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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comImagine an airplane crashing into Clewiston High School, destroying the building, injuring students and faculty and spilling unknown chemicals over those involved. For 20 CHS students this was not a dream, but a training exercise on December 7 as they played the roles of victims caught in a tragic accident. “Twice a year we have to test our ability to receive a mass casualty incident, where we are seeing more patients then we generally see in a reasonable period of time,” stated David Thoreau, Safety Of cer at Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC). “We were basically testing an in ux of patients who had been exposed to an unknown substance. We had to secure the hospital and decontaminate all of the patients outside of the emergency department before bringing them in to be treated for their injuries.” While this was a fun activity for CHS students, it was also an educational experience for HRMC workers and the departments that participated. “The point of a drill like this is to nd opportunities for improvement,” stated Thoreau. Though not everything was perfect regarding response time and other minor complications, those who participated in the drill felt that it had a successful impact on all parties involved. “An airplane doesn’t crash into Clewiston High School every other day,” said Thoreau. “We don’t generally get exposure to unknown substances, so this type of exercise is not on our daily list of what we can anticipate to see. Things that come from these drills are always meant for improvement.” All in all, this event took more than 200 hours of planning. The Health Department, Police Department, Fire Department, and Hendry County Management, along with other select Clewiston departments, made this BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comMazzina Apparel Company (home of Tiki Life, Offshore Warrior Fishing Apparel, Looking for a Fight Extreme Outdoor Apparel, Looking for a Fight MMA Apparel and MAC Polo) owner, Luke Mazzina, is in the process of creating his rst annual “Christmas for the Kids Bicycle Drive.” What started out as a simple project, with Mazzina wanting to contribute four bikes to needy children, has turned into a local gathering of residents and business alike supporting those less needy during the holiday season. Though Mazzina has done philanthropy work around Clewiston before, he has never experienced a response like this from the community, and is shocked that the fundraiser has come so far in such a short amount of time. With nearly 30 bicycles already having been donated, all of which were obtained within a 48 hour period, Mazzina now has high hopes and goals for the fundraiser. “Seeing the public response to this fundraiser is really inspiring and touching,” said Mazzina. “We are now aiming for 50 to 75 bicycles, but welcome more.” Local schools and churches are participating in the selection process regarding the children that will receive the bicycles, and are welcoming 24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2094 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C35. 15 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1145 RCL Customer and Owner Loyalty Cash. Must own a 1995 or ne wer Ford vehicle to qualify for Loyalty Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 12/31/12. T, D GO M  I C C P V. N SEE DRILL  11 SEE BICYCLE  9 BY PATTY BRANT Caloosa BelleAt the nal Hendry County commission meeting of 2012 the board moved a little further down the road in its search for a new county administrator. Several months ago Judi Kennington-Korf resigned her position under strong criticism from the board. Since then commissioners have been advertising for applicants. Tuesday night they voted to end the application period on December 18. At that time the commissioners will whittle down their personal choices to a maximum of about 12. Those who make the rst cut will be contacted for Skype or video conferencing interviews. The list will be vetted January 8 and each commissioner will prepare interview questions. Those interviews will be set for January 24 and 25 or for the 25 and 26. The board is beginning to feel an urgency in lling the position, which is currently being covered by County Attorney Mark Lapp. As they determine their choices, the commissioners will be focusing on the values each may bring to the table such as knowledge, skills and ability. After the Legislative Delegation meeting earlier in the day, State Representative Matt Hudson appeared at the commission meeting. The board discussed continuing to provide ofce space for him and his Administrative Assistant Kim Hamilton, who also served with former Rep. Denise BOCC to Narrow Search For County Administrator Local Man Seeks Bicycles for Holidays ‘Plane Down’ Exercise Helps Local Emergency Crews Prepare PHOTO / CLEWISTON FIRE DEPARTMENTClewiston Fire Department re ghters are shown in their hazardous material (hazmat) gear during the disaster drill that was held Dec. 7 at Clewiston High School. The drill staged a plane crash with possible and unknown chemicals on victims/students. Pictured left to right are Captain Travis Reese, re ghters Pedro Rangel, Logan Mungillo and Hunter Galarneau. SEE BOCC  9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 BY CHARLES M. MURPHYThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported progress on priorities set one year ago by the 16 counties of South Florida, namely the restoration of the Herbert Hoover Dike, the Kissimmee River restoration, the C-44 reservoir and storm water treatment area and the comprehensive Everglades restoration program, at the Lake Okeechobee Coalition meeting Dec. 6. Col. Alan Dodd, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, reported over 21 miles of the Herbert Hoover Dike between Belle Glade and Port Mayaca, with the removal of culvert 14, and other projects are complete. Work is ongoing to replace four other culverts around the dike. Contracts to replace two more were awarded in September. The Corps is also in the middle of a dam safety modi cation study for the dike that will be done in 2014. The study will look at ways to reduce risks and improve the safety of the dike. Additional projects will be based on the results of this study and the total investment is $1 billion. "The problems really started in the 1980s, and you had two near failures in the 90s," Col. Dodd said. "Erosion occurred in the dike and that can lead to a failure. Many of the culverts were built in the 1930s." He said the dike rehab is a national priority. Well over $300 million has been spent so far. "We've made progress but there is a lot of work to be done. This is a long-term project," he said. Dodd said they continue to study the most cost effective means to strengthen the dike and improve the safety of communities around the lake. The S-65 D boat ramp on the Kissimmee River was completed in November. It includes a dock, shell rock parking lock and entrance road, a waterless restroom facility, and solar lights. The replacement of the CSX railroad bridge in Okeechobee and Highlands counties over the river is ongoing. Col. Dodd called the river project one of the most successful environmental restorations ever in the United States. Excavation in reach two and three were recently completed in Okeechobee and Highlands County near Fort Basinger. River Acres improvements will be started next summer. About 90 percent of the river project is now complete. Close to 102,000 acres of historical river oodplain has been acquired, a $300 million investment from the SFWMD. About 3 miles of intake canal and 4 miles of the C-133 canal have been excavated, and access road work has been completed on the C-44 project in western Martin County. The goal is to capture damaging nutrients from the lake before it reaches the St. Lucie River. Over 12,000 acres will be purchased. Ernie Barrett, Everglades policy director for the SFWMD, said the test cell is now complete, the design is completed, and permits secured for the entire C-44 project. Congress approval is needed to move forward on the C-43 project in the Caloosahatchee River basin. Property is purchased, design is completed and permits secured for that project. A public hearing hosted by the Corps will be held in Clewiston to discuss the Central Everglades Planning Project this month. Mr. Barrett reported $46 million is invested in the next ve years for dispersed water management projects on local farms and ranches. He reported the Lakeside Ranch Storm Water Area phase one in Okeechobee County is now fully operational. $3.7 million is budgeted this year to complete this project. Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard reported more and more people are upset about polluted water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River. Glades County continues to work on permits for the Moore Haven Canal project. Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols was retained as chairman for the next year. Commissioner Carson Turner of Hendry County was re-elected vice chairman. Commissioner Turner said he felt it is important to narrow the scope of priorities for future projects. Commissioner Heard said they must complete projects and continue to support funding for those projects before moving onto future land purchases and new projects. Dike Rehab is Priority Says Corps Of cial BY BOB REDDY Florida CatholicNear the shores of Lake Okeechobee, in the town of Clewiston, there is a parish which has served the sacramental needs of the faithful for 80 years. With a parish lled with people with a variety of backgrounds, the community has thrived and overcome great hardship to survive. St. Margaret Parish has a storied history and was almost never established. One of the earliest Clewiston families, the O'Briens, served as a host family for travelling priests who visited on a monthly basis coming on horseback from the Tampa area. An anti-Catholic sentiment in the frontier community, including threatening letters and shots red at their home, did not discourage the family until their house was burned down in 1924, years before the parish was founded. Fearing for their safety, the O'Briens ed the area and priests visited less frequently. Seeing the situation as something he must address, then-Bishop Patrick Barry of the Diocese of St. Augustine decided to send Father Francis Finnegan to tend to the spiritual needs of the Catholics in the area and determine whether Clewiston was a suitable place to establish a permanent parish. Once a location was found, an architect was hired and Bishop Barry agreed to allow the building of St. Margaret Church and the assigning Father Finnegan as Pastor. First Holy Communion was held in the notquite nished church on August 7, 1931, with nineteen children receiving the sacrament. Saint Margaret Mission was formally established as a parish by Bishop Barry on February 7, 1932. St. Margaret Parish Church was built as a central hub for the faithful, not only for people in Glades County, but those attending Mass from as far away as Hendry and western Palm Beach counties. As the parish grew in the 1930s and 1940s, and combined with an increasing number of Catholics living and working in the region, the parish established missions in LaBelle, Moore Haven, Buckhead Ridge and elsewhere. Many of these missions eventually became parishes in their own right in what is now the Diocese of Venice and Diocese of Palm Beach. "We have a rich history," said Father Jiobani Batista, the Administrator of St. Margaret and nearby Santa Rosa de Lima Mission. "This was a special Parish from its beginnings and we have grown and become an important part of the local community." Father Batista oversees the sacramental needs of approximately 400 active families in this bilingual community which has many young families. In honor of the 80th Anniversary celebration, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for the Parish community on Nov. 30. During the Mass he noted the support of the community and the rich history of those who came before and the ongoing support of those who call St. Margaret the center of their Faith life. "You should be proud of the community you have here, it is lled with the Holy Spirit and has been built on the love and support of those who have gone before," Bishop Dewane said. "The history is something to be proud of, but you must move forward and grow into the future as you live your lives as men and women of God." Much of the industry in the area is based on, or serves to support, the local agricultural community, primarily sugar cane and citrus. There are also a large number of people who have connections to Lake Okeechobee, with shing and tourism as the primary business. The parish hall and other building serve as classrooms and of ces for young and old alike, with outreach for youth, migrant workers, the elderly and the poor. Catholic Charities has an of ce which run a food bank once a month and offers other assistance as needed. A unique part of the parish community is the fact that the original church, built in 1932, still stands. Very small by modern standards, the church has served the community well through the years. Sonia Baldonado explained that the parish has developed its own personality to t the local community, which includes people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, which has changes through the years adding to the dynamic parish community. "This has helped us grow and be an exciting place to celebrate God," Baldonado said. "Our celebrations are as a community, together and united." Roxanna Paniagua noted that the parish has also been fortunate to be the home of a number of religious orders and currently there are two Missionary Daughters of Our Lady of Light working at the parish. "We are an active community with outreach programs which keep this parish very busy," Paniagua said. There is an active food pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Store and outreach into the nearby work camps. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December typically has more than 350 dancers and other participants. The Knights of Columbus are active and work in organizing the annual Sugar Festival. All of this and more helps the faithful gravitate to being very active in the life of the Parish, Paniagua said. With more people becoming active, there are naturally many more youth. The religious education program is expanding each year as the young people grow in their Faith and might one day become the future leaders of the Parish. Father Bautista said the people sustain the parish with their passionate Faith. "We have the talents, energy and enthusiasm to accomplish anything." Clewiston Parish Celebrates 80 Years of Rich History SUBMITTED PHOTO

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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. 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 Classied 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 13, 2012 Winter WonderlandACFC is seeking vendors for Winter Wonderland 2013, which will be held on Dec. 15. For more information, please call 863-5998698.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.Drive Through Live NativityCome enjoy a drive through live nativity in the parking lot next to the city pool on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.1st Annual Winter Wonderland CarnivalMt. Calvary M.B. Church 1st Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 12 to 5 p.m. The church is located at 700 Georgia Ave in Clewiston. There will be a ring toss, dunk pond, bounce house, karaoke, etc. Tickets are on sale now.Community Senior Christmas LunchThe annual Christmas lunch honoring all seniors in our community will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 12 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. All seniors are invited to come and enjoy some good food and fellowship! There is no charge. Volunteers are invited to come help prepare, serve and be with our seniors. We are also collecting donations for door prizes. For more information, please call Alice at 863-9835269. 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 FairsHarlem Gardens Apartments at Thursday Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. Clewiston Senior Center at Thursday, Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m.Family Movie NightThe community is invited to come enjoy "The Muppet Christmas Carol" at the monthly family movie night at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. There is no charge. Bring a friend to enjoy good food and a great time for the entire family.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. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonAmerican Kestrels are North America’s smallest falcon. The Northern American Kestrel subspecies occurs throughout most of the United States, but it is only found in Florida from September through March. The smaller Southeastern American Kestrel subspecies is a year round resident of the southeastern United States. They are larger than a Florida Scrub Jay and smaller than a Mourning Dove. According to the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), the Southeastern subspecies normally breed no farther south than Highlands or Lee County. The Southeastern American Kestrel is listed as a threatened species by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (BBA). These erce birds of prey, known locally as Sparrow Hawks, have brownish backs and buffywhite or off-white undersides with black ecking and a black band near the tip of the tail. Adults have pairs of black vertical slashes on the sides of their pale faces which are sometimes called a “mustache” or a “sideburn”. Males have slateblue wings while females wings are a warm reddish brown. Juveniles are similar to the adult females but have more heavily spotted white underparts and a more heavily barred back. American Kestrel’s high-pitched calls “klee-klee-klee” or “killy-killy-killy” are often heard when they are in ight. Southern American Kestrels are found in open pine savannahs, sandhills, prairies and pastures in Florida. They often end up as prey for larger birds such as Red-tailed Hawks, Barn Owls, American Crows, and Cooper’s Hawks as well as rat snakes, corn snakes and even re ants. During the day they are often seen perching on telephone wires along roadways which they use as hunting perches. American Kestrel pounce on their prey with one or both feet, but Kestrels will also capture their victims while they are in ight. Their diet consists mainly of insects and other invertebrates, as well as small rodents and birds. Other prey includes lizards, frogs, snakes, and bats. American Kestrels nest in cavities including old woodpecker holes, power poles, tree hollows, nooks in buildings, nest boxes, and other human built structures. Most nesting in Florida occurs March though June. The male searches for possible nest cavities which he shows to the female who chooses the nesting site. They do not use nesting materials. The female lays a clutch of three to ve eggs pinkish to buff eggs with reddish-brown speckles which are incubated for 26 to 32 days. The young edge in about 28 to 31 days. If there is enough food and the weather is favorable they will raise two broods during a breeding season. To join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers at STA5 on Dec. 22 or for the Dec. 29th Christmas Bird Count sends an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Meet at the east end of Deer Fence Canal Road at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Include your name and contact information including an emergency cell number, the date you want to attend the STA5 trip, and the number of participants in your party. You may also leave this information at 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. For a schedule of STA5 trips through Jan. 4, 2014 visit the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Please, share your birding photos, and post suggestions for featured birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: American Kestrel (AMKE) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEAmerican Kestrel. Margaret England

