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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 07-05-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Clewiston accepts nominations for Community Service AwardBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comThe Outstanding Community Service Award is presented each year to an individual who has made a sustained commitment to volunteer service in the Clewiston area. Residents are being encouraged to nominate a person they feel is worthy of being highlighted for their contributions to the community this year. The city of Clewiston will be selecting a single person out of the nominations. The decision will be kept a secret until the annual Clewiston Chamber of Commerce Dinner in the fall. A look at previous winners demonstrates a veritable who’s who of outstanding business and civic leaders through the years. Represented in the list are: John B. Boy, Alden Wyse and Frances Nall, among many others. This award has become a timeCasual get together turns tragic for family of 19-year-oldBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comHENDRY COUNTY — Nineteenyear-old Alexis Vasquez died yesterday in a drowning accident in Montura. The young man died inexplicably after an evening at Pine Lake, a lake of moderate size, located on private property on Coral Street. According to Robbie Hester, re chief with the Montura Volunteer Fire Department, it took anywhere between 12 to 14 re ghters and other emergency workers to recover the victim’s body from the lake. Complicating the rescue was the fact that the man had sank to the bottom of the 10to 12-foot-lake. Rescue workers called on all sources working as quickly as they could and even reached out to a resident of Montura for a boat to better navigate the water. The question that remains is: how did Alexis Vasquez -a person who, according to his friends, was known to be a good swimmer -drown? V. N V N T, J F J L L A P T : L RP SEE AWARD  9 SEE DROWNING  11 MAN BECOMES VICTIM OF FRAUD AFTER CHECKING INTO THE CLEWISTON INNBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comA man from Atlantis, Florida, located the Clewiston Police Department on June 26 to complain of possible fraud. According to the police report, he checked his Visa credit card account to discover unauthorized transactions he believed to have occurred at 108 Royal Palm Avenue, The Clewiston Inn. The trail would take detectives to Beatrice Avina, 21, who was arrested that day on charges of fraud illegal use of credit cards and for attempt of grand theft, larceny theft is $300 or more but less than $5,000. Ms. Avina is set on a $10,000 bond. The victim, Thomas Cheek, 38, told of cers he checked into the inn the day before, paying for the room with his credit card and using his Texas driver’s liWoman Apologetic in the Face of Fraud Charges City Seeks Stellar CitizensSEE FRAUD  6 Beatrice Avina Teenager Dies in Montura Drowning PHOTO / ASHLEY SMITHCampers from the Camp-Crayon hosted by the Clewiston Recreation Dept. visited Gatorama recently. This boy wondered what it woul d be like to touch an alligator. Fantasising about alligators

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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! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012One year, four months, and 17 days before Abraham Lincoln addressed a war-weary crowd at the dedication of a cemetery in Gettysburg, the President signed legislation that made an immediate and everlasting impact on the way people experience their lives. The Morrill Act established the land-grant university system and essentially initiated what could be de ned as "The Education Revolution" that thrives to this day. July 2 is the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act, which created the land grant university system, of which the University of Florida is a part. This public investment in higher education has made a signi cant difference in the quality of life for Floridians. Not only did it allow for the education of those who previously had little access to higher learning, but it created a system in which university faculty and researchers share their knowledge and discoveries with the public for the betterment of Florida's communities and economy. When President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in July 1862, he demonstrated remarkable foresight, particularly considering the country was in the midst of the Civil War. Lincoln realized the importance of higher education and made Representative Justin Morrill's dream a reality. The passage of the Morrill Act in 1862 provided thousands of Americans access to knowledge and a teaching environment they most likely never would have experienced. That cause was furthered by the Second Morrill Act in 1890, which provided funding to institutions for African American students. A century and a half later, America's 74 landgrant universities continue to connect students with the nest faculty and resources the country has to offer. The University of Florida is proud to be a leading member of that group. UF offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 200 graduate degrees. Our accessibility can also be measured in our affordability. This year marks the seventh year in a row that the University of Florida was named the second-best value in public colleges in the U.S. by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. One of only six universities in the country with colleges of law, medicine, agriculture, and veterinary medicine on one central campus, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees available via distance and online learning, the University of Florida exempli es the vision of the Morrill Act. UF is also one of only 17 universities in the country to share the distinction of land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant status. Throughout its history as a land-grant university, UF has achieved a great number of successes while ful lling a mission to teach, research, and provide service. The quality of our education has produced multiple Nobel Prize winners, as well as U.S. senators, U.S. representatives, state governors, U.S. ambassadors, college presidents, and countless leaders of major companies and institutions, from MTV to the United States Marine Corps. Research has resulted in breakthrough products that have changed the playing eld. In one case, quite literally: Gatorade. Further evidence is the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/ IFAS), which has earned the No. 1 ranking in Agricultural R&D from the National Science Foundation. With nearly 300 different crops produced throughout the state, Florida -the nation's leader in that category -faces a more diverse set of challenges. UF/IFAS has risen to the occasion and embarked on research initiatives to meet those challenges. Dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, UF/IFAS is also charged with the responsibility of making that information accessible throughout the state. To that end, each of Florida's 67 counties is served by a dedicated UF/IFAS of ce. This was made possible by the 1914 Smith-Lever Act that provided federal support for land-grant institutions to offer educational programs through cooperative extension efforts. For a century and a half, in thousands of ways, big and small, the University of Florida has helped make Florida a great place to live, work, and play through its core mission of teaching, research, and outreach. It has played a vital role in helping the United States produce the safest and most plentiful food supply on earth. As we move into a period of continued budget cuts and expectations to do more with less, please help spread the word about UF/IFAS Extension, 4-H, the services that are provided, and the great people that work at UF. To read more about the Morrill Act and the land grant mission, visit www.landgrant.u .edu. Some of the most highly regarded universities in the nation are land-grant institutions. The University of Florida is proud to be one of them.Southwest Florida Ag Update: 150th Anniversary of the Land Grant System SUBMITTED PHOTOAn early county agent, Dr. W.E. French, rides horseback. SUBMITTED PHOTOThese women were part of the 4H in the 1950s.