-01000290030 Dora Rodriguez & Daisy Cuencio Lot 3, Block29, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416619 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1652 2008 1224432-01000110100 Christopher & Melissa Christ Lot 10, Block 11, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416614 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1733 2008 1224432-01000480070 Lucky Path, LLC Lot 7, Block 48, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416881 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1811 2008 1224432-01000760010 Everlinda Marina Toledo Lot 1, Block 76, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416863 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2121 2008 1274432-A0001400000 Gustavo Rodriguez and Angel Rodriguez & Mercedes Rodriguez The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 92, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416887 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012

PAGE 15

Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2116 2008 1254432-A0001010000 Paul Williams The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 650, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416883 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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 holder 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 2317 2008 1364432-A0001150100 Sil ra Pateur The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415695 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2299 2008 1364432-A0000530000 Rafael Perez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. A/K/A Tract 4916, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415690 CN 4/26;5/3,10/17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2036 2008 1264432-A0001170000 Roberto Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 914, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415654 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 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 holder 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 1985 2008 1254432-A0002360000 Sergio Lledo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5025, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415650 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2553 2008 1314433-A0002680000 Jacqueline I. Garcia The South 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 5925, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415651 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2013 2008 1264432-A0000330000 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1052, Montura Ranch Estates an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415653 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2104 2008 1274432-A0000470100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 756, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415648 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2016 2008 1264432-A0000440100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1012, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415658 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2096 2008 1274432-A0000190100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 862, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415684 CN 4/26;5/3,10/17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2298 2008 1364432-A0000500100 Rafael Perez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4915, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415661 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1841 2008 1244432-A0000080100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5403, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415644 CN/CB 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2038 2008 1264432-A0001290100 Wendy & Andy Melo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 954, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415659 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1858 2008 1244432-A0000510000 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5367, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012 Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415649 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2069 2008 1264432-A0002290100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 500, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415660 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1914 2008 1254432-A0000520100 Mishaan Abraham & Flor de Mishaan & Humberto Becerra The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5097, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416868 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012

PAGE 16

Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2195 2008 1344432-A0001000000 Israel Carrion, Iris Cabrera And Merlyn Lebron The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4301, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416618 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1948 2008 1254432-A0001460000 Wadig Rolando Marquez and America F. Herrero De Marquez The North one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 598, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416880 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2139 2008 1274432-A0001910000 Felix Gomez Carballo The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof and subject to a canal easement over and across the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 112, 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 June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416865 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Public Notice 1.0 INVITATION TO BID Bid No. 2012-01 Central County Water Control District Request for Bids Striping and Marking 37.1+/Miles of Roadway Bids Due: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Bids are requested for Striping and Marking 37.1+/miles of paved roads in Central County Water Control District, “the District,” Montura Subdivision, Clewiston, Florida. Of cial bid speci cations and questions for this project may be obtained by contacting Rock Aboujaoud, P.E., of Rock Enterprises, Inc. at (863) 612-0011 or the District’s of ce at (863) 983-5797. Sealed bids will be received by hand delivery or by mail. Bid envelops must be sealed and clearly marked: “SEALED BID FOR STRIPING AND MARKING 37.1 MILES OF ROADWAY, Bid No. 2012-01” and delivered to: Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ce 475 South Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 Tel: (863) 983-5797 Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, and shall be publicly opened promptly thereafter at approximately 10:05 A.M at the District’s administrative of ce at the above address. Bids received after 10:00 AM will be rejected and returned to the bidder unopened. Questions may be addressed in writing to the District Engineer, Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935, Tel: (863) 612-0011, Fax: (863) 612-0014, email: rock@rockhendry.com or by contacting the District at the address listed above. Responses will be made to all interested bidders. Verbal questions will not be accepted. The Board of Supervisors for the District may reject any and all bids without cause and may likewise terminate a contract award prior to completion. 415717 CN 4/16;5/3,10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF’ THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-000818BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, Jorge L. Roa and Sandra Roa, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc” as Nominee for Countrywide Bank, N.A.; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Case #: 2010-CA-000818 Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated April 18, 2012, entered in Civil Case No 2010-CA-000818 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Jorge L. Roa and Sandra Roa, Husband and Wife 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., May 23, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT NO. 2802, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 23rd day of April, 2012. /S/ J. Bevis BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd, Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 415841 CN 5/3,10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-CA-0792 WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., as successor by merger to WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. PERMER NATIONAL, LLC, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I shall hold a sale of the subject property described as: EXHIBIT “A” Lot 20 and 21, Block B, South 29 Industrial Park, Unit No. 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 151, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE located at 25 E. HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR, ADMINISTRATION, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935 ON THE 23rd DAY OF MAY, 2012 AT 11:00 A.M. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the nal bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 5:00 p.m. of the date of the sale by cash or cashier’s check. IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT AT 863-675-5217 WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. IF YOU DECIDE TO SELL YOUR HOME OR HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP YOU CLAIM THE ADDITIONAL MONEY, YOU SHOULD READ VERY CAREFULLY ALL PAPERS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN, ASK SOMEONE ELSE, PREFERABLY AN ATTORNEY WHO IS NOT RELATED TO THE PERSON OFFERING TO HELP YOU, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING AND THAT YOU ARE NOT TRANSFERRING YOUR PROPERTY OR THE EQUITY IN YOUR PROPERTY WITHOUT THE PROPER INFORMATION. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY AN ATTORNEY, YOU MAY CONTACT THE FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC., 1500 NW AVENUE “L”, SUITE A, BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 (561) 993-0003 TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FINANCIALLY FOR THEIR SERVICES. IF THEY CANNOT ASSIST YOU, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO REFER YOU TO A LOCAL BAR REFERRAL AGENCY OR SUGGEST OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTACT THE FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC. AT (561) 993-0003 FOR ASSISTANCE, YOU SHOULD DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE DATED on the 24th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 416157 CN 5/3,10/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Air Resource Section, South District Of ce Draft Air Construction Permits/PSD Permits Revisions Project Nos. 0990026-019-AC and 0990026-017-AC/PSD-FL-077B/PSD-FL-213A Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, Glades Sugar House Palm Beach County, Florida Applicant : The applicant for this project is Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. The applicant’s authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Jose F. Alvarez, Executive VP Operations & General Manager, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, Glades Sugar House, 1500 West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430. Facility Location: Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida operates the existing Glades Sugar House, which is located in Palm Beach County at 1500 West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430. Project: Project 0990026-019-AC proposes to add natural gas as an authorized fuel for Boiler Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8. Project 0990026-017-AC/PSDFL-077B/PSD-FL-213A proposes to increase Boiler No. 8’s permitted steam production rates and heat input rates as well as to reduce Boiler No. 8’s permitted particulate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions limits. Project 0990026-017-AC/PSD-FL-077B/PSD-FL-213A revises the permitted steam production capacity limits and pollutant emissions limits in prevention signi cant deterioration permit Nos. PSD-FL-077 and PSD-FL-213. There are no signi cant emissions rate increases from either of these projects. These projects are not a modi cation subjecting the emissions units to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) of 40 CFR 60, Subpart Db (Standards of Performance for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units). Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Resource Section in the South District Of ce. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is 239-344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice r esults in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signi cant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241). Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be led within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation num-ber, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. 416318 SUN 5/10/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 12-DR-003072 Judge: Carlin, John S. Martha Patricia Herrera-Cabrero Petitioner and Juan Ramon Esteban Pedroza-Vera Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH CHILDREN TO: Juan Ramon Esteban Pedroza-Vera 560 Wood Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33936 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of Marriage with Children has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Martha Patricia Herrera-Cabrero, whose address is 60 Jim Kulczy Dr. #206, LaBelle, FL 33935 on or before 3-27-12, and le the original with the clerk of this Clerk at P.O. Box 310, Ft. Myers, FL 33902 before service on Petitioner’s or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: Feb. 16, 2012 CHARLIE GREEN Clerk of the Circuit Court By. M. Nixon Deputy Clerk 415565 CB 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on May 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.: 2006 Chevy, VIN: 2CNDL63F666055074 1997 Saturn, VIN: 1G8ZK5278VZ231136 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 416838 CN 5/10/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, MAY 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of CALVINA EDWARDS MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING, SOFA AND LOVESEAT, BEDROOM SUITE, DINETTE TABLE AND CHAIRS, MISCELLANEOUS. 416033 SUN 5/3,10/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING T he Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on May 10, 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 T he 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, A ida Barnhart, Executive Director A rea Housing Commission 416311 CN/CB 5/10/2012 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until June 4, 2012 for Bid #Q12-0006, Food Service Small Wares/Equipment, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Sally Berg, Chairman 416633 CN/CB 5/10/2012 NOTICE FOR BIDS Barron Water Control District will accept sealed bid proposals up to 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 18, 2012, for the sale of a 2005 Ford F-150 super-cab truck with a lowered minimum bid price of $4,000.00. Anyone interested in seeing the truck or getting speci cations may contact the District of ce at 863-675-0346 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday Friday. SEALED bids will be received at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, or by mail to P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, Florida, 33975. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District, Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager Barron Water Control District 416888 CN/CB 5/10/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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, May 23, 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. 416334 CN 5/10 & 5/17/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Misty John conducting a Web Design/Publishing business at 907 N. Berner Rd., Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of Fingerprint Productions and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Misty John 907 N. Berner Road Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Fingerprint Productions is as follows: Misty John 100% It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporation to register the said name of Fingerprint Productions under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Misty John DATE: 4-30-12 907 N. Berner Road Clewiston, FL 33440 416463 CN 5/10/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Members of the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will attend, and possibly speak, at a meeting with of cials from the Agency for Health Care Administration at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Hendry County Administration Of ce, Conference Room 1, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting will concern implementation of House Bill 5301 relating to County payments to the State for Medicaid. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 416847 CN/CB 5/10/2012 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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