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Fall is the most active time of year for Florida black bears as they stock up on calories for the coming winter. Though black bears don’t really need to put on pounds to survive the state’s usually mild winters, they behave as if they do – eating about three times as much as usual. Because bears are now busy lling their bellies, residents in Wakulla and Franklin counties may have even more bear sightings than usual. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to be extra diligent in securing food sources around their homes and businesses that can attract bears and create problems. “Preventing bears’ access to food is the most important thing people can do to keep bears and other wild animals out of neighborhoods,” said Capt. Rob Beaton, area supervisor for the FWC. “If you are a Florida black bear, raiding a garbage can to eat leftovers may be more appealing than foraging in the woods for palmetto berries and acorns.” It is against the law to have food and attractants out for bears to access. And as bears are looking for food, the easier a food item is to get, the more likely it is that a bear will take advantage of it. Bear-related calls to the FWC are up this year in many parts of the state. The FWC has received 152 calls in Wakulla County and 131 in Franklin County so far this year. Last year’s totals were 110 and 93, respectively. “Now more than ever we are relying on residents to keep bears from getting rewarded for being in neighborhoods,” Beaton said. “You can call your local trash pickup companies for options. Waste Pro in Wakulla and Franklin counties offers a $6 retro t to trash cans that has proved effective.” To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these tips: Feed your pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding. Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on the morning of pickup, not the night before. Secure commercial garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters with metal lids or metal-reinforced plastic lids and lock bars. Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place. Remove wildlife feeders, or make them bear-resistant. Protect gardens, apiaries, compost and livestock with electric fencing. Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods secure that would attract wildlife. “Con icts between Florida black bears and people are preventable,” said Beaton. “Most people who follow the FWC’s advice on how to bear-proof their homes and businesses don’t have con icts with these large and powerful wild animals.” Go to MyFWC.com/Bear to learn more about living in bear country. 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! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOThe 2012 Big “O” HikeApproximately 80 people showed up in Pahokee on Nov. 17 to support the Big “O” Hike, to go on the Wimp Walk, or to do the 12 mile walk on the road to Port Mayaka. Participants came from as far away as Oregon and from all over the State of Florida. At the end of nine days of walking the 110 miles, twenty six people were awarded certi cates of completion. This completes the 21st year for the Big “O” Hike. You can star planning now to do the hike on Nov. 23 in 2013. Black Bears Very Active During Fall

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SOCCER: BOYS, GIRLS WIN; HOOPS: TIGERS SPLIT WITH COWBOYSBY TIMOTHY SAENZ e Clewiston NewsThe game came down to the end, just a few ticks on the clock and LaBelle ready to inbound the ball. The ball came in, hurled into the left corner for what the Cowboys hoped would be a threepoint shot that would bury the Tigers in their home gym. That’s when sophomore Rashon Bryant made his move. Bryant obeyed his coach, moved from a zone into man coverage, and stepped right in front of the ball, intercepting it, passing it out, and helping to waste the nal six seconds the Cowboys so desperately needed. Bryant’s play and that of his teammates produced a thrilling 36-34 junior varsity basketball victory Tuesday night. “I just had to make the play. I heard ‘shooter, shooter,’ so I ran over to the corner. I could have done a lot better,” Bryant said modestly of his whole play for the evening, but his coach was happy. “The ball came in, and Rashon was in position where he was supposed to be,” JV Head Coach Tim Carter said. Sophomore and small forward Nestor Cabana constantly drove to the basket to launch his patented push shots, several of which made it in. “Coach told me to be aggressive, so I just drove in there and pushed it,” Cabana said. The ball did not fall as well for the varsity squad, which was overpowered by LaBelle, 6743, despite resurgent play in the third quarter. The Tigers could not contain senior forward DeVante Ray and senior power forward Jason Arnold. Ray swept into the basket on long, arcing runs from the sides to hit layups, and Arnold bulled his way to the basket, often after receiving long passes. Arnold added a mangling defensive effort that he deftly got away with, manhandling the Tigers and, in one instance, using his forearms to push senior Darrylrea Allen to the ground as Allen tried to run along the baseline to the basket. Allen stumbled before he hit the ground, and his motion caused the referee to call him for traveling. Varsity Head Coach Timothy Jakab sees his Tigers as raw but learning and on the road to improvement. “The boys don’t know a lot,” he said. “We’re teaching them the fundamentals and teamwork. That’s the key: teamwork. That’s what we’re working on. It’s going to take awhile to get in stride.” The boys’ varsity soccer team got into its stride Tuesday night. The Tigers blasted district foe Gateway Charter, 7-0, ending a two-game losing skid. Juan Pablo Ordoez hit a rst half penalty kick and added another goal in the second half. Juan Sandoval added two second half goals, and Alvino Castillo, Casey Crawford, and Santos Salmeron all tallied for the Tigers, who improved to 6-3-1 on the season. After a 3-0 loss to district leader Bishop Verot and a 3-1 loss to rival Okeechobee, Head Coach Aaron Bach lit a re under his boys. “The Okeechobee coach told me after the game that that was the rst time he had ever seen one of my teams give up,” Bach said. “The boys are perfectionists, and they were becoming frustrated at playing well but not scoring. I lit into them. We woke up [tonight] and we started playing like we know how to play.” The girls’ varsity team also conquered their Gateway Charter foe, 2-1. Xiomara Rangel buried the ball into the net from just outside the goal line on a cross from right to center by Mary Gibson at about the 20 minute mark. Elizabeth Minero added a second half goal off a corner kick by Kendra Johnson and a pass back from Rangel. Minero punched the ball in with her left foot from the 9-yard mark. Head Coach Holly Bach moved around her lineup to get some goal production, moving some defenders into offensive positions. Although her attack struggled with the offside traps Gateway threw at them, her strategy worked. Both boys and girls varsity teams play at home against Dunbar Thursday evening. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Reaves Hendry, 88PALMDALE — Reaves Hendry, passed awa y December 5, 2012 in Port Charlotte. He was born Mar. 20, 1924 in Moore Haven to the late William E. and the late Mamie (Reaves) Hendry. Reaves worked in CC Camps in Highlands County before he served in the Army during WWII. After the war, he worked for Lykes Bros and then the Atlantic Coast Railways for a time. He worked for many years as a Bridge Inspector for the Florida Department of Transportation. Reaves was instrumental in founding Palmdale Baptist Church and also served as a Deacon. Survivors include his wife: Ona(Arnold) Hendry, son: Ray (Denise) Hendry of Palmdale, daughter: Diane (Ronnie) Carlton of Zolfo Springs, brother: Olsie (Audrey) Hendry of Lehigh Acres, sisters: Mollie Lanier of Palmdale, Loraine Shewmaker of TX, grandchildren: Will Hendry, Charles Hendry, Amanda Willis, Samantha Hendry, J.R. Hendry and Guy Carlton; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, 2012, 11:00 am at Palmdale Baptist Church, Palmdale with Brother Paul Dixon of ciating. Interment followed in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Palmdale Baptist Church. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 OBITUARY “Emma’s” mom rst noticed the cuts when “Emma” was doing the dishes one night. “Emma” told her mom that their cat had scratched her. Her mom seemed surprised that the cat had been so rough, but she didn’t think much more about it. “Emma’s” friends had noticed something strange as well. Even when the weather was hot, “Emma” wore long-sleeved shirts. She had become secretive, too, like something was bothering her. But “Emma” couldn’t seem to nd the words to tell her mom or her friends that the marks on her arms were from something she had done. “Anna” was wearing long sleeves under her soccer jersey again. She told her friend she was concerned about getting too much sun. But when “Anna” raised her arm, her friend noticed fresh cuts on her forearm. When “Anna” saw that her friend was looking at them, she said something about ‘losing a ght with her mother’s rose bushes.’ Cutting, also known as Self-Injury, (SI), or self-mutilation (SM) is a very common problem and many people are struggling to deal with it. Cutting is a way of expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. SI or SM can take on a variety of forms, from actual cutting of the skin with sharp objects to burning themselves, punching themselves, or banging their heads against the wall. Cutting has been popping up more in movies, music and other areas of pop culture. Since cutting is generally done in private, no one really knows how widespread it is, however, the majority, but not all, are female teens. Accurate information about rates and trends of selfharm are dif cult to obtain since the majority of people who engage in self-harm conceal their injuries and may never come into contact with medical or other services as a result of their selfharming behaviors. Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce in partnership with LaBelle High School is hosting a very important one night event on Suicide Prevention and Self-Injury Awareness presented by C.A.R.E.S. Parents, students, educators and professionals are encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of this rising epidemic. Selfinjury is a cry for help. Kids engaging in these behaviors desperately need parents to provide understanding and a willingness to listen. Please join us at the LaBelle High School Auditorium on Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. to have a better understanding of self-harm among young people why it happens, how to deal with it, and how to recover from what can become a very destructive cycle. C.A.R.E.S. (Community Awareness in Recognizing & Educating on Suicide) is an organization focusing on suicide prevention and awareness through education and advocacy. Participants will gain an understanding of suicide prevention and of self-injury and the steps to take in addressing self-injurious behavior in adolescents and young adults. Teenage Cutting: A Trend on the Rise Tigers Win Three of Four In B-Ball, Soccer PHOTO / CECILIA LUNASophomore guard Rashon Bryant drives against the LaBelle Cowboys during Tuesday night’s boys JV basketball game. Bryant made a critical interception at the end of the game to preserve a Tiger win.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 12.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 5.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The national average has continued to see a steady decline over the last week, and that trend will likely continue through this week at the very least,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Last week, the Energy Information Administration reported one of the largest single week increases in gasoline inventories in my recent memory, which will likely contribute downward pressure to wholesale gasoline prices in the days and perhaps weeks ahead,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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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 13, 2012 Clewiston High School wrestlers traveled to Naples last Saturday to compete at the Golden Gate High School Invitational Wrestling Tournament. With several rst year wrestlers making an immediate impact, Clewiston nished a strong 8th place out of 16 teams. Leading the way was senior captain Arelys Valles, who a year ago earned the gold medal at this same tournament. As the top seed going in to defend her title, she didn't disappoint as she breezed her way into the nals by pinning her semi nals opponent in the rst period. In the nals was a highly anticipated match between the top two seeds. The match intensi ed after a scoreless rst period, "the kid took a couple of cheap shots at her in the rst period, even threw a punch that connected towards the end of the period that angered people in the stands, but Arelys showed tremendous composure and that is why she is the leader of this team; by remaining calm through it all" commented her coaches. In the second period, she scored a reversal and turned her opponent to his back and then pinned him to earn the gold medal. "The gym went as wild as it did last year when she won it. Her opponent was trying to get into her head by doing all the things he was doing during the match, but we prepare our wrestlers to deal with that every day because some wrestlers back down when they get pushed around like that. Our wrestlers get motivated, and the result was a pin," stated the coaches. Second-year wrestler, Cristian Montes, battled back from a semi- nals defeat to wrestle back and earn the bronze medal. He showed how big his heart was in the bronze medal match by going the distance and winning the match in the nal seconds against a tough opponent. "Cristian has nally grown into his weight class and he is going to be a tough out for any wrestler that goes against him this year. That last match would have beaten most kids, but our kids are in great physical shape to thrive when others are tired, it's what we do every day in the practice room, so they are used to that and Cristian showed it," said his coaches. Two rst year wrestlers came within one match of getting into the medal round, Curtis Clay and Jared Escorcia each won three matches apiece in their respective weight classes, all by way of pin. "Both of those guys put in a tough day's worth of work. They each ended up wrestling ve matches apiece, with Clay going twice with only a 15 minute break in between," stated Coach Renaldy. "It was a breakout day for the both of them and they felt good afterwards because they not only they contributed to the team's success on the day, but they each made individual strides in their wrestling and gained valuable experience, with the best part being that this is only their rst of cial tournament." Oscar Matamoros and Dustin Garganous also each won a match in the preliminary rounds, earning their rst varsity wins of the season. Other competitors were rst year wrestlers Azeekwvia Bryant and Jason Preston. Mat time was the theme that coach Flynn talked about after the tournament. "We have our experienced wrestlers, but this is still a very young team and we are still nding our identity as wrestlers and the type of team we want to be, which speaks highly of how mature these kids are. But one thing is for sure, this is a tough group of kids that work hard every day and it has de nitely shown so far," stated coach Flynn. The Tigers will enjoy a two week break from competition, but are preparing for their rst home meet against South Florida Christian Academy on Thursday, Dec. 13, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the Clewiston high school gym. Come out and support your Tigers! Valles Earns Gold, Montes Takes Bronze as Tiger Wrestlers nish 8th at Golden Gate SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationWe reserve the right to cancel at any time. See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Management reserves all rights. Person who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! Like us on Facebook Win a Luxurious Cadillac ATS!Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 9pm. Earn Entries Daily in December!*May not accurately represent model won. BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 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, Feb. 6, 1942Clarence R. Bitting, president of the United States Sugar Corporation, who is spending some time at his of ces here, stated this morning that Clewiston might have a general hospital in the near future if such a project appeals to the citizens of the community. In explanation Mr. Bitting pointed out that the Clewiston Emergency Hospital, intended primarily for the corporation's industrial cases, would soon be taxed to the limit to take care of the corporation workers and that existing facilities might have to be expanded after the new starch plant construction is begun. Expansion of these facilities by the Sugar Corporation, he pointed out, would not bene t other Clewiston residents and his aim is a new general hospital, probably to be located on the ridge, which could take care of any kind of hospitalization for the area, including the industrial cases. The sugar corporation would, he said, shoulder its part of the load in erecting such a hospital but would be prohibited, under the present charter, from the complete nancing. His hope is that there will be such an interest on the part of Clewiston people in obtaining this much needed facility that they will, through various clubs and civic organizations, promote the idea and arrange for their share of the nancing. He is anxious to know the attitude of Clewiston people in regard to the matter as soon as possible and if there is suf cient interest plans will probably be started in a short time for such a hospital. From the Archives: Bitting Proposes New Hospital Grimsley. Newly chosen board Chairman Karson Turner told Rep. Hudson, "We need your presence in our county," acknowledging the value of having a legislative of ce in our government center who can reach out to this community. The representative will be charged one dollar for the space and the county will continue to pay the phone bill for his of ce. the giving nature of the fundraiser. "My main motto is Give more then you get and you'll get more than you need,'" stated Mazzina. For information on how to donate you can contact Luke Mazzina at 863-873-4064 or email him at MACkidsbikes@yahoo.com. BOCCContinued  1 BICYCLEContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTO WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com e vents ? p hotos? t i p s ? s tories ?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOTeacher and Employee of the YearWestside Elementary would like to congratulate Mrs. Kerri Alford on becoming our Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Patterson, our Employee of the Year. Mrs. Alford and Mrs. Patterson contribute so much to Westside and we appreciate everything that they do! Larceny Arrested on Dec. 9 Betty Green Clark, 54Child Neglect Fleeing/Eluding a police of cer Arrested on Dec. 9 of Francisco Garza, 30Fugitive from justice Arrested on Dec. 3 Ru no Perez Ortiz, 29Larceny Arrested on Dec. 6 Sandra Shuntae Wright, 26DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested on Dec. 9 Albert Robinson, 62Property damage, $1,000 or more Arrested on Dec. 4 or Roychell Termeaka Jones, 18DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested on Dec. 9 Juan Mayorga-Hernandez, 36Larceny Arrested on Dec. 9 Tanya Clark Reyes, 35Cocaine possession Arrested on Dec. 6 Byrle Earl Allison, 56Arrested for driving w/ a suspended license Arrested on Dec. 5 su Terrell Smith, 35Burglary, grand theft Arrested on Dec. 6 Douglas Scott Shelton, 24 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. drill possible. When asked why CHS students were asked to participate in the drill, a laughing Thoreau stated “We needed a lot of ‘victims,’ and that’s where the students came in. They did a wonderful job of playing their different parts.” Each student was given a card with speci c instructions regarding what was wrong with them, which meant that they not only had to be a victim in the mock disaster, but had to actually act out the part. This included wearing swimming suits under their clothing, as they were hosed down for decontamination, and bringing an extra pair of clothing. “The students were so cooperative,” stated Kristen Peterson, Criminal Justice teacher at CHS who was involved with the student selection process. “They were freezing after being ‘decontaminated’ several times, but they stuck with it and learned valuable lessons from the drill.” Thoreau agreed, stating that the students gained “the bene t of seeing some of the chaos that an event like this can bring to a community.” While students gained the perspective of victims involved in such tragedies, they were also able to witness the calm that had to be maintained by authority gures. “The students came away with a lot of understanding regarding the backstory that is involved in an event such as that,” stated Peterson. “Seeing the way that things unfolded gave them understanding of what it takes to be in those difcult positions.” Though the point of the drill was to ensure that the ultimate level of preparedness would be achieved, given that a situation similar to that were to occur in Clewiston, students and faculty took more away from the drill then what was originally intended. “They gained a sense of being,” said Peterson. DRILLContinued  1

