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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 09-20-2012
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LOCAL RESIDENTS HONORED AT ANNUAL CLEWISTON CHAMBER EVENTBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.com A torrential downpour threatened the city of Clewiston on Tuesday night, with traf c lights at the major intersections going out, and folks braving the rain as they rushed inside the Clewiston Inn. Inside, however, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, the perfect introduction to yet another successful Chamber Dinner. Residents came out to honor the achievements of a few worthy citizens, recognizing this year's outstanding community service award winner, business of the year, and lifetime chamber membership award recipients. To start off the event, guests listened to the work in progress by the Active Citizens for Children group, based in Clewiston. The group is continuing to advance its goal of rebuilding Woodworks Park featuring an allnew design. Having been torn down as a result of its deteriorating state, the new park will feature much more durable material, and was designed using sketches that local children drew. "The kids are really excited. They feel they played a part in building it," said ACFC President Brenda Holcomb. Later that night, one of the door prize winners, having won a cash prize, donated it to the group to help in the fundraising effort. The rst award of the night went to Doc Bill Watson. Clewiston Mayor Rick Miller presented the award to the man he called "one of Clewiston's nest goodwill ambassadors." Doc Watson's "deep and genuine love for America's Sweetest Town" sees him volunteering countless hours mowing Cane Field, collecting aluminum cans for local organizations and more, going about it in his own quiet way, the mayor said. BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.com The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is currently in the process of deciding whether or not to transfer money from East Hendry County Recreation Municipal Service Bene t Unit (East REC MSBU) to the City of Clewiston. East Recreation is a program that specializes in maintaining recreational services and facilities in the eastern portion of Hendry County. "Last year the county provided the City of Clewiston with $50,000. That money was taken from East REC MSBU, and the purpose of that was so that the city would not charge unincorporated residents more than city residents for participating in REC programs on city property," explained Judi Kennington-Korf, County Administrator. This year this City asked for $100,000, which is money that the MSBU doesn't have to offer. "The total revenue generated for East REC MSBU each year is between $165,000 and $175,000. That money is used to maintain things such as parks and buildings," said Kennington-Korf. However, Steve McKown, City Manager, said that $50,000 is not nearly enough. "We actually need about $200,000," said McKown. "If you think of the city on a per-house basis, Sugarland Complex is paying about $200 for each house." Sugarland Park is the City's baseball, softball, raquetball, and soccer complex. Though, according to McKown, 64th Annual Chamber Dinner Recognizes Achievements T, S G D C P C PP V. N SEE RECREATION  11 SEE DINNER  13 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comStarting off the school year, new Clewiston Middle School (CMS) Band Director, Candace Cohowcz, was very apprehensive about the number of students that were going to sign up for band. "At rst, not one student was registered to take my class, which had me very worried," said Cohowcz. "However, by the end of the rst week of school I had 20 new students." Recently graduated from Florida Golf Coast University (FGCU), Cohowcz was excited to begin her rst teaching position at CMS. "I studied under Troy Jones at FGCU, who was the Band Director of CMS at one point before me," said Cohowcz. Following in his footsteps, she hopes to bring a new charisma to Band, though one problem may get in the way. While student numbers have been rising each week, now totaling over 50, one big problem remains: the instrument to student ratio is vastly different. "A lot of the instruments have been neglected over the years. When they're not maintained, they deteriorate and parts have to be replaced, which can get pricey," explained Cohowcz. "Right now we have about 35 working instruments." With the number of students growing each week, this problem is a big one that needs a resolve quickly in Kids in Need of Musical Instruments East Recreation to Provide City with $50,000?SEE BAND  13 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSClewiston Chamber President Denise Hatton, left, joins Jillian Sparks, right, in recognizing this year’s Business of the Year, Discovery Day Academy. Kristy Bristol accepts the award.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 Though laurel wilt remains a top concern for Florida avocado growers, a new University of Florida study is cause for some relief – the disease is unlikely to be spread via fruit or seeds from infected trees. Researchers found that the pathogen, a fungus with the scienti c name Raffaelea lauricola, does not colonize avocado fruit, said Randy Ploetz, a plant pathology professor at UF’s Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Furthermore, the insect responsible for transmitting the pathogen doesn’t infest avocado fruit, either. Known as the redbay ambrosia beetle, the pest dwells only in the xylem of the avocado tree trunk, he said. The ndings mean avocado fruit and seeds produced in Florida are unlikely to pose a threat of laurel wilt transmission when shipped to other U.S. states or foreign countries. “Without the beetle, the chances of transmission are extremely remote,” Ploetz said. The study appears in the September issue of Journal of Phytopathology. Funding for the research was provided by the UF/IFAS dean for research. The U.S. is the eighth largest avocado producing nation worldwide; Florida is the second-largest avocado producing state, after California. Laurel Wilt Disease Not Spread by Fruit PHOTO / UFThe disease laurel wilt threatens Florida’s avocado industry, second-largest in the nation. But a new University of Florida study provides some good news: the pathogen responsible for laurel wilt is unlikely to be transmitted via fruit or seeds from infected avocado trees. Curious children will put anything in their mouths. But many household items can be deadly when swallowed. One of the most dangerous hidden hazards for children is powerful magnets. Unlike those typically found on refrigerators, magnets in children’s toys and even in desk toys marketed for adults can be extremely powerful. When swallowed, these magnets can attract one another internally, resulting in serious injuries, such as small holes in the stomach and intestines, intestinal blockage, blood poisoning and even death. “It’s critical to educate children, adolescents, and their parents about keeping small, powerful magnets out of young children’s hands and mouths,” said Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP, 20112012 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). While the Consumer Product Safety Commission has worked with the toy industry to pass standards to prevent magnets from detaching from toys, parents should always check toys for magnets to ensure that if present, they are secure. Discard any toys that cannot be xed and never let children under 6 play unsupervised with magnetic toys. Products labeled for users age 14 and up do not have to comply with the toy safety standard, so parents must be especially vigilant about keeping them well out of children’s reach. Teach your children never to put magnets in their mouths. According to the AAP, common abdominal symptoms, such as pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea could be a sign magnets were swallowed. Be sure to seek medical attention immediately if these symptoms occur. Magnets aren’t the only items children are putting in their mouths. In 2010, more than 3,400 children swallowed lithium button batteries, according to the National Capital Poison Center. Tears in the esophagus and internal bleeding are some of the common injuries associated with swallowing batteries. Keep loose and spare batteries locked away and store any product that uses button batteries out of reach. In addition, child-proof your medicine cabinet. It’s easy to mistake a dangerous pill for a delicious piece of candy. Lock away your medicine and throw out any old and unnecessary pills. If you suspect your child ingested medication, call Poison Help immediately: 1-800-222-1222. A child’s curiosity can be dangerous. Take the necessary precautions to prevent these situations and be sure you are prepared for anything. Keeping Kids Safe From Hidden Household Dangers

