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Publication Date: 10-04-2012
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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comOn Sept. 6, Karson Turner, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Vice President, moved to terminate Judy Kennington-Korf’s position as Hendry County Administrator. Nearly three weeks later, KenningtonKorf resigned. With no clarity given as to why Turner moved to terminate her position, many residents are looking for answers behind the odd series of events that have taken place within the last three BOCC meetings. “She was never given a bad evaluation and nobody ever gave her any written warnings or had any complaints for her,” said Janet Taylor, BOCC member. “I don’t necessarily agree that there was no discussion, but no, I do not recall any written complaints,” said Turner. With no written complaints or bad evaluations given to Kennington-Korf to signal talk of a termination, the big question is: why was her position motioned to be terminated? “I believe the motion to terminate her position was a personal one. If you meant well you would tell a person what their problems are and ask them to x them; give them a chance,” said Taylor. Turner repeatedly dodged the question as to why Kennington-Korf’s position T, O W P A P V. N SEE JUDY  18 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comDuring the election season many residents will hear from candidates running for political of ce. Posters and signs can be seen throughout Hendry County, showing what each candidate has to offer. However, only so much information can t on a poster meant for passing vehicles to see, which is why Sheriff Steve Whidden and candidate for sheriff, Mark Chamberlain, were put into a room together to answer a few questions regarding the position they both want. The discussion took place in a round-table setting, and lasted for approximately 45 minutes. At times the discussion took a heated turn, with candidates taking verbal jabs at one another, but it ended with a rm handshake by the two, and a consensus to agree to disagree. While each candidate may be seeking the same position, both have vastly different opinions on how the sheriff’s of ce should be operated. When asked what changes he would implement if elected as sheriff, Chamberlain said “I’d stabilize that agency. I’m not coming in swinging a bloody hatchet, I Sheriff Hopefuls Go Headto-Head in Debate County Head Pushed Out of Her Position?SEE SHERIFF  13 BY TIMOTHY SAENZ Special to e Clewiston NewsTalk about portents in the sky. Whatever powers control lightning and showers looked like they had it in for the Tigers again last Friday. Lightning ashed, football players scattered from their pregame warm-ups on Cane Field, and of cials delayed the start of the game against Sarasota Booker by 30 minutes. Then something – (dare we say symbolic?) – happened. The more ominous and ashlled steel gray skies lumbering south seemed to be pushed apart to the east and the west from over Cane Field. Lightning zzled and disappeared. Clewiston’s rst district game of the year was on. The Tigers did as the sky did. They opened up gaping holes in the Tornadoes defensive line, the smack of pads sounding from a distance like the repeated “pop” of pulled tabs on cans of Mountain Dew. Slashing through those holes was senior Virthavious Robinson, the last deep set back the Tigers had, thanks to injuries. Robinson did not disappoint. Drawing on every ounce of energy zapping through his muscular frame – keep in mind that he plays both ways for a full 60 minutes – Robinson shot through holes time and again and found daylight for 224 yards and ve touchdowns on 35 carries. He led the way as Clewiston soundly defeated Sarasota Booker, 42-18. “It was the best game I’ve ever played,” Robinson said. “The line played great. I knew we needed the victory. I couldn’t let up. You got to be a warrior. You got to ght.” Robinson was not the only player to elevate his performance. The ofTigers Pound Sarasota BookerTigers take big step in district marchSEE TIGERS  11 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSA close-knit group of friends and family gathered Thursday night at Clewiston High School to honor the life of Julio Rivera, a 10th grade Clewiston High School student who recently passed away after battling brain cancer. The high school administration, as well as Superintendent of Schools Rick Murphy, joined the group in a candlelight ceremony just before dusk. “Although his time was short, we thank you for the friend you placed in our midst,” said Kristine Petersen. An avid soccer player, Julio’s teammates and coach remembered him. Aaron Bach, Julio’s soccer coach, remembered him simply, “The kids loved him. I loved him.” W Candlelight vigil honors memory of student who recently passed

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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comOn Sept. 6, Karson Turner, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Vice President, moved to terminate Judy Kennington-Korf’s position as Hendry County Administrator. Nearly three weeks later, KenningtonKorf resigned. With no clarity given as to why Turner moved to terminate her position, many residents are looking for answers behind the odd series of events that have taken place within the last three BOCC meetings. “She was never given a bad evaluation and nobody ever gave her any written warnings or had any complaints for her,” said Janet Taylor, BOCC member. “I don’t necessarily agree that there was no discussion, but no, I do not recall any written complaints,” said Turner. With no written complaints or bad evaluations given to Kennington-Korf to signal talk of a termination, the big question is: why was her position motioned to be terminated? “I believe the motion to terminate her position was a personal one. If you meant well you would tell a person what their problems are and ask them to x them; give them a chance,” said Taylor. Turner repeatedly dodged the question as to why Kennington-Korf’s position T, O W P A P V. N SEE JUDY  18 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comDuring the election season many residents will hear from candidates running for political of ce. Posters and signs can be seen throughout Hendry County, showing what each candidate has to offer. However, only so much information can t on a poster meant for passing vehicles to see, which is why Sheriff Steve Whidden and candidate for sheriff, Mark Chamberlain, were put into a room together to answer a few questions regarding the position they both want. The discussion took place in a round-table setting, and lasted for approximately 45 minutes. At times the discussion took a heated turn, with candidates taking verbal jabs at one another, but it ended with a rm handshake by the two, and a consensus to agree to disagree. While each candidate may be seeking the same position, both have vastly different opinions on how the sheriff’s of ce should be operated. When asked what changes he would implement if elected as sheriff, Chamberlain said “I’d stabilize that agency. I’m not coming in swinging a bloody hatchet, I Sheriff Hopefuls Go Headto-Head in Debate County Head Pushed Out of Her Position?SEE SHERIFF  13 BY TIMOTHY SAENZ Special to e Clewiston NewsTalk about portents in the sky. Whatever powers control lightning and showers looked like they had it in for the Tigers again last Friday. Lightning ashed, football players scattered from their pregame warm-ups on Cane Field, and of cials delayed the start of the game against Sarasota Booker by 30 minutes. Then something – (dare we say symbolic?) – happened. The more ominous and ashlled steel gray skies lumbering south seemed to be pushed apart to the east and the west from over Cane Field. Lightning zzled and disappeared. Clewiston’s rst district game of the year was on. The Tigers did as the sky did. They opened up gaping holes in the Tornadoes defensive line, the smack of pads sounding from a distance like the repeated “pop” of pulled tabs on cans of Mountain Dew. Slashing through those holes was senior Virthavious Robinson, the last deep set back the Tigers had, thanks to injuries. Robinson did not disappoint. Drawing on every ounce of energy zapping through his muscular frame – keep in mind that he plays both ways for a full 60 minutes – Robinson shot through holes time and again and found daylight for 224 yards and ve touchdowns on 35 carries. He led the way as Clewiston soundly defeated Sarasota Booker, 42-18. “It was the best game I’ve ever played,” Robinson said. “The line played great. I knew we needed the victory. I couldn’t let up. You got to be a warrior. You got to ght.” Robinson was not the only player to elevate his performance. The ofTigers Pound Sarasota BookerTigers take big step in district marchSEE TIGERS  11 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSA close-knit group of friends and family gathered Thursday night at Clewiston High School to honor the life of Julio Rivera, a 10th grade Clewiston High School student who recently passed away after battling brain cancer. The high school administration, as well as Superintendent of Schools Rick Murphy, joined the group in a candlelight ceremony just before dusk. “Although his time was short, we thank you for the friend you placed in our midst,” said Kristine Petersen. An avid soccer player, Julio’s teammates and coach remembered him. Aaron Bach, Julio’s soccer coach, remembered him simply, “The kids loved him. I loved him.” W Candlelight vigil honors memory of student who recently passed