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Employment Full Time GLADES COUNTYCLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDAFISCAL ASSISTANT IIMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Associate of Science Degree from an accredited college in Accounting and three (3) years progressively responsible experience. in Accounting or Finance; or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted for above quali cations. EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Including Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays, Education Reimbursement Program, Employee Health Care and membership with the Florida Retirement System. SALARY RANGE : $32,000.00 $38,000.00 REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION : Glades County Employment Application and copy of valid Florida Driver’s License.SUBMIT RESUME TO: Glades County Clerk of Courts P.O. 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Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 261012CA000300XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANK OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-1, Plaintiff, vs. MARTHA C. HERNANDEZ A/K/A MARTHA CELINA HERNANDEZ; et al Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST NELSON HERNANDEZ, deceased, RESIDENCES UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida: LOTS 14 AND 15, IN BLOCK 403, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306 within 30 days from the rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on December 4, 2012. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As 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 Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort, Myers, FL 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. 432416 CN 12/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 222010CA000249CAXXXX LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING INC., Plaintiff, VS. JAMES A BURTON JR, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led November 13, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 222010CA000249CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Okeechobee, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL. 33471 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 21st day of February, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Lot 94 of a Replat of a portion of Third Addition to Buckhead Ridge, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, Public Records of Glades County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the s pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of November, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 431522 GCD 12/13,20/2012 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 o f 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 o f 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. TOGETHE R 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 Plaintif f 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 Cler k 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 DIRT SALE BID Barron Water Control District is accepting SEALED bid proposals up to 9:00 A.M., Friday, January 4, 2013, at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL for the sale of about 260,000 cubic yards of dirt along several canals. To inquire and receive detailed bidding speci cations and instructions contact the District of ce at 863-675-0346, between the hours of 8:00 A.M and 4:30 P.M. Monday Friday. The District reserves the right to hold all proposals for sixty (60) days and to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, and to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District, Lester B. Baird General Manager 432533 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on December 27th 2012 @ 8 a.m. at Affordable Towing 749 NW Ave L Belle Glade FL 33430: 2002 Cadillac, VIN: 1GYEC63T72R106976 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 432528 CN 12/13/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on December 24th 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1993 Ford, VIN: 1FACP45E6PF120418 1992 GMC,VIN: 1GTDC14Z4NE551291 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 432527 CN 12/13/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 432385 CN 12/13/2012 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-25CP Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF : ROGER SMITH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Roger Smith, deceased, whose date of death was March 13, 2012, and whose social security number is 263-11-0648, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P. O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is December 13, 2012. Personal Representative: Diane Smith c/o Jeffrey A. Fadley, Esquire 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 A ttorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 A ttorney for Petitioner 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 432302 GCD 12/13,20/2012 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 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 OSCAR 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 Clerk 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 of 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 BOOK 3, PAGE 37-39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY 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 Clerk 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 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. 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. 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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Services Bene t Unit for assessments on properties for maintenance of water lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2013, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2013, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Karson Turner, Vice Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 432249 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 1/3/2013 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 SPECIAL 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Public Notice

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION and ASSESSMENT SAVINGS up to $50,000 You can also apply online at www.pbcgov.com/papa Exemption E le Senior Citizen Exemption: The additional exemption applies to all tax rates adopted by Palm Beach County and the municipalities of Boynton Beach, Haverhill, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Royal Palm Beach, and Wellington. To qualify: TAX SAVINGSGARY R. NIKOLITS, CFAPALM BEACH COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISERFiling Deadline for 2013 Tax Saving Exemptions is March 1, 2013In order to qualify for this exemption and savings you must: • Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2013 • Reside on the property as of January 1, 2013 • Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2013 When you apply for the exemption, please bring the following with you: 1. A copy of your recorded deed. 2. Social Security Number of all property owners. 3. Florida drivers’ license (Valid in Florida Only License is for Non-Residents). 4. Permanent residency proof (Alien Registration Card), if not a U.S. citizen In addition, please bring the following items which apply to you: 5. Florida vehicle registration. 6. Florida voters’ registration. (Matching the address where the exemption is being requested) 7. Declaration of Domicile, if applicable. 8. Death certi cate, if applicable, for widow(er)’s exemption.You may also visit the Property Appraiser’s of ce to le. If you do not drive, or do not have access to the internet, please call our of ce and an application will be mailed to you. Your application must be led by March 1, 2013 in order to qualify for a 2013 exemption. Of ces Hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru FridayDowntown Service Center, Palm Beach County Governmental Center 1st Floor, 301 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach ......................(561) 355-2866 North County Service Center 3188 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561) 624-6521 South County Service Center 14925 Cumberland Dr., Delray Beach ....(561) 276-1250 Mid-Western Communities Service Center 200 Civic Center Way, Suite 200, Royal Palm Beach ..............................................................................(561) 784-1220 West County Service Center 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade....(561) 996-48901. You must have a homestead exemption. 2. At least one homeowner, quali ed for homestead, must be 65 years old or older as of January 1, 2013. 3. Your annual adjusted gross household income for 2012 must be less than $27,000 (estimated). Applications must be received by March 1, 2013. Please visit the of ce nearest you to apply.HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY NEWLY PURCHASED OR SOLD PROPERTIES IF YOUR HOMEOWNER STATUS REMAINS THE SAME, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC HOMESTEAD RENEWAL RECEIPT CARD FOR 2013 Please contact our of ce for additional information regarding Widow/Widowers, Disability, Veteran’s Disability or Veteran/First Responder Surviving Spouse Exemptions.MARCH 1, 2013 IS THE FINAL DAY TO FILE FOR TAX EXEMPTIONS 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOPassing the GavelFive Boy Scouts were reviewed for their Eagle Scout awards and Judge William Hendry passed the gavel as Past Chairman of Big Lake District’s (BLD) Eagle Scout Board of Review in a ceremony on Nov. 10 at the Okeechobee County Courthouse. Standing left to right are: Ray Worley Chairman BLD Eagle Scout Board of Review, Judge William L. Hendry Retiring Chairman BLD Eagle Scout Board of Review, Eagle Applicants Brandon Hudson, James Austin Grif n, BLD Eagle Scout Board of Review Members Mark Mayers, Steven Dobbs, and County and Commissioner Frank Irby, Honorary Eagle Scout Board of Review Member. Knealing left to right are Eagle Scout Applicants Nicholas Methner, William Holliday and Nicholas Ponce, Scout Master Carl Hudson sponsored the event as Host Troop 964. Troop 964 is sponsored by Okeechobee American Legion Post 64. Also participating was Scout Master Anthony Chihocky and Troop 619 from Clewiston. BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comWhile police of cers are generally the ones handling accidents that happen on the roadways, it was the opposite case this past Saturday as Joseph Hicks, Police Of cer with the Clewiston Police Department, lost control of his Dodge Durango and collided into another vehicle The incident took place on State Road 80 near Lexington Parkway in Hendry County. Though all involved were escorted to the hospital. "[Hicks] basically lost control of the vehicle because he drove through standing water, from what I understand," stated Police Chief Don Gutshall. Though cases such as this are not typical, they do have consequences in place in case an incident such as this happens. "If he is found at fault," began Chief Gutshall, "he will the appropriate consequences." The Florida Highway Patrol took charge of the case, and action will be taken regarding the incident when the report is fully completed, according to Chief Gutshall. Consequences can include several different things, one of which would require Hicks to participate in a driver safety course. "When it's raining and the roads are slick we know to take due caution and slow down," stated Chief Gutshall. Of cer Involved in Wreck On Thursday, Dec. 6, in the early morning hours, deputies in the Clewiston area were noti ed of a possible burglary in progress at the Dixie Fried Chicken located at 728 E. Sugarland Highway in Clewiston. A Hendry County deputy witnessed two individuals, one later identi ed as 24-year-old Douglas Scott Shelton, acting suspiciously in the area of the restaurant. A few moments later, the deputy witnessed Shelton exiting the rear of the restaurant with what appeared to be a black plastic bag. Shelton was immediately taken into custody. Deputies recovered a black plastic bag with several pounds of frozen meat inside. Shelton was arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief and loitering and prowling. Shelton is currently in the Hendry County Jail on $32,500. One Arrested in Burglary to Local Restaurant

