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Title: The Clewiston news
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Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 11-01-2012
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BIG RACES TO BE DECIDED TUESDAYBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comThis year’s election season has been a hotbed of activity, as incumbent of ce holders are seeing some of the most aggressive challenges for their seats in years. Several critical of ces are in the balance, with Republican and Democratic candidates organizing solid campaigns for a chance to secure their sought-after seats. Other races are not marked by a challenge between the two prominent political parties, and have been more subdued in tone and approach.Sheriff of Hendry CountyPerhaps the most closely watched contest on Tuesday will be that for sheriff of Hendry County. Mark Chamberlain, having easily moved past his Republican opponents in the August 14 primary election, will be facing incumbent Sheriff Steve Whidden, Democrat. Like Chamberlain, Whidden won an easy primary for a chance to participate in Tuesday’s election. Chamberlain, a retiree from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce, points to his experience as the chief BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comOn Monday night, a request was sent to Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director of Clewiston, for electric lineman to volunteer and help the counties that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. After there is a natural disaster, crews around the surrounding areas will assess the damage and estimate how much it will cost to repair the areas, how many men are needed, and about how long it will take. After this process is completed phone calls are made and volunteers are assigned to go and work in speci c areas where they will work fourteen hour shifts and rotate with different groups of men. Electric Linemen are sent to these areas to construct and maintain electrical power transmissions, among other things, where power is out and help is needed. “Our goal is to go up there and restore the electricity,” said McCarthy. “We need to remember that we’ve received help in times of need, so it’s important to extend a hand for those who need it when we can.” McCarthy is currently sending three men to help counties that have been affected by Sandy, though more men did volunteer to help. “I actually had almost all of my men volunteer to go up there and help,” said McCarthy, “but if I did that I’d have nobody in Clewiston in case of an emergency here.” Currently three men are scheduled to go and volunteer, which is half of McCarthy’s crew. However, all of the men acknowledge that this is for a good cause. “These men know that we have received help in the past and are happy to do what they can,” said McCarthy. Though most members of McCarthy’s crew volunteered to go and aid those in need, one of the main issues is sending out enough men while also refraining from sending too many and overcrowding the area. T, N F A: M P D P V. N SEE POWER  12 SEE ELECTION  22 Election Day is Here In Wake of Sandy, Local Men Volunteer to Help Restore Power Police continue looking for suspects On October 19, an of cer was dispatched to Suzy B’s in reference to a battery and robbery which had taken place. When of cers arrived on the scene the victim, Eddie Thompson, was laying face down on the oor and appeared to be unconscious. Upon later questioning, Thompson claimed that he was at the bar speaking with childhood friends when suddenly he was attacked from behind, out of the blue and unprovoked. When questioned on the scene, witnesses could not provide police of cers with information as to why Thompson was attacked, but said that a large group of black males appeared to strike him repeatedly with their sts and feet. They stated that he was mainly struck in the head and torso area. One of the witnesses was the victim’s brother. When she attempted to help her brother, she was injured and needed to receive medical attention. Medics on the scene stated that Goodbread’s arm was possibly broken, however, she did not wish to be treated for her injuries. Thompson was loaded into the ambulance and transported to Air Glades airport, where he was own to a hospital via helicopter. He was reported to have a laceration on his ear and no other serious injuries. During the ght Thompson’s wallet and cell phone were taken, which have not been retrieved. There have been no arrests in this case as of yet and Thompson’s half sister is currently in the hospital suffering from an apparent seizure. Whether or not that is a result of the altercation at Suzy B’s is unknown at this time. Suzy B’s Brawl Leaves 1 Hospitalized PHOTO / JENNY WOODSThe city of Clewiston Recreation Department held a Fall Festival this past Saturday evening. Everyone who attended had a fun time. Children dressed in their Halloween costumes, the Criminal Justice class performed a Grease skit, and the Sugar Dolls performance were just some of the many activities that went on. Cute Monkeys spotted at Fall Festival

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012

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Nationwide Impaired Driving CrackdownThere will be a nationwide impaired driving crackdown until Nov. 4. Caloosa Federated Republican WomenCaloosa FRW Meetings/Fundraisers that are scheduled prior to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. One of the candidates below will speak. This is an opportunity to talk one on one to every candidate. There will be a charge at the door for hors d’ouvers, sweet, un-sweet tea or water. All bar beverages are to be paid for when ordered. Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Florida Cafe (Cuban Cuisine) in Clewiston. Speaker Paul Puletti Candidate for School Superintendent. Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Republican Victory Party at the Port LaBelle Inn. For more information or to RSVP, please call 863-675-7703. Clewiston Gospel SingA Gospel Sing will be held on Nov. 2 at the Big Red Barn in Clewiston (seven miles west of Clewiston). The sing will feature Henry Pelham and Roy Pelham and will begin at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. For more information contact Judy at 863-983-7256.Veteran’s Day Family PicnicThe community is invited to come join in a time of honoring our veterans on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 12 to 4 p.m., at Woodworks Park. There will be bounce houses, slides, snow cones, and much more for the entire family. There will be no charge, but volunteers are needed to help with the festivities and donations of any kind are welcome to help make this event even more special. For more information or to help, please call Lorena at 863-599-1695.Mini Health FairsHealth Fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, and oxygen checks. Harlem Gardens Apartments on Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center on Monday, Nov. 12, at 11:30 a.m. An Ace Homecare Outreach Nurse will be giving u shots at all locations for the month of November. You must ll out a form in advance. For more information, please call Tabitha Yebba at 863233-1305.Christmas Craft FairThe Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium. Indoor and outdoor booths are available. To reserve a booth or for more information, please call Betty Godsey at 863-885-1694 or the Chamber of Commerce at 863-983-7979.Choir Christmas CantataPractice has begun for the First Baptist Church 3rd Choir season. They are again going to be kicking off the Chamber of Commerce Wonder-FULL Week of Christmas. If you would like to join, please contact First Baptist Church at 863-983-5555 or email Dr. Todd Buck, Pastor by email at toddbucksr@gmail.com.Free PumpkinsAny leftover pumpkins in the First United Methodist Church pumpkin patch are free for the taking while supplies last beginning Thursday, Nov. 1.VFW Flea MarketThe VFW Flea Market will be held on Saturday’s from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The VFW is located at 501 S. Francisco Street. It will not be open on Saturday, Oct. 27, due to the Ladies Auxiliary having their 2nd Annual Halloween Horror Night. Starting in November, the ea market will be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information or if you have any questions, please call Valerie at 561-756-4050.AA MeetingsThere will be AA meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. They will be held at St. Martin’s Church at 207 N. W.C. Owen in Clewiston. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ANNUAL UPDATE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on November 13, 2012 at 5:05 p.m. at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider adopting the annual update (FY 2012-17) of the Capital Improvements Schedule which is part of the Capital Improvement Element of the Comprehensive Plan. In accordance with Section 163.3177(3) (b), F.S., the capital improvement element must be reviewed by the local government on an annual basis. Modi“cations to update the 5-year capital improvements schedule may be accomplished by ordinance and may not be deemed to be amendments to the local comprehensive plan. The Ordinance title is as follows: ORDINANCE 2012-_____ AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA APPROVING THE ANNUAL UPDATE (FY 2012-17) CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ELEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 163.3177, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance and amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (8636755317). Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Band BoostersChristmas Tree Pre-Order Believe it or not, it’s almost Christmas! Actually it isn’t, but it is time to make the annual Christmas Tree order that will be sold two weeks after Thanksgiving. As usual they will have a beautiful assortment of trees that are eight feet and under. However, trees above eight feet tall must be pre-ordered. If you or your business would like to display a nine foot or taller Noble, Douglas, Grand or Frasier Fir, contact Sean Miller at 863-677-0174. All pro ts from the tree sales go to support the unfunded needs of the High School and Middle School Instrumental music programs. The High School and Middle School band program has enrolled over 60 students and there is no better way to show your support than to display a beautiful Christmas Tree. To the citizens of Clewiston and the surrounding area, the Clewiston Band Boosters would like to thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to seeing you at the tree lot on Nov. 23!Clewiston Middle SchoolSchool Advisory Council Clewiston Middle School will hold the next School Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building. All interested are encouraged and welcomed to attend. SCHOOL BRIEFS SEE SCHOOL  10