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Common Ground-Dove is about the size of a Song Sparrow. These small doves are common in the Southern United States from California to Florida as well as Central America, Ecuador and Brazil. Because they nest and feed mainly on the ground, their main defense from predation from animals and birds is their ability to hide in clumps of dense vegetation or blend into the dusty ground. These sandy brown doves have short round wings and short tails. Their thin bills are pinkish-red with a dark tip. They shuf e as they walk on their short legs. Males have a pinkish w ash on their head, neck and chest and a bluish crown. Females have duller plumage than males, but both sexes have dark scaling on their necks and chest. The oldest recorded Common GroundDove lived to be seven years and two months old. Their calls include sequences of high-pitched coos and guttural squawks. When they take off in ight, their wings make whirring and whistling sounds which are probably produced by a notched seventh primary feather. Common Ground-Doves are found throughout Florida in a variety of habitats that include woodlands, agricultural land, sandy roads and residential areas. These doves are frequently seen on the ground or at backyard bird feeders foraging for food. Their diet consists of small seeds, grains, small berries, and insects. It is estimated that they eat more than 2,500 seeds every day and can store hundreds of seeds in their two-lobed crop. They also eat snail shells which are thought to replenish the calcium devoted to producing eggs and crop-milk during nesting. Common Ground-Doves have been reported nesting almost year round and will raise up to four broods per season. The breeding pair spends "minimal time" building nests that are up to three inches across and less than half an inch deep. Ground nests are slight depressions in the ground lined with grasses, weeds, palm bers, or pine needles. A nest placed in a tree or shrub is a imsy structure of twigs and pine needles which is usually within six feet of the ground. The female lays two white eggs which are incubated for 12 to 14 days. Both parents produce a secretion from their esophagus, known as crop milk, to feed to the young who edge at 14 to 16 days of age. To join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers at STA5 on Oct. 13, Nov. 10 or Nov. 24 send an e-mail to Margaret England, at sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Meet at the east end of Deer Fence Road at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Include your name and contact information including an emergency cell number, the date you want attend the STA5 trip, and the number of 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 o f 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: Common Ground-Dove (COGD) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGECommon Ground-Doves. Margaret England

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University of Florida scientists are researching a natural herbicide that could be used in traditional and organic farming. The herbicide, a chemical called thaxtomin, occurs naturally in Streptomyces bacteria that cause potato scab, a major disease of potatoes worldwide. A study describing a key step in the process that could lead to its commercial production is published in the current issue of the journal Nature Chemical Biology. Rosemary Loria, a professor and chair of the UF/IFAS plant pathology department, is a co-author of the publication. She worked on the study while at Cornell University and has continued the research since joining UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in 2011. In the study, the researchers describe an enzyme in the bacteria that is essential to producing the herbicide and showed that without the enzyme, thaxtomin production doesn’t occur. This is important, Loria said, as it could allow researchers to increase the amount of thaxtomin the bacteria produces, which must happen for the herbicide to become commercially viable. “So we could within the next couple of years be able to create a strain of bacteria that would produce much higher levels of thaxtomin than the natural strains produce and that will assist in getting thaxtomin onto the market,” Loria said. Thaxtomin works as an herbicide by causing the abnormal growth of plant cell walls. Loria said the chemical could be used as a preemergence herbicide to kill weeds when they are just starting to sprout and most vulnerable to thaxtomin. And since it is a natural herbicide produced from bacteria rather than one created in a lab, it can be used on organic farms, she said. Study co-author Evan Johnson was on the research team with Loria at Cornell and is now a plant pathology postdoctoral associate at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. He said advantages natural herbicides offer over lab-synthesized herbicides include more speci c targeting of the organisms they control and faster breakdown in the soil. “Because it’s naturally produced in the soil, it can generally be broken down more easily by organisms in the area,” Johnson said. “It’s something that the organisms in the soil that break down organic matter are used to seeing.” Other study authors were Sarah M. Barry, of King’s College London’s department of chemistry, school of biomedical sciences; Johan A. Kers, of the industrial products division of Intrexon Corporation in San Carlos, Calif.; Lijiang Song, Philip R. Aston and Gregory L. Challis with the University of Warwick department of chemistry in Warwick, U.K.; Bhumit Patel, of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology in Newark, Del.; Stuart B. Krasnoff and Donna M. Gibson, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health in Ithaca, N.Y.; and Brian R. Crane with Cornell University’s department of chemistry and chemical biology in Ithaca. The United Kingdom Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the National Research Initiative of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service funded the research. UF/IFAS Research into Bacterial Disease Could Lead to Natural Herbicide 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! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 The “Big O Hike” comes of age on Nov. 17. This will be the start of the 21st annual hike around Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 35 feet above the surrounding countryside. Hikers assemble at the Pahokee Marina ready to take the rst step at 8 a.m., heading north for a nine day, 110 mile trek. However, it’s not as dif cult as it seems. The hike is actuality a series of one day hikes and participants can join or leave the other hikers at any trail head around Lake Okeechobee. Popular hikes are the rst day, a 3.5-mile “Wimp Walk” around Pahokee, and the full day, 12 mile walk to Port Mayaca. Hikers are shuttled back to the day’s starting point. There is no charge for the hike, and anyone is welcome to join the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association in this, what is believed to be the longest running long distance hike in Florida. In recent years, participants completing the entire hike have ranged in age from 9 to 92 years old. Anyone in reasonably good health is welcome to join us in enjoying the outdoors and making new friends. Campgrounds or motels and meals for those requiring them are at the hiker’s expense. Of special interest is Thanksgiving Dinner at the historic Clewiston Inn. For more information, please contact Paul Cummings at cummingsps@att.net or 561-9639906. 21st Annual Lake Okeechobee Hike PHOTO / UF “So we could within the next couple of years be able to create a strain of bacteria that would produce much higher levels of thaxtomin than the natural strains produce and that will assist in getting thaxomin onto the market.”Rosemary Loria, professor of UF/IFAS plant pathology department

