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Publication Date: 08-02-2012
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Vying for local of ce, candidates address the communityIn our continuing look at this year’s Hendry County political races, we are featuring a question and answer portion from our recent political forum, held by The Clewiston News and the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce at John Boy Auditorium earlier this month. This week, we feature the candidates for the city of Clewiston commission, and the Hendry County Superintendent’s of ce.Superintendent’s RaceQuestion: “How do you plan to acquire and retain good teachers to our area? ” Paul Puletti (Rep.) The obvious answer is pay, but money doesn’t solve every problem. One of the things we have to do is we have to sell ourselves. Being a person who’s had to hire teachers in the high school, one of the things that you understand pretty quickly is that when people from out of state look at you, they see Florida and automatically their vision of what Florida isn’t what Hendry County is. We don’t have the beaches, we don’t have the malls. One of the With another week open for early voting, voters are encouraged to hit the pollsBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comThe Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Of ce is encouraging voters to get out and vote now. Voters can cast their ballots early for the primary until Aug. 11 (early voting started July 30). The Primary election date is Aug. 14. In order for registered voters to submit their ballot, a picture I.D. is required. Voters may go to either the Clewiston Elections Of ce at 100 E. El Paso Ave, phone number 863-9023392, or the LaBelle Elections Of ce at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., phone number 863-675-5230, to vote. Both of ces are open Monday through Saturday. The operations hours for LaBelle is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Clewiston is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. Absentee ballots are available to anyone unable to vote their ballot without assistance such as the blind, those who have lost a limb, or voters who cannot read or write. Ballots may also be requested by mail by calling either elections ofEarly Voting Begins V. N V N T, A K : C S P T CP SEE CANDIDATES 13 SEE VOTING 8 Superintendent shares hope to get schools working together againBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comStarting this fall, Clewiston’s three public elementaries will have a roaming administrative assistant. This position was secured by Melissa Whitehead this summer after an opening for Assistant Principal was advertised for all of the schools. While Whitehead is not currently quali ed to be an assistant principal, she is working on the requirements to become one. Her title of administrative assistant will be in place until that time, reported the Hendry County School District. According to Superintendent of Schools, Rick Murphy, this practice is not uncommon for Hendry County. In the past, LaBelle has followed the same procedure. In order to become assistant principal, one must have a Masters in Education Leadership, a minimum of three years teaching, certain skill sets, and have passed a state nal exam for Florida education leadership. Ms. Whitehead was lacking the nal exam. As of now, she is anticipating her exam results that could possibly change her title to assistant principal. According to Mr. Murphy, he has the authority under Florida statute to hire anybody directly himself, he prefers to give applicants equal chances. He has a Target Selection Committee with school of cials from within the district and from other counties such as Highlands, Okeechobee, and the Glades counties. “I like my committee to be diverse so the applicants are evaluated Hendry County Looks at New Administrative Assistant Candidates Candid in Question/ Answer SessionSEE ASSISTANT 8 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAPaul Puletti, Rick Murphy, and Joel Williamson are vying for the Hendry County Superintendent position in the upcoming elections.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 2, 2012 Adult immunizations are one of the most effective ways to stay healthy. August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan. Many adults don’t realize that immunizations are not just for children, adults also need immunizations to keep them healthy and protected from disease. Over time, immunity from childhood vaccines can fade and allow renewed risk for new and different diseases. According to the American Lung Association, in uenza, or u, is a serious respiratory illness that is easily spread from person to person and can lead to severe complications, even death. Each year in the U.S., in uenza and its related complications result in an estimated 226,000 hospitalizations and anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 deaths. The American Lung Association’s “Missed Opportunities: In uenza & Pneumonia Vaccination in Older Americans” report shows that the u shot can be up to 70 percent effective in preventing hospitalizations for both in uenza and pneumonia in those over 65. Fortunately, all Medicare consumers are eligible for u vaccines once a u season in the fall or winter. A u vaccine is necessary every year because u viruses are always changing. It is recommended for adults over age 50, residents of long term care facilities, health care workers, those with chronic medical conditions, as well as certain others. In 2009, 1.1 million people in the U.S. were hospitalized with pneumonia and, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), more than 50,000 people died from the disease. These numbers could be dramatically reduced by vaccinations. The pneumococcal vaccine is covered for all Medicare consumers, and can be administered at any time of the year. The vaccine is recommended for all those age 65 or older as well as those with chronic heart, lung, liver or kidney diseases, residents of long term care facilities and certain ethnic populations. “People need to stay current on their immunizations as an adult, just as they did when they were young,” says Dr. Ed Sobel, Medical Director for Quality Insights of Delaware, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Delaware. “A u and pneumonia vaccine in the fall could potentially save your life, so call your doctor today and ask about them.” Vaccine recommendations for adults are based on a variety of factors including age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and location of travel, overall health status, medical history and previous immunizations. To help individuals understand what vaccines they might need, the CDC encourages adults to review the Adult Immunization Schedule [PDF 264 KB] or take a simple quiz to determine which vaccines are needed. The results of this quiz can then be printed out and shared with your health care provider(s). For more information on how Medicare can help to keep you healthy, please visit Quality Insights’ Web site at www.qide.org/ Medicare-Consumers/Your-Health.aspx. Immunizations Are Not Just For Children SUBMITTED PHOTOThe importance of immunizations extends beyond simply children, with adults being encouraged to prevent disease through vaccines.

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Band CampThe Clewiston High School Music Program is here again. The Marching Band will be back as will a high level skilled concert band. We are very excited about this upcoming year and want you to be a part it. Band Camp is from Aug. 6 to 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please see the Clewiston High School website for full details or contact Ms. Wilson at 813-7854223 or by e-mail at kwilson@eagle.fgcu.edu.Central ElementaryDress Code Students must be clean, neat, and dress properly. They should observe modes of dress, styles of hair, and standards of personal grooming which do not interrupt the learning atmosphere in the school. The principal shall determine when a student’s personal hygiene, appearance, or dress is such that it interferes with the educational process. Shirts/Blouses: Any color shirt with a collar and sleeves. It may have vertical stripes or horizontal stripes but, graphic designs or pictures are not allowed. A school t-shirt may be worn on any school day. Shirts and blouses must be tucked in at all times, so please make sure garments are long enough to be tucked in. Slacks, Shorts, Jumpers, Dresses, and Skirts: Any pants, jeans, or shorts. No tears, rips, or holes. No sweatpants or leggings are to be worn. Pants must t at the waist – No baggy styles or drop pants. Shoes: Sneakers are recommended, but any shoes with closed toe and closed heel are acceptable. The dress code will be enforced consistently this school year. Parents will be contacted and asked to bring in appropriate clothes if their child is out of compliance. Students who consistently defy the dress code will face disciplinary action. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 2012 Ladies Auxiliary The VFW, Ladies Auxiliary is happy to participate at the Hendry County Sheriff’s event on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the City Park. The Ladies Auxiliary will have school supplies to give away and provide a cake walk, raf e table, face painting and snow cones beginning at 10 a.m. Also, for the adults, the rst Ladies Auxiliary Corn Hole Tournament will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the City Park. If you are not familiar with this game, it is similar to the Horseshoe game, with 2 person teams and dual elimination. Doris Ralston has volunteered to be the scorekeeper and hopes to get the tournament started by 9 a.m. All LA members are needed to help in this civic event. Please attend their nal workshop meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Post.Middle School Football PracticeClewiston Middle School football practice will begin Monday, August 6 at 2:30 p.m. for 7th and 8th graders. Participants need physical and parent permission form. For more information, call the school at 863-983-1530.Vacation Bible SchoolFirst Baptist Church is holding a Vacation Bible School from Aug. 5 to 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is free for children who have completed kindergarten and for kids up to the sixth grade. A light meal will be served, then bible study, crafts, music, and recreation will follow. For Sat., Aug. 4, there will be a block party for families from 3 to 7 p.m. Food, games, prizes, and registration for VBS will be included. For more information, please contact the church of ce at 863-983-5585.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, 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.Health FairsHealth fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. Harlem Gardens on Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center on Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m. For more Information, please call Tabitha Yebba with Ace Homecare Outreach program at 863-233-1305.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: Aug. 4, Sept. 8. In October, it goes back to the regular schedule of every Saturday. All markets will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please contact the VFW at 863-983-9748. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS

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Florida Highway Patrol cautions motoristsBy knowing more about staged crash fraud schemes, Florida’s motoring public can avoid such schemes by criminals who prey on innocent motorists. The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Florida Highway Patrol have collaborated to help stop staged crashes in Florida. The great majority of crashes are unintentional, but there are some committed purposely. Criminals see staged crashes as an easy way to obtain money from insurance companies. They use paid witnesses, unethical attorneys and corrupt medical providers to promote and gain from the fraud. Basic schemes are (click the hyperlinks below to view visual demonstrations): Swoop and Squat: The driver of Vehicle 1, w ho is in on the scheme, purposely drives a short distance in front of an innocent driver, when the driver of Vehicle 2, also in on the scheme, suddenly swoops in front of Vehicle 1. The driver of Vehicle 1 hits his brakes and causes a rear-end collision with the victim behind him. Drive Down: When a driver is trying to merge into traf c, a scheming driver slows down and w aves the victim forward. Once the victim proceeds, the schemer crashes into the victim’s vehicle and denies to law enforcement that he waved the other driver through and blames the crash on the other driver. Panic Stop: The scheming driver of a vehicle drives in front of a victim. An observer in the schemer’s vehicle waits for the victim to take his eyes off the road, for example to text or talk to a passenger, then signals the driver to slam the brakes to create a rear-end collision. “I am excited that the Florida Highway Patrol is partnering with my of ce to take on staged auto accidents,” said Jeff Atwater, chief nancial of cer of Florida. “I know we could have no better ally in the ght against PIP fraud in Florida. With additional boots on the ground and a more proactive training approach, we can continue to bring these fraudsters to justice and save Florida families from outrageously high insurance premiums.” Tips to help drivers avoid a staged crash: Never tailgate. Call law enforcement to a crash scene. Use a camera to document any crash damage and the number of passengers in other vehicles. Avoid people who suddenly appear at a crash scene and try to direct you to doctors and attorneys. Be wary of physicians who insist you le a personal injury claim after a crash, especially if you are not hurt. Avoid tow trucks that arrive on the scene without anyone having called for service. If you are a witness of a crash, provide details to law enforcement of cers. “We have to remember that staged auto crashes cost a billion-plus a year in fraud dollars, and getting that money back into the hands of the residents of Florida is a must,” said Governor Rick Scott. “By xing the PIP laws and providing public awareness to Floridians, we are con dent that our efforts will stop the fraud. In addition, fostering collaborations with the Florida Highway Patrol, NICB and CFO Atwater’s of ce is just the beginning in this ght against fraud.” Posted on FHP’s website is more information on staged crashes and how they affect motorists in Florida, the NICB and Florida Division of Insurance Fraud. The website address is www. hsmv. gov/fhp/misc/StagedCrashes.htm. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, nd us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. Visioffice software was developed by the Essilor group, drawing on the expertise of proprietary Activisu measurement technology. The mirror is the property of IVS. Activisu is a trademark of IVS. 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! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 2012 Can You Recognize A Staged Crash? SUBMITTED PHOTOLearn the warning signs of a staged crash.

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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.Charles Manuel Martinez, 75CLEWISTON — Charles Manuel Martinez passed away July 29, 2012 in Loxahatchee, FL. He was born August 4, 1936, in Santiago de Cuba to the late Carlos Manuel and the late Argelia Maria (Vegas) Martinez. Charlie retired from U.S. Sugar after 42 years. He served as a volunteer re ghter for 25 years w ith Clewiston VFD. Charles was also a County Commissioner for Hendry County and a translator for Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce and Clew iston Police Department. He was a Justice of the Peace for many years and performed many marriage ceremonies throughout Hendry County. He was predeceased by his rst wife of thirtytwo years, Rosemary. Survivors include his wife, Gayle (Baldree) Martinez of Clewiston; children, Christy (John) Potter of West Palm Beach, Debbie Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Rick Martinez of Clewistonl; step children, Belinda (Rick) Smith of Clewiston, Fla., Rebecca (Russ) Langford of Umatilla and Sarah Thompson of Clewiston; brother, Cesar (Patsy) Martinez of Sebring; sister, Isabel (Gaylan) Harrison of Clewiston; grandchildren, Christian Potter, Justin Potter, A licia Williams, Leah Rose Cunningham, John Carlos Martinez, Chiniah Rose Martinez, Chelsa Gosa, Alan Smith, Kamie Fischer (Caleb Fischer), Wesley Langford, Rusty Langford, Jase Thompson, Jonathan Thompson; and greatgrandchild, Samantha Fischer. A gathering will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2012, at The Outreach Center behind The Evangel Assembly Of God in Clewiston. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Loyas Rudolph Barton, Sr., 87CLEWISTON — Loyas Rudolph Barton, Sr. passed away July 30, 2012, in Clewiston. He was born January 3, 1925, in Pitts Ga., to the late John Riley and the late Alice (Chastain) Barton. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a longtime Scout Leader in Clewiston. Survivors include his wife, Theresa M. Stanton Barton; sons, Rudy (Rhonda) Barton of Portland, Ore. and Philip (Mary Faith) Barton of Clew iston; step son, Matt (Amy) Stanton of Clewiston; brother, John (Elizabeth) Barton of Tenn.; sister, Betty Newman of Clewiston; grandchildren, Greg Barton, Jillian Barton, Colin Barton; and step grandchildren, Matt Stanton, Michael Stanton and Mark Stanton. A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the First Christian Church in Clew iston. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Norma Jean ‘Gram’ Horne, 72LAKE PORT, Fla. — Norma Jean ‘Gram’, daughter of Elmer and Myrtle Crofut has gone to party in heaven with her loved ones. Norma was born on June 9, 1940. Gram was from Lake Port, Florida and formerly of Massillon, Ohio. She has spent 39 magni cent years with her loving husband Alton Horne. They have enjoyed their lives together shing on the Okeechobee, hunting at camp in South Carolina, air boating, traveling in their motor home and having a good ole southern sh fry of shell crackers and grammie’s famous Texas sheet cake. Grammie thoroughly enjoyed her 12 beautiful grandbabies and two great-grandchildren as well as the excitement of two new arrivals due later in the year. Grammie loved spoiling her babies. She would cook anything special they wanted and always catered to them making each one feel like the ‘special grandbaby’. She took the time to know all their business and always reached out to all their friends making her the gram of so many more. Norma was an active member of First United Methodist of Moore Haven and enjoyed serving the Lord through their fellowship and services. As Gram parties in Heaven the family will carry on the good times to keep traditions going till we are together again. The party includes all those who were blessed to have experienced Norma’s love and kindness. The list of loved ones waiting to join in the fun with her again include her dearest husband, Alton Horne; her brother, John Crofut and Eddie; her dearly loved nieces from Massillon, Ohio, Lori Hewitt and Annie Hartman; her children, Ricky Horne and wife Bonita, son, Randy Horne; devoted daughter, Shellie Matosky and husband Steve; her baby boy, Kevin Klein and wife Amy; and son, Kenny Horne and wife Tina; her dearest grandbabies include, Brian Wynn, Josh Horne and wife Yarrissa, Chad Wynn and wife Tyla, Ricky Carl Horne, Zackary Klein and anc Taylor Mcleod, Christina Harrington and boyfriend Keith Foxworthy, Katie Klein, Kallin Horne, Jake Dean Klein and girlfriend Shelby Webb, Hannah Matosky, Logan Horne, and Michelle Horne and as we all know they were all #1 in her book; great-grandchildren, Dominique Harrington, Camden Wynn and soon to be arrivals baby boy Horne to Josh and Yarissa and baby girl Klein to Katie Klein. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, of Moore Haven, 300 Avenue L, Moore Haven, Florida, 33471, with lunch to follow at the Church. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven Children’s / Youth Fund.Cheaper than the non-pro“ts and the traveling vets! 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. 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 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 2, 2012 OBITUARIES Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50/g, according to gasoline price website. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 29.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 23.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 12.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 20.2 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “While motorists in many regions saw gasoline prices stabilize over the last week, it’s only a matter of time before last week’s rise in wholesale prices translates to a continued march higher on the retail level,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “The late week rally in stocks seemed to also fuel commodities higher, leading me to believe that pump prices will again pick up over the next week,” DeHaan said. Gas Prices Update We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Pied-billed Grebe is a small waterbird w ith a short thick chicken-like bill that prefers to escape from predators by diving under water. They swim like a duck, but they have lobes on each toe to provide extra surface area for paddling instead of duck like webbed feet. Wintering and resident Pied-billed Grebe are found in most types of wetlands in inland and coastal Florida. This small stocky grebe is about nine inches tall. Adults have a small brown head and body and a whitish rump. In the summer they have a black ring on their bill and black throat. Their feet, which are set far back on their body, trail behind them when they are in ight. The male makes a loud, throaty barking "kuk-kuk-kuk, kaow, kaow, kaow, kaow, kaowk, kaowk, kawk" sound while females make low grunting noises. They also make nasal chattering sounds. Pied-billed Grebe's diet consists mainly of aquatic insects, crustaceans (especially cray sh), and sh. Like other grebes, they swallow hundreds of their own feathers -which is believed to help cushion their intestines against sharp sh bones. They choose ponds, lakes, marshes, canals, and slow moving streams or river freshwater with emergent vegetation for nesting sites. They frequently raise two broods during the spring and summer breeding season, but can nest throughout the year. Both adults build a nest that looks like an open bowl in a oating platform of decaying vegetation. The female lays ve to seven bluish white eggs that are incubated for 23 days. The active downy young can leave the nest within one day but don't swim well at rst. They don't spend much time in the water the rst week and sleep on the back of a parent. For their rst ten days, they will also climb on their parent's back in response to danger. At four weeks of age, the young spend day and night on the water and dive under water when danger threatens. During the Breeding Bird Atlas I Survey Piedbilled Grebe were reported breeding in inland Florida west of Lake Okeechobee. The Breeding Bird Atlas Survey (2012-2016) is underway with 90 percent of survey conducted May through July. To help document the breeding birds or to participate in a morning survey during Aug. in Hendry or Glades County, contact Margaret England. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA5) located 20 miles south of Clewiston on Sat., 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 schedules. Check for updates on the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook page. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Saturday, August 11, 2012 • 10am 2pmLucy Look-Alike Contest at the band tent 12:30pm — 1ST, 2ND and 3RD prizes! Cost: $6 per person Children 6 and under FREE 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: Pied-billed Grebe (PBGR) Margaret England PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEPied-billed Grebe (adult and young).

