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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 09-06-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Suspicious Fires Being Investigated by State Fire Marhsall’s Of ceOn Aug. 29 between 9:57 p.m. and 11 p.m., Hendry County Deputies responded to reports of two structure res in the Pioneer Plantation area. At 9:57 p.m., Hendry County Deputies responded to the 3055 12th Street, Pioneer, regarding a trailer re. When deputies arrived on scene they found the double wide mobile home fully engulfed in ames. Pioneer Fire Department arrived on scene and was able to extinguish the ames. A short time later Deputies were dispatched to 3950 10th Street, Pioneer, responding to a second structure re. Deputies reported that when they arrived they found a single wide mobile home fully engulfed in ames. Deputies reported that both SATURDAY, 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, S F P A P P CMS W N TP V. N SEE BLOTTER  11 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comState Road 80, from C.R. 833 to East of U.S. 27, is beginning the transformation from a two-lane road to a four-lane road. The plan to widen S.R. 80 has been in effect for many years, though action is just now beginning to take place. The contractor hired for the reconstruction is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc., which is based in Tallahassee. Preliminary work started just recently in the last half of August, which has included placing construction signs and installing erosion control, which is a technique used to prevent or control wind and water from eroding the concrete, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This work will take about two weeks. No lane closures are planned and construction work is planned for daytime hours, though some activity may take place during the night. The project will cost a total of $9.4 million and is estimated to be completed by spring of 2014, if weather conditions are right. S.R. 80 is a highly traveled road and modifying it to four lanes will reduce commuting time between areas. With that comes the possibility of economic growth as industries take advantage of the improved highway system. "It's also an evacuation route from one side of Florida to the other. So with the widening you will have improved passing," explained Phil Gillogly, Engineering Intern at HenS.R. 80 Project Begins BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comThe Clewiston News has been reporting history since it was rst published in 1928. Some stories mark events that residents will always remember, such as the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and even the opening of the U.S. Sugar Mill. Leading up to our 85th anniversary next year, we will be picking articles from our archives. The stories offer an interesting perspective into the town's history and provide a candid look at the Clewiston of yesteryear. The following are stories, as they appeared, in archived editions of The Clewiston News:Clewiston Mourns President’s DeathThursday, November 28, 1963 The four days that rocked the world started with the ring of a bullet on a Dallas street Friday shortly after noon. On November 22nd, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, president of the United States, was assassinated. From radio and television outlets and wire services the shocking news spread locally from person to person. There was almost universal disbelief and incredulity, but nally with con rmation of the announcement of the President's death, everyone faced the reality. At Clewiston High School, a radio was turned on in the principal's of ce, and when the President's death was announced Principal Brandon, asking a few other teachers to help, went from classroom to classroom to inform students and teachers. Stage is Set for Opening New MillFriday, January 3, 1930 After almost a solid year of construction during which the 1,500 ton a day sugar factory was increased to a 4,000 ton a day unit, Southern Sugar company of cials today announced that the 1930 grinding season at the Clewiston factory will be started at six The Clewiston News: Making History Since 1928SEE NEWS  6 SEE RECONSTRUCTION  11 Help Sought in Pioneer Fires A Window Into the Past

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According to preliminary estimates* released by VISIT FLORIDA the state’s of cial tourism marketing corporation – 22.1 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period in 2011. Direct travel-related employment in Florida also rose 1.1 percent to 1,041,900, adding 11,300 jobs since this time one year ago and representing the largest employment total since rst quarter 2008. “It’s encouraging to see continued growth in the state’s top industry,” said Governor Rick Scott. “With more growth comes more jobs, and as a leading driver of our rebounding economy, VISIT FLORIDA and the entire Florida tourism industry are poised to make the Sunshine State the No. 1 travel destination in the world.” Tourism and recreation taxable sales for Florida from January through May 2012 (last reported month) were $31.5 billion, representing a yearover-year increase of 8.8 percent over the same period in 2011. The average daily room rate rose 3.6 percent and the occupancy rate for Florida hotels increased 2.0 percentage points in Q2 2012 compared to Q2 2011. “These are very positive indicators for Florida tourism and the state as a whole,” said Glenn Hastings, Chairman of the VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors and Executive Director of the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. “Increased visitation and spending by travelers to the state have fueled 27 straight months of job growth. More than one million Floridians are now employed in the tourism industry – a number we are proud to see steadily increasing as Florida is on pace for another record year.” An estimated 18.8 million domestic visitors came to Florida during the second quarter of 2012, representing a 0.3 percent increase from the same period in 2011. Florida experienced a 10 percent increase in overseas visitors with 2.4 million in Q2 2012 compared to Q2 2011. “In an increasingly competitive domestic and international marketplace, it has proven to be vital for the Florida tourism industry to work together to keep the Sunshine State top of mind with our potential visitors,” said Chris Thompson, President and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA. “The record growth we’ve seen is directly attributable to the commitment of our hospitality industry employees, the strength of Florida’s tourism product, and the creative and strategic marketing efforts being implemented by VISIT FLORIDA and our partners statewide.” BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonSeptember 15th marks the 7th year that Hendry Glades Audubon has participated in the Florida Fall North American Migration Count (NAMC). The area of a count is not a circle, but the boundaries of a County. The idea is to have a contiguous interlocking set of non-overlapping counts across North America. Volunteers will be using various modes of travel including cars, bicycles, or be on foot during their search for birds. Join a team or count at other locations. The following teams, who will be meeting at 7 a.m., need additional counters, compilers and photographers: STA5, Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, or Lakeport Area. Contact Margaret England for copy of the report form or to volunteer to help a team or survey from your home for an hour or more on Sept. 15. Most of the teams will be surveying wetland areas where they will identify birds by sight or sound. Reports of migrating and resident birds found in other habitats are needed in order to get a more accurate snapshot of the birds in inland Florida including the Northern Flicker. This common Florida Bird lives in open habitats near trees, including pine and mixed woodlands and residential areas. Northern Flickers are a fairly large woodpecker that is smaller than Pileated