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN : Jaime Perez, 1255 Riviera Ave., Clewiston Kanoasha P. Jackson, 1208 Kentucky Ave., Clewiston David C. Romero, Sr., 726 Midstate Loop, Clewiston Antonio Gonzalez, 609 E. Trinidad Ave., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 12/06/2012 432130 CN/CB 12/13/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE FOR NEW WELL WITH RAW WATER LINE The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its issuance of Permit Number 313079-001-DS to construct a new raw water well pump, discharged piping, appurtenances, along with raw water line to the existing water treatment plant serving approximately 40 people at a facility located at 11045 County Road 833, Clewiston, Hendry County Florida, to Alico, Inc., 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Ft. Myers FL 33913. The application is available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364 West, Fort Myers, FL 33902. This permit is hereby granted. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Section 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes as provided below. If a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led, this action automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Therefore, on the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because an administrative hearing may result in the reversal or substantial modi cation of this action, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below for ling a petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time have expired. Mediation is provided as set forth in section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes and Rule 28-106.404 Florida Administrative Code. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Section 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 2900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000. Under Rule 62.100.1064(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is action upon. If a timely and suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is led, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3)(a)(4), petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 14 days of receipt of prior written notice or 14 days of receipt of this publication. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.06(3) of the Florida Statutes, must be led within 14 days of receipt of written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.06(3) of the Florida Statutes, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determined (hearing) under Section 1290.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c Rules or Statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; and(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, a required by Rule 28-106.301. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely led. This permit constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 120.68(7)(a) of the Florida Statutes, which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by the ling of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000; and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be led within 30 days from the date when the order is led with the clerk of the Department. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275 of the Florida Statutes, may also seek appellate review of the order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or 373.4275 of the Florida Statutes. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be led with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order if led with the Clerk of the Department. 432531 CN 12/13/2012 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 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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HENDRY COUNTY—Take a break from holiday stress and enjoy the area’s natural beauty with a birding tour. The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society w ill host a birding tour at the South Florida Water Management District Stormw ater Treatment Area 5 on Dec. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Dec. 29, the Hendry-Glades A udubon Society will sponsor a trip to the STA as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count. The stormwater treatment areas, owned and operated by the South Florida Water Management District, are vast, constructed wetlands that use vegetation to naturally cleanse excess nutrients from w ater before it enters the Everglades. These remote, shallow-water marshes attract many species of nesting wading birds, migratory and other water fowl such as great blue herons, wood storks, snowy egrets, great egrets and roseate spoonbills. Tours are open to anyone, but participants must register to reserve a spot on the trips. Space is limited! Tours are capped at maximium of 60 participants, and may be more limited on some tours. The STA-5 schedule follows the tour information and directions.Tour InformationReminders: Take sunscreen, water, snacks, hats and wear closed-toe shoes. Tour-participants must stay on the levee. There is no age minimum for the trips. Birders will now be allowed to drive around cell 1B in a one-way fashion. Carpooling is strongly advised to minimize the number of vehicles in the area. The caravan will be led by a Hendry-Glades Audubon Society member. Reservations are required. To sign up for the STA-5 Birding Tour, send an e-mail to Margaret England with your name and contact information, the date you want to go, and the number in your party. You may also le ave a message at 863-517-0202. For general information, contact B. J. Kattel 561-682-6640.STA-5 DirectionsVia Alligator Alley: STA-5 is south of Clewiston on the NW corner of Rotenberger WMA. From Miami: Get to Alligator Alley via your favorite route (e.g., Turnpike to I-75, Palmetto to I-75, I-95 to I-595 W to I75). Go west to Government (Snake) Road at the Micosukee gas station (exit 49). Take Government Road north to CR-835. Follow CR-835 for three miles to Deer Fence Road (on right at curve). Go east on Deer Fence Road (dirt road) for two miles, cross the bridge at STA-5; continue east on the unpaved road to the parking area east of the tower. Via South Bay: Take US-27 north or SR-80 west (from Palm Beach) to US-27 at South Bay. Go west on US-27 toward Clewiston for 13 1/2 miles. Look for Evercane Road (CR-835) and the J & J Ag. Products sign. Continue south on CR835 for about 26.7 miles to Deer Fence Road. Turn left onto Deer Fence Road (dirt road) and continue about 2 miles, cross the bridge at STA-5; continue eas t on the unpaved road to the parking are a east of the tower. Directions from Naples/Ft. Myers area: If you live to the south, you should take Alligator Alley east to the Micosukee gas station at exit 49, and follow the directions above. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertinament & Attractions December 2012 Birding tours planned to stormwater treatment area Courtesy photo/ SFWMDBald Eagle Courtesy photo/ SFWDRed Shouldered Hawk Courtesy photo/ SFWDRosette Spoonbill

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!See Players Club for more details. Management reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion at any time. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook *May not accurately represent model won. Limit one coupon per person. Must be a new Players Club member. Membership is free to all 21 or over. Approved ID will be required for redemption. All offers are subject to availability. Non-negotiable, non-transferrable, cannot be combined with a ny other offer and must be redeemed in person at Seminole Brighton Casino. No Cash value. No un-used credit will be returned. Semionle Casino Brighton is not responsible for lost or stolen coupons. 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(Must not be a member in any Semionle or Hard Rock Casino in FL Players Club).NEW MEMBERS SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD AND GET $100* FREE PLAY!Win a Luxurious Cadillac ATS!Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 9pm. Earn Entries Daily in December! BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions December 2012 Ring in the New Year with cash giveaways, a special menu at Josiah, NYE Bingo session and more!BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—It’s a winter wonderland thing at Seminole Casino Brighton, where luxury, cash and free play prizes help spread the holiday cheer! On Saturday, Dec. 29, win a luxurious Cadillac ATS and ring in the New Year in a new ride. Earn entries daily all month long, starting Dec.1. On Saturday, Dec. 22, Christmas trees aren’t the only green you’ll see when 50 players each win $100 in cash. Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 50 lucky players will get into the spirit of receiving with a special gift of $100 in free play. Josiah will serve up hearty Christmas Day specials on Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy a roast turkey dinner or baked ham, with all the trimmings, and a dessert for $13.95. Come party with Seminole Casino Brighton and ring in the New Year with drawings to win your share of over $10,000 cash. Five lucky winners will take home $2,013. As we countdown to 2013, Seminole Casino Brighton will transform into a NYE party with a countdown in Times Square, free party favors, free champagne and special menu. Josiah’s will serve up their Prime Rib Dinner for two (10 ounces each) which includes a choice of potato and vegetable. The entre will be available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and costs $33.95. Surf & Turf comes with a 12ounce rib eye, jumbo garlic shrimp and choice of potato and vegetable. It costs $26.95. New Year’s Eve festivities also include a special bingo session with over $39,000 up for grabs. This also includes a $12,013 Must Go jackpot game. Tickets are on sale now in the bingo hall. Players can now enjoy bingo matinee sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. Packs are $18 and $28. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, visitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. On Sundays, the bus picks up at 11:15 a.m. and departs at 6 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a six-table poker room, live action e-tables blackjack and roulette, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, 34974 (in Glades County). For more information, call toll-free 800360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com. Winter Wonderland at Seminole Casino Brighton

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The Sunshine State may not evoke the traditional scenes of Christmas, but Florida’s connection to the holiday is the oldest in North America. According to historians, the rst of cial celebration of Christmas in North A merica was very likely in the area of w hat is now Tallahassee. In 1539, Hernado De Soto celebrated Christmas while on his expedition through Florida in search for gold and a passage to China. In the Lake Okeechobee area, two early Christmases held special meaning. On Dec. 25, 1837, 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and Alabama Volunteers arrived in the area east of what is now Orlando to construct a fort. They named it Fort Christmas. That site of that fort is now the town of Christmas, Fla., which has a very popular post o ce this time of year. People come from miles around to h ave their Christmas cards postmarked “Christmas, FL!” If you go, expect to wait in longer-thanusual lines for what has become a holiday tradition for many. Christmas, Fla. is located about 20 miles east of Orlando on Highway 50. The historical park and museum is located a few miles north of Hwy. 50 at 1300 Fort Christmas Road (C.R. 420). In addition to the recreation of the historic fort, the town of Christmas is also home to the world’s largest alligatorshaped building, measuring at just over 200 feet. Christmas 1938 is another important date in area history—the date of the Battle of Okeechobee. As pioneers came to settle Florida, they brought with them their own holiday traditions. Frolics—a party with music and dancing—were popular gatherings for Florida settlers. For farmers and ranchers who rarely saw their neighbors, a gathering of the whole community was itself a reason to celebrate. Adding a tradition holiday made it even more special. Patrick Smith’s novel “A Land Remembered” described a Christmas frolic in Fort Drum, in what is now northern Okeechobee County: Night beat him to the trading post, and the glow of coal oil lamps spilled from the old building when he rode up and hitched Ishmael. The frolic would not be held in the open this time since the barnlike meeting hall was now completed ... For a moment Zech hesitated, feeling the urge to walk backward to the door and run for Ismael, then retreat to the prairie where he belonged. Had he known about Christmas frolics he could have purchased suitable clothes somewhere, but no one told him. He had never seen his father in a suit or his mother in a blue dress with lace, and because of this he blamed them for his situation and felt anger at them for allowing him to come to the frolic dressed as he was. Then it came to him they wouldn’t know either. Perhaps they once did, but that was too long ago in the past. In his memory he knew there had been no Christmas frolic in Florida for his mother and father and none now, and the sudden anger at them for something beyond their knowledge shamed him. His embarrassment was his alone, for no one paid him even the slightest attention for the way he dressed. The black suits in the room were worn only for funerals and weddings and the Christmas frolic and by morning every man and boy would become a duplicate of Zech. If he had looked closer he would have seen moth holes, torn seams and frayed collars and cu s, outgrown pants four inches short, missing buttons and coat sleeves that came halfway to the elbow when an arm was bent. A pot bellied stove at the left of the door grew ripe and turned red, overheating Zech and causing him to move away. One of the ladies in attendance said, “Would you like punch? ... Modern Florida communities h ave their own traditions. With no ice or sno w for a sleigh to traverse, Santa Claus nds other means of travel. In Florida communities, Santa may arrive by boat, on wate r skis, by retruck, by helicopter or even on a motorcycle. No matter his mode o f travel, children are happy to greet the jolly man in the red suit. Florida holiday celebrations have own traditions Courtesy photoThe recreated Fort Christmas gives visitors a chance to step back into Florida’s past. The nearby town of Christmas is busy this time of year as folks travel there just to post holiday cards and letters with a “Christmas, Florida” postmark. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions December 2012 With “water, water, everywhere” it’s no surprise that boat parades are popular in Florida, and lighted Christmas boat parades are a visual treat. OKEECHOBEE : The Okeechobee Yatchette Club’s 29th Annual Christmas Boat Parade is planned for Saturday, Dec. 15 on Taylor Creek. Boaters will meet on Taylor Creek just south of State Road 70 (by Burger King) between 5:15 and 5:45 p.m. Those who plan to be in the boat parade are asked to decorate their boats and string them with holiday lights. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and travels south on Taylor Creek to the Rim Canal, and then turns left (east) on the Rim Canal to end at the VFW Post on U.S. 441 S.E. For more information, call Arnie Welpley at 863-534-4777. CAPE CORAL/FORT MYERS: The 35th Annual Cape Coral Holiday Boat Along will be held Dec. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. The parade will include approximately 100 boats decorated in a festive holiday fashion. At Four Freedoms Park, the landlubbers watch the boats gather in the Bimini Basin before they begin meandering through the canals of south Cape Coral. Along with providing an ideal seat to watch the illuminated vessels, the park features holiday music, a visit from Santa, food and beverages for sale. For more information, contact 239-573-3125. PUNTA GORDA: The 23th Annual Peace River Charlotte Harbor Boat Parade will be held Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. The parade can be viewed from land, personal watercraft or chartered cruise. For more information, call 941-769-0002. TAMPA BAY: The Twinkle In Tampa Bay Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is planned for Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. along the water by Davis Island, Harbour Island and the Channelside District. Channelside Bay Plaza, located in the Channelside district of Tampa, is near downtown Tampa and easily accessible from the Selmon Expressway as well as I-4 and I-275. Parking is available at several public parking lots. Christmas season brings lighted boat parades