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Road Contruction 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 trafc. However, lane closures will occur, re sulting 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 incon venience that these construction activities may cause. If anyone has any questions regarding this project they should call Hendry County En gineering at 863-675-5222. Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership You are invited to attend the Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Carlson Memo rial United Methodist Church in LaBelle. For more information, please contact Valarie James at 863-674-4041, ext. 128. Clewiston Museum Art Show The 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 reect colorful themes depicting the Glades Heritage as well as other Florida sub jects. Plus, there will be select pieces of art avail able for purchase. This years art show will be a smorgasbord of talent that should wet every art lovers appe tite. Wine, cheese, hors doeuvres, and desserts will be served at this delightful event, while live string music plays in the background. It is go ing to be a very festive night at the museum, so make plans to attend. Dress will be casual. Last years art show was an enjoyable com munity event and a great success, so we are an ticipating additional talent and new art patrons at this years 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 Women Caloosa 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 douvers, sweet, unsweet tea or water. All bar beverages are to be paid for when ordered. dence, 481 Caloosa Estates Drive in LaBelle. Speaker Mark Chamberlain, Canidate for Hen dry County Sheriff. in LaBelle. Speaker Kristina Kulpa Candidate for Hendry County Property Appraiser. ban cuisine) Clewiston. Speaker Larry Wilcox son Candidate for Hendry County Clerk of the Court. LaBelle. Speaker Mark Chamberlain Candidate for Hendry County Sheriff. LaBelle. Speaker Tris Chapman Hendry County BOCC of County Commissioner. ban cuisine) in Clewiston. Speaker Paul Puletti Candidate for School Superintendent. at the Port LaBelle Inn. For more information or to RSVP, please call 863-675-7703. Pioneer Homeowners Association The Pioneer Homeowners Association would like to invite everyone to a Meet and Greet the Candidates Night at the Pioneer Community Center, 910 Panama Ave., on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Each candidate will be given 5 minutes to speak and introduce him/herself and will then take questions from the audience. AA Meetings There will be AA meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. They will be held at St. Martins Church at 207 N. W.C. Owen in Clewis ton. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Band Boosters Christmas Tree Pre-Order Clewiston Band Boosters Believe it or not, its almost Christmas! Ac tually it isnt, but it is time to make the annual Christmas Tree order that will be sold 2 weeks after Thanksgiving. As usual we will have a beautiful assortment of trees that are 8 feet and under. However, trees above 8 feet tall must be pre-ordered. If you or your business would like to display a 9 foot or taller Noble, Douglas, Grand or Frasier Fir, contact Sean Miller at 863677-0174. All prots from the tree sales go to support the unfunded needs of the High School and Middle School Instrumental music programs. The High School and Middle School band pro gram has enrolled over 60 students and there is no better way to show your support than to display a beautiful Christmas Tree. To the citizens of Clewiston and the sur rounding area, the Clewiston Band Boosters would like to thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to seeing you at the tree lot on Nov. 23! SC HOOL BRIEFS FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search Clewiston News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Yellow-crowned Night Heron is a nocturnal heron of the southern swamps and coasts that can be found breeding along inland wetlands as far north as Indiana and Illinois and south to Peru and Brazil. They are scarcer than Blackcrowned Night Heron. Yellow-crowned Night Heron are a medium-sized stocky heron with a red iris. Adults have a black face and bill with a zebra–striped head pattern on gray. They have a gray body and yellow legs. While in breeding, the plumage on their legs becomes pink. Their yellowish crown stripe often appears white. Immature birds are brown with w hite spots on the wings and narrow streaks on their neck. The call, which is often heard overhead at night, is a loud harsh squawk. Foraging Yellow-crowned Night Heron stand still with their neck extended while slowly stalking their prey which is found along shorelines, elds and marshes. They are normally solitary hunters who keep 15 feet or more away from other individuals. Their diet consists mainly of crustaceans including crabs or cray sh. They also eat insects, sh, snails or worms and occasionally lizards, snakes, young birds, mice and small rabbits. From February to mid-June they nest in small mixed-heron colonies or alone in tall trees or shrubs near water where they are safe from predators. Both sexes build the nest that can be up to four feet across with a shallow depression inside for the eggs. As part of the pair-bonding process the female will stand on the nest site while the male brings her sticks and twigs. As the nest comes along she will join the male by gathering sticks and helping build the nest. It takes about 11 days to complete the nest which might be used for several years with the herons adding to them each year. The female lays three to four pale blue eggs which are incubated for 21 to 25 days. Both parents care for the young who edge in about 25 days. During the rst Breeding Bird Atlas Surve y only a few Yellow-crowned Night Heron were con rmed breeding on the west side of Lake Okeechobee. To join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers in their search for Yellow-crowned Night Heron and other inland birds at STA5 on Oct. 13, Nov. 10 or Nov. 24 send an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Include your name and contact information including an emergency cell number, the date you want attend the STA5 trip, and the number o f participants in your party. You may also leave this information at 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. For a schedule of STA5 trips through December 2013 visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Trips being at the STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead located 29 miles south of Clewiston. Please, share you your birdwatching experiences and post suggestions for featured birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Yellow-Crowned Night–Heron (YCNH) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEYellow-Crowned Night-Heron. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 Florida is making marked progress when it comes to preparing students for college and careers according to a new study, http://achieve. org/ClosingtheExpectationsGap2012. The Closing the Expectation Gap 2012: 50State Progress Report from Achieve, an independent nonpro t education reform organization, shows that Florida is aligning policies and practice with the demands of college and careers. The report looks at progress on key college and career-ready policies, including how states match standards, graduation requirements, assessments, and data and accountability systems to the expectations of postsecondary institutions and employers. "In today's economy, jobs often demand speci c skills, and there can be a gap between what employers are seeking and the skills people have," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. "Aligning Florida's college and career goals with employer needs helps prepare our students to pursue higher education and join the workforce." In 2005, Florida was one of 13 states to join the American Diploma Project, an effort to address low graduation rates and students graduating from high school unprepared for the demands of college and careers. Since then, the Achieve-sponsored initiative has grown to include 35 states. Achieve surveys all 50 states and the District of Columbia annually to assess states' progress toward meeting key college and career-ready goals intended to better prepare students for the future. Highlights of the Closing the Expectation Gap 2012: 50 State Progress Florida is making college and career readiness a priority for all students by adopting academic standards aligned with college and careerready expectations, adopting the Common Core State Standards, and by adding college and career expectations to graduation requirements. Florida is one of only 18 states assessing students while they are still in high school to address college and career readiness gaps and to determine higher education placement decisions. Additionally, Florida has identi ed a score on state assessments that identi es student college and career readiness. Florida's longitudinal data system satis es all ten essential Data Quality Campaign elements, providing a foundation for strong student-level data collection and use. New Report Notes Florida’s Progress Preparing Students for College and Careers Florida veterans wishing to enter the commercial shing industry may soon be able to do so more easily thanks to changes made at the Sept. 5-6 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Tampa. These changes are anticipated to take effect on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012. The Commission implemented a new program that will modify income requirements for Florida veterans seeking a commercial restricted species endorsement license. The restricted species endorsement allows commercial harvesters to sh for and sell species that are designated as restricted. Spanish and king mackerel, ounder, shrimp, dolphin and several reef sh are among the list of species that require a restricted species endorsement. Currently, commercial harvesters attempting to qualify for a restricted species endorsement license must have a Florida Saltwater Products License, which is Florida's commercial saltwater shing license, and be able to attribute $5,000 or 25 percent of their total annual income during one of the past three years to sales of saltwater products. With the new changes in place, restricted species endorsement income requirements will be waived for one license year (July 1-June 30) for Florida veterans who were honorably discharged between Sept. 11, 2001, and June 30, 2014. After June 30, 2014, this income requirement waiver will continue to extend to Florida veterans so long as they apply within four years of an honorable discharge. The one-license-year waiver also extends to honorably discharged veterans with serviceconnected disabilities. After the one-year waiver expires, veterans with service-connected disabilities will have a reduced income requirement of $2,500 instead of $5,000. To qualify for these exemptions, veterans must be certi ed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Armed Forces to have at least a 10-percent disability that is service-connected. To learn more about commercial shing requirements, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater" and "Commercial." FWC Makes it Easier for Veterans to Become Commercial Fishermen

