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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 06-07-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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MOTORCYCLES COLLIDED NEAR EVERHIGH ACRESBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comA group of eight motorcycles traveling through Hendry County collided on Sunday, sending one person to the hospital with serious injuries, with another motorcyclist being pronounced dead. The accident happened at approximately 2:50 p.m. on State Road 80. The location was approximately one and a half miles east of Everhigh Acres Road, in the general area of Southern Gardens Citrus. According to information released by the Florida Highway Patrol, the two vehicles that collided – a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Anthony C. Wood, 50, and a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Michael E. Cochran, 60, both from Bonita Springs – were traveling west on State Road 80 as part of a larger group of motorcyclists. The two motorcycles collided, Clewiston’s beloved park to be built with focus on safetyBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comOne of Clewiston’s oldest and most beloved landmarks, Woodworks Park, was sadly torn down ve years ago after city leaders expressed concern over the safety of the aging structure. Being built of wood, time and weather deteriorated the playground and threatened children with splinters. Now, a new plan for reconstruction has been re-ignited, lead by the Active Citizens for Children. The most challenging obstacle this project faces, is funding. A budget meeting was held between the Active Citizens for Children and city staff to determine how much will be able to be contributed to the joint project. However, before they can fully prepare for the budget, building plans have to be adequate to estimate an accurate total cost. After meeting with a company from Sarasota, an estimate of the cost of materials will be ready in approximately a week. “We hope to have some more info for June. Maybe we’ll have a design for the beginning of the school year, and maybe by winter we’ll get the funds,” hopes Vary, putting the plans into perspective. It will be a community built projV. N V N T, J W IP M  P Woodworks Park to be Rebuilt Caravan of Motorcycles Crash in Hendry County, Killing OneSEE CRASH  9 SEE WOODWORKS  6 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAOlivia Rushing and Bianca Gonzales shake off the pre-performance jitters as they take the stage to sing the National Anthem at the 2012 graduation ceremony at Cane Field. For more pictures, nd us on Facebook. FCAT 2.0 merely a stepping stone for even more rigorous testing standardsBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comIn last week’s edition of The Clewiston News, the achievements of third graders in Hendry County were analyzed. The interesting aspect of those scores included the fact that low-scorers (those students receiving a score of 1 on their reading) were being recommended to be held back to address learning shortfalls. This week, scores relating to grades four through eight were released, providing a keener insight into how local students fared on the Math and Science portions of their exams. The FCAT 2.0 is just the beginning of a new generation of increasingly challenging academic assessments. It is a bridge -so to speak -preparing students for the Common Core State Standards, which all Florida schools are transitioning to. These will demand even more exacting performances of students. This standardized test is based on performance throughout the nation. It will move the state toward a more uniform assessment test. Florida students will be tested with the same expectations and benchmarks as 45 other U.S. states and three territories. While steadily raising the bar, school administrators, staff, and students are beginning to rise to meet the challenge, just as they have for the 2012 FCAT 2.0. Florida students grades four through eight have met and even exceeded the predictions of the Florida Department of Education on their performance, according to school state of cials. Although with the new FCAT 2.0 grading system, scores were After 3rd Grade FCAT Results, 4th through 8th Grade Scores inSEE FCAT  16 Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Loggerhead Shrike is a songbird that hunts like a small hawk and is known locally as the “Butcherbird.” The Shrike doesn’t have the strong feet and talons of a raptor, but is known to scan for prey from perches. It uses its stout black hooked bill to kill prey, which it impales on a barbed wire fence or pointed snag so that it can be torn apart. These birds live and breed in Florida, but their numbers are declining at about ve percent annually throughout the United States (Florida Breeding Bird Atlas). This robin-sized bird has a large muscular head, a black mask that extends across the forehead, and a medium-long black tail with white outer feathers. Adults have a gray back, white throat, and whitish chest. Wings are black with a white patch. Juveniles are a duller shade of gray than the adults, and have faint bars on the chest and back. The Shrike’s song is made up of short trills or clear notes with their call being a series of harsh “bzeek, bzeek” screeching notes. Loggerhead Shrike live in open grasslands where there are scattered trees and shrubs. Shrikes often use power lines and fence posts as hunting perches. Their diet consists of insects, amphibians, small reptiles, small mammals, and birds. Breeding females begin laying eggs in February or March which is earlier than most songbirds. They can raise two or three broods per season. Their bulky nest of sticks and twigs is usually built in the base of dense foliage found in trees or bushes. The nest is lined with grasses and animal hair where the female lays ve to six grayish-buff eggs, which are incubated for 15 to 17 days. The young remain in the nest for 16 to 20 days. They are fed by their parents for four to six weeks after edgling. Information about the Loggerhead Shrike and other breeding birds in Florida is available on the FWC’s Florida Breeding Bird Atlas at http://legacy. myfwc.com/bba/species.asp. The Florida Breeding Bird Atlas is a grid-based survey of the bird species breeding in Florida. The grid is based on U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute topographic quadrangles (Quads) and each Quad is broken into six survey Blocks of 11 square miles. Hendry-Glades Audubon has joined the effort to help recruit volunteers for Zone 9 in Hendry and Glades County. Observations are reported to USGS Atlas Explorer website or on a checklist that is available through Hendry-Glades Audubon. If you are interested in participating in the Florida Breeding Bird Surveys information contact is available at Florida Ornithological Society, www.fosbirds.org / bba2news. Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers will be collecting data at the 11 square mile Little Cypress Block No. 6. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on June 16, Jul y 14 or Aug. 18. For reservations for these trips contact: Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedule. Check for updates on the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Loggerhead Shrike (LOSH) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sunglass ExtravaganzaHot Savings at our Summer Sunglass Sale! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761New styles released for SummerJune 25th June 29thSavings up to 50% on all in stock sunglasses 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 Margaret England PHOTO / NANCY PRICELoggerhead Shrike.