PAGE 17

Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO 22-2010-CA-000042 WELLS FARGO BANK, N A AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated September 3, 2010 and subsequent order entered December 16, 2011 in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000042 of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; GARY VUONG; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY VUONG, IF ANY; GARY VUONG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE COAJRTHOUSE. of the GLADES County Courthouse, in GLADES County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the 17th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit “A” Street Address: LOT 76 CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES (Unrecorded) Being a parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 7, Township 36, South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. and being more Particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 7; Thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E, along the north line of Said Section 7, for a distance of 2071.75 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue N 89 03’ 08” E, Along said North line of Section 7, for a distance of 515.60 feet to a point; Thence bear SOO 09’ 20” E for a distance of 1732.09 feet to a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08: W for a distance a distance of 61.91 feet to a point; Thence bear N 82 31’ 02” W for a distance a distance of 238.73 feet ..to -a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08” W for a distance of 217.06 feet to a point; Thence bear N 00 09’ 20” W for a distance of 1732.09 feet to the point-of-beginning. And being subject to any and all easements, Restrictions, Reservations and/or Rights-of-Way of record including. But not limited to. the following described easements: An easement for the purpose of utilities and drainage being nope particularly described as the North 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And; An easement for the purpose of Ingress, Egress, Utilities and Drainage being hope particularly described as the south 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And An easement for the purpose of utilities being mope particularly described as the east 5.00 feet and the West 5.00 feet of the above described property. together with that certain 60.00 feet ingress and egress easement as recorded in Of cial Records Book 226, Page 37, of the Public Records of Glades county. Florida. Together with and subject to easements for the purpose of ingress, egress, utilities and drainage, being more particularly described as follows: the West 100 00 feet of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County Florida. and the West 100 00 feet of Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. And lying in Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, Lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. Thence bear S 00 09’ 20” E, along the West line of said Section 7, for a distance of 1538.15 feet to the point-of-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 60 38’ 32 E foFa distance of 425.01 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E fora distance of 426. 25 feet to a point; thence bear N 87 21’ 34” E for a distance of 695.26 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 797.98 feet to a point; thence bear S 82 31’ 02” E for a distance of 238.73 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 400.00 feet to a point; thence bear N 77 55’ 39” E for a distance of 181.40 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance cfc 2779.79 feet to the intersection with the saw grass meander line & the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. and:the South 100.00 feet to the West 1610.36 feet of Section 7, Township 33 South. Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida.And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the west line of said Section 18. for a distance of 1333.18 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 24’ 30” W for a distance of 2714.92 feet to the intersection with the west boundary line of the East one-half (1/ 2) of said Section 13, and the pointof-terminus of said centerline of Easement. and: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel, with the West line of said Section 18 for a distance 1333.18 feet to the point-ofbeginning of said centerline of easement: thence bear N 891 12’ 14” E for a distance of 2013.66 feet to a point; thence bear S 46 12’ 22” E for a distance of 446.17 feet to a point; thence bear S 58 58’ 29” E for a distance of 465.28 feet to a point; thence bear N 73 51’ 15” E for a distance of 435.90 feet to a point; thence bear N 46 49’ 59” E for a distance of 658.21 feel to a point; thence bear N 89 12’ 14” E for a distance of 3512.17 feet to a point; thence bear N 69 45’ 24” E for a distance of 359. 83 feet to a point; thence bear N 83 52’ 07” E for a distance of 116.53 feet to a point; thence bear S59 27’ 30” E for a distance of 251.19 feet to a point; thence bear S 89 19’ 08” E for a distance 780.42 feet to the intersection with the sawgrass meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County. Florida. being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline:Commence at the northwest corner of said Section 18. thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18. for a distance of 3999.50 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 20’ 12” W for a distance of 2049.60 feet to the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement.And: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described Centerline: Commence at the Northwest Corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 3850.53 feet to the point of beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear N 89 16’ 55” E for a distance of 383.59 feet to a point; thence bear S 45 43’ 05” E for a distance of 210.67 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 16’ 57” E for a distance of 4526.19 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 00’ 40” E for a distance of 2215.95 feet to the intersection with the Sawgrass Meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of Easement. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court thisl19th day of Apri, 2012. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J., Rm.102, Moore Haven, Fl 33471, Phone No. (941)335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). 416222 GCD 5/3,10/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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.Brown Sugar Festival PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZThe Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce did a great job with keeping the festival safe. PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZCars from around the lake participated in the festival’s car show. PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZThe community came together and had a great time for the festival.