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Students at The King’s Academy (TKA) in Clewiston are making the most of their opportunity to participate in an FHSAA sports partnership which merging TKA and the Clewiston public school sports programs. Many student athletes are excited to attend TKA, a nationally recognized private Christian school, and have the chance to play Tiger sports alongside their lifelong friends. This fall season, TKA boys are playing football, golf, and running cross-country; while girls are competing in cheerleading, volleyball, and golf. TKA students strive for success on and off the eld. The JV football team improved to 2-0 on Thursday night by defeating erce rival Glades Day School. King’s students Bryce Lawson (11) and Dakodah Davis (81) contributed signi cantly in the effort. Bryce played quarterback, safety, wide receiver, held for the place kicker, and contributed on special teams. Dakodah played tight end and defensive end and also played special teams. The entire team demonstrated a great effort, but most importantly, all of the players represented themselves, their families, and this community well with their play, words, and actions. We’re proud of your accomplishments. Keep up the great work, go Tigers! 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.Elect Lady Mother Sallie Kate Williams, 89LABELLE — Elect Lady Mother Sallie Kate Williams, of LaBelle formerly of Sarasota, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 7, 2012, in Lehigh Acres. She was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Glennv ille, Ga. Sallie married Carl Williams. She was preceded in death by sons, Carl Williams, Jr. and Cleveland Bobby W illiams She leaves behind to mourn her passing her husband, Carl Williams; four sons, Charles (Rose) Williams, Abraham W illiams, Ricky Williams, James Robert W illiams; and ve daughters, Beautine Thompson, Christine (John) Robertson, Carolyn (Norris) Lee, Betty (Alex) Nixon, Dorothy (George) Hadley; 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and w ill be deeply missed by all who loved her. Celebration of life services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Truv ine Missionary Baptist Church located at 1947 31st Street Sarasota. Interment w as in Palms Robarts Memorial Gardens, Sarasota. First visitation was Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Fla. a second v isitation was held from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Family and friends can view the online obituary and send condolences to the family at: www.akin-davis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEThe Hendry County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last year’s property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy......................$ 12,464,719 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes...........................$ 291,443 C. Actual property tax levy..........................$ 12,173,276 This year’s proposed tax levy.....................$ 13,062,907 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 5:30 P.M. at HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE COMMISSION CHAMBERS 25 East Hickpochee Avenue LABELLE, FLORIDAA FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 OBITUARY Fall Sports Season is in Full Swing at The King’s Academy SUBMITTED PHOTOThe King’s Academy 9th Grader Channcy Curry stands at the ready in a recent Lady Tiger volleyball game vs. Bishop Verot. 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! “TKA students strive for success on and off the eld.”

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Port LaBelle Community Development District has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal year 2012-2013. This notice is applicable to Hendry and Glades Counties A public hearing to make a Final decision on the budget and taxes will be held on Monday, September 24, 2012 5:30 P.M. Port LaBelle Community Development District Of ce 3293 Dellwood Terrace LaBelle, FL NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING BUDGET SUMMARY PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOBryce Lawson leads the King’s Academy Tigers off the eld after a long scoring drive that resulted in a touchdown. SUBMITTED PHOTOKing’s Academy students Bryce Lawson and Tylyn Tarter celebrate together after last Thursday’s win over Glades Day School.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 BY TIMOTHY SAENZIt had all the marks of a championship boxing match. Two heavyweights slugged it out at Cane Field on a sultry, sweaty South Florida Friday night. The Gators of Glades Day hurled gutbusting hooks to the body that took the form of a 253yard rushing attack: standout running back Kelvin Taylor running right around end, running left around end, running right around end, running left around end. The Clewiston Tigers red back with their own mix of head and body shots big runs from scrimmage that kicked up clods of grass and clumps of turf, two huge kickoff returns that included a 90-yard, straight ahead touchdown sprint from junior Derry West, an electrifying exploit that helped change the game, for better or worse. When the muggy air cleared after one quarter, the Tigers and the Gators were locked at 20-20. By the nal bell, however, Taylor's tale of touchdowns earned the Gators a decisive 49-34 victory over the Tigers. It was the second kickoff return a 55-yard bolt by Keith James that gave the Tigers a short eld at the Gator 25 and its result that would lead the Gators' think thank to change their kickoff tactics. On second and 9 after the run back, senior quarterback Tyler Clemmons hit senior wide receiver Cedric Bron for an 8-yard pickup. Senior running back Virthavious Robinson banged out four yards on the next play for a rst down at the 12. Senior running back DeMarcus Terry carried twice for 9 and 2 yards respectively and gave the Tigers a rst and goal at the 1. That set up junior running back Derry West's 1-yard plunge for the score. The extra point made it 20-20. Lady Luck does not seem to smile on Clewiston. The moment the Tigers do something well, she feels she has to counterbalance it. Earlier in the rst quarter, after West's brilliant kickoff return for a touchdown, the Tigers opted for a twopoint conversion try when a single extra point would have given them the lead. They didn't convert, and the Gators replied on their next possession with a Taylor 34-yard touchdown run that helped push them to a 20-13 lead. This time the Gators took advantage of circumstances to answer the Tigers' third tying touchdown. A short Clewiston kickoff landed in the hands of Gator Matt Hubbard, standing at his own 22. Hubbard scooted for 26 yards to his own 48. With the state's top running back and only 52 yards between it and pay dirt, Glades Day traversed the distance in a little over a minute. Taylor blazed for 8and 7-yards on two carries. Gator quarterback Josh Carr threw for 33 yards to Chris Stefenack. Taylor nished the drive when he ran into the end zone untouched from 2 yards out. He added a two-point conversion, and Glades Day was up, 28-20, in the second quarter. Battered by Clewiston's special teams, however, the Gators looked for a way to stem the Tigers' onslaught. They found their answer: a pooch kick. Alberto Garcia bounced one 11 yards to the Clewiston 49, and the Gators recovered it. A completed pass and a personal foul penalty set up the Gators at the Tiger 15. Three plays later, Taylor sped around the left side for a 19-yard touchdown. The extra point made it Glades Day 35, Clewiston 20. Clewiston punted for the rst time on its next possession, and the Gators' 19-yard return put them at their own 47 with a rst and 10. A series of ags followed, including a personal foul, late hit out of bounds call against the Tigers that gave Glades Day 10 yards. Taylor scored on a 26-yard run two plays later. With the extra point, Glades Day led, 42-20. The Tigers fell short on an opportunity to close the gap before the half ended. They had turned to their passing game, and Clemmons responded with completions to Bron, West, and senior wideout Tramaine Lawson. The pass to Lawson came on a fourth and 15 from the Glades Day 30. The pair had just missed on a pass to the goal line on the previous play, but this time they connected. Clemmons lofted the ball beautifully, and Lawson beat his man cleanly before being stopped at the Gators' 9-yard line. Seconds ticked away, and the packed crowd at Cane Field frantically urged the boys on. A run by Robinson gained 4 yards. A bad snap followed, and as time ed the scoreboard, the boys were left scoreless at the 5, easily within striking distance by their own potent ground attack. The 22-point margin at halftime would be too much to overcome, not that the Tigers didn't try. Clewiston held the Gators to one touchdown in the second half while scoring two of their own. Robinson ran a trap play just right of mountain moving center Miguel Perera and scored from three yards out to help cut the Gators' lead to 4927 with 3:30 left in the third quarter. After West stuffed Taylor for a 1-yard loss on the Gators' next possession, the Gators punted, and the Tigers launched a 98-yard drive that culminated in a 17-yard run for a touchdown by Robinson. That left the nal score at 49-34. Despite the loss, Clewiston impressed in several areas. The offense churned out 335 total yards and 23 rst downs. Clemmons hit 11 of 21 for 164 yards, and Tiger runners hit their holes for 171 yards on 34 carries. Special teams were nothing less than amazing. The Tigers returned kickoffs alone for 179 yards, including West's 90-yard touchdown. West scored three times on the night and Robinson added his two touchdowns. The Tigers committed fewer penalties Friday night. They were agged eight times for 84 yards. However, at least two were personal foul calls. Of cials ejected one Tiger. Glades Day netted 421 yards of offense with 21 rst downs against 15 penalties for 120 yards. The cog in its machine was Taylor, who carried 32 times for 218 yards. His runs allowed Carr to pass for 168 yards. Take away Taylor, and this game ends much differently. The Tigers hit the road Friday to play Martin County, whose record stands at 1-2. Martin County has scored 25 points in it rst three games, according to statistics found online. Clewiston, Glades Day Duke It Out in Gator Win

