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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 01-31-2013
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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.com“We generally try to nd different places for this tournament each year, but Lake Okeechobee is usually one of the rst places that we turn to,” stated Chad Gay, representative for the FLW. “This is what quality shing is all about.” It’s that time of year again: the water is warming up, the sh are spawning, and it’s time for shermen from all around the world to come to “America’s Sweetest Town” to enjoy what Chad refers to as a “quality shing experience.” “Okeechobee is one of those bodies of water that can be extremely intimidating if you’re not used to it,” said Chad. “It’s not the typical kind of lake that many are used to going to; it takes some getting used to.” Chad recalled one of his rst experiences out on the lake with a guide. “We were just zooming across the lake when I suddenly saw this big grassy bar,” he explained. “I looked over at him, completely shocked and thinking that we were going to run right into it. But no, he ran right over it at this certain spot. I looked over at him and asked, ‘How did you know that was there?’ He said to me, ‘I know this place like the back of my hand.’” Scott Ellison, representative for the FLW, explains why Lake Okeechobee is the ideal place to sh at this time of year. “Basically, the sh have a life cycle, and right now a lot of other lakes are still cold. When the water becomes warm spawning season begins, which means that the sh are laying eggs and eating a lot of food, which is ideal for catching them. We hook them with arti cial bait that looks like what they’re wanting to eat.” The FLW tournament has been held in Clewiston for the past ve years, bringing with it shermen from Canada, Spain, Japan, and other countries all over the world. The tournament lasts for four days, beginning today, February 7, at 7:30 a.m. and lasting until Sunday. The sherman will each keep the ve biggest sh that they catch, updating this by putting the smallest back after each catch, and then will weigh in at the end of the day. stk # 13c56 Image is for illustration purposes only.BUY A NEW 2013 FIESTA S FOR JUST $13995 AND PAY NO DEALER FEE. T, F J W P P L O P V. N SEE BIKE  16 SEE FLW  16 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comA grisly homicide which shook Hendry County residents nearly ve years ago has nally gone through trial and received a verdict. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 17, 2007, the Montura Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call reporting a re located inside of a Montura residence. While putting out the ames, re ghters stumbled on a shocking discovery: located in the center of the re was a deceased man with his hands and feet bound together. The body was later identi ed as that of 60-year-old Epitacio Antonio Hernandez-Beltran, who endured what would later be described as an “unimaginable death” by a re ghter who was on the scene. By this time rumors were circulating around the community regarding the suspects who committed the crime, with ngers seeming to point to Vernon Dwayne Stevens and Raymond Alberto Diaz. Residents from the community informed of cers that the suspects were hiding from law enforcement of cers in order to avoid capture. BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comLast week of cers with The Clewiston Police Department (CPD) arrested a man traveling on a bicycle on charges of driving under the inuence of alcohol and battery on an of cer. It began on the night of January 28, when a police of cer noticed a subject on a bicycle who did not have lights on the front or rear of his bicycle. The of cer then noticed that the operator of the bicycle ran a stop sign, almost causing him to be run over by the of cer. The of cer proceeded by conducting a traf c stop on the bicycle, explaining to the operator of the bicycle that traf c laws still pertain to him, which is when the of cer smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his facial area and identi ed him as Carlos Ramirez. When asked if he had been drinking, the suspect stated that he had 12 Bud Light’s that night. The of cer told Ramirez to put his hands behind his back, which he failed to do. The report then states that the ofcer “escorted Carlos to the ground in an attempt to place him in hand restraints.” However, the suspect pushed the of cer away and began to “ ee the scene.” Suspect in Murder and Arson Case Found Guilty DUI Bicyclist Won’t Go Down Easily FLW Tournament Starts Today SUBMITTED PHOTOSouthern Gardens Citrus and Florida’s Natural Growers Cooperative provided a glass of premium Florida orange juice to nearly 5,500 elementary students when they toured the South Florida Fair’s agricultural exhibit and farmers market. The students and their teachers toured exhibits on sugarcane, citrus, vegetables, honey and more to learn about the importance of agriculture to the region’s economy. SEE MURDER  14Southern Gardens Citrus provides juice to students

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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDSA cacophony of images, riddled with heartache and sadness; this is exactly what those who walk in to Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center for Jenny Woods’ gallery exhibit on February 19 will nd themselves among. Woods’ work can be seen in every crevice of the Internet, most notably the famous fashion magazine, Vogue Italia. However, she explained that she did not fall into photography to please others, but rather to allow those looking at it a small glimpse into her world. “My pictures are literally a book of who I am. I cannot write, so this is a way for me to let people in,” said Woods. “I don’t open up well with other people, but I can through my photography because I’m vulnerable. I’m letting them get to know a piece of me, in a way.” Woods’ experience and vast collection of photographs may cause her age to come as a shock to some people. However, being only 20 years old enables her to recall the events leading up to her love for photography. “I had a lot of self esteem issues in school. Kids picked on me a lot, so I didn’t think that I was pretty,” explained a reluctant Woods. “I remember that I always wore a jacket, even if it was 100 degrees outside, to cover my body. Then I discovered a camera that my mom had and I started taking pictures of myself. It made me view myself in a different way. I liked the feeling; I became addicted to that feeling.” Since her addiction to photography began, she has not been able to put the camera down. One of her signature traits, which many models have come to recognize, is her ability to almost always connect emotionally with her subjects, which allows her to create images riddled with emotion; capturing more than just a photograph: a feeling. “I think that everybody has self esteem issues, especially the people that I shoot. What most people don’t understand is that models are some of the most insecure people you will ever meet. They are constantly being told that they are not good enough; they need to lose weight, gain weight, their face isn’t perfect, they aren’t tall enough, they’re not pale enough. “I don’t want them to think that they’re just a model to me; someone that I can dress up and use like a doll. They’re humans. I want to see their mind, their soul, their heart. I want to show that there is more to them then just a body. I don’t try to convey anything purposely with my photographs. I would hope that people see them as messy and honest and perfectly imperfect. I hope that people love that about them and realize that perfection is not beauty. I think that beauty is being completely yourself. Raw, uncut, just unapologetically who you are and not giving a damn about what anyone else thinks of you; internally and on the outside as well.” Many who have worked with Woods refer to her as a “ ower child,” which is somewhat tting as many of her pictures are either taken among the owers or have a ower overlay. Most of her