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Publication Date: 11-08-2012
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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS AND JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e Clewiston NewsIn a closely watched election this week, incumbent Steve Whidden beat out his opponent, Mark Chamberlain, for the sheriff position, the Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Of“ ce reported. The sheriffs victory was one of many decisive results on Election Day locally. Sheriff Whidden won easily, grabbing 67 percent of all votes, to Chamberlains 33 percent. Im on Cloud 9,Ž said Sheriff Whidden. We made history last night, since we havent had a two-term, consecutive sheriff for 20 years.Ž The sheriff said it may have been his constant communication with residents in the public, and connecting one-on-one with them that helped him win, but cautions that the heavy work is still ahead. Weve made mistakes in the past, and weve been able to learn from those mistakes and improve. Thats one of the positives of keeping your sheriff.Ž Voter turnout did not deviate too much from the previous presidential election in 2008, with 60 percent of registered voters hitting the polls on Tuesday, compared to the 65 percent doing the same four years ago. According to the supervisor of elections of“ ce, 10,305 county residents (out of 17,264 registered voters) voted on election day. Other big winners on Tuesday: Puletti wins Superintendent Race With a decisive win tonight, Paul Puletti has secured the school districts top spot as superintendent of Hendry County Schools, defeating incumbent Superintendent Rick Murphy for the position. Puletti collected 57 percent of the vote total to win the race. I feel very rewarded,Ž said Mr. Puletti on Tuesday. It seems that the labor that Ive put into this has successfully paid off and I am humbled that Hendry County voters voted for me. I will not let you down.Ž A disheartened Rick Murphy accepted the results and wished Puletti the best, while thanking the people BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comOn Saturday, November 3, gun shots rang out on the corner of Ventura and Francisco, leaving one man wounded and several witnesses shaken up. The victim of the shooting, Irvin Jaimes, claimed to be driving his vehicle when he came to a stop at the stop sign erected at Ventura and Francisco. Upon stopping he observed a vehicle pull off onto the grassy shoulder of the road, and claimed to witness the suspect, Ivan Santos, exit from the drivers side of the vehicle. Jaimes claimed to know Santos, due to being a related family member, and as such he also exited his vehicle and approached the suspect, who he claimed began “ ring at him, striking him once in the left hip. Jaimes stated that Santos then ran back to his vehicle and continued to “ re several more rounds in Jaimes direction while he drove away. At this time, the Clewiston Police Department was called to the scene and the vehicle, which Santos was driving, was located at his home. Police of“ cers arrived at the suspects home and waited for Santos, who was taking a shower, to come out and speak with them. They identi“ ed what appeared to be a glancing blow or ricochet on Santos vehicle, BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comThroughout the year we celebrate many different holidays, each with their own unique history and meaning. We tend to remember those that have made a positive impression on our lives, such as Christmas and Halloween, and tend to forget those that may not leave such a pleasant taste in our mouths. On November 11 the United States will be celebrating a day known as Veterans Day, which is meant to honor American Veterans of all wars. Though drudging up the past and honoring those who have protected and served us may bring out patriotism and give Americans time to re” ect on the events that have taken place, it also brings back unpleasant memories for those who have served. Being in war is very scary,Ž said Charlie E. Pearcy, Veteran from the Vietnam War. Anybody who tells you differently is a liar.Ž Pearcy was drafted to serve at the age of 20 on February 4, 1968. It was a time when not only segregation was still at large, but a time when soldiers were mocked, and disrespected. When we came back we werent treated the way that you see soldiers being treated today,Ž stated Pearcy. ONE NIGHT ONLY T, N GO M  I S L M G V. N SEE SHOOTING € 13 SEE VETERANS € 18 SEE ELECTION € 10 Suspect Arrested in Clewiston Shooting Suppressed, But Not Forgotten Remembering Our Veterans Big Winners on Election Day SUBMITTED PHOTOResidents came out to watch the Homecoming Parade wind down its familiar routes in Clewiston. The precursor to the big game may have energized the team, which went on to win against their rivals. For full story, see Page 18. Homecoming Week

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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.Fishing TournamentThere will be a shing tournament on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 a.m. Please meet behind the restrooms at the city marina between 6 and 6:30 a.m. They will be taking registration money. Remember that there will be no club hats or shirts; if so, you will not sh. For more information, please call John Cote at 561-512-4347.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.Thanksgiving ServiceThe Annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 810 Cedar St., will be the host church this year. Come join us for a special time as the churches of our community come together to give thanks and praise to our one Lord!Community Thanksgiving DinnerThe First United Methodist Church is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 p.m. There will be plenty of leftovers available for people to take home. There is no charge, but a basket for a love offering will be available for those who wish to participate. Reservations are helpful to plan for numbers, but not necessary. Volunteers welcome for prep, meal delivery, and cleanup. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.Stan Wegscheid Memorial Golf TournamentHis Vision Our Hands, a local non-pro t organization whose mission is to provide assistance to citizens in our community who are in need. They will be sponsoring the 1st Annual "Stan Wegscheid Memorial Golf Tournament" at the Clewiston Golf Club on Saturday, Dec. 1. The tournament will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For more information on pricing or to sign up a team, please contact Scott Wegscheid at 863-673-4630 or Susan Wegscheid at 863-673-4632.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.Thanksgiving PiesThe mission team at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston are taking orders for Thanksgiving pies. Proceeds will go to bless the Agape House. Pies will be available for pick up on Nov. 19. Delivery in the Clewiston area is available for a $5 donation. Home made pecan pies are $12, regular and sugar free pumpkin pies are $10. Call 983-5269 to place your orders.AA MeetingsThere will be AA meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 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 Filled With Our Gratitude at Thanksgiving At this season of re”ection, our hearts are full, as we count our many blessings including the friendship of people like you! We hope you enjoy a marvelous and meaningful celebration with the ones you love, and we look forward to serving you again, soon!Our of“ce will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 The paper will be on the street, Wednesday, November 21 But in order to do this we have to move up our deadlines: Display ads are due by 5pm on Thursday, November 15 Classi“ed ads & legal ads are due by noon Friday, November 16 Obituaries will be taken up to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 19 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Band BoostersChristmas Tree Pre-Order It's time to make the annual Christmas Tree order that will be sold two weeks after Thanksgiving. As usual they will have an 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. 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 863-9023009.Hendry County TobaccoFree PartnershipThe Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership will conduct a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Clewiston High School in Room 211. For more information, please contact Valarie James at 863-674-4041 ext. 128. SCHOOL BRIEFS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Florida Bluebird Society established the rst Fall Florida Bluebird Blitz in November 2010 and rst Spring Blitz in April of 2011. During these counts 47 of Florida's 67 counties submitted reports to the Bluebird Society or online at www.ebird.org. Inland Florida reported two at Pioneer located in Hendry County in November of 2011. Five Eastern Bluebirds were reported in Muse in Glades County during the April 2012 Blitz. The 5th annual Statewide Bluebird Blitz will take place on Friday November 16 and Saturday November 17, 2012.What is a Bluebird Blitz?A Blitz is a concentrated effort on speci c dates to locate as many Eastern Bluebirds in your locale as possible.How do I participate?Go outside on Friday, Nov. 16 and/or Saturday, Nov. 17 and look for bluebirds Record as much as you are able about the bluebirds you see. Location, behavior, sex, age, etc. We also want to know where you looked but did not nd bluebirds. Download, complete and submit the Blitz Report form from the FBS web site, oridabluebirdsociety.com or submit your report on Cornell's free "ebird" website. For more information contact Faith at oridabluebirdsociety@gmail.com This is a great opportunity for adults and youth to become citizen scientists for the day and help document Florida's Eastern Bluebird population. The Eastern Bluebird is a common bird of least concern which can be found in meadows or openings surrounding trees, it has bene tted from the use of human-made nest boxes throughout Florida. These cavity nesting birds numbers were declining for a number of reasons including competition for natural nest sites from other bird species such as the Tufted Titmouse, Caroline Wren, House Sparrow, and the Eastern Starling which are diminishing winter food supply and adverse weather. They feed mainly on insects, but will also feed on wild berries in the winter. The adult male is a small beautifully colored thrush with a bright blue back, head and tail. It has a chestnut colored throat and breast with a white belly. The female is duller or grayer with a bluish tail and wings and a subdued orangebrown breast. Young birds have heavily spotted feathers. The Eastern Bluebird has a distinctive and fairly low pitched warbling song that sounds like "chur-lee, chur-lee" which might include chattering notes with whistle when singing. They will build a nest of pine needles and grasses inside cavities where they will lay four or ve eggs which hatch in 13 to 15 days. During a successful nesting season two to three broods of young will be raised. The young stay with their parents during the nesting season usually lasting from March to July which makes up a rather large family group by summer's end. If you would like to participate in upcoming birding trips lead by Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers or would like a copy of the Statewide Bluebird Blitz Report e-mail Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-6740695 or 863-517-0202. Inland Birding Fun: Eastern Bluebird (EABL) PHOTO / GLORIA SIMMONSAdults and young Eastern Bluebird. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 BY MARK KINGThe cool weather has hit South Florida and the bass on Okeechobee have made a push off of the main open water of the lake and down toward the grassy shallow spawning areas of the lake. With the lake level still over 15 and a half feet above sea level, there are plenty of areas to sh at, from the north end of the lake to the south end. This past full moon there were a few bass that moved in and spawned. However, the main spawning period won't begin until the months of January, February, and March. I have been shing mostly south of the Clewiston area and have been catching a lot of bass, some of which are over seven pounds. The live bait bite on wild shiners has been really good with ve dozen being a good number to start with everyday. The arti cial bite has been great one day and then a little slow the next but the consistency has been really picking up as the water cools off. I have been throwing Gambler Big EZ swimbaits in areas of thick grass and pitching jigs to reed heads after the sun gets up high in the sky. The bass seem to be bunched up, when you catch one you will catch more in that same area and then you may go a mile before you start catching them again. As fall and winter approach Florida our bass shing will really start to get crazy here on Okeechobee, with thousands of bass moving into spawning areas to spend the next ve months. With the water level being up you will be able to get back in some areas that no one has been to for many years and it will give us so much area to sh that we won't all be shing in the same areas. A couple precautions to remember is to watch out for duck hunting boats back in the thick grassy areas especially if the grass is higher then your line of sight, and the boat trails that we have back in the grassy areas are just that boat trails and not a safe place to sh or you could get run over by a boat. It is time to get that shing trip of a lifetime to Lake Okeechobee booked, the shing is great and the weather will for sure be better then that cold snowy stuff they have up north. I am also booking duck hunting trips here on Okeechobee for the 2012-13 season with one of my duck hunting partners. Good luck, tight lines, and I hope to see everyone on the water real soon. Captain Mark King is a full time guide and tournament angler guiding out of Roland Martin's Marina and Resort in Clewiston and also in the Florida Keys out of Marathon area. Mark is an IGFA Certi