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“You can search it, but do you want to search for it?”On Tuesday, Sept. 11, an of cer observed a vehicle traveling at a rate of speed which he estimated to be 63 miles per hour while in a posted 40 miles per hour zone. Upon activating the emergency lights of the patrol car, the vehicle stopped directly in the middle of Highway U.S. 27. The of cer utilized his air horn, to which the vehicle pulled into a parking lot. The driver was identi ed, and a computer check of his current driver's license status showed it to be suspended inde nitely. The of cer went to ask the passenger of his current driver's license status, to which he behaved oddly; asking questions in rapid succession and becoming very nervous about the traf c stop. The of cer found his behavior to be odd, as he had done nothing to be nervous about. Given the nervous behavior of the driver and passenger, the of cer then called for his shift partner to assist him on the call. The of cer then proceed to ask the driver if there were any illegal narcotics, weapons, or any other type of contraband in the vehicle, to which he responded that no, there were not, and granted consent to search the vehicle, stating "Yeah, you can search it, but what do you want to search it for?" During his search of the vehicle, the of cer located a fully loaded .40 caliber handgun. Upon calling in the serial number, it was discovered that the handgun had been registered as stolen. The of cer then found a black bag under the driver's seat, which was lled with cash in an organized manner that the of cer recognized, through his training and experience, to be consistent with how money is exchanged for narcotics. The vehicle was then inventoried and a large black bag was located in the trunk. Though the bag was empty, there was an overwhelming odor of green unburned marijuana, which a fully trained and certi ed narcotics detection dog alerted of cers to. Both men were charged with violation of Florida State Statue Grand Theft Firearm.“I should have cut him”On Friday, Sept. 14, an of cer was dispatched to Brenda's Place Bar in reference to a battery. Upon arriving the of cer came into contact with Kenneth Wildes Jr., who told the of cer that his son, Kenneth Wildes III struck him numerous times during an argument over cigarettes. The of cer then observed lacerations on Kenneth Jr.'s knees and legs. The of cer then asked Kenneth Jr. where his son was, to which he replied "He's at home. I should have cut him with the knife. Hell, I may have!" The of cer then asked Kenneth Jr. if there was a knife involved, to which Kenneth Jr. responded that yes there was, and that he attempted to cut his son with it. The of cer then traveled to where the son was located. Upon arriving the of cer observed Kenneth III sitting in the doorway. The of cer asked for Kenneth III's side of the story, to which he stated that nothing happened. At that time, Kenneth Jr. showed back up on the scene, and stated that he should have cut Kenneth III's throat. Kenneth III then stated "You're going to jail with me and I'll beat you again in the holding cell." Both men were placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault without intent to kill. Kenneth III was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older. Arrest Blotter 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 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor will report on the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the September 27 dinner meeting of Hendry and Glades County Democrats at Sonny's Barbecue on US 27 in Clewiston starting at 6:30 p.m. Hendry County DEC Chair, Joe Thomas, says Glades County Democrats Chair, Ellen Hawk Geake, joins him in inviting all Glades and Hendry County Democrats interested in the election of Democratic candidates in both counties to this meeting. Business items to be decided include what each county's Democrats can do to maximize Democratic voter turnout on November 6. Possibilities range from political ads in our area weekly newspapers, to palm cards with sample ballots and information on the proposed constitutional amendments, to continuing with the ongoing campaign to encourage Hendry and Glades County voters to sign up for Vote By Mail to make the voting process easier as well as matching volunteers with Democratic candidates in both counties. All Democrats in Glades and Hendry County are invited to attend this meeting and may participate in the discussion. Only members of the Hendry and Glades County Democratic Committees have a vote in deciding matters. All Hendry and Glades County Democratic of ceholders and candidates have been invited to attend this 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, dinner meeting at Sonny's Barbecue. Glades and Hendry County Democrats interested in volunteering to help with the November election, serving on their respective county's Democratic committee, or wanting more information should contact Ellen Hawk Geake at ehawk@gate.net or Joe Thomas at joe@HendryDemocrats.com. Hendry/Glades Democrats to Meet on Sept. 27

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the $50,000 is not enough, Janet Taylor, BOCC member, still thinks that it is too much. “We would be creating a hardship on ourselves to help somebody else,” said Taylor. When asked what speci cally this money would go towards, Taylor said, “We don’t know. We haven’t been given any speci cs and nothing is down on paper yet, which is a real concern of mine.” Furthermore, Taylor also expressed concern towards whether or not these plans are legal. “In our ordinance it says that this money should bene t people outside of Clewiston. Whether or not kids outside of Clewiston will come into town and use those resources is unknown. Therefore, how can we use that money for something that will bene t Clewiston when it is meant to bene t the geographical areas outside of Clewiston?” said Taylor. In quite the bundle, an attorney has been appointed to go through all of the legalities to assess the situation and help the BOCC to determine whether or not they are in violation of their ordinance with the MSBU. While Taylor is worried about the legalities of the situation, BOCC Vice Chairman, Karson Turner, seemed to be unperturbed. “In good faith we told them that we would give them the $50,000,” said Turner. Though Taylor claims to have no recollection of promising anything, the question still remains as to whether or not the money will be transferred. “We can’t give away what we do not have,” said Taylor. With all of the problems that the BOCC has experienced this year, discussion is now taking place regarding the creation of an advisory board. “The advisory board will ultimately be meeting to study the issue regarding East REC MSBU in depth, and they will make a recommendation to the board regarding the issues next year,” said Kennington-Korf. “Hopefully next year this will not be as big of a discussion and the new advisory board will have what they believe to be a solution to the issues.” While the advisory board will be given the opportunity to submit their solutions, the nal decision will be made by the BOCC. “At the end of the day it’s always the boards prerogative to do what they feel is in the best interest of the County,” said Kennington-Korf. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOSafety PatrolCentral Elementary’s Safety Patrol for the 2012-13 school year. RECREATIONContinued  1 Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested Sept. 9 by Ofc. Rojas ce Ro Stevell Bankston, 54Fugitive from justice Arrested Sept. 7 by Ofc. J. Garrett J. Amanda Leigh Paris, 32Refusal to submit to lawful breath test Arrested Sept. 14 by Ofc. J. Garrett fu J. Erbin Amilcar Moya, 47Possession of a concealed weapon Arrested Sept. 11 by Ofc. Hicks ce H Ryan Chambers, 27Driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested Sept. 16 by Ofc. Pilon ce Pi Corey Fredrick, 35 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.Picture Not Available Picture Not Available

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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! 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 Crossword Puzzle From economic uncertainty, to random acts of v iolence, to divisive politics -modern society has its pitfalls. And if the headlines have you down, y ou’re not alone. According to a recent Gallup study, threequarters of the population is dissatis ed with the w ay things are going in the United States at this time. But some experts believe that by simply putting things into perspective, we can avoid feeling overwhelmed by the realities of today. “What’s going on now isn’t anything new,” says Michael R. Drew, co-author of “Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future.” “It’s history repeated, through the cycles of social shifts.” In “Pendulum,” Drew, along with co-author Roy H. Williams, draw upon historical events to show how western society goes through predictable 40-year shifts, swinging from an idealist “me” system of values, to a civic or “we” way of thinking. As we approach 2013, they say, we will embark on the upswing of a “we” era, characterized by divisiveness and destructive historical events. There are ways to help ease stress about some of today’s issues and problems and those we are likely to encounter in the near future: Don’t be jaded by current political namecalling and divisiveness. It’s an American tradition. Even our beloved Founding Fathers were not above getting down in the mud. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams conducted a particularly nasty campaign against one another that would be considered even more beyond the pale than what we read in blogs, hear on radio and see in advertising. You don’t need to immerse yourself in the 24hour news cycle to be an informed citizen. Reading the newspaper, watching TV news, listening to the radio and checking out online news sites and social media services are an important part of staying connected to the world, but should be done in moderation. By taking a bit of time away from incendiary cable news shows and logging off social media periodically, you can give yourself time to think and re ect, focusing your energy on positive things. For media-junkies who can’t fathom disconnecting even temporarily, consider adding some alternative news sources to your mix, such as www.happynews.com, which supplies a dose of something different than anxietyinducing content. Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth -even our de nitions of success -are periodically renegotiated based on whatever new values society judges acceptable. If you feel out of your element, simply give it some time and society will swing back toward your way of thinking eventually. We’re living in an age when more and more of us will be de ned by what we are not, rather than what we are -and what we stand against rather than what unites us. Fight against the divisiveness this creates by striving to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Tips for Coping with the Stresses of Modern Life