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012 Caloosa Federated Republican WomenOpal Hancock is celebrating her 93rd birthday on July 15 at John Boy auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. You are all invited to celebrate this important birthday with Opal! July 24 will be the date of CFRW’s meeting at the Port LaBelle Inn at 6 p.m. There will be a debate of the Republican Sheriff candidates.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, which 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.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 call Tabitha Yebba at 863-233-1305. Harlem Gardens Apartments on Monday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center on Monday, July 16, at 11:30 a.m.Community Fun DayThere will be a Community Fun Day held at the Clewiston Civic Park on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free food and refreshments, and live entertainment. Outstanding Community Service Award NominationsThe City of Clewiston City Commission is seeking nominations for the annual Outstanding Community Service Award to honor an individual who has made a sustained commitment to volunteer service. If you wish to nominate someone in the Clewiston area who deserves recognition, complete the nomination form and return to Marilyn McCorvey at City Hall or call 863-983-1484. Nomination forms are available at City Hall and on the city’s web site. The City Commissioners will recognize the honoree at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner in September. Nominations must be received by Aug. 10.Recycle Containers MovedHendry County Waste Management reports that the recycle containers, formerly near the Clewiston Middle School, have been moved to 1100 Olympia Street (NW Corner) which is now the Clewiston Government Complex and Health Department. Just a reminder that these bins are for the following materials only: glass, aluminum and steel cans, plastic, newspapers, and cardboard. All other household trash, furniture, white goods (appliances), and tires are picked up curb-side. Hazardous materials are accepted at the County Barn (Road & Bridge Department) by appointment only.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.Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 will be having their weekly ea market throughout the month of June but their schedule will change after their June 30th market. The dates are as follows: July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 8. In October, it goes back to the regular schedule of every Saturday. All events will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please contact the VFW at 863-983-9748.Football CampA ‘Muck Area’ Christian Football Camp will be held July 28 at the Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School Field for Grades 7-12. There is a cost. The camp will feature former and current pro and college players, along with high school coaches. Recruiters from various colleges are also expected to attend. To reserve a spot or for more information, please call Rod at 561-809-8300 or e-mail at rfelt10@aol.com. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on immigration“In the rst place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one ag, the American ag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”Theodore Roosevelt 1907 LETTER TO EDITOR WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories ? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012 Lightning deaths occur more frequently in the summerBY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsMillions of lightning ashes happen each year and lightning can claim one or two victims at a time. Lightning strikes do not usually cause mass destruction of property, so it may not be considered as a "high-risk" to some people. However, lightning has killed over almost 100 people in the last few years. Did you know that lightning can strike as far as ten miles from the area where it's raining? That's about the same distance that you can hear thunder. So if you can hear the thunder, that means you are within striking distance. Most lightning deaths or injuries happen in the summer. School is out for summer, so take time now to educate your family on lightning safety. "When lightning roars go indoors!" There are some indoor dangers to remember as well. Stay off of corded phones and computers during lightning. If a person is struck by lightning, please call 911 and get medical care immediately. Heart irregularities, cardiac arrest, nerve damage, and burns are common when someone gets struck by lightning. However, with proper treatment, including CPR if necessary, most victims survive a lightning strike. You are in no danger helping a lightning victim. The charge will not affect you. Lightning Safety in the Lightning Capital of the World PHOTO / WADDY THOMPSONFierce lightning storms like this one in South Florida can be potentially deadly if residents fail to take the proper precautions.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Vonita S. Mack, 56CLEWISTON — Vonita S. Mack, passed awa y June 23, 2012 in Clewiston. She was born September 11, 1955, in Seymour, Ind., to Lavonne and Anita J. (Sedam) Strope. Survivors include her husband, John Mack; two sons, Christopher Knox Mack, Ross Daniel Mack; one daughter, Megan Lyn Mack; father, Lavonne Strope; mother, Anita J. (Sedam) Strope; brother, Daniel Strope; two sisters, Vanesa Kim Collier, and Veleda Jan Taylor; and one grandchild, Liam Kai Mack. Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, Clewiston. The Rev. John Hicks of ciated. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.W. Harold Reecer, 82LABELLE — After many years of enduring the rami cations of Lewy Body dementia, Harold is nally at rest departing this life Saturday, June 23, 2012. After leaving Elkhart, Indiana, and marrying Linda Montgomery of Cincinnati in 1972, they started their live together in Port LaBelle, Florida. Once in LaBelle he immediately became involved with service organizations in both Lee and Hendry Counties, assuming leadership roles in most. Those af liations included Habitat for Humanity, ECHO, Sunshine, Lee Co. Master Gardeners, Port LaBelle Garden Club, Laurel Oaks Property Owners Association, Barron Water Management Board, Port LaBelle Utility Advisory Committee and served many years as the Junior Warden at the Church of the Good Shepherd being honored as Junior Warden Emeritus by The Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, Bishop of the diocese. Harold also served his country with pride in the Air Force during the Korean con ict. He was a member of the LaBelle American Legion Post 130. He was able to retire or resign with dignity from his many organizations before having to be cared for these last four years in a nursing care facility in Ft. Myers. In addition to his wife Linda, other remaining relatives include one brother in Ft. Wayne; a daughter; ve sons; their mother; plus many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren, all still in the Elkhart area. Per his wishes, there will be no viewing. Family and friends will be at the church one hour before the service. A Celebration of Life Eucharist will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. with committal immediately following. The Very Rev. Alan H. Kelmereit will of ciate. If desired, contributions to the Memorial Fund of the church in his name would be appreciated. Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 1098 Collingswood Parkway, LaBelle, FL 33935. We would like to thank the many care givers from Hope Hospice and Evans Health Care for their kindness and dedicated care during his prolonged illness. It all began in 1962. Fast forward 50 years and more than 35,000 graduates later, Edison State College continues to be a Southwest Florida leader in higher education. Our instructors are passionate about bringing real-world expertise to the classroom so our global market. See for yourself. Visit us on campus or online today. 863-674-6000www.edison.eduA Higher Degree of You RABIES $10 PARVO $12Cheaper than the non-pro“ts and the traveling vets!SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL IMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINIC CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINIC Disclaimer: 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. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012 OBITUARIES cense as identi cation. After checking his account, he found two purchases through Overstock.com. One purchase for $53.23 and another for $457.67. A third order he discovered later was from Neiman Marcus/Michael Kors Company for $723.43. The law enforcement of cials immediately contacted Overstock.com to inquire about the transactions from Mr.Cheek’s credit card. The representative for the website con rmed the two orders and provided an Internet Provider Address, a shipping address located in Lehigh Acres, and the name on the order, Noel Bonilla. Following the lead, Detective Julius Taylor made contact with the Lee County Sheriff’s Ofce and learned that the address existed but the resident’s information remained unknown. Satisfying the complainant’s directive, the detective also called The Clewiston Inn and asked the manager to con rm the inn’s IP address. The manager complied completely with the law enforcement request, and helped lead detectives to the only employee working at the time of the purchases, Beatrice Avina. Ms. Avina was working the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. The manager matched the phone number on le for Avina to the number used for the third transaction on Mr. Cheek’s credit card. The detective waited for Avina’s shift and had her transported by a uniformed of cer to the police department. Detective Julius advised her of the information he gained during the investigation. Ms. Avina agreed to speak without a lawyer present and reportedly admitted to using the complainant’s credit card to purchase merchandise without his consent. She confessed that she was on duty at the time of the transactions. Ms. Avina informed the detective that she did not speci cally target Mr. Cheek; his information was chosen at random. The address she provided in the orders was her home address and she revealed the name she placed the orders under was the name of her relative in Mexico. She created the e-mail address provided for the incident, as well. Ms. Avina con rmed she made three transactions on the card, adding up to $1,234.33. Luckily, the victim of the fraud suffered no monetary loss due to quick detection of tampering with his credit card account. According to the report, Ms. Avina was apologetic. FRAUDContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOMartial Arts FundraiserIntegrity Martial Arts reported that a good crowd showed up to a fund raiser on Saturday, June 23, at Barron Park in Hendry County. Robb Brooks and Megan Padgett were onhand for a singing performance, while a student Chris did a great job on his kama form and breaking his boards. Lee Ruther, pictured above, broke all six bricks with his ridge hand. Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 See Better, Look Better, Feel Better No-Glare Lenses“The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Boat-tailed Grackle is a noisy aggressive bird that is found exclusively along the Gulf and Atlantic coast of the United States. Two or possibly three races of this species are found in Florida. The eye colors vary from region to region from dark brown to light yellow. According to the Cornell’s “All about Birds” website, Grackles along the Atlantic coast north of Florida have strawcolored eyes. Florida birds have dark eyes and Grackles west of Florida to eastern Louisiana have light eyes, but those further west have dark ones. Boattailed Grackles live and breed throughout much of Florida. The male is a large iridescent purple black bird with wings and a long tail that are more greenish. The female is one-half the size of the male and has a cinnamon brown back and head with a paler brown breast and belly. Female’s tails and wings are dark brown. Juveniles are brown like the female but have streaked underparts. The Boat-tailed Grackles call is a series of sharp notes and harsh guttural trills with its call made up of sharp “chek” notes and variable piping whistles. Boat-tailed Grackles are communal roosters who are commonly found near fresh water and salt marshes. They are often seen walking on the ground picking up food items, turning over stones with their bills, and sticking their bill into grass or dirt searching for prey in open habitats, urban areas, and agricultural elds. Their diet consists mainly of insects, frogs, fruits, grains, sh, small mammals, and garbage. Nests are often built in reeds, small shrubs, or trees above water, but they will construct nest in palms and other trees. The female builds a nest which is an open cup of grass lined with Spanish moss, wool, leaves, feathers, or other soft materials. She lays two to four eggs which she incubates for 13 days with the young edging when they are 14 to 16 days old. Fledglings that fall into the water can swim for short distances by using their wings as paddles. During the Breeding Bird Atlas 1 Survey 25 years ago, Boat-tailed Grackles were con rmed breeding birds in inland Florida. The Breeding Bird Atlas Survey (2012-2016) is underway. To help document the breeding birds or to participate in a morning survey during July in Hendry or Glades County, contact Margaret England. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on Saturday morning July 14 or Aug. 18. Photographers, groups, and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. For reservations for these trips, contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedule. Check for updates on the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Boat-tailed Grackle PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEBoat-tailed Grackle Males. Margaret England Crossword Puzzle

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On July 4 in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. This Independence Day an estimated 313.9 million people will be able to celebrate with parades, reworks, and backyard barbecues. The Philadelphians marked the rst anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration. However, observing Independence Day only became commonplace after the War of 1812. By the 1870s, the Fourth of July was the most important secular holiday on the calendar. Congress passed a law making Independence Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1870. Even far- ung communities on the western frontier managed to congregate on Independence Day as all across our Nation celebrations were hosted on this single day. This holiday continues as traditions of celebrating are preserved and passed along by families and communities across America. Our troops celebrate this holiday wherever they may be and we must never forget their sacri ces that has taken them so far from home on this day. The Ladies Auxiliary is busy recruiting volunteers, getting pledges, and reaching out to businesses for support of our fund raiser to purchase back to school supplies for local students. Due to con icting dates, we will join up with other organizations and host our fund raiser at the City Park on Aug. 4. This day is promised to be a day lled many fun activities for all ages. The Ladies Auxiliary is planning a Corn Hole Tournament with early registration beginning July 14 at the VFW Post. Other activities that will be hosted include a cake walk, face painting, and a raf e table. All donations will be used to purchase needed school supplies. For more information contact Jackie at VFW, Post 4185 by calling 863-983-9748. Ladies Auxiliary sends Happy Birthday wishes to Penny Roland (July 8). 