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Drug Free Hendry CountyThe public is invited to attend the Hendry and Glades Tobacco-Free Partnership and Drug Free Hendry County End of the Year Banquet on Thursday, June 7, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will be held at the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades in LaBelle. This will be the nal meeting for the 2011/12 program year.Choir RehearsalMt. Calvary M.B. Church Choir #2 presents choir rehearsal for "Why Should We Sing In The Choir?" The Musical. It will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary M.B. Church in Clewiston.4-H Camp Cloverleaf in Lake PlacidHendry County 4-H will be camping at Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid from July 16 to 20. The camp is open to youth ages 8 13. There is a cost for the camp and includes snacks, meals, and lodging. Registration deadline is July 9. For more information on pricing, please contact the 4-H of ce at 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598.Book Signing at LibraryThe Clewiston Public Library is pleased to announce that local author Yolanda FlournahPerkins will be signing her new book, "Consequences" at the Clewiston Public Library on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m., to 12 p.m. The book offers lessons in the spiritual life based on a true story, and is available from common online retailers like Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. For more information, please call Eric Tommerdahl at 863-983-1493.Vacation Bible SchoolA Vacation Bible School will be held at First United Church of Clewiston Monday through Friday, July 11 to 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by programs, crafts, singing, and games! For more information or to pre-register, please call 863983-5269.Mini Health FairsHealth Fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing blood pressure, weight, pulse, and oxygen checks. For more information, please contact Tabitha Yebba at 863-233-1305. Harlem Gardens Apartments on Monday, June 18, at 10 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center on Monday, June 18, at 11:30 a.m.East Recreation Summer CampEast Recreation Summer Camp is set to begin from June 18 to July 27, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at Hooker's Point Park and Harlem Community Park facilities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will be arts and crafts, sports, swimming (Harlem site only), and eld trips. There is a fee per week, per child. For more information, or pricing, please call 863983-1485.Clewiston Recreation Summer Camp You can now register for the 2012 Summer Camp at the Youth Center or online at www. clewistonrecreation.com. The registration deadlines is July 1 for the second session. If you have any questions, please call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.Summer Sunday Worship TimesStarting this month, First United Methodist Church of Clewiston will have one special combined worship service at 10 a.m. with Sunday School classes for adults, youth, and children starting at 9 a.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION BY JILLIAN SPARKS Chamber of CommerceSounds so simple, "Be Thankful." I nd that so many of us have become so busy that we can't even do the simplest of tasks like being thankful. It's usually a term we get squashed with at Thanksgiving but really we mean this in a different way. It's manners -the simple hello, goodbye, please and thank you's that have all gone to the way side. The appreciation for the person that held the door for you and others; these are the things we hope as people we can learn to recognize and be thankful for. Clewiston is "America's Sweet e st Town" and the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce makes sure everyone stays aware of this to the best of our ability. Keeping you all in the know about what goes on around town with the movers and shakers is what we do best! Did you read last month's article about daring you to explore your own backyard? Well, we are going to challenge you all again. We want everyone to show their thanks. Lead by example and show everyone why your mother would be proud of you for being a part of functioning society. Blame it on the ease from technology and cell phones but really it is a daily choice. Choose to be a better person. Regardless of the frustration you felt from your last grocery shopping expedition try something else. Smile, wave hello, please and thank you. Kill them with kindness. We have been doing this little experiment within the con nes of our own establishments and I can see the difference it makes every day. We want to hear about your "Thankful" experiences, post them on the Chamber Facebook page or e-mail us at clewistonchamber@embarqmail.com Together We'll Grow. Chamber of Commerce: Be Thankful

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsNorovirus is commonly called the “stomach u.” Noroviruses are found in the stool or vomit of infected people. Norovirus is highly contagious and may cause vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually start within 24 to 48 hours and most people begin to feel better within one or two days and have no long-term health effects. People can become infected with the virus in several ways including: Touching surfaces or objects contaminated w ith the virus, and then placing their hands in their mouth. Eating food or drinking liquids that have been contaminated with the virus (usually from the food handler not washing their hands properly). Having direct contact with another person w ho is infected and showing symptoms (caring for someone who is infected, sharing food or eating utensils). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus causes 23 million illnesses per year. As with many infections, frequent and thorough hand washing is the key to preventing the spread. This simple step can help our communities stay healthy. You can decrease your chance of coming in contact with noroviruses by following these preventive steps: Wash hands frequently (especially after going to the bathroom, changing diapers, before eating, and prior to preparing food). Carefully wash fruits and vegetables, and cook foods completely before eating them. Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces immediately after an episode of illness by using bleach-based household cleaners. Immediately remove and wash clothing or linens that may be contaminated with the virus after an episode of illness (use hot water and soap). Flush or discard any vomit and/ or stool in the toilet and make sure the surrounding area is kept clean. People who have symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea should not prepare food until they are completely free of symptoms and for at least three days after all symptoms are gone. Any foods that may have been contaminated by an ill person should be thrown away. For additional information, you can visit www. cdc.gov and look up “Norovirus Infection” or talk with your health care provider. What is Norovirus? Staff members from the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments became better prepared for disasters by participating in the 2012 Statewide Hurricane Exercise. Robert Kosiba, Community Assistance Consultant and Region 6 Planning and Special Needs Consultant developed and conducted the drill. The drill consisted of a simulated activation and set up of the Special Needs Shelter and an exercise replicating what it would be like to accept more than 20 clients into the shelter. Partnering response agencies participated in the drill, such as Hendry and Glades Counties’ Emergency Management, Hendry County EMS, and the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce. Additionally, nursing students from Gulf Coast University also participated in the drill. This drill helped to exercise the set up and management of a special needs shelter and some of the challenges that could arise before, during, and after a storm. Another learning experience included Health Department staff members lling the roles as Emergency Support for Health and Medical. They operated out of each Emergency Operations Center in Hendry and Glades counties. “We are pleased to have such close partnerships within our communities of Hendry and Glades Counties. We realize that in rural areas such as ours, it will take teamwork for emergency response to be successful,” said Administrator, Patricia Dobbins. “It is so important that the responders, who work together, also train together.” Statewide Hurricane Exercise Simulates Emergency Response