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonDuring the 5th Annual STA5-Clewiston Christmas Bird Count (FLSO) held December 31, 2011, volunteers tallied the highest numbers for eight bird species reported in the United States during the 2011-2012 bird survey. One of these top species was the Fulvous Whistling-Duck with 250 birds. During the past 5 years STA5-Clewiston has reported the highest number of these birds annually and holds the all-time (112 year) record for 1,100 Fulvous Whistling-Ducks which was submitted in 2007-2008. Other top U. S. species reported at STA5 last year were 2,320 Blue-winged Teal and 32 Snail Kite, along with 70 Purple Swamphens being reported. The all-time record of 75 Purple Swamphens was set at STA5 during the 20102011 count. The other top species for 2011-2012 were 100,000 American Coots, 430 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Gray Kingbird and 505 Northern Rough-winged Swallows. Snail Kites and Purple Swamphens are permanent residents while the others like the Blue-winged Teal usually winter in Florida. Blue-winged Teal normally breed across the eastern United States from Texas to the Canadian Arctic and Atlantic Coast to the Rocky Mountains, but irregularly in Florida. They are the second most abundant duck in North American, behind the Mallard. Their primary winter range is South and Central America with some arriving in Florida as early as July and returning to the north in March or April. This small dabbling duck is smaller than a Mallard and larger than a Green-winged Teal. They have a wide attish head and large dark broad bill. Breeding males have a brown body with a half-moon shape behind the bill, a small ank patch in front of their black rear, and pale blue coverts. Adult females and eclipse males are a neatly patterned brown-gray and have a pale area at the base of the bill. Juveniles are similar to the adult female, but have smaller rounder feathers. The male's call is a loud, high whistle nasal bleat. Females make loud, evenly spaced quacks. Blue-winged Teal prefer living near shallow ponds and wetlands where they forage for aquatic insects, snails, crustaceans, clams and snails as well as vegetation and grains. They nest among grasses and herbaceous vegetation where they build a hallow nest lined with vegetation and down. The female lays eight to 12 white to olive-white eggs which she incubates for about 24 days. The young are led to water soon after they hatch and y at 35 to 44 days of age. To join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers in their quest for Blue-winged Teal and other bird species at STA5 November 10, November 24 or December 8 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 begin at the STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead located 29 miles south of Clewiston. Please, share you your birdwatching experiences and post suggestions for featured birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Blue-winged Teal (BWTE) PHOTO / NANCY PRICEMale Blue-winged Teal. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Phillip Pelletier Current Hendry County Property Appraiser When it comes to setting your property taxes ƒ Experience Matters Kristina Kulpa 16 Years as Hendry Property Appraiser Experienced, Professional, Fair Knows the Job, Knows the People, Knows the Stakes When it com e Kristina Kulpa  I have 16 years [of experience] as the elected property appraiser. I have over 30 years of appraisal experience.Ž„ Clewiston News and Caloosa Belle Ive been cleaning up my act. I plan to get my certication.Ž „ Clewiston News and Caloosa Belle 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Join us, Anne, Carolyn and Jan on Sat., Nov. 3 from 10am 5pm in the Mall of Moore Haven, US 27. (Next to Mike’s Hydraulics) Antiques, fine used furniture, clothing, glassware & unusual items.863-801-5199 Anne Tiques of Moore Haven is Re-opening!For years, bedbugs have been turning up in sometimes odd and random places, such as subways, movie theaters, dressing rooms and schools, but scientists believed that to ourish, the insects would need more frequent access to human blood meals. Turns out they don't. A new University of Florida study, published online this month by the journal Medical and Veterinary Entomology, shows the blood-sucking insects can do much more than survive they can even thrive with far less access to human blood than previously believed. And the news only gets creepier. The threeyear study also found that it takes only about 11 weeks for one pair of bedbugs to spawn a large enough population to cause harmful blood loss in a baby, and just under 15 weeks for adult humans. Just 3,500 bedbugs feeding on a single baby or 25,000 on an adult can cause problems. "By harmful, we mean it's not killing you, but your body would be stressed," said Roberto Pereira, a research associate scientist in entomology with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. "And when your body is stressed, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your blood volume would be low, your iron levels might be too low, or you might become anemic." Pereira and Phil Koehler, a professor of entomology and UF/IFAS faculty member, fed bedbugs in 5and 15-minute periods and once, three or seven times per week, to see how the populations fared under different feeding conditions. Andrew Taylor, a former UF entomology undergraduate, and Margie Lehnert, a former entomology graduate student, assisted with the project. Under the researchers' bedbug-feeding regimens, Koehler said, the populations grew under all conditions even those bedbugs fed the least often and for the shortest duration, although that group's numbers grew slowly. "Basically what we found is that they can live on a diet of weekly snacks," Pereira said. The researchers also were surprised to discover that if not controlled, populations of bedbugs large enough to cause humans harm could grow four times more quickly than previously thought, in just an 11to 15-week span. After having been nearly eradicated in the U.S., the pests became resurgent in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2011, the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky released a survey of U.S. pest control professionals that found 99 percent of respondents had encountered bedbug infestations in the past year. Before 2000, only 25 percent of the survey's respondents had encountered the pests. Koehler and Pereira's study also found that unless pest control efforts against bedbugs can kill at least 80 percent of a given population, they are not likely to have much success. Pest managers most often use pyrethrins against bedbugs, but bedbugs have grown increasingly resistant. "Unfortunately, there are very few products that will do that," Koehler said. "And there is plenty of evidence that many populations of bedbugs in the U.S. are resistant." There are some heat treatments that have been successful, but they are labor intensive, time-consuming and expensive, he said. "One pair of bedbugs can become 35,000 in just 10 weeks if not controlled," Koehler said. "It's really a very dif cult problem for people." Typical Populations of Bedbugs can Cause Harmful Blood Loss in Humans PHOTO / UF

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.LeRoy Hare, 90CLEWISTON LeRoy Hare passed away after an extended illness on Oct. 24, 2012 in Clewiston. He was born Nov. 17, 1921 in Kingstree, S.C., to the late R.M. Hare Sr. and the late Maude (Steed) Hare. Mr. Hare married Sandra Erlene Peacock. He served during World W ar II in the Army A ir Corps from Dec. 4, 1942 to Oct. 19, 1945 ying thirty missions over Germany including D-Day over Normandy. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sandra Peacock Hare; children, LeRoy (Angelica) Hare J r. of Clewiston, Jennifer (Timothy) Potter Hoban of Mt. Dora and John M. (Christy) Potter of W est Palm Beach; grandchildren, LeLani Sandra Hare of Clewiston, Christian Potter of West Palm Beach, Justin Potter of West Palm Beach, Matthew Hoban of Mt. Dora and Andrew Hoban of Mt. Dora. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 2 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clew iston with Rev. Samuel Thomas Ph.D. of ciating. Entombment was at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston. Visitation was held for 30 minutes prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. After the services, a reception was held for family and friends at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Clewiston. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation, 544 West Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL 33440 Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. V elma Jean Broach, 82CLEWISTON Velma Jean Broach passed away Oct. 24, 2012 in LaBelle, Fla. She was born April 24, 1930 in Phillipstown, Ill., to the late Alfred and the late Elsie (Robb) Smith. Survivors include two daughters, Rena Blissett of Clewiston and Barbara Cox Butler of Clewiston; step-daughter, Johnnie Luechers; two sisters, Mary Jaques and Cecil Hock; two grandchildren; and ve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Rev. Samuel Thomas Ph.D. of ciating. Interment was Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation was held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at A kin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, Fla. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. You may view the online obituary and leave y our condolences to the family of Velma at w ww.akin-davis.com 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Local woman seeking tummy tuck claims she suffered nightmare ordealBY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.com"The doctor said You're not going to believe this, but they left a pair of scissors inside of your stomach.'" After nearly four hours of surgery, Lake Okeechobee resident Danay De la Torre went through a nightmare that she will have to deal with for the rest of her life. It all began in January, when De la Torre scheduled a tummy tuck through a facility in Miami called Vanidades Cosmetic Surgery. She went in for a routine appointment to have blood taken and discuss the procedure, then proceeded to pay the facility nearly $4,000. She arrived for her appointment on January 23 at noon, getting there an hour early to ll out paper work. However, she was unaware that she would have to wait until nearly 10 p.m. to see the doctor and have her surgery done. "They kept telling me that the doctor was going to be right in, to just wait for a little bit longer and she would see me in no time," said De la Torre. "I kept seeing her run back and forth, in and out of the of ce. I nally stopped her and asked what was going on. She just told me to be patient and said that she'd be ready for me in no time." De la Torre was told not to eat or drink anything the night before, as it would affect the surgery. "I hadn't eaten for nearly 22 hours when they nally called me back," said De la Torre. "I was starving, tired, and about ready to leave." De La Torre was skeptical about the surgeon doing her surgery after she had been working all day. She voiced her concerns, to which nurses told her that the doctor was ne and would do an "excellent job." She was taken back and prepped for the surgery, which lasted for about four hours. The next thing that De la Torre remembers is being woken up at three in the morning to two nurses telling her that the surgery was over and that it was time for her to go home. "The nurses had to drag me out of the back room. I was screaming and crying from the pain. They gave me a prescription for oxycodone, but seeing as it was three in the morning there was no way to ll it," said De la Torre. "My husband asked the nurses to give me something for the pain and they said No, she'll be ne. She'll be in a little bit of pain, but she'll be okay.'" With no pain medication to ease the pain, De la Torre was up for the entire night, until the next morning when her husband was able to get her the pain medication that she so desperately needed. After the pain medication began to set in, De la Torre had a more positive outlook on the situation. "Although the situation at the facility was bad, I thought that things were going to get better," said De la Torre. However, she was very wrong. "A week after the surgery my stomach literally started rotting out. There was a big black hole and it was just getting worse and worse. I called the of ce and the receptionist at the front desk said that everything was ne, but that if I wanted to I could come in and see them. I had my friend come over and take me there. I had to actually be carried inside because I couldn't walk at all. After seeing my stomach they took me back immediately. "At rst the doctor was saying that she wanted to cut me open again and see what was going on and why my stomach was doing that. Then she spoke with her colleague, came back, and told me that I needed to go to the hospital nearest to my house or I would probably die. I was absolutely terri ed. I felt like I was going to die." De la Torre rushed to Hendry Regional Medical Center, where