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Planetarium plans showsFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium Starlight w ill present “Star of Wonder” on Dec. 14 and 15, in the planetarium. Join us the search for the star that may h ave guided the Magi to Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. Find out how an astronomer might explain this great mystery. Star of Wonder has been a family holiday tradition at the Hallstrom Planetarium since 1993. Planetarium show times are Friday evening at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the IRSC Box O ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, A merican Express, or MasterCard or visit w ww.irsc.edu. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetarium’s temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.Santa on the firetruckOKEECHOBEE—Santa will also travel around inside the city limits on a City of Okeechobee re truck. On Dec. 19 he will drive through the northwest and northeast sections of the City of Okeechobee. On Dec. 20, he will travel through the southeast section. On Dec. 21, he will visit the southwest section of the city.Car show in Barron ParkLABELLE—On Dec. 18 the South Central Fla. Car Club will be collecting toys and canned goods during their monthly Hot Rides and Hot Dogs Cruise In. This event is held in Barron Park in LaBelle from 5-7 p.m. It is not limited to cars and trucksbikes are welcome too!! This is an annual event for the club. All items collected will be distributed locally. Early registration for the 7th A nnual Legends of the Road Super Cruise and Show is now open. The show is held Swamp Cabbage weekend. So dust off that ride, grab a neighbor and join us for a night of fun in the park. For more information, call 863-634-1791 or 863-234-8343.Perspectives on ChristmasOKEECHOBEE—Pastor D ave and Linda Robertson and Fountain of Life Church present, “Perspectives of Christmas,” and original musical, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. In this original musical drama, the story of the nativity is told from various points of view. Hear from Mary and Joseph as they remember back to that special occasion. Listen as Dimeon and Anna sing of that day they had awaited for so long. See the wisemen and shepherds proclaim the birth of a king; The King! Location: 1302 S.W. 32nd St. Nursery available for ages 3 and under. Call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297 for more information.Community Choir presents Christmas CantataOKEECHOBEE—In its 14th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, the Community Choir will present the Christmas Cantata, “God With Us,” seasonal favorites and Handel’s Hallelujah! Chorus from the Messiah, where the audience is invited to participate, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, and at 3 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. 2nd St. Fifty-two voices representing 17 local churches will sing a variety of songs followed by the premier of the cantata which was composed by Frank Carter, especially for the Okeechobee Community Choir. Frank, who will be accompanying the choir, serves as the director of music and art at Good Shepherd United Methodist church in West Palm Beach, and is a very accomplished concert pianist as well as composer, and will be playing his Christmas Carol arrangements during the prelude and o ertory. Frank will also h ave Christmas CDs available for purchase. Tickets are NOT required for admission. A love o ering will be taken to help defer advertising costs. For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.Christmas on the CaloosahatcheeMOORE HAVEN—The annual Christmas on the Caloosahatchee will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tom Perry City Park in Moore Haven. There will be lots of food, crafts, games, and of course Santa! For more information, contact Shelley Jones at 863-946-0737.Art exhibit at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts CenterBELLE GLADE—Paintings by Sarah Bennett will be on display in the Grand Hall at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade, now through Dec. 18. The Grand Hall is open Monday Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. Other viewing times available upon request. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160.Aviation Expo plannedSEBRING—Preparations for the 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo are swinging into high gear for the Jan. 1720, 2013 event, and the Expo management team is looking for volunteers to assist them before and during the event, held annually at the Sebring Regional Airport. “We welcomed 16,000 people from throughout the world to our fourday event this past January,” said Expo Director Jana Filip, “and there’s a myriad of jobs that we need help with. We’re hoping to recruit about 300 volunteers, and we’re hoping many of our previous volunteers will return.” To learn more about the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, visit www.sport-aviationexpo.com or call 863-655-6444.Megacon set for MarchORLANDO—MegaCon, the larges t comic book, anime, gaming and multimedia event will take place March 15–17, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The original cast o f “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will provide a special event on Saturday, March 16, in Hall F, at the Orange County Convention Center. Join the cast as they interact together with the audience. They will eld and answer questions in an entertaining way that only they could do. Event tickets are available on the MegaCon website now. Other special guests at the convention will include Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch and David Prowse (the original Darth Vader) from the Sta r Wars movies. Also scheduled to appea r are Dean Cain from “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”; Lou Ferrigno, T.V.’s “The Incredible Hulk”; James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter Movies; and Michael Koske from “The Walking Dead.” For more information online go to www.megaconvention.com. Special events and celebrations planned ... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 Courtesy photoSacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. 6th Street in Okeechobee will present their annual Christmas Around the World celebration on Dec. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 When it comes to holiday decorations, Florida communities h ave their own styles and traditions. If you live in the Sunshine State, a Christmas tree doesn’t h ave to be the traditional evergreen. Florida residents string lights on palm trees and oak trees. In the City of LaBelle, Barron Park’s lighted trees re ect in the Caloosahatchee River, creating a magical e ect. This year, the City of West Palm Beach boats a 35-foot tall holiday tree sculpted from 400 tons of sand. The tree is strung w ith real lights and located on the Waterfront Commons. (For more information, see wpg.org.) Some Florida communities h ave a di erent kind of “live” Christmas tree. Singing Christmas trees are tree-shaped sca oldings lined with singers. In Belle Glade, the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s Annual Singing Christmas Tree features community volunteers. In downtown Okeechobee, the local high school band boosters sponsor giant holiday cards in Flagler Park. The 8-foot tall cards can be enjoyed by those driving by. Or you can follow the band boosters’s suggestion to take a “Holiday Stroll in the Park” to enjoy the artwork on the colorful cards. Florida style shines in area holiday decorations Courtesy photoHoliday decorations for City of West Palm Beach includes a 35foot Christmas tree made of sand. Courtesy photoGiant holiday cards in Flagler Park greet visitors to downtown Okeechobee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 39thAnnual Stuart Boat ShowJanuary 11, 12 & 13 HMYs Waterway Marina € Apex Marine € Stuart Harbor MarinaNORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY NORTH SIDE OF ST. LUCIE RIVER WEST OF ROOSEVELT BRIDGEFRIDAY&SATURDAY10AM-6PM € SUNDAY10AM-5PMADMISSION ONLY $10 € CHILDREN UNDER 10 FREE Proudly Sponsored By:Produced and Managed By: Owned By:Event sponsored in part by the Martin County Tourist Development Council Show Information: 954-522-5288 allsportsproductions.net 39 39 New for 2013! Fishermans Village Presented by Florida Sport Fishing 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 By Bob WattendorfFWCHoliday season is upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or by having a few extra days to celebrate w ith family and friends, coming up with appropriate presents can be a challenge. The key to gift-giving is matching the gift to the individual, while making sure it is something they’ll enjoy, is hopefully good for them and not too expensive. A nd if it helps Mother Nature too, maybe that’s the perfect gift. With that in mind, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several suggestions for your holiday shopping. How about an o ering guaranteed to create a happier, healthier and more productive lifestyle? Richard Louv, chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and author of “The Nature Principle” and “Last Child in the Woods,” has made a solid case, supported by years of research, that connecting with nature results in those bene ts. Being able to spend time in nature brings people of any age back to the roots connecting them with the nurturing earth. In a time when frantic schedules, enclosed spaces and constant noise tend to drive us a little crazy, it is a real gift to get outdoors and relax with family and friends, get moving to burn o some excess holiday calories and open the door to better communications. To start, how about planning a nature hike or shing trip? “Perhaps more than any other form of recreation, shing and boating are critical to the health and well-being of A merica’s outdoor heritage,” according to the Outdoor Foundation. “By boat and on land, the rst outdoor experience for many Americans is shing, introducing tens of millions of people each year to the wonders of nature. Fishing also serves as an important bridge and top ‘gateway’ activity that leads participants to other outdoor passions.” So why not invite your family and friends on a fun shing trip, right here in Florida – the Fishing Capital of the World (FishingCapital.com)? An annual resident shing license is easy to obtain at License.MyFWC.com, by calling 888FISH-FLORIDA or visiting a local retailer that sells shing tackle and licenses. A ve-year freshwater shing license makes an especially great gift. While you are purchasing the license, you will h ave the opportunity to make a donation to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network to help the FWC with “Creating the next generation that cares.” An annual freshwater shing license costs just $17. Since the average angler shes 17 times a year (U.S. Census Bureau research) and enjoys four to ve hours on a typical trip, the cost is less than a quarter per hour of fun and healthy recreation. When you purchase a license you are also providing a gift to nature and future generations of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. For 75 years, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program has guaranteed that shing license fees are protected by law and can only be used for sh and wildlife conservation. Moreover, fees collected by the federal government on shing tackle, pleasure boats and motor boat fuels provide additional funding for recreational shing and conservation. While putting a shing-related gif t pack together, you can nd lots of information about shing tips and gear a t MyFWC.com/Fishing, along with shing sites and up-to-date forecasts. One of the most fun tips is to h ave everyone r egiste r for Florida’s freshwater angler recognition programs, including TrophyCatch and Big Catch, at TrophyCatchFlorida. com. When you register, you become eligible for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boa t and trailer, with a Mercury outboard and Motor Guide trolling motor. That drawing will be in October 2013. However, for the hard-core freshwater anglers who travel from all across the world to sh Florida’s fresh water, the ultimate catch is a trophy largemouth bass. The FWC and corporate partners reward anglers for reporting those sh and then releasing them to challenge another angler and to keep the shery thriving. To learn more and keep informed, please “like” us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida. Another great gift that will help anglers boast about their sport while supporting conservation is a “Go Fishing” largemouth bass specialty license plate for their vehicle or trailer. Simply go to Buyaplate.com, or purchase a gift certi cate at an authorized motor vehicle of ce. Enjoy your holidays and a lifetime o f active nature-based recreation. Get Outdoors Florida! Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 888FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Celebrate the holidays with a healthier lifestyle Courtesy photo/ FWCCatch a sh and catch a smile! Florida lakes are a great place to spend holiday leisure time with family members.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change. The Great American Songbook Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade S S S S S J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J SPAIN TEXAS E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z SOUTHERN U.S. AMERICA AROUND THE WORLD THE LAND OF OZBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 TH RUSSIA AFRICA SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 PERFORMING A RTS The Great American SongbookBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will present Matt Davenport and AMA’s “The Great American Songbook,” on Tuesday Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This innovative, potpourri of popular music showcases many scenes: a 1940s-style “live radio show,” a look back to the ’50s most popular hits and a salute to Motown’s Temptations and The Supremes. Classics from great American masters like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen and the Gershwins are revamped into dazzling production numbers and spine-tingling tap dance routines. Plus, our newest chapter features songs from today’s hit-makers, including Michael Bubl, Ray Charles and Billy Joel. With lush musical arrangements of award-winning songs, from “Route 66” to “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” culminating with a patriotic nale, you’ll be proud to be an American. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Juan Siddi FlamencoBELLE GLADE—Art Feagan’s Juan Siddi Flamenco will preform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Under the artistic direction of Spanish choreographer Juan Siddi, some of amenco’s most unique and creative musicians, singers and dancers, from Spain and the United States, bring their talent to the stage with world-class performances that inspire audiences with exhilarating passion. Recognized for his remarkable stage talent, artistry, and stunning choreographies, Juan combines dancing, choreography, costumes and lighting to create an unforgettable performance. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Broadway’s Next H!T MusicalFORT PIERCE—The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning will present an arts and humanities series in 2013. All shows will be held at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, IRSC Main Campus, Fort Pierce. Curtain at 4 p.m. The rst presentation will be Broadway’s Next H!T Musical. Reviewed in New York as the best improv comedy in the city, this musical comedy is not like any show you h ave ever seen before. The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit-song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The New York Times calls this show “hilarious!” and the New York Post “Remarkable.” For ticket information, contact the IRSC Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.Juke Box JiveLABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street, will present “Juke Box Jive,” directed by Nick Fidanza, Jan. 11-13 and Jan. 18-20. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. the shows start promptly so please arrive 30 minutes in advance to be seated before the show starts. For tickets or more information, call 863-675-3066 or email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com. Plays, concerts, dancing & more ...



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T, J A P T P V. N SEE REVIEW  1 SEE THEFT  6 Police: Suspect eeces non-pro t organization to pursue drug habitBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comWhen confronted with evidence that she had stolen thousands of dollars from the Goodwill store in Clewiston, 31-year-old Tanya Gosa did not deny the crime. The woman, employed as a cashier, told the store’s loss prevention manager that she had, in fact, deferred anywhere between $80 to $700 from the store’s registers a total of 34 times in two months. When asked why she did it, she claimed that it was to support her drug habit, which was extremely demanding. Gosa was arrested on a charge of grand theft for upwards of $10,000 of missing revenue from the store, according to the Clewiston Police Department. Of cers were noti ed about the crime on November 30 when a Editor’s Note: The following is Part 2 of our year in review, highlighting the most interesting stories of 2012.JulyCity Seeks Stellar Citizens The Outstanding Community Service Award is presented each year to an individual who has made a sustained commitment to volunteer service in the Clewiston area. Residents are being encouraged to nominate a person they feel is worthy of being highlighted for their contributions to the community this year. Clewiston Woman Celebrates 107th Birthday Adelaida is a spry woman who shakes hands with a rm, motherly grip, and ashes a smile she’s worn for more than 100 years now. Couple Robbed at Gun Point in Harlem In the wee hours of the morning -when most people would be sound asleep -a couple was dragged from their vehicle and held at gunpoint. According to the arrest report, July 11, the two victims pulled into their driveway at approximately 12:15 a.m. only to be suddenly and aggressively approached by four black males wearing ‘objects’ which covered their faces. The suspects approached the individuals from different angles.AugustEarly Voting Begins The Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Of ce is encouraging Goodwill’s Own Behind $10,000 Theft? Clewiston Year in Review BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comWhen thinking of New Year’s approaching, many will consider the parties and events that usher in a new year. Along with that, however, comes drinking, driving and police of cers patrolling the streets to make sure that everybody gets home safely. This reporter had an opportunity to ride along with the Clewiston Police Department as a few of the town’s nest hit the streets to patrol and take account of the revelers who went beyond simple revelry. Fortunately, most folks celebrated peacefully, among friends and family, and rang in the new year with hardly a fuss. The start to this year was relatively quiet, with Sergeant Malley bringing in the rst arrest of the year: Alfredo Gomez Hernandez, who was arrested on charges of burglary and assault. Perhaps the most enticing event of the night happened near the Tiki Bar, where a dumpster erupted in re. The person who called the re to the station claimed that a rework was shot off and landed in the dumpster. The re department was called in to eradicate the ames just as a crowd was beginning to form to see what the commotion was about. Though reworks are not technically legal for use inside the city, the ofcers were, for the most part, lenient. “We are not ignoring the usage of reworks,” said Of cer Steve Chamberlain of the Clewiston Police Department, “but rather taking note and being cautious.” Though not many complaints were called in regarding rework usage, there were quite a few calls made regarding guns going off. When the clock struck midnight, even more shots rang out through Clewiston as residents celebrated a new year. That’s where the police department takes a hard line. “What goes up must come down,” Of cer Chad Pelham said, explaining how dangerous shots red into the air are. “And when it does it’s coming down at a high rate of speed. We have had incidents in the past where guns being shot in the air have resulted in bullets coming down in homes or cars.” So of cers remained cautious and investigated calls that were made. However, the night went on with no serious altercations. “Perhaps residents knew that we were going to be out tonight and took the proper precautions because of that, which is good,” stated Chamberlain. “We aren’t out looking to arrest people, we just want to assure that everybody is being safe.” New Year’s Rallies in Little Crime SUBMITTED PHOTOFamilies enjoyed games, music, face painting, a visit from Santa and much more at an event held on Dec. 29 in Montura. The event was made possible by the Howard E. Hill Foundation, Hendy County Sheriff’s Department, Iglesia Vida Nueva and La Grande de Montura 90.3 FM. More than 350 children were reported to have received gifts. A Montura Holiday Celebration