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School is out and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary knows that in a couple of months children will receive a list of back to school supplies. The average cost to purchase school supplies runs around $75 per child and this can be a nancial burden on many families in the area. This is why the Ladies Auxiliary, along with other VFW members, are planning a fund raiser to purchase back to school supplies for local elementary schools. Their objective is to plan an outdoors day of family fun to be held later this summer. Community involvement will be an important element for the success of this project. They are a non-pro t organization and invite all interested parties to attend a workshop meeting on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at the VFW, Post 4185. The Ladies Auxiliary will hold the Installation of Of cers meeting on Saturday, June 9, at 5 p.m. All sisters of the auxiliary are asked to attend and show gratitude and commitment to the ladies who have accepted the responsibility for the continuing good of their organization. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Don't forget the Ladies Auxiliary serves delicious meals every Tuesday night. Each $7 donation helps them to continue to exist to serve and support our Veterans and community. TKA is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Burrage as the new Principal at The King's Academy Clewiston. He and his family will be relocating to Clewiston this summer and they are excited to join the TKA family. Kevin Colling, TKA's Headmaster, stated, "Mr. Burrage brings an abundance of leadership experience that will surely bene t the school as it begins its third year. With his pioneering spirit, dedication to academic excellence, and authentic Christian approach to education, the future of TKA Clewiston is very bright." Brian Burrage was born and raised in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and Connecticut. After high school, he enlisted in the Connecticut Army National Guard, and shipped out to basic and advanced training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Upon completion of his v ocational training, Mr. Burrage decided to pursue a lifelong dream of relocating to the sunshine state to attend the University of Florida, where he pursued a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Mr. Burrage was called to active duty service numerous times, including an active duty tour in Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005 with the 25th Infantry Division. He has received multiple commendations for meritorious service while overseas. Upon his return from active duty, he discovered his calling; serving the Lord through Christian education. He quickly found success in school leadership and in the science classroom where he focused on high-energy, hands-on learning. Mr. Burrage is a Graduate of Educational Leadership candidate at Southeastern University in Lakeland and has served as Dean of Students and Science Department Chair at Community Christian Academy in Stuart for the past three years. Under his leadership, the areas of teacher quality, curriculum enrichment, and student life have thrived, and as a result, Community Christian School has tripled in size during his tenure. His wife, Jen, also attended the University of Florida. She holds a Master's Degree in Early Elementary Education and will be teaching at Clewiston Christian School. The couple has a three-year-old daughter who will be attending Clewiston Christian's pre-school program. The King's Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King's Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry Counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury's Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue, and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King's Academy is available online at www.TKA.net. The King’s Academy Welcomes New Clewiston Campus Principal ect -just like Woodworks was. This not only saves money but "builds purpose," according to Mercedes Vary, Secretary of the Active Citizens for Children. Woodworks was originally constructed in 1992. Members of the community voiced their hopes for another recreational outlet for the youth in the area, and a plan to build the park began. Hundreds of citizens from around the community volunteered to help construct the playground. Vary anticipates a satisfying turnout of volunteers when it's time to get down to business. "I know a lot of people would like to see a park back there and we're trying to get them excited, so I think we'll be okay as far as rallying people to volunteer," said Vary. Until the approval of the construction's design, Vary will continue to put forth effort into accomplishing the goal of new playground equipment for Woodworks Park. "We hope to have basic plans and a budget ready to present by the next city commission meeting," said Vary. "Everybody seems to be on board." The only thing left is commission for the building materials. The nal touch to the park will be a proposal for renaming the park. Ms. Vary is brainstorming about how to come up with a new title for the playground but would ultimately like to see it put into the hands of the school children. WOODWORKSContinued  1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL IMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINIC CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINIC Your pet will always be cared for by a licensed veterinarian1/2 Price on Dentals Free Kidney & Diabetes testing with annual Wellness Exam 1/2 Price boardingDisclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOStudents of the Month CelebrateClewiston Middle School recognized the May students of the month on Friday, June 1. As one of the school year’s last celebrations, students of the month gathered in the school cafeteria, alongside 8th grade A/B honor roll students, to mingle and devour pizza and ice cream sundaes. Those students pictured are Saray Hernandez, Juan Valle, Amanda Pereiro, Ramiro DeSantiago, and Jade Bryan. Not pictured are Emily Shamsunder, Trevor Pruitt, Rebeca Garcia, Juan Albarenqua, and Cody Miller. These middle school students have demonstrated leadership qualities, responsible behavior, and academic achievement. Ladies Auxiliary Happenings

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Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida. A team of researchers, including members of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, have identi ed the chemicals inside heirloom tomatoes that make people enjoy their taste, and the discovery is expected to enable them to create better-tasting tomatoes for the commercial market. Heirloom tomatoes are old varieties not bred for large-scale production and prized for their true tomato taste; something that many believe has been lost in commercial tomatoes. The research is detailed online in the May 24 issue of Current Biology. “A big problem with the modern, commercial tomato is that growers are not paid to produce a tomato that tastes good,” said Harry Klee, an eminent scholar and professor in the UF/IFAS horticultural sciences department. “They are paid purely on how many pounds of tomatoes they put into boxes.” Florida is a top producer of fresh tomatoes, and the state’s crop for 2010-2011 was valued at $431 million. To make the discovery, Klee and a team of researchers determined the chemical components of nearly 100 tomato varieties, including many heirlooms; calculated the levels present of each chemical identi ed; and then subjected the tomatoes to taste tests. The taste tests were comprised of 13 panels of 100 people who rated each tomato’s taste. The researchers then statistically analyzed their data to ascertain the chemicals that were most abundant in tomatoes people liked the most and the least. The research showed that some chemicals that scientists previously thought were important weren’t and some they thought weren’t, were. For example, cis-3-hexenal had long been considered to be important to tomato taste, mostly because it is so abundant in many tomatoes. However, it has zero correlation to what people like, Klee said. On the other hand, geranial, which was considered less important, correlated strongly with the highest-rated tomatoes and enhanced sweetness, the research showed. “We really have to rethink the way that we look at what is the chemistry of avor,” Klee said. Klee’s research has begun focusing on ways to transfer the chemicals important to taste into commercial tomato varieties that produce higher yields and have better disease resistance than heirlooms. Klee said during the taste panels, administered by Charles Sims, chairman of the UF/IFAS food science and human nutrition department, several heirloom varieties received high scores. These included the cherry tomatoes Cherry Roma and Maglia Rosa; the somewhat mediumsized Ailsa Craig and the large German Queen tomato. These heirlooms are excellent candidates for transfer of good avor into commercial varieties, Klee said. Some of the chemicals uncovered during the research also have potential applications outside of tomato breeding, said team member Linda Bartoshuk, Bushnell Professor in the UF College of Dentistry and director of human research at UF’s Center for Smell and Taste. “Using statistical analysis, we found volatile chemicals that are contributing to sweet independent of sugar,” Bartoshuk said. This could be important to the food industry, she said, as foods, such as fruit juices, can be made to taste sweeter without added sugar or arti cial sweeteners. UF has applied for a patent on the chemicals. Eating tomatoes can be part of a healthy lifestyle as they are high in vitamins C and A; are a good source of potassium; contain no cholesterol or fat; have few calories and sodium; and are high in the antioxidant lycopene. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation, IFAS and Seminis Vegetable Seeds Inc. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 for SUPERVISOR of ELECTIONS21 Years of Experience in Elections NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY WASTE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEENotice is hereby given that the Hendry County Waste Management Advisory Committee will hold a meeting June 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm, at the Hendry County Special Districts Building, 3300 Utility Drive, LaBelle, Florida 33935. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Committee with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Waste Management Advisory Committee 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 UF Researchers Uncover Secret Recipe from Nature for a Great Tasting Tomato PHOTO / UFHarry Klee, an eminent scholar and professor in the UF/IFAS horticultural sciences department, is pictured in the greenhouse wi th hybrid tomatoes derived from heirlooms. The tomatoes are part of a tomato avor improvement project that is looking at producing hybrids that have great taste like heirlooms but better performance. The project is also looking at transferring the enjoyable taste of heir looms into supermarket tomatoes.