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Emilia Fanjul was honored as Vanidades’ Icon of Style of Philanthropy on Thursday, September 27, at the Spanish-language magazine’s annual Icon of Style Awards for her work in two charter schools in Pahokee. More than 10 years ago, Emilia Fanjul founded two charter schools in rural Western Palm Beach County to give parents a choice in their children’s education. Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville presented Emilia with the award during an event at the Mandarin Hotel in New York City. “I’m grateful to Vanidades for the recognition as an Icon of Philanthropy,” said Emilia Fanjul, who serves as Chairwoman of Everglades Preparatory Academy High School and Glades Academy Elementary School in Pahokee. “I believe a quality education is a fundamental right all children should have. The time I spend working to give the students at my schools a better education is completely rewarding to me individually.” Glades Academy achieved an A rating in the last school year and was the only elementary school in the western area to do so. The charter elementary school has also earned Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) during three of the past four years. Other Icon of Style winners include designers Carolina Herrera, Angel Sanchez, Sara Beltran and Gabriela Moya; Polo player Nacho Figueras, musician Ruben Blades; and artist Ruben Toledo. Emilia attended the even with her husband J. Pepe Fanjul, the vice chairman, president and chief operating of cer of Florida Crystals Corporation. Emilia Fanjul Recognized at Vanidades Magazine’s Annual Icon of Style Awards 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.Julio Rivera, Jr., 16CLEWISTON — Julio Rivera, Jr. passed away Sept. 24, 2012, in West Palm Beach. He was born Aug. 22, 1996, in Pahokee, Fla, to J ulio, Sr. and Modesta Garcia (Salgado) Rivera. He was a 10th grader at Clewiston High School. Survivors include his parents, Julio and Modesta Garcia (Salgado) Rivera; two brothers, Pablo Rivera, Christian Rivera and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church, Clewiston with Father Jiobani Batista of ciating. Visitation was Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. You can view the online obituary and send letters of condolences to his family at: www.akindavis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Timothy G. Pattison, 52CLEWISTON — Timothy G. Pattison passed away Sept. 23, 2012, in Clewiston. He was born Dec. 7, 1959 in Williston, Fla., to the late Samuel Ollie Pattison, Jr. and Annie Louise (Freyermuth) Holden. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Ollie Pattison, Jr.; son, Timothy Gene Pattison; sister, Beverly Phillips; step-father, Lonnie Gene Holden and other family members. He is survived by three daughters, Rachelle Pattison, Chelsie Pattison, Gy’Leigh Pattison; mother, Annie Louise Holden; sisters, Teresa (Kevin) Lee, Samantha (Matt) Wooddell, Ellen Lewis (James Holden), Kathy (Gary) Dixon; the rst grandbaby is on the way; godchildren, Haley Snead, R.C. Lawrence; nieces, nephews and a host of other family members. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clew iston with Patrick Lucey of ciating. Interment w as in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. HENDRY COUNTY DESERVES A CANDIDATE WITH EDUCATION AND INTEGRITYELECT KEVIN DRUMMONDFORSUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS www.Electdrummond.com Anything I can do, please call me, Im always available. 863-234-3480.Paid and approved by Kevin Drummond, Republican Candidate for Supervisor of Elections 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 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 OBITUARIES SUBMITTED PHOTO We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 IMPORTANT LETTER TO ALL HENDRY COUNTY TAXPAYERSLast week, Robert H. Buker, Jr., President and CEO of United States Sugar Corporation, attacked me with a political advertisement. He falsely accused me of raising taxesŽ (whose, he doesnt say, but it isnt hard to guess) and being a job killer.Ž Heres what Mr. Buker is upset about. My predecessor, and opponent in this election, cut a Sweet DealŽ with Big Sugar in 2004 that gives them a property tax break enjoyed by NO other taxpayer in Hendry County. FOREVER. I dont think thats fair or r ight. You wont “nd the deal she cut anywhere in the public records. That agreement has no ending date. U.S. Sugar thinks it should apply now, and I dont. It is wrong for the Property Appraiser to let a taxpayer set its own assessment, and I just wont do it. Once I found out about the deal, I took prompt steps to assess the property of U.S. Sugar on the same basis as every other taxpayer in Hendry County market value. You have told me that I have accomplished this goal with regard to your property, beca use only 22 taxpayers out of 36,000+ parcels in the county asked the Value Adjustment Board to review their assessed values. My do or has always been open to you and if you think your assessment is too high, I want to talk to you about it. Last year, I assessed U.S. Sugars property at a very conservative market value, which was millions of dollars higher than the bogus formula contained in the Sweet Deal. They appealed to the Value Adjustment Board, composed of two members of the County Commission, one member of the School Board and two citizen members. The Board said that until a Court nulli“es the contract, they have to honor it. That is the reason I “led suit against U.S. Sugar. This is the only suit I have “led since I have been honored to serve as your Property Appraiser. I dont blame Mr. Buker for taking every possible step to preserve his companys tax break. I am not afraid to stand up to him or his company. I am con“dent that the Court will say that a contract that requires an assessment at less than market value canno t stand. Will my opponent continue the “ght if she is elected? Why dont you call her and ask? Her telephone number is (863) 517-1258. If she says she intends to dismiss the suit against U.S. Sugar if she is elected, let her know how you feel about it. Please understand something clearly. I do not set your taxes. I and my professional staff determine the market value of the property. Thats it. We dont set that value, the market does. Any time you have a question about how your property is val ued, or why it is the amount it is, please call me or come to my of“ce. I have an open door policy and enjoy meeting the public, includ ing our business owners and even U.S. Sugar. Bottom line … when U.S. Sugar gets a tax break and doesnt pay its fair share, all other taxpayers in Hendry County … you and me … make up the difference. Mr. Buker said that the tax valuation I am proposing on U.S. Sugar is unwarranted, unjust, and unfair.Ž He calls it unfounde d and a radical tax increase.Ž None of that is true. I certainly understand that he does not want to have to pay more tax. Non e of us do. We all have to deal with hard times considering the state of the economy. I do not want U.S. Sugar to have any hardship, and I do not want them to potentially need to lay off employees. These are our friends and neighbors. They are hardworking people Any time U.S. Sugar feels its assessment is too high, I am more than glad to discuss it with them. The Florida Statutes govern my job. I have to apply the statutes evenhandedly to everyone. It would be too easy to let U.S. S ugar slide but it would be wrong. Thank you for the trust you have placed in me and my staff. My of“ce is your of“ce, and we are your employees. I pledge that we will continue to work hard for you. May God Bless you and your family, and our great County. Phillip L. Pelletier Hendry County Property Appraiser Psalm 35www.pelletier4pa.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by Phillip L. Pelletier, Democrat, for Hendry County Property Appraiser. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE of REFERENDUM for the CITY OF CLEWISTON ENACTMENT OF A NEW AMENDED CLEWISTON CITY CHARTERThe Clewiston City Charter was last amended in 2008. The Citys Charter Review Committee and City Commission have concluded that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Clewiston to adopt a new amended charter to revise and clarify certain provisions and to remove inconsistent and redundant language. Shall the existing Clewiston City Charter enacted in 2008 be repealed and a new amended charter be enacted?AVISO de REFERENDUM para la CUIDAD de CLEWISTON PROMOVER UNA NUEVA ENMIENDA EN LA CUIDAD DE CLEWISTON.La enmienda de la cuidad de Clewiston, fue modi“cada por ultima vez en el ao 2008. El comit y los comisionados han concluido que es mejor para el inters de los ciudadanos adoptar una nueva carta de enmienda para revisar y aclarar disposiciones y as mismo eliminar lenguaje inconsistente y excesivo. Debera la enmienda de la Cuidad de Clewiston que fue aprobada en el 2008 ser modi“cada? _______YES/SI _______NO/NO 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolOn Friday, Sept. 28, Clewiston Middle School 7th and 8th grade students who scored a Level 5 on their FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test) in either Reading, Math, or both for the 2011-12 school year were treated to a party in the school cafeteria. The exemplary students were presented medals for outstanding academic accomplishments along with all of the delicious pizza and ice cream sandwiches they cared to consume. Needless to say, the pizza/ice cream social was a huge hit! In recognition of the 6th graders who also scored Level 5, their previous elementary school picked them up in a limo for their rst of cial "big shot" ride. They cruised Clewiston in style as they were driven to their destination. The illustrious "students of the month of September" were Joel McCray, Hannah Barraza, Elton Perez, Amber Cornelius, Sissai Diaz, Richard Perez, Adamalie DeLaCruz-Avelino, Skylar Duckstein, Jade Castillo, Jesus Almaraz, Jose Rivera, Priyanshiben Patel, Wyatt Dyess, Aaron Williams, Emmanuel Lopez, Christian Schoener Scott, Jordan Potter, Sara McKown, and, not pictured, Courtney Berry, Guadalupe Duran-Almaras, and Aaron Adams. Clewiston Middle School Honors Level 5s SUBMITTED PHOTOS VolleyballThursday, Oct. 4: Home against Dunbar at 6/7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9: Away @ LaBelle at 6/7:30 p.m.GolfMonday, Oct. 8: Home against Immokalee at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9: Home against Moore Haven, Afachkee, and LaBelle (Hendry/ Glades County Championship) at 3:30 p.m.Cross CountryFriday, Oct. 5: Walt Disney Invitational at 12 p.m. Weekly Sports Schedule SUBMITTED PHOTOFuture ScientistsMrs. Weekley’s Fifth Grade students acted as Scientists to see what would happen to Cuphea Mexican Heather Plants. One plant was watered with water, and the other with sprite. Throughout ve days each student hypothesized, observed, asked questions, collected data, and drew conclusions.