PAGE 18

BY JILLIAN SPARKS Chamber of CommerceSeasons of all sorts have either come to an end or will be soon. This always seems to be followed up with the sadness of a farewell goodbye, whether it is snowbirds going home or seeing your baby off to college, there seems to be a bit of gloom in the air. The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce wants to help you remedy that this year. We say, “NO MORE!” The Chamber challenges you to be informed and explore your own backyards! As locals I think we take for granted that we know every street name and neighbor on the corner, therefore we must know of everything our area has to offer. We are here to inform you otherwise. Stop into the Chamber of Commerce and allow us to introduce you to some new things to do and more importantly, enjoy! There are activities for every age, as well as for individuals and groups too. Let the Chamber teach you all about why we claim the title to plenty of shing records and being known as an outdoorsman’s playground. You can even nd out how to vote for Clewiston to be: The Ultimate Fishing Town! We dare you to come on in and see if there’s something in the 33440 area that you have yet to experience and have a great time at. Airboats, shing guides, eco-tours and so much more to keep you right here in your own backyard. Get in the know, “Together We’ll Grow” – The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce. DARE YA! Chamber of Commerce Newsletter: Dare Ya! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOSStudents/Athletes of the Month for AprilClewiston High School Students of the Month are students who work hard, put forth great effort in all that they do, are honest, reliable, and dependable. Great job to Jalen Rushing – 10th grade, and Elizabeth Minero – 11th grade. The Athletes of the Month for April are: Trey Pruitt – 12th grade, and Rachel Morrell – 9th grade. These hardworking athletes always try their best and put forth extra effort in both practices and events. Possession of liquor by a person under 21, subsequent offense Corruption by threat of a public servant or their family Arrested May 6 by Sgt. L. Richardson a qu of f a L. Remberto Brown, 18Aggravated battery w/ deadly weapon Arrested May 1 by J. Brown de Br Kardaro Calvin Johnson, 23Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon Arrested May 5 by CPD Ofc. MJ Rowan by O Atravious Jamaine Warren, 32Obstruction w/o violence Failing to register a motor vehicle Driving w/ suspended license Arrested May 5 by CPD Ofc. J. Royas l e to l i c O Rinard Jamal Stinson, 24Possession of cocaine w/ intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, etc Arrested May 5 w t u James LeKeith Hallback, 28Carrying a concealed weapon Possession of a synthetic narcotic w/ intent to purchase, schedule I or II Arrested May 5 by CPD Ofc. Chamberlain w t h pu O Willie Charles Williams, 35Possession of cocaine Arrested May 4 by Sgt. L. Richardson L Curtis Lee Tate, 36 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.

PAGE 19

PHOTOS / JESSICA SCHULTZLake O Residents Come Out to Brown SugarThe Brown Sugar Festival in Clewiston saw the participation of plenty of people from around the entire Lake Okeechobee area, with everyone from Moore Haven to Pahokee coming out to enjoy the festivities on Saturday. Most parents know that one of the most important steps they can take to protect their children is to vaccinate them against dangerous diseases. But knowing what to vaccinate against and when to do so can be a complicated process. Don’t put off getting in touch with your pediatrician to have these questions answered, and to ensure you are up-to-date with your child’s vaccinations. “When children are not immunized, the results can be devastating,” says Dr. Robert W. Block of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “Making sure your children are properly immunized will give them up to a 98 percent chance of avoiding many diseases.” The AAP is offering these vital tips for parents to help sort out all the details:Ask questionsRemember, your pediatrician is ready and willing to partner with you on getting your children immunized. Use your child’s doctor as a resource to help you sort out the endless supply of information -some good and some questionable -on this topic. So prepare questions in advance, and take a note pad with you to your visit so you can jot down important advice and critical dates. Be on timeYour children’s immunization schedule is not an area of parenting where you should feel free to get creative. There are scienti c reasons, based on knowledge of children’s immune systems for why shots are recommended at certain ages. Updating your records and keeping a calendar can help you keep it all straight. More information on recommended schedules and on how immunizations work can be found at www.healthychildren.org.CocoonOne of the best ways to protect very young children -who have not yet received the full range of vaccines for deadly diseases -is to ensure that all family members and caregivers who come in close contact with the child are up-todate on their own immunizations. This protective measure is called “cocooning.”SmileMost children won’t enjoy getting vaccinated. You can make the process smoother by staying calm yourself, as young children can pick up on your feelings. Remember to cuddle with your child before, during and after the vaccination. Bringing along a favorite stuffed animal or blanket is a great way to provide some much-needed comfort. If your child is experiencing pain, ask your doctor if a non-aspirin pain reliever is safe to administer. Consider your child fortunate to grow up in the U.S., where he or she will have easy access to lifesaving vaccines. Not all children around the world are equally protected, however. Parents can join one of several global campaigns, such as ShotatLife.org, to support the health of children all over the world. You have more control over your children’s wellness than you realize. If you’re unsure of whether your children’s vaccinations are upto-date, do your little ones a favor and check with your pediatrician today. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Vaccinations are Crucial to Protect Young Children “When children are not immunized, the results can be devastating.”Dr. Robert W. Block of the American Academy of Pediatrics