photographs have been taken in Hendry County and Palm Beach County, out among the elements. “I like to feel free when I’m shooting,” explained Woods. “The studio limits my mind, I feel like I’m in a cage. When I’m one with nature I feel like it’s more natural and honest.” Woods feels that she gets her artistic side from her father, who she explained is a musician, painter, and singer, among other things, which all comes naturally to him. “I would hope that he is proud of me,” said Woods. “When I was rst starting out he didn’t want to pay for my art school. I think that it had to do with the fact that he could never make a living off of what he did; he just didn’t want me to get hurt. I think that he realizes now that I wasn’t going to give up as easily as he did. I feel sad for him more than anything. I think that the biggest failure in life is not pursuing your dreams.” Woods plans to pursue her dreams passionately, with one of her most persistent goals being to move to New York. “I grew up in Clewiston, but I was born again in New York. I left myself in New York.” She explains that her photographs are much like New York in one aspect; that if they could speak freely, they would “tell all of my secrets. I’m really glad that they don’t.” Woods’ exhibit will open on February 19 and will remain until March 1. You can stop by and view them from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and one hour before all performances. Her photographs will be up for viewing and purchasing during this time. 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 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! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Down the Rabbit Hole: An Art Exhibit at Dolly Hand PHOTOS / JENNY WOODS “I don’t try to convey anything purposely with my photographs. I would hope that people see them as messy and honest and perfectly imperfect. I hope that people love that about them and realize that perfection is not beauty.”-Jenny Woods

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Family Movie NightFirst United Methodist Church of Clewiston will have its monthly family movie night on Friday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.Faith Lutheran Church Yard SaleFaith Lutheran Church is having a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 a.m. Their address is 810 Cedar Street. In conjunction with the Yard Sale, they will be having a bake sale.‘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.Ladies AuxiliaryLadies Auxiliary is holding their Second Annual Sock Hop on Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. They are looking for donations of new pairs of socks for overseas care packages.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. For more information, please contact the 4-H Of ce at 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598. Talent FestIf you have a talent or a band and would like to win money and a chance to perform at Sugar Festival, enter Drug Free Hendry’s Talent Fest. You can win up to $700. Please pick up an application from your high school or middle school guidance of ce. Auditions will be Feb. 19 at 3 p.m., Feb. 20 at 3 p.m., and Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m., in Clewiston. First, second, and third place win cash and are invited to the county wide competition at Sugar Festival in Clewiston. Deadline to enter is Feb. 12. All talents are welcome: singing, split track, bands, rap, magicians, poets, dance. For more information, please contact Bianca Ross at 863674-4041 ext.143.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.Mini Health FairsHealth fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse, and oxygen checks. Clewiston Senior Center on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Tabitha Yebba at 863-233-1305.Focus on the HeartFirst Baptist Church of Clewiston invites you to join us for a weekend of focused attention on our hearts towards God starting Friday, March rst. Kenny Evans, a Southern Gospel recording artist and Dinner Theater entertainer in Pigeon Forge, TN, will speak and sing at each service. The schedule of events for the weekend is as follows: Golden Oldies Dinner Show on Friday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. Focus on the Heart on Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. Focus on the Heart on Sunday, March 3, at 10:55 a.m. Tickets for the Golden Oldies Dinner Show can be purchased through the church of ce. A love offering will be taken at all events. For more information, please call 863-983-5555.Chemical Dependence Anonymous MeetingsChemical Dependence Anonymous (CDA) meetings are being held on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., at Clewiston Gospel Ministries Church, 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. 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. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonMark your calendar for the 16th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) to be held from Feb. 15 to 18. Discover and help the birds in your community. The GBBC is fun, family-friendly, and educational. This event is free and open to birders of all ages and skill levels. Everything you need to know to participate is on the GBBC website at www.birdsource. org/gbbc/ including instructions, regional checklists, FAQ’s, classroom activities, and a how-to-video. For the past six years Clewiston has been in the “Top Ten” for the number of birds reported during this annual count. Students and adults from Belle Glade, Clewiston, Felda, LaBelle, Moore Haven, and Okeechobee submitted reports in 2012. It is easy to participate. Just spend 15 minutes or more each day then enter your tallies on the Great Backyard Bird Count website. If you don’t have internet access you may request a print tally sheet by contacting Margaret England. HendryGlades Audubon volunteers will enter your data if the completed form is returned by Feb. 28. The Great Backyard Bird Count helps scientist learn about the distribution of bird species including the Northern Pintail. These dabbling ducks are found in a variety of habitats in Eurasia and North America. In North America they breed in Alaska, central Canadian Arctic, western Greenland, and the central and western portion of United States. Northern Pintails who migrate down the Atlantic Flyway are often found on their wintering grounds in Florida, Central American, the Caribbean, or northern Colombia. These long slender ducks with long narrow wings and long necks are sometimes called the “greyhound of the air.” Males have elongated central tail feathers about one-fourth the length of their bodies. They have a chocolatebrown head with a white strip on each side of the neck that extends up from their white breast and belly. Males have a blackish-gray back and blue-gray bill. The female Northern Pintail has a dark-brown upper body with a buff or gray head and lower body. Males make wheezy mewing “kwee” or “kwee-hee” calls, but the female’s vocalization is a hoarse, muf ed “quack.” The Northern Pintail spends the winter in a wide variety of shallow inland freshwater and intertidal habitats. They dabble and up-end while feeding on grain, seeds, weeds, aquatic insects, crustaceans, and snails. Their nest is a scrape in the ground in brush or grass in open county with shallow, seasonal wetlands and low vegetation. This nest which is often far from water is lined with grass and down. The female lays three to 12 greenish buff eggs which she incubates for 21 to 25 day. The young edge when they are 39 to 52 days old. You and your guests are invited to participate in upcoming birding trips Saturday, Feb. 16, Sunday, Feb. 17, or Monday, Feb. 18, at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). A few volunteers will be working on the Great Backyard Bird Count survey. Birders and/or photographers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the STA5 Deer Fence Canal Trailhead. To make a reservation please e-mail Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 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: Northern Pintail (NOPI) Margaret England PHOTO / GREG CORNETTNorthern Pintail.