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOBass AnglersThe Clewiston Bass Anglers had their monthly tournament for July 2012 on Lake Okeechobee out of Clewiston on July 1. First place was won by Hunter Abowd, Walt Reynolds had second place, and third place went to Steve Abowd. Hunter Abowd won the Big Bass Award. If you are interested in joining the club, the monthly meetings are held at the club house at Roland Martin Marina and Resort the rst Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. This was the rst tournament of the 2011-12 season. A Pair of What?BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchA Paraprosdokian is not two Prosdokians nor is it one of the lost books of the Bible. It took me a while to be able to pronounce it, much more to gure out what it was. For those who don't know, a paraprosdokian is a sentence which consists of two parts. The rst is a gure of speech and the second an intriguing variation of the rst. It is a phrase that intentionally leads us down the garden path that misleads us into thinking one way, then suddenly ends on an unexpected twist. "Where there's a will, I want to be in it," is a paraprosdokian. Given my line of work as a pastor, I really could relate to this one: "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car." Yes, it's kind of humorous, but when you stop and think about it, there's a lot of truth in it! We don't become something different just by entering into an enclosed space like a garage or a church. Let's take it further. The parts of a car do not become a car just by sitting in a garage. The parts have to be systematically assembled by a higher intelligence, whether in a garage or a factory. It doesn't happen automatically. Likewise, a child entering into a school building does not automatically become a scholar just because he or she is in the building. It takes listening to the teacher, studying, and even being tested on the material. So back to a person entering a church building. We might chuckle at the paraprosdokian, but many people would at least subconsciously de ne a person as a Christian simply because he or she attends worship services inside a church building. As we come into a building where church services are being conducted, we do not magically become a Christian. We must listen to the messages presented and respond much like a student in a classroom. Becoming a Christian is a process that begins with an awareness that we need to connect with our God personally. As we act on that awareness, we begin the process of becoming a Christian, a follower of Christ. For those who love the philosophy of ambiguity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of English, here are some further paraprosdokians that I've gathered from various sources: 1) Don't argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. 2) The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese. 3) You don't need a parachute to skydive. You need a parachute only to skydive twice. 4) You're never too old to learn something stupid. 5) I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. 6) Don't de ne your world in black and white, because there's so much hiding in the grey. 7) Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. 8) Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go. 9) Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them sh. 10) Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't. And remember, knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad! Religion Column John Hicks Happy Birthday U.S.A. PHOTO / ASHLEY SMITH

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BY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comEditor’s Note: Enjoy our rst interview in our Summer Interview series, which will be highlighting folks from our area and the roles they play. Each person interviewed is asked the same ve questions without diversion -the variety of responses, however, never fails to elicit an honest response. Q: What is your name? A: Lance Ramer. (How did you get it?) Lance was my grandfather’s last name on my dad’s side. Q: What do you do and why do you do it? A: I’m the Director of Recreation for the city of Clewiston. I do it because my whole career has been around kids. My education has to do with kids. Activities and recreation, I work with them. That’s why I do it; it’s along the career path that I chose. (What makes you get up in the morning?) Obviously, my job, my three kids at home; I work hard for them everyday. As far as my motivation, just making sure that I’m there because I’ve always thought there’s somebody that needs me and I don’t know who it is, so better make sure I’m there just in case they do. Q: What is your pet peeve? A: Probably dishonesty. It’s probably my biggest thing. People stretch the truth because that’s just human nature. But legitimate dishonesty-to me you know what you’re doing. You know the difference between right and wrong and you choose to make a dishonest choice. That’s kind of what aggravates me. Q: What scares you? A: Heights. It’s funny, I enjoy ying planes and stuff like that but I think heights without any security [scares me]. Like tall buildings, or being out on a limb, or up in a tree. But when you’re in a plane, it’s like you’re in a box. But when you’re up in the top of a tree or at the top of a building… Dude, one slip there’s nobody there to get you. Q: If you could choose a single person to spend your last moments of life with, who would you want by your side and why? A: I can’t just pick just one. I have three kids. (Who is the very rst person who popped into your mind?) My dad, because he’s my dad. If I could pick more than one it’d be my dad and mom and my family. (Why your dad?) He’s a special guy. He’s been my role model. He’s just an all-around good guy, all American. He spent 30 years in the Air Force, wore a uniform every year. So he instilled in me the things that I think make me a halfway decent human being. I can never be as good as he is, but I always strive everyday to be as good as he is. That helps me to get up in the morning and do better today than I did yesterday. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012 honored tradition, with the rst recipient receiving the award all the way back in 1965. The award has always been known to formally recognize someone who deserves the spotlight for making a positive difference in Clewiston. The recipient is carefully selected by the city commission. They are presented with a plaque and a proclamation on behalf of the city of Clewiston in front of the guests gathered for the ceremony. Clewiston leaders say it is a privilege to sort through the list of nominations and select a person who is especially deserving of the award each year. “It has been my pleasure to help determine the winners for this award. With the nominations, we [city commissioners] read so many sweet stories; we could easily pick ten winners every year,” shared Mali Gardner, City Commissioner. According to Marilyn McCorvey, Clewiston city clerk, the winners have typically been people who have been in the community for some time and have donated much of their time to the city. But certainly anyone can be nominated. Forms for this program are available on the city’s website, www.clewiston.gov, at Clewiston City Hall, or at the Chamber of Commerce of ce located at 109 Central Avenue. The Chamber’s annual dinner will be held in September, so nominations must be turned in by Aug. 10. See the brief on Page 3 for more information on how to nominate. AWARDContinued  1 Summer Interview Series: Recreation Director Lance Ramer “I can never be as good as he [dad] is, but I always strive everyday to be as good as he [dad] is.”Lance Ramer