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Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor was selected to represent Florida at the National Democratic Convention to be held September 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C. Taylor was chosen at the Florida Democratic Party Convention held June 1-3 in Tampa where party representatives from all 67 counties gathered to select their 300-member national convention delegation. The Florida Democratic delegation is so large that only California will have more of the 5,500 delegates at the event. By contrast, while Florida is hosting the Republican Party convention, its delegation will be considerably smaller due to being penalized by the Republican National Party for jumping its primary too far ahead of other states. Taylor said that the Tampa convention was very exciting and she’s honored to be representing Democrats from Hendry and Glades counties at the national level. She said it’s been a busy time for her having just come back from a trip to Christian sites in Israel and the graduation of a granddaughter in Mississippi. But the Tampa convention has her reinvigorated. Commissioner Taylor was selected in part because of her status as an elected county of cial and senior citizen. Seniors will be crucial to Democratic hopes in the November presidential and senatorial elections. A highlight of the convention was a speech by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson who said Florida is the crucial state. In a replay of the 2000 election, whichever party wins Florida will lead the nation for the next four years. Also attending the Florida Democratic Party Convention for Hendry County was Joe Thomas and for Glades County, John Capece. Hendry and Glades Democrats will gather for a Unity Dinner fund raiser on June 16 at the Clewiston Country Club. Tickets are available from Ellen Geake at 863-983-2922. The Hendry County 4-H Program held its Annual 4-H Awards Banquet at the LaBelle Civic Center. Members received award pins in the different 4-H project areas from cooking, arts and crafts, to steer, swine, and dairy goats. Junior, Intermediate, and Senior 4-H members received awards for placing in the top two in the LaBelle Youth Livestock Show Record Book competition and placing in the top three in the Hendry County Fair Record Book competition. Leaders and other adult volunteers were recognized for their many years of service and dedication to the 4-H program, from one year to thirty-three years of service. Ms. Patricia Johnson was awarded the Outstanding Leader Award after receiving letters of recommendation from her 4-H club members. This is Mrs. Johnson’s rst year providing leadership to the Hendry County 4-H Horticulture Program. Several 4-H members received special recognition for their accomplishments in 4-H: Landon Sutton received the Outstanding Junior 4-H Award plaque with Rebekah Lopez achieving the Outstanding Intermediate 4-H Award plaque. Harry Plamondon was awarded the Outstanding Senior 4-H Award plaque. These awards were based on letters received from 4-H leaders outlining their accomplishments in the overall 4-H program. Jarad Plair and Dalton Rose received the Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each. Chelsea Barrineau, Joy-Anna Bryan, Braxton Ford, Lane Goodwin, Andy McAvoy, Bo Meador, and Gennifer Raulerson received a one-time scholarship. The Hendry County 4-H Staff would like to express their appreciation to the parents, leaders, and volunteers who attended the Awards Banquet in support of the 4-H program. Without them, giving their time and talents, 4-H would not be able to reach the lives of many youth in Hendry County. Last but not least, the Hendry County 4-H Staff recognizes Mr. Mike Boyle, Mr. Paul Puletti and their staff for allowing the 4-H Awards Banquet to be held at the LaBelle Civic Center. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Jeff and Jan Royal of Belle Glade, FL, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Kevin Daniel to Courtney Lee Smith, the daughter of Lee and Tracy Smith of Thomasville, GA. Kevin is the grandson of Joanne Royal and the late Larry Royal of Belle Glade, and the late Jack and Tina Hancock, formerly of Sylvester, GA. Courtney is the granddaughter of Laverne and Kathryn Smith of Boston, GA, and the late William A. and Geneva Bishop, formerly of Thomasville, GA. Courtney is a graduate of Thomas University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and a graduate of Valdosta State University with a Masters of Science in Counseling. She is currently working on her specialist degree in School Psychology and is employed with Five Points Apts, Valdosta GA. Kevin is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, and is currently employed with Absolute Hardware Flooring in West Palm Beach. The couple will be married August 11, 2012, in Thomasville, GA, and will reside in North Palm Beach, FL. KEVIN ROYAL ENGAGEMENT COURTNEY SMITH & L L O O K I N G F F O R M M O T I V A T E D P P E O P L E M A N A G E M E N T P P O S I T I O N S L I T T L E C C A E S A R S C C L E W I S T O N N e e d t t o b b e c c o m m i t t e d t t o e e x c e l l e n c e M a n a g e m e n t e e x p e r i e n c e a a m m u s t F o o d i i n d u s t r y e e x p e r i e n c e a a p p l u s W i l l t t r a i n t t o m m e e t L L i t t l e C C a e s a r s s s t a n d a r d s P a y m e n t s s c h e d u l e b b o n u s s s t r u c t u r e + + b b e n e f i t s Please send resume to cathy@jamapizza.com 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 4-H Annual Banquet Held at the LaBelle Civic Center SUBMITTED PHOTOLeft to right: Outstanding 4-H’er Awards, Sonja Crawford, Harry Plamondon, Rebakah Lopez, and Landon Sutton. SUBMITTED PHOTOLeft to right: Outstanding Leader Award, Wolfgang Lynn, Harry Plamondon, Andy McAvoy, Pat Johnson, and Sonja Crawford. Taylor Selected as National Delegate

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 The Tiger Pride Wrestling Club traveled to Immokalee High school to compete in the club’s third tournament of the season and crowning four champions in the process. Hunter Barnes, Roland Loreto, Troy Wilcher, and Joe Hernandez all took home gold medals. Matthew Johnson placed second in his weight class and Daniela Pupo, Blake Whitlock, and Bryce Barnes all took home bronze medals. Joe Hernandez (the high school heavyweight) won all four of his matches by way of pin, Matthew Johnson won three out of his four matches also by way of pin. Both wrestlers concluded spring football last week and they were competing in their rst tournament with the club this year. Hunter Barnes defeated both of his opponents by way of pin earning the gold medal in the 70 lbs division. “Hunter wrestled great on Saturday, he moved very well and stayed aggressive offensively, he’s been working hard in the room and has improved a great deal; it’s nice to see him develop the way he is,” said Coach Renaldy. Troy Wilcher and Roland Loreto were competing for the rst time and they didn’t disappoint as Troy defeated both of his opponents by way of technical superiority and Roland won both of his matches, one by way of technical superiority and the other by way of pin as both wrestlers earned gold medals in their respective age and weight division. “Troy has about three weeks of practice and Roland about a month, they pick up information very fast and winning their rst tournament is a great accomplishment for both. I can’t wait to see where they will be technique-wise a month from now,” commented coach Renaldy. Daniela Pupo, Blake Whitlock, and Bryce Barnes each took home the bronze medal, wrestling tough and staying competitive throughout three rounds of competition in their respective weight classes. “All wrestlers wrestled great. We took eight kids to the tournament and we placed eight kids, even with four of those kids wrestling for the rst time. I couldn’t be any happier about the results,” say coach Renaldy. He then added, “We had a lot of support there. You could hear the cheers from parents across the gym. So, thanks to all of them for going and supporting their kids as well as the club and also thanks to Kris Smith for helping me coach and keep up with everyone throughout the tournament.” Tiger Pride Wrestling Club Members Earn Gold SUBMITTED PHOTOTop picture: Kris Smith, Blake Whitlock, Hunter Barnes, Daniela Pupo, Troy, Roland Loreto, Bryce Barnes, Renaldy Tapia. Bottom picture: Top row, Matthew Johnson, Renaldy Tapia, Joe Hernandez; Bottom row, Kris Smith, Bryce Barnes, Hunter Barnes. overturning both of the vehicles and ejecting both occupants onto the pavement. The occupants were found on the north grass shoulder of the roadway, with Mr. Cochran landing near a canal. Mr. Wood was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital by Aeromed helicopter, and was admitted for treatment of serious injuries. Mr. Cochran was transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center. Having suffered worse injuries, Mr. Cochran was pronounced deceased at 4:10 p.m. According to the information, crash investigators have not pinpointed what caused the wreck, or which of the two drivers was responsible. Neither of the two drivers was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and alcohol tests as well as any potential charges remain pending. CRASHContinued  1 Relational Life LessonsBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchOne night Taylor watched a huge female turtle heave herself up the beach to dig her nest and lay eggs into the sand. The next day Taylor found tracks that the female turtle had made in the sand heading towards the sand dunes instead of back out to sea. Taylor found the turtle exhausted and all but baked. After pouring water on her and covering her with seaweed, Taylor fetched a park