ed Captain, active member of the Florida Guide Association and the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Captain Mark is sponsored by Ranger Boats, Evinrude Outboards, Roland Martin's MarineCenter, Power-Pole, MinnKota trolling motors, Gambler Lures, Okuma Fishing, Mojo Sports shing, Smartshield Sun Protection Products, RMR Industries, Fuel Medic Ethanol Treatment, and Yeti coolers. Mark can be contacted to book a guide trip, seminars, personal appearances, test rides in his Evinrude powered Ranger or to sh a tournament with him at 863-677-0983 or at www. markking shing.com and www.tarponinthekeys.com Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report SUBMITTED PHOTO The new IGA Harvest Hometown Market is open at last. Since the old U-Save in Moore Haven closed in October 2011, Moore Haven residents have had no choice but to drive 16 miles or more each way to the closest supermarket. This has placed a real hardship on those who do not have transportation. Earlier this year, Joe Sweet, who owns Harvest House Grocery on U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee, decided to invest in Moore Haven. "We could have gone anywhere around the lake," said Mr. Sweet. "There were a lot of stores available. But the need was here. "We want an opportunity to grow, to be a service to the public, to make a difference in the community," he said, "We would like to see the community grow. We would like to be a part of that." Mr. Sweet and his wife, Lisa, have made a big investment in the store. Just cleaning the place up cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The store employs 32 people. Mr. Sweet said he was overwhelmed by the response to their rst "help wanted" ad. In an 8-hour period, more 200 people applied to work. "We interviewed them all," he said. "We wanted to give everybody an opportunity." He said some people who applied drove over from Clewiston and Okeechobee. "There are just not enough jobs to go around," he said. Work on the building started in July. The clean up was a big job. They had to tear down some of the walls and chip out and replace some of the oors. They did a lot of scraping, bleaching and disinfecting before they could even think about painting. Those who have visited the building in recent weeks frequently commented: "It smells clean in here." The spacious store now offers fresh produce, meat, dairy foods and a wide variety of canned and boxed goods. Mr. Sweet said they tried to consider the population when allocating space for various products. For example, the store's spice aisle has 1,500 different seasonings. "This is more of a cooking community," said Mr. Sweet. "If they want to make something, I want them to nd all of the ingredients here." The store carries IGA brands as well as other popular brands. For example, in the ice cream department customers can choose from IGA ice cream, Blue Bunny or Breyers. He said they will probably make some changes after the store opens if there is customer demand for something they didn't initially offer. "We picked as much variety as possible," he said. Mr. Sweet is proudest of the section of the store he calls his "dollar department." The dollar department has more than 1,000 items for $1 each. The wide range of products for $1 includes items such as toothpaste, shampoo, plastic goods, trash bags, canned chili, seasonings, jelly, cereal, batteries and instant coffee. "This is not something you usually see in a supermarket, but I think there is a need for it in this community," he explained. IGA stands for the Independent Grocers Alliance. IGA was founded in 1926, bringing together independent grocers across the United States to ensure that the trusted, family-owned local grocery store remained strong in the face of growing chain competition. The IGA motto is "Hometown Proud." For more information online, go to www.iga. com. New Grocery Store Opens in Moore Haven "We want an opportunity to grow, to be a service to the public, to make a difference in the community."Joe Sweet, owner of IGA Harvest Hometown Market

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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.Charles Richard Martinez, 50CLEWISTON — Charles Richard Martinez, passed away suddenly in his home on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Ricky is survived by his children, son John Carlos and daughter Chiniah Rose; his step-mother Gayle Martinez; two sisters, Christy Potter (John) of West Palm Beach and Debbie Williams of Colorado Springs; and three step-sisters Belinda (Rick) Smith of Clewiston, Rebecca Langford of Umatilla and Sarah Thompson of Clewiston. He was predeceased by his parents, Rosemary (Burt) Martinez and Charles Martinez. Ricky also left many nieces; nephews; aunts and uncles to mourn; along with numerous friends. A lifelong resident of Clewiston, Ricky enjoyed many passions in his life including his work on the lake and with boats, diving, all things of nature his pets, his plants and most importantly the people in his life who loved him dearly for his enormous heart and acceptance of everyone. Ricky, you leave behind a hole in all our hearts and you will be deeply missed and loved by us all forever. Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m at 132 Taft Blvd., Clewiston, FL, behind the home of Ricky Martinez. In lieu of owers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Cross Training Ministries, P.O. Box 2139, Clewiston, FL 33440 Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. www.akin-davis.comNorma Beardsley, 83ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — Norma Beardsley, of Altamonte Springs, formerly of Clewiston passed away on Nov. 5, 2012. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Clewiston with Rev. Todd Buck of ciating. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston. Richard Batchelor Owen, 87CLEWISTON — Richard Batchelor Owen, born Dec. 23, 1924 in Memphis, Tenn., died Nov. 3, 2012, in Fort Myers. His parents, Viola F. Owen and William C. Owen, brought him and his brother to Clewiston in March 1925 where his father, an engineer, was in charge of draining and laying out the town of Clewiston. Young Dick and his family were an active pioneer family and very much a part of the fabric of the area. As a young man, Dick wrote movie reviews for the Clewiston News and excelled in all things “dramatic”singing, dancing, plays and musicals. A 1941 graduate of Clewiston High School, Richard attended the College of William and Mary and nished after the War in 1947. After being commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy, he was stationed on Guam until the end of WWII. He then completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami and obtained his MA degree in dramatic arts from Florida State University. For the next 30 some years, “Batchelor” (his stage moniker) served as Director of various theaters across the country from Miami Beach to South Carolina including a short stint at the now defunct Norton Gallery Theatre from 1949 to 1951. He moved into academia in the 70’s and found his “groove” as a Professor of Drama, later Department Chair at the Clearwater campus of the St. Petersburg College. During this time and into retirement, he also indulged in his love of travel, visiting Great Britain, Europe and Mexico on numerous occasions. He retired in the 1980’s rst to Safety Harbor, FL, then to North Fort Myers in 2000, but he continued to entertain family and friends with stories of the theatre, of movies and movie stars, of his cats, his travel adventures and Florida history. No published crossword puzzle ever defeated Dick. In addition to his brother, William, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and his brother-in-law, Bryan F. Bergeron, Jr. of Owen’s Crossroads, Ala.; Richard is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Antoinette Owen O’Connor of Brooklyn, N.Y., Claire Owen Studley (Robert) of Yarmouth, Maine, William C. Owen, III (Anne) of Naples, Fla., Frank V.E. Owen (Susan) of Palm Beach Gardens and Shirley Bergeron Cason (Harry) of Quinton, Ala. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Shirley Owen Bergeron; sister-in-law, Anne E. Owen; his niece’s husband, Patrick O’Connor; his niece, Susan Bergeron Sturdivant, her husband, Robert Sturdivant and their daughter, Lauren. Services will be held at North Fort Myers Community of Christ Church, 368 Herron Road, North Fort Myers on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 4 p.m., Pastor David Nipper of ciating. Dick will be buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery, in America’s Sweetest Town, Clewiston. Those wishing to honor his memory may make memorial offerings to his church, the American Humane Society or the charity of their choice. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Teresa Bonita Nelms Wetherington, 58BELLE GLADE — After a long illness and brave battle, Teresa Bonita Nelms Wetherington went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 4, 2012. Teresa was a radiant Christian and a loving example to her family, church and many friends. Teresa was born on June 12, 1954, as the oldest of four daughters to Nelson Nelms and Frances Nelms (deceased April 29, 2003). She graduated from Belle Glade High School in 1974. She was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Belle Glade where she played the piano, organ and volunteered much of her time serving the Lord and others. She worked for 13 years as a secretary for Dr. Hatton in Pahokee, Fla. Teresa leaves behind a legacy of compassion for others, her faith in God, and the unconditional love she had for her family and friends. She is survived by her father, Nelson Nelms of Belle Glade; her husband, Charles Dwayne Wetherington of Ill.; her three daughters and sonsin-law, Sharon and Jarod Davis of Clewiston, Fla., Cyndi and Carl Carner of Tamarac, Fla., and Crystal and Craig Francis of Beverly Hills, Fla.; ve grandchildren, Reygan and Ryan Carner, Shane and Rebecca Francis, and Emma Davis; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Pamela and Robert Ellis of Clewiston, Alice and Randy Gay of Belle Glade, and Christina and Sony Willis of Belle Glade. She is also survived by close friends, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Belle Glade, 17 N.W. Avenue B, Belle Glade, FL on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Brother Gary Folds and Rev. Bill Taylor, of ciating. In lieu of owers, contributions may be made to “Word of Life Missions Philippines” in support of missionary Mike Foster by way of First Baptist Church of Belle Glade, 17 N.W. Avenue B, Belle Glade, FL. 33430. You may view the online obituary and leave your condolences to the family of Teresa at www.akin-davis.com. Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston is handling the arrangements. FREE OFFICE CALL AND EXAMwith this ad for a limited time. FINANCING AVAILABLE NO CREDIT CHECK NO INTEREST SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITALIMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINICCLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICDisclaimer: 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. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012

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W ater levels are currently adequate to meet water supply needs into the dry seasonSouth Florida transitioned into the dry season during the last days of October, a month that ended with above average rainfall across most of the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) 16-county region. “The region is well positioned for the dry season because water levels are up,” said Susan Sylv ester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “Looking ahead, we have a forecast of average rainfall for the next few months.”October RainfallDistrict-wide October rainfall averaged 5.32 inches from Orlando to the Florida Keys, representing 141 percent of average, or 1.54 inches above average. Most areas of the District saw above average rainfall. Highlights of the month include: Broward County, the Southwest Coast and Martin and St. Lucie counties experienced some of the highest rainfall totals. The Water Conservation Areas saw signi cant rainfall as did the Big Cypress Preserve. The East Caloosahatchee Basin was the only area of the District to receive below average rainfall, with 2.39 inches, representing 70 percent of average, or a de cit of 1.02 inches. Lake Okeechobee received 3.86 inches of direct rainfall, representing 130 percent of average, or 0.89 inches above average.2012 Wet Season TotalsThe 2012 wet season ended with 42.85 inches of rainfall District-wide. This represents 116 percent of average, or 6.07 inches above average. Above average rainfall was driven by the early start to the wet season in May and the historic deluge from Tropical Storm Isaac in late August. Among the wet season highlights: Eastern Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties received the most rainfall in the District, with more than 50 inches of rain for the wet season. The Southwest Coast and East Caloosahatchee Basin were the only areas of the District that were slightly below average. Lake Okeechobee received 38.45 inches of direct rainfall, representing 125 percent of average, or 7.58 inches above average. During Isaac, the District moved 105 billion gallons of water to tide and storage areas following 14.85 inches of rainfall in a 72-hour period in an area of central Palm Beach County.2012-13 Dry Season ForecastSouth Florida is forecast to experience one of the few dry seasons having near-average rainfall in the past 14 years. Only two dry seasons, 1998-1999 and 2003-2004, have actually been about the historical average in that time frame, with two above average and 10 below average dry seasons. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center forecast calls for equal chances of slightly above or slightly below average rainfall for the rst three months of the upcoming dry season. Among the of cial forecast highlights for the 2012-2013 South Florida dry season: Near-normal precipitation is mostly likely during the rst part of the dry season, from November to February A drier-than-normal trend may characterize March and April Average dry season precipitation: 12 to 15 inches in the interior and west to 15 to 21 inches in the east Long-term average winter temperature: 64 to 66 F in the interior and west to 67 to 69 F in the east 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 239-343-5224 for more inf ormation and to book a time thats convenient for you. Protect Your Precious CargoDid you know that 80% of all car seats are installed incorrectly? More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly tted car seat and in the back seat. A correctly used car seat reduces child fatality risk by 71% and serious injury by 67%. ck se a t uces d Car Seat FittingJoin Kohls and The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida for a free car seat safety check.Saturday, Nov. 17 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Clewiston Fire Dept. 112 Commercio St. ClewistonCall 239-343-5224Bilingual tting technicians will be available. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 The series of Journey Stories speakers will continue at The Clewiston Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. when Agriculture legend Dallas Townsend will weave an interesting look back in the National conditions and the South Florida agriculture opportunities that led to an unprecedented and historical migration of farmers and ranchers to the Lake Okeechobee farming area--known as the Glades--and the vast tracts of ranch lands in the adjoining areas. Journey Stories is a Smithsonian traveling exhibit that depicts the migration of Americans across our great land, a pattern that continues today. Clewiston was one of only six communities in Florida selected to receive this prestigious exhibit. In addition to viewing the exhibit following the evening presentation, the exhibit is available during normal Museum hours, which are 9-4 on weekdays until Dec. 1. Saturday and evening viewings for groups are available by reservation. The public is invited to this free event and there will be plenty of time following the presentation to tour the exhibit and to enjoy refreshments. The program is being made possible through a grant provided by the Florida Humanities Council and with technical assistance from the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, please contact the Museum at 983-2870 or email clewistonmuseum@ embarqmail.com. Complete information can be found at www.clewistonmuseum.org. Dallas Townsend to Speak on Journey Stories Dry Season Starts Following a Wet October Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 8.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 3.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 25.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 28.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 7.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Even with Hurricane Sandy causing havoc on re neries and infrastructure in the Northeast, gasoline prices nationally have continued to trend lower,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “It goes to show how much more signi cant the Gulf Coast is to this nation’s energy backbone when such a massive storm causes no major rise in the national average. The good news is that average prices will likely continue to decline, perhaps to $3.35/gal nationally by Thanksgiving. For those in Sandy’s wake, fuel availability remains dif cult, and is the reason GasBuddy has implemented an emergency fuel availability service,” DeHaan said. The Hurricane Sandy fuel availability site can be found by navigating to http://www.gasbuddy.com/sandy/. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 Kindergarten A Honor Roll Matthew Almon, Zachary Alston, Jazmine Flores, Giovanni Garcia, Marcus Givens, Melanie Gonzalez, Crystal Guppy, Liliana Hayes, Jenesis Hernandez, Jason Lovell, Tyana McIntyre, Daniel Millian, Jarell Mills, Justice Morris, Jordis Moya, Osmel Ortez-Dominguez, Valentino Pupo, Isaac Rios, Isayah Rodriguez, Mia Rosales, Joseph Saba, Aima Sanchez, Jayleen Staples, Kerrvon Summers, Jer-reka Taylor-Small, Adalisia Velasquez-Puentes. A/B Honor Roll Christopher Alfonso, Terrelle Alvin, Isaiah Christian, Imani Greaves, Rodrick Jones, Joel Leon, Debra Lerma, Erico Mejia, Zachary McNeil, Andy Olmos, Cassidy Ortez, Eduardo Ortiz, Leslie Perez, Xavier Quintanilla, Jayden Ramos, Alyssa Rodriguez, Desiree Salazar, Byron Taylor, Shakur Williams. First Grade A Honor Roll Cari Anthony, Zy-Mauria Bennie eld, Eric Beraza, Ahtziri Cardenas, Kathan Carrasquillo, Jasmin Centeno, Jessica Diaz, Jessica Esparza, Zackary Frotten, Michael Guerrero, Jadin Herrera, Kayla Hurtado, Leslie Jones, Wyatt Kurtz, Ricardo Lara, Luke Llossas, Dakota Long, Ines Machuca, Frank Moody, Misael Ortez, Salome Ortiz, Mildred Pascual, Kelsey Worth. A/B Honor Roll Jo-Zavia Atkins-Milton, Bryce Barnes, Leslie Calderon, Yaitza Cristobal, Kaden Damms, Jean Diaz, Taliyah Doctor, Diana Dominguez-Ortez, Marvin Euceda, Eric Gonzalez, Javary Jones, Lashaya Laureano, Gabriel Lumpkin, Luis Mayen, Tiara McClain, Calvin Miller, Antonio Navarro, Barbara Perez, Wendy Rojas, Wendy Sanchez, Taijah Thicklin, Lizmarie Vargas, Tafarya Williams, Jalyssa Wilson.Second Grade A/B Honor Roll Ramiro Cardenas, Brendaliz Cervantes, Arthur Christisan, Joseph Claro, Aliah Cruz, Alex Dominguez, Kennli Foligno, Kevin Freeman, Yobany Lopez, Alexander Nguyen, Daniel Olmos, Jalyn Porth, Rachel Reese, Romeo Rodriguez, Azucena Sanchez, Lindsay Sanchez, Ingrid Zetino.Third GradeA Honor Roll Christopher Alston, Ethan Weiss. A/B Honor Roll Sharon Abreu-Castro, Donovan Baker, Briana Bedward, James Edwards, Andre Guajardo, Carlos Marrero, Brizeida Santizo, Mario Tamayo, Zanaya Tulloch. Fourth Grade A Honor Roll Evelyn Jones, Kiyah Coco, Cade Gibson, Bruce Jones. A/B Honor Roll Lauren Berry, Kimberly Cardenas, Fatima Emran, Shar-Nae Footman, Joseph Guasp, Marshall Kurtz, Yesenia Mejia, Roldan Milian, William Murphy, Monserrat Paniagua, Gabriela Perez, Jessica Perez, Victoria Perez, Denzel Rubia, Paula Roig, Tierra Bradford, Stephanie Salto.Fifth Grade A Honor Roll Deyla Cardenas, Sebastian Diaz, Miranda Giddens, Juan Luna, Damaya Paige, Anthony Perez, Jisela Staples, Wisam Ramadan, Kristi Rosquete. A/B Honor Roll Dakota Ali, Jaivus Chavers, Priscila Contreras, Yolanda Cruz, Mar'Lashawndra Ellison, Andrea Garcia, Jasmine Gutierrez, Isaac Hernandez, Jermaine Hill, Alexa Navarro, Kalie Peele, Daniella Pupo, Giovanni Reyes, Jaden Robinson, Olivia Williams. Eastside Elementary Honor Roll SUBMITTED PHOTOB.A.S.S. Federation Nation TournamentOn Oct. 26 two members of the Clewiston Bass Federation went to the Florida B.A.S.S. Federation Nation state tournament on Lake Seminole in Sneads, Fla. Lawrence Sullivan (right) was awarded Angler of the Year and Tony Rushing (left) was awarded Co-Angler of the Year for the southern region. There was also a two day tournament held on Oct. 27 and 28. Lawrence Sullivan placed 54th on the angler’s side and Tony Rushing placed 23rd on the co-angler side for the state of Florida. Dr. Lasheba Travis recently received con rmation that her research on teen pregnancy prevention has been published through ProQuest, a research-based publishing company that connects people to reliable information. Dr. Travis's research is entitled "Teen Pregnancy Prevention in a Rural County," which focused on the frequency of attendance in religious services in African American males ages 13 through 16 to determine if it was correlated to their behavior, behavioral intent, and decisionmaking toward abstinence. Her research found a correlation between the frequency of attending religious services and the behavior and decision-making toward abstinence, but there was no correlation with behavior intent. To recognize her accomplishments, co-workers from the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments honored her with a tea/luncheon at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle. Attendees from Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties showed their support and showered her with cards and gifts. Dr Travis said, "I have many things to be grateful for. Firstly, I give God all the praise. Next, I am especially indebted to the Hendry County Recreation Board and Ramiro Rodriguez; Reverend Dwayne Brown, pastor of Mt Calvary Church in Clewiston; and Diane Brown and Valerie Nelson for their support and assistance in the accomplishment of my research. Lastly, I am grateful to my co-workers for honoring and celebrating my achievements." Dr. Lasheba Travis Research Published SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Announcing New and Used Car Along with Everglades Federal Credit UnionLOCATION: Everglades Federal Credit Union 1099 W Ventura Ave • Clewiston (behind Sonny’s) FREE 2 year scheduled maintenance on all new cars 5 yr/100,000 mile limited Powertrain warranty on all new cars 5 BIG DAYSWednesday SundayNovember 7 119AM 7PM Wed Sat • 11AM 3PM Sun SPECIAL FINANCING RATES during this event! 100% nance approval is our goal!HUGE rebates and discounts • WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 There was a time when it looked like Hurricane Sandy was going to spoil all the fun. Fortunately, the storm quickly passed, and Clewiston residents were blessed with wonderful conditions for the many outdoor events that had been planned for Halloween and the Fall Festival Season. One such event was the City of Clewiston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Fall Festival. The event included an animal costume show, pony rides, and various performances by local children. Mr. Lance “Bubba” Ramer and his staff did a terri c job organizing the event. The King’s Academy of Clewiston was grateful to be able to participate. TKA brought bounce houses and provided free face painting, snow cones, and candy. The school also brought along their lion mascot consume to entertain children. The constant crowd in the corner occupied by TKA’s student volunteers spoke to the success of the event and their student’s enthusiasm and passion for service. When asked why she was excited to volunteer at the festival, Andrea Scott (class of 2014) replied, “I really like kids and thought this would be a fun way to serve the community. I painted a lot of faces, which was very tiring, but it was a lot of fun and worth it.” Andrea had one of her best friends helping her most of the night: TKA 10th grader, Jenny Aguila. “We had the best time ever,” said Jenny. “Talking with the little kids as we were painting their faces was the best; they were all so cute. Everyone wanted to help out and it was neat how even our friends from Clewiston High School wanted to come by and help. It was a really positive time.” When asked about the school’s involvement in service projects, Andrea stated, “It’s really helpful for us as students to have so many opportunities to serve. Without the school helping us, opening doors and giving us different options, we wouldn’t be able to do all this; we may not even know where to start.” Jenny added, “We feel pushed in a positive way by TKA to get out and serve the community. They really emphasize the importance of sel essness. We feel like the whole idea of putting others rst is a cultural thing at King’s, and it’s starting to become a part of our own thinking; really it’s become more of a habit than anything.” TKA offers students at least one community service opportunity each month with a speci c spiritual emphasis. They range from events like the “Joy” outreach, to serving in nursing homes and food banks and at various community cleanup projects. Students Serve with a Thankful Heart SUBMITTED PHOTOS who did support his re-election campaign. “I’m tired and worn out,” Mr. Murphy said Wednesday morning. “I just hope that the leadership in the future does the best for students and moves in the right direction and makes headway.” Since the results were announced, Mr. Murphy said he has received calls for opportunities elsewhere, maintaining that his “heart is in Hendry County, but I have to move on.”Pelletier cinches Property Appraiser raceIncumbent Property Appraiser Phillip Pelletier grabbed the majority of votes on Tuesday to defeat challenger and former property appraiser Kristina Kulpa. This race was marked by an aggressive campaign by Kulpa and her supporters, which ultimately came up short. Pelletier thanked Hendry County residents. “I’m feeling victorious,” he said on election night. “I was put to the ultimate test and won. I feel amazing.”Clewiston City CommissionThe top three vote-getters in the city of Clewiston race were Mali Gardner, Julio Rodriguez and Phillip Roland. Gardner received the most votes, 1,165, with Rodriguez coming in second, rallying a total of 1,156 votes, and Roland coming in third with 928 votes. Gardner and Rodriguez will now serve four-year terms, while Roland will serve a two-year term. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez celebrated. “I’m elated. This may be my third time being elected, but every time the feeling gets better,” Commissioner Rodriguez said. “This shows me that the people support the work that I’m doing.”School Board District 4The closest race of the night was that of School Board District 4, with 15 votes separating the candidates. John Perry managed the narrow victory, with 50.31 percent of the vote, to Stephanie Busin’s 49.69 percent. According to the elections of ce, there will be no recount in this race. After the race, Ms. Busin absorbed the news. “I grew up here, so having that many people put their trust in me means more than they’ll ever know,” said Ms. Busin. “It was very disappointing to come so close to winning and then come up just short, but I laid everything on the eld and did my best. I hope Mr. Perry does a good job and ful lls the promises he made. I am going to support him wholeheartedly.” John Perry echoed her comments. “I’m feeling very tired and worn out, but elated to have won,” said Mr. Perry. “I respect her [Stephanie Busin]. She ran a hard race and was a great opponent.”Supervisor of ElectionsAn enthused Brenda Hoots said she felt “excellent” and thanked her supporters for giving her a 63 percent majority in the race against challengers Kevin Drummond and Rose Raulerson-Mason, who received 33 percent and 4 percent of votes respectively. “I am here at the elections of ce just trying to relax and enjoy winning before the work begins,” she said.Clerk of Circuit CourtIncumbent candidate Barbara Butler kept her seat as the Clerk of Circuit Court, beating Larry Wilcoxson with 70 percent of all votes. “I am so glad that this is nally over,” said Ms. Butler. “The anticipation was killing me.”Other racesTris Chapman lost a close race to challenger Don Davis, who won with 54 percent of votes in the race for County Commissioner District 3. Peggy Hampton won convincingly, defeating Tom Corbitt with 76 percent of the votes for the Tax Collector position. Miguel Soler won in the race for Central County Water Control District 2, beating Jessie Necolettos; while Billy Haithcock defeated Charles Bamburg for Central County Water Control District 4. The Clewiston Charter Referendum item also passed by a large margin, with 60 percent of voters voting yes to the item. Also of note, despite Barack Obama winning the presidency, Hendry County voted Romney. Hendry County residents came out on Tuesday to vote for their preferred presidential candidate, giving the nod to Mitt Romney. The county once again voted Republican, a repeat from the 2008 presidential elections. Romney grabbed 53 percent of the vote totals, versus Obama’s 46 percent. ELECTIONContinued  1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAHalloween costume contestThe Villatoro family won the 2012 Clewiston News Halloween Contest with this creative ensemble. For their work, they won a $25 gift certi cate to Hawaiian Shave Ice, courtesy of owner Chad Pelham. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOPizza Party at CHSOver 150 students participated in a pizza party at Clewiston High School for earning Tiger dollars in their reading classes for good behavior. Students were able to miss one period and listen to music while having a little social time. Put Life Into Your HolidayBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchHalloween wasn’t over before the rst Christmas merchandise was out. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, I wanted to share some possibilities to help keep from getting blue amongst all of the reds and greens heading our way. I’ve always been amazed at the discoveries that science has come up with to add vitality and longevity to the life we live. Research has revealed that close relationships help extend our lives. Studies have shown that men who kiss their wives every day live ve years longer than men who don’t. Good relationships are high-touch. The healing power of touch has been written about in journals. Science has shown that we need the equivalent of 17 af rming touches a day in order to thrive -and our world around us is starving. Let mutual love continue. In the name of God, let’s help each other thrive by making sure that we share at least 17 af rming hugs or touches each day ourselves. Also, pet your pets. Pet all your loved ones: your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, your animals. Petting animals and loved ones lowers blood pressure. In addition to reaching out and touching someone, studies have shown that variety does add spice to life. Use as your motto Isaiah 42:16: “Along unfamiliar paths I will guide them.” Try some new food. Take a new route to work. Try a new book of the Bible. Break your daily routine in some small way. Do something wild. Just let go and let God. And go barefoot. A study reported a number of years ago in USA Today revealed that those individuals who habitually kick off their shoes under the dining table or their desk or their pew tend to live three years longer than the average American. In the Benedictine Monastic Order, the monks take off their shoes constantly -for meals, for prayer, for conversation, for reading. Whenever shoes are not an absolute necessity, they go barefooted. Why? Bare feet are aware feet: aware of the earth, aware of holiness, aware of life. Feet that are bound for too long begin to stink. Souls that are bound up and cooped up for too long begin to stink as well. Let some fresh air into your soul. Go barefoot. And don’t forget to laugh a lot. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22) Take a break and do something silly. There’s holiness in humor. Laughter helps keep us from taking life too seriously. One research study revealed that over fty percent of all illnesses in the test group were stress related. Laughter really is good medicine, especially when stress is concerned. The joy of the Lord is our strength. So, hug frequently, go wild, go barefoot, and laugh often. Do so, and you will nd that you will not only have holiday in your life, you will have life in your holiday. This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Religion Column 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 26, 1943Staff Sergeant A. L. Moorman arrived in Clewiston Monday night after nine months overseas service in the Mediterranean theater of war, with the Air Medal and nine oak leaf clusters as evidence of his gallant service as bombadier. Overjoyed at his safe arrical were his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stewart, with whom he made his home for several years, his wife, the former Beth Nall and their 10 month old son, whom his dad had never seen. Jack has to his credit 50 bombing missions totalling 194 combat hours, and included in the list of his missions are such names as Rome, Pantalleria, Sicily, Lampedusa, Naples, and other locations which he does not mention “becaus the boys are still working on them.” His roughest mission, he says, was his rst,-the skip-bombing of Italian shopping in the Mediterranean last March 31st. This was the most dangerous of all, because in such bombing the planes y low and straight over target; “we make such good targets ourselves when we are bombing like that,” said Jack. His plane, a B-25 twin-engine bomber, came through that tough assignment without even a scratch. “We were just lucky--we were lucky all the way through,” said the bombadier. “We sometimes came home with holes all through the ship, but we never lost a man, and never had a serious injury. Our crew of six men, when we were relieved, were the same six men we started with.” Jack has been in the air corps for two years. He rst received airplane mechanic’s training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and then was sent to Inglewood, California, for a factory course,-a technical school on the B-25 twin-engines. Following that he was selected for bombadier training and went to Columbia, S. C., for this course. He was then assigned to Walterboro, S. C., and later to de Ridder, Louisiana, from which eld he went to a port of embarkation overseas. During his stay overseas Jack was based most of the time in north Africa, moving to Italy only a month before he completed his fty missions and was sent home. He said the Italians are more friendly and the country a more pleasant country than North Africa. He was in camps visited by Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Frances langford, and enjoyed the marvelous entertainment put on by these troopers for the servicemen. In describing the bombing missions, Jack paid tribute to the ships they ew,-“those B-25’s are real planes, and I was glad to be assigned to them. They can really take it. Our plane got shot full of holes often but we always came safely back to our base.” He said the trip to the target was the worst,--the strain of anticipation was the greatest ordeal of all. “Once you come in for the bombing run,” he said, “you have no feelings left at al. You are really on the ball. You know it’s you or the other fellow and every nerve in you is concentrated on making it in the other fellow. Boys who are in training should realize that, no matter how tough or how dangerous their training routine is, the actual combat is worse, and that no amount of training can be too much to prepare them for what is ahead. It would be suicide to into combat without enough training that you can hold your nerve steady through dangerous things.” After the bombs are gone, the crew really relaxes and enjoys the return trip. They sing, read magazines, and Jack says he has even gone to sleep going home. He says they depends on the ghter escort to watch out for trouble for them, and they takeit easy. He never made ice cream by taking the mix along on a mission, as has been done, but said he learned to take a canteen of water along and place it near an air vent. “It was pretty hot in Africa, and we got used to drinking lots of water. That canteen would get as cold as ice and surely tasted good.” The boys overseas have four great desires, says Jack. First and more importantly, they want to come home. Nothing else counts in comparison with that desire. Next they want Coca-Colas, lots of them; then comes good American whisky, and their fourth greatest desire is to talk to women who speak English. Jack said he found the best spot on the ship-the bridge beside the captain--so he could get the rst glimpse of shore on the return voyage, and when the land of America rst hove in sight, he was the happiest man on earth. Jack’s leave expires December 6, and he is to report to rest camp in Miami for a stay of several weeks before receiving further orders. From the Archives: Bombadier Home From Italy; Bombed Nazis on 50 Missions

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 PHOTO / ANGELA LANIERSwitch your style dayStudents at Clewiston High School dressed up for “switch your style” day. By TIMOTHY SAENZ e Clewiston NewsClewiston’s girls defended staunchly in the last twenty minutes of Monday night’s varsity soccer match at the community elds to salvage a tie with Sebring, 0-0. The back line of senior Brooke Flynn, junior Mary Gibson, sophomore Xiomara Rangel, and freshman Kaci Pittman thwarted Sebring’s repeated intrusions and second and third opportunities for shots on goal. “It was a physical and aggressive game all night, and I was proud that the girls didn’t let the other team push them around,” said Lady Tigers Head Coach Holly Bach. “We are young and have a lot of room to grow, but for our rst game, I was not disappointed.” The Lady Tigers earned a golden point against a veteran team composed of players seasoned with summer league experience. In Sebring, the Clewiston varsity boys picked up where they left off last year. The defending district champs hammered the Blue Streaks Monday night, 4-1, at Firemen’s Field. Star striker and senior Juan Pablo Ordoez scored twice for the Tigers. Ordoez, nicknamed by one soccer observer as “the Messi of Hendry County” for his similarly small stature, nifty ball handling and maneuvering, and prodigious scoring, is seeking to repeat as the top scorer in 2A-District 13. In the girls game, sophomore Megan Blount drew the best chance for a goal for the Lady Tigers. In the second half, Blount penetrated the Sebring defense and broke away from its quick defenders. She didn’t get off the kick she wanted, however, and the ball ew directly into the goalkeeper’s hands. Bach wants to see her mid elders, the key players in any team’s transition from defense to attack and vice-versa, maintain their middle positions as they move with the ow. She felt the mid elders left the back line players to themselves too often, putting them under unnecessary pressure. Clewiston Girls Tie Sebring; Boys Beat ’Em Principal’s List (4.0 or Higher) Hayley Acevedo, Bobby Adams, Dakodah Davis, Mary Gibson, Michael Kurtz, Ciara Iglesias, Alanna Mickler, Alexa Mickler, Emily Mila, Ankit Patel, Isabella Perez, Myles Polhill, Isis Porta.Honor RollJay Brooks, Sara Corley, Jonathan Hatton, Bryce Lawson, Cassidy Lee, Rebecca Manning, Christopher McIntire, Alyssa Mickler, Cody Miller, Dylan Patel, Isabelle Perez, Andrea Scott, Candyce Sherman, Whitney Thompson. The King’s Academy Principal’s List/Honor RollFugitive from justice in state Arrested Oct. 31 by Ofc. Rojas s t Ro Tiffany Shrell Mathis, 26DUI, alcohol or drugs Possession of cocaine Arrested Nov. 4 by Ofc. Rojas Ro John Alexander Menendez, 21DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Oct. 31 by Ofc. Garrett Ga Roy C. Smith, 63DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Nov. 4 by Ofc. Garrett Ga Ramon Huerta Ibanez, 49 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. and had it con rmed from witnesses that Santos was in fact the driver. After Santos came out of his home he was taken into the Clewiston Police Department for questioning, eventually admitting to committing the crime. However, Santos claimed that the incident happened differently from how Jaimes and witnesses described. Santos stated that he was travelling on Francisco, headed towards La Frontera, when he observed Jaimes in a vehicle at the street just north of him. Santos then claimed that Jaimes pulled out into the intersection and reversed, at which time Santos pulled his car off onto the grassy shoulder in an attempt to make a U-turn and depart the area. When the vehicle was rapidly pulled off onto the shoulder, Santos stated that the vehicle’s engine died and would not start, at which point Jaimes and multiple other occupants exited the vehicle with Jaimes. Santos further claimed that the men began to approach him with rocks, at which time Santos retrieved a revolver from his glove compartment and held it out of the driver’s side window with his left hand. He stated that Jaimes continued to approach his vehicle, at which time Santos red his weapon in defense. “It is fortunate that the injuries which were in icted were minor,” said Police Chief Don Gutshall, “but it easily could have been more serious and they could have hit an innocent bystander.” Chief Gutshall believes that the incident concerns two different gang groups, and plans to prosecute to the fullest extent. “We are taking this issue seriously and realize that it could have been much worse,” said Chief Gutshall. SHOOTINGContinued  1 Ivan Santos

