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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 08-23-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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T, A V F S P M P V. N SEE SCHOOL 18 SEE INTERVIEW 20 John Hicks is the pastor at First United Methodist Church.Q: What is your name? A: John Hicks. (How did you get your name?) Well, my mom’s brother was John, my dad’s brother was Eugene Carl, and Hicks from country relatives. (What kind of a person was John?) John was very knowledgeable, very smart, very intelligent. (So you’ve lived up to that?) I hope. Growing up, we’d always play chess and he could beat me in three or four moves, until I learned some of the moves, so then he could beat me in ve or six. Q: Tell me about what you do. Why do you get up in the morning? A: The animals jump on me. Well basically, I feel a calling for God’s ministry and it’s a blessing. There’s always new challenges every morning, some things that keep on coming, but there’s always new stuff and new opportunities to be in God’s service. Q: What is your pet peeve? A: My word is my bond and I Interview Series: John Hicks John Hicks BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS e Clewiston NewsIt’s that time of year again; kids are strapping on their backpacks, putting on new clothes, and heading off to start a brand new year of school. “The rst day was amazing,” said Principal Janice Lee of Clewiston High School. “We want this year to be an epic win that nobody expects.” This year CHS is incorporating a lot of new programs including plant biotechnology, E911 (an emergency dispatch certi cation program), a Microsoft Of ce Specialist class, and a marching band. “We also sent teachers away for training with The Flippen Group, which equips them to foster relationships with students,” said Vice Principal Roberto Sanchez. CHS is off to a positive start and by the end of the year hopes to be a blue ribbon school. “Martin Luther King had a dream, we have a vision,” said Principal Lee and Vice Principal Sanchez. Principal Gary Ensor of Clewiston Middle School is just as enthusiastic about the rst day of school. “Today has gone really well, let’s hope to continue it this way.” He plans to Hendry Kids Back to School Nurses, doctors, and church members volunteer their time in NicaraguaBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comClewiston locals are changing lives in a positive manner for the underprivileged people of Nicaragua. In a missions trip a team of nurses and doctors from Hendry Regional Medical Center, took aid and ministry to the sick and needy. The Nicaraguan American Nurses Association and the Community Presbyterian Church of Clewiston have continually brought relief and hope to the area they travel to each year. This past year was their fourth anniversary and each year they are able to help more people and raise more money. The groups arrange fund-raisers throughout the year to buy the medical supplies needed to treat their Nicaraguan patients. Medical supplies are not cheap and these two organizations are thankful for every dollar they receive to go toward their worthy cause. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, they sell breast cancer bracelets. Each Sunday the church makes a Sunday lunch and sells the food to save as much as possible. The biggest success they have had with fundraising is the golf tournament they hosted earlier in March, which raised $14,000. In their rst year of visiting Nicaragua, the head of the Nicaraguan American Nurses Association, Alice Blandford, tells that their attendance was fairly small with only 17 people. Even so, over the three days they were there, they treated more than 400 people. This past year, 40 people attended and over only four days, treated 986 people in their clinic and had 400 people in their vacation bible school and youth programs. “Each year, they can’t wait for us to return,” said Alice who is also a Nurse Practitioner for HRMC. Alice was born in Nicaragua. When she left her country, she knew one day she would return. For the past Locals Make Difference Overseas PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZThe Clewiston High School Marching Band Director has high expectations for her students. For more pictures, turn to page 13. SEE OVERSEAS 13 Clewiston band marches into the new season

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The Children’s Defense Fund National Conference was held from July 22-July 25 in Cincinnati Ohio and was hosted by Mariam Wright Adelman a Civil Rights Activist and President of CDF. The conference featured cutting edge plenary sessions, and dozens of compelling workshops that focus on the latest research and best practices, community building models, and community and youth empowerment strategies that bene t children and prioritize their future. It gathered over 3,000 leading researchers, educators, policymakers, practitioners, faith leaders and over 1,500 Young Adult Leader Trainees (YALT). Community leaders, child mentors/ advocates, early childhood educators from the Harlem Community and the executive director of Child Care of SW FL who manages six child care centers in Hendry and Lee county, traveled to Ohio to attend the conference. The trip was funded through a grant by Southwest Florida Community Foundation. One of the missions for the group, Harlem Community Task Force, is to create a lasting positive change. “When 16.4 million children are poor, 8.3 million children don’t have health care and a majority of children cannot read or compute at grade level in the 4th, 8th and 12th grades – we have a growing national crisis that demands an urgent response,” said task force representatives. Among the guest speakers for the conference was renowned author and poet Maya Angelou. “I came to Cincinnati Ohio to say something and I’m not leaving until I say it” said Angelou. She left a message after her speech for the audience: “Always remember, you are a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Another memorable guest was Jeffery Canada, Author, President & CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York and Chair of CDF’s Board of Directors. Mr. Canada is passionate regarding the “Be Careful What You Cut” campaign sponsored by CDF which notes that “cutting education investments now would later increase a child’s chances of going to prison by up to 39 percent, and paying for that prison will cost all of us nearly three times more a year than it would have cost to provide him with a quality early learning experience.” As one university graduate YALT attendee commented “I’m in the middle of a transition as we speak,” he said, looking around at all the other people in line. He’s happy to be in attendance, anxious about what lies ahead: “I mean, the sky’s the limit-right?” Children’s Defense Fund Conference Sees Local Faces 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 23, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Smooth-billed Ani is a common resident of tropical savannahs in South and Central America and the Caribbean and a rarity in Florida. This black crow-like member of the cuckoo family apparently came from the Caribbean to south Florida without assistance from humans. By the mid 20th century its population in Florida had reached more than 1,000 individuals, but by the 1990’s only 24 individuals were being reported during Christmas Bird Counts. A few individuals are occasionally spotted in south Florida and the Keys. During the rst Breeding Bird Atlas 25 years ago they were con rmed breeding south and west of Lake Okeechobee including the Clewiston area. During the summer months individual birds are still occasionally reported in these areas. Severe freezes are believed to have contributed to the reduction of the Florida population. Reports of sightings will help determine the status of this easily identi able bird in inland Florida. Adults have black slender bodies, shaggy plumage, and a graduated long tail. They have a short thick rounded beak with a high ridge on some individuals. Immature Smooth-billed Ani look like the adult, but their plumage is duller and they have a shallower bill. Smooth-billed Anis has a weak and wobbly ight, but run well. The Smooth-billed Ani’s call is a loud whiney, ascending “que-lick” or “ah-nee” that announces its presence in an area. To hear the Ani’s distinctive call go to Cornell’s free website at www. allaboutbirds.org and search for Smooth-billed Ani. These gregarious birds will live in noisy groups of one to ve breeding pairs and up to seventeen individuals. They defend their territory with one member of their group sitting on a high perch watching for danger while the rest forage for food. Smooth-billed Ani will forage on the ground and in trees and shrubs for insects, lizards, frogs, seeds, and some fruit. The also eat insects stirred up by grazing cattle and power mowers. They prefer living in open grasslands with brush or scrub, elds, pastures undeveloped lots, marshes and canals According to “Florida’s Breeding Bird Atlas”, “breeding can occur from March through October and may be associated with the availability of food “. Small groups of one to ve breeding pairs will build a communal nest and share breeding duties. They build a bulky nest of twigs lined with leaves in the fork of tangled brush, palms or other trees. Each female lays 2 to 7 greenish-blue eggs in a layer separated by leaves. Clutches of up to 36 eggs are incubated by both sexes for 14 days with the young edging in 7 to 10 days. The ightless young will climb in and around the nest area 5 days after hatching. Juvenile Smooth-billed Anis from rst broods will help feed the second brood. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA5) at the new Deer Fence Trailhead located 29 miles south of Clewiston on Sept. 15 or Oct. 13. Photographers, groups and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. For reservations for these trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedule and map and directions to the STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead. Share your photos and sightings of Smooth-billed Anis and other inland birds on the Hendry-Glades Audubon Facebook page. Inland Birding Fun: Smooth-billed Ani (SBAN) PHOTO / DR. JOSE V. PADILLASmooth-billed Ani. Margaret England SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 23, 2012 Ladies Auxiliary HappeningsDue to con icting dates with the School of Instructions, the August monthly meeting has been changed to Saturday, Aug. 25. They will meet at 3 p.m., instead of 4 p.m. Get well wishes go out to Joan Rose, Randy Richbourg, and Edwin Langford who recently have been in the hospital.Family Movie NightEach month First United Methodist Church of Clewiston is scheduling a free Family Movie Night with food and prizes. Join them on Friday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m., for a big screen showing of "Dolphin Tale". There is no cost. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.Jr. Bass AnglersThe Jr. Bass Anglers of Clewiston will be having their tournament on Aug. 25 at 9 a.m., at the Marina. For more information, please contact John at 561-512-4347.Caloosa Federated Republican WomenCaloosa FRW Meetings/Fund Raisers that are scheduled prior to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Please plan to attend every meeting and fund raiser. One of the candidates below will speak, this is your opportunity to talk one on one to every candidate. There will be a charge at the door for hors d'ouvers, sweet, un-sweet tea or water. All bar beverages are to be paid for when ordered. Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Florida Cafe (Cuban cuisine) in Clewiston. Speaker Tom Corbitt Candidate for Tax Collector. Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Speaker Kevin Drummond Candidate for the Supervisor of Elections. Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Speaker Kristina Kulpa Candidate for Hendry County Property Appraiser. Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Florida Cafe (Cuban cuisine) Clewiston. Speaker Larry Wilcoxson Candidate for Hendry County Clerk of the Court. Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Speaker Mark Chamberlain Candidate for Hendry County Sheriff. Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Speaker Paul Puletti Candidate for School Superintendent. Nov. 1st at 5 p.m. at theFlorida Cafe (Cuban cuisine) in Clewiston. Speaker Tris Chapman Hendry County BOCC. Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Republican Victory Party at the Port LaBelle Inn. For more information or to RSVP, please call 863-675-7703.City Closed for Labor DayThe city of Clewiston will be closed on Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. No residential or commercial solid waste collection will be offered. Monday's regular schedule will be picked up on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Thursday's route will be collected with out change. Please remember to place your tipper cart at the street edge the night before or no later than 6 a.m. on the day of service. All carts are to be returned to a place near your house not easily seen from the street by night fall on the day of service. For more information, please call 863-9831471. Impaired Driving CrackdownThere will be a nationwide impaired driving crackdown starting on Aug. 16 and ending on Sept. 3. Law Enforcement will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 will be having their ea market on Sept. 8. Starting in October, it will go 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.Annual Guide Dogs Poker RunThe Machinist Union Local Lodge 57's 3rd Annual Guide Dogs Poker Run is Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Roland Martin's Marina Tiki Bar, 920 E. Del Monte, Clewiston. Kick stands up at 10 a.m. and have the last bike in by 5 p.m. Run what you brung,' all vehicles welcome. Please come for a day of fun and fellowship -all to raise money for a good cause. Run starts at the Tiki Bar and registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raf e, and a live band. For questions and updates, e-mail Greg Thompson at union4life@gmail.com or visit guidedogspokerrun.com.Clewiston Performing Arts Center Registration of Clewiston Performing Arts Center's (CPAC) 2012-2013 classes will be held on Monday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the Beardsley Room at the back of the John Boy Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Classes include Creative Movement (ages 3 and up), Ballet/Tap/Jazz, Cheerleading Classes (grades 2nd 6th), Tumbling (ages 3 and up). Also possible hip hop and adult tap (depending on interest). Classes start Sept. 10, 2012. Call the Clewiston Youth Center at (863)983-1492 for pricing and more information. (Like us on Facebook!)Luncheon for New TeachersFirst United Methodist Church will host a lunch for all new teachers coming into our community on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 12 p.m. All new incoming teachers are welcome. Gift bags and door prizes will be shared with all new teachers. This is a free lunch in appreciation for your ministry to our youth and children! For more information call 863983-5269. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION CHS BandBand Boosters Come to the Clewiston Band Booster Meeting Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Clewiston High School Band Room. The Band Booster organization exists to provide both nancial and moral support to the instrumental music programs at both the Clewiston High School and Middle School. There are no dues to participate, membership is open to anyone with an interest in the high school/middle school instrumental music program -not just parents of enrolled students. Since the conclusion of school last year, many positive changes have taken place. Most signi cantly, the high school and middle school instrumental music programs have been split out. The high school band director is Ms. Katie Wilson and the middle school band director is Ms. Candace Cohowcz. Many new and exciting things are coming to both musical programs so come out to the meeting, hear things rst hand from the directors themselves, and be a part of the change! Contact Sean Miller at 863-677-0174 for more information. SCHOOL BRIEFS A Travesty at Clewiston High School Continues: As a former teacher at Clewiston High School, I have a great deal of interest in how things are running. This is why I am astounded that Superintendent Murphy allows vacancies to go un lled when there are willing, highly quali ed people ready to step up. It seems that all of last year CHS went without a highly quali ed English teacher even though Mr. Korean applied for it and instead had a substitute perform those duties. This year both an English teacher and a Reading teacher are needed. So when someone like Mr. Greg Korean tries to put in his application he is shot down because Mr. Murphy doesn't like him. Yes, I said it, "he doesn't like him." It must be the case because Mr. Korean worked 23 years at CHS with an unblemished record. Countless students who have gone on to college will attest to the top quality English teacher Mr. Korean was. What has changed? Mr. Murphy has changed, that's what. He espouses to be all for the education of our students, but when it comes to hiring a highly quali ed teacher he allows petty politics to get in the way. So voters, please take note as Mr. Murphy talks out of both sides of his face. On one hand he says he has the interests of Clewiston students at hand, but then he allows ridiculous political garbage to get in the way of hiring a highly quali ed teacher. So which is it, Mr. Murphy? The good old boy system or doing the right thing for the students at Clewiston High School? If you were a previous student of Mr. Korean's, drop Mr. Murphy a note and let him know how you feel. He seems to respond well when votes are on the line. Dan Fairchild Clewiston High School Teacher 1979-2010 LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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BY MARK KINGIt has been a hot summer here in south Florida as it has been over a lot of the U.S. but the shing here on Lake Okeechobee remains steady. Most of the bass are offshore chasing bait and the shing action can be awesome in the morning, but as the sun gets up high in the sky it pushes the bait down and the bass are much harder to nd. Our water level has remained around 12 feet above sea level all summer long, which is a good thing to not have to worry about a drought. I have been shing mostly arti cial lures but have shed the wild shiners a little the past few weeks. There is a lot of gar in the areas that we sh the shiners and you end up with the gar eating more of the shiners than the bass. For arti cial lures, I have been mostly throwing lipless crankbaits like the Spro Aruku Shad in both the 5/8 and one ounce size, gold and chrome are my color choices. After the bite slows down a little in the morning, I will start shing a Carolina rig and a shakey head rig. On my Carolina rig I like to use a Gambler Ace and on my shakey head jig a Gambler Sweebo worm works great in junebug color for both. I am still catching a few and I mean very few bass in the grass on jigs, but if you do catch one they are usually a good sized bass. Still using a or 1 ounce jig with a Gambler Mega Daddy for a trailer. As for areas that I have been shing it has been out on the main lake from off the Clewiston channel, the reef both inside and outside, Uncle Joe's Cut out at the lake end, and also the rim canal has been holding some bass. You will need a good GPS with maps to nd the good areas of the reef but the Clewiston channel and other areas I mentioned are pretty easy to nd. The water level is at a good safe level to run carefully but don't run too close to the grass yet as we need another foot of water to make this safe to run. As the kids head back to school and fall is just around the corner, the shing on Lake Okeechobee will start to get better with every passing day, the bass will get ready to start heading back into the grass where we all love to catch them. Now is the time to start booking those winter trips here on the lake as this winter promises to be even better than last year and it was crazy catching big bass here last season. Be sure to drink lots of water out on the lake this time of year and keep plenty of sunscreen on all exposed skin. Until next report good luck, tight lines, and I hope to see everyone on the water soon. Captain Mark King is a full time guide and tournament angler guiding out of Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston and also in the Florida Keys out of Marathon area. 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. Foreclosure Sale TRANZON.COM 877.374.4437Industrial Building on 1.53 AcresProperty Address: 12181 Everglades St., Canal Point Auction Date: Tuesday, August 28th | 11:00 AM Inspection: Day of Sale | 10:00 AMTranzon Driggers | Walter J. Driggers, III, Lic. Real Estate Broker, FL Lic# AU707 & AB3145 See website for complete terms of sale 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 23, 2012 Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report COURTESY PHOTOArti cial lure. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZA

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 23, 2012 As technology evolves, so do the ways children learn in and out of the classroom. With constantly changing tools and trends, teachers can do more to stay up-to-date to help children thrive. It is important that parents understand what these changes mean so their children can maintain a competitive edge. Here are some new trends in education that every parent should know about:More collaborationIf you think Facebook is all gossip and games, think again. Many teachers are drawing upon social media’s natural collaborative element and ability to connect the classroom and home. In fact, some innovative teachers are using sites like Pinterest, Skype, Facebook and Twitter in a controlled, supervised way to make classroom materials more accessible and encourage conversation.Learning from each otherSince technology can change so rapidly, it’s important that teachers share best practices by word of mouth. The newest social platform, Edmodo, built the rst whole network of K-12 users and connects teachers with other teachers as well as parents, students and third-parties. Edmodo members can swap ideas, share lesson plans and manage grades in a secure network accessible from school computers. With more than eight million users across 60,000 different schools, the possibilities are endless.New toolsNew technologies, such as tablets and e-readers, are helping students learn. These smaller devices offer students advantages over traditional computers, through interactive capabilities that bring lessons to life and enhanced images, video and audio. Tablets also have practical advantages such as “instant on,” all-day battery life, no cords and are often more cost-effective than ordering new text books each year.Adding more funAccording to Open College, teachers who integrated digital games into lessons saw an increase in average test scores when compared to traditional, non-digital games. By making learning fun, you can get kids excited to learn just about anything and get some laughs along the way.Turn it offIn this digital era, it is also important to make sure students have the time to unplug. Not only does time outside offer children opportunities to get necessary exercise, but a 2009 Yeshiva University study found that children who have more recess time behave better in the classroom and are likelier to learn more. So how can parents make sure schools have plans to fund programming that supports these new trends? Be proactive! For example, you can help now by nominating a new or existing K-12 program at your school to win a grant of up to $50,000 from The Clorox Company’s Power a Bright Future Program. To nominate your school for a chance to win, pick a program category from the elds of “Play,” “Create,” or “Explore,” submit a photo and describe the program vision for your school at: www.PowerABrightFuture.com. Hurry, nominations close Oct. 17. Education is evolving all the time. Be sure to stay on top of changes so your children get a leg up on learning. What Parents Need to Know About Changes in the Classroom SUBMITTED PHOTO If you think Facebook is all gossip and games, think again. Many teachers are drawing upon social media’s natural collaborative element and ability to connect the classroom and home.

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BY TOM NORDLIE UFFor humans, gender is one of the de ning characteristics of life, but for papayas, it's more like a work in progress. This tropical fruit crop reproduces sexually, meaning there are male and female papaya trees. But there's also a third type with the reproductive capacity of both genders. This type is called a hermaphrodite and, unlike male or female plants, it can self-pollinate. Now, a study involving current University of Florida researcher Jianping Wang helps explain how the plant's sex chromosomes evolved over time to produce the three genders. Wang was lead author of the paper and performed the work while a postdoctoral fellow with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The ndings, published last week by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shed light on evolutionary processes. The data might also have practical value for papaya growers, who say they get bigger yields and better fruit from hermaphroditic plants. "In the future, if we understand the process of sex determination clearly, not only can we evaluate young plants before they're in the ground, and select plants with the gender we want, but also we can identify the sex determination genes and manipulate a pure inbred papaya plant for papaya growers," said Wang, an agronomy assistant professor with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. That approach could be used for other crops that reproduce sexually, she said. For example, asparagus growers prefer to raise male plants. In the study, Wang and colleagues led an eight-institution team that analyzed genes from sex chromosomes, long strings of DNA sequences that code for anatomical traits we know as gender. The researchers worked with a group of genes in a sex-determination region of the chromosome that controls development of owers with both male and female characteristics in hermaphrodites, and also a corresponding region from female sex chromosomes. First, they mapped the DNA sequences from both regions of the sex chromosomes, then compared the sequences. Comparisons revealed that the female sex chromosome region had a shorter DNA sequence about 3.5 million DNA base pairs, compared with 8.1 million base pairs for the hermaphroditic plant. Many of those extra DNA sequences appear to distinguish the hermaphrodite from the female plant. This nding supports a hypothesis about the evolution of sex chromosomes: Genders only develop after DNA sequences become altered and a species established two distinct but similar genomes. Later, it's believed, these fundamental genetic differences become more pronounced and give rise to distinctive sex types. Since arriving at UF in 2010, Wang has been sequencing genes in bioenergy crops such as energycane, searching for genes that in uence the potential value of the plants as feedstocks. Ultimately, she wants to help produce crops with high biomass yields, good disease resistance and chemical pro les well-suited to processing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 23, 2012 Papaya Study Sheds Light on Development of Sex Chromosomes PHOTO / UF

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 23, 2012 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZ A PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZ PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZ A Junior Varsity Aug. 28: AWAY @ Okeechobee at 6 p.m. Sept. 6: AWAY @ LaBelle at 6 p.m. Sept. 13: HOME against Glades Day at 7 p.m. Sept. 20: HOME against Imagine at North Port at 6 p.m. Sept. 27: AWAY @ King’s Academy at 6 p.m. Oct. 4: AWAY @ Glades Dat at 6 p.m. Oct. 11: HOME against LaBelle at 7 p.m.VarsityAug. 24: HOME against South Fork (pre-season game) at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31: AWAY @ American Heritage Plantation at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7: AWAY @ King’s Academy at 7 p.m. Sept. 14: HOME against Glades Day at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21: AWAY @ Martin County at 7 p.m. Sept. 28: HOME against Sarasota Booker at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5: HOME against Avon Park at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12: AWAY @ Dunbar at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19: AWAY @ Lake Placid at 7 p.m. Oct. 26: OPEN Nov. 2: HOME against LaBelle at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9: HOME against Okeechobee at 7:30 p.m. 2012 Junior and Varsity Football Schedules

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 VOTE BRENDA HOOTS for HENDRY COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Hello, Hendry County Voters. First I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that voted in the August 14th Primary Election. I am also asking for your continued support and vote for the November 6, 2012, General Election. We need to encourage everyone to exercise their right and Vote! I look forward to meeting and speaking with residents as the campaign continues. The Voter registration books close for the General Election on October 9, 2012. As long as you are registered and attain the age of 18 before or on Election Day you can Vote in the General Election on November 6, 2012. Why update your address with the Supervisor of Elections Ofce? So you can receive your Voter Information Card, which informs you of your polling place and district information. Also sample ballots are mailed to each voter prior to the election. 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 23, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.70/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 10.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 27.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 21.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 11.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The national average has nally begun to cool off after rising nearly every day since the start of July,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “As the West Coast and Great Lakes see re ning issues in the rear view mirror, as well as the end of the summer driving season approaching, we may see a new downward pattern develop which could see average prices fallingespecially after mid-September, a pattern that could dominate the gas pump until the holiday season,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 23, 2012 BY MARY GIBSON e Kings AcademyOn Tuesday night, The King’s Academy’s Clewiston Campus opened its doors for its third annual “Get Acquainted Night;” welcoming new and returning families to the 2012/2013 school year. The school’s auditorium was lled with excited students and parents as well as faculty and staff ready to help out wherever needed. Representatives were on hand from the various functions, clubs, and outreach opportunities that the school is involved in. Participants included the Clewiston High School Athletic Department, Jacob’s Flight Services, Edison State College, the founder and president of the New England Prep SAT program Ray Daas, and many others. TKAC’s principal Mr. Brian Burrage and president, Mr. Jeff Loveland, were giving welcoming remarks when, with everyone paying fast attention, something went amiss. The school (along with most of Clewiston) unexpectedly lost power. Not to worry, TKA teachers simply opened the doors and lifted the blinds and pretty soon the open house was back in full swing. The night may not have gone as expected but it was still a wonderful event. In true Clewiston fashion, TKA students and faculty simply pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and nished the night off right. If anything, the event showed the true character of The King’s Academy and the shared belief that nothing should get in the way of success! The King’s Academy Celebrates New Beginnings SUBMITTED PHOTO Last week members Jackie and Kipp visited local schools, giving out a selection of classroom supplies to the teachers as a token of appreciation for their choice of career. These teachers spend many hours throughout our children’s lives preparing, arming, and encouraging them with the skills that will take them into adulthood. As a child’s tapestry of life begins to weave at home with the love and guidance of family, soon the weaving expands with friendships and the teachings of school and religion, making the tapestry stronger and stronger throughout life. Other than family, teachers have the greatest impact on a child’s life. The teacher’s choice to be that person is why the LA says, “Thank you for all you do.” The LA also delivered applications to the Middle and High school. For students entering grades 6th, 7th and 8th, the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual Patriot’s Pen competition is now underway. This year’s essay topic is “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.” Winners will be selected rst at local level and then advance through regional, state and then national level. Grand Prize is a $10,000 savings bond plus an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for the national winner and a parent or guardian. The National Association of Secondary Schools has again approved this contest for its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities. For students entering 9th 12th grade, the Voice of Democracy competition theme is “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” This competition is The Veterans of Foreign Wars premier scholarship program. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script. Winners will be rst selected at local level and advance to regional, then state. State winners will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington DC (March 2-6, 2013) to tour the city, meet our nation’s leaders, and receive their portion of $152,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000. Nov. 1 is the deadline for both programs. As a reminder to our members, we have our monthly meeting Saturday at 3 p.m. Please be sure to bring in your donations this week for our overseas care package. This time we will be sending our package to Billy Reeves and his fellow troops in Afghanistan. Bar Bingo, this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Public is invited. Ladies Auxiliary Happenings BY BIANCA ROSS Drug Free Hendry CountyOver the last two years K&M Drugs and J&J Family Pharmacy have been generous partners of Drug Free Hendry County. Ayman and Haitham Kaki were both willing to help in any way they could when contacted by coalition staff about a possible partnership. It just so happened that during this same time the prescription drug epidemic was reaching its peak and Ayman, owner of J&J Pharmacy, was available right away to educate staff about prescription drugs and has continued to provide education on E-FORCSE, the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, as well as updates on new prescription drug regulations. Haitham has donated his time as a guest speaker during two Lunch and Learns, one in LaBelle and one in Clewiston. Thanks to Haitham, coalition staff spoke to The Rotary Club of Clewiston about proper drug disposal and current Hendry County statistics. The Kaki brothers have hosted several “Operation Medicine Cabinets” at their stores where they provided food and drinks for everyone that came in. They have also attended social norms activities at county high schools and talked to the kids about making good choices. Both stores also participate in our “Be the Wall” Campaigns. Most recently all pharmacy staff wore our shirts every Friday for a month during Prom/Graduation season. The coalition will be forever grateful for their contributions of time, knowledge, and resources and we look forward to continuing to partner together in creating a safer community. Coalition Recognizes Local Pharmacy