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The nutritional choices you make for your children are crucial, setting the stage for good health and good habits for years to come. So if you’ve heard about the bene ts of organic food, you may be wondering if it’s worth the extra expense, especially if you’re on a budget. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recently weighed in on the subject of organic food for the rst time, what’s most important is that children eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products, whether those are conventionally or organically grown. Organic foods do have lower levels of pesticides and drug-resistant bacteria, says Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, president of the AAP. “That may be important for kids because young children are more vulnerable to chemicals, but we simply don’t have the scienti c evidence to know if the difference will affect a person’s health over a lifetime,” says McInerny. Both organic and conventionally grown foods have the same vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, lipids and other nutrients that are important for children’s health. “If you’re on a budget, don’t buy the more expensive organic option if it’s going to reduce your family’s overall intake of healthy foods like fresh produce,” advises McInerny. “It’s better for kids to eat ve servings of conventionally grown produce a day than for them to eat one serving of organic vegetables.” Families can also be selective in choosing particular organic foods to stretch their budget. The Environmental Working Group has created a Shopper’s Guide that rates the level of pesticides in produce. Their guide indicates that conventionally grown onions, sweet corn and pineapples have relatively low pesticide rates, making them safer to purchase. If you can budget a few extra dollars to spend on groceries, opt for organic apples and celery, which are among the most pesticideladen crops. According to the AAP, organic milk is not healthier for kids than conventional milk, but parents should make sure all milk they purchase is pasteurized. The jury is still out on the long-term health bene ts of organic produce, but in the meantime keep your eyes and ears open for new information as it becomes available -so you can make the best possible choices in the future. You can nd nutrition tips for kids on the AAP website for parents, www.healthychildren.org. No matter the size of your budget, you can do your kids a world of good by ensuring they get at least ve servings of fruits and vegetables daily. “The Big Candy lobby has complained of high sugar prices on Capitol Hill for months despite their own increasing pro ts,” said Ryan Weston, chairman of the ASA. “Now they have big pro ts, cheap sugar, and a rosy outlook for the future, so lawmakers will be much less receptive to their poormouthing.” Raw sugar prices dipped as low as 21.5 cents per pound during October. With 2.2 million tons of surplus overhanging the market, a strong domestic crop, and subsidized foreign sugar still owing in under a myriad of trade deals, cheap sugar is predicted for the foreseeable future. Weston believes that sugar’s price reality as other commodities are enjoying record highs proves how well the current sugar policy has worked for consumers. “Our policy doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime. It helps counter subsidies by foreign competitors like Brazil, which controls nearly half of the world dump market. And it ensures consistent homegrown supplies at consistent prices,” he explained. October’s 21.5 cent low is remarkably similar to raw prices seen in past decades. Prices averaged 22.2 cents in the 1980s, 22.0 cents in the 1990s, and 21.4 cents in the 2000s. More than half of all U.S. sugar-producing operations closed during that three-decade period. Prices brie y increased in 2010 and 2011, allowing farmers to begin paying down years of accumulated debt, but have since fallen back to historic depressed levels. Unfortunately for sugar producers the cost of labor, fuel, fertilizer, and other inputs continue to climb, which is why sugar producers are ghting hard to keep a strong policy under the next Farm Bill. Sugar’s biggest customers, candy makers, have had more success. Domestic consumption and production of candy is on the rise, as are candy prices – a situation that has helped confectioners achieve pro t margins that are surprisingly higher than major oil companies and even casinos. Weston noted that food makers aren’t passing along any of the lower sugar prices to consumers and have, instead, continued price increases at the grocery checkout line. This documented lack of pass-through, he said, should further call into question the credibility of that talking points being used by opponents of the sugar policy. In addition, today’s market shows that it is false to claim that U.S. prices are much higher than on the world market, where foreign subsidies arti cially depress prices. When transportation costs are factored into world raw sugar prices, it is almost identical to current U.S. prices, which already re ect transportation costs. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 See Better, Look Better, Feel Better No-Glare Lenses“The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Falling Sugar Prices Should Strengthen Support for No-Cost Sugar Policy Is It Important to Feed Kids Organic Food?Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 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.Clewiston Christian SchoolUpcoming Events Feb. 9: CCS Skeet Shoot (for more information, please call 863-983-5388) Feb. 18: President’s Day No school Feb. 21: First grade “living museum” Feb. 26: Open house for new parents from 5 to 7 p.m. SCHOOL BRIEFS SUBMITTED PHOTOHarvest of Hope ClubThanks to the generosity of Mary Ann Martin 19 Senior students from Clewiston High School Harvest of Hope Club enjoyed a two hour pontoon boat tour of Lake Okeechobee. With movie star glamour, she talked with passion about her beloved lake, its gifted waters, and contributions to the economic growth of the area. SUBMITTED PHOTOClewiston Bass Anglers TournamentThe Clewiston Bass Anglers had their monthly tournament for February on Lake Okeechobee out of Clewiston on Feb. 3. First place was won by Hunter Abowd. Brandon Herrero claimed second place, with third place going to Tim Loftis. Hunter Abowd claimed the Big Bass Award. WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? e vents? | photos? | tips? | stories ? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Please be advised the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Recycle Collection Center, located at 1360 Forestry Division Road in LaBelle is now open to the public by appointment only. The Clewiston HHW Center, located at 1381 Evercane Road continues to be by appointment only. You may call 863-673-0508 to make an appointment. No illegal dumping outside the gate is permitted. If you have questions, you may call the above mentioned number or 863-674-4162 or the Hendry County Special Districts Of“ce at 863-675-5252.HELPFUL TIPS: Household Hazardous WasteMany products we use in and around our home and discard with our trash are similar to regulated hazardous waste produced by bus iness and industry. Products that are corrosive, such as acids and alkalis, are ”ammable, reactive or toxic and are found in homes, garages, workshops or used in gardens. Some examples are: Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides & Insecticides Batteries, rechargeable and auto Mothballs Liquid Paint & Thinners Furniture Strippers, Finishers, Polishes & Waxes Motor Oil, Brake & Transmission Fluid, Gasoline & Antifreeze Solvents & De-greasers Nail Polish & Remover Oven & Drain Cleaners Metal Polish & Rust Removers Mildew Removers Swimming Pool Chemicals Cleansers: Upholstery/All Purpose, etc. Fluorescent Tubes (Containing Mercury) (Non-household may drop off up to ten (10) for a fee of $0.50 each.) Thermometers (Containing Mercury) Wood Preservatives Small Freon Bottles Propane Tanks Electronics (TVs, computers, phones, etc.) These items may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers free of charge to residents.RECYCLINGAcceptable Items: Plastics #1 PET Drink Bottles Plastics #2 HDPE Frosted Milk Jugs Mixed Plastics #3 PVC, #4 LDPE, #5 PP & #6 Pigmented Jugs (laundry detergent) Tubs/Containers (jelly & butter) Bottles (shampoo, dish liquid & ketchup) Five-Gallon Pales (Rinse all recyclables, as necessary.)AVISO PBLIC AVISO PUBLICOPor favor, tenga en cuenta que el Condado Hendry Desechos Caseros Peligrosos (HHW) & Reciclaje Centro, ubicado @ 1360 Divisin de Silvicultura Carretera en Labelle se encuentra a disposicin del pblico slo con cita previa. El HHW Clewiston Centro, ubicado @ Evercane Carretera en 1381 sigue siendo nicamente por cita. Usted puede llamar 863-673-0508 para hacer una cita. Ningn vertido ilegal fuera de la puerta es permitida. Si usted tiene preguntas, usted puede llamar el mencionado nmero o 863-674-4162 o el condado Hendry distritos especiales O“cina @ telfono 863-675-5252.INFORMACI"N TIL: Desechos PeligrososMuchos de los productos que