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Filled With Our Gratitude at Thanksgiving At this season of re”ection, our hearts are full, as we count our many blessings including the friendship of people like you! We hope you enjoy a marvelous and meaningful celebration with the ones you love, and we look forward to serving you again, soon!This paper will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23. The paper will be on the street a day early, Wednesday, November 21. But in order to do this we have to move up our deadlines: Display ads are due by 5pm on Thursday, November 15. Classi“ed ads & legal ads are due by noon Friday, November 16. Obituaries will be taken up to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 19 NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 1276 2009 1134432-A0001100100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3615 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430055 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1277 2009 1134432-A0001110000 The Lyndel Group, LLC The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3625 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430149 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1316 2009 1134432-A0002300100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5555, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430156 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1730 2009 1254432-A0000240100 Orlando Naranjo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access Road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5154, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430164 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2025 2009 1354432-A0000110100 Andre & Andrea Meyers The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 No. 4610 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430153 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1285 2009 1134432-A0001280000 Naranjo’s Montura Ranch, LLC The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3687, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430154 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 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 1363 2009 1144432-A0001100100 the Lyndel Group, LLC The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3389 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430160 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2001 2009 1344432-A0000210100 Alberto F. Hall & Bernadette Lopez-Hall The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract No. 4375 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430165 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1684 2009 1244432-A0000320100 BC and PC Corporation The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5374, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430159 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 RFP #2013-12 Hendry County Request for Quali cations (RFQ) Engineering Services for FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Economic Development Category Opening Date and Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at the Administrative Wing, Room A-226 (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., Labelle, Florida, until 2:00 PM EST, Tuesday, November 27, 2012, for “Engineering Services for FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Economic Development Category”. Hendry County hereby requests proposals from quali ed individuals or rms to provide engineering services for the County’s FFY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development project (13DB-E14). Certain federal and state requirement (such as equal employment provisions) will apply to the contract for this project. Engineering services shall be secured in accordance with CDBG Regulations including 24 CFR, Part 85, and other procurement requirements adopted by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Civil engineering services will include, but not be limited to, preliminary evaluation/investigation, feasibility analysis, testing, design, cost estimating, permitting, contract and construction management, inspection, and other similar services. The County’s CDBG project involves sewer improvements to the Airglades Industrial Park consisting of a 12,000 gallon WWTP and improvements to the spray eld. Additional Type D engineering consists of surveying, permitting, and hydrogeology study. The selection process shall be open to the public and records maintained in accordance with CDBG requirements. For speci c evaluation criteria and additional project information, please contact Ms. Janet Papinaw, Hendry County Grants and Special Projects Director at jpapinaw@hendry a.net A detailed RFP description will be emailed to you. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: FAIR HOUSING, HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION HENDRY COUNTY PROMOTES SECTION 3/WBE/MBE EMPLOYMENT Tristan Chapman Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 430223 CN/CB 11/8/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salespersonintown. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 1695 2009 1244432-A0000690000 Francisco Castellano and Marcos Yepez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5288 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430161 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 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 1362 2009 1144432-A0001090100 The Lyndel Group. LLC The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3404 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430158 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1988 2009 1274432-A0002630100 New Millionaire Mind Institute, LLC The North one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 238, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430163 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2010 2009 1344432-A0000460100 Montura Land Associates, Inc. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, extending or shortening its North and South boundary line so as to terminate at the West boundary line of Gar eld City, a subdivision recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 54 and 55, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 60 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4383, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430061 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1549 2009 1224432-01000310071 David & Midiala Cabradon Lots 7 and 8, Block 31, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, 39, inclusive of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430157 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 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 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 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 2073 2009 1354432-A0001220100 Orlando Naranjo, as 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 Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, 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 4476, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430152 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2129 2009 1364432-A0000720100 Orlando Naranjo, as Trustee of the Orlando Naranjo Revocable Trust Date 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 Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, 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 4742, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430155 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1744 2009 1254432-A0000470100 Orlando Naranjo, as 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 East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5055 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430057 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1742 2009 1254432-A0000460000 Orlando Naranjo, as Trustee Of the Orlando Naranjo Revocable Trust Dated July 13, 1999 and Aida Naranjo, Trustee of the Aida Naranjo Revocable Truste dated July 13, 1999 The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5071 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 Second Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 13th day of December, 2012. Dated this 31st day of October, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 430162 CN 11/8,15,22,29/2012 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 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 RFP# 2013-11 Hendry County Request for Proposals (RFP) Grant Administration Services for FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Economic Development Category Opening Date and Time: November 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at the Administrative Wing, Room A-226 (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., Labelle, Florida, until 2:00 PM EST, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 for “Grant Administration Services for FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Economic Development Category”. Hendry County requests proposals from individuals or rms to provide Grant Administration services for a 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development project funded through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant, contract number 13DB-E14 in the amount of $384,846.00. Grant Administration services shall include, but not be limited to: compliance with all required reporting, conducting environmental review, contractor veri cation, developing bid packages, overseeing bidding process, DavisBacon compliance, review progress inspections, tracking overall grant progress in compliance with CDBG program guidelines, providing technical assistance when necessary, preparation of amendments, coordination with County’s Citizens’ Advisory Task Force, nancial management, and any other grant-required administration tasks requested by the County and/or funding agency. Procurement and contracting of all services shall conform to CDBG guidelines and state and federal regulations including 24 CFR, Part 85. The selection process shall be open to the public and records maintained in accordance with CDBG requirements. For speci c evaluation criteria and additional project information, please contact Ms. Janet Papinaw, Hendry County Grants and Special Projects Director at jpapinaw@hendry a.net A detailed RFP description will be emailed to you. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: FAIR HOUSING, HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION HENDRY COUNTY PROMOTES SECTION 3/WBE/MBE EMPLOYMENT Tristan Chapman Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 430221 CN/CB 11/8/2012 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 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 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 10/25;11/1,8/2012 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. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 By TIMOTHY SAENZ e Clewiston NewsIt wasn’t a perfect game; but it was. The Clewiston Tigers put together perhaps their best game of the season last Friday at Cane Field. The defense recorded a shutout, senior quarterback Tyler Clemmons hurled three touchdown passes, and seniors DeMarcus Terry and Virthavious Robinson rushed for 294 of Clewiston’s 331 ground yards as the Tigers claimed a 41-0 win over archrival LaBelle. The ecstasy of victory erupted amid the pageantry of Homecoming, placing the ower of Hendry County youth on display at Cane Field. Kavien Robinson was crowned Homecoming Queen and Antonio Hernandez was crowned Homecoming King of Clewiston High School for the 2012-13 academic year. The Tigers used the win to snag the Hendry County Championship Trophy, elevate their record to 4-5 on the season (4-1 in district), and propel themselves into the regional playoffs, where they will grapple with Cocoa High School in a grudge match. Cocoa in icted a 65-0 embarrassment upon Clewiston last year, and the Tigers are eager to avenge that loss. Cocoa is 7-2 on the year and ranked No. 9 in the state in 4A high school football. They have already claimed the 4A-District 5 championship. Clewiston enters the fray as the 4A-District 6 Runner-up. The two teams collide at Cocoa Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. In between, the Tigers host the Okeechobee Brahmans in the season nale at Cane Field, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. The Brahmans share a 4-5 record with Clewiston and are ranked one spot lower in the state. The Brahmans and Tigers shared two opponents, if preseason games are included. The Brahmans lost to South Fork, 10-7, as did the Tigers, 36-29. However, the Brahmans decked Martin County, 38-23, whereas the Tigers fell to them, 35-0, in a lightning delayed game. A week ago, the Tigers bushwhacked the Cowboys immediately. The Tigers took the opening kickoff and drove 55 yards, scoring when pulling guard Jean Sanchez rumbled to the left and plowed the eld for Robinson. Robinson followed behind Sanchez and burst into the Cowboy secondary for a 34-yard touchdown with barely more than a minute gone off the game clock. The Cowboys blocked the extra point, but the rout was on. Sophomore kicker Brandon Torres pooched the pigskin on the ensuing kickoff and sophomore Lenorris Gaines recovered for the Tigers at the LaBelle 40. Eleven plays later, Clemmons hit junior tight end Derrick Jackson near the back of the end zone for the second touchdown. The play is called an I Right 32 Y Pop, and it’s designed to suck the safeties and linebackers up to the line of scrimmage with a fake handoff to and plunge by the fullback. As the defenders roll in toward the line, Jackson runs into the empty secondary behind them and snags Clemmons’ spiral. The play was a good call. The Cowboys had jammed the line of scrimmage on the previous play, actually stuf ng Robinson for a one-yard loss – something rarer than a blue moon – to set up a second-and-goal at