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Air Conditioning Technician needed. Must have Experience. Excellent salary and Bene ts. Call: 863-675-0044. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 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 sellin g with a classified ad.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 E-Z In-Store Financing Available 5000btu—18,000btu Sale prices starting at only $159.95 All on sale and in stock now. Are You Ready For The Summer Heat? Summer A/C Sale!! 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Possession of methamphetamines Possession of marijuana w/ intent to sell, etc. Arrested July 1 by Ofc. M. Thomas ce ph w M Cheyenne Bobbie Billie, 35Possession of cocaine Arrested June 29 by Ofc. M. Thomas M Gabriel Arenas Ceja, 19Fugitive from justice Arrested July 1 by CPD Ofc. Rojas O Freddie Clarence Dixon, 54 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not conv ictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. PHOTO / ASHLEY SMITHCampers get hands-on look at gatorKids were fascinated with a presentation on alligators at Gatorama, especially when they got a chance to handle the baby gators themselves. The trip was organized by the Clewiston Recreation Department, who took campers in their summer program in Palmdale. Chief Hester said witnesses reported that the man swam to the middle of the lake to reach a tree limb oating on the water. Vasquez apparently came up for water, gasping for air, and then sank. “They [witnesses] never saw him again,” he said. The chief shared his initial thoughts upon hearing about the tragedy and thought of the possibility that Vasquez was attacked by an alligator. However, upon discovering the body, rescue workers found no trace of injuries. The response itself was immediate. After witnesses called, one of the remen’s pagers went off. He hurried to the site from a few streets over on his motorcycle and dove into the lake, but could not nd the victim. People on the lake’s shore at the time of the incident reported having jumped in before rescue workers responded. A search over the course of the next few hours, including a dive team and crews on a boat, managed to extract Vasquez’s body from Pine Lake. The re chief said they did all they could do. He lamented the outcome. “These kinds of things, they break your heart,” he said. DROWNINGContinued  1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZA

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Certi ed Real Estate Appraiser. First Appraisal of S.W. Florida has one opening for a State Certi ed Appraiser Residential or Commercial. We are a full service appraisal company based in a rural area. Fee split arrangement based on experience. Fax resume to 863-675-1005 or mail to PO Box 219, LaBelle FL 33975 DRIVERS : Dedicated Account! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Weekly Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 R & D Maintenances is currently accepting applications for licensed Journeyman Electrician. Requirements include: Knowledge of single and three phase systems, knowledge of JLG lift operation needed. Must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston FL 33440 This is a temporary position. R & D Maintenances is currently accepting applications for Electrician Helper position. Requirements include: Knowledge of single and three phase systems, knowledge of JLG lift operation needed. Must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston FL 33440 This is a temporary position. WILDLIFE TECHNICIANFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has a job opening for a technician at Fisheating Creek WMA in Glades County. For more information and to apply go to: https://people rst. my orida.com/logon.htm or call Pat at 863-946-1194 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. Free Psychic Reading Reader, Healer and Adviser. Help in all life problems. Open 9 am to 9 pm. 941-979-5940 Call today for a better tomorrow! Summer Sale! Show this ad and get any Dell Desktop 1/2 price! Like new, work great! Also, all Dell laptops now just $125. Available at Star Food Store in Clewiston across from KFC. Tony 863-517-2782. YORKIES MALE $600, FEMALE $800, negotiable. ADORABLE! PARENTS PRESENT. REGISTRATION, SHOTS, TAILS & DEWCLAWS. (Clewiston). (863)228-3380 Clewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. CLEWISTON Apt for rent, 2 br/ 1.5 ba, good location. $500 per mo. 409 San Pedro. Call Roberto at 305-951-7666 Greentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager • Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities Call 902-1577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 8:00 AM -3:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity CLEWISTON, 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month. 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.netHuge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1700 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 ~ MOORE HAVEN ~ • 2BR, 1.5BA, furnished. $450 mo. • 3BR, 1.5BA, furnished, screened in porch, fenced yard with shed. $600 mo. • 3BR, 2BA, screened in porch. 1 acre fenced yard with shed. $700 mo. 863-509-0096 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, July 13, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 421224 CN/CB 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION AND LOCATION CHANGE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HENDRY COUNTY The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby gives notice of a meeting cancellation and location change. The Board’s regularly scheduled meeting of July 10, 2012, has been canceled. The Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting on July 24, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., will be held at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. 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 420982 CN/CB 7/5/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 19, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L64Guardrail End Treatments in Charlotte & Lee Counties-Budget Estimate: $152,699.00. E1L65Mitered Pipe End Improvements in Charlotte & Lee Counties-Budget Estimate: $152,699.00 E1L66Performance Based Maintenance of Double Ditch Drainage System in Desoto County-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. Z1009Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Sign Repair in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties Z1010Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Sign Repair in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties Z1011Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Sign Repair in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota 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. 