Woodpeckers and larger than other Florida woodpeckers. They have a slim rounded head, slightly downcurved bill, fairly long tail, and broad wings. The feathers located on the undersides of the wing and tail of the eastern birds is bright yellow. Their brown plumage is patterned with black spots, bars and crescents. The oldest known Northern Flicker lived to be at least nine years and two months old. Northern Flickers’ calls can be loud rolling rattles or a loud single-note “kyeer”. They also make quiet, rhythmic “wick-a, wick-a” sounds when they are close together or displaying. They forage mainly on the ground for insects, especially ants and beetles. This Flicker’s long tongue can snag prey about two inches beyond the end of its bill. Their diet can also include fruit and seeds, especially in the winter. Breeding pair will work together to excavate a nest cavity in dead or diseased tree trunks or large branches in about 12 days between late March and June. They often reuse cavities that they or other species used in previous years. Their nest cavity is 13 to 16 inches deep with a 3-inch diameter entrance hole. The female lays 5 to 8 eggs in the nest cavity that are incubated for 11 to 12 days with the young edging in 25 to 28 days. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA5) at the new Deer Fence Trailhead located 29 miles south of Clewiston on Sept. 15 during the NAMC or Oct. 13 during an escorted trip. Photographers, groups and families are welcome to participate in the free trips. For reservations contact Margaret England at sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863517-0202. 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 and other inland birds on the Hendry-Glades Audubon Facebook page. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: Northern Flicker (NOFL) PHOTO / KAREN L. MILSTEINNorthern Flicker. Margaret England Florida Tourism Industry on Pace for Record Year “More than one million Floridians are now employed in the tourism industry a number we are proud to see steadily increasing as Florida is on pace for another record year.”Glenn Hastings, Chairman of the VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 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.Mini Health FairsMini Health Fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse, and oxygen checks. Harlem Gardens Apartments on Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 am. Clewiston Senior Center on Monday, Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please call Tabitha Yebba at 863-233-1305.Road Contruction and ClosuresRoad Closure on Lewis Blvd in Clewiston Florida City Gas is installing a gas line along Lewis Blvd from US 27 to Georgia Avenue in Clewiston. This road closure is expected to last six days from Monday, Sept. 10, through Saturday, Sept. 15. Drivers should seek an alternate route during this period. Hendry County apologizes for any inconvenience that these construction activities may cause. If anyone has any questions regarding this project they should call Hendry County Engineering at 863-675-5222. Road Construction and Closure on CR 835 Hendry County is repaving approximately 3-miles of CR 835 from 5.75-miles south of US 27 to 2.75-miles south of US 27. This construction project is expected to last 60 days, ending in mid October. This roadway will be open to vehicular traf c, but lane closures will occur, resulting in delays. Drivers should utilize caution when traveling through the construction limits and allow additional time for travel. Improvements will also occur at the railroad crossings within this construction project, which will require the closure of CR 835 for at least one week. This 3-mile segment of CR 835 will be closed starting Monday, Sept. 17, and ending Sunday night, Sept. 23. Drivers will need to seek an alternative route. Hendry County apologizes for any inconvenience that these construction activities may cause. If anyone has any questions regarding this project they should call Hendry County Engineering at -863-675-5222.Clewiston Museum Art ShowThe Clewiston Museum is hosting its annual “Fancy Pantsy Arty Party” art show on Sept. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Artists from around Lake Okeechobee will be exhibiting their work. The paintings re ect colorful themes depicting the Glades Heritage as well as other Florida subjects. Plus, there will be select pieces of art available for purchase. This year’s art show will be a smorgasbord of talent that should wet every art lover’s appetite. Wine, cheese, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts will be served at this delightful event, while lovely, live string music plays in the background. It is going to be a very festive night at the museum, so make plans to attend. Dress will be casual. Last year’s art show was an enjoyable community event and a great success, so we are anticipating additional talent and new art patrons at this year’s event. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Clewiston Museum. Please contact the Clewiston Museum at 863983-2870 or email us at clewistonmuseum@ embarqmail.com if you have questions.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.AA MeetingsThere will be AA meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. They will be held at St. Martin’s Church at 207 N. W.C. Owen in Clewiston. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Hendry County SchoolsBus Drivers Hendry 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. Early Dismissal Hendry County Schools will be dismissed early on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Lunch will be served that day. School bus drivers will follow their regular schedules based upon early release times.Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School will hold its rst School Advisory Council meeting of the 201213 school year on Monday, Sept. 10, at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building. All interested are encouraged and welcomed to attend. SCHOOL BRIEFS The City of Clewiston is changing traf c patterns and rights of way at two more intersections in town. Citizens and drivers should be aware of the changes at the following two intersections: Ventura and San Benito: The intersection is currently a 4-way stop. The City will be removing the two stop signs facing East and West on Ventura Street. Ventura will now be a through street and only traf c traveling North and South on San Benito will be required to stop. Aztec and Berner: The intersection is currently a 3-way stop. The City will be removing the two stop signs facing East and West on Aztec. Aztec will now be a through street and only traf c Southbound on Berner will be required to stop. The changes are expected to be implemented the week of Sept. 10. The Clewiston Police will then begin a two week period of monitoring the intersections and issuing verbal warnings to drivers. A second two week period will follow during which violators will be issued written warnings. Subsequently of cers may issue a citation for violations. New Traf c Signage FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 30 years! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 BY RANDY SMITH SFWMDSince the onslaught of Tropical Storm Isaac ve days ago, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has moved more than 25 billion gallons of water in western Palm Beach County, which was heavily inundated with rainfall during the storm. The agency's Emergency Operation Center remains fully activated, and emergency operations continue to provide ood relief to communities hit hardest by the 1-in-100-year storm event. "The District's ood control pumps and infrastructure were operating at maximum capacity to move huge volumes of water through the regional system during and after the event," said Tommy Strowd, SFWMD Director of Operations, Maintenance and Construction. "With areas of western Palm Beach County receiving more than a foot of rain over a three day period, water managers moved water at record rates to reduce the impacts of ooding."Stormwater VolumeBased on radar rainfall estimates, up to 14.85 inches of rain fell over 72 hours in an area of western Palm Beach County known as the C-51 Basin, encompassing communities that include Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee Groves and the Acreage. Since Monday, water managers moved 25 billion gallons of water in the C-51 Basin in response to the storm, enough to ll 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. At the peak of storm response, the C-51 canal was moving 9,600 cubic-feet of water per second, the highest rate ever recorded. The C-51 Basin covers 100,000 acres, one-quarter the size of Lake Okeechobee. In addition to the regional system's permanent pumps moving water through the primary canal system, the District also deployed nine temporary pumps in western Palm Beach County to help alleviate ood conditions in the Acreage and Deer Run communities.RainfallIn a boost for recovery efforts, the most heavily impacted areas received little to no rainfall in the past 24 hours. District meteorologists are forecasting below-average rainfall through the Labor Day weekend, further allowing ood waters to drain without additional in ows. With one day left in the month, August rainfall to-date for the Palm Beach County area was 16.18 inches. This is double, or approximately 8.64 inches more rainfall, than the average for the month. The C-51 Basin received 27 percent of its average annual rainfall in the four days of rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaac. Eastern Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and St. Lucie counties, the Lower Kissimmee Basin and Lake Okeechobee all received above-average rainfall for the month. Regional Flood ControlThe South Florida Water Management District operates and maintains the regional water management system known as the Central and Southern Florida Project, which was authorized by Congress more than 60 years ago to protect residents and businesses from oods and droughts. The regional water management system is comprised of more than 1,600 miles of canals, 1,000 miles of levees/berms, 1,300 water control structures and 64 pump stations. During the past ve years, the District has invested approximately $240 million to maintain the region's ood control infrastructure and ensure it operates at optimal capacity. SFWMD Continues Moving Historic Magnitude of Water Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.77/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 17.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 25.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 20.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 12.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "With the conclusion of the summer driving season, we can expect gasoline prices to go on a diet," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Like all diet programs, you may not see immediate loss in the short term, but we'll likely see some loss in the longer term, say the next several weeks, as factors align in motorists favorspeci cally as Isaac has exited without much ado, demand to see seasonal decline, and with cheaper to produce winter-spec higher RVP gasoline coming, there's light at the end of the tunnel," DeHaan said. Gas Price Update SUBMITTED PHOTO

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o’clock Monday morning. The grinding season is expected to last at least three months during which several million pounds of raw sugar will roll in long trains to the sugar re neries. Ripping memories out of the archives, residents will nd stories that tug at the heart strings. However, also among the heart-warming stories are articles that will cause a second glance. Coffee is Now Ten Cents a CupThursday, January 21, 1954 The price of a single cup of coffee was raised in Clewiston this week to ten cents, and no complaints have been registered. In most localities the price advanced months ago, but local patrons have enjoyed a ve cent cup until this week. Coffee prices are again rising, due, it is claimed, to weather conditions which reduced the Brazilian harvest. In fact, the price increase is so great that in St. Louis, and other cities the price per cup has advanced to 15 cents, --perish the thought!Don’t Roast While You’re BakingThursday, July 29, 1954 The kitchen is no place to spend these hot summer days. But even so, the family must be fed and must have at least one hot meal a day. One solution lies in cutting down on the use of your oven during summer months and substituting an infrared rotisserie broiler you can bake at table height, working with a stainless steel appliance that’s easy to keep clean and that offers visual cooking. But that’s not all! Your family can have foods that are barbecued, roasted, broiled, toasted, boiled, fried, or grilled from this same broiler.Machinist is Victim of Attack by two Negroes SaturdayFriday, January 15, 1937 R. Hanburg, a machinist at the sugar house, is recovering in the Lakeview Hospital from a brutal assault made on him by two negroes about six-thirty Saturday night just after he had been paid off and walked away from the mill. The attack occurred near the railroad tracks and the assailants were scared off by a passing car before their motive could be ascertained. 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.Cynthia “Cindy” Braswell Shuford, 55COLUMBUS, GA. — Cynthia “Cindy” Braswell Shuford, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Magnoli a Manor of Columbus. Ms. Shuford was born Dec. 31, 1956, in Savannah, Ga., to John Thomas and Leigh Lumpkin Braswell. She was Episcopalian by faith and she was a homemaker. Coming from Moore Haven, FL, she had lived in the area since 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two brothers, John Braswell of Okeechobee, Fla., and Jamie Braswell o f Roanoke, AL; and by a sister, Dawn Lambertus of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Ortona Cemetery in Moore Haven, FL. Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, Georgia, was in charge of these arrangements with Akin -Davis Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. NOTICE OF MEETING 2012 HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDPLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (VAB) will convene its Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of considering matters pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statutes, Chapter 194 and other items as may be appropriate or timely. Petitions, complaints and appeals “led with the VAB will be referred to hearings conducted by Special Magistrates at the Hendry County Courthouse; or at other designated locations as needed. This meeting is open to the public, and interested citizens are invited to attend. No decisions concerning Special Magistrate recommendations will be made by the Board at the meeting. Anyone who appeals a decision made by the VAB will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. The VAB may discuss other related issues in addition to the above matters at the suggestion or request of the Chairman or members prior to or during the meeting. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk Hendry County Value Adjustment Board 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 OBITUARY NEWSContinued  1 BY TIMOTHY SAENZ Special to the Clewiston NewsSenior Mandi Perry got her groove. Sophomore Kiana Hardy got her groove. The Lady Tigers got their groove. And the Clewiston fans got their groove. Everyone brought it together for a thrilling 3 games to 2 varsity volleyball victory last Thursday against Immokalee at the Clewiston High School gym. The Tigers defeated the Indians 13-25, 25-23, 25-6, 22-25, and 15-11 to win the match. Between her serving and her perfect setups, Perry helped swing the Tigers effort toward success with her critical play in Games 2 and 3. With her team down 1 game to none and 18-21 in the second game, Perry unleashed six straight serving points to push the Lady Tigers to a 2421 lead, the last point coming on a Hardy kill. Three volleys later, the Lady Tigers owned a 2523 win. The crowd also gave the hometown gals an extra push. Irritated that the Immokalee fans on hand chanted loudly, “You know!” when their team scored, Tiger fans began to counter by repeating the line when the Lady Tigers scored. Tiger growls and yells collided in midair with Indian chants and calls the rest of the raucous night. Perry led off Game 3 by serving 12 consecutive points that helped build a 13-0 Clewiston lead. She had found a chink in the Indians’ armor in Game 2, arcing her serves toward a particular player on the Immokalee back line. Perry worked it over and over in Game 3, as the Indian defender could not dig out the low balls and mishandled the higher balls, sending them off in a variety of directions, unplayable by her teammates. “She was making wild passes,” Perry said of the victim of her personal best consecutive service points. “Either the ball didn’t get to her or she didn’t have any control when it did.” Clewiston left Immokalee in shambles after Game 3, 25-6. But the Indians weren’t done. When they had every reason to fold, they found a second wind. Destiny Christopher, whose presence on the front line is as big as anyone’s, nailed kills from her front line posts, sending sharp, diagonal hits down the middle and across to just inside the right boundary. Callie Davenport, who began strong and then struggled in Game 3, regained her form and set up the front line or put the ball over the net herself, keeping her team’s volleys alive. And with Game 4 tied, 22-22, Jojouna Pierr served three consecutive balls that were too hard to handle, and Immokalee evened the game count at 2 apiece. The Lady Tigers kicked it up one more notch. All night long, teammates had been connecting with each other through Perry on returns. Sometimes it was freshman Kendra Johnson to Perry to Kris Roye for the put over. Sometimes Roye got it started, passing to Perry who lofted it high for Hardy. Hardy would pounce on it and drill it to helpless Indian defenders. Hardy would nish with 17 kills on the night. Senior libero Brooke Flynn also made critical digs, passes, and put overs. Perry would score 35 serving points in the match. When crunch time came in Game 5, Clewiston clinging to a 12-11 lead, Perry stepped behind the back line one more time. Three times she lofted the ball in the air. Three times she hit it with a “thwud.” Three times she scored, and the crowd of about 125 cheered each time. The Lady Tigers had pulled it out after a disastrous start. After a tough start against Lake Placid (0-3), Head Coach Kathy McReynolds was proud, happy, and upbeat. “I knew they could pull it out,” she said. “Another week and a half and we’re going to be tough to beat.” Clewiston was scheduled to play defending district champion Bishop Verot Tuesday night at Clewiston and Lake Placid at Clewiston Thursday night. The JV Lady Tigers also earned success against Immokalee, taking the match in three games, 25-12, 21-25, and 15-7. Kacie Durance and Monica Llosas helped lead the JV Lady Tigers to the win. Durance scored throughout the match and nailed the game winning serve, an ace that hit just before the back line. Llosas scored and made key blocks. “I made a few mistakes, but I think I redeemed myself,” Llosas said. “Saying a few prayers to my Lord really helped me.” Lady Tigers Find Their Groove Against Immokalee

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 After a mixed-bag of rainfall for much of the summer, the month of August was characterized by periods of widespread heavy rainfall. Most of the eastern metro region of South Florida received anywhere from 10 to 20 inches of rain, with another area of over 10 inches over western sections of Collier and Hendry counties. Of the 31 sites that report daily rainfall over mainland South Florida, all but ve reported monthly rainfall in excess of 10 inches. Two locations, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach, exceeded 20 inches for the month. Tropical Storm Isaac was responsible for much of this rainfall, but heavy rain fell on several other days in August as South Florida was under a predominantly moist southerly wind ow resulting from lower atmospheric pressure over the eastern half of the United States. According to the South Florida Water Management District, it was the 5th wettest August for the district since 1932 (Note: the district includes areas north and northeast of Lake Okeechobee not covered by NWS Miami). In areas where summer rainfall was copious even before August, particularly over the east coast metro, year-to-date rainfall is on pace to break the all-time record for a calendar year. These locations include Miami International Airport (68.48 inches as of 8/31), Miami Beach (48.34 inches) and The Redland (63.54 inches). West Palm Beach is on pace for their secondwettest year on record (61.47 inches).TemperaturesThe increased cloud cover and rainfall played a big role in keeping temperatures near to slightly below normal during August. This is a continuation of the temperature patterns observed since the beginning of the rainy season in May.Outlook and HazardsThe long-range outlook by the Climate Prediction Center for the rest of September calls for equal chances of above, below or near normal precipitation and temperatures. Long-range models such as the CFS call for drier-than-normal conditions through September and extending into October. This re ects the typically-high amount of uncertainty in long-range outlooks. Considering that September ranks as one of the wetter months of the year, this still means we'll see areas of locally heavy rain which is typical of the time of year. September in South Florida means that tropical cyclones are a possibility. September ranks second behind October as the month in which South Florida has been directly hit by hurricanes, and is the month of greatest MAJOR hurricane strikes. While South Florida did not experience major wind impacts from Isaac last month, the severe ooding experienced in some areas was a stark reminder that tropical cyclones bring more than one type of threat. Make sure you are prepared for the peak of hurricane season by ensuring that personal and business hurricane plans are in place. Go to ready.gov for information and preparedness checklists. September is also a prime month for rip currents. Always swim near a lifeguard and heed the advice of Ocean Rescue personnel. Pay attention to ags posted at lifeguard stands which alert of the potential rip current danger. Record Breaking Wet August Hendry Regional’s patient room renovationsBY GLENDA WILSON HRMCHendry Regional is upgrading a number of its patient rooms, and the hospital foundation has pitched in to help. Through community donations, the HRMC Foundation has provided $60,000 towards this project. Room renovations include: New wood tone, rolled vinyl oorings, designed for effective infection control Textured and painted walls New plumbing xtures Renovated bathrooms, which include tile ooring, walls, and showers Marbled window sills New lighting throughout Beautiful cabinets to include wardrobes and vanities (with corian surfaces) New air-conditioners and heating units New state-of-the-art beds "A patient's room in a hospital becomes their home away from home for the duration of their stay. Nursing embraces the physical environment as fundamental in the healing process. Rooms that are quiet, have natural light, comfort, and reduced noise contribute to holistic nursing care and subsequent healing. Our rooms will provide a family centered care space that will assist in the healing process," said Sandi Viall, Chief Nursing Of cer at Hendry Regional Medical Center. The HRMC Foundation has established naming opportunities for those interested in donating $15,000 for a patient room (now includes a new $7,500 patient bed). These donations may be paid by a one-time gift or through yearly installments of $3,000 for ve years, or $5,000 for three years. Several donor plaques are visible on room doors where individuals, civic organizations and businesses have already named rooms through their individual donations. When presenting the check to the hospital, Steve Nisbet, Foundation Chairman and Hospital Trustee, recognized the generosity of donors, "The foundation members would like to thank all the people in our community who have made this project possible through their contributions to the HRMC Foundation," he said. Visitors are welcome to stop by the foundation and ask to see one of the renovated patient rooms. If you're interested in naming a room or for more information, please contact the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation at 863-9832735. Hospital Foundation Donates $60,000SUBMITTED PHOTO "A patient's room in a hospital becomes their home away from home for the duration of the stay. Nursing embraces the physical environment as fundamental in the healing process."Sandi Viall, Chief Nursing Of cer