ranger. The ranger went to the spot in his jeep, ipped the turtle over on her back, wrapped tire chains around her front legs, and took off, dragging the turtle over the dunes and down onto the beach. At the ocean’s edge, he unhooked her and turned her right side up again. The poor turtle lay motionless in the surf as the water lapped at her body. As a large wave broke over her, she lifted her head slightly, moving her back legs as she did, until one of the waves made her light enough to nd a foothold and push off back into the safety of the water. Watching her swim slowly away and remembering her nightmare ride through the dunes, Taylor noted that it’s sometimes hard to tell whether you’re being harmed or helped by the hands that turn your world upside down. It reminds me of a story about a little bird who didn’t y south soon enough for the winter. It wound up on the ground, slowly freezing to death. When things looked really dim, a cow happened by and dropped a big warm cow pie on the little bird. The warmth of the cow pie revived the little bird, who felt so good he stuck his head out and began to sing. A fox coming by heard the singing and snatched the little bird up and swallowed him. The moral of the story is that everyone who dumps on you isn’t necessarily your enemy, and everyone who pulls you out of a crappy situation isn’t necessarily your friend. Let’s face it; friends make life a lot more fun. I can’t even imagine where I would be today were it not for some close friends who have given me a heart full of joy. We were made to be in relationship, and relationships are important, but they aren’t always easy. We live in a wonderful world, but sometimes things happen. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if people are helping or hurting us when our world is turned upside down, and it’s true that everyone who pulls us out of a dif cult situation isn’t always doing the best thing for us. The reality is we can’t change our past and we can’t change that people act a certain way and we can’t change the unavoidable. What we can control and shape however, is our attitude in which we face what happens. There’s an element of truth in Charles Swindoll’s statement, “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” Our perspective on what happens to us will determine how successful we are in handling them. What we can do is observe, learn, and pass on to others what we have learned through the school of life. Five of my favorites include: 1) Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 2) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 3) Forgive everyone everything. 4) Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 5) God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do. “Blessed is the person who nds wisdom, the one who gains understanding, for the reward is more pro table than silver and yields better returns than gold.” (Proverbs 3:13-14) Religion Column Pastor John Hicks

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Local family ties proud of stepsonTony Abernathy, whose military career spans two decades, was recently promoted to colonel in the United States Air Force, reports his family. Col. Abernathy prepares for reassignment to South Korea, where he will resume ying the F-16. The colonel is originally from Miami, but has spent many months in Clewiston with his father, Bill Abernathy. They have many friends in the Clewiston and LaBelle area. Col. Abernathy has enjoyed a full career in the military. He graduated from Columbus High School in Miami and later attended Auburn University, where he joined the ROTC and played soccer. There, he met Tracy Holcomb. The two later married and now have three daughters. Tony entered the air force after graduating from Auburn, working initially as a maintenance of cer on the AWACs (radar surveillance aircraft) in Oklahoma City, Okla. Tony entered pilot training and upon completing it was assigned to y the F-16 ghter. He has now own the aircraft for 20 years and has accumulated several hundred combat hours from assignments around the world. While stationed in Oklahoma at Tinker Air Force Base he obtained his rst masters degree and is now completing his second masters at the prestigious U.S. Military's Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. Throughout his career, Tony has held several different positions in addition to his role as a ghter pilot. He was a safety of cer at an air force base in Northern Japan, and held the title of ying executive of cer for commander of Luke Air Force Base. His next assignment will be as deputy group commander at an air force base in South Korea. Barbara Ridgdill, wife of Bill Abernathy, said her stepson was in great spirits after visiting with him and his family before his transfer to South Korea. "Tony has had a great career, which has been a great source of pride for me and his biological parents, but we are most proud of him for the kind of Christian man, husband, and father that he is," said Mrs. Ridgdill. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Abernathy Promoted to Colonel Tony Abernathy

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationSUMMER LIFEGUARDMonitor all activities in and around the pool area. Administer CPR and First Aid as necessary. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of pool equipment and systems. Current certi cation required. Apply Today: kabienaime@semtribe.com or fax: 954-967-3477 Employment Full TimeAccount Manager/Manager Trainee Buddy’s Home Furnishings is seeking individuals interested in the rent to own industry in the Clewiston /Okeechobee area. We are a furniture, appliance and electronic rental and retail business. This position involves sales, marketing and collections in a fast paced environment. This position also requires lifting and delivering household furnishings. A clean driving record is a must. Bi-Lingual is a plus. Must be computer literate and possess good people skills. Contact Dan @ 863-902-0277 or stop in at 884 W. Sugarland Hwy. to ll out an application. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Everglades Federal Credit Union Customer Service, Collections, & Member Services Positions AvailableMust have excellent customer service, communication, organization & typing skills and be pro cient in MS Word & Excel. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bilingual a +. May apply in person or email resume to dporter@everglades fcu.com Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012

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DIESEL MECHANIC• Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery.• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc.Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com FWC seeking Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Hendry County Apply online at myfwc.com/alligator Closes June 15, 2012 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 Employment Full Time Truck Drivers Needed Must have a CDL class A with Tank Endorsements. Must have veri able tank experience. Able to stay out for multiple days if needed. Pay is .40 cents a mile. Please call Dewey @ 561-996-9450 or Kevin @ 504-239-1766. 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 ApartmentsClewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Houses RentFor Rent 2BR 1.5 BA Bungalow. 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If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 418849 CN/CB 6/7/2012 Public Notice 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 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING OF DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a Meeting of the Landowners’ of DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the of ces of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing Supervisors; 2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the Landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District at (239) 226-2000 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of proceeding. DATED this 16th day of May, 2012. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 417989 CN 6/7,14/2012 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING OF COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a Meeting of the Landowners’ of COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the of ces of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing Supervisors; 2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the Landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District at (239) 226-2000 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of proceeding. DATED this 16th day of May 2012. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 418013 CN 6/7,14/2012 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 2431 2008 1074433-03000010290 Danny Robert Cook Lot 29, Block 1, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417964 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 Public NoticeBOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT NOTICE BUDGET HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 75-383, FLORIDA ACTS OF 1975, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS CAUSED TO BE PREPARED A BUDGET OF THE COST OF MAINTAINING AND OPERATING ALL OF THE WORK AND IMPROVEMENTS OF THE DISTRICT FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2013; THE SAME MAY BE EXAMINED AT UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION 1995 W. US HIGHWAY 27, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA. THE DIRECTORS OF BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT WILL MEET AT UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION OFFICE, 1995 W. US HIGHWAY 27, CLEWISTON, FLOIRDA 33440 ON JUNE 12, 2012 AT 11:15 A.M. FOR THE PURPOSE OF HEARING OBJECTIONS AND COMPLAINTS WITH RESPECT TO SAID BUDGET. BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT RUBEN RIFA, CHAIRMAN 419147 CN 6/7/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 06/20/2012 @ 8:00AM 1995 HOND VIN# JH2SC2803SM300795 418180 CN 6/7/2012 NOTICE FOR BIDS Barron Water Control District will accept sealed bid proposals up to 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 18, 2012, for the sale of a 2005 Ford F-150 super-cab truck with a 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 419109 CGS/CB 6/7,14/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/22/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1994 CHRYSLER 1C4GK54L5RX390205 1996 CHEVROLET 1GCCS1942T8108841 419145 CN 6/7/2012RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT NOTICE BUDGET HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 75-383, FLORIDA ACTS OF 1975, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS CAUSED TO BE PREPARED A BUDGET OF THE COST OF MAINTAINING AND OPERATING ALL OF THE WORK AND IMPROVEMENTS OF THE DISTRICT FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2013; THE SAME MAY BE EXAMINED AT UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION OFFICE, 1995 W. US HIGHWAY 27, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440. THE DIRECTORS OF RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT WILL MEET AT UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION OFFICE 1995 W. US HIGHWAY 27, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440 ON JUNE 12, 2012 AT 11:30 A.M. FOR THE PURPOSE OF HEARING OBJECTIONS AND COMPLAINTS WITH RESPECT TO SAID BUDGET. BOARD OF DIRECTORS RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT STEVE STILES, CHAIRMAN 419148 CN/BGS 6/7/2012 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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.

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 2493 2008 1074433-03000220110 Jose A. Olivera Lot 11, Block 22, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417968 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2516 2008 1314433-A0000760000 Elvin Cruz & Carmen J. Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5950, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417970 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2309 2008 1364432-A0001020100 Ana Maria Marzan The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4691, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417958 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2526 2008 1314433-A0001070000 Gary Scott Miller The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6102, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417971 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2311 2008 1364432-A0001100100 David H.Wan The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4727, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417961 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 1472 2008 1144432-A0001130000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a drainage canal of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3371, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417963 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2260 2008 1354432-A0001890100 Gary Scott Miller The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3848, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417962 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2264 2008 1354432-A0002000100 Jean Marcellus The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3928, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417966 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2012 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes: 1. Electing Supervisor(s); 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2012-2013 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Tuesday, 22nd day of May, 2012 BY: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. 418176 BGS 5/31;6/7/2012 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 2189 2008 1344432-A0000690100 Jesula Tossaint and Marie R. St. Phard The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4255, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417960 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 1591 2008 1154432-A0001970000 Euclidez Muniz and Juana Rosado The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known at Tract 2580, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417965 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 21, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K91Landscaping on State Road 93 in Sarasota County -Budget Estimate: $106,486.00. E1L61Driveway and Mitered End Repairs in Polk County -Budget Estimate: $86,000.00. E1L62Ditch Cleaning and Grading in Polk County -Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 E1L63Installation of a New Guardrail System in Manatee County -Budget Estimate: $60,000.00. Z1000Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation & Signal Repair in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties Z1001Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation & Signal Repair in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties Z1002Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation & Signal Repair in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties Z1003Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Debris Removal-Cut & Toss in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties Z1004Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Debris Removal-Cut & Toss in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties Z1005Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Debris Removal-Cut & Toss in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties Z1006Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Debris Removal in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties Z1007Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Debris Removal in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties Z1008Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Debris Removal in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 418589 CN/CB 5/31;6/7/2012 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 2295 2008 1364432-A0000300100 Martha Elena Caballero And Junior Martinez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4847, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417957 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2236 2008 1354432-A00012001000 Gary L. Blackledge and Praxedes M. Blackledge The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4501, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417956 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2509 2008 1314433-A0000330000 Iris Valdez The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5965, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417969 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2256 2008 1354432-A0001790100 Edward S. & Emilie T. Palcowski The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3824, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417959 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS PAVING FOUR STREETS IN PIONEER PLANTATION IN HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2012-21 OPENING DATE AND TIME: JUNE 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for “Paving Four Streets in Pioneer Plantation in Hendry County”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by June 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on June 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 417974 CB/CN 5/24,31;6/7,14/2012 SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2012 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Electing Supervisor(s); 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2012-2013 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Tuesday, 22nd day of May, 2012. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. 418175 BGS 5/31;6/7/2012 HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2012 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes: 1. Electing Supervisor(s); 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem assessment rate for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Tuesday, 22nd day of May, 2012 By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. 