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Serving all of Hendry County...Heidi Kunstman, MDBoard Certi“ed Pediatrician We are accepting new patients at our LaBelle Medical Of“ce 930 South Main St. (Next to the Winn-Dixie grocery store) For an appointment call... (863) 675-0160Medicaid, Medipass, Florida KidCare and most private insurances accepted. Patients with or without insurance seen. Discounted fees available. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 Florida’s arti cial reefs are a whole new world when the lights go out. Get anchored over your favorite arti cial reef in 70-plus feet of water and turn off everything in the boat that makes noise. You will hear a deafening chorus of clicks, snaps and pops being produced by millions of organisms that inhabit the reef. Turn off all the lights, and any movement in the water will cause an explosion of tiny lights produced by billions of tiny bioluminescent organisms. Drop a oating light over the side to bring the squid in so close that you can see them pulse with colors and patterns. Or just kick back and watch the curious sea turtles surface to investigate. Even if the sh don’t bite, you’re going to have an experience that you can’t get sitting on the couch, and you won’t be feeding the bugs or baking in the hot sun either. Fish that feed primarily at night have excellent vision, and they’re a lot smarter than those daytime feeders, so you don’t want to show them much. The key is to “go stealthy,” which is a phrase coined by my favorite yellow-perch catcher, Brian “Fishhead” Bristow of Estherville, Iowa. “Going stealthy” means to scale back all your tackle to the minimum. I mean the rod, reel, line, lead, circle hook and bait. I like to sh 20to 30-pound tackle with a longer than normal, uorocarbon leader to keep a good separation between the lead and bait. Small live baits (pinsh, grunts, pig sh, bull minnows, mullet, etc.) are excellent, but cut cigar minnows, sardines, herring or menhaden also work very well. Bristow will tell you that frozen squid is all you need, but he’s from Iowa, so you de nitely shouldn’t listen to him. So what are you going to catch? Well, that depends on the water depth and what part of the state you’re in. In the Florida Panhandle, you’ll catch what the locals refer to as black snapper. Now if you’re not familiar with that species, don’t try to look it up in the state regulations booklet, because it’s not in there. Black snapper is the same sh that people in central and south Florida call a mangrove snapper. The actual common name is gray snapper. These sh have a 10-inch minimum size limit, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you’re shing at night in depths that exceed 70 feet. Most of the snapper you catch will be signi cantly over the minimum size limit and average between 4 and 6 pounds. Some will exceed 10 pounds, and when they get that big they begin to look like a Cubera. Gray snapper are open for harvest year round, and the daily recreational bag limit is ve sh per person in state waters. Snapper are not the only game in town when shing the reefs at night. Catch a live squid and put him out on a at line just outside the reach of your anchor lights. Big king mackerel and wahoo feed all night long. They also like to eat while traveling at about 30 miles per hour, so set the drag light and keep the rod in a holder. This may not be repeatable, but on one August night off Franklin County in 70 feet of water, Ol’ Fishhead and I ran into a nest of cobia that was absolutely beyond belief. I’m not sure if it was a spawning aggregate or what, but we caught and released enough 25to 50-pound cobia in a seven-hour period to sink the boat. When daylight came, the amberjacks took over. When the sharks started eating the jacks whole, we blew the whistle and headed for the hill. Safety is always a consideration, especially when night shing, so make sure you pick a night with perfect weather and calm seas, especially if you sh from a small boat like we do. I like to hear the words “high pressure, light and variable winds, and seas of less than two feet” multiple times before I make a decision on a night trip. Also, make sure that your ares are current and your lights, electronics, marine radio, bilge pump, etc. are all working properly. Beat Florida Heat by Night Fishing Florida citrus production costs are the highest in history and could continue to climb as growers battle exotic diseases. That was the focus of a presentation by a well-known citrus economist at the International Citrus and Beverage Conference last week in Clearwater Beach. Dr. Ron Muraro of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) said citrus production costs have increased more in the past eight years than any time period in four decades. He reported statewide, growers are spending up to an average of $1,700 an acre on disease management, irrigation, fertilizer and tree re-plantings. That’s up from $771 an acre just eight years ago. In some regions, growers are spending more than $2,100 an acre. The news came as no surprise to the industry which is locked in a battle with several diseases including canker, black spot and HLB. “We are lucky fruit prices have been rm over the past two seasons because growers are spending more and more to keep these diseases at bay,” said Michael W. Sparks, executive VP/ CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual. “We are doing a good job managing them however it is expensive and cuts into a grower’s bottom line.” The IFAS report blames the increased costs in part on world demand for fertilizer and high energy and chemical costs. Find the entire presentation at http://conference.ifas.u .edu/citrus/ The Florida citrus industry creates a $9 billion annual economic impact, employing nearly 76,000 people, and covering more than 500,000 acres. Founded in 1948 and currently representing nearly 8,000 grower members, Florida Citrus Mutual is the state’s largest citrus grower organization. For more information, visit www. citrusmutual.com. Citrus Growers Facing Highest Production Costs in History

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BY CRISTINA DC PASTORThe road to farming—if you’re a woman—is often through the home or the heart. For Ardis Hammock, 55, that road began when she fell in love with a farmer, married him and became a farmer herself. Today, Hammock is vice president of the 700acre Frierson Farms in Clewiston, Florida. We might not think of the Sunshine State as farm country, but it’s the biggest sugarcane producer and top citrus grower in the United States. Hammock is one of ve involved in the farm’s operation. She married her husband, Alan, 36 years ago, but it was Alan’s aunt, the legendary Louve “Vee” Frierson Platt—Florida Agriculture’s Woman of the Year in 1995—who mentored Hammock in the ways of the farm. Platt was quite the farm innovator in her time. She and two other widows were part of a vemember cooperative, making crucial decisions to implement mechanical harvesting. “She essentially asserted her knowledge and common sense in a eld dominated by men,” she said. To Hammock, it will always be Aunt Vee who “broke the glass ceiling.” When Platt died, the family inherited the sugarcane farm and Hammock’s responsibilities grew. Doing payroll and other paperwork, she took over the bookkeeping and became vice president in 2007, running a full-time farm operation while raising her two children, Robert and Sarah. There are special qualities that women bring to the farming culture, and they have little to do with setting the table and preparing the food. “[Women] get the job done on time, have passion and see the whole picture, but still focus on the details that are sometimes missed,” said Hammock. In the three years that she was chairperson of the local Farm Service Agency County Committee, Hammock immersed herself in the details of federal farm issues to “understand the daily operations of other sectors of agriculture and make an educated decision.” That sounds straightforward enough, but it was hard in the beginning. Hammock recalled how she sat in meetings of the Sweetener Agricultural Trade Committee feeling intimidated. “[It was] similar to [being] any new kid on the block,” she said. She would make her opinions known and generate mere passive acknowledgement of her comments. “Not sure if it was gender or simply government sitting in their ivory tower thinking they knew more than the person with dirt on their feet,” she thought then. Today, their children are very much a part of the family farm. Robert came back with his wife to help run the farm. Sarah works at a local bank as the loan-underwriting manager, reviewing all types of farmers’ loans. “God has blessed us with children who will pass on the strongly held family values that only life on the farm teaches you,” said Hammock. “I can’t imagine any other life than farm life.