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Biblical UnemploymentBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchOne of my favorite stories is about the woman who wanted to swim the English Channel; about 19 miles between the British Isles and the European continent. She got tired. After 17 miles she decided it was too long and swam back. This “parable” came to mind when I saw a TV documentary on people out of work. One program involved putting out-of-work employees into “internships” in companies where they applied their skills and the program reimbursing the employers. It was a “win-win” situation; and an additional bene t of breaking the cycle of the “down in the dumps” that came with long-term unemployment. One father, an attorney, had a son who was in trouble for shoplifting. He negotiated a plea for his son; including working voluntarily for the store where he had offended. The manager was agreeable and the intention was that he would learn about the dif culties of keeping a store open, the small pro t margins, and the real damage that his act had caused. After a few weeks, the manager went to the father and said “He really will work. I’d like to offer him a job!” The father declined; an unintended “side effect” of gaining employment by his peccadillo was not the purpose of the work but it spoke well of the boy’s true character and seeing the consequences of his act. Another employer in the concrete industry was asked if he would take persons to do community service obligations as a result of court contact. He agreed, saying the number of positions he could create would be limited, but he would try. Then he began paying those doing their required hours, saying “Nobody will really work for nothing for long.” The result was people who were doing work that many would consider “drudgery” were now scrambling to “do their time” in his plant. One of the recommendations I have seen helpful and shared, is to “keep working” even if you’re out of work. You demonstrate capabilities, the spin-offs are many. The Biblical account of the shermen who have toiled all night and caught nothing (Luke 5:1ff) resulted in a call from the Lord; “Put out in the deep water, and let down the nets for a catch (v. 4). Simon answered “Master, we have toiled all night, but because You say so, I will let down the nets (v.5).” The result was a need to signal others to come and help because the catch was more than they could handle by themselves. Unemployment means “casting the nets” even when there seems to be no catches on the horizon. It means being ready, working at doing something even if it is not what would be the best of opportunities. Fishermen have times of not catching; that’s when nets are repaired and boats are kept shipshape. Don’t turn back; don’t give up. The trip back may be farther than the few miles ahead to success. Cast the nets one more time; and again until there is a catch. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 23, 2012 Religion Column Rev. Sam S. Thomas SUBMITTED PHOTOOutstanding Science Teacher of the YearJanet Holmes, a 2003 Honor Graduate of Clewiston High School, has been named the Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year 2012 for Palm Beach County. She is a Graduate of Florida International University, Biology Education, Certi ed in Biology and Earth and Space Science. She is graduating this fall with her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education. She was nominated by her Principal and Assistant Principal at Glades Central High School. Janet is entering her 5th year of teaching and her 3rd year as Department head teaching Biology. Janet is the mother of Janae Steen and the daughter of Robert and LaVita Holmes of Clewiston. 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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CLEWISTON SAT. 8/25, 7:30am ?, MOVING SALE. 512 East Osceola Avenue. Furniture, baby clothes. DRIVERS: $1,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854.Accepting applications for a Pre-K/Head Start Teacher with a AS degree in Early Education and/or a Bachelors degree. Experience is a plus. Training will be provided. Bene ts offered. Applications can be found on ccsw .org website. Fax resume and application to (863) 983-2455 Machinist Full Time Perm $22.43 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 23, 2012

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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 23, 2012 PHOTOS / JESSICA SCHULTZCHS band shows off their skills Band members give a short preview of the songs they have learned while at band camp. This invitation was to exhibit the skills they are mastering which includes not only playing but different styles of marching that will take place during half time at football games. four years Alice has made each trip back to her homeland with the hope to help as many people as she possibly can, including the church she attends. “The Community Presbyterian Church of Clewiston plays a very important role in support of this mission,” said Alice. So to her, this mission trip is much more personal. Jessica Crumb, a Licensed Practical Nurse with HRMC, works closely with Alice and shares her passion for these unfortunate people. “It’s really a big eye opener. Visiting Nicaragua is like being in a whole different world. They don’t have the things we have. They don’t get the kind of treatment we give them often. It’s rare that they see doctors. Even if they do get a chance to see one, they don’t have the money to buy medication,” said Jessica. For those that have never had a chance to experience this country, Alice describes it more to help others understand. “The country is beautiful but the city is dirty. Where we go is up in the mountains. Structures are mostly made of metal and most houses don’t have windows. Sometimes they don’t even have roofs. They don’t have a.c. and the country is hot. Everybody works, even the children. Yet nobody complains about it.” The people they help are always grateful. The patients they treat affect each person’s life in one way or another. “Babies are the patients that impact me the most. Although they get sick fast, they get better quicker,” said Alice. She also tell a story of an 80-year-old woman who was sick and had many things wrong with her in her old age. “The woman looked at me and asked, ‘When will you be back again?’ I told her in a year. That’s when she said, ‘I fear I will not be around by the time you return.’” Leaving is always hard. For patients with more chronic illness like Diabetes, the nurses leave a month’s supply for each person. Unfortunately, this is all they can afford. If you would like to help donate to this program, their next fund-raiser will be in October. OVERSEASContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTONurses start with a basic check up in their open clinic. The clinic is free of charge including treatment and medications. SUBMITTED PHOTOForty people attended the trip to Nicaragua with the Community Presbyterian Church o f Clewiston and Nicaraguan American Nurses Association.

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Senior Family Support Worker-II Purpose of Position: Serve as a leader with the family support team in creating and nurturing relationships with families that will lead to the development and ful llment of goals for their children. Desired Quali cations: Commits to Professionalism, Experience in Early Childhood preferred, a Family Development Credential (or willing to obtain within a year), a Bachelors Degree in social work. Live in or familiar with the Clewiston community. CPR/First Aid. Able to work exible hours and bilingual a plus. Please fax resume to (863) 983-2455 attention Felicia Brown or email to feliciab@ccsw .org No phone calls please. Part-Time Maintenance/JanitorialNeeding a part-time person to x minor repairs and to maintain grounds and clean classrooms and of ces. On-call will be part of the job requirement. Flexible/Evening hours. Obtain an application online from our website (ccsw .org) and fax it to Attention: Felicia Brown (863) 983-2455. No phone calls please. ACE HOMECARE a dynamic home health agency needs FT experienced home health Clinical Supervisor, Per Diem OT and PT for new Clewiston Of ce. Fax resume to: Judith Reissman Human Resources (239) 936-7881 or email judith.reissman@ acehomecare orida.com HHA Lic. #299991018 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. Dell Desktop Computer w/ at screen etc. Family school designed. 3 available @ half price @ Star Food Store by KFC in Clewiston. ($40 -$70 avg.) Tony 863-517-2782. CLEWISTON Apt for rent, 2 br/ 1.5 ba, good location. $500 per mo. 409 San Pedro. Call Roberto at 305-951-7666 Clewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Greentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager •Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities Call 902-1577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 8:00 AM -3:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity 2BR, 2BA Condo at Bass & Sun on Lake Okeechobee, Fully furnished. $800 mo. Call 859-583-4321. CLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Tennis Courts. Boat Ramp. On canal view lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month. 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.netHuge 3BR, 2 BA Estate 2200 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $700 month. Call 239-285-7020 ~MOORE HAVEN~ Furnished room w/utilities paid. $75 wk. 863-509-0096 or 863-253-0001. Montura RanchesVacant Residential Lot 1.5 acres, 412 Bald Cypress Ave, Asking $7,000 Call 516-985-7570 MOORE HAVEN Furn/Unfurnished 3BR, 1.5 BA MH, fenced yard, screened porch, shed, $575/month 2BR, 1BA House double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile $700/month. Lg 1BR APT $500/mo. 3BR 2 BA MH fenced yard, screened porch, shed, on 1 acre. $700/month. 2BR, 1 BA MH $500/month. Call (863) 509-0096 or 863-253-0001. 4br, 2bath like new bank repo. Hurricane wind zone III. Very easy nancing with your good credit. Call Rick 863-983-4663 5br, 2 bath mobile home located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe /Acres. Only $59,900 with nancing available. Call Rick 863-983-4663 New 3br/2bath doublewide only $49,900 on your lot. We accept trade ins. Call Rick 863-983-4663 Singlewide mobile home, 2br, 2bath used Windzone II only $7,900 Call Rick 863-983-4663NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Adriana Estrada conducting a Auto Body & Detailing business at 307 E Aztec, Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of JC’s ER Auto Body and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Adriana Estrada 661 Cypress Circle Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of JC’s ER Auto body is as follows: Adriana Estrada Owner It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of JC’s ER Auto Body under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Adriana Estrada DATE: 8-12-12 P.O. Box 3525 Clewiston, FL 33440 424454 CN 8/23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 26-2012CA000124 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, V5, CARLEEN WILLIS DOWNING, et al., Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HENDRY TO: Any and all unknown minors, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, trustees, or other claimants by, through, under, or against the Estate of CECIL BROWN a/k/a CECIL BROWN, SR., Deceased. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage regarding the following property in HENDRY County, Florida: Lot 10, Block 3D of SOUTH RIDGE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 98 and 99, 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: FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., Esquire, Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue, Post Of ce Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice Of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of th is Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED on this 13th day of August, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 Labelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 421594 CN 7/12,19/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades-Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Hendry County Administrative Of ces, 640 South Main Street, Conference Room #1, LaBelle, Florida 33935 You may view the agenda on the SWFRPC website at www.swfrpc.org GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Regional Quarterly Meeting All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by e-mail at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. For more information, you may contact Ms. Nichole Gwinnett at (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by email at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org. 423946 CB/CGS 8/23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-321DR In REGARD TO: MAGGIE WADDELL, Petitioner, and JUSTIN WILLIAM HALL, Respondent To: JUSTIN WILLIAM HALL (Address unknown) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition to Determine Paternity and for Related Relief has been led in the Circuit Court, in Hendry County, LaBelle, Florida. You are required to le a written answer or defenses with the Clerk of Court and to send a copy of your answer to: Richard K. Sullivan, Esq., Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 1276, LaBelle, Florida 33975, the attorney for Petitioner. Your answer is due within 30 days of this publication. Failure to le a written answer or defenses within the allotted time period may result in a judgment against you for the relief requested by the Petitioner without further notice. 423788 CB 8/16,23/2012NOTICE OF WORKSHOP The Board of Supervisors for the Port LaBelle Community Development District has scheduled a budget workshop for August 30, 2012, at 5:30 PM at the District of ce located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Jennifer Derleth Chairman 423893 CGS 8/23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012 -000026-CA FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. KATHERINE SANSENBACH; JOHNATHAN KANE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATHERINE SANSENBACH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN KANE; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will on the 26th day of September, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the 2nd Floor Halllway of the Hendry County Courthouse Building, LaBelle, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 91, RIDGDILL SUBDIVISION ADDITION NUMBE R TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES(S) 117 AND 118, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH LAND AND MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS 1988 GREE WITH VIN #’S FLFLH32a/b09610GH AND TITLE #’S 47195668 & 47190340 pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk o f Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 10th day of August, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida 33935 and whose phone number is (941) 675-5229 within 7 working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 424005 CN 8/23,30/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS AIRGLADES INDUSTRIAL PARK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADES, CLEWISTON, FL FM# 410663-1-94 BID # 2012-24 OPENING DATE AND TIME: AUGUST 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Airglades Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions, Bid Documents, Plans and Speci cations can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1144 2009 1354331-010000H0090 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 9, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423458 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1146 2009 1354331-010000H0110 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423409 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1128 2009 1344331-020000P0040 Maria Patricia Perez Tract 4, Block P; The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4, Block P, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424424 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1033 2009 1274331-010000J0020 Eddy & Miriam Martinez, The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County,Florida. Also known as Lot 2, Block J, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424437 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 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 PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to disposition of surplus County property entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 424481 CN 8/23/2012 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 1151 2009 1354331-010000H0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423459 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1108 2009 1344331-020000B0110 Melanie K. Davis % Naomi L. Shirley The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block B, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424442 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1138 2009 1354331-010000F0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423457 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1137 2009 1354331-010000F0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423451 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1102 2009 1344331-01000000340 Walter L. Blair %Lee & Associates Tract 34Parcel of land in surveyed portion of fractional Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, West of a canal known as the 42 foot canal and described in O.R. Book 56, Pages 541 to 547, inclusive, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 34 run N 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along the West boundary line of said Section 34 a distance of 3386.43 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along said West boundary line of Section 34, a distance of 248.96 feet; thence South 89 degrees 06’ 34” East a distance of 394.89; thence South 01 degrees 40’ 12” West a distance of 248.96 feet; thence North 89 degrees 06’ 34” West a distance of 394.89 feet to the said Point-of-Beginning of this description. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded Plat. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424440 CN 8/23,30;9/6,30/2012 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 737 2009 1274329-01000020720 Josephine Vaccaro Commence at the Southeast corner, Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, thence S 86 degrees 26’ W, following the South line of Section 4, 2657.2 feet, thence N 4 degrees 00’ W, following the West line of Tract 49, 909.7 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of the tract herein described, thence N 86 degrees 21’ E 332.38 feet, thence S 3 degrees 59’ E, 129.0 feet, thence S 86 degrees 21’ W, 332.34 feet to the West line of Tract 49, thence N 49 degrees 00’ W, following the West line of Tract 49, 129.0 feet to the Point-ofBeginning. Also known as Parcel 4 of Tract 49, LaBelle Ranchettes, Less road dedication of 25 feet. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424423 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1594 2008 1154432-A0002060000 Maria C. Estrella & Rafael Estrella The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2551, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423333 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at the of ce of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 8:00 A.M. for the purposes of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years, 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Roger Hatton, President 424482 SUN 8/23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 23, 2012 Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1143 2009 1354331-010000G0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423455 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1149 2009 1354331-010000H0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423456 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1030 2009 1274331-010000H0120 Derrick & Vonnete Douglas The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12 of Block “H” of Diamond “J” Estates, Pioneer Plantations, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424434 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1476 2009 1154432-A0002510000 Mervyn E. & Sandra A. Bruno 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 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a road easement of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2655, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424435 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florid a, 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 2351 2009 1314433-A0000790000 Jose Pereyra The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 5978, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424425 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1022 2009 1274331-010000D0080 Raul Martinez and Katia Caballero The Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 8, Block D, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424426 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1139 2009 1354331-010000F0160 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423334 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1141 2009 1354331-010000G0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Bock G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423441 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1145 2009 1354331-010000H0100 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 10, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423335 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1140 2009 1354331-010000G0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423408 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2006 2008 1264432-A0000040000 Carlos Viana Dantos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1121, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423407 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1148 2009 1354331-010000H0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423450 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1142 2009 1354331-010000G0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423449 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 23, 2012