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Owner of the local coffee shop Common GroundsBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comWhat is your name? Candace Sanchez. (How did you get your name?) I don’t really know, I think my mom had a different name picked out for me and another one of her friends was pregnant at the same time and she ended up naming her daughter the name she picked out. She came across Candace and liked it. What do you do and why do you do it? I’m a mom rst of all; I do everything for my kids rst. Then I work at Common Grounds Coffee Shop. It’s a family owned business and I love it here. I love working here because of the customers. I like to interact with people in the community and our work isn’t just the work of a restaurant. We’re here to help people as well. We’re a Christian establishment and we take pride in that. (What makes you get up in the morning?) My kids! A lot of things really. But my kids are the most important thing. What is your pet peeve? There are a lot of things that tick me off, but I think the thing that ticks me off the most is people not being involved with their children. There’s a new term I hear people say all the time: Facebook parents. And they talk about spending time with their kids on Facebook and things like that but they’re really not. They’re out doing whatever. Kids are very important to me, especially teenagers. I don’t have teenagers yet but I think we have to spend a lot of time with our teenagers because in our community there’s not a whole lot for them to do. If we’re interacting with them more and doing things with them more, it will keep them out of trouble. What are you afraid of? Nothing really, I have faith in God and trust in God. Fear is silly to me. What’s gonna happen is what’s gonna happen. (That question can cover a thought or even a thing, like spiders.) (Turns to her daughter and asks, “What am I afraid of?” Daughter replies with “Snakes.”) Snakes, I guess? I don’t like them. If you could choose a single person to spend your last moments of life with, who would you want by your side and why? I think it would be my husband because he would be here with my kids and my family. I know that he would do what I would wish for my kids and my family. He’s the most important thing to me, my kids and my husband. I would choose my husband. He is a great guy. He works for the Army Core of Engineers; he does their computers for the whole state of Florida. He’s a good Christian man; he’s a good dad; he’s involved; he’s always home. He’s just a great guy. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 2, 2012 Summer Interview Series: Candace Sanchez Candace by people they may end up working with and people they may never know. I try to make sure it’s a fair process,” explained Murphy. The committee ranks the applicants according to their skill sets such as leadership, curriculum, and more. They ask direct questions about different situations in schools, about working with teachers and school staff, and also interpreting data. Murphy also likes to look at other leadership roles in the district an applicant may have had. Leadership is a vital role in this position due to its traveling nature. Since Ms. Whitehead’s position is roaming, she will not be tethered to one school. As a roaming administrative assistant, she will travel between the schools and have an of ce at each one. “We used to have a roaming position but unfortunately, we had to cut it. I’m glad to see this back. One thing I’ve noticed is it forces the schools to work together. Usually schools are very competitive,” said Mr. Murphy. Ms. Whitehead will be collaborating with all three elementary principals to work with data, school operations, and handling discipline. Melissa’s position is a proactive duty that will require her to be in the classroom more often and making teacher evaluations a priority to help with student instruction. “I’m sure she well do well to work with other staff members, and provide support, feedback, and a new direction to our schools,” said Murphy. ASSISTANTContinued  1 ce. Those participating in the primary election are as follows:Republican Sheriff candidates E. Carmona Mark Chamberlain Raymond Van Houten Superintendent of Schools candidates Paul Puletti Joel WilliamsonDemocraticSheriff candidates Matthew Beatty Steven Maldonado Incumbent Steve Whidden Supervisor of Elections Kim Harris-White Brenda Hoots County Commission District #1 Incumbent Janet Taylor Pamela Jackson Superintendent of Schools Incumbent Richard Murphy Cynthia PotterRepublican and Democratic Ballots20th Judicial Circuit Court #9 Karen Miller Meg Steinbeck 20th Judicial Circuit Court #18 M.C. Fernandez 3rd Joe Foster 20th Judicial Circuit Court #24 Lisa Spader-Porter Joseph A. Simpson 20th Judicial Circuit Court #29 David McElrath George C. Richards. Already, the Elections of ces are seeing decent turnouts will about a hundred people each day in the LaBelle of ce and a total of 125 people in the Clewiston of ce by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Don’t forget to vote! VOTEContinued  1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County School BoardAnnounces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under theNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMSAny interested person may review a copy of the policy by contactingDarrell Harris, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975, or call (863) 674-4113Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contain s complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal bene ts are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s of ce in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be veri ed at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Foster children will receive free bene ts regardless of the child’s personal income or the income of the household. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Jodi Bell at (863) 674-4108. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service membe r’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; • Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and • Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy DARRELL HARRIS will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatis ed with the ruling of the of cial, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining of cial on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writ ing to Gordon Swaggerty, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, FL 33975 or call (863) 674-4620Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALSEffective from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013 To determine annual income: • If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52. • If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26. • If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24. • If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health bene ts, union dues, or other deductions must be reported. “In accordance with Federal Law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To le a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Of ce of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (S panish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” VOTE BRENDA HOOTS for HENDRY COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONSe Primary Election is quickly approaching on August the 14th. Hello Hendry County Voters, this is Brenda Hoots your candidate for Supervisor of Elections. Early Voting began this week, please take advantage of the option to cast your vote early. If Early Votin g doesnt t into your busy schedule call the Elections Oce at 863-675-5230 or 863-902-3393 to request an Absentee ballot. As the Assistant Supervisor of Elections, I have worked for 21 years in the Elections Oce following all guidelines and procedu res to assure you the voter a fair and accurate election process. We have always worked diligently to inform the public by attending l ocal events, and schools oering Voter Registration and Election information. I am asking for your vote to give me the opportunity to continue working to make sure that the Hendry County Elections are cont inuously done with accuracy and integrity. is is my career and passion; I am committed to do the best possible job serving you th e public as your Supervisor of Elections. Hendry County Voters your participation is needed. Early Voting begins: July 30 through August 11, 2012 SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE LOCATIONS: GIVE A HOOT VOTE BRENDA HOOTS Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Brenda Hoots Democrat for Supervisor of Elections 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 2012 Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NEED HELP NAVIGATING MEDICARE? LET US BE YOUR GUIDE! FREE, Condential, and Unbiased Help With: For assistance or to become a SHINE volunteer, call 1-866-413-5337SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with your local Area Agency on Aging to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 2, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOA Fire Truck Visits the Clewiston LibraryThe children of Camps Crayon and Fun-a-Rama try out a re hose during a special Fire Truck Visit for Summer Reading on Wednesday, July 25, at 9 a.m. Clewiston Fire Marshall Adam Marquith and Fire Fighter Chance Colvin visited the library with Fire Engine Number 12. There were 34 children and 12 staff members in attendance for this fascinating and educational program. Topics included re ghters, re equipment, and the basics of re safety. SUBMITTED PHOTOSSisters reunite11 sisters reunited in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on June 26. Five of the sisters live in Manning, South Carolina, four live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and two live right here in Clewiston, Martha Huggins and Mary Moore. Pictured on the left is all of the sisters to gether. Margerette, Marie, Margarette Ann, Bertha, Cenora, Carrie, Martha, Theola, Frances, Mary, and Lizzy. Pictured on the right is t heir mother.