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITALIMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINICCLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICComplete Health Program for your pet with our new Save Your Pets Life Program. Low monthly payments include hospitalization and emergencies!Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. SAVE YOUR PETS LIFE PROGRAM GENERAL ELECTION Books CloseThe Voter Registration Books close on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. REGISTER TO VOTE: For the November 6, 2012, General Election at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce, LaBelle Courthouse, the Clewiston Sub-of“ce, any Drivers License Of“ce, Public Assistance Of“ce and all Public Libraries. ELECCI"NES GENERALES Libros Se Cierran Los libros de registracion se sierran el Martes, 9 de Octubre, 2012 a las 5:00 p.m. REGISTRESE para VOTAR: el 6 de Noviembre, 2012, para la Eleccines Generales, registrese en la O“cina de Elecciones, en el Edi“cio de la Corte en LaBelle, y la Sub-o“cina de Clewiston, y en la O“cina de licencia, O“cinas de Assistencias Publicas y Libreria Publica. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida F.S. 97.055 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOAR ChallengeMr. Roquett, Central Elementary’s principal, dressed up as a pirate to give the students their AR Challenge at Friday’s AR Rally! order for students to move from the stage of testing out instruments onto choosing a nal one. "Right now I'm focusing on making sure that all of the students know exactly which instrument they want. That is very important, because once you choose one you can't be going back and forth throughout the year," said Cohowcz. Though Cohowcz has been adjusting nicely to CMS, she admits that there have been a few dif culties. "There are a lot of different challenges that I've had to face so far," said Cohowcz, "but I take them as they come and work through them." Clewiston High School's (CHS) Band is currently undergoing the same issue. "For every 4 to 5 students we have one working instrument," said CHS Band Director, Katie Wilson. "We actually had to cap off the amount of students that can join this year because of this problem." Wilson was previously working as both the CHS and CMS Band Director, leaving each school with virtually half of a class. Though all students are being given equal opportunities, not all of them have their very own instrument. As the student involvement grows, it is important for the amount of instruments to do the same. "We are trying to earn money through fundraising, but that money will only go so far. Donations are always welcome and appreciated," said Wilson. In the meantime, CMS and CHS are encouraging students to rent or purchase their own instrument through a music store that will be coming into town to speak with parents. "This store will be coming to us from Fort Myers to speak with parents about renting, buying, or renting-to-own an instrument for their child," said Cohowcz. "It's a great program that gives students a wonderful opportunity." However, both directors recognize that not all parents will be able to afford this. "We understand that these are hard times and that not all parents will be able to do this," explained Wilson, "but that is our main push right now." Though Cohowcz and Wilson may have to trade instruments back and forth throughout the year in order to maintain a balance, they are sticking it out and riding the storm together. "Right now we are just trying to work together and buy our time," said Wilson. "The support of the community is the best way for both of these programs to grow and ourish." If you would like to donate an instrument to CHS or CMS band, you can contact Clewiston Middle School at 863-983-1530, or you can go in and ask for Candace Cohowcz. BANDContinued  1 In accepting the award from the city of Clewiston, Doc Watson elicited a response from the audience when he said, smiling, "They got the right house, but the wrong spouse." The next award went to a surprised Mary Ann Martin, who just recently celebrated 30 years of operating her family's marina business in Clewiston. Ms. Martin walked up to the podium, asking Chamber Director Jillian Sparks, "What is this award again?" It was the Lifetime Membership Award. The crowd laughed. "I am so attered, so honored, so moved," said Ms. Martin. "I'm a foreigner. I'm from the Midwest, but I think I love this town more than anyone. I love this town, but more than that, I love you people." The night culminated with the presentation of the Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year Award, which was given to Discovery Day Academy. Ms. Paula Pittman had this to say about them: "They have worked tirelessly to provide Clewiston with a state of the art, day care and learning facility. In just a few short years, they established what every small business strives for: success, sustainability and smart growth." Elizabeth McDaniel Garcia and Kristy Bristol started the business in Clewiston, and have since expanded to Bonita Springs. "How are you so busy in everything that you do that you have no idea that you were even nominated? That your mother bought you tickets to the dinner and you didn't accept because you were working in your classroom?" said Ms. Bristol, accepting the award on behalf of her partner, Ms. Garcia. "We started here in Clewiston because this is where we grew up. This is the place that we love. We both moved away and started our families in other places and came back here to bring something to Clewiston that we knew probably wouldn't be here otherwise," said Ms. Bristol. "We are so blessed," she said. DINNERContinued  1 "I'm a foreigner. I'm from the Midwest, but I think I love this town more than anyone. I love this town, but more than that, I love you people."Mary Ann Martin

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We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. All Sheds 1st Payment is Down Payment $135 and up. 800-330-8106. Dell Desktop PC w/Flat screen etc. Like new! Fast internet ready Only $60 Call 863 517-2782. PUPPIES, PUPPIES FREE-FREE-FREE Beautiful puppies to good homes. (239)657-2037 or (239)872-6970 Greentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments. Spacious Apartments in quiet country setting. Full time bilingual Site Manager. Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities. Call 902-1577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W. Ventura, Clewiston, FL. 8:00 AM -3:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL BELLE GLADE Large Room for Rent, on a large property in Belle Glade near Gove elementary, behind the USave. $400 per month, $200 security deposit is required. Electricity, water, cable, internet, and a Laundry is included. Plus, a personal refrigerator. Proof of employment or income is required. (786)499-9701. Clewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. RIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. LOW DEPOSITS 6 Available. $425 $650. 863-983-8107. Clewiston Two 3 Bedrooms. Renovated. $625 $650. 863-983-3554. Montura Area 2 Bedroom As Is$4500 863-983-8106 MOORE HAVEN Furn/Unfurnished 3BR, 1.5 BA MH, fenced yard, screened porch, shed, $575/month 2BR, 1BA House double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile $675/month. Lg 1BR APT $475/mo. 3BR 2 BA MH fenced yard, screened porch, shed, on 1 acre. $675/month. 2BR, 1 BA MH $500/month. 3BR, 2BA, front & back decks, carport, on 1/3 acre. $750/month. LAKEPORT 3BR, 2BA Large DW on lake, with deck, $750/month. 3BR, 2BA, Call (863) 509-0096 or 863-253-0001. 2013 3 Bed 2 Bath Multi section on your lot $340 Monthly. 863-983-8106. CLEWISTON 2005 Single 14x70. 3BR/1BA. All appls. New hardwood rs. & storage bldg. (10x10). $17,500. Call 863-983-9382 or 863-228-7958. Doublewide 5br, 2bath on 1/2 acre lot. Only $59,900 Financing available with your good credit. Call 863-983-4663 On Sale. All new doublewide mobile homes. Very low down payments. Trade ins accepted. Call Rick 863-983-4663 Used doublewide Bank repo 4br, 2bath Hurricane Zone III Only $49,900 includes a/c and setup. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 Used home 14x70 only $7,900 Zone II Must go to Glades or Highlands county Call 863-983-4663 We have new 2012 Jacobsen 3 and 4 bedroom doublewides on sale for the lowest prices in southwest Florida. Call Rick 863-983-4663 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-000834 EverBank Plaintiff, -VS.Francisco R. Torres and Eufemia I. Torres, Husband and Wife; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 9, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA-000834 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein EverBank, Plaintiff and Francisco R. Torres and Eufemia I. Torres, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 26, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 4, IN BLOCK 207, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE MS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 425672 CN 9/13,20/2012 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 425274 CN 9/13,20/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on October 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Celia Cardona #74 Cortney Porter #87 426360 GCD 9/20,27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-000048-CAPNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. SHERRY Y. ADAMS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling November 3, 2011 Foreclosure Sale dated August 20, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10-000048-CA of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Sherry Y. Adams, Nicky Holter, Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc., PNC Bank, National Association, as Successor By Merger with National City Bank, as Successor By Merger with Harbor Federal Savings Bank, Unknown Tenant #1 n/k/a Nathan Holter, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on, Glades County, Florida on the 4th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 