PAGE 20

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOCentral Elementary Fossil ProgramStudents of Central Elementary enjoyed the school’s recent program on fossils. The children learned about dinosaur and fossils found across Florida. The surprising statistics, however, remain the increase on a few of the more serious crimes. With this latest FDLE report, Hendry County nds itself with the highest murder rate in Florida. Murders increased from three to seven from 2010 to 2011, a shocking 133 percent spike. Put into perspective, that translates into one murder every 52 days. While Miami or much larger cities have to investigate hundreds of murders each year, Hendry County, with its smaller population, and higher incidence of murder, still logged a higher overall rate. The Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce worked each homicide. Out of the seven cases, arrests were made in ve, a clearance rate of 71 percent. Two of the incidents remain under investigation. Members of the community may remember some of the incidents: A Belle Glade resident, Charles Edward Foster, was shot to death on Harlem Academy Avenue in Clewiston. His body was found in a vacant lot across from a small diner. Although the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce moved forward with an arrest of a suspect, the man was later released when the State Attorney's Of ce determined it didn't have a case. Alexander Escalante, 46, was murdered in March. He was discovered in a pool of his own blood lying on the pavement in Twin Lakes. According to witnesses, he was shot while riding his bicycle. Though nearly a year passed since his murder, HCSO worked at a steady pace to nd and arrest a suspect in connection to the case. That man was arrested earlier this year. Two other offenses that are moving their way through the court systems now outside of the Hendry County area are the murders of John Drake and Erica Vassell, both from Clewiston. Though the suspects were arrested by law enforcement agencies outside of the Hendry County area, there are strong suspicions that both homicides occurred, or at least originated, in Clewiston before the suspects in both cases drove the victims away. Aside from murder, sexual offenses rose to 25 from 16 in 2010, with 12 of 2011's reported cases being forcible rape. That is an overall increase of 56 percent. Larceny also saw an increase of 21 percent. In 2010, there were 599 total offenses; for 2011 the number rose to 727. Even though these numbers increased, several categories show a signi cant decrease in other areas. Aggravated assault offenses and motor vehicle thefts remained nearly unchanged with a slight drop reported. Burglary has dropped from 717 offenses to 539, nearly a full quarter improvement with a 21 percent change. Also on the decrease is robbery. Robbery stats have fallen from 46 offenses to 28, a 39 percent diminishment. (In total, stolen property values added up to $3,358,550. Of that, $528,179 was recovered.) One of the most telling numbers is population gures for the years encompassing these crimes. According to the FDLE report, Hendry County's population saw a decrease of 4.7 percent in 2011, with a population of 38.908. Population has been dropping steadily since 2009. The county's banner year for crime, 2009 had nearly 2,500 more people living in Hendry County. CRIMEContinued  1

PAGE 22

Spring Skies: The Dippers and the DiamondFORT PIERCE–The Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, will present “Spring Skies: The Dippers and the Diamond” this month. As spring begins, some winter constellations like Orion the Hunter and his faithful hunting dogs, as well as the Gemini twins, linger on in the western evening sky. But new star patterns appear in the east: the Big Dipper, Leo the Lion, Bootes the Shepherd and Virgo the Maiden. The program uses the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper as guideposts to nd the way around the springtime sky, and also to look for the four stars of an obscure star group known as Virgo’s Diamond. Shows will be Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and, Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The Planetarium’s air temperature is maintained at 72 degrees. Y ou may wish to bring a sweater or light j acket for comfort. The planetarium shows are not recommended for children under the age of 4. For ticket information, contact the IRSC Box O ce at IRSC Box O ce 772462-4750 or 800-220-9915.Wacky canoe race on Fisheating CreekPALMDALE -Fisheating Creek Outpost w ill host a Wacky Canoe Relay Race on Saturday May 19, at 5:15 p.m. at the Outpost. Entry fee for a three-person team is $25 plus $10 for canoe rental if needed. Paddle around 1.5 mile route on the creek picking up your team and ags. First three teams back win 50 percent of entry fees and bragging rights. Then join the group for prize presentation, and a pot luck picnic. The Outpost staff will grill hot dogs. Participants are asked to bring a dish of food to share. Entry fees are payable in cash only. Registration and waivers must be completed before 4 p.m. day of race. Only 28 rental canoes are available on a rst come/paid basis, or bring y our own canoe. Please call 863-675-5999 to reserve your team's spot. Proceeds will bene t Campground BBQ grill renovation project. All race participants must wear personal otation devices.OCA sponsors Fun ShootOKEECHOBEE -Okeechobee Christian Academy will host a Fun Shoot on June 9 with registration at 8 a.m. at the OK Corral Gun Club, 6341 N.E. 96th Avenue. The last shooter must take the course at 10 a.m. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee Christian Academy Scholarship Fund to help make a quality Christian education available to more children. Give away drawings will include two one-year sporting clay memberships provided by the OK Corral Gun Club, Team sponsorship is $350 for four shooters and includes lunch. Individial shooter registration is $85 and includes lunch. Lunch for non-shooters is $20. For more information, call 863634-2276.Help equine rescueLABELLE–Florida Equine Rescue will host a free trail ride for Horses4Heroes on May 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This will be primarily for military people and their families but everyone is invited. They are planning a barbecue and hope to get a band together for the event. This will also be their open house. They are located at 6584 County Road 78, LaBelle. Please contact Elaine Lewis, Michael Walsh or Heather Walsh of Florida Equine Rescue at 863-612-0010 or 863-234-2923 or you can nd them on Facebook. Florida Equine Rescue currently has 21 rescue horses, and a new mini horse coming in. They are a non-pro t and rely on their work and side jobs to help take care of the horses. They Rescue, Rehab and Rehome and h ave taken horses from both Hendry County and Glades County Ag Departments. With access to over 100 acres of pasture, they could help so many more horses, but they can’t do it alone any help is greatly appreciated.Spinning demonstrationLABELLE–The LaBelle Heritage Museum will be the location of a demonstration of the art of the spinning wheel by Pat Johnson. Look for Pat-on-the-Porch Saturday, May 12, from 1-4 p.m. The museum is located at 360 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, just south of the bridge.IRSC Art Gallery openFORT PIERCE–Indian River State College’s Art Gallery, L Building, Room 117, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery promotes understanding the Visual Arts through a diverse schedule and workshops by professional artists. This allows students to gain practical experience from those contemporary artists who are successful in their profession. The Gallery seeks to showcase a breadth of artworks from student work to the most innovative artists working in today’s environment. Currently each year IRSC’s gallery has four professional shows, one national level competitive show, two student shows and a very popular all IRSC faculty show. For more information, call the gallery manager at 772-462-7824. Area special events planned this month... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012