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 MALDONADO Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Steven Maldonado, Democrat for Sheriff NEW AGE NEW VISION VOTE ON AUGUST 14TH, 2012 E E SheriffHendry CountyCriminal Law Serial Proling Taser Instructor Organized Crime S.W.A.T. Operator Field Training Ocer Hostage Negotiations Homicide Investigator FDLE Certied Instructor Special Tactical Problems Child Injury Investigations Tactical Handgun Operator Human Diversity Instructor Radar Speed Measurements Juvenile Oender Instructor Domestic Violence Instructor Under Cover & Covert Operations Case Preparation & Court Presentation Personal Protec tive Equipment Instructor Narcotics Identication and Investigations Advanced Techniques for Unsolved Death Investigations.........www.maldonado2012.com E-mail: steven@maldonado2012.comwww.facebook.com/2012Maldonadowww.youtube.com/2012SMaldonado EXPERIENCECriminal Justice Protections President / CEO Southwest Florida Academy InstructorHendry County Sheriff’s Office Former Detective Pahokee Police Department Police OfficerRiviera Beach Police Police Officer 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 2012 In our July 21, 2012 edition, we reported that Kenneth Holland had been arrested on charges of driving while under the in uence. The Hendry County Clerk reports that the charges against Mr. Holland were formally dropped on August 5. He is cleared of all charges. CHARGES DROPPEDDriving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested July 28 by Ofc. J. Rojas ce J. Bryan Jamal Jones, 23Driving w/ a permanently revoked license Arrested by R. Garcia l y David Tommie, 49Possession of marijuana w/ intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, etc. Aggravated battery, knew or should have known victim was pregnant Arrested July 28 by Ofc. M. Thomas w de kn vi c M Lee Edwards Odoms, 24Domestic battery by strangulation Arrested July 29 by Ofc. M. Thomas st r M Emette Howard Miles, 27Possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription Arrested July 25 by Ofc. M. Brawner tr o sc M Douglas Scott Perkins, 34 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. Q: What is your name? A: Sandra Viall (How did you get your name?) My second half is my married name and my rst half, Sandra, my father chose that name. I was the number two spot, the number two daughter. He liked Sandra, it was very popular in those days. Q: What do you do and why do you do it? A: I'm a nurse. I love being a nurse. I love taking care of patients. I love taking care of those in need. A meaningful impact, I guess, I can't explain it any other way. (What makes you get up in the morning?) I hate for life to pass me by and I'm laying in bed missing it. Q: What is your pet peeve? A: I think I'm my most upset when I see someone else's impatience with others, like road rage. I hate to see it. I wanna call and report them and take a picture of them. You just have no idea w hat's going on in there day that the other person may have been going through. Intolerance of other people making mistakes, it just irrates me. Q: What are you afraid of? A: I ght that all of the time. What I mean by that is, is something I'm doing is based in fear, I go on faith. And if I am really truly grounded in faith, I shouldn't have fear. Now that doesn't mean I'm stupid or that I would do something careless. I really try hard, you're always afraid. Am I going the right way with my kid? I'm moving my son here to Florida, he's 16. Am I making the right decision? Is the high school good? Should I be putting him in King's Academy. But if my decision is grounded in fear, and I'm afraid of it, I have faith. Imagine moving from Chicago to Clewiston. 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: You know you might think it might be somebody with higher thinking or someone intelligent, but I probably would pick my husband. He did a fabulous job and he worked hard. (Tell me about him?) He worked at the railroad and he is retiring at the end of the month. It was his dream to move back to Florida. That's how I started looking in Florida for a job. My husband, we married young and we grew up together. He worked two jobs to make things happen. He was just a great parent, even today with a 16-year-old. Summer Interview Series: Sandra Viall SUBMITTED PHOTOFish Camp FunThe city of Clewiston is busy with sh camp this summer. There is still a chance to register. For more information, visit www.clewistonrecreation.com.

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeNavigator @ Bridges at Belle Glade Requirements: Bachelors degree in social services preferred or 5 years experience in related skills Min 2 yrs experience in related responsibilities Flexible in work hours including some evenings and some Saturdays Bi-lingual required Possess effective computer skills & communication skills with a focus on customer serviceThe Bridges Navigator responsibilities: Conducts intakes (screenings and assessments) with all clients in and associated with the Bridges, leading to referrals and linkages Maintains a high level of knowledge of community resources Encourages the Ages & Stages Questionnaire use by parents and supports parent-child activities that reinforce developmental milestones. Supports all other parental support, outreach and engagement efforts provided by Bridges. Collaborates with on-site programs to properly refer clients to the Healthy Beginnings Program Supports and maintains collaborative relationships with key community service providers Approaches all residents & clients with an ‘ Excellent Customer Service’ mindset Documents all services, referrals, and linkages Messages CSC’s Healthy Safe And Strong message to Bridges clients Stays abreast of information pertinent to successful referral and linkage Develops and maintains the Bridges Family Resource Library and Resource DirectoryPlease apply to this position via our website: https://gocpg.iapplicants.com/application.php EOE/DFWP Employment Full TimeAir Conditioning Technician needed. Must have Experience. Excellent salary and Bene ts. Call: 863-675-0044. 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. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 2, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 2012 BY BUTCH WILSON Clewiston MuseumThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates has graciously provided the Clewiston Museum with a traveling exhibit that presents a look at “old Florida” through the eyes and times of world renowned inventor, Thomas Edison, and acclaimed car manufacturer, Hendry Ford. The exhibit entails colorful panels with signage and photos that describe the historical experiences shared by these great entrepreneurs. An informative video titled, “The Wizard’s Laboratory: Edison’s Quest for Rubber” is also available and can be viewed in the museum theater. Thomas Edison spent years researching Florida plants in his quest to nd suitable latex that could be used for rubber production on a commercial scale. His botanical search led to numerous excursions into the Everglades. Hendry Ford was included on some of these trips, in addition to several of Edison’s adventurous camping expeditions, which required navigating vehicles through trackless miles of watery landscape and cypress swamp. On January 14, 1929, the Southern Sugar Company staged a grand ceremony in Clewiston to celebrate the startup of its new sugar mill. Dignitaries from around the country, including Florida Governor Carlton and President Herbert Hoover were present. Both Edison and Ford were famous for their mechanical brilliance, so needless to say, the newly constructed sugar mill quickly became a special point of interest to them. They and their wives soon traveled to Clewiston for a tour and inspection of the new mill. Their arrival on a mid afternoon was warmly received by town of cials and Mr. Dalhberg, president of the Southern Sugar Company. After a short ceremony, the honored guest proceeded to the home of F.L. Williams for lunch. Mr. Williams was president of the Clewiston Building Company. The Fords, Dalhbergs, and Mrs. Edison dined with the Williams family, while Mr. Edison meandered through the yard, looking at plants. The posted picture shows Thomas Edison sitting on the steps of the Williams’ home with their neighbor during his visit. This photo is timeless because the house still looks the same. The Williams’ home is located at 220 East Arcade Avenue and currently owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Wellslager. After lunch, the Edison and Ford party visited the rst Clewiston Inn (second Inn constructed along Royal Palm Ave. in 1938) that was built on the ridge in the 1920s. During their visit they viewed the legendary Lake Okeechobee, whose waters lurked in the Inn’s backyard. The party then traveled to the new sugar mill. There, two great men of genius, happily and meticulously inspected the mill’s machinery. The Edison and Ford entourage eventually made its way to the Southern Sugar Company’s main of ce, which was located where United States Sugar Company’s agriculture building now resides. While there, Mr. Dalhberg introduced them to “Celotex,” a product he fashioned from “bagasse,” the crushed ber remnants of sugar cane. Both men were fascinated with this particle board and its usage in the construction of homes. Many of the early homes around Clewiston were constructed with Celotex. During his Clewiston tour, Thomas Edison acknowledged that he was very impressed with the ef ciency in which the sugar juice was removed from the crushed cane and remarked that the challenges of thoroughly removing latex from plant ber was still an ongoing problem for him. Hendry Ford had little to stay, but was visibly impressed and took a sample bag of raw sugar that eventually found its way to his home in Michigan. The four hour tour in Clewiston came to a close, and soon two vehicles with their prestigious passengers were in route to Ft. Myers. The traveling exhibit will be on display through September. Please feel free to contact us at 863-983-2870 or e-mailed us clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com if you have questions. Our website, clewistonmuseum.org, also has current information on all upcoming museum programs. The Clewiston Museum business hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Edison & Ford Winter Estates Traveling Exhibit things we were most successful in doing at LaBelle High School was homegrowing our teachers. Those students who we saw, we instituted a program called the teacher in service program where students actually served in the elementary levels and they were introduced to the education process. A lot of those students have come back to Hendry County. If they came back to Hendry County, you don’t have to explain Hendry County to them. The other instance we found in LaBelle, and if you look at it LaBelle has been a little bit more fortunate than Clewiston, and I think it’s the proximity to the west coast that we have. Clewiston teachers tend to get this feeling, particularly if they’re young and single, they begin to feel a little isolated – you can’t help that. But what happens is, people understand, when they start having their own children, this isn’t a bad place to rear your children. And that’s what we’ve had. It’s almost like a J-Curve that you see in LaBelle, they’ll leave LaBelle, go up north, settle down and come back to LaBelle. Yeah, money is always an answer, but it’s not the only answer. I would look at recruiting within our ranks even more, tagging those students that we see have potential as teachers, and look at our area, if we have to and recruit another like districts, for people who may want to come to this area. Thank you. Joel Williamson (Rep.) One of the areas that we have really taken a hit on in education in Hendry County is insurance. One of the things that it used to be said of Hendry County was the fact that, although they pay a little less than neighboring counties, their insurance was better than anyone else’s. We’ve suffered with that, and I think we need to take a serious look, again at our insurance. It would be nice to be able to give everyone raises when they ask for them, but the bottom line is, if we want to retain people, it’s about caring. It’s about listening to them. It’s about hearing what they have to say, and they know that you care. John Maxwell said people don’t care what you know until they know that you care. And that’s a real truth in leadership. I think it’s something that we need to take a real serious look at. Because in my opinion, and from the people that I have talked to, right now, the morale is very low and we need to show that