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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 01-03-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3133 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13t90. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/31/13.DRIVE A NEW 2013 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $209 PER MONTH.* T, J S M P C E H R S V. N SEE CITY  8 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.com“It’s easy to sit and maintain things, but I want to make this library into something that Clewiston can be proud of. I want this library to be the center of activity for this community.” Upon initially meeting Clewiston Public Library’s new Library Director, Ava Barrett, residents will nd an educated and caring woman who is very passionate about the role that she will have in the future well being of the library. She comes to Clewiston not only bearing passion for what she does, but with a lifetime of experience and knowledge. Barrett originates from Jamaica, where she was born and lived until 1991. She then moved to Canada, where she was hired as the supervisor of the library at The University of Toronto. After that she moved all around Florida, where she served in several different prestigious libraries; helping to build some from the ground up and leaving her own special touch wherever she went. Now she comes to Clewiston to offer some of her expertise and bring the life back into Clewiston’s BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comAt Monday nights city commission meeting many different items were brought to the table for discussion, including a discussion from a disgruntled vendor who said he was not paid for work under the previous city manager administration. To start the meeting, Mayor Phillip Roland asked the audience if they had any comments. The mayor explained that he wanted to have a different structure regarding public comment and asked commissioners to allow the public a chance to comment before, during and after discussion is taking place. Commissioners welcomed the proposition and moved on to a discussion for the resolution establishing the basis for the golf course advisory committee. All commissioners proposed a viable candidate for the position. However, before they could do so, Mayor Roland stated that he was against allowing Brandon Pena to serve on the board. “The problem with Brandon being on the board is that he is the son of the director of the golf course,” stated Roland. While some commissioners seemed to agree with this statement, Commissioner Miller was on the opposing side. “I suppose I will play the devil’s advocate and say that this is supClewiston Welcomes New Library Director Clewiston Discusses Golf Course, Mosquito Control, New Manager BY TIMOTHY SAENZ e Clewiston NewsThe Clewiston boys varsity soccer team dominated the regular season games against district foe and archrival LaBelle, winning one and permitting a late tie in the other. The tie came at Cowboy Field, where Clewiston led most of the game until nally yielding the equalizer with seconds remaining in regulation. If the memory of that game lingered as a letdown, it failed to equal the disappointment the boys felt after their Distract 2A-11 semi nal match last Thursday. Despite launching multiple attacks throughout the game, the Fighting Tigers fell, 3-1, to a re-energized LaBelle. The loss eliminated the Tigers from tournament play, ended their season, and prevented them from repeating as district champs. “It hurts. It hurts,” Head Coach Aaron Bach said quietly after the game, his eyes misting. “I mean, the boys fought all year long, gave it all they had. They didn’t quit. They fought hard to live up to last year’s team. It was hard to do.” The disappointment rose in proportion to the Tigers’ intense effort. Their opponent was not the same ole Cowboys, however, and the LaBelle defense blunted the Tiger attacks up the middle, directing them laterally. “It’s our responsibility to put the ball in the goal,” Co-captain Casey Crawford said. “LaBelle sat back, played defense, and crowded the middle. Then we got caught pushing up too far.” LaBelle opened the scoring up in the rst half at the 16 minute mark. Omar Pea put his foot behind a loose ball in the center of the penalty box and lifted his team to a 1-0 lead. Clewiston goalkeeper Jose Vanegas, a freshman, tried to come out to get to the ball rst, but Pea beat him. The Tigers equalized 10 minutes later. In a rare and unrepeated moment of panic in their penalty box, one of the Cowboy defenders handled the ball as it bounced around dangerously right of center about 13 yards from the net. Senior Juan Pablo Ordoez took the penalty kick and easily banged it to the right past Cowboy keeper Omar Lora. The mass of Tiger fans at the Clewiston Falls to LaBelle in Districts PHOTO / JENNY WOODSMembers of the VFW mourn the death of Boisy Jackson by placing owers, ags, and teddy bears at his home in Harlem on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 26. SEE SPORTS  9 SEE LIBRARIAN  6Flowers for Boisy Jackson

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BY TOM NORDLIE UFConsumed by 3 billion people, rice is arguably the world’s most important food staple, and one reason for its popularity is that rice can be grown under ooded conditions that suppress weeds, making cultivation easier. In some parts of the world, water is in short supply, but farmers often devote what they can to rice farming, because the crop is so important. However, research has led to a simple but profound solution that requires less water – growing rice in elds, a practice called aerobic rice production. The practice relies on rainfall plus limited irrigation to meet the plants’ moisture needs. It requires about 40 percent less water than paddygrown rice, according to a University of Florida study in the current issue of Agronomy Journal. Aerobic rice production is gaining popularity in India and Southeast Asia, particularly in drought-stricken or upland areas, said Rao Mylavarapu, a professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and one of the study’s authors. Mylavarapu is working to address a major challenge in aerobic rice production: yield. In the two-year study, conducted in Hyderabad, India, researchers grew rice in irrigated elds and paddies. The rst year’s aerobic rice harvest weighed 39 percent less than the paddy harvest; the second year the difference narrowed to 15 percent. “Right now, there’s no way you can get the same yield under optimal conditions,” he said. He explained that grain production is in uenced by a rice plant’s ability to use nitrogen, which in turn is in uenced by moisture availability. In other words, paddied plants grown in standing water have an advantage over aerobic plants receiving modest irrigation. And, the rice varieties used for paddied production are different from the ones in aerobic production. But in a drought there may not be enough water to keep rice paddies ooded. Under those circumstances, aerobic production can ensure that a community has rice to eat, while the paddied plants wither away. “The real impact of aerobic rice will be shown in a rainfall shortage year,” Mylavarapu said. “However, in a rainfall shortage year, we have to be able to provide supplemental irrigation to aerobic rice and keep the root zone moist. So if there’s a very bad drought, even aerobic rice will fail.” He adds that few rice varieties have been developed speci cally for aerobic production. In time, breeders may develop improved varieties and close the “yield gap” with paddied rice. Currently, Mylavarapu’s focus is on another aspect of the cropping system – overall grain production in systems where rice is rotated with corn. This approach is used on about 8.65 million acres in Asia because little soil preparation is needed to plant corn in a eld following aerobic rice. In contrast, rice paddies must be drained and converted from a ooded anaerobic system to an aerobic system before the land can be used for corn. In the study, researchers found that corn yields were about 5 percent higher when the corn followed aerobic rice, compared with paddied rice. So far, aerobic rice production hasn’t caught on with U.S. farmers, but that could be just a matter of time, he said. “In the U.S., water quality is usually a bigger issue than water quantity,” Mylavarapu said. “Certainly, it (aerobic rice) will become a very important factor for the U.S. to consider in the future, with climate change.” The United States is the world’s 10th largest producer of paddied rice, with annual production of about 12 million tons, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Arkansas is the leading U.S. rice producer; Florida ranks seventh. The study was funded by the U.S.-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The research team included Mylavarapu, UF colleagues Dakshina Kadiyala and Yuncong Li; Gudigopuram Reddy of North Carolina A&T State University and M.D. Reddy of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad, India. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SFVS(South Florida Veterinary Service)Providing ambulatory service to the South Florida area, focusing on food animal and equine medicine/surgery. In addition will provide house calls for routine care of small/ companion animals. Dr. JL Shewmaker III 863-673-2665www.MyVetDirect.com/jlshewmaker 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentNorovirus is commonly called the “stomach u.” Noroviruses are found in the stool or vomit of infected people. Norovirus is highly contagious and may cause vomiting and diarrhea and stomach cramps. Anyone can be infected with noroviruses and get sick. Also, you can get Norovirus illness more than once during your life. Symptoms usually start within 24 to 48 hours and most people begin to feel better within one or two days and have no long-term health effects. People with Norovirus illness are contagious from the moment they begin feeling sick until at least three days after they recover. But, some people may be contagious for even longer. There is no vaccine to prevent Norovirus infection. Also, there is no drug to treat people who get sick from the virus. Antibiotics will not help if you have Norovirus illness. This is because antibiotics ght against bacteria, not viruses. Norovirus can spread quickly from person to person in crowded, closed places. People can become infected with the virus in several ways including: Touching surfaces or objects contaminated with the virus, and then placing their hands in their mouth. Eating food or drinking liquids that have been contaminated with the virus (usually from the food handler not washing their hands properly) Eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated with Norovirus (someone gets stool or vomit on their hands, and then touches food or drink) Having direct contact with another person who is infected and showing symptoms (caring for someone who is infected, sharing food or eating utensils with someone who is infected) Noroviruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year more than 20 million cases of acute gastroenteritis are caused by noroviruses. That means about one in every 15 Americans will get Norovirus illness each year. Norovirus is also estimated to cause over 70,000 hospitalizations and 800 deaths each year in the United States. The best way to reduce your chance of getting Norovirus is by following some simple tips: Wash hands frequently, especially after going to the bathroom, changing diapers, before eating and prior to preparing food Carefully wash fruits and vegetables, and cook foods completely before eating them Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces immediately after an episode of illness by using bleach-based household cleaners Immediately remove and wash clothing or linens that may be contaminated with the virus after an episode of illness (use hot water and soap) Flush or discard any vomit and/or stool in the toilet and make sure the surrounding area is kept clean People who have symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea should not prepare or handle food until they are completely free of symptoms and for at least three days after all symptoms are gone. Any foods that may have been contaminated by an ill person should be thrown away. For additional information, you can visit www.cdc.gov/ Features/Norovirus/ or talk with your healthcare provider. What is Norovirus? Rice Grown Without Paddies Can Feed Drought-Stricken Communities PHOTO / UF