she was immediately seen by Dr. Carrao. "Dr. Carrao saved my life," said De la Torre. Upon seeing the extensive damage done to De la Torre's stomach, the doctor contacted the facility which did her surgery, asking them how they could let this happen. He was appalled and told De la Torre that she needed to have an MRI immediately. "After they gave me the MRI the doctor told me that there was a huge black hole in my stomach and they didn't know what it was yet. Then the doctor said You're not going to believe this, but they left a pair of scissors inside of your stomach.' "They told me that if I didn't have emergency surgery done that the infection would spread and that I could die in a matter of hours." De la Torre was terri ed, but agreed that having the surgery was the only way to go. She was prepped for yet another surgery and taken in early the next morning. Afterwards she was placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and monitored heavily. "They had two IV's full of antibiotics going up each arm," said De la Torre. Since her rst surgery in February, she has had one more surgery and has been in and out of the hospital numerous times. She feels nothing from her breasts down to her belly button, and from her belly button down she is constantly in intense pain. "I can't work because I can't stand or sit or lay down for very long. I have to constantly rearrange myself because I am in so much pain all the time," said De la Torre. "I can't function like a normal person any longer. I use the bathroom once a week and can barely bring myself to get out of bed in the morning." Though she is in constant pain, she is not reScissors Left Inside Local Woman After Cosmetic Surgery OBITUARIESSEE SURGERY  7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook demysti edBY MARY GIBSONAmanda Todd was a regular girl from Vancouver, but through one bad decision with a revealing picture sent online her life was ruined. Because of her indiscretion she was subsequently blackmailed, bullied, and ostracized, causing her to switch schools. Amanda Todd felt all alone and couldn’t handle the constant bullying anymore. She posted her entire story in a moving video on YouTube. Todd sadly took her own life a month after she posted the video. That is an example of how people’s lives are affected by the Internet. Anything on it is permanent; it can never be removed. Social networking sites make it extremely easy for people to post their lives online. In high schools kids are judged by how many friends they have on Facebook or by the “coolness” of their Instagram pictures. Facebook is also the place where people let out their innermost thoughts. With games like Confessions, To Be Honest, and Truth Is it’s as if Facebook is begging users to divulge their secrets. The social-networking site Twitter is designed for people to tell the world about their life. It allows people to make minute-by-minute updates (called tweets) about their lives and various goings-on. “A picture is worth a thousand words” as the saying goes and that is a perfect description of Instagram. Instagram, the new obsession sweeping the nation, is basically Twitter for pictures. It is designed for people to upload pictures of their daily lives as often as they want to share with their followers. The new website Pinterest is a perfect example of people living through the Internet. According to Pinterest, the site is a “virtual pin-board to organize and share all the beautiful things you nd on the web.” The ideal is for people to use these pinboards to help plan weddings, redecorate their homes, or cook new delicacies. More commonly though, people simply pin an idea because they think it is interesting, but never actually get around to doing them. People are excited about Pinterest, saying they are obsessed with it. When asked if they ever actually tried any of the ideas they pinned a sheepish “no” was the reply. Essentially, people are living their lives through the Internet. The Internet can be a powerful tool but also a deadly weapon. In the case of a girl named Amanda Todd, it was the weapon that helped end her life. The Internet has its uses but it is not life. People focus so much on posting their lives online that they miss out on truly living and just enjoying life. The invention of the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. Living on a High Wire: Life on the Internet ceiving pain medication any longer. “The doctors don’t want me to get addicted to any of the pain medication,” said De la Torre. “So I am constantly taking Tylenol, even though that really doesn’t make a difference with the pain.” While De la Torre’s emergency surgery was taking place, the surgeon that originally did her surgery at Vanidades thought that it would be a good idea to call De la Torre’s husband. “She actually had the audacity to call my husband and ask us not to sue her,” said De la Torre. “She said that she would do any surgery that we wanted for free and make me look pretty again.” However, looking pretty is the least of De la Torre’s concerns. With ve children and no current job because of the state that she is currently in, she just wants to have her old life back. “I can hardly take care of [my children] right now because of this. My little twelve year old asked me when I was going to ‘get back to normal’ the other day,” said De la Torre. De la Torre is currently in the process of nding a lawyer and says that she is frustrated but is “trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy.” Vanidades Cosmetic Surgery was contacted, but claimed that the surgeon which did De la Torre’s surgery is no longer working at their facility. They could give no information as to what happened and seemed to have no memory of anything going astray. SURGERYContinued  6

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Financing available. No credit check no interest! 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. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 19.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 23.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “There is very little to look back at history and compare this storm to, and so far, it remains to be seen exactly how gasoline and diesel prices will be impacted. For motorists west of the Mississippi, there may be little change in prices because of the storm, but as you head east, especially in the states to be highly impacted, there may be disruptions at various levels. However, any disruptions in supply may be offset by area-wide shutdowns of business, leading to curtailed demand for fuel. We will certainly be keeping everyone up-to-date on the GasBuddy blog throughout the storm.” Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 We are in the “nal days of the 2012 Election. I ask you toKEEP THE CHANGE!. There is ONE candidate for Hendry County Property Appraiser that is Sugar Free!**Vote** PHILLIP PELLETIER **Vote**God Bless you and your families and our great county, Phillip L Pelletier Hendry County Property Appraiser Psalm 35Political advertisement paid for and approved by Phillip L. Pelletier, Democrat, for Hendry County Property Appraiser. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Whether you have a desk job or otherwise sedentary lifestyle, prolonged periods of sitting may be unavoidable for you. Chances are you are sitting as you read this article. New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and other journals shows that sitting for long stretches can be detrimental to your health, contributing to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic kidney disease. “The best defense -the only defense -is to move more,” says Dr. Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association.WalkThe simple act of walking can help you get in shape and feel great. It’s easy, burns calories, reduces the risk of heart disease, tones muscles and increases cardiovascular endurance. Walking as little as 12 minutes a day can have a signi cant positive effect. To get the most from your walk, move your arms freely in coordination with the opposite leg, walk “with purpose” to maximize your cardiovascular workout, don’t stoop your head or look down as you walk and don’t carry weights, as they’re better used as a separate part of your exercise regimen.Alleviate PainAches and pains prevent many people from even taking that rst step toward better health. Chiropractic physicians -experts in treating muscles and joints -offer not only a drug-free approach to alleviating pain through spinal adjustments and manipulation, they also promote overall health and wellness through nutritional counseling, rehabilitation and exercise and lifestyle recommendations. Search for a chiropractor in your area by using “Find a Doc,” the American Chiropractic Association’s online member database, www.acatoday.org/FindaDoc.Sit Correctly“When you do sit, make sure to do it correctly so you don’t ruin your posture or strain your muscles, leading to pain that could inhibit you from getting the activity you need,” suggests Dr. Overland. To prevent problems, keep your feet on the oor or a footrest and don’t cross your legs. Your knees should be at or below the level of your hips. Adjust the backrest of your chair to support your lowand mid-back or use a back support, and avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time. Include frequent micro-breaks into your sitting time, stretching your neck, arms, wrists, back, and legs. Simple stretches include neck rotations, st clenches, arm dangles, and shoulder shrugs. Most of all, don’t sit for too long. Stand up and stretch your legs with a short walk about every 20 to 30 minutes. Avoid working through lunch.Maintain Good PosturePoor posture not only consumes more energy but also can lead to excessive strain on your postural muscles and may even cause them to weaken when held in certain positions for long periods of time. The postural muscles are prone to injury and back pain, but maintaining good posture, sitting properly and moving regularly can help you stay pain-free. You can learn more healthy tips at www.ChiroHealthy.com. While you may not be able to quit your desk job, you can prevail over inactivity and move yourself closer to better health. Sitting Too Long is Bad for Your Health