PAGE 23

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO May not accurately represent vehicle won. THIS OFFER IS VALID FOR YOU AND UP TO 5 OF YOUR FRIENDS! Bring this offer to the Players Club to sign up and PLAY AND EAT FOR FREE today! Valid 7 days a week Expires: 5/31/12*Must bring coupon. Cannot be combined with bus offers. Must be a NEW Players Club Member (Must not be a member in any Seminole or Hard Rock Casino in Florida Players Club)Limit one coupon per person. Must be a NEW Players Club Member (must not be a member in any Seminole or Hard Rock Casino in Fl orida Players Club), membership is free to all 21 or over. No purchase necessary. Approved ID will be required for redemption. All offers are subject to availability. Non-negotiable, non -transferable, cannot be combined with any other offer and must be redeemed in person at Seminole Casino Brighton. No cash value. No un-used credit will be returned. Only valid for food service in the Josiah Restaurant. Alcohol not included. Dine-in only, may not be used towards To-Go items. Seminole Casino Brighton is not responsible for lost or stolen coupons. Seminole Casino Bright on employees are not eligible. Alteration or unauthorized use voids this offer. No reproductions allowed. Players Club members who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of F lorida or who have opted into the self exclusion program are not eligible. Management reserves the right to cancel or change the offer at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Other restrictions may apply. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT-IT.NEW MEMBERS GET $ 50 FREE PLAY AND $ 10 FOOD CREDIT WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD!Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Manag ement reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, pleas e call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook EARN ENTRIES DAILY AND WIN A NEW 2012 CHEVY CRUZE!Drawing on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10pm CRUZE SUMMER! 3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 May 26 Giveaway of a 2012 Chevy Cruze plannedBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION -Seminole Casino Brighton is cruising into summer by giving away over $72,000 in cash and prizes! One lucky player will enjoy the summer sun w ith their brand new 2012 Chevy Cruze. More casino play during May means more chances to win the new car. The casino will send a driver out in style on Saturday, May 26. On Monday, May 28, the casino is celebrating Memorial Day by giving away $100 to 100 visitors. Drawings take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The winnings continue with a special Memorial Day bingo session at 2 p.m. The buy-in is $70. Regular games pay $750 and you can win your share of jackpot games totaling $23,000, w hich includes two $5,000 must go jackpots! Win your share of $10,000 cash on Tuesday, May 29. Drawings take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Earn entries every Tuesday in May. Also on Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, visitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. The fun is always at full-tilt on Free Play Fridays! Earn vouchers Saturday through Thursday. Then, take all those vouchers you’ve earned and turn them into even more fun by redeeming them for Free Play on Fridays. Plus, any unredeemed vouchers will become entries for ve cash drawings of $500 each on Friday, May 25. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo seats, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern airconditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road (State Road 721), in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com Cruise into Summer at Seminole Casino Brighton Special to G.O./ Michael MurosButter y gardenArnolds Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace in Okeechobee is a great place for wildlife viewing. The Center’s butter y garden is one of the sites used for the of cial National Butter y Count. For more information, call 863763-4630 or go online to www.arnoldswildlife.org.

PAGE 24

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 You don’t need a boat to enjoy Lake Okeechobee’s recreational opportunities. The Lake Okeechobee area is a great place for hiking, bicycling, rollerblading and horseback riding. It’s also a great place for bird watching and nature photography.For a great view, consider taking a trip on a portion of the 110-mile Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) began as the Okeechobee segment of the Florida Trail, developed by the Florida Trail Association. In 1993, the Okeechobee Segment of the Florida Trail was dedicated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service as a segment of the FNST. Today, as a segment of the nationally recognized Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST), the LOST trail boasts 110 miles of hiking trail on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers service road atop the Herbert Hoover Dike. The Corps maintains the dike and service road, and provides several primitive camping sites and covered shelters along the trail. In the mid-1990s, the FDOT began a series of public meetings to discuss local interest in an improved trail surface that would be suitable for all recreational user groups. In December of 1999, representatives of FDOT, USACE, FDEP and SFWMD met to de ne agency roles for implementing what was then called the Lake Okeechobee Segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail. The South Florida Water Management District is coordinating with the FDOT to allow safe passage across or around the many water control structures managed by the SFWMD. Currently, trail users can only “circumnavigate” the lake by using FNST maps, which reroute trail tra c to public roads, past the water control structure, and back onto the dike. Hikers and mountain bikers are able to access the trail from numerous locations.Eco-ToursThe Clewiston Museum hosts Historical Eco-Tour on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The trip starts with a morning at South Florida Water Management District’s Stormwater Treatment Area 5, a popular birding destination in Florida. The wonderful morning of birding is followed by a relaxing lunch at the scenic, Roland Martin Marina in Clewiston. After lunch, the tour will travel on top of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s “Herbert Hoover Dike” for eight miles. Along the way, our tour guide will give an historical interpretation of Lake Okeechobee. The trip ends with a visit to the Clewiston Museum, which provides great exhibits on the area’s history. (For more information, call 863-983-2870.)Equestrian accessEquestrians are also able to access the trail from various locations. Port Mayaca, Chancy Bay, Harney Pond, Moore Haven and Clewiston Park are among the options. Segments like Port Mayaca to Chancy Bay o er nice round-trip opportunities. The LOST Equestrian Trial begins at Pahokee City Park and goes northward. There are “horse only” gates on the lakeside of the levee. Horse riders are asked to stay down along the shoreline and o the crown or hiking/biking section of the levee. The Palm Beach County Equestrian Trail extends from central Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. The portion from Hamlin Park in the Acreage to Pahokee takes three days to ride with overnight wilderness camping. Races and eventsSeveral special events are held each year on the trail. • November brings the annual nine day “hike around the dike.” A tradition since 1992, the Big “O” Hike attracts trail enthusiasts from all over the United States. The hike is hosted by the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail A ssociation. The Big “O” Hike attracts hikers of varying abilities. Some stay in motels along the way while others camp. Each day the group starts at sunrise from a prearranged point on the dike. On Thanksgiving, they feast at the Clewiston Inn. Shuttles and volunteer drivers help keep the group together. For information about the Big “O” Hike, contact Paul Cummings at 561-963-9906. • The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual “Run for the Corn” in April. The 7 mile race starts at the Port Mayaca Recreation Area. It is called the “Run for the Corn” because local farmer Wayne Boyton has for man y years provided fresh corn for runners after the race. • The Okeechobee Rotary Club hosts an annual L.O.S.T. Run-Ride-Walk even t in March. Participants can choose between courses that cover 12, 20, 40 or 54 miles. • The LOST 118 Mile Endurance Run is held each year in February. The average time is around 30 hours, but in 2010 Jamie Donaldson, a 34-year-old middle school math teacher, completed the course in 18 hours, 36 minutes, 15 minutes. Numerous other runs and bicycle rides on the dike are organized by local organizations. For more information online, go to VisitFlorida.com. Lake area is a great place for hiking and biking Courtesy photoThe annual “Run for the Corn” is just one of the competitions on the Lake Okeechobee Scenice Trail.