utilizamos en los alrededores de nuestra casa y de descarte con nuestra basura son similares a los residuos peligrosos producidos regulado por las empresas y la industria. Los productos que son corrosivos, como cidos y lcalis, son in”amables, reactivas o txicas y se encuentran en casas, garajes, talleres o utilizados en los jardines. Algunos ejemplos son: Pesticidas, herbicidas, fungicidas y plaguicidas Las bateras recargables y auto Las bolas de naftalina Lquido de Pinturas y Disolventes Strippers Muebles, “nalistas, Betunes y ceras Motor de fluido de aceite, frenos y transmisin, Gasolina y anticongelante Disolventes y engrasadores De* Esmalte de uas y removedor Horno y drenaje Cleaners Metal Polish & Removedores Rust El moho Removedores Productos quimicos para piscinas Limpiadores: Tapicera / All Purpose, etc Tubos ”uorescentes (que contienen mercurio) (No domsticos pueden dejar hasta diez (10) por un costo de $ 0.50 cada uno.) Los termmetros (que contiene mercurio) Los conservantes de madera Botellas Pequeas fren Tanques de propano Electrnica (televisores, computadoras, telfonos, etc) Estos artculos pueden ser llevados a las Peligrosos del Hogar Centros de recogida de residuos de forma gratuita a los resident es.RECICLAJE Artculos Aceptables Plsticos # 1 PET Beba Botellas Plsticos # 2 HDPE Frosted jarras de leche Plsticos mixtos # 3 PVC, # 4 LDPE, PP # 5 y # 6 Jarras pigmentadas (detergente para la ropa) Tinas / Contenedores (jalea y mantequilla) Botellas (champ, jabn lquido y salsa de tomate) Cinco galones Pales (Enjuague todos los materiales reciclables, segn sea necesario.) PUBLIC NOTICE 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013

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Kindergarten A honor roll Madison Alford, Samantha Aragus, Kiera Baldonado, Phillip Berry, Kar’Nijah Burey, Sahara Calderon, Ethan Casas, Priscilla Centeno, Saul Cervantes, Natashia Coring, Steven Cossio, Kinsey Couse, Kayden Couse, Deante Davis, Alisha Drummond, Mya Dukes, Raylee Ervin, Jose Farfan, Emilee Fomby, Justin Fonseca, Eduardo Garcia, Edward Gomez, Salomon Hernandez, Takobe Holmes, Tyler Hough, D’Asia Hughes, Jada I ll, Kalyn Johnson, Jenna Lester, Alicya Luna, Nija Ligon, Bethany Lopez-Morales, Rubi Martinez, Daniel Mata, Walter Mckown, Lindsay Miller, So a Miranda, Michael Perez, Michelle Ramirez, Cedric Ramirez, Cody Rivera, Qwanell Smith, Adelena Tarter, Steven Toldedo-Garcia, Calvin Torres, Jaylin Velasquez, Elizabeth Villatoro, Derrick Webber, Jr. Daisy Yanes, Joseph White. A/B honor roll Elias Almanza-Garcia, Alyssa Bass, Marisol Bonilla, Anthony Busin, Amanda Calvo, Yzabella Fuentes, Tyler Hall, Hector Hurtado, Hannah Knight, Analysse Martinez, Adrian Mata, Omar Padilla, Isaiah Quinones, Nevaeh Rosario, Annie Xue.First GradeA honor roll Jy’rah Ammons, Kianna Baldonado, Jesus Beraza, Jonathan Blanco, Aiden Brocard, Emily Cruz, Alexandro Depaz, Aliana Dominguez, Bailey Grooms, Jazmin Hammond, Tristan Heron, Zailin Jackson, Haley Lyons, Jayvion Mann, Linda Matos, Melania Mendoza, Ja’liya Mills, Dionne Molde, Sharon Morales, Blake Patterson, Amber Payne, Santos Perez, Jerrell Radcliffe, Kelly Reyes, Hunter Robertson, Jordon Smith, Ciara Smith, Alessandra Suarez, Za’Marrian Teel, Ashley Velasquez, Paige Wright, Kevin Xue. A/B honor roll Rashad Abuasbeh, James Addison, Jacob Aguirre, Jenna Ali, Aracely Aragus, Blake Barnes, My’Keria Brooks, Angelica Castenada, Jose Corchado, Markayla Cypress, Alejandro Delafuente, So a Diaz-Mendez, Daniel Figueroa, Sonya Florentino, Rylie Harrelson, Jasmine Hurtado, Calvin Jones, Jessie Lee, Michael Longoria, Jovani Martinez, Alivia Mata, Haley Matos, Javian Ortez, William Pascual, Melanie Ramirez, Juan Ramirez-Jackson, Kadaria Mckenzie, Josten Rivera, Cynthia Rivera, Jalaney Roman, Jordan Rouse, Kevin Ruiz-Romero, Lilly Shine, Gabriel Trevino, Delaney Uselton, Caleigh Uselton, Ashton Walker, Victor Williams, Emily Wright.Second GradeA honor roll Ca’Vorris Ammons, Jenna Autrey, Federico Contreras, Sergio Contreras, Jaslyn Creagh, Ashley Cruz, Laura Davila, Kailynn Davis, Daniel Drummond, Romance Freeman, Michelle Landaverde, Mario Lopez-Torres, Gabriel Medrano, Uriel Paloblanco, Ty’Remy Paseler, Yoselyn Rangel, Marisol Serrano, Maria Tady. A/B honor roll Sarahi Ascencio, Ralph Barnes, Alexia Beraza, Chauncy Cobb, Aliyah Collazo, Kiara Corchado, Alicia Diaz, Osbaldo Farfan-Antonio, Angrea Figueroa-Padilla, Nyla Hill, Adrian Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Nathan Kennedy, Charli’ Lanfair, Kayla Mathis, Emely Perez, Javier Reyes, D’Angelo Ruth, Karson Sanchez, K’Juan Smith, Jacqueline Tinoco, Arturo Velasquez, Joanna Yanes-Molina, Derek Zulu.Third GradeA honor roll Kyla Baldonado, Madeline Heron, JWyatt Hughes, Mason Timgren, Julia Hammond, Jaylin I ll, Chassity Stinson, Kyla Glidden, Wyatt Wetherington. A/B honor roll Easton Bellew, Marlene Berry, Payton Bryant, Hayli Calderon, Jasmine Camanos, Giselle Delacruz, Alex Dominquez, Ke’Lajah Funderburk, Roberto Gonzalez, Christian Gonzalez, Shamira Gracia-Barbon, Tyra Holmes, Kobe James, Roland Loreto, Mia Rivera, Shy’Bria Moore, Sandra Morales, Daniel Padilla, Rylie Patterson, Alisia Perez, Brandon Quinones, Lauren Thomas, Kayleigh Torres, Giancarlo Villareal, Kaniriya Williams.Fourth GradeA honor roll Devin Autrey, Zaylen Bennett, Melody Gallardo, Angely Galvez, Gabriel Garcia, Treyvon Holmes, Dawnyelle Jeudy, Aniya Johnson, Ta’kaela Johnson, Mikerri Kerr, Edward Padilla, Isaac Perera, Eileen Perez, Andrea Valadez, Parker Watson. A/B honor roll Brianna Aguirre, Annette Blanco, Jessania Blanco, Bailey Bryant, Hermoine Calderon, Angelica Contreras, Luiz Cruz, Kyleigh Davis, Mariah Everett, Gabriel Garcia, Fabian Hernandez, Emalee Kelley, Kristina Kidwell, Anthony Martinez, Adrian Mendoza, Bethany Miller, Aaliyah Pagan, Jessica Perez, Jacee Rivera, Sequoia Robinson, Argelio Rodriguez, Iraliz Rodriguez, Belinda Roman, Cesar Vera, Alejandro Villarreal, Caleb White, Jose Zeferino.Fifth GradeA honor roll Annabella Delafuente, Jonas Ilagan, Fernanda Paniagua, Angely Rosas. A/B honor roll Jacob Bradley, Jose Carbajal, Genesis Chavez, Kayla Drummond, Taylor Durance, Jazmine Escorcia, Isabell Espinoza, Hailey Etzweiler, Troy Evans, Brelinda Gomez, Luz Guevara, Adalmarie Hernandez, Tyrese Holmes, Makyla Hough, Tiera Hughes, Dyneisha Jackson, Karlee Lamb, Kaitlynn Lee, Juan Moran, Israel Pagan, Jayna Perryman, Jaylin Thicklin, Brittany Thomas, Alberto Trevino, Angel Vera, Blake Whitlock, Kaleigh Williams. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.facebook.com/flwfishing www.twitter.com/flwfishing www.flwoutdoors.com Presented byFISHING. ADVANCED. 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 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Westside Elementary Honor Roll Hendry-Glades Audubon will host a free public program on Hendry and Collier County State Forests on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p. m. at the Clewiston Museum 109 Central Avenue in Clewiston (across the street from The Clewiston Inn). Florida Forest Service Forester, Heather L. Ferrand, will present an information presentation, “Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest and Picayune Strand State Forest: An Overview of State Forest Management in SW Florida.” Heather is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a B.A. in Anthropology in 2001. She earned a Master’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation and a graduate minor in landscape architecture in 2010 for the University of Florida. Her professional interests include forest ecology, land management, and urban forestry. She was employed as a Forester in Tate’s Hell State Forest in Franklin County, Florida prior to joining the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center in Lee County this year. In addition to her position with the FFS, Heather is also the Program Coordinator for the Florida Master Naturalist Program, a UF/IFAS extension program. For more information, contact Butch Wilson at 863-983-2870 or Margaret England at 863-6740695 or sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Forest Management in Southwest Florida