22, BLOCK B, LAKEVIEW ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 100, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: MERI, MODEL: 1998, TITLE NUMBERS: 45262099/45873395, ID NUMBERS: CF24424924A/ 24424924B, INCLUDING THE BUILDINGS AND APPURTENANCES LOCATED THEREON AND TOGETHER WITH THE FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES SITUATED THEREIN AND LOCATED THEREON A/K/A 1011 CASEY LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 21st day of August, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law-Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 11-89506 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955 8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 425038 GCD 9/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 12-CA-350 LIBERTY BANK FSB, Plaintiff, VS. OLDE NAPLES INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; ALL UNKNOWN LIENHOLDERS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; UNKNOWN TENANT #3; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES IN INTEREST, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida will, on September 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, 2nd Floor, LaBelle, Florida in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, offer for sale and sell at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, the property situated in Collier County, Florida described as follows: Lot 1, less the South 15 feet thereof, Block 90, of Labelle Industrial Park, according to the plat thereof; as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 72, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida (the “Property”).Plaintiff’s attorney requests that the Notice of Foreclosure Sale shall be published in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court, this 21st day of August, 2012. BARBARA. S. BUTLER, Clerk of the Circuit Court /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 424879 CN 9/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-72CP Division: A IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID SANTIAGO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f DAVID SANTIAGO, deceased, whose date of death was November 17, 2011; File Number 2012-72CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: September 13, 2012. IVY SANTIAGO Personal Representative 130 South Jinnete Street Clewiston, FL 33440 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS + ALVAREZ + DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 426097 CN 9/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-DR-158 Division: FamilyMARIEL JOHNANNA GOPHER-MERAS, Petitioner, and ENRIQUE MERAS, JR., Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Enrique Meras, Jr. Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy o f your written defenses, if any, to it on Travis W. Trueblood, whose address is 200 S. Andrews Avenue, Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 on or before October 19, 2012, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave. J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure o f documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. 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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 1796 2008 1224432-01000710060 Ronald J. Chuck & Patricia N. Chuck Lot 6 in Block 71, of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426492 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS SUPPLY FUEL TO HENDRY COUNTY BID # 2012-26 OPENING DATE AND TIME: OCTOBER 18, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, to “Supply Fuel to Hendry County”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by October 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this r equest will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 426693 CN/CB 9/20,27;10/4,11/2012 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 1421 2009 1154432-A0000360100 Luis F. Martinez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3263, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426520 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 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 2003 2009 1344432-A0000280100 Lessonn Vedrine & Milfran Vedrine The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4334, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426528 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 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 1956 2009 1274432-A0001930100 German D. Gil and Maria de los Angeles Corder The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 99, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426519 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 City of Clewiston Request for Bids 2013 Grounds Maintenance Contract The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m., local time, Monday, November 05, 2012, at Clewiston City Hall, I/C/O City Clerk Marilyn McCorvey, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, telephone number (863) 983-1484 at which time and place the bids will be opened and read aloud. Bids should be clearly marked “2013 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT”. The work consists of mowing and other grounds maintenance services on City rights of ways, medians, parks, green spaces, and other locales. The term of the contract is 1 year; however, with satisfactory work, the City Manager may extend the contract 2 additional terms. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 08, 2012 at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 for the purpose of answering any questions bidders may have. The bid packets (inclusive of the Bid Form, the Draft Contract, the listing of Maintenance Locations, a color-coded map of the Maintenance Locations, and the Technical Speci cations for the work to be performed) may be purchased from City Hall for a fee of $10.00. This document must be lled out completely and submitted along with your Local Business Tax Receipt, Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance. A decision by the City Commission will be made on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm during the regularly scheduled meeting. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for 45 days and to reject any all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City of Clewiston. City of Clewiston Steve McKown, City Manager 426357 CN 9/20/2012 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 1972 2009 1274432-A0002290100 Michael Marquez The East one-half one the East one-half of the North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet and the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 152, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426490 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 426541 CN/CB 9/20/2012 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2012 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman 426339 CN/CB 9/20/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tristan Chapman, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 426746 CN/CB 9/20/2012 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS CITY OF CLEWISTON Sealed PROPOSALS will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: Marilyn McCorvey, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until Monday, October 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm local time. The proposals will be opened immediately following the submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled “Pension Plan Administration”. The City is seeking proposals from quali ed companies in offering comprehensive retirement services for 1) the creation and operation of a 401(a) Money Purchase Pension Plan (De ned Contribution) for the employees (approximately 84 eligible) of the City, and 2) to manage the frozen de ned bene t plan, including but not limited to, all actuarial work and reporting, investment advice, and required reporting, including but not limited to, all noti cations and reports to employees and retir ees, all reports required by law and the plan documents, and all other reports as may be necessary. The package for submitting a proposal is available at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL, on our web site, www.clewiston .gov, or contact Marilyn McCorvey at 863-983-1484. The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for sixty (60) days and to reject any and all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the proposal with or without alternates which in its judgment best serves the owner. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston, Florida 426747 CN 9/20/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME T he undersigned does hereby certify that Jessica Moore conducting a Photography business at 322 Bond St., Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of Moore Memories Photography and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Jessica Moore Ownership of Moore Memories Photography is as follows: Jessica Moore It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Moore Memories Photography under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Jessica Moore DATE: 9/14/2012 322 Bond Street Clewiston, FL 33440 863-233-6300 426313 CN 9/20/2012 NOTICE OF MEETINGThe Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors will meet at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the of ce of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public. Mark Colbert, Chairman 426692 CGS/CB 9/20/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board Meeting on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 1:30pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.426553 CN 9/20/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL SERVICES BID NUMBER: 2012-27 OPENING DATE AND TIME: October 11, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the “Contract for Professional Pest Control services” for County buildings and facilities. Bids will be opened on October 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clerk’s Of ce, second oor, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 426565 CN/CB 9/20,27/2012 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 1440 2009 1154432-A0001050000 Ruben Ignacio Acosta The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3132, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426524 