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 Gospel SingOn Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., there will be a Gospel Sing at Swindle’s Big Red Barn. They are located west of Clewiston off of Hwy 27. Simple Faith Quartet will be performing.High-Heel-A-ThonOn Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m., the Hendry County pageant committee will be holding the third annual High-Heel-a-Thon at Cane Field. They encourage local businesses, families and friends to participate. All proceeds will go towards the Mason Cole and Christopher Lowe scholarship funds. If anyone is looking to participate, make a donation to a team, or be a t-shirt sponsor, please call Sharon Lee at 863-228-2958 or Melissa Whitehead at 863-228-0479.‘Souper’ Bowl PartyClewiston W.I.N.G.S. (Women IN God’s Service) is having a “Souper Bowl” party on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., at the Common Grounds Coffee Shop. Everyone is encouraged to wear something representing your favorite team and bring a soup, salad, or dessert to share. They will also be collecting cans of soup for the Compassion Avenue Community Food Bank. The special devotional will focus on “What can the game of football teach us about the game of life?” For more information, please call Alice at 863-983-5269.‘Welcome Back to Lodge Rusty Nail’All Florida Masonic Districts are having a “welcome back to Lodge Rusty Nail” class on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 12 p.m. at the Sugarland Lodge 281. For more information, please contact Cecil O. Akin at 863-517-1359.Eleventh Annual Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship Fund Cake AuctionThe male celebrity cake auction will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds at 6 p.m. Please come out and give your support to raise money for the Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to two high school students from Clewiston or LaBelle in May in the amount of $1,000 each. In order to apply, the senior must be a current 4-H member and have participated in either the Hendry County Fair or the LaBelle Youth Livestock Show. The Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship Fund was started as a community project in honor of Mrs. Pro Steadman. “Pro” was the mother of ve 4-H’ers, a leader for ten years, and was very active in all sectors of the 4-H program. She believed in the 4-H organization and seeing it reach its full potential for bringing families together and keeping members interested in worthwhile projects. She was diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in May of 1988. Throughout her struggle with the disease, she maintained her interest and involvement in youth programs as much as she physically could. She died in December of 1992, but still lives on in the hearts of the many that she in uenced. For more information, please contact the 4-H Of ce at 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598. Home ExhibitsThe Hendry County Fair would like to invite you to show off your talents. The Home Exhibit Committee will be accepting entries for the home exhibit booth on Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Please bring your homemade quilts, sewing projects, canned goods, photos, wood-working items, crochet items, ceramics and/or anything home-made for competition and display at the 2013 Fair. Baked Goods will be accepted Saturday, Feb. 16, from 12 to 2 p.m. For more information, please contact Yvonne Swindle at 863-983-4453.Cougar SignupsThe Clewiston Cougars will be having signups for football and cheer every Saturday in February from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the cougar’s locker room.Chemical Dependence Anonymous MeetingsChemical Dependence Anonymous (CDA) meetings are being held on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., at Clewiston Gospel Ministries Church, wich is located at 6800 Flaghole 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.CHS Class Reunion ‘03Attention Class of ‘03, as the 10-year class reunion approaches we are asking all 03’ graduates to please contact Dana Jo Alley-Vallejo at 863-599-1718 or by email at chs.classof2003@ yahoo.com with your contact information. The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2013. Please help us contact all of our classmates by passing this information along.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 On behalf of the Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show, I would like to present additional information, the other side of the story, and explain the position of the board on the recent decision to not accept the incomplete entry form that was turned in by a 4-H’er. The letter to the newspaper states that the 4-H Club leader, who is also an employee of Hendry County 4-H misinformed the exhibitor and parent on the need for pictures of the animal, therefore the board should accept the incomplete entry. There are several issues: It is the exhibitor and parents responsibility to know and understand the rules of the Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show, Inc. The parents and exhibitors are required to sign an entry form, which clearly states that the parent and exhibitor – have received a copy of the rules, understands them, and will abide by them. The rule book states that a picture is required of all small animal entries. The entry form even has a reminder to provide the necessary pictures, leases, etc. It is the parents and exhibitors responsibility to know and follow the rules of the Hendry County Fair. The Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show is a separate entity from 4-H. The Hendry County Fair Youth Livestock Rules and Regulations are created and enforced by the Hendry County Fair Board. Any information that con icts with the written rules of the fair, questions, and/or concerns should be directed to the Hendry County Fair Board for clari cation, not 4-H. 4-H does not have authorization to change, modify, or make exceptions to the rules of the Hendry County Fair. The other side of the story worth mentioning the 4-H leader/employee’s supervisor was present at the meeting in which the decision was made and she reported to the board that the parent was informed that a picture was needed, as was the rest of the members of the club. The other members of the club provided the correct and necessary information to be accepted as entries into the fair. The parent stated that she was aware of the rule, but didn’t provide the picture because of what she was told by the 4-H club leader. Reason for decision by the board 1. Fairness to other exhibitors In fairness to the exhibitors that do follow the rules for the privilege to present their projects at the Fair, the board must enforce the rules. 2. Consistency Over the years and some instances this year exhibitors have missed deadlines, animals did not meet weight requirements, and exhibitors failed to attend meetings those exhibitors were not permitted to exhibit their animals at the fair. 3. Parent and exhibitor responsibility – It is the parent and Exhibitors responsibility to meet the requirements. 4. Parent’s inaccurate excuse 4-H reported that the club was informed correctly The Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show Inc. is a 501 C (3) nonpro t organization. The board is self governed and is comprised solely of volunteers. The purpose of the Hendry County Fair Youth Livestock Program is to help develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and the life skills of youth. Understanding and following rules, as well as accepting the penalty when not followed, are valuable life lessons. It is unfortunate that this exhibitor will be unable to show at the fair this year. The members of the Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show would encourage the exhibitor to continue with the project and prepare for the 2014 fair. Respectfully Yvonne Swindle Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show, Inc LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Indigo Bunting, sometimes called a “blue canary,” usually migrates in large ocks at night, using the stars for guidance. This migratory bird is found from southern Canada to Northern Florida during the breeding season and from Southern Florida to Northern South America during the winter. These small sparrow-sized stocky birds have short tails and a thick conical bill. Breeding males are blue with a richer blue head and shiny silver-gray bill. Females are brown above with a whitish throat, faint streaking on the breast and sometimes a touch of blue on the wings, head or tail. Immature males are brown with patches of blue. Young Indigo Buntings learn their songs from nearby males. Those a few hundred yards apart usually sing different songs, while those in the same “song neighborhood” will have nearly identical songs (Cornell Lab All About Birds). The male Indigo Bunting’s song is a series of sharp, clear, high-pitched notes that last about two seconds and then trail off at the end. Their calls are a “spik” similar to other bunting species. The oldest known Indigo Bunting lived to be eight years and three months old. They prefer living in weedy or brushy areas near groves, elds, forests or backyards. Their diet consists mainly of insects, spiders, seeds, buds and berries and they can be attracted to backyard feeders with thistle or bird seed. These birds have been con rmed nesting in northern peninsula of Florida from late April to July. The male watches as the female weaves a 1.5 inch open cup of leaves, grasses, stems, and bark that is wrapped with spider webs. It takes two to eight days to complete the nest that is lined with grasses, roots, bark, thistle and sometimes hair. The female lays two to six white eggs which are incubated for 12 to 13 days with the young edging when they are nine to 10 days old. You can help document wintering birds including Indigo Buntings as well as resident species during the Feb. 15 to 18 Great Backyard Bird Count. Anyone from any place can participate. It’s easy to be part of this annual event. First, create a GBBC account at www.birdsource.org/gbbc. Second, count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC and nally enter your results on the GBBC website www.birdsource.org/gbbc (or eBird). If you don’t have internet access or prefer using a print form contact Margaret England to request a data entry form. These completed forms will be posted for you by Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding or photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips Saturday, Feb. 16, Sunday, Feb. 17 or Monday, Feb. 18, at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). Birders and/or photographers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the STA5 Deer Fence Canal Trailhead. To make a reservation, please contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or 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. “Like” Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Indigo Bunting (INBU) Margaret England PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEMale Indigo Bunting.