PAGE 25

Fishing in Lake Okeechobee can be fun for the whole family.Lake Okeechobee is well known as one of the top bass shing lakes in the United States. The April Bassmaster magazine, the o cial publication for members of B.A.S.S., ranked Lake Okeechobee as the #2 lake in the country for bass shing. Even though ranked number two, the Big “O” is probably more attractive to most sherman than the number one ranked Falcon Lake in Texas. Lake Falcon, near the Mexican border, has been deemed a dangerous place to sh due to the drug-cartel related violence in the area. The 100-best lakes list, which was released April 24, was compiled in a months-long process that included research from state sheries agencies, nominations from B.A.S.S. Federation Nation tournament organizers and a panel of widely traveled professional anglers, shing writers and others. Lake Okeechobee is Florida’s largest lake and the second largest body of fresh w ater in the contiguous United States. The word Okeechobee comes from the Seminole Indian language “Oki” (water) and “Chubi” (big) and means “big water.” The vast surface area (730 square miles), shallowness (averaging only nine feet deep) and enormous habitat diversity makes the ecosystem unique on the North American continent. While Lake Okeechobee is nationally recognized as supporting high-quality largemouth bass and black crappie (speckled perch) sheries, the lake also supports a commercial shery dominated by cat sh species. Bass shingThe largemouth bass is the best known and most popular freshwater game sh in Florida. Found statewide, largemouth bass h ave exc ellent growth rates, particularly in the productive waters of central Florida. Historically known for huge bass, Florida remains an outstanding destination to catch a trophy. Spring is the best time of year to catch bass, when sh move into shallow water to spawn. Most large bass are taken at this time; after spawning, many large females move to o shore areas. The best live bait is a golden shiner, shed under a oat or free-lined. Typically, the shiner is hooked through the lips or back with a large hook, 2/0 to 5/0. A medium to medium-heavy rod with 14to 20-pound test line is preferred, particularly when shing in areas with thick vegetation or cover. The plastic worm is the most dependable arti cial bait for largemouth bass. A weedless “Texasor Carolina-rigged” worm is e ective for shing Florida lakes with heavy plant cover. Worms come in a variety of colors and scents, and bass may favor certain types depending on light conditions; be sure to h ave both light and dark colors available, as well as several sizes of tapered worm weights from 1/8 to one ounce. Purple “metal ake” or “red shad” worms with twirlytails are popular, and plastic lizards can be e ective as well. Most plastic worms are worked slowly along the bottom or through cover by raising the rod tip a few feet, then allowing the worm to sink. The line should be kept fairly tight to feel the strike. Typically an angler will feel the bass “tap” the worm once or twice lightly. By lowering the rod tip and waiting only until the slack is out of the line before setting the hook, anglers greatly lessen the chance of injury to the sh due to deep hooking. With active bass and dense underwater vegetation, “jerk worms” are an excellent bait. Rigged without sinkers, these worms are jigged rapidly over vegetation, with brief pauses to let the worm sink slowly. Bass hit these baits hard, and an instant hookset is recommended. Topwater baits are exciting to sh because the angler can see the strike. Topwater plugs that imitate wounded bait sh may be twitched to entice bass. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 Lake Okeechobee offers fishing fun for the whole family Photo courtesy FLW/ Shane BakerRandall Tharp was among those shing the FLW Tour’s tournament on Lake Okeechobee in February. See FISHING — Page 6

