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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 12-06-2012
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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comWhile many may consider Clewiston to be a small and fairly quiet town, there is one thing that Sean Schef er, public works director, realizes is having a catastrophic impact on the area: pollution. "Pollution is a word that has been used in the past to scare people," stated Schef er. "Now that word doesn't scare people nearly as much as it used to because people associate it with catastrophic events such as the 2010 BP oil spill." Though pollution may be something that seems to be insigni cant on a small scale, it can add up quickly when applying the effects to all residents. The city of Clewiston alone collects an average of 66,840 tons of solid waste per year, according to Schef er. To put that in perspective, the waste collected by the city of Clewiston every year is 14 tons more than the ship Titanic weighed in 1912. In 1972 the Clean Water Act, which is an act that regards the quality of water and regulates both the direct and indirect discharge of pollutants into the nations water, was mandated by the Federal Government. This act determines the standards and criteria that has to be met to ensure that clean drinking water is distributed. But keeping clean water is directly affected by pollution above ground, and Mr. Schef er is hoping to raise awareness in combating this locally. "The smallest amount of toxin can contaminate water," stated Schef er, with just one spilled gallon of gasoline polluting nearly 750,000 gallons of water. Clewiston once received its drinking water from Lake Okeechobee, which had "more toxins than what it T, D T N D H P MC P V. N SEE POLLUTION  8 City votes to pay former manager 6 months severanceBY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comAt the Special City Commission Meeting, held on Nov. 30, Commissioners gathered to make the nal decision regarding City Manager, Steve McKown's position. There was a buzz in the room as residents chattered about what would happen and whether McKown would be there to present his case to the board. City Attorney, Charlie Schoech, started the discussion by making residents and board members alike aware of the events that had taken place in the past week regarding the plea that McKown made upon being terminated with cause asking for his reinstatement to the position or an award in the amount of $250,000. "Our initial determination was to terminate with cause," stated Schoech. "Tonight you must make a nal decision on this matter. Currently Mr. McKown is suspended with pay, and he will be given the opportunity tonight to present to you with why he should not be terminated with cause." However, Mr. McKown did not attend the meeting, though his attorney was present. BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comWhen watching reality television one can sometimes nd extraordinary people with remarkably interesting jobs. Two of these people are Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, who are featured in the History Channel's series, American Pickers. The show follows Wolfe and Fritz as they embark on a journey across the United States, searching for historical treasures from the past such as pre-40's telephones, unusual radios, old movie posters, and much more. Wolfe and Fritz aren't afraid to get down and dirty in old barns, sheds and junkyards, where they search for just the right kind of hidden treasures, some of which come in the form of the interesting and somewhat quirky residents who possess these jewels. While the series' focus is on antique collecting, the adventures bring more then just a blast from the past, but offer insight into the stories behind the artifacts retrieved and those who possessed them. An adventure is not only found in retrieving items from merchants, but in learning the personal history that the owners have to offer. American Pickers is going to be starting off their fth season in the upcoming year and are scheduled to arrive in Hendry County to strike deals with locals who have interesting artifacts in January. They are Settlement Concludes McKown Matter American Pickers Coming to Hendry County Little Contributions, Big Impacts in Reducing PollutionSEE COMMISSION  6 SEE PICKERS  14 PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNTigers went into overtime against the Southwest Florida Christian Academy on Monday night. The Tigers were able to pull the win in the last seconds of the back and forth battle at home. Their next game is tonight against Dunbar (away) at 6 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 The Wellington Ballet Theatre is excited to present a free night of dance arts performance to the Belle Glade community on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. With Artistic Direction by Wellington Idol 2012 judge Rocky Duvall, the company will showcase performances from the classical ballet “The Nutcracker” featuring a Classical Pas De Deux performed by professional dancers Tomas Mazuch and Emily Ricca, with additional classic selections performed by Wellington Ballet Theatre Dance Company and its young apprentice dancers. The Nutcracker is a two act ballet with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and a libretto adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman’s story The Nutcracker and The Mouse King. The ballet originally premiered in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our production features choreography by Melissa Waters, and is perfect holiday entertainment for the whole family. The experience will be magical, and young children are both invited and encouraged to attend! An additional performance of The Nutcracker will be held at the Wellington Amphitheater located at 12100 Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington, Florida on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and is also free to the public. Seating is limited so come early and bring seating. Wellington Ballet Theatre’s spring production will be a mix of classical ballet and contemporary dance set to the music of George Winston. Auditions will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. at 11260 Fortune Circle, Suite J-1, in Wellington. Please call Randy Ballen, Company Manager, at 561-296-1880 or email info@wellingtonballettheatre.org with any further questions or to register for the audition. Wellington Ballet Theatre is a performing company and school of ballet registered as a not for pro t and charitable organization, dedicated to promoting and preserving the dance arts in our communities. It provides a cultural experience by dancing historical and classical ballets as well as original and innovative choreographies. The auditions, workshops, master classes, and dance demonstrations are open to all members of the dance community, providing an outlet for all students of artistic merit to express themselves and learn more about classical dance as a form of art. The company may be found on Sunbiz.org and is currently in the process of receiving its 501-3C status. Wellington Ballet Theatre has begun accepting charitable gifts and will be happy to provide tax-deductible receipts when its 5013C status is received. To further develop its reputation in our community, the Wellington Ballet Theatre is available for black-tie performance events and other fundraiser entertainment opportunities. For interest in upcoming performances, ballet classes, or bookings please check us out on the web at wellingtonballettheatre.org, contact Founder Rocky Duvall at info@wellingtonballettheatre.org, or call 561-296-1880. “The Nutcracker” at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health Departments The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and re ect. They are also a time to pay special attention to your health and the health of your family. Follow these tips to have a safer and healthier holiday season: Watch the kids: Keep your children with you at all times while you are shopping. Accompany and supervise your children in public restrooms. Have a plan in case you become separated. If your kids are old enough to understand, have a pre-designated spot to meet if you get separated. Teach children to look for people who can help, such as a uniformed security of cer, or a salesperson. Kid safety: Keep a watchful eye on your kids when they’re eating and playing. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, choking hazards (like coins and hard candy), and other objects out of kids’ reach. Learn what to do for children who are choking. Make sure toys are used properly. Wash your hands often: Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Stay warm: Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in infants and older adults. Stay dry, and dress warmly in several layers of loosetting, tightly woven clothing. Manage stress: The holidays shouldn’t cause problems with your health. Be aware of your actions, try not to over-commit or overspend. Try to balance your work, home, and play. Get support from your family and friends. Try to keep a relaxed and positive outlook. Travel safely: Whether you’re traveling across town or around the world, keep safety in mind. Do not drink and drive, and don’t let someone else drink and drive. Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride with someone in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt according to their height, weight, and age. Be smoke-free: Avoid smoking and breathing other people’s smoke. If you smoke, quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or talk to your health care provider for help. Get check-ups and vaccinations: Exams and screenings can help nd problems before they start. They can also help nd problems early, when the chances for treatment and cure are better. Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives. Schedule a visit with your health care provider for a yearly exam. Ask what vaccinations and tests you should get based on your age, lifestyle, travel plans, medical history, and family health history. Prevent injuries: Injuries can occur anywhere and some often occur around the holidays. Use step stools instead of furniture when hanging decorations. Leave the reworks to the professionals. Wear a bicycle helmet to help prevent head injuries. Fire Safety: Most residential res occur during the winter months. Keep candles away from children, pets, walkways, trees, and curtains. Never leave replaces, stoves, or candles unattended. Don’t use generators, grills, or other gasolineor charcoal-burning devices inside your home or garage. Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Test them once a month, and replace batteries twice a year. Handle and prepare food safely: As you prepare holiday meals, keep you and your family safe from food-related illness. Wash hands and surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs (including their juices) away from ready-to-eat foods and eating surfaces. Cook foods to the proper temperature. Refrigerate promptly. Do not leave perishable foods out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. Protect pets from rabies: Pets are considered family members. Keep them healthy and safe as well. Your pet should have regular checkups and be sure to keep rabies vaccinations upto-date. Do something positive for yourself and those around you and you will be happier and healthier! Holiday Health and Safety SUBMITTED PHOTOInland Hiking and Birding FunThe public is invited to Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Sub-Chapter program and meeting to be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergaard House located at 270 Avenue L, Moore Haven. Margaret England will present an informative program on “Inland Hiking and Birding Fun”. For more information, please contact Betty Loomis at 863-532-9339 or to Carpool from LaBelle contact Margaret England at 863-517-0202. Visit the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-chapter on Facebook for activities.