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The Kings Academy Clewiston is one year away from graduating its rst class of seniors, but the private, Christian school on Caribbean Ave is already planning for the classes that will follow. Local students begin building their high school transcripts with advanced courses in middle school and are attending college visits as early as the rst semester of their sophomore year. This years sophomores, the class of 2015, recently visited the University of Miami and Flor ida Atlantic University. According to the schools principal, Mr. Brian Burrage, When we take college visits, the idea is to expose our students to different types of schools. On this trip, we wanted our younger students to experience the difference between a small school, private, and a large, state university. Kings will be taking local students out on the road again in April to visit ve more Florida schools. Their junior class will visit UF, FSU, UCF, Southeastern, and Rollins. According to Burrage, Its one thing to talk to young people about college and why its so important to work hard now, but its another thing all together to show it to them. When these students see the dorms, eat in the dining halls, and meet the professors, it changes their whole attitude about the rigors of their AP course load. They can see the reward for their hard work and are motivated to nish strong. Its about creating a vision that will sustain their enthusiasm and encourage them to maximize their God-given potential. Another way that TKA is supporting Clewis ton students is through their job-shadowing program. Juniors go through a rigorous resume writing workshop as a part of their English cur riculum, which concludes with their work being reviewed and critiqued by a panel of local lead ers. The panel features representatives from the elds of Law, Small Business, Finance and Bank ing, Health Care, and Education. The students use their created resumes to apply for a Job Shadowing event where they spend the school day working with a volunteer host in their sought-after career eld. If you would be interested in participating in the Job Shadowing program in the future by hosting a student, please contact the schools secondary ofce at 863-983-5388. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Local Students Visit the University of Miami and FAU SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO The Clewiston High School Wrestling team traveled to Ft. Myers to compete in their annual District Tournament on Friday February 1st. The tigers advanced eight wrestlers to the regional tournament as Arelys Valles, Azeekwuia Bryant, Oscar Matamoros, Matthew Vary, Jason Preston, Curtis Clay, Michael Counts and Jared Escorcia each nished in the top four of their respective weight class and advance to the regional tourna ment in Tampa next week. The Tigers were represented by three nalists on Friday. Leading the way was senior captain Arelys Valles, who pinned her opponent in the nals to earn her rst career district title. Coming off a great weekend where she was runner-up for the second consecutive year at the Florida girls wrestling state championships and having placed third at the district meet last year, Arelys entered this years district tournament as the top seed and became Clewistons rst individual dis trict champion in three years. Freshman Azeekwuia Bryant broke into the lineup late in the season and replaced injured starter Cristian Montes for the district lineup on Friday. Pinning his opponent in the semi-nals, Bryant would nish the day as a district runnerup, keeping his season alive for another week for the regional competition. Azeekwuia is the 7th tiger wrestler this year with double digit wins. Junior Michael Counts won a tough seminals match to earn his rst ever trip to a cham pionship nals, taking runner-up honors on the night and qualifying for the regional tourna ment. Freshman Oscar Matamors and Jared Escor cia each won a pair of matches, taking home 3rd place and Freshman Matthew Vary battled back after a rst round defeat by winning a close elimination match and nishing the day in fourth place, punching his ticket to the regional tourna ment. Sophmore Curtis Clay took third place and Junior Jason Preston took fourth wrestling competitive, each extending their season one more week as well. The tigers were within two point from match ing last years 3rd place nish, ending the night in 4th place. Three tiger starters went out with illness and injuries this year: last years district runner up Joe Hernandez was out with a knee injury all season, and Matthew Johnson and Cristian Montes were ill this week and could not compete. Montes and Johsnon were two of the top contributors this year, collecting 36 victories between the two. It was heartbreaking to see the season come to end before Districts for Cristian and Matt, but unfortunately injuries and illness happen and some of it is out of our control, luckily we have a great group of underclassmen that showed great maturity by stepping up in their place said the coaches. The Tiger wrestlers will compete in the re gional tournament hosted by Berkeley Prep High School in Tampa on Friday February 8th and 9th. Each wrestler who places in the top four in their respective weight class will advance to the state championships in Lakeland the fol lowing week. 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Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTO100th day of school celebrationFirst Graders at Clewiston Christian School celebrated their 100th day of school on Thursday with all sorts of fun 100 themed activities. Holidays and Traditions; What They Can Give Us LentBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ Saint Martins ChurchMany of the traditions of Churches sprung up from practices during their early, formative years. Some traditions have lots of holidays; others have fewer celebrations. Some traditions are from generations and centuries ago while others have fallen into place at more recent times. With a new month some of the holidays related to springtime fall on the calendar. The greatest Christian holiday, of course, is Easter (yes, Easter and not Christmas!) It is the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord and a tangible sign of His overcoming death. His promise that we shall be with Him is the assurance that we will also overcome death; that this life is not the end. That great and special occasion has been celebrated by the faithful ever since. Earlier Christians felt that there should be a time of preparation for this great holiday in much the same way that we prepare the household for Christmas or the coming of special guests. A time was adopted; a time of preparation. The time adopted was taken from scriptures. Jesus prepared for His ministry by taking forty days in the wilderness and overcame the temptations that faced Him. Likewise, the early Christians adopted the forty days before Easter as a time of preparation for the great event. It was to be a time of preparation and getting ready; many of the traditions center around spiritual preparation for the great celebration of the spiritual gifts of Easter. One discipline was to make sacri ces; another was to add to the spiritual practices and exercises to make them a special offering when Easter arrived. People would give up, fast, take on extra readings, attend extra services in Church, and try to do a few more good deeds. This period came to be known as "Lent." The word is related to "Lengthening." Our ancestors observed that the days were getting longer in the Springtime and the lengthening of days heralded the coming of Easter, and so it was. Lent was set aside as a time to prepare for Easter by special devotional practices to strengthen Christian character and to be tangible reminders of the sacri ces and gifts that came from the one who it was all about. The day on the calendar marking the beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday, was a time of penitence. The marking of Christian foreheads with ashes was practiced; sackcloth and ashes are those Biblical times of penitence and reminders that we need to get our spiritual houses in order once more. The day before Lent began was a time to clean out the larders in preparation for the times of fasting to come. Was that food wasted or thrown out? By no means: Shrove Tuesday, in Latin languages known as "Mardi Gras," literally means "Fat Tuesday." It was a time to clean out the pantries by consuming all of the goodies and rich foods by eating them! Churches still celebrate this holiday and early tradition by hosting pancake suppers with all of the non-dietary supplements that go with pancakes. The message that is tangibly conveyed is that we're getting ready for a time of sacri ce; Lent is upon us and we'll begin by removing some of the worldly temptations that may set us back. In the meantime, have a good meal and eat up the fattening foods that may become a distraction later. I am pleased to be a part of a faith that remembers all of the earlier traditions designed to make special times really special and to provide means of growing spiritually along the way. My human family also has its traditions; they make us who we are. It is the same with our spiritual families; traditions and keeping the older practices are signs of what makes us better at being who God intended us to be. We stand connected with those who laid our foundations and, nally, He who is at the origin of it all. That's a good reason to keep them and celebrate. Religion Column SUBMITTED PHOTOAYSO State Game ChampionsOn Jan 21, after the third day of soccer games the Clewiston U-12 girls team took the championship at the annual AYSO State Game Tournament held in Wellington. Lead by coach Alejandro Villarreal the girls play some of the most intense games held in the tournament to become victorious against teams from Key Largo, Key West, Acreage, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach. Beside winning rst place, they also won sponsorship, which is very important in AYSO. Pictured: Back row, Coach Alejandro Villarreal, Nicole Roth, Demi Cruz, Brittany Capuzano, Norma Olvera, Thania Chavez, Jaylynn Moreno and assistant coach Carmen Villarreal. Middle row: Isabella Perez, Leticia Villarreal and Selinda Puentes. Front row: Golee, Deyla Cardenas.