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God and The Super BowlBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThis Sunday is a national day of prayer. Okay, not “of cially.” It’s not sanctioned by any denomination or governmental decree. But there will still be more prayers sent heavenward this Sunday than on any other given Sunday. Yes, it is Superbowl Sunday, and there are prayers going up for that favorite team by players, family members, coaches, investment brokers and fans all over the country. And, like the pizza-hawker “Papa John’s,” who promised a free pizza to anyone who correctly calls the “head or tails” coin toss that starts the game, half of the people will have their prayers answered. Half will not. Does God really care who wins the game? Come to think of it, can our prayers have an inuence on the outcome? My mind is suddenly lled with images of Sunday afternoon heroes, kneeling in the end zone in a brief prayer after scoring a touchdown, or groups of players dropped to their knees, heads bowed, in the middle of the eld at the conclusion of a game. I hear post-game interviews with sweaty stars: “Great game, Biff.” “Thanks, Bud. The rst thing I have to say is that I owe it all to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We kicked some butt out there today. WHOO-OOH!” I confess I am more than glad that there are public gures acknowledging the importance of faith in their lives. That’s good! But I’m not so sure about the implication that Jesus Christ helps anyone “kick butt” on or off the eld except maybe in cases of spiritual warfare. I don’t believe coin tosses and football games are the best testing grounds for our prayer life. “Hail Mary’s” aren’t the only ways to connect with the divine. Prayer is paying attention to the movement of the Spirit in our lives. Praying is opening ourselves up to the presence of the divine. Jesus had three years in which to save the world. How did He spend those three years? Writing a manuscript? Building a temple? Starting a new religion? No, He spent those three years investing everything He had in a team. This team He chose would be charged with continuing His ministry and carrying the gospel into and throughout the world. But before He chose His team, He spent the night in prayer (Luke 6:12-13). The greatest decision Jesus made for the sake of the gospel was made after He spent the night in prayer to God. (Luke 12:12) Only after that extended time in prayer did Jesus chose his disciples. That raises some questions. Before you make important decisions in your life, do you pray? Do you ask for God’s guidance? Do you ask for God’s help to be all that you can be in upcoming events? Prayer changes things. But more importantly, prayer changes us. A prayer-conditioned life conditions us to receive God’s presence and power. So should players be praying for a victory this Sunday? I believe the outcome will be dependent on human effort, not divine intervention. God will inspire players to do their best, but the outcome will be up to them. They should ask for guidance, wisdom and courage. Hopefully, God will be giving the players what they need to deal with adversity. They should ask God to enable them to use their talent to the utmost capacity and to be the best they can be out there. Does God care who wins the Super Bowl? No. But God does care about the players, God cares about you, God cares about me. And that’s all that any of us will ever need. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 Religion Column John Hicks Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.31/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 12.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 7.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 4.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “The national average has picked up in the last week on the apparent start of re nery maintenance season,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Re nery production has taken a hit in the last week as companies begin looking towards the summer driving season, utilizing this time of year for maintenance and any upgrades before gasoline demand races higher for the summer season,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Boyd W. Close, 86MOORE HAVEN — Boyd W. Close, a longtime resident of Perry Fla., passed away on Jan. 25, 2013 in Wakulla County. Mr. Close was born Feb. 4, 1926 to Mr. Karl (Charles) Close and Mrs. Lela (Norton) Close in Big Bear Beach, Fla. He grew up in Lakeport, Fla. and joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from Moore Haven High School. A veteran of W WII, he studied forestry at the University of Florida, graduating in 1949. He worked for the state of Florida as a forester for a short time before going to work for Proctor & Gamble, where he retired after 34 years. He was a leader in the eld of forestry, at one point managing over 1,000,000 acres of forest land, more than any other individual in the state of Florida at the time. He lived a life of service and integrity and gave freely of his time to others. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crawfordville, Fla. In Perry, he was an active member of the First Baptist Church and the Florida Forestry Association. He also served on the boards of the Children’s Home Society, the Buckeye Federal Credit Union, Aucilla Christian A cademy, Suwannee River Water Management District, Doctors Memorial Hospital, and the Florida Trail Association. He was active for many years in the Boy Scouts of America, volunteering as a Scout Master. He is preceded in death by his rst wife of 38 y ears, Martha Kate Close. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Louise Y oung Close of Crawfordville; son, Bert Close (Janeen) of Peachtree City, Ga.; daughter, Patricia Barton (Patrick) of Peachtree City, Ga.; stepdaughters, Theresa Hernandez (Louis) of Crawfordville, and Jennie Barnes of Perry; sister, Mildred Reynolds (Lou) of Baton Rouge, La.; also surviving him are two grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Perry. The Rev. David Fell of ciated. Burial followed at W oodlawn Cemetery immediately after the serv ice. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry. In lieu of owers the family suggests donations to the Children’s Home Society of Florida at w ww.chs .org. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 OBITUARYDUI, alcohol or drugs Flee/elude, fail to obey Arrested Jan. 25 by Sgt. J. Hunt J Eliut Lerma, 21DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Jan. 27 by DS Hainley H Rogelio Artica, 38Driving while license suspended, 3rd or subsequent offense Arrested Jan. 21 by DS J. Rayburn su qu Ra Demaster Auther, 32Burglary, unarmed Arrested Jan. 23 by Sgt. C. Green C. Derell Odom, 20 ARREST REPORT This 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. Professional angler and local legend Scott Martin is helping to lead a Student Angler Federation shing club chapter at The King’s Academy. Martin recently served as the keynote speaker at the club’s rst meeting of the season. He recounted his career; beginning as a young teenager shing in the canals of Clewiston, to becoming a household name as the host of the popular “Scott Martin Challenge.” Rather than focus exclusively on shing, Martin talked to students about the importance of education. He stressed that having a keen understanding of marketing was often times more important to a professional angler than catching sh or winning tournaments. Martin told students, “We’re going to sh and we’re going to have fun, but that’s not what this club is all about.” With the support of the Roland Martin Marine Center, the club plans to teach students to contact sponsors, maintain social media pages, participate in community service projects and create individual angler pro les that they can use to apply for shing scholarships. They will also compete in tournaments around the state as members of the Student Angler Federation and hope to host youth tournaments here in Clewiston. Professional Angler / TV Host Heading Up School Fishing Club SUBMITTED PHOTO library. “My husband tells me that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and maybe I am being ambitious,” said Barrett. “But everything has to start somewhere.” And Barrett knows exactly where to begin and has had no problem with implementing her ambitious changes. She has already ordered a new computer for the front of the library and is currently working on several different projects, one of which includes an answering machine for the front desk. “We don’t have an answering service,” stated a baf ed Barrett. “When somebody calls and there is nobody here to pick up the phone just rings and rings and never stops to take a message. I can’t believe that.” Though Barrett is very humble, it is evident that she is not the type of person to sit back and wait for something to happen. She has already made a long to-do list and will not stop until she has accomplished all of the goals that she has set in place. “I want to update our software, improve our LIBRARIANContinued  1 SEE LIBRARIAN  9

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Hendry Regional Medical Center’s laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. Ronald Gif er, M.D., the Laboratory Medical Director, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the “excellence of the services” being provided. Hendry Regional Medical Center’s laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire staffs’ quali cations, the lab’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to speci cally ensure the highest standard of care for the hospital’s laboratory patients. The hospital lab has scored perfect for the last two testing cycles sent to the lab to con rm testing accuracy and precision. These two cycles included 428 individual tests. The CAP is a medical society serving nearly 17,000 physician members and laboratory communities throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association, composed exclusively of board-certi ed pathologists, and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for highquality and cost-effective medical care. James Bancroft, the hospital’s Administrative Laboratory Manager, commended his staff for their efforts in maintaining a high-quality clinical laboratory at Hendry Regional Medical Center. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 For parents of newborns, those rst months can be exciting, challenging and even a little frightening. While your instincts will kick in to guide you through many parenting challenges, when certain issues arise, it’s important to seek help from your best-informed resource: your pediatrician. “Whether you’re having dif culty breastfeeding or have questions about vaccinations, your pediatrician is the best person you can turn to for answers,” says Dr. Thomas McInerny, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “Certain problems can worsen if they aren’t addressed quickly, so keep your pediatrician’s number accessible.”Feeding and NutritionBreastfeeding is a great step mothers can take to safeguard their baby’s health. Human milk bene ts the immune system and protects your baby from infections. Research suggests that breastfeeding may help protect against obesity, sudden infant death syndrome, and some cancers. To ensure a successful start, McInerny advises: Take breastfeeding classes before giving birth. Place your newborn skin-to-skin against your chest or abdomen within an hour after birth. Sleep in the same room as your newborn. Breastfeed eight to 12 times a day. Monitor urine and stool output. If you’re having problems, nd a lactation consultant or talk with your pediatrician. Waiting to seek help could interfere with your ability to produce milk or your baby’s ability to get crucial nutrition. And dehydration can be dangerous or even life-threatening. McInerny advises new mothers experiencing any of the following symptoms to call their pediatricians right away: Nursing sessions are consistently briefer than about 10 minutes or longer than about 50 minutes during the rst few months. Your baby still seems hungry after most feedings or is not gaining weight on the recommended schedule. Your newborn frequently misses nursing sessions or sleeps through the night. You’re experiencing pain that prevents you from breastfeeding. You think you’re not producing enough milk. “Pay attention to your baby’s pattern of feeding,” advises McInerny. “Don’t stop asking for one-on-one guidance from your pediatrician or lactation specialist until you get the help you need.” At your appointment, your pediatrician will weigh your baby to make sure he or she is on track nutritionally and can observe your feeding technique and offer guidance.VaccinationsNewborns need vaccinations in those rst months to protect against potentially dangerous diseases, including hepatitis B, polio, whooping cough (also known as pertussis), tetanus, diphtheria, Hib, pneumococcal and rotavirus. The pediatrician can discuss recommended immunizations at each visit. A new report from the Institute of Medicine con rms the vaccine schedule is safe and signi cantly reduces your child’s risk of disease. “Talk with your doctor about whether you need a whooping cough booster or u shot yourself,” says McInerny. “Whooping cough can be deadly to young infants. Immunizing family members creates a ‘cocoon’ of protection around them.” Mothers should receive whooping cough vaccine and u shots during pregnancy. Anyone who will be around the baby should also be immunized. More information on keeping newborns happy and healthy can be found at www. HealthyChildren.org. When in doubt, call your pediatrician sooner rather than later. When Should You Call The Pediatrician? Hendry Regional Medical Center’s Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation SUBMITTED PHOTO Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) documented fewer manatee deaths in 2012 than in the previous three years, as milder winter temperatures led to signi cantly less cold-related mortality. The FWC recorded 392 manatee carcasses in state waters last year, of which a quarter were determined to be from human-related causes. FWC researchers, managers and law enforcement staff work closely together to evaluate mortality data and identify necessary actions. Actions may include steps to protect vital habitat or special patrols to ensure compliance with manatee speed zones. The FWC is committed to conservation actions that reduce human-caused manatee deaths, including those related to watercraft. The FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement, in cooperation with partner agencies, uses knowledge of local boating conditions and habits, well-posted speed regulatory zones and up-todate manatee information as part of its on-thewater enforcement operations. Researchers documented 81 watercraftrelated deaths in 2012, slightly below the yearly average of the past ve years. “Protecting manatees is a priority,” said Maj. Jack Daugherty, FWC’s Boating and Waterways section leader. “Our of cers take time to patrol manatee zones, identify areas that have presented problems, and generally work with the public to educate them on how to boat safely and in a way that doesn’t harm the environment.” To help prevent cold-related deaths, the FWC continues to work with partners to enhance availability of warm-water sites important to manatee survival. Among recent efforts was the restoration of Fanning Springs by the FWC and partners, which improves manatee access to a natural warm-water habitat off the Suwannee River. To view preliminary 2012 manatee mortality data, visit MyFWC.com/Research/Manatee and click on “Manatee Mortality Statistics.” Milder Winter Temperature Lead to Lower Annual Manatee Mortality Count

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posed to be all about marketing and making the golf course a better place,” said Commissioner Miller. Commissioner Jimmy Pittman seconded his thoughts, stating that a “young person’s perspective” would be good among a crowd of older members. Commissioners all submitted their suggestions, with Commissioner Miller nominating Pena, and moved on to the next issue. A discussion regarding Fleming Pest Management Inc., the corporation which performs the mosquito control services for the city followed. In a letter to commissioners Douglas Wilson stated, “As you may know, Fleming’s relationship with the city started out with no contract during the rst month of providing mosquito control operations. Combine that with the non mosquito related issue between Steve McKown [former city manager] and myself, regarding attempts to coerce me into helping terminate an employee of the city, you will see below the extent I was taken advantage of with regard to the mosquito control contract. “In responding to the bid for mosquito control services (9/30/10) I listed prices for both per application pricing and a lump sum complete program. While calculating the pricing, all variables were included in both alternatives. As the bid process unfolded, Mr. McKown manipulated my lump sum pricing to try to match my per application pricing.” The letter further stated that “After my appearance before the commission, I was called to Mr. McKown’s of ce to nally review and sign our agreement. Initially the commission had approved the all-inclusive program for $184,690. While reviewing the contract I was informed that the city was going to go with alternative 1. I had no problem with the decision, however, I did have a problem with my pricing being changed by the City Manager. When notifying Mr. McKown of the wrong pricing on the agreement, he told me ‘You shouldn’t have tried that stunt at the commission meeting. You will sign it or I will go back out to bid and make sure it doesn’t work out so well for you.’” Wilson went on in the letter to explain that in 2011 his company was not paid roughly $75,000 of what should have been given to him. Commissioners seemed to be wary of the situation, wondering whether or not Wilson had a viable lawsuit if he wished to pursue one. However, City Attorney Charles Schoech seemed to think the city was protected. “Our biggest defense is the contract that he signed,” stated Schoech. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez stated that his problem with the situation was a lack of evidence. “Show me evidence that this happened and we can go from there,” stated Rodriguez. No vote was taken regarding the matter of giving the corporation the money they claimed not to have received. Next on the agenda was the renaming of the new “Woodworks Park,” which the Active Citizens for Children (ACFC) has been in charge of. In a previous meeting Mercedes Vary, representing the ACFC, presented three names which children from public schools voted on for the park, including Woodworks Park II, Sugar Town Playground and Sweet Town Playground. One local resident felt that it should merely be renamed “Woodworks Park,” as that is what it’s “always going to be referred to” in her eyes. Another local resident, a teacher, felt that commissioners should honor the children’s number one choice of Sweet Town Playground. Commissioners unanimously voted on Sweet Town Playground, at which time Vary brought up the subject of funding and asked the board for $25,000 to complete ACFC’s mission to build the park. Also discussed were commissioner bene ts. Commissioner Mali Gardner started off the discussion by stating that she felt that commissioners should not be given any more bene ts than city employee’s. All commissioners agreed and voted to adopt this change for the new year. One of the last items discussed was the update on the city manager position, which nearly 30 applicants from all over the United States applied for. Among the 30 there are four who are Clewiston residents, who some commissioners have agreed that they would feel more inclined to choose over somebody with a more educated background who knows little about the area. Commissioner Pittman stated that he thought the applications should be left open for an entire month, giving those who still wanted to apply a little bit more time. Commissioners agreed to leave the position open for another week to see if any other applications will be sent in. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 The King’s Academy Clewiston recently got ready for the Christmas holiday with a weeklong, spiritlled celebration. Students spent each day dressing up in different holiday accessories and enjoyed parties with their classmates. TKAC’s student council organized the event and came up with hilarious and original themes like crazy Christmas sweater and Christmas movie character days. This student-life activity was only one of the many ways that TKAC’s student council has impacted the school year thus far. Student council members have been responsible for implementing a dress-down fundraiser, adding new shelving to the locker areas, and the arrival of new vending machines on campus. They are also working on plans for the spring dance and an 8th grade graduation trip to Universal Studios. Student’s meet with TKA Principal, Mr. Brian Burrage each week to discuss ways to improve student life. Student council isn’t the only way for students at TKAC to gain valuable leadership experience. The school also engages young leaders through their National and National Junior Honors Societies and through the Hendry County Youth Leadership Program (HCYL). As members of the HCYL, students attend monthly, day-long events where they learn about different careers. This month students will be focusing on Government & Judicial careers. They will have an opportunity to visit the jail; speak with the State Attorney, Public Defender, Sheriff, Judges, State Representatives and others. Students Gain Valuable Leadership Experience SUBMITTED PHOTO CITYContinued  1