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Miss Hendry Co Sign UpsMiss Hendry County sign ups for Little Miss, Jr. Miss, and Miss are Dec. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the dressing room at the Hendry County Fair Grounds. Ages are: Little Miss, 11-12; Jr. Miss, 13-15; and Miss, 16-18 -not reached the 19th birthday by Dec. 31.Winter WonderlandACFC is seeking vendors for Winter Wonderland 2013, which will be held on Dec. 15. For more information, please call 863-5998698.Gospel SingCelebration singers will be singing and there will be a love offering for those who wish to donate. This event will take place on Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., seven miles west of Clewiston on the North side of Highway 27 at The Big Red Barn. There will be a sign on the fence advertising the event.Fun Shoot FundraiserActive Citizens for Children will be hosting a Fun Shoot Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec 8, at 9 a.m. at the Hendry County Sheriff Gun Range on S.R. 80 between Clewiston and LaBelle. Shooters will be able to challenge their skills at trap and skeet. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Please bring your own shotgun and ammunition for 50 rounds (2 boxes). There is an entry fee and includes a BBQ lunch and door prizes. Proceeds are going towards the Community Park Project. For more information, please call Anna at 561-847-0456.Youth Ranch Rodeo SeriesHendry County Cattlemen’s Association presents the Youth Ranch Rodeo Series on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Hendry County Fairgrounds in Clewiston. There is a team entry fee. For more information, please contact Marlene at 863-674-4092 or Lindsey at 863-673-5971.Third Annual Christmas Craft/Gift ShowThe third annual Christmas Craft and Gift Show at the Glades RV Resort will be on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The resort is located just off of Highway 80, between Highway 27 and LaBelle. Local artists and crafters will be selling glass garden sculptures, scentsy wickless candles, greeting cards, various kinds of homemade jewelry, photography, Christmas wreaths and much more. Coffee and donuts for breakfast and a pulled pork sandwich with sides for lunch will be available for purchase dine in or carry out. To reserve a table for selling art or crafts, please contact Eulaine Delgado at 765-271-3665 or at eulainedelgado@aol.com. There is a cost per table. Plan now for our fourth annual sale on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Christmas Cookies/CraftsWINGS (Women IN God’s Service) invites all the women in the community to a Christmas Cookie Exchange and Christmas Craft workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Those who would like to participate in the exchange are invited to bring at least two dozen cookies (and the recipe if you have it), and you will be able to take an assortment of two dozen home with you. They will also be making Christmas ornaments and package toppers for residents of Palm Terrace and for those who attend the Community Seniors Christmas Dinner on Dec. 15. A donation of $5 for materials would be appreciated. If you have any questions, please call 863-983-5269.Bluegrass SundayFirst United Methodist Church of Clewiston invites the community to join us in a special bluegrass Sunday of music, praise, and testimony with the Trinity River Band on Sunday, Dec. 9, at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Featured will be up and coming lead singer and mandolist Sarah Harris, joined by father, guitarist, and song writer, Mike; mother Lisa on bass, brother Josh on banjo and dobro, and sister Brianna on violin. Come and be blessed.Nursing Home Gift GivingHelp make the holiday special for some of our local nursing home residents. We have a wish list of gifts for residents of our local nursing home. If you would like to participate in this special outreach, call Alice at 863-983-5269 for a name and wish gift. Gifts need to be wrapped with the resident’s name attached and returned to the First United Methodist Church of ce by Dec. 14 so they can be distributed to the nursing home. Donations also accepted. Checks can be made out to CMA (Clewiston Ministerial Association).Christmas Cookie TraysFaith Lutheran Church is once again offering their 12” Christmas Cookie Trays for sale. These trays are lled with homemade breads, candies and cookies. If you do not have time to bake, this is a great way to offer wonderful treats. The deadline to order is Dec. 14, with delivery on Dec. 19. They will deliver within the city limits. If you would like more information or would like to place an order, please call Joan Koch at 863-885-1017.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.Mini Health FairsHarlem Gardens Apartments at Thursday Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center at Thursday, Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m.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 Action Adventure Fine Dining Entertainment Travel RomanceAnd Lots of Laughter! Wishing You A Newsworthy Season!May your holiday season contain all the makings of lasting memories for you and your loved ones. We appreciate your readership and look forward to your continued support. We also like to let you know about ourEARLY DEADLINESfor the December 27th issue: Display ads Thursday, December 20 at 4pm Classi“ed ads Thursday, December 20 at 4pm Obituaries will deadline on Monday, December 24 at 2 pm 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonSightings of Barn Owls and other nesting owls are being requested for the Florida Breeding Bird A tlas II surveys. Passing on your observations to the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas (between Nov. 1 and July 1) will save the BBA II volunteers a lot of sleep, time and gasoline. The street address or location, date, and the breeding owl species observed is all that is needed. No one will be visiting your home and usually only one report of a species at a location will be necessary though 2016. For Hendry and Glades County nesting observations can be sent to Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Information for other Florida counties may be sent to Rick West at RickLWest@aol.com. Barn Owls are the world’s most far ranging owls with up to 46 different races being described w orldwide. The North America form is the largest, weighing more than twice as much as the smallest race which is found in the Galapagos Islands. A Barn Owl is larger than a Screech Owl, but smaller than a Great Horned Owl. These medium-sized owls have long, rounded wings and a short tail. Their legs are long and the head is smoothly rounded, without ear tufts. They are pale with dark eyes and have a white heartshaped face with a mix of buff and gray on the head, back and underwings. At night they appear to be all white. Barn Owls are known locally as the “Ghost Owl” or “Monkey Faced Owl”. Females are more reddish and more heavily spotted on the chest than males. These birds don’t hoot the way most owls do; instead, they make a long, harsh scream or a soft purring call. They will make loud hisses when disturbed. The oldest know North American Barn Owl live to be at least 15 years and ve months old. Barn Owls are found in open grasslands, marshes, agricultural elds, forests, suburbs and cities. Their diet consists mostly of small mammals, particularly rats, mice, voles, bats, rabbits, and birds. They also eat insects and amphibians. The female makes a simple cup-shaped nest that she lines with her own regurgitated pellets, wood, and trigs which she shreds with her feet. These owls use their nest site which is built in a tree cavity, old building, abandoned machinery or rock crevice for roosting throughout the year. The female usually lays ve to seven eggs, but as many as 11 have been found in a clutch. The eggs are incubated for 30 to 34 days with the young edging at 55 to 62 days old. To join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for a birding trip to STA5 Dec. 8, Dec. 22 or the Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29 send an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com. Meet at the east end of Deer Fence Road which is located 26.5 miles south of Clewiston at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Include your name and contact information including a cell number, the date you want attend the STA5 trip, and the number of participants in your party. You ma y also leave this information at 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. For a schedule of STA5 trips through December 2013 and upcoming programs visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. “Like” Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook to view birding news photos and articles. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Barn Owl (BANO) Margaret England PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEBarn Owl.