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1136 2009 1354331-010000F0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423444 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1147 2009 1354331-010000H0120 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423442 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1441 2009 1154432-A0001070100 Guillermo Serrra & Gaspar Serra The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3148 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424439 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1025 2009 1274331-010000G0040 Chequers First Corp Alejandro DeLaCruz, Registered Agent The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County,Florida. Also known as Tract 4, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424436 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 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 1803 2009 1254432-A0002110100 Emy Sanchez & Krystle Sanchez The East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 616 to Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424438 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 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 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 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 1057 2009 1284331-A0000290000 Kettly Cherubin The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a canal of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 364, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423410 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1919 2009 1274432-A0000320100 Jacinto T. Corzo, Jr. and Caridad S. Corzo The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 800 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424441 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 2348 2009 1314433-A0000700000 Florida Terra Investors Daniel M. Romaris, Registered Agent The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5952, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424443 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 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 1134 2009 1354331-010000D0050 Elizabeth Villanueva Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter, Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Lot 5 Block D, Pioneer Plantation unrecorded. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424427 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 23, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 23, 2012 BY MARY GIBSON e Kings AcademyIn cooperation with Jacobs’ Flight Services, The King’s Academy is now offering students an opportunity to earn elective science credit in the eld of Aeronautics. Students will be able to study pilot skills and earn licensing at the aeronautical training facility in Clewiston, while simultaneously earning elective high school science credit with The King’s Academy. Mr. Jacobs’ facility is a fully equipped, FAA certi ed, instruction and testing center where King’s students will experience state of the art classroom instruction and training tools. Many of the ight simulators include removable instruments which can customize the experience of 20 different aircraft. There are three courses that are available to TKA students, Aeronautics 1-3, which require 35 hours of class training each and cover ight, instrument, and commercial licensing. Students who complete all three courses and mandatory ight time can graduate high school with a commercial pilot’s license and also earn college credit. This is a great opportunity for King’s Academy students to learn something outside of what is normally taught in schools. TKA student Dakodah Davis, says, “I thank God that I have been given the chance to take this ight class. I’ve always wanted to be in the Air Force and this will set me on that path.” Founder and president of Jacob’s Flight Services, Jason Jacobs states, “I am extremely excited to be able to share a knowledge and passion for ying with students here in Clewiston.” The King’s Academy Offers Students a Chance to Fly SUBMITTED PHOTO concentrate on student achievement and getting the kids prepared for high school. CMS is incorporating a 90-minute block for language arts to allow teachers more time to get involved with grading. They are also bringing back the marching band. “Marching band gives the kids another opportunity to get involved.” Westside Elementary is also in high spirits for the rst day. “Today is going wonderful,” said Principal Anthony Busin. “Our kids are coming back with smiles and there is a heartbeat in the hallway again.” This year Westside is not only incorporating new teachers, but is stressing a program called Kagan’s, which is “a cooperative learning strategy for character building. The kids work in groups in the classroom and have different jobs. If a child is reluctant to speak and he is in a group it encourages him to participate because the children solve the problems together,” says Principal Busin. If there is one thing that the Westside would like to stress to parents that would be reading at home. “It’s researched based and proven that reading outside of school helps children to become more successful adults.” With a start like this we can only imagine what the future holds for the upcoming school year. SCHOOLContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOTropical Storm IsaacTropical Storm Isaac is forecast to become a hurricane later this week with a projected path over Cuba toward Florida. The overall size and movement of the system will determine how far reaching the effects of the tropical storm or hurricane will be to Florida. PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZShooting at Trinidad ParkThe Clewiston Police Department is focusing all of their resources toward nding the culprit of yesterday’s shooting in the area of Trinidad Park, according to Don Gutshall, Chief of Police.

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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP NUMBER 2012-25 Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for the rehabilitation of Seven (7) or more single family homes located in Hendry County as a part of the Hendry County Housing Program, State Housing Initiatives Partnership. Proposals are due no later than 2:00 pm Eastern Time on October 2, 2012 and delivered or mailed to: For Mailing Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry County Clerk of the Court Post Of ce Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975-1760 For Delivery Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry County Clerk of the Court 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., 2nd Floor Administration Bldg. LaBelle, FL 33935 The County will not assume any responsibility for proposals received past the bid deadline. Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered and will be rejected. Proposals should be submitted in triplicate (1original signed in blue ink and 2-copies) in a separate sealed envelope marked “RFP # 2012-25”, “HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM-HSG 2012-25” with the homeowner’s rst and last name written clearly on each sealed envelope. One copy of license and proof of insurance must accompany bid proposal package. The bids shall be awarded to the apparent responsive and responsible low bidder. If one contractor is the apparent low bidder for all projects, the County may elect to award to several contractors unless this apparent low bidder is able to demonstrate that they have the nancial capacity, staf ng and they are capable of completing multiple projects within the speci ed time period without any time extensions. Three (3) contracts is the maximum for any contractor. For speci c project information, contact Ms. Aida Barnhart at 863-675-5297; email abarnhart@hendry a.net. Bids will be opened at 2:00pm on Tuesday October 2, 2012 in the Hendry County’s Clerk’s Of ce, Second Floor, at the Hendry County Court House in LaBelle. A mandatory meeting and General Contractor’s walk-thru for review of these projects will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hendry County Administration Of ce Parking Lot, located at 640 South Main Street, in LaBelle. Any rm not represented at this meeting will be unable to bid. All potential bidders must be outside of the County Administration lobby no later than 11:05 a.m. in order to participate in this RFP no late arrivals will be permitted to participate. Hendry County reserves the right to accept, reject bids or award bids. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing. Tristan Chapman Chairman, BOCC 424493 CB/CN 8/23/2012 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 508 2009 1164329-010000B0100 Samuel Luna Lot 10, Block B, South 29 Industrial Park Unit 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 100, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424428 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 1 INVITATION TO BID BID # 2012-03 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HERBICIDAL MAINTENANCE OF CANALS AND LEVEE Public Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced Herbicidal Maintenance of 32.625 Miles of drainage canals and 8 miles of levee project will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control District (hereinafter referred to as “CCWCD”, “OWNER,” and “DISTRICT”), at the District Manager’s Of ce at the following address: Central County Water Control District 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Scope of Work, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Contract, General Conditions, Attachments and Addenda which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the bid opening. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid, and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents titled Herbicidal Maintenance of Canals and Levee copies of which may be obtained from Rock Enterprises, Inc., 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central County Water Control District, 475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440. For additional information you may contact Ms. Carolyn Hester, District Manager, at 863-983-5797, or Rock Aboujaoude, District Engineer, at 863-612-0011. Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed Bid Form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the CCWCD Board of Supervisors, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening during which time Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance. In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. All subcontractors shall be identi ed in the Bid and duly licensed. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Bidder shall submit such information as necessary to evaluate the Bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause, and/or accept bids that in its judgment will be in the best interest of the DISTRICT and the District speci cally reserves the right to reject all bids and proceed to accomplish its objectives without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitation. The District also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time, which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond forty ve (45) calendar days from the bid opening date during which time the District at its sole discretion may release the bid security. The Contract to be awarded hereunder shall be for a term of one (1) year, and renewable, at the discretion of the DISTRICT for up to three (3) successive one-year terms. DATED this 9th day of August, 2012. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT ATTEST: By: Carolyn Hester, District Manager Benito Alvarez, Chairman 423340 CN 8/9,16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th ,JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, TN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CASE NO: 2012-CA-000178 Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company Plaintiff, VS. Marveta E. Saleno, Trustee for Maria K. Salcno, a Minor and Claudia Salem, Individually and as Guardian of Maria K. Saleno, a Minor and Maria K. Saleno, a Minor; Fox & Ramunni, P.A.; Port Labelle Unit Four Property Homeowner’s Association, Inc. d/b/a Port Labelle Unit Four Property Owner’s Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEED1NGS-PROPERTY TO: Claudia Saleno, as Guardian of Maria K. Saleno, a Minor; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 5001 College Street Southeast, Apt. D106, Lacey, WA 98503, Claudia Saleno; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 5001 College Street Southeast, Apartment D106, Lacey, WA 98503, Marveta E. Saleno, Trustee for Maria K. Saleno, a Minor; WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 4047 South Edgewater Circle, Labelle, FL 33935, Maria K. Saleno, a Minor; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: c/o Claudia Saleno, 5001 College Street Southeast, Apt D106, Lacey, WA 98503, Unknown Parties in Possession #1.; WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 4047 South Edgewater Circle, Labelle, FL 33935 and Unknown Parties in Possession #2; WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 4047 South Edgewater Circle, Labelle, FL 33935 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 19, BLOCK 2162, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 4047 South Edgewater Circle, Labelle, FL 33935_ This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 8th day of August, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Circuit and County Courts 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 the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 423889 CN 8/16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000735 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. THOMAS E. GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS E. GAETANIELLO; PATTY M. GAETANIELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATTY M. GAETANIELLE A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO; SPACE COAST CREDIT UNION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO EASTERN FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; WILLIAM T. HAVERFIELD, ESQUIRE, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, FOLLOWING THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, 2051.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST 504.65 FEET TO THE US GOVERNMENT RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST FOLLOWING THE US GOVERNMENT RIGHT OF WAY LINE 167.8 FEET TO THE WEST BANK OF THE OLD CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST FOLLOWING THE WEST BANK OF THE OLD CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER 22.5 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES EAST 485.05 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST FOLLOWING THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, 180.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2.01 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 2007.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST, PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 505.16 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CANAL RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 43.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 504.89 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 30 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 43.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 3600 Fort Denaud Road, labelle, Florida 33975, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Hendry County Courthouse, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building Administration Area, La Belle Courthouse Complex, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on September 26, 2012, at 11: 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 August 10, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. BEVIS Deputy Clerk 423966 CN 8/16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 2009-CA-001414 The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certi cate holders CWABS, Inc. Asset-backed Certi cates, Series 2006-11 Plaintiff, VS. Renier Pupo; Ricardo Diepa; Yolanda Oliver; Mairelis Perez Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 9, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001414 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certi cate holders CWABS, Inc. Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2006-11, Plaintiff and Renier Pupo are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 26, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 8 BLOCK N, PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. 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 the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /s/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 (813)880-8800 423962 CN 8/16,23/2012 1-INVITATION TO BID BID # 2012-4 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE CONSTRUCTION Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced Levee Construction will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as “District” at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 pm local time on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Speci cations and Drawings which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. The Work is described as Levee Construction and is outlined in drawings and speci cations prepared by Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. A pre-bid meeting shall be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Construction drawings and Speci cations may be obtained from Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. (contact person) at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida (863/612-0011), or from CCWCD of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida (863/983-5797) for a (non-refundable) fee of $50. Checks shall be payable to Rock Enterprises, Inc. Each bid must be submitted, in duplicate, on the prescribed bid form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form. All bids shall be opened and read aloud on September 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Bidders are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the necessary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as prescribed in the Contract Documents. All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certi cates of Insurance shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the surety or insurance company having its place of business in the State of Florida. Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali ed to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of A-minus or better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Department’s T-list as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening but. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of Bid opening.In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award either alternate to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s). It also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which, the District at its sole discretion may release the Bid security DATED this 20th day of August, 2012. ATTEST: Central County Water Control District By: Benito Alvarez, Chairman NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the Turnaround Grant and Budget Issues. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman 424452 CN/CB 8/23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 23, 2012 Earn some extra cash. 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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. 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 23, 2012 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS e Clewiston NewsTwo local men are in some trouble after reportedly threatening to kill a deputy over a malnourished horse. On Friday, Aug. 17, Investigator R.M. White attempted to retrieve three malnourished horses from Montura Ranches Estates. Upon arrival he was confronted by two Hispanic males, Marino Sanchez and Analid Cruz, who denied him entrance. Investigator White explained that he was authorized to enter the property and retrieve the horses, to which Cruz stated that they could kill the deputy, according to an arrest report released by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce. After this threat was made the Investigator left, fearing that physical violence may ensue if he attempted to take the horses. Both men were arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice after the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, K-9 Unit, and Deputy Sheriff S. Harrymarine arrived on the scene. During transportation to the Main Jail Cruz admitted to having an outstanding warrant and attempted to bribe the deputy to let him go. Both subjects were turned over to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce. Men Arrested After Threatening Investigator Analid Cruz Marino Sanchez trust people to give me their word and when they don’t have the integrity to follow through and keep their word, that’s probably the thing that irks me the most because I like to trust people at what they say. Q: What are you afraid of? A: What scares me? I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. There are times when I have feelings of inadequacy for the challenges of ministry that come my way. Sometimes you worry about “do I say the right things?” “Do I say too much?” A large part of it is just trusting in God to use me as His instrument in all situations. (Is there anything that you do to remedy that?) Pray. Q: Who would you want by you at the moment of death? A: Probably be my wife. She’s my soulmate. She’s my best friend. She’s my spouse. We’ve spent our lives together. INTERVIEWContinued  1 The SAT is perhaps the most important test a high school student takes, as one’s performance directly affects one’s chances of getting into the college of his or her choice. While taking college entrance exams can be daunting, students don’t need to be geniuses to get a great score on the SAT or ACT. “The test’s bark is worse than its bite,” says JaJa Liao, who got a perfect score on her 2011 test, and is guest editor for “Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT.” “Really, the SAT is just an extremely lame game that can be defeated.” It will take hard work and focus to master the test, however. These tips from Liao will help pupils prepare for and conquer college entrance exams:Study With a FriendPreparing with a partner will keep students focused and determined. Friends will work together towards a common goal, and sometimes all it takes is that little extra motivation to reach a target score.Watch the ClockOne thing that makes the SAT so tough is the pressure to complete every question within the time limit. By preparing for the inevitable time crunch with a timer, test-takers will learn to pace themselves and manage each question with poise.Enjoy StudyingThere are thousands of bland classes and dry prep books out there, but if they’re not enjoyable, how much can really be learned? Opt for study materials that students will actually want to use. For example, “Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT,” offers expert advice and proven strategies from young authors, using peer humor and edgy wit to fend off some of the anxiety that surrounds SAT prep. The right prep book should introduce students to insider math tricks and key vocabulary words, while helping sharpen speed and timing and improve memory and concentration. Learn more at www.Workman.com.Practice Makes PerfectThe SAT is a long and grueling test, lasting nearly four hours, not including breaks. Take as many practice exams as possible before the test date to prepare. By doing so, students will know what to expect and head into the exam as SAT veterans. “Parents can help kids boost their score with a supportive attitude,” offers Liao. “If your child is feeling frustrated, let them rant. Take care to avoid adding to his or her stress with unrealistic expectations. Remember that students can always take the test again if needed.” With con dence and hard work, scholars will be heading off to their dream college before they know it. Help Kids Boost Their College Entrance Exam Scores WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com