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Medical and Dental services are available by our professional health care team1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471(Located in the Glades County Health Dept. Building)(863) 946-0405 www.fchcinc.orgOf ce Hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs. 8:00am 5:00pm Wed. 9:00am 7:00pm • Fri. 8:00am 4:00pmSusan Rapoport, RDHDental HygienistTraci Thomas Center ManagerFlorida Community Health Centers, Inc.“Working Together for Healthier Communities.” Salvatore M. Colombo, DMDDentist Fernando Mora ores, M.DBoard Certi ed PediatricianMarcia C. Mierez, D.O. Board Certi ed Family Practioner 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 In memory of Sue CorbinBY BUTCH WILSON Clewiston MuseumThe poised artist quietly studied the intricacies of the owering image that stretched across the canvas in an array of tropical colors. A long silence prevailed as the artist pondered and then the timeless moment was broken by the motion of a delicate art brush passionately guided by a petite hand. Lifelike droplets of water soon began to appear as each brush stroke miraculously birthed life into the painting. This year the Clewiston Museum is honoring artist, Sue Corbin, in memoriam at its second annual art show on September 27, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The museum will display several of her favorite art pieces in addition to many prints that were made from Sue Corbin's original paintings. Mrs. Corbin was always a person of many talents. Surprisingly, marksmanship was one of her early talents. As a young girl, living in Kentucky, she was known as a crack shot' with her ri e and brought many squirrels home to grandma's frying pan. She attended Murray State Teacher's College (now Murray State University), and upon graduating worked at the First Bank of Murray in Murray, Kentucky as a bookkeeper. In 1948, she married the love of her life, John Corbin. The Corbin family moved to Ft. Myers in 1955, then to Clewiston in 1956. Sue Corbin played the piano and always enjoyed the arts. The arts were limited in rural Hendry County, so she made it a priority to educate her children (Nancy and Mary) with annual visits to museums and trips to musical theatre performances in Ft. Myers. Mrs. Corbin dabbled in drawing and oils as her children were growing up, but she was in her 60's before she earnestly began seeking ways to develop her artistic talent. She enrolled at Palm Beach Junior College where she took drawing classes from Sandra Holder. She later studied oil painting under renowned artists, Mimi McCallum and Diane Richmond-Hall. In the years that followed, Mrs. Corbin became an accomplished artist. She enjoyed painting realism and used close-ups from nature as her main subjects. Mrs. Corbin also perfected the placement of water droplets on her work; it was a distinct talent and one that would become her trademark. Mrs. Corbin seldom sold her paintings, but was generous in making donations of her paintings to area charities and non-pro t groups for silent auctions. This is primarily the way people have obtained her paintings, although she has sold a handful and made a few gifts to people who enjoyed her art pieces. She also made prints of her paintings and gave the beautiful print cards to friends on special occasions. Mrs. Corbin is dearly missed by all that knew her, but her legacy continues through the beautiful paintings that were created by her loving hands. Fancy Pantsy Arty Party at the Clewiston Museum SUBMITTED PHOTO Special People, A Special HolidayBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ Saint Martins ChurchMy calendar notes that September 9th is set aside as "Grandparent's Day." There is not much mentioned in scriptures about grandparents; a eeting reference in the Second Epistle to Timothy (1:5) mentions it. Paul remarks that Timothy has a sincere faith; rst lived in his grandmother Lois, and then in his mother Eunice. For this reason, Paul is persuaded that Timothy too has that faith now living in him, and that it may be fanned into a great ame. One of the ministries where I served was at a home and program for troubled young persons. The program had a Grandparent's Coordinator as one of the staff. In these times of troubled and broken homes, it is often the grandparents who take responsibility for children; their guidance and input becomes a foundation like Paul noted in Timothy. They often provide the stability young persons need in a troubled, chaotic and changing world. They've lived through many of the chances and changes of their own generations and have come to terms with life often better than their own children; being a gift of a stable quantity in an unstable and tumultuous world. They also embody a wisdom that comes with age; having lived through their own times of dif culty and met the challenges of their generations. I was fortunate to have a grandmother around while I was in my formative years. World War II was a time of challenge unlike any other the nation had seen. Work schedules were long and arduous, food was rationed and so was gasoline, air-raid drills meant blackouts and practices, no family was untouched. Shortages and military call-ups left many homes broken up "for the duration." In the midst of it all, God sent a stable person who had time for an inquisitive and restless youngster. She would read to me from the Bible and tell stories with lessons in them. My other grandmother took it upon herself to support two invalid relatives and see that they were housed, clothed and fed. Both had lost their husbands, my grandfathers, prematurely but they had a spirit to keep on doing what needed to be done in the midst of hardships. Today, the challenges are as serious and as potentially devastating to our society and world. Maybe the silent message to me was "We've been there, we've lived through it, so will you!" That's the same message that grandparents may carry to our younger generation today as well. Awhile back Hiam Ginott observed that "kids and grandparents get along so well because they have a common enemy!" There's more to it than that; grandparents represent a second time to provide the gifts of faith, hope, charity, virtues and values when the rst "lines of defense" (i.e. parents) are unable for whatever reason. The scriptures may not speak much about grandparents, but records in many places the place of "elders" and their role in leadership, counsel, in uence and foundations. I am sure that the greater majority of those elders were also grandfathers and grandmothers; picking up their calling once more and leading with steady hands and open hearts all of those that were to follow them. Perhaps your calendar denotes Sunday, September 9th as "Grandparents Day" and you commemorate it in your worship or with those loved ones who have been sources of faith and strength in your lives. If it is not on your calendar; what's to keep you from saying "Thanks" to those special people who have made your life special too? Religion Column Sam S. Thomas Awhile back Hiam Ginott observed that "kids and grandparents get along so well because they have a common enemy!"