we care. Thank you. Rick Murphy (Dem.) You know it’s been a tough economy, but I can tell you again, myself, the school board and the staff have worked very hard to budget, utilize grant monies to prepare us for this coming year. This year we negotiated a higher salary schedule, we also have performance pay, which is part of the new requirement by state law, teachers can improve their pay scale by performance, and also we continue to recruit, inside and out. We have internships. We service interns that come from Gulf Coast University, also Edison, also FAU, and we’re also going to start now with Palm Beach Atlantic and UF. Those interns come and work and a lot of them come to work for us, we recruit them, they’re very good. We’re also looking to the outside, you look at the best, try to recruit those that are reading-endorsed, ESOL endorsed and that’s part of it. You gotta recruit. Some of the criticism has been in the past that it may be a little slow, but we’re trying to make sure we get some really good people. It’s tough in this county because of the geographics, especially on the Clewiston side, but we’re changing that. Talking about insurance. When I came in we were self-insured and then we decided to go for a bid, we went to Blue Cross, they kept raising the rates, we decided to go two years ago bid again so now we’re UHC. The district has held down premiums when other districts have increased them. We pay the most per employee in the state of Florida. We pay $9,000 for every employees’ bene ts – that’s the highest in the state, people get shocked when we talk about that, but we believe that insurance bene ts are important. If you have dependents, that’s a different story, you’re going to have to pay based on what your dependent scale is. And also what healthcare plan you choose. It is a continuing battle for all of us, but I think it’ll get better. We’re working with Gates and also Hillsborough and Effective Teachers Grant and some other grants, bringing some good ideas and recruits in. We just nished up our second year recruiting in Tampa and Orlando, and we recruited, currently about 14 new teachers at Clewiston High School. We’re down to maybe two or three and they’re in the pipeline. The other school is recruiting also, so we’re having a pretty good recruiting year, no matter what you hear. Thank you.City of Clewiston CommissionQuestion: “The economic climate has dictated budgetary cuts for everyone. What are your speci c plans to handle this should you be elected?” Phillip D. Roland Well, without being on the commission, I’m not sure that I can actually honestly answer that question. I’ve certainly looked at it. I’ve looked at the recreation more than anything, and I think the main thing is that, again, and Julio touched on it, is that you can’t grow government in an economy that’s in a downhill spout. Til we get turned around, you’ve got to freeze the hiring. I also think that the wages should be frozen at this time. I can’t see giving bonuses, which were given in the last year. I think there’s things, there’s a balance, and you’ve got to work towards that balance. Julio Rodriguez We’re currently in the budget session right now, we’re balancing the budget, and Monday night we voted not to have a tax increase this year, even though property values are down and we’re going to be $30,000 short in ad valorem dollars, we decided we’re going to try to get that money somewhere else. Why penalize our taxpayers? My thing is what I said, “cut spending.” We’re going to cut spending. We’re going to look at capital improvements. We’re going to look at buying lawnmowers, buying cars if we need them. Those are the tough questions, of course. We’re going to talk about raises and I don’t know what situation we’re in. It’s a tough economy. A lot of cities around us are not giving raises, as a matter of fact they’re laying people off. We’re in the middle of the budget. We know we got a long way to go. We’re going to balance the budget, but we’re not going to balance the budget on the backs of the citizens of Clewiston, I can guarantee you that. We’re not going to balance the budget on your backs. We’re going to nd a way to balance that budget that we’re not going to increase taxes and we’re going to maintain the same services that we have currently; which is hard to do because revenue is down. Thank you. Jerry Cochrane I know you all want to hear I’m going to cut taxes. That we’re going to make due. I’m not sure we can cut taxes anymore. Mr. Rodriguez pointed out that the commission is basically raising the same tax dollars as last year. I don’t think we can cut the budget anymore. We have cut to the bone. The equipment that is being replaced, it is plump wore out. It is way past due for repair. Employee raises, we put a freeze on that; that’s one possibility. I think if we have a little more transparency in the budget, a little more openness, and that’s not a slam on anybody, it’s just simply a budget process that we have a better idea, instead of a big lump sum going to recreation, it’s broken down a little bit more. We have a little bit better handle on the budget and we can determine some areas that we can reduce or cut. It’s going to be tough – everybody has a sacred cow. It’s tough. Mr. Rodriguez, I admire him, for being up there and he’s willing to make tough decisions. I just don’t know that we can reduce your taxes. I think we can hold the line for a few years, but as far as reductions, I’m going to be honest with you, I just don’t see it happening. And costs continue to go up, the price of fuel continues to go up, the price of insurance continues to go up. The city staff has done a good job with cutting costs with workman’s comp and where we are is where we are and I don’t think we can depend on a lot of outside help. If y’all think the economy is going to turn around in the next year, two years, I disagree with you. I think the recovery is going to be long and it’s going to be slow and we’re going to have to suffer through it. And I don’t think we’re going to get a lot of help from Hendry County with rec. We should. East County Rec, I think that’s an excellent suggestion because the folks out in the unincorporated areas have been getting a free ride for years. It’s time for that to stop. We simply cannot afford to continue paying for them. Everybody wants Cadillac service, but they want it at Volkswagon prices, and it just don’t work. Thank you. (Editor’s Note: Donald Hughes and Mali Gardner did not participate in the political forum.) CANDIDATESContinued  1

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Clewiston Of ce Online applications at:www.hopehcs.org /Careers.htmWe Provide 100% Paid Bene ts for Medical, Dental, Life and Disability. Retirement Plan 26 Paid Days Off Annually Call us at: 239-322-5320 Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Drug Free Employment Part Time Dental Assistant Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Environmental Services/Janitorial Part Time, responsible for housekeeping duties. Handyman skills helpful. Fax resume to: (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP.Maintenance Person Central County Water Control District is now accepting applications for a Clubhouse maintenance person. This is a part time position. Must be able to work exible hours, nights and weekends, some holidays. Background checks. This is a drug free workplace. Apply in person at the Montura Clubhouse located at: 255 N. Hacienda Street, Montura Ranch Estates, ask for Juan. Monday thru Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or the Central County Of ce at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesSCHOOL Computer WFlat screen, 100’s of games & educational programs. $50. 863-517-2782. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! 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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleCLEWISTON/ CENTRAL AVE LIVE RENT FREE Requires $10,000 down payment. Own 2 adjacent duplexes (Four 3/2 apts.) Live in one collect $2000 + monthly rent $140,000. Owner (863)673-5071 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentCLEWISTON/PIONEER 3/2, Mobile Home, Very nice. New A/C. All appliances including Washer & Dryer. 10 fenced acres. Pets welcome. $800 mo. 1st/last/sec. (954)815-6363 MONTURA 2br, 1ba, central AC, single wide MH, on 1.25 fenced acre. On Datil St. $575/mo Call Joe (305)720-3322 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice NOTICE: This ad shall serve as a noti cation of channel enhancements for Comcast Cable’s Clewiston residential and commercial channel lineup(Hendry County).On, or around, August 30, 2012, WFTX-FOX will be added on Limited Basic ch 11; WFTX-FOX HD will be added on HD Limited Basic ch 434. WFLX-FOX Limited Basic ch 11, WFLX -Bounce, Digital Limited Basic ch 220, and WFLX-FOX HD, HD Limited Basic ch 434, will no longer be available. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions. GENERAL INFORMATION A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain digital channels or certain services. Service charges may apply. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com. 422849 CN 8/2/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE (CATF) FY 2012 CDBG Notice is hereby given that the Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) will meet on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 10:30 am, at the Hendry County Administrative Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the grant application for a potential economic development project as required by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, FY 2012 funding cycle. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 423060 CN/CB 8/2/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of the Clewiston Drainage District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of the Clewiston Drainage District, for the year 2012, will be held in the of ce of the District, 350 West Arroyo Avenue, Hendry County, Clewiston, Florida, on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the afternoon, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action there to as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business that may come before the landowners. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT /s/ James Pittman Supervisor 421645 CN 7/26;8/2/2012 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. 