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonDowny Woodpeckers are one of the most common and smallest woodpeckers found in the United States. In Florida they are almost as widespread as the Red-bellied Woodpecker. They breed from Western And Central Alaska east to Newfoundland and South to Southern California and South Florida. These birds are yearround Florida residents, however, fewer are observed in the winter months. These black and white birds are about 6.75 inches long, which is about two-thirds the size of a Hairy Woodpecker. They have a tiny long and straight, chisel-like bill that looks small for the bird’s size compared to other woodpeckers. Their narrow white cheek stripe is broader at the back than the front. Other features include a blocky head, wide shoulders, and straightbacked posture as they lean away from tree limbs onto their tail feathers. Their outer tail feathers are normally white with a few black spots. Adult males have a small red patch on the back of their head. Downy Woodpeckers don’t sing, but will drum loudly on wood or metal. Both sexes make a noisy whinnying call during breeding season or a sharp “pik” sound when excited. The oldest known Downy Woodpecker lived to be at least 11 years and 11 months of age. Downy Woodpeckers are found in wooded habitats in rural and urban areas. About 75 to 85 percent of their diet consists of insects, including beetle larvae, ants and caterpillars living inside wood or tree bark. About 25 percent of their diet consists of plant material including berries, acorns, and grains. They also eat suet or black oil sun ower seeds from backyard feeders and drink from hummingbird feeders. During the winter males feed on small branches and females feed on larger branches and trunks. This species normally nests from April through early May. They are cavity nesters who seldom accept nest boxes. Each year the male and female excavate a new hole which is about seven inches in diameter in a dead tree ve to 50 feet above the ground. It takes the breeding pair 13 to 20 days to complete the nest where the female lays three to ve white eggs which are incubated for about 12 days. The young edge in 20 to 25 days; however the adults will continue feeding the young for up to three weeks additional weeks. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding or photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips January 5 and 19th at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead. To make a reservation please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail. com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2013 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL WINTER Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-211 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 8:00am-11:00am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ABE 9900004-212 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-211 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 8:00am-11:00am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-212 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ESOL 9900040-211 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 8:30am-11:30am $30 $120 Mr.Way C.A.S. Mrs.Rentas Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-213 Mon/Tues 01/07/13 03/20/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-213 Mon/Tues 01/07/13 03/20/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab ESOL 9900040-212 Mon/Tues 01/07/13 03/21/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Jean C.A.S. ESOL 9900040-213 Tues/Thurs 01/08/13 03/21/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. De La Salsa Monturas Club House Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher E91010P-211 T .B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. $95 Mrs. Way C.A.S.Hendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Gary Break“eld Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Downy Woodpecker (DOWO) Margaret England PHOTO / NANCY PRICEDowny Woodpecker. Liz Sparks, FWC Recreational Planner, will present a program on the current and proposed hiking and paddling trails in Florida at the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Sub-Chapter meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergard House, which is located at 270 Avenue L, in Moore Haven. FWC would like to take photos of off-road bicyclists using the trails at Fisheating Creek. Off-road bikers who would like to participate should meet at 9 a.m. at the Fisheating Creek Outpost in Palmdale. For more information, please contact Betty Loomis at 863-532-9339. To carpool from LaBelle, contact Margaret England at 863-5170202. Visit the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-chapter on Facebook for activities. FLORIDA PADDLING AND HIKING TRAILS

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voters to get out and vote now. Voters can cast their ballots early for the primary until Aug. 11 (early voting started July 30). The Primary election date is Aug. 14. Tuesday is Election Day In just ve days, Hendry County political candidates will nd out whether or not they will continue into the general election in November, or be knocked out of the contest altogether, as voters head to the polls on Tuesday. Candidates participating in the primary election are busy campaigning into the nal days. On major avenues and intersections, at heavily traf cked areas throughout the city, and on political signs dotting the Hendry County landscape, messages of "Vote For Candidate X, Y, or Z" are being relayed. Lions and Tigers...Oh My! Lions and Tigers are no longer battling over who will be king of the jungle. Instead, they're ghting on the same side, representing Clewiston together. No more confusion for local students and families over which team to cheer for; they're all Clewiston Tigers. Locals Make Difference Overseas Clewiston locals are changing lives in a positive manner for the underprivileged people of Nicaragua. In a missions trip a team of nurses and doctors from Hendry Regional Medical Center, took aid and ministry to the sick and needy. The Nicaraguan American Nurses Association and the Community Presbyterian Church of Clewiston have continually brought relief and hope to the area they travel to each year. Thispast year was their fourth anniversary and each year they are able to help more people and raise more money.SeptemberS.R. 80 Project Begins State Road 80, from C.R. 833 to East of U.S. 27, is beginning the transformation from a twolane road to a four-lane road. The plan to widen S.R. 80 has been in effect for many years, though action is just now beginning to take place. County Head on Chopping Block? At the Board of County Commissioners meeting, held on Sept. 11, a number of matters were discussed and reviewed. However, one that contained the most surprise was the discussion of the termination of County Administrator, Judi Kennington-Korf. Kids in Need of Musical Instruments Starting off the school year, new Clewiston Middle School Band Director, Candace Cohowcz, was very apprehensive about the number of students that were going to sign up for band. She hopes to bring a new charisma to Band, though one problem may get in the way While student numbers have been rising each week, now totaling over 50, one big problem remains: the instrument to student ratio is vastly different. BOCC Cuts 5% Across the Board The BOCC meeting, held on Tuesday night in LaBelle, was packed to the brim with public safety workers and residents alike, who were there to express concern regarding the budget cuts and to hear the nal verdict. After nearly two hours of discussion and deliberation, cuts were nally agreed upon. Five percent budget cuts across the board, including the EMS station, a $100,000 reduction in the Sheriff 's Department, $300,000 from the disaster relief fund, and around $433,000 from the capital reserve was the nal verdict.OctoberCounty Head Pushed Out of Her Position? On Sept. 6, Karson Turner, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Vice President, moved to terminate Judy Kennington-Korf's position as Hendry County Administrator. Nearly three weeks later, Kennington-Korf resigned. With no clarity given as to why Turner moved to terminate her position, many residents are looking for answers behind the odd series of events that have taken place within the last three BOCC meetings. Two Men Deliver Please in Twin Lakes Double Murder 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Gospel SingThere will be a gospel sing at the Swindle's Big Red Barn on Friday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. The Trust Quartet will be performing and there will be a love offering.Cougars Looking for Board MembersThe Clewiston cougars are looking for dedicated board members for their 2013 football and cheer season. A meeting will be held on Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a meeting for anyone interested in becoming a head coach. If you are interested, please attend the meeting.Chemical Dependence Anonymous MeetingsChemical Dependence Anonymous (CDA) meetings are being held on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., at Clewiston Gospel Ministries Church (6800 Flagole Road.) This is a 12-step program for drugs and alcohol. If you would like to know more about this group, please contact Gene at 863-983-4437.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. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School will be holding their next School Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building. All interested are encouraged and welcome to attend. SCHOOL BRIEFS REVIEWContinued  1 SEE REVIEW  4

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 On Saturday, April 24, 2010, deputies responded to the scene of a grisly crime in Twin Lakes w here a red sedan crashed into a mobile home; the engine still running and the driver of the vehicle lifeless with a bullet in his head. Nearby, another man was also found lifeless, face up outside of a different mobile home. According to some w itnesses, two men were seen going through his pockets while the victim was on the ground. Daring Robbery Leads to Car Chase Shoot Out A man teared up recounting how he held on to his son while two men impersonating police ransacked his home and held a gun to his head. Minutes later, the man chased after the robbers, and dodged bullets in an attempt to retrieve their tag number. Police Respond to Bear Call on Del Rio At around midnight on a regular Sunday, most people have their eyes closed and are trying to catch some sleep for work the next day. That was the case this past Sunday, save for one particularly furry resident, who was spotted perusing the town without any clothes on. “There was a bear in Clewiston last night,” said Police Chief Gutshall.NovemberIn Wake of Sandy, Local Men Volunteer to Help Restore Power On Monday night, a request was sent to Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director of Clewiston, for electric lineman to volunteer and help the counties that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. ‘Supressed, but not Forgotten’ Throughout the year we celebrate many different holidays, each with their own unique history and meaning. We tend to remember those that have made a positive impression on our lives, such as Christmas and Halloween, and tend to forget those that may not leave such a pleasant taste in our mouths. On November 11 the United States will be celebrating a day known as Veterans Day, which is meant to honor American Veterans of all wars. “Being in war is very scary,” said Charlie E. Pearcy, Veteran from the Vietnam War. “Anybody who tells you differently is a liar.” Was it a Woman’s Body that HCSO Found in Burning Car? Deputies made a shocking discovery on a desolate road in Hendry County over the weekend – the body of a person inside of a burning car. While initially the Hendry County Sheriff ’s Of ce warned that it was too early to tell if the death was more than just an accident, Sheriff Steve Whidden reported that the case is now being handled as “suspicious.” City Manager Terminated; City Attorney Next in Line? A shocked silence followed the room as Rick Miller, Mayor of Clewiston, stated “The motion passes.” At the city commission meeting, held on Monday night, a number of items were set on the agenda to be discussed. However, a few issues were brought into the agenda as last-minute items, bringing an air of surprise to those present. “I would like to add to the agenda the City Manager’s Evaluation for 2012,” stated Commissioner Mali Gardner. McKown Target of ‘Witch Hunt,’ Say Lawyers “I was going to come to the board tonight and ask for them to reconsider offering Steve a severance package,” stated Commissioner Mali Gardner. “However, after the letter that I received this afternoon, I will not be able to support that decision.” The letter she was referring to was delivered to the commissioners just before Monday night’s special meeting. In it, Mr. McKown’s legal counsel, Cathleen Scott, with Cathleen Scott & Associates, P.A. a law rm in Jupiter, Fla. that specializes in employment and healthcare, made the case for his reinstatement or compensation in light of his being unjusti ably terminated. The language in it does not mince words, singling Ms. Gardner as the prime orchestrator of an effort to oust Mr. McKown as manager.December‘Plane Down’ Exercise Helps Local Emergency Crew Prepare Imagine an airplane crashing into Clewiston High School, destroying the building, injuring students and faculty and spilling unknown chemicals over those involved. For 20 CHS students this was not a dream, but a training exercise on Dec. 7 as they played the roles of victims caught in a tragic accident. “Twice a year we have to test our abilit y to receive a mass casualty incident, where we are seeing more patients then we generally see in a reasonable period of time,” stated David Thoreau, Safety Of cer at Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC). Is Hendry County Immune From School Shootings? Early Friday morning an event shook the nation: 20 children and six adults were murdered senselessly in a Connecticut elementary school shooting. Teachers in the building were made aware of the situation at hand almost immediately, as front desk personnel went over the intercom to inform students and staff of the gunman that was on the loose. However, sheer will could not keep him out as he forced his way through the building. While Clewiston’s school system has procedures in place for incidents such as this, it is important to make sure that they are up to date and that teachers know the procedures thoroughly, which is exactly what Paul Puletti, Hendr y County Superintendent of Schools, says that he is doing. REVIEWContinued  4