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 MEET AND GREET FUNDRAISERFOR BARRON PARK Oct. 6, 2012 11:00am to 2:00pm PORK STEAK DINNER $10.00 donation Music by DJ Steve Down Under Door Prizes!!!Paid Political ad Paid for and approved by Tom Corbitt, Republican for Tax Collector Congratulations Natalie Malone For graduating from South University this past September with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Love, Your Family NATALIE MALONE GRADUATION 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 For Ardis Hammock, a Career in Farming On Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. we will have a Halloween workshop meeting at Post 4185. This year LAVFW will again have a House of Horror and hope to add additional activities for the younger children. Last year we had a blast and enjoyed a measure of success with the support and attendance from our community. From the House of Horror donations we helped two Clewiston families during Thanksgiving time. These families were suggested to us by one of our local schools. Whether the donation was used for gas to go see grandparents, unburden the family with bill payments, or a purchase to make their Thanksgiving more meaningful, both families showed much gratitude. This year we plan to repeat this gift for a family who needs a helping hand. There is a lot of good ideas on the drawing board and we need lots of help to make this another successful Halloween event. You do not have to be a member to volunteer, we welcome all interested persons to attend our workshop. More information of our Halloween event will be released soon after this meeting. All High school students are reminded that the deadline for the Voice of Democracy, $30,000 Audio/Essay National Scholarship Award is Nov. 1. Parents and teachers are asked to encourage your young adults to participate. The theme: “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Applications and details are available at Clewiston High School’s guidance counselor, Sherry Llassas or by emailing vfw.kipp@yahoo.com. This contest is open to all students of 9th through 12th grades, public or private. For middle school students, 6th through 8th grade, there is the “Patriot’s Pen” written essay, themed “What Would I tell Our Founding Father.” The deadline is Nov. 1. Contact your school, the VFW or vfw.kipp@yahoo.com for the application and more information. Entries for both of these contests are to be submitted to the VFW, Post 4185, 501 S. Francisco Ave, Clewiston by the deadline. Winning entries will advance to district and continue on to state and national levels. There is also three different contest going on at the elementary grade level that is a teaching tool about how our voting system works. Teachers who are interested in incorporating these contests into their classroom studies should email vfw.kipp@yahoo.com or contact a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. VFW members don’t forget to support the VFWLA Breast Cancer program that is underway. We need to make sure all of our eligible ladies are entered and supported through your donations. Ladies Auxiliary Happenings SUBMITTED PHOTONational Day of PrayerClewiston High School participates in ‘See you at the Pole, National Day of Prayer’ this week.

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fensive line got push, big push, up front. Tackle Clem Nealy thoroughly dominated his man. And John Gonzalez, the bruising up back who paves the way for Robinson, cannonballed out of the back eld and took out defensive linemen, linebackers, whoever was in his way. The Tiger defense also made strides. Josh Rojas made himself an unwelcome guest every time he knifed into the Tornadoes back eld, which happened frequently. The defensive line held its ground, and several Clewiston defenders like Mohammed Chowdhury and Daniel Holligan created mayhem deep in the Booker back eld when the Tornadoes mis red on several center snaps. Larry Jackson and Tyrin Summers snagged interceptions. Yet it was senior quarterback Tyler Clemmons, sophomore wideout Lenorris Gaines, and Head Coach Joe Roth who gave the fans the single most electric moment of the night. Booker had just spoiled a shutout by marching 85 yards in eight plays to close to 22 to 6 with just 45 seconds left in the rst half. Clewiston fell on the subsequent kickoff at its own 32. Robinson ran for three yards to give the Tigers a second and seven at the 35. With about two dozen seconds left, the Tigers were prepared to run out the clock, but Roth saw an opportunity. "Coach said, Let's just do a fade. Tell Lenorris to run!' a beaming Clemmons said after the game. "So I just threw it up and let him catch it." Throw it Clemmons did for forty yards. Gaines hauled it in at the 25 and raced untouched for the score. The strike all but dashed any hopes the Tornadoes had of winning the game. Clemmons had another long bomb for a touchdown called back earlier in the game because of a penalty. That might have thrown off someone with less self-discipline. "I told myself: Don't think about it.' If you think about it, you'll just kill yourself," he said. So he didn't, and he torched the Tornado secondary seconds before the half ended. Roth has been saying since before the rst regular game that the real season started with district play, and now that he's navigated his team through some stormy seas, he's in a good place. "This was great. These are the games we need to win, and we got a taste of victory," Roth said. "We're one-and-oh in our district. We're exactly where we want to be. We just played four quarters of football. We had a great rst half. We put 42 points on the board. It's our best effort by far." And Roth had nothing but praise for Robinson. "Phenomenal! He's been doing it for three years," Roth said. "We have three good backs, but with the injuries, Virthavious knew it was all on him. He came through big time." Now the Tigers set their eyes on the next district game, which is against the Avon Park Red Devils, a team often brimming with talent. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cane Field. TIGERSContinued  1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOSWestside students working hardThe students at Westside have been working hard to make this their best year ever. Some of the exciting things they are have been working on include making “pinwheels for peace” and enjoying an ice cream social with their families. The students are also “Racing to the Top,” trying to beat last years points in the AR program. SUBMITTED PHOTOLimo ride for Central studentsCentral Elementary students scoring a 5 on last year’s FCAT rode in the limo to Beef “O” Brady’s this past Friday!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Medical and Dental services are available by our professional health care team1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471(Located in the Glades County Health Dept. Building)(863) 946-0405 www.fchcinc.orgOf ce Hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs. 8:00am 5:00pm Wed. 9:00am 7:00pm • Fri. 8:00am 4:00pmSusan Rapoport, RDHDental HygienistTraci Thomas Center ManagerFlorida Community Health Centers, Inc.“Working Together for Healthier Communities.” Salvatore M. Colombo, DMDDentist Fernando Mora ores, M.DBoard Certi ed PediatricianMarcia C. Mierez, D.O. Board Certi ed Family Practioner 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 U.S. Sugar began its 82nd annual sugarcane harvesting and processing season at 4 a.m. on Monday with harvest operations in Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades counties. The Clewiston Sugar Factory, which set single tandem milling records last season, began processing the rst railcars of cane that afternoon. Both the harvesting and processing operations run 24/7 during the sugarcane harvest season that runs through early April. "Weather permitting, we expect to harvest and process a good sugarcane crop, very similar in size to last year's," said Judy Sanchez, senior director of corporate communications and public affairs. "We also expect our sugar milling and re ning operations to continue the record-setting pace of the last several years." Sanchez said that U.S. Sugar expects to produce about 7.1 million tons of sugarcane, harvesting approximately 6.56 million tons of sugarcane for processing at the Clewiston Sugar Factory. As a result of the Company's acquisition of DUDA sugarcane operations in Belle Glade, U.S. Sugar will continue to deliver contracted cane to the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida and Florida Crystal's mills. The Clewiston Re nery is projected to produce 15.4 million hundred-weight (770,000 tons) of re ned sugar. The Re nery also will import approximately 1.8 million hundred-weight (90,000 tons) of foreign raw sugar to be re ned and marketed. For the 2011-12 crop, U.S. Sugar produced 7.4 million tons of sugarcane, with 6.55 million tons of that processed in Clewiston, producing 773,000 tons of raw sugar, 41 million gallons of molasses and nearly 200,000 MWhrs of electricity. "Many South Floridians do not realize that our sugarcane produces green renewable energy that replaces 70 million gallons of fuel oil or 1.63 million barrels of fossil fuels each year," Sanchez said. "U.S. Sugar produced enough clean, green renewable energy to power the equivalent of more than 20,000 households for a year." All of the company's re ned sugar products are marketed by United Sugars Corporation, a marketing cooperative that includes U.S. Sugar and beet sugar farmers and processors American Crystal Sugar and Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative. U.S. Sugar's state-of-the-art sugar milling and re ning operations make its Clewiston Sugar Factory the world's largest fully integrated and automated cane sugar processing facility. U.S. Sugar Begins 82nd Annual Sugarcane