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Yearbooks on Sale Yearbooks are now on sale. The Clewiston Middle School yearbook committee is working hard to put together an awesome yearbook bursting with photos, student portraits, activities, highlights, and of course, a space for autographs. This special yearbook, that will hold cherished memories for many years to come, is now available at an “Early Bird” offer price of $25 from now until Dec. 14. After that time, the regular price for this magni cent keepsake will be increased to $35. In addition, the P.T.O is now selling personal and business ad space for our full-color yearbook. All of our Tiger families, teachers, “Partners in Education” and community members are invited to purchase an advertisement in our ad section to raise funds for the production costs of the yearbook. All completed ad artwork must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. The yearbook committee will be glad to design your ad for you for a small $10 fee. The deadline for this service is Jan. 4, 2013. Please note the fee for an ad: Business Card Size $35 (Business Only) Quarter Page Ad $45 (Personal or Business) Half Page Ad $75 (Personal or Business)ScholarshipsHendry Regional Medical Center is now accepting scholarship applications from Nov. 1 to 30. Scholarship opportunities are available for interested persons in Hendry County who might want to apply for nancial assistance to seek training in a healthcare eld. For more information, please call 863-902-3009.2nd Annual Tiger TailgateClewiston High School SADD/SWAT along with Drug Free Hendry County and Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership are hosting a tailgate party at Clewiston Middle School before the Homecoming Game against the LaBelle Cowboys. All High School and Middle School youth are invited. There will be games, a DJ and food available. Everything starts at 3 p.m. If you would like to contribute, please contact Sherry Elliott at 863-983-1520. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 is is Brenda Hoots your candidate for Supervisor of Elections, asking for your vote! I have enjoyed visiting with voters, thank you for taking the time to listen. I am committed to doing the best possible job serving you the public as your Supervisor of Elections. During my 21 years working with the Elections Oce and as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections, I have acquired the experience and skills necessary to be your Supervisor of Elections. I am asking for your vote and the opportunity to put my experience to work serving Hendry County. e General Election is quickly approaching on November 6th. Remember cast your vote in the General Election you only need to bring your photo ID. Your vote is important, to save time mark your sample ballot and take it with you to vote. Early Voting will end on November 3, 2012, aer Early Voting ends you will still have the option to vote Absentee or at the Polls on November 6th. I give a Hoot! Im Asking You to Give a Hoot and Vote for Brenda Hoots for Supervisor of Elections Early Voting begins: October 27 through November 3, 2012 Saturday through Saturday … 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. OFFICE LOCATIONS: VOTE BRENDA HOOTSFOR HENDRY COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Vote Brenda Hoots for Supervisor of Elections Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Brenda Hoots Democrat for Supervisor of Elections 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 SCHOOLContinued  3 SUBMITTED PHOTOWestside students study hardStudents in Ms. Romick’s 4th grade class from Westside Elementary use kagan cooperative learning strategies to nd text features in their reading book. Congratulations to the winners of the local Elks Soccer Shoot. The competition was Oct. 23 at Sugarland Park. Liliana Hayes, a student at Eastside Elementary School, won the Under 8 Girls division scoring 14 points at the ve goals. Leslie Jones, also a student at Eastside Elementary (EES), placed second with 12 points scored. Samantha Aragus, a student at Westside Elementary, placed third and scored eight points at the ve goal contest. Samantha edged out Madison Alford, also from Westside Elementary (WES), who nished with seven points. Sadler Soles, age ve, won the Boys Under 8 division. The Glades Day student scored seven points. Jaylin Aragus, a student at WES, won the Under 10 Girls division scoring seven points. She outscored her sister, Katelin, who had ve points and placed second. Easton Bellew, a WES student, won in a three way tiebreaker to claim rst place in the Under 10 Boys division. He scored 16 points in regulation, but made three out of ve kicks at the 17 inch goal to become the champion. Jonathan Villegas, from EES, also scored 16 points and placed second after making one goal in the tiebreaker. Juan Carlos Moran, from WES, placed third, scoring 16 points in regulation. Jose Fajardo from EES, placed forth scoring 10 points. Jose Benitiz, a student at Clewiston Middle School (CMS), was the Under 12 Boys champion, scoring 37 points on 15 kicks at the regulation goal. Three of his kicks were in the ve point range. Bruce Jones, a student at Eastside Elementary School, placed second as he scored 20 points. Megan Pittman, a student at CMS, was the Under 14 Girls champion. She scored 29 points kicking from 36 feet away, including one ve point kick. Vicki Gomez, also from Clewiston Middle School, placed second with 24 points. She made two ve point goals. Zoie Cotton, also from CMS, placed third as she scored 15 points. Local Elks Soccer Shoot SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO

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“It’s really an issue of logistics,” said McCarthy. “The people that go up there are going to need to be housed and fed, so having 1,000 men may be nice, but it’s not realistic. For example, when Wilma came through Clewiston, we couldn’t have used 100 different people volunteering. I wouldn’t have known what to do with them!” Before arriving at the site the men know the location and nothing else. After getting to the area they are supplied with food and told where they should sleep. “Going up there they’ll take their sleeping bag and clothes and any other necessities,” said McCarthy. “They may stay in a tent, possibly a hotel, or even somebody’s house. There have been many times when men end up sleeping in their trucks. It just depends on the circumstances and what is available.” The men typically stay for about a week, but it’s “up in the air,” according to McCarthy. “It really depends on how long it takes to get the power back on and how extensive the damage is. And there are always cases where you nish a job and are asked to go somewhere else to help.” Currently the men are waiting to be assigned to an area, however, McCarthy is condent that it will not be New York City. “New York City is in a unique situation,” stated McCarthy. “They are going to have to do a lot of their recovery from within.” The volunteers will most likely be sent with a group from Homestead or Orlando, who are able to send bigger groups of men due to their larger staff. “We have a very limited crew,” said McCarthy. “While Orlando can send 30 men up there to help and only have 15 percent of their staff taken away for the time, us sending up three men is leaving us with only half of our staff.” However, their sacri ce will not go unnoticed, as their help will aid millions that remain without power. “We’re just trying to do the right thing and help those in need,” said McCarthy. BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students arrived bright and early with sponges and plenty of doggie shampoo at the Clewiston Animal Control Shelter on Saturday, Oct. 20. True to their mission statement to serve the community and make a difference, these young people sacri ced their Saturday morning to feed, clean kennels and the cat room, and bathe the dogs. While most students were sleeping in or watching their favorite Saturday morning cartoons, these thoughtful students were scrubbing down and providing the incarcerated pets some love and play time, perhaps the last these forsaken animals will receive. Ms. Kathy Irey, advisor to the Clewiston Middle School AVID service group stated “I was so impressed with the students jumping right in and loving the animals. The dogs that are there are great and should be at a home, so many of them are already housebroken...the students saw that.” Several of the students commented on how unfortunate it was “that anyone would leave behind such nice dogs.” Animal control of cer, Kathy Radcliffe Jenkins provided the students with the support needed to get the most out of this opportunity to serve the abandoned dogs and cats. This experience will take on a different and sad meaning for these students as the dogs they fell in love with will soon be around no longer, as the facility can not keep the abandoned animals inde nitely. Their message to the communities of Hendry County, “Please take care of your dog or kitty, and when it goes missing, come to the Clewiston Animal Control immediately.” 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. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Kristina A. Kulpa, Republican for Hendry County Property Appraiser 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Students at The King’s Academy recently demonstrated their commitment to service with their “Love Outreach” project. Students from the nationally recognized private school in Clewiston divided into two groups serving those in need at a local food bank and visiting with seniors at Palm Terrace nursing home (both ministries are ongoing projects of Evangel Assembly of God.) TKA offers students community service opportunities each month which correspond with their monthly spiritual focus. The “Love,” outreach was meant to live out the rst fruit of the Spirit as described in the Book of Galatians. Sel ess service is emphasized at the school in order to teach students to put others rst. At the food bank students organized inventory, cleaned shelves, and helped bring food to people’s cars. Prior to the event, students organized a donation campaign that added to the food bank’s supplies. At the nursing home, students visited with seniors. TKA prepared ower arrangements and crosses with notes on them during daily Bible classes. Students took their time delivering the love offerings; talking, spreading joy, and praying with the seniors who sometimes go long stretches without visitors. The staff from the hospital and volunteers from the church were very helpful, pointing students in the right direction and breaking the ice when needed. “We are so proud to see students modeling the example of Christ and giving for the bene t of others. There is something that young people learn doing things like this that you can’t teach in a classroom. When you see a student growing as a whole person it encourages you as an educator and as a parent,” said Mr. Brian Burrage, TKA Principal. The King’s Academy is ‘Spreading the Love’ AVID Serves Animals POWERContinued  1

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The Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce in partnership with The Florida Sheriffs Task Force recently launched an initiative to remove felons from Florida’s streets. Operation: Felon Sweep focused on removing violent felons, felons with outstanding warrants, and sexual offenders and predators from our communities. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce was proud to take an active role in this initiative and to lead the charge in Hendry County. Total arrests and seizures for Hendry County are as follows: 42 felony arrests (19 Felony probable cause and 23 felony warrants), 6 misdemeanor charges, 3 aggravated battery, 1 aggravated assault, 3 child abuse and 1 rearm offense, 0.57 grams of cocaine/crack, 45 mg morphine, 8 mg suboxone, and $3,133 U.S. currency were seized, 20 sex offender/predator checks, and 1 sex offender arrest. “This is an example of how Florida Sheriff’s effectively work together, along with our other law enforcement partners, to make our state a safer place to live,” said Sheriff Steve Whidden. “Keeping the citizens of Hendry County and it’s visitors safe is our priority.” The Florida Sheriffs Taskforce is proud to have coordinated this effort to make Florida’s streets a safer place for its citizens. This operation combined efforts from 44 Sheriff’s Ofces and focused on removing violent felons and felons with outstanding warrants off the streets. The Operation resulted in 11953 felony arrests (8091 probable cause and 6612 felony warrants), 3662 misdemeanors, 1738 felony charges, 46 homicides, 32 attempted homicides, 387 aggravated battery, 411 aggravated assault, 144 armed robbery/home invasion/carjacking, 344 felony domestic violence, 53 kidnapping, 132 child abuse, 112 sex offenses, 312 rearm offenses, 139 battery on LEO and 560 all other felony battery. “Felonies are taken very seriously and we at the Florida Sheriffs Association are proud to lead this initiative to get criminals off the streets,” said FSA President, Sheriff Susan Benton. “The Florida Sheriffs Task Force will continue to work tirelessly to make Florida one of the safest states in the country.” The Florida Sheriffs Task Force pools resources from the 67 Sheriffs’ Of ces to address speci c areas of concern. Past task forces have dealt with issues such as cyber sexual predators, prescription drug abuse and “deadbeat dads.” The Florida Sheriffs Task Force also is the point of contact for statewide initiatives, including helping to staff the State Emergency Operations Center and coordinating Sheriffs’ of ces responding to storm-ravaged communities during hurricanes and other catastrophic disasters. BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School celebrated Spirit Week from Oct. 22 to the 25. During this time of celebration, the P.T.O sponsored a week long fund raiser for the school. Each day CMS cheerleaders and school dean, Rosa Perez, were working the cafeteria, drumming up sales with colorful blue and gold beads, Tiger paw prints and tattoos, school spirit dog tags, pompoms, metallic bam-bam noise makers, paw print necklaces and wrist bands, and, of course, Tiger tee shirts. The Beta Club sponsored a “Kiss the Pig” contest. Jars with teachers’ names were placed in the cafeteria for two weeks. During this time, students were encouraged to bring in loose change and dollar bills to put into the jar of the teacher they would like to see kiss a pig. At the end of the two-week period, the teacher’s jar containing the most money was the one chosen to kiss the pig at the pep rally on Oct. 25. The two winners, who came within a few cents of each other, were announced. After applying blood red lipstick, Rainey Allen and co-winner, Marilyn Diaz puckered up to smooch Mr. Piggy. “He kisses better than most men I have kissed!” laughed the vivacious and very single Ms. Allen. Cheerleaders led the crowd in welcoming CMS Tiger football players and then challenged the excited crowd in a good old fashioned yelling contest. Now, what middle schooler isn’t good at that? After the grandstands commotion died down, Mr. Cook took the opportunity to announce the chosen exemplary students. By popular selection Mr. and Miss 6A, Damien Claro and Derricka Ingram, were chosen. 