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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 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 Time Industrial Maintenance Person Needed Electrical Background Required. Fax Resume to: 863-612-9248. Treehouse Learning CenterSEEKING FULL TIMEINFANT/ TODDLER TEACHER Must have current CDA & experience. Apply at: Treehouse Learning Center, 1309 N.W. Ave. L., Belle Glade. Auctions Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 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. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! 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 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Condos/Townhouses RentCLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Tennis Courts. Boat Ramp. On canal view lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month short or long term 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.net Houses RentRIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, Golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. 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. MonturaLarge DW MH 4Bd\2Ba, chain length fence around entire property, shed and double pole barn, $800\mo. Call: 863-983-2841 after 6pm Mobile HomeSaleCLEWISTON 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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 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. PUBLIC NOTICETHE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 AT 8:45 AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 436170 CN 2/7/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded two horses from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horses. 436184 GCD 2/7;2/14/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/08/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2006 SUZUKI JS1SP46A662100994 436113 CN 2/7/2013 PUBLIC NOTICETHE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013, 9:15AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT 436167 CN/GCD 2/7/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces a public meeting and public hearing to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida; DeSoto County, Florida; Hendry County, Florida; Pasco County, Florida; Polk County, Florida, and Lee County, Florida. The meeting and public hearing will be held at 1 p.m. on March 21, 2013 at the East Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave, Dade City, FL 33525. The meeting as previously advertised to be held by the use of communications media technology only, will not be held as such. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. The meeting will also include a public hearing to consider adoption of the annual budgets and capital improvement programs for the water and wastewater systems of Aqua Utilities Florida, Inc., and Crystal River Utilities, Inc., which are proposed to be acquired by the FGUA. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed annual budget and capital improvement programs and to le written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least three business days prior to the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA. 435373 CN 2/7,14/2013 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-QUARTE R OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER, LESS THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF FO R 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 o f 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 Cler k 434831 CN 1/31;2/7/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on February 18, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 2001 Chevy, VIN:1GAHG39R011202018 ***We have to right to refuse any and all bids*** 436099 CN 2/7/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Johnnie Dent, miscellaneous boxes, refrigerator, mattress and box spring, 2 TV’s bedroom set, portable heater, clothes. 435801 SUN 2/7,14/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013, 9:30AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 436172 CN 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT RITTA Drainage District landowners meeting has been rescheduled to March 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT BY: STEVE STILES, PRESIDENT 435665 CN/BGS 1/31;2/7/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1L75 The improvements under this Contract consist of drainage improvements. Highlands Budget Estimate: $112,035.00 E1M33 The improvements under this Contract consist of Landscaping. Polk Budget Estimate: $ 175,000.00 E1M40 Performance Highway Lighting Maintenance, Manatee & Sarasota Counties Budget Estimate: $53,550.00; Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on February 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m., 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830. E1M41-R0 Tree Trimming and Removal and Power Shearing. Manatee & Sarasota Budget Estimate: $ 120,000.00 435417 CN 2/7,14/2013 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Apartments

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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 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 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 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 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 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 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Flaghole Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Flaghole Drainage District, for the year 2012, will be held at the of ce of Hilliard Brothers of Florida, Ltd., 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:30 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. Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, He will need a record of the proceedings and that, for such purpose, He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of Supervisors Flaghole Drainage District By: Joe Marlin Hilliard President 436169 CN 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Sugarland Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Sugarland Drainage District, for the year 2012, will be held at the of ce of Hilliard Brothers of Florida, Ltd., 5500 Sugarland Road, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:00 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. Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Sugarland Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, He will need a record of the proceedings and that, for such purpose, He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of Supervisors Sugarland Drainage District By: Joe Marlin Hilliard President 436166 CN/GCD 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 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 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 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 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 Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Disston Island Conservancy District landowners meeting has been reschedule to March 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BY: SAM WILLIAMS, PRESIDENT 435666 CN/GCD 1/31;2/7/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Due to increased investments we’re making in technology, programming and customer care to bring you the best products and value, we are adjusting our prices. Beginning March 1st, 2013 the following price changes will take effect in the West Palm area: • Additional Voice Line with Calling Features will increase from $20.00 to $21.95. • Additional Voice Line without Calling Features will increase from $10.00 to $11.95. GENERAL INFORMATION After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions 436181 CGS 2/7/2013 ON 2/6/2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCESNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on February 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact second reading of an ordinance which is set forth as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 2013-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON ESTABLISHING A RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR ALL CURRENT EMPLOYEES AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2012, EXCEPT POLICE EMPLOYEES IN FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM, INCLUDING THOSE HIRED ON OR AFTER THAT DATE; ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO ADMINISTER THE PLAN; AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTING OF EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS; AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO DEVELOP A PLAN DOCUMENT SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION BY THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s of ce, City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or public hearing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerk’s of ce at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL 436066 CN 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 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 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Bolles Drainage District landowners meeting has been rescheduled to March 12, 2013 at 11:15 AM. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT BY: RUBEN RIFA, PRESIDENT 435663 CN 1/31;2/7/2013 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting/reception for the county administrator nalists on February 12, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn, 1563 Oxbow Drive, LaBelle, Florida and will hold a special meeting on February 13, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m., at the Hendry County Administration Building, Conference Room 1, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of interviewing county administrator nalists and making decisions related thereto. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 435716 CN/CB 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 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 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 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 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013