418174 BGS 5/31;6/7/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO SOLID WASTE Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider changes to the Hendry County solid waste ordinance entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-10, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-10-61, ESTABLISHMENT, ETC., OF SERVICE IN UNINCORPORATED AREAS; 1-10-62, SERVICE FEES; 1-10-81, CREATION; PURPOSE; DECLARATION OF BENEFIT; 1-10-82, STATEMENT OF COUNTY INTENT; 1-10-83, DEFINITIONS; 1-10-86, GENERAL POWERS; 1-10-89, ANNUAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT; 1-10-91, SERVICE CHARGE PRIOR TO INITIATION OF ANNUAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT; 1-10-92, SCOPE OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT; DELINQUENCY; LIENS; 1-10-97, UNLAWFUL DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE; 1-10-98, ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 419146 CN/CB 6/7/2012 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 2469 2008 1074433-03000160110 Francisco Ramos Lot 11, Block 16, The Woodland Subdivision, according 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417967 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000919 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C-BASS MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-CB4, Plaintiff, VS. FRANK GUTIERREZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 17, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2008CA-000919 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C-BASS MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-CB4 is the Plaintiff and FRANK GUTIERREZ; MELISSA GUTIERREZ; CHARLES T. HOLT; MELANIE D. HOLT; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will set] to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR. HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 20th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LABELLE, BLOCK 59, THE SOUTH 137 FEET OF THE WEST 185 FEET, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BUT LYING AND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 311 S OAK STREET, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 21, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whoie of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 418473 CN 5/31;6/7/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT TN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000651 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS N/K/A PATRICIA CRITTENDEN ROSS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. FIRST AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida., I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as 4065 Ft. Adams Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Area LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILITY LANGUAGE: If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this May 24, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 418636 CN 6/7,14/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000194 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, vs. SHERRY CHANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRY CHANDLER; JOHN DOE AND; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 5-16-2012, and entered in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000194, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is Plaintiff and SHERRY CHANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRY CHANDLER; JOHN DOE AND; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 21st day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 28, INDIAN HILLS SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of May, 2012. JOE FLINT As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk 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 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 418698 GCD 6/7,14/2012 DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT NOTICE BUDGET HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 75-383, FLORIDA ACTS OF 1975, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT HAS CAUSED TO BE PREPARED A BUDGET OF THE COST OF MAINTAINING AND OPERATING ALL OF THE WORK AND IMPROVEMENTS OF THE DISTRICT FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2013; THE SAME MAY BE EXAMINED AT UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION OFFICE, 1995 W. US HIGHWAY 27, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA. THE DIRECTORS OF DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT WILL MEET AT UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION OFFICE, 1995 W. US HIGHWAY 27, CLEWISTON, FLOIRDA 33440 ON JUNE 12, 2012 AT 11:00 A.M. FOR THE PURPOSE OF HEARING OBJECTIONS AND COMPLAINTS WITH RESPECT TO SAID BUDGET. BOARD OF DIRECTORS DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT SAM WILLIAMS, CHAIRMAN 419149 CN/GD 6/7/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection South District Of ce, Air Resource Management Draft/Proposed Permit No. 0510015-024-AV Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, Clewiston Facility Hendry County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation. The applicant’s responsible of cial and mailing address are: Mr. Tristan Chapman, Vice President, General Manager, Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, Clewiston Facility, 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Facility Location: The applicant operates the existing Clewiston Facility, which is located in Hendry County at 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Project: The applicant applied on December 20, 2011 to the Department for a Title V air operation permit renewal. This is a renewal of Title V air operation permit No. 0510015-017-AV. The existing facility consists of two citrus peel dryers, two pellet coolers and four boilers. The emissions units operate on fuel oil, ethanol, d-limonene and coldpressed oil. The dryers control emission with waste heat evaporators which are equipped with a wet scrubber and sodium-alkali scrubbing. The facility has the potential to emit the following pollutants: carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic pollutants, methanol and other hazardous air pollutants. The facility is major for prevention signi cant deterioration and hazardous air pollutants. The facility is subject to Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60 Subpart A (General Provisions), Subpart Dc (Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units) and Subpart IIII (Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines). The facility is subject to Title 40 CFR Part 63 Subparts A (General Provisions) and ZZZZ (National Emissions Standards for Hazar dous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines). Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V air operation permits ar e subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, 62-213 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permit ting requirements and a Title V air operation permit is required to operate the facility. The Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Resource Section in the South District Of ce is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project. 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 address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the draft/proposed permit, the statement of basis, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view the draft permit by visiting the following website: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/defaultasp and entering the permit number shown above. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above. Notice of Intent to Issue Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue a draft/proposed Title V air operation permit renewal to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that continued operation of the existing 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, 62212, 62-213, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a nal permit in accordance with the conditions of the draft/proposed permit unless a response received in accordance with the following procedures results in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority at the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is suf cient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative Weekly (FAW). If a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Authority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received written comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a signi cant change to the draft/proposed permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a revised draft/proposed permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. 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, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions led by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be led within 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. 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 the attached Public Notice or within 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit, 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 fol-lowing information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, 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 indicate; (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. EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit as a proposed Title V air operation permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment period, provided that the applicant also transmits an electr onic copy of the required proof of publication directly to EPA at the following email address: oquendo.ana@epamail.epa.gov.. Although EPA’s 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPA’s 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period has ended. The nal Title V air operation permit will be issued after the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that result in a different decision or signi cant change of terms or conditions. The status regarding EPA’s 45-day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/permits/Florida.htm. Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrator’s 45-day review period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the Permit that were raised with reasonable speci city during the 30-day public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62213, F.A.C. Petitions led with the Administrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be led with the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more information regarding EPA review and objections, visit EPA’s Region 4 web site at http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/permits/Florida.htm. 418796 CN/CB 6/7/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Permit Transfer The South Florida Water Management District gives notice the following permit transfers as a result of the purchase of lands from A. Duda and Sons, Inc. (ADS) by the United State Sugar Corporation (USSC). There are no modi cations in the previously authorized permits. All land is located within Palm Beach County, Florida in Townships 44 South, Range 37 East; Township 45 South, Range 37 East; Township 46 South Ranges 38/39 East. Permit # 50-00348-S (application 120322-3) for “Main Farm” to ADS and USSC authorizing the transfer operation of a water management system serving 7640 acres of agricultural lands by canals, ditches, pumps and culverts discharging into L-16. (S14-16, 21-27,34,35/T44/R37; S2,3,10,11/T45/R37) Permit # 50-00348-W (application 120322-4)for “Main Farm” to ADS and USSC authorizing the transfer use of groundwater from the sur cial aquifer system and surface water from the SFWMD Canal (L-16) for agricultural irrigation use serving 7028 acres with an annual allocation of 4642 million gallons. (S14-16, 21-27,34,35T44/R37; S2,3, 10, 11/T45/R37) Permit # 50-00643-S-02 (application 120322-5) for “USSCPrudential” to USSC authorizing the transfer operation of a surface water management system serving 6472 acres of agricultural discharging into the Hillsboro Canal through an existing pump station. (S1-3,/T46/R38; S4-6/T46/T39; Hiatus Lots 1-6) Permit # 50-01561-W (application 120322-7) for “USSCPrudential” to USSC authorizing the transfer use of SFWMD Canal (L-15) for agricultural irrigation use serving 6466 acres with an annual allocation of 4267 million gallons. (S1-3,/T46/R38; Hiatus lots 1-3 ; S4-6/T46, Hiatus lots 4-6/T46/R39) Permit # 50-00107-S (application 120322-8) for “Boca Chica” to USSC and Sugar Farms Co-op authorizing the transfer agricultural drainage by means of pumps discharging via culverts into L-16. (S28,29,32,33/T44/R37; S4,5/T45/R37) Copies of the permit documents can be obtained from the District ePermitting website at www.SFWMD.gov/ePermitting or by contacting John Pfaff at jpfaff@sfwmd.gov or 561-682-6741 during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Right to Request Administrative Hearing As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental r esource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 419152 SUN 6/7/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Permit Transfer The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of the following permit transfers from the lessee A. Duda & Sons into the owner Frances L. R. Hand. There are no modi cations in the previously authorized permits. All land is located within Palm Beach County, Florida in various sections in Townships 44 South, Range 37/38 East; Township 45 South Range 37 East; 46 South, Ranges 38/39 East; Permit # 50-00244-S (application 120328-12) for “Hand Farm-Vinegar Bend” authorizing the transfer operation of a water management system serving 900 acres of agricultural lands by a series of canals and pumps discharging into L-16. (S20,29/T44/R37) Permit # 50-00244-W (application 120328-13) for “Hand Farm-Vinegar Bend” authorizing the transfer use of SFWMD Canal (L-16) for agricultural irrigation use serving 758.7 acres with an annual allocation of 500.47 million gallons. (S20, 29/T44/R37) Permit # 50-00309-S (application 120328-19) for “Hand Farm-Rutledge” authorizing the transfer operation of a water management system serving 1745 acres of agricultural lands by a series of canals and pumps discharging into L-15 and L-16. (S13, 14, 23, 24/T44/R37) Permit # 50-00309-W (application 120328-20) for “Hand Farm-Rutledge” authorizing the transfer use of SFWMD Canal (L-14) and SFWMD Canal (L-16) for agricultural irrigation use serving 1606 acres with an annual allocation of 1060.17 million gallons. (S13,14,23, 24/T44/R37) Permit # 50-00252-S (application 120328-15) for “Hand Farm-Knight Land” authorizing the transfer operation of a water management system serving 1280 acres of agricultural lands by a series of canals, ditches levees and pumps discharging into L-16 via Duda Canal. (S36/T44/R37; S31/T44/R38) Permit # 50-00252-W (application 120328-16) for “Hand Farm-Knight Land” authorizing the transfer use of SFWMD Canal (L-16) for agricultural irrigation use serving 1178 acres with an annual allocation of 777.64 million gallons. (S36/T44/R37; S31/T44/R38) Permit # 50-00297-S (application 120328-21) for “Hand Farm-Gressinger” authorizing the transfer operation of a water management system serving 1848 acres of agricultural lands by a pumps and culverts discharging into L-16. (S25/T44/ R37; S28-30/T44/R38) Permit # 50-00297-W (application 120328-18) for “Hand Farm-Gressinger” authorizing the transfer use of SFWMD Canal (L-15) for agricultural irrigation use serving 1794 acres with an annual allocation of 1186 million gallons. (S25/T44/R37; S28-30/T44/R38) Copies of the permit documents can be obtained from the District ePermitting website a www.SFWMD.gov/ePermitting or by contacting John Pfaff at jpfaff@sfwmd.gov or 561-682-674 during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Right to Request Administrative Hearing As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental r esource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 419167 SUN 6/7/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue a Water Use Permit (permit) with conditions, Permit # 26-00453-W, application 060626-26, to Alico, Inc., 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Ft. Myers, FL 33913, for the project called Alico Hill Grade Combined. The Project is an existing agricultural site totaling 15,339 acres, 8686 irrigated acres, located in eastern Hendry County, south of the L-2W Canal and east of County Road 833. Withdrawals are for 8,413 acres of sugar cane using a ood/seepage irrigation system and 273 acres of pasture using a center pivot/linear move irrigation system via 79 existing and 47 proposed wells. The twenty year permit combined lands previously permitted under Permits # 26-00108-W and 26-00453-W into a re-issuance of Permit # 26-00453-W authorizing the proposed increase in use of groundwater from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer for agricultural irrigation with an annual allocation of 14,785.9 million gallons. The lands are in all or parts of S 1,2,11-14,23-25/T45S/R32E and S 3-11,14-22,27-33/T45S/R33E, Hendry County, Florida. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on May 3, 2012, including limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statues and rules, is reasonable-bene cial, does not interfere with any presently existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. Right to Request Administrative Hearing As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed appl ications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 419169 CN 6/7/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. 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. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 7, 2012 Woman charged with driving under the in uence; blood alcohol level twice the legal limitBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comThe mother of a child who died in a drowning earlier this month was arrested yesterday, accused of being responsible for causing the boy’s death. Hermelinda Ramirez, of Clewiston, was arrested at 10 a.m. by the Florida Highway Patrol and was transported to the Hendry County Jail, where she remains. The accident for which she is being blamed happened during the early morning hours of May 19 in Clewiston. According to information released by FHP, Ramirez was driving her 2001 Ford Explorer down El Paso, which is right around the corner from where she lived, when she inexplicably veered into a canal on San Diego Street and her vehicle became submerged in the water. Ramirez was released from the hospital last week after being treated for serious injuries sustained in the crash. Her child, Alex Perez-Ramirez, was pronounced dead at the scene that morning. According to Lt. Greg Bueno, FHP representative, Ramirez’s blood alcohol level was .174, more than twice the legal limit of .08. Ramirez was arrested on charges of DUI Manslaughter, DUI, and driving without a valid driver’s license involving the death of a human being. If convicted on the manslaughter charge, Ramirez faces up to 15 years in prison. Her bond for all charges combined is $105,000. Mother faces Manslaughter Charge in 2-Year-Old’s Death expected to drop. In Hendry County, the performance is as follows: (Level 1: Students at this level demonstrate an inadequate level of success with the challenging content of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.) (Level 3: Students at this level demonstrate a satisfactory level of success with the challenging content of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.) Fourth Grade Reading: 16 percent of students achieved a level one; 54 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Math: 22 percent of students achieved a level one; 54 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Fifth Grade Reading: 18 percent of students achieved a level one; 53 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Math: 19 percent of students achieved a level one; 53 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Science: 24 percent of students achieved a level one; 38 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Sixth Grade Reading: 26 percent of students achieved a level one; 45 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Math: 32 percent of students achieved a level one; 43 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Seventh Grade Reading: 29 percent of students achieved a level one; 38 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Math: 28 percent of students achieved a level one; 43 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Eighth Grade Reading: 26 percent of students achieved a level one; 40 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Math: 30 percent of students achieved a level one; 48 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. Science: 37 percent of students achieved a level one; 25 percent of students scored achievement levels three and above. FCATContinued  1 Hermelinda Ramirez FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’