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 BY TIMOTHY SAENZ e Clewiston NewsThe Clewiston Tigers rode ball-hawking defense and fast break offense to a 58-16 win Saturday over Fort Meade in their last game in the Taveniere Memorial Holiday Tournament at Sebring High School. Seniors Allen Jackson and Antonio Hernandez scored 22 and 14 points respectively to pace the Tiger attack. Jackson, Hernandez, senior Lorenzo Boyd, senior Tramaine Lawson, and the rest of the defenders shut down the opposition repeatedly: swiping rebounds, stealing dribbles and knocking away balls from the hapless Miners. Lawson punctuated the game early when he drove toward the Miner basket from the left side with 18 seconds left in the rst half, launched himself into the air, slammed the ball through the net and swung his legs as he hung from the rim. The act drew a technical that the Miners milked for a solitary point, but the rout was on as the Tigers led, 24 to ve, at the half. The win turned around a disappointing tournament for Clewiston's hoopsters. Friday afternoon, they lost narrowly to Polk County's Lake Region High School, 51 to 50, and Thursday they fell to DeSoto High School, 66 to 59. In both games the Tigers staged furious comebacks. In the DeSoto game, the Tigers exploded for 33 points in the fourth quarter before they nished short. Against Lake Region, the most thrilling game, the teams were tied with just under two minutes remaining. Boyd launched a short jumper that caromed off the rim. Hernandez grabbed it and pushed a pass through a tight window into Edward Brown, who made the lay-up, giving Clewiston a 48 to 46 lead. After Lake Region missed two foul shots, Hernandez ran down the court and received a long pass near the basket. He calmly made the lay-up, and the Tigers held a 50 to 46 lead with nearly a minute left in the game. At that point, Clewiston had erased a 31 to 18 halftime de cit and had out-scored the Thunder 32 to 15 during the second half. Then the Tigers fell into a shooting slump. A careless foul gave the Thunder a one and one, which they converted to close. 50 to 48. Clewiston moved the ball down court and called for a time-out, but the errant in-bounds pass after the time-out went out-of-bounds, and the Thunder regained possession. A jump shot off the glass by Lake Region tied the game at 50 with only 40 seconds left. Clewiston dribbled down the court on their next possession and passed the ball around to seek a nal shot. The Tigers called for a time-out with 14 seconds left. When play resumed, the Tigers in-bounded the ball, with Hernandez getting a pass to Boyd, who launched a jumper that bounced off the glass backboard. With nine seconds left and the game still tied at 50, Lake Region in-bounded quickly and drove the length of the court, drawing a foul underneath the basket and making one of the free throws to take a 51 to 50 lead. Clewiston took its last time-out with 4.9 seconds remaining. When the Tigers returned to the court, Hernandez hurled a long pass to Jackson, who was knocked down without a whistle. The ball went out off the Thunder. With .6 seconds remaining, Clewiston's inbound pass bounced off the Thunder. Now the Tigers were down to .4 seconds. The coaches called out a play, and the Tigers began to position themselves for what would be the last in-bounds pass. Just as Hernandez threw the ball to Jackson, Jackson moved away toward a new position. The ball bounced harmlessly on the court, and the buzzer sounded. Clewiston did not take advantage of its nal opportunity. But the Tigers also played most of the game without starter Tramaine Lawson, who received an early technical foul. Head Coach Timothy Jakab cited "an incalculable amount" of missed open lay-ups in the rst half as the cause of the Tigers shortfall. He did seem pleased with his team's defense, however. "We mixed up an array of pressure defenses," he said after the Lake Region game. "That's worked well for us. For the last two nights our opponents had to use their time-outs to make adjustments [at times they normally wouldn't want to]. We forced them into a number of vesecond violations." Boyd tried to articulate the Tigers' propensity for a slow start after the Fort Meade win. "We don't play hard in the rst half. We don't feel the intensity," he said. "Everybody's not mentally into it, self-motivated, I guess. That's changing. Everybody's actually laughing and starting to have fun." For the Tigers, that's critical. The team has been going through a dif cult transition from Coach Lee, who successfully helmed the squad for nearly 30 years, to Coach Jakab, a demanding taskmaster who brings a different perspective and who wants to teach the boys what he describes as a college-style and level of play to form them into the type of champion he thinks Clewiston needs to be. The clash of wills produced some ugly losses, including an embarrassing blowout on the Tigers' home court at the hands of archenemy LaBelle, a team the Tigers defeated last year. Yet Jakab may be taking a page out of Coach Norman Dale's playbook, the coach made famous in Hoosiers (played by Gene Hackman). Dale said he had to break the boys down before he could build them back up. He told them, "You're in the Army. You're in my army. Five players on the oor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team no one more important than the other." That the Tigers are getting better is without question. Now the Clewiston faithful are waiting to see if the boys can turn the corner and beat their opposition consistently while still loving the game. If the boys do, Jakab will have succeeded in winning much more than a few games. Tigers Win 1 of 3 at Hoops Tournament SUBMITTED PHOTOBicycle driveMazzina Apparel Company’s 2012 “Christmas for the Kids Bicycle Drive” turned out to be a true Christmas Blessing. With the help of small local businesses and several charitable citizens, Luke Mazzina raised 37 new bicycles for children around the lake. The bicycles were delivered to children on Christmas Eve. loss prevention manager and a loss prevention investigator representing the Goodwill Corporation detailed the actions of the cashier during the two-month spree. The investigation started after a customer complained of having been overcharged. The loss prevention manager reviewed the day's receipts and noticed a discrepancy from what the receipts were and what was subsequently entered into the store's computerized accounting system. The discovery set off a trail of missing money that led the investigators back to Gosa. The loss prevention manager and investigator began to then videotape Gosa, catching her in the act and solidifying their suspicion regarding who was taking the money. The store's surveillance system, which was already in place, could not see Gosa's actions in handling the money, so a covert camera was set up at a different angle. This camera caught a surprising habit of Gosa's the video showed the suspect separating money and placing it somewhere near her shoe. The investigation was concluded seven days later, when Gosa was confronted with the evidence. The suspect came clean. "Gosa confessed to taking the money, stating she had a drug problem and was taking anywhere from 10 to 15 Vicodin or anything she could get her hands on a day," the of cer writes in his report. Gosa reportedly turned in a handwritten confession to the loss prevention department promising to pay all of the money back to the Goodwill Corporation. The Goodwill reps chose to le criminal charges. When interviewed by police, Gosa repeated her confession of having stolen the money. She said she was not sure of the exact amount, but said that a listing produced by the loss prevention department with more than $10,000 in missing funds "sounded correct." THEFTContinued  1

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If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board 433444 CN/CB 1/3/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 433291 CN/CB 1/3/2013 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 3165 2010 1214334-010000U0080 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 11, Block U, of Harlem Addition NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432953 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3519 2010 2024329-670000B0062 BC and PC Corp Lot 14, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said Lot 14, Block B, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432959 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3586 2010 2184329-03000002050 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 205 thru 214, Block 10, EVELYN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432943 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3466 2010 2024329-28000000510 Mary Culliver Est & Winder VI, LLC Lot 90, Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432955 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice NOTICE: This ad shall serve as a noti cation of channel enhancements on, or around, January 29, 2013, for Comcast Cable’s residential and commercial all digital channel lineups in the West Palm Beach market area. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions. For “The Lakes” (Belle Glade/Pahokee, Clewiston and Okeechobee), Boca Raton/Delray Beach and Stuart: • WGN HD, HD Limited Basic channel 437, will relocate to channel 391. For Belle Glade/Pahokee, Clewiston, Boca Raton/Delray Beach and Stuart: • WPBT-HD will be added on HD Limited Basic channel 437, WPBT-Create will be added on Limited Basic 204 and WPBT-VME will be added on Limited Basic channels 205 and 614. For Boca Raton/Delray Beach: • WLRN-Learn will be added on Limited Basic channel 79 GENERAL INFORMATION *A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain digital channels or certain services. Service charges may apply. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com. 433559 ON 12/28/2012 CGS 1/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00A.M. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1L10 The improvements under this Contract consist of bridge repairs which includes removal and replacement of the bridge fender system, clearance gauges and navigational lighting, Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $2,050,857.00 E1L13 The improvements under this Contract consist of bridge rehabilitation which includes repairs to structural steel, replacement of steel grid decking, restoration of concrete spalling and painting of bridge span steel elements, including the four lift towers, Lee County. Budget Estimate: $676,251.00 E1 L73 The improvements under this Contract consist of drainage improvements, milling and resurfacing, guardrail and signing and pavement marking, Desoto County. Budget Estimate: $210,432.00 E1 L90 The improvements under this Contract consist of sidewalks, turnouts, drainage improvements, curb and gutters, signing and pavement markings, and pedestrian signals, Polk County Budget Estimate: $255,357.00 E1 L92 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Various DistrictWide Traf c Operations Roadway Improvements Administered through a Push-Button Contract. District Wide Budget Estimate: $1,000,000.00 E1 M27 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Performance Turf. Polk Budget Estimate: $175,000.00 E1 M28 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Inside Mower Deck Herbicide Mowing Application. Desoto & Hardee Budget Estimate; $140,000.00 E1 M29 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging & Sweeping. District Wide. Budget Estimate: $272,939.00 E1 M30 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging & Sweeping. Hardee Budget Estimate: $201,096.00 E1 M31 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside and Outfall Ditch Cleaning and Reshaping and Clearing and Clearing and Grubbing and Tree Trimming/Removal of Surrounding Areas. Polk Budget Estimate: $80,000.00 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. 432947 CGS 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 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 1478 2010 1134432-A0001610000 llene Klasfeld The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter 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 North 40 feet thereof, subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2985 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432951 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2207 2010 1254432-A0002280100 Mercedes Teresa C. Avila The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4986, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432942 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Services Bene t Unit for assessments on properties for maintenance of water lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2013, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2013, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Karson Turner, Vice Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 432249 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 1/3/2013 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 2535 2010 1354432-A0001100100 Muiril Espino The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter 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 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 4444 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas, and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432950 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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. 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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 1617 2010 1144432-A00002170000 Denton II, LLC The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, 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 No. 2956 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432954 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2036 2010 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, and Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5430 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432957 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262009CA000468XXXXXX CITIBANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE5, Plaintiff, VS. JANICE M. LEE; et, al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 05/07/2012 and an Order Resetting Sale dated December 11, 2012, and entered in Case No. 262009CA000468XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein CITIBANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 200641E5 is Plaintiff and JANICE M. LEE; WILLIE D. LEE; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochce Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit; LOT 14, BLOCK 7, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 5 TO CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 48-49, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST PILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 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. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on December 20, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 433448 CN 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009-CA-000145 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -VS.-Brian R. Brubaker a/k/a Brian Brubaker and Cynthia Brubaker, Husband and Wife; Bank of America, National Association Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 11, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000145 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Brian R. Brubaker a/k/a Brian Brubaker and Cynthia Brubaker, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHAVEN, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on January 24, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, towit:. LOT 6, LESS THE NORTH 125’ OF GLADES LITTLE RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1978 HOUS MOBILE HOME HAVING VIN’S: L1811PA AND L811PB, AND TITLE NOS. 15340592 AND 15340593, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Glades County, Florida Julie Braddock DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 433242 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-CA-222 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. HUGO VARGAS, et al, Defendant(st. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS JEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 11, 2012 and entered in Cise No. 10CA-222 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherijn BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and HUGO VARGAS; NATASHA R. VARGAS; 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: LOT 9; THE WEST 68 FEET OF LOT 10, AND THE WEST 68 FEET OF THE NORTH 5 FEET OF LOT 11, ALL BEING IN BLOCK J, HORESESHOE ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDEO IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 49 AND 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 1999 REDMAN DOUBLE-WIDE, VIN #FLA14614531A AND #FLA 14614531B. A/K/A 1216 ANVIL SW WAY, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person ilaiming 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 December 18, 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 F 10109852 COUNTR’. -FHA--Team 2 F10109852**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance wish the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation 6 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. 433245 CN 12/27/12 1/3/13 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA-000386 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. MONIQUE MATHURIN, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13,2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 18 & South 45’ of Lot 19, Block 4, LABELLE PARK, as per plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 16, 2013, in front of the Of ce of the Clerk of Courts, at the double doors, second oor hallway, Administration Building, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A.M,, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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 Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755229, 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. DATED on December 14, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33935 by: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 433064 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. & June E. Harben 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432939 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ricker St. John ALford, Jr. 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 2921 2009 2024329-37000000130 David A. & Nancy K. Bussell Lots 27 through 41, inclusive, of LABELLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 4, 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432944 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-001067 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. KIRENIA RODRIGUEZ FUENTES et al, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2011-CA-001067 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and KIRENIA RODRIGUEZ FUENTES; JULIO RODRIGUEZ; ESTELA D. FUENTES A/KIA ESTELA B. FURNTES; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF WEST 1/2 OF SOUTH. 1/2 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 68 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF WEST 1/2 OF NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 69, IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. A/K/A 445 AND 455 S BRIDA STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens irrust le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale, WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 13, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa. Florida 33622-5018 F11002150 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jbonin-Team 2 F11002150**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. 433011 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA000124 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff; vs. CARLEEN WILLIS DOWNING; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 10, Block 3D of SOUTH RIDGE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 9$ and 99, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 16, 2013, in front of the Of ce of the Clerk of Courts, at the double doors, second oor hallway, Administration Building, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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 Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755229, 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. DATED on Dec. 13, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 433006 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA000383 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home A dministration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, V S. SYLVIA GREEN; HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC; and INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 14, Block 2161, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 30, 2013, in front of the Of ce of the Clerk of Courts, at public at the double doors, second oor hallway, Administration Building, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A .M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INT EREST 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFT ER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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 Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, 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. DATED on Dec. 14, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 432997 CN 12/27 1/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 26-2012CA000091 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. DEANDREA Y. MARION, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk o f Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in. HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 26, Block B, of Harlem Addition No. 9, Phase One, according to the plat thereo f recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 138 and 139, of the current Public Records of Hendr y County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 16, 2013, in front of the Of ce of the Clerk of Courts, at the double doors, second oor hallway, Administration Building, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to ail ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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 Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755229, 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. DATED on December 14, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 433060 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on January 14th, 2013 @ 8 a.m. at Affordable Towing 749 NW Ave L Belle Glade FL 33430: 2003 Nissan, VIN: 1N4AL11D53C245968 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 433615 CN 01/03/13 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/11/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1996 DODGE 1B7FL26X9TW703020 1996 FORD 1FTCR14U4TTA04660 1997 HONDA JH2SC3503VM00088 2002 HYUNDAI KMHWF25S22A596235 433442 CN 1/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. 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?