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Upon coming into contact with them, both denied the accusations, but cooperated with of cers, presenting clothing that they had been wearing that day for observation and stating where they were located during the incident. The suspects were released while the homicide remained under investigation. They were arrested just two days later on unrelated charges. Upon being interviewed regarding the unrelated incident, Diaz told investigators that he wanted to talk to them regarding the homicide. He then told investigators that he and Stevens had gone to the victim's home that morning to get money from him. Diaz further stated that upon arriving and entering the residence, Stevens initiated a robbery by striking the victim repeatedly while he began to search the home for items of value. He then told investigators that they both left the scene, with Stevens coming back later and starting the re on his own. After Diaz spoke with investigators, Stevens also agreed to talk about his role in the occurrence. However, he stated only that he had gotten into an altercation with the victim earlier that day; denying taking part in the homicide or re. Both were kept in the Hendry County Jail, where they requested to speak again, separately, nearly two weeks after the incident took place. Each began to tell a different story, perhaps realizing that their stories had a few holes. Diaz began by stating that he and Stevens did not go to the location to ask for money, but rather to rob the man. He then admitted to participating in restraining and strangling the victim, which was indicated to be the cause of death. Diaz also admitted to participating in the beating of the victim. However, Diaz stated that he did not start the re, but rather that Stevens did in an attempt to cover up the homicide. Stevens took a different approach, letting much of the responsibility regarding the incidents that took place fall upon Diaz' shoulders, claiming that he was the one who initiated the robbery. Stevens stated that he was responsible for restraining the victim, however, he claimed that Diaz was the one to strangle the victim, resulting in his death. The suspect admitted to bringing the gas can which fueled the re to Diaz, but claimed that Diaz was the one to initiate the re and denied any further participation in the arson. Stevens was recently found guilty among 12 jury members, being charged with rst degree murder, rst degree arson, and armed robbery. Deliberation is still under way as to whether or not Stevens will be given the death penalty, but attorneys are pursuing the maximum sentence. Diaz has yet to go to trial. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOSpaghetti dinnerA huge thank you to the Lion’s Club of Clewiston for our spaghetti dinner at Central Elementary. It was a great family night. Phosphorus levels in water entering Lake Okeechobee getting worseBY ERIC KOPP e Clewiston NewsWhile the condition of Lake Okeechobee is supposed to be improving, an Audubon Florida of cial said large amounts of phosphorus are still streaming into the big lake and, because of that, its condition is actually declining. To learn what the state plans to do about reversing this problem, Audubon of cials had a meeting with three state agencies Monday, Feb. 4. To date, those agencies -the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) -have not been doing their part to meet the rolling ve-year average of 140 metric tons going into the lake, according to Audubon reports. "It's premature to say point blank they don't want to meet water quality goals, but they just can't continue with what's being done," said Audubon's Everglades Policy Associate Jane Graham. "They made a few small changes but it's still status quo. We think there needs to be a major course correction to stop pollution coming off the farms." High phosphorus levels have been linked to blue green algae blooms, and a heightened growth of vegetation like cattails that can not only block navigation but damage wildlife habitat in marsh areas of the lake. Ms. Graham explained that a 2001 DEP rule established a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) to reduce the amount of phosphorus coming into the big lake. That TMDL proposed the rolling ve-year average of 140 metric tons, which would then lead to a target concentration of 40 parts per billion (ppb) in the open-water areas of the lake. The Lake Okeechobee Protection Act (LOPA) requires that goal to be met by 2015. But instead of getting better, Ms. Graham said the levels of phosphorus going into the lake are actually going up. The averages range from as high as 714 in 2007, to 387 metric tons last year. "We're going to get to 2015 and Lake Okeechobee is going to be in much worse shape than it was in 2001," said Ms. Graham. Hence the meeting with the three state agencies that are supposed to be implementing best management practices (BMPs) for agricultural concerns, and nding ways to fund these practices for the small farms that just don't have the money. These BMPs are for farming interests, not dairies. "We are actively engaging the three agencies in discussion and are hopeful they are going to move ahead and get funding for the BMPs in the Okeechobee watershed," said Ms. Graham in a phone interview Tuesday morning. "Audubon is still hoping the agencies will take a closer look at how the BMPs are functioning in the Northern Everglades." In a phone interview prior to Tuesday's meeting, Ms. Graham said her group was looking for some commitment from those three state agencies. "We want to see a signi cant commitment in funding and staff levels to help make improvements so farms can hold water on their lands in better ways," she said. She said small farm operations need help with culverts and detention ponds that can hold water and allow for the ltering of phosphorus before it ows into Lake Okeechobee and then on to the Everglades. The phosphorus is coming from various types of farming concerns, but some of the highest levels come from improved pastures. That phosphorus is coming from fertilizers and animal feeds. High amounts of phosphorus are also coming from vegetable farms, again, where large amounts of fertilizer are used. Ms. Graham said Audubon is also asking that water contaminated with animal waste be held in "... detention ponds and culverts that can be blocked to hold water and temper it before it ows off." FDACS, DEP and SFWMD are the coordinating agencies and are supposed to be working together to clean up both Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. The primary funding for the BMPs and other programs is to come from the state. "I know there's money from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) called EQIP (Environmental Qualities Incentive Program) funds. I think in the BMP process there is some federal funding," Ms. Graham pointed out. She went on to say her organization has tried to be patient and work with these three state agencies, but because there is a lack of commitment on their part and little is being done to improve water quality she expects Audubon to become more assertive. "We've tried to advocate for this for a while. We're getting a little impatient here," she said. "It's been a couple of years and its still going in the wrong direction." Audubon Insists State Do More for Lake MURDERContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTODonation to new parkBrenda Holcomb and Danielle Soles of Active Citizens for Children accept a donation from the Howard E. Hill Foundation in the amount of $25,000 for Sweetest Town Playground.