420439 CN/CB 6/28;7/5/2012 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 3151 2008 2024329-670000D0031 Shermiya D. Benson Lot 11, Block D, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419563 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 3134 2008 2024329-670000B0222 John A. Mathis Lot 34, Block B, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419665 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 3144 2008 2024329-670000C0050 Thelma L. McLymont And Pearl Darling, Estate Lot 10, Block C, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419558 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 3058 2008 2024329-28000000371 Thomas Miller Jr. The North 20 feet of that part of Lots 67, 68 and 69, lying South of ditch, all in Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419662 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 4049 2008 4104329-06021910130 Affordable Lehigh Builders, Inc. Lot 13, Block 2191, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419663 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 CITY OF PAHOKEE, FLORIDA INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR BASKETBALL COURT PROJECT will be received by the City of Pahokee, Florida at the Of ce of the City Clerk, 207 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476, until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. All bids shall be submitted in duplicate, in one sealed envelope addressed to the Of ce of City Clerk, City of Pahokee, Florida 33476, and marked “CITY OF PAHOKEE MLK BASKETBALL COURT PROJECT”. The City of Pahokee encourages quali ed contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. The Bid shall be awarded to the Lowest Responsible and Responsive Bidder whose Proposal complies with the Plans Speci cation. 421141 CN 7/5/2012 CITY OF PAHOKEE RFP 2012 – 04 Sealed proposals for OPERATNG SERVICES AT PAHOKEE CAMPGROUND, MARINA, AND RESTAURANT will be received by the City of Pahokee at the City Clerk’s Of ce, 207 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL on July 31, 2012 at noon. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Mandatory Pre-Proposal meeting is July 10, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Pahokee Marina & Campground. Contact Anika Sinclair, City Clerk, at (561) 924-5534 Ext 23 or e-mail address cityclerk@cityofpahokee.com to obtain a copy of the RFP. The City of Pahokee encourages quali ed contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. 421142 CN 7/5/2012 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. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000194, of the Circuit Court o f 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 5 AVENUE J., MOORE HAVEN in GLADES County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 26th day of July, 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 BOO K 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 lis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25th day of June, 2012. JOE FLINT As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddoc k As Deputy Cler k 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 1800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services), 420961 GCD 7/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF SALE TO: Phyllis Wilkinson You are hereby noti ed that the property stored by you with Randy Coyle & Rena Blissett, located at 1801 Red Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The items are believed to be household and miscellaneous items and will be sold to the highest bidder for cash at the above address on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., along with advertising costs. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. 421173 CN 7/5,12/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on July 16, 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1984 Chevy, VIN: 1GCBS14AXE8253461 1998 Ford, VIN: 1FMZU32E5WUB80014 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 421046 CN 7/5/2012 Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Psychics For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ Supplies Pets/Supplies For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 2844 2008 1214334-03000070090 Lewis Allen, Jr. Lot 9, Block 7, Harlem Addition No. 7 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 80 and 81, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419664 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4071 2008 4104329-06021970130 Anthony A. Marino Lot 13, Block 2197, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420448 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 5001 2008 4104329-03021260010 Emilia G. Guerrero Lot 1, Block 2126, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420452 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 2826 2008 1214334-03000010070 Douglas E. Molloy Lot 7, Block 1, Harlem Addition No. 7, to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded Plat Book 4, Pages 80 and 81, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419557CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4074 2008 4104329-06021980050 Leo G. Wade Lot 5, Block 2198, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012 Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420451 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4072 2008 4104329-06021970190 Filbert & Annette Dorlouis Lot 19, Block 2197, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420449 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4073 2008 4104329-06021980020 Efren & Carlita Tambio Lot 2, Block 2198, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420450 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 4064 2008 4104329-06021940030 Gladys M. Alonzo, Manuel A. Alonzo & Manuel Alonzo Lot 3, Block 2194, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419559 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2617 2008 1144334-01000000060 Ramon & Janie Navarro Lot 6, Twin Lakes Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419628 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2867 2008 1214334-051000D0010 Everald Richards Lot 1, Block D, Harlem Addition No. 9, Phase Two, a subdivision in the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat ther eof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 172, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419629 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 3153 2008 2024329-670000D0090 The Land Doctor Investments, Inc. Lots 21 and 22, Block D, Sunset Park, LaBelle, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419630 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 537 2009 1174329-03000000190 JPFD Investment Corporation The North 66 feet of Lot 27 and the South 33 feet of the right-of-way of the street running East and West which lies between Lots 27 and 30, Favors Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 27, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420455 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 2841 2008 1214334-03000060080 Harold M. & Mary Lee Johnson Lot 8, Block 6, Harlem Addition No. 7, to the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 80, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419562 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 4070 2008 4104329-06021950040 James C. Hunnicutt and Patrice K. Hunnicutt Lot 4, Block 2195, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419627 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2880 2008 1234334-01000000101 Rigoberto Guillermo Hernandez, Maria Elena Hernandez and Amera Mortgage Corporation A parcel of land in fractional Section 23, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Section 23; thence South 58 degrees 29’06” East a distance of 67.89 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’24” East a distance of 560.16 feet; thence South 10 degrees 42’36” East along the Westerly right-of-way line of a county road a distance of 329.92 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue a distance of 71.22 feet; thence North 58 degrees 29’06” West a distance of 128.53 feet; thence North 88 degrees 20’17” East a distance of 96.37 feet to the point-of-beginning. Also known as part of Lot 19, Hookers Subdivision, unrecorded. 