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Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce Narcotics Investigators, assisted by Clewiston Police Department, conducted two simultaneous search warrants Thursday, Dec. 20, and arrested ten other individuals after a three month investigation. The twelve arrests and two search warrants were part of an investigation that began in September 2012. The investigation targeted subjects involved in selling and distributing prescription narcotics. Most of the subjects were arrested and charged with multiple counts of sale, distribution, and traf cking prescription narcotics. Prior to their arrests it had been determined that these individuals were responsible for the distribution of thousands of prescription pills into the City of Clewiston and surrounding communities.Search WarrantsDeputies arrested 26 year old Javier Velasquez of 205 W. Aztec, Clewiston, after they conducted a search warrant at his home. During the search deputies located both Xanax and Oxycodone and seized $3,888. Velasquez was arrested on charges of Possession Narcotics without a Prescription, and Trafcking. Velasquez is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $232,500 bond. At the same time, deputies served a search warrant at the home of 20 year old Dustin Andrews, 1996 Strickland Road, Clewiston, Florida. Once inside the home, deputies located a revolver handgun with ammunition, 12 gauge shotgun, Bullet Proof Vest, and 2 police scanners. Andrews was arrested on charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Police Scanner during the Commission of a Felony, and Violation of Felony Probation. Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce Narcotics Investigators have conducted numerous undercover narcotics buys in Eastern Hendry County. As a direct result 10 individuals were arrested on December 20, as members of the HCSO picked up individuals who have sold narcotics during the undercover operation. Additional Arrests: Clifton Tony Nichols, 34 years of age, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a prescription, Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to Sell, Sale of Oxycodone within 1000 feet of a Public Park and Traf cking. Nichols is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $290,000 bond. Margie Rose Ingram, 50 years of age, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, Sale of Oxycodone within 1000’ of a Public Park, and Traf cking. Ingram is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $200,000 bond.  James McDonald Booth, 52 years of age, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, Sale of Oxycodone, and Traf cking Hydrocodone. Booth is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $96,000 bond. Brittany Danielle Cotton, 19 years of age was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell and Possession of a Controlled substance without a Prescription and Sale of Synthetic Narcotics. Cotton is currently being held on $120,000 bond. Sabrina Diane Smith, 40 years of age, was arrested on charges of Sale of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell. Smith is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $37,500. Jennifer Marie Loftis, 29 years of age, was arrested on charges of Possession of Synthetic Narcotics with Intent to Sell and Possession of Controlled Substance without a Prescription and Traf cking. Loftis is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $95,000 bond. Shirley Nichols Cotton, 48 years of age, was arrested on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance e with Intent to Sell, Sale of Synthetic Narcotic, Possession of Controlled Substance without a Prescription and Traf cking. Cotton is currently being held on $185,000 bond. Brenda Lee Hills, 47 years of age, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance w/o a Prescription, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, Sale of Oxycodone, Sale of Oxycodone within 1000 feet of Place of Worship, Traf cking Oxycodone. Hill is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $215,000 bond. Lisa Rose Ingram, 40 years of age, was arrested on charges of Sale of Synthetic Narcotics, Possession of Synthetic Narcotics with Intent to Sell, Possession of Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and Traf cking. Ingram is being held in the Hendry County jail on $125,000. Clara Lynice Dominguez, 48 years of age, was arrested on charges of Possession of Synthetic Narcotics with Intent to Sell, Possession of Controlled Substance without a Prescription and Traf cking. Dominguez is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $65,000 bond. 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! 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 HCSO Narcotics Of cers and CPD Arrest 12 in Search Warrants and Street Sweep Dustin Andrews Lisa Rose Ingram Brittany Cotton Jennifer Loftis Clara Dominguez Sabrina Smith James Booth Margie R. Ingram Shirley Cotton Clifton Nichols Brenda Hills Javier Velasquez

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Two Thousand Thirteen: Launch OutBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ Saint Martins ChurchIt was part of God’s divine plan to call shermen to be disciples. Fishermen have to learn selfdiscipline, deal with the uncertainties of catching or not catching, work in an environment that can suddenly become very menacing, tend to their boats and gear with precision (as a lonely sea is not the place to have an equipment failure) and must deal with the variability of a market for their catch once it is hauled in. These are the qualities that make for excellence in shing and discipleship. Disciples need self-discipline and must be ready to deal with challenges and rebuffs, be well-prepared in what they teach, recognize that they may nd themselves alone in their attempts to minister and know that their mandate is to be faithful but not necessarily successful. Success in the “market” comes from God, in His time and where He gives the growth. It is understandable that Simon Peter, the sherman, would feel frustration after working all night and not catching anything (Luke 5:5). When Jesus tells him to “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch(v.4)” his frustration is palpable. His rst reply is that they were working all night with no catch, but then he adds “…but because you say so, I will let down the nets (ibid, v.5).” The outcome was that “…they caught such a large number of sh, that their nets began to break(v. 6)” and had to call others to help them with the catch (v.7) because it was so large. The efforts to try one more time, to launch out were rewarded. I have often seen people come to the nearend of a project or accomplishment, then give up. One of my favorite “parables” is about the woman who decided to swim the English Channel – a 17-mile distance from England to France at the closest point. She swam and swam until she began to tire. After fteen miles, she gave up and swam back. I like to remind people to not give up, if only for the investment made in the project/marriage/ job/you-name-it that has already been made. We come to a new year. The news and prospects may well be bleak. The times have been dif cult and there is always the possibility that they will be as dif cult or even more so in the year to come. The unspoken frustration that Peter uttered “Master we’ve worked all night and haven’t caught anything!” can be heard in the voices of the hard workers who have felt their efforts have gone unrewarded or who have not had a chance to work; the ever-rising prices and ever-decreasing incomes and the families that have to “make do” under the circumstances. The sherman’s answer is something that I can see as a guide in such times “We did what we could but it was not rewarded; nevertheless, you’ve asked me to keep trying, and I will.” Whether 2013 will be a time of turn-around or more-of-the-same, nobody knows; what will make a difference is whether or not we keep going and keep seeking God’s guidance and intervention. Launch out; the possibilities are there. Our history as a nation and people is a history of people who launched out and gave us a strong and wonderful heritage. We owe it to them to follow their examples when they launched out into the unknown; to continue on their foundations and learn from their examples. Our spiritual heritage, likewise, is about people who launched out. They changed the world. We have their hope and promise that our efforts will not go unrewarded.The Ultimate ResolutionBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchIt’s fun to play with all the brand-new possibilities open to us on Jan. 1. Go jogging on Jan. 1, and you’ve exercised every day this year. You can come to breakfast and truthfully announce, “I’m so hungry, I feel as if I haven’t eaten since last year!” Get through lunch without eating potato chips or a candy bar, and this year re ects a whole new healthy and perfectly-kept diet regime. On Jan. 1, at least for some time, you’ve never yelled at the kids, forgotten to oss, thrown your dirty clothes on the bathroom oor, nor have forgotten to read the Bible all year! On Jan. 1 our whole life can be transformed. For one day at least, all our good intentions can be jump-started, and all our bad habits can be unplugged. At least for a few hours (or minutes?) the year is a perfect re ection of our best self. But Jan. 1 is followed inevitably by Jan. 2 and 3. Soon we will opt for staying in a cozy bed a few more minutes rather than plunging out into the cold for that jog. Pretty soon candy wrappers will start appearing in our desk drawer again. Pretty soon, we will surely get aggravated enough at a bad driver or frustrating situation to have unsancti ed thoughts. Before we know it, our socks are back on the bathroom oor, our dental oss is gathering dust, we are taking the elevator again, the hour of prayer will be replaced by an hour of paying bills and a big bowl of spaghetti will nd its way into our lives. For all but a few of us, most New Year’s resolutions get packed away with the last of the Christmas decorations. The problem with most of our resolutions is that we resolve to make changes in our lifestyles but miss restructuring our lives and changing the paradigms by which we live. We genuinely want to make good changes in our lives. Everyone wants to feel like they can make a fresh start. I’m all for making resolutions that make a difference. In fact, that’s my number one resolution for 2013: make resolutions that make a difference. But unless the changes we make are internal, not just external, they will never “take,” and they will never last. Instead of some “New Year’s Resolution,” let’s make a resolution that makes a difference. At Christmas we celebrated the birth of Christ, the coming into this world of a Savior for this world. But now it is time to celebrate the presence of the living Christ by embodying Christ in our life and daily interactions with those around us. A fresh New Year lies unblemished before us. Our life and our commitment to the ultimate resolution can help the love of God through Christ to transform the world. Let’s be blessed and be a blessing! Public Notice Public Notice Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statute NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Glades Air Conditioning of Clewiston located at 309 E. Sugarland Hwy. in the County of Hendry, in the City of Clewiston, Florida 33440 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Clewiston, Florida, this 27th day of December, 2012 Glades Gas Co. Inc. 433618 CN 01/03/13 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2010-CA-000160 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, V S. ELLIS MONTALVO, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2010CA-000160 of the Circuit Court of the T WENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and ELLIS MONTALVO; CARMEN C. BURGOS A/K/A CARMEN C. BURGOS-MONTALVO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF T HE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING T HE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF T HE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRAT ION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK J, FORT DANAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1985 OLYMPIAN DOUBLEW1DE MOBILE HOME ID#D221002 A&B. A/K/A 4380 FORT KEIS AVE, LABELLE, EL 33935 A ny 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 December 14, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10109542 COUNTRY-FHA-T eam 21;10109542 “ See Americans with Disabilities A ct In accordance with the A mericans 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 (MD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 433062 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000396 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. VERONICA. P. RUIZ AKA VERONICA RUIZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2009-CA-000396 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC, is the Plaintiff and VERONICA P. RUIZ AKA VERONICA RUIZ; VICTOR M. RUIZ; ALEXIS L. RUIZ; XAVIER RUIZ; ANDREW T. RUIZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OP THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COMER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 261.50 FEET OF THE WEST 286.50 FEET OF THE SOUTH 425.00 FEET OF THE NORTH 450,00 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS THE WEST 10 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2000 REDMAN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# FLA14614955A AND FLA14614955B. A/K/A 3951 NORTH RIVER ROAD, 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 December 14, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.0, Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 P09036086 WELLSLPS-FHA-Team 1 -F09036086**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 (TOD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 433052 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Public Notice Religion Column Rev. Sam S. Thomas Pastor John Hicks

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Dec. 17 by Ofc. Garrett Ga Bradly Brown, 37Fugitive from justice Arrested Dec. 20 by Ofc. Chamberlain Ch Joshua Matthew Gebo, 31Fugitive from justice Arrested Dec. 21 by Sergeant Malley ge Emilio Gomez, 33Fugitive from justice Arrested Dec. 19 by Ofc. Bozzi Bo James McDonald Booth, 52Fugitive from justice Arrested Dec. 19 by Sergeant Malley ge Clifton Tony Lee Nichols, 34Driving w/ suspended license Arrested Dec. 20 by Ofc. Garrett l i c Ga Rene Junior Gomez, 26DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Dec. 29 by Ofc. Garrett Ga San Juanita Delgado-Moreno, 36DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Dec. 24 by Ofc. Rojas Ro Agustin Mauzanaves Yanes, 37Fugitive from justice in state Arrested Dec. 22 by Ofc. Rojas s t Ro Heriberto Marquez Vargas, 27Cocaine possession Arrested Dec. 28 by Ofc. Hicks H Jake Dylan Wood, 21Fugitive from justice Arrested Dec. 24 by Ofc. Garrett Ga Lurvin Gabimar Mejia, 22Fugitive from justice Arrested Dec. 20 by Ofc. Garrett Ga John Dwayne Swindle Jr., 37Battery on person 65 years of age or older Arrested Dec. 18 by Ofc. Bozzi ye Bo Margie Rose Ingram, 50Possession of marijuana Possession of weapon Arrested Dec. 29 by Ofc. Hicks H Kevin Murph, 21Fugitive from justice Arrested Dec. 30 by Ofc. Garrett Ga David Markeith Williams, 28Possession of drugs Arrested Dec. 28 by Ofc. Hicks H Tyler Grant Thorton, 19 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. FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’