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 Clewiston Middle School welcomes “perfect 10,” or 10 perfect teachers, to the faculty for the 2012-13 school year. CMS was fortunate to steal Kelli Perkins, who teaches Intensive Math, and her husband Steven Perkins, who will be teaching 6th Grade Social Studies, from Fort Myers. Mr. Perkins has retired from the U.S. Navy and has traveled extensively during his career, along with his lovely wife. Candace Cohowicz, an energetic recent graduate, also from Fort Myers, will be taking over as our full time Band Director. We are excited to hear what she has in store for us! Marilyn Diaz, a recent FGCU graduate, will be teaching 6th grade Social Studies. Our new 7th grade Social Studies teacher, Eduardo Martinez, comes to us from Miami. From Royal Palm, Celia Waterman travels to take over the vacant 7th grade Language Arts position. We are also pleased that our neighbor from LaBelle, Christie Williams, has come on board to teach 6th grade Language Arts. CMS is also happy to receive Juan Pena, who came out of retirement to teach Critical Thinking, Mary Thomas, who came to us from Clewiston High School to teach 7th grade Language Arts, and Susan Gilreath, who transferred from Central Elementary to become our Title 1 Resource teacher. We would like to acknowledge their enthusiasm and dedication to teaching the middle schoolers of Clewiston and encourage everyone here in the “sweetest town” to make them feel welcome! Clewiston Middle School Welcomes New Teachers SUBMITTED PHOTOStanding, left to right: Kelli Perkins, Steven Perkins, Juan Pena, Susan Gilreath, Candace Cohowicz, Marilyn Diaz, and Eduardo Martinez. Seated, left to right: Mary Thomas, Christie Williams, and Celias Waterman. SeptemberSaturday, Sept. 08: Barron Collier Invite at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15: Optimist Invitational at 8 a.m. Saturday. Sept. 22: North Port Invite at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25: LaBelle Invite at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29: Triton Invitational at 8 a.m.OctoberFriday, Oct. 5: Walt Disney Invitational at 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Pre District Meet Immokalee at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Clewiston Home Meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: Sebring Invitational at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26: Celtic Invitational at 2 p.m. NovemberDistrict Meet on Nov. 3 in Immokalee at 8 a.m. Regionals on Nov. 10 in Anclote TBA State Meet on Nov. 17 TBA 2012 CHS Cross-Country Schedule

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GENERAL MANAGER New Harvest Inc. has an immediate opening for a General Manager. This position is responsible for managing the harvesting operation of citrus groves located throughout Central Florida, securing suf cient H2A harvesting contractors to harvest the crop and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations. Quali ed applicants must possess at least ten years prior citrus harvesting experience, a current Licensed Citrus Fruit Dealer and a current, valid driver’s license. New Harvest Inc. offers competitive wages (base salary plus bonus plan) and a bene t package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(K) plan plus paid vacation and holidays. Quali ed applicants should email their resume to rich.hetherton@lykes.com or fax to (863) 465-1672. New Harvest Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. DRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012

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Drug Free Hendry County and Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership is proud to be bringing a nationally known drug addictions expert, Dr. Victor DeNoble to Hendry County to talk with students and parents about tobacco and drug issues. Dr. DeNoble will be speaking to students during the day and to parents and community members in the evenings. Dr. DeNoble received his Doctorate degree in 1976 in the eld of Experimental Psychology from Adelphi University, Garden City NY. He has postdoctoral fellowships from both the National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and the National Institute of Drug Abuse at the University of Minnesota. In 1980, while a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. DeNoble was recruited by Philip Morris Tobacco Company to establish a Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory to support a nicotine analogue program to study the behavioral and physiological effects of nicotine. Dr. DeNoble subsequently worked in drug discovery for the DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company and Ayerst Research Laboratories specializing in the area of Central Nervous System Diseases. Currently, Dr. DeNoble is the Vice President of Hissho, Inc., a scienti c and medical communications company. In 1994 after a congressional release from that con dentially agreement with the tobacco company Philip Morris, he became the rst "whistle-blower" to begin tearing down the wall of secrecy built by the tobacco industry. He was a key witness in the federal governments case against the industry and has testi ed before Congress, the Food and Drug Administration and former Vice President Al Gore's Tobacco Settlement Committee. His educational program on drug addiction is entitled "Drug Addiction It's All in Your Brain." Groundbreaking discoveries about the brain have revolutionized our understanding of drug addiction. This program reviews these discoveries and provides information about the science of the disease including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse. In addition, the neuroanatomical and neurochemical mechanisms of drug addiction and how the most frequently used addictive drugs produce changes the brain is discussed. Dr. Victor DeNoble will be presenting at the following locations in Hendry and Glades counties, all at 6 p.m. All presentations are open to the public. Tuesday, Sept. 11: LaBelle High School Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 12: Moore Haven High School Auditorium Nationally Known Speaker Coming to Hendry and Glades Counties 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! 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 homes appeared to have been abandoned and there was no electricity going to either trailer. Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce contacted the State Fire Marshall's Of ce, who will continue to investigate the res. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Ramiro, Florida State Fire Marshalls Of ce, at 954-321-3704 or 1-877-No-Arson (6627766), Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention (FACAP). Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of individual(s) responsible for committing arson may be illegible for a reward up to $2,500 through the FACAP.Man Threatens to Kill Of cer's FamilyOn August 30, an of cer of the Clewiston Police Department responded as a backup unit to a burglary. Shortly after arriving, the man who called in the burglary began questioning the of cer to nd out if they were planning on arresting anybody. The of cer could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the man. The man then began making threats, stating "what if I just go cut the guy in apartment six's throat, then what would you do?" He directed one of the threats to the of cer himself: "I'm going to kill your whole family." The man was then placed under arrest and transported to the Clewiston Police Department. He faces charges of assault on an of cer, corruption by threat of a public servant or family, obstruction without violence, and disorderly intoxication. Man Threatens Victim with Water Gun?On September 3, an of cer responded to an unknown type of complaint. Upon arrival he came into contact with a woman who claimed that a suspect was holding a gun to her mother's forehead. The of cer then followed the woman to the residence where her mother was reportedly located, collecting statements from the victim and witnesses who had seen what had transpired. The of cer then located the suspect, who told of cers that the victim had asked him "to put the gun to her head." When the of cer asked for the gun, the suspect replied "I got rid of it" and "it was a water gun." The man then threatened the of cer, stating "have you ever shot someone in the face? I have." He was placed under arrest and faces the charge of possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. BLOTTERContinued  1 In an article in The Clewiston News, which ran in August of 2011, we featured the arrest of Troy McLendon, on charges of theft of more than $300, and dealing in stolen property. According to the records held by the Hendry County Clerk of Courts, these charges were dropped. McLendon is free of all charges. CHARGES DROPPED Troy McLendon Traf cking phenethylamines, 10 grams or more Arrested Aug. 28 y l a Kelvin Henderson, 27 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. dry County Engineering Department. Improved passing will allow for less accidents and better traf c ow, making travel easier and evacuation more effective. RECONSTRUCTIONContinued  1 WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com