6B chose Anthony Munoz and Selinda Puentes, 7A chose Shaige Brissett and Wilmarie Perez, 7B chose Lane Savant and Kayman Robinson, 8A chose Zachary Mosley and Alkasia Keys, 8B chose Aaron Williams and Carley Morrell and Mr. and Miss CMS honors went to Keshawn Davis and Robyn Basquin, who represented the school population at the Homecoming dance. Clewiston Middle School Spirit Week 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HENDRY COUNTYYour Public Servant for over 28 Years! YOUR Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Peggy Hampton, Democrat for Tax Collector 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTO Florida Sheriffs Task Force Announces Latest Operation

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FOR TAX COLLECTORCore Values I live by: Personal Integrity Accountability Service before self Excellence in all that we do Dear Friends and Neighbors The time to decide who will represent you and your interest in Hendry County government for the next four years is rapidly closing in on us. Absentee ballots are already out to the voters, early voting runs from Oct 27th through Nov 3rd and Election Day is just around the corner on Nov 6th. Hendry County is growing. We can no longer afford to simply “go along to get along”. We need county leadership with the vision and demonstrated abilities to optimize that growth for our community. Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking to many of you one on one or at one of the many forums the Hendry County communities have hosted. Since day one of my campaign I have put forward a clear vision and positive plan for reducing costs and taking the tax collectors office to a new level of customer service and performance. I ask for your support and your vote for me for Tax Collector. My commitment to the citizens of Hendry County is to: MAKE IT BETTER • Establish Hendry County Tax Collectors office as a recognized Center of Excellence for customer service and the many functions we perform. MAKE IT HAPPEN My priorities will be to: • Be an effective steward of your tax dollars • Review processes, procedures and policies and eliminate nonvalue added burdens • Enhance outreach to property owners and businesses to reduce delinquent and non payment of taxes • Enhance communications with our customers and seek feedback on our performance • Provide openness and transparency to the Tax Collectors operations • Seek ways to enhance interaction with other county functional areas to improve our mission effectiveness MAKE IT LAST • Establish a culture of excellence in customer service and performance, while continually seeking ways to improve service and reduce cost to you the taxpayer. We do, after all, work for YOU Visit my Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/tom.corbitt.3 or Call me at 863-234-8343 if you want to learn more about my ideas. Paid political advertisement, paid for and approved by Tom Corbitt, Republican for Hendry County Tax Collector Two thumbs up on your Vote for Tom Corbitt ON Nov. 6 !! TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS !! 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 BY CARL SEGELSON FWCSeveral red-cockaded woodpeckers from Georgia and north Florida have a new home in south Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released eight pairs of redcockaded woodpeckers on state-managed lands in Palm Beach and Martin counties Oct. 25. The red-cockaded woodpecker is listed as a federally endangered species. Biologists relocated the birds as part of the Southern Range Translocation Cooperative, whose goal is to boost smaller, isolated populations or reintroduce populations by relocating red-cockaded woodpeckers from other areas where the birds are numerous. Five released pairs came from Fort Stewart in Georgia, an area that has a population of more than 300 red-cockaded woodpeckers. Biologists released these birds in the John G. and Susan H. Dupuis Jr. Wildlife and Environmental Area. The other three pairs, released in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, came from north Florida – Camp Blanding in Starke. The red-cockaded woodpecker is a mediumsized bird with distinctive white cheek patches and a black-and-white barred back. Males have a tiny red patch or “cockade” behind the eye. These woodpeckers are very rare, because they require open stands of old-growth pine. The birds live in small family groups, composed of one breeding pair and a helper or two. The extra birds usually are males from previous breeding seasons; females rarely stay with their parents. The helpers assist in raising the young, including feeding them and defending them against predators and territorial disputes. The entire family usually forages as a group, moving together from tree to tree. The woodpeckers feed primarily on ants, beetles, caterpillars, wood-boring insects, spiders and cockroaches, as well as fruits and berries. Florida hosts approximately 25 percent of the nation’s red-cockaded woodpeckers. Most of Florida’s populations are on public lands and are carefully managed. For more information about red-cockaded woodpeckers, visit MyFWC.com/Wildlife. Biologists Boost Redcockaded Woodpecker Population in South Florida

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on November 14, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for “nal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on December 11, 2012, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: VA12-0002 Applicant/Agent: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE FROM THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE OF FIVE (5) ACRES FOR FOUR (4) PARCELS IN THE GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) ZONING DISTRICT (1-28-43-16-A00-0013.0400 IS 4.89 ACRES, 1-28-43-16-A00-0013.0000 IS 4.88 ACRES, 1-28-43-16-A00-0013.0500 IS 4.89 ACRES, 1-28-43-16-A00-0013.0300 IS 4.88 ACRES) Location: 5950, 5940, 5930, and 5920 Hidden Hammock Drive, LaBelle, FL Property size: 4.89, 4.88, 4.89, and 4.88 acres +/respectively Request: The applicant is requesting a variance to reduce the minimum lot size from 5 acres each on the four parcels by approximately 0.11 to 0.12 acres resulting in parcel sizes of 4.89 and 4.88 acres in the General Agriculture (A-2) zoning district. Orvell Howard, Chairman Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOChili Bingo at CentralChili Bingo family night was a great success at Central Elementary last Friday. Thank you to all of the businesses and families that continue to support us! KindergartenA honor roll Aidan Katryan, Hilary Byers, Alicia Adkins, Madeline Jackson, Hatton Kurtz, Hunter Lee, Daylen Moss, Izabella Vallejo. A/B honor roll Ayden Llossas, Amelia Martin, Aundrea Sanchez.1st GradeA honor roll Madeline Carroll, Kendall Kline, LaNaiya Myers, Olivia Branaman, Jared Wooten, Jillian Barton, Kinley Garrett, Caleb Iglesias, Savanna Green. A/B honor roll Peyton Lee, Gumaro Martinez Most Improved Jared Wooten2nd GradeA honor roll Dylan Corley, Conner Harper, Audrey Mila, Devin Nguyen, Jade Potter, Ty Pridgen, Shelby Stinson, Jayla Vallejo, Tyra Whitehurst. A/B honor roll J.C. Lopez, Hilary Martin, Nick McDuf e, Ryland Polhill Most Improved Nick McDuf e3rd GradeA honor roll Dustin Nguyen, Ryan Potter. A/B honor roll Adrian Cordova, Liam Davis, Stormie Green, Christian Gerena, Lelani Hare, Andrea MarreroSamuel McDuf e, Paige Roth, Joseph Rourks, Alvar Williams.4th GradeA honor roll Julia Jessup, Amanda Mickler, Landon Sutton. A/B honor roll Alexis Acevedo, Michaela Sparks. Most Improved Morgan Miller5th GradeA honor roll Rachel Kurtz, Alex Morrell, Michelle Mila, Nicole Roth, Hannah Stowe. A/B honor roll So a Pridgen, Morgan Sherman, Jordan Sweet, Madisyn Thomley.6th GradeA honor roll Jessica Maxson, Emily Miller, Kalei Sutton, Mariah Thomas. A/B honor roll Camryn Curry, Hailey Johnson, Carlie Lawson, Melissa Manning, Jaylan Mendoza, Zinal Patel, Vicki Wheeler. Clewiston Christian School Honor Roll

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Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by November 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from Hendry County Administration Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit the Board of County Commissioners to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, 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 RFP, 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 429288 CN/CB 10/25/2012 & 11/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1238 2009 1134432-A0000040000 Alejandro Hernandez The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5657, 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 Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012 Dated this 10th day of October, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428784 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1129 2009 1344331-020000P0110 Teresita Brunet The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block P, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428772 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1256 2009 1134432-A0000570100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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 Lot 5590 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428810 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000174 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. SCOTT A. CALHOUN AND YVONNE CALHOUN, HIS WIFE; JOHN DOE AND MARY DOE, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on 10-9-12 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. The Clerk shall sell the property at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on November 15, 2012, at 11:00 am at GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RT 27, 500 AVENUE “J”, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes. The following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Exhibit “A” The West 1/2 of the following described property: Beginning at the intersection of the West Boundary of Lot l and the North boundary of State Road #78 Rightof-Way; run North along said West boundary 420 feet; thence Northeast parallel to said State Road #78 Right-of-Way, 210 feet; thence South to State Road #78 Right-of-Way and parallel to the West boundary of Lot 1; thence West along the North boundary of State Road #78 Rightof-Way, to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 2 acres, more or less, said Lot 1 being a part of Section 13, Township 40 South, Range 32 East, as more particularly shown on that certain plat recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 84, of the Public Records of Glades County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at GLADES County, Florida, this 15th day of OCTOBER, 2012. Joe Flint As Clerk, Circuit Court Glades, Florida By: /S/ Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk 429480 CN 11/1,8/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Leonardo LeonAccordion, miscellaneous boxes, toys. • Property of: Dorothy WalkerBike, Bed Spread, TV Cart, miscellaneous boxes. • Property of: Jaquanda MillerBunk Bed Mattress, and Box Spring, Sofa and Loveseat, miscellaneous boxes, dresser. 