the 3-yard line. The Cowboys were of a mind to do it again, and had every right to expect the Tigers would try again to ram the ball through. The play action pass worked. Torres made the extra point, and Clewiston led, 13-0. The rst quarter wasn’t even half over. As halftime did roll around, Clemmons hit senior Tramaine Lawson for an 18-yard touchdown with 12 seconds left, Torres made the extra point, and Clewiston took a 34-0 lead. The Cowboys would test the Tiger defense in the second half as Clewiston began to make several substitutions. The Cowboys wanted to get the score of respect and to spoil the Tigers shutout bid. Neither happened. Three times the Tiger defense turned back Cowboy drives inside the red zone. The defense stood as a wall impenetrable. Virthavious Robinson deserves mention here. The cyclonic senior produced yet another golden game, gashing the Cowboys for 188 yards on 15 carries, a whopping 12.5 yards per carry. He scored three touchdowns and easily – easily – would have gone over the three century mark had he not been pulled from the game as Clewiston’s lead became irrevocable. Has Robinson own under the radar, or has the regional press left him unheralded, its vision obscured by the shadow and genetics of Glades Day superstar Kelvin Taylor? Yes, Taylor has the undeniable gifts: incredible athleticism crowned with blazing speed and moves. Yet if Taylor is the Muhammad Ali of running backs, might Robinson be the Joe Frazier? Robinson counterbalances Taylor’s speed and athleticism with his own burst, pop, shimmy, twist, turn, and the dynamics of an irresistible will that simply refuses to go down, to be tackled, to be wrapped up, to be denied pay dirt. Robinson is a tornado, whirling and swirling, bouncing and pouncing on this patch of eld and that, following his blockers through the hole, and creating more space when he collides with defenders like an electron shot from a particle accelerator. Just when they think they have him, Robinson cracks and smacks them, twisting and twirling away. Robinson stands out as one of the essentials of the team-oriented Tiger attack. Now all the moving parts seem to be coming together for Clewiston – running and passing, offensive lines and defensive lines, skill position players, and special teams – during a stretch when they have won 4 of their last 5, and the boys are keenly mindful that they should have beaten their recent nemesis, Dunbar, and probably should have taken at least two other games, Martin County and The King’s Academy. The boys have heard, or heard about, the exasperated question, “Why didn’t they do this earlier in the year?” “Yes, we had a whole bunch of miscues. If we had just held onto the ball, we would be having a home playoff game in two weeks instead of having to travel,” Clemmons, a team captain, said, referring to the Dunbar game. “This year can be different. Most of the team has playoff experience. Now we know what it takes to beat Cocoa.” Like Robinson, Clemmons’ performance will be critical to the Tigers’ success in the playoffs. He laid a good foundation with his 10 of 14 passing for 107 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions against LaBelle. Right when the defense thinks it’s ready to clog the vaunted Clewiston running attack, Clemmons can strike like a cobra. It gives Clewiston a dimension many other teams don’t have. But in the end it may come down to the answer to the exasperated question, “Why didn’t they do this earlier in the year?” “The beginning doesn’t matter,” Clemmons responded. “It’s how you nish.” The boy just might know what he’s talking about. Just ask the New York Giants. Hope lives in America’s Sweetest Town. Tigers March Into Playoffs The Hendry County Farm-City Tour Council will be holding its 32nd annual farm tour of the Hendry County agricultural industry on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets for the tour cost $75 per person and the participants will be able to catch a modern air conditioned tour bus at the U-Save Supermarket Center on Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers or at the Hendry County Extension Of ce in LaBelle. You will then be transported with knowledgeable tour guides to various stops around the county where you can get a close up look at some of the most ef cient farmers in the world. This year’s tour will feature a variety of interesting stops at some of Florida’s most sophisticated agricultural operations including vegetable transplant and ornamental nurseries, citrus, sod, sugarcane and vegetable production as well as one of the largest beef cattle ranches in the state. There will also be fresh Florida orange juice breaks at strategic stops along the way. As an extra-added attraction, lunch will feature a steak lunch with all the trimmings served by the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association in a rural country setting. In addition to the opportunity to see Florida agriculture up close and personal – you will tour some of the most unspoiled wild lands in all of southwest Florida where each turn of the road will reveal natural splendor and a chance to see a variety of wildlife. Deadline for ticket sales is Nov. 26. For additional information about the tour and how to purchase tickets for the tour, stop by the Hendry County Extension Service Of ce, which is located at 1085 Pratt Blvd in LaBelle. You may also contact the of ce at 863-6744092 or dcabrera@u .edu. 32nd Annual Hendry County City Farm Tour “Now when they come back they’re treated with respect. We were called baby killers, we were spat on, and people shied away from us.” For those who have never been in a war, the concept can be daunting. Putting into perspective what soldiers are forced to face, both to defend their country and upon their arrival home, is a thought that many never bother to entertain. Going into the war, Pearcy was given four days of training. He was scheduled to be located in a jungle type of setting, yet was prepared for this in four inches of snow. However, he is grateful for the training that he received, as he was more prepared than many because of it. After nishing training Pearcy served in the war for a year before being wounded. Talking about the incident was hard for him and brought up memories of not only the pain and suffering that he endured, but of beloved friends who he served with. “I was wounded exactly one year after I was inducted,” said Pearcy. “After that the reality kind of set in. After that I knew that I could be killed. What you have to understand is that being in a war is completely different from going out to the country side and hunting. In a war, what you’re hunting ghts back.” While Pearcy and Herb Sownes, Veteran from the Vietnam War, have many experiences and memories involved with the war, they have a hard time talking about what they went through. “I’ve never even talked to my son about what I went through over there,” said Sownes. “I don’t think he really wants to hear it.” Pearcy also admitted to not talking to most people about serving, as he psychologically fears receiving the same reaction that he received upon his arrival home. He still gets reactions and comments from people in public when wearing hats and shirts that claim him as a Vietnam War Veteran. “We also don’t talk about it to other people because it still hurts,” said Sownes. “We are only human. We cry just like you. I can’t even sleep at night without taking ambien and relaxers because I still have the nightmares.” Many other soldiers also saw things that cannot be easily forgotten. As a result, some suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS), which is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to an event that can result in psychological trauma. Upon arriving home from the Vietnam War, soldiers were not given counseling or any type of help to deal with the psychological ordeal that they were going through. Many still suffer from PTSS today. “I have never gotten over what I went through over there, and neither have my brothers. But at least we came home,” said Pearcy. While being in a war can change you both physically and mentally, it can also break barriers. “Back then segregation was still a big issue. But in a war, you don’t see in colors. You just want to save your buddies ass and hope that he somehow saves yours too,” said Pearcy. Pearcy and Sowens both remember coming back and having to be separated from their fellow brothers, whether it was on a bus or in a restaurant. “I recall going to a restaurant with a buddy of mine from the war, telling him to sit with me,” said Sowens. “We were both kicked out of the establishment and I was told to leave town by nightfall before something happened to me.” “Hispanics, blacks... they aren’t any more bullet-proof than we are,” said Pearcy. Black, white, or any other race, all can be injured or killed when in the war and all were forced to come back to the same treatment. “When I came back I was told to not wear my uniform on the airplane,” said Sowens, “because there was a possibility that I could have been killed. By my own people.” Sowens and Pearcy are both grateful that the thoughts regarding soldiers have changed and are thankful that returning soldiers now come back to a much different experience. “Coming back people looked at us like we were trash,” said Pearcey. “Total trash. I’m happy to see that those feelings have changed.” Pearcey and Sowens are merely two of the millions of Veterans who have served and protected this country. Yet, they have a lifetime of memories that they are still trying to live through. “We suppress the feelings, but never forget them. They never leave us. You can bury them, but they never truly go away.” VETERANSContinued  1

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The enzyme CXE1 will never be a household name, but a new University of Florida study suggests that tomato lovers owe it a debt of thanks nonetheless — without it, their favorite fruit might not be so tasty. In a study published this week by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences announced their discovery of the enzyme and showed how the common tomato plant generates large amounts of it as the fruit ripens. Chemical reactions triggered by CXE1 improve the fruit’s avor pro le by reducing the presence of acetate esters, volatile chemicals commonly associated with plant defense and plant-to-plant communication, said molecular biologist Harry Klee, an eminent scholar with UF’s horticultural sciences department. “We do believe this phenomenon makes the fruit more palatable,” Klee said. Previous UF/IFAS tomato research has shown that consumers do not like the contributions that acetate esters make to tomato avor. Many of them are pleasant in isolation — for example, butyl acetate has a sweet, banana-like odor — but don’t match consumers’ ideas of good tomato taste, he said. Klee and his colleagues are involved in a long-term effort to uncover genes and biochemical pathways responsible for producing the volatile chemicals that give fresh tomatoes their characteristic avor and aroma. Ultimately, they hope to show that great taste is dependent on just a handful of compounds in the right proportions. Breeders can use the information to guide their efforts to develop improved varieties. The team discovered CXE1 and four similar enzymes while analyzing tomato genes that appeared to play a role in establishing the acetate ester content of tomato fruit. To better understand the role CXE1 plays in tomato avor, the researchers investigated what would happen without it. They engineered tomato plants that produced very little of the enzyme. The fruit from those plants contained higher-than-normal levels of acetate esters. The team also analyzed Solanum pennellii and Solanum habrochaites, relatives of the tomato plant that produce green-skinned fruits unpalatable to people and seldom eaten by animals. The fruits contained large amounts of acetate esters, compared with tomato fruit. Furthermore, analysis showed that those plants produced little CXE1. In laboratory tests, CXE1 inhibited the activity of numerous acetate esters, though the enzyme was more active against some than others. It’s possible, Klee said, that high CXE1 production in tomato plants is a trait that evolved in tandem with red-skinned fruit, providing a survival advantage. Perhaps the red color drew attention from animals and the pleasant taste inspired them to eat the fruit, leading to seed dispersal that established the plant in new areas. “Because acetate esters are negatively correlated with consumer liking, we want to nd ways to get rid of them,” he said. “I always tell people there are probably ve or 10 chemicals we need to optimize to achieve an ideal avor balance in tomato, and I think CXE1 is probably part of that group.” Besides Klee, the research team included Charles Goulet, Melissa Mageroy, Nghi Lam, Abbye Floystad and Denise Tieman, all with UF’s horticultural sciences department. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee November 8, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Scientists Discover Enzyme that Improves Flavor of Ripening Tomatoes