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FAIR HOUSING MEANS: NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS. THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM CITY OF CLEWISTON IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL. 425263 CN 9/6/2012 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 FAIR HOUSING MEANS: NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS. THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM HENDRY COUNTY IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL.425547 CN 9/6/2012 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 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, VS. EDWARD F. VIECELLI and ANDREA 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 NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO 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. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated the 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, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 12-CA-486 ATLANTIC COAST BANK, Plaintiff, v. MARTHA ALINA CONNELL, etc. et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARTHA ALINA CONNELL, IF LIVING, AND IF DECEASED, HER UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HER Residence(s): Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage upon on the following property in Hendry County, Florida: Lot 66, Holiday Isles Unit No. Two, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in. Plat Book 6, page 4, of the public records of Hendry County, Florida, together with that certain 2009 Live Oak, 60 x 32 mobile home, serial number LOHGA10810846A & LOHGA10810846B. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on LAWRENCE J. BERNARD, ESQUIRE, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 480 Busch Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32218, on or before 30 days from the rst date of publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on the 30th day of August, 2012. Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 425595 CN 9/6,13/2012 PAYROLL RESOURCE ANALYST Responsibilities:• Payroll Processing.• Testing of system enhancements and upgrades.• Reconcile all payroll related GL accounts on a monthly basis.• Responsible for the timely and accurate remittance of all payroll tax withholdings at the Federal, State, and Local levels.• Reconcile payroll tax results to quarterly led tax returns.• Responsible for the timely and accurate ling of employee W2 statements with the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration. • Perform year-end adjustments, such as third party sick pay and employee gross-ups, to ensure accurate reporting on employee W2 statements. Requirements• Undergraduate degree in Accounting or the equivalent in education and experience.• Certi ed Payroll Professional designation desirable.• Strong computer skills, particularly Excel. Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com Dental Assistant Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. 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Call 941-347-7171 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. 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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 Public Notice Public Notice Employment Full Time Employment Part Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Buildings & Sheds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Apartments Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Apartments Houses Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Find it faster. 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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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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;9/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2011-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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012

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In wake of Isaac, city tests its emergency noti cation system, needs residents' helpDuring Tropical Storm Isaac, we made the decision to postpone garbage collection from Monday to Tuesday and used our “Code Red” phone system for noti cation. Unfortunately, we only reached 30% of our customers. It was a very good “trial run” of the emergency system, but it shows that the system has a lot of old cell phone numbers in it. We would like to be able to reach everyone in case of an emergency through this system! We can call you on a land line or on a cell phone, but the numbers must be up to date. We offer two options for our citizens to prov ide us a good number: 1. Simply call utilities at 983-1454 and provide us the information OR 2. Visit our website at www.clewiston.gov and click the MORE tab under City Services and the Code Red noti cation sign up site is available at the top of the page. A few seconds spent ensuring we have your correct number could save your life! Other Dates to Remember: Sept. 6: Commission Budget Workshop Sept. 13: Tentative Budget Hearing Sept. 13: City Commission Workshop Sept. 17: City Commission Meeting Sept. 24: Final Budget HearingStaff ReportsCommunity Development Director Reese reports: Code Enforcement opened eight (8) new cases – all for overgrowth and closed six (6) cases. A new business will be opening soon in Sugarland Plaza (Beall’s/Sav-A-Lot). Snap Fitness will be located in the space formally occupied by The Movie Gallery. Golf Course Director Pena reports: Tropical Storm Isaac was the theme for the week. Water levels were dropped throughout the course for what turned out to be over 6 inches of rain Sunday into Monday morning. The rain did cancel regular play on Sunday afternoon as well as all day Tuesday (closed on Monday). The course reopened for play Wednesday with a few holes still soggy. Staff hours were modi ed to catch up this week. High school golf team matches were scheduled to start Tuesday, but were postponed or cancelled. The Seminole Tribe’s Junior Golf Event was extremely successful. Over 40 juniors, ranging in ages 6 to 18, participated as well as many adults who came out and assisted or viewed the children play. There was one 7 year old and one 9 year old in particular who seemed to be “naturals”. Plans are for another event in December with a proposal being put together to host a National AAU Native American Junior for June 2013. Library Director Tommerdahl reports: On Tuesday, Aug. 28, Ms. Maria visited Rainbow Preschool to present a Roaming Storytime. There were 10 children and 1 teacher present to enjoy two wonderful stories. Public Works Director Schef er reports: Staff spent time making storm drain inspections to make sure we could handle the rain expected from Tropical Storm Isaac. As it turned out, we drained nicely except for a minor SFWMD mistake. They forgot to open the structure at the boat basin and caused a canal to crest her banks. The gates were opened and all owed smoothly. Recent rains brought out the potholes and staff went after them on Tuesday. The sweeper was out on Wednesday sweeping up behind the storm and cleaning out inlets. Because of all the rain, turn your sprinkler systems off for a few days. The ground is very wet and needs to dry out some. Over watering will cause fungus to grow in your lawn and the grass will turn yellow and sometimes die. If mosquitoes are a problem, call 983-1471 and give us your address. We will schedule an inspection and treatment. Empty all items in your yard that hold water as they are mosquito breeding sites. Recreation Director Ramer reports: The Clewiston Preforming Arts Center has completed their registrations for classes and will begin classes next week. For more information regarding CPAC and all that it offers, you can follow them on FB at Clewiston Performing Arts Center and “friend” them or call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492. AYSO registration is still on-going, so it’s not too late the get your kids involved in the “fastest growing” recreational activity in