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 422778 CN/CB 8/2/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2444 2009 1144334-01000000290 Gregoria & Rosa Flores Lot 29, 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 First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422723 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 8/4/12 at 10:30 a.m. LUMART A/C STORAGE, 640 E. PASADENA AVE., CLEWISTON, FL 863-983-2162 will sell at public sale the personal property therefore stored with the undersigned. Yasmely Perez Unit #106 Nice dinette, living room and bedroom sets Fred Hartley Unit #174 Saltwater shing road & reels, misc. items Tiquesta Dixon Unit #194 Mattresses, boxsprings, etc. Kristopher Holloway Unit #292 Exercise bike, refrigerator, furniture Corissa Everett Unit #167 Freezer, furniture, TV’s 422153 CN 7/26;8/2/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Judy Darlene Stollings conducting a WHOLESALE ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES business at 1806 N SR29, LABELLE, FL 33935 County of Hendry, Florida, under the ctitious name of FEBCO ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Judy Darlene Stollings 486 Holley Street LABELLE, FL 33935 Ownership of FEBCO ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES is as follows: Judy Darlene Stollings It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of FEBCO ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Judy D. Stollings Date 07/23/12 422760 CN 8/2/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Palm Beach County (PBC) Board of County Commissioners Resolution R-2012-0904 calls for a member of the PBC Water Utilities Department Advisory Board (WUDAB) to be a resident of the Glades area and a customer of the Glades Utility Authority (GUA). The position is currently vacant and the Water Utilities Department is soliciting quali ed persons to ll the position. The Water Utilities Department Advisory Board meets monthly at the WUD Customer Service Building at Jog Road in Boynton Beach. Regular attendance is required. All members are subject to the terms of the County’s Ethics Ordinance. Interested persons should send a letter of interest and a resume or statement of quali cation by August 15, 2012 to: Valerie Cintron, PBC Water Utilities, 8100 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413. 423058 SUN 8/2,9/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 2, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000867 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTLER; JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTELER and JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOHN J. KENSTLER and JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 4031 ALBANY RD., LABELLE, FL 33935-5518 -AndTRACIA LYNN HOLLINGSWORTH, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant, who is not know to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants. Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an. action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 21 BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before August 31, 2012 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 24 day of July, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the 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 Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, 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. 422724 CN 8/2,9/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2279 2009 1074433-03000020040 Mario Nodal Lot 4, Block 2, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422725 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 3272 2009 4104329-020-000L0440 Anita Jagernauth Tract L44, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records if 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422710 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2948 2009 2024329-670000A0040 The Land Doctor Investments, Inc. Lots 11 and 12, Block A, 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 First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422730 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2591 2009 1214334-010-000Q0210 Sylbert Romely, Sylvester Joseph & Beris Campbell Lots 27 and 28, Block Q, Harlem Addition to Clewiston, 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 First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422726 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2412 2009 1314433-A0004130000 Mora Angel M. Colon The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 Lot No. 6051 in Montura Ranch Estates. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422718 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1469 2009 1154432-A0002210100 Rolando Ramirez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2694, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422722 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2418 2009 1314433-A0004470000 Abel Tejera Cepero The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6062, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422721 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2355 2009 1314433-A0001060000 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee & Aida Naranjo, Trustee The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6073, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422728 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1269 2009 1134432-A0000900000 Ana M. Quintana-Marquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3605, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422861 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1267 2009 1134432-A0000860100 Dinorah Leon & Nicolas Jimenez The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3638, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422712 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2363 2009 1314433-A0001420000 Pushpa Chandranl The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lots 5908 and 5909, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422708 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1264 2009 1134432-A0000820100 Jackson Daniel & Manita Noel Daniel The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3705, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422707 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 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 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice Public Notice

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL. CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000068DEUTSCHE RANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION T RUST 2005-A11CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-K UNDER THE POOLING A ND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 Plaintiff, V S. JEANNE M, REYNOLDS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEANNE M. REYNOLDS; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 12, 2012, and entered in Case No. 26-2011-CA-000068, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL T RUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF T HE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2005-A11CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERT IFICATES, SERIES 2005-K UNDER T HE POOLING AND SERVICING A GREEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 is Plaintiff and JEANNE M. REY NOLDS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEANNE M. REYNOLDS; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; arc defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRAT ION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 E. HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m,, on the 15th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21. IN BLOCK B, OF RIDGEVIEW ESTATES ADDITION NO. 2, A SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 122 AND 123, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY 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 within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of July, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk T his notice is provided pursuant to A dministrative 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 arc entitled, at no cost to you. to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle. Fl 33935, Phone No. (941)335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call T-800.955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-9958770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 5201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 T elephone: (954) 382-3486 T elefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 422218 CN 7/26;8/2/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09213-CA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD J. MARQUITH A/K/A RICHARD MARQUITH; PATSY A. MARQUITH A/K/A PATSY MARQUITH Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 11, 2012, and entered in Case No. 09-213-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is Plaintiff and RICHARD J. MARQUITH A/K/A RICHARD MARQUITH; PATSY A. MARQUITH A/K/A PATSY MARQUITH; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, at 25 E. HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE in. HENDRY County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 15th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 57, TANGLEWOOD OAKS UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176. PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY 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 Iis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of July, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935, Phone No. (941)3352299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-9558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-4486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 422308 CN 7/26;8/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 22-2011-CA-000068 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff(s), VS. ARLAND PAPPAS; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on 7-10-12 in Civil Case No. 22-2011CA-000068, of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida, wherein, FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff, and, ARLAND PAPPAS; MICHELLE L. PAPPAS; TIKI FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on August 16, 2012, at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse beginning at 11:00 AM, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 10 AND 11, BLOCK 51, REVISED MAP OF MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 72, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH SCOTT BILT, SANDPIPER, 2009, MOBILE HOME MODEL NO. 284844-SPP, SERIAL NO. SBHGAl260803572A&B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 11, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT Joe Flint Julie Braddock By: Deputy Clerk Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd. Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 56L392.6965 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation, please contact Court Administration in advance of the date the service is needed: Court Administration, 125 E. Orange Ave., Ste. 300, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; (386) 257-6096. Hearing or voice impaired, please call 1 (800) 955-8770. 422023 GCD 7/26;8/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2007-001116-CA BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18, Plaintiff, OSCAR CEBALLOS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 12, 2012 and entered in. Case No. 2007-001116CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and, for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-48 is the Plaintiff and OSCAR CEBALLOS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR CEBALLOS N/K/A JANE DOE; EVERGLADES TREE SERVICE INC; TENANT #1 N/K/A SERENA. GREEN, and TENANT #2 N/K/A CALVIN BERT are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR, HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 15th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 70, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGF, 37-39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 230 N Quebrada Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 16, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, PI. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F07055455 COUNTRY-CONV 13/C-RUNASSIGNED-Team 2 P07055455**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 3390], telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 422223 CN 7/26;8/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-833 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. REYGAN L. BOURGAULT; DOUGLAS B. FERGUSON; and any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-833, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and REYGAN L. BOURGAULT and DOUGLAS B. FERGUSON, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 E Hickpochee, Labelle, Florida 33935, SECOND FLOOR, at 11:00 AM on the 15th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 79, TANGLEWOOD OAKS, UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 176, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Together with that certain 2000 Nobility Mobile Home ID # N89706A and ID # N89706B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated the 13th day of July, 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, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 422214 CN 7/26;8/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-1160-CA PREMIER AMERICAN BANK, N.A., d/b/a FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES M. LONG, JR., an unmarried man, all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the above-named Defendant who are not know to be dead or alive, whether as unknown parties may claim an interest as spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: James M. Long, Jr. 2565 Evans Road, #A LaBelle, Florida 33935 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: The West 1/2 of the East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 South, Hendry County, Florida, less the North 30 feet for road right-of-way. has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses, if any, to it on Kenneth K. Thompson, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1150 Lee Boulevard, Suite 1, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, on or before August 24, 2012, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hichpoochee Avenue, corner of S.R. 80 and Highway 29, LaBelle, Florida, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS MY hand and seal of this Court on this 20th day of July, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER, CLERK OF COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 422644 CN 8/2,9/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000026 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. DAVID E. TYLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID E. TYLER; EDNA TYLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDNA TYLER, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of GLADES County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in GLADES County, Florida described as: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS ROAD RIGHTOF-WAY. TOGETHER WITH A 1993 TRIU MOBILE HOME ID#13825986 and commonly known as: 3435 Fernwood Lane Southwest, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Glades County Courthouse on the Courthouse steps, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, FL 33471, on August 16, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Operations Manager, Sheila Mann, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014,smann@ca.cjis20.org; within seven working days of your receipt of the notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, dial 711. Dated this July 11, 2012. JOE FLINT Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 422365 GCD 7/26;8/2/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING T he Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on August 16, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before T he Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, A ida Barnhart, Executive Director A rea Housing Commission 423067 CN/CB 8/2/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/17/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1996 JEEP 1J4EZ58S5TC141551 423056 CN 8/2/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on August 13th, 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 2007 Chevy, VIN: 1GNFC13J87R203582 1998 Ford, VIN: 1FMZU32E5WUB80014 2009 Isuzu, VIN: 4GTJ7F1B89F700263 2000 Nissan, VIN: 3N1CB51DXYL342689 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 423063 CN 8/2/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 2, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262011CA000447XXXXXX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SANJUANA JANIE CABRERA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated July 12, 2012, and entered in Case No 262011CA000447XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry ounty, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and SANJUANA JANTE CABRERA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Curthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 2024, PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 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. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on July 16, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 422267 CN 7/26;8/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 261012CA000118XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFCATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTICATES, SERIES 2005-3, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINS T NELSON M. HERNANDEZ, DECEASED, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST NELSON M. HERNANDEZ, deceased, RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida: WEST ONE HALF OF LOT 7 AND ALL OF LOT 8, IN BLOCK 411 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBE R 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLA T THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 303, Fort Launderdale, Florida 33306, within 30 days from rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 18, 2012. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Cler k 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 Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 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. 422631 CN 7/26;8/2/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads E arn some ex t ra cas h Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Hendry County will be conducting a Public Hearing for the FY 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant program. The County is eligible to receive up to $750,000 or more funds with a waiver from the Florida Small Cities CDBG program administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The FY 2012 CDBG funds will be used for one of the following purposes: 1. To bene t low and moderate income persons; or 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other nancial resources are not available to meet such needs. The categories of activities for which the FY 2012 funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-pro t business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must bene t low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, the County must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the County is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community’s economic and community development needs will be at the Hendry County Board of County Commission meeting held at Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 beginning at 5:00 p.m. For information concerning the public hearing, contact the County Administrator’s Of ce or telephone 863-675-5220. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call 1-800-955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 423059 CN/CB 8/2/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Lunch is an important meal for children, accounting for one-third to half of their nutritional intake a day, according to the National School Lunch Program. Good lunches will help breed success, as children will be more likely to stay focused in class on full stomachs. Furthermore, the right snacks will keep them going strong for all their after-school activities. How do you make sure your child has wholesome food options that he or she will enjoy and will keep him or her going strong through class and beyond? Here are some quick ways to throw together delicious and nutritional options in the limited time you have:DrinkPacking a drink is the easiest part of most school lunches. Low-fat or fat-free milk is the best drink for kids. Even when packing a lunch, your child can purchase plain or low-fat avored milk at school. If your child does not prefer milk, a calcium-forti ed beverage is the next best choice. Main CoursePeanut butter and jelly is a classic and easy to make if you're short on time. Sandwiches made with whole grain breads and lean meats are great as well, and some variety will not only get your child excited for lunch, but also add different vitamins and minerals to their diet. Prepare lunch the night before to save time and always consider food safety. If you pack meat, eggs, cheese or other perishable foods, include a cold pack to keep the food cold until lunch time. Also, avoid packing your child a lunch they won't like by including him or her in the lunchmaking process.SnacksChoose snacks that provide nutritional value and are easy to pack. For example, Snack Pack pudding can be grabbed on the go, and is a tasty snack kids can look forward to. Snack Pack pudding has as much calcium as an eight-ounce glass of milk, offering 30 percent of a child's daily value of calcium. With new bakery-inspired avors like Chocolate Cupcake and Banana Cream Pie, your little one won't be trading it away for anything!Fruits and VeggiesEvery growing child needs their fruits and veggies. You can add sliced banana to their peanut butter and jelly sandwich or even make their main meal a salad. If you are really pressed for time, throw in an apple or some grapes so your child gets the fruit he or she needs to meet the goal of one and a half cups of fruit per day. You can nd more great ideas at www. SnackPack.com. Quick, Wholesome and Smart School Food Ideas