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health Departments1. Start With a Vision: Start your holiday with a clear vision of how you would like it to go. Share your visions and thoughts with your family and friends and ask for their input as well. 2. Set Goals and Prioritize: Its okay to say “no” sometimes. Saying yes when you should say no can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed. Family, friends and colleagues should understand if you can’t attend every party or participate in every activity. 3. Organize and Simplify: Try to nd ways to organize you activities and create a “to-do” list so you can check things off as you get them accomplished to help you feel more organized and productive during the holiday season. 4. Take Care of “You”: You must nd time to take care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Go for a walk, get enough sleep, read inspiring literature, spend time with close friends to talk and laugh, listen to music, go outdoors, spend some quiet time alone, meditate, and try to be tobacco free. 5. Think Safety: Whether you are traveling long distances, hanging lights, or simply walking in a busy parking lot, it’s important to pay extra attention to the safety of you and your family around the holidays. 6. Try to Stay Financially Fit: We are all responsible for our own happiness and health during the holidays. Whether or not you have a good holiday is a function of your decisions and not the conditions around you. Try to make realistic nancial commitments and time commitments that you can keep this holiday season. 7. Try to Eat Well: There are a few things that you can do to keep things under control: Limit your portions, don’t go to a party hungry; steer clear of items high in fats; watch out for high calorie foods and beverages. Drink lots of water. Sample and taste new things, but try not to overdo it. 8. Stay Active: Find opportunities to stay active to help you feel better, more energized, focused and t for the demands of the season. 9. Get Connected: Encourage those you love to help you create meaningful traditions and routines that can be part of future holidays. Get in touch with extended family and old friends. 10. Explore New Experiences but Set Limits: Trying something new – especially a refreshing exercise, like Tai Chi. It is a great way to keep t, relieve stress, and meet new friends this holiday season. Read a new book, write in a journal, visit a library, study something new, and try to watch less TV. 11. Give: Commit random acts of kindness. Small gestures (that don’t cost anything except for your time) can make a huge difference in someone’s life. Other things you can do: volunteer, visit the elderly, read to a child, or donate clothes, toys, and food to a needy family. 12. Have Fun: Play, dance, sing, laugh, and enjoy. Experience the joy, excitement and wonder of the holiday season. You are never too old to act like a kid once in a while! 12 Healthy Habits to Get You Through The Holidays 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Big Cypress National Preserve is one of the most diverse National Park Units in the National Park Service. Join Park Ranger Lisa Andrews to learn about its history, ora, fauna and the exciting recreational opportunities that await you. This public program, “Discover Big Cypress”, is being hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Clewiston Museum located at 109 Central Avenue in Clewiston. For information Please call the Clewiston Museum at 863-983-2870 or email clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com Discover Big Cypress A Unique Place Right in Your Own Backyard Despite scant rainfall, regional water supplies remain adequateThe rst month of South Florida’s dry season edged out the long-standing record rainfall low for November, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists reported today. The District-wide rainfall average of 0.29 inches in November was just 0.01 below the previous record low of 0.30 inches in both 1940 and 1944, based on District records since 1932. All 16 counties in the District were more than 1.5 inches below average for November, which is typically one of the driest months in South Florida. “With the bene t of above-average wet season rainfall, regional groundwater and surface water levels fortunately were in a position to ‘weather’ a record dry month,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “It is too early to assess the impact this record dry period will have on conditions and water levels.” Eastern Palm Beach County had the largest rainfall de cit in the District, with 0.69 inches of rain, representing a de cit of 3.46 inches, or 17 percent of average. The Upper Kissimmee Basin and Martin, St. Lucie and eastern Miami-Dade counties all recorded rainfall de cits of more than 2 inches for the month. The East Caloosahatchee Basin also recorded more than a 2-inch rainfall de cit while the Southwest Coast recorded a 1.88-inch de cit. Lake Okeechobee stood at 15.10 feet NGVD today, which is 0.30 feet above the historic average for this time of year.2012-2013 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, 19981999 and 2003-2004, have actually been about the historical average in that timeframe, 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. November Edges All-Time Dry Record for the Month

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Winter ExtravaganzaExclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event!!! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. • LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 Use your FLEX dollars before they are gone!December 1st-31stSave up to 50% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses Join us on Thursday, December 20th from 4-7 pm for Winter Wonderland Open House. We will have refreshments and horse drawn carriage rides! 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012Obituaries 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.Dorothy Cotton Baldree, 76CLEWISTON — Dorothy Cotton Baldree passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her home. She was born July 25, 1936 in Baker, Fla. and is the daughter of the late William and Clara (Martin) Cotton. Dorothy moved to Clewiston in the 1950’s and was owner of Baldree’s Ceramics. She was an award-winning artisian who was exceptionally versed in several mediums. She was known as a generous and kind-hearted person that freely gave of herself to help others. Dorothy, a true original, will be greatly missed by many. Dorothy is survived by her son, Gary (Mary) Brackins of Fairhaven, Mass.; son, Terry (Tina) Brackins of Clewiston; daughter, Catherine (Glenn) Smith of Clewiston; grandson, Bradley (Elizabeth) Brackins; and great-granddaughter, Alexis Brackins of Gainesville, Fla.; granddaughter, Arin Brackins of Fairhaven, Mass; brothers, Robert “Dub” (Ann) Cotton, John “Dill” Cotton, Troy (Tillie) Cotton all of Clewiston, and Fred Cotton of Milton, Fla.; sisters, Mary (Devon) Summerlin, Annie Mae (Ken) Royston and Susan (Michael) Greene all of Milton, Fla; she also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, A.P. Baldree; her brothers, William “Buck” Cotton, Roy “Brother” Cotton, Luther “Buddy” Cotton, James Cotton and Carl Cotton; her sisters, Derlie Holley, Irene Cotton, Rachel Cooley and Ellie Hainey. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at Good Hope Congregational Christian Church, Baker, FL. Interment was in Good Hope Congregational Church Cemetery, Baker. Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 30, 2012 at AkinDavis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Johnny Carver, 78MOORE HAVEN — Johnny Carver passed away Dec. 3, 2012 at Hendry Regional Medical Center of natural causes. He was a sel ess man who went through life helping others and loving all of his family. He w as chivalrous and a true gentleman. We thank him for sharing his life with us. He served his country for 11 years as a United States Marine and was a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, JoAnne; along with seven children; 23 grandchildren; 61 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. Funeral services with military honors will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Luz Antonia De Leon, 75BELLE GLADE — Luz Antonia De Leon, beloved wife and mother, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 after battling pancreatic cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Aminta and Jose Antonio Bobea; and two siblings. Luz is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Gilberto; children, Carmen (Danny) Abercrombie, Gilberto De Leon, and Mayra (Shawn) Stambaugh; seven grandchildren; and ve sisters. Visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. W anda Faye Yoder Shuford Moree, 84MOORE HAVEN — Wanda Faye Yoder Shuford Moree passed away Nov. 29, 2012 in Moore Haven. She was born May 21, 1928 in Moore Haven, Fla. to the late Ray Dwight and the late Faye Aileen (Allison) Yoder. Wanda lived most of her life in Moore Haven, but she also lived in Palatka, Cape Coral and Ormond Beach before returning to Moore Haven. She graduated from Moore Haven High School in 1946 and from Stetson University in 1950 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, while at Stetson University she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She was a member of the Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church. Wanda worked for the Division of Family Services as a social w orker and supervisor; the nance department of the Glades Co. Clerk’s Of ce and was the owner/operator of Glades Enterprises and Eagle Cattle Co. She is survived by her son, Philip Craig Shuford, Jr.; daughter, Lori Shuford Bond; granddaughters, Lainey (Preston) Stokes and Shelby Bond; great-grandchildren, Reston Stokes and Stetson Stokes. She was preceded in death by her husband, J ack B. Moree. Memorial services were held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven with Pastor Charley Watts of ciating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. OBITUARIES “For the past week I have been working with Mr. McKown’s attorney and our insurance carrier,” stated Schoech. “I will tell you that Mr. McKown and his attorney have agreed to sign a settlement and release under terms of the agreement if you decide to not terminate with cause. If he is terminated without cause he will release all of those who are involved in the claims.” Commissioner Mali Gardner was singled out in an earlier letter to the city, where McKown’s attorney claimed that she has “spearheaded what can be properly referred to as a witch hunt against McKown.” Commissioners were faced with two options: settle the case with McKown and re him without cause, awarding him nearly $50,000, or continue on with the lawsuit and have the possibility of awarding McKown $250,000. “Looking at it from a legal standpoint,” began Schoech, “it is my recommendation that you consider, from a business perspective and for the bene t of the city, on settling for this matter and making the determination to terminate without cause.” Commissioner Jimmy Pittman of cially made the motion to terminate without cause, stating that the issue was a “festering wound that needs to heal.” Commissioner Phillip Roland then seconded, for discussion. “What I really want to make plain to the people here and the people of the city,” began Roland, “is that... I got a phone call saying that Mr. McKown wanted to resign. I said no. That’s not going to happen. We’re not going to have a resignation. I do believe that we had cause, but I also believe that the expense that we would go through, the turmoil that we would go through, the litigation that we would go through... all of these reasons enter into why I will second this motion.” Commissioner Gardner, who initially brought up the subject of the termination in a previous meeting, also weighed in with her thoughts. “I know that everybody in this room and in Clewiston know exactly where I stand on the facts and on the truth and on what I have seen sitting here on the city commission. In one of my emails that I shared with Steve I told him, and I continue to say the words that I told him several months ago: my commitment to Clewiston and its people is stronger than ever. So you will continue to see me ask the questions, seek the answers, and demand that a decision be made, for the city’s betterment and its well-being. “I also have heard from my fellow commissioners tonight, and I will support them. Even knowing what I know, I will support this decision tonight. And the reason that I am going to stand with my fellow commissioners tonight is because I want for this commission to usher in a new season; a new season of peace and healing for our community. From the North to the South, to the East and to the West.” At this point in Gardner’s speech, residents in the crowd began to applaud. “You will see me continue to demand transparency and continue to demand accountability for the decisions that we make for this community.” To this, Rick Miller, Mayor of Clewiston, agreed, stating that “it is time that we have peace in our community and on our commission.” The nal motion to terminate McKown without cause passed, 5-0. His termination is effective immediately and the board will discuss the requirements for a new city manager at their next meeting, which will be held on Dec. 12. COMMISSIONContinued  1 FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’ “And the reason that I am going to stand with my fellow commissioners tonight is because I want for this commission to usher in a new season; a new season of peace and healing for our community.”— Mali Gardner