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419658 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 968 2009 1224331-010000F0040 Raul Martinez and Katia Caballero The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 4, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. And The Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420457 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 4050 2008 4104329-06021920080 Pierre A. Reme and Felourde Reme Lot 8, Block 2192, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419666 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2708 2008 1214334-010000K0100 Glenda T. Marshall & Willie M. Harris Lot 14 in Block K. Harlem Addition to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419632 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. McKinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEN ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleetwood 14x52 Mobile Home, Vin No.:LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. and on July 19th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis CN/CB 6/14,21,28 and 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1055 2009 1284331-A0000260000 Kettly Cherubin The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 363, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012 Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420728 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1045 2009 1274331-010000Q0150 Ralph B. Seymour & Gail Seymour The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block Q, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420467 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2507 2008 1314433-A0000310000 Eileen J. Otano The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 6028, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420446 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1046 2009 1274331-010000Q0160 Ralph B. Seymour & Gail Seymour The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block Q, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420468 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 2540 2008 1314433-A0001830000 Alejandro Fernandez Cabrera The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest 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. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5724, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419556 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1021 2009 1274331-010000D0010 Raul Martinez & Katia Caballero The Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 1, Block D, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30.00 feet thereof. 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420459 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 430 2009 1324229-02000120011 Alta S. Baker Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 12, North LaBelle Subdivision, in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 83, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida and the South one-half of vacated Bonanza Avenue along the North side of said lots and the North one-half of vacated alley abutting the South side of said lots. 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420453 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 430 2009 1324229-02000120011 Alta S. Baker Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 12, North LaBelle Subdivision, in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 83, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida and the South one-half of vacated Bonanza Avenue along the North side of said lots and the North one-half of vacated alley abutting the South side of said lots. 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420454 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 2559 2008 1314433-A0002980000 Gislaine Joseph & Lue Jaques Eyssallene The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5754, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419560 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 4034 2008 4104329-06021870020 Affordable Lehigh Builders, Inc. Lot 2, Block 2187, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419659 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2793 2008 1214334-010000X0050 Blondina L. Cassell Lot 9, Block X, Harlem Addition No. 3, to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419661 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPAVING OF APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES OF CR 835, FROM 5.7 MILES SOUTH OF US 27 TO 2.7 MILES SOUTH OF US 27, CLEWISTON, FL FN 429938-1 BID No. 2012-23 OPENING DATE AND TIME JULY 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for construction services in connection with the repaving of approximately 3 miles of CR 835, from 5.7 miles south of US 27 to 2.7 miles south of US 27, Clewiston, Florida. 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 July 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A 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 420166 CB/CN 6/21,28;7/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 7/31/12 SUBJECT AREA: 547 Depository Accounts EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for depository accounts. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 120.536(1), 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41, 1011.18, 1001.42 F.S. and 6A-1.0012 SBR. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 120.536(1), 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41, 1011.18, 1001.42 F.S. and 6A-1.0012 SBR. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for requirements for depository accounts. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on July 31, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice : If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice : If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 420163 CN 6/28;7/5,12 CB 7/12/2012 Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue permits to United States Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce De Leon Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440 for USSC 6415 ABCD located in S15/T46S/R34E, Hendry County, Florida, East of County Road 835 and West of Blumberg Road. Permit # 26-00688-W issued on June 25, 2012 (application 120518-10) (which permit was previously issued to Hendry Turf but expired) authorizes the “new” use of surface water from the SFWMD canal (L-24) for agricultural irrigation of 150 acres of sugar cane using a ood/seepage irrigation system with an annual allocation of 172.57 million gallons from the SFWMD L-24 Canal via an adjacent canal along the Blumberg Road, which allocation is within the Base Case. Permit # 26-00025-S issued on June 11, 2012 (application no. 120518-9) authorizes the transfer of the operation of a surface water management system serving 160 acres of agricultural lands by 1 3,000 GPM pump discharging into the L-24 Canal via the Manley Ditch, 5.75 miles west of the L-24. The Staff Reports and other documentation setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permits, issued above including limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statues and rules and that for Permit 26-00688-W, the project 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 Reports 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. 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 requires 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 of 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, unless otherwise provided by law. 