Harvest University of South Florida History Professor and author, Gary Mormino, will be the guest speaker at the Clewiston Museum's Annual Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. Mormino, a professor of Florida History Studies, will speak on how Florida has evolved quickly from a sleepy rural state in the 1940s to its current status. His best award winning book, "Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams," will provide an excellent platform for his presentation. This program is a precursor for the upcoming arrival of the Smithsonian Institution's Journey Stories Exhibit that will open to the public on Oct. 20 and remain for six weeks. Journey Stories explores the migration of America while Mormino's presentation will lay the groundwork for many events planned around the exhibit in the coming weeks. The public is invited to this event and there will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet Dr. Mormino and talk with him following the presentation. The program is being made possible through a grant provided by the Florida Humanities Council. For more information, contact the Museum at 863-983-2870 or e-mail clewistonmuseum@ embarqmail.com. Complete information on the upcoming Journey Stories program can be found at www. clewistonmuseum.org. Noted Historian and Author to Address Museum Annual Meeting PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZA COURTESY PHOTO

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am coming in swinging a feather duster. There’s a little bit of cleanup as far as the command staff that needs to take place in my opinion. Second thing is an accountability program, there has to be accountability for the deputies: sergeants, lieutenants, all the way up. As my understanding is now, they’re basically assigned to a district and they go out and they just answer calls. “There’s no set way or area of responsibility. W hen you get that you’ll see them, and I’m not picking on the deputies, because I think it’s a failure of leadership, four or ve deep at Subway in the afternoon or go to the Elks Club on Saturday night, you’ll see them all having steak. There has to be accountability where they need to be in an area that’s their area. When you give somebody some responsibility and you tell them what the expectations are, there’s no question as to how they should function and what they should be doing. If you don’t they’re left to go to their own devices and do whatever they want to do.” Chamberlain also had a problem with the number of turnovers, which is when an experienced employee transfers out of the department they are in, leaving the department with less experienced of cers. “I’m glad Mark brought that up,” said Sheriff Whidden. “One advantage that candidates have over the incumbent is that they can tell you whatever they want to tell you, they’re going to do this and this. And on one hand, prime example, he just spoke about turnover. We lost deputies, that’s gotta stop. A nd just now he talks about accountability; hold them accountable. Well, just like in any organization, public or governmental, if y ou hold them accountable you’re going to have turnover.” Sheriff Whidden also went on to speak to Chamberlain’s comment about placing deputies in speci c areas, or zones. “I totally agree with zones. Zones are by far the proven best practice you can have as far as policing the county goes. However, you have to have enough manpower to do it,” said Sheriff W hidden. Chamberlain disagreed, stating that zones can be implemented into the sheriff’s department. “You can do it using exactly some of the formulas that he’s speaking of, if you know how to do that. As far as not having enough manpower, there are things that you can do to increase manpower. Proper use of an auxiliary or reserve program,” said Chamberlain. Each candidate had differing answers regarding most subjects, though one thing could be agreed upon. “If you want to actually look at our experiences, our training, I think you’ll see who outweighs w ho, by far,” said Sheriff Whidden. Chamberlain quickly commented that he agreed, to which both candidates laughed. However, regarding the question as to what they felt was the single largest criminal issue affecting Hendry County, each candidate took a different stance. “I would say burglaries and the economic conditions,” said Chamberlain, “and I would say those go hand in hand. A lot of the opponents that we had in the primaries talked a lot about gangs and drugs and there are those things here in Hendry County, they’re in every community in South Florida, and I don’t think it’s any better or worse here in Hendry County than it is anywhere else.” “By far narcotics,” said Sheriff Whidden. “We’ve seen a huge increase in narcotic use. It seems like a large portion of society has turned to that. When they get on drugs, so to speak, they have to be able to purchase it, they have to be able to get it. When they get to a certain point they can no longer hold jobs, they get out there and do steal and burglarize. Burglaries and thefts and crimes of opportunity like that are always a big issue, but I believe that a majority of it stems from narcotics and that’s what we ght on a daily basis.” When asked what changes he would implement if voted into the position of Sheriff, Chamberlain stated that there are some things that go on in the Sheriff’s Department that absolutely should not happen. “I’m not going to comment on that in the paper,” said Chamberlain, to which Sheriff Whidden did not have a rebuttal. Regarding the issue of who has more experience, each candidate seems to believe that they have the upper hand. “By the time Sheriff Whidden started his career in Florida in 1999, I was already a lieutenant for three years,” stated Chamberlain. “I have written, managed, and implemented budgets and oversaw budgets four times as large as the Hendry County Sheriff’s Ofce. He [Sheriff Whidden] has three years of budget experience, I have over ten years of budget experience. This isn’t my rst rodeo, I’ve been doing this forever.” “I’m not trying to pick on you, Mark,” said Sheriff Whidden, “I think you’re a wonderful guy and I’m sure you probably run a budget really good. But here’s the fact of the matter: What have I done wrong with the budget?” Leading back to the budget cut of $100,000, which was recently made by the Board of County Commissioners, Chamberlain said that he could have made the cut with absolutely no operational impact. “The Sheriff, on the other hand, went to a few meetings, and got everybody in an uproar, saying he had to, no choice, but had to, cut patrol deputies. I nd that entirely disingenuous,” said Chamberlain. “That is the lifeblood of your agency as a sheriff’s of ce. You cut everything in the world possible, everything possible, before you touch one single patrol deputy.” “How much were they asking us to cut,” asked Sheriff Whidden. “At rst, $600,000,” said Chamberlain. “No sir, $690,000,” stated Sheriff Whidden. “Right,” replied Chamberlain. While each candidate has a differing opinion on most of the inner workings of the Sheriff’s Department, one thing that each agrees upon is their own ability to get the job done as sheriff. “Hendry County needs a sheriff that they know, a sheriff that’s going to be out there, a sheriff that isn’t afraid to do the job, to get out there as a cop,” said Sheriff Whidden. “They need a sheriff who’s not afraid to make a decision. You’ve gotta have a sheriff that can get out there with the public. I’m telling you, here in Hendry County that’s what they want, that’s what they need, and that’s what they deserve. I’m that person.” “I have the knowledge, the background, and the experience; A very successful career,” said Chamberlain. ”And yes, I am from another agency, but sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees when you’re in the same place your whole career. I’d like to point out the fact that out of all the places in the world, I chose to move to Clewiston, Florida.” To end on a positive note, each candidate was asked to say something nice about the other. “I tell people this all the time, I don’t think that Steve Whidden is an evil man or a mean man,” said Chamberlain. “He’s got great hair, I’m jealous of that hair,” said Sheriff Whidden. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 With Crizal No-Glare lenses, neither smudges nor scratches can keep you from the clearest vision possible. Ordinary lens Crizal No-Glare lens Ask your Eyecare Professional for Crizal lensesThe most water-proof, dust-proof, scratch, smudge and dirt resistant No-Glare lenses.Family Eye Care100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761Randall T. Parrish Jr., O.D. L. Lamar Youmans, O.D. www.familyeyecarelabelle.com2011 Essilor of America, Inc. All rights reserved. Essilor and Crizal are registered trademarks of Essilor International. EDG11 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 SHERIFFContinued  1 “By the time Sheriff Whidden started his career in Florida in 1999, I was already a lieutenant for three years,” stated Chamberlain. “He [Sheriff Whidden] has three years of budget experience, I have over ten years of budget experience. This isn’t my rst rodeo, I’ve been doing this forever.” “I’m not trying to pick on you, Mark,” said Sheriff Whidden, “I think you’re a wonderful guy and I’m sure you probably run a budget really good. But here’s the fact of the matter: What have I done wrong with the budget?”