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Planetarium plans showsFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium Starlight Series 2012-2013 is underway with the galactic show, “The Goldilocks Planet.” A udiences will join in a search for other earth-like worlds and orbiting distant stars that are “just right” for supporting life. The Goldilocks Planet will be presented on Nov. 16 and 17. Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, the planetarium w ill present “Star of Wonder.” Join us in our search for the star that may h ave guided the Magi to Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. Find out how an astronomer might explain this great mystery. Star of Wonder has been a family holiday tradition at the Hallstrom Planetarium since 1993. Planetarium show times are Friday evenings at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the IRSC Box O ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, A merican Express, or MasterCard or visit w ww.irsc.edu. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetarium’s temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.Craft Fair in the WoodsOKEECHOBEE—Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E. will host the Sixth A nnual Craft Fair in the Woods on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature Christmas decorations, j ewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked and canned goods, fabric, yarn, paper and y ard crafts and more. The fair will also feature swamp buggy rides and pony rides. Vendors interested in participating should contact Freedom Ranch/Alpha Ministries at 863-763-9800 or email craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com.21st Lake Okeechobee HikeLAKE OKEECHOBEE—The annual “Big O Hike” will start Nov. 17. This will be the start of the 21st annual hike around Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 35 feet above the surrounding countryside. Hikers assemble at the Pahokee Marina ready to take the rst step at 8 a.m., heading north for a nineday, 110 mile trek. The hike is actually a series of one-day hikes and participants can join or le ave the other hikers at any trail head around Lake Okeechobee. There is no charge for the hike. For information contact Paul Cummings at Cummingsps@att.net or write to him at 9887 Cross Pine Court, Lake Worth or call 561-963-9906.World Beer FestivalESTERO—All About Beer Magazine will present the World Beer Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero, 11000 Everblades Parkway. The festival will feature beer samples from craft, specialty and imports from local, regional, national and global breweries. The festival will bene t Estero Relay for Life and the Sidney and Bern Davis Arts Center. For more information online, see the World Beer Festivals page on Facebook.Family Fun Fall FestOKEECHOBEE—Butch’s and Bubba’s Redneck Yacht Clubs will host the Family Fun Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. The event will take place at Okee-Tantie Campground and will feature lots of fun for the whole family including music, bounce house, games and more! Entry is just $5 for a carload. Live entertainment will begin at noon and a Cornhole Tournament is also planned. For more information on the tournament, call Mo at 863-634-0577. Mexican food will be available; there will be sliced pork sandwiches available by Butch’s Redneck Yacht Club as well as an Amateur Homeboy Barbecue Cooking Contest. For barbecue contest information call Billy at 863-467-1570. Eagles Art EventOKEECHOBEE—The Fraternal Order of Eagles 4137 Auxiliary will host their Fourth Annual Art Event featuring the Florida Highwaymen Artists and the second generation Highwaymen Artists, as well as other Award Winning Artists from our area on Dec. 1, at 9985 Hwy. 441 North. If you would like to participate in this event please call Lynn Earley, 863697-2443. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 Auxiliary Charities fund.Hamfest in the WoodsOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will hold HAMFEST on Saturday, Nov. 24 beginning at 8 a.m. The event, known as Hamfest in the Woods is held at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. in Okeechobee. Hamfest is an electronics, radio and technology swap meet/yard sale where people interested in Ham Radio and computers meet to buy and sell...well, almost anything of a technical nature. Gates open at 7 a.m. for vendors, and at 8 a.m. for the general public. Entry is $5 per person, and sellers pay an additional $5 for a tailgate space in the marketplace. The public is invited and welcome at the Hamfest and there are hourly drawings for prizes during the event. For more information on the Hamfest, please contac t Tom Timmons, Okeechobee Amateu r Radio Club President at 863-467-5435.Hospice Festival of TreesOKEECHOBEE—The annual Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 26-Dec. 4 a t Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 Southeas t 4th Street. This event helps raise money for the bene t of patient care in the Hamrick Home—a residence and in-patient facility providing 24 hour care. Decorated trees and other holiday decorations are donated by local clubs and individuals and sold in a silent auction during the festival. The Festival of Trees will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, Tuesday, Nov. 27, Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29. The festival will be open on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.; on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Groups wishing to schedule a speci c time to see the trees can make arrangements by calling Brigitte Irby at 863-357-1639 or Debbie Johnson at 863-467-2321. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Special events and celebrations planned this month Courtesy photoThe Craft Fair in the Woods is planned for Nov. 10 Courtesy photoThe Big O Hike starts Nov. 17

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Must be a NEW Players Club Member (Must not be a member in any Seminole or Hard Rock Casino in Florida Players Club)NEW MEMBERS GET $ 50 FREE PLAY AND $ 10 FOOD CREDIT WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD! Wednesdays$27,000 up for grabs!$30,000 on Sat, Nov 24-Earn Entries Daily! 50 $100 Cash Winners on Mon, Nov 26! 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Special Menu at Josiah in honor of Native American Heritage MonthSEMINOLE CASINO BRIGHTON— It’s a cornucopia of cash thing at Seminole Brighton Casino, where three lucky w inners will take home $10,000 cash each! On Saturday, Nov. 24, three grand prize drawings will be held at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with $30,000 cash on the line. Earn entries daily in November. On Wednesdays, win a chance to play Seminole Hi Lo and your share of $10,000 in cash. On Friday, Nov.16, 50 players will w in $100 in free play. Then, on Monday, Nov.26, 50 winners will get $100 in cash. Players can enjoy the newly-added bingo matinee sessions on Thursdays and Fridays at 11:45 a.m. Packs are $18 and $28. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Josiah is o ering a special menu on Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18. The restaurant captures the vision and avor of classic Native American dishes, masterfully spinning them into a one-of-a-kind menu. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, v isitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. On Sundays, the bus picks up at 11:15 a.m. and departs at 6 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405 slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. Cornucopia of Cash at Seminole Casino Brighton By Tony YoungFWCNovember means the 2012-13 huntin’ season is in full swing. In this month’s column, I cover almost everything you need to know about general gun, fall turkey, quail, snipe and the second phase of mourning and white-winged dove season. The rst thing you need to do is pick up a $17 Florida resident hunting license. Nonresidents pay $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for 12 months. If you plan to hunt one of Florida’s many wildlife management areas (WMAs), you’ll also need a $26.50 management area permit, but don’t forget to study the brochure for the speci c area you plan to hunt, because dates, bag limits and rules di er greatly from area to area. You can get these brochures at tax collectors’ o ces in close proximity to the WMA, or you can download them from MyFWC.com/Hunting. You can buy your license and permits by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA or going online at License.MyFWC. com. H ave your cr edit card ready. You also can purchase them from tax collectors’ o ces and most retail outlets that sell hunting and shing supplies. The general gun season runs Nov. 3–Jan. 20 in Zone C; Dec. 1–Feb. 17 in Zone B; and in Zone A, the second phase of general gun season runs Nov. 17–Jan. 6. In Zone D, it starts Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) and lasts four days until Nov. 25. Two weeks later, the season reopens Dec. 8 and runs through Feb. 17. Hunters can take bucks having at least one antler 5 inches or longer, but anyone hunting deer in Florida must have the $5 deer permit. On private lands, hunters can take wild hogs year-round with no bag or size limits. On most – but not all – WMAs, there’s also no bag or size limit on wild hogs, and hunters can take them during any hunting season except spring turkey. Check the WMA brochure to be certain. Give thanks for hunting opportunities

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 From youngsters in 4-H and FFA shooting clubs to retirees, shooting sports are gaining in popularity in the United States. The fastest growing groups of shooters? Women and retirees. A recent study by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, found that more than 4 million women participate in target shooting in the United States. A lso growing in popularity are Outdoor W omen and women’s self-defense programs that involve learning to use a gun. This comes as no surprise to Je Wait and Jason Flesch at Okeechobee Shooting Sports, 7055 N.E. 48th Street in Okeechobee. “More women are shooting,” Je explained, adding that their women’s selfdefense class is one of their most popular o erings. Because some women feel intimidated in a class with men, Okeechobee Shooting Sports o ers separate classes for women. The class includes learning to shoot through a purse—instead of wasting precious seconds to remove the gun from the handbag. Women who start with a self-defense class often nd they enjoy target shooting as a hobby. While in the past, shooting was a male-dominated sport, many wives now j oin their husbands for a day at the range, he explained. “They’re learning to shoot with a purpose,” Je continued. “Some women start out in class timid and reserved and as they master the skills, that changes. Their con dence level goes from zero to 100.” Retiring “baby boomers” is another demographic showing increasing interest in shooting sports. Some come out j ust to try it—something to check o a “bucket list”—and nd out they enjoy shooting. Many of these retirees are getting much more involved in the shooting sports and even competing in matches. Others who h ave o wned guns most of their adult lives now h ave more time to devote to the shooting sports and enjoy trying new types of shooting. For those new to a community, a shooting range can be a place to make new friends with others who share their interests. Okeechobee Shooting Sports is handicapped-accessible so even those in wheelchairs can enjoy the various shooting sports. The gunsmith shop can modify weapons to accommodate special needs. Also growing in interest is IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) competitions. “IDPA is a growing competition for concealed carry permit holders,” said Jason. While IDPA is traditionally a club sport with competitions sponsored by various clubs, Okeechobee Shooting Sports o ers IDPA competitions supervised by the range sta “We’ve made changes to the way we operate to accommodate more people,” he explained. Instead of an IDPA meet taking most of the day, 30 people can compete in two hours. That means they h ave time to take advantage of other shooting opportunities while they are at the range. In addition to standard ri e and pistol ranges, Okeechobee Shooting Sports offers ve stand, trap and skeet, shooting galleries and 3D archery. They host Registered NSSA (National Skeet Shooting Association) and ATA (Amateur Trapshooters Association) shoots. They h ave seen growing interest in the long-shooting area; the facility offers a 500-yard shooting experience three times a month, usually completely booked in advance. One day a month, the shoot allows use of a 50 caliber ri es. The range also o ers customers the chance to bring or rent automatic and large caliber guns. They even h ave some of these types of guns to rent, including a Barrett 50 cal ri e. “People will say they only want to try it,” said Je “But it’s like going to an amusement park. They come back and want to do it again.” And then there’s the zombie shoot. Every six weeks or so, starting at dusk, under the direction of range o cers, shooters navigate a course featuring bleeding zombie targets. The zombie shoots are booked in advance. “People drive three hours or better to come to a zombie shoot,” said Je The facility also works with local youth groups, hosting shoots for 4-H and FFA clubs. Many parents bring their kids out to learn to shoot. There is no age limit, so long as the child is responsible, parents provide proper supervision and safety rules are followed. Even four-legged members of the family come along. Some hunters bring their dogs to the range to accustom them to the sound of gun re. Other shooters bring well-mannered family pets who enjoy a day outdoors. The dog owners of course must follow safety rules. The Okeechobee Shooting Sports complex covers 100 acres (with plans to expand) and includes a pro shop and a members’ lounge, as well as a gunsmith shop. The complex is open ThursdaySunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday by appointment. Rates for shooting are by the day. Memberships are also available but not necessar y to shoot there. Je said shooters who are used to paying hourly rates at indoor ranges are pleasantly surprised by the daily rates a t the outdoor range. He said they also pride themselves on providing a friendly atmosphere. For more information online, see okeshooting.com. (Cover photo of the pistol range is courtesy Jason Flesch, Okeechobee Shooting Sports.) Shooting sports: On target for fun for the whole family Courtesy photo/ Jason FleschOkeechobee Shooting Sports works with local youth groups. The 4H Youth Hunter Education Challenge included 3D archery. Courtesy photo/ Jason FleschSome shooters can’t resist the chance to re a 50 caliber ri e. Courtesy photo/ Jason FleschFor zombie shoots, shooters are guided by range of cers through a trail featuring “bleeding” 3D zombie targets.