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story time for children and bring life into their activities with puppets, music and other things. I want to get enough funding to update our book collection and implement programs based on the needs in the community, I want to recre ate our website, said Barrett. I am sharing my dreams with you right now. She is already beginning to make her dreams into a reality, and began by creating a new Teen Book Club. It all began with two teen boys who were coming into the library causing trouble, began Barrett. I sat them down and talked to them and asked them what they would like to see the library start doing, what would get them excited about reading. They said that we should have a teen book club. I think they were joking at rst, but I still did it. And they showed up and told ev erybody that they were the founders. Now when they come in they are very well behaved. The 16 teens that showed up were very excit ed about the rst meeting and Barrett anticipates more teens to show up for future meetings. She wants to make changes in the programs that the library does and update their activities, however, she wants to base this off of the needs that are relevant in the community. I am calling on the community to take an in terest and tell me what they want, said Barrett. Updating the library is Barretts number one concern. We need help, said Barrett. I am asking for help from the community. Come in and ask me what you can do to help and I will tell you. We need new computers, new software, people who would be interested in helping with crafts for our childrens corner, at screen televisions, anything. Just give me a call. To contact the library to see how you can contribute, call 863-983-1493. I am very excited about the endless possibilities and hope that the community will step up and help me make a dif ference, said an elated Barrett. game roared their approval. Events quickly dispersed the hope the Tigers carried into halftime. Two minutes into the sec ond half, the Tiger back line made a catastrophic mistake. A high ball arced downward behind the back line, which made a decision to leave it for Vanegas. Vanegas had to come out too far for it, however, and couldnt reach it before LaBelles David Marroquin sped past Jeremiah Ramirez, settled it, and pushed it past a sliding Vanegas for a 2-1 Cowboy lead. Once again, the Tigers had to play catch up. Ordoez, Crawford, and the rest of the attackers pushed hard, but the Cowboys singled out Or doez and Crawford, choking them with three and two man marking. In fact, the Cowboys appeared to play to Or doez strength, forcing him to rely on his broad and deep ball handling skills to get by them. They effectively boxed him in, obstructing his passing lanes, and daring him to dribble through them. Ordoez accepted. Hed get by the rst box in, the second, and even the third, but nally one of the patient defenders would extract the ball from him, and LaBelle would counterattack. The more Ordoez got the ball and sought to make things happen, the more the Cowboy defense frustrated him. They did the same with Crawford, closing his center lanes and propelling him laterally toward the touchlines. Crawford likes to move. He likes space whether he has to make it or whether the defense makes the mistake of giving it to him. But it seemed every time he got near a shoot ing seam, Cowboy defenders closed ranks and forced him further away. The Cowboys aggravated Clewistons frustra tion with their lightning counterattacks, whether it was Luis Luna or Pea down the wings or Mar roquin up the middle. The back line marked as tightly as they could, but eventually one Tiger was called at the 70 minute mark (high school games are 80 minutes long vs. 90 for pro and col lege games) on a very late pushing call just out side the penalty box a few yards from the near side touchline. What happened next sucked the last breath of hope out of Clewiston. Marroquin got behind the ball horizontally and lofted a high, arcing ball from the 15 yard line that bent slowly and came down just above and outside Vanegas outstretched hand near the far side post and into the net. The stadium erupted, and LaBelles place in the district championship game ironically at Cane Field was sealed. The Cowboys would defeat Bishop Verot, 2-0. I wanted to keep playing, showing that Clewiston has a good team, a distraught Or doez said after the game. It gave me great pleasure to play with this team. I hope next year they can do their best. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.facebook.com/flwfishing www.twitter.com/flwfishing www.flwoutdoors.com Presented by WALMART PRO DAY I SATURDAY, FEB. 2 I NOON 2 P.M.MEET THE FLW PRO ANGLERS I GET AUTOGRAPHS & PHOTOS I LEARN THE BEST FISHING TIPS & TECHNIQUES02.07 02.10LAKE OKEECHOBEECLEWISTON, FLFLW EXPO & WEIGH-INSAT. & SUN. AT WALMART I NOON 4 P.M.SCAN FOR EVENT DETAILS 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 SPORT S LIBRARIAN FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search Clewiston News

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Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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? 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. 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. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 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. Westside ElementaryThe 3rd grade class of Westside Elementary school joined in celebrating Florida’s Literacy Week with a visit from a local author. David Lopez of Bonita Beach, Fla. He entertained the students with his funny stories and narration of passages from his book series about Maddie and her Magic Markers. The students enjoyed the day as they were able to purchase their own personally autographed books by the author. SCHOOL BRIEFS KindergartenA Honor Roll Enrique Acosta, Tyra Fields, Kitrina Maynard, Jonathan Thompson, J’Kiria Wright, Hector Delacruz, Trenton Felton, Aidan Jarvis, Joel Jimenez, Ayanys Xenes, Beatriz Bonilla, Mi’Niya Johnson, Lisbeth Ortiz, Kaylee Varnell, Lastant Carreno, Raniyah Downing, Maricela Ortega, Jarrett Runkles, Jordan Runkle, Robert Allred, Abria Askew, Trey Mccain, Jac’Quavious Thicklin, Zaiden Zamora, Elias Antonio, Kendall McDonald, Raymond Sierra, Mallory Nelson. A/B Honor Roll Madison Atkinson, Zachary Bellew, Rebeca Cabrera-Morales, Presley Heard, Kevin Jones, Jilian Swindle, Cecilia Reyes, Hegan Williams, Kamar Jones, Esmeralda Leon, Lydia Lewis, Graciela Lopez, Jerzavian Pope, Jerrmyll Ray, Reannen Reynolds, Francisco Trevino, Vanessa De La Fuente, Yovani Maurico, Cassi-andra Monroe, Tytiana Navarro, Sergio Pozotempa, Jorge Rico, Kapresha Thompson, Christopher Vasquez, Cassidy Washam, Gabriel Avalar, Jaden Hall, Kimberly Hunter, Cristobal Lorenzo, Martin Ramirez, Emerson Aguilera, Angie Arellana, Caleb Brady, Pedro DeSantiago, Joseph Foligno, Mackenzie Hurst, Kariah Robinson.First GradeA Honor Roll Osvaldo Aguilar, Joel Bocanegra, Keyton Jones, Ryleigh Flynn, Jesus Gonzalez, Kyla Jones, Aubrey Louque, Lisbeth Olmos, Alexander Rudd, Emily Salinas, Earnestine Smith, Leah Valdes, Damaris Romero, Branden Branes, Xavier Charles, Jayla Garcia, Kiearra Krull, Jesus Mendoza, Nicholas Narito, Raelynn Paniagua, Dajia Robinson, KiAnna Smith, Prescilla Bonilla, Clinton Kerr, Jodeci Love, Thomas Roberts, Makayla Arnold, Stephanie Depaz, Sherlyn Agular. A/B Honor Roll Willie McCain, Jorge Quinones, Dillon Shamsundar, Yoalibeth Oliva, Graseland Sierra, Mariah Baker, Racheal Ruiz, Marycruz Perez, Estefani Zavala, Nathalia Aceituno, Dayton De Arment, Vanessa Martinez, Hayden Padgett, Maribel Sanchez, Jesus Cruz, Xander Hopper, Morgan Hurst.Second GradeA Honor Roll Noel Escoto, Joshua Hernandez, Diana Raya, Jase Thompson, Jennifer Villatoro, Miguel Almaraz-Argueta, Emily Diaz, Eduardo DiazObregon, Daisy Fernandez, Alexis Imhoff, Victor DelaFuente, Adamaris Hurtado, Cristian Rivera, Talyah Sheppard, Aliana Smith, Alexis Ramirez, Angelica Ruiz, Ximena Vazquez. A/B Honor Roll Joshuah Barrera, Kimora Bent, Jordyn Mixon, Edward Olmos-Ramirez, Jayleen Rivera, Nathalyn Shelton, Xiomara Vega, Adam Chavarria, Jalyn Davis, Lillie Hunter, Kayleen Moreno, Baleigh Padgett, Shanelius Hodges, Brithany Rivera, Hannah Vazquez, Alonso Vega, Luis Velasquez, Jahzariiyah Watts, Joseph Barrera, Amy Herring, Jose na Hurtado, Riley Mullens, Alize Rico, Brayden Westberry, Aleiya Booth-Villalobos, Jonathan Cristobal, Samaira Grueiro, Jacob Kellogg, John Oliver, Kylie Rudd, Xzavier Solano, Diana Vasquez.Third GradeA Honor Roll Miguel Figueroa, Haylee Hayes, Aleah Rodriguez, Nicole Blanco. A/B Honor Roll GyLeigh Pattison, Candelaria Pascual, Mariela Aguilar, Francisco Calderon, Daniela DeSantiago, Derrick Ingram, Troy Johnson, Caroline McCray, Sergio Resendiz, John Simmons, Isaias Raya, Kahliyah Coleman, Alexis Dela Cruz, Kelly Gomez, Haily Hickman, Tyqwan Mills, Jennifer Sierra.Fourth GradeA Honor Roll Madison Nodal. A/B Honor Roll Fabian Bocanegra, Aaron Ramirez, Jayleen Rodriguez, Amaya Solano, Manuel Valdez, Eunjahia Carter, Elizabeth Hunter, Melina Martinez, Madelyn Spooner, Derrick Robinson, Ezequiel Vanegas, Yailyhn Febles, Cameron Bailey, Taleria Allen, Austin Boren, Mia Mazzina, Norma Olvera, Zeus Carranza, Brianna Cruz, Jesus Hernandez, Demetris Holligan, Z’Terria Mann, Ashley Perez, Oran Singleton.Fifth GradeA Honor Roll Thomas Darden, Aylin Xenes, Adrian Dilworth, Daniela Sierra. A/B Honor Roll Kylee Allred, Halie Barraza, Kylie Tarter, Aracely Hurtado, Michael Johnson, Chris Vanegas, Juan Vera, Elvis Amaya, Elizabeth Chavez, Alain Diaz, Solmari Gonzalez, Noah McCray, Diego Perez, Betty Sanchez, Hensy Santiesteban, Amore’a Singleton, Harley Whitehead. Central Elementary Honor Roll Who is our Master Chili Maker? The LAVFW hosted our rst Chili Cook Off fund raiser for cancer aid and research. After about 30 taste testers cast their vote on their favorite Chili from six delicious entries we were locked in a three way tie. A dilemma of unexpected results...how to break the tie? Several suggestions were tossed around for a few minutes when three late arrivals solved the problem. They tasted each of the three remaining entries, voted and the results con rmed our 1st Annual Master Chili Maker is Wayne Cobb. His recipe is now a two-time winner, after winning in Ohio a few months ago. Congratulations Cobby! Ready to spend an evening listening and dancing to the cool music of the 50s and 60s, eating hamburgers and drinking root-beer oats. Our second Sock Hop party will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9. There will be a best 50s era dress contest, hula hoop contest, stroll contest, 50/50 raf e and lots of fun going on. You and a friend can also have a Memory picture taken with a very cool background. There is no cover charge but a pair of new socks will be appreciated for our care packages. Also the drawing which includes the winner of a handcrafted hunting knife will be announced. Kippy says thank you to my family and friends for the wonderful surprise birthday party. Many prayers and get well wishes go out to Edith Brewer who was recently admitted to JFK Hospital. Ladies Auxiliary Happenings SUBMITTED PHOTOGardening in