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Flagmen will be present as needed to signal vessels to stop or to proceed with caution. The controlling width of the navigable channel through Culvert 1A project area is 20ft minimum, limited by a controlling depth of 6ft when the lake is at elevation +11.0 Mean Sea Level. Signs and navigational markers are in place before the construction area to advise mariners to reduce speed and use caution. Type of Operation: Cofferdam construction to facilitate culvert replacement Location of Operation: Okeechobee Waterway 810’34”W 2648’56”N Duration of Operations: Jan 2012 – March 2015 Vessels involved: Two (2) Barges; Two (2) Push Boats VHF-FM radio frequencies monitored: Channel 16 Point of Contact: Elizabeth Lamborghini, Odebrecht Construction 24 hour phone number: 305-704-5848 Chart number: 11428, Dated 01 Aug 20 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Sonja Hanks, Sofa, Chair, End Tables, Pictures Frames, Stereo, Miscellaneous boxes. • Property of: Margarita Dominguez, Carpet, Box Spring, Miscellaneous Boxes 427274 SUN 10/4,11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009-CA-000867 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -VS.James Michael Garrity, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment o f Foreclosure dated September 18, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000867 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintif f and James Garrity 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 HENDR Y COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on October 24, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK A, SEMINOLE MANOR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 93 AND 94, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH CERTAIN YEAR: 1983, MAKE: TWIN, VIN#T356FR14024A & VIN #T356FR1402B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. 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. I f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLE R CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 427209 CN 9/27’10/4/2012 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, October 24, 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. 427660 CN 9/13,20/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE THE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2012 AT 10:00 AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 427705 CN 10/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FAMILY DIVISION CASE NO: 2011-783 DR IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF DENISE MUNOZ ZAVALA, Wife/Petitioner, and JAIME ZAVALA, Husband/Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Jaime Zavala Residence Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the Petitioner’s attorney, Thomas Montgomery, Esquire, whose address is P.O. Box 1510, Belle Glade, FL 3430, on or before 11-15-2012, and le the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court, Family Division, P.O. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida 33975, before service on the Petitioner’s attorney, or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default will 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 of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: 9/18/2012 CLERK OF SAID COURT R. DeLa Cruz DEPUTY CLERK 427014 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 of 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 of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: September 5, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 426068 CN 9/13,20,27;10/4/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Gregory A. Thompson conducting a Janitorial and Lawncare business at 290 B Road, La Belle, Florida, under the ctitious name of National Janitorial and Lawncare and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Gregory Antonio Thompson 290 B Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 Ownership of National Janitorial and Lawncare is as follows: Gregory Antonio Thompson 290 B Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of National Janitorial and Lawncare under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Gregory A. Thompson DATE: 9/24/2012 290 B Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 427475 CB 10/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000151 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, BILLY D. FIELDS, et al, Defendant(s)(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 12, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 26-2009-CA-000151 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and BILLY D. FIELDS; IMA JEAN FIELDS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of October, 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT(S) 13 AND 14, BLOCK 376, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 71 THROUGH 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 204 S SAN GABRIEL STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Fender’s must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 21, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clark of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09010756 CHASEDIRECT-VATeam 3F09010756**See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 31)2, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 3352299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding427207 CN 9/27;10/4/2012 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FOUNDATION ANNUAL RETURN The annual return of The Faass Foundation, Inc. is available at its accountant’s of ce, located at 381 SR 80W, PO Box 2298, LaBelle, FL 33975, for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who request such inspection within 180 days of the date of this notice. Citizens may request inspection by contacting Ruth A. Faass at (503) 843-3588. The Faass Foundation, Inc. 25400 Harmony Rd. Sheridan, OR 97378 427640 CN 10/4/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the contracted renter(s) of storage unit(s) at Secure Self Storage that the delinquent payments must be paid in full, including expenses, by October 15th, 2012 at 9:00am at Secure Self Storage 508 E. Sagamore Ave., Clewiston, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Christine Moore #8 Robert Rosier #18 Russell Halcomb #21 Kimberly Dowell #22 George Jones #40 and #54 Will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of as we see t. 427306 CN 10/4/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2012, 10:15AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT 427713 CN 10/4/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on October 16th, 2012 @ 8 a.m. at Affordable Towing Service 749 NW Ave L Belle Glade FL, 33430 1983 Ford, VIN: 1FTDF15F9DNA32618 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 4276 CGS 10/4/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, the Circuit 20 Community Based Care Lead Agency is seeking Case Management Organizations to provide services in two areas of Circuit 20. The rst area encompasses Lee and Charlotte Counties, and the second area encompasses Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties. Please nd the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN 12-01) at www.childnetsw .org under “Providers”. All instructions for submission of proposals can be found in this document. 427608 CGS 10/4/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012, 10:30AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 427714 CN 10/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000055 CITIBANK NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE4 TRUST, Plaintiff, VS. JILLIAN SANTIESTEBAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 11, 2012, and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000055 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Citibank NA, as trustee for WAMU Series 2007-HE4 Trust, is the Plaintiff and Jillian Santiesteban, Luis Santiesteban, Source Mortgage, Inc., are defendants, Il will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Glades County, Florida on the 18th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 7, OF RIVERVIEW, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 128, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2155 RIVERSIDE DR, MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 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 16th day of September, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa. FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 SJ09-16198 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 19411637-2281. within two (2) working clays of receipt of ibis notice; if you arc 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. 427137 GCD 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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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 2325 2009 1074433-03000190040 Amer Atalla Ali Abdol Kader, Jaled Atalla Ali Abdol Kader and Atalla Ali Abdol Kader Lot 4, Block 19, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012, which is the 1st day of November, 2012 Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427449 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS: NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS’ MEETING FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, will hold their annual landowners’ meeting for the Board of Supervisors on Saturday October 24, 2012 at 6:30p.m. at the Central County Conference Room, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura, Florida. The purpose of the landowners’ meeting is to conduct business of the District. If you need speci c directions to the CCWCD Conference Room or additional information you may contact the District of ce at 863-983-5797 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Central County Water Control District Montura Ranch Estates, Forida Atencin residentes de montura: CONVOCATORIA PARA PROPIETARIOS ‘CENTRAL DEL CONDADO DISTRITO DE AGUA DE CONTROL Se hace saber que la Junta de Supervisores para el Distrito Central del Condado de Control del Agua, celebrar su reunin anual de propietarios de tierras para la Junta de Supervisores el sbado 24 de octubre de 2012 a las 6:30 en la Sala de Conferencias del Condado Central, ubicada en el 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura, Florida. El propsito de la reunin de los terratenientes es llevar a cabo negocios en el Distrito. Si necesita instrucciones espec cas a la Sala de Conferencias CCWCD o informacin adicional puede comunicarse con la o cina del Distrito al 863-983-5797 entre las horas de 9 am y 2 pm Todas las personas interesadas estn invitados a asistir y ser escuchado. Centro del Agua del Condado del Distrito de Control Montura Ranch Estates, Forida 427661 CN 10/4,11,18/2012 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 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 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 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 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 1714 2009 1244432-A0001170000 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5224, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427448 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 1084 2009 1334331-A0001020000 John H. Mann The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 292, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427457 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 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 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 1713 2009 1244432-A0001140100 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5225, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012 Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427445 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 1974 2009 1274432-A0002320100 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter 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 West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 123, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012, which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427458 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 1906 2009 1264432-A0002730000 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 452, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012 Dated this 26th day of September, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427455 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 2664 2009 1214334-03000010030 Kenneth Gainous Lot 3, Block 1, Harlem Addition No. 7, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 80 and 81, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427456 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1977 