PAGE 26

Others are designed to make noise, and a faster, erratic retrieve may antagonize a bass into striking. Topwater lures are most successful during early morning or late afternoon. Stay ready for a surprise strike and set the hook immediately. Bass less than 18 inches must be released; however you may only keep one sh over 22 inches. The bag limit remains the same, at ve. Although the largemouth bass is by far our most common black bass, other species of bass are also found in Florida. Pan shA variety of pan sh, or bream as they are popularly known, is available throughout Florida. Bluegill, the most common pan sh, thrives in lakes. Bluegill eat mostly insects and their larvae, but worms are the best bait, either shed on the bottom or suspended below a oat. Bluegill spawn throughout the summer, congregating in large “beds.” Anglers may nd 30 40 shallow nest holes scooped out in shallow areas. Crickets, grubs, sand maggots or grass shrimp will all catch bedding bluegill. Use a small hook, #6 or #8, with a split shot sinker about six inches up the line, and concentrate on water less than six feet deep. For arti cial baits, a 1/8-oz. “beetle spin” with a white or chartreuse body on ultralight tackle is an excellent choice. The redear sun sh, or shellcracker, is another popular pan sh. Although they prefer snails and clams, redear sun sh are caught most often on earthworms around the full moons of March and April w hen their spawning activity peaks. Redear prefer hard bottom, congregating in deeper water than bluegill. Shellcracker grow larger than bluegill, with sh over 1 pound common. Redbreast sun sh, also known as river bream and redbellies, are the owing w ater cousins of bluegill. Redbellies are more common in rivers than bluegill, and often can be found in backwater areas with less ow. The same live baits that work for bluegill will also catch redbreast sun sh. The spotted sun sh, or stumpknocker, is an often overlooked pan sh. Aptly named, the stumpknocker can be found in the tangle of roots at the waters edge. A lthough spotted sun sh rarely exceed eight inches, this feisty species provides great sport on light tackle. Tiny (1/16 oz.) beetle spins pitched close to the shoreline can be deadly, particularly tipped w ith freshwater clam meat. Black crappie, known locally as speckled perch or specks, are a cool weather favorite in Florida. Crappie weighing up to two pounds are not uncommon. Unlike most other pan sh, crappie spend much of their time o shore, feeding on small sh. Successful anglers often drift through deeper water, shing with small minnows or freshwater grass shrimp until they nd a school. Try a light wire #4 hook and small split shot below a oat. Speck anglers typically use several rods or poles, shing at di erent depths until they pinpoint concentrations of sh. Specks move inshore to spawn during the early spring, sometimes gathering in large numbers around heavy cover. Crappie also readily strike arti cials; 1/16 oz. to 1/8 oz. feathered or curly-tail jigs in white, yellow, pink and chartreuse are popular. Tipping these jigs with a live minnow makes them even more e ective. Night shing for crappie is an effective technique. Most crappie shing occurs in the cooler months, but anglers who sh into the summer do very well, especially at night. Black crappie under 10 inches must be released. The bag limit is 25.Cat shCat sh may be one of the staples for anglers who enjoy eating their catch. Channel cat sh are abundant throughout Florida, spawning in holes and crevices in owing water. Channel cat sh may exceed 40 pounds, although the typical size is less than ve pounds. White cat sh, yellow bullheads and brown bullheads usually range from one to two pounds, and readily spawn in lakes and ponds where they also provide good shing. Most cat sh prefer many of the same food items as bream, although they are opportunistic and will rarely pass up any meal. The “whiskers” are loaded with sensory cells that enable cat sh to locate their food by smell. Take advantage of this by using baits with strong odors: chicken liver or gizzards, shrimp, cut mullet and commercial stinkbaits. Other baits work well too, especially earthworms, and occasionally freshwater clams. Many cat sh become active just before dusk and at night, and shing success is best during these times. Fish on the bottom with a sturdy #2 to #4 hook and a heavy split shot sinker. Cat sh spines may cause a painful injury, and anglers should take care when handling these sh. The Commission’s Richloam Hatchery produces 200,000 300,000 channel cat sh annually for stocking in urban lakes.Fishing licensesAnnual recreational hunting and shing licenses expire one year from the date issued. The expiration date is printed on all the licenses. Licenses can be purchased online at www.myfwc.org or at county tax collector’s o ces. Fishing licenses can be purchased at: • Okeechobee County Tax Collector’s O ce, 307 N.W. Fifth Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 • Glades County Tax Collector’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Room 101, Moore Haven, FL 33471 • Hendry County Tax Collector’s Of ce, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL. 33975 • Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Belle Glade Service Center, 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Fishing licenses are also sold by bait and tackle shops and other area businesses. Florida residents age 65 or older only need a Florida Driver License or Identi cation Card to prove residency and age. You can get a complimentary senior card at the county tax collectors o ce, but it is not necessary. Children under the age of 16 are not required to h ave a lic ense, however they must carry proof of age identi cation. Permanently and totally disabled residents can obtain a special exemption card. An authorized disability statemen t must be presented upon application. This permit is free. Residents who h ave been accepted b y the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services as a client for retardation and development services are exempt from the license requirements. A Florida resident who is a member o f the U.S. armed forces and is not stationed in Florida is exempt from the license requirements while home on le ave for 30 days or less. Proof of orders must be on the person while hunting or shing.Free shing daysFour days a year, the State of Florid a declares “free” shing days. The days are perfect chances for parents, who don’t yet h ave a lic ense, to take youth shing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to the recreational pursui t without having to purchase a license. Free shing days for 2012: • April 7 Freshwater • June 2 – Saltwater • June 9 – Freshwater • Sept. 1 – Saltwater All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates. The license-free shing designation applies only to recreational shing, not commercial. Some information for this article came from myfwc.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 FISHINGContinued From Page 5 Photo courtesy Fisheating Creek Outpost