FloridaGardening in Florida, “It’s Different Down Here,” was the subject of a recent presentation given by Wae Nelson to Green Thumbs Garden Club and their guests. Mr. Nelson, publisher of Florida Gardening magazine, dispelled myths common to gardening in Florida. He encouraged the women to be creative with their gardening conditions and to use methods other than chemicals if possible. He also stressed the use of mulch to keep the soil cooler in hot weather and to retain soil moisture. He urged them to remember that “mom nature” is Florida’s best gardener, that “life wants to live” and to enjoy their gardening experience. Pictured are Wae Nelson holding a copy of the magazine and his wife Kathy Nelson, who is the editor. The Nelsons are from Malabar, Fla. WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions 7th Annual “Cane Country” Auction Sat. ~ February 9, 2013 ~ 9:00 a.m.26400 State Rd 880 Belle Glade, FL (20 Miles W of West Palm Beach, FL) (Atlantic Sugar Mill Site) 800-985-5699 Tractors, Combines & Harvesters, Construction,Vehicles, Heavy Duty Trucks, Vans & Buses,Trailers, Farm Equipment, Power Units-Electric Motors-Gearheads-Welders and Misc. Don’t miss this auction! Check the web for additional information: www.demottauction.com Terry DeMott, Sr. ~ M)229-891-1832 sales@demottauction.com Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr. FL #AU1833-AB1285 Warranty/Condition: All items sold “As-Is”, “Where-Is” without any warranties as to usefulness & merchantability. Purchasers must inspect the property prior to bidding. This is only furnished as a guide, information and descriptions are believed to be accurate, however, DeMott Auction Co., Inc. makes no guarantees as to accuracy. A 10% Buyers Premium will be charged for all items selling for $35,000. & under A 5% Buyers Premium will be charged for all items selling above $35,001. All announcements made on sale day supersede everything written or implied. Despite our efforts to avoid withdrawal of items from the sale list after they are advertised, it may sometimes be necessary, call before coming to verify that a speci c piece is present. Special NoticeD & K Harvesting and Gulf Citrus Harvesting & HaulingEmployees may pick up their 2012 W-2’s at 890 Spratt Blvd LaBelle, FL Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full TimeREDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION Infant Toddler Teachers RCMA seeks highly motivated Infant Toddler Teachers who possess a High School Diploma or GED. Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent bene t package that usually surpasses other child care institutions. Competitive pay range between $7.79 up to $13.50 an hour depending on experience, education and credentials. Send resume to: Jenneyfa Rich fax: 863-946-1961 or email: jenneyfa@rcma.org Employment Full TimeSUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full-time Clerk needed in small Labelle of ce. Cash handling experience a plus. Fax resumes to: (863) 993-9293 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.43 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS SALES ADMINISTRATION Position Responsibilities Assist VP and Director of Sales & Marketing with sales contract administration, tracking customer commitments, updating and issuing ongoing sales reports, scheduling travel, preparing expense reports, track and follow up on receivables, general ling and correspondence, cover customer service efforts when needed, prepare customer presentations and assist with customer communications. The position will provide general clerical support for the President as needed and will participate in the maintenance of databases related to research projects. Position Requirements• PC pro ciency, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SAP.• Rudimentary economic/financial analysis/math.• Sales support and the ability to multitask.• Strong organizational skills.• Excellent Communication skills written, verbal, and interpersonal.• Associate’s degree is preferred.• Three to four years of similar experience is preferred. Southern Gardens is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida notfrom-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential annual bonus. Quali ed candidates send resumes to: Fax: 863-902-4315 E-mail: dmelton@ southern gardens.com EOE Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items 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. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Apartments1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE (239)337-5859 MiscellaneousGOT ROACHES? GOT BEDBUGS? Kill them all with Harris Famous Roach & Bedbug products. Available at Ace Hardware, 310 East Sugarland Parkway. 863-983-8353 ApartmentsApartments for rent 2bd/1ba $450/mo. 1st + sec. 384 Avenue N (863)983-9480 Apartments MIRA VERDE Ask us how to get 2 months FREE Let’s have a FRESH start for the New Year!!. $10.00 Application fee per person. 2 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $505.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $ 465.00 PER MONTH Open Saturdays 9:00a 3:00p !**Looking for FARMWORKERS to come live with us!!!!.**LOCATED AT: 6760 Santa Fe North, Labelle, FL. CALL US AT: (877) 255-7316 MIRA VERDE Vamos empezar FRESCO este Ano Nuevo!! $10.00 por costo Applicacion por persona!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $505.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $ 465.00 POR MES Abierto Sabados de 9:00a 3:00p! **Buscando TRABAJADORES DE AGRICULTURA para que vengan a vivir con nosotros.** LOCALIZADOS EN: 6760 Sante Fe North, Labelle, FL LLAMENOS AL: (877) 255-7316 Houses RentHuge 2BR, 1BA Estate 1100 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $550 month. Call 239-285-7020 Moore Haven 2br./1 ba Double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile. $675 mo. Lrg. 3br./2 ba. Block house. Tile oors on double lot. $825 mo. Furnished Ef ciency, Utilities & furn. $150 wk. Call (863) 509-0096 or (863) 253-0001. Apartments Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Commercial Property Sale Commercial Property Sale AUCTIONS AuctionFDIC.com AL-GA-FL-SCNoBuyersPremium 5%DownPayment $2,500CashiersChecktoBid BrokersProtected H&MCQ1035357,AB110;B.G.Hudson,Jr.,BK3006464,AU230866.509.4473 NLeeStreet,LabellePropertyConsists of1.09+/-Acres ofVacantCommercialLandAgent:FredKolbColliersInternationalSouthwestFlorida239.985.8081Wednesday,February27at11:00amEmbassySuitesFt.Lauderdale…17thSt.ManySelling ABSOLUTE! ABSOLUTE Houses SaleCLEWISTON In town Duplex (2 sep. 3/2 plus lrg yard). $37,500 ea. $75k total. Ideal to share w/relative or home + rental income. Call owner 863-673-5071. Mobile Home RentClewiston 2 Bedrooms. $475 Monthly. 3 Bedrooms. $550 & up. 863-983-8106. Moore Haven 2br./2ba. Car port. Furnished/ unfurnished. $500 mo. 3br./2ba. Fenced yard on acre, screened porch & shed. $650 mo. 3br./1 1/2 ba. Fenced yard, w/screened porch & shed. $575 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 or (863) 253-0001. Mobile Home RentMoore Haven 2br./2ba. Car port & porch. Furnished/ unfurnished. $475 mo. 3br./2ba. Fenced yard on acre, screened porch & shed. $675 mo. Lrg. 1 br. Apt $450. Call (863) 509-0096 or (863) 253-0001. Mobile HomeSale2/1 MH 80x100, Lot on canal, carport, patio frt&bk, shed, Fla. Room, boat house, furnished, Lake access. Call 315-783-5005 CLEWISTON 3 Bed, 2 Bath 2013. Doublewide on NICE lot in City Limits. $550 Monthly. 863-983-8106. Hunting Camp 3 bedroom. As Is, Where Is. $4000 Obo. 863-983-3554. Montura Area -2 Bedroom. $4595 Obo. 863-983-3554. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did y ou look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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Mobile HomeSaleM.H. 2bd/2ba on large lot $30,000. 309 Pinecrest Ave, owner may nance M.H. on 1+ acre $35,000. 1408 Saddle Ln, owner may nance (863)983-9480 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedWe buy all junk cars starting at $400.00 and up! Call us at: (863)983-Junk (5865) or (305)970-4231 Located in Clewiston 24 hrs a day 7 days a week Sport Utility2007 JEEP COMMANDER Limited Edition in excellent condition. V-8, loaded, automatic transmission $13,500 / rm (863)234-7643 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Bolles Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2012, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Of ce, 1995 West Hwy 27, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:15 AM, for the purpose of: 1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BY: Ruben Rifa, President 435663 CN 1/31;2/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Disston Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy District for the year 2012, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Of ce, 1995 West Hwy 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BY: Sam Williams, President 435666 CN/GCD 1/31;2/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR EAST HENDRY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, as District Board of the East Hendry County Drainage District, is reestablishing the East Hendry County Drainage District Advisory Board and that any landowners within the District desiring to nominate/recommend one or more individuals for appointment to the Advisory Board may submit nominations to Judy McElhaney, Hendry County Administration, jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or to P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975. Nominations/recommendations must be received on or before February 14, 2013. Candidates must be landowners within the District. Nominations/recommendations should include the nominee’s full name, street address and phone number, and the nominator’s full name, street address and phone number. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, as DISTRICT BOARD OF EAST HENDRY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT Karson Turner, Chairman 435592 CN/CB 1/31/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of Pahokee Water Control District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 9:30 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT By: /s/ Kenneth McDuf e President 434667 SUN 1/24,31/2013 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 3147 2010 1214334-01000Q0410 Phyllis Morris Lot 52, Block Q of HARLEM #3, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000Q-041.0 Property Address: 1123 Florida Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434605 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 3504 2010 2024329-46000000070 Winder VI, LLC LaBelle, MILLERS SUBDIVISION, Lot 11, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 88, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-02-460-0000-0007-0 Property Address: XXXX Miller Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434618 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Forrest Cogswell conducting a retail business at 2660 Ft. Denaud Rd., Ft. Denaud, Florida, under the ctitious name of “Q” Pellets and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Forrest Cogswell 2660 Ft. Denaud Rd. Ft. Denauld, FL 33935Ownership of “Q” Pellets is as follows:Forrest Cogswell Sole Proprietorship It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of “Q” Pellets under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Forrest Cogswell DATE: 1/24/13 2660 Ft. Denaud Rd. Ft. Denaud, FL 33935 435587 CB/CN 1/31/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission 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. Karson Turner, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 435595 CN/CB 1/31/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Anand Patel conducting a liquor store business at 208 South Berner Rd, Clewiston, Florida under the ctitious name of Sugarland Liquor and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Anand Patel and Dipal Patel 2820 Via Piazza Loop Ft. Myers, FL 33905 Ownership of Sugarland Liquor is as follows: Anand Patel Dipal Patel It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Sugarland Liquors under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Anand Patel DATE: 1-25-13 2820 Via Piazza Loop Fort Myers, FL 33905 435621 CN 1/31/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on February 11, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1994 Buick, VIN:1G4AG55M1R6441215 1991 Honda, VIN:2HGED634XMH525100 1997 Honda, VIN:1HGCD5606VA119275 1994 Toyota, VIN:1NXAE09B2RZ122757 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 435454 CN 1/31/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000927 CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-SD3, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-SD3, Plaintiff, EDUARDO GUILLEN, et al, Defendant(s)(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 10, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 26-2008CA-000927 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-SD3, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-SD3, is the Plaintiff and EDUARDO GUILLEN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDUARDO GUILLEN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR EMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE; TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DOE 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 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 14, IN BLOCK 451 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 328 W VENTURA AVENUE 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 Fender’s must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 14, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clark of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08073225 EMC-CONVTeam 3 F08073225**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 31)2, 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 proceeding435104 CN 1/24,31/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 11-870-CA FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, N.A., Plaintiff v. J. FRED BURSON, TRUSTEE FOR THAT CERTAIN TRUST DATED MAY 7, 2004, J. FRED BURSON, SHERRI G. DENNING, ROGER D. DENNING, F&E, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure and for Damages dated November 26, 2012 in Case No. 11-870-CA of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, in which, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NA. is the Plaintiff and. J. FRED BURSON, J. FRED BURSON, TRUSTEE, ROGER D. DENNING, SHERRI G. DENNING AND F&E, LLC are the Defendants, the following described property set forth in the order of nal judgment will be sold on February 27, 2013 beginning at 11:00a.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Administration Building, 25 East Hockpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935 in accordance with § 45.031 Fla. Stats: LOTS 17, 18 AND 19, TOGETHER WITH THE WESTERLY 1/2 OF VACATED ALLEY ADJACENT TO SAID LOTS OF HOGE’S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 45 OF GOODNO’S ADDITION TO LABELLE AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 7 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. THIS IS NOT THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY OP THE MORTGAGOR. 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 this 17 day of January, 2013. Barbara Butler Clerk of Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 435093 CN 1/24,31/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12CA88 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 1996-10, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, in its capacity as Servicer, 7360 S. Kyrenc Road, Tempe, AZ 85283 Plaintiff, v. DONALD R. DEAN, LOUISE M. DEAN, N/K/A LOUISE PULLEN THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD R. DEAN, N/K/A SUZANNE DEAN CAPITAL ONE BANK, A CORPORATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit; THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER, LESS THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 6 OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1997 LIMITED, 80 x 28 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLA14611383AB. Commonly known as: 2355 WENDY ROAD, LABELLE FLORIDA, 33920. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue. LaBelle, Florida, 33975, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 20th day of February, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds, If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on the form below, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the form on the website below (choose the form for the county where the accommodation is being requested) and return it as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Please see contact information below and select the contact from the county where the accommodation is being requested. http://www.ca.ejis20.org/ home/main/adarequestasp CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 434831 CN 1/31;2/7/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000510XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff; VS. JUAN L. NORTON; et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262012CA000510XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and JUAN L. NORTON; MICHELLE L. NORTON; 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 on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, 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 12, TOWER LAKE ESTATES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 143 AND 144, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH LAND AND MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS 1993 GLEN COE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #5762051FA/B AND R.P. DECALS R0585591/92.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 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 January 11, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 434829 CN 1/24,31/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-001079 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. PAUL SANTIAGO et al, Defendant NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-001079 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and PAUL SANTIAGO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAUL SANTIAGO N/K/A SANDRA SANTIAGO; VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE HOA, INC. FKA FLORIDA’S FINEST VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 13th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4, VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 199, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 326 LOPEZ PLACE, 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 January 11, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk**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. 434790 CN 1/24,31/2013 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Earn some extra cash. 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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! 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 Kindergarten A Honor Roll Matthew Almon, Zachary Alston, Terelle Alvin, Isaiah Christian, Jazmine Flores, Marcus Givens, Melanie Gonzalez, Imani Greaves, Crystal Guppy, Liliana Hayes, Jenesis Hernandez, Jason Lovell, Louie Madrigal, Tyana McIntyre, Erico Mejia, Jarell Mills, Jordis Moya, Eduardo Ortiz, Leslie Perez, Valentino Pupo, Isaac Rios, Isayah Rodriguez, Aima Sanchez, Kerrvon Summers, Adalisia Puentes-Velasquez. A/B Honor Roll Christopher Alfonso, Miguel Centeno, Anaelise Cornejo, Javier Ducoing, Suelyn Flores, Giovanni Garcia, Roderick Jones, Joel Leon, Debra Lerma, Zachary McNeil, Daniel Milian, Andy Olmos, Christopher Paniagua, Ana Perez, Jayden Ramos, Travis Reese, Mia Rosales, Joseph Saba, Desiree Salazar, Jeremiah Salgado, Byron Taylor, Jer’reka Taylor-Small, Shakur Williams.First Grade A Honor Roll Timothy Alvin, Cari Anthony, Zy-mauria Bennie eld, Eric Beraza, Bryce Barnes, Ahtziri Cardenas, Jasmin Centeno, Yaitza Cristobal, Jean Diaz, Jessica Diaz, Jessica Esparza, Ivan Flores, Zachary Frotten, Eric Gonzalez, Jadin Herrera, Kayla Hurtado, Javary Jones, Leslie Jones, Wyatt Kurtz, Ricardo Lara, Luke Llossas, Dakota Long, Gabriel Lumpkin, Ines Machuca, Jatavius Macklongs, Tiara McClain, Brian Mijangos, Frank Moody, Misael Ortez, Salome Ortiz, Mildred Pascual, Wendy Sanchez, Taijah Thicklin, Lizmarie Vargas-Martinez, Tafarya Williams, Kelsey Worth, Anthony Perez. A/B Honor Roll Jasmine Gutierrez, Jenna Hernandez, Jaden Robinson.Second Grade A Honor Roll Romeo Rodriguez A/B Honor Roll Nasir Calloway, Brendaliz Cervantes, Arthur Christian, Joseph Claro, Aliah Cruz, Asael Deleon, Kevin Freeman, Nahdia I ll, Dyveesha Myers, Alexander Nguyen, Jalyn Porth, Azucena Sanchez, Jose Vega.Third Grade A Honor Roll Christopher Alston, Donovan Baker, Andre Guajardo. A/B Honor Roll Sharon Abreu-Castro, Silvestre Angulo, Brianna Bedward, Davian Bryant, Sebastian Castruita, JaBrian Davis, Yobany Lopez, Hailey Lovell, Carlos Marrero, Adrian Paige, Angelissa Perez, Anthony Saravia, Caylee Sherman, Mario Tamayo, Ethan Weiss. Fourth Grade A Honor Roll Evelyn Jones A/B Honor Roll Ty-Reck Addison, Lauren Berry, Julia Bristoll, Kimberly Cardenas, Jessiah Cruz, Fatima Emran, Shar-Nae Footman, Joseph Guasp, Marshall Kurtz, Fernando Lorenzo, Yesenia Mejia, Tru Murphy, Monserrat Paniagua, Kevin PerezCabrera, Eduin Perez, Gabriella Perez, Jessica Perez, Hisham Ramadan, Prudencio Ramos, Paula Roig, Denzel Rubia, Malachai Summers, Angel Vasquez,Fifth Grade A Honor Roll Yolanda Cruz, Sebastian Diaz, Andrea Garcia, Miranda Giddens, Juan Luna, Damaya Paige, Giovanni Reyes, Jisela Staples, Jaivus Chavers, Kiyah Coco, Cade Gibson, Wisham Ramadan. A/B Honor Roll Taylor Bain, Mar’Lashawndra Ellison, Kenia Granados, Isaac Hernandez, Alexa Navarro, Kalie Peele, Anthony Rodriguez, Olivia Williams, Ashley Acevedo, Dakota Ali, Priscila Contreras, Bruce Jones, Daniella Pupo, Kristy Rosquete, Stepahnie Salto. Eastside Elementary Honor Roll SUBMITTED PHOTODrop everything and read rallyStudents and staff celebrate literacy week at