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The Okeechobee County area is home to a variety of shooting sports venues both for target shooting and hunting.OK Corral Gun ClubThe OK Corral Gun Club, 9449 N.E. 48th Street in Okeechobee, is located on a 300-acre parcel of land ideally suited for the Florida sportsman and o ers a v ariety of shooting options including sporting clays, pistol range, ri e range, 3D archery, SASS Cowboy action and gun handling classes. For those who wish to stay a little longer, RV and tent camp sites are available. The facility, which has an Old West atmosphere, has a western street with facades of a cantina, church, grain and feed store, jail, hotel, Wells Fargo station, Tombstone hotel and train depot. Details such as a stage coach add realism to the scenario. Even the public restrooms are disguised, hidden inside a stage stop and a blacksmith shop. Cowboy Action Shooting requires competitors to use rearms typical of the mid-to-late 19th century: single action revolvers, lever action ri es chambered in pistol calibers, side-by-side double barrel shotguns (also referred to as a Coach Gun) or 1897-style pumpaction shotguns. Both original and reproduction guns are equally acceptable. Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) competitors are required to wear an Old West costume of some sort, and safety glasses must be worn while shooting. Competition involves a number of separate shooting scenarios known as “stages.” Stages are always di erent, each typically requiring ten revolver rounds (shooters generally carry two single-action revolvers), nine or ten ri e rounds, and two to eight shotgun rounds. Targets typically are steel plates that ring/clang/ ding when hit. The OK Corral Gun Club is proud to o er ten unique stages for Cowboy Action competitions. A spacious clubhouse with a central stone replace also has a western air. The club house is available for rental for private parties and club events, with catered meals available. An outdoor grilling area may be used with permission from sta The OK Corral Gun Club is proud to be the o cial home of the Okeechobee Marshals Cowboy Action Shooting Club and a member of the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). Call 863-3572226 or email info@okcorralgunclub. com for membership information, showup-and-shoot times, private event reserv ations, or to schedule a visit. Club hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., open 7 days a week to members and the public.Quail Creek PlantationQuail Creek Plantation, 12399 Northeast 224th Street in Okeechobee, o ers shooting opportunities in a beautiful rustic setting on 3,000 acres lled with unspoiled oak hammocks and pine forests. The Quail Creek Lodge can be rented for special events such as weddings. Quail Creek has sporting clays as well as quail, turkey and pheasant hunts. Shooters can stay for a day or as long as they like. Quail Creek has ten fullyequipped cabins. Quail Creek is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. For more information online, go to www.quailcreekplantation.com.Bang 57 RanchThe Bang 57 Ranch in Okeechobee County o ers sporting class as well as hunting Red Stag, Sika deer, Fallo w deer, Axis deer and Pre David. They also have native hunting for species such as Whitetail deer, wild boar and Osceol a turkey. The ranch is located at 4175 N.E. 301 Boulevard in Okeechobee County. For more information, call 863-6341358 or go online to www.bang57.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Popularity of shooting sports growing in lake area File photoThe OK Corral Gun Club has an Old West atmosphere along with modern conveniences. Courtesy photoThe beautiful Quail Creek Lodge can be rented for special events. File photoShooting options at the OK Corral Gun Club include sporting clays, ri e and pistol target shooting, 3D archery and SASS cowboy action.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change.12/1 & 12/2 2012 The Living Christmas Tree The Lowe Family Christmas Spectacular The Great American Songbook Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade SPAIN RUSSIA SOUTHERN U.S. AMERICA NASHVILLEBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 AFRICA 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Glades County Gun Club GLADES COUNTY—The Glades County Gun Club is an organization of shooting enthusiasts who want to prov ide safe and legal shooting opportunities in Glades County. With the cooperation of the Glades County Sheri ’s O ce, the club hosts twice a month shooting events at the Glades County Sheri ’s O ce Gun Range on U.S. Highway 78, just north of the sheri ’s o ce. This range is not open to the public on other days. Club members pay dues of $100 a year. Guests are welcome to participate in a shoot for $5. Those interested in nding out more about the club are welcome to come out to a shoot. “One of the prime reasons we formed the gun club was to give people a safe and legal place to shoot,” said club secretary/ treasurer Linda Whidden. The gates open at 8 a.m. on shoot days. Each shoot starts with a short safety brie ng, followed by pistol shooting and then long guns. All members and guests are welcome to come out and test their aim. All shooters must h ave eye and ear protection, the Gun Club has this available for a small donation. The Gun Club is licensed and insured and follows the safety rules set by the National Ri e Association. A range safety o cer is present at all shoots. November shoots dates will be Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. For more information or for an application to join, contact Linda Whidden at 863-675-2487. The Glades County Gun Club is now sponsoring and helping with the 4-H Bullseye Brawlers Team, the local ri e team for 4-H. If you would like to help w ith this or h ave questions, please contact 863-675-2487. Glades County Fish and Game ClubGLADES COUNTY—Glades County Fish and Game Club is a non pro t Florida Corporation leasing approximately 32,805 acres from Lykes Bros. Inc. for recreational purposes including hunting, shing, camping and enjoying the outdoors. It is intended that the membership be made up primarily of Glades County residents. During the break in hunting season through Nov. 16 members are allowed to camp. Members are also allowed to harvest hogs on Friday, Saturday and sunday, however, no long guns are allowed on the property during this time. Members may catch, cut, or harvest hogs with dogs, pistols, or knives. For more information about the club, email gladeshuntclub@yahoo.com or w rite to Glades County Fish and Game Club, Inc., P.O. Box 426, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The club has a web site at http:// gladescounty shandgameclub.com/.Hendry County Gun RangeHENDRY COUNTY—The Hendry County Sheri ’s Gun Range and Training facility is located at 700 Witt Road near the Pioneer Plantation Community. In addition to the well-equipped pistol, ri e and shot gun ranges a modern classroom type training area is also available. While the primary purpose of the range is for the quali cation and certi cation of Law Enforcement Personnel, the range is also open to the public at published days and times. Current hours for the public are Wednesday and Saturday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The range is closed for all National Holidays, inclement weather and special events. Call 863-673-6018 or 863-6745600 to determine the status of the range when weather conditions dictate. All persons are required to attend a one hour gun safety class before using the range facilities. The classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. each Saturday at the range training room.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Shooting RangePALM BEACH COUNTY—The Palm Beach County Sheri ’s O ce Shooting Range is open on the public one weekend a month. The facility will be open to the public, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18 and on Dec. 1 and 2. Shooters are required to wear full eye and ear protection and close-toed shoes. They shoot at paper or cardboard nonsilhouette targets only. No armor piercing or steel core rounds may be used. Range fees are $10 for Palm Beach County residents; $20 for non-residents. Payment must be in cash. No checks or credit cards are accepted. Annual permits for residents are also available. Directions to the center: Go west on SR 80 (Southern Boulevard) 12.4 miles from 441 to Twenty Mile Bend, at the ashing yellow light make a left on CR 880. Go over the green metal bridge and make the immediate left onto Twenty Mile Bend Boat Ramp Road. Proceed 7/10 of a mile and make the rst right at the Sheri ’s Training Facility and follow road back to Shooting Range. For more information, contact Palm Beach County Sheri ’s O ce at 561-2330255. To check weather conditions at the range on public shoot dates only, call 561-790-6126. For more information online go to www.pbcgov.com. Non-profit agencies offer shooting opportunities

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The 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a v ehicle for achieving youth development. The program teaches young people the safe and responsible use of rearms, principles of archery and hunting basics. Lifelong skill development is one of the main bene ts of involvement in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program and applies to both youth and adults involved in the program. Speci cally the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is designed to: • Provide youth proper training in the use of rearms, archery equipment and other areas of the shooting sports. • Provide thorough instruction in shooting sports safety. • Develop life skills such as self-con dence, personal discipline, responsibility and sportsmanship. • Create an appreciation and understanding of natural resources and their w ise use. • Provide volunteer instructors safe and proper instructional techniques. Locally Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties all o er 4-H Shooting Sports Programs. Glades County: The Glades County 4-H Shooting Sports Program o ers y outh a chance to participate in both the ri e and archery disciplines. This is the third year that Glades County 4-H has o ered the archery program. This program is led by Scott Bass and the club continues to grow. They currently practice at least once a month in Moore Hav en. The Bullseye Brawlers Ri e Club is enjoying its rst year in full swing. The club is led by Jacob Whidden and meets once a month at the Glades County Sheri ’s Range. Both clubs teach safety and proper use of equipment. Youth involved in this program are given a chance to show o their skills in local and statewide competitions. For more information please contact the Glades County 4-H O ce at 863-946-0244. Hendry County: The Hendry County 4-H Shooting Sports Program is comprised of air ri e, archery, and shotgun. The club is open to boys and girls ages 8 18 as of Sept.1, 2012. The club meets at the LaBelle Extension O ce and the Clewiston 4-H O ce at 3:30 p.m. the rst and third Monday of each month. From there the club travels to the Hendry County Sheri ’s Range in Pioneer. For more information, please contact 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598. Okeechobee County: The Okeechobee 4-H Sharpshooters club has been teaching rearm safety, sportsmanship and ethics since 1995. The club is open to kids ages 8 to 18. They shoot all disciplines and h ave f ound that kids involved in our program continue to become involved, civic-minded shooting sports enthusiasts and conservation-minded sportsmen. The increased knowledge, personal safety skills, leadership abilities and self-con dence gained in these bene cial programs h ave a very positive impact on our club members’ lives as they grow into adulthood. For more information please call the Okeechobee Extension O ce at 863-763-6469. Palm Beach County: The AOA Club in Palm Beach County includes shooting sports. The adult leader is Jane Conway. For information on Palm Beach County 4-H, call the Palm Beach County Extension O ce at 561-233-1731. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 4H offers shooting sports for youth ages 8-18 Courtesy photoBrooks Bass shows off his 10 point shot at a state match, June 2012. Courtesy photo4Hers from Glades, Martin and Okeechobee County are shown at a 3D archery tournament at Fisheating Creek Outpost.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Titanic: The MusicalBELLE GLADE—Titanic the Musical will be presented at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This is a brand new, national tour revival honoring the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated journey. The winner of ve Tony Awards including Best Musical, this sweeping musical recounts the dreams, hopes and aspirations of those aboard the Titanic through individual stories and breathtaking songs. High-tech imagery takes you inside the historic Titanic. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Dance Composition RecitalFORT PIERCE—A Dance Composition Recital will be presented Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the Wynne Black Box Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Student choreographers present their nal projects in the Wynne Black Box Theatre for the Dance Composition class. For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.The Marvelous WonderettesOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Community Theatre, SW 2nd Ave. at 7th Street, will present “The Marvelous Wonderettes” on Nov. 9 and 10, at 8 p.m. It’s the 1958 Spring eld High School prom, and the Marvelous Wonderettes h ave been asked to perform. They are four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to performances of such classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 more. You’ve never had as much fun at a prom, and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes. For ticket information, call 863-763-1307 or email info@okeecommunitytheatre.com.The Lowe Family Christmas SpectacularBELLE GLADE—The Lowe Family Christmas Spectacular will be presented Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. All of the Lowe siblings began studying and performing the music of the masters from very young ages. Soon additional instruments, dance classes, and vocal lessons were added... along with more teachers and more practice time. Versatile on many instruments, the Lowes o er an amazing blend of show-stopping classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz, bluegrass, old-time favorites, spectacular dance, 6-part harmony, gospel, a stirring patriotic tribute, and more! This high-energy, fast-paced variety show will le ave you br eathless! For an addition fee, enjoy the “Nibbles and Bites” Appetizer Bu et before the show. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.McAlpin Music Choir and Wind Ensemble FORT PIERCE—The McAlpin Music Choir & Wind Ensemble Concert will be presented Nov. 15-18 in the McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Weekday performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. In Act I From Sea to Shining Sea, the IRSC Chamber Winds and Symphonic Band pay tribute to veterans and honor all things American. In Act II World of Music, the IRSC Chorale presents selections from various world music traditions including Africa, Eastern Europe, Israeli, Asia and Latin America. Tickets can be purchased online at www. irsc.edu or at the box o ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Of ce at 1-800-220-9915.RagtimeFORT PIERCE—The Indian River State College Performing Arts program will present “Ragtime” on Dec. 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Follow the lives of three extraordinary families as they confront the timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. Enjoy such show-stopping songs as Getting Ready Rag, Your Daddy’s Son, Back to Before and Make Them Hear You. Tickets can be purchased online at www.irsc.edu or at the box o ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-2209915.Fiddler on the Roof Jr.FORT PIERCE—IRSC Performing Arts Program will present “Fiddler on the Roof,” Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virgina Avenue in Fort Pierce. The play is based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. The Performing Arts Academy Youth Musical Theatre program will present the junior version of the classic Fiddler on the Roof. Songs include: If I Were A Rich Man, Tradition, and Sunrise, Sunset. The play will be performed by students from four counties, ages 9-15. For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.Contemporary CabaretFORT PIERCE—On Nov. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., for one night only in the Wynne Black Box Theatre, IRSC Musical Theater students will perform a variety of selections from newer Broadway shows. Come hear what contemporary Broadway has to o er! For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-2209915.The NutcrackerLABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street, will present “The Nutcracker” on Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9. The play was written by Patrick Rainville Dorn and bill Francoeur and is directed by Emily Bates. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. the shows start promptly so please arrive 30 minutes in advance to be seated before the show starts. For tickets or more information, call 863-675-3066 or email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com.Friday Night at the PhilcoOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Community Theatre, SW 2nd Ave. at 7th Street, will present “Frida y Night at the Philco” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. plus a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. On a Frida y night in the early ’50s, there was little that could be any more entertaining than a family gathering to enjoy some drama, mystery, music and comedy around the old Philco radio. Who can forget the classic police stories, the audio recreations of hit plays and movies, or the visits with favorite singers and comedians. It’s all here in a Friday Night a t the Philco. For ticket information, call 863-763-1307 or email info@ okeecommunitytheatre.com.Festival of Trees and Living Christmas TreeBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will presen t the annual Festival of Trees Nov. 15Dec. 2 at 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade. The Grand Hall will be lled with beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local citizens, organizations, groups and businesses. Support the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s fundraising e orts b y bidding on your favorite themed tree in our silent auction. The 24th Annual Living Christmas Tree will be presented Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Experience The Living Christmas Tree, a traditional “kick-o ” of the holiday season, now in its 24th year! Reminisce as our choir takes you back to your childhood with some of your favorite Christmas songs sung by the many talented children and adults of the Glades. The holiday tree auction will close at 5 p.m. after the Sunday performance of The Living Christmas Tree, Dec. 2. Be the highest bidde r and take your tree home for the holidays! For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160. Plays, concerts, dancing and more ... PERFORMING ARTS