2009 1274432-A0002410000 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast 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 South 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 160, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427446 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 1868 2009 1264432-A0001500000 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The South one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, 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 thereof. Also known as Tract 339, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012 Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427451 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 PUBLIC HEARING, WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT In accordance with Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District, “the District” will hold a public hearing, workshop and special meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the District Conference Room, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Florida 33440. The purpose of the public hearing, workshop and special meeting is to consider adoption of an initial assessment resolution in connection with the Dike Project. The Board will hold a Public Hearing directly prior to adoption, for the purpose of hearing public comment and objections to the proposed initial assessment resolution that will establish estimated total maximum assessments per acre in amount not to exceed $256.96 with an estimated maximum annual per acre cost of $51.39. All lands within the District will be affected. The Board will also consider and take action on: bids for the Dike Project; Contract for the Dike Project construction; and, any other matter that may properly come before the Board. This public hearing may be continued to a date, time and place to be speci ed on the record at the hearing. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida Law for Special Districts. The meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be speci ed on the record at the meeting. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing is asked to contact the District’s Main Of ce at (863) 983-5797, at least 48 hours before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8770, who can aid you in contacting the District Of ce. Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing is advised that person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 427741 CN 10/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-00291 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, VS. ROSA L. MARTINEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale Dated September 24, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 22-2008CA-000291 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff and ROSA L. MARTINEZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 25th day of October 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND INTRACT 23 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN THE WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CSS, ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERNMENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OR ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.01 FEET; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE IN NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION, PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.02 FEET OR THEREABOUTS TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS, THENCE WEST ALONG SAID BOUNDARY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LES AND EXCEPT: A PARCEL OF LAND IN TRACT 23, SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN THE WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CSS ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERNMENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OF ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.01 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING OF PARCEL HEREIN CONVEYED; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; ‘THENCE RUN WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY, THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1380 SW RIVER ROAD, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 26, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08103135 WMFIDELITY-SPECFHLMCTeam 3-F08103135 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the American swith Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 4275 CGS 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 2681 2009 1214334-03000070020 Kenneth Gainous Lot 2, Block 7, Harlem Addition No. 7, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 80 and 81, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427459 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L94Removal and Replacement of Concrete Ditch Pavement in Highlands County.-Budget Estimate: $141,169.00. E1L95Herbicide Application, Edging and Sweeping & Litter Control in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $165,800.00 E1L96Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $280,233.00. E1L97Reworking Non-Paved Shoulders and Slopes in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $113,679.00. E1L98Road & Bridge Sweeping On the State Primary Roadways in Charlotte & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $130,000.00. E1L99Guardrail Repairs in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $75,000.00. E1M00Mechanical Sweeping of Curbs, Gutters, and Bridges in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $120,000.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 427130 CN/CB 9/27;10/4/2012 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 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 2667 2009 1214334-03000010150 Debrah D. Jackson Lot 15, Block 1, Harlem Addition No. 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 80 and 81, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427452 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 IS HEREBY GIVEN : Elbert J. Williams, P O Box 1736, 804 Maryland Ave., Clewiston Rosedel Williams, P O Box 478, 211 W. Aztec Ave., Clewiston Jaime Perez AKA Jaime Davila, 1255 Riviera Ave., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 10/4/2012 427580 CN/CB 10/4/2012 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 2789 2009 2014329-0100050B050 David Mayhood + Sue Mayhood Lotts 19 and 20, Block B, Hickpochee Heights Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 32, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012, which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427447 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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? 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.

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What’s in this bag? Shrooms! On Sept. 24 an of cer initiated a traf c stop on a vehicle that did not have functioning brake lights. Approaching the vehicle, the of cer detected the odor of burnt marijuana. The of cer then asked the mean, who was identi ed as Tyler Rush Yebba, if he had anything in the vehicle that he should make the of cer aware of, to which he replied no, and the of cer asked for permission to search the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle a plastic bag was found stuffed between the driver's seat and the center console, which appeared to be psilocybin mushrooms. When asked what the items in the bag were, Yebba spontaneously uttered "Shrooms!" The suspect is being charged with possession of a hallucinogen. Victim threatened with batOn Sept. 20 a deputy responded to an assault complaint. Speaking with the victim, Melissa Rivers, the deputy was informed that the suspect threatened her with a bat and admitted to being responsible for vandalizing her vehicle. While these events took place, the victims young son was present. The suspect, identi ed as Nicholas Thomas, was unable to be reached, however, a witness claimed that the mother of the victim went to the suspects apartment and began to scream and yell, which included a threat to kill his mother. The witness said that he was upset and that Thomas was not to blame, but the victim, Rivers, was. He also stated that if something was not done that he would consider taking matters into his own hands, as he would not allow anyone to harm either his mother or sister. The suspect is being charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 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 1802 2008 1224432-01000730050 Edwardo Gort and Gilda C. Gort Lot 5, Block 73, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Pubic Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427454 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 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 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 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 1700 2008 1224432-01000320070 Oscar Del Toro-Figueroa and Dielma Rosa Del Toro Lot 7, Block 32, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427450 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. SUBMITTED PHOTOTug of WarClewiston High School held a pep rally for their Sept. 28 football game. They played a friendly game of Tug of War between the teachers and students. Faculty won 2 out of 2! Arrest BlotterSynth Narcotic Possession Arrested Sept. 26 by Of cer Chamberlain s i o c Kevin Ray Hickman, 37Fugitive from Justice in State Arrested Sept. 17 by Of cer Rojas St c Sylvester Clyde Gooden, 42 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. was motioned to be terminated, nally answering with "I'm not going to get into the nite details of the situation." While the details of the ordeal remain blurry, one certainty remains: Kennington-Korf's absence was noticeable. After announcing her resignation on Sept. 25 and getting up to leave before the BOCC meeting was fully over, residents stood up and walked out with her. Among those walking out with her was Randy Bengston, Public Safety Director, who, upon leaving the meeting, was approached by Taylor who thanked him for what he did for Judy. With an exit such as that, it was hard to not leave an impression on the board members and residents alike. "I was very touched when all of those people walked out with Judy," said Taylor. With Kennington-Korf's position of Hendry County Administrator being taken over by Mark Lapp until a new administrator is hired, residents are interested to see who will take over the position. "We are currently putting together an ad," said Janet Papinaw, Hendry County Grants and Special Projects Director. The ad will detail all of the quali cations needed for those seeking to ll the position of Administrator. "She was the rst county administrator to not have an assistant, and yes, she did request to have one," said Taylor. "All of the men that have held that position previously had one, which I think is really sexist." JUDYContinued  1 Tyler Yebba Nichola Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SAVE THE DATE!Glades Business DaySAVE THE DATE!Glades Business DayThursday, October 11 Workforce Alliance West Career Center, 1085 S. Main Street, Belle Glade 9:00AM … 11:00AM or 1:00PM … 3:00PM Workforce Alliance is offering nearly $1 million to Palm Beach County companies for worker training. Find out how you can apply for these grants and other special funding and tax incentives to help your business. RSVP by Monday, October 8 by sending an email to:GladesBusinessDay@pbcalliance.com Bring your business card for a raf”e! Connecting Business With Talent 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 4, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.79/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 30.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 8.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 0.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 33.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “In the last few years, we’ve typically seen a seasonal downward trend at the gas pump as the cooler temperatures invade,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “We just haven’t seen any sort of real decline at the pump yet this autumn. This year has seen one of the warmest evertemperatures and gasoline prices alike. High temperatures have been blamed on global warming, perhaps we’re seeing a long term “pump warming” equivalent at retail pumps. Either way, the small drop in gasoline prices isn’t to the satisfaction of many, and I don’t see enough relief to satisfy the majority of American motorists any time soon,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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