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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comResidents started off this weekend not knowing what was in store with Tropical Storm Isaac approaching Florida. By Sunday morning Clewiston was under a tropical storm warning, tornado watch, and ood watch. Clewiston experienced rainfall throughout Sunday, though the area largely escaped the ooding effects seen just east in neighboring Belle Glade. "We got lucky with it shifting," said resident Tammy Barbour, regarding one of the most severe squalls, which just missed Clewiston. "All of the bad rain hit Okeechobee instead of us." One of the most frightening things about a tropical storm, or hurricane, is the unpredictability. The projected path is not set in stone, but merely a guideline to show what could possibly happen. When Isaac started shifting west of its predicted path Sunday evening, it became less of a threat to Florida and allowed a sigh of relief from Floridians. By Monday morning the tropical storm warning was taken down, though the ood watch remained and there was a wind advisory with sustained winds between 20-30 miles Isaac’s Minor Effect on Area MARK YOUR CALENDER!!!!Coming September 8th, Langford Fords Great American Tailgate Party. Food, fun, games, prizes, and awesome deals on every vehicle in stock. Come in now, take a test drive in a new Ford and register to win one of many great prizes to be given away at the Tailgate Party.** No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver license. See Dealer for d etails. T, A A B: S K R P R P V. N SEE ISAAC  13 BY TIMOTHY SAENZ Special to the Clewiston NewsIt was a pit Head Football Coach Joe Roth did not want his team to fall into again. His players were down after the end of the rst half. They had come into their preseason classic with high hopes of redemption. Instead, they had allowed the South Fork Bulldogs into their end zone four times and trailed at halftime, 29-14. "We didn't play all that badly, but the kick return [for a touchdown] took the wind out of our sails," Roth said. "We got down so quickly. So in the locker room at halftime, I told them to work on the little things. Just the little things were getting us." Changing those little things produced big results. Clewiston's runners slashed and gashed the Bulldogs for 195 second half rushing yards while the Tiger defense caged the previously potent Bulldog attack. When Virthavious Robinson rolled in for a two-yard touchdown that capped a 73-yard Tiger drive, and Brandon Torres booted the extra point, Clewiston gained a 29-29 tie with South Fork with 7:48 left in the game. The raucous Cane Field crowd cheered the comeback. Robinson added to his laurels Clewiston Thrills, Falls Short in Comeback BidSEE FOOTBALL  10 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comAll natural, real fruit, and no preservatives. This is the kind of quality that you can nd at Yo Gusto, a small company on 611 East Obispo Avenue owned by Hato Potrero Farm Incorporated. Upon entering the establishment you will nd a room with freezers full of yogurt, fruit yogurt bars, milk, and even cheese. However, most people are unable to see behind the scenes, where everything is produced. The company recently gave The Clewiston News a tour. The process begins in the receiving room, where fresh-off-the-farm milk is driven and assessed. After receiving the milk they begin the process of sanitation to make sure that everything is sealed, and test it out for any chemicals. They then pump the milk through a lter two times. "This is one of the most important parts. We have to make sure that everything is sealed properly and check for things like yeast and mold," said Javier Gonzalez, AV Plant Director. Off to the side we have a room that holds the Homogenizer, which breaks down the particles of milk, making it blend together more smoothly. In another we have the chiller, which pulls down the temperatures of a product; a process which can take up to twelve hours to complete. They also have speci c rooms for the cheese, yogurt, cleaning chemicals, avoring, and much more. However, when going through the building it can be a little confusing seeing as the entire process is done backwards. "My parents built this one section at a time," said Gonzalez. "We have to start the process in the opposite order because of the room size." Juice is something else that the company produces, and they are in the process of creating a new establishment speci cally for this. The building will be operated by All Juice and Beverages LLC, and will be constructed by the city per an agreement which involves the company creating new jobs, at a cost not to exceed $400,000 to the city. Hato Potrero Farms Inc. will begin building here at the Clewiston Commerce Park soon, though they have Company to Increase Local ProductionSEE YOGURT  10 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSIf all goes well, Hato Potrero Farm Incorporated will add a new establishment for juice production in Clewiston Commerce Park.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe range of the introduced Purple Swamphen is limited in the United States to southern Florida, but they could spread rapidly to other areas of the state. During the Florida Ornithological Society’s (FOS) meeting last week this bird species was one of the two species added to the Of cial List of Florida Birds. A proposal has been submitted by FOS for this species to be accepted on the North American list by the American Birding Association. Purple Swamphen are an established non-native bird that is believed to have been accidently released in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew. Information about the Purple Swamphen is found on the University of Florida IFAS Extension’s website at: http://edis.ifas.u edu This member of the rail, gallinule and coot family is larger than Florida’s native Purple Gallinule. Purple Gallinule and Purple Swamphen both have blue/purple bodies and green wings. Purple Gallinules have yellow legs, pale blue foreheads, and a red beak with a yellow tip, while Purple Swamphen has scarlet or blood red legs and foreheads. Swamphen have a very large triangular red bill. Female Purple Swamphens are similar to the male, but are slightly smaller and have a smaller frontal shield. Juvenile Purple Swamphens are duller and paler than the adults. Hatchlings are little black or brown uffballs. The most common Purple Swamphen call is a loud, highpitched “creek”. Purple Swamphens are aggressive territorial birds who could compete with native species for habitat and food. They live in a wide variety of constructed and natural wetlands, wet prairies, canal edges and marshes. According to research they are primarily vegetarians, but they have been observed eating mollusks, sh, frogs, lizards, snakes, bird eggs, and small birds. In the spring and summer these birds are found in communal groups made up of several breeding males and females and non-breeding “helpers” who share the duties of building the nest, incubating the eggs and caring for the chicks. The breeding females in this group may share a shallow bowl-shaped nest built on a platform made of vegetation. A canopy using some of the surrounding vegetation might be built to cover the nest. Each breeding female can lay 2 to 7 eggs in the communal nest. The chicks hatch in 23-27 days and are able to leave the nest soon after they are born, but may remain near the nest in order to beg their parents for food. Purple Swamphen are reported year round and are breeding at various locations south of Lake Okeechobee including STA5. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA5) at the new Deer Fence Trailhead located 29 miles south of Clewiston on Sept. 15 or Oct. 13. Photographers, groups and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. For reservations for these trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedule and map and directions to the STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead. Share your photos and sightings of Purple Swamphen and other inland birds on the Hendry-Glades Audubon Facebook page. Inland Birding Fun: Purple Swamphen (PUSW) Margaret England PHOTO / KEN CORRIGANPurple Swamphen. The Florida Department of Health advises private well owners affected by ood waters to take precautions against disease-causing organisms that may make their water unsafe to drink.Private well owners: Boil water before use, holding it at rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for drinking, washing, cooking, etc.; or Disinfect water by adding 8 drops (about 1/8 tsp. – this would form a puddle about the size of a dime) of plain unscented household bleach (4 to 6 percent) per gallon of water, and then let it stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure. Use a container that has a cap or cover for disinfecting and storing water to be used for drinking. This will prevent contamination; or Use bottled water, especially for mixing baby formula. Conserve water as much as possible. Do not run a dishwasher or washing machine, limit excessive bathing and ushing of commodes.After the ooding subsides:Disinfect your well using the procedures available from your local health department or provided on the Department of Health at www. doh.state. .us/environment/water/manual/ oodinf.htm.Food safety: Individuals should not eat any food that may have come into contact with contaminated water from oods or tidal surges. Commercially prepared cans of food should not be eaten if there is a bulging or opening on the can or the screw caps, soda pop bottle tops or twist-caps. Undamaged, commercially canned foods can be saved if you remove the labels and then disinfect the cans in a bleach solution. Use cup of bleach in one gallon of water; re-label the cans including expiration date and type of food. Assume that home-canned food is unsafe. Infants should be fed only pre-mixed canned baby formula. Do not use powdered formulas prepared with treated water. Use boiled water when preparing formula. Frozen and refrigerated foods can be unsafe after a ood. When the power is out, refrigerators will keep foods cool for only about four hours. Thawed and refrigerated foods should be thrown out after four hours. Sanitation and hygiene: Basic hygiene is very important during this emergency period. Always wash your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected before eating, after toilet use, after participating in cleanup activities and after handling articles contaminated by oodwater or sewage. Flood water may contain fecal matter from sewage systems, agricultural and industrial waste and septic tanks. If you have open cuts or sores exposed to the oodwater, keep them as clean as possible by washing them with soap and disinfected or boiled water. Apply antibiotic ointment to reduce the risk of infection. If a wound or sore develops redness, swelling or drainage, see a physician. Do not allow children to play in oodwater. They can be exposed to water contaminated with fecal matter. Do not allow children to play with toys that have been in oodwater until the toys have been disinfected. Use cup of bleach in one gallon of water to disinfect toys and other items. Power outages: Using battery-powered lanterns and ashlights is preferable to using candles. If you must use candles, make sure you put them in safe holders away from curtains, paper, wood, or other ammable items.Post ood clean-up: Clean up debris to avoid injury and contamination. Chainsaws should only be operated in safe conditions (not in water soaked areas) and b y people that are experienced in proper use. Lift heavy debris by bending knees and using legs to help lift. Wear shoes to avoid injury to the feet from glass, nails or other sharp objects. Avoid contact with downed power lines. Be alert to wildlife (snakes, alligators, etc.) that may have been displaced as a result of the Flood Waters Bring Health RisksSEE FLOOD  5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 30, 2012 Design DayDesign Day is a very special day for students of Clewiston Elementary Schools, as kids in every grade level work with designers from Leathers Associates to contribute their creative ideas and drawing to plan a new playground in Clewiston. It will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Clewiston Middle School Cafeteria. After a hard day of design work it will be time to celebrate. Please bring the whole family and join us in a community celebration as we reveal our new playground design at our Design Day Celebration.Annual Guide Dogs Poker RunThe Machinist Union Local Lodge 57’s 3rd Annual Guide Dogs Poker Run is Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Roland Martin’s Marina Tiki Bar, 920 E. Del Monte, Clewiston. Kick stands up at 10 a.m. and have the last bike in by 5 p.m. Run what you ‘brung,’ all vehicles welcome. Please come for a day of fun and fellowship -all to raise money for a good cause. Run starts at the Tiki Bar and registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raf e, and a live band. For questions and updates, e-mail Greg Thompson at union4life@gmail.com or visit guidedogspokerrun.com.New Worship TimesFirst United Methodist Church of Clewiston will have weekly Sunday Worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. starting Sunday, Sept. 2. Family Fellowship Dinners will be held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.City Closed for Labor DayThe city of Clewiston will be closed on Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. No residential or commercial solid waste collection will be offered. Monday’s regular schedule will be picked up on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Thursday’s route will be collected without change. Please remember to place your tipper cart at the street edge the night before or no later than 6 a.m. on the day of service. All carts are to be returned to a place near your house not easily seen from the street by night fall on the day of service. For more information, please call 863-9831471. Women in God’s Service BrunchWINGS (Women In God’s Service) has started in Clewiston. All women are invited to a special brunch on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Debbie Clemons, who leads a women’s ministry in Okeechobee, will be the guest speaker, sharing on the topic, “The Hands That Heal Us.” WINGS is a community Christian women’s fellowship open to all women, no matter what church you do or do not belong to. There is no charge for this brunch. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 will be having their ea market on Sept. 8. Starting in October, it will go 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.Sugar DollsSugar Dolls will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Beginners will start at 4 p.m. Intermediate and Advanced at 5 p.m. Classes are held at the Clewiston Youth Center. For more information, please contact Jackie Tucker at 863-983-2298.Caloosa Federated Republican WomenCaloosa FRW Meetings/Fund Raisers that are scheduled prior to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Please plan to attend every meeting and fund raiser. One of the candidates below will speak. This is your opportunity to talk one on one to every candidate. There will be a charge at the door for hors d’ouvers, sweet, un-sweet tea or water. All bar beverages are to be paid for when ordered. Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Speaker Kevin Drummond Candidate for the Supervisor of Elections. Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Speaker Kristina Kulpa Candidate for Hendry County Property Appraiser. Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Florida Cafe (Cuban cuisine) Clewiston. Speaker Larry Wilcoxson Candidate for Hendry County Clerk of the Court. Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Speaker Mark Chamberlain Candidate for Hendry County Sheriff. Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Speaker Tris Chapman Hendry County BOCC of County Commissioner. Nov. 1st at 5 p.m. at the Florida Cafe (Cuban cuisine) in Clewiston. Speaker Paul Puletti Candidate for School Superintendent. Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Republican Victory Party at the Port LaBelle Inn. For more information or to RSVP, please call 863-675-7703. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Hendry County SchoolsHendry County Schools are looking for bus drivers. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Hendry County School bus driver, please call 863-983-1516 for more information. SCHOOL BRIEFS SUBMITTED PHOTOMaking Central beautifulCentral Elementary of ce staff and teachers take time out of their busy days to help beautify the school grounds. WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories ? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com