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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! 820 W. Sugarland Hwy. in Clewiston • 863.983.9105 Visit us online at: www.ecof.com David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder & Medical Director DO YOU NEED A RETINA SPECIALIST?Shailesh Gupta, MD, FACS, is Board Certi ed in Ophthalmology and specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. He brings extensive experience in the treatment of a wide variety of retina disorders, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTO2012 Rural Physician of the YearOn behalf of Hendry Regional Medical Center and the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network, we are very pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Nune has won the title of the “2012 Rural Physician of the Year.” She was presented with the award by the Florida Rural Health Association during the Florida Rural Health Summit held on Thursday, November 15. This is the rst time the Physician of the Year award has ever been offered. Among the many submissions, Dr. Nune’s nomination stood out to the Florida Rural Health Association Board of Trustees as the award winner, due to her extraordinary healthcare services and personal commitment to this rural community. A Season of MiraclesBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchCHRISTMAS 1942. Bing Crosby was singing “White Christmas” on the radio while a young boy named Bruce was dressing to be the Wise Man from the East in a Christmas pageant at a rural church in Pennsylvania. It was not a happy moment for Bruce’s father when he saw his son dressed in a long purple cloak carrying a yellow cardboard crown in one hand and an old ornamental lantern in the other. Bruce’s father remembered that he was going to have to drive Bruce to the church that night, and the weather was cold and the car was old. The car didn’t make it to the end of the driveway before it sputtered and died. As time drew on and the car still wouldn’t start, Bruce was told that he would just have to miss the pageant. Bruce wouldn’t hear of it. Bruce left the car, heading towards the church with his robes held above the snow and his lantern swinging. Finally able to start the car, Bruce’s father caught up with Bruce at the edge of town. Bruce looked cold, but told his father he was okay. He had lit the lantern to keep his hands warm and had sung some songs to help him forget about his cold feet. Later, as the father watched his son kneeling by the manger, a sense of warmness lled his heart. The next day, the countryside was lled with excitement. The Wise Man from the East, lantern in hand, was seen walking through the snow in long robes, wearing a golden crown and singing, “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Many who saw the gure claimed the miracle sighting had changed their lives. Arguments stopped, and neighbor started helping neighbor. Stories continued of people coming together and reaching out in special ways to do special things for those around them. The father didn’t say anything. He knew that the power of his son’s faith had somehow changed him, and now that faith was changing others and bringing them happiness. Without a doubt, that could be called a miracle. CHRISTMAS 2012. We can still hear Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” on the radio, and miracles still happen when people of God step out on faith and share with others. If we listen closely, even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of all that is going on around us, we too, can hear the “Wise Man from the East” singing “O Come All Ye Faithful”. It’s a call for all of God’s faithful to be a part of something special and to share in the miracles of Christmas! We can see these miracles all around us if we open the eyes of our heart and take a look. We can be a part of these miracles to others when we let ourselves be an instrument that God uses to help share peace and patience in the midst of the long lines, healing in the midst of sickness and irritation, and love blessings in the midst of life. Christmas is the season of miracles when people seem to be more open to respond to some higher calling to seek peace on earth and good will towards all men and women. Sometimes, it just takes a simple reminder to get them listening. Let us be that reminder! Religion Column should have had” according to Schef er. However, now the water is being drawn directly from wells, and being ltered by a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis plant, making it “near-perfect” and enriched with uoride, which is good for your teeth. With the city’s water being drawn directly from the ground, the threat of toxins from pollution remains a constant threat. “Water is located just 24 inches below the surface,” stated Schef er. “Pollutants and impurities don’t have to travel very far beneath the surface to pollute our water source.” Whether it is a newspaper, plastic cup or battery thrown on the ground, the effects of pollution can last for decades. “We are in the middle of a catastrophic event that people fail to realize because it is an every day occurrence,” stated Schef er. “Parents, your children are impressionable. If they see you doing something, such as recycling, they are going to follow your example. This way of life has to become the normal, not the exception.” Schef er encourages residents to look at the big picture and educate others on the lasting effects that pollution can have. Cleaning up the environment can be as simple as picking up trash around your yard, recycling, or even reusing plastic containers and other non-perishables for creative home improvement ideas. “A lot of people are health conscious right now,” said Schef er. “While you’re out walking or jogging, take a bag with you and pick up all of the trash that you see around. Then you’re not only exercising and making yourself healthier, but you’re making the planet healthier.” There are two recycling centers located in Belle Glade: Glades Recycling Center Incorporated, which is located on 2038 W Canal St., and can be contacted at 561-993-0310 and Regional Metals Recycling, which is located on 2308 Cypress Lane and can be contacted at 561-9960233. “People tend to think that their little contribution is not a big deal,” said Schef er. “However, it makes a bigger difference then you realize.” POLLUTIONContinued  1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 Band BoostersChristmas Trees The Clewiston Band Boosters will be selling Christmas trees from Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 9. A plentiful supply of fresh Christmas Trees are available at the tree lot located between Clewiston Middle School and McDonalds. All money raised through the sale of these trees is used to further the Clewiston Middle and High School instrumental music programs. Come on down, pick out your tree and support a worthwhile cause at the same time. Hope to see you at the lot and may you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Clewiston Middle SchoolThe students of the Clewiston Middle School Concert Band along with their band director Ms. Candace Cohowcz would like to invite the residents of Clewiston and surrounding areas to their rst annual Winter Concert. This concert will be held in the Clewiston Middle School Cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Please come out and take the opportunity to kick off the holiday season with a concert lled with holiday cheer. These 50+ students have been working very hard and relish the opportunity to show you what they have mastered to date, so come on down and enjoy! Admission is free to the public but donations are always encouraged and appreciated.Clewiston High SchoolHoliday Concert The students of the Clewiston High School Concert Choir and Concert Band along with their band director Ms. Katie Wilson would like to invite the residents of Clewiston and surrounding areas to their rst annual Holiday Concert. This concert will be held in the Clewiston High School Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Please come out and take the opportunity to kick off the holiday season with a concert lled with holiday cheer. The High School Concert Band and Choir have been honing their talent and would like to start the Holiday season off with an offering of good music and hard work, so come on out and enjoy! Admission is free to the public but donations are always encouraged and appreciated.Cougars Election VotingThe Clewiston Cougars will be having their election voting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Cougar's locker room. SCHOOL BRIEFS SUBMITTED PHOTOCentral Teacher of the YearCentral Elementary’s Teacher of the Year, Tamara Parrish, with her class, Mr. Roquett, Mr. Puletti, Rev. Brown, Mr. Perry and Mr. Clinard. The nutritional choices you make for your children are crucial, setting the stage for good health and good habits for years to come. So if you've heard about the bene ts of organic food, you may be wondering if it's worth the extra expense, especially if you're on a budget. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recently weighed in on the subject of organic food for the rst time, what's most important is that children eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and lowfat or fat-free dairy products, whether those are conventionally or organically grown. Organic foods do have lower levels of pesticides and drug-resistant bacteria, says Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, president of the AAP. "That may be important for kids because young children are more vulnerable to chemicals, but we simply don't have the scienti c evidence to know if the difference will affect a person's health over a lifetime," says McInerny. Both organic and conventionally grown foods have the same vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, lipids and other nutrients that are important for children's health. "If you're on a budget, don't buy the more expensive organic option if it's going to reduce your family's overall intake of healthy foods like fresh produce," advises McInerny. "It's better for kids to eat ve servings of conventionally grown produce a day than for them to eat one serving of organic vegetables." Families can also be selective in choosing particular organic foods to stretch their budget. The Environmental Working Group has created a Shopper's Guide that rates the level of pesticides in produce. Their guide indicates that conventionally grown onions, sweet corn and pineapples have relatively low pesticide rates, making them safer to purchase. If you can budget a few extra dollars to spend on groceries, opt for organic apples and celery, which are among the most pesticideladen crops. According to the AAP, organic milk is not healthier for kids than conventional milk, but parents should make sure all milk they purchase is pasteurized. The jury is still out on the long-term health bene ts of organic produce, but in the meantime keep your eyes and ears open for new information as it becomes available -so you can make the best possible choices in the future. You can nd nutrition tips for kids on the AAP website for parents at www.healthychildren. org. No matter the size of your budget, you can do your kids a world of good by ensuring they get at least ve servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Is It Important to Feed Kids Organic Food?