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Don’t Get GoosedBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchMy friend Jackson recently came to visit his grandparents armed with a new slingshot. Unlike David in the Bible, Jackson picked up one stone at a time instead of ve; and then would run hunt another stone when he missed his target. After much running back and forth between stones and misses, he nally connected with his target. It reminded me of another story I heard of another Jackson who was visiting his grandparents with a newly acquired slingshot. He practiced all around the ranch, but could never hit what he wanted. Heading back to the house for lunch, Gigi's pet goose honked at him. On impulse, Jackson took aim and let a rock y. The rock connected and the goose dropped dead. Panicking, he hid the goose in the bushes. Jackson turned and saw his brother, realizing that Charlie had seen it all. After lunch, Gigi asked Charlie to take out the garbage. Charlie told Jackson to do it, whispering, "Remember the goose!" Jackson took out the garbage. Later Grandpa asked if anyone wanted to go to the store. Gigi said, "I'm sorry, but Charlie still needs to clean the stables. Charlie smiled and said, "That's already taken care of. Jackson said he'd do it." Again Charlie whispered, "Remember the goose!" Charlie went with Grandpa while Jackson stayed and mucked the stalls. This went on for several days. Jackson was doing both his and his brother's chores. Finally he couldn't stand it any longer and confessed to Gigi that he had killed the goose. Gigi shared that she'd seen it happen, and had already forgiven him. She was just wondering how long Jackson was going to let his brother hold him prisoner. What "goose" has got you prisoner? What goose do you keep letting remind you of your shortfalls and short-comings? Who's got your goose? Most of us nd it easier to remember our sins than to recall our salvation. Most of us nd it easier to see the cracks and broken places in our lives than to feel the strength of God's Spirit that has glued us back together. Not only that, but as Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he tempts us in our wilderness to give in to our old weaknesses and mistakes. Satan whispers in our ear: "Remember the goose!!" "Remember your failures." "Remember, what you do doesn't matter!" "Remember, you're a loser!" "Remember, you're a failure!" "Remember, they're too big, too strong." "Remember, you're not appreciated!" Also, there are people in our lives who want to cook our goose; people who like Charlie, who for one reason or another try to keep us prisoner; people who are constantly whispering in our ear: "Remember the goose!" Don't listen! The church uses cleansing water in the sacrament of baptism. A sacrament takes something simple, like water, and lets it remind us of something spiritual, like grace. By the waters of baptism we are reminded that by grace, God claims us as His own, cleanses us from our sins and "goose-like mistakes", and calls us into service. We desperately need to remember our baptism and what it means in our lives. Instead of "Remember the goose!" we need a new whispering in our ear: "Remember your baptism." The heavens opened at the baptism of Jesus and a voice spoke from heaven: "This is my Son in whom I am well pleased and whom I love." Somebody reading this needs to hear that same message today in the depths of their heart. Remember who you are. Hear once more the Holy Spirit say, "You are my child, whom I love, with you I am well pleased." Don't get goosed. Remember your baptism, and be blessed! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 2, 2012 Religion Column John Hicks Managers and public of cials from municipal electric utilities throughout Florida elected Clewiston Utilities Director Kevin McCarthy as one of six of cers to lead a statewide power agency in 2012-2013. Elections for the Florida Municipal Power Agency's Board of Directors and All-Requirements Project Executive Committee took place at the Agency's annual meeting held recently in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Only four of cers were elected for Board of Directors. Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director for the city of Clewiston, was elected as Vice Chairman. He previously served six years as Treasurer. McCarthy has served on FMPA's Board of Directors since 2002. FMPA's Board of Directors makes policy decisions for the power supply projects of FMPA, except the All-Requirements Project. Each of FMPA's 30 members appoints one representative to the Board of Directors, and Board of cers are elected by popular vote of the members. FMPA's All-Requirements Project provides all the wholesale power needs of 14 Florida cities, including Bushnell, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Green Cove Springs, Town of Havana, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Leesburg, Newberry, Ocala and Starke. All-Requirements enables municipal utilities of all sizes to become ownersnot just customersof an ef cient statewide power system. Utilities Director Elected to Lead Statewide Agency FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’ WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com

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University of Florida researchers have created a mathematical model that shows how citrus greening is transmitted within an infected tree – an important step toward helping scientists understand the devastating disease. The model, published this month by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed that once a tree is infected, insecticides to control the pests that spread the disease may not be enough to halt the disease’s progression in the tree, and instead may only slow its spread within the tree. Removal of obviously diseased new growth, called ush, or shoots, is not a solution either. The model shows that even without showing symptoms, many shoots may already be infected so that infection of other parts of the tree can continue. Citrus greening, known to scientists as huanglongbing, or HLB, was rst detected in Florida in 2005. The disease was discovered in a backyard citrus tree in Los Angeles earlier this year and now threatens California’s citrus industry. Greening has cost Florida’s economy an estimated $3.63 billion in lost revenues since 2006 and poses a huge threat to the state’s $9 billion citrus industry, the nation’s largest. It weakens and eventually kills infected trees. For now, there is no cure, although growers are using cultural management strategies to keep groves productive. The disease is spread by a tiny insect called the Asian citrus psyllid. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have dedicated much time and effort to nding effective control strategies for the disease and its vector. Ariena van Bruggen, the professor who supervised the model’s creation, said having the model is “just a rst step,” albeit an important one. UF Emerging Pathogens Institute Director J. Glenn Morris Jr., also an author of the paper, said the model gives scientists subtle hints about which direction to go with future research. At the heart of the problem: The bacterium that causes the disease is nearly impossible to culture in a laboratory, meaning scientists can’t isolate it and subject it to various substances to determine which, if any, might be effective against it. Movement of the bacterium through the tree cannot be monitored, so it’s dif cult to determine if the tree is more resistant to the disease movement after chemical treatments. The model shows that resistance to internal movement of the bacterium is one of the most important factors affecting its spread. “This model gives us hints about experiments we can do, where to look, where to focus our efforts to solve the problem,” Morris said. “Creating a model to see if we can better understand the process of how the disease progresses in just one tree is a unique way to look at the problem.” The model con rms that the odds of killing psyllids with insecticide sprays can vary, depending on the timing of the rst spraying, spraying frequency and the effectiveness of the insecticide itself. Expanding the model to follow the disease’s progression as it moves from one tree to another is the next logical step for the research, van Bruggen said. The other authors include Christinah Chiyaka, a postdoctoral fellow with the Emerging Pathogens Institute who developed the model; Burton H. Singer, also of EPI and a National Academ y of Sciences member, and Susan Halbert, of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Plant Industry. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hello Hendry County Residents, My campaign experience has been positive and rewarding. Ive been out in the community meeting the residents, listening to their concerns and issues. It would be an honor to be your next Supervisor of Elections for Hendry County. I am dedicated and will truly serve you with integrity, loyalty and honesty. I want to take the elections oce to a new level of leadership. I need your vote as your democratic candidate on August 14th. to accomplish my goals. Sincerely, Kim Harris-WhiteVOTE RIGHT VOTE KIM HARRIS-WHITE www.facebook.com/KimHarrisWhite Democrat for Hendry County Supervisor of Elections 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 2, 2012 The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is issuing the following brie ng: In the midst of the wet season, rainfall continues to boost groundwater and surface water supplies throughout the 16-county region. While some areas saw replenished water sources with an early start to the wet season in early May, others have been gradually recovering. Lake Okeechobee levels have slowly increased over the last few weeks, although levels remain below normal for this time of year. On the west coast, rainfall and local basin runoff in the last few weeks improved water conditions and lowered salinity in the Caloosahatchee River. The District continues to recommend that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers follow established guidelines, which call for no lake releases to the Caloosahatchee at this time. The District continues to monitor water levels and operate the system to capture as much water as possible while maintaining ood control. W ater Conservation MeasuresSouth Florida is under the District’s YearRound Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. Some city and county governments have adopted local ordinances that differ from the District rule and may further limit landscape irrigation. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfw md.gov/2days. The City of West Palm Beach is no longer under an emergency order limiting landscape irrigation. Customers of the city’s utility are to follow the District’s Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule, which allows watering up to three days per w eek. Permitted water users such as nurseries, agriculture, golf courses and utilities are required to continue following the water use conditions in their permits. Copies of water use permits can be found in the Application/Permit records search online at www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting. For information about water conservation, visit www.savewater .com. Information about current weather and water conditions can be found at www.sfwmd.gov/ waterwatch.Other ActionsLake Okeechobee releases Since May, there have been multiple bene cial releases of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River, and estuary salinity levels have signi cantly improved. Wet season rainfall and local basin runoff are providing suf cient in ow to the Caloosahatchee to maintain favorable salinity levels in the upper estuary. Based on current ecological conditions and established guidelines in Adaptive Protocols, District staff on July 25 recommended no further releases at this time. The operational position statement is available here. Navigation The following locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee remain closed until lake levels rise to allow for safe navigation: -S-135 at J&S Fish Camp in Martin County -G-36 at Henry Creek in Okeechobee County -S-127 at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County -S-131 at Lakeport in Glades County The S-193 Lock, located on Taylor Creek on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, is closed due to ongoing renovation work to refurbish the lock and ensure decades of reliable service. District-Wide Conditions Model to Show How Citrus Greening Spreads within Tree

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