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situation. Clearing standing water:Heavy rains and ooding can lead to an increase in mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset. Public health authorities will be working actively to control the spread of any diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. To protect against mosquitoes, DOH urges the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts. These should include the “5 Ds” for prevention: Dusk and Dawn – Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. For many species, this is during the dusk and dawn hours. Dress – Wear clothing that covers most of your skin. DEET – When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-diethyl-3methylbenzamide) are recommended. Picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus are other repellent options. Drainage – Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, which is where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Tips on repellent use:Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before applying a repellent to skin. Some repellants are not suitable for children. Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other potential mosquito repellents, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June 2007, contain picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate. According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of 3 years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers when mosquitoes are present. Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing. If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions. Tips on eliminating mosquito breeding sites: Elimination of breeding sites is one of the keys to prevention. Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters. Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain. Turn over or remove empty plastic pots. Pick up all beverage containers and cups. Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water. Pump out bilges on boats. Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week. Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the ow of water. For further information, please contact your local county health department or visit www. doh.state. .us or www.FloridaDisaster.org. For more state and federal information on emergency and disaster planning, visit the following Web sites: www.FloridaDisaster.org, www.RedCross.org, www.ready.gov or www. fema.gov. The Florida Emergency Information Line: 1-800-342-3557. 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. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 30, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.73/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 17.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 32.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 23.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 11.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Well, for those that have noticed, the national average has perked up slightly in the last week as oil prices have advanced,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “While that may be notable, soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac will be the story this week. It’s entirely within the realm of possibility that we see re nery outages, oil production losses, and gasoline supply issuesessentially all the things you don’t want to happen. While this storm doesn’t currently appear as powerful as other storms that have caused similar concernwe’re continuing to watch the situation develop. One thing is for sureI’m concerned that this storm will temporarily drive prices higher in the short term,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update FLOODContinued  2 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. 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BY RANDY SMITH SFWMDThe South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is continuing to operate the regional ood control system at full capacity to reduce ooding from Tropical Storm Isaac while preparing for the possibility of additional rainfall on Tuesday. Some areas of South Florida along the east coast and around Lake Okeechobee have received more than a foot of rain between the height of the storm on Sunday night and a trailing storm feeder band on Monday afternoon. As a result, some communities are experiencing localized ooding and high water in lakes, swales and on roadways. Tuesday's forecast calls for 1 to 2 inches of rain in parts of South Florida from another trailing storm feeder band mixing with sea breezes typical of this time of year. District staff continue to work around the clock to provide ooding relief for South Florida residents, said Tommy Strowd, Director of the SFWMD Operations, Maintenance and Construction Division. The regional ood control system is responding as designed to move water as quickly and safely as possible away from affected areas. It will take time for standing water to recede from the intense, historical rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaac.Impacted Areas and SFWMD ResponsePreliminary estimates indicate that the C-51 Basin, which encompasses central Palm Beach County, experienced a 1-in-100-year rainfall event from Tropical Storm Isaac. Based on radar rainfall estimates, up to 14.85 inches of rain fell in the C-51 Basin for the period from Aug. 25 at 7:30 a.m. to Aug. 28 at 7:30 a.m. This is on top of rainfall before the onset of the storm that brought the estimated seven-day total for the basin to 17 inches. Water levels are beginning to gradually decline in the C-51 Canal, which moves water to tide from inland areas of Palm Beach County. Since Monday, water managers have been maximizing discharge from both the east and west ends of the C-51. Emergency orders remain in place to maximize system operations and divert water to help alleviate local ooding. The District was able to accept some additional ows into the C-51 Canal from the Indian Trail Improvement District, which manages the secondary canal system in the Acreage. Water levels in communities north of Lake Okeechobee are also starting to recede as the District operates pump stations around the lake at full capacity. Current in ows for the lake are close to 25,000 cubic feet of water per second more than 10 times greater than in ows a week ago. The lake level increased from 12.48 feet NGVD on Monday to 13.12 feet NGVD today and is continuing to rise. In Miami-Dade County, the C-4 Canal recovered during the night on Monday to levels that allowed water mangers to secure the pumps that were moving water into the C-4 Emergency Detention Basin. The C-4 Emergency Detention Basin is a 900-acre impoundment area that was built by the District in response to local ooding from Hurricane Irene in 1999 and an unnamed storm in 2000. The detention basin is providing improved ood protection to 500,000 residents and to 5,000 homes and businesses. In addition to its pre-storm activities and poststorm emergency orders, the District has taken the following actions: Dispatched rapid response assessment teams to provide real-time ground information, supplementing automated data gauges and eld crews Focused resources on areas receiving the heaviest rainfall Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties Moved water away from populated regions through the canal system to areas that have storage and to tide Ongoing coordination with county of cials and drainage districts to enhance the ability of local drainage facilities to route excess runoff into the District canal system Temporarily closed a section of the Kissimmee River for the public health, safety and welfare of recreational boaters The District continues to closely monitor conditions around the clock and is coordinating information with the state Emergency Operations Center as well as federal and local partners. With the additional rainfall received in the days before the storm, the District-wide seven-day rainfall estimate is 6.24 inches.Maintenance: Keeping the Flow Going To sustain the regional ood control system's capability for handling storms and wet season rainfall, the District has a robust program of structural maintenance and refurbishment. Accomplished primarily during the dry season, these activities are critical to ensuring that the regional ood control system comprised of more than 1,600 miles of canals, 1,000 miles of levees/berms, 1,300 water control structures and 64 pump stations operates at optimal capacity. The District continues to invest in improving the ood control system. The agency has a proposed operations and maintenance budget of approximately $182 million for Fiscal Year 2013, which includes more than 700 employees and operation of eight eld stations. During the past ve years, the District has invested approximately $240 million in essential maintenance work, including: Hardening and overhauling pump stations Overhauling gated spillways Replacing project culverts Upgrading microwave towers with control buildings Dredging canals Stabilizing canal banks Enhancing Stormwater Treatment Areas Each year as the summer rainy season and hurricane season approaches, many canals and lakes from Orlando to the Florida Keys reach the lowest level in their seasonally varying operations. During that timeframe, District crews inspect many of the water control structures and pump stations. To report ooding or damaged or blocked water control structures, call the SFWMD Citizen Information Line toll-free at 877-429-1294. Recovering from Tropical Storm Isaac’s Impacts 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.Gordon Ray Crews, 83CLEWISTON Gordon Ray Crews, passed away Aug. 16, 2012, at his home in Clewiston. He was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Henry County, Tenn., to the late Robert Wilson and the late Flora Cordelia (Helems) Crews. He was a resident of Clewiston since 1992 and before that lived in Belle Glade from 1967 to 1992. He loved his family and animals. Survivors include his son, Dennis Crews; daughter, Donna Crews Yates (Jim); sister, Vennie Parson; four grandchildren; ve greatgrandchildren; and his dog Candy. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Juan Torres, 49MOORE HAVEN Juan Torres passed away August 21, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 13, 1963, in Marietta, Ark., to the late Manuel C. and the late Enadena (Morena) Torres. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years. Mr. Torres married Lillie Stallins. Survivors include his wife, Lillie; and one son, Victor Torres; brothers, David Torres, Manuel Torres, Rocky Garcia; three sisters, Josephine Church, Irene Guerra, Kathleen Torres; step sons, Mitchell Waugh, Paul Waldron; step daughters, Rosalie Waugh, Rebecca Williams, Rosanna Boyd, Mary Berden; and eight grandchildren. A Gathering for family and friends was held Saturday, August 25, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Fla. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2012 OBITUARIES

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2012 The Truth About Cat and Dog TheologyBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchCats and dogs are different and tend to view life differently. It is said that dogs have masters whereas cats have staff. A dog says, “You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me, you must be God.” A cat says, “You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me, I must be God.” Both start with the same set of facts and the same circumstances, but the conclusion is radically different and leads to radically different lifestyles. I rmly believe that we have both cats and dogs sitting in our churches today. Cats, and people who follow cat theology, don’t really say they are God. They know that isn’t true, but what they pray with themselves and their needs as the focus: “Lord, bless me and my family. Lord, protect me. Lord, meet my needs. Lord, take care of me.” Both cats and dogs say, “Lord, You love me, You bless me, You gave your life for me.” But the cat goes further by adding, “God did this for me so I can live a life of blessing. Life is all about me.” The dog, on the other hand, wants to be with his master and please him. Life is all about the master. Obedience is important to both dogs and cats. Dogs learn obedience to please their masters. Cats want their masters to obey them. Cats want to go to heaven to avoid hell. Dogs want to go to heaven to be with their master. For cats its about being saved from something (hell). For dogs, its about being saved for something (God’s glory). Cats and dogs worship differently too. Cats praise God for what He has done for them. Dogs worship God primarily for who He is and secondarily for what He has done for them. Cats want to sing “God bless America” while dogs want to sing “America bless God”. Cats want to be close to God, and will serve Him whenever and wherever they can, but lordship becomes dif cult when service interferes with their lives. Dogs are all about lordship. They live to please the master and obey even when they don’t want to, and they obey wholeheartedly. Cats want to be entertained at church, dogs want to worship God and re ect His glory. Cats love head knowledge, Dogs love doing the good they know they ought to do. Cats want the big picture before they obey God, dogs are happy to obey in faith. Cats have a feel good theology, dogs have an obedience theology. Cats see jobs as a means of attaining wealth. Dogs see jobs as a ministry opportunity. Cats think God is a means to an end. Dogs think God is the end. And the list could go on. God wants to bless us so that we can be a blessing for His glory. Cat theology isn’t incorrect, it’s just incomplete. Cats don’t have the full picture of God. Dog theology is not the absence of cat theology, rather it is the completion of it! Dogs know and agree with all of the truths the cats believe, but have moved from self focus to God focus. Cats, in faith, see themselves as being saved from something and focus on the grace, mercy, and blessings received out of the new covenant in Christ’s blood. A dog church would have many lessons on God’s love and blessings, but the lessons would be taught in the context of revealing God’s glory by blessing others in the process. Religion Column Pastor John Hicks SUBMITTED PHOTO‘Miss College Majorette of Florida’Samantha Johnson is the winner of “Miss College Majorette of Florida,” a title she has won for three consecutive years. She is also a National Champion and the Speciality Coach of the Sugar Dolls. SUBMITTED PHOTO‘A’ School!Central Elementary School staff celebrates going back to work as an A school.

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Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012 -000026-CA FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. KATHERINE SANSENBACH; JOHNATHAN KANE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATHERINE SANSENBACH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN KANE; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will on the 26th day of September, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the 2nd Floor Halllway of the Hendry County Courthouse Building, LaBelle, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 91, RIDGDILL SUBDIVISION ADDITION NUMBE R TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES(S) 117 AND 118, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH LAND AND MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS 1988 GREE WITH VIN #’S FLFLH32a/b09610GH AND TITLE #’S 47195668 & 47190340 pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk o f Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 10th day of August, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida 33935 and whose phone number is (941) 675-5229 within 7 working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 424005 CN 8/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 26:2012-CA-155 Circuit Civil Division THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee for Associates Housing Finance, LLC, f/k/a Ford Consumer Finance Company, Inc., by and through its attorney in fact/subservicing agent, VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorization to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff vs. DODSON A. BUSHELLE a/k/a DODSON BUSHELLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DODSON A. BUSHELLE; CACH LLC, A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN FLORIDA; DISCOVER BANK, Defendants CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 9, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on September 26, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. (EST), at the Hendry County Courthouse located at 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935, the following described property: Lot 4, Block E, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, PHASE ONE, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 136 and 137, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 1997 Homes of Merit Country Model 28’ x 52’ Manufactured Home bearing Serial Number’s FLHMBC1144-39947A and FLHMBC1144-39947B Property Address: 712 Alabama Avenue, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated August 10, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER, CLERK HENDRY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 424142 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000874 RANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, JOSE L. MUNOZ et al, Defendant(s)(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 7, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 26-2009CA-000874 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE L. MUNOZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE L. MUNOZ N/K/A MARGARITA OTALVARO; 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 19th day of September, 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 2535, UNIT 13, PORT LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A UNIT 13, BLOCK 2535, PORT LA BELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Fender’s must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 17, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clark of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09076595 BANKAMERICA2-CONVTeam 2F09076595**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 31)2, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 3352299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven C7) days prior to this proceeding 424543 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-CA-968 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a national banking association, successor by merger to Wachovia Bank, N.A., Plaintiff v. Boynton Drywall of South Florida, Inc., a Florida corporation; Antonio Charlez, an individual; and Guadalupe Charlez a/k/a Lupe Charlez, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given that under a Final Judgment dated August 20, 2012 in Case No. 11-CA-968 in the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is Plaintiff and Boynton Drywall of South Florida, Inc., Antonio Charlez, and Guadalupe Charlez a/k/a Lupe Charlez, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Lobby of the 2nd Floor, LaBelle, Florida 33935, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on September 26, 2012, the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment: Lots 1 and 2, Block 17, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 9, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH: (ii) all buildings and improvements now or hereafter erected on the Land, (iii) all xutres attached to the Land or any buildings or improvements situated thereon; and (iv) all estates, rights, tenements, hereditaments, privileges, rents, issues, pro ts easements, and appurtenances of any kind bene ting the Land; all means of access to and from the Land, whether public or private; and all water and mineral rights. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED this 21st day of August, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 424614 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000163 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, VS. SHANNON M. PIGOTT et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 20, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 22-2010CA-000163 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and SHANNON M. PIGOTT; RALPH M. PIGOTT; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE; TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DOE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 20th day of Sept., 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: TRACT 23, FIRST ADDITION TO LABELLE HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1996 BRENNER MANUFACTURE’S SERIAL NUMBER / VIN NUMBERS: 10L25176X AND 10L25176U HUD CERTIFICATION LABEL NUMBERS: FLA588838 AND FLA588837 MANUFACTURER’S NAME: LIBERTY HOMES TRADE/MODEL: KC285628 DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 04/10/1996 A/K/A 4532 LOBLOLLY BAY RD, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 20, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09078421 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA--Team 2 F09078421 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing 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 33901, 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 the proceeding. 424846 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLICThe Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their Annual Preliminary Budget Hearing on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5 pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.425057 CN 8/30/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/14/2012, 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. 1993 CHEVROLET 1GNDT13WOP2128355 425052 CN 8/30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1146 2009 1354331-010000H0110 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423409 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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. 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 1128 2009 1344331-020000P0040 Maria Patricia Perez Tract 4, Block P; The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4, Block P, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424424 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 30, 2012