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 SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action.421149 CGS 7/5/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000205 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, VS. TOMAS CARRENO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TOMAS CARRENO; PATRICIA GOMEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA GOMEZ; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATRICIA GOMEZ; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: The West one-half of Lot 27 in Seven “K” Estates, Unit No. 1, a subdivision in a portion of Section 5, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 161 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.If you fail to le your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff’s attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HENDRY County this 22 day of June, 2012. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, 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. 420700 CN 6/28;7/5/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-DR-47 ELIZABETH MAJOR, Petitioner/Mother, and MICHAEL D. PATRICK, Respondent/Father NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: MICHAEL D. PATRICK Addresses Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Dissolution of Marriage action has been led and commenced in this court. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Petitioner/Wife’s attorney. whose name and address is GLENN J. SNEIDER, ESQUIRE, 200 S.W. 9th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, and le the original with the clerk of the above-styled Court on or before June 10, 2011; otherwise a default will he entered against you for the relief prayed for in the complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for four consecutive weeks in The Glades County Democrat. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at Moore Haven, Florida on this 21st day of April, 2011. JOE FLINT As Clerk of Said Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk 420360 GCD 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle Fl., 33935. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tristan Chapman, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 420984 CN/CB 7/5/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-74-DR Luesal Brown, Petitioner and Dorothy Brown, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Dorothy Brown Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Luesal Brown, whose address is 710 S. Lopez Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: N/A Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: 6/22/2012 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: R. DeLaCruz Deputy Clerk 421048 CN 7/5,12,19,26/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. 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The bald eagle population is increasing in Florida, which continues to be one of the top spots in the lower 48 states for bald eagles to nest and raise their young. Based on its 2011 aerial survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates there are 1,457 active bald eagle nests in Florida, nearly a 9-percent increase since 2008, when the state implemented a bald eagle management plan. Long-term success with bald eagles in Florida is re ected in the species' recovery from just 88 active nests in 1973. Today at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, leaders from the FWC and Audubon Florida highlighted the bald eagle's recovery and the ongoing challenge of conserving these large raptors. They said celebrating the bald eagle's resurgence in Florida was a great way to kick off the nation's 236th anniversary of declaring independence. "Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery in Florida. The FWC and Audubon are working together to protect bald eagles in Florida, so these majestic raptors will continue to soar as a symbol of national pride and conservation success," said FWC Chairman Kenneth Wright. For 20 years, Audubon Florida has recruited citizen-scientists to monitor eagles and their nests through its EagleWatch program, active in more than 40 counties. By monitoring more than 20 percent of the state's nesting pairs, these volunteers make a signi cant difference in conserving the species. "Audubon is proud to have played a role in the bald eagle's amazing success story in Florida," said Eric Draper, executive director for Audubon Florida. "Our dedicated staff and EagleWatch volunteers, along with our state agency partners, have helped to identify potential threats to these magni cent birds and their nest sites, but our work is far from done. Together, we are leading the nation in the protection of this important and iconic species." Working with ranchers and other landowners to protect bald eagle habitat is another priority for Audubon, with its involvement going back 50 years to the start of the Cooperative Kissimmee Eagle Sanctuary Program. Florida's greatest concentrations of bald eagle nesting territories are clustered around coastal and freshwater areas such as the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. In 2011, Osceola and Polk counties ranked rst and second, respectively, for highest number of documented bald eagle nests. Floridians and visitors are encouraged to get outdoors on July 4th and throughout the year to enjoy the state's many parks and public lands and watch bald eagles soar. You can nd a Bald Eagle Nest Locator at MyFWC.com/Eagle. Bald eagles almost disappeared from the lower 48 states by the mid-20th century, with an estimated 417 pairs in the United States in 1963. The use of the now-banned pesticide DDT was causing eggshells to weaken and break under the weight of adults incubating eggs. Today, a healthy and stable eagle population in Florida will depend on continued availability of appropriate nesting and foraging habitats, as well as protection from disturbance during the nesting season. While the bald eagle is no longer listed as an endangered or threatened species, it is federally protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and by state rule (F.A.C. 68A-16.002). It is illegal to feed, disturb, take or possess a bald eagle, its feathers, nest or eggs. The public can help conserve bald eagles in Florida by following state guidelines for activities near eagle nests, and by reporting new eagle nest locations to BaldEagle@MyFWC.com. The goal of the FWC bald eagle management plan, developed with public input, is to maintain a stable or increasing bald eagle population throughout Florida. The FWC provides guidelines for avoiding disturbance to nesting eagles, and a permitting framework for activities that cannot adhere to the guidelines. Audubon's Center for Birds of Prey contributes to eagle conservation through its specialized clinical care and EagleWatch program. The Center recently celebrated the 450th rehabilitated bald eagle released back into the wild since 1979. For more on bald eagles, go to MyFWC.com/ Eagle. For information on Audubon's EagleWatch and Center for Birds of Prey, visit www. .audubon.org/audubon-center-birds-prey. For information on volunteering to moni-tor eagles through EagleWatch contact eaglewatch@audubon.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOGame Wardens at the Clewiston LibraryFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Game Warden Jesse Alford shows off a bobcat kitten as he gives one of two programs on Florida wildlife to the children and staff of Camp Crayon and Camp Fun-a-Rama. Of cer Alford visited the Clewiston Library along with fellow FWC Game Warden Marcin Trawinski, and a number of animals, among them two bobcat kittens, a ferret named Mr. Peabody, as well as a box turtle, a ball python, a baby alligator, and a Brazilian marmoset. The rst program, for Camp Crayon, on Wednesday, June 27, at 9 a.m., had 32 children and ten camp staff attending. The second, for Camp Fun-a-Rama, at 10 a.m. the same day, was attended by 34 children, and 13 camp staff. Topics included Florida wildlife, invasive species, and what Game Wardens do. A good and exciting time was had by all! Our Nation’s Symbol Soars in Florida