429643 SUN 11/1,8/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items ithlifid 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-347 DR GINGER M. CUEVAS, Petitioner ANGEL CUEVAS, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITHOUT MINOR CHILDREN TO: ANGEL CUEVAS Last Known Address: 3004 Lady Lane LaBelle, FL 33935 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GINGER M. CUEVAS’s attorney STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, Esq., whose address is P.O. Box 2188, LaBelle, FL 33975 on or before 30 days, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, 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’s 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: 10/24/12 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 429656 CB 11/1,8,15/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on November 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Leroy Myers #92 Donshay Myers #21 429328 GCD 11/1/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/16/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 CHEVROLET 1GNDX03EOVD104290 429741 CN 11/1/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000276 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN J. POST, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 11, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-000276 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC’, is the Plaintiff, and JOHN J. POST; TRACEY A POST; 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 28th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK L, FT. DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 68 THROUGH 70, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA ‘Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. A/K/A 243 TRADER ROAD, FORT DENAUD, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on October 12, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10017235 CHASEDIRECTSPRCPFILNIC---Team 3 F10017235 **See Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act., persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 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 this proceeding. 428877 CN 10/25;11/1/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/09/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2005 FORD 1FTSW21565EB10185 429522 CN 11/1/2012PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Nov. 16th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Rawls Real Estate, property manager for R&T Land Management, LLC, 528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-8559 will at their discretion sell or dispose of the personal property therefore stored for the undersigned. Willie Choice, former tenant of 113 N. Fransisco Street, Apt. 2, Clewiston, FL 33440. 429740 CN 11/1/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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. Earn some extra cash. 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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2195 2009 1364432-A0002500000 Michael & Kathleen Shim The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, 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 Lot 4173, Montura Ranch Estates. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428814 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 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 2340 2009 1314433-A0000210000 Dario De La Vega The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6143, 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 Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012 Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428816 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 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 1959 2009 1274432-A0001940300 Paola A. Justice The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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 thereof. Also known as Tract 108, 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 Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428817 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2099 2009 1354432-A0002250100 Michael & Kathleen Shim The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 Lot 3904, Montura Ranch Estates. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012, which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428786 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 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 1262 2009 1134432-A0000800000 Eunok Walus The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3693, 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 Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428785 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 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 1982 2009 1274432-A0002480100 Woodrow Davis The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 and subject to a canal easement over and across the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 129 of 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 Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012 Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428781 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 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, November 15, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L15Landscaping on State Road 35/700 (U.S 98), in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $201,108.00. E1L18Sidewalk, Widening, Base Work, Driveways, Curb & Gutters, & Signing & Pavement Marking on State Road 17 in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $97,101.00 E1M04Cleaning & Reshaping Roadside & Outfall ditches in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $130,000.00. E1M05Mechanical Sweeping of Roadways & Bridges in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. E1M06Storm Water Pond Mowing & Litter Removal in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $30,000.00. E1M07Herbicide Application in Charlotte & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $137,612.00. E1M08South Polk County Roadside Mowing & Litter Removal in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $364,185.00. E1M09Reinforced Concrete Pipe Repair in Charlotte, Collier, & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $445,314.00. E1M10Pipe Lining, Cleaning, Desilting & Video Inspection in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $210,869.00. E1M11Herbicide Application in Glades & Hendry Counties.-Budget Estimate: $60,000.00. E1M12Pipe Lining, Desilting, & Video Inspection in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $350,000.00. 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. 429078 CN/CB 10/25;11/1/2012 NOTICE TO BIDDERSThe School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until November 29, 2012 for Bid #Q13-0002, Custodial Services. Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Sally Berg, Chairman429579 CN 11/1/2012 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 1294 2009 1134432-A0001440000 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee of the Orlando Naranjo Revocable Trust Dated July 13, 1999 and Aida Naranjo, Trustee of the Aida Naranjo Revocable Trust dated July 13, 1999 The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3052, 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 Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012, which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428813 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS SKY VALLEY TURN LANE IMPROVEMENTS CLEWISTON, FL BID NUMBER: 2013-01 OPENING DATE AND TIME: November 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Sky Valley Turn Lane Improvements, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by November 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on October 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 428255 CN/CB 10/11,18,25;11/1/2012 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 1303 2009 1134432-A0001730000 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee of the Orlando Naranjo Revocable Trust Dated July 13, 1999 and Aida Naranjo, Trustee of the Aida Naranjo Revocable Trust dated July 13, 1999 The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. AND the South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tracts 3038 and 3039, 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 Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428815 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on November 19, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearings, the City Commission proposes to enact second reading of two ordinances which are set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2012-03 AN ORDINANCE OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDNG FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF TWO LOTS OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN BLOCK 451 FROM MULTI-FAMILY-TWOFAMILY TO COMMERCIAL; FINDING THIS ACTION TO MEET THE STANDARDS OF A SMALL SALE AMENDMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 2012-04 AN ORDINANCE OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP BY REZONING TWO LOTS OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN BLOCK 451 FROM TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE (R-2) DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL USE (C) DISTRICT, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed ordinances are available in the City Clerk’s of ce, City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or public hearings, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerk’s of ce at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL 429600 CN 11/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2463 2008 1074433-03000140150 Akram Hamed Lot 15, Block 14, Woodland Subdivision, ac cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 1 thru 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 15th day of November, 2012. Dated this 10th day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 428818 CN 10/18,25;11/1,8/2012 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items 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. Earn some extra cash. 