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T HERES A NEW GAME IN TOWN ƒ A ND WERE READY FOR YOU! Employment Full Time Machinist Full Time Perm $22.43 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities 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. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business EquipmentRefrigerators for sale Stainless steel 2 door commercial fridge, $250.(good for storing produce,perishables) Stand-up display cooler/ one door/ excellent condition, $500.Call 561-261-7699. leave message if no answer. (561)261-7699 Computer/ SuppliesKids desktop computer w/ at scrn Lots of games & educational programs internet ready Christmas special $25 Laptops $100 &up We also x computers cheap Call Tony 863 517 2782. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments MIRA VERDEHOLIDAY MOVE IN SPECIALPay no Application fee for November or December FIRST MONTH FREE!!• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH**Looking for FARMWORKERS** LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Give your family the greatest present in the world…a nice home!MIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE LAS NAVIDADES!!No pagan por costo de applicacion para Noviembre y Diciembre. PRIMER MES ES GRATIS!!• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES**Buscando TRABAJADORES DE AGRICULTURA.** LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Dale a su familia el presente mas mejor del mundo…..un casa bella! ApartmentsBelle Glade 651 SE 4th St. 3br/1ba. W/D hookup, very quiet neighborhood. Call 305-487-2850. BELLE GLADE & South Bay, 2BR, 1BA apts. $450/month. Call 561-996-5420. Houses RentHuge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1800 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 LABELLE LARGE 3 BR, 2 BA GARAGE, FENCED IN BACK YARD, CORNER LOT, $650/MONTH 863-675-0104 Moore Haven 2br./1 ba Double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile. $675 mo. Lrg. 3br./2 ba. Block house. tile oors on double lot. $825 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 or (863) 253-0001. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Houses RentRIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. Apartments For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleCLEWISTON In town Duplex (2 sep. 3/2 plus lrg yard). $37,500 ea. $75k total. Ideal to share w/relative or home + rental income. Call owner 863-673-5071. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home LotsCLEWISTON Double RV lot for rent, roof over system & shed. $300 plus elec. Call 217-304-0186. Mobile Home RentMoore Haven 2br./2ba. Car port & porch. Furnished/ unfurnished. $475 mo. 3br./2ba. Fenced yard on acre, screened porch & shed. $675 mo. Lake Port 3br./2ba. DW on lake $750 mo. Lrg. 1 br. Apt $450. Call (863) 509-0096 or (863) 253-0001. Mobile HomeSale4br, 2 bath 2004 Wind Zone III doublewide. This home is in mint condition $49,900. Easy nancing available 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 All Mobile homes on sales lot sold at invoice. Inventory must be reduced. These are the lowest prices in years. 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Single Wide 2bd/2ba, located in adult section of tropical mobile home park in Clewiston. Asking $10,500 OBO. Terms poss. w/50% down. Balance, interest free. Call (863)301-3148 or (863)599-0214 for appt. Very large doublewide 4br, 2bath on half acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Only $54,900. Ready to move in. 863-983-4663 or 863-673-4325 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Lakeport Water Assn., Inc. Request for Bids For mowing and weed eating at various locations throughout the Lakeport area. A pre-bid conference will be held December 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the of ce located at 1057 Red Barn Road. Any questions, please call (863) 946-1300 between 8 am. and noon. 431146 CGS 11/22,29;12/5/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Ray Clinard, Chairman 431772 CN/CB 12/6/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING FOR A SECTOR PLAN LOCATED IN SOUTHWESTERN HENDRY COUNTY Notice is hereby given that the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will conduct an interagency/intergovernmental coordination meeting on December 14, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, Labelle, Florida, concerning a sector plan being proposed by Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership. Representatives from the public, local governments, adjacent counties, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and other state agencies are invited to the meeting.Please contact Sarah Catala, Associate Planner, Hendry County, at 863-675-5240 or email scatala@hendry a.net if you should have any questions. 432000 CN/CB 12/6/2012 Public Notice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 20, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1M03Pavement-Core-Back lling & Maintenance of Traf c for Pavement Coring, District Wide.-Budget Estimate: $108,743.00. E1M20Underdeck Herbicide Application & Litter Removal in Charlotte & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $120,000.00 E1M21Underdeck Herbicide Application & Litter Removal in Glades & Hendry Counties.-Budget Estimate: $150,000.00. E1M22Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until Established; including water & fertilizer. Areas to be prepped by in-house DOT shoulder crew in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $145,000.00. E1M23Providing Maintenance of Traf c in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 E1M25Intermediate, Small & Slope Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping in Hendry County. -Budget Estimate: $30,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 431585 CN/CB 11/29;12/6/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1748 2008 1224432-01000550130 Morgan & Rosa J. Aponte Lot 13, Block 55, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431062 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. 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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, June 15, 1945Lt. Morris Ford, liberated April 29 from a German Prisoner of War Camp near Mossburg by the Third Army after more than twenty-two months imprisonment, returned home Tuesday morning and will have a sixty-day leave before reporting to Miami Beach for reassignment. It was on June 22, 1943, when Lt. Ford became the unwilling quest of the Germans. He was ying as co-pilot on a B-17 on a bombing mission over Germany when the prop of No. 2 engine went bad, whether accidentally or from gun- re no one knew but the formation was under attack by the Luftwaffe at the time, and the order was given to bail out. All members reached the ground uninjured except Lt. Ford, whose leg became tangled in the chute shrouds and the ligaments of the knee were badly strained when it opened, and the tail-gunner who ripped off his gloves in the -40 degree Centigrade cold in order to get a better shot at a Focke-Wulf which he brought down. His hands, however, were badly torn in removing them from the cold steal of the gun. They landed in the Ruhr Valley near Wessel. The prisoners were taken to Stalag Luf 3, near Sagan, 90 miles southeast of Berlin where they remained until January of this year. In this camp, Lt. Ford said, were about 1,800 American Air Corps of cers, including several colonels. There was also a large number of RAG and Russian prisoners with a total of about ten thousand Air Corps prisoners all together. On the whole, he said, they were treated very well but like all other prisoners he feels that they would not have been able to subsist hadn't not been for the Red Cross parcels which reached them periodically. Their quarters, he said, were pretty fair and they instituted a program of sanitation to try and prevent an outbreak of any kind of epidemic, for medicines were scarce and there were few doctors. He said there was comparatively little sickness in the camp. Dental service was virtually nill and Lt. Ford said his only illness was a severe headache one day from bad teeth. News came through fairly well through the German loudspeaker set up in the middle of the camp for the prisoners soon learned to read between the lines and get a check on the movements of allied armies. At no time during the long imprisonment, he said, did any of the men feel that there was any danger that they would not be liberated and morale was high. Mail came through spasmodically, but this, he said, was discovered not to have been the fault of te Germans who simply censored the mail and sent it on through very shortly after its arrival. The opening of a new mail route through Sweden he said brought 8,000 letters into his compound in one day. While in England there had been much bee ng because it took eight days or mail to come from the States. In prison, he said, it was four months before he received any letters or food parcels and he was much luckier than the majority of the prisoners. Since all the men were of cers they were not permitted to work and there came times when life was very monotonous. One of the clubs organized in the camp was called the "Dear Lieutenant Club" which sought to cheer those of cers whose girls back home had married during their absence. During his long imprisonment Lt. Ford said that he lost considerable weight but in January, when the Germans started marching them to other camps, the walked helped and he soon put on the lost weight. On January 22 he was moved to Nurenberg and then later to Moosburg where he was liberated. Food supplies toward the last began to be very scarce but the United States, England and France sent in a number of trucks to Switzerland for use by the International Red Cross an these, painted white, were unmolested as they drove over Germany distributing food parcels. The prisoners, while at the main camp, purchased materials from the Germans and erected a theatre which helped to pass many hours although only four lms ever came through, two American and two German. Their rst glimpse of American iers was on April 11, 1944, when a formation bombed a town about fteen miles from their camp and after that they saw quite a number. Once two P-51's buzzed the camp, coming down so low that they could see the numbers on the wings. Lt. Ford enlisted in the Air Corps on March 22, 1942. He took his primary training at Douglas, basic at Gunther Field and graduated at Blytheville, Ark. He then had phase training overseas after reaching England. He was on his second mission when he was taken prisoner. After his sixty-day leave he will report to Miami Beach for reassignment and says he hopes to make the Air Corps a career. He is the third Clewiston boy who has been a prisoner of the Nazis and has returned home safely. From the Archives: Lt. Morris Ford is Home After Long Term in Nazi Prison 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comJust six days after City Manager, Steve McKown, was terminated from his position, Utilities Director Kevin McCarthy, handed in his letter of resignation to Marilyn McCorvey, city clerk and interim administrative city manager. The letter did not explain why McCarthy resigned, but noti ed that the resignation would be effective on December 15. "It has been a pleasure working for the city for the past 10 1/2 years and I believe I have left the Utilities department better than I found it," wrote McCarthy. "You have an incredibly talented team of individuals who will continue to try and have one of the best systems in the Country." When asked to clarify why he resigned, McCarthy stated "that's an easy answer. The board has a right to hire who they would like to, just as I have a right to work for who I would like to." Though his resignation will be effective within a week, City Commissioner Mali Gardner doesn't seem worried. "He also handed in his resignation to me ve years ago," stated Gardner, "and I told him to work it out with the