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when he recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to South Fork at the Bulldog 40. DeMarcus Terry ran three yards to the 37, then gained eight more for a rst down at the Bulldog 29. Robinson ripped off 13 yards on the next play, and the Tigers owned a rst-and-10 at the 16. It became the high water mark of the Tigers' night. With 6:13 left to play, a controversial call followed. A Clewiston runner motored to the right, trying to get around left end. Trapped by three Bulldogs, he appeared to go down for an end to the play. No whistle sounded, however, and the Bulldog players continued to attack him, forcing the ball loose. One Bulldog pounced on it. The turnover ended a perfect opportunity. The call was one of several that drew the ire of the crowd, especially as the game got close. Penalty markoffs against Clewiston seemed one to two yards longer than they should have been. Ball placements after tackles seemed equally erratic and to the disadvantage of the home town team. Whatever the case, the turnover provided the Bulldogs with the impetus they needed to untrack their offense. It took them only ve plays to move from their own 17 to the Clewiston 30. On second and eight, Lorenz Velasco, who had devilled the Tigers all night, ran a perfectly executed counter to the right side, found daylight, and zoomed to the end zone. The extra point was good, and with 2:14 left in the game, the Tigers trailed, 36-29, and faced a dif cult task. Forty seconds later, a Bulldog interception ended Tiger hopes. The night bore witness to plenty of positives for Clewiston. Quarterback Tyler Clemmons was nearly perfect in the rst half, completing nine of 12 for 80 yards. His green receiving corps dropped two perfect long balls under wet conditions, either one of which could have gone for a touchdown. Clemmons nished 11 of 17 for 120 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and he added a 15-yard run. Clemmons' TD pass came just before halftime, with the Tigers down 29-6. With a rst down at the Bulldog 29, he red a dart over the middle that Tramaine Lawson snagged on a crossing route to the left. Lawson ran into the end zone untouched as time ran out. Robinson's two-point conversion run pulled Clewiston to 29-14. Clewiston's rst score of the night came on a two-minute, 60-yard drive before the end of the rst quarter. The Tigers rode the running of DeMarcus Terry, who burst through the Bulldog defense to cap the drive with a 23-yard score. The extra point was no good, and the Tigers trailed, 7-6. That's when the kickoff return Coach Roth mentioned happened. With just 7.4 seconds left in the rst quarter, Lorenz Velasco elded the Tiger kick at his own 16 and zipped 84 yards through coverage for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was good, and South Fork led, 15-6. The Bulldogs would add two more scores, including a 17-yard run by Velasco as quarterback, to build a 29-6 lead. DeMarcus Terry capped a 35-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run near the end of the third quarter. A Clewiston interception set up the drive and two-point conversion that brought the Tigers to within 29-22. For the night, Terry carried 12 for 109 yards, Robinson 17 for 96, Derry West 7 for 45, and Kyree Marshall 2 for 5. All together, Clewiston's potent attack amassed 375 total yards. The Tigers travel to Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale, for Friday night's game at powerhouse American Heritage. The Tigers' rst home game is Sept. 14 against Glades Day. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTO‘Miss 5 Star of the Year’Camryn Curry has been awarded “Miss 5 Star of the Year.” She has been a Sugar Doll for 4 years and has now been awarded the highest honor. She was selected from the youth of Hendry. DeSoto, and Broward County. FOOTBALLContinued  1 "We got down so quickly. So in the locker room at halftime, I told them to work on the little things. Just the little things were getting us."Coach Roth run into at least one delay, according to the company. "Any time you have a major project, things can get postponed from time to time," said Steve McKown, City Manager. "We're in the process of working those issues out right now." The city has gone back out to bid after reviewing an initial set of estimates for the construction of the juice plant building. Still, it will be worth it if the project creates jobs, the city manager said. "Anytime that you add jobs to the community, you're adding value to that community," said McKown. Though they have hit a few snags with building their new establishment, they hope to be breaking ground and bringing the juice to town soon. YOGURTContinued  1 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSWorkers at Yo Gusto in Clewiston prepare yogurt products inside of a modest production facility on Obispo.

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Starts at 2pm $70 Buy In / $75 with Computer Regular Games pay $750 100 LUCKY WINNERS WILL EACH WIN $100 CASH $10,000 Labor DayGiveaway 10am … 7pm BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 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. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 30, 2012 Five kids from Hendry and Glades Counties Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) attended the Statewide SWAT Training, held in Orlando on July 24-26. SWAT members representing Glades County and Moore Haven Jr/Sr High School were Blanca Aranda, Monica Leavy, and Elsi Velasquez. Hendry County representatives were Yanely Ramirez, LaBelle High School, and Savana Beckett, Clewiston Middle School. The training was hosted by the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida and was facilitated by the state SWAT Youth Advocacy Board. SWAT was established in August 1997 when Florida won a landmark victory against the tobacco industry. It is an anti-tobacco organization that students in middle and high school can join to participate in activities and events that support the vision of a Tobacco Free Florida. SWAT is the youth advocacy organization supported by the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. On a local level, SWAT members advocate for policy change that will discourage youth tobacco initiation, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and promote cessation. The goal of these policies is to change social norms so that tobacco use and advertising by tobacco companies are not accepted as part of cultural norms. During the statewide SWAT training, youth focused on the marketing practices of “Big Tobacco” that often appeal to youth (and other disparate populations). SWAT works to educate the community about the marketing practices of Big Tobacco and the bene ts of leading tobacco-free lifestyles. All who attended were invigorated and learned skills to carry on with the important anti-tobacco messages to their peers, schools and communities. Finally, during the statewide SWAT training, elections for the state SWAT Youth Advocacy Board were held. The SWAT Youth Advocacy Board (YAB) is the 12-member executive committee of the SWAT whose members are elected yearly by their peers. The YAB consists of three SWAT members representing each of the four regions in Florida. One of our local Hendry County youth was elected to the SWAT YAB: Savana Beckett, who will represent Hendry County and Region 4 over the next 12 months. Join us in Congratulating Savana and all of the youth elected to the 20122013 YAB. For more information on Hendry and/ or Glades County SWAT please contact Valarie James-674-4041 ext 128 or Doug Freer-946-0707 ext 404. Hendry and Glades SWAT Youth SUBMITTED PHOTO Aug. 30: HOME against Immokalee at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 4: HOME against Bishop Verot at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 6: HOME against Lake Placid at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 11: AWAY @ Gateway Charter at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 13: AWAY @ Dunbar at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 18: HOME against LaBelle at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 20: AWAY @ Bishop Verot at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 21: HOME against Glades Day at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 24: AWAY @ Immokalee at 6/7:30 p.m. Sept. 26: HOME against Moore Haven at 6/7:30 p.m. Oct. 2: HOME against Gateway Charter at 6/7:30 p.m. Oct. 4: HOME against Dunbar at 6/7:30 p.m. Oct. 9: AWAY @ LaBelle at 6/7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 & 13: AWAY @ Boca Tournament Oct. 17: AWAY @ Glades Day at 6/7:30 p.m. Oct. 18: AWAY @ Moore Haven at 6/7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-25: Districts 2012 Volleyball Schedule Bored of the home lifeOn August 26, a deputy was in the area of Evercane and Davidson Road when he observed a dark colored vehicle speeding. Upon asking for identi cation, he learned that one of the passengers was on supervised release status (Community Control) and placed the man under arrest, to which the deputy reports the man was grateful. The deputy writes, “He said it was good that he was placed under arrest because he was getting tired of sitting around his house.” Keeping it realOn August 25, an of cer noticed that a vehicle did not have operable tag lights, to which he pulled the driver over. As he was approaching the side of the vehicle, the driver looked back towards him and stated “I’m going to be real with you, my license is suspended.” Arrest Blotter

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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 1108 2009 1344331-020000B0110 Melanie K. Davis % Naomi L. Shirley The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block B, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424442 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1151 2009 1354331-010000H0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423459 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1149 2009 1354331-010000H0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423456 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1138 2009 1354331-010000F0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423457 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1022 2009 1274331-010000D0080 Raul Martinez and Katia Caballero The Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 8, Block D, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424426 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1476 2009 1154432-A0002510000 Mervyn E. & Sandra A. Bruno 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 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a road easement of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2655, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424435 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1030 2009 1274331-010000H0120 Derrick & Vonnete Douglas The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12 of Block “H” of Diamond “J” Estates, Pioneer Plantations, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424434 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florid a, 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 2351 2009 1314433-A0000790000 Jose Pereyra The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 5978, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424425 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1147 2009 1354331-010000H0120 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423442 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1136 2009 1354331-010000F0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423444 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 508 2009 1164329-010000B0100 Samuel Luna Lot 10, Block B, South 29 Industrial Park Unit 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 100, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424428 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1144 2009 1354331-010000H0090 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 9, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423458 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 12CA04 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, V S. EDWARD F. VIECELLI and A NDREA J. VIECELLI, 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 August 9, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-04, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONA L BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER T O BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and EDWARD F. VIECELLI and ANDREA J. VIECELLI, are the 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 12th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 1, BRITTANY OAKS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 184, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Together with that certain 2004 Homes of Merit, Twin Manor Mobile Home ID#FLHMBT141250094A&B, Title #90296652 & 90296870 and RP #12183015 & 12183014. A NY 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 9th day of August, 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. 424885 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 26-2012CA000124 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, V5, CARLEEN WILLIS DOWNING, et al., Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HENDRY TO: Any and all unknown minors, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, trustees, or other claimants by, through, under, or against the Estate of CECIL BROWN a/k/a CECIL BROWN, SR., Deceased. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage regarding the following property in HENDRY County, Florida: Lot 10, Block 3D of SOUTH RIDGE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 98 and 99, 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: FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., Esquire, Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue, Post Of ce Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice Of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of th is Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED on this 13th day of August, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 Labelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 421594 CN 7/12,19/2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at the of ce of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 8:00 A.M. for the purposes of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years, 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Roger Hatton, President 424482 SUN 8/23,30/2012 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 1134 2009 1354331-010000D0050 Elizabeth Villanueva Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter, Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Lot 5 Block D, Pioneer Plantation unrecorded. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424427 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2012 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 1139 2009 1354331-010000F0160 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423334 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1141 2009 1354331-010000G0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Bock G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423441 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1140 2009 1354331-010000G0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423408 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1145 2009 1354331-010000H0100 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 10, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423335 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1143 2009 1354331-010000G0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423455 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1137 2009 1354331-010000F0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423451 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1919 2009 1274432-A0000320100 Jacinto T. Corzo, Jr. and Caridad S. Corzo The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 800 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424441 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1033 2009 1274331-010000J0020 Eddy & Miriam Martinez, The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County,Florida. Also known as Lot 2, Block J, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424437 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 30, 2012 per hour and wind gusts between 35-40 within the squalls. No damage was reported from the storm, and the rainfall was welcome, from an agricultural perspective. For the most part, residents were ready. “We stocked up on water, canned food, ashlights, and gas for the generator,” said Tracy Young. “Better to be safe than sorry.” Coming to us Sunday, August 26, on the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, many locals were reminded of the tragedy that struck in 1992. At a category 5, Andrew caused over $26 billion worth of damage. How did Tropical Storm Isaac Affect Local Farmers?Tropical Storm Isaac started off this hurricane season with a relatively small bang, bringing 4 to 6 inches of rain and no local damage. How are local farmers faring with Isaac? Weather is a very big factor in growing conditions. Moisture, heat, and even soil all have a very big role in the growing process. Too much rain can cause seedlings to be swept away or not take root into the ground. “Actually, we are grateful for the rain because we were in a drought type of situation,” explained Gene McAvoy, Hendry County Extension Director, whose of ce specializes in monitoring and analyzing issues relating to agriculture production. While too much rainfall can cause problems, too little rain is also something that farmers have to be very careful about. C & B Farms, Inc., located on 27320 County Road 835, reported three inches of rain and no damage to any crops. With the winds being fairly light compared to past storms that Florida has experienced, many are taking a collective sigh of relief. “Thankfully this has been a pretty well-behaved storm,” said McAvoy. One local farm, which wished to remain anonymous reported that work will likely be delayed by a week while the rain water evaporates from their elds. This may be a setback for them, but they are optimistic and ready to get back to work as soon as possible. ISAACContinued  1 PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNSome locations throughout Clewiston shuttered their businesses in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. “We stocked up on water, canned food, ashlights, and gas for the generator. Better to be safe than sorry.”— Tracy Young