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000072WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. DANIEL LACHANCE A/K/A DANIEL G. LACHANCE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 11, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2012CA-000072 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DANIEL LACHANCE A/K/A DANIEL G. LACHANCE; JULIE N. LACHANCE; AQUA FINANCE, INC.; 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 14th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST 30 FEET THEREOF AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE NORTH 40 FEET THEREOF, SUBJECT TO EXISTING OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RESERVATIONS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS, ZONING ORDINANCES, ENFORCEABLE EASEMENTS OF RECORD AND SUBJECT TO TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 4811 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. THERE IS A MOBILE HOME AFFIXED TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. A 2007 ANNIV. I.D. #(S): GAFL634A79725AV31 AND GAFL634B79725AV31 TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2007 ANNIVERSARY MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO VIN#GAFL634A79725AV31 AND GAFL634B79725AV31. A/K/A 618 HUNTING CLUB AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440-8853 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 October 15, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Woffe Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33522-5018 F11039761 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-1farbman-Team 1-F11039761**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 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 this proceeding.428827 CN 10/18,25/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000055 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL A. MAURO, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: MICHAEL A. MAURO: ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1680 EVANS ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL A. MAURO: ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1680 EVANS ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown name Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property to-wit: THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER. LESS THE SOUTH 25.00 FEET, RESERVED FOR PERPETUAL ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PURPOSES, SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS THE EAST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 102, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS/EGRESS OVER THE WESTERLY 15 FEET THEREOF AND OVER THE WESTERLY 30 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 30 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS/EGRESS OVER THE EASTERLY 15 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, LESS THE SOUTH 25 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 102, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, TOGETHER WITH 2002 NOBI MOBILE HOME ID 60E41H16, TITLE, #87255243 and ID #N810315B, TITLE # 87255177, more commonly known as: 1680 EVANS RD, LABELLE, FL 33935 This action. has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on the Plaintiff s attorney, FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC, whose address is 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690, Clearwater, FL 33755, on or before 30, days after date of rst publication, response due by November 30, 2012, and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on. Plaintiff s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 23rd day of October, 2012. Clerk of the Court HENDRY County, Florida By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 429567 CN 11/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000128 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT M. SHEFFER at al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated October 16, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 22-2010CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ROBERT M. SHEFFER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A CLARA SUE HELLARD; TENANT #2 N/K/A DAFFENY L. ALBRITTON 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 29th day of Nov., 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL I LOT 4, POLLYWOG CREEK, A MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A 3 INCHES BY 3 INCHES CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, 32.70 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4 OF SAW SUBDIVISION AND THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE LANDS HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 42.06 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 129.89 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 40 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 MINUTES EAST, ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4, 153.08 FEET TO SAID NORTH LINE OF POLLYWOG CREEK AND THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. THERE IS A MOBILE HOME AFFIXED TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. (REDM) (1997), I.D. #(FLA14611078A&B). A/K/A 22530 SHAWNEE COURT, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on October 25, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 Designated address for service: eservice@wolfelaw .com F10033924 WELLSLPS-VA--Team I F10033924 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 429723 CN 11/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000432 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. DEBORAH DOTSON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST KELLY DOTSON A/K/A NATHAN KELLY DOTSON A/K/A NATHAN K. DOTSON A/A/K/A KELLY N. DOTSON, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN KELLI LYNN WESTFALL A/K/A KELLI D. WESTFALL F/K/A KELLI LYNN DOTSON F/K/A KELLI L. DOTSON, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF KELLY DOTSON A/K/A NATHAN KELLY DOTSON A/K/A NATHAN K. DOTSON A/K/A KELLY N. DOTSON, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1009 Lone Pine Rd Babson Park, FL 33827 9626 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HENDRY County, Florida: BEGIN AT THE SECTION MONUMENT AT THE STATE ROAD 80 SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 28,TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST, ALONG SAID STATE ROAD 80 RIGHT OF WAY, 2,393.04 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THEN CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THEN RUN SOUTHERLY 90 DEGREES FOR A DISTANCE OF 431 FEET, TO THE ABANDONED S.A.L. RAILROAD GRADE; THEN RUN WESTERLY, ALONG SAID RAILROAD GRADE, A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THEN RUN NORTHERLY 90 DEGREES TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COMMONLY KNOWN AS LOT 26, HIGHWAY BUSINESS CENTER UNRECORDED has been led against you and you are required to serve a. copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, PI., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition, This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 23rd day of October, 2012. Barbara. S. Butler Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 WELLSLPS,SP8CFNMA-R-mtamlinson-Team i 1’1 1042004-N 1042004 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 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 this proceeding. 429564 CN 11/1,8/2012 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000668 DEUTSCHE BANKE NATIONAL TRUST, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2005-OPT1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff vs. MAGALY MARQUEZ, ROLAND DIAZ, et al., Defedants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order date October 11, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2010-CA-000668, in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST, AS TRSUTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2005-OPT1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 is the Plaintiff, and ROLANDO DIAZ, et al., are the Defendants, will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Lot 40 in Lake Ridge Estates, according to plat thereof recorded lm Plat Book 4, Pages 88 and 89 recorded in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Hendry County Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main Street, 2nd oor hallway, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on the 28 day of November, 2012. 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 pen dens must le a claim, within 60 days after the sale. Dated: October 12, 2012. Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601. Cleveland Street, Suite 690, Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 446-4826 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need, of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, telephone (863) 675-5217, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via. Florida Relay Service”.apre ako Id fet avek Americans With Disa.bilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun be.zwen sp6siyal pou aknmodasiyon pou yo patisip6 nan pwogram sa a dw6, nazi yun tan r6zonab an ninpot aranjrnan kapab fet, yo dwe kontakt Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nim6ro 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, tO16fon nam se (863) 675-5217, oubyen TOD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pa,san pa Florida Relay Service.En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnel en besoin d’une accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucunc autre dernarclae, contacter ]’of ce administrative de la Court situ au 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, le telephone (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con. el Acto 6 Decreto de los Americans con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en necesidard. del serv-icio especial para participar en este procedirniento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de eualquier procedirniento, ponerse en contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, Tel6fono (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 428822 CN 10/25;11/1/2012 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Earn some extra cash. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dear Friends and Neighbors, For 16 years I was humbled and proud to be your Property Appraiser. I tried every day to be professional, honest and above all, fair. I hope that you know that I always served you, the residents of Hendry County, with my best effort and best intenti ons. When I lost my bid for re-election in one of the closest races in Florida’s history, some thought I should accept the results without question – I chose to ght. For myself, for those who voted for me and for the rule of law. My opponent would have you believe that ghting is the moral equivalent of complaining – I beg to differ. The election in 2008 came down to FIVE votes – less than of one percent of the vote – so I challenged the results. In an election that close, Florida law even requires an automatic re-count. I fought to make sure the election was fair and that all votes were counted properly. I’m proud to have fought for those principles just like I was proud to ght to keep taxes fair and low for you and your family. I ultimately lost the election, but more importantly, I feel I lost your support and trust. The loss of the election, I can handle. But, the loss of your trust was painful. To those who remain angry that I challenged the election, I understand your frustration – legal challenges in the heat of a political season are not easy for anyone. To those supporters of my opponent who have made this an issue in this campaign, I realize that no explanation on my part will change your mind or your vote – I get that – but it is important that you understand my true motives. You see, I am a ghter. I ght for what I believe in. And I don’t quit easily. We need that spirit back in the Property Appraiser’s Of ce. I’m seeking re-election not vindication. Just like you, I see how the poor economy has affected Hendry County. I want to help. I want to make this a better community, with more of our neighbors working and providing for their families. To get there, we must have fair taxes for our residents and more jobs for our community – it’s as simple as that. This election is about who will ght for YOU and YOUR FAMILY now. today this minute. My name is Kristina Kulpa and I will ght for FAIR TAXES and MORE JOBS – for you, for your family and for our community. I humbly ask for your understanding and your vote – Kristina Kulpa for Property Appraiser. Sincerely,Kristina KulpaPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Kristina A. Kulpa, Republican for Hendry County Property Appraiser MY PLATFORM: 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 THE CHOICE IS CLEAR!HENDRY COUNTY DESERVES A CANDIDATE WITH EDUCATION AND INTEGRITYELECT KEVIN DRUMMONDFORSUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONSBorn and Raised Here Your Vote Counts on November 6th! www.Electdrummond.com Anything I can do, please call me, Im always available. 