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD165 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1438 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 32 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00032-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Members of the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will attend the City of Clewiston meeting to discuss libraries and other items of mutual concern to the County and the City of Clewiston at 12:00 p.m. on September 27, 2012, at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 426505 CN/CB 9/20/2012 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000544 Flat Mowing Services, Clewiston Field Station Service Area 217000 The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 P.M. opening time on October 17, 2012 for Flat Mowing Services, Clewiston Field Station Service Area 217000. A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE (Conference) will be held on October 1, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. at the Clewiston Field Station Main Conference Room, located at 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston Florida. All Respondents who wish to respond to this solicitation must be present and on time at the Conference. Bids will not be accepted from Respondents who either did not attend the Conference or who are more than fteen (15) minutes late. THE DISTRICT WILL NOT ADMIT ANY RESPONDENTS AFTER 9:15 A.M. Due to the importance of all Respondents having a clear understanding of the scope of work and requirements of this solicitation, attendance at this Conference by a representative of each Prime Respondent shall be a prerequisite for submitting a bid. A Respondent’s failure to attend the Conference will result in the District declaring a submitted bid as non-responsive. A Respondent’s attendance at the Conference shall be evidenced by its representative’s signature on the District’s Sign-In-Sheet. Any bid received from Respondents who did not attend the Conference will be returned unopened. Work site visits will immediately follow the Conference and may include travel through rough terrain and remote and heavy vegetative areas. Transportation to the Conference and work site(s) shall be the responsibility of the Respondent. Site visit attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested Respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov/procurement; (3) by calling the BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290, option 1 The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov 426098 CN 9/20/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012

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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 Notice of Permit The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of General Permit 26-00505-W, a Notice of Intent to Use Water with conditions. The purpose of the permit is to renewal a water use permit for public water supply serving up to 28 people with an average treated water per capita use of 017 gallons per day. The withdrawals are from the Lower Tamiami aquifer via one proposed and four existing withdrawal facilities with an allocation of 3.12 million gallons annual and 0.44 million gallons per month. Application 120712-4 was led by Alico, Inc., 10070 Daniels Interstate Court Suite 100, Ft. Myers FL 33913 for a project located in Section17/T45S/R31E and Sections 3,4/T45S/R32E, Hendry County Florida, in the general proximity of County Road 833 and County Road 832. The letter of August 3, 2012 notifying agency action of the Notice of Intent to use water, setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statues and rules, and that the use is reasonablebene cial, will not interfere with any presently existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the General Water Use Permit directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. Right to Request Administrative Hearing As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for en vironmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any.3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 426455 CN 9/20/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Redeagle Investments, LLC (Redeagle Investments) 4112 Powder Mill Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, has submitted Application 120820-5 for C-139 Basin Works of the District Permit 26-00340-E for 915.44 acres of pasture lands. The water will be discharged to the L-2 Canal and the project is located in Section 46, Township 34 South, Ranges 19, 20, 29, 30 East. IMG Enterprises, Inc (IMG Citrus Grove) 7836 Cherry Lake Road, Groveland, FL 34736, has submitted Application 120815-14 for modi cation of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00381-S for 1,299.40 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Big Cypress Basin and the project is located in Sections 25, 36, Township 48 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 426557 CN 9/20/2012 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 1711 2009 1244432-A0001120000 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee Of the Orlando Naranjo Revocable Trust and Aida Naranjo, Trustee of the Aida Naranjo Revocable Trust The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5182, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426489 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 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 1815 2009 1254432-A0002410000 Luis Crespo & Monica Crespo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4993, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426494 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 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 1738 2008 1224432-01000490150 Gloria M. Auria Lot 15 in Block 49, of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426486 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 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 1364 2009 1144432-A0001120000 Orlando A. Naranjo The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3401, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426500 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 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 1991 2009 1274432-A0002700100 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee of the Orlando Naranjo Revocable Trust And Aida Naranjo, Trustee of the Aida Naranjo Revocable Trust The East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, 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 200, 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 October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426522 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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The Clewiston News has been reporting history since it was rst published in 1928. Some stories mark events that residents w ill always remember, projects that never came to fruition, smaller ideas that became incredible ones, and followed the lives of its residents from birth to death. Each week w e will be reprinting an article from our historical archives. Stories are reprinted as they appeared originally, and without edit. F riday, August 17, 1945The second world war, history’s greatest ood of death and destruction, ended Tuesday evening w ith Japan’s unconditional surrender. The formalities of signing surrender terms still remained and President Truman has not, as of yet, declared of cial V-J Day but the signing is scheduled to take place today. It was at seven o’ clock, Eastern War Time, w hen President Truman announced that the J apanese had accepted the terms of surrender and the people of the world, waiting several days for the news, began celebrating in a wild frenzy. Formalities meant but little to peoples freed of the misery of war. Emperor Hirohito went on the radio for the rst time in history that an emperor has addressed his people in that nation, to tell them that the nation could no longer ght against the overwhelming power of the Allies, particularly the new horror which had been unleashed on them, the atomic bomb. So Japan, without ever being invaded had agreed to the Potsdam terms of unconditional surrender. General Douglas MacArthur was designated at once as supreme allied commander to receive the surrender and while Hirohito will remain as a puppet emperor, the orders he issues will be those that MacArthur, “the man who came back,” tells him to issue. Allied forces were given an immediate “cease re” order. Despite this, sporadic ghting still continues on the Russian front and a few isolated islands. Draft calls were immediately reduced to take only men under 26 and 50,000 instead of 80,000 a month. Five and a half million soldiers may be released within 12 to 18 months. President Truman made this statement: “I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese government in reply to the message forwarded to that government by the secretary of state on August 11. I deem this reply a full acceptance of the Potsdam declaration which speci es the unconditional surrender of Japan. In this reply there is no quali cation. “Arrangements are now being made for the formal signing of surrender terms at the earliest possible moment. “General Douglas MacArthur has been appointed the supreme allied commander to receive the Japanese surrender. “Great Britian, Russia and China will be represented by high ranking of cials. Meantime, the allied armed forces have been ordered to suspend offensive action. “The proclamation of V-J day must wait upon the formal signing of the surrender terms by Japan.” Horns of scores of ears let loose with all the noise they could make, people shouted, screamed, and threw all sorts of things into the air. Sweating military police in the hot August evening had a strenuous time trying to keep the crowd back from the high iron fence which surrounds the lawn. The crowd spilled over into the street and blocked traf c into a thick mass of screaming horns. The surrender announcement set in motion a whole chain of events. Among them: To a Japanese government which once had boasted it would dictate peace terms in the White House, Mr. Truman dispatched orders to “direct prompt cessation of hostilities,” tell MacArthur of the effective date and hour, and send emissaries to the