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed BIDS No. 2013-01 for a Feeder Circuit Breaker and Rack Mounted Relay Panel will be received on behalf of the City of Clewiston, Florida at the of ces of: PowerServices, Inc. 1616 E. Milbrook Road Ste 210 Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 until 2:00 P.M. (E.S.T.) on Monday, March 4, 2013 and then at said of ce will be publicly opened and read aloud. BIDS are invited upon the several items and quantities of work as outlined in detail in the Bid Proposal No. 2013-01, but generally consisting of : one 15 kV, 1200 amp gas insulating circuit breaker and associated relaying. The City reserves the right to extend the award for additional similar circuit breakers not exceeding a total of seven upon mutual agreement between the City and the supplier. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following location: PowerServices, Inc. 1616 E. Milbrook Road Suite 210 Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS (Drawings and Speci cations) may be obtained at PowerServices, Inc. Attn: Lloyd Shank 1616 E. Milbrook Road Suite 210 Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 or at the of ce of the City Clerk. City of Clewiston Ms Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk 115 W. Ventura Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33430 Each BID must be accompanied by a Bid BOND payable to the OWNER for ve percent of the total amount of the BID As soon as the Bid prices have been compared, the OWNER will return the BONDS of all except the three lowest responsible BIDDERS When the Agreement is executed, the BONDS of the two remaining unsuccessful BIDDERS will be returned. The Bid BOND of the successful BIDDER will be retained until the contract from the successful bidder has been successfully delivered. A certi ed check may be used in lieu of a BID BOND. Date: 2/7/13 436104 CN 2/7/2013 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Due to increased investments we’re making in technology, programming and customer care to bring you the best products and value, we are adjusting our prices. Beginning March 1st, 2013 the following price changes will take effect in the West Palm area: • The CableLatino a la carte service currently available for $9.99 or $14.99 will be discontinued. • The new MultiLatino a la carte service will launch at $14.95. • New MultiLatino Packages will launch: MultiLatino Plus at $31.95, MultiLatino Plus with HBO at $41.95 MultiLatino Extra at $41.95 MultiLatino Max at $61.95 MultiLatino Ultra at $78.90 MutliLatino Ultra with HBO at $88.95 MultiLatino Ultra with 2 Premiums at $98.95. • New MultiLatino Triple Play Packages will launch: MultiLatino Plus at $89.95 MultiLatino Extra at $99.95 MultiLatino Max at $144.95 MultiLatino Ultra at $154.95 MutliLatino Ultra HD at $164.95 MultiLatino Ultra HD Plus at $184.95 MultiLatino Total at $214.95 GENERAL INFORMATION After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions. 436179 CGS 2/7/2013 ON 2/6/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS SKY VALLEY TURN LANE IMPROVEMENTS CLEWISTON, FL BID NUMBER: 2013-14 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Sky Valley Turn Lane Improvements, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on February 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 436106 CB/CN 2/7,14,21,28/2013 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 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 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 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 14.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56/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 14.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.48/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 3.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 18.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 21.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 4.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The national average has ticked higher in the last week, as rising oil prices have put upward pressure on gasoline prices,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Unfortunately for angry motorists, there doesn’t seem to be much relief in sight, at least for the time being, as retail prices continue to climb in virtually all areas of the country,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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Like us on Facebook BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINODrawing on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9pmBegin earning entries February 1, 20132013 Mercedes Benz SLK Roadster! 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 7, 2013 On Saturday the top 20 will be announced, then on Sunday the top ten winners will be announced and prizes will be handed out, with the rst place champion in the professional division earning $100,000. "I'm excited for this tournament to start," exclaimed Scott. "You never know what's going to happen out here on Lake Okeechobee." FLWContinued  1 "I began to pursue Carlos on foot," stated the report. "I yelled numerous commands, telling Carlos to stop running or he will be tasered. Carlos did not comply with my verbal commands. I then deployed my department issued taser, tasing Carlos in the back as he was eeing. According to the arrest report, the suspect fell to the ground after being tased, causing the prong to detach from his back. He got up and continued to ee" "I continued to yell, telling Carlos to stop running or he will be tasered," wrote the of cer. "I tased Carlos, as he continued to ee, but the taser was ineffective." The suspect was nally caught by the of cer, though he continued to resist and stated that he was not going to jail. He continued to resist two of cers, at which time an of cer "deployed his chemical agent in an attempt to gain compliance from Carlos and safely place him in hand restraints." Of cers still attempted to have Ramirez stop resisting. However, he would not comply, and was tased again and placed in hand restraints. EMS was dispatched to the scene to assess the suspects medical state, which was ne according to EMS. Ramirez provided a breath sample, which was .138, with the legal limit being .08, and was charged with DUI and battery on an of cer. BIKEContinued  1 Cruelty toward child, abuse w/o great harm Arrested Jan. 30 by Deputy Rayburn ab ut Juan Ortega, 18Fleeing of cer with lights, siren active Arrested Feb. 3 by Sergeant Hunt li g ge Jorge Delacruz, 41Stolen property Arrested Jan. 23 by Deputy Joe Lee ut Albert Mackanick, 43Aggravated battery Arrested Jan. 27 by Deputy Hainley ut Taundra Lavern Smith, 44Fleeing/eluding police of cers DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Jan. 25 by Deputy McVey of ut Eliut Lerma, 21Cocaine possession Marijuana possesion w/o intent to sell Arrested Jan. 31 w Anthony Leonard Perkins, 34 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. When the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) acquired additional personnel from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) last year, its staff gained new responsibilities. Now, FWC of cers patrol all of Florida's woods and waters, including its state forests and state parks. Gov. Rick Scott said, "By combining the efforts of Florida's environmental law enforcement, we can ensure that our state's many visitors are safe and natural resources are protected. This ef cient approach provides FWC more opportunities to serve Florida families and enhance the natural condition of our state parks and forests." "We have become more ef cient and effective with an even broader range of skills and experience," said Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWC's Division of Law Enforcement. "By reducing supervisors, increasing the number of of cers in the eld and working closely with DEP's Florida Park Service, we have been able to increase service levels in the parks by 28 percent." The statistic refers to the number of activity hours in the parks in the rst six months after the consolidation July through December compared to the same time period of 2011, when a smaller number of DEP of cers was patrolling the parks alone. The consolidation of of cers became of cial July 1, 2012. "We are pleased with the extremely high level of service provided to our state parks and visitors by FWC law enforcement professionals," said Donald Forgione, DEP's Florida Park Service director. "The safety of our visitors and the environment is our top priority. With the consolidation of Florida's environmental law enforcement divisions, we have a larger pool of of cers from multiple areas of the state who are available to ef ciently and effectively assist the state parks when called." The consolidation was recommended by the Law Enforcement Consolidation Task Force and sponsored by Rep. Rich Glorioso and Sen. Jack Latvala in a bill that the Florida Legislature approved. Gov. Rick Scott signed the consolidation bill into law. The change was projected to improve service to the public and cut costs. Though the initial savings are limited, the ef ciencies created will save the state more than $3 million over the next ve years and $1.28 million in recurring annual savings. "We are already seeing bene ts," Brown said. "We look forward to continuing to enhance service and ensure that people can safely enjoy our state parks, state forests and all of Florida's beautiful natural resources." FWC, DEP Combined Forces Increase Service in State Parks