our area. Call Scott Jones at 863-673-0722 for more information regarding registration and volunteering. The Active Citizens For Children (ACFC) has completed their design phase of the “Woodworks Park” project with input from the community and other stakeholders and have met with the Clewiston Recreation Dept. and a consultant regarding FRDAP grants and the application process. This project is going very well and everyone is excited regarding this project. Plans are being formulated and volunteers recruited for our next Clewiston Recreation Dept. Community event – “Fall Festival” tentativel y scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27. Utilities Director McCarthy reports: Overall, the City fared very well through Tropical Storm Isaac, we had NO electrical outages even through the 40+ MPH wind gusts. We had over 6 inches of rain which did show some of our problems with in ow into our sewer system. With the manholes underwater, we have pumped an additional 1.5 million gallons through our plant. The ow is returning to normal and we will be addressing some of our worst areas from both a drainage and in ow issue. A ock of doves has been trying to roost in our substation; the unfortunate 12 will not be a problem anymore. The last two times that feeder two has tripped has been caused by birds. We have not had this kind of problem in our substation in the past and will be installing bird guards on top of the feeder breakers. We are also looking into some other methods of discouraging them from being in the substation. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comIn the past, residents of Clewiston have been referred to as a variety of things, some of which include Clewistonians and Clewistonites. When given the option to choose which sounds better, or create their own, residents had interesting perspectives on what they should be referred to. The Clewiston News set out to hear what people had to say. First we took the question to Hendry County Commissioner, Karson Turner. “I choose Clewistonians,” said Turner. “It just has a better ring to it.” Next, we took the question to local historian and curator of the Clewiston Museum, Butch Wilson, who agreed with Turner, stating that “Clewistonians sounds more like Clewiston to me.” And lastly, we took the question to locals shopping in Walmart. Resident Wanda Hand disagreed with Turner and Wilson, stating that “Clewistonites sounds more biblical, like Israelites.” While some residents will nd a more spiritual meaning behind what they would like to be called, others may just like the way that certain words sound. “Clewistonites is more catchy and fun,” said Dyanna Ballblanco. Whether choosing Clewistonites because of the biblical reference, or the catchy sound, residents Flora Alfonza and Teresa Gomez agree that Clewistonites is the best option. “Clewistonites has a more social ring to it, while Clewistonians has a more old timey feel,” said Gomez. Though a majority of people came up with a title involving “Clewiston,” one resident took a second to think outside of the box, coming up with something that he feels portrays Clewiston’s reputation. “Well, this is America’s Sweetest Town,” said Charlie Azan, “I would call us Sweeties.” Although there were a variety of differing opinions, there is one thing that can be agreed on; a title is not needed for residents to feel united. And, just for fun, Commissioner Turner was asked a second question: What should folks from Hooker’s Point, an area he holds dear to his heart, be called? “Oh, I see what you did there,” answered Mr. Turner, before quickly coming up with a response. “Residents of the Point.” What’s in a Name? The Clewiston News Interviews People on the Street: Clewistonians, Clewistonites, Clewistoners? Clewiston Wants Your Emergency Number

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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop on September 6, 2012, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of discussing the 2012-2013 county budgets. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 425592 CN 9/6/2012 EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF CHANGE OF THE DATE AND TIME FOR THE SEPTEMBER BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT which was scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2012 has been rescheduled. The Meeting will take place on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the University of Florida Belle Glades EREC, 3200 E. Palm Beach, Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 The purpose of this meeting is for the Board of Supervisors to discuss any and all business which may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this 6th day of August, 2012. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 423617 CGS 9/6/2012 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 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 424504 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13,20/2012 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 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on September 17th, 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 2008 Chevy, VIN: 1GBFG154981188809 1985 Honda, VIN: JHMAB7220FC024200 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 425529 CN 9/6/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of Jacquay Moore: Picture frame, small bike, headboard, 2 table lamps, 1 console table, set of knifes, miscellaneous boxes. 425113 SUN 9/6,13/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/21/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1996 Mercury 2MELM74W3TX685690 425593 CN 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds These days, 60 is the new 40. A few worry lines and gray hairs aren’t stopping baby boomers from staying active and rede ning retirement. But along with the bene ts of active lifestyles, older Americans are feeling the pains of “boomeritis,” as the warranty on some body parts runs low. One body part signi cantly affected as we age is the eye. For some, this means holding the newspaper at arm’s length, or giving up night driving. Yet, many overlook eye health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only half the estimated 61 million adults at high risk for serious vision loss visited an eye care professional in the last year. Fortunately, you can protect your eyes, and even reverse signs of eye aging with a few simple steps. Everyone 50 or older should get yearly comprehensive eye exams. This allows for detection of eye diseases in early stages, before you experience vision problems, some of which may be permanent. Adults over 50 should be mindful of symptoms of common age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, the leading cause of reversible blindness in the U.S. Blurry vision and needing more light to read even while wearing glasses can be early signs. With a cataract, the eye’s lens becomes cloudy, allowing less light to pass through, making vision blurry. In early stages, symptoms may not hold you back, but vision may worsen as the cataract grows. It’s important to get examined as soon as you notice changes in vision, even if they seem minor. In later stages, you may experience poor night vision, colors looking dull, dif culty with glares or halos, and double vision. Cataracts are more treatable than ever. That’s good news, considering half of all Americans will be diagnosed with cataracts by age 80. “In the U.S. alone, cataract affects over 24 million Americans 40 and older,” says Richard J. Mackool, M.D., director, Mackool Eye Institute, and senior attending surgeon, New York Eye and Ear Institute. About 3 million people have cataracts removed in the U.S. each year, making it one of the most common procedures. The eye’s cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an arti cial intraocular lens (IOL). Traditional IOLs can correct distance vision, but new advanced technology IOLs can also help correct pre-existing eye conditions like astigmatism and age-related presbyopia. These new IOLs can potentially eliminate the need for glasses. Baby boomers don’t have to accept deteriorating vision as a natural part of aging and give up favorite hobbies. “Cataract removal has a very high success rate. Most people can return to normal routines within 24 hours,” notes Dr. Mackool. Seniors should talk to their doctors and visit the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute website, www.nei.nih.gov, to learn about cataracts and treatment options. Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health 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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