863-234-3480. I would also like to thank the Harris Family for their endorsement. 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! 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012Halloween: What’s Missing and Why it Should be CelebratedBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ Saint Martins ChurchYesterday was Halloween. I listened to the advisories about the recent hurricane and some of the announcers said that “Halloween would have to be cancelled” in some places. No, what must have been meant is that “the celebration of Halloween would have to be cancelled.” I don’t think you can cancel something like Christmas or Easter, or some of the events that have changed history and lives. Halloween was one of those times of celebration that goes back in history and has deep religious roots. The faithful of earlier years commemorated their saints; persons they knew to be worthy of being examples, persons who must have been special in God’s eyes and who would have a place with Him in Heaven. Over time, the calendar lled up and the suggestion was offered to have a special day to remember all of God’s saints. It came toward the end of the Church calendar year – November 1st – and commemorated all of those special people who were God’s instruments and messengers in their time. The day was a celebration that has been special. “When the saints come marching in...” These holy ones, or “hallowed” ones were to have the nal victorious day and the days ever after; they triumphed and won the victory of eternal life. There is a vestige of the use of the word “hallowed” in the Lord’s Prayer that Christians say time and again “...hallowed by thy name...” or remembering that even God’s name is holy and to be respected as such. Early Christians celebrated All Saints Day as “All Hallow’s Day” or the day of the holy ones who did God’s will. The evening before was “All Hallow’s Evening” which became shortened to become Halloween. That was the time when the forces of evil rallied because they knew their days were quickly coming to an end; and all of the witches, ghosts, goblins and evil creatures knew their hours were numbered. Today, the tradition lives on; the religious roots of the holiday seem to be forgotten. When I heard of someone saying that “Halloween would have to be cancelled due to the hurricane” I thought “No way!” The age-old celebration of those who were faithful to God and were remembered for their faith and works would be kept in Churches and religious houses around the world. The faithful would have their celebrations of All Saints Day and recall what the day means. The young persons who celebrate it by going around the neighborhoods will miss something if they do not know the origin and meaning of this special occasion each year. I remember growing up with Washington’s birthday as a holiday, and Lincoln’s birthday too. Today, our calendars combine them as “President’s Day” and we miss learning about the man who won our independence with a rag-tag army and who defeated the world power of his day to give us a new and independent land. I miss hearing about the debater who debated with Douglas and the giving freedom from slavery, who walked miles in the winter to return a library book. Our elections have taken on a dimension of “bashing” that was unknown in past years and I wonder if that is all necessary. If anything, today we need people who we can look up to, and who are worthy of our respect and honor. That’s what All Saints Day is about, ad that’s something we seem to be missing. I hope that our children will learn of the great persons of faith and what they gave us; and that the older generation will see that they continue to be remembered. These are the people who have made us who we are and who we should be. They deserve to be remembered!Religion Column Rev. Sam S. Thomas

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premise of his campaign, and cites burglaries as the number one concern in the county. Sheriff W hidden notes his own experience in trimming the budget in the face of challenging nancial times and points to narcotics as his chief target heading into his second term.Property AppraiserOne race that has sparked considerable debate is that for the property appraiser's of ce. Democrat Phillip Pelletier, the incumbent, will be facing Kristina Kulpa, Republican, for that seat. Kulpa was previously the property appraiser before being defeated by Pelletier in 2008. At the center of the debate is a disagreement in the way both candidates are handling the appraisal of property for the area's biggest employer: U.S. Sugar. Pelletier argues that Kulpa's previous agreement with the company is not suf ciently valuing the corporation's land assets, and Kulpa argues that Pelletier, through his higher property value estimations, is seeking to raise taxes for residents.Superintendent of SchoolsRick Murphy, Democrat, is staying busy with his re-election bid as he prepares to face challenger Paul Puletti, Republican, for the of ce of superintendent. Like the sheriff's of ce, Murphy's tenure has been de ned by continuing budget challenges and changing statewide standardized testing methods. Paul Puletti, as the mayor of LaBelle and not a newcomer to politics in the least, and is currently serving as the mayor of the city of LaBelle.City CommissionThe busiest race on the ballot on Tuesday will be that for three seats on the Clewiston city commission. The race is unique among all of the other contests in that candidates are not facing any one speci c opponent, but rather are vying for the largest number of votes. Incumbent Commissioners Mali Gardner and Julio Rodriguez will be participating, along with Jerry Cochrane, Donald Hughes and Phillip Roland. The top three votegetters will won a spot on the commission, with the top two vote-getters serving four-year terms, and the third place nisher serving a two-year term.Rounding out the other racesClerk of Circuit Court Incumbent Barbara Cox Butler, Democrat Larry Wilcoxson, Republican Tax Collector Incumbent Peggy S. Hampton, Democrat Tom Corbitt, Republican Supervisor of Elections Kevin Drummond, Republican Brenda Hoots, Democrat Rose Raulerson-Mason, NPA County Commission District 3 Tristan Chapman, Republican Don Davis, Democrat School Board 4 (Nonpartisan) Stephanie Busin John Perry Central County Water Control District Seat 2 Incumbent Jessie Necolettos Miguel Soler Central County Water Control District Seat 4 Incumbent Charles Baumburg Billy Haithcock Also on the ballot for Clewiston residents: the enactment of a new amended Clewiston city charter. The description of the ballot item is as follows: "The 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? Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTORotary Club donates dictionariesEastside Elementary would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the Clewiston Rotary Club for donating Dictionaries to our 3rd grade students. The Clewiston News has been reporting history since it was rst published in 1928. Some stories mark events that residents will always remember, projects that never came to fruition, smaller ideas that became incredible ones, and followed the lives of its residents from birth to death. Each week we will be reprinting an article from our historical archives. Stories are reprinted as they appeared originally, and without edit.Friday, November 11, 1932Dr. N. H. Jenkins startled the Buckhead community election morning by appearing at the polls entirely nude to cast his ballot was adjudged insane at a sanity hearing conducted in the jail here Wednesday afternoon. Plans are made to send him to the state hospital for the insane at Chattahoochee. Following his appearance at the polls, residents of Buckhead, an isolated community in the northeastern section of Glades county, communicated with sheriff J. J. Wiggins and asked him to take care of Jenkins. The sheriff, accompanied by John Whidden, were met in the yard of the little cabin by the insane man, stile nude, who red a 32 revolver at the sheriff as he got out of his car. Sheriff Wiggins cooly attracted Jenkins' attention by calling out to him and then engaging him in conversation he persuaded the insane man to thow his pistol on the ground. The sheriff then asked him to dress and accompany him on a trip in the car. Dr. Jenkins complied willingly enough and was brought to the jail and lodged there. Dr. Jenkins has been a most eccentric character. He has lived in the Buckhead community for about 10 years. He is known to have served in the World War andto have received an honorable discharge from the army in which he was a commissioned of cer. It is said that he was once a doctor in one of the leading hospitals of the north. From the Archives: Insane Man Goes to Polls in Glades Without Clothing ELECTIONContinued  1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HOPES AGENDA as Your State SenatorPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Scott Hopes, Republican for State Senator, District 39 Real health care reform that puts patients “ rst and makes health insurance a ordable and accessible to all Education reform that improves our schools and increases funding for K-12 Put parents in control of their childrens education not bureaucrats Property Insurance reform that treats South Floridians fairly Lower taxes for homeowners and small businesses Provide incentives to help small businesses create jobs and get people back to work! STATE SENATOR € DISTRICT 39FOR www.scotthopes.us € scott@scotthopes.us (305) 290-1996 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 1, 2012 Ceremony announced as U.S. Military Of cials make special presentation to the Family of an Unconquered SpiritThe Seminole Tribe of Florida is proud to honor one of its fallen soldiers. Long after the passing of U.S. Army soldier Charlie Steel Gopher and after several years of tireless efforts from family members and Vietnam Veterans of America Bureau Chief, Marc McCabe, the United States Military has nally acknowledged a heroic soldier for his courage, valor and service to this great nation. A special ceremony has been announced to pay homage and recognize Gopher, as of cials will present his family with the medals that he earned during his service in Vietnam, along with military bene ts that have been kept from his family for over 38 years. This event will be held at the prestigious, star-shaped, Florida Seminole Veterans Building located at 800 East Harney Pond Road in Okeechobee, on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation, just north of Lake Okeechobee today, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. "Through the support of some great Americans, a war hero and his family will receive the military bene ts denied to them for 38 years!" exclaimed Marc McCabe, Bureau Chief of the Vietnam Veterans of America, "We were committed and up for the challenge. There was no rest in sight until we were able to get a fellow Veteran the accolades and recognition that he and his family deserve." In attendance will be representatives of the United States Army, distinguished members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, fellow soldiers that served alongside Gopher, as well as, Tribal Veterans, the Seminole Color Guard, family members and friends, to share in this memorial tribute to the late Charlie Steel Gopher. "It was a long battle, but we won the war," said Rita McCabe, daughter of Charlie Gopher, "with the help of amazing supporters like Marc McCabe from the VVA, we were able to achieve the recognition that my father deserves for his service to this country. It is not very often that the United States Military reverses a decision that they have made, but we are very excited that the world will know the true story and life of Charlie Gopher, all in an effort to keep his memory alive for those of us that truly knew him." A Seminole War Hero Recognized by the U.S. Military SUBMITTED PHOTO

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