Central Elementary. BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School students celebrated statewide literacy week from Jan. 14 to 18. During this extraordinary week of reading activities, all were happy to read an extra 20 minutes per day as well as participate in the Non ction book reading contest. After counting the many compiled non ction scores, Ms Catisia Williams’ 6th grade class won with 130 points. They will be awarded a continental breakfast and the classes who earned at least 50 points will receive ice cream at lunch. Way to go! CMS Media specialist, Veronica Roquett, held a “Find a Book, Get a Book” activity throughout the week. During this time, any student who found a “Find a Book, Get a Book” sticker, could win a book of his/her choice if they were able to answer a literacy question correctly. Reading Coach, GiGi Mezzio, and Reading Resource Teacher, Susan Gilbreath, facilitated a book club, in which the selected students read and discussed the book, Flipped. The book was enjoyed by all and is a perfect lesson in compare / contrast as well. Students are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to watch the movie now. A poster contest was held, keeping with the State theme, “Take the Lead and Read.” The posters illustrated either a Non ction book the student had read or a literary term. The 8th grade winner was Rebecca Bolix from Ms Leyva’s class, the 7th grade winner was Jeriel Matus from Ms Waterman’s class and the 6th grade winner was DeAvian Davis from Ms Thompson’s class. Congratulations go out to them! The grand nale’ was the Family Literacy Night held on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Reading /LAE teachers engaged students and their families with special “literacy terms” centers prepared for this event. Activities concentrated on idioms, hyperbole, rhymes, metaphor/similes, word fun, alliteration and onomatopia and Tom Swifty’s. Students and their families were enthusiastic and enjoyed a fun learning experience. Many door prizes were given away, which included gift bags of popular teen books, book marks, pencils, stickers and candy. One grand prize, an electronic tablet, was won by Tiffany Dunham, a 6th grade student in Christy Williams’ Reading class. Free food was provided by the school and was thoroughly relished. Words can’t describe our heart felt thanks to everyone who came out and helped make Family Literacy Night a success---and that’s Non ction! Clewiston Middle School Celebrates Literacy Week SUBMITTED PHOTO

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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 3164 2010 1214334-010000U0061 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 9, 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. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000U-006.1 Property Address: 1234 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434614 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 2540 2009 1214334-010000K0020 Elbert Allen Jr Lots 2,3 and 4 in Block K of HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434608 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1788 2008 1224432-01000660130 Gloria M. Azuria Lot 13 in Block 66, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recor ded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434452 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 2912 2010 1314433-A0002650000 Pinot IV, LLC Lot 5879, Section “J-1” The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida, Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-33-44-31-A00-0265.0000 Property Address: 765 S. Willow Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434628 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 2531 2009 1214334-010000l0090 Daisy Hill Life Estate And Toshia R. Drummond Lots 9 and 10, Block I, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 2 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat ther eof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434582 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1110 2009 1344331-020000C0120 Mary Elizabeth Karten c/o Joseph Flannagan The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 12, Block C, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434580 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1599 2010 1144432-A0001690000 Jeanine Meleschi The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 2757 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. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0169-0000 Property Address: 660 N. Isora Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434616 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1625 2010 1144432-A0002380100 Avelino R. & Maria N. Leoncia c/o Rene F. Leoncio The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest 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 North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2858 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. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0238-0100 Property Address: 406 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434624 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 1600 2010 1144432-A0001690100 Gerard Meleschi The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 2758 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. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0169-0100 Property Address: 670 N. Isora Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434619 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 2962 2010 1314433-A0004330000 Edgar Gonzalez & Robert dela Vega The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80.00 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 5994, in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, gas and mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easements 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434453 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2012-CA-000168 Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. -VS,Margarita Olvera; Unknown Parties in Possession #1 as to 5993, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s)(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 Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000168 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Horne Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Margarita Olvera are defendant(s), Clerk of Court, BARBARA S. BUTLER, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on February 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: BEGIN 1191.7 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE NORTH, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE EAST, A DISTANCE OF 106.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTH, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE WEST, A DISTANCE OF 106.6 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING ALSO DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF TRACT E-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. AND PARCEL 2: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 86’26’00” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 115L7 FEET TO THE POINT-OFBEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST, A DISTANCE OF 176.9 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST, A DISTANCE OF 177.6 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING, LESS ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. ALSO DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF TRACT F-1, LABELLE RANCHETTES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 1978, MAKE: NATIONAL, VIN#: 15349, WHICH IS AFFIXED THERETO. 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. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 434832 CN 1/24,31/2013 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 3112 2010 1214334-010000L0240 Daisy Bell Willilams Lot 33, Block L, of HARLEM ADDITION No. 1 to Clewiston, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000L-024.0 Property Address: 1005 Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston, Fl 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434581 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 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 3531 2010 2024329-670000B0300 Denton ll, LLC Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of New York Street abutting said lots, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-02-670-000B-030.0 Property Address: 822 W. Seminole Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434622 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 Request For Bid Jerdik Road Water Main Relocation The Board of Directors of Lakeport Water Association will be accepting sealed bids for the Jerdik Road project which consists of relocating approximately 400’ of 6” water line done mostly by directional boring with approximately 100’ of 2” directional bore to replace water services. For a copy of plans for this project, contact the project engineer listed below. There is a charge of $20.00 per set or electronic transfer is free of charge.Bids will be accepted until noon on February 15, 2013 at Lakeport Water Association, 1057 Red Barn Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Any questions contact:Steve Dobbs, Project Engineer sdobbsgstevedobbsengineering.com 863-824-7644 Jeff Ussery, Utility Director 863-946-1300 434315 GCD 1/17,24,31 ON 1/16,23,30/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Ritta Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Ritta Drainage District for the year 2012, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Of ce, 1995 West Hwy 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM, for the purpose of: 1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT BY: Steve Stiles, President 435665 CN/BGS 1/31;2/7/2013 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 31, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTORamer tells of shing camp plansLance Ramer, Director of Clewiston Parks and Recreation, spoke to Green Thumbs Garden Club members and their guests at their January meeting. He explained how the City’s partnership with Florida Wildlife Commission and with the Clewiston B.A.S.S. Federation has bene tted Hendry County children. Recognizing that 60 percent of our residents have never been on Lake Okeechobee, they saw the need for that exposure. So, together they created a sh camp for boys and girls nine to 15 years old. A few of the many things the youngsters learned were how to sh, which baits to use and how to take care of this wonderful environment. Plans to expand the camp and take some of the advanced boys and girls on an overnight camping and shing trip this year are in the process, but camping equipment is needed. They are asking the community to make nancial donations to make it happen. Green Thumbs Garden Club sent one child to camp last year and plans to send two children to camp in 2013. For more information regarding this camp contact Mr. Ramer at 863-983-1492.