PAGE 27

Whether your idea of fun is skimming through the marsh in an airboat, gliding along the shoreline in a canoe, taking a nature tour on a pontoon boat or zig-zagging on a Jet Ski, there’s room for everyone and plenty of opportunities for boating fun on Lake Okeechobee.Don’t have your own boat? No problem. There are charter boats and rental boats available all around the lake. (See ads in this publication.) Most bait shops have inf ormation on how to charter a shing trip or boat ride or rent a boat. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv ation Commission has an online “boat ramp nder” at their website http://myfwc.com/boating.AirboatsLike the wind in your hair? An airboat ride may be for you. Airboats are designed to travel through areas that are too shallow or too clogged with vegetation for traditional boats to navigate. Riders sit up high, giving you an excellent view of the lake and the lake area wildlife ... w ithout getting “too” close. The view will depend on what time of year and what time of day you go out. Area airboat tour guides can help you choose a trip that is perfect for your family.Canoes and kayaksAre you ready for a unique wilderness kayak and canoe experience? Try a canoe trip on Fisheating Creek. The creek is the only free owing tributary that runs into Lake Okeechobee. While paddling the entire 52-mile distance to the lake isn’t possible, the Fisheating Creek Outpost o ers two trip options. Burnt Bridge has a put-in located 8 miles upstream from the campground. Ingram Crossing is 16 miles upstream and recommended for advanced paddlers or for those looking for an overnight trip. If you own your own boat and want a transport to Burnt Bridge or Ingram Crossing, the Outpost can shuttle you and your boats. The Outpost also has canoes and kayaks available for rent. Fisheating Creek is narrow for much of the distance. Banks are surrounded by towering cypress trees, wonderful for providing shade on hot summer days. Alligators and turtles are a common sight, as are Great Blue Heron, egrets, ibis, hawks and many more species of birds. Keep a sharp lookout—you might spot a wild hog, turkey or deer along the waters edge. During the fall you’re likely to see thousands of colorful butter ies. There are plenty of pan sh for the anglers in your group. The clean tannin-stained water ranges from a golden to deep brown depending upon time of year and your viewing angle. The water gets its color from decaying plant matter. Sit back and enjoy listening to birds singing and watch the re ections of clouds and trees as you drift through cypress swamps and hardwood hammocks along Fisheating Creek.Basic rules while paddling:• It is Florida state law that a child under the age of six must wear a U.S.C.G. approved Type I, II, or III personal otation device while onboard a vessel under 26 feet in length while the vessel is underway. This includes canoes and kayaks. • Bring plenty of water or other drinks in non-disposable containers. • Don’t litter—take a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash. If you see trash while paddling, kindly pick it up. • It is always a good idea for safety to let someone know where you are paddling and when you expect to return. You can download a oat plan at MyFWC.com. Information for this story was provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, VisitFlorida.com and sheatingcreekoutpost.com. Canoe, kayak, airboat ... you choose 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 ALL CARTONSfrom$23.99 +Tax$1.00 off Custom Blended Smokes Between 6pm-9pm Every NightThe Tobacco Market206 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston Across from the Clewiston Inn863.805.0500Open 9 to 7 ~ MonSat. On South Parrott Avenue, Next to the Chevy Dealership in Okeechobee863.357.2447Open 9 to 9 Everyday Half Price Half Price Tobacco Tobacco Photo courtesy of FWC For a bird’s eye view of the big lake, take to the skies. You can see the big lake from an airplane or while skydiving. Jacob’s Flight Service, 1090 Airglades Blvd. in Clewiston o ers Lake Okeechobee Scenic Air Tours. Tours o ered include the 45 minutes Sunset Scenic Air Tour, the hour-long Lake Okeechobee Scenic Tour and the Lake Okeechobee Fish and Duck Spotting Tour. Customized tours can also be designed. The Sunset Scenic Tour includes 45 minutes of ight time to catch the gorgeous sunset over the Big Lake Okeechobee. Flight will depart 30 minutes prior to sunset. The Lake Scenic Tour includes one hour of ight time and will y you completely around the Big Lake Okeechobee to enjoy all the sites to be seen to include: Clewiston, South Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee, Okeechobee, Lake Port and Moore Haven. The Fish & Duck Spotting Tour can be designed to meet your requests and areas of interest. Charges will be billed for the ight time incurred. No minimum ight time is required. A customized tour can be designed to meet your requests and areas of interest. Charges will be billed for the ight time incurred. No minimum ight time is required. Air Adventures at the Airglades Airport, 3200 Airglades Boulevard in Clewiston o ers a variety of choices in skydiving. Beginners can try a tandem skydive to see what it’s all about. Those who wish to take up the sport of skydiving can take advantage of more advanced training. Air Adventures is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to sunset. You must be at least 18 years old to skydive—there is no upper age limit. Some young at heart seniors celebrate milestone birthdays by taking up skydiving. See the lake from the sky

PAGE 28

Street BeatBELLE GLADE–Street Beat will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. All seats are $10. Founded in 1996 by Kenneth & Nerissa Jackson, Street Beat Inc. (SBI) is critically-acclaimed for its e orts to train youth to become selfreliant, by focusing on personal development through discipline and the arts. SBI’s Choreographer/Artistic Director, Shanique Scott creates choreography that infuses Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical movements to the latest contemporary gospel tunes. Visit www. streetbeatincorporated.org. The ticket o ce is in the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160.The Comedy CornerFORT PIERCE -The Comedy Corner, in the Black Box Theatre with the Sunrise Theatre Complex in downtown Fort Pierce, brings top-touring comedians every second and fourth Saturday night of each month. May Comedy Corner shows are set for May 12 and May 26. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.The Gipsy KingsWEST PALM BEACH -The Gipsy Kings will perform at the Kravis Center in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach on May 9. This world famous musical group is made up of two groups of brothers: Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned amenco artist Jose Reyes, and their cousins, Jacques, Maurice and Tonino Baliardo. They are the o spring of Spanish gypsy families that ed to France in the 1930s to escape Spain’s Civil War. In 1987, The Gipsy Kings released their debut album which introduced the world to “Rumba Gitano” – the sound of South American rhythm married to amenco guitars. For more information go online to www.kravis.org call the box o ce at 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471.The PlagueFORT MYERS -A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of daunting circumstances, “The Plague” is the story of a mysterious illness ravaging a small north-African city and the response of the citizens: some resign themselves to their fate, some blame others, and some dedicate themselves to the common good. The play highlights the innate goodness of humanity. “The Plague” will be presented May 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 at 8 pm at 1634 Woodford Avenue (corner of 2nd Street and Woodford) in Fort Myers. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on May 20. For more information, call 239-218-0481 or visit www.laboratorytheater orida.com.Moonlight SerenadeFORT PIERCE -Join the Indian River State College Fine Arts Department for their annual summer series, and while Florida’s summer temperatures rise, watch the hottest ticket in town. The summer season starts with the sounds of the “Moonlight Serenade,” May 10-12. Always a highlight of the McAlpin OnStage Summer Series, the Variety Concert is the best in student performances of popular music and jazz standards, featuring the IRSC “Company” singers and IRSC Jazz Ensemble. Performances are May 10, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and May 12 at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 772-462-4750 or toll-free at 1-800-220-9915. The McAlpin Fine Arts Center is on the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.Wait Until DarkFORT PIERCE -“Wait Until Dark,” a thriller by Frederick Knott, will be performed at the Indian River State College McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, on May 24, 25, 26 at 8 p.m. and Ma y 26 at 2 p.m. This intriguing thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping nal scene where a sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. Susy, a blind wife trying to s ave her husband from being convicted of murder, knows the only way to play fair is by her rules. So when darkness falls she turns o all the lights leaving them to maneuver in the dark until the deadly game of cat and mouse ends. For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 772-462-4750 or toll-free a t 1-800-220-9915.Blackbeard the PirateFORT PIERCE The Sunrise Theatre and Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Blackbeard the Pirate” on June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Sunrise Theatre, 117 South Second Street Fort Pierce. They will also h ave a w eeklong children’s workshop June 11-15. Through the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), youngsters are introduced at an early age to the performing arts. Within each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; the slow are rehearsed to perfection; and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that EVERYONE of them are necessary for the show to go on. Few arenas exist where responsibility is taught and learned so clearly. MCT provides a unique opportunity for our youngsters to learn group dynamics while excelling as an individual—a lesson from art that carries into life. or more information online, go to http://www.sunrisetheatre.com/missoula/index.html. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775. Plays, concerts, comedy and more ... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 PERFORMING ARTS