then-city Manager, and he did. So who knows." As to whether or not the proximity of his resignation and the termination of McKown is merely coincidental, McCarthy stated "Does that factor into my decision? Yes, absolutely. However, there are other issues that have led me to this also." McCarthy did not elaborate on the other issues surrounding his resignation and did not have a comment for McCorvey as he handed in the letter. Kevin McCarthy Speaks After His Resignation The LAVFW has personalized Christmas ornaments for a donation of $2. Honor your love ones and show your heart by placing an ornament on our tree. Funds raised will go to Fort McCoy retirement home to bene t the residents. Fort McCoy is an adult, non-medical, homelike atmosphere for Veterans who have proved their loyalty and patriotism by serving our country in foreign lands during time of war. The guiding principle is to provide affordable, independent living accommodations to our Veterans of Foreign Wars and their spouses, Men's Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary and their spouses. There is no age requirement to be a resident. The VFW Home located in Fort McCoy, Florida is a 501 (c)(3) non-pro t veterans organization and is owned outright and operated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Florida located in Ocala. It is the only facility of its kind anywhere in the world! It is not subsidized by any governmental, federal, state or local agencies. Cost of operations is met by rent income; an estimated revenue of ve percent received in donations and another estimated ve percent in fundraisers. Other news: The VFW Post will host Army/ Navy football party on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting a 3 p.m. There will be drawings, prizes, drink specials and food during the game. VFW, Ladies Auxiliary Happenings

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2915 2009 2024329-28000000860 Monna Shreve Williams Lots 159 and 160, Ford Park, Section One, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431023 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2055 2009 1354432-A0000700100 Maria Chacon The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4488 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431111 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2026 2009 1354432-A0000120100 Jorge Hernandez & Rosa Ramos The South one-half of the Southeast 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. Also known as Tract 4625 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431137 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2056 2009 1354432-A0000710000 BC and PC Corporation The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast 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 4487, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431132 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2182 2009 1364432-A0002110100 Toribio Diago The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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 North 30 feet. Also known as Tract 4133 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431139 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2054 2009 1354432-A0000700000 Juana Rosquete Estate and Belle Steiner The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter in Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4489 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431064 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 870 2005 1134432-A0001660100 Andres Perez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest 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 2991 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431092 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2028 2009 1354432-A0000140100 Pablo & Migdalia Ramos The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 4644 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431026 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2065 2009 1354432-A0001090000 Cornel & Peaches Davis The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4470 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431052 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2094 2009 1354432-A0002150100 Luis Deville The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest 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 West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract No. 3861 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431131 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2095 2009 1354432-A0002180100 Luis Deville The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest 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 Tract 3859 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431135 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2086 2009 1354432-A0001760000 Lawrence & Aleida Arlene Capomaggi The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431065 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2062 2009 1354432-A0001020000 Mervyn Bruno and Phyllis Bruno-David The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4418, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431138 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2058 2009 1354432-A0000800100 Carter Construction and Development, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4529, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431133 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF FINAL ASSESSMENT SPECIAL MEETING/ PUBLIC HEARING CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, “the District”: You are noti ed that the District will hold a regular meeting and public hearing on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the District Conference Room, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Florida 33440 for the purpose of hearing objections of all interested persons to the Final Assessment Resolution which shall establish the Maximum Assessment Rate and approve the Initial Assessment Roll adopted by the District at a duly advertised public meeting on October 11, 2012. A geographic description of the real property subject to the special assessment is as follows: That certain real property known as “Montura Ranch Estates” including Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36 and a portion of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East and Sections 19, 29, 30, 31, 32, and the West half of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County and a portion of Section 7, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida described as that portion of The Woodland Subdivision recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 1 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. A general description of the Project for which the special assessment is being imposed is to increase the District’s permitted pumping capacity into the District’s existing four (4) square mile reservoir as follows: 1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the 2.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water retention at design/permitted capacity; and 2. Installation of Additional Pumps The installation and or replacement of two additional pumps upon completion of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing the District’s permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,000 gpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity. A detailed description of the Project is on le in the of ce of the secretary of the District and contained in the District’s amended water control plan. The maximum assessment total rate for this special assessment is $256.96 per acre and the estimated maximum total revenue to be collected by the Hendry County Tax Collector on behalf of the District is $2,056,209.62. The total taxable acreage for the Project is 8,002.10. Failure to pay the Special Assessment will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property or foreclosure proceedings to be instituted, either of which may result in a loss of title to the property. All affected Owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the District within 20 days of this notice. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing is asked to contact the District’s Main Of ce at (863) 983-5797, at least 48 hours before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8770, who can aid you in contacting the District Of ce. It is the responsibility of any person requiring an interpreter for the purposes of this public hearing to provide an interpreter of their own choosing to interpret at the public hearing at their own. The District will not have an interpreter at this hearing. Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing is advised that person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based.CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 431568 CN 11/29;12/6/2012 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeSPECIAL NOTICE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE Pursuant to Florida statutes chapter 590.125, be advised that the FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE will be conducting fuel treatment (control burning, mowing or chopping) in selected parcels in the following designated areas during the period November 1, 2012-December 31, 2013. These treatments are for reducing the re occurrence hazard and to establish fuel continuity breaks. Township 42 Range 29 Sections-32 Township 43 Range 28 Sections1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30 and 31 Township 43 Range 29 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27 28,33 and 34 Township 43 Range 30 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27, 28,32;33,34,35 and36 Township 43 Range 31 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,33,34, and 35 Township 43 Range 32 Sections 6,7,18,19,20,29,30,31 and 32 Township 43 Range 34 Sections 7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25 and 26 Township 44 Range 28 Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, and 31 Township 44 Range 29 Sections 4,9,14,15 and 16 Township 44 Range 32 Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34,35 and 36 Township 44 Range 33 Sections 5,6,7,8 west half of 18,19,29,30,31 and 32 Township 45 Range 29 Sections 8,9,16,17,20,21,26,27,28,29,32,33,34 and 35 Township 48Range 33 Section 9 If your real property is not located in the designated areas above, you need not concern yourself with this matter. Otherwise if you should have any objections or questions, please direct them to the: FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE 10941 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, Fl. 33905 431858 CB 12/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000292 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JUAN A. ALBERT et al, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2008CA-000292 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and JUAN A. ALBERT; MARIA ELENA ALBERT A/K/A MARIA E. ALBERT; EGOR CESAR ALBERT; YOANY IRADIS; 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; USA MORTGAGE BUSINESS, INC. A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; 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 17th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 27; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1354.91 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1359.60 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 862.48 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF GENE ROUX 30.76 ACRES AND THE POINT-OFBEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 0 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 316.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1138.47 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. 27; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 316.