general to arrange formal surrender. The war manpower commission terminated all manpower controls. The navy piled a $6,000,000,000 cancellation of contracts on top of a previous $1,200,000,000 cut in its shipbuilding program. Congress was summoned back to work on Sept. 5, more than a month ahead of schedule, to get busy on unemployment compensation, surplus property disposal, full employment, government reorganization and the continuation or abolition of war agencies. The of ce of censorship said it was getting ready to fold up. News, radio and mail censorship are due to end on V-J day. Director Elmer Davis declared the life of the of ce of war information “soon will be over.” A war production board of cial predicted that agency would go out of business once industry is on a solid peacetime basis. War Labor Board Chairman George W. Taylor predicted there would be no epidemic of strikes. Those were developments which on any other night would have commanded big headlines. Those developments and surrender capped a week packed with some of history’s most stunning news: The rst atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Russia’s declaration of war, another atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan’s offer to surrender if she could have her emperor and his soverign prerogatives, an allied declaration that he would become merely their instrument. Surrender followed--at an instant when carrier planes of the mightly Paci c eet were a few seconds from the targets in the Tokyo area. So Tuesday there was reason for rejoicing. A war-wrecked world made the most o f it. Three times President Truman had to come out on the White House porch to greet tremendous crowds--75,000 people by of cial estimates--who jammed so tightly against the iron fence around the White House grounds it looked as if they were coming right on through, despite military police stationed at four foot intervals. The chief executive spent half an hour dining with his staff. For him there was no personal celebrating, even with close friends. For days, the national capital had taken surrender reports with complete calm and a generous portion of salt. At 7 p.m., not a minute before or a minute earlier, it gave way to utter abandon. Across the Potomac in the pentagon building, nerve center of army’s winning war, there wasn’t any jubilation. There was no one left except a couple of bored public relations of cers answering phones. 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! 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOMarching Band plays at gameClewiston High School’s Marching Band and Guard from Friday night’s game against Glades Day. From the Archives: “Rising Sun” has set Japanese Surrender Unconditionall y

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Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.79/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.86/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 26.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 15.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The national average continues to hover near its higher ever September level,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “As we push deeper into September, the more optimistic I am that these high prices will begin to come down slightly, but with the recently announced QE3, I’m a bit concerned that prices won’t moderate as much as previously expected as the dollar weakens, leading me to believe 2012 will have featured the highest yearly average ever,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 Public Notice Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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. Tobacco remains a serious issue among teens New data released by the Florida Department of Health (DOH) shows that 23 percent fewer Florida high school students are current cigarette smokers compared to 2010. The results indicate a decline in overall tobacco use among youth. “The decrease in tobacco use among our state’s youth is an encouraging indication of the effectiveness of our tobacco prevention programs, yet our work is not done,” said State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong. “We in Florida are fortunate to have a comprehensive program that provides county-level community interventions and continued education for all youth. The Department remains committed to preventing smoking in the rst place as we help current smokers quit.” The 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS) shows: 10.1 percent of high school students reported current cigarette use, meaning they smoked a cigarette at least once during the past 30 days, a 22.6 percent decrease compared to 2010. 11.4 percent of high school students reported current cigar use, a 13.6 decline compared to 2010. 7.7 percent reported current hookah use, a 6.1 percent decrease compared to 2010. 5.6 percent of high school students reported current smokeless tobacco use, a 12.5 percent decrease compared to 2010. In 2010, DOH re-launched a comprehensive media campaign that demonstrates the severe health and emotional toll of tobacco-related death and disease. Research proves that hard-hitting media campaigns are effective at promoting quit attempts and reducing youth tobacco initiation. The Florida data comes on the heels of a national report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Aug. 3 that shows an alarming increase in the use of non-cigarette smoked tobacco products. The avoring and lower costs of these products make them especially appealing to teens. Youth mistakenly believe avored tobacco, widely considered to be starter products, to be less harmful than their nonavored counterparts. Preventing tobacco use and encouraging cessation among young people are critical in combating the tobacco epidemic because nearly nine out of 10 smokers start by age 18. The number of teens who try or habitually use tobacco increases with each increasing grade level. As students go back to school, now is a perfect time for parents talk with their teens about tobacco issues. Teens whose parents strongly disapprove of their tobacco use – even if they use tobacco themselves – are less likely to take up tobacco. Parental disapproval has even been found to counteract peer in uence. Yet, the 2012 FYTS shows that only 50.4 percent of high school students had talked with a parent or guardian about the dangers of tobacco in the past year. A parent’s own tobacco use signi cantly in uences their child’s decision to use tobacco. One important way Floridians can help prevent tobacco use is by quitting. The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida programs offers free and convenient quit resources. For more information, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com. Youth Tobacco Use Down Across The State

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.first1bank.net11741 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers (239) 437-8191 24704 US Highway 27, Moore Haven (863) 946-1515Of Continuous Service. 9 0 Y ears Celebrating 90 YearsCelebrating In business longer than any bank in South Florida. 300 East Sugarland Highway Clewiston (863) 983-8191301 Highway 80 West, LaBelle (863) 675-4242 101 S. Berner Road, Clewiston (863) 983-3003 Even if you are not currently using the friendly, highly regarded features of First Bank, please join us and learn more about us.First Bank IsFriday September 28th at our Moore Haven oce. Youre Invited To Enjoy LunchAn Old Fashion Bar-B-Que with all the Fixins Friday, September 21st(Clewiston Lacation)11:30am till 1:30pmVisit with Ocers and Sta and learn about the great services we have available. 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 20, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOChurch plans trip to help hurricane victimsThe Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church is collecting supplies to take to some of the victims of Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana. They have set up a collection site behind their church, and are asking for donations of any non-perishable food, baby formula and diapers, water, blankets, cloths, shoes, soaps (dish, bath, laundry), etc. They will be collecting items through 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The truck will leave early Monday morning on Sept. 24. For more information, please call Pastor Benjamin at 863-228-1825. Wednesday, Sept. 19, was Prisoners of War (POW)/Missing in Action (MIA) Recognition Day. Many of you may have visited a VFW Post and seen the POW/MIA table. For the POW and MIA, this table represents the hope that all will return, the pledge to never forget them and the reminder of their sacri ces for our country. The symbolism of this table "Saves a Place for the Missing Man." It is set as a place of honor. The table is small and symbolizes the frailty of one prisoner against his oppressors. The table cloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their intentions to respond to their country's call. Each item placed at the table has a special meaning. The single red rose in a vase is there as a reminder of the lives of the missing and their loved ones who keep faith, still waiting for answers. The red ribbon tied around the vase shows our continued determination to account for the missing. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. A lemon slice on the bread plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land. A pinch of salt recalls the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The candle represents the upward reach of their unconquerable spirit. The glass is inverted, waiting for their toast with us. The chair remains empty, for they are not here. As of Aug. 1, it was reported by The National League of POW/MIA Families that Florida still has 57 of our bravest missing or unaccounted for. Those who have served, and those currently serving in our Armed Forces are ever mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the bitterness of personal sacri ce. The VFWLA will hold a workshop meeting Saturday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. to plan this year's Halloween event. All members of Post 4185 and it's auxiliaries are welcome to participate. Sisters of the VFWLA extends a warm welcome to two new members, Becky Starkes and Valerie Jacobs. Ladies Auxiliary Happenings