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NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE SERVICES.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Speci“es that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with speci“city the public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services.„ (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolished by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if the law states with speci“city the public necessity that justi“es an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) CompelŽ includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) Direct paymentŽ or pay directlyŽ means payment for lawful health care services without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) Health care systemŽ means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) Lawful health care servicesŽ means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) Penalties or taxesŽ means any civil or criminal penalty or “ne, tax, salary or wage withholding or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term rule by an agencyŽ may not be construed to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other p rovider a g reement contractuall y limitin g copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.„ (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special bene“ts, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-“ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than “fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-“ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is “rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding “fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-“ve and whose household income, as de“ned by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service an of“cial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identi“es the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006 is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.„The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION.„ Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on in”ation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as de“ned in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum “nancial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education “nance program, or, if the minimum “nancial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will “rst apply to the 20142015 state “scal year. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses; state revenue limitation.„ (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes, as de“ned by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made by law for raising suf“cient revenue to defray the expenses of the state for each “scal period. (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for any “scal year shall be limited to state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior “scal year plus an adjustment for growth. As used in this subsection, growthŽ means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior “scal year. For the 1995-1996 “scal year, the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior “scal year shall equal the state revenues collected for the 1994-1995 “scal year. Florida personal income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of Commerce or its successor on the “rst day of February prior to the beginning of the “scal year. State revenues collected for any “scal year in excess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance speci“ed in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowed under this subsection for any “scal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventytwo hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, state revenuesŽ means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, state revenuesŽ does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; balances carried forward from prior “scal years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution after July 1, 1994. An adjustment to the revenue limitation shall be made by general law to re”ect the “scal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. SECTION 19. State revenue limitation.„ (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.„Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in any “scal year are limited as follows: (1) For the 2014-2015 “scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenues collected during the 2013-2014 “scal year multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus four one-hundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 “scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for “scal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three one-hundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 “scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for “scal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one-hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 “scal y ear state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for “scal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one-hundredth. (5) For the 2018-2019 “scal year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for the previous “scal year multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment for growth for a “scal year shall be determined by March 1 preceding the “scal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment for growth is determined for a “scal year, it may not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.„State revenues collected in any “scal year in excess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance speci“ed in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum “nancial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education “nance program, or, if the minimum “nancial effort is no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.„ (1) The state revenue limitation for any “scal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the revenue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future “scal years. (2) The state revenue limitation for any one “scal year may be increased by a three-“fths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in subsequent “scal years. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.„The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-“fths vote of the membership of each house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the resolution is “led with the custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after it is “led with the custodian of state records pursuant to a law enacted by the af“rmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future “scal years. The proposed increase shall take effect if it is approved by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.„The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to the state revenue limitation to re”ect: (1) The “scal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or (2) The “scal impact of a new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.„The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.„As used in this section, the term: (1) Adjustment for growthŽ means an amount equal to the average for the previous “ve years of the product of the in”ation factor and the population factor. (2) In”ation factorŽ means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year annual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term Consumer Price IndexŽ means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legislature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) Population factorŽ means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the state as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the states of“cial population estimates shall be used. (4) State revenuesŽ means taxes, fees, licenses, “nes, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term state revenuesŽ does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lotter y returned as p rizes; recei p ts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; balances carried forward from prior “scal years; taxes, fees, licenses, “nes, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, “nes, and charges for services authorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.„The amendment to Section 1 and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII, revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by the electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state “scal year. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL.„ Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and speci“ed nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and speci“ed nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions speci“ed in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is “rst received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for speci“ed nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.„By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided: (a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Floridas aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classi“ed b y g eneral law and assessed solel y on the basis of character or use. (b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable de“nitions speci“ed therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classi“ed by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a speci“ed percentage of its value, may be classi“ed for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change be changed annually on January 1 1st of each year.; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 1.a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2.b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided, However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be speci“ed by general law. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead p ro p ert y to the extent of an y increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as de“ned by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as de“ned by general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as de“ned by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as de“ned by general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly for commercial “shing purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial “shing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment bene“t provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable de“nitions as speci“ed by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.„ (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special bene“ts, up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 twenty-“ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 “fty thousand dollars and up to $75,000 seventy-“ve thousand dollars upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is “rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 “fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 sixty-“ve and whose household income, as de“ned by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an of“cial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identi“es the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs “rst. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is “rst received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.„The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued bene“t from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTIONI, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012, for the ratication or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.Continued on the next page 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2012

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this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for speci“ed real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall “rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall “rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g), are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019 ; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019 SECTION 32. Property assessments.„This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and speci“ed nonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.„This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Quali“cations Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to con“rmation. This revision requires Senate con“rmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take of“ce. If the Senate votes not to con“rm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to “ll the same vacancy was not con“rmed by the Senate. For the purpose of con“rmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed con“rmed and will take of“ce. The Judicial Quali“cations Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are con“dential until formal charges are “led by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal char g es are “led, the formal char g es and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Quali“cations Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its “les available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such “les would remain con“dential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request “les of the Judicial Quali“cations Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Quali“cations Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure.„ (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by twothirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court; shall be the chief administrative of“cer of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is quali“ed and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies.„ (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial of“ce to which election for retention applies, the governor shall “ll the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the “rst Tuesday after the “rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (b) The governor shall “ll each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the “rst Tuesday after the “rst Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to “ll that judicial of“ce for the term of the of“ce beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certi“ed to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to con“rmation by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of con“rmation regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice shall be deemed con“rmed. If the senate votes to not con“rm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to “ll the same vacancy was not con“rmed by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon con“rmation by the senate. (e)(d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature or by the supreme court, “ve justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement.„ (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.„A judicial quali“cations commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial quali“cations commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from of“ce of any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of of“ce or otherwise, occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present un“tness to hold of“ce, and to investigate and recommend the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of of“ce or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section) warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is de“ned as any or all of the following: reprimand, “ne, suspension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial of“ce or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial quali“cations commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial of“ce while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold of“ce in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial of“ce or hold public of“ce; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial of“ce and hold that of“ce. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial quali“cations commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the “lling of vacancies by the appointing authorities, the disquali“cation of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disquali“ed or incapacitated members. The commissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, “ve justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are “led by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be con“dential; provided, however, upon a “nding of probable cause and the “ling by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, which information shall remain con“dential during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively (b) PANELS.„The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.„ The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial quali“cations commissions hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the “ndings, conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from of“ce with termination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present un“tness to hold of“ce, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of j udicial duties. Mala“des, scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from of“ce of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a present un“tness to hold of“ce. After the “ling of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from of“ce, with or without compensation, pending “nal determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER.„ The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.„ Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings by the judicial quali“cations commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically shall be disquali“ed to sit as justices of such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial of“ce as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of equal tenure in judicial of“ce as circuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits shall be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial quali“cations commission or is otherwise disquali“ed or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disquali“ed or disabled chief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12.„ (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers. c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers. d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. g. The terms of of“ce of the present members of the judicial quali“cations commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following staggered terms: 1. Group I.„The terms of “ve members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge from the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.„The terms of “ve members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1) a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.„The terms of “ve members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the district courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g.h. An appointment to “ll a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h.i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts conferences. Selection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. i.j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j.k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS.„ Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-bene“ts coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, p h y sical in j ur y or p h y sical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights.„ (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for healthbene“ts coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, which would, as certi“ed by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental bene“ts, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 3. Religious freedom.„There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the bene“ts of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a “rst responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment de“nes a “rst responder as a law enforcement of“cer, a correctional of“cer, a “re“ghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.„ (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special bene“ts, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-“ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than “fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-“ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is “rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exem p tion shall be allowed an y individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding “fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-“ve and whose household income, as de“ned by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an of“cial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identi“es the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations speci“ed therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a “rst responder who died in the line of duty. (3) As used in this subsection and as further de“ned by general law, the term: a. First responderŽ means a law enforcement of“cer, a correctional of“cer, a “re“ghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. b. In the line of dutyŽ means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a “rst responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Ad valorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes and “rst responders who died in the line of duty.„This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax relief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes and “rst responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.„ (a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be req uired b y g eneral law to make p a y ment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scienti“c, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation. (b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value “xed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value “xed by general law not less than “ve hundred dollars. (c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as de“ned by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be speci“ed by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law. (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be speci“ed by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law. (e)(1) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, twenty-“ve thousand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-“ve thousand dollars but less than “fty thousand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in general law. (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as de“ned by general law. (g) By general law and subject to the conditions speci“ed therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. The applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.„ The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-“ve thousand dollars but less than “fty thousand dollars shall take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as de“ned by general law. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.„ (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special bene“ts, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-“ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than “fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-“ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is “rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions: (1) An exemption not exceeding “fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-“ve and whose household income, as de“ned by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars; or. (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and “fty thousand dollars and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-“ve years and who has attained age sixty-“ve and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions exemption within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an of“cial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identi“es the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System.„ (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing pubContinued from the previous page PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTIONI, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012, for the ratication or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.Continued on the next page 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 30, 2012

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lic service for the bene“t of Floridas citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and “ve citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be con“rmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of “ve years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, de“ning the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be con“rmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university system president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent shall also be members of the board. PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTIONI, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012, for the ratication or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.Continued from the previous page Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 2348 2009 1314433-A0000700000 Florida Terra Investors Daniel M. Romaris, Registered Agent The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5952, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424443 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1594 2008 1154432-A0002060000 Maria C. Estrella & Rafael Estrella The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2551, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423333 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Belle Glade Commission Chambers, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Belle Glade, Florida 33430. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, consider the proposed 2013 budget, consider a petition from Torrey Island Recreational Management Company challenging certain historical charges (quasi-judicial), Election of the of cers, administrative hearing and consider any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 424775 CN/CB 8/30/12 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 1102 2009 1344331-01000000340 Walter L. Blair %Lee & Associates Tract 34Parcel of land in surveyed portion of fractional Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, West of a canal known as the 42 foot canal and described in O.R. Book 56, Pages 541 to 547, inclusive, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 34 run N 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along the West boundary line of said Section 34 a distance of 3386.43 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along said West boundary line of Section 34, a distance of 248.96 feet; thence South 89 degrees 06’ 34” East a distance of 394.89; thence South 01 degrees 40’ 12” West a distance of 248.96 feet; thence North 89 degrees 06’ 34” West a distance of 394.89 feet to the said Point-of-Beginning of this description. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded Plat. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424440 CN 8/23,30;9/6,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000788 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. RACHEL K. DICK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RACHEL K. DICK; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SWEET LAKES VILLAS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RACHEL K. DICK; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 7, SWEET LAKE VILLAS, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 197, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at HENDRY County this 21st day of August, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 424872 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 Public Notice1-INVITATION TO BID BID # 2012-4 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE CONSTRUCTION Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced Levee Construction will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as “District” at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 pm local time on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Speci cations and Drawings which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. The Work is described as Levee Construction and is outlined in drawings and speci cations prepared by Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. A pre-bid meeting shall be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Construction drawings and Speci cations may be obtained from Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. (contact person) at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida (863/612-0011), or from CCWCD of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida (863/983-5797) for a (non-refundable) fee of $50. Checks shall be payable to Rock Enterprises, Inc. Each bid must be submitted, in duplicate, on the prescribed bid form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form. All bids shall be opened and read aloud on September 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Bidders are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the necessary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as prescribed in the Contract Documents. All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certi cates of Insurance shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the surety or insurance company having its place of business in the State of Florida. Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali ed to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of A-minus or better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Department’s T-list as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening but. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of Bid opening.In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award either alternate to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s). It also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which, the District at its sole discretion may release the Bid security DATED this 20th day of August, 2012. ATTEST: Central County Water Control District By: Benito Alvarez, Chairman 424504 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13,20/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Air Resource Section, South District Of ce Draft Air Construction Permit Project No. 0510022-003-AC Fiberstar, Inc., Fiberstar, Inc. Hendry County, Florida Applicant : The applicant for this project is Fiberstar, Inc. The applicant’s authorized representative and mailing address is Mr. Dale Lindquist, President, Fiberstar, Inc., 713 St. Croix Street, River Falls, Wisconsin, 54022. Facility Location: Fiberstar, Inc. operates the existing Fiberstar, Inc., which is located in Hendry County at 1700 County Road 833 in Clewiston, Florida. Project: This project modi es the construction activities authorized by Permit No. 0510022-002-AC. Emissions unit 002 (a citrus dryer) will no longer be authorized to be constructed. Other emissions units previously authorized to be constructed meet either the generic emission units exemption criteria under 62210.300(3XbX1), F.A.C. or the categorical exemption criteria under 62-210.300(3Xa)33., F.A.0 and do not require a construction permit. This modi cation results in a decrease in potential emissions for the proposed construction. The potential emissions upon completion of this project are 51.4 tons per year (TPY) particulate matter, 33.9 TPY nitrogen oxides, 12 TPY carbon monoxide and 28.4 TPY volatile organic compounds. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Resource Section in the South District Of ce. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 339022549. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is 239-344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http://www.deastateRus/air/emission/ands/default.asn. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments conceming the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signi cant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241). Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be led within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation : Mediation is not available for this proceeding. 424393 CN 8/30/2012 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 737 2009 1274329-01000020720 Josephine Vaccaro Commence at the Southeast corner, Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, thence S 86 degrees 26’ W, following the South line of Section 4, 2657.2 feet, thence N 4 degrees 00’ W, following the West line of Tract 49, 909.7 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of the tract herein described, thence N 86 degrees 21’ E 332.38 feet, thence S 3 degrees 59’ E, 129.0 feet, thence S 86 degrees 21’ W, 332.34 feet to the West line of Tract 49, thence N 49 degrees 00’ W, following the West line of Tract 49, 129.0 feet to the Point-ofBeginning. Also known as Parcel 4 of Tract 49, LaBelle Ranchettes, Less road dedication of 25 feet. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424423 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 20, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L81Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing and Litter Removal in Highlands County-Budget Estimate: $339,122.00. E1L82Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging and Sweeping in Okeechobee County.-Budget Estimate: $167,198.00 E1L83Clearing & Grubbing and Tree Trimming in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $94,763.00. E1L84Maintenance of Traf c in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $20,000.00. E1L85Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $313,800.00. E1L86Thermoplastic Markings and Messages in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $400,000.00. E1L87Repairing Concrete Sidewalks, Driveways, and Curb & Gutters on State Primary Roadway System in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $426,730.00. E1L88Removal and Replacement of Thermoplastic and Retro-Re ective Pavement Markers in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $329,981.00. E1L91Pavement Markings Symbols and RPM’s District Wide.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 424770 CN/CB 8/30, 9/6/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2012 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1057 2009 1284331-A0000290000 Kettly Cherubin The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a canal of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 364, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423410 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1441 2009 1154432-A0001070100 Guillermo Serrra & Gaspar Serra The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3148 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424439 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 2006 2008 1264432-A0000040000 Carlos Viana Dantos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1121, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423407 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1148 2009 1354331-010000H0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423450 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1025 2009 1274331-010000G0040 Chequers First Corp Alejandro DeLaCruz, Registered Agent The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County,Florida. Also known as Tract 4, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424436 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1142 2009 1354331-010000G0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423449 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1803 2009 1254432-A0002110100 Emy Sanchez & Krystle Sanchez The East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 616 to Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424438 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 30, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2012Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill Arrested Aug. 28 a te Alexander Bonilla, 22Sexual assault by 24 year old or older, sexual battery victim 16 or 17 years old Lewd and lascivious behavior, victim 12 years of age up to 16 years of age, offender 18 years or older Arrested Aug. 28 ol v i c be ag fe Ben Castiglone, 29Driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense Arrested Aug. 28 su qu Carlos Diaz, 30Simple assault intent threat to do violence Aggravated battery cause bodily harm or disability Aggravated battery person uses a deadly weapon Arrested Aug. 28 th bo so Orestes Borell, 35Felony probation violation Arrested Aug. 28 ti o Miguel Angel Ortega, 19 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.No Picture AvailableLunch 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. 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.Quick, Wholesome and Smart School Food Ideas COURTESY PHOTO