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1138.12 FEET TO THE SAID POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. A/K/A 9550 N US HIGHWAY 27TH NW, PALMDALE, FL 339440000 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 November 16, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn 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. 431370 CN 11/29;12/6/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000060 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. LOIS R. LASHWAY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000060 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and LOIS R. LASHWAY; 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; 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 10th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1 Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN STATE LOT 3 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 13; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 13, A DISTANCE OF 2167.51 FEET, TO THE 17 FEET CONTOUR LINE AS SURVEYED BY W.T. WALLIS, JR. (ALSO KNOWN AS THE WALLIS MEANDER LINE); THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE, A DISTANCE OF 504.13 FEET, TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE PLAT OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE EXTENDED ACROSS STATE ROAD NO. 721, A DISTANCE OF 70.88 FEET, TO THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 721; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 273.67 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCHES IRON ROD WITH CAP STAMPED LS 5081 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 131.22 FEET TO A 90P NAIL; THENCE NORTH 27 INCHES 51 FEET 29 INCHES WEST, PARALLEL TO SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 145.45 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROD; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 142.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 5 AND 6 OF ROGER SWANSON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, IN STATE LOT 3, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND DESCRIPTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN STATE LOT 3 IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; COMMENCING AT A STATE PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CONER OF SAID SECTION 13, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTS 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 13 A DISTANCE OF 2167.51 FEE TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE AS RUN BY W.T. WALLIS, JR/ IN 1926 AND BALANCE; THENCE NORHT 33 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SAID 17 CONTOUR LINE A DISTANC EOF 504.13 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, INSTRUMENT NO. 44949 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 290.67 FEE TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 271.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINTUES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 152.67 FEET; THENCE NORTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 152.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 7 AND 8 OF ROGER SWANSON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, IN STATE LOT 3, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 428 COUNTY ROAD 721 LOOP, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 20, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10011941 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC--Team 3 F 10011941 **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. 431523 CN 12/6,13/2012 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, CR 78 CORRIDOR FROM JUST EAST OF KELL MILL BOULEVARD TO NOBLES ROAD, LABELLE, FL FM # 425884 1 58 01 BID # 2013-13 OPENING DATE AND TIME: December 13, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Road Improvements, CR 78 Corridor from just east of Kell Mill Blvd. to Nobles Road, LaBelle, FL.” In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by December 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 430647 CN/CB 11/15,22,29;12/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000174 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. SCOTT A. CALHOUN AND YVONNE CALHOUN, HIS WIFE; JOHN DOE AND MARY DOE, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on November 14, 2012, in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. The Clerk shall sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on December 13, 2012 at 11:00 am at GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RT 27, 500 AVENUE “J”, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes. The following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: The West 1/2 of the following described properly: Beginning at the intersection of the West Boundary of Lot 1 and the North boundary of State Road #78 Right-of-Way; run North along said West boundary 420 feet; thence Northeast parallel to said Stale Road #78 Right-of-Way 210 feet; thence South to State Road #78 Right-of-Way and parallel to the West boundary of Lot 1; thence West along the North boundary of State Road #78 Right-of-Way, to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 2 acres, more or less, said Lot 1, being a part of Section 13, Township 40 South, Range 32 East, as more particularly shown on that certain plat recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 84, of the Public Records of Glades County, Florida. a/k/a: 850 E. STATE RD 78 HWY NE, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at GLADES County, Florida, this 15th day of November, 2012. Joe Flint As Clerk, Circuit Court GLADES, Florida BY: /S/ Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk 431515 CGS 11/29;12/6/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on December 17 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1996 Ford, VIN: 2FMDA5143TBC19546 1994 Jeep, VIN: 1J4GZ58Y4RC110728 2002 Toyota, VIN: 4T1BF30K12U527501 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 431842 CN 12/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-000048-CA PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. SHERRY Y. ADAMS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 8, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10-000048-CA of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Sherry Y. Adams, Nicky Holter, Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc., PNC Bank, National Association, as Successor By Merger with National City Bank, as Successor By Merger with Harbor Federal Savings Bank, Unknown Tenant #1 n/k/a Nathan Holter, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Glades County, Florida on the 27th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 22, BLOCK B, LAKEVIEW ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 100, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: MERI, MODEL: 1998, TITLE NUMBERS: 45262099145873395, ID NUMBERS: CF24424924A/ 24424924B INCLUDING THE BUILDINGS AND APPURTENANCES LOCATED THEREON AND TOGETHER WITH THE FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES SITUATED THEREIN AND LOCATED THEREON. A/K/A 1011 CASEY LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 9th day of November, 2012. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 11-89506 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 430888 GCD 12/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000105 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. MATHEW HAUGHT A/K/A MATTHEW HAUGHT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 11-13-2012, and entered in Case No. 201 1-CA-000105 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Wendy Haught, Mathew Haught a/k/a Matthew Haught, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida at on the 17th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2832 CR 731, VENUS, FL 33960 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 16th day of November, 2012. Joe Flint, Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimileeService: servealaw@albertellilaw.comSJ 11-74317 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 431365 GCD 12/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2007-001116-CA BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006.18, Plaintiff, VS. OSCAR CEBALLOS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an. Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2007-001116-CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18, is the Plaintiff and OSCA R CEBALLOS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR CEBALLOS N/K/A JANE DOE; EVERGLADES TREE SERVICE INC; TENANT #1 N/K/A SERENA GREEN; TENANT #2 N/K/A CALVIN BERT are the Defendants, The Cler k of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 2nd day o f January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 70, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 3, PAGE 37-39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 230 N Quebrada Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F07055455 COUNTRY CONY B/C-RUNASSIGNED-Team 2 F07055455**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. 431980 CN 12/6,13/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 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 salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop 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? 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. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. S h op f rom a gi f t cata l og thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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? 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 toda y s classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 DUI Arrested on Dec. 1 b y Of cer Nieves O Filberto Santamaria-Perez, 27Larceny Arrested on Nov. 29 by Of cer Clay O Ramon Martinez, 31Marijuana Distribution Arrested on Nov. 30 by Of cer Rojas O Andrew Jordan Bowers, 28Larceny and Burglary Arrested on Nov. 27 by Of cer Nieves O Wendy Halloway, 31Cocaine Possession Arrested on Nov. 29 by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce th O Sabrina Diane Smith, 40 Fugitive from Justice Arrested on Nov. 28 b y Of cer Bozzi O Robert L. Rosier, 39Fugitive from Justice Arrested on Nov. 27 b y Of cer Rojas O Donald Wade Jones, 28Aggravated Battery Arrested on Nov. 28 Fi lb er to S an t Rontray Mckenzie, 20Possession of Weapon by Convicted Felon Arrested on Nov. 27 b y Of cer Chamberlain by O Sharoad Unshae Brown, 26 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. looking for interesting characters with interesting items and private collections. If you have a large collection, or want to refer someone for the show, email your name, number, city, state and a description of the collection with photos (if possible) to JFriedman@ cine ix.com, or call and leave a message at 646493-2184. Items that they are looking for include, but are not limited to: -Motor scooters: Vespas, Lambretta, Cushman -Old advertising signage -Bicycles (Pre 60’s to turn of the century) -Old toys: tin, wind-up, cast iron -Pre 50’s vending machines -Pinball and slot machines -Unusual radios: transistor, tabletop, etc. -Antique casino/gaming machines -Vintage movie memorabilia -Vintage advertising Items -Taxidermy -Vintage concert posters & T-shirts -Early Boy Scout items -Pre 60’s vintage diner collectibles -Pre 60’s TV merchandise -Pre 50’s western/equestrian Gear -Classic motorcycle memorabilia -Sports memorabilia -Casino tables -Old rodeo items -Airline collectibles: Pan-Am, TWA, Etc. -Late 70’s & earlier military items -Extraordinary mobster memorabilia -Vintage police of cer collectibles -Fire ghter collectibles -Pre 40’s telephones -Folk art -Vintage BB guns/cap guns -Early Halloween items -Pre 40’s Christmas items -Hawaiiana/Tiki Collectibles -Vintage sports collectibles -Vintage election memorabilia -Musical instruments -Civil War antiques -Vintage gas pumps -Pre 70’s old neon signs -Strange woodcarvings -Vintage collegiate collectibles PICKERSContinued  1 A University of Florida scientist is researching a method to freeze and preserve orchid seeds, and besides aiding producers, it might also give endangered plants a better chance at survival. Wagner Vendrame, an associate professor of environmental horticulture with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is trying to improve a technique known as cryopreservation, in which living cells or tissues are frozen in liquid nitrogen at minus 321 degrees Fahrenheit for later use. So far, his results from cryopreserving orchid seeds have been promising. The Florida orchid industry generated more than $43 million in sales in 2011. It produces orchids for both the specialty and mass market using hybrid plants that can be cultivated and are thus not in danger of extinction as many orchid species are. By freezing seeds, orchid breeders can store them for later use if they have space constraints and are only able to germinate a portion of their seed stock, said Vendrame, who is based at UF’s Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead. Freezing could also enable scientists to store endangered plants for future studies and restoration efforts. “It could be a good means of preserving other types of plants that might be disappearing from the face of Earth,” Vendrame said. There are more than 30,000 species of orchids in the world, and Florida is home to 99 of them — the largest number of naturally occurring orchid species in the United States. Of the native orchid species in Florida, more than half are either threatened or endangered. Overcollection and habitat loss are often the biggest threats to wild orchids. In a study, published in the current issue of the journal Scientia Horticulturae, Vendrame’s team used hybrid orchid seeds to evaluate two cryoprotectants, Supercool X1000 and phloroglucinol. These compounds are added to solutions used for pretreating living tissues before being frozen. Cryoprotectants are similar to antifreeze and minimize freezing damage to tissues by preventing the formation of ice crystals within cells. The team treated one group of seeds in a solution containing Supercool X1000, another with a solution containing phloroglucinol, and a control group where the solution had no cryoprotectant added. After being frozen for 24 hours, scientists removed the seeds from the liquid nitrogen, thawed them and tried to sprout or germinate them. Successful germination meant a seed had survived freezing. Adding Supercool X1000 to the pretreatment solution only increased seed germination by about 1 percent more than the solution alone. But adding phloroglucinol increased seed germination by nearly 30 percent. Altogether, about 79 percent of the seeds treated with phloroglucinol germinated. “So it’s pretty signi cant,” Vendrame said. “These are excellent results.” The study is one of the few that has looked at phloroglucinol, which is extracted from brown algae, as a cryoprotectant for plants, he said. Guillermo Salazar, a UF/IFAS Florida Yards and Neighborhoods extension agent in MiamiDade County, is an orchid enthusiast who has studied the plants under Vendrame. He attributes the fascination with orchids to their uniqueness and diversity. “There are thousands of different species with diverse shapes, colors and scents,” Salazar said. “And they can be found in a variety of ecosystems, from growing on cliffs to in trees and beside rivers. It just really makes them interesting, and you want to experience them all.” He said there are some orchid species that have disappeared completely and others that can only be viewed in private collections. “If we could have the possibility to preserve a particular species that is endangered, then future generations would have the ability to enjoy them as well,” said Salazar. Plant Preservation Method That Could Help Endangered Species

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000044 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, V S. MATTHEW L. MCDANIEL AKA MATT HEW LAWRENCE MCDANIEL, et al., NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012 and entered in Case No, 22-2010-CA-000044 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC’, is the Plaintiff and MATTHEW L. MCDANIEL AKA MATT HEW LAWRENCE MCDANIEL; KRIST Y L. HARDEN CHEN AKA KRISTY LYNN CHEN AKA KRISTY L. CHEN; 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 17th day of Jan., 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, RE-SUBDIVISION OF TRACTS 1 AND IA, BUCKHEAD RIDGE ACRES, UNIT NO. 1, SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 127, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A 2000 SKYLINE MANUFACTURED HOME WITH SERIAL NO. SP610456MA AND SP610456MB AND HUD LABEL NO. FLA677350 FLA677351. TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS TO THE DECLARATION AND ANY UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS OR APPURTENANCES THERETO1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. A/K/A 12 BASS STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 16, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10006849 CRASEDIRECT-FHA-T eam 3 F10006849**See Americans with Disabilities A ct In accordance with the A mericans 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.431383 CN 11/29;12/6/2012 Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue a Water Use Permit (permit) with conditions, Permit # 26-01112-W, Application 090226-33, to Alico, Inc., 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Ft. Myers, FL 33913, for the project called Alico West Ranch. The Project is an existing agricultural site totaling 8,625 acres, located in central Hendry County, west of the L-2W Canal and between County Road 833 and State Road 29. The primary irrigation water withdrawals are from the B arron Water Control District Canal Number 3 and were permitted as part of Permit #26-00176-W. Withdrawals were originally permitted as part of 26-00108-W, and an application has been submitted to revise Permit 26-00108-W accordingly. The existing, historical water use is being renewed for irrigation of improved pasture within 200 feet of the irrigation canals in the amount of 1,564.2 million gallons max month and 10,270.6 million gallons annually. Withdrawals from the existing Lower Tamiami aquifer wells are for emergency back-up only. The lands are in all or parts of S 2-4,10-14,23-26/T45S/R30E; S23,26,27,34,35/ T44S/R30E; S1-6, 8-36/T45S/R31E; S4-9, 16-21, 28-33/T45S/R32E. Hendry County, Florida. Note that the Barron Water Control District Canal Number 3 was mistakenly referred to as the Barron Collier Control District Canal Number 3 in the staff report. The Permit and the Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on November 5, 2012, including limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statues and rules, is reasonable-bene cial, does not interfere with any presently existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. Right to Request Administrative Hearing As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 432020 CN 12/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000298 JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST VIRGINIA W. TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA WILLIAMS TAYLOR, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000298 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST VIRGINIA W. TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA WILLIAMS TAYLOR, DECEASED; 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; KEVIN CHRISTOPHER HILL, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA W. TAYLOR A/A/K/A VIRGINIA TAYLOR A/A/K/A VIRGINIA WILLIAMS TAYLOR, DECEASED; CHRISTINA SHIPLETT HILL A/K/A CHRISTINA S. HILL A/K/A CHRISTINA LEIGH HILL A/K/A CHRISTINA LEIGH SHIPLETT, AS MOTHER AND NATURAL GUARDIAN FOR HUNTER SCOTT HILL, A MINOR CHILD, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA W. TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA WILLIAMS TAYLOR, DECEASED; JENNIFER LYNNE SCHIRARD F/K/A JENNIFER L. HILL, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA W. TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA WILLIAMS TAYLOR, DECEASED; CHRISTOPHER GLEN HILL A/K/A CHRISTOPHER G. HILL A/K/A CHRISTOPHER HILL, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA W. TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA TAYLOR A/K/A VIRGINIA WILLIAMS TAYLOR, DECEASED; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; 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 11:00 AM, on the 17th day of Jan., 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 57, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 5TH ADDITION, UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 40 AND 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2005 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# GAFI407A53350TW21. A/K/A 1601 CHOBEE STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-9307 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 Nov. 16, 2012.**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. 431313 CN 11/29;12/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2012-CA-000039 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. ANTONIO D. CARMO A/K/A ANTONIO D. CARMO III et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2012-CA-000039 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 ANTONIO D. CARMO A/KJA ANTONIO D. CARMO III; MARY E. CARMO; 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 17th day of Jan., 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9, COUNTRY MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1981 BUDDY SKYLINE MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO; VIN NO. 04611121P. A/K/A 1239 SEMINOLE AVENUE, 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 Nov. 19, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11034792 WELLSITS-SPECFHLMCR-kvickers-Team 1F11034792 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn 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. 431424 CN 11/29;12/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12 CA 518 U.S. BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE 2002-2, by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as servicer, 7360 S. Kyrenc Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff; V. VICTOR L. ROBINSON, JUNE M. ROBINSON, CAPITAL ONE BANK, and HENDRY COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: VICTOR L. ROBINSON and JUNE M. ROBINSON: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a cavil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Hendry, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER 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 WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 5594, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2001 HOMES OF MERIT, 28 x 62, BAY 2810 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2B I 18524391AB. Commonly known as: 745 N. Zambra Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440 You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and tile the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 19th day of November, 2012. CLERK OF COURT BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 431426 CN 11/29;12/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-000490-CA JC GEMINI II, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; JOHN W. STEPHENSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN W. STEPHENSON; IDA ANN STEPHENSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IDA ANN STEPHENSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), YE REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, TI-IE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 27, Block 2034, PORT LABELLE SUBDIVISION UNIT 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0539, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at HENDRY County